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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%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“pork chop” (8 reviews)
“short ribs” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
157 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508-1758
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Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

Steak overcooked, potato undercooked. Used to be a very good place. Maybe a bad night but many world class/big city equal restaurants in Lexington. they need to pay attention to the details. Want them to succeed for long term...

1  Thank Ocropper
Reviewed August 11, 2015

My husband & I along with another couple enjoyed dinner here on a Saturday night. We were seated in the bar area which is a lovely room with a wall of glass doors/windows. We all enjoyed our entrees, although the service was a little rushed....More

1  Thank Gail S
Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for drinks only after lunch elsewhere. Service was very friendly, nice bar and lots of eating area. Recommend the "Bite the Bulliett" cocktail. Would definitely try the cuisine next visit to Lexington .

1  Thank Grannyofthree
Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

We met friends here tonight for a very rare night out. I've been here 3 times before and have always had great experiences, and our friends don't live in Lexington so it was my suggestion--one I won't be making again. To be fair, my dining...More

2  Thank MW0126
Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Nice but not fabulous. Ahi tuna was excellent. Butternut Squash Ravioli was like a bowl of soup. We expected better...maybe 3-5 large ravioli pillows drizzled with a special sauce. We didn't have time to send it back. Cocktails were good. Wait was a bit long....More

1  Thank Lesflan
Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Love Nick Ryan's! I usually go for the burger here. It always taste great. I really enjoy sitting in the patio area. Very nice family owned restaurant. Highly recommend!

Thank Sabrina G
Reviewed June 28, 2015

My wife's comment "This is perhaps the best filet I've ever enjoyed." I concur, it was exceptional. Beautiful restaurant, attentive staff, nice to sit on the patio and enjoy your meal.

Thank Brian G. S
Reviewed June 24, 2015

In Lexington staying at the Hilton and walked the few blocks to this restaurant for dinner. It was hot so we ate inside, but the patio looked lovely. The server said the shrimp and grits were their biggest sellers so I tried them and enjoyed...More

Thank Maggie S
Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

I've given this place a few chances and leave a bit underwhelmed each time. I like the lunch a bit better than their dinner as its a bit more reasonably priced for what you get. Neat part of town. Service is hit and miss, and...More

Thank kytraveler859
Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went with family and some out of state visitors. Everything was good. The appetizers were much enjoyed. The rib nachos were substantial, even my teenage son struggled to finish them. Best for sharing, perhaps. The antipasto was ok, and those who shared the fried oysters...More

Thank sueontheroad12
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Christy M
February 23, 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.
February 7, 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.
August 27, 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
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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