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1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704 (New Circle Road exit 18)
+1 859-269-5417
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17:30 - 00:00
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Danville
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375 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Brought a group of business colleagues for drinks, appetizers, and dinner. Service was superb. Drinks were well prepared with recommendations appreciated. The appetizers were unremarkable and appeared/tasted as if they were previously frozen. Everyone voiced positive comments about their entree and sides. Overall, a pretty good experience. Not memorable. Not special. Not repeatable. Sorry.

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Thank VAD859
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I were traveling from Chattanooga with our 95 year old friend to see the Ark Encounter. Booked dinner at Merrick Inn based on high Trip Advisor rating. We can't say enough good things about this restaurant and our awesome waitress Morgan. We had one of the best meals of our lives and a month later are still... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am originally from Lexington, KY and moved away 15 years ago. Whenever I return for visits, we always have at least one meal here. This is truly where the locals go. We know!! The restaurant is in an old historic home and the dining rooms are in different rooms. Each room has a warm, quaint atmosphere, complete with fireplaces.... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Monday night has 1/2 price wine... Our server was A plus.. Great side salads and appetizers. The food was very excellent,too. They have a cute patio when the weather is warmer. Valet parking, too. The perfect place to bring out of town guests.

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Thank Jan P
Lexington, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Fried Chicken in Lexington, great bar, nice people. Lots of Lexington history. Never had a bad meal.

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Lexington
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience! Exceptional service! Nice, cozy and quaint atmosphere... excellent date night restaurant. The steak there is delicious! Must try!

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Thank mgonzalez275
Lexington, Kentucky
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a group of friends on. Tuesday night without reservations and was lucky to grab one of the last tables in the bar. Service was solid. Had a house salad with the champagne vinaigrette. It is so delicious. Shrimp appetizer was enough for a meal. Can't wait for the patio to open. Wish there was more parking as it... More 

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Loudon, Tennessee
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Warm inviting atmosphere with panelled rooms & fireplaces in an inn type of building. Food is excellent & is consistently delicious. Special meats & vegetables are added each evening. Warm inviting bar.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food, service and ambiance are all superior. One of Lexington's best restaurants to celebrate a special occasion or enjoy an evening on their beautiful patio.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

The food was excellent and the staff especially attentive. It is definitely on the pricy side. Parking is a bit of a challenge so allow extra time before your reservation if not using the valet.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 40
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 00:00
Thursday
17:30 - 00:00
Friday
17:30 - 00:00
Saturday
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1074 Merrick Dr, Lexington, KY 40502-3704
    (New Circle Road exit 18)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-269-5417
Description
For nearly 40 years, the Murray family has owned and operated Merrick Inn, located in the immaculately maintained manor house of Merrick Place; for years, one of the finest thoroughbred farms in the Bluegrass region. Merrick Inn is located on Merrick Court,off Tates Creek Road, just inside New Circle Road at the top of the hill in Merrick Place.Visitors to Merrick Inn enjoy superb signature southern cuisine and innovative American dishes, complemented by unparalleled service. Murrays' pride themselves on being the establishment of choice for those in the thoroughbred industry, area residents and visitors to the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday at 5:30PM. Enjoy cocktails in our lounge after dinner.As weather permits, enjoy lighter fare and entertainment on weekends on one of the most attractive, comfortable and popular patios in the area.

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