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“This Place will Stay”
Review of The Jax - CLOSED

The Jax
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 10 February 2014

It is said that if two or more eateries have failed in a given location then future eating establishments are doomed there as well. Since living in Lexington over the past four years I've seen two restaurants come and go in the space now occupied by The Jax. It appears to me that the owners/managers of this laid-back restaurant are working hard to dispel the bad luck. The Jax is clean, welcoming, cheerful, and provides a $5 happy hour of selected wines and appetizers to set the mood. I met a friend for dinner last night and started our meal with a very decent $5 Malbec before ordering the Lexington Chicken for dinner. We had a bit of wait before the meal arrived, but it was well worth the time. The delicious noodles come from two blocks north: the Lexington Pasta Company. Topped with perfectly cooked sun-dried tomatoes and surrounded by generous slices of pistachio encrusted chicken breast this made for a hearty and delicious meal. The servings were generous enough that I had another meal's worth to take home. The atmosphere was quiet until the hour neared 7:00 p.m. when the Adult Bingo crowd was ready to take over. What a creative idea for an otherwise quiet Sunday night downtown. It's creativity like this combined with the food and decent prices that will keep the community curious about The Jax and coming back for more.

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Thank Irisgladstone
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

The service was friendly, albeit not flawless, it still made us smile. The food was unexpected in its complexity of flavours, presentation and freshness. Not the biggest portions, but enough and made up for in leaps-and-bounds by quality. The specials are noteworthy and vary night to night. The ambiance is a classy, sophisticated unpretentious; a complex balance to maintain. I shall return to this establishment.

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Thank AndresDW
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Some things are decent. but much of the food is over-priced. Service is good and the location is nice.

Thank ABReid
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

From the time we walk in, the atmosphere sets the tone. We enjoy everything we've been served and take our friends to The Jax whenever we can.

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Thank smiles813
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

The Jax is a fairly new restaurant right in the heart of downtown Lexington. The location is perfect. On top of the great location, the Jax offers superb customer service. One of my favorite things about the Jax is how they are happy to provide popular tv shows, such as The Walking Dead, for their guests. Not only is the service great, but the wide range of food is perfect for a gorpu who cannot all agree on a specific type of cuisine.

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Thank Kari S
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