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Shakespeare and Co

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American, International, Mediterranean
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367 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507
+1 859-367-0413
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 145
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  • 50
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  • 17
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, great atmosphere

I ate with a group and all seemed to really like what they had ordered. I tasted someone's lamb skewers, and they were quite good. I ordered the cobb salad, but had them use mixed greens instead of iceberg lettuce. The chicken on it was intentionally dry and nondescript, but it didn't seem to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Ringgold, Georgia
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Lexington, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Nice decoration. Went with friend for lunch at Chinoe löcation. I had breakfast -average. Had to ask for Juice twice before I recieved. Breakfast was OK. Friend has Chai Latte - not warm. Friends food average and "tasted strange". Friend ordered dessert- chocolate cake -again not warm -was sim to chocolate volcano cake. Did like pistachio and almonds served with... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jessica C, Director of Sales at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

We always want to leave our customers inspired, I'm sorry to hear we fell short the day you were with us. I will take your feedback to my Chinoe restaurant managers and kitchen for review to look into where the error was this week on the temperatures of things as well as the timeliness of our service. I apologize and... More 

Ringgold, Georgia
Top Contributor
213 reviews 213 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I ate with a group and all seemed to really like what they had ordered. I tasted someone's lamb skewers, and they were quite good. I ordered the cobb salad, but had them use mixed greens instead of iceberg lettuce. The chicken on it was intentionally dry and nondescript, but it didn't seem to hurt the overall experience of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jessica C, Director of Sales at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

We hope to give all of our diners the experience you all had with us, a variety of food & everyone happy with what they god. Thank you for your feedback on some of the items you all tried, it's helpful to be able to take these to my kitchen & restaurant managers to see where we can use improvement... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I came here for brunch on Sunday. I went to the Chinoe spot, this location is very different than the downtown one. It has high ceilings and very spacious. It is beautifully decorated and has many different options for seating like couches, tables, cushioned chairs and tables. I ordered the Mediterranean breakfast. It came with a spread of hot tea... More 

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Jessica C, Director of Sales at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

It's always nice to hear our guests who have dined in both locations & find value in what we put in the atmosphere of our restaurants. You are exactly right, it's about the experience! I'm glad to hear you tried the Mediterranean breakfast & enjoyed something different. Our menu offers a little something for everyone, it's great hearing about a... More 

Michigan
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We stopped here for drinks on our stroll through town. The drink list is nice and the drinks are hand crafted. We sat at the bar and the bartender was very friendly. I would make this a stop in the future for certain. Cheers.

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Jessica C, Director of Sales at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

We are happy to hear our new cocktail menu is a hit! Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it and are excited to have you with us again. More 

Niantic, IL
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Decided to eat here because of the cute atmosphere I read about online. The décor is unique and fun and outside seating is also available. However, the food was not good. I ordered the Fiesta Skewers, which was 3 skewers (lamb, chicken, steak) on a bed of Mediterranean rice. The rice was ok, but the seasoning was overpowering and the... More 

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Jessica C, Director of Sales at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear you were displeased with your experience with us on the 21st. As a company we pride ourselves and are given regular compliments on our Fiesta Skewers and the Fish Sandwich so I will take your feedback to my management and kitchen for review to make sure the recipes are correct. We value the feedback from... More 

Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Pleased to see a menu with "finger foods" rather than appetizers, for those of us with smaller appetites. The lamb skewers were perfect.

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Jessica C, Director of Sales at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

As a company we want to provide options for all of our guests with appetites big or small. We appreciate your feedback about the menu & lamb skewers and hope to have you with us again soon! Very Best, More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Top Contributor
213 reviews 213 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I can best describe the atmosphere as “interesting.” It is a bit like having dinner in your grandmother’s living room, and to be honest, we really liked the atmosphere. We went here for dinner, although my kids both ordered breakfast food, while I had the salmon and my wife a salad. Overall, the food here was good, the kids liked... More 

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Jessica C, Director of Sales at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

Loved the description of the atmosphere and we are glad to hear your family enjoyed it! We appreciate your feedback about where we excelled in your experience with us, the opinions of our customers is how we can measure our success as well as figure out where we can improve moving forward. We hope you all will stop back in... More 

Winchester, Kentucky
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

There are now two Shakespeare & Co. restaurants in Lexington. This review is for the Chinoe Center location. A rather gaudy and yet tasteful scene hits the eye upon opening the door to the restaurant. Several small pink chandeliers hang at different levels to the left, towards the middle are what appear to be Louis XIV single lounge chairs surrounding... More 

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Jessica C, Director of Sales at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

You've got a good eye, what a great description of our Chinoe dining room & your meals! We are happy to hear you and your wife have enjoyed your experiences with us and that our staff has been well-trained in the art of serving their guests. We want people to feel comfortable and not rushed when they are with us,... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
436 reviews 436 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The atmosphere is certainly different, a nice place to have lunch with your girlfriends perhaps. When we stopped in they were very busy and seemed to be down a server. I was served a rotten cucumber (obviously mushy and slimy) I showed the waitress this and a replacement was not offered nor was a discount taken off of the bill.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Jessica C, Director of Sales at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that we missed the mark while you were with us. I know first impressions are game changers and I am taking this to my restaurant management to be discussed if you would like to send me some contact information we can try to reach out to you. I apologize that there was nothing more done... More 

Blountville, Tennessee, USA
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was a visit to see my daughter. She had bragged on this restaurant and she was right.... Wonderful ambiance. Great food.

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Jessica C, Director of Sales at Shakespeare and Co, responded to this review

It is a good feeling to hear us being recommended by our local customers and even more to have reviews like this. Thank you for taking the time to let us know we are a go-to in town. We are happy your enjoyed your dining experience with us while visiting your daughter in Lexington, we hope that you ladies can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 367 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-367-0413

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, International, Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm

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