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Five Downtown Lexington Restaurants to Visit

There is a ton to explore when you visit Lexington, Kentucky. The horse capital of the world is famous for its southern charm, horse heritage, bourbon brewing, and even a unique dining scene. These downtown Lexington restaurants offer a unique experience in farm-to-table cuisine, casual dining, and spots for just a small bite!

Cole’s 735 Main

Southern charm and hospitality are infused into every aspect while dining at Cole’s 735 Main. Their entrees are centered around local meats cured in-house and other fresh and locally sourced aspects. They have a vast cocktail menu as well and have over 100 types of bourbon to sample. The atmosphere within the dining room draws inspiration from Italian bistros, providing an intimate setting while dining!


Craving some pasta during your trip? Italx puts a twist on traditional Italian cuisine with unique flavors and including vegetarian and gluten-free ingredients. Every dish is served with an elegant presentation and every entrée has the perfect wine pairing.

Arirang Garden

Arirang Garden is a family-owned restaurant that thrives on providing Korean flavors to Lexington. Their Korean BBQ stands out with evolving traditional flavors into something modern and unique. Their menu is very expansive ranging from authentic dishes to more popular meals and accommodates any budget or taste.  

Bear & The Butcher

For a more casual and contemporary dining experience, Bear & The Butcher offers meals perfect for everyone. They serve delicious American cuisine with a farm-to-table twist and provide vegan options for some entrees. Their brunch menu also stands out with their famous Gargantua, a massive bloody mary pitcher complete with a whole Turkey & Swiss sub!

Biscuit Belly

Southern flare with a twist! Biscuit Belly is a breakfast spot with dishes crafted with scratch-made biscuits. From classic breakfast plates to more unique meals like biscuit doughnut holes, unique opportunities for the most important meal of the day are at your fingertips.

Where To Stay in Lexington, KY

Uncover downtown Lexington’s local food scene and find your affordable hotel room in Lexington, KY at Bluegrass Extended Stay. Our extended-stay hotel is perfect for shorter and longer stays, whatever you may need! As a family-owned and operated business, we are committed to offering you exceptional service, every night, and all at an affordable price.

We offer a variety of accommodations such as our standard double, deluxe king, and our two-room jacuzzi suite, all designed with clean and modern furnishings. Book your stay with us today and enjoy all that Lexington has to offer!