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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Lexington

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots 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 Tony's of Lexington restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4925)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Lexington
About the restaurant
Tony's of Lexington is the perfect mixture of an eclectic urban feel, traditional southern charm, and unparalleled service.

(859) 955-TONY (8669)

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Was one of my top 10 steaks ever eaten. Service was excellent. Only issue we had was the location of table. Trying to have an elegant evening and we where seated in the main traffic area. I understand a table top for two is easy to fill locations.
A photo of Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4087)
$31 to $50
Italian
Lexington
About the restaurant
There’s a quiet country road hiding near one of Lexington’s busiest intersections. Tucked down the lane in a tree-lined cove, Giuseppe’s has been serving great Italian cuisine serenaded by live music for the last 25 years. Renowned for its fresh fish and seafood, hand-cut steaks, traditional and contemporary pasta dishes, homemade desserts and extensive wine list, Giuseppe’s captures its guests with the ambiance of candlelight, easy sounds of slow jazz and a taste of passion which flows from your fork, making every dish its own invitation to return. Whether you prefer a table in the main dining room, the lounge, or the patio, Giuseppe’s is the perfect romantic spot for dates and anniversaries, and it’s also a favorite for large gatherings of family and friends. Giuseppe’s Private Dining Room provides a relaxed, intimate venue for business and social events. That is how something so hidden still stands out, and that is why those who find us return again and again.

Top review
JoeM
Dined 2 days ago
Great service and food ! Really great experience !
A photo of Carson's on Main restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5897)
$30 and under
American
Lexington
About the restaurant
Carson's Food & Drink features new and exciting chef-driven recipes and cocktails that combine rustic refinement with classic Kentucky elegance in a casual, yet comfortable atmosphere.

One of Lexington Kentucky's finest restaurants; Multi Year Winner of OpenTable's "Diners' Choice" (2017,18,19,20,21,22) and included in RestaurantNews 'Top 100 Restaurants in America 2018'.

We can't wait to welcome you!

Top review
BobB
Dined 4 days ago
Wide variety of menu choices. The spicy shrimp appetizer was superb- 10 large shrimp in a sauce and a large outstanding baguette to dip in the sauce or use a special whipped butter. The Jayme Wild berry salad and the Salmon Oscar Style were also excellent. Service by our server was also wonderful. The prices were reasonable for what they offer. Highly recommend; we’ll be back.
A photo of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Lexington restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5314)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Lexington
About the restaurant
Lexington, KY loves its legends and Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse has quickly become one since opening in 2019. Proudly offering nationally-acclaimed U.S.D.A. Prime Steaks, fresh Seafood & Sushi, Impeccable Service, and Live Entertainment, Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse provides the perfect backdrop for an upscale, energetic, and elegant evening on the town. Opulent interiors pay homage to Art Deco luxury while still feeling uniquely Lexington. Hospitality reigns king here and being treated like royalty is a hallmark of our service. Private dining available for intimate gatherings up to larger groups looking to celebrate life. Outdoor dining is a lovely option on our decorated, temperature controlled patio. Delivery, Take Out, and Meal Kit options also available at JeffRuby.com. We can't wait for you to enjoy your next Jeff Ruby Experience!
Top review
MaryW
Dined 6 days ago
Our server and her helpers were wonderful! Food was great also. Would definitely go back!
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 7 days ago
Great food, great service. Perfect espresso martini. Love it
A photo of Frank and Dino's restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1374)
$31 to $50
Italian
Lexington
About the restaurant
FRANK AND DINO'S

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY

Traditional fine Dining Italian Restaurant open for Lunch and Dinner reservations 7 days a week

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
I have a new favorite restaurant in Lexington. Frank and Dino’s hits all the buckets. Great atmosphere, attentive service, incredible food. It’s sophisticated and elevated. The clams are devine, and the pollo piccata is worthy of dreaming about. We will return soon.
A photo of Carson's at Andover restaurant
4.7
4.7 (253)
$31 to $50
American
Lexington
About the restaurant
"Carson's at Andover" is "Carson's Food & Drink's" second location. Featuring new and exciting chef-driven recipes and cocktails that combine rustic refinement with classic Kentucky elegance in a casual, yet comfortable atmosphere. "Carson's on Main" is a multi year winner of OpenTable's "Diners' Choice" (2017,18,19,20,21,22) and included in RestaurantNews 'Top 100 Restaurants in America 2018'. We can't wait to welcome you!
Top review
DALEX
Dined 4 days ago
Friendly wait staff. A beautiful location. Delicious food. A really nice dine out experience.
A photo of Granddam restaurant
4.6
4.6 (205)
$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 6 days ago
Food was awesome. They were very gracious and accommodated me with some dietary restrictions I had. Will definitely be back.
A photo of Lost Palm restaurant
4.4
4.4 (80)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Lexington
About the restaurant
Seven stories up and an oasis above Lexington, a rooftop nod to sultry South Florida. Embrace an experience filled with small bites, big hats, and inspired tropical drinks. Lost Palm welcomes you!

Reservations are highly encouraged, however we accept walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis. Find us at The Manchester Hotel in the Distillery District, with valet services at your convenience. Street and paid parking options are available. All visitors must be 21 or older, with ID verification upon entry. For those with underage guests, please contact our restaurant Granddam.

Reservations are available indoors or outdoors. We'll try our best to accommodate, but we cannot guarantee swapping indoor/outdoor reservations. For groups over 6, please call (859)-785-3906. Our kitchen welcomes you from 4-11PM daily. For cabana rentals, email twetzel@themanchesterky.com.

Enjoy an unforgettable visit to Lost Palm, where leisure and luxury blend seamlessly.

Top review
melissap
Dined 3 days ago
Great experience Service was excellent Food was good
A photo of The Rackhouse Tavern restaurant
4.0
4 (298)
$31 to $50
American
Lexington
About the restaurant
Our restaurant is ideally situated along the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail, inviting patrons to embark on a journey through the world of bourbon. The restaurant becomes a hub for bourbon enthusiasts, offering guided tastings, flights, and an extensive bourbon selection to satisfy the cravings of connoisseurs and beginners alike.

We take immense pride in crafting a menu that pays homage to southern culinary traditions. Dishes such as fried chicken, grits, biscuits and the famous Hot Brown transport diners to the heart of the South. Our chef, TJ Harville, blend flavors, spices, and ingredients, ensuring an authentic taste experience.

The restaurant offers various dining environments to cater to different moods and occasions. From a cozy bourbon lounge with a roaring fireplace to a lively outdoor patio for those warm Kentucky evenings, our venue adapts to your needs.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 8, 2024
We checked in late to the Campbell House Hotel. It was wonderful having a great meal just steps away. The food was delicious.
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