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Palmers Fresh Grill

4.5
4.5
1383 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
As the name implies, fresh is the focus at Palmers.

More than just fresh ingredients, Palmers is a fresh twist on what an enjoyable dining experience should provide. A fresh way to please your palate, featuring savory dishes and an evolving menu that spotlights many local ingredients. Palmers also offers weekly specials truly capturing the essence of seasonal flavors.

With a casually sophisticated ambiance, complemented with knowledgeable and friendly service staff, Palmers provides one of Lexington's favorite dining experiences. Enjoy lakeside seating and live music on the spacious patio during warm weather months.

Looking for another reason to raise your glass? With over 100 Bourbons and whiskeys to choose from, paired with our award-winning wine, and cocktail list you are sure to find a lively libation!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Regional American (Southern), American

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 273-0103

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We look forward to catering your next parties off site dining needs, call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Call for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Scott Hawkins: (859) 273-0103

  • Neighbourhood

    Lexington

  • Cross Street

    Nicholasville Road

  • Parking Details

    Lexington Green Mall or The Embassy Suites.

  • Public Transit

    We are at the corner of Nicholasville Road and New Circle.

  • Entertainment

    Lakeside Patio Bar, Live Music (weather permitting), adjacent to Comedy Off Broadway, Lexington Green Mall is a high energy mall featuring such stores as White House Black Market, Chico's, Charming Charlie's, Ann Taylor Loft ,Joseph-Beth Books.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,383 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Outdoor Eating

  • Central Kentucky

    Scenic View

  • Lexington

    Group Bookings

  • Lexington

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Dinner with friends! Great service!
  2. P

    Patrick

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy our meals at Palmers. The food is amazing and prepared perfectly. Our server was wonderful, she was attentive and pleasant. We were entertained by the swans and ducks on the water. Great location, next door to Joseph-Beth bookstore.
  3. RL

    RLW55

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    My entree (Oriental Mahi) was served under cooked - it was still pink inside. The staff apologized but no consideration was given to the fact that I sat while my husband ate his meal and vice verse. They could have thrown in a free dessert or made some other effort.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A reliable choice
  5. US

    USNA70

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a nice brunch or dinner “lakeside.”
  6. SW

    ShannonW

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salmon Salad
  7. SH

    SheilaH

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband wanted to eat at Palmer’s for his birthday dinner. He loves the Diver Sea Scallops with Risotto! Everything was delicious as always!
  8. B

    Burley

    Orlando

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meeting high classmate that had not seen in 4 years.
  9. S

    Solo

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    This was one of the most bizarre dining experiences I’ve ever had and I’ve eaten in a lot of restaurants. We were seated right away. When the waiter came over, his words were “you guys are stuck with me tonight”. He took our drink order and we also asked for water. The water came and then he asked us if we wanted something from the bar when we had JUST ordered Prosecco and a blueberry lemon drop. We ordered an appetizer. A couple of minutes after ordering the appetizer, a different waiter came to our table to confirm our appetizer order. We told him the fish street tacos and he asked if we wanted shrimp or fish, we said shrimp. He turned around to do something else and then turned right back around to us and asked “you wanted fish, right?”. Ummm no, we literally just said shrimp the first AND second time. Soon after, a different waiter came and brought two meals to our table instead of the appetizer; two meals that we hadn’t ordered. We ordered our food and a glass of wine each. The wine came out pretty quickly, but it was taken to the wrong table. The wine finally made it to our table. When our food arrived, my date’s food was wrong, a completely different dish altogether. Not like they just forgot to put something on or leave something off. A completely different order, all while our waiter looked perplexed like we were in the wrong. They fixed that quickly and the food was truly delicious, the saving grace of this experience. Finally, we asked for the dessert menu and he told us they had three kinds of key lime pie, crème Brûlée and bread pudding. I asked if they had anything chocolate, and he said no, so we passed on dessert and asked for our check. Our waiter confessed it was quite chaotic and sent us home with a piece of chocolate cake and ice cream on him. But I thought they didn’t have anything chocolate! 🤦🏼‍♀️ It was comical and we actually laughed through it rather than get frustrated. Everyone there had an off night!
  10. S

    Semiretired

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Everything was perfect except it took a long time to get the receipt from our payment. We actually had to go to the hostess station and finally request it. Prior to that our weight staff was fabulous.
  11. JP

    JennyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    No trouble finding something we wanted on the menu, even tho it's not as extensive as some other restaurants. We were a party of 4 and everyone enjoyed their choice. The desserts were quite nice as well. Would happily dine there again.
  12. TR

    TinaRenee

    Louisville

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    There were not very many people in the restaurant but our server had a really hard time paying attention to us. That's my only complaint.
  13. D

    Dlou

    Western NC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In Lexington for the weekend and tries this great restaurant! We had a great meal and a wonderful server! The fish selections are very good and the salads were too. Note: The salads are large so you can split one before dinner. Its not a small side salad. Great place to eat, but was a little tricky to find. They could use more signage when GPS pulls you up to the front of the bookstore. If you are not from the area you don't know to drive around the back of the entire building. Would recommend!
  14. C

    Craig

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food quality and service= Average. Food quality and service= Average
  15. G

    Guitarman

    Louisville

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, service, and atmosphere.
  16. AA

    AdrianA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time eating here and we will definitely come back!
  17. OF

    OliviaF

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We’ve been to Palmer’s multiple times before, and this time we were severely disappointed. We ordered the calamari appetizer and it was so thick and chewy, we could barely cut it with a knife. Entrees were just ok, nothing special. Our table was inside, up against the window sill. There were probably 40 dead bugs on the window sill, and when we asked about it, our server quickly cleaned them up for us. Still, not very appetizing. When we were leaving, we told the manager that the service was good but that there were probably 40 dead bugs on the window sill- her response was a nonchalant, “it’s hard to keep up with the bugs”. What?? Really disappointed in this experience and probably won’t be back.
  18. JJ

    JJX4

    Columbus

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love the vibe on the patio. Amazing brunch options, good bar, and overall great place to visit.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very Very good food can't wait to go back to try something else on the menu
  20. MW

    MattW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Celebrating at a nicer restaurant should have made the meal and night enjoyable. The ambiance, the service was great, however the food was incredibly subpar for the price. The portions were really small and my meal was greatly undercooked. Would and will not go back. Do not recommend!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Food was just ok - beer batteries fish was over cooked. Lovely setting and decent service.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our waitress and the food was great!!
  23. k

    kpolitte

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great seafood and great service !
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Make sure you dine in the bar area outside and enjoy watching the ducks and swans swim.
  25. M

    Monica

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    My ahi tuna was abysmal. Overcooked and overspiced. And the Brussels spout slop on the side very spicy. I literally could not eat my 28$ plate. This was my birthday dinner so very disappointed. Good thing ordered appetizer of calamari which was very good. Creme brûlée desert also good. My husband got the fish and chips which he did like. Perhaps someone just needs some guidance on the Ahi plate. I will never order again
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They had a party there , and they were pretty loud, but no biggie, the servers were very busy and our server was awesome, food was piping hot and it excellent. We were stuffed we left, Palmers never disappoints me, I always go there for my seafood.
  27. JB

    JohnB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time dining at Palmers Fresh Grill - will definitely return
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Love the shrimp lettuce wraps, imperial flounder and house salad. The grilled asparagus wasn’t as good as usual, but everything else was great. Service was a little slow that night but typically is very good. Love being by the water with the swans and ducks! Beautiful place!
  29. W

    Wilma

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patio seating was refreshing. It's nice to watch the waterfowl and the fountains.
  30. P

    Potts

    Louisville

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food and service was excellent. The couple with us said they will come back to Palmers.
  31. RS

    RuthS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Lexington after moving away over 10 years ago—wanted to visit Lexington Green and have dinner by the water. Really enjoyed Palmer’s great food and great services.
  32. JP

    JPR1

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    ORDERED THE SALMON ENTREE. WAS TOLD IT WAS WILD. IT CLEARLY DID NOT APPEAR TO BE NOR TASTE LIKE IT WAS WILD. EXPECTED BETTER QUALITY FROM A SEAFOOD RESTAURANT. GOOD WINE LIST AND NICE ATMOSPHERE WITH RELAXING VIEW OF THE WATER.
  33. FS

    FrankS

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and our server Lindsey was fun and very knowledgeable. Mojitos were excellent.
  34. BB

    BigBlueNation

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! There is a nice outdoor bar with a beautiful pond and water fountain. I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone wanting a nice evening out with amazing food.
  35. NB

    NealB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was very good, the service by Chantal, our waitress, was excellent.
  36. MW

    MichaelW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Our waitress was rude. I ordered a Bloody Mary and the piece of bacon was undercooked and appeared to have cold bacon grease on it. We ordered the seafood dip appetizer and the wonton chips were burnt. We asked to speak to the manager and it took a ridiculously long time for her to come to our table. She said, “Sorry we’re making some changes. It looks like they fried the wontons in old grease.” We paid for the appetizer and left to go to another restaurant. We won’t be back to Palmer’s. We were greatly disappointed.
  37. CG

    CrisG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Waitress was like a robot. She had no personality at all. Example: What would you like? Here's your food. Anything else? Dessert? Here's your check.
  38. W

    Wildcat

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great ambience, good food and always a great time around the pond!
  39. SH

    SheilaH

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are outside in the patio and the evening was perfect along the service and food….Our server, Sunny was kind and attentive!
  40. JB

    JonathanB

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing quality and value. We loved it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Palmers Fresh Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 273-0103.

Palmers Fresh Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 1383 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 29 times today
Google Map for Palmers Fresh Grill

161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Nicholasville Road

  • Neighbourhood

    Lexington

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Regional American (Southern), American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Lexington Green Mall or The Embassy Suites.

  • Public Transit

    We are at the corner of Nicholasville Road and New Circle.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Lakeside Patio Bar, Live Music (weather permitting), adjacent to Comedy Off Broadway, Lexington Green Mall is a high energy mall featuring such stores as White House Black Market, Chico's, Charming Charlie's, Ann Taylor Loft ,Joseph-Beth Books.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (859) 273-0103

  • Catering

    We look forward to catering your next parties off site dining needs, call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Call for more details.

  • Private party contact

    Scott Hawkins: (859) 273-0103

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