Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.16mi
  2. Distance: 0.20mi
  3. Distance: 0.44mi
  4. Distance: 0.48mi
  1. Distance: 0.16mi
  2. Distance: 0.20mi
  3. Distance: 0.44mi
  4. Distance: 0.48mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.16mi
  2. Distance: 0.20mi
  3. Distance: 0.44mi
  4. Distance: 0.48mi
  1. Distance: 0.16mi
  2. Distance: 0.20mi
  3. Distance: 0.44mi
  4. Distance: 0.48mi

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
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Southern, American

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

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!

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Details
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 4:00PM - 7:00PM

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

Palmers Fresh Grill Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Live Music (19)
See All
Good for a Date (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Waterfront (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Casual (15)
Scenic View (14)
Good for Groups (13)
Happy Hour (13)
Romantic (13)
Fun (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Business Meals (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
People Watching (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Cozy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Spicy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Sort by
S
616 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (Louisville)·Dined 7 hours ago

Great food!! Service as amazing!! Really enjoyedđź’™

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on November 18, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 12, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (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!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent atmosphere and great food.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Very good food that’s tasty

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great! Prompt service and good appetizers

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great place

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 28, 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
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Sat outside, so it was a little louder. Outside is nice and food was great. Would definitely go back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great Food! A lil' bit noisy, but some would say vibrant. Hard to find a quiet table, though.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food. The flounder was one of the best I’ve ever had and that is saying a lot. Thanks to Brandon as well. Great service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner. Palmer's offers a 2 for $50 which includes a shared appetizer, two entrees, a shared dessert, and 2 glasses of champagne.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great place. Waiter was awesome. Good food, love the music. Jalapeño Pineapple Margarita off the hook.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Bar Seating, Fun, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Casual, Spicy, Scenic View, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on October 12, 2017

My friends took me here for a birthday dinner. We had a great time, good food,great selection of bourbons. I recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 8, 2017

This was our first trip to Palmer's Grill. We were very pleased with the experience. The food was amazing and the server was wonderful! I highly recommend the crab cakes with chipotle aioli!!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Server was but food was only so-so. Bourbon list was phenomenal stocking everything from standbys like Bullit to more surprising finds like several vintages of Pappy Van Winkle!! Bar definitely out-weighed the food.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service2
value2

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The grouper special was too salty

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The food was delicious as always.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Nashville)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Josh is he server to ask for as he made our dinner an experience to remember!

Tags: Tapas, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Great Beer, People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Organic, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Cozy, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Romantic, Waterfront, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our server was pleasant, but not knowledgeable about the food, beer, or cocktails. The portions were huge, but mostly bland, which made them overpriced.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value2

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fantastic food, great atmosphere.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Love Palmers

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Palmers was fantastic!! They made it such a special place for my anniversary including free dessert!! Not only was the atmosphere fantastic, but the food was amazing. Highly recommend!!

Tags: Seasonal, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Seating in high-backed booth with view of lake was a great start - promptness of service from the start with wine/cocktail orders through entree was very good - seasoning of scallops and lamb chops was very interesting and appealing to our tastes - cream brûlée and freshly brewed coffee were both perfect final acts for a date night

Tags: Healthy, Spicy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Palmers was an excellent choice for our dinner this evening. Our waitress, Savannah, was wonderful and very informative of specials and other menu items. The only negative aspect of our experience was the Aged Ribeye... It may weigh 14 oz, but the majority of that was fat. Otherwise everything was phenomenal. Especially the Creme Brûlée dessert!!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Live Music, Casual, Waterfront, Romantic, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on August 23, 2017

Chris, our waiter was good, the food was delicious, and because most people were outside, it was quiet and we could have a decent conversation.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great service! Food was excellent! Drinks were tasty!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on August 19, 2017

My wife and I selected Palmers for our Anniversary. We have eaten here before, and were not disappointed in this visit. The service was responsive and friendly. We selected from the special anniversary menu and were very pleased with the quality and quantity of the food. We look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Nashville)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We enjoyed sitting outside by the lake but that was the highlight. Our waitress was not at all attentive. Drinks were overpriced. My Mahi was dry and the vegetables and jasmine rice were just ok. My husband's ribeye was overcooked and thin. My mother's shrimp fettuccine dish was good. We don't plan to go back. We could have had a similar dinner without the outside lake view and the high prices at Red Lobster. Disappointed as it appears the outside ambiance is the best part.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service2
value3

vip
 (Naples)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always fun to eat at Palmers - food good , casual setting , water view , good menu and sometimes music !

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, People Watching, Waterfront, Casual, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We always have good service and good food. The outdoor patio area is great but the inside is very attractive and comfortable. It is our go to place for special occasions and also for a great happy hour with friends.

Tags: Business Meals, Live Sports, Disabled Access, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fun, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on August 13, 2017

Our visit was outstanding. Our waitress kept the drinks flowing and the conversation with her was great. Food was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Waterfront, Cozy, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Louisville)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Steak was over cooked. First time that has happened here. All other visits have been outstanding.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on August 10, 2017

We so enjoyed sitting outside for our meal. Of course the weather was great but the food and service was incredible.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.