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The Village Idiot

) #26 of 717 Restaurants in Lexington $$ - $$$ American, ,
307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
+1 859-252-0099
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“duck” (45 reviews)
“mussels” (29 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
307 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507-1203
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My 20 year old daughter and myself went for Sunday Brunch. We had a 15 wait which was just fine. We sat inside by the window. The upstairs was closed off. I don't complain very much but the service was terrible. We finished our cokes...More

Thank jcnyky75
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband chose this restaurant for the Korean chicken sandwich. It did not disappoint. The relish/pickled veggies, two sauces, and crispy chicken were balanced perfectly. We both got that with the light green salad. The balsamic house dressing was nice. I ate my chicken off...More

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here the last time we were in town, still has terrific pizza, a good beer/wine selection, terrific service and though we did not stay for the band they have one seven nights a week, maybe next time we are in town.

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here at the recommendation of my hotel staff. Had the Mac n cheese with barbecue. It was served with a very small bit of meat and the macaroni was average. The bathroom was not particularly clean - there was hair all over the floor...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to dinner here with girlfriends. One had the macaroni and cheese and she said it was fabulous. The others had the special burger, which was a Mediterranean style burger. I would say it was just ok. The fries were pretty good. Service was decent....More

Thank Kelly H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here last week. Menu seemed to be short on selections. We both opted for the rib pork chops which were very fatty. Not knowledgeable about meat cuts but expected something more like a center cut pork chop. Entre did not include a salad....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the worst dining experience in Lexington which says a lot. My husband had the flavorless lamb shank and I had the tough duck. The waffle was good. We mentioned it to the bar tender he gave us a discount that was...More

Thank kayakgirl75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had great appetizers and meals here. They also had a nice beer and bourbon list. Would recommend for a casual dinner.

Thank LErin26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the vibe and atmosphere! Good selection of beers and cozy environment. Had some normal (good) pub food but also had some different foods (also good). Not too loud - could carry on conversation but also had some TVs.

Thank GatorMo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want something other than straight bourbon or beer you are out of luck, for our bar tender, a gimlet was daunting and he did not know gin from vodka (sigh) After we got to our table things improved our server was on the...More

Thank BeachyBride2010
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
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
  • E-mail
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