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Nick Ryan's

157 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1758
+1 859-233-7900
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
157 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1758
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Reviewed today

We went there for dinner. The food was good. The pork chop was outstanding. Drinks were fairly priced. Their wine list was limited. If in Lexington again I would not hesitate to go back. Fair warning they do not have valet service or a parking...More

Thank ramango
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great food excellent service and wow what a desert enjoy a nice romantic time with loved one it was a wonderful evening

Thank jvej100
Reviewed 1 August 2018

My husband and I ate there on 7/28/18. It was Restaurant Week in Lexington and we had the chef's special (USDA Prime NY Strip). The service was excellent and our server was very friendly. The steak, however, was very thin and so tough and chewy...More

1  Thank Julie B
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Have been many Times -- Great Ambience, Unique ,Food and Good Service.The Bar is a Great Stop for a Cocktail or Full Dinner - they have outdoor seating and also a private function room - I have used all 3. Most recently I had my...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely the worst service we’ve had in Lexington. We had a reservation at seated right away. However, the server seemed to completely avoid us for 10 minutes and then go on to serve another table immediately after they sat down. Rude/horrible service helped guarantee we...More

1  Thank C_Ky_Traveller_
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Our large family group ate at Nick Ryan's for dinner. The menu offered a wide variety of choices, but we mostly chose dinner salads. The salads were large and fresh and very good. Service was efficient, given the size of the group.

Thank William J
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to Nick Ryan’s but not our last! The servers were attentive, informative and friendly. We ordered the corn fritters with honey butter as an appetizer and they were delicious! I ordered the grilled salmon and my husband ordered the special of Panko...More

Thank Jonesky
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Nice little restaurant tucked away on a side street in downtown Lexington. The food and service were good. Nice place for a date night. It isn’t an ideal place for young children or toddlers.

Thank michael_samaan3
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I’ve heard a lot of people talk about how great Nick Ryan’s is so we finally got an opportunity to try it with some friends. I considered ordering a bourbon flight but had already tried all but a couple of the bourbons they offered with...More

1  Thank Fourkinntheroad
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Brought my daughter for dinner as a treat. We both enjoyed our meal on the patio. Our service was good.

Thank Bobbie C
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Christy M
23 February 2016|
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Response from Goukats1 | Reviewed this property |
I called and they said that although they do not have a separate children's menu, the kitchen would be glad to accommodate with some items like hamburgers, etc. for children. Just ask when you get there.
7 February 2016|
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Response from Goukats1 | Reviewed this property |
I just called and ask them and they do have some gluten free items on their menu.
27 August 2015|
Response from barbara w | Property representative |
We recommend business casual, but there is no formal dress code. Thank you for your question
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 157 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1758
    (W. Main St. & W. 2nd St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-233-7900
  • E-mail
Modern Southern-American restaurant on Lexington's Historic Jefferson Street. Come enjoy seasonal cuisine, lively atmosphere and good people. 5-10 minute walk to Rupp Arena. Great place to enjoy dinner before the Cats play in Rupp!!!
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