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Diners' Choice: Hot spot restaurants in Lexington

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Lexington? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of OBC Kitchen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4079)
$31 to $50
American
Lexington
About the restaurant
OBC Kitchen is a local, chef-driven restaurant that houses an extremely rare bourbon collection, eclectic craft beer selection and extensive wine list. Centuries-old local barn wood surrounds guests as they enjoy high quality, distinctive dishes in a pub like atmosphere. Indulge in chef-driven dishes and seasonal favorites. Celebrate the weekend with $5 Happy Hour features each Friday. Enjoy brunch favorites, bloody marys and mimosas on Saturday and Sunday.

The passionate staff fosters a spirit of hospitality and Kentucky heritage. OBC Kitchen was named after the counties that eventually became Kentucky; “Old Bourbon County” was stamped on bourbon barrels that floated down the Mississippi from Kentucky and became synonymous with the best bourbon in the U.S.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Consistently excellent & the best cocktails you will ever find! OBC is a favorite!
A photo of Carson's on Main restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5837)
$30 and under
American
Lexington
About the restaurant
Carson's Food & Drink features new and exciting chef-driven recipes and cocktails that combine rustic refinement with classic Kentucky elegance in a casual, yet comfortable atmosphere.

One of Lexington Kentucky's finest restaurants; Multi Year Winner of OpenTable's "Diners' Choice" (2017,18,19,20,21,22) and included in RestaurantNews 'Top 100 Restaurants in America 2018'.

We can't wait to welcome you!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Wonderful meal and great service! The spicy shrimp appetizer with the warm bread was delicious! Definitely going to recommend Carson’s to anyone traveling to Lexington.
A photo of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Lexington restaurant
4.8
4.8 (5259)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Lexington
About the restaurant
Lexington, KY loves its legends and Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse has quickly become one since opening in 2019. Proudly offering nationally-acclaimed U.S.D.A. Prime Steaks, fresh Seafood & Sushi, Impeccable Service, and Live Entertainment, Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse provides the perfect backdrop for an upscale, energetic, and elegant evening on the town. Opulent interiors pay homage to Art Deco luxury while still feeling uniquely Lexington. Hospitality reigns king here and being treated like royalty is a hallmark of our service. Private dining available for intimate gatherings up to larger groups looking to celebrate life. Outdoor dining is a lovely option on our decorated, temperature controlled patio. Delivery, Take Out, and Meal Kit options also available at JeffRuby.com. We can't wait for you to enjoy your next Jeff Ruby Experience!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
the food was as good as anything I have ever had. The steaks were very tender and juicy. We ate outdoors and the set up and ambience were great. On a hot evening they had sufficient air flow to make it very comfortable. The service provided was top notch as well!
A photo of Blue Sushi Sake Grill - Lexington restaurant
4.8
4.8 (156)
$30 and under
Sushi
Lexington
About the restaurant
Blue Sushi Sake Grill unites creative ingredients with energetic vibes, premium cold sake with happy moments to give you a fresh and fun new way to experience sushi. Our sushi and grill menus allow you to explore your sushi favorites in new and unexpected ways. We like to say that sushi is for sharing, and our menu encourages it. Order a spread of all your maki, nigiri and sashimi favs from the sushi bar, and throw in a few orders of starters from the grill. We'll stagger your plates so you can savor it all bite-by-bite, and maximize the sushi experience you've been craving all week. If you're not sure where to start, tour the menu during Happy Hour, where all our guest favorites — from our sushi, grill and drink menus — are available at an amazing value. We offer Happy Hour every day of the week at Blue Sushi Sake Grill!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
It was excellent and very accommodating! It was our first time there and it was perfection!
A photo of Tony's of Lexington restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4902)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Lexington
About the restaurant
Tony's of Lexington is the perfect mixture of an eclectic urban feel, traditional southern charm, and unparalleled service.

(859) 955-TONY (8669)
Top review
RebeccaK
Dined 4 days ago
The food was delicious. Our server, Mason, made the night even better. He was polite, knowledgeable and just fun. He made excellent suggestions for food and pairing with our meal. We will definitely be back and make sure to ask for him as well.
A photo of Caproni's on the River restaurant
4.7
4.7 (108)
$31 to $50
American
Maysville
About the restaurant
Traditional Italian, Kentucky Classics and the best of American Cuisine.. Our approach is to utilize the freshest ingredients and support our community of local growers and producers while providing a memorable dining experience.

Starting back in 1930's as a sandwich shop for railroad workers and travelers, Caps quickly became a favorite in the region! Today diners from across the country seek Caproni's and our river town out for the best dining, art, shopping and history.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Perfect for a date night, special event, or no reason in particular. Appreciate the history and ambience both inside and out. The river view and occasional train passing by is fun and romantic. I plan to return and soon.
A photo of The Still at Blue Rook Distillery restaurant
4.7
4.7 (444)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Danville
About the restaurant
We welcome you to The Still at Blue Rook Distillery, the most unique spirits experience in the state of Kentucky. Situated inside Blue Rook's U.S. distillery - the home of award winning Brazilian sugar cane based spirits, cachaça, gin and vodka. The Still restaurant provides its guests with a multifaceted experience full of farm fresh food, with all menu items made from scratch and cocktails made from our unique spirits. We hope to see you soon for a delightful dinner!
Top review
Den75
Dined 5 days ago
Always great food, service and menu. We'll be back.
A photo of Frank and Dino's restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1350)
$31 to $50
Italian
Lexington
About the restaurant
FRANK AND DINO'S

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY

Traditional fine Dining Italian Restaurant open for Lunch and Dinner reservations 7 days a week
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
The food is fabulous and there was some live music that matched the decor, old rat pack. we enjoyed our night out for a Fathers Day celebration.
A photo of Granddam restaurant
4.5
4.5 (195)
$31 to $50
American
Lexington
About the restaurant
Granddam, nestled within The Manchester Hotel, is a captivating Appalachian dining hall that pays homage to its eponymous matriarchal racehorse. While Granddam may be past her prime, she continues to live the dream through the restaurant's unique ambiance and offerings.

Step into the world of Granddam and let her spirit envelop you. With table-side juleps crafted with precision and care, you'll be transported to the heart of the Bluegrass region. The menu features reimagined Bluegrass fare, sourced from local purveyors, ensuring a fresh and authentic dining experience.

Conveniently located just off the hotel's lobby, Granddam invites you to savor the flavors of the Appalachian region and relish in the legacy of a spirited racehorse. It's a place where traditions are celebrated and memories are made, all under the watchful gaze of Granddam herself.
Top review
TimR
Dined 4 days ago
First time here and it was a wonderful experience. Our server Jill was very attentive. The food was of high quality and fresh.
A photo of The Rackhouse Tavern restaurant
4.0
4 (291)
$31 to $50
American
Lexington
About the restaurant
Our restaurant is ideally situated along the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail, inviting patrons to embark on a journey through the world of bourbon. The restaurant becomes a hub for bourbon enthusiasts, offering guided tastings, flights, and an extensive bourbon selection to satisfy the cravings of connoisseurs and beginners alike.

We take immense pride in crafting a menu that pays homage to southern culinary traditions. Dishes such as fried chicken, grits, biscuits and the famous Hot Brown transport diners to the heart of the South. Our chef, TJ Harville, blend flavors, spices, and ingredients, ensuring an authentic taste experience.

The restaurant offers various dining environments to cater to different moods and occasions. From a cozy bourbon lounge with a roaring fireplace to a lively outdoor patio for those warm Kentucky evenings, our venue adapts to your needs.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
Great Sunday brunch. Large portions. Lovely atmosphere and wonderful service.
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