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Limewater, Frankfort, KY

Limewater

4.8
4.8
105 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 3 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 105 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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Kentucky

    Best Value

  • Central Kentucky

    Scenic View

  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Lexington

    Best Overall

  • Lexington

    Best Service

  • Lexington

    Best Ambiance

  • Lexington

    Best Value

  • Lexington

    Brunch

  • Lexington

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect spot for the girls!
  2. JP

    JudyP013

    Louisville

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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!
  3. MM

    MeredithM

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. PM

    PamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was outstanding. I totally recommend this place
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. r

    robertm

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place!
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. HW

    HunterW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, service and love the historic location!
  13. SK

    SteveK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    My only complaint is that servers need to be taught to tell customers about specials for the day. We didn’t know there was soup or daily specials.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Limewater was such a charming and pleasurable dining experience to find in Frankfort. The property is beautiful and the interior is fresh and beautifully designed. Waitstaff was excellent even through busy. Very nice selection of cocktails and wine. Menu is limited which is sometimes in my opinion a good thing. Our food was very good. It was the best dining experience in our trip.
  15. CC

    CandaceC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved having Letitia as our server! Excellent! She’s truly an asset to Limewater.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, knowledgeable and friendly service, and perfect atmosphere. We will be back!!
  17. DJ

    DebbieJ

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely old building on the river. Top notch food-chef really knows what his/her stuff! Service was wonderful, just the right balance of friendly & knowledgeable but not hovering. Great ambiance. Would highly recommend.
  18. GS

    GordonS

    Dubai

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Menu is very strange. Too many burgers and simple dishes. Bread and butter available for a $10 surcharge which is outrageous.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant! Had been there for dinner (really really amazing) a few days before and came back for lunch. Solid food at lunchtime - I had the lamb burger and my wife had the fish (cod) sandwich. The lamb was very good but my wife found the cod a bit disappointing. Enjoyed our dessert. Service was outstanding! Keep up the great work. At dinner - the schnitzel was THE BEST! - drinks / cocktails are creative and really good! Net - very highly recommended for dinner - good for lunch.
  20. ML

    MichelleL

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went at 4 pm on a Sunday so we got to experience their brunch menu. Brunch is served all day on Sunday. The drink menu is fantastic and original but a little pricey. I ordered to the lemon blueberry muffin which was delicious and had the bourbon burger with French fries. It was served on an English muffin which I loved because I always feel like I have too much bread on a hamburger bun. How the burger was described on the menu was exactly how it was served. I would definitely like to try this establishment again with their full menu. Excited to see some nicer restaurants pop up in the Frankfort area.
  21. A

    Aimee

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whitney as a server was sublime. The attendant staff were personable and helpful. The menu offerings for brunch are eclectic and delicious. The cocktails are unique and enjoyable. We especially liked the outdoor entrance view. While the food prices are higher than most around town, it is worth it. We cannot wait up go back.
  22. LU

    LeeannU

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Our server, TT made the experience! She was knowledgeable and prompt and had a great personality
  23. TH

    TrishaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent response when I needed to alter our reservation. The decor and ambiance was inviting . Food was very good. The wine list is small but does offer everything by the glass which is a nice feature. We would like to go back for lunch and enjoy the view of the river. I think outdoor seating in nice weather is where the restaurant would really shine.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dining experience! Don't miss it!
  25. JP

    JosephP

    Charlotte

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stayed in Frankfort in route to the Breeder's Cup, and Limewater made the stay so worthwhile. We can't give this restaurant enough accolades. It is in an old home built in 1850, and refurbished so beautifully. The service (Our server was Whitney), was excellent. The cuisine was simply off the charts! After cocktails (featuring an amazing bourbon selection), and had The Cobbler, Pumpkin Old Fashion, and a Buffalo Trace Manhattan. We shared an delicious Caesar Salad to start (one of the best you'll ever have). My wife had the fish of the day (Covina), and I had the pork schnitzel. The preparations for each were unique and so tasty. Hat's off to the Chef! It's farm-to-table and just a real treat. One of the best restaurants we've been to this year and we travel all over the U.S. Go and enjoy before it becomes too crowded to get a table!
  26. CM

    CindyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambient atmosphere with great food and great service
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I had a lovely lunch here. It is right by the river, so it was beautiful walking up to the large home/restaurant. The interior is elegantly decorated, staff is friendly and efficient, and the food was delicious! I highly recommend Limewater.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful!
  29. MR

    MelissaR

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I took family there who were visiting from out of state. We all loved it! The service was excellent and everyone loved their meal. that's difficult when there are 7 people! One word to the wise - they have only one table that will fit 8 people, so keep that in mind if you have a large group.
  30. CH

    ChristaH

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The house is beautiful! We are fortunate to have a restaurant like that in Frankfort. Please visit for brunch, lunch or dinner soon! We need to support fine dining in Frankfort.
  31. M

    Milko

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Due to the wooden floor and high cealing it's always a little noisy. Amazing food, great portions, service although just decent. Quite pricey.
  32. CC

    ChrisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal here. Food was delicious and atmosphere is very nice. Will go back again for special occasion.
  33. SM

    SusanM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere in which to dine with the Kentucky River in the back yard. Service was a bit slow, but the food was very good. Not a good place to bring anyone who has a hard time with hearing. The acoustics of high ceilings make it quite loud.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Dinners
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious!!
  36. L

    Laura

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was very good. Service not great. Wonderful atmosphere and reasonably priced.
  37. A

    Anne

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent! Very attentive and personable. All of the food was delicious and beautifully prepared. The Limewater drink was fabulous! Can’t wait to go back!
  38. DV

    DennisV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rear entry sets the stage for this wonderful experience. The river view across from lock 4 is charming and evocative. Bar comments that the selections are expanding and you can spend from 6 to 110 on a dram of bourbon. Having been to this venue many times I would say I like what you've done with the place. Food was outstanding but especially the butternut squash soup. Making memories here is a warm and fuzzy proposition. Congrats!
  39. M

    Mary

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was great, service was good, but it was very loud.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Limewater and will be back.

FAQs

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

Limewater is rated 4.8 stars by 105 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 3 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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