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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
The bar was nice for a drink while waiting for our reservation time. The restaurant was clean and we'll decorated which made it very comfortable. The wait staff was very attentive. Our food was served in a timely manner. The food was hot and tasty and the portions were adequate. Over all we had a good dining experience with the biggest issue being cost. For what we got the tab was high at nearly 145.00 for two people.
Our server, Sara, was so wonderful! She made the experience extra special! We were celebrating a 25th birthday and had the 40oz Porterhouse for two! Everything from the drink (the witching hour was fabulous) to the meal was phenomenal! Highly recommended Blue Heron for any special night you have!
We really enjoyed our experience at the Blue Heron ! There was only one dish that was quite overly salty (Shrimp and Grits) and I would think might benefit from a little more taste testing and we might steer from in the future. This would NOT stop us from going back. We really loved everything else!
Amazing food! Moscow Mule was the best I ever had. Fresh made syrups and juices for their drinks. Steaks perfectly cooked with fresh made sides that were delicious. Giant onion ring appetizers were great. House made steak sauce and dipping sauce for the onion rings were great.
Blue Heron is our go-to when wanting a nice dinner out. They never disappoint. Glad dinner last night was with friends we hadn't seen in months, as we had lots to catch up on and were in no hurry...otherwise our subpar server may have bothered me. Instead we enjoyed the food and relaxed conversation . Will write it off as a fluke as normally the service is quite good.
We really enjoyed a wonderful anniversary meal there, menu is based heavily on top end steaks and prime rib, but does offer seafood dishes. Also ordered a decadent chocolate mousse dessert. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful with menu choices. We did mention to Open Table that is was our anniversary but perhaps notice didn't get passed onto staff as it wasn't mentioned? ! Ambiance was charming, exposed brick walls, old fireplace and opened up ceiling covered in wood.
We really enjoyed our dinner at Blue Heron. The waiter was very knowledgeable about wine, and the local ingredients. We had an appetizer special of morrell mushrooms that was amazing. Awesome fried chicken and gravy for me, and my husband had an excellent NY strip. I would definitely recommend Blue Heron for a date night... quiet enough to have a conversation.
First visit to Blue Heron and enjoyed very much! We were seated on the indoor patio area and it was lovely. Less noisy and could hold conversation without shouting. Steaks were delicious. Highly recommend! Glad they had a man outside to direct us to parking spot too!
We were visiting for the Rolex Horse Event and walked to Blue Heron for dinner. Such a cute neighborhood spot. Very attractive interior with wood and high ceilings. Would highly recommend the grilled oysters and sautéed mushrooms for appetizers...also the salads are huge. Our server was attentive, and overall the dining experience was excellent.
Surely a spot to visit if you are traveling to historic Lexington.
Two words attracted us on Blue Heron Steakhouse's menu: Peter Luger.
Having previously dined at the famed Brooklyn steak house (and still ranking it as the best steak I have enjoyed in my life), my wife and I thought it somewhat audacious of a steakhouse in Lexington, KY to reference a 40 ox. porterhouse steak for two as "Served Peter Luger style." No way, we thought, that this steak could approach the gold standard for red meat . . .
But the great surprise is that the Blue Heron delivered!
Indeed the presentation was definitely Peter Luger-esque and the steak was awesome! (We ordered medium and the filet side of the steak was perfect, the strip side was more medium-rare.) And with two sides per person included it was well worth the price. It was a good call to not order an appetizer and regrettably skip dessert when ordering this plateful of beef for two. Definitely come hungry.
One other great thing, and something that never happens with Saturday night dining, New York or Lexington or anywhere: we showed up about 20 minutes before our reservation time and were advised our table was waiting; we were seated immediately. I'm sure that doesn't happen all the time, but it was a great start to our dining experience.
Save the airfare to New York, omit the brusque German waiters in Brooklyn, and feel free to use a credit card (not an option at NYC P.L. locations) . . . Blue Heron is Luger in Lexington!
Can not wait to go back! The Porterhouse for two was done perfectly as was the Ceaser salad. Cocktail menu had a good variety from bourbon to vodka mixed with fresh ingredients. Makes such a difference. High quality without being pretentious. A new favorite!🥂
I would have normally give my 5 star review as we love the Blue Heron but tonight with the temperatures dropping so dramatically (80 degrees to 40s) sitting on the screened in patio was very chilly. There weren't any tables available by the fireplace. Food and service were still excellent.
Overall our experience was OK, not spectacular or worth going back. The restaurant has a small dining area with A LOT of tables close together. We were given a table shoe horned between a column, 2 other large tables and the bar. Inarguably the worst table in the house-so much so the server apologized for it when we got our check. We did ask for a different table initially and were told that was the only option. We were celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary or we would have left. While the food was great we weren't really able to talk at all as the place was really loud due to dense table layout. I had the 24 oz porterhouse and my wife had the seafood pasta special-both were excellent.
We had a business dinner where all the food was wonderful. The noise level was at a good level, no problems hearing each other. One area that could have been better was our server. There were times when drinks would be empty for a longer time than they should have been. Overall, a very nice, quaint place.
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