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Malone’s - Palomar

4.6
4.6
1953 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 977-2620

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dave Cupolo

  • Private party facilities

    For many years, guests have come to know and love Malone’s Steakhouses. Providing a comfortable setting, exceptional service and a variety of menu items including USDA Prime Beef, Malone’s strives to stand out as the best-of-the-best. It has become a place where meals and milestones are shared, and guests feel like family. Offering unique atmospheres to accommodate parties large and small, Malone's PRIME Events & Receptions is the perfect choice for any special occasion. With a variety of room and décor options, lighting, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and a plethora of delicious menu options, each client will be able to create a personal and memorable event for their guests. From informal business meetings to corporate events, birthdays to wedding receptions and each of life’s special moments in between, every occasion should be celebrated. Contact our team to begin planning your special event at 859-977-2602.

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Lexington

    Good for Groups

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  1. KP

    KenP

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was absolutely fantastic! I don't believe I've ever had a better streak. The service was equally top notch.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter……and I loved the salmon bento box!!
  3. LD

    LocalDiner

    Western KY

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Menu for some items are way over priced. I used to come here occasionally for a nicer dinner, but prices are crazy high. I won't be back for a while.
  4. KB

    KateB

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    I was disappointed in the food. I ordered off the restaurant week menu. The portion sizes were small. The steak and potatoes soup tasted like it came out of a Campbells soup can. Everything tasted bland. Maybe if I would have ordered off the regular menu I would have had a better experience. However, I doubt it. We ordered the lobster Mac and Cheese and the noodles weren’t cooked all the way. It was also bland. Overall disappointing. It was my first time there and will probably be my last.
  5. DP

    DrPhil89

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    One of the best steaks we’ve ever had! Got seated early and enjoyed the food! Wished it wasn’t as noisy as it made conversation a little harder. However can’t say it enough the filet and ribeye was perfect and cut easily with a butter knife and fork!
  6. M

    Michael

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Both the food and service at Malone's is 1st class! The servers there are always professional, mannerly and respectful of the people they are serving. They always make us feel as important as all the famous names that are hanging on their walls even though we are just an ordinary couple. That kind of treatment is an indication of great management!
  7. KC

    KariC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server was one of the top ten we’ve ever had. She anticipated our needs, was very knowledgeable of the menu and ensured everything that hit our table was up to standard. The steak was cooked perfectly, my only critique was the rub was a bit salty. The whipped mashed potatoes and Lexingtonian salad were terrific!
  8. w

    waterburst

    Aberdeen

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Diane was our waitress and she was terrific as we had all kinds of questions. We were a party of 6 and she handled us all well. Everyone seemed to be very happy with their food orders. We all had a good time and enjoyed our meal greatly. Good place to celebrate my husband’s 65th birthday.
  9. RD

    RobD

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our anniversary and chose Malone's for the food and service. It did not disappoint..
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Service was not up to the BHG standard. Very slow. The table next to us arrived after us, was a larger group of people, and was gone before we even had our food. We were at our table for over 10 minutes before anyone came to take our drink orders. They were out of the Pinot Grigio I ordered. The server came back to our table to tell me they were out of the Pinot Grigio…she suggested a pinot noir instead. I had to inform her Pinot Grigio is white wine while Pinot noir is red. She then billed me for the Pinot Grigio that was out of stock. The food was delicious and the server was very kind, which made the slow, subpar service palatable. The sever assistant was actually very good.
  11. B

    Buzz58

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent steak. Cooked perfectly. Very large baked potato. Salads were fresh and delicious. Palamor site under construction but not an issue.
  12. SL

    SharonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent Service from Diane and Josh fantastic Perfectly cooked RibEye Endless Amazing salad. Just go there
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food,great service
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good experience!
  15. PC

    PatriciaC

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful server, Sheena…a very pleasant experience.
  16. GS

    GraceS

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared the fried shrimp meal. It was delicious.
  17. RV

    RogerV

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Usually Malone's is good, but we must have caught them at a bad time. The food was not up to par this day. My steak ended up tough after having sauce rinsed and refired. The first bite of steak made me gag, and the plate holding the steak was swimming in grease dregs making it smell "off". Which should not happen at a premium steakhouse. The baked potato was small and not well cooked. Wife's pasta was overcooked to mush, and only had one breast filet instead of the usual two. Lexingtonian salad had mostly old limp lettuce. The bread did not taste fresh, but the butter was good. It was very a very disappointing experience as I had been out of town, and looked forward to this meal with family. Not worth the money paid. It was as if we had gone to a different restaurant. I don't know what happened, but this was not the Malone's experience we've had in the past. It was so bad, I'm reluctant to return to this location. Service was friendly but slow.
  18. LM

    LisaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and excellent service! I love Malone's!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service.
  20. T

    Tall

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding. Broad menu with something for everyone.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good. Service a little slow.
  22. MM

    MartyM

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good as expected
  23. DS

    DougS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! One person had a problem with their steak. The manager took care of this cheerfully and quickly. Could not have asked for better service.
  24. d

    danielles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    under renovation! The food was great the service was good but it’s under of renovations so I would pick another one if it’s your first time at Malones!
  25. JC

    JeffC

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very loud. Entertaining to a point. Wish I saved room for dessert
  26. B

    Butterfly

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The cals chicken was over done around the edges. The salad tasted great.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and food
  28. VC

    VenessaC

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    We went for my birthday and have been many times and it’s always great but tonight was disappointing . Our steaks just were not seasoned . Malones has a unique seasoning that honestly they warn you about a bit or used to as it’s salty and strong and delicious and my husband and I talked about it on the drive over how we looked forward to their seasoned steaks . We ordered the 8 oz filets and they were cooked to perfection but bland. Waiter said he would take them back and get seasoned but that did not help. No managers came around to check how your food was and they always have in past. Just was disappointing for a birthday dinner
  29. RB

    RickB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as usual, Kayto was excellent server
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went for my one year anniversary with my boyfriend. I put it was our anniversary on the reservation I don’t know if they do anything for anniversaries but if they do it was offered. Great place otherwise come here often always a good experience.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Service was very subpar. Server assistant was not attentive, we had to ask for refills several times. 10 minutes after being seated, the assistant finally acknowledged us and brought bread and water. Our server (Morgan, I believe) finally came around 5-10 minutes later. She was pleasant to start. Drinks, bread, and salad were good as always. Our steaks were cooked to order and baked potatoes were good. We have always ordered the crab cocktail appetizer, tonight it was absolutely awful. $35 for nearly frozen crab meat that was dark and not even white meat. Butter was brought in a plastic cup and was cold. There was no manager around, otherwise complaints would have been made. Very disappointed in a $200+ meal that was only subpar. We frequent this restaurant but after this experience not sure if/when we will return.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always dine when in town visiting my son and daughter in law. Excellent service, excellent food, excellent ambiance, excellent drinks. Can’t say enough good things and can’t wait to visit again (and again). Love Lexington and love Malones’s! I’ll see y’all again in October when Keeneland is running.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food & service! Bry was a great server
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was beyond excellent. She was awesome. Drink were flowing and food was exceptional as always. The service and twin filets bleu cheese au gratin is why we keep coming back. Perfect night!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Fantastic wait staff.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service, consistent and reliable.
  37. F

    Fulltimetraveller

    Naples

    54 reviews

    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    It started out promising. Our salads were good and the bread was hot and tasty. But that was the end of it. My sirloin steak and my husband’s halibut were both drastically over seasoned. I scraped what I could off the top of the steak, but it was practically inedible. I only ate about half it and declined to take the rest of it with me. My husband also was unable to finish his Halibut. We were offered a free dessert, but just had no desire for anything else at that point. We were severely disappointed as this was supposed to be our extra special meal during our trip to Lexington. On our next visit we will not visit any of Malone’s locations. On the good side, our server Bella was excellent. She was very friendly, attentive, and efficient. We have no complaints on that score at all.
  38. MA

    MARKD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Eight of us flew up from Tn. for a "fly out" dinner. As usual, food was terrific. It di seem louder than usual, perhaps the ongoing const. was a factor. I did think the drink refill service could have been more timely. One fellow at our table was disappointed with his menu selection, a fish entree. (In my opinion, you dont go to a famous steak house to get fish). All in all, we had a favorable experience.
  39. BW

    BrandiW

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a complete 180 from a previous visit in 10/2021. Our server was phenomenal, food and drinks were out in a timely fashion and everything was delicious! Will be back soon!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner!

FAQs

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 1953 OpenTable diners.

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 Malone’s - Palomar

3735 Palomar Centre Dr, Lexington, KY 40513

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dave Cupolo

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (859) 977-2620

  • Private party facilities

    For many years, guests have come to know and love Malone’s Steakhouses. Providing a comfortable setting, exceptional service and a variety of menu items including USDA Prime Beef, Malone’s strives to stand out as the best-of-the-best. It has become a place where meals and milestones are shared, and guests feel like family. Offering unique atmospheres to accommodate parties large and small, Malone's PRIME Events & Receptions is the perfect choice for any special occasion. With a variety of room and décor options, lighting, state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and a plethora of delicious menu options, each client will be able to create a personal and memorable event for their guests. From informal business meetings to corporate events, birthdays to wedding receptions and each of life’s special moments in between, every occasion should be celebrated. Contact our team to begin planning your special event at 859-977-2602.

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