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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Lexington

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants 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 Heirloom - Midway restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2138)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Midway
About the restaurant
"Voted Best New Restaurant in the State of KY 2007"- The Lane Report.

"Voted Best Fine Dining Restaurant in Lexington Area"- KY Monthly Magazine.

Located in the heart of horse country and just 20 minutes from downtown Lexington and 20 minutes from Keeneland. Offering an extensive boutique wine list and specializing in eclectic contemporary cuisine.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Great food and service. Will definitely return, again.
A photo of Rodney's on Broadway restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1072)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Lexington
About the restaurant
Rodney's on Broadway is located in a historic 1840's home in the heart of downtown Georgetown, Kentucky. The restaurant has been beautifully restored to commemorate the best that "The Bluegrass" has to offer.

Rodney's on Broadway has been featured in such magazines, newspapers, and other publications as: Southern Living, Discover Horses, Kentucky Monthly, AceWeekly, The Lexington Herald-Leader, Louisville's Courier-Journal and Keeneland Magazine.
Top review
TameraGvip
Dined 3 days ago
Great place for any occasion, food was excellent, and the staff are the best. We had a fabulous evening!
A photo of Holly Hill Inn restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1002)
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
Midway
About the restaurant
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.

Top review
BlondieFoodievip
Dined 2 days ago
Went here for our anniversary and enjoyed every bit! Pork chop and trout were very tasty. Grits were so good- maybe best I’ve had. Each item was prepared nicely, pretty presentation and tasted great…seasoned perfectly. Service was great as well.
A photo of P.F. Chang's - Lexington restaurant
4.8
4.8 (104)
$30 and under
Chinese
Lexington
About the restaurant
We are an Asian & Chinese restaurant offering dine-in, takeout, to-go, delivery, and catering. Make a reservation online to dine in. Order Asian and Chinese food delivery, takeout, and catering online or through the P.F. Chang's mobile app. Let us cater the perfect feast for you - corporate office catering menus are also available. P.F. Chang's offers a variety of signature Asian, Thai, Korean, Japanese, Mongolian, and Chinese food dishes including Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Chicken Pad Thai, Signature Lo Mein, Fried Rice, Mongolian Beef, Chang's Spicy Chicken, and Pork and Shrimp Dumplings. Order online for sushi delivery and takeout. Many gluten-free and vegetarian menu items are available. Try our seasonal cocktails and seasonal menu items.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 19, 2024
Great Experience, they were able to seat us early when we arrived.
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
CJD92
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
Fantastic, great service and innovative sushi and sashimi! Well done!
A photo of Malone’s - Lansdowne restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2915)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Lexington
About the restaurant
Named one of the Great Steak Houses of North America, Malone’s is Lexington’s premier steakhouse. Less than two percent of beef processed in the world is rated as “prime beef.” Malone’s is pleased to offer the widest selection of fresh, hand-cut USDA Prime steaks. In addition to their steak selection, the diverse menu offers something for everyone. Enjoy freshly made salads, fresh fish and seafood selections, sandwiches, house favorites and seasonal chef features. Malone’s is the perfect destination for lunch or dinner with family and friends, professional meetings, and celebrations. Malone’s has been celebrating meals and milestones since 1998.
Top review
MichaelP
Dined 5 days ago
Food was amazing, as usual. Server was very attentive, even when business started picking up. Provided very good suggestions and service. Our favorite place to eat when we visit Lexington and this time did not disappoint!
A photo of School Sushi restaurant
4.7
4.7 (184)
$30 and under
Sushi
Lexington
About the restaurant
School Sushi offers authentic Japanese cuisine, featuring tapas, traditional Izakaya style dishes and fresh sashimi and sushi.
Available 2 private dining rooms with Karaoke system and old bank vault room.
Top review
Austin
Dined on Jun 16, 2024
The food was great with pleasing presentation. Decent and friendly service. Fast meal prep. Please clean your menus before handing them out. Nasty splatters and greasy spots make for an un-appetizing start. Wish a sushi restaurant around here would get real with their Wasabi instead of the green paste everyone serves.
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 Texas de Brazil - Lexington restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2265)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Lexington
About the restaurant
Texas de Brazil, is a Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, that features endless servings of flame-grilled beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and Brazilian sausage as well as an extravagant salad area with a wide array of seasonal chef-crafted items.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
It is never disappointing . Surprisingly, this time, the steak flank was more delicious than usual. As always, my top choice is the sirloin picanha
A photo of 33 Staves restaurant
4.3
4.3 (196)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Lexington
About the restaurant
33 Staves, located inside the beautiful Origin Hotel Lexington at The Summit. 33 Staves is a modern southern-inspired restaurant and bar. We take pride serving a seasonally crafted menu comprised of handpicked local ingredients. Our bar offers a wide range of craft cocktails and bourbons.

Top review
LISAFvip
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
As usual , the food was great and the service from Dez was particularly great. She always remembers us, makes great choices, and super pleasant.
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