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Nic & Norman's - Lexington, Lexington, KY

Nic & Norman's - Lexington

4.4
4.4
221 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

11:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 303-7600

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 221 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Lexington

    Hot Spot

  • Lexington

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Lexington

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It’s fine for bar food. The venue is cramped and not comfortable. $60.00 for two burgers w/ one side each, two soft drinks & an appetizer… meh, you can get a better meal for the money elsewhere. Good location if you’re in downtown between the Old Courthouse and the Newer Courthouse plaza. Server was very attentive.
  2. K

    Kaleigh

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was seriously amazing! The Philly cheesesteak fries for our appetizer was so good. I got a wild hair and tried something new and loved the Mexican burger! The blueberry colada was soooo good! Will definitely be back!!
  3. FH

    FrancesH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, great service, and cool atmosphere. They played great music and we liked all of the Walking Dead and other Norman Reedus and Greg Nicatero pictures!
  4. SM

    ScottMKD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place to eat in the city. Right on main street with a view of the city. Food was fantastic! My husband and I had the brisket nachos. Awesome! I had the chicken and dumplings and he had the Norman's Tomato Salad. Everything was excellent. We will definitely be back!
  5. VS

    VincentS

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The people were great and the food was tasty. Perfect rendezvous place.
  6. KH

    KimH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the shrimp and grits! It is amazing! The flatbread pizza was great too.
  7. T

    Tamilyn

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service!
  8. BF

    BarryF

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Unfortunately, we have a son with food allergies and was not informed that a dish containing the allergen was ordered and consumed. The manager said he told the server that our son could not have the dish but it was not relayed to our table correctly. Fortunately, no hospital visit was required but he was confined to his bed for 6 hours rolling around in pain with severe stomach cramps, despite all remedies prescribed by his allergist. I wish all restaurants would put in place policies that require either the manager or the chef to accompany all food delivered to a table that has an allergic customer to discuss anything that could be harmful. There cannot be that many tables in a shift that have a person with food allergies, so I would assume that time commitment is minimal. The extra care in this instance would have avoided the mistake. If that cannot be done, then inform customers with allergies that your restaurant is not equipped to deal with food allergies from the beginning. The consequences and inconvenience of having to switch restaurants are far less than those associated with an allergic reaction. Great service with regards to food allergies will gain a customer for life...as serious allergies severely limit one's choices for dining out. However, one mistake and a restaurant will lose that individual customer, and more than likely that entire family, for life.
  9. b

    bigcolonel

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Brunch was delicious with pretty big portions. Really a cool atmosphere and will definitely come back for a couple of cocktails!!
  10. J

    Jvegmom

    Atlanta

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We were celebrating my son’s 22nd birthday during UK fam weekend. (His bday was 09/06/00-we live in Atl) Our reservation could not be found, but I told the hostess it was his bday. No mention about his bday. We received 3 waters in a party of 4 and it took 23 mins to get the fourth water. This is not an exaggerating. I ordered a margarita-skinny which had to be sent back-my server even tasted it and agreed it was incorrect-bitter, not sweet. Yes, she actually tasted it. Food was mediocre-not refills on water-husband’s drink was wrong. Just a bad experience overall.
  11. PS

    PaulS

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience4
    They had no record of our open table reservation. Even when I showed confirmation on my phone hostess was clueless..
  12. d

    diningdiva

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Gross. Spinach artichoke came with soggy pita bread triangles and cold dip that the cheese was not even melted. Sticky ribs were all fat, chicken with waffles was burnt chicken and flat bread was soggy on a big pita with cold pulled pork. Gross.
  13. EM

    EricM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The service was adequate at best. The waitress would disappear for 20 minutes or more. The food took forever to come out and when it did, it was apparent that it had been sitting for at least 10 minutes. It was slightly warmer than room temp. Our daughter’s Mac & cheese brisket an additional 5 minutes to come out and then was watery and again, just barely warm. Would not recommend this place.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best burger I've ever had, Thanks!
  15. CR

    CRHE

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn't been here before. Great food, great service, very nice all the way around.
  16. WM

    WillM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was very bland, but the server was attentive and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere
  17. F

    Fip64

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great! Brisket Mac & Cheese was good. Brisket was great, but the Mac & Cheese was dry! :-| Pickle fries were amazing!
  19. MM

    MrMay

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have a meal downtown. Budget friendly on a diverse menu. I had the 1.5 pound Coca Cola pork shank. So good! Highly recommended. The decor is very nice as well.
  20. EG

    EmilyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    BBQ burger was amazing! Server Scott C. was very friengly!
  21. DC

    DebbyC

    Louisville

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an excellent find. The food was great and the staff was super friendly. I loved the restaurant decor too! I hope they add one in Louisville!
  22. JM

    JaymeM

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    First visit Food served cold, waited way too long for plates for appetizers.
  23. PH

    PatrickHenson

    Orlando

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Lots of menu items not available - disappointing after one was relished about by the waitress.
  25. PD

    PatriciaD

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food took a long time to come out. Our waiter said the kitchen was working on an order from a large table behind us. The large table was seated after us and after the waiter told us this I looked back to see a waitress just taking the orders at the large table. So food took awhile and not a valid reason why. I do not like being lied to when service is lacking.
  26. HH

    HaroldH

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Became an instant favorite for us. Nice old building just adds to the character of the restaurant. Staff excellent, manager dropping by was more like running into an old friend than feeling like they waited until you took a bite to begin the conversation. Bartender made a top notch Old Fashioned. Highly recommend it.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nic and Norman’s has quickly become one of our favorite casual dining spots in Lexington. This was our third trip, and every time we try something different on the menu. We can’t pick favorites because everything is so good!
  28. MH

    MayraH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best! Food was delicious, had the bbq burger, hubby had the Mexican burger and their were amazing!
  29. b

    boop

    Louisville

    83 reviews

    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went to Nic & Norman's last night because of all the good posts, and it was fabulous. My Hubble said his burger was the best in Lex, Caesar salad was good but they didn't have anchovies, meat loaf was tasty, French fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings, and fish sandwich were all worthy! We will keep that place on our rotation, for sure. Thanks y’all! (No pics, we ate it all before I remembered)
  30. PT

    PoojaT

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Brisket was yum! Burgers were good. Cocktails are hit or miss. Would visit again.
  31. CZ

    CollinZ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    The food wasn’t great. Several things were over salty. Nothing special. Felt like most stuff was premade and warmed up.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very good positive experience, service was prompt not pushy, food was immaculate!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The server was nice and doing his best. The brisket nachos didn’t have a lot of flavor so we got more cheese to pour over the top. The burger entrees and fries were room temperature, not warm. The flavors were okay, but over all we were underwhelmed. The old fashioned was really sweet, the margarita was just okay. Definitely not the quality of food I would hope for with a $100 tab.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    In-laws were in town to celebrate a birthday. We wanted to go somewhere for lunch downtown. We picked this location because of the menu and because they could seat us at the time we wanted. Service was really slow. The waitress was very kind and refilled our drinks quickly. The menu prices looked fair. about 40 minutes into waiting for our food to arrive something happened in the kitchen (?) and food was now moving quickly out the kitchen to all of the waiting customers. It was too bad ALL of our food was cold by the time it reached us. My husband’s two dishes (burger and a salad) both had hairs in the food. We’re new in town. We tried it. I don’t see us returning again
  35. C

    Charles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was pretty bad for the price, took a while, and the menu wasn't accurate. Service was good though and the place itself is cool.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the decor (exposed brick, bar down one side, chandeliers, and comfortable velvet chairs)! Food was delicious as was the peach cider. Hubs had a huge serving of meatloaf that he devoured. Lauren was personable and helpful in our meal decisions. Wonderful overall!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, relaxed, and friendly service. The food was wonderful with a good assortment of items. Definitely going back
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blake was absolutely fantastic and made our birthday girls night! Food and service was FANTASTIC!
  39. S

    Singh

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food quality is poor, service from the kitchen was very slow, and orders came out wrong while the place was not that busy.
  40. H

    Hobiedw1

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was outstanding !! The location was perfect.

FAQs

Nic & Norman's - Lexington is rated 4.4 stars by 221 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
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 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

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