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Which restaurants will reopen for dining in downtown Lexington, KY?


Restaurants can reopen on Friday, May 22 at 33% capacity inside with unlimited outdoor seating as long as customers are spaced out six feet apart.

Below is a sampling of restaurants in downtown Lexington, KY that are reopening their doors, providing carry out, or planning to never reopen.

[This is an ongoing, developing list and will be updated frequently. Contact specific businesses for more details. Check with your local fast-food, fast-casual chains for their individual updates.]

Information on dine-in guidelines for Kentucky restaurants, can be found here.



Apollo Pizza’s locations will offer expanded covered outdoor and patio dining beginning Monday, May 25.

Bluegrass Bistro at the Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa to open on Friday, May 22. They will offer dinner and brunch on Sundays. Reservations are required.

Buddha Lounge will open for dine-in on Friday, May 22 with continued curbside carry out and delivery service as well.

Carson’s Food & Drink will be opening on Friday, May 22 with indoor and patio dining. They are only taking reservations at this time. Curbside takeout will continue.

Columbia’s Steakhouse Downtown is reopening on Friday, May 22.

Distilled will reopen on Friday, May 22.

Dudley’s will reopen on Friday, May 22 with rooftop and sidewalk seating.

First Watch locations will reopen their dining rooms on Friday, May 22 with indoor & outdoor seating available. Order online for carry out or delivery is still available.

Goodfella’s Pizzeria in Distillery District will reopen their dining room and outdoor seating.


Great Bagel & Bakery on Boston Rd will reopen their dining room with expanded covered outdoor seating as well on Friday, May 22. Pickup and delivery will continue.

Infinity: A Skybar & Cafe is opening back up on Friday, May 22 at 11 am for lunch, dinner, and handcrafted cocktails.

Jeff Ruby’s to offer dine-in services beginning June 3.

J. Gumbo’s will be open for outside seating, curbside and take out with indoor dining to reopen sometime in June.

Joe Bologna’s Restaurant plans to open their doors on May 22.

KSBar and Grille reopens on Friday, May 22 with expanded outdoor seating in their parking lot.

Le Deauville is reopening on Friday, May 22.

Minglewood will be reopening with walk in seating throughout the week and reservation seating on the weekends. They have a patio.

Minton’s will open the deck seating and a few tables. Carry out and delivery will continue.

North Lime Coffee & Donuts is open to walk-in orders beginning June 3 with guidelines at their downtown location.

Oscar Diggs will reopen with expanded outside seating. Curbside and carryout still available.

La Petite Delicat will reopen on Friday, May 22 and will continue offering curbside, shipping and free delivery within 5 miles. Macaron classes will not be offered for the time being.

Papi’s plans to open on May 22 with an operating capacity of 33%.

The Southern Deli & Tavern plans to open on May 22 with patio/sidewalk seating and limited indoor seating.



Blue Door Smokehouse will stick to carry out for the time being.

Blue Stallion Brewing Company will not be opening on May 22, but will continue their to-go ordering and curbside services.

Bourbon N’ Toulouse will not allow customers inside until they feel they can do it safely in their small dining room. They will continue offering curbside and delivery which can be ordered online.

Coles 735 Main and Epping’s on Eastside will not be reopening their dining rooms quite yet. Curbside service at both locations will begin on Tuesday, May 26 for dinner only.

Country Boy Brewing will not reopen either of the taprooms on Friday, May 22, but will continue to offer curbside at both locations.

girlsgirlsgirls burritos will reopen for patio seating on Friday, May 22. They will continue to offer their take-out window service, curb-side pickup, and free bicycle delivery. They are a walk-up & order joint rather than table service…they plan to reopen that carefully.

Lynagh’s is offering curbside food and drinks Thursday through Saturday.

Martine’s Pastries will continue offering curbside while launching delivery service soon.

Ranada’s Bistro & Bar will wait to reopen but continue to focus on family meals, curbside to go and in house delivery.

Sav’s will be open for take out and delivery.

Sidebar will focus on ‘to go’ meals, but expand the outdoor seating so you can sit & eat outside starting on Friday, May 22. No in store dining for the time being.

Sorella Gelateria will stay curbside for the time being.

West Sixth Brewing will keep both of their taprooms closed until further notice, however they are still doing curbside and delivery services.



Nick Ryan’s on Jefferson will not be reopening at all.



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