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Epping's on Eastside

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We’re a bit like our hometown: sophisticated, well-traveled, but grounded in our roots. We believe there’s nothing more important than taking time to dine well with family and friends in a beautiful space. And we have a passion for all things Bluegrass - curing our meats in-house, supporting the region’s diverse farming and food community, and keeping a local-first mindset in everything we do. Epping’s is located in a renovated historic building that once held Epping Bottling Works, home to the hustle and spirit of local entrepreneur John G. Epping. Today, we are proud to honor that history and be part of the energy of downtown Lexington’s Warehouse Block.

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Booked 33 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 971-0240

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Cole Arimes

  • Catering

    Full-scale catering menu options are available. Contact events@eppingsoneastside.com to plan your next event.

  • Private party facilities

    Situated in a renovated historic warehouse in downtown Lexington, Eppings is able to accommodate a wide range of private dining events, from intimate family gatherings to elegant group dinners and corporate cocktail parties. We offer a range of pricing and menu options to represent the elevated fine dining of our sister restaurant, Coles 735 Main, as well as lighter fare, hors doeuvres and cocktail-style service. With a variety of private room options, onsite AV/technology, and a dedicated event specialist, we cater to each private booking's unique needs. Our private events team is happy to assist with coordinating floral arrangements, special menus and more. We are dedicated to ensuring that every event is a pleasure for guests to plan and an unforgettable onsite experience. For more information, contact events@eppingsoneastside.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Cross street

    National Avenue

  • Parking details

    Free parking available in any of the Warehouse Block Parking lots and surrounding street parking.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Happy Hour Food & Drinks

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Thu - 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    "The best happy hour in Lexington!" - Tuesday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. Enjoy 50% off all food items on the bar bites menu, Half price on ALL wines by the glass, $5 Featured Epping’s Old Fashioned, $3.50 Mirror Twin Warehouse Bock craft beer

Popular dishes

Menu

Main

  • French Toast$13.00

    house raisin bread, powdered sugar, berry compote, chantilly cream, maple syrup, side fresh fruit

    • Short Stack$13.00

      stack of three whole wheat pancakes, maple syrup, side fresh fruit

      • Rj's Breakfast Plate$14.00

        two eggs any style, bacon or sausage, redskin home fries, toast or biscuits

        • Breakfast Burrito$14.00

          egg scramble, picadillo, smoked corn salsa, shredded monterey jack, lime créma, side of fresh fruit

          • Fried Green Tomato Eggs Benedict$15.00

            crispy Benton's country ham, fried green tomatoes, poached eggs, wilted spinach, tabasco hollandaise

            • Salmon Salad$20.00

              Bakkafrost salmon, mixed seasonal local greens, strawberry, dried apricot, pistachio, pecorino romano, champagne vinaigrette

              • Smoked Chicken Club Wrap$14.00

                Gerber Farms chicken salad, house cured and smoked bacon, Tillamook cheddar, Dukes mayo, romaine, tomato, flour tortilla wrap, house chips

                • Fried Green Tomato BLT$17.00

                  House shoulder bacon, fried green tomato, bibb lettuce, crab aioli, toasted house white bread, house chips

                  • Nashville Hot Fried Chicken Biscuit$14.00

                    Gerber Farms chicken breast, house biscuit, house pickles, red chili honey, house made chips

                    • The Burger*$16.00

                      Allen Brother's beef, choice of cheese, bibb lettuce, tomato, onion, house pickles, house bun, house made chips

                      • The Impossible Burger$16.00

                        vegetarian burger, choice of cheese, bibb lettuce, tomato, onion, house pickles, house bun, house made chips

                        Sides

                        $4

                        • Bacon

                          • Fresh Fruit

                            • Redskin Home Fries

                              • Two Eggs - Any Style

                                • House Breakfast Sausage

                                  • House Biscuits

                                    Brunch Bar

                                    • Bloody Mary

                                      house bloody mary mix, chorizo, tomalive, cheddar, lime

                                      • Glass$7.00
                                      • Bottomless Carafe - shareable up to 4 guests$25.00
                                      • Each additional guest$7.00
                                    • Mimosa

                                      sparkling wine, fresh squeezed orange juice

                                      • Glass$7.00
                                      • Bottomless Carafe - shareable up to 4 guests$25.00
                                      • Each additional guest$7.00
                                    • Bellini

                                      sparkling wine, peach puree, raspberry

                                      • Glass$7.00
                                      • Bottomless carafe - shareable up to 4 guests$25.00
                                      • Each additional guest$7.00
                                    • Roman Holiday$8.00

                                      blood orange and Jack Rudy elderflower infused sparkling water, citrus oils

                                      • The Eastsider$12.00

                                        360° Vanilla Vodka, House-Blended Passion Fruit Liqueur, Passion Fruit Pureé, Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice, Lemon & Lime Soda

                                        • Natini$12.00

                                          Nate's Coffee cold brew, 360° vanilla vodka, Franglico, créme de cacao

                                          Last updated: April 25, 2022

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                                          What 1,102 people are saying

                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                          4.8
                                          4.8 based on recent ratings
                                          • 4.8Food
                                          • 4.7Service
                                          • 4.8Ambience
                                          • 4.5Value

                                          NoiseModerate

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                                          • Central Kentucky

                                            Good for Groups

                                          • Lexington

                                            Best Overall

                                          • Lexington

                                            Best Ambiance

                                          • Lexington

                                            Great for Brunch

                                          • Lexington

                                            Good for Groups

                                          • Lexington

                                            Healthy

                                          • Lexington

                                            Neighborhood Gem

                                          • Lexington

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                                          1. S

                                            Saraawrrrr

                                            Charleston

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Eppings is my go to. Ate here for my birthday yesterday. Has a nice happy hour selection. I love the charcuterie. Service has never disappointed!

                                          2. JB

                                            JBrown

                                            San Francisco

                                            44 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            44 reviews

                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                            overall5food4service4ambience5

                                            Love the atmosphere and the creativity of the small plates. Food was very good, as were the drinks. Had a server in training taking care of us, and the trainer introduced herself, and ensured everything was taken care of. Always enjoy visiting and look forward to coming back.

                                          3. HJ

                                            HelenJ

                                            Denver

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                            overall3food3service2ambience4

                                            Service was ridiculously slow. Our drinks took 30 minutes Food was ok but not fabulous I think much heavier than I expected

                                          4. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Louisville

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on May 17, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Food was phenomenal

                                          5. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            One of my favorite places in Lexington. Unique flavorful dishes. Quiet. Lovely staff.

                                          6. TT

                                            TaraT

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Food was absolutely amazing! Beautiful space and the service was over and beyond great!

                                          7. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Chicago

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                            Angie was our server and was on top of everything. She was very pleasant, helpful and attentive. The food tasted great and the mimosa variety was awesome! We’ll definitely be back

                                          8. AN

                                            AnniversaryNight

                                            Las Vegas

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great food and service. Our waitress did a great job.

                                          9. C

                                            Coco

                                            Chicago

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 15, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Wonderful food! Great service!! Highly recommend!!

                                          10. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Louisville

                                            3 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great food. Great service!

                                          11. AB

                                            AmlesetB

                                            Washington DC

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Best food in Lexington Kentucky! Our server Jess was amazing and patient with us!

                                          12. L

                                            Lucas

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Food and service was impecible. The burnt ends were amazing.

                                          13. c

                                            callen

                                            Louisville

                                            8 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            We had a great dinner. Food was really good.

                                          14. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Louisville

                                            13 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            13 reviews

                                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            We had our kids with us and thought we would be eating in the kid friendly area- I think that area was reserved for a party. we were out in the bar area which was fine with us. We got the impression that maybe others weren’t comfortable with kids around. However, our waitress was excellent with them and very attentive. Food was great as always- loved the specials too!

                                          15. B

                                            Bruce

                                            Louisville

                                            5 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            5 reviews

                                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                                            overall4food5service5ambience3

                                            Drinks, appetizer, salad, dinner & dessert were all delicious! Unique flavors in each were a welcome visual and taste experience! Server was great too! It is worth checking it out if you have not been, and they also have a nice happy hour which we missed.

                                          16. BS

                                            BradS

                                            Kansas City

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on May 11, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Casual, comfortable dining. We shared small plates. Had the mushroom bruschetta, pork belly burnt ends, gnocchi and shrimp cabbage dish. All were delicious!

                                          17. d

                                            debrahensley

                                            Louisville

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 10, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Three of us dined and had different small and large plates. The servings were perfectly sized and everything was delicious. Our server was very attentive, polite, and helpful. We can’t wait to go back.

                                          18. JC

                                            JoeC

                                            1 review

                                            2.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall2food3service2ambience4

                                            Server brought wrong dish. French onion soup was not soup but mash. Gnocchi was below average. Other food was good including pork belly and cabbage salad. Hush puppies were below average.

                                          19. TL

                                            TaylorL

                                            Louisville

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Great experience. First - I was concerned about taking our toddler because it is a nicer place. Turns out they have a special kids menu (with butter noodles and grilled cheese - bingo) and crayons with a cool piece of art to color on. Great touch. We had the fries and carrots as our small plates, the crab cakes and filet special as our large plates. All but the carrots were outstanding. The carrots were fine - they're carrots after all - and were ordered as a backup in case our daughter didn't like her dinner. She was thrilled with her noodles. Mom and Dad should have gotten the hushpuppy special, instead. Our server John was great - friendly, responsive, but not intrusive. The cocktails were great as well. The eastsider is delicious. I can't recall the name of the other - a margarita riff with mango and a spicy salt. Also great. We really enjoyed our meal here. I've been underwhelmed with a lot of our recent Lexington dining experiences, particularly when it comes to steak. I was not disappointed here. Epping's will be our new go-to. Bonus points for the location near Mirror Twin brewery - grabbing an afternoon beer and walking down to Epping's for a great meal made for a fun Mother's Day.

                                          20. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Louisville

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Eppings is always wonderful. They take bar reservations, so we can sit on the end and enjoy watching the bartenders work while we chat. Food is excellent, it’s never too loud, and the light decor and skylights make for a great ambiance.

                                          21. MJ

                                            MonicaJ

                                            Louisville

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                            overall4food3service5ambience4

                                            Our server was very nice and did excellent job. Some of our food was barely warm which was disappointing to the first timers. Epping's does have the best mimosa price for brunch.

                                          22. S

                                            Savannah

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                            I went to Epping's on Eastside for brunch and it had an amazing atmosphere from the natural light and decor. The service was amazing and the food was great.

                                          23. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Louisville

                                            1 review

                                            4.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                            overall4food5service2ambience5

                                            Great food, slow service

                                          24. h

                                            heathers

                                            Savannah

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Everything was amazing! Food excellent, Cocktails amazing, Service incredible!!

                                          25. B

                                            Brandi

                                            Indiana

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on May 4, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Such a beautiful space with a high energy atmosphere. It was our second time dining here. We enjoyed the charcuterie board, crab cakes, chopped salad, okonomyaki Fritters, smoked chicken spring rolls, and mushroom bitterballen. Everything was wonderful!

                                          26. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            We had a wonderful for our anniversary dinner. We tried a couple of the appetizers, split an entry, and two of the desserts. Shiela was our waitress and she was lovely, kind and attentive. We left feeling quite full with several of the items still to bring home all at a good price. Highly recommend the chocolate tart.

                                          27. AT

                                            AndyT

                                            Louisville

                                            8 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            8 reviews

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            This was our first time at Eppings and it quickly became a favorite! The service was great, the atmosphere was wonderful, and our food was excellent! Look forward to dining again soon at Eppings!

                                          28. SS

                                            StevenS

                                            Louisville

                                            32 reviews

                                            vip
                                            3.0

                                            32 reviews

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall3food3service2ambience4

                                            We have had dinner here several times before. The food and service is usually very good. However, last night the service was not what you would expect. (They seemed to have plenty of staff and were not especially busy before 6:00 pm). We waited at the table for several minutes for a server. The staff apologized to a table behind us for the slow service and they arrived 15 minutes after us. We finally got drinks but another long wait to order food. I rarely write negative reviews but we will not be back for awhile.

                                          29. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Louisville

                                            1 review

                                            3.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall3food4service1ambience3

                                            The food was great but the service was poor. It took 45 minutes for a bottle of wine to be delivered to the table. Probably won’t return.

                                          30. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Cincinnati

                                            2 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            2 reviews

                                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                            Birthday dinner with Family. Bar service- excellent! Food- excellent. Wait time to get food to table was kinda slow but server was great!

                                          31. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Louisville

                                            1 review

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Excellent service!

                                          32. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Louisville

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            As always - excellent service. Always enjoy the option of seating at the bar with the full menu available. Go to is the gnocchi and Chardonnay. Perfect pairing.

                                          33. C

                                            Carolb

                                            Louisville

                                            1 review

                                            5.0

                                            1 review

                                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                                            overall5food4service4ambience5

                                            We enjoyed everything! Food, service and atmosphere were all outstanding! Looking forward to the bridal luncheon we have coming in a few weeks for my daughter in the Walton Room. We love Eppings!

                                          34. DD

                                            DavidD

                                            Fort Lauderdale

                                            3 reviews

                                            vip
                                            5.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on April 24, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            Brunch was fun, relaxed and delicious. We would definitely recommend it.

                                          35. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            St. Louis

                                            4 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            4 reviews

                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                            Food met and exceeded expectations. Our waiter was very personable and knowledgeable. Will definitely be recommending Epping’s to others and going back! Only complaint would be that there are 3 different single bathrooms spread across the restaurant that is a little inconvenient. Otherwise great place!

                                          36. AB

                                            AndrewB

                                            Louisville

                                            11 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            11 reviews

                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                            overall4food4service3ambience3

                                            At the behest of my girlfriend we returned to Epping's despite my eventful last trip. Again, shared four of the sharable plates. A couple cocktails. Everything well prepared. No post-meal illness. Epping's is redeemed.

                                          37. E

                                            Edandjudy

                                            Cleveland

                                            9 reviews

                                            5.0

                                            9 reviews

                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                            What a gem! Everything we had was delicious, especially the lamb kabobs. Service was great. Definitely recommend.

                                          38. OT

                                            OpenTable Diner

                                            Louisville

                                            3 reviews

                                            4.0

                                            3 reviews

                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                            overall4food5service3ambience4

                                            Loved the plant based options❤️

                                          39. DB

                                            DaveB

                                            Washington DC

                                            15 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            15 reviews

                                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                            Service was great and atmosphere was outstanding

                                          40. JP

                                            JudyP013

                                            Louisville

                                            81 reviews

                                            vip
                                            4.0

                                            81 reviews

                                            Dined on April 21, 2022

                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                            Had the appetizer special(gonna try and make it myself .. it was so GOOD) roasted grape’s & halloumi bruschetta .. balsamic glaze..to die for!!! I had the spring mix with salmon .. very good & salmon was cooked to perfection..friend had the chopped salad & housemade gnocchi .. the gnocchi was “melt in your mouth” awesome!!

                                          Safety precautions

                                          • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                            • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                            • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                          • Screening

                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                          FAQs

                                          Epping's on Eastside offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 971-0240.

                                          Epping's on Eastside is rated 4.8 stars by 1102 OpenTable diners.

                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                          Booked 33 times today
                                          Google Map for Epping's on Eastside

                                          264 Walton Ave Lexington, KY 40502

                                          Dining areas

                                          Additional information

                                          • Cross street

                                            National Avenue

                                          • Neighborhood

                                            Lexington

                                          • Hours of operation

                                            Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

                                          • Cuisines

                                            Unspecified

                                          • Dining style

                                            Casual Dining

                                          • Dress code

                                            Business Casual

                                          • Parking details

                                            Free parking available in any of the Warehouse Block Parking lots and surrounding street parking.

                                          • Payment options

                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                          • Executive chef

                                            Cole Arimes

                                          • Additional

                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                          • Phone number

                                            (859) 971-0240

                                          • Catering

                                            Full-scale catering menu options are available. Contact events@eppingsoneastside.com to plan your next event.

                                          • Private party facilities

                                            Situated in a renovated historic warehouse in downtown Lexington, Eppings is able to accommodate a wide range of private dining events, from intimate family gatherings to elegant group dinners and corporate cocktail parties. We offer a range of pricing and menu options to represent the elevated fine dining of our sister restaurant, Coles 735 Main, as well as lighter fare, hors doeuvres and cocktail-style service. With a variety of private room options, onsite AV/technology, and a dedicated event specialist, we cater to each private booking's unique needs. Our private events team is happy to assist with coordinating floral arrangements, special menus and more. We are dedicated to ensuring that every event is a pleasure for guests to plan and an unforgettable onsite experience. For more information, contact events@eppingsoneastside.com.

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