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Downtown Restaurants

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Downtown Restaurants

Downtown Restaurants

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: $ - $$$$


Hospitality


 Fine Dining

These are some of our favorite upscale restaurants within five or six blocks of the Lyndon House:

Distilled $$$
Forbes: One of the best Southern Restaurants in America - Restaurant & Bourbon Bar. 

Dudley's $$$
One of Lexington’s favorites, located in historic downtown and serving an award winning American Cuisine. 

Portofino's $$$
An innovative blend of Italian and American Cuisines, with a "nuovo-elegante" ambiance and sophisticated wine list. 

Tony's of Lexington $$$$
A traditional steakhouse fare shares a table with innovative cuisine.

 


 Casual Fare

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.”

Carson's $$$
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.”