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  1. #1
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    Default 5 weeks until Rolex! Restaurant advice

    I am going to Rolex with a few friends and we need some restaurant suggestions. We are staying only a few miles from the Horse Park, on Newtown Pike.

    We went to Merrick Inn last year, and liked it. But want some new palces to go. Also ate at a few other places, but can't remember where they were.

    Any suggestions, for casual/slightly nicer restaurants, with good food would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks very much!!!



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    This is a little ways away, but well worth the drive:

    http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/65/70087...ery-Versailles

    Darn good food, very casual, you can sit outside on the patio if the weather is good.

    This restaurant is in town and pretty close to the KHP, really loved their food, fun to try southern cooking, also casual and reasonable.

    http://www.ramseysdiners.com/

    Have fun! I love going to Lexington!!



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    Midway has a wonderful selection of restaurants. Is the Wallace Station in Versailles affiliated with the Wallace Station in Midway?
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    My favorites are Azur, A la Lucie, and Dudley's. Those are all upscale though. I'm not a Ramsey's fan (all fried food, and home cooking-not my favorites), but always seem to end up there one night. At least to drink some beer!

    Jalapenos is ok for Mexican food. Hard to compare with all the good Mexican food we have here in TX though.

    Another favorite is the restaurant inside Joseph-Beth bookstore. Problem with that is that even though the food isn't real expensive I always end up shopping!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraKY View Post
    Midway has a wonderful selection of restaurants. Is the Wallace Station in Versailles affiliated with the Wallace Station in Midway?
    Versailles Post Office absorbed Midway last year. Should be the same place only the mailing address has changed.
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    My daughter and I loved this place. Can't wait to have their artichoke dip again! It is sort of upscale fast food like Noodles or Qdoba. http://www.smashingtomato.com/index1.html



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    Quote Originally Posted by ReSomething View Post
    Versailles Post Office absorbed Midway last year. Should be the same place only the mailing address has changed.
    Time flies...it's been about that long since I've been to Midway.
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    Saul Good is another excellent place. There is a location by Fayette Mall and another in Hamburg. It is pretty casual with decent prices. For something a little fancier, The Chop House and Columbia's are really good steak houses. Tons of mexican places, most are fine. Nothing spectacular but not bad either.

    Love Wallace Station! They have the best sandwiches.



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    Malones!!! The bottomless Lexingtonian salad is amazing
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    I agree with A la Lucie, Malone's and Dudley's as well as The Atomic Cafe. If you are a bourbon drinker, The Horse and Barrel is not to be missed.
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    Table Three Ten in Lexington

    http://www.table-three-ten.com/

    I've never been but I follow the blog of their pastry chef. Looks delicious!



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    Dudley's was excellent, though not casual. We showed up a bit under-dressed and to their credit they were 100% gracious nonetheless. I mean, it's not formal wear, but it's a place where you should look "put together". Just pick they hay off your shoulder and you'll be fine.
    We also enjoyed Bourbon N Toulouse -- definitely fits the "casual" and "good food" bill, but nothing upsale about it.
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    Try any of Chef Ouita Michel's restaurants & you'll be pleased- Wallace Station, Windy Corner (nearer to the Park), or the Holly Hill Inn. There is nothing better than Friday night fish frys and Bluegrass music on the deck at Wallace. I can't wait for good weather to come and stay!!! (Freezing rain here today.)
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    Thank you so much everyone! I will compile this info into a list and map them out. Appreciate your help !!



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    If you like good BBQ, then go to Red State BBQ, which is about 4 miles from the KHP on Hwy. 25. They serve BBQ pork, chicken and brisket. The peach cobbler is not bad either.
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