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Nic & Norman's - Lexington, Lexington, KY

Nic & Norman's - Lexington

4.5
4.5
636 Reviews
$30 and under
American
As artists, we are passionate about creating special moments. Beyond the screen, we recognize that this often happens while enjoying a great meal in the company of family and friends. We are thrilled to have Lexington, Kentucky as our third location for Nic & Norman's.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (859) 303-7600
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Lexington
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 636 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Lexington

    Lively

636 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Bloody Mary brunch price was grand! My husband had fish and chips and I had original burger. Both were excellent.

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  2. Marvin1

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, interesting selection of local beer and good food.

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  3. BethB

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant has a really nice vibe to it & is definitely counting on “Darryl’s” popularity. It had a beautiful bar & was a cool blend of rustic with crystal chandeliers. The food, however, was way overpriced & honestly, not that great. For my 2 year old, the pizza wasn’t good & we added a side of fries & a lemonade, which totaled more than $15 FOR A KIDS MEAL. My protein-less Greek salad was romaine, a few cukes, some feta, & Kalamata olives for $13. Adding a drink was another $3.50. The fried pickles were the best part but you don’t get many for $12. My son had the $22 Mac + cheese brisket & while it was a big portion, I can’t say it was worth $22. Overall, a $70 lunch plus tip. We won’t go back.

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  4. jessica

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great however it was my boyfriends birthday and we were looking forward to getting another drink and dessert however our waitress brought us our check without asking. I would go back for the food but not the service. It felt rushed for the amount of money we paid. They brought us our dinner before we even finished our appetizer. The total meal lasted 44 minutes. Where we were willing to be there longer and enjoy the night.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Fairly typical bar food. Close to Rupp arena so convenient for a ballgame or concert. Good service.

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  6. MarkH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Buffalo chicken flatbread was very good but very hot. Desserts were off the chart. Friendly staff and fun place.

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  7. SarahAndRyan

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time visiting Nic & Norman's and I would highly recommend it. The staff was extremely friendly, told us about the owners and how the restaurant got started, and checked on us often. The food was so good! It's definitely high class bar food and we'll worth the money. Their drinks were delicious and everything had fun names attached to them. I would absolutely go back!

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  8. AngelaW

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Easy to get an 8pm reservation on a Saturday night after we did our Bourbon tour at Four Roses. We started with the sticky rib tips.. had to send that back because they were cold in the center. They came out a second time not much better, but it was a busy night so our server took them off our bill which we didn't ask for, but was much appreciated! For the entrée we split the Coca-Cola Braised Pork Shank which came out piping hot and was delish!! Served with mashed potatoes and Cajun cream corn, YUM! Overall it was a new and good dining experience for our first trip to Lexington, KY.

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  9. BArena68

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience at Nic & Norman's. The bartenders make great drinks, food has always been fresh, hot, and delicious.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and atmosphere! Had a great time. Will definitely be back. Our server Karleigh was awesome!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drew was a fantastic server! He never let our drinks get low, and made sure we had everything we needed. The food was amazing, also. Great experience!

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  12. April

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went on Valentines and had a great time! It was a little loud at first; one group in particular. But they were just enjoying their night out and soon enough had quieted down to a nice level.

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  13. ScottF

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was really great - reasonably priced. Great ambiance. Very friendly staff.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful date night for two out of town people who are interested in the area

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoyed the location and vibe of Nic & Norman's, but the food was quite disappointing. One meal was overcooked and unable to be served to someone in party, while three burgers were overcooked and actually served to the table. It's quite difficult to disappoint in such memorable fashion with three different burgers that actually had enticing menu descriptions. I cannot say I would pay money to eat their food again, which is unfortunate. The severing team had a trainee, so grace is afforded to the several small oversights made on her part. Any small issue with the service would easily get overlooked if the food just met average quality. Amidst the disappointment, surprising the salmon entree actually rose above and did not disappoint the person who ordered it. I think it's time for N&N to upgrade their kitchen situation. 2/5 stars.

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  16. BAnderson

    E. Tennessee

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Being the 1st time we have eaten at N&N, we didn't know what to expect. I would definitely go back and recommend. The food choices, the drinks, and service from staff was great on a busy Saturday night. I was glad I made reservations a couple weeks ago. It isn't a large place and they weren't taking walk-ins.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the service was wonderful!

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  18. DeniseR

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was just ok. Added salmon to a salad and it was the smallest piece, maybe 3oz. Our server was great, but food took longer than it should have. Very noisy inside. Not worth another trip back.

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  19. LauraS

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fresh and delicious. The service was excellent. We were extremely impressed with the restaurant. It was our first time and we’ll be back.

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  20. JackO

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We went before the UK game, and it was packed. Since it was packed, it was very loud! We got seated quickly and our server was awesome! She was running her legs off but she did a great job of checking on us. The food was just so so. It's not that expensive which is good because it wasn't that good. Some of our food came out cold but since they were so busy and it took awhile to get it, we didn't bother to send it back. Overall it's an ok place to eat before a game but I probably wouldn't go back due to the quality of the food.

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  21. NikkiP

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday and Ballgame celebration

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  22. TERRYV

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service. Will definitely be back.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great good great service at a good price!! will definitely be back!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My second time there. Food and service amazing. Recommend the nachos for sure. Service was very friendly and efficient. Love the decor. Will definitely go back.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience here. We always stay at the Marriott City Center and dine nearby. This is certainly my favorite. The burgers are fantastic. My husband had the Mexican burger and I had the traditional burger with a side house salad.

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  26. SarahG

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant with great food, service and atmosphere. My daughter, niece and myself enjoyed it greatly.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience and food. The staff was wonderful!

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  28. MaxQ

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pretty quiet for a Friday night Service was very good and friendly I ordered the NY strip and it was cooked medium rare as requested I was not impressed by the house cocktail ( bourbon cherry something ) and the Brussels sprouts were not crispy as expected but almost raw. I ordered a second cocktail - a Negroni- and they made it right Overall a nice restaurant I’ll try again

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Luke was awesome and food was delicious !! Highly recommend!!

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  30. SuzieB

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Drew was great- friendly & attentive! We had a fantastic meal (shrimp grits & salmon) & dessert (lava cake). Wonderful relaxing atmosphere.

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  31. EricaC

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat at the bar. Bartender was excellent. Food was delicious. We will be back!

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  32. MarkS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food…good prices….busy but reservation got us right in

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  33. KarenF

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Our reservation was at 4 at 4:55 we were still waiting for our burgers. The restaurant was so cold it was uncomfortable

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  34. Megan

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only plate on the table (6 varying dishes and 3 appetizers) i wouldnt try again is the brisket mac and cheese. BEST fries and appetizers and drinks were excellent as well.

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  35. RM99

    Louisville

    138 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good bar food and service. A good casual place for Sunday brunch. Bloodies are good and reasonably priced if you stay with the basic one. Lots of food served that could have been a bit hotter. A number of interesting variations of breakfast foods. Saw a flatbread that looked wonderful. Certainly worth a try.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bailey was our server. She was amazing. Would definitely recommend this place for burgers. Chicken pesto flatbread was great as well.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great. Enjoyed the visit. Will return. Good was excellent.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cobb salad was underwhelming.

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  39. Mom3Boys

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drew was a great waiter. Food is very good. We did get there later in the evening, assuming that’s why they were out of a number of items we wanted. Nice atmosphere.

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  40. Pjpiccin

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food and attentive and friendly service! A must visit restaurant in downtown Lexington!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nic & Norman's - Lexington using the Order Online button. Nic & Norman's - Lexington also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 303-7600.

Nic & Norman's - Lexington is rated 4.5 stars by 636 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 44 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Nic & Norman's - Lexington

135 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507-1492

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Lexington
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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