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Shakespeare and Co

367 W Short St, Lexington, KY
(859) 367-0413
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Ranked #30 of 768 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Wed 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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KY
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119 reviews 119 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

After having dined multiple times at the Lexington, KY downtown location, I joined some friends for dinner at the new Chinoe Road location earlier this week. IT was a major disappointment. Reservations were made approximately two weeks prior to my group of 20 adult diners eating at the restaurant. The restaurant had planed for our arrival and set up a... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went here on a date. The decor is fun and interesting to see. We both enjoyed the brain teasers on the back of our placemats. I had chocolate hazelnut crepes (which taste like Nutella) and Jasmine tea. My husband had chicken noodle soup. We both enjoyed our food. The restaurant is in a nice location and it has plenty... More 

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Allison B, Director of Sales at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

I discovered I wanted to work for this company when I went on a date here and loved it! So glad you enjoyed our restaurant and seemed to have a lot of fun with our décor! We do have a beautiful Banquet facility that is an excellent spot for events! Please keep us in mind when you host an event!... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Eating here was a neat experience. When you step in this restaurant, you step back in time. The decor is amazing. You felt like you were eating in 1500's England. The menu did not hold a lot of items, but what it did offer sounded delicious. I had Shrimp pasta. It was very good. It had nice big shrimp on... More 

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Allison B, Director of Sales at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed our Victorian ambience and great food! Always great choices with our pizza or pastas! We hope you return and try more of our extensive menu! Thank you for taking the time to post. More 

Springboro
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed the atmosphere here. The food was great and our server, Drew, was super nice! The menu was very large and had plenty of variety.

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Allison B, Director of Sales at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

I will pass this along to management about your enjoyable experience! We always love our servers mentioned so I will pass this along so Drew will be praised! Come join us again! More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

I got the grouper with lemon butter. It was good. I would order it again. I got the chocolate fondant cake served with vanilla ice cream. Extra points for the candied orange slice. All in all I was not disappointed but I was not blown away either. The wine list is sufficient but not extensive. The service I found very... More 

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Allison B, Director of Sales at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

Thank you for your review David! I hope you return and try other items on our extensive menu! I am glad you were well taken care of and enjoyed the food. We are actually all on the same page with our wine list and are in the process of making changes so thank you for your suggestion and keep coming... More 

Key West
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Shakespeare and Company is definitely not your average upscale restaurant! You know that when you enter the door and observe the eclectic furniture -- including couches at table! And you definitely know when seated at one of those tables by the standing rack holding paper napkins! (When was the last time you enjoyed a rack of lamb with paper napkin... More 

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Allison B, Director of Sales at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

Your review made me hungry! Thank you for posting! We are know for being eclectic and our prices have a wide range especially since we serve breakfast all day so we are trying with the paper napkins because we want to be considered a casual dining restaurant. You can definitely still make it a fancy dining experience! I will take... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You have to stop in here for the ambience and the drinks. I honestly don't remember what I ate, but would go back a dozen times because of the the other things I mentioned.

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Allison B, Director of Sales at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

Thank you Kim for posting about your experience with us! We are so thrilled you enjoyed everything! I hope you remember what you had next time ;) More 

Lexington, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The owner is from Dubai, and his wife is from France. A great combination of backgrounds for decor and food. Glad to see they've opened a new location right around the corner from my home. You can find offerings from something simple and inexpensive to a gourmet meal. We had food there that reminded us so much of our trips... More 

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Allison B, Director of Sales at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

I am very proud to work for such lovely people that are so worldly but extremely down to earth and I am thrilled you agree, Frank! I will pass this on to them and I hope you continue to return to us for great experiences to come! Thank you! More 

Lexington, KY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I visited Shakespeare and Co. in August 2014 prior to reviewing venues in the Lexington area on Trip Advisor. During my first visit, the experience left something to be desired. It took a while for our server to greet us and to take our drink orders. Once we ordered our food, I received the wrong order. I ordered a fish... More 

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Allison B, Director of Sales at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

I apologize for your less than satisfying experience with us! We strive for great service standards but we do make mistakes at times unfortunately. We appreciate you letting us know so we can continue to improve things. Please give us another try and I will take your review to management so we can make sure our staff will be reminded... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The food is consistently ok...but the service and atmosphere take it to a whole other level. It is a step outside the box for lexongton restaurants. Never had bad service and always love looking at the decor. Great brunch and lunch spot.

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Allison B, Director of Sales at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed brunch with us! I love our breakfast menu and not sure if you know, we serve it all day! We hope you dine with us again soon and maybe even try our other options. Thanks for joining us! More 

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Additional Information about Shakespeare and Co

Address: 367 W Short St, Lexington, KY
Phone Number: (859) 367-0413
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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