About Blue Heron Steakhouse
The Blue Heron Steakhouse is located in the thriving historic Jefferson Street corridor. We offer an excellent menu with steakhouse classics and modern Southern fare with specialties such as fresh oysters, the finest cuts of beef, shrimp and grits and more. Our restaurant started as a hand-crafted cocktail bar and consumer demand made it obvious that we needed to expand to a full-service kitchen. The Blue Heron is situated in a renovated home with exposed brick, a beautiful, locally crafted chandelier, a roaring two-sided fireplace in the colder months and an expansive patio for warmer weather. Locally owned and loaded with character, The Blue Heron is a perfect setting for an intimate date, an evening with friends or simply a casual dinner while watching the game.
Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 5 pm - 10 pm
Friday - Saturday 5 pm - 11 pm
4 pm - 2 am
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The Blue Heron has a private parking lot right beside the restaurant. There is also ample on street parking in the area.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Blue Heron Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews
We have been to Blue Heron many times an ...
We have been to Blue Heron many times and always enjoy it. This time the restaurant was not as busy (Thursday night) and the waitress was pleasant but a bit inattentive. 3 of the 4 people ordered steak filet and we had to ask for steak knives. At least one person was served their potato without the sour cream and butter cups and after asking for it, was never served it. The young lady was a bit quick and could've slowed down a bit since the place was not packed as it would be on weekends. Seafood special was great, as always.
We were seated on the enclosed patio whe ...
We were seated on the enclosed patio where several cars shined their headlights into our faces. Service was slow, it took too long to get drinks. Normally drinks are great but this time they tasted watered-down. The pasta/prawn special lacked flavor. My avocado salad contained a hair that did not belong. I did not alert the waitress, rather I discontinued eating the salad. The bill was $104 for 2 entrees and 4 drinks. Not worth the price. Disappointed. We have had great meals and drinks here previously but this was not one of those times unfortunately.
Blue Heron provides a very tasty selecti ...
Blue Heron provides a very tasty selection of cocktails, steaks and local vegetables. Try sitting in the enclosed side room for a quieter evening (just ask the server to have the music turned down). Lovely fireplace and though not inexpensive it remains the best value steak in Lexington.
My second visit, first was for my birthd ...
My second visit, first was for my birthday a couple months ago. Paulina was our server both times and she was fantastic, all the staff were great. Last trip we were seated on the outdoor patio but this time in the main dining room at a corner table which was more than satisfactory. The food, drinks, ambience & service were wonderful and I look forward to my next trip!
My wife and I were visiting from Nashvil ...
My wife and I were visiting from Nashville. We dined prior to attending a UK football game. The food and service was very good. My wife had the fish of the day and I had the pork chop with a cup of the butternut squash soup. Both the pork chop and fish were fresh, very large portions and well prepared and the soup was excellent. The West Six Ale was very good as well. We will definitely eat here again on future visits.
Our first date.....a memorable one indee ...
Our first date.....a memorable one indeed...from our fabulous Russian waitress...to our 2012 Opus One the crab cakes heavenly....the filet mingon perfection veggies great crisp bite, the blackened halibut devine...our sambuca ended a perfect evening...hats off couldn't have asked for more. My date has traveled the world and here I did it above excellent. he had never been to Kentucky but will be coming back, and we will be back to the blue heron.
We love great food and great service. Bl ...
We love great food and great service. Blue Heron definitely delivered on all fronts! The wait for food was a little longer than expected but we quickly forgot about it when we started eating! The food and wine was incredible!!
Best filet I have had in years. Most pla ...
Best filet I have had in years. Most places have a problem getting medium right. Perfectly seared on the outside. Nice and juicy inside. Server was very attentive and knew the menu and wine list very well. Enjoyed our first trip. Won't be our last.
Our first visit here! This was a last mi ...
Our first visit here! This was a last minute reservation and only had two time slots available. We chose the 8:30 slot and still had a few minutes to wait due to a packed house! The porch was a nice place to hang out while we waited as it poured rain. Once seated it took a couple of minutes to be waited on, but nothing terrible. We ordered the Pear Rhum and an Old Fashioned, Both mixed well and a decent size with out over icing! Next we ordered the Grilled thick cut bacon appetizer! Where to start.... IT BACON! The plate came with a great presentation, along with fresh cracked pepper upon approval! I describe it as a thin pork belly plate, and the 'steakhouse sauce' with the fresh tomato and raw sweet onion was perfect! next we ordered the 40 oz. porterhouse for two, (HIGHLY RECOMMEND! and it comes with 4 sides!) even though I am normally a ribeye man most of the time this was cooked to absolute perfect mid rare(at 2 1/2 inches thick)!!! Presented Peter Luger Style meaning already butchered and sliced ready for consumption with the Jus and Butter on the bottom of the plate!!! The sides were standard fare for the most part, baked potatoes and green beans (cooked almondene) and broiled broccoli with chili flakes. Lastly, a coffee and one of the best Crème brûlées in town!!! Which they graciously put a birthday candle in for us. Overall the service was good, timely, and knowledgeable. The atmosphere a bit noisy, and dark(several people using light from their phones to read the menus) but still a nice and historic building that houses a great steakhouse to rival the others in town!!!
I had read about Blue Heron on Opentable ...
I had read about Blue Heron on Opentable and wanted to try out a new restaurant in Lexington ( since me and my husband tend to frequent the same places). I read rave reviews about the Porterhouse for two. I got the Porterhouse for one and my husband got the seafood/pasta special. The pasta was great--very flavorful with scallops and a great cilantro pesto sauce. My steak however was not as flavorful. It was chewy and fatty and underseasoned, which was disappointing for a $38 entree but I didn't want to complain. The service was wonderful (Nicki I think). I would return to the restaurant but would not get the steak. All in all, it was a very nice date night out.
Lovely food, lovely ambiance, great serv ...
Lovely food, lovely ambiance, great service...limited parking., though the parking "Guru" has never failed us. It is NOT cheap, unless you are in the upper quartile of income, you won't be eating here every day. But it is well worth the money you spend.
Our server, Polina, and she was outstand ...
Our server, Polina, and she was outstanding. Did a great job reviewing the menu, the daily items for that evening and kept her eye on us to see if we needed anything else.
The only negative to our evening was the slowness of the bar in getting our initial order out (about 15 minutes). Subsequent drinks came much quicker. Supposedly only one bartender on duty which slowed things down. My wife ordered a "special" drink and the waitress was not sure if the bartender could make, checked and said he could-my wife gave it very high marks saying it was excellent. They only do a 2 oz pour so if you prefer a stronger drink you may need to order a double.
Overall we would go back. The steak-the porterhouse for 2 was excellent, cooked perfectly. Every bit as good as another steakhouse in the downtown area and much less expensive. Excellent quality overall.
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