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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Nick Ryan's

Nick Ryan's
Ranked #73 of 892 Restaurants in Lexington
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: W. Main St. & W. 2nd St.
Description: 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!!!
Seattle WA/Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

Great food, great service. All around wonderful experience with a nice atmosphere. Soup, salad, main and dessert all high quality, fresh and service timed perfectly.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“The Food was Raw and (refridgerator)Cold”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Nice ambiance and an attentive server. Cocktail and wine was quick to arrive. Then the honeymoon was over. Soup..fair. Caesar salad..poor. Wait for it...The presentation was great so I was shocked to see my friend's pork chop RAW on the inside. There was no discussion during the ordering about how to cook the chop. So it was an assumption it would be cooked throughout. My hot brown (a generous portion) was still ice in the middle and scalding hot on the sides. The server did all the right moves and spoke with her manager and the bill taken care of by the restaurant. There were not very many folks in the restaurant/bar (as it was before 7:00) it seems that the manager could have stepped over and addressed this themselves or provide an excuse if they could not. POOR MANAGEMENT

  • Visited February 2013
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Lexington, Kentucky
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Fun atmosphere! Good for special occasions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

We are here for a friend's 30th birthday. We arrived before our reservations so we set out in the sunroom area and watched the UK game. Despite the freezing temps outside, the room was warm and and cozy! The ladies lounged on the couches while the men sat at the bar. It had a very southern, beachy, feel out there- perfect for a winter's day! Our dinner was good and the service was great! It was a tad pricey, but for a special occasion it was great! The short ribs were delicious as well as the multiple appetizers we all shared! We will definitely be back!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank teacherash88
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Lexington Ky
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Another fabulous evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

4 of us ate dinner on dec. 18. 3 of us had shrimp and grits and the other had the crab cake. The shrimp and grits were divine. I don't normally order this dish but so many people have raved about it that I decided to try it. I am so glad i did! The shrimp were delicious and were cooked perfectly. The grits were delicious too. Our server was busy as he also had a large group but his timing was great. We never had to wait for an offer of another cocktail or to have our water filled. I love this place and will continue to come back again and again.

  • Visited December 2012
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Shawsville,MD
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2012

Great food, excellent price, easy parking out front! Friendly service, nice variety of offerings, and VERYt tasty southern cookin!!!

Visited November 2012
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