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Limewater, Frankfort, KY
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Limewater

4.8
4.8
137 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Limewater Bistro + Bar offers fine dining for lunch and dinner five days a week. We serve American cuisine with eclectic twists from cuisines around the world, as well as fine wines and whiskies. We are located in the beautiful, historic Glen Willis house that sits right on the Kentucky River. Our private dining rooms are the perfect space for any event: business lunches, bourbon tastings, holiday parties, and rehearsal dinners. Please email info@limewaterbistro.com for private event inquiries.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–5:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 234-2346

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Axl Wheeler

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining rooms are the perfect space for any event: business lunches, bourbon tastings, holiday parties, and rehearsal dinners. Please email info@limewaterbistro.com for private event inquiries.

  • Neighbourhood

    Frankfort

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

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

What 137 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

Noise • Moderate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Best Ambience

  • Central Kentucky

    Best Value

  • Central Kentucky

    Great for scenic views

  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Lexington

    Best Overall

  • Lexington

    Best Food

  • Lexington

    Best Service

  • Lexington

    Best Ambience

  • Lexington

    Best Value

  • Lexington

    Great for brunch

  • Lexington

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere - great drinks đź’•
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely decor with a beautiful view of the river. Food was delicious
  3. E

    Eater

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my Dad for Sunday Brunch. I got a waffle that was excellent and my Dad got a biscuit and gravy dish the he liked very much. Whitney served us and did a great job. I'm excited about going back when the weather better.
  4. E

    Eatinbigtime

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very welcome addition to the dining scene in Frankfort. Excellent all around! Place, Service and Food outstanding.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. The flavors of the dishes were great…hats off to the chef. Met one of the owners. Very gracious.
  6. RH

    RussellH

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Overall, for a first time visit, had a great Sunday brunch at a very nice bistro with good food. The wife and I both enjoyed.
  7. JS

    JulieS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    With my first step into Limewater I felt like I was transported to another world! The decor is absolutely stunning, and the ambience I’d definitely upscale. Our servers were prompt and polite, but they were a bit robotic with the head server repeating the same line, “how is everything?” every time she checked on us. Also, the numerous piercings and hand tattoos were distracting and felt jarring for the upscale atmosphere. The food was good but not great. The butternut squash soup was phenomenal. The Caesar salad was a little under dressed, but the ciabatta crisps were perfect. The salmon and steak we ordered had delicious accompaniments with incredible sauces, but the steak, while moist, was very overcooked. We ordered the house made breads which were toasted but not warm making the cold, hard butter that was served with them difficult to spread. Despite these negative comments, our overall experience was very good and we will return - especially during the warmer weather - to sit outside and enjoy the river view. With a few tweaks, Limewater is sure to be a favorite upscale dining option.
  8. AJ

    AndreaJean

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a lively lunch. Our waitress was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We got great service. The restaurant was not too busy so we were not rushed to vacate our table which allowed us to have a leisurely lunch.
  9. P

    Pipelee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food I’ve had in a long time! Whitney is awesome! The food, the food!!! I cannot rave enough!
  10. L

    Lburg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely little place with wonderful and intimate surrounding
  11. KR

    KimR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful & classy atmosphere. Fairly quick service. Cocktails and dinner was delicious! Excellent Old Fashioned cocktail. Definitely recommend visiting.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughters treated my husband and me to lunch for my birthday. We have enjoyed dinner several times but this was our first luncheon and everyone enjoyed their selections. I cannot recommend this beautiful restaurant more highly. Our server, TeeTee, is a gem and we have enjoyed her before and she again did not disappoint. My husband loves to banter and she held her own and then some which always entertains him. She threatened him with time out again even telling him she had reserved a chair in the entry, but he managed to behave and avoid the punishment.
  13. JS

    JanS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent selection, wonderful presentation and great taste! The staff was exceptional, as well!
  14. WT

    WhiskeyTangoMan

    Louisville

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Solid performance this week. Very good Aps/Salads, One steak a little overdone, the 1/2 Roasted Chicken is FIRE!! Pretty loud tonight. We’ll be back regularly. Great to have this option in the area. Makes us happy.
  15. WT

    WhiskeyTangoMan

    Louisville

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our First Visit to Limewater… we’ll definitely be back. One of the best meals out in a while. If you like Manhattans, Whitney’s Holiday Manhattan is a must!!!! Great teamwork in service and friendly people all around in a beautiful setting.
  16. LC

    LisaC

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service
  17. GC

    GayC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our sandwich was really good. Waitress did not ask for drinks before meal. I felt menu was limited. You could get soup and half sandwich for lunch but not soup and half a salad. As a personal observation the atmosphere of a historic property was diminished by the ultra modern attempt of art work.
  18. JP

    JudyP013

    Louisville

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a belated birthday celebration in this lovely decorated old home! Started with the artichoke dip and some delicious speciality cocktails which didn't disappoint. Moved on to shrimp and grits .. good but could have been spicier (for me), lo mein with chicken and pork schnitzel .. all very tasty and delicious!!! Ended with some bourbon cream and espresso martini sharing the Blondie ... so decadent!! A favorite restaurant of mine ... I take all my friends there!! The owners are awesome as well as all the staff ... very accommodating! Cambria was our server who was very attentive, informative and knowledgable of the menu .. a real delight!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a double date night out with our dear friends for nearly 50 years. The food was exceptional for each of us and the wine delicious. Our server, LaTisha was attractive, attentive, efficient, and entertaining! My husband loved bantering with her and she certainly held her own!! We look forward to our next dining experience in this Frankfort gem!!
  20. BS

    BenjaminS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance and the wait staff and cocktails are superb
  21. AB

    AmyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic, service was excellent, our food arrived quickly and was delicious.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had dinner with a friend last night to celebrate our annual Christmas. What a beautiful place! Great ambience! And the food not too shabby either! Will definitely be back. Enjoyed it very much!
  23. BS

    BettyS

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waffle was amazing. Will go back to try other dishes!
  24. m

    mikel

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was everything i wanted for Sunday brunch. Menu is interesting, though somewhat short. Pork belly eggs Benedict was excellent - hollandaise was just right. Cheddar & chive fritters were a treat. Room was lovely, but a bit loud when full. Service was prompt, courteous and casual. We will return.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Aunt hosts an annual holiday brunch each year and we had a fabulous experience and meal here! The food is made fresh and the building has been artistically designed and decorated for a fine dining experience. We will continue to come here!
  26. AH

    AggieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My group of four had lunch yesterday. Our meal was delicious - cream of mushroom soup and grilled cheese, bacon and tomato sandwich. Portions were just right. Our server, TeeTee, was excellent - friendly and attentive. The noise level was a little high when there were several tables full of diners. But our reservation was at 1:00 so most cleared out before too long and we enjoyed a quiet, peaceful lunch. I would recommend Lime Water for anyone looking for an extraordinary meal. Come warmer weather we will probably return to try out the back porch.
  27. ML

    MichaelL

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great venue, lovely and inviting decor, wonderful food, and good service. If you are visiting Frankfort, it definitely one of, if not the best, independent fine dining options to enjoy.
  28. JD

    JulieD

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our lunch at Limewater was very good. I had the soup and sandwich lunch special that I think they update every few days. Today's soup was a carrot bisque which really hit the spot for a cold rainy day. Please try out this new restaurant in Frankfort.
  29. DH

    DonnaH

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just keeps getting better we can’t wait for the first opportunity to show the place off for our-of-town guests. Service was great and our meal was delicious! We’re so glad you’re in Frankfort!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for the girls!
  31. JP

    JudyP013

    Louisville

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a lovey meal in this beautifully renovated old home .. had the lunch special of squash soup with sage and 1/2 chicken cordon bleu sandwich on sourdough! The soup was so flavorful with great texture and the sandwich was so crispy delicious!! Great combination!! We had a great time catching up over good food and always great service!
  32. MM

    MeredithM

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried their special today and it didn’t disappoint. Soup was wonderful and such a generous portion. Sandwich was delicious as I have found all their food. Also, had the Chocolate Torte. So very delicious. Can’t wait to return.
  33. D

    Dude3

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Limewater was a delight. It is a gorgeous place, well designed and aesthetically pleasing. The bar was inviting although we didn't stop in there. The drinks were good and the entrees were terrific. The music fit with the design and the rest of the experience. Everyone in our group loved it.
  34. SC

    SCgal

    Charleston

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an absolutely lovely restaurant! We were in town visiting Buffalo Trace and checked Open Table and found this gem! Such a beautiful building and setting, right on the river. Delicious specialty cocktails. Had the artichoke dip for appetizer, it was quite yummy. I had the fish special which was salmon which was fabulous. I wasn't sure about salmon on lentils, but it was surprisingly tasty. Hubby had the strip and he said it was great. Finished with the blondie. Excellent meal! Excellent service! Very highly recommend
  35. PM

    PamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding. I totally recommend this place
  36. BK

    BessieK

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed everything about our visit. The house was beautiful and we had a nice table by the window overlooking the water. Our waitress was attentive, made great recommendations and service was on point. The food was tasty - we particularly loved the shrimp and grits.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Flavors were just not there! Fritters seemed overcooked. Broth with the shrimp and grits was okay but a little bland. New York strip filet came more rare than medium but had a weird burnt crust. Husband enjoyed the apple baclava. The restaurant itself was beautiful and service was fine.
  38. r

    robertm

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place!
  39. DH

    DavidH

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I met up with three college friends for dinner on the last night of a brief visit home to see my elderly parents. We chose Limewater at the suggestion of a friend who lives in Frankfort — both for the restaurant and because two of us were coming from Lexington and two from Louisville. Despite the best laid plans, we didn’t all arrive at the same time for the start of our reservation, but the staff was not bothered by this in the slightest. We sat and chatted, eventually ordered an appetizer of the cheddar scallion fritters (fantastic, flavorful and light despite being fried) and some drinks, and finally settled in once our fourth arrived. Our server was Cambria, and she was just wonderful from start to finish—helpful, attentive without being intrusive, quick with a recommendation when asked, and just a warm, engaging guide for our meal. Two of us had the pork fried rice, one had the roast chicken special, and one had the chicken piccata—it was all wonderful. And of course, we couldn’t resist the dessert menu—two of us had the carrot cake special and two had the 7-layer cookie—and both were very tasty. We stuck around chatting longer than we should have, but the staff were very kind and patient with us, even taking some photos on our way out. All in all we had a wonderful evening and would highly recommend Limewater!
  40. CC

    CousinC

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Remarkable food with great ambiance and fine service in a gorgeous historic home.

FAQs

Limewater offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 234-2346.

Limewater is rated 4.8 stars by 137 OpenTable diners.

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 7 times today
Google Map for Limewater

900 Wilkinson Blvd, Frankfort, KY 40601-2025

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Frankfort

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Brunch Sun 11:30 am–5:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Axl Wheeler

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (502) 234-2346

  • Private party facilities

    Our private dining rooms are the perfect space for any event: business lunches, bourbon tastings, holiday parties, and rehearsal dinners. Please email info@limewaterbistro.com for private event inquiries.

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