Malone’s - Palomar

4.6
1668 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service by our server Sara.

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BeckyH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service was excellent. All the food came out just as we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch before a flight . The lunch was amazing, service was kind and efficient. Food came out in just a few minutes.

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GraceS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary We celebrated our 30 th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed our meal very much. Our server Scher was a delight and was a great server. However…… the young lady working with her, Andrea was a sweetheart!! Such a delight. A 16 year old who knew how to work and socialize! That was so refreshing!! She probably came by and asked if everything was ok 5-6 times. Made sure we were good. She deserves KUDOS !! She is a great employee to have. She told us she loves her job.
Just want to say thank you for our Anniversary cheesecake! What a nice treat!
Kendal and Grace Stewart

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Catsfan4life
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!! It’s our favorite place to eat while in Lex!

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johnr
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Food was excellent as always.

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Courtney
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Good service. No complaints. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Andorra
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! The old fashioned was good but could have been better.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Had to ask waitress for refills and had to wait on salads a long time before getting main meal. Had to ask for steak knives and other utensils. Felt like we were rushed to leave. Prices were pretty high.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was perfectly medium rare!

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vipDonnaH
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best server Diane . she was so much fun helpful and took really good care of us ! We will ask for her next time we dine there

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always amazing!

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Fraze
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved our waiter! She was great! She was super busy n keeping up!!!

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AmyZ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a reservation and got a table right away. Server was terrific, friendly and attentive. Food was mostly fantastic-although my steak was a little cold but everything else was superb.

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AndyF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Great service, phenomenal food, good environment. The best, never a doubt!

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KathyT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

18th Birthday!

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ResiaA
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Renee was excellent and sweet. Food was wonderful. One of our favorite places anytime

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We love going to Harry’s weekly for lunch. We also enjoy Drake’s. We can order off the Malone’s menu at Harry’s but on this occasion when dining with another couple we decided to dine at Malone’s and it was not up to their usual standards for a couple of reasons. The initial greeting was great and drinks arrived quickly. Two in our party ordered pan roasted whitefish but when the person (not waitress) brought it he announced it as cod. We told him it we had ordered the pan roasted whitefish and he showed where it said cod in the ticket from the kitchen. The fish was also absolutely swimming in a sauce which wasn’t as represented on the menu. We asked him to clarify so he left with the food. A manager came over and further confused us by telling us the pan roasted whitefish was a swai fish, adding our concerns revealed an issue with the kitchen ticketing routine which indeed said cod. The fish was brought back out and the two people who ordered it did not like it because it was drowning in a sauce which was not flavorful. I placed one of the dishes at the end of the table with both pieces of fish visible, indicating it was not going to be eaten, but when the waitress walked by she did not ask or comment about the uneaten meal. We felt by that time she had just written us off knowing there were issues. We never saw the manager again which we felt was unusual as particularly when there is a problem at Harry’s they check to see if the rest of the meal and service were going well. The sushi roll and Mahi Mahi two of us orders were acceptable but two of our group left feeling quite underwhelmed by the food and the experience.

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Wait staff very poor. Had to request refills several times before we actually got a refill. Just very inattentive.

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TamaraN
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Husband's steak was overcooked but once it was brought to attention of server it was quickly remedied.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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WayneM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took wife there for her birthday experience was magnificent Our waitress Brianna she was excellent This was our 1st experience with malones

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JosephS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, good food, great price for the value. Staff courteous. Really enjoyed our dining experience.

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vipTessU
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great as always and our server Kelly was great!

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vipRussW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in a hurry o. Our way to the airport and our server was right on it! She did a perfect job and we were able to enjoy a great meal with our daughter before dropping her to the airport.... the meal was delicious...all our entrees were perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Sub par waitress made the experience worse than it’s been in the past

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PaigeP
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food5service3ambience3

It was our anniversary dinner but no one really asked us about it or really carried on a conversation with us other than the normal people waiter things. Service was good, I just don’t think she enjoyed her night. Other than that, the food was excellent.

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ChesterC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything. We were stuck on a certain sushi to get, but couldn’t find it. Our servers recommendation something close, and it was better then what we wanted. We knew the food would be great, but the overall service is why we come back.

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LEXeater
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have eaten at Malone's many times through the years. Almost always it is very good. On New Year's Eve, perhaps because of being busy and without full staff, the food and service were both disappointing. Our food was mixed up with another table, so we were told, so received dishes cooked differently than ordered, and very
late to arrive to our table. Wait staff was also surprisingly not so friendly and one waiter bordering on insulting by firmly implying we were not ordering enough wine for the table. We will go back, but hope not to have a similarly poor experience.

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MattH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good quality, and service. You pay for what you get.

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BrookeM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night out to celebrate the incoming new year as well as my brother’s birthday. Everyone enjoyed their meal and drinks!

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vipMarkG
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The menu was changed again back to the old menu I believe. My family and I enjoyed the new menu items better. Also it seemed like the prices were greatly increased.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner but not all dinners were hit

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BettyP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived 20 minutes before our reservation they happily sat us at our table. our service was outstanding if I could give 10 stars. The steaks were amazing. everything we ordered was the delicious.

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vipDanaB
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed ourselves but I don’t know why the last several times I have used open table I don’t get points. I am logged in and I am sent emails to confirm to my personal email so I don’t know why they would not be registering like they had in the past.

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LisaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the grandsons for a good steak dinner. They rated it as one of the best. All the kids ate very good. Kids menu is a plus.

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MishelleS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks perfectly cooked. Pork chops were also excellent and Lexingtonian salad is always good.
Friendly, efficient service from Renee!

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TaylorJ
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Malones has the best steak around-hands down. I also appreciate having two servers for every table. When it gets busy though, it will take longer than usual to even get a drink but the food is always well worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and our server Austin was amazing.

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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 1668 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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