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The Village Idiot

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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
+1 859-252-0099
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17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
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Saskatoon
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great meal. The muscles were amazing and the pork chop was perfect. Our server was fantastic. She was very friendly and knew the menu inside and out and made great recommendations Definitely will be stopping in the next time I make it to town!!!!

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Thank Jason K
Danville
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406 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The experience the five of us had at dinner seemed disjointed, clunky, unorganized. Drinks, salads, and appetizers all came out at different times--and in different​ order--for each of us. However, the entrees were very good. Well prepared and well presented. Not sure why things were off this visit. Perhaps an opportunity for improved or refreshed staff training? Or kitchen organization... More 

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Thank VAD859
Kerrville, Texas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The menu is new, and the food is great! We had fennel salad, burger of the day and Scotch Eggs. All excellent. I had never had a Scotch Egg made with a duck, but it was very good. Burger with blue cheese and bacon was one of the best I've had. Great variety of beers. We plan to go back... More 

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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

A small but creative menu. Large bar menu. The craw fish hushpuppies were very good. We had the mac n cheese with pulled pork and the Idiot burger. Service was good, atmosphere was typical for a gastro Pub.

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Thank Missy H
Philadelphia
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608 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Service was good, ambiance was nice and relaxed. Menu looked fun. But all the food was heavy, lacked flavor and creativity. The duck and waffles was the best dish by far.

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Thank PelleasPhiladelphia
Clarksville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Trendy menu, great reviews, perhaps we just got one of those odd ball times where things didn't go right. Restaurant very busy and very very loid, sports bar loud. Waited a long time for food, food delivered to wrong table, so they rushed our order through again. Mussels were great, crawfish hush puppies with smoked ketchup were awesome, rabbit was... More 

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Thank Stan C
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

It is one of my favorite places in lexington. The food is really good and has a very good beer tab selection. I do recommend to get there with time or make a reservation because it gets crowded pretty fast!

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Thank Daniel D
Lexington, Kentucky
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

so we went there for Valentine night for a late dinner. the place is nice & food was average. But the servant was totally unhappy for some reason, she was slamming the dishes on the table! with no smile on her face. We ordered soup for my wife and when we got the food the soup was not there. So,... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The whole experience last night at this restaurant was terrific. We were seated in the bar, our choice, and welcomed by our very nice waitress Andrea. She even turned down the music a little as we were seated under a speaker and we thought it was too loud. The menu was very interesting and would have enjoyed trying many of... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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204 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Three of us came for dinner. The service was great. My son-in-law had a hamburger and loved it. The other to dinners we ordered were okay. Nothing bad, but a little overpriced. With drinks it became very expensive. Next time, I would just have drinks, maybe an appetizer and then go somewhere else for dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
Monday
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
17:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 01:00
Saturday
17:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-252-0099

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?