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Jonathan at Gratz Park

120 W Second St, Lexington, KY 40507
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Ranked #8 of 738 restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: W Second St and Upper Street
Description: Regional Redefined Cuisine in Historic Downtown Lexington, Located Inside the historic Gratz Park Inn
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152 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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Concord, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at Jonathan's at Gratz Park for our anniversary. It was delightful. My husband is still talking about the BBQ Quail in Blackberry sauce. The food was wonderful and the service was impeccable. Before our trip to Lexington, I did a little research on food native to Kentucky. Two of those are hot browns and... More

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Morgantown, WV
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

A group of colleagues and I dined at Jonathan at Gratz Park while in town for a conference. It lived up to its online rating with great food and outstanding service. I ordered roasted red pepper and goat cheese bruschetta -- which was delicious. For my house salad, I opted for the lemon white-balsalmic vinaigrette, which had a refreshingly light... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The dining room is extremely cozy, it has great ambiance and service is excellent. The food is decent. I had the fried green tomato salad to start. It was ok, the batter for the tomatoes was medicore. The pork fat fries with bourbon aioli that we shared at our table were delicious. For my main course, I had the fried... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Yum! We had an excellent dinner here, with wonderful, friendly service. Everything we had was made to perfection, but the beef carpaccio stands out and also the pork belly. We were the only table in the restaurant for over an hour, and then 2 other tables came in later, but that was it while we were there..very quiet evening. Not... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Nothing tasted like the menu suggested. Everything was luke warm or even cold and the service was totally missing in action. They constantly talk about "Jonathan" doing this and that, but in reality this place has fallen so low we won't be back under any circumstances. I read the other glowing reviews and scratched my head--did I go to the... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is one of the best meals I have ever had. The menu is extensive and includes delightful entrees if you are local or visiting. This is a great way to experience local flavors. Very fresh - great staff and beautiful ambiance. Don't miss the cheesy deep fried grits - loved the steaks!! There are many options on menu and... More

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Lexington, KY
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Unique menu, experienced service, comfortable surrounds and great food. What more is there to ask for.

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Encinitas, CA
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201 reviews 201 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Nice place for upscale dining with a southern flair. - We inquired about a couple of itmes that were not on the menu and made a few changes and everything was handled phenomenaly. The Bourbon recommendations were spot-on and the services was courtous and attentive wothout being pushy. I'm looking forward to returnig on my next trip to Lexington

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Huntington, West Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I came her after a basketball game with my husband. The dining room, although formal, had many casually dressed people from the game. We chose to eat in the bar this time. I would definitely do it again. It wasn't really more casual, but seemed more intimate, with a fire burning to add to the charm. It's the third time... More

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washington dc
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

This is a great place in Lexington for a superb meal. I have taken my parents here for several years. The pork is my favorite. Shrimp and grits out of this world. The wait staff is impecable and professional. The setting is nestled inside a great inn. Jonathan is a great host and the last visit he came out and... More

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