Lexington has an amazing array of non-chain, independent restaurants. From time-honored recipes to the latest trends, our restaurant scene is sure to impress.
a la lucie159 North Limestone Street Lexington, KY 40507
- Phone: (859) 252-5277
The city's most "uptown" downtown restaurant. An unmistakable leopard print awning sets the tone for this chic and eclectic Lexington favorite of over 25 years. Small but unforgettable, with continental cuisine.
A.P. Suggins Bar & Grill345 Romany Road Lexington, KY 40502
- Phone: (859) 268-0709
The quintessential no-frills neighborhood spot, serving up classic pub fare. Expect a â€śwhere everybody knows your nameâ€ť atmosphere, with friendly staff and locals ready to make you feel at home. Chicken wings, potato skins, burgers and award winning chili make this a perfect spot for grabbing a casual bite. A great place to watch University of Kentucky games.
Alfalfa141 East Main Street Suite 190Lexington, KY 40507
- Phone: (859) 253-0014
This eatery has been "doing the veggie thing" since the 1970's. Alfalfa cares about their ingredients and it shows, claiming â€ślocal before local was cool.â€ť This community-centric urban eatery grounded in â€śgranola rootsâ€ť offers blackboard specials every day, but itâ€™s hard not to try local favorites such as the blueberry buckwheat pancakes or the signature â€śHoppinâ€™ John.â€ť
Atomic Cafe265 North Limestone Street Lexington, KY 40507
- Phone: (859) 254-1969
Colorful and top-quality, this Caribbean restaurant and bar serves up good times in a relaxed, yet vibrant atmosphere. The conch fritters, coconut shrimp and jerk chicken and signature tropical drinks are as lively as the crowd. The spacious brick patio forms a unique urban oasis and offers live music on the weekends when the weather turns warm.
Azur Restaurant & Patio3070 Lakecrest Circle Lexington, KY 40513
- Phone: (859) 296-1007
Chef/Owner Jeremy Ashbyâ€™s creative, bold and often farm-to-table creations shine through in a Euro cafĂ© atmosphere. Azurâ€™s dĂ©cor, including a top-notch outdoor patio, could be considered among Lexingtonâ€™s most unique restaurant designs. Throw in live weekend jazz and you have a canâ€™t-miss fine dining destination. Try a Bourbon flight or one of their signature Bourbon cocktails.
Bangkok House275 Avenue of Champions Lexington, KY 40508
- Phone: (859) 226-9711
A cozy campus mainstay of UK students and faculty. Expect generous portions from an extensive menu of affordable Thai staples such as spicy pad thai, panang curry, musuman curry and chicken satay. The Thai iced tea is another must-try. Family-owned and located in a comfortable underground location, itâ€™s one of campusâ€™ hidden gems.
bella notte3715 Nicholasville Road Lexington, KY 40503
- Phone: (859) 245-1789
Start with warm homemade bread with extra virgin olive oil produced exclusively for this Italian trattoria by the Rodolico family of Florence. Expect pastas and wood fired pizzas and more using fresh, local ingredients. Ask to sit under the tree!
Bellini's115 West Main Street Lexington, KY 40507
- Phone: (859) 388-9583
Fine, white tablecloth dining on Main Street serving a diverse combination of classic and contemporary Italian dishes. The Chef provides a local and organic touch, supporting the regionâ€™s sustainable farms. Looking for romantic ambiance, top-notch service and authentic Italian cuisine? Look no further.
Billy's Bar-B-Q, Inc.101 Cochran Road Lexington, KY 40502
- Phone: (859) 269-9593
Lexingtonâ€™s original purveyor of Western Kentucky-style hickory pit Bar-B-Q. For over 30 years, Billyâ€™s has been delighting guests with their down-home ribs, pulled pork, beef brisket, mutton, chicken wings and more. Looking for a Kentucky specialty? Try the â€śworld famousâ€ť burgoo. The battered and deep-fried â€śdillâ€ťckles are another must-try.
Bombay Bar & Grill102 West High St Lexington, KY 40507
- Phone: (859) 389-7107
Authentic Indian dishes, spiced to your liking, seven days a week in an intimate downtown setting. With more than a dozen kinds of naan, youâ€™re never short on options. Customer favorites include the seafood biryani and tandoori ribeye. With an extensive wine selection, friendly and attentive service, and â€śdinner for twoâ€ť menu options, it's a great spot for date night!