West Main Crafting Co.
We made early reservations because we were walking to the Opera House for West Side Story. Our server, Tiffany was doing her last night of training but she clearly didn’t need any more. Tiffany thoroughly and charmingly described the concept and selections. It was hard to choose, but we chose well. The panzanella salad and mushroom bruschetta starters were amazing. Our entrees were also amazing-beef tenderloin cooked MR to perfection and the lamb sausages over couscous and veggies. Ingredients are locally sourced and so fresh. The stars of this show are the cocktails. I loved the pisco punch. Was tempted to try cocktail flight, but our theatre beconned. We did allow for dessert-pavlova which was unique, delicious and not too filling when shared. We will definitely return and ask for Tiffany!
Great atmosphere and drink selection. Very small food menu with not many options and very pricey.
Such a cozy place! The prettiest bar in Lexington, along with the best food, makes this one of Lexington's places to go!
There was a wide variety of interesting cocktails that were very well made and presented. The food was fresh and delicious. I would highly recommend a visit if you are in downtown Lexington.
My first experience at the restaurant- it was FANTASTIC! From the reception, to the service, to the food and drinks. Everything was GREAT! Our server, Shi, was AMAZING! She was very knowledgeable, and went out of her way to accommodate us. As one can only eat so much, I can’t wait to go back. There was not a single thing that we tried that we did not like- both cocktails and food.
This is my favorite place in Lexington, and it serves some of my favorite cocktails in the world. The drinks menu is astounding (especially if you like absinthe). The food menu is short but filled with great options (including vegan). My husband and I have a pact to come here at least once a month as long as we and it survive.
I enjoyed the knowledgeable friendly wait staff, the variety of absinthes, the atmosphere, and the food was delicious. However, be wary of portion sizes shown on the menu as some meal items are rather small.
Our server Austin recommended both food & drinks that were amazing!! We would highly recommend this place!! We will definitely go back!!
Great food! High top tables stools a little uncomfortable for a long dinner.
Incredible ambiance with lots of seating options - bar, high top, table, or comfy lounge chairs. Cocktail menu is expansive with lots of approachable standards (white oak fashioned, hickory sour, Hemingway daiquiri, a gorgeous gin and tonic on tap) and some more "challenging" concoctions for the more adventurous (like the green curry fiz, tom yum, and birds eye smash from the most recent "Thailand" menu). Service is both informed and down to earth; they seem genuinely interested in the guest experience. Don't sleep on the food either - everything is local and delicious, with daily veggie, pork, and salad options keeping things interesting, and a rotating dessert menu from their in-house pastry chef. The chicken two ways and the filet are my current favorite dishes and easily the best values around.
Extremely small menu. Our party of four each ordered a different entree and no one was happy with their selection - we literally ordered a pizza when we left. The drinks were also very sub-par. The place was almost completely empty. Would not recommend!
Excellent. Food, cocktails, and service were on point.
It was our first time, we really loved it. Tried the Hickory Sour and an Absinthe Flight, along with Lamb Sausage and Primavera Vegetables. Would like to go again to try more of their very interesting cocktails. The ambiance was nice, seating was comfortable and beautiful.
Sit at the bar! the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Everything is beautiful and delicious.
West Main Crafting co. Offered very creative cocktails and food, but creativity is not always synonymous with excellent taste. The atmosphere was very modern and wait staff provided very friendly and informed service. Though the food and drinks were good, I will likely not return based on value.
Outstanding cocktails, meal and service at West Main Crafting Company in Lexington. Starting with delicious cocktails, Bloody Mary and Kentucky Mule, and continuing through a precisely prepared and scrumptious Charcuterie, my wife and I were pleased with our decision to dine downtown Lexington. Our entrees, Mushroom Scrapple and Aged Rib Eye were well prepared, succulent and the accompanying sauces and vegetables were perfect as Farm to Table can be.
This was a journey to excellence, conducted by our server Sarah who was as thrilled to be there as we were. Thanks to the owners, management and staff for creating lovely ambience, uniquely crafted cocktails and scrumptious farm fresh meals. We loved it!
Hidden gem with great ambiance, wonderful unique handmade cocktails & amazingly delicious dinner entrees.
We went in to try the large format Julep for Derby Week, and were not disappointed. The care and attention to detail for even "standard" cocktails is obvious. Pro Tip: If you are in the mood for food, do not overlook the daily veggie special or the daily pork special from the whole hog program.
Cocktail menu is very diverse and interesting. All of the cocktails we ordered were well crafted and excellent. Wait staff provided great guidance regarding selections. Food was good but mostly typical fair, not as enticing as the cocktails
Sold my house- took my guy out for a good night to celebrate.
Felt rushed and food portion was really small.
Delicious food. Nice variety. Great service. Definitely recommend this place.
It is a beautiful space. Definitely a cool spot to grab a drink. I love their whole animal program, and use of reusable straws in the cockrails. Love the concept. We would definitely come back for apps and drinks.
I can't believe this place is in Lexington. A truly world class cocktail program, deliciously executed food, and impeccable service by people who seem to truly care about their craft.
It was a special birthday for my wife and her twin sister. They loved the Horn of Plenty! Of course they got the same drink. I had to have two Hickory Sours, just to make sure I wasn’t wrong that the first one was one of the top mixed drinks I’d ever had. The charcuterie was fantastic, which was followed by a rib eye steak on my part. Perfect balance for the two hickory sours!
Exceptional cocktails and yummy food.
A dining experience like none other. Our waitress educated us on the drink menu. Such a fun atmosphere. A bit pricey, but worth every penny.
The cocktails here are stupendous. Completely amazing. The bar is stunning and the service is fantastic. Unfortunately, this praise doesn't extend to the kitchen. Come to drink (plenty) but eat elsewhere.
great place and cozy. The menu is small but the food is super yummy. We had a great time and I was too hungover to even try the craft cocktails unfortunately but next time for sure!
What a fun experience! We had a great time experimenting with the various cocktails on their expansive menu. The server was very informative and accommodating. The food was very good, although the portions were a tad small for the price. This is wonderful place and we'll return.
Everything was great, the knowledge of the bar tender and his creations were 2nd to none.
We had such a great experience we came back the next night! The cocktails are unique and fantastic, but that isn’t all that defines West Main Crafting. The food is amazing, thoughtful and so delicious. We had the best pork chop we’ve ever tasted. The service is equally great. We will be back when we come to Lexington!
An amazing dinner by guest chef Samantha Fore! Everything was perfection from the family style meal to the paired cocktails. West Main Crafting always brings their A-game and consistently delivers one of the best dining out experiences in Lexington. Thank you for an amazing night!
The cocktails here are absolutely the best! Can't get them anywhere else. Food is great, too!
Excellent and attentive service, small plate sizes, excellently balanced cocktails
Beautiful environment, wonderful drinks and very charming service!
This has to be the best restaurant in Lexington Kentucky! The drinks are outstanding, the service is tremendous and the food as prepared by Chef Greg, is on par with any of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to. I cannot emphasize enough that if you are in Lexington Kentucky and want to experience wonderful craft cocktails and food to match, this is the place to go.
Best meal we had of all the top recommended restaurants
It was a wonderful find as we were traveling through Lexington, KY. The drinks were outstanding! The entrees were amazing and carefully crafted!