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“Good food, good beer!”
Review of The Village Idiot

The Village Idiot
Ranked #30 of 930 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

In town on business. The beer is good, I really liked the Kentucky Bourbon Ale. The BELT and the Idiot burgers are really good. Fries are seasoned very good. They have a nice selection of bourbons there too.

Thank Nate W
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

We went here not knowing what to expect. It is a great restaurant in a cool "vintage" building. The food was surprisingly good. All three in our party had very good to excellent dinners. This is from some foodies and some non-foodies. The stuffed gnocchi was the highlight. As a special, is it likely not offered every day. But, get it if it is offered. The building is very nicely redone inside, while retaining the brick walls and older feel. The use of light-colored wood is very nice and keeps the area feely roomy, even though it is a small building. The service was also very good. Go if you are in Lexington!

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Thank Gail B
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

Loved the brick interior and they had a top-notch food options, as well as a nice selection of local craft beers. Plus the staff wear t-shirts that say "I work for the village idiot"...funny stuff. It's also a very easy walk to the Lexington Opera House.

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Thank TLW0rley
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

Most of the reviews of this restaurant are great, so don't be scared off by a few mediocre ones. The food was terrific and different, the staff was exceptional, and the atmosphere is very relaxed (it's more of a pub). The restaurant isn't very big, but it's cozy and modern. The staff was very polite, and our waitress was terrific. I asked our waitress for a recommendation on appetizers, and she recommended crab tater tots ($9) which were AMAZING. My husband had lobster/truffle mac-n-cheese ($17) which he said was one of the best things he's ever eaten (which is saying something, he loves to eat). I had the sea scallops, which is the most expensive thing on the menu and only comes to $21. They came on a puree of celery root with a spinach/bacon salad and some sort of walnut/cranberry chutney which was soooo good.

We will be back because there are so many more things to try on this menu.

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Thank WhitneyWatercutter
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

They have some very different food. Not a normal menu when I went and had to ask a lot of questions. I didn't think it was great but I was stuck to a pork chop because I didn't know what the other dishes were. It is downtown in a little bar district so it is a nice convenience if you are staying down there or going to a game.

Thank Kyle W
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