Permanently Closed - Grillfish Lexington

4.6
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465 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
This restaurant is permanently closed. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Monday-Closed Tuesday-Thursday 5:00-9:30 Friday 5:00-10:30 Saturday 5:00-10:30 Sunday 5:00-9:30
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Phone number
(859) 469-8673
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
3rd Street
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Parking details
There is additional parking at Doodle's across the street as well as street parking.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was awesome! Just pricy. Wished salads came with dinner.
Service was excellent! Loved it!

CR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful venue for Father's Day. Food was excellent and the staff accommodating.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Anniversary

B
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Father ‘s Day

OT
E. Tennessee
32 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood in Lexington. My boyfriend gets the filet and says it’s the best he’s had in town! Both dishes I’ve had here (shrimp scampi and scallop piccata) have been cooked and presented perfectly. Very good food. Great service

JF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Very good food and service. Will definitely go again.

DB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service. I love smaller, cozy places, and the ambiance was perfect. We’ll be back.

A
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Met our friends for a lovely dinner. The arugula and goat cheese salad was delicious. We were sharing and our server split it in the kitchen without being asked. Our meals were all outstanding.

DB
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was spot on!
Martini was cold
Food was hot and tasty....
Never had a bad meal at Grill Fish

EJ
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner and everything was awesome, food, service ambience. We would definitely come back and recommend this restaurant

JS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the better spots in Lexington! We love it and keep coming back.

SU
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GrillFish is a wonderful restaurant. The grilled seafood is awesome. We were not rushed and had a wonderful time.

K
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the second time I've eaten at Grillfish and both time were outstanding. Parking is convenient. The service was great and the food delicious. My only complaint is that it's a little pricey.

TV
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

UNBELIEVABLE... the 1.5 lb lobster served in a skillet over a bed of every seafood imaginable was to die for!

B
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fish restaurant in Lexington. Very friendly staff. Loved it.

SH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The go to place for seafood in Lexington
Really nice serve staff and meal was very good

S
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great restaurant. The drinks were just okay, but the food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

TB
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had great salads and the special for the night which was a lobster in penne pasta, wonderful !

PG
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We never understand why this place is not packed. The place is very nicely decorated, the food is consistently delicious, the bar serves a solid cocktail, and the service is good. My only complaint, and I’m really searching here, is that the side dishes are generic and unimaginative. But they are tasty and that’s the priority!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent!

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!

D
San Francisco
6 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.

KB
Louisville
2 reviews
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.

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

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

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.

S
Chicago
5 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!

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!

B
Louisville
11 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 .

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

Excellent service. Delicious food.

K
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Freshest seafood in Lexington! Great service and ambiance

TG
Louisville
9 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

g
Louisville
13 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

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!

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.

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.

W
Cincinnati
95 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!

DL
Louisville
2 reviews
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.

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.

RS
Charlotte
23 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.

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

We always have a great experience!

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