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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Lexington

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic 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 Heirloom - Midway restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2135)
$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
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
Great food and service. Will definitely return, again.
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4.8
4.8 (2004)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Lexington
About the restaurant


The Blue Heron Steakhouse is located in the thriving historic Jefferson Street corridor. We offer an excellent menu with steakhouse classics and modern Southern fare with specialties such as fresh oysters, the finest cuts of beef, shrimp and grits and more. Our restaurant started as a hand-crafted cocktail bar and consumer demand made it obvious that we needed to expand to a full-service kitchen. The Blue Heron is situated in a renovated home with exposed brick, a beautiful, locally crafted chandelier, a roaring two-sided fireplace in the colder months. Locally owned and loaded with character, The Blue Heron is a perfect setting for an intimate date, an evening with friends or simply a casual dinner while watching the game.
Top review
Elizabethvip
Dined 2 days ago
We had a great night celebrating an anniversary and birthday!
A photo of Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4040)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Food is absolutely on point every time. The sea bass was buttery, flavourful And tender in just the right way.
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4.8
4.8 (1070)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Lexington
About the restaurant
Rodney's on Broadway is located in a historic 1840's home in the heart of downtown Georgetown, Kentucky. The restaurant has been beautifully restored to commemorate the best that "The Bluegrass" has to offer.

Rodney's on Broadway has been featured in such magazines, newspapers, and other publications as: Southern Living, Discover Horses, Kentucky Monthly, AceWeekly, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Louisville's Courier-Journal and Keeneland Magazine.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Food and service were great. Waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great experience.
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4.8
4.8 (998)
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
Midway
About the restaurant
At Holly Hill Inn, we offer a unique dining experience which showcases our seasonal and innovative use of local ingredients and heritage Kentucky foods. Our reservations for each service are limited so that our guests may enjoy their time with us to the fullest.

Relax in an art-filled dining room and savor a leisurely dinner or brunch, enhanced by our award-winning wine list, craft cocktail menu, and curated bourbon collection. Our culinary team is led by founder and chef Ouita Michel and Culinary Director Tyler McNabb.

Holly Hill Inn has been featured in Garden and Gun, Southern Living and the N.Y. Times.

For more information, visit www.hollyhillinn.com. To receive our newsletter and explore recipes and stories, visit www.hollyhillandco.com.

Top review
JenniferD
Dined 2 days ago
Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary! We especially loved the borscht, squash blossom galette, pork chop, cheese grits, and pistachio cheesecake. The trout dish was very good once I added salt. Excellent service. Also enjoyed the Beautiful flower gardens around this historic building.
A photo of Caproni's on the River restaurant
4.7
4.7 (108)
$31 to $50
American
Maysville
About the restaurant
Traditional Italian, Kentucky Classics and the best of American Cuisine.. Our approach is to utilize the freshest ingredients and support our community of local growers and producers while providing a memorable dining experience.

Starting back in 1930's as a sandwich shop for railroad workers and travelers, Caps quickly became a favorite in the region! Today diners from across the country seek Caproni's and our river town out for the best dining, art, shopping and history.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Perfect for a date night, special event, or no reason in particular. Appreciate the history and ambience both inside and out. The river view and occasional train passing by is fun and romantic. I plan to return and soon.
A photo of Vallozzis Versailles restaurant
4.7
4.7 (313)
$31 to $50
Italian
Versailles
About the restaurant
Grand Opening is Tuesday, September 5th! We look forward to welcoming you to Vallozzi Versailles.
Top review
DavidB
Dined 4 days ago
Service was impeccable. Food was fresh delicious have no complaints at all. Have been there on multiple occasions since it has opened service and food quality has not changed
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4.6
4.6 (528)
$31 to $50
Italian
Lexington
About the restaurant
ItalX, an avant-garde Italian restaurant, is now open for weekend lunch and dinner six days a week at City Center. The restaurant is located at 160 West Main Street. The team draws inspiration from Italy's emphasis on simple, fresh, quality ingredients and inspired hospitality in a warm and inviting space. A twist on traditional Italian fare, the menu will feature multiple scratch-made pastas, reimagined small plates, vegetarian and gluten-free offerings, and everyone's favorite desserts. Popular Italian dishes will be reinvented with elegant presentation. ItalX's bar program offers extensive Italian wines from all regions of 'the Boot' and an inventive cocktail list, backed by house-made ingredients and Italian liqueurs.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent service. Food was outstanding & prices were great! Thoroughly enjoyed our meal & dinner conversation.
A photo of Jean Farris Winery & Bistro restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2414)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Lexington
About the restaurant
Situated on an historic Old Richmond Road Farm, we at Jean Farris strive to bring you the best experience Horse Country has to offer. Whether you’re looking to escape or gather, Jean Farris can provide your rustic, picturesque backdrop.
Established in 2003, this family run farm has consistently provided a deep sense of connection amongst wine lovers, horse lovers, and of course bourbon lovers alike. Rooted and deeply inspired in and by southern comfort cuisine, this truly farm to fork restaurant will give you the perfect canvas to explore your culinary palette. Please come as you are and don’t mind the lack of white tablecloth, we want you to relax when you dine with us.
Top review
mikeblanvip
Dined 4 days ago
Fantastic, a gem! We had a group. Everybody had an amazing meal and libations. The service was top notch. I'm so glad I got to go again
A photo of Castle Farm restaurant
4.3
4.3 (3359)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Lexington
About the restaurant
Celebrate locally sourced ingredients and cuisine inspired by Kentucky at Castle Farm, a farm-to-table restaurant tucked inside the stunning interior of The Kentucky Castle. At Castle Farm you'll enjoy delicious, locally sourced ingredients prepared with great culinary expertise by our Executive Chef Karl Lowe.

Castle Farm Restaurant can accommodate parties of 12 or less. For parties larger than 8, please call to reserve a table. (859) 256-0322. Menu availability subject to change.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
We had a wonderful lunch at The Castle. It was my husband’s birthday and he was given a complimentary cake. This was an unexpected delicious surprise. The service was fantastic. We plan on returning.
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