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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Central Kentucky

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in Central Kentucky? 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 (2124)
$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
Foodie
Dined 3 days ago
Top notch service and food per usual!! I’ve never had a bad experience!!
A photo of Volare Italian Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3911)
$30 and under
Italian
Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
About the restaurant
Discover and savor Italian at its finest!

Whether you choose to dine in our main dining area, year-round patio, or private dining facility; Volare boasts an intimate and beautiful setting.

Come experience the ultimate in entertaining… a special occasion at Volare. Inspired cuisine, beautiful surroundings and impeccable service are the hallmarks of a great event. You deserve nothing less, and we promise even more.

Top review
DebbyCvip
Dined 3 days ago
The birthday dinner for my husband was awesome! You guys knocked it out of the park. Thank you for accommodating my allergy issues with grace. The dessert at the end for my husband was super nice. The special one for me was above and beyond! You get 10 stars in my book. We will be back soon! ❤️
A photo of Caproni's on the River restaurant
4.8
4.8 (102)
$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.

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Maddogvip
Dined 2 days ago
Table of 6 and each had a different entree-all we’re good - the family style salad was yummy Pimento cheese and crab appetizer was amazing Our service was perfect
A photo of The Chalet restaurant
4.8
4.8 (266)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Somerset
About the restaurant
The Chalet is unique dining experience in a beautiful setting with outdoor (open seating) and indoor (reservations) seating. The Chefs provide 50+ years of culinary experience building flavors using contemporary cooking techniques and the highest quality of ingredients. Our mission is to provide the best service possible combined with delicious foods that will leave a lasting memory of your epicurean journey.
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SarahH
Dined on May 12, 2024
Not our first time, or our last! Like always, food was outstanding as well as the service. We will continue to be customers!!
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4.7
4.7 (1907)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Downtown Louisville
About the restaurant
What began in Chicago in 1978 is now one of the most award-winning steakhouses around. For over 30 years, Morton's The Steakhouse has been on a mission to provide "The Best Steak… Anywhere." Focusing on quality, consistency and genuine hospitality, Morton's seeks to provide not only memorable cuisine, but a memorable experience. With fresh, succulent seafood and famed USDA prime-aged steak, it's no surprise that Morton's has thrilled diners all over the world. For a glimpse of a higher standard of steakhouse, come see the legendary Morton's experience for yourself.
Top review
Rusty
Dined 3 days ago
Fantastic experience from start to finish which is what we always expect from Morton's Louisville!
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4.7
4.7 (3977)
$31 to $50
Italian
Westport Rd - Lyndon
About the restaurant
Open for Dine-in or Carry-out.
Grassa Gramma joins its award-winning upscale-casual sister eateries The Village Anchor and Le Moo Steak House as one of the premiere dining spots in the region. Inspired by an eclectic mix of northern and southern Italian fare, Grassa Gramma brings together all of the elements for which Grangier’s restaurants are known—fresh and interesting foods, intriguing and overtly unique atmospheres and warm and friendly service. With its stone and bronze finishes, period furnishings and tapestries, and rich velvets and leathers, Grassa Gramma offers a truly authentic Italian dining experience unmatched in the region in an unimaginable environment.
Our Chefs and Managers welcome you and your guests to experience Grassa Gramma for your next dining experience.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Grassa Gramma is AMAZING!!! Willie was our server and he was extremely engaging and attentive. He and the whole staff provided a wonderful experience for our anniversary dinner!
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4.6
4.6 (1909)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown Louisville
About the restaurant
Sexy, Swanky, Social.

Offering sweeping views of the river and downtown Louisville paired with a supper club-style menu and cocktail program, Swizzle, a new restaurant and bar by AJS Hotels is currently taking reservations

The Swizzle Supper Club menu will feature the area’s best prime steaks, chops, sustainable seafood, and local produce, all served up from the open-concept exhibition kitchen situated in the middle of the restaurant, allowing diners to watch the culinary action. The beverage program will take a more retro tone, with classic cocktails, including seasonal features, and a curated list of wines available by the glass or the bottle. Swizzles Big Bar area will also offer happy hour specials and bar bites, encouraging diners to drop by for a quick drink, or linger for the evening.

Top review
QP400
Dined 4 days ago
Amazing Anniversary dinner. Food was pretty good as we order the Shrimp Cocktail for appetizer along with fresh baked bread. Delicious. We had awesome waiter by the way that made the best references. Thank you Christian. For our meal we ordered the 16 Oz Boneless Ribeye with scallops cooked to perfect.
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4.6
4.6 (383)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
About the restaurant
LouVino Highlands is a Louisville-based concept, establish in July of 2014, revolving around fresh shareable dishes with a Southern twist and fun & funky wine program with 40+ wines by the glass, wine & bourbon flights, and craft cocktails! All dishes are made from scratch daily and hit the table as soon as prepared. Our fan favorites are the Loaded Tots, Brussels Sprouts Salad & Fried Chicken Tacos!
Executive Chef: Alex Parker

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
Lovely! Great service and good food. Had an old fashioned that was delish
A photo of Jean Farris Winery & Bistro restaurant
4.4
4.4 (2402)
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Lexington
About the restaurant
Situated on an historic Old Richmond Road Farm, we at Jean Farris strive to bring you the best experience Horse Country has to offer. Whether you’re looking to escape or gather, Jean Farris can provide your rustic, picturesque backdrop.
Established in 2003, this family run farm has consistently provided a deep sense of connection amongst wine lovers, horse lovers, and of course bourbon lovers alike. Rooted and deeply inspired in and by southern comfort cuisine, this truly farm to fork restaurant will give you the perfect canvas to explore your culinary palette. Please come as you are and don’t mind the lack of white tablecloth, we want you to relax when you dine with us.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
Phenomenal as always! Owner and chef are always accommodating and happy to see familiar faces. Friendly staff. Incredible food!
A photo of The Melting Pot - Louisville restaurant
4.4
4.4 (930)
$31 to $50
Fondue
Downtown Louisville
About the restaurant
The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant, offers an extraordinary dining experience that you won"t find at any other restaurant. Here, you'll discover all the ingredients to a perfect evening, including a relaxed atmosphere, private tables, attentive service & fabulous four-course fondue dinners. No matter what the occasion, from a romantic date to a get-together with friends, meetings or large groups, The Melting Pot always hits the spot. The Melting Pot offers the highest quality fresh ingredients, a variety of cooking styles, unique sauces & your favorite chocolate fondue desserts. Make reservations today & come dip into something different. NOTE: OpenTable reservations are for full meal service only. Please contact The Melting Pot directly for cheese & dessert or dessert only service.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Love this restaurant and experience! Definitely allow yourself enough time here especially if you have a large group. Will definitely celebrate more special occasions here!
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