Honeywood Restaurant

4.5
689 Reviews
$30 and under
American
WELCOME TO HONEYWOOD
Our philosophy is simple good food prepared using the freshest ingredients available, and served by a knowledgeable and caring staff. We are dedicated to preserving local agriculture, and use as much locally grown meat and produce.

ALL GUESTS MUST WEAR FACE MASKS WHEN NOT SEATED AT THEIR TABLE
PLEASE WEAR FACE MASKS WHEN ORDERING & INTERACTING WITH STAFF
PLEASE USE OUR DIGITAL MENU
WE CANNOT SEAT GROUPS LARGER THAN SIX, RESERVATIONS ENCOURAGED
GUESTS MAY NOT ENTER IF EXPERIENCING ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID 19: FEVER, COUGHING, RECENT LOSS of SMELL or TASTE, SHORTNESS of BREATH

WHAT WE’RE DOING:
SCREENING STAFF FOR SYMPTOMS OF COVID -19, TAKING TEMPERATURE UPON ARRIVAL
WEARING FACE MASKS AT ALL TIMES
OFFERING DIGITAL MENUS
STAYING SIX FEET FROM YOU WHENEVER POSSIBLE
STAYING SIX FEET AWAY FROM EACH OTHER WHENEVER POSSIBLE
SANITIZING RESTROOMS EVERY 30 MINUTES
FREQUENTLY SANITIZING COMMONLY TOUCHED SURFACES
THOROUGHLY SANITIZING TABLES & SEATS BETWEEN GUESTS

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 689 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LaDondraC
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My husband and I make this our stop at least once every couple of weeks. I have loved every dish, especially the beetloaf! The kitchen is great for accommodating my gluten allergy and the specialty cocktails are lots of fun. If you enjoy traditional country cooking, you'll love the elevated dishes at Honeywood.

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SaraT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Honeywood was fabulous! Definitely will go back.

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JoeB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Will definitely go back to try more on the menu- everything was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We’ve been here a few times and found it to be mediocre. This visit will likely be our last. Food was extremely underwhelming, in both taste, presentation, and quality. We found it to be Way overpriced for what we received. The service was extremely slow and disappointing. To the server’s credit, he recognized we waited for a our food for a really long time and didn’t charge us for the appetizer. I appreciated the gesture, and can give grace for being understaffed during this difficult season for restaurants. But since we’ve never been especially thrilled with the place, and given the disappointing food and inflated prices, I don’t anticipate a return any time soon.

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LizG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The experience at the Honeywood was such that I would again travel from Cincinnati to Lexington to dine there. We had reservations (which I deeply appreciate the restaurant taking) and were seated immediately. Our service was prompt, the prices were fair, and my poached salmon salad was delicious. My companions were all pleased with their food. I would definitely recommend this place to friends.

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vipKathyI
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Salmon was great with asparagus. Hubby had Chicken and dumplings and said the chicken was dry. Another guest had pork belly and he was happy...looked heavy though

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MakenzieR
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

My friend got the salmon dish and it was an underwhelming amount of food for the price. Our waiter seemed extremely disinterested in us to the point where we had to speak up for corrections on our meal, and also our bill. I waited for 15 minutes for the correct dressing to be brought out. Overall, not impressed with the service from anyone. The food was delightful, but serving size compared to higher priced dishes could improve.

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MeganS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great time!!

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Becky
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was a little off this time—-overly salted and overcooked vegetables. The service was good but seemed a little inexperienced.

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kenneth
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent trout cooked perfectly over a dirty rice with an authentic stock. Shrimp & grits good. Nice cocktails. Nice staff. Only minor point was that are entrees arrived before appetizers were finished.

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vipDavidB
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Same old menu and never anything exciting. Service was absolutely awful. Last time!

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vipInteriorDesignProf
Louisville
46 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. First time dining at Honeywood since before the pandemic. It was delicious. Will visit again very soon.

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vipAnonymous
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Love the pork rinds! Enjoyed our dinner with one drawback...the finish on their tables is melting off on to anything that touches the table including your clothes. The tables are very sticky but the food was very good.

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ScottF
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is outstanding! Incredible catfish filets.

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JohnS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I ORDERED VERY SIMPLE FARE - SOUP BEANS, GREENS, CHEESE GRITS -- BUT SOMEHOW THEY MADE IT TASTE A GOURMET MEAL. I SAVORED EVERY BITE.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a fairly busy Saturday night service was super friendly and efficient. Food was superb — the seasonal and local vegetable sides specials are not be be missed.

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KKAT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Two out of four meals were disgusting. Bill was at $100 and was not worth it. Hostess was flustered because so many patrons were coming in, had a reservation and was still seated on a first come basis. Overall very disappointed in this restaurant. Not at all in line with the sister establishments.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted warmly and waited on in a timely fashion.
Wait staff was knowledgeable about the food and made good recommendations- we loved every bite!
We were first seated at a table that seemed a bit cold so we asked if we could be seated elsewhere- they were happy to accommodate and we were comfortable and enjoyed our meal!

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vipPamela
Naples
74 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good as usual .

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TimD
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I love the place but food tastes n temp not up to prior levels,

And they lock door at 9 n could not get my mask.

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jgfiesta
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was four of us for a lady's night out. The hostess promptly seated us, even though we were early for our reservation. We sampled the warm olives, fried oysters and beignets. All good, but the fried oysters were our favorite. For entrees we had shrimp and grits, the trout and quail. Everyone was pleased with their dish. It was a special birthday night for my 79 year old mother, so we had the wonderful peanut butter pie for dessert. BTW Chef Ouita, herself, was in the house for her cookbook signing. Lovely dinner.

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BettyR
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Our service was very poor and our server acted as if she didn't want to wait on us.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding. Our server Mo was kind, courteous and informative. The food was delicious however don't go hungry. Really small portion sizes. And DEFINITELY order an appetizer because it took 35 minutes for our food to arrive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Very slow food preparation

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They served a lovely birthday gelato! The place is beautiful inside too!

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Becky
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our brother was visiting from out of town. The food was delicious, with unusual offerings of quail and trout.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress was very friendly and competent. The food came at a relaxed and good pace, just as we asked. Will go again.

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MichaelA
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our orders included trout and shrimp and grits, both excellent in their taste and preparation.

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BobR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good to dine indoors again at Honeywood! The updated menu is a good blend of old favorites and new items that sound delish. Our server was attentive, accurate, and super-pleasant!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and food was very good. This is the second time returning, will be back!

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BrendaW
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a busy Mother’s Day the service was great. The food was great and I loved the Bellini.
Will be back again.

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Christina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a Mother's Day brunch! Food is amazing.

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vipTinaRenee
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers Day Brunch.
The brunch options were great! Enjoyed it very much.

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Louie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was there for Mother's Day brunch. Would have liked to see more items on the brunch menu. Not a lot of options, especially for our kids (12 & 13 yrs old).

Otherwise, nice atmosphere, friendly staff & servers. Good food & drink.

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Boilerhacker85
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took awhile for our service to come to the table but from that point forward the service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I liked it. We went there for our anniversary. The food is good. The restaurant is nice. Service was good. Experience was good. No complaints. The AC was to cold but we were sitting right under it so it was blowing down on us. Otherwise would have been great. Bring a jacket in case though.

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kellym
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and experience were fantastic.

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vipCincyPearl
Cincinnati
30 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Based on the chef/owner's reputation, I was hoping for so much more. It was okay but not somewhere to which I would rush back. My main issue was that the shrimp and grits were just so bland (my friend ordered this and felt the same). This is one of my favorite dishes and this version just fell short. My daughter got the trout and thoroughly enjoyed it however. (now Wallace Station and Zim's--definitely (and do!) make repeat visits)

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. The quail was Devine.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Honeywood Restaurant using the Order Online button. Honeywood Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 469-8234.

Honeywood Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 689 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.