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Diners' Choice: Innovative restaurants in Lexington

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best restaurants that are fit for foodies in Lexington? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Zen Sushi & Sake restaurant
4.9
4.9 (445)
$30 and under
Sushi
Lexington
About the restaurant
At Zen Sushi & Sake, we only use the freshest ingredients – the essence of Japanese cuisine. we strive to use only sustainable seafood. Our goal is to offer high quality ingredients in an innovative and sustainable way.
We fly in fish from Japan every Monday and Thursday.

Top review
NatalieWvip
Dined on Jun 28, 2024
Always excellent sushi, beautifully presented, and fast, friendly service.
A photo of Heirloom - Midway restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2155)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Midway
About the restaurant
"Voted Best New Restaurant in the State of KY 2007"- The Lane Report.

"Voted Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Lexington Area"- KY Monthly Magazine.

Located in the heart of horse country and just 20 minutes from downtown Lexington and 20 minutes from Keeneland. Offering an extensive boutique wine list and specializing in eclectic contemporary cuisine.

Top review
GeorgeBvip
Dined 2 days ago
Wonderful food with great service!! The halibut was a delight. Everything about our experience was terrific!!
A photo of Epping's on Eastside restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2047)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Lexington
About the restaurant
We're a bit like our hometown: sophisticated, well-traveled, but grounded in our roots. We believe there's nothing more important than taking time to dine well with family and friends in a beautiful space. And we have a passion for all things Bluegrass - curing our meats in-house, supporting the region's diverse farming and food community, and keeping a local-first mindset in everything we do. Epping's is located in a renovated historic building that once held Epping Bottling Works, home to the hustle and spirit of local entrepreneur John G. Epping. Today, we are proud to honor that history and be part of the energy of downtown Lexington's Warehouse Block.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Creative dishes, beautifully presented, phenomenally flavorful! Eppings on the Eastside is a delightful dining experience with friendly service, a beautiful atmosphere, and outstanding food. Don't miss the Heirloom Carrot small plate. Who knew carrots could be so incredible!
A photo of Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Lexington restaurant
4.8
4.8 (158)
$30 and under
Sushi
Lexington
About the restaurant
Blue Sushi Sake Grill unites creative ingredients with energetic vibes, premium cold sake with happy moments to give you a fresh and fun new way to experience sushi. Our sushi and grill menus allow you to explore your sushi favorites in new and unexpected ways. We like to say that sushi is for sharing, and our menu encourages it. Order a spread of all your maki, nigiri and sashimi favs from the sushi bar, and throw in a few orders of starters from the grill. We'll stagger your plates so you can savor it all bite-by-bite, and maximize the sushi experience you've been craving all week. If you're not sure where to start, tour the menu during Happy Hour, where all our guest favorites — from our sushi, grill and drink menus — are available at an amazing value. We offer Happy Hour every day of the week at Blue Sushi Sake Grill!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Great food, great service. Perfect espresso martini. Love it
A photo of Loma's at the Opera House restaurant
4.7
4.7 (121)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Winchester
About the restaurant
Loma's at the Opera House, is owned by Edward and Vanessa Ziembroski. Loma's is a public restaurant boasting private party rooms.
Top review
heatherbvip
Dined 7 days ago
Great food and great service! Enjoy Megan at the bar!
A photo of Lockbox at 21c Hotel restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1208)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Lexington
About the restaurant
Located in Lexington’s 21c Museum Hotel, Lockbox showcases a commitment to sourcing local, high-quality ingredients. Lockbox uses thoughtful yet simple preparations and cooking techniques in a contemporary brasserie setting. Designed by Deborah Berke Partners, the Lockbox space highlights historic features like original marble floors, decorative plaster details, large arched windows and even a historic safe deposit vault that is used for private dining.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Brunch! Delicious as always. Start with the share platter. Frosted banana bread is also tasty and the breakfast sandwich is the best in town.
A photo of The Still at Blue Rook Distillery restaurant
4.6
4.6 (450)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Danville
About the restaurant
We welcome you to The Still at Blue Rook Distillery, the most unique spirits experience in the state of Kentucky. Situated inside Blue Rook's U.S. distillery - the home of award winning Brazilian sugar cane based spirits, cachaça, gin and vodka. The Still restaurant provides its guests with a multifaceted experience full of farm fresh food, with all menu items made from scratch and cocktails made from our unique spirits. We hope to see you soon for a delightful dinner!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Sometimes you’re just in the mood for an awesome burger and this is the place to get one! Locally grown beef, cooked to perfection, juicy and flavorful! Thanks to Chef Jamie! 🥂
A photo of Fiddletree Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (352)
$31 to $50
American
Lexington
About the restaurant
Fiddletree Kitchen & Bar is a place to dine and a place to take part in something that feels communal. Inspired by local southern food and Americana cuisine, the menu includes comfort food that is colorful and easy. Nestle in at the bar with an impeccably crafted Kentucky bourbon cocktail, or gather with others and listen to live local music.
Top review
KenW
Dined 6 days ago
Shrimp and Grits were wonderful. Manager was happy to move us to a quiet place after a large group got a little loud. The young man who was playing the guitar and singing was a big plus for us.
A photo of Honeysuckle Dining and Bourbon House restaurant
4.6
4.6 (186)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Berea
About the restaurant
Honeysuckle Dining and Bourbon House is the fusion of all things Southern with hints of modern and world influences. Come visit us and share in the experience.

Our specialty is delicious cuisine created with ingenuity and passion. We take great pride in improving upon your favorite dishes and using the best ingredients available. Select our Bourbon House for a unique and memorable Kentucky experience.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
The shrimp and grits were so good! Service was great
A photo of Granddam restaurant
4.6
4.6 (204)
$31 to $50
American
Lexington
About the restaurant
Granddam, nestled within The Manchester Hotel, is a captivating Bluegrass dining hall that pays homage to its eponymous matriarchal racehorse. While Granddam may be past her prime, she continues to live the dream through the restaurant's unique ambiance and offerings.

Step into the world of Granddam and let her spirit envelop you. The menu features reimagined Bluegrass fare, sourced from local purveyors, ensuring a fresh and authentic dining experience.

Conveniently located just off the hotel's lobby, Granddam invites you to savor the flavors of the Bluegrass region and relish in the legacy of a spirited racehorse. It's a place where traditions are celebrated and memories are made, all under the watchful gaze of Granddam herself.

Top review
servno1vip
Dined 3 days ago
Food was awesome. They were very gracious and accommodated me with some dietary restrictions I had. Will definitely be back.
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