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About Palmers Fresh Grill

As the name implies, fresh is the focus at Palmers.

More than just fresh ingredients, Palmers is a fresh twist on what an enjoyable dining experience should provide. A fresh way to please your palate, featuring savory dishes and a menu changing up to four times a year. Palmers also offers weekly specials truly capturing the essence of seasonal flavors.

With a casually sophisticated ambiance, complemented with knowledgeable and friendly service staff, Palmers provides one of Lexington's favorite dining experiences. Enjoy lakeside seating and live music on the spacious patio during warm weather months.

Looking for another reason to raise your glass? With over 100 Bourbons and whiskeys to choose from, paired with our award-winning wine, and cocktail list you are sure to find a lively libation!

161 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington, KY 40503
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Southern, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 4:00pm-9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday 11:00am-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Nicholasville Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(859) 273-0103

Website:
http://www.palmersfreshgrill.com/

Entertainment:
Lakeside Patio Bar, Live Music (weather permitting), adjacent to Comedy Off Broadway, Lexington Green Mall is a high energy mall featuring such stores as White House Black Market, Chico's, Charming Charlie's, Ann Taylor Loft ,Joseph-Beth Books.

Catering:
We look forward to catering your next parties off site dining needs, call for details.

Parking Details:
Lexington Green Mall or The Hilton Suites.

Public Transit:
We are at the corner of Nicholasville Road and New Circle.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see upcoming events such as Live Music on the patio, Lakeside Live concert series, private wine and bourbon dinners, and so much more!

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Palmers Fresh Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Romantic (11)
Fun (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Casual (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Waterfront (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Business Meals (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Scenic View (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Live Music (4)
Healthy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Spicy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Louisville)·Dined 3 days ago

Very nice for the most part. Excellent food, fairly quick service. One issue was atmosphere, it was very clearly mostly couple's going for a late Valentine's meal, but there was a table of what appeared to be high school boys who were screaming and cursing and being obnoxious. Obviously I'm not saying they should have been turned away, but I feel like the staff should have told them to please quiet down. It's hard to have a romantic dinner when a child is throwing the "F bomb" out every few minutes a couple feet behind you.

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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

Beer battered fish was very good.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic meal from start to finish. Wine, appetizers, entrees and dessert. The Bourbon & Salted Caramel Bread Pudding is incredible! Loved Palmers!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food and service was absolutely wonderful! It was my first time there and i will definitely be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentibes

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·Dined 4 days ago

The service was great and the food very good. Wife had to send chop back for more cooking. The menu has changed since our last visit and has fewer fish dishes, but more of other things. Shrimp lettuce wraps were messy, but tasty. Overall a very nice Valentines Day meal with my wife.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Live Music, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentines Day. Excellent night!

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·Dined 5 days ago

Night before Valentine’s day. Had a nice, quiet, totally enjoyable time. Food was great - every aspect of it.

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 (Nashville)·Dined 6 days ago

We love palmers and still the same after our last evening there! Food and service is as great

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Early Valentine’s dinner with my daughters. This was our first time dining here, service and food were both excellent.

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food and service was terrific. Great drink menu to boot! I would love to come back in the spring and sit outside

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

My wife and I both had the Imperial Flounder and it was AMAZING. She had the Creme Brûlée and I had the Bread Pudding and both were out of this world!

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Delicious, I had the Grilled Salmon Salad, the salad is huge filled with the freshest lettuces and tomatoes, but the size of the salmon filet is the largest portion in the city, I bought half of it home for lunch the next day. The service was outstanding

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and loved the Palmers Punch. Server was great until it drew time for the tickect. We were pushed for time and was somewhat delayed due to that! But not a bad experience at all!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My date and I totally enjoyed the atmosphere and quietness and the service was very professional and courteous without being bothersome and finally the wine and food was some of the best seafood we have had in this area.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Definitely going back. They had a great variety on the menu and the service was freindly and welcoming.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Overall the food and our waiter were good. However the service was incredibly slow. From the time we placed our order it took them an hour and 15 minutes to deliver our meal to us. I'm guessing there were "some issues" in the kitchen. We'll go back to Palmers because the food and value are usually very good. I'm just hoping they can work out their "food-to-table" issues

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The champagne chicken was amazing. Our server checked on us the right amount of times. I love coming to Palmers!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We again, chose Palmers for our birthday dinners. Since our birthdays are on consecutive days it is great to have a destination that pleases both of us. We invited good friends to go and they were all to happy to do so. The food was very good though my wife's had a bit too much garlic for her taste. Just a very enjoyable experience. Our waiter was very attentive though not too much so. We plan to visit again soon as there are many events that we choose to celebrate at Palmers.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Celebrating Christmas.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

It was Christmas Eve and we appreciated that Palmer's was open. Our waitress was great.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fun, Disabled Access, Romantic, Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I had only been to Palmer's once before several years ago, but it was just for a quick business lunch. My husband and I recently went for a brunch date and it was lovely. The decor and atmosphere is very calming, especially being by the water on a Sunday in winter. The brunch was way better than I had expected and I would highly recommend the waffles. Our server came by a little too much, but it's hard to mind someone that friendly just trying to make sure you're having a good time.

Great choice for a date or special brunch!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Rather noisy but bustling and the food never disappoints. Pretzel crusted trout, meatloaf sliders, tower of fire (onion rings), whatever, you can't go wrong. Not the most generous pour in town but the prices are so reasonable just ask for a double. Fun indoors and even better when the weather is right for dining outside by the lake. Live music on the weekends in the summer. Great spot.

Tags: Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food we had was very good and tasted great. Our server was horrible he was very dull and not courteous or real helpful

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The service, menu, and food were excellent. The menu items were well priced and portions very adequate. There were four of us sharing an evening together and we agreed that we would all come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Good cocktails to start, and the food and service were both just as good. Great date location.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food!! Service as amazing!! Really enjoyed💙

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I could have selected more of the items above, but I did not specifically seek them out. For instance, I saw there was "bar seating", but since I didn't sit at the bar, I didn't select it.

The food was absolutely amazing. The only reason the service did not get 5 stars, is because it took a little while to get our check. Everything else was fantastic!

We will try it again in the Spring with warm weather supporting the outdoor seating.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We ate dinner inside the restaurant, although there was a band playing in the lobby. Although pricey, we had exceptional service and excellent food.
After dinner we had another glass of wine while we listened to the band. It is a very nice touch since it is getting too cold to have music outside.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was the perfect place for our first anniversary! My girlfriend and I loved our choices and the fact they had a virgin menu (we are both under 21) that didn’t slack on flavor or variety! What’s a fancy dinner without a mixed drink??
We are already planning our next group outing with my sister. She’s dying to try the Gouda mac and she will not be disappointment.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 11, 2017

From tip to stern this was a great experience! The service was spot on and the food was exquisite. The wine selection is great and their signature cocktails are amazing!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent atmosphere and great food.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Ate at Palmer's before heading over to Comedy Off Broadway. It was a great dinner, with wonderful service and a great atmosphere. Will definitely be back soon!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Very good food that’s tasty

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had our anniversary dinner here. I can't tell you in words how amazing our night was. Thank you for a very memorable and delicious meal. We will be back next year. Your anniversary special is just too good to pass up.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a wonderful experience and we will be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food and service were wonderful! It was quite noisy so not a good place for quiet conversation. Nice outdoor seating when weather permits.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great! Prompt service and good appetizers

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great place

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 27, 2017

In Lexington for a day at Keeneland. Found this nice restaurant for dinner, from Open Table and it was great.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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