Malone’s - Palomar

4.6
1479 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Named one of the Great Steak Houses of North America, Malone’s is Lexington’s premier steakhouse. Less than two percent of beef processed in the world is rated as “prime beef.” Malone’s is pleased to offer the widest selection of fresh, hand-cut USDA Prime steaks. In addition to their steak selection, the diverse menu offers something for everyone. Enjoy freshly made salads, fresh fish and seafood selections, sandwiches, house favorites and seasonal chef features. Malone’s is the perfect destination for lunch or dinner with family and friends, professional meetings, and celebrations. Malone’s has been celebrating meals and milestones since 1998.
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GayleA
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Wade was a delight. Such a nice person with an engaging personality!
Thank you for the dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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BenjaminC
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon was served hot and perfectly cooked. The two chicken dishes at the table were reported as wonderful as well. Really can't go wrong here.

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vipSharonB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Usually eat at Tate’s creek location but couldn’t get reservation. Disappointed at the Paloma location. Even though we had a late reservation the Resturant was filled with high school kids all unmasked very noisy with Covid made us feel very uncomfortable Food sub par as compared to Tate’s creek location. My mistake was not to have walked out immediately after assessing the situation.

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MelissaA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls out to dinner before Homecoming! Everything was perfect!

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vipMick
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Please install lights in the ladies room. Ambiance is not needed in there. The salmon has been dry the last few tines. I order medium and it has been well done.

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LindseyW
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We must have had a new waitress and assistant. We had to ask them to take empty dishes and for refills on drinks and salads. Also messed up our drinks order and also didn’t get some food we ordered. We told her how we wanted the checks split and it was completely messed up. We just decided to Venmo each other so we didn’t have to wait any longer. The food is always the BEST but this is the Worst service I have ever had.

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TylerA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience! Thank you for showing my wife to a great first time!

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Carla
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. We will return.
To go salad is the best.

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Karen
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service. noise level allowed fir conversation fabulous food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday fun dinner

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Luigith
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great steak as always. Love the fact that I could ask for lightly seasoned steaks. Great customer experience. Unexpectedly, but well deserved, crowded on a Thursday night.

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RogerC
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

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vipjohnb
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Server Bri was great. Greek salad fantastic. Steak & shrimp great too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

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vipR44fletch
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience1

The noise level is unbelievably loud. To the point that I wanted to leave. But then I would missed out on the amazingly tender and tasteful filet. Melt in your mouth good.

And the framed autographs on the wall? Please try something else. Half the people don’t know who they are and the other half doesn’t care.

Emphasize the food!! The service!!! Both top notch. Top notch!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We received a card and free dessert in celebration of our anniversary! So thoughtful!

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KYMark
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I wanted to take my family to a special place to celebrate a birthday. The service was excellent and the steaks were prepared as each of us requested. We enjoyed our meal and our evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was an extremely busy evening and they did the best they could but the bar was slow and server was inexperienced.

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LindseyL
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pick!!!! Loved the food. Highly recommend. The salad was amazing and the steak was cooked perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adrian had his birthday there and everything was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service and food were amazing. Would have preferred a booth to a table. Otherwise a great night out. Fantastic food and a great server.

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CarolW
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve never had anything but excellent service and stellar food at Malones. It’s our go to special occasion restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dinner and atmosphere!

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EratP
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food & service! Great atmosphere for having a nice dinner

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vipKCrab
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food is consistently good. Our “go-to” restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service! Food was great but it is pretty loud

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groover2415
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Service was not what you expect from Malones

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JasonG
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were all outstanding. I had t been to Malone’s on along time and am definitely looking forward to going back soon!

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BorderCollie67
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, wonderful service, nice decor...but very LOUD and that was in the dining room! You'll have a great meal, but be prepared to yell at each other LOL

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine quality food and excellent service. Never disappoints.

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RuthannM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing.

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SGinter
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Our server was very overworked in her section, seating large groups repeatedly. Sadly, this means that the 2 of us got the short end of the stick.
We waited far too long for drinks. The runner kept trying to bring me the wrong food and I kept refusing it, not realizing that, due to the noise, the server didn't hear my order correctly. She even repeated the baked potato to me and I still got fries. So, I picked at my meal, but she did offer to get me a baked potato.
Free dessert was offered and enjoyed.
This isn't a horrible experience but is the worst I have had there.
Yes, we'll go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very loud. Took a very long time for food. Nearly $30 for one crab leg and it was very overcooked

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Malones is the finest go to restaurant in Lexington Ky. We’ve tried the other top 5 restaurants in Lexington and we always end up back at Malones. We have never had a bad meal or service at Malones. This particular night we were celebrating a special birthday and the restaurant was packed there was a small glitch with the birthday mans meal and the server and the management went over and above to fix this small issue. Our evening turned out to be awesome due to how the management at Malones always goes on and above to make sure you and your guests feel like you are the only diners in the restaurant. 5 STARS+++

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service is always on point!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as always!

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vipJillO
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service.
White fish was phenomenal, salmon special delicious, filet spectacular.

Also recommend the cheesecake for dessert.

Service was great- very attentive but not overbearing.

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Duana
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Service wasn’t as good as all the times we have been and food was not warm.

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JanetW
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first visit to Malone's (Palomar). It was my husband's birthday. While we generally enjoyed our meal, there were some things we had to learn about the menu and how Malone's serves its meals.
(1) The salad was brought to us in one bowl, so we had to serve ourselves. That was a surprise, but the salad was very good.
(2) I could not understand why Twin Filets with toppings weighed in at 9 oz., just like Twin Filets without toppings, but were less expensive. It appears the toppings figure into the total weight, whereas the more expensive plain Twin Filets are just all meat. We each brought home a filet, and the weight without the topping was only 3.5 oz.
(3) The filets were served in a soupy "au jus" -- not preferred.
(4) The toppings were just okay. My husband had the Rockefeller Au Gratin, and I had the Bleu Cheese. The cheese appeared to be mixed with a filler or flour, I wasn't sure -- it did not seem to be "all cheese."
(5) My husband ordered the Cheesecake for dessert, and he enjoyed it.

Our server, Sheena, was the best! She was very upbeat, smiling, and responsive throughout our meal. She was without a doubt the best part of our visit to Malone's. We would recommend Malone's to others, with the caveat that "you pay for what you get." It's possible that the more expensive entrees on the menu would be more satisfying than what we ordered this time out. We may give Malone's a try another time.

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Malone’s - Palomar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 977-2620.

Malone’s - Palomar is rated 4.6 stars by 1479 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.

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