Poppy & Olive

4.6
47 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Nestled within the Epping's on Eastside historic building, Poppy & Olive is a full-service restaurant created with families (especially parents) in mind. The dining room is a relaxed, judgment-free environment filled with natural light and greenery. Adults can order from the full Epping's dinner and beverage menus, while the kids' menu is designed to tempt the littlest foodies, with fun and nutritious options like "charfruiterie trays" and sweet potato gnocchi.

On Saturday and Sunday mornings (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) guests can enjoy a full-service brunch menu as well as coffee and fresh-baked breakfast bars, pastries, bread and all-natural treats from the bakery counter.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 47 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food took to king to arrive, order was wrong, and food was over cooked and tough

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DeannaW
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not our first visit and definitely not our last. Our server was so kind, patient, and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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ShawnW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, local dishes, and informative and helpful staff. Will definitely dine there next time in Lexington

MO
MichelkeO
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food was below average yet expensive. The server told us wrong on what was actually in the appetizer and we were very disappointed with it. When we questioned him about it, he said we misunderstood. We ordered 3 dishes and all of us were shocked at the taste verses the price. The place was basically empty, but our request to be seated outside was denied. The hostess staff was snooty. The decor was pretty and seemed very clean. In total it’s not worth the money, we won’t be back.

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vipLoriB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner!!! We were passing through Lexington on a road trip & found this place on Open Table. HIGHLY recommend this restaurant....food and service was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cute atmosphere and great, quick service!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food, and ambiance! We felt very safe during our whole experience!

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Valerie
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great, and its the perfect place to go with kids!

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vipLDLee
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch here with my mom and my kids. Everything was made from scratch and tasty. The cold soup of the day was outstanding and perfectly refreshing on a hot day. I loved the special touches like the beautiful coloring map on the kids menu. Our server was great, and we will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was very over priced and not good at all. Poor beer selection and no draft beer

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our son was excited to have a child’s “foodie” experience. Great server and overall experience.

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SharonC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great family birthday dinner. Its our favorite place in town when dining with kids.

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vipMattN
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Always love Poppy and Olive for a fantastic dinner with the family (kids included)!

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StephanieJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect place for a family dinner--big booth, delicious food--something for everyone. Thank you!

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The environment and food was good. The server made a mistake on our order. Even though the mistake was relatively minor, the manager was very apologetic and was quick to resolve the issue.

SJ
SelviJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for the kids. Great food for everyone! We had a fun night.

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Lexington123
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The Service when we went for lunch was pretty slow. Food was very good but wish it had come out quicker. Server was also slow to refill drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food is delicious, bonus points for being child friendly. Unfortunately the glacial pace of already sub-par service really ruined the night. A 2.5 hour dinner with a toddler just isn’t functional when it’s based entirely on ambivalent staff.

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vipDineOutDuo
Louisville
48 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time eating on the poppy and olive side of restaurant. Same menu, more casual and same delicious food! Dry rubbed wings are a must. Salmon is always on point. Mahi-mahi special was great! Always a solid meal and one of our favorite places to eat in Lexington.

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SethM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seabass was on point. Service was good, had to park pretty far away though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We looked at the website before coming and my kids were excited about cool drawing sheets and play dough at the table, but neither was offered and eventually I asked for drawing sheets. My kids were definitely disappointed by the lack of play dough. We did love the char "fruit" erie! The food was good but all three of us adults thought our different entrees were overly salted.

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vipMWright
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent setting, service and delicious food!

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Chelsea
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner! We brought our 1 year old and they were super accommodating. The food was delicious !

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always had a wonderful dining experience at Poppy & Olive. I love you can get fine dining in a family friendly environment! This is just what Lexington needed! We love it!!

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chile
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Look my 2 year old grandson for dinner... all good

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food from the appetizer and drinks, onto the main course (Marksbury Farm Pork Chop was the best I have ever had), and the berry cobbler was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to get high-end food and take your kiddo

SJ
StephanieJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

EVERY SINGLE BITE WAS DELICIOUS!!!

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jodyg
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful surprise. This will be one of our new favorite spots. Waitress was educated about food and very friendly. Atmosphere made me want to redecorate my own home! Great vibe.

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CHADK
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was very good. We will definitely be back.

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JaneM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food, which I think is the same menu as Eppings in the same building, was excellent. Tomato soup was delicious and the chopped salad was perfectly dressed. Husband very pleased with the fish and chips. We definitely will be back.

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vipKirsten14
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing for meeting my in laws with our 2 year old son!!

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vipSusieQ
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed! Will return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Dinner was good as always and I really love to take guests here. Service was slow and spotty this evening. Additionally, the menu has been redone and I am bummed the chicken sandwich and burger are missing in action!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Poppy and Olive! Char"fruit"erie appetizer was perfect for our young children and the kids menu was simple but delivered delicious food! Even though it was quite busy, we were seated immediately and our food was brought to us within minutes of ordering - very helpful with two busy children in tow. We will certainly return!

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Keely
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks. It wasn’t so busy that evening and so it was quiet for our 10 month old son. He loved the food too!

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CristalN
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

This was our first visit, the food was good but the service was NOT. I ordered an appetizer and the wrong one was brought out then I ordered dessert and it never arrived. Very disappointed.

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RachelleD
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and very nice environment to be able to take kids out for a real dinner and have them welcomed and catered to.

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LPLex
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our experience at Poppy & Olive started off pleasantly - my young kids were delighted with the coloring pages and playdough (not to mention the pint sized potty). The decor and ambiance were aesthetically pleasing and even calming. Then about 15-20 minutes in we were asked to switch tables to make room for a larger party...that didn't even show up for almost 45 minutes (as we were paying). It sounds trivial, but it was disruptive to our experience to move from a cozy booth to a much smaller table with metal chairs. I don't think I've ever been asked to switch tables before. I was a hostess once upon a time and I don't think I would have asked patrons to do so, either. The manager comped our soup and salad for our trouble, but it was little consolation as the soup was bland and we had to send the salad back (we asked for no feta, but there it was). The service was slow and inattentive. By the time I was asked if I wanted another drink, it was too far into our meal. My husband wasn't crazy about his scallops. I had the salmon and enjoyed it. Of course our kids liked the grilled cheese and fries. Overall, not terrible but not great. I would give Epping's/Poppy & Olive another chance, just not at my suggestion.

FAQs

Poppy & Olive does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Poppy & Olive also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 971-0240.

Poppy & Olive is rated 4.6 stars by 47 OpenTable diners.

Poppy & Olive does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.calibergroupdining.com/gift-cards.

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.