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Holly Hill Inn, Midway, KY

Holly Hill Inn

4.8
4.8
600 Reviews
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
Holly Hill Inn offers unique dining experiences which showcase our seasonal and innovative use of local ingredients and heritage Kentucky foods. Relax in an art-filled dining room and savor a leisurely dinner or brunch, enhanced by our award-winning wine list, craft cocktail menu, and curated bourbon collection. Our culinary team is led by founder and chef Ouita Michel and Culinary Director Tyler McNabb.

Holly Hill Inn has been featured in Garden and Gun, Southern Living and the N.Y. Times.

For more information, visit www.hollyhillinn.com. To receive our newsletter and explore recipes and stories, visit www.hollyhillandco.com.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, American, Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 846-4732

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Culinary Director Tyler McNabb

  • Catering

    Holly Hill Events provides off-site catering services exclusively at Fasig-Tipton Lexington, Kentucky. For events at Fasig-Tipton, please contact michaela@hollyhillinn.com. Our events services are also available at the Holly Hill Inn for groups wishing to book the entire venue.<br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    The Holly Hill Inn Events team will create a memorable experience for you with our Bluegrass hospitality and exemplary cuisine made with ingredients sourced from local farms and producers. For more information, please write michaela@hollyhillinn.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Midway

  • Cross street

    I-64

  • Parking details

    Paved parking lot with overflow parking available in side yard.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 600 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Healthy

  • Central Kentucky

    Special Occasion

  • Lexington

    Best Ambiance

  • Lexington

    Best Value

  • Lexington

    Fit for Foodies

  • Lexington

    Healthy

  • Lexington

    Notable Wine List

  • Lexington

    Special Occasion

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  1. MS

    MaryS

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been brunching with family for years at Holly Hill Inn. It has consistently been delightful! Some of my fondest memories of spending time with older relatives who are no longer with us were spent there catching up over exquisitely prepared food in a gracious Southern atmosphere. This past Sunday my son joined my cousin and myself, so we hope that the younger generation of our family continues to pass down the tradition of dining together at Holly Hill Inn.
  2. KL

    KendraL

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was by far the best place we ate on our trip to Lexington. Everything was delicious, perfectly timed, portioned and plated!
  3. P

    Peter

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  4. LL

    LeslieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice experience. The food and atmosphere were both excellent.
  5. CA

    ChrisA

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome Father's Day Brunch. The food was excellent. The menu was a three course meal, pick on each from the starter, main and dessert. There was something for everyone. I had their big Kentucky breakfast, two eggs, bacon, biscuit and gravy, and potatoes, the soup and some sort of chocolate cake for dessert. It was all excellent! Service was good, the Bloody Marys were good, and that dessert, with a bourbon caramel sauce, just to die for. This was our first time there, so I have never tried the dinners, but was told they are amazing too. Highly recommend!
  6. n

    nonickname

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall excellent. My only criticism is that they were very stingy with their wine servings
  7. L

    Laura

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service in a unique atmosphere. Farm to table local produce and meats. Great wine list as well. Service is always top notch. Have been dining there for many years.
  8. CB

    ChristopherB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our dinning experience was top notch. This was our first time eating at Holly Hill but most definitely will not be our last. Can’t say enough good things about our experience.
  9. PC

    PhilipC

    Tulsa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Connor was our waiter, and he took excellent care of us. We were initially seated right next to the kitchen flight path. The chairs at this table were a touch too low, and this combined with the traffic and the floor flexing (old house) made me physically uncomfortable, but Connor was able to seat us at another table. After that, everything was perfect!
  10. CW

    CharlesW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Like every other kind of business, it seems, especially in food service, Holly Hill Inn is shorthanded, which means a bit slower service. We were in no hurry, so no problem. Servers were unfailingly gracious. Food delicious, as always.
  11. PA

    PAMELAB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holly Hills Inn was more than I imaged. The entire place is grand beginning with the old house with its big trees surrounding it, and the obvionce of the front porch is very welcoming. Then once inside the dining set up is elegant, the atmosphere quiet and the service beyond words. We are definitely going to return with friends and family.
  12. EM

    EMILEEM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holly Hill is a wonderful restaurant to celebrate with family and friends! The food is delicious and unique. I love the variety of the ingredients in each dish!
  13. JD

    JohnD

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the appetizers through salad, entrees, dessert and coffee…every morsel was over the top with flavors, textures and presentation. The suggestion wine pairing absolutely hit the mark. There IS NO BETTER RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE in and around Lexington. Finally we enjoyed our dinner on the porch in the cool spring evening. Soooo good.
  14. HG

    HGH2019

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing and peaceful lunch with my mother. We opted for the three course option and were wowed beyond belief. The food was exquisite and the presentation was outstanding! I highly recommend the verlasso salmon with the eggs Benedict! Enjoy!
  15. B

    Brunch

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were accommodated (once we arrived) to dine on the front porch because it was a beautiful day! Our food and beverage were delicious and service was well timed, attentive but not rushed.
  16. JM

    JulieM

    New Orleans

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have been to Holly Hill Inn a few times. We always have enjoyed our dining experience, food, service and the charm of the restaurant. We were in Midway lodging to attend the Bluegrass Bicycling Club’s Horsey Hundred bike ride and had friends from St. Louis, MO joining us. We made a reservation well in advance so our friends, too, could enjoy the experience. We had excellent service. Most of us ordered the plated prix fix dinner along with the recommended wine pairing. Exceptional and impeccably timed. No rushing through courses to turn a table but fine dining in a relaxed and quiet atmosphere. Our friends appreciated us introducing them to this restaurant and we, of course, had another excellent dinner. Thank you.
  17. AS

    AndreaS

    New Orleans

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meal was divine. All four of us enjoyed everything that we ordered. And we ate it all!
  18. JR

    JoeR

    Austin

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Only offering was 5 course meal. It was all delicious but just more food than we could possibly eat. Did Not realize that was the only option when we booked reservations month in advance. Wish they would offer off the menu options The food was absolutely divine -service a tad slow and it was not a busy night
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    had the brunch. Everything was great. the scones are definitely a must add add on. relatively cheap, $30 for a three course meal is great value. Will definitely eat here again
  20. PB

    PattiB

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience in a beautiful setting
  21. BH

    BeverlyH

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    It is definitely a beautiful setting and the ambiance is wonderful. Friendly staff and great service. Very disappointed in the food, but to be fair, we had unexpected problems and were late for our reservation. The dish that I had been most looking forward to was sold out. I ordered steak which was tough, full of fat and nothing special. A pasta “campanella” tasted like the salt shaker top had fallen off and the dish was so salty I could not eat it. Salad greens were limp. Dessert…chocolate dacquoise…strawberries limp..very disappointing. It was certainly not worth the $187 total (with tip) for the two of us. BUT, I would like to try again, making sure we get there for an early seating.
  22. b

    boop

    Louisville

    82 reviews

    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect: the wine, amuse bouche, pasta, salad, entree, and dessert. Our favorite was the pasta dish with a pea/garlic/cream sauce. Perfection. Diners at our table had the spoonbread, fish, and steak, and all were nice. The pineapple upside cake and the chocolate selection were a nice end to the meal. We were given one piece of bread, and wondered why a basket of bread wasn't left at the table. Thanks for a nice birthday celebration!
  23. TS

    TomokoS

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Holy Hill Inn has good food in a beautiful atmosphere.
  24. LJ

    LaniJ

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hits all the high notes. Excellent quality of food - much local farm-to-table. The starter scones with blackberry jam were “best-of-show.” Entrees perfectly prepared. Some items had unexpected flavors that were delightful. The setting, peaceful. The service unrushed and well-timed. This is what elegant dining used to be. Can’t wait to come back.
  25. AJ

    AmyJ

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Had really looked forward to this dinner but, was disappointed in several things. Very long lags between being seated, getting order taken, courses etc. 2 of us (anniversary dinner) seated in a room with 2 lg groups making quiet conversation nearly impossible. Our waiter was apologetic several times. My husbands Manhattan was 1/2 full and not cold, all of the courses seemed to “try too hard” plus there was no meat option. Wish I could highly recommend this place to friends but in all honesty, just can’t. Best part of the meal was the delicious sour dough bread. Unfortunately the bakery that makes it is closed to the public right now.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an absolutely fabulous time at Holly Hill Inn. It was so much more than dinner, it was an experience. The food was next level, and the wine pairings were a great way to get out of comfort zones. Definitely will be someplace we go again.
  27. l

    lupb

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The prix fixe menu was superb. Very impressive. As always, Holly Hill Inn displays a creative flair for showing off local produce and products at the height of their flavor.
  28. JS

    JodieS

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been wanting to dine at Holly Hill for a long time. It definitely lived up to all the hype. We had an amazing experience!
  29. C

    Christian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was wonderful, the service was great, the food was very tasteful and interesting, the Staff did a great job and my wife and I will recommend Holly Hill to our Friends and Family, we can't wait to come back...
  30. TL

    TimL

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had a wonderful Sunday brunch. Food was outstanding. The service staff was warm and welcoming. Absolutely would recommend to everyone.
  31. k

    kathyc

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was our first time to visit Holly Hill. We were greeted and seated outside for drink since our table was not ready yet. Everyones food was wonderful except for one person who ordered the fish. That was a huge disappointment. The fish had a strong fishy smell and was not white and flakey as the server had said it would be. The server returned the fish to the chef who apologized for it and offered my friend a free cocktail. Overall we enjoyed our time there, its in a beautiful wooded setting.
  32. e

    eastcoastvoyager

    Richmond

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Incredible food at brunch. So glad we went.
  33. DM

    DanielM

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic. I would recommend this restaurant as a must visit whenever you are near Lexington
  34. JB

    JoyB

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a very cool and unique place, the food and service were fantastic. Be sure to go if you like eclectic!
  35. MH

    MHTT

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Excellent food and well composed menu, including wine selections.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were at Holly Hill to celebrate a Birthday. Your Inn never disappoints. The atmosphere, service, and of course cuisine are top shelf. We lingered over a multiple course dinner on this occasion and loved every second.
  37. DP

    DonnaP

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    It was a delight to return to Holly Hill Inn. The staff was polite and we were seated immediately. Drinks were served promptly and our waitress was very knowledgable about the drink and food menus. But something was amiss, like an underlining tension. The art on the walls did not fit the Victorian house. The front yard had several Violet Iris's blooming, but the rest of the yard was a mess. Even the front black porch tables on the black porch flooring looked rundown. But the food was outstanding, perfectly prepared, and served at the exact temperature.
  38. AM

    AmyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at a Ouita Michel restaurant! Local, fresh, scrumptious food and gracious hospitality.
  39. JV

    JamesV

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter brunch was outstanding. Menu options provided something for everyone. Eggs Benedict with shaved country ham and leg of lamb were the two entrees we chose. The came to the table well prepared, hot, delicious and their presentation was picturesque. Can't wait for a return visit.
  40. JO

    JennieO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it - food was great and they could accommodate my gluten free diet.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Holly Hill Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 846-4732.

Holly Hill Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 600 OpenTable diners.

Holly Hill Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Holly Hill Inn

426 N Winter St Midway, KY 40347-1118

Additional information

  • Cross street

    I-64

  • Neighborhood

    Midway

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, American, Contemporary Southern

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Paved parking lot with overflow parking available in side yard.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Culinary Director Tyler McNabb

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (859) 846-4732

  • Catering

    Holly Hill Events provides off-site catering services exclusively at Fasig-Tipton Lexington, Kentucky. For events at Fasig-Tipton, please contact michaela@hollyhillinn.com. Our events services are also available at the Holly Hill Inn for groups wishing to book the entire venue.<br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    The Holly Hill Inn Events team will create a memorable experience for you with our Bluegrass hospitality and exemplary cuisine made with ingredients sourced from local farms and producers. For more information, please write michaela@hollyhillinn.com.

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