FINE DINING AND CASUAL FARE
When many guests first make their reservations at Lyndon House they ask if there are wonderful restaurants nearby and would we make a reservation for them. Well, since they will be staying in downtown Lexington this is an easy request to honor. Most of Lexington's culinary talent practices downtown and the chefs offer a variety of cuisines, specialties, and artistic culinary expressions.
Price range: $ - $$$$
These are some of our favorite upscale restaurants within five or six blocks of the Lyndon House:
Forbes: One of the best Southern Restaurants in America - Restaurant & Bourbon Bar.
One of Lexington’s favorites, located in historic downtown and serving an award winning American Cuisine.
An avant-garde Italian restaurant located in City Center at 160 West Main Street.
Tony’s of Lexington $$$
A traditional steakhouse fare shares a table with innovative cuisine.
Many of our guests arrive with travel-fatigue and just want a comfortable place to have a relaxing dinner. The best remedy is one of the downtown bistros - small restaurants with a bar and a casual atmosphere. They serve a variety of comfort foods - including a burger and a beer. The following is a list of casual restaurants within walking distance of the Lyndon House:
Alfalfa's Vegetarian Restaurant $$
Vegetarian fare with “Innovative and eclectic homemade eats.”
Blue Heron Steakhouse $$$
Comfortable and Chic, locally owned.
Gray Goose Bistro $$$ (temporarily closed)
California style bistro serving “gourmet pizzas that rock.”
A Rustic and Chic Bourbon Bistro
Corto Lima $$
A Latin inspired restaurant specializing in a new brand of Latin cuisine with a modern interpretation.
County Club $$
A Hip Bistro “exploring and expanding the KY tradition of smoking meats.”
Stella’s Kentucky Deli $$
Serving healthy meals using locally grown products.
Smithtown Seafood $$
Home grown eats “emphasizes local foods and old-fashioned Kentucky recipes.”