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DeSha's American Tavern - CLOSED

101 N Broadway, Lexington, KY 40507-1228
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
21 Feb 2016
“It's gone. So sad. ”
17 Sep 2014
“Now closed as of 1-1-14”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
101 N Broadway, Lexington, KY 40507-1228
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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

It was sad to see this disappear from downtown Lexington. Urban outfitters took its spot. It had excellent food and was a great date night place.

Thank Crystal Dawn R
Reviewed 17 September 2014

This was a nice place, sorry its gone but gone it is. Lexington has dozens of great places to eat so no reason to ever be hungry while visiting the Bluegrass area.

Thank RealtorGuyLexington
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Good but gone. Clothing store taking space. What more can I say to fill you silly space requirements. Dumb.

Thank jumphi
Reviewed 4 March 2014

The food used to be excellent here, but over the years I thought it became quite bland and was then over priced for the quality.

Thank Americanhoney_12
Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

End of an era. Hated to see it go. Lease issues with new landlord. This location was part of a group with several different names. There is still a location in Lexington called the PUB which is part of the group and has other locations...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Went there with friends, and the gnocchi was amazing. The others had the specials and they were outstanding also

Thank Mark F
Rachel K, Guest Relations Manager at DeSha's American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2013

Thanks for the review Mark! Glad you enjoyed your food so much!

Reviewed 12 November 2013

We always stop in before a UK game and have never been disappointed. They handle the crowds well and get the food and drinks out pretty fast. We only had an appetizer this time but the spinach artichoke dip is great! We live in Maysville...More

Thank Amy K
Rachel K, Guest Relations Manager at DeSha's American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2013

Thanks for always stopping in to root on the Cats! Also, thanks for being so loyal to both locations we truly appreciate it!!

Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

Stopped on a recommendation of a fellow traveler that happens to visit the area often and was not disappointed. Gouda cheese and chicken rigatoni was excellent with great flavor and creamy. The salmon with whipped potatoes was equally delicious. Cornbread is served pre-dinner though a...More

1  Thank toddswartz
Rachel K, Guest Relations Manager at DeSha's American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2013

Thanks for the review and joining us! Glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed 31 October 2013

Location was great, right in the heart of downtown Lexington. The food was overpriced for the quality which was about average. Drinks were also quite pricey. There are definitely other options out there with better value for money.More

Thank worldtraveler0632
Rachel K, Guest Relations Manager at DeSha's American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2013

Thanks you for the review. I am glad you appreciate the atmosphere and location. I apologize we didn't meet your expectations on food. We would like to hear more of where we can improve. If you are willing, please send your contact information to info@tavernrestaurantgroup.com....More

Reviewed 28 October 2013

Sat in the bar fwith only I other customer at the bar. Four different workerswent behind the bar to make drinks ( including one guy who made a drink for himself) and finally after 8 minutes I was offered "what'd ya want?"

Thank Tom W
Rachel K, Guest Relations Manager at DeSha's American Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2013

Tom, we apologize for this service. I assure you this is not our normally attention and will be addressed with our team. I do hope we can make this up to you. If you are willing, please send your information to info@tavernrestaurantgroup.com. Thank you.

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  • Address: 101 N Broadway, Lexington, KY 40507-1228 (Formerly De Sha's Grille & Bar)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
THIS LOCATION IS CLOSED. Located in Downtown Lexington across from Rupp Arena, deSha's is known for savory American entrees and warm hospitality. We have an extensive offering of beer, wine, scotch, craft cocktails and specialize in top-barrel bourbons that can be enjoyed in our dining room or The Horse & Barrel bar. It's a great place to dine, drink and gather.
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