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The Village Idiot

) #25 of 716 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%
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“brunch” (11 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 10 March 2017 via mobile

Service was good, ambiance was nice and relaxed. Menu looked fun. But all the food was heavy, lacked flavor and creativity. The duck and waffles was the best dish by far.

Thank PelleasPhiladelphia
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Trendy menu, great reviews, perhaps we just got one of those odd ball times where things didn't go right. Restaurant very busy and very very loid, sports bar loud. Waited a long time for food, food delivered to wrong table, so they rushed our order...More

Thank Stan C
Reviewed 16 February 2017

It is one of my favorite places in lexington. The food is really good and has a very good beer tab selection. I do recommend to get there with time or make a reservation because it gets crowded pretty fast!

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 16 February 2017

so we went there for Valentine night for a late dinner. the place is nice & food was average. But the servant was totally unhappy for some reason, she was slamming the dishes on the table! with no smile on her face. We ordered soup...More

Thank Mustafaagha
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The whole experience last night at this restaurant was terrific. We were seated in the bar, our choice, and welcomed by our very nice waitress Andrea. She even turned down the music a little as we were seated under a speaker and we thought it...More

Thank DebAW16
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Three of us came for dinner. The service was great. My son-in-law had a hamburger and loved it. The other to dinners we ordered were okay. Nothing bad, but a little overpriced. With drinks it became very expensive. Next time, I would just have drinks,...More

Thank laurenvill
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Staff isn't necessarily bad but isn't very attentive. The food however...soooo good! Would definitely come back!!

Thank Kelsey M
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Good beer and interesting food. Had the pulled pork Mac and cheese. Not bad. They have a large menu and interesting choices. Worth a try....nice place.

Thank Dundertaker
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I was with a large group, and we found ourselves wanting to try nearly everything on the menu. So we ended up ordering a bunch of their many appetizers and didn't regret it. The fried pimento cheese balls were gooey and delicious, and the brussels...More

Thank zinear
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Very creative and extensive menu. We had five in our party and not a bad order amongst us. All the dishes were well prepared and delicious. I ordered the duck confit over waffles with candied jalapenos and sweet syrup. Duck confit was prepared perfectly which...More

Thank Craig G
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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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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