About Dudley's on Short
Dudley's Restaurant has been a mainstay on the Lexington dining scene since 1981. Dudley's offers delicious modern American cuisine with an impressive wine list to match.
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
Dudley's on Short Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I are in Kentucky for work. ...
My wife and I are in Kentucky for work. We have lived all of over the world from Paris to London, Hong Kong and San Francisco. We were immediately pulled to Dudley's because of its curb appeal and worldly elegance.
The food reflects certain creativity and has a fine balance of different tastes. Our second meal at Dudley's was a bit disappointing because the Duck entree dish came with a substantial fat on it. We pointed this out to the waitress but she said that it was supposed to be like that. Later she came back confirming that it was not the way it should be served. They offered a dessert to counterbalance this experience but it really should have been taken off the bill.
My wife and I dined at Dudley's on Septe ...
My wife and I dined at Dudley's on September 30 to celebrate our 4th anniversary. We arrived early, so we enjoyed great drinks and friendly service at the bar until the time for our reservation. Our server, Kevin, was fantastic and listened to our questions and never let us wanting for anything. The butternut bisque was superb, and so were the smoked olives. My wife enjoyed the filet and asparagus. My lamb was cooked perfectly. This is a great place for special occasions and anniversaries.
All in all, a great dining experience fo ...
All in all, a great dining experience for 7 of us in our party. However 2 in group had the pasta special of the night, and both declared it tasteless & awful. One guest sent it back & got a steak, which they thoroughly enjoyed. The other guest simple took one bite, and that was all. Everyone else's food was very good & we had a great waiter.
What a view from the patio! The service ...
What a view from the patio! The service and ambiance were amazing. They didn't care that we were loud and obnoxious and having a fabulous time. They joked with us, answered all our questions and made recommendations. The only negative was that I got the pork and it was so dry I couldn't eat it. All the other food was fabulous!
Dudley's on Short is remarkably outstand ...
Dudley's on Short is remarkably outstanding! I and my fiancée went and celebrated our anniversary. They took good care of my ordered roses, put it neatly on the table. The food was well prepared, and fit the season perfectly! The service was fantastic. And we enjoyed a surprised complimentary anniversary desert from the restaurant.
Thank you Dudley's for preparing us a truly memorable anniversary.
This was my first experience at Dudley's ...
This was my first experience at Dudley's and I was quite impressed. The food and atmosphere were great. The only negative response is that our server seemed to care more about the table of 6 than my table of 2 as he rarely came by because he was always at the table of 6. But overall it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend.
I had to send back the Steak Frits twice ...
I had to send back the Steak Frits twice for it being cold and the over cooked; however, all of the appetizers and desserts were awesome that my group had. Our waitress also did her best to make up for the kitchen's mistake. I would definitely go back, but unfortunately this meal didn't do the food justice.
We absolutely enjoyed our birthday meal ...
We absolutely enjoyed our birthday meal at Dudley's. We ate on the rooftop patio and it was terrific. I mentioned to my wife that I felt like I was in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C. The service was impeccable and the food was great.
I highly recommend the rooftop patio. A great find in Lexington dining.
An excellent fine-dining experience. Th ...
An excellent fine-dining experience. The restaurant is amazing and always has been - I've been going to, and enjoying, Dudley's since the late 1990s and this particular visit was no exception to their amazing hospitality. The price is fairly high, as fine dining tends to be, but not exceptionally costly (simply what one would expect for this type of thing).
They have/serve Pappy Van Winkle for those who are fond of good bourbon (as I am) and their wine selections are adequately narrow, but well selected, that even a neophyte to wine, such as myself, can just "pick a wine and go" without disappointment. Further, their classic dishes, such as the Tournedos Maxwell are, and always have been, amazing.
We had not been to Dudley's for years, b ...
We had not been to Dudley's for years, but decided to visit again to celebrate an anniversary. The new (to us, I think they've been on Short St. for several years already) location is really good for a nice dinner - set in an older house with high ceilings and only a few tables per room. There is something on the menu for everyone, and the food was very good; as was the service. The wine list is also very nice, and I especially like that they have several selections available in half-bottles. This was very helpful when I had halibut and my son had beef! Overall, it was a great dinner, and I will not wait years to return!
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