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Holly Hill Inn, Midway, KY

Holly Hill Inn

4.8
4.8
682 Reviews
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, American, Regional American (Contemporary Southern)

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 846-4732

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive Chef

    Culinary Director Tyler McNabb

  • Catering

    Holly Hill Events provides off-site catering services exclusively at Fasig-Tipton Lexington, Kentucky. For events at Fasig-Tipton, please contact teresa@hollyhillinn.com. Our events services are also available at the Holly Hill Inn for groups wishing to book the entire venue.<br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    The Holly Hill Inn Events team will create a memorable experience for you with our Bluegrass hospitality and exemplary cuisine made with ingredients sourced from local farms and producers. For more information, please write jackie@hollyhillinn.com.

  • Neighbourhood

    Midway

  • Cross Street

    I-64

  • Parking Details

    Paved parking lot with overflow parking available in side yard.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Holiday Lunch

    US$35.00 per person

    Dec 1 - Dec 30, 2022
    Join us for our popular Holiday Lunch featuring Chef Ouita's festive three course menu. We'll be decorated to the nines!
  • Lunch and Book Signing with Arwen Donahue

    US$35.00 per person

    Dec 8, 2022 only
    Join us for this special luncheon featuring writer Arwen Donahue as she signs copies of her latest work, Landings: A Crooked Creek Farm Year. Arwen and her husband David Wagoner are the owners of Three Springs Farm in Nicholas County, where they live and farm on land that's been in David's family for nearly 200 years. The price of lunch does not include Arwen's book, copies will be available for sale separately.

What 682 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Romance

  • Lexington

    Fit for Foodies

  • Lexington

    Healthy

  • Lexington

    Outdoor Eating

  • Lexington

    Romance

  • Lexington

    Special Occasion

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. The wait staff, hostess, food and presentation. The only thing I would change is to have had a bit warmer.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dining experience at Holly Hill today. We went for Holly Hill’s special Holiday Luncheon. Our Server Heidi was wonderful and very attentive. The 3 Course Holly Hill Holiday Luncheon was fantastic! We enjoyed all 3 courses! We are going back to Holly Hill on 12/29/22, Thursday to have the Holiday Luncheon and try different items on the 3 Course. menu. We have requested Heidi to be our Server she was great! We are really looking for to visiting Holly Hill!
  3. A

    Allie

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Overall, the food ingredients are somewhat unusual, but generally of good quality. Go for the charm, ambiance, and low noise level. Soft, music with no vocals would be a welcome addition. Five course meal started with a one bite and done item. Server refused request to leave bread basket on the table and needed to continually ask for small slice aftter small slice. Main server was pleasant, but her assistant was aloof and unfriendly.
  4. GG

    GGray

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful place and delicious food! The only complaint was the room was very cold. It was a cold day outside.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alecia was an amazing server and everyone else that worked with her! Never had to ask for a water refill! The food was presented beautifully and tasted Phenomenal! We had a great time at Holly Hill Inn with our out of town family❤️
  6. AS

    AndreaS

    New Orleans

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal, as always!
  7. CJ

    CodyJ

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat to dine here. First class service and food was delicious. Our waitress, Alicia, was attentive and friendly. Menu was inventive and locally sourced. The vegetarian pumpkin dish was almost too pretty to eat!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service - delicious food - top notch professional staff - beautiful location - excellent overall experience
  9. J

    Jimmy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    As previously indicated, the ambiance and noise level were quite good. The service was a bit show and my eggs and other breakfast items arrived cold.
  10. V

    Viper

    Key West

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Holly Hill Inn is a beautiful old house in an equally beautiful setting. The food is a perfect match for my southern-trained palate. Typically, everything is top notch. However, when my wife and I visited for Sunday brunch to celebrate her birthday, portions of my cassoulet were more like room temperature than hot. There is really no way to determine if this was caused by the kitchen or wait staff so I won't attempt to do so. It was just disappointing for it to occur. The taste was first rate and my wife's breakfast was on point, so the most important meal was outstanding as usual. Still 4 stars out of 5 overall.
  11. r

    richardh

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as usual.
  12. R

    Robin

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Cassoulet dinner at Holly Hill Inn is such a well-anticipated event for us that we would not miss it for the world. The food is always wonderful, but the service even exceeds that. We had another wonderful time at one of the brightest jewels in Kentucky's culinary crown.
  13. D

    Dreamer

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time for the Cassoulet. The first was carry out in 2020 due to Covid. This 2022 experience was indoor dining. I can't say enough, the food was exceptional, the staff awesome, and the setting delightful. Kudos Holly Hill!
  14. s

    suef

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, a delight to eat at Holly Hill Inn. Great food!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delighted we discovered this beautiful spot for dinner and look forwarding to returning soon!
  16. CM

    ChaseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You will not be disappointed! Highly recommend this restaurant!
  17. N

    Nicholas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect, as usual. You can never go wrong with any choice on the menu.
  18. MS

    MiniSamuel

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome especially the squash soup and service was great!
  19. RB

    RobbinBobbin

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always! Yummy food, accommodating service and lovely atmosphere.
  20. C

    Cheryl

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was amazing. Fantastic! Staff were very friendly but service was slow. We waited for two tables by us to get and finish their desserts before we got ours. Had to take it to go.
  21. CD

    CathyD

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting, delicious meal, and great friends. We will return often.
  22. JW

    JannellW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Brunch — hope to explore dinner soon . Nice Atmosphere
  23. MS

    MisterStrawberry

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Flawless as always. Our favorite restaurant in the Lexington area for upscale dining.
  24. AL

    AlisonL

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal in a lovely setting. The 5 course meal with wine pairings did not disappoint. Unique flavors, perfectly cooked fish and well prepared beef made for a great meal to cap off our day at the races and our time in Lexington.
  25. VS

    VickiS

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The respectfully sourced menu and indulgently beautiful natural setting make this a year round favorite for us. Add the hospitality-savvy and knowledgeable staff and it’s no wonder that Holly Hill Inn remains a destination for couples, family and friends, as it is with us. Thank you Quita and corps. Again.
  26. G

    Goldy

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The quality of the food was too Foo Foo Get a new chef or serve real food.
  27. MC

    MikeC

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Good food, friendly staff, just VERY slow.
  28. J

    Jennifer

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place for a wonderful gourmet meal. Waitstaff was great, ambiance was wonderful. Dress up at least a little. Sip your wine and savor each bite!
  29. B

    Barb

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places.
  30. RD

    RobertD

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner to celebrate our anniversary. We would definitely go there again.
  31. J

    Janet

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We have been to Holly Hill in the past with wonderful experience. New set menu was a surprise. The servers all had to spend an inordinate amount of time with each table explaining how it worked. We are not set menu people and would not have been back if we’d known. The service was friendly but SLOW. It took us 2 hours for our meal and we skipped the soup course and asked for our desserts to go. I sent back my halibut as it was is a sweet sauce that was not to my taste, and not indicated on the menu… ( or, I could have just not read it correctly? ) the pork was delicious. We wish them well in this trying time, but, won’t return until they eliminate the set menu.
  32. O

    Old70

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  33. K

    Kimberlyw

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    Oh my days... I wanted to love this so much. I haven't been to HHI for 20 years and it was such a disappointment for a birthday brunch. Cold grits, fishy succotash, and they ran out of many things (even bags to bring our leftovers home). Our server was so apologetic and I felt her pain in having to tell us that things were amiss. It will take quite a bit for us to come back and that makes me so sad to say.
  34. j

    johnl

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Husband’s 60th birthday celebration. Wonderful for the occasion ❤️❤️❤️
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a perfect evening. Even the weather was perfect!
  36. SS

    StevenS

    Louisville

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holly Hill remains the premier dining experience in Central Kentucky. I highly recommend Holly Hill.
  37. KF

    KateF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Food was great …but service was less desirable…waitress polite but she had three other tables and tried her best…..hated that a basket of bread was not available…..waitress walked around handing out a slice per person…..room poorly decorated….for an upscale restaurant I was very disappointed
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Exceptional flavor in all the food we tried! Great balance and taste.
  39. RY

    RobertY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An outstanding destination to enjoy an excellent and unique farm to table five course meal.
  40. JC

    JunwooC

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We come Holly Hill Inn whenevr we want to celebrate a special day. They never disappointed us. The 'BEST' course meal with surprising combination of ingredients and flavorful dishes.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Holly Hill Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 846-4732.

Holly Hill Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 682 OpenTable diners.

Holly Hill Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Holly Hill Inn

426 N Winter St, Midway, KY 40347-1118

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    I-64

  • Neighbourhood

    Midway

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, American, Regional American (Contemporary Southern)

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Paved parking lot with overflow parking available in side yard.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive Chef

    Culinary Director Tyler McNabb

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (859) 846-4732

  • Catering

    Holly Hill Events provides off-site catering services exclusively at Fasig-Tipton Lexington, Kentucky. For events at Fasig-Tipton, please contact teresa@hollyhillinn.com. Our events services are also available at the Holly Hill Inn for groups wishing to book the entire venue.<br /><br />

  • Private party facilities

    The Holly Hill Inn Events team will create a memorable experience for you with our Bluegrass hospitality and exemplary cuisine made with ingredients sourced from local farms and producers. For more information, please write jackie@hollyhillinn.com.

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