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Restaurants in Versailles, Lexington and Midway you may enjoy

For local casual dining, there is a small quaint café (Melissa's Cottage Café) with Sinatra style music in the background that is walking distance from the Inn. It has "home style" food that is enjoyed by many. Veggies, homemade pot pie, roast and mashed potatoes, etc., and a long list of deserts.

There is also an American Grill/Sports Bar restaurant called Riccardos. Located in an old train depot that is less than a mile away on Main Street that has ribs, burgers, salads and a good Shepherd Pie.

There is Napa Prime, with gourmet burgers and salads, fish tacos, dinners, and great service. Setting is small but food is very good and servers are friendly.

There is also Addies at Woodford Inn that has a good lunch or dinner. They have a small, quaint, separate bar as well.

All restaurants serve wine and beer daily if desired.

The first fine dining restaurants recommended are in Midway, scenic 12 minutes away. They are locally owned with award winning chefs. All the restaurants that we recommend at this link are locally owned.

*Heirloom in quaint, artsy little Midway, 12-15 minutes away is a favorite with Elise and our guests for lunch or dinner! Midway is a fun place to explore with gift shops, antique shops, boutiques, and a wonderful men’s clothier
(Crittenden’s). Everything on the menu at Heirloom is delicious and the service is great. Gourmet style food with emphasis on fresh and local. www.heirloommidway.com

Asterisks below are by ones that I especially enjoy.  But all listed are good.  ~Elise

Dudley's Restaurant

(Locally owned, fine dining in historic, lovely downtown Lexington location) Has wonderful rooftop dining in season. The rooftop garden was beautifully designed by award winning horticulturist Jon Carloftis.

259 West Short Lexington, KY 40507
Now open in their new location, Dudley's Restaurant offers adventurous continental entrees, a good wine list and cozy bar in an elegant setting. A local favorite for lunch and dinner.

*Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano & Bar

4456 Nicholasville Road Lexington, KY 40515

Jean Farris Winery and Bistro

6825 Old Richmond Road Lexington, KY 40515
Open for tours, tastings and wine sales. The Bistro at Jean Farris is open for dining. Call ahead for days and hours of operation. Is a bit of a drive, but guests say it is worth it to them.


3347 Tates Creek Road Lexington, KY 40502  and Palomar Center 15 minutes from inn.
Casual yet upscale meat-lover's paradise. Filet mignon, prime rib, New York strip, ribeye, porterhouse cuts. Malone's also has Sushi, Pasta, and fish and poultry dishes.

Wines on Vine

400 Old Vine Street Lexington, KY 40507
Wine bar, wine shop and restaurant. Sandwiches and entrees. The Mediterranean Pasta is a favorite.

Tony's of Lexington

Located on The Square 
401 West Main Street Lexington, Kentucky 40507.
At Tony’s, we use USDA Prime beef and the freshest seafood brought in daily. This is the place where traditional steakhouse fare shares a table with innovative cuisine. We offer easy access to a relaxing, great time. 

Distilled at Gratz Park In

120 West 2nd St, Lexington, KY 40507
Owned by the same Chef as Heirloom in Midway 


735 Main St. Lexington, KY 40507
COLES 735 MAIN features a menu full of local inspiration and world-class fare; every dish is hand crafted like a fine piece of art. Lexington-born Executive Chef Cole Arimes showcases reinvented American classics, global flavors, and eclectic artisan dishes.