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.
Lexington, KY 40508
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
Spent a Friday night to celebrate a birthday. Got there early (6pm) and out reservation allowed us to be seated right away. Nice casual steak house. Enjoyed the entire dining experience. Baked Brie was very good as an appetizer. Four of use were there. I split the Porterhouse for two. Other dishes were Strip Steak and Filet Mignonette. Brought to us at the correct temperatures and sides accompanied the main course very well. Desserts finished off the dinner just as we hoped. Will be back soon
Always a great choice! We have dined here many times and the experience is consistently exquisite. Steaks cooked to perfection, fried chickens perhaps better than my mom's, shrimp and grits best in the south and chocolate mousse to die for. Yep! I highly recommend the Blue Heron.
A very quaint little place. Great service with personable server and hostess. Only problem was potentially the kitchen, as far as timing. There was an extremely long period of time between salad/appetizers being served until the entres came out. We were actually no longer hungry. I didn't time it, but it might been 45 minutes. Yet, a nice place.
Our Saturday evening our party of 4 arrived on time and was promptly seated and then greeted by Emily, our waitress. She did a very good job of attending to our needs during the evening without being intrusive. Our food was what we have come to expect from this restaurant. Only the COLD HARD BREAD was a disappointment. This was our first experience with this bread and the evening would have been better if the bread had not been served. All the sides, appetizers and entrees were excellent. We like this restaurant and look forward to our next trip there.
The Porterhouse for 2 was just so so. Not a lot of flavor and was tough. The cream spinach was like water. Our table was a located in an area that had a cold draft. We asked to be moved somewhere that was warmer but was not allowed. They increased the temperature but it did nothing for the cold draft, so we were still cold. We were really disappointed and should have went elsewhere for dinner.
Service was fantastic from hostess to waitress. Wife and I split a steak, they actually cut her a five ounce portion off my T-Bone and cooked it medium while my remaining portion was a perfect Medium rare, how many places would do that? Overall an excellent experience.
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 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 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 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!
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