About Dudley's on Short
Lexington, KY 40507
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
First, the service is always great. Very ...
First, the service is always great. Very attentive wait staff. The food however, my wife's steak was ordered medium, it came out moving on the plate, well just shy of moving. It was twin filets, the waited saw it and immediatley took it back to the kitchen to correct, they corrected 1 of them but the second was still rare, doesn't make sense. I ordered the strip special which was good, 14 ounces and also undercooked for med rare but I ate it anyway. My friends both ordered the salmon which was of course, raw in the middle and both sent back. Perhaps they overbook and rush to get food out but when everyone is eating at different times, it makes for an awkward meal. Overall I spent about 150 bucks with wine and tip and I left feeling cheated. I am a fan of Dudleys and eat here often but I want a redo on this meal...
My fiance and I had a spectacular meal t ...
My fiance and I had a spectacular meal this past weekend at Dudley's! We loved the creativity evident throughout the menu. We started our meal with the bacon and cheddar beignets and crispy chicken skin, then moved on to the sunchoke and Parmesan soup before splitting the scallops for our main course. We loved the cozy environment and ambiance, and the location was ideal for catching our show at the Lexington Opera House that evening.
We would highly recommend and will definitely be back!
Our experience at Dudley's was phenomena ...
Our experience at Dudley's was phenomenal overall. My boyfriend had the filet & crab and did not leave one bit untouched! I had the wilted Brussels sprouts salad, which was good, but plain. The serving was also very small- and this is coming from someone who is usually satisfied by a small, vegetarian salad. Our bottle of wine was excellent, service was excellent, and the atmosphere was excellent. We called ahead to mention it was our anniversary, and every single staff member we interacted with wished us a happy day. That was impressive. The pot de creme we had impressed my "not really a desserts guy" boyfriend! The biggest improvement would be the addition of actual entrees for vegetarians. Overall, we would come again for a celebration.
We went there for a special valentines d ...
We went there for a special valentines day date and we had a wonderful time, great food, great service and honestly not as expensive as we were expecting. It was a bit louder than we would've cared for, but it was the Saturday before Valentines and I'm sure that played a part in that.
A local favorite that never disappoints. ...
A local favorite that never disappoints. The menu is always inventive and there's something for everyone. The burger is a favorite comfort dish with excellent fries! The soup is different each day and usually worth a try. The salads are big, fresh and full of flavor. The chicken salad plate is more than you expect. The brunch menu offers more for different tastes, including the burger and salads. Did I mention the breads and muffins? That's the best part!
Lovely atmosphere, beautiful Lexington b ...
Lovely atmosphere, beautiful Lexington building.
A touch pompous, when asked to recommend a wine to accompany our dinner in the $60 price range the sommelier said, I believe we may have some bargains on the list. He then recommended the house wine... really!
Food was good.
We arrived a little early so we went to ...
We arrived a little early so we went to the bar for cocktails. Shortly we were shown to our table.
It took just a few more minutes than it should have for our waiter to arrive but it wasn't excessive. After that everything went smoothly and all us enjoyed our delicious appetizers, food and deserts. Everyone liked the different dining rooms and areas. That really makes for a unique experience. We are planning on coming back in the near future. Thanks for your hospitality.
We've always had great experiences here ...
We've always had great experiences here and Dudleys is my favorite for a special occasion(wedding anniversary in this case). My wife and I commented that we thought it was some of the best table service ever. The butternut squash soup was fantastic and creatively served. The lamb and duck are both spot-on!
Dudley's resides in a fabulous historic ...
Dudley's resides in a fabulous historic building. The service was outstanding. Overall we really enjoyed the food. The octopus was a miss with a soggy scallion pancake, but otherwise very strong. The bar could use some work. They appear satisfied with being a KY bourbon bar. The bartenders were not craft oriented. Not only did they not have Mezcal, they did not know about Mezcal or Pisco. Wine selection pretty strong.
Seriously one of the best meals we've ha ...
Seriously one of the best meals we've had anywhere - and we've traveled pretty extensively around the world! Who knew the best was right in the heart of bluegrass country! Beautifully appointed setting, attentive service, and excellent food all came together for a memorable experience. Even though we have family in the area, we'll definitely be coming back from Columbus OH and Indianapolis IN just to enjoy Dudley's. Save table 18 for us!
This was my first time at Dudley's; I on ...
This was my first time at Dudley's; I only moved here 2 months ago. Everything about the restaurant was outstanding. My sister and her husband were visiting, and I was delighted that the restaurant I picked was much, much better than average. I'm going there again by myself!
I love Dudley's. It's always ween my fav ...
I love Dudley's. It's always ween my favorite restaurant in Lexington. The staff is great-friendly and relaxed. My favorite entree is the Pasta Dudley style, but I've found the specials to be excellent also. I love the city vibe in the bar area and the casual elegance in the dining room. Dudley's is a great place for a special occasion or a business lunch.
My husband and I recently celebrated our ...
My husband and I recently celebrated our annual Christmas season tradition of brunch at Dudley's. The bloody marys were creative and exceptional as were the fried oysters and cheese/chive scones. The corned beef hash was the best ever and the Eggs St. Charles was a delight. Our server offered very friendly and attentive service.
The dining room is lovely. The food and ...
The dining room is lovely. The food and service were excellent. My only disappointment was the wine price. We purchased a bottle to drink during dinner and enjoyed it immensely. So much so, that we went shopping the next day to find a bottle to drink at home. We found it at a local liquor store for one fourth the price! Dudley's markup seems a bit extreme to me.
Dudley's never disappoints! Spectacular ...
Dudley's never disappoints! Spectacular service and fabulous seasonal menu! The butternut squash soup was delicious and presented beautifully, and the ahi tuna was as delcious as always. The jam cake and pumpkin creme brulee were to die for! My favorite restaurant for that special dinner!
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