The best date night restaurants in Lexington, Kentucky
Lifestyle

5 Lexington Restaurants To Wow Your Sweetheart With This Valentine's Day

From chill date night to formal and fun, this list has got you this Valentine's Day.

494
5 Lexington Restaurants To Wow Your Sweetheart With This Valentine's Day
Megan Bishop

After living in Lexington for almost six months, I've gotten to know a few of the local food places around the city. While many of the ones I've tried are not necessarily specific to Lexington, they for sure are not in my hometown. Being the foodie that I am, I often try to think of the best places to take my friends or boyfriend when they come to visit. There are SO MANY amazing restaurants and hole-in-the-wall places that you could wow your Valentine within this city, and a lot of the finds aren't going to break the bank. So, without further ado, here are five of my favorite places to eat in Lexington - these restaurants will for sure make your Valentine love you even more on Valentine's Day.

1. Local Taco

Local Taco is one of the most popular restaurants in Lexington among a majority of UK students and not one that many may think of as romantic. If you're someone who doesn't want to get too dressed up and fancy this Valentine's Day, this is the restaurant for you and your valentine! Enjoy some amazing tacos and even more amazing queso!

2. Joe Bologna's

@lexingtonpizzaweek

I LOVE Italian food with my whole heart and soul, and Joe Bologna's is an iconic spot to get the best pizza or pasta you'll ever have. Their unique pizza combinations and huge breadsticks will definitely win over your Valentine in a heartbeat!

3. The Village Idiot

@rheartsinatx

The Village Idiot was not something I heard lots of people in Lexington raving about, but it for sure should be. The food selection is unique and AMAZING, plus the atmosphere makes you feel super at home and comfortable. You and your date are sure to love it!

4. Bella Notte

@bellanottelexky

If you are someone who loves pasta as much as me, you have to try Bella Notte with your valentine. They have so many hand-crafted, artisan foods on their menu, and everything they make is fresh. Try to get a seat under their twinkling tree to add even more romantic vibes to your dinner!

5. Malone's

@bhg_restaurants

This restaurant seems like it calls for super fancy attire, but at Malone's, you can enjoy their amazing prime steaks in your jeans! With great service and amazing food, you and your Valentine can't go wrong with this hot-spot.

I love the amazing local spots that Lexington has to offer, and that makes it an amazing little city to me. If you're wanting to really impress your valentine this year, these restaurants and so many other local places are sure to never disappoint!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Swoon

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

5 Things You Need To Know Before You Watch 'Arrested Development' On Netflix

"Her?" Yes, she's an amazing show! (You'll get this joke after you watch the show).

Netflix

"Arrested Development" is an award-winning sitcom that aired for three seasons on Fox beginning in 2003, and then was picked up by Netflix for a fourth season in 2013, and then again for a final season in 2018.

However, it seems to remain one of the world's most underrated and under-appreciated shows of all time. Although this article alone won't be enough to skyrocket the show to Netflix's top 10, I hope that it will open people's eyes to the value and quality of the show.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

7 Books That Are NOT In The Young Adult Genre That Will Change Your Life

Young Adult isn't the only genre that exists, so here are seven books that any book lover wanting to try something new will love.

One of the most popular genres in literature that everyone has read at least one book from is Young Adult fiction. Now, I personally can say that, in the past, I have been one of those people that only read from the YA section of the bookstore.
While there is absolutely nothing wrong with just reading one genre, it's good sometimes to venture out of your reading comfort zone into the other book genres of the literary world.

In a previous article, I discussed the importance and power of words. The perfect example of this is literature and its impact on the world. Books have always played a crucial part in human lives, from how we are able to expand our knowledge to how we pass our time.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

How To Binge-Watch A TV Show —And Then Write A Review About It

Writing your favorite and least favorite things about a show could not be more fun.

Photo by Mollie Sivaram on Unsplash

Looking for a new show to binge? Stop scrolling through your options and listen.

Sometimes a good show doesn't come down to the genre or the actors involved, it comes down to the fact that it is simply a GOOD show. If any of these things sound appealing to you, you should definitely watch.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

11 Reasons Why Getting A Cat Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Mental Health

Cats may mess up your puzzles but they'll always love you unconditionally — as long as you have some catnip, that is.

Scout Guarino

Alright, everyone, it's time to stop spreading the rumor that all cats are mean, aloof, and hate everyone. Like dogs, each cat has its own personality and tendencies. Some like a lot of attention, some like less — each person has to find the right cat for them. As for me, my cats Bienfu and Reptar have seen me at my worst, but they've also helped pull me out of it. They're a constant in my life and they give me the strength to get through the day in spite of my depression, and there's even scientific evidence to support it!

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

Celebrities Stealing Designs From Small Fashion Labels Is NOT A Good Look, And They Need To Pay Up

When larger, more established figures or brands steal from lesser-known independent creators, they are taking opportunities away from these creators while also profiting from someone else's work and claiming it as their own.

Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B recently collaborated on their new single "WAP," with the music video also being released on Friday. Both Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B posted photos of themselves on Instagram to celebrate the premiere of "WAP." An independent designer quickly noticed that the rappers' matching tops were copies of a top she had designed last year.

Keep Reading... Show less

I can not believe it has been ten years since One Direction came into our lives and blessed us all with their good looks and talents. For those uncultured swine who have no clue who or what One Direction is, let me educate you.

Keep Reading... Show less

Anyone who goes to Panera Bread will tell you that their mac and cheese is to die for. If you're a huge fan of their mac and cheese, you won't believe the new recipe they're coming out with!

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

How To Write Down The Holy Grail Recipe Everyone Begs You To Make

Because everyone has a signature cocktail, cake, or pasta they bring to every potluck.

NBC

From back when I used to bring my mom's classic white chocolate chip cookies to preschool on my birthday to now stirring up my signature tequila cocktails at every friends' barbecue, I've always had a couple of standby recipes in my culinary rotation.

Keep Reading... Show less

I've been bleaching my hair since I was in seventh grade. Yes, you read that correctly, seventh grade. That's nearly 10 years of maintaining a very light shade of blonde that too-often brings about dryness and brittle strands.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments