120 W 2ND St, Lexington, KY | Directions 4050738.048376 -84.495092
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 2pm
Best Dining in Lexington! – As a confessed foodie, I am proud to say that I have had the pleasure of dining at the very unique and elegant Jonathan At Gratz Park.
With a changing seasonal menu, both the appetizers and entrees are always a pleasure. I have only been dissatisfied once and that's cuz I chose to try scallops (which I have NEVER enjoyed ANYWHERE but just tried it because of my great confidence in the chef there). People who love scallops loved the dish, however...
My favorites are the Tomato Basil Soup, The carpaccio appetizer and the Dusted Tenderloins...Also the homemade Ice creams never disappoint!
The service is great. If you want a little quiet, I would suggest dining in the dining room instead of the bar. Also, the patio is GREAT when it opens in the Spring/Summer!
over-rated fine dining. – After hearing wonderful things about Jonathan's at Gratz Park, I decided to make reservations for my graduation dinner. Despite making reservations over six weeks in advance, we were crammed into a booth against the wall. The service was terrible. The food took far too long, the waitress overflowed a beer all over the table and our drinks were never refilled. Having chosen the restaurant after viewing their menu on their website, I was disappointed to see half of the things that were online weren't on the menu. When our food arrived, my sides were cold, my salmon was so over seasoned it was unbearable to eat. The pork special was also over-seasoned. The waitress didn't take the meals off our tab, nor did she care that were were dissatisfied with our food. For $30+ an entree, I expect it to be warm, properly seasoned and above all, I expect exceptional service. I had high-expectations for this restaurant and was more than disappointed with the service and food.
Very average – The food here was very average. Flavors didn't balance and meld well, the fish I had was cooked in cornmeal, which gave it a deep-fried taste, and the other ingredients in the dish overpowered each other. The fried green tomato salad was bland. The cormeal they were fried in was too heavy and formed a hard shell that did not complement the tomatoes. Especially for the price, the quality was just average.
Amazing appetizers - so so main course – I recently dined at Jonathans for the first time. The dining room was comfortable but a bit shabby. Service was fine (nothing stood out as particularly good or bad about it). The meal started off very with fabulous appetizers (particularly the fried green tomato salad). However the main course was bland and boring (mushroom risotto). Dessert was also excellent (white chocolate mint gelato). All in all I was happy with my visit - but not blown away.
A romantic hideaway – Soft light, unobtrusive service, great food and wine, quiet but elegant surroundings. Fair price and innovative chef. Nice folks.
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