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Tony's of Lexington

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Tue, 1/22
8:00 PM

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

Location and contact


Blue Points on the Half Shell
Featured Oysters
Shrimp Cocktail
Alaskan King Crab Leg
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Mustard aioli + hot smoked paprika. The mountain of Maryland colossal lump blue crab elevates our crab cake to rock star status. At Tony's Steaks and Seafood, we bake this giant cake and serve it with our house-made assertive dijonaise. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Triennes Viogner, Alsace, FR, Saint M Riesling, Pfalz, GER; Bottle: Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ
Pepperoncini + cherry tomatoes + garlic aioli. At Tony's, we prepare calamari in a unique way: the calamari are gently fried in a seasoned semolina flour, then tossed with pepperocini and roasted baby tomatoes. Dip these babies in the accompanying roasted garlic aioli…crazy good. Popular With: By the Glass: Hi Def Riesling, Mosel, GER, Maschio Prosecco, Veneto, IT; Bottle: Domaine Carneros Brut Sparkling, Carneros, CA
Beef Tartare
Egg yolk + capers + crostini. A generous portion of our hand-cut beef tenderloin, combined with a mixture of Worcestershire, Dijon mustard, shallots and capers, topped with a raw egg and tomato brunoise. A steakhouse classic with Tony's contemporary flair! Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Reginato Sparkling Malbec, Menodza, ARG; Bottle: Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ
Prince Edward Island Mussels
lobster tomato saffron broth + chiles + garlic + chorizo. We serve a mountain of mussels, simmered in an aromatic blend of fresh herbs, Spanish chorizo, lobster tomato saffron broth and red pepper flakes; they are finished with white wine. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Abrigio Fratelli Rosa, Piemonte, IT; Bottle: Robert Sinskey Pinot Blanc ½ Bottle, Carneros, CA
Seared Ahi Tuna Tartare
Soy + sesame + candied ginger + avocado puree + cucumber and carrot fennel salad. Light and fresh; a perfect start to a meal. Pairs Well With: A sparkling white wine; Ask your server for inspiration and guidance
Romaine + crispy asiago + signature caesar dressing. Fresh green leafy romaine hearts are mixed with traditional Caesar dressing made in-house daily. We finish this classic salad with finely grated Parmesan and a crispy Pecorino Romano chip
Iceberg Wedge
Iceberg lettuce + tomatoes + bacon + ranch dressing. A quarter head of crisp iceberg lettuce, generously mounded with fresh roma tomatoes and sweet-smoky applewood bacon. We top our creation with your choice of house-made peppercorn ranch, bleu cheese or ranch dressing. A final sprinkle of bleu cheese crumbles adds the finishing touch
Romaine + feta + tomato + red onion + olives + greek dressing. Fresh, green leafy romaine lettuce, tossed with roma tomatoes, shaved red onions, black and green olives. We sprinkle it with authentic feta cheese and our savory house-made Greek dressing
Grilled Caesar
Baby romaine + crispy asiago. Fresh, crispy romaine hearts are seasoned and brushed with olive oil, then gently grilled. We then brush these beauties with our house-made Caesar dressing and top it with a Peccorino Romano crisp. The Perfect Start: Enjoy this wonderful salad before one our famous steaks or amazing seafood
Mixed Greens
Tomatoes + cranberries + onions + goat cheese + candied pecans + sweet basil balsamic. This salad has all the right elements–a great mix of sweet, salty, creamy and crunchy. The Perfect Start: Pair this wonderful salad with one of our great steaks or amazing seafood
Tomato & Mozzarella
heirloom tomatoes + stracciatella + baby arugula + extra virgin olive oil + aged balsamic. Tony's takes the ubiquitous tomato and mozzarella salad and spirals it in a new direction. We use golden and red grape peeled tomatoes. This preparation makes it more receptive to our house-made marinade. The cheese–stracciatella—is also marinated in a mixture of lemon juice and zest, red pepper flakes, and fresh basil, transforming it into wonderfully fluffy pillows. Your taste buds will thank you. The Perfect Start: Enjoy this wonderful salad before one our famous steaks or amazing seafood
House ground prime + San Marzano tomatoes + pecorino romano. Made with house-ground strip loin and hand-cut filet, our rich bolognese sauce is layered with robust flavors and herbs and topped with fresh grated Pecorino Romano. Fennel and red pepper add a depth of flavor to our exuberant sauce. Rigatoni, Tony Ricci's favorite pasta, is the perfect companion to the sauce. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: A to Z Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, OR, Raymond Merlot, Napa Valley, CA; Bottle: Il Poggione Rosso Di Montalcino, Toscana, IT
Pappardelle Fra Diavolo
Shrimp + spicy tomatoes + black olives + roasted pepper mix + spinach. Savory red pepper pappardelle pasta with grilled shrimp, crushed olives, baby spinach and diavlo red sauce. Tony's takes seafood in Lexington to the next level! Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Pierazzuoli Chianti, Toscana, IT; Bottle: Moris Super Tuscan, Toscana, IT
Pistachio Pesto Orecchiette
Grilled chicken breast + parmesan + asiago + pecorino romano. Our house-made pesto is made with a mixture of basil, parsley and pistachios. We pair this with perfectly grilled chicken, orrichiette and a generous smattering of cheeses. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Chime Pinot Noir, North Coast, CA, Dreyer Sonoma Chardonnay, Sonoma, CA; Bottle: Grgich Hills Chardonnay ½ Bottle, Napa Valley, CA, Cakebread Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA
Bucatini Primavera
Seasonal vegetables + roasted tomatoes + white wine herb sauce. Always a new dish, we change our vegetables with the season. The white wine herb sauce adds a brightness to the dish. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Lucky Country Shiraz, McLaren Vale, AUS; Bottle: Whitehall Lane Merlot, Napa Valley, CA, Two Hands 'Gnarly Dudes' Shiraz, Barossa Valley, AUS
Penne Carbonara
Pancetta + sweet peas + baby arugula + peccorino romano. Loaded with pancetta, sweet peas, baby arugula and Romano cheese, this crowd pleaser pairs well with a crisp dry wine and our grilled romaine salad. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Corzanello Bianco, Toscana, IT; Bottle: Tertre de Launey Sauvignon Blanc, Entre-Deaux-Mer, FR
Pasta Pescatore
Shrimp + scallop + mussels + clams + linguine + cherry tomatoes + lobster tomato saffron sauce. This beautiful dish begins with the freshest Prince Edward Island mussels and Black Tiger shrimp resting on a nest of linguine that is flavored with our lobster saffron broth. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Saint M Riesling, Pfalz, GER; Bottle: Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige, IT
New Zealand Rack of Lamb
Roasted fingerling potatoes + marinated grilled romaine heart + rosemary mustard pan sauce. Known for its exceptional quality and flavor, our New Zealand rack of lamb is seared and roasted. We serve ours with our grilled romaine heart and a fresh rosemary mustard pan sauce. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Force of Nature, Paso Robles, CA , Lucky Country Shiraz, McLaren Vale, AUS; Bottle: Clio Monastrell Cabernet Blend, Jumilla, SP
Braised Short Ribs
Guinness braised short ribs + horseradish chive whipped potatoes + smoked tobacco onions. Slowly braised short ribs are paired with crispy onions, creamy horseradish chive whipped potatoes and smoked tobacco onions. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Zinman Zinfandel, Sonoma, CA, Raymond 'R' Merlot, Napa Valley, CA; Bottle: Whitehall Lane Merlot, Napa Valley, CA Muga Reserva Rioja, SP
Bone In Pork Chop
Bourbon whipped sweet potatoes + house marshmallow + braised greens + whole grain mustard demi. The sweet potatoes play off the meatiness of the pork chop and the bitter bite of the mustard greens. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: A to Z Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR, Bodini Malbec, Mendoza, ARG; Bottle: Nada Fiorenza Barbera d'Alba, Bergstrom 'Cumberland Reserve' Pinot Noir
Oven Roasted Chicken
Crispy polenta + pan sauce + arugula. Half of an all natural, free-range chicken, slow-roasted with polenta and a savory pan sauce. Accompanied with peppery arugula greens and a white balsamic vinaigrette. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Domaine de Triennes Viogner, Provenance, FR, Red Guitar Tempranillo, Navarra, SP; Bottle: Cakebread Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA, Penner Ash Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR
9oz Filet Mignon
12oz Barrel Cut Filet Mignon
Sir Barton
14 oz Prime Cut New York Strip
Quinn's Bone In Filet
24 oz Porterhouse
USDA Prime Bone In Ribeye
Jack's Dry Aged Bone In New York Strip
Sauce Béarnaise
Horseradish and Chive Butter
Mushroom and Onion
Gorgonzola Butter
Caramelized Onion
Roasted Garlic Butter
Au Poivre
Horsey Cream
Five Cheese Mac
Fontina + white cheddar + gruyere. Tony's five cheese mac is a hit with everyone! Fontina, white cheddar and gruyere are the base of this gooey and creamy dish, which is added to curly cavatapi and topped with buttery bread crumbs. The way we make our mac and cheese promotes this side dish from a supporting role to a true superstar
Creamed Spinach
Bourbon Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Mushrooms
Brussels Sprouts
Sautéed Spinach
Truffle Wedges
Braised Greens
Baked Potato
Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
Organic Scottish Salmon
Green bean salad + hazelnuts + red onion + citrus vinaigrette + goat cheese. The citrus vinaigrette—a mix of lemon, orange and lime—pairs perfectly with the richness of the salmon. A green bean salad with hazelnuts and goat cheese rounds out the dish. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Terte de Launey Sauvignon Blanc, Entre-Deaux-Mer, FR, Chime Pinot Noir, North Coast, CA; Bottle: Rochioli Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, CA David Bruce Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, CA
Blackened Yellow Fin Tuna
Miso kohlrabi puree + seared baby bok choy + soy ginger emulsion. Blackening our tuna adds a depth of flavor and balances the saltiness of the miso kohlrabi puree. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Tintero Moscato d'Asti, Bronis Pinot Grigio; Bottle: Rombauer Chardonnay, Carneros, CA
Chilean Sea Bass
Maple sage emulsion + whole organic barley + caramelized onions + shaved sprouts. A huge portion of pan-seared sea bass sits atop a mound of organic barley mixed with sweet, caramelized onions. We finish this beautiful dish with finely shaved brussel sprouts and a maple sage vinaigrette. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Abrigion Fratelli Rosa, Saint M Riesling; Bottle: Jadot Puligny-Montrachet
Shrimp & Grits
Crispy weisenberger cheddar grits + andouille sausage + peppers and onions + cajun red eye gravy. New Orleans style shrimp and Andouille sausage are served with crispy deep-fried Weisneberger grits. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Hi def Riesling, Mosel, GER, Force of Nature Red Blend, Paso Robles, CA; Bottle: Conundrum White Blend by Caymus, Rutherford, CA, Grgich Hills Zinfandel, Napa Valley, CA
Lobster Tail
A Tony Ricci restaurant combining the classic American steakhouse with fresh modern fare, an expansive and diverse wine list, matched with award winning service.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite dinner spots in Lexington. Service is always perfect and food is great. Steaks always cooked to perfection. Side dishes are served family style and to die for. I would recommend making a reservation if you want to stop in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jennifersharp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every thing was as it should be for an appropriate business dinner. I had the fish of The day, perfect. There werent great steak options downtown until Tony’s... and soon Jeff Ruby will join the fun. Tony’s will put up a great fight!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I made a reservation at Tony’s to have dinner with friends from out of town. The hostess that seated us was abrupt and unfriendly. Our drink orders arrived promptly and our server took our dinner orders. Two of us ordered salads and a appetizer instead...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank V8018HHterryb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was impeccable, DELICIOUS carbonara best in Lexington, and wonderful pixie stick martini's!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank princess_sarah316
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t say enough about my recent experience at Tony’s. The food and service were awesome. Our server Steven and manager on duty David went out of their way to accommodate us. Tuna tartare was off the chart. Steaks prepared perfectly. Sides and dessert awesome. And...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mikefL2991JV
Tony R, Owner at Tony's of Lexington, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words Mike! We are thrilled to hear everything was phenomenal during your time with us! We will see you back at our place in the near future! 😃

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day at a conference a group of 16 of us made a reservation late in the day for dinner that night and were able to get space. When we arrived, they didn’t waste any time and were organized and got us all...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

After a day on the Bourbon Trail we were in the mood for steak and the hotel recommended Tony’s. We were glad they did. We started with a delicious grilled Caesar salad, then wife had one of the best filet’s she ever had and I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kayaktherogue
Tony R, Owner at Tony's of Lexington, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Thank you so much for choosing Tony's to end your exciting day! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us, you did make fantastic choices during your evening! We hope to see you back at our place soon!

Reviewed December 11, 2018

Because we arrived a little early for our reservation, we opted to first have a cocktail at the bar. Elly was super friendly, cheerful and helpful. From there, we had a terrific dinner of bone in prime rib steak (bring your appetite and wallet) done...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jwhopwood
Tony R, Owner at Tony's of Lexington, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us and for your kind words! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us and that everything was fantastic! We'll see you back at our place soon!

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband called over a month prior to our visit to make reservations. There were 16 in our group which consisted of employees and customers. Most in our group had never been to Lexington and we were excited to show them Kentucky hospitality, where we...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LSnyder6
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Celebrated my wife's birthday this weekend at Tony's. Excellent food and service. We sat near the kitchen on the ground floor and could barely read the menus due to poor lighting. We needed to pull out our cell phones to use the flashlight option. Our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Eric B
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but I left them an honest, comprehensive survey before leaving the restaurant. We had great interactions with the hostesses, manager, waitstaff and we told them so verbally and in writing. The personally created... More
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Some dress up but some in jeans and golf shirt
May 10, 2016|
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Response from Tony R | Property representative |
Hello! Tony's does offer many gluten free options which your server will be happy to go over with your table upon arrival. We do not offer a happy hour at this time. Thank you for your inquiry and please let us know if we... More
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