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“Rehearsal dinner at the Merrick Inn.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Merrick Inn
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Ranked #2 of 885 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: New Circle Road exit 18
Description: For nearly 40 years, the Murray family has owned and operated Merrick Inn, located in the immaculately maintained manor house of Merrick Place; for years, one of the finest thoroughbred farms in the Bluegrass region. Merrick Inn is located on Merrick Court,off Tates Creek Road, just inside New Circle Road at the top of the hill in Merrick Place.Visitors to Merrick Inn enjoy superb signature southern cuisine and innovative American dishes, complemented by unparalleled service. Murrays' pride themselves on being the establishment of choice for those in the thoroughbred industry, area residents and visitors to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday at 5:30PM. Enjoy cocktails in our lounge after dinner.As weather permits, enjoy lighter fare and entertainment on weekends on one of the most attractive, comfortable and popular patios in the area.
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“Rehearsal dinner at the Merrick Inn.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

From the first time I called until we walked out the door we received exceptional service. The cozy atmosphere feels like you are dining in someone's home. The food is probably the best food in Lex. The cost for a party of 21 was high but you are paying for great service, a wonderful meal and staff that caters to your needs. I don't think 1 person in our party had a single complaint. Thank you for making this a very special occasion.

  • Visited May 2014
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Lexington, Kentucky
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61 reviews
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“Great experience.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

The food at the Merrick Inn is excellent, and prices are a little high. Lighting is very dim and reading the menu is difficult as a result. Valet service is NOT complimentary. Good place to go for a special occasion.

  • Visited May 2014
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Lexington, Kentucky
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“Appetizers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Best Calamari, grouper finger, and nachos in Lexington. Great service and atmosphere. Wish they were open for lunch and music on weekends

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nancy H
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Lexington, Kentucky
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“One of my very favs!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is my very favorite restaurant in Lexington. The food is amazing, the atmosphere inviting and truly southern. It's a bit pricey and not a good place to take children. But if you are looking for a special night out for birthday, anniversaries, or a romantic evening out, you definitely won't go wrong with this place. They have a beautiful patio area as well if you like sitting outside.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Susan R
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Oldsmar, Florida
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3 reviews
“Great place for a family celebration”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

We chose Merrick Inn for a family celebration of a graduation. We were overwhelmed with the hospitality of the staff, and especially our server. We weren't rushed and the food was delicious. We ordered filets, grouper, pork chops, fried chicken. From the fried banana peppers appetizer to the peanut butter pie and butterscotch pie for dessert, we were not disappointed. They even accommodated a severe food allergy with grace! It is located in a beautiful setting and we loved it! Thanks for making our celebration a wonderful evening.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Sue J
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