2023 Lexington Restaurant Week Preview

Get ready to dig into delicious meal deals from area restaurants.

A restaurant with trees and a big blue penguin

Lockbox will be serving three courses for $39. | Photo by LEXtoday

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Mark your calendars and get those reservations booked, because Lexington Restaurant Week returns Thursday, July 20-Sunday, July 30. Today, we’re dishing out the details, so you can sample unique multi-course meals from 31 of our local restaurants.

This year, participating restaurants will be featuring a special Maker’s Mark cocktail — which is a sponsor of the event. Chefs and the organizers of Restaurant Week selected a special barrel that will be used — Maker’s Mark Private Selection Lexington Restaurant Week 2023.

Last Wednesday, Lexington Restaurant Week hosted a cocktail competition featuring bartenders from various participating restaurants. The winners were —

  • People’s Choice: Ramsey’s
  • Judge’s Choice: BHG / Malone’s

Now, let’s dig into all the Restaurant Week deals. Bon Appétit.

A plate of fried chicken, collard greens, and mac n' cheese.

Get your fried chicken fix at Gus’s World Famous Chicken. | Photo courtesy of @lexingtonrestaurantweek

$19 specials

  • Blue Heron Steakhouse
  • Drake’s
  • Gus’s Fried Chicken
  • Josie’s
  • Pasta Garage
  • Ramsey’s
  • Saul Good

Editor’s choice: Gus’s Fried Chicken | Fried pickles with Half Chicken Plate and a choice of two sides: cole slaw, potato salad, mac ‘n cheese, collard greens, baked beans, seasoned fries, or okra

$29 specials

  • Bella Notte
  • Blue Heron Steakhouse
  • The BLVD Grill
  • District 7 Social Hall
  • J. Render’s
  • Le Deauville
  • Zim’s Cafe

Editor’s choice: Le Deauville | Heirloom tomato starter, seared salmon, French vanilla crème brûlée.

$39 specials

  • Azur
  • Bella Cafe & Grille
  • Blue Heron Steakhouse
  • Castle Farm at The Kentucky Castle
  • Cole’s
  • Dudley’s on Short
  • Epping’s on Eastside
  • Holly Hill Inn
  • Honeywood
  • ItalX
  • Jean Ferris Winery & Bistro
  • Lockbox
  • Malone’s
  • Merrick Inn
  • OBC
  • Old Vine Bistro
  • Palmer’s Fresh Grill
  • Zen Sushi Sake

Editor’s choice: Jean Ferris Winery & Bistro | Pimento Cheese Arancini, grilled portobello risotto, peanut butter mousse.

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