Grillfish Lexington

4.7
446 reviews
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Seafood
Grillfish is a casual, upscale restaurant, specializing in the freshest and largest selection of Grilled Fish & Seafood. We also offer mouth-watering Pastas and some of the best Steaks and Chops around. The "open kitchen", where flames leap from the grill, creates a warmth and intimacy in this casual atmosphere, making this one of the most desirable dining rooms in the Lexington area.
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Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent!

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j
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the apps to dessert were delicious! By far the best seafood & patio in town!

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D
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wesley was our server, he was excellent. Request him. Food was fresh and delicious.

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KB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely birthday dinner! Food and wine are on point! The ambiance is a little dated and geriatric, but perhaps I just miss the flare of the space from when it was Atomic Cafe.

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RB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Greart salad. Group of 4 enjoyed their choices. Great service.

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SM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit to this restaurant. The small space is lovely, but bar noise makes it a little less intimate. Our server, Alicia, was courteous, friendly and attentive. I ordered the special which was delicious. The manager/owner? visited our table just to make sure all was well.

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S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining room was noisy for our business dinner meeting, the most accommodating wait staff seated us outside on the patio, we were the only ones out there. It was fantastic, thanks for providing outstanding customer service!

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KE
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed fresh seafood prepared by skilled chefs! The ambience was romantic and the restaurant and restrooms were very clean. We enjoyed the open-kitchen, watching the chefs grill and flip! The bar-keep and our server were friendly, helpful, and prompt. I did forget to ask for my salad before meal, so it arrived at same time as meal... but all food was flavorful and we will visit again soon!

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B
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the buffalo shrimp appetizer and the scallops for dinner. Loved them both Had a great evening. We love the Lexington Grillfish .

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B
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Delicious food.

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TG
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A little bit loud. Could have used one more sever. Our waiter was pushed having a table of six and a table of ten. But great food and great cocktails. We’ll be back

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g
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten at the Grillfish several times and the food and service are always top notch

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I throughly enjoyed everything! Service was pleasant & professional..and the food was delicious!

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SF
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come to Lexington for business about 10 times a year, and tend to eat at all my favorite restaurants when I do. This trip, I decided to add some new choices to the lineup, and the best meal and experience I had all week was at Grillfish. Everything about it was perfect. Beautiful lighting in a nice space that's neither overly casual or formal--just comfortable. The waitress was helpful with suggestions that all proved to be excellent. And the food...I'm from the East Coast, so a bit of a fish snob, and this was among the best I've had. I chose the salmon, cooked to perfection, and offered with a sweet onion sauce that was the perfect accompaniment. My dining partner went with the swordfish, and pronounced it brilliant. The waitress recommended the oven-baked potatoes to accompany it, and they were perfect--cooked through, but not too much, with a crispy exterior. The fish was the star of the dinner, but the whole experience was really great. I'll be adding Grillfish to my list of favorites.

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CD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit. The snapper special that we had was memorably tasty. I’ve always liked the look and feel of the building. We definitely will go back.

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W
Cincinnati
90 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I went to Grillfish and had a great meal on the back patio. The ambiance, service and food were superb. I would highly recommend this to anyone who has an appetite for seafood and likes a unique, boutiquey kind of atmosphere!

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DL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I think that Grillfish has a wonderful outdoor patio but I would think that they need to "spruce it up" some. The food was good, but nothing outstanding considering the cost of the food. I believe our server may have been fairly new--she wasn't very familiar with the menu and we had to ask for water and refills on the water. I would maybe give it another try, but can't say that I definitely would.

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m
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The clam chowder was excellent and my favorite thing. My husband had the Mahi Mahi which was also very good. I had the grilled Swordfish, which I thought was fine, but probably wouldn't order again. Overall, it was a very good meal and would definitely go back and try other items on the menu.

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RS
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meals. I had shrimp scampi, probably the best I have ever had. My wife had the rack of lamb. It was a generous portion prepared perfectly. Good service in a charming atmosphere.

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OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great experience!

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J
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We were sitted immediately, but only after we were asked if we had a reservation. (which we did) The bread and butter brought out were really good. We especially liked the herbed butter. We ordered Mussels as an appetizer the sauce was pretty good.

The waitress gave us a rundown of the daily specials that weren’t on the menu. She suggested the Wahoo fish for $34. Sounded good and that’s what I ordered. The sides were pasta and shells and cheese. The shells and cheese were served extremely hot, unbeatable, scald your mouth hot. My son ordered it and I did as well. He was not able to eat at all because it was way too hot. The shells and cheese were also very bland. Added a little of the herbed butter and it helped them tremendously.

The clam linguini side I ordered was absolutely loaded down with onions (not listed on the description) I wasn’t able to eat them. My Wahoo fish filet was extremely small and not fileted on the bottom.

The meal was over $100. After looking at the receipt, we noticed that they had charged us $40 for the fish even though we were told $34.

Honestly, it’s not worth the price. The food is okay, small, and overpriced. The restaurant is laid out very strange and is a maze to walk through. There aren’t a lot of options on the menu. We probably won’t be returning. It just wasn’t for us.

The clam chowder was extremely good though.

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j
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and Service was great! We had a small issue and it was addressed over and beyond expectations.

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C
Shreveport
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this gem while in Lexington for a visit with friends. We enjoyed the charm of the neighborhood location. The food was fantastic and the service was too!

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S
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. I would recommend Grillfish to anybody...

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A
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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SE
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, and the service unparalleled! Best Filet in town!!

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MT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my Lexington favs! Great food great atmosphere! Best fish in Lexington!

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TS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was wonderful start to finish. The food was divine and our waiter, Chris, was attentive and personable. We will be back!

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MG
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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B
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our waiter was wonderful but the food took a long time to come out. I find the prices to be a little on the high end but in line with other high end restaurants in Lexington. My salmon was good but my husband said his scallop piccata dish lacked in flavor. We like the parking and the atmosphere.

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OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to Grillfish. It was excellent!

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but food was excellent

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J
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. 😀

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L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Chris our waiter was great - explained any questions about the menu and specials. Food was delicious and service was very good.

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a
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our faves! Great seafood and steaks! the Piccata is amazing!

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E. Tennessee
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Grillfish. We have tried fried calamari at other restaurants in Lexington, but we have liked Grillfish the best! The grilled shrimp scampi was the best I’ve ever had. Great service as well!

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate there for Valentine’s Day and it was absolutely phenomenal! We started with the fried oysters, then followed with our entrees I had the rack of lamb, broccoli and potatoes and everything was to die for! My husband had the snapper pasta and broccoli, we finished our meal with an amazing cheesecake! IT WAS PHENOMENAL! Will be back soon!

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AE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on Valentine's day; Outstanding meal! Very fair and reasonable pricing. A great place for a date.

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C
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I chose Grill Fish to celebrate Valentine’s Day. When we arrived our table was ready, we were waited on promptly by a very nice young man, who turned out to be an outstanding waiter. Our dinners were delicious, the service was excellent, the evening was perfect.

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