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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
I had the 8oz Filet Steak. The favor and tenderness was outstanding. Highly recommend. The sides were lacking and the side salad would have been better with lettuce instead of weeds. Nice atmosphere but priced a little too high. Overall I would give it 4 out of 5.
We had out of town friends visiting from Indpls. Blue Heron didn't disappoint. They were truly impressed and so were we. From the creative cocktails, extensive wine list, to the delicious entrees including the sea bass special (exceptional!!), to the delectable desserts (crème brulee) they commented how fantastic it all was!!! We will definitely continue to go back. Parking continues to be the only issue for all of the restaurants.
Food was not that impressive compared to what's around town. Anniversary meal. Tile fish special was terrible. Had to send back. Lamb was good, charbroiled flank was so so. Apple crumble dessert-undercooked apples. Sad. Only outstanding item, fresh oysters with their rice vinegar sauce! Service decent.
We've been to this restaurant many times and have never had a bad experience until this past weekend. We have always known the parking was awful, but this time was especially bad. They only have about 10 spaces for entire restaurant plus the on street parking. We drove around for about 20 minutes trying to find a place to park so we wouldn't get a ticket or get towed. There was a police car parked near the restaurant and 2 more down the street so parking in one of the "resident only" lots was not an option. When I made the reservation I said it was our wedding anniversary, and we'd like to be near the fireplace. When we finally made it to the restaurant we were taken to the glassed in patio and seated by the window near the entrance stairs...not even inside the main area. It was unbelievably loud out there. We were going to try to make the best of it until the waiter came and we couldn't even hear what he was saying. It was almost laughable. We even commented to him how loud it was and he agreed with us. I understand people want to have a good time, but we wanted to enjoy a quiet evening at a nice restaurant that we've enjoyed in the past. I shouldn't have to yell across the table at my husband. We ordered our drinks and then couldn't taken it anymore. When the waiter brought our drinks we explained our situation and asked to be moved. He checked with management and said they didn't have anything any better. We told him to cash us out. We figured if we were going to spend almost $200 on a meal then we should enjoy it so we checked OpenTable for other restaurants in the area that had availability. We paid $29 for drinks we didn't touch and ended up at Portofinos where we spent well over $200 and had a nice meal for our anniversary. I understand all requests can't be met, but when you make them a week in advance it shouldn't be a problem especially when the hostess took us right past an empty 2 person table by the fireplace then ignored me when I asked about it.
When we got to the restaurant we were greeted by our host immediately. She sat us in a nice corner of the restaurant and within just a few minutes we were greeted by our server. It was very obvious that she had been involved / with the restaurant for many years. She was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. As a group of four, we ordered various entree's with one appetizer. The appetizer was superb. Baked oysters. Most of us ordered steak. Although my steak was cooked a bit more than I like it, the steak(s) were flavorful and tender.
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.
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