Epping's on Eastside

4.7
888 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
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.

Offers

  • Happy Hour Food & Drinks

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Thu 4:00 PM - 8:45 PM

    "The best happy hour in Lexington!" - Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. Enjoy 50% off appetizers, 30% off sandwiches, $4 select beers, $5 house wines, $1 off all well drinks, and $6 Bartender's Choice Cocktail

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 888 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

great. but no dessert options for brunch, better if cake flight is an option. was celebrating 3 birthdays

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends and family

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JohnP
Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Josh was our server and he was fantastic! We ordered 4 small plates and were too full for dessert, however we have already reviewed the menu for next time - including dessert!

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tommyleeam
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, drinks, food, staff, and location! Confidently recommend.

DP
DebbieP
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very very limited menu - everything but 1 item is very very spicy or it is hot.
Fish is served with skin on - guess it looks cool but very hard to eat and unappetizing. Need more diversity on entrees.
Plus- off the chart delicious desserts.
Plus- good appetizers

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Yoshko
Louisville
34 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, a little noisy and it was not at capacity.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time! 10 out of 10! Would definitely recommend for any occasion!

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LisaT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends outing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Epping’s. The food is all so familiar and unique at the same time..and perfectly prepared. The service is consistently just right too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner prior to basketball game. Great food and service!!

SH
vipStaciHamp
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jalen was amazing. In this era of service complaints and struggles, it was refreshing how much he put into his service. Truly impressive. And food exceeded our expectations too!

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed with Eppings. The atmosphere was very good. We have a very nice server and the food was delicious. We will definitely go back.

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vipSarahW
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in town; atmosphere is perfect for conversation, but not too quiet. Food is always delicious and servers are friendly.

TW
vipTimW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

KG
KellyG
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food! I cannot get enough of the French Toast! We will be back!

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vipStevenS
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service.

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Patrickelz
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and chill atmosphere. Always worth the visit. Will be going back many times & definitely recommend to others.

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GregR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the counter. It's a relaxed atmosphere and the staff behind the bar were very attentive.

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KerriD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Epping’s never disappoints. Their brunch is the best in Lexington. Skip the mimosas and go for the Eastsider, best drink ever.

Epping’s event spaces and service are perfection.

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SteveG
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender and wait staff were friendly and helpful. They provided good advice on entrée and desert selections.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, warm atmosphere, great service, leisurely dinner with friends. Always impressed with the experience at Epping’s.

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VincentS
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Over-priced; noisy; dinner for 6 unrelated guests, but I was taken to be seated in a booth; were scallops; brought my soup with my meal and not prior; fish was salty

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PeggyR
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner. Since we ate early, it was not as loud as it could have been later. This gave us plenty of time to catch up and not have to speak over any other noise.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places!

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eppings is a delight. The service was great. I wish that the music played on both sides of the house. Small plates were yummy!

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TerryL
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! The salmon salad was different and tasty, we shared it amongst our group.
I couldn’t believe I was full with the green tomatoes Benedict- delicious! Will return for dinner soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Western KY
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

It was fine. Service wasn’t great, waitress didn’t ask which food options we preferred when a choice should have been made. The food itself was fine, very peppery for my taste but fine. We went before 11am on a Sunday so adult beverages weren’t available so I went with a coffee. A specialty coffee of some kind would have been nice but it wasn’t offered and there was no coffee menu or even on the menu at all. Overall it was fine, but it won’t be my “go to” for brunch.

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vipDaveB
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

Our first visit to Epping’s - we are from atlanta and were going to Keenland. The place had a great ambiance. Nice design very comfortable. First stop was the bar for a cocktail (that’s how we found the place. The bartender was featured on a bourbon blog.) the drinks were great and the service was great.
Once we were seated we decided to try several appetizers and small plates. The pork belly burnt ends were very good. The spicy Asian-like sauce was spot on. Next was the crab soup. Again a great soup. The chicken egg rolls were good, but not our favorite.
The server was terrible. Non-attentive. Surly when he did come by. Never had any interaction. We were going to order more food and drinks, but he made that whole experience painful.
Overall I would definitely recommend Epping’s. I know we will be back to give it another try.

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Madison
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a perfect place for brunch. So many good things on the menu, I’ll be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu options & the food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Food was excellent, as always. Service was marginal. Several around us were in and out before we received our food. Server shared specials as we were ready to order. He was not knowledgeable about gluten free (been here many times and the servers typically are well versed in gf). Wine took forever, everything was delayed. Not typical of this restaurant- will go back.

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Sara
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food, and cocktails.

Wide variety of small plates with larger portions.

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Mouse
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time there - food was amazing! We will certainly be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on every level.
Highly recommend.

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JJNiles
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful experience upon opening the door to leaving the beautifully restored old building. The hostess seated us without hesitation even though we were early for our reservation. The server was attentive, friendly, and not in the least intrusive but always ready to respond. The menu was innovative, making it difficult to choose from so many intriguing dishes. The small plates were hardly small, but truly wonderful. The special that evening, beer battered shiitake mushrooms, was glorious; a friend lauded the pork belly burnt ends. Dinners were delicious, a trout was prepared and served elegantly in a star design. Our cocktails were perfectly mixed and a special request involving mescal was adroitly handled. This was a very special culinary experience from every perspective.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I went here for my21st birthday! We had a party of 8 so we were probably the loudest in the restaurant but the ambiance was great and the drinks were awesome!! Our server Nathan was very accommodating to such a big group. We had a lot of requests and he was good about answering questions! We had a couple of food complications but Nathan was so amazing at keeping us happy and getting our food out fast! He was awesome! Eppings was a great place for my birthday!

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RobF
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was prompt and friendly. What more could you ask for? Perfect spot to celebrate my mom’s birthday. Or first time in but we’ll definitely be back!

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ElliottM
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Solid service and atmosphere

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EbonieW
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Love this place! Such a beautiful and clean environment! The food was great too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Always look forward to the chef’s specials which never disappoint

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 4.7 stars by 888 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.