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“Wonderful lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Holly Hill Inn

Holly Hill Inn
Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Midway
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farmers are at the heart of Chef Ouita Michel's menus at Holly Hill Inn, a fine-dining restaurant in America's Bluegrass horse country and near the Bourbon Trail.
Lexington, Kentucky
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307 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Wonderful lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a superb holiday lunch. The food was excellent and the service was also. The restaurant is difficult to locate in such small town. The Crank and Boom peppermint ice cream was very fine especially served with their own baked cookie.

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English first
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“An enjoyable meal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

First off, you get a gold star if you can find the Inn. The food was pretty good but not enough to make the place so hard to find. We dined here for a birthday date and enjoyed it enough to return. I wasn't blown away by the meal but it earned the Inn a return visit. I believe the menu changes regularly, you might call ahead if you're a vegetarian to make sure there's a suitable selection. The food is definitely fresh and you can tell thought and care went into the preparation. The servers were polite and attentive. The main dining room is on the small side but I don't recall hearing the conversations around me. There is a space for groups and front porch seating. Overall, a good meal featuring local products. I'm happy to have finally dined here.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Autumn birthday celebration”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

We chose Holly Hill Inn for the beautiful fall drive from Lexington. The service was excellent with our needs anticipated. It is a 3 course fixed price meal. I chose the squash bisque soup which was seasoned and presented with flair. For my entree I had the flounder encrusted with pistachios and sauce piperade served with chestnut dumplings and leeks vinaigrette . The food arrived hot and the presentation was appealing. For dessert I chose the pumpkin Panna cotta. The best I have ever tasted! Creamy with caramelized pecans on top! It was a light dessert so I was able to enjoy it without feeling uncomfortable. Very nice dining experience!

  • Visited October 2013
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Made Life Event Special”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

I am from Pennsylvania and getting engaged in Kentucky. I wanted the place to be a surprise so I choose from a list of best place to eat in Kentucky. Expectations were high but I can say that the Holly Hill Inn exceeded expectations. The staff were wonderful. The service was excellent. The food was oustanding. The restaurant itself has a great ambiance. We were touched by the dessert plate which came with Congratulations written in chocolate around the plate. We were also given a card that was signed by all the staff working that evening. We both had a fabulous time. Renee stated it could not have been more perfect. Thank you Holly Hill Inn for pushing a big night right over the top. I could not be more appreciative!

  • Visited October 2013
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Loudon, TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great Lunch Fare”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Our Home Owners Association planned a weekend trip to Lexington, KY to take in several sites. The day we arrived, we had a pre-ordered lunch at Holly Hill. We were given three choices for our entrees (chicken dish, pork, or fried trout). Our salad was the same for everyone (pears with spinach, blue cheese and walnuts) and dessert was a Kentucky Bread Pudding. All the food was very tasty and the service was very attentive. The building is an old house and worth going to next time you're in the Lexington, KY area.

  • Visited October 2013
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