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Tony's of Lexington

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Mon, 2/18

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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Blue Points on the Half Shell
Featured Oysters
Shrimp Cocktail
Alaskan King Crab Leg
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Mustard aioli + hot smoked paprika. The mountain of Maryland colossal lump blue crab elevates our crab cake to rock star status. At Tony's Steaks and Seafood, we bake this giant cake and serve it with our house-made assertive dijonaise. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Triennes Viogner, Alsace, FR, Saint M Riesling, Pfalz, GER; Bottle: Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ
Pepperoncini + cherry tomatoes + garlic aioli. At Tony's, we prepare calamari in a unique way: the calamari are gently fried in a seasoned semolina flour, then tossed with pepperocini and roasted baby tomatoes. Dip these babies in the accompanying roasted garlic aioli…crazy good. Popular With: By the Glass: Hi Def Riesling, Mosel, GER, Maschio Prosecco, Veneto, IT; Bottle: Domaine Carneros Brut Sparkling, Carneros, CA
Beef Tartare
Egg yolk + capers + crostini. A generous portion of our hand-cut beef tenderloin, combined with a mixture of Worcestershire, Dijon mustard, shallots and capers, topped with a raw egg and tomato brunoise. A steakhouse classic with Tony's contemporary flair! Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Reginato Sparkling Malbec, Menodza, ARG; Bottle: Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ
Prince Edward Island Mussels
lobster tomato saffron broth + chiles + garlic + chorizo. We serve a mountain of mussels, simmered in an aromatic blend of fresh herbs, Spanish chorizo, lobster tomato saffron broth and red pepper flakes; they are finished with white wine. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Abrigio Fratelli Rosa, Piemonte, IT; Bottle: Robert Sinskey Pinot Blanc ½ Bottle, Carneros, CA
Seared Ahi Tuna Tartare
Soy + sesame + candied ginger + avocado puree + cucumber and carrot fennel salad. Light and fresh; a perfect start to a meal. Pairs Well With: A sparkling white wine; Ask your server for inspiration and guidance
Romaine + crispy asiago + signature caesar dressing. Fresh green leafy romaine hearts are mixed with traditional Caesar dressing made in-house daily. We finish this classic salad with finely grated Parmesan and a crispy Pecorino Romano chip
Iceberg Wedge
Iceberg lettuce + tomatoes + bacon + ranch dressing. A quarter head of crisp iceberg lettuce, generously mounded with fresh roma tomatoes and sweet-smoky applewood bacon. We top our creation with your choice of house-made peppercorn ranch, bleu cheese or ranch dressing. A final sprinkle of bleu cheese crumbles adds the finishing touch
Romaine + feta + tomato + red onion + olives + greek dressing. Fresh, green leafy romaine lettuce, tossed with roma tomatoes, shaved red onions, black and green olives. We sprinkle it with authentic feta cheese and our savory house-made Greek dressing
Grilled Caesar
Baby romaine + crispy asiago. Fresh, crispy romaine hearts are seasoned and brushed with olive oil, then gently grilled. We then brush these beauties with our house-made Caesar dressing and top it with a Peccorino Romano crisp. The Perfect Start: Enjoy this wonderful salad before one our famous steaks or amazing seafood
Mixed Greens
Tomatoes + cranberries + onions + goat cheese + candied pecans + sweet basil balsamic. This salad has all the right elements–a great mix of sweet, salty, creamy and crunchy. The Perfect Start: Pair this wonderful salad with one of our great steaks or amazing seafood
Tomato & Mozzarella
heirloom tomatoes + stracciatella + baby arugula + extra virgin olive oil + aged balsamic. Tony's takes the ubiquitous tomato and mozzarella salad and spirals it in a new direction. We use golden and red grape peeled tomatoes. This preparation makes it more receptive to our house-made marinade. The cheese–stracciatella—is also marinated in a mixture of lemon juice and zest, red pepper flakes, and fresh basil, transforming it into wonderfully fluffy pillows. Your taste buds will thank you. The Perfect Start: Enjoy this wonderful salad before one our famous steaks or amazing seafood
House ground prime + San Marzano tomatoes + pecorino romano. Made with house-ground strip loin and hand-cut filet, our rich bolognese sauce is layered with robust flavors and herbs and topped with fresh grated Pecorino Romano. Fennel and red pepper add a depth of flavor to our exuberant sauce. Rigatoni, Tony Ricci's favorite pasta, is the perfect companion to the sauce. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: A to Z Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, OR, Raymond Merlot, Napa Valley, CA; Bottle: Il Poggione Rosso Di Montalcino, Toscana, IT
Pappardelle Fra Diavolo
Shrimp + spicy tomatoes + black olives + roasted pepper mix + spinach. Savory red pepper pappardelle pasta with grilled shrimp, crushed olives, baby spinach and diavlo red sauce. Tony's takes seafood in Lexington to the next level! Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Pierazzuoli Chianti, Toscana, IT; Bottle: Moris Super Tuscan, Toscana, IT
Pistachio Pesto Orecchiette
Grilled chicken breast + parmesan + asiago + pecorino romano. Our house-made pesto is made with a mixture of basil, parsley and pistachios. We pair this with perfectly grilled chicken, orrichiette and a generous smattering of cheeses. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Chime Pinot Noir, North Coast, CA, Dreyer Sonoma Chardonnay, Sonoma, CA; Bottle: Grgich Hills Chardonnay ½ Bottle, Napa Valley, CA, Cakebread Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, CA
Bucatini Primavera
Seasonal vegetables + roasted tomatoes + white wine herb sauce. Always a new dish, we change our vegetables with the season. The white wine herb sauce adds a brightness to the dish. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Lucky Country Shiraz, McLaren Vale, AUS; Bottle: Whitehall Lane Merlot, Napa Valley, CA, Two Hands 'Gnarly Dudes' Shiraz, Barossa Valley, AUS
Penne Carbonara
Pancetta + sweet peas + baby arugula + peccorino romano. Loaded with pancetta, sweet peas, baby arugula and Romano cheese, this crowd pleaser pairs well with a crisp dry wine and our grilled romaine salad. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Corzanello Bianco, Toscana, IT; Bottle: Tertre de Launey Sauvignon Blanc, Entre-Deaux-Mer, FR
Pasta Pescatore
Shrimp + scallop + mussels + clams + linguine + cherry tomatoes + lobster tomato saffron sauce. This beautiful dish begins with the freshest Prince Edward Island mussels and Black Tiger shrimp resting on a nest of linguine that is flavored with our lobster saffron broth. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Saint M Riesling, Pfalz, GER; Bottle: Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige, IT
New Zealand Rack of Lamb
Roasted fingerling potatoes + marinated grilled romaine heart + rosemary mustard pan sauce. Known for its exceptional quality and flavor, our New Zealand rack of lamb is seared and roasted. We serve ours with our grilled romaine heart and a fresh rosemary mustard pan sauce. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Force of Nature, Paso Robles, CA , Lucky Country Shiraz, McLaren Vale, AUS; Bottle: Clio Monastrell Cabernet Blend, Jumilla, SP
Braised Short Ribs
Guinness braised short ribs + horseradish chive whipped potatoes + smoked tobacco onions. Slowly braised short ribs are paired with crispy onions, creamy horseradish chive whipped potatoes and smoked tobacco onions. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Zinman Zinfandel, Sonoma, CA, Raymond 'R' Merlot, Napa Valley, CA; Bottle: Whitehall Lane Merlot, Napa Valley, CA Muga Reserva Rioja, SP
Bone In Pork Chop
Bourbon whipped sweet potatoes + house marshmallow + braised greens + whole grain mustard demi. The sweet potatoes play off the meatiness of the pork chop and the bitter bite of the mustard greens. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: A to Z Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR, Bodini Malbec, Mendoza, ARG; Bottle: Nada Fiorenza Barbera d'Alba, Bergstrom 'Cumberland Reserve' Pinot Noir
Oven Roasted Chicken
Crispy polenta + pan sauce + arugula. Half of an all natural, free-range chicken, slow-roasted with polenta and a savory pan sauce. Accompanied with peppery arugula greens and a white balsamic vinaigrette. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Domaine de Triennes Viogner, Provenance, FR, Red Guitar Tempranillo, Navarra, SP; Bottle: Cakebread Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA, Penner Ash Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR
9oz Filet Mignon
12oz Barrel Cut Filet Mignon
Sir Barton
14 oz Prime Cut New York Strip
Quinn's Bone In Filet
24 oz Porterhouse
USDA Prime Bone In Ribeye
Jack's Dry Aged Bone In New York Strip
Sauce Béarnaise
Horseradish and Chive Butter
Mushroom and Onion
Gorgonzola Butter
Caramelized Onion
Roasted Garlic Butter
Au Poivre
Horsey Cream
Five Cheese Mac
Fontina + white cheddar + gruyere. Tony's five cheese mac is a hit with everyone! Fontina, white cheddar and gruyere are the base of this gooey and creamy dish, which is added to curly cavatapi and topped with buttery bread crumbs. The way we make our mac and cheese promotes this side dish from a supporting role to a true superstar
Creamed Spinach
Bourbon Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Mushrooms
Brussels Sprouts
Sautéed Spinach
Truffle Wedges
Braised Greens
Baked Potato
Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
Organic Scottish Salmon
Green bean salad + hazelnuts + red onion + citrus vinaigrette + goat cheese. The citrus vinaigrette—a mix of lemon, orange and lime—pairs perfectly with the richness of the salmon. A green bean salad with hazelnuts and goat cheese rounds out the dish. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Terte de Launey Sauvignon Blanc, Entre-Deaux-Mer, FR, Chime Pinot Noir, North Coast, CA; Bottle: Rochioli Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley, CA David Bruce Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, CA
Blackened Yellow Fin Tuna
Miso kohlrabi puree + seared baby bok choy + soy ginger emulsion. Blackening our tuna adds a depth of flavor and balances the saltiness of the miso kohlrabi puree. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Tintero Moscato d'Asti, Bronis Pinot Grigio; Bottle: Rombauer Chardonnay, Carneros, CA
Chilean Sea Bass
Maple sage emulsion + whole organic barley + caramelized onions + shaved sprouts. A huge portion of pan-seared sea bass sits atop a mound of organic barley mixed with sweet, caramelized onions. We finish this beautiful dish with finely shaved brussel sprouts and a maple sage vinaigrette. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Abrigion Fratelli Rosa, Saint M Riesling; Bottle: Jadot Puligny-Montrachet
Shrimp & Grits
Crispy weisenberger cheddar grits + andouille sausage + peppers and onions + cajun red eye gravy. New Orleans style shrimp and Andouille sausage are served with crispy deep-fried Weisneberger grits. Pairs Well With: By the Glass: Hi def Riesling, Mosel, GER, Force of Nature Red Blend, Paso Robles, CA; Bottle: Conundrum White Blend by Caymus, Rutherford, CA, Grgich Hills Zinfandel, Napa Valley, CA
Lobster Tail
A Tony Ricci restaurant combining the classic American steakhouse with fresh modern fare, an expansive and diverse wine list, matched with award winning service.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

You will pay absolutely top dollar 4 a better-than-average food experience. It is certainly not an elite level food experience, but you can certainly eat food that is competently prepared. When you take a look at the check, you will be shocked at the price...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank kentuckyken1
Reviewed 5 days ago

First--this is a high-end steakhouse with excellent steak and good wine selections. The restaurant is located near downtown and has beautiful decor. They also have curbside valet parking. Be prepared. The steaks come only in large portions (9 oz. is the smallest) and are expensive....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank karenhD5112JQ
Reviewed 1 week ago

So My husband and I took our children (young adults) to Tonys because they had been wanting to try it. The service is good but the atmosphere is very loud. The steaks are ok depending on what you get. Surprisingly the bone=in ribeye didn't have...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in downtown Lexington in search of a 5 star meal you must go to Tony's. The quality of the location, service, atmosphere and food is worth the price. The sides are large enough to share and are devine. The steak or seafood...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Susan C
Tony R, Owner at Tony's of Lexington, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words Susan! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us and we can't wait to see you back at our place soon! 😃

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated an Anniversary at Tony's. It may be one of my most expensive meals, but by fat it was the best food I have eaten. We had a quiet seat by the window. I had the Chilean Sea Bass and my husband had the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank AFolczyk
Tony R, Owner at Tony's of Lexington, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your very special occasion with us! Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you back at our place soon for another special evening!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think I have visited every steakhouse in Chicago and tried every single filet in the City. I thought I've had the best steak. No other city has come close. The filet I had last night was twice as good as the previous filet I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GregRaker
Tony R, Owner at Tony's of Lexington, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share you experience with us Greg! We apologize for taking the "title" 😉 but thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us as well as the steak or course! We hope to see you back at our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Tony’s for special occasions. This time it was our sons birthday. He had a huge dry aged steak and said it was fabulous. I always get a Caesar salad and crab cake. I’m not a steak fan and the crab cake is...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lexingtongal
Tony R, Owner at Tony's of Lexington, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words! We are thrilled to hear you chose to celebrate with us and that evening was fantastic! We hope to see you back at our place soon! 😃🥂

Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

This is one of my favorite dinner spots in Lexington. Service is always perfect and food is great. Steaks always cooked to perfection. Side dishes are served family style and to die for. I would recommend making a reservation if you want to stop in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jennifersharp
Tony R, Owner at Tony's of Lexington, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Jennifer! We are thrilled to hear we're one of your favorites and that you had a fabulous evening with us! We'll see you back at our place soon 😊

Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Every thing was as it should be for an appropriate business dinner. I had the fish of The day, perfect. There werent great steak options downtown until Tony’s... and soon Jeff Ruby will join the fun. Tony’s will put up a great fight!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Jerry G
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

I made a reservation at Tony’s to have dinner with friends from out of town. The hostess that seated us was abrupt and unfriendly. Our drink orders arrived promptly and our server took our dinner orders. Two of us ordered salads and a appetizer instead...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but I left them an honest, comprehensive survey before leaving the restaurant. We had great interactions with the hostesses, manager, waitstaff and we told them so verbally and in writing. The personally created... More
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Some dress up but some in jeans and golf shirt
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Response from Tony R | Property representative |
Hello! Tony's does offer many gluten free options which your server will be happy to go over with your table upon arrival. We do not offer a happy hour at this time. Thank you for your inquiry and please let us know if we... More
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