LEXINGTON DINING GUIDE / 37 Portofino $$$ L D V Located in a beautifully renovated downtown building,this fine Italian eatery is all about sophistication.Complementing an award-winning wine list,the menu features pizzas,pasta,sandwiches and salads made from the best ingredients alongside elegant décor and walls lined with artwork from Kentucky artists. Visit during warmer months to dine on their vine-encompassed patio. 249 East Main Street – (859) 253-9300 – portofinolexington.com Tony’s of Lexington $$$ D V An upscale addition to downtown’s“The Square,”Tony’s is dedicated to delivering elevated hospitality and artful dishes.This white-tablecloth eatery offers hand-cut USDA Prime steaks and an ultra-fresh selection of seafood, plus exquisite side dishes like the popular bourbon whipped sweet potatoes. 401West Main Street – (859) 243-0210 – tonysoflexington.com Triangle Grille $$ B L D Located in the Hilton Downtown hotel,right across fromTriangle Park, Executive Chef JoshuaWinslow prepares a mix of traditional and innovative dishes in an upscale,yet comfortable environment.Regional cuisine,made with fresh,local ingredients include the Lyons Farm angus filet mignon. 369WestVine Street – (859) 281-3773 – trianglegrille.com Tulip Bistro & Bar $$$ D V G A French-American inspired menu with cozy lighting and intimate seating. Offering everything from steak frites and mussels,to the grilled jerk chicken club.This upscale French bistro is a wonderful place to bring a date or grab some friends and sip a cocktail on the patio. 355 Romany Road – (859) 367-6687 – thetulipbistroandbar.com DATE NIGHT 58 59 60 57