Distillery District

Where to Eat in Lexington


Beyond Grits

Farm-to-table. Field-to-fork. Foodie-approved. You’ve heard it all before. But let’s be real, this is Kentucky. We were farm-to-table before farm-to-table was cool. And while we’re no stranger to the southern classics, we go way beyond beaten biscuits and gravy around here. Re-imagined Southern staples coupled with inventive bourbon-infused creations lend a unique Kentucky quality to our cuisine that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. So, come see what all the fuss is about and dig into our flourishing, flavorful, fearless food scene. 

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Featured Restaurants

They’re all the rage. See for yourself—just make sure you come hungry.

Zim's Cafe

215 West Main Street, Suite, Lexington, KY, 40507
(859) 785-3690

Located in Lexington's renovated historic courthouse, this restaurant and bar serves delicious...

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse, Lexington

City Center, Lexington, KY, 40507
(859) 554-7000

Perfect for date night as well as corporate dinners and events, this regional brand is known for its...


362 E Main Street, Lexington, KY, 40507
(859) 309-3039

Generous portions, Prohibition-style cocktails and a rustic, elegant space are what you’ll find...

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Have Your Bourbon and Eat It Too 

Around these parts, there’s a lot of bourbon. And there’s a lot of people who really love bourbon. So folks here have become pretty dang good at infusing things with America’s native spirit. We’ve got bourbon-glazed meats, bourbon ice cream, bourbon bread pudding, bourbon barrel-brewed beer, bourbon balls, bourbon vinaigrettes, bourbon-soaked cherries... Some might call it an obsession. But here in the heart of Bourbon Country, we wouldn’t have it any other way.