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About Tony's of Lexington

Tony Ricci's newest restaurant is the perfect mixture of an eclectic urban feel, traditional southern charm, and unparalleled service.

401 West Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 4pm - 10pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(859) 243-0210

Website:
http://www.tonysoflexington.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking & valet available

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Wine

Tony's of Lexington Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (117)
Good for a Date (95)
Good for Anniversaries (93)
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Good for Birthdays (74)
Business Meals (70)
Romantic (63)
Good for Groups (39)
Hot Spot (39)
Worth the Drive (38)
Bar Seating (36)
Notable Wine List (32)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
Vibrant Bar Scene (29)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Cozy (19)
Authentic (18)
People Watching (18)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Happy Hour (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Casual (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
Fun (13)
Tasting Menu (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Seasonal (7)
Live Music (6)
Great Beer (5)
Healthy (5)
Scenic View (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Live Sports (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Tapas (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 3 days ago

We were in town for a wedding and went back to another outstanding meal. I had the rack of venison and my wife had Carbonara. Both excellent. The server was polite and attentive as usual. We'll always make Tony's a stop when in the area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

Went to dinner at Tony's to celebrate closing on our new house in Lexington. Summary: above average food and service; ambiance is typical downtown "hot spot"... noisy, high-ceilings with open mechanicals (i.e., exposed ductwork); prices a bit higher than warranted ($200 for two meals with the crab appetizer and one glass of wine).

My wife and I shared a crab appetizer. The crab was overpriced and not fresh, but it was tasty enough. It was served with some sort of mayo-based sauce somewhat akin to tartar sauce. Not sure if that's a local thing but the only appropriate "sauce" for crab is drawn butter. We asked for that and it was brought to us right away.

I had a steak and baked potato. Both were very tasty and properly prepared. I had a nice glass of California cab with my meal. My wife had Chilean sea bass and it was also above average. We shared a side of sautéed mushrooms... they were very good.

Service was attentive without being overly so. However, having a conversation was difficult with frequent "pardon me" and "could you say that again, I couldn't hear you" interjections due to the ambient noise. Not a romantic restaurant... at least at our table, which was adjacent to the bar.

The only truly negative part of the experience (other than the fish stick tartar sauce) was that I was panhandled in the short distance from the valet stand to our car. BTW - at $100 per patron, Tony's should be able to pop for some propane to give the valets some heat instead of making them buy their own for the heater. It was 22 degrees outside on this night.

We'll probably give Tony's another shot at some point, maybe they'll earn that fifth star.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Louisville)·Dined 3 days ago

Service by David was very good. Atmosphere was a little on the noisy side. Food prep was very good. Somewhat on the pricey side but overall very good. Would come back for a special occasion.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

Very good food & service! We really enjoyed it, though it is a bit loud.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service, great NY strip- perhaps the best I’ve ever had.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The shrimp cocktail was unbelievable. The steak was OK not the one of the better steaks I’ve had . The lobster tail was tender but not sweet.

However, our server CHRIS was great and attentive.

Overall with the buzz this restaurant got, I would have expected better steaks.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Our meal was outstanding as expected. Per usual, the food was delicious. Steaks were perfectly prepared. The side dishes were wonderful. The service was impeccable. We will return soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and service. Management and staff did everything possible to insure a perfect experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Food was delicious ! Got the barrel cut steak , sweet potatoes , the best ever !

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Amazing,this is our 3rd time and it is our favorite restaurant in Lexington.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Good experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great food and great service!!!

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Stopped in before a show. Steaks were Awesome! So were the salads, great value.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Absolutely one of the best dining experiences in a very long time.

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great atmosphere, service, and food. The only change I would make is the ala carte menu choice. I think most patrons would prefer to have sides and a salad offered with the entrée. I don't feel the prices were too bad considering the portions served.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Celebrated a birthday. Food was excellent (steaks, seafood, and all side dishes.)! Service was great. Expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had an amazing dinner. Jeremy was our server and he was attentive without disrupting our conversation. His team never let us want for anything. We were celebrating a birthday and they mentioned it at the beginning and gave us a free cheesecake. It truly was a great experience. We will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Anniversary- Gave us a free dessert

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The Sir Barton New York Strip steak is the best I have had anywhere.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Has to be the best restaurant in Lexington

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Tony's never disappoints! Steaks were cooked perfectly and our waiter was friendly and professional. The drinks were wonderful and it was an all around perfect evening! Can't wait to go again. It is a real treat.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great Food, Impeccable Service! A little Pricey, but Huge Portions! A Must Go Steakhouse!!!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 29, 2017

My husband selected Tony’s for his birthday. It was our first time although many of our friends have eaten here and had good things to say. Our steaks were excellent but honestly not worth the $41-48/steak. The béarnaise sauce was horrible and I’ve eaten a lot of béarnaise. The wedge salad was excellent. Large enough to split. The sides...were big enough to share. Asparagus was tough and had huge stalks (haven’t they heard that the thinner the better)??The truffle wedge fries were good. The “complimentary” birthday dessert (my husband got to select) was the cream cake with chocolate bourbon sauce...dry and most likely a day or two old. The bread (from Cincy) was day old at best. We’ll stick with Malones thank you very much.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Have been to Tonys several time for family and business. The food is always great and service even better!I will always recommend to friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food excellent. First drink amazing. The other martinis we ordered were horrible. Had remake because we got the wrong drink and then was so strong you couldn’t drink it.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Tony's consistently has the best steak experience in Lexington. The sides are a great complement to the entrees followed by a short but high quality dessert list. Service is also delivered with a high yet cordial standard.

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

There are several $$$$ restaurants in the Lexington area that do a good kid but Tony’s is the best and also the most consistent in overall quality.
My wife and I always look forward to an evening out at Tony’s, whatever the occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Birthday dinner. Everything was great!

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

NY strip was awesome rub really brought out the flavor and was extremely tender

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Fantastic service and food. Would love to go back again. Fantastic grilled romaine salad

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Steak was cooked to perfection, service was excellent!

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

We were a family party of three and we thoroughly enjoyed our first experience at Tony's! All staff members are friendly, informative and make you feel welcome as soon as you enter the door. The portions are generous and cooked to perfection. Definitely made my "A-List."

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great place. My favorite in Lexington.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Love Tony's. Excellent service, great steaks, sides, cocktails. Crab cake is so good, and Sir Baton's steak is my favorite steak. I absolutely love the atmosphere, the corner booth is my favorite - perfect for a group of 4 and the best view of the restaurant. Highly recommended for a great start for the night out on the town.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Overall experience was good although service was a bit slow considering the restaurant was less than half capacity.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Outstanding as always!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Awesome as usual!! Best spot in Lexington by far😀

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The best restaurant in Lexington. The menu is very fairly priced for the quality of food and the experience. The menu offers a wonderful array for selection and it is difficult to select which item to order because they are all so good and wonderfully prepared. If I lived in the area, I would buy into the “$5,000.00 Club and it would be a regular selection for professional and personal dining experiences. Very Professional service, and most delectable menu. 5 + stars!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Business Meals, Live Music, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I had a steak and it was outstanding. Much better than Carson's. My friend had the salmon and it was excellent.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

First time patrons after hearing about it from co workers. Does not disappoint. Service was top notch and all food was wonderful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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