About AZUR Restaurant & Patio

3070 Lakecrest Circle
Lexington, KY 40513
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AZUR restaurant & patio was designed after European establishments providing the feel of being in a different place without leaving Lexington. Customers often comment that they don’t feel like they’re in a strip center in Lexington. The walls are bold blues and greens with curves throughout. The interior space flows outside through three sets of French doors onto the elegant stone bordered brick patio. Weather permitting, the patio is opened.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
International, Fusion / Eclectic, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday thru Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday 5:00pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Beaumont Centre Circle

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(859) 296-1007

Website:
http://www.azurrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
During fair weather, musicians entertain our guests with a variety of music including blues, pop, Motown, jazz and classical on Friday and Saturday evenings. AZUR has also been known to present talent from outside the area when the opportunity presents itself. These performers are on the rise on a national level.

Parking Details:
Parking is available directly in front of the restaurant as well as behind.

Executive Chef:
Jeremy Ashby

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
In addition to live music on Friday and Saturday nights, AZUR offers the Chef Series specialty dinners each month that showcase the creativity of our culinary team as well as food trends.

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AZUR Restaurant & Patio Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4

noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Seems to have slipped a notch.

Dined on April 16, 2016

Little attention to detail. Food good-very good but should be better.

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

And ask for handsome Doug for your serve ...

Dined on April 16, 2016

And ask for handsome Doug for your server. He's the best!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Brunch was lovely!

Dined on March 27, 2016

My husband daughter and Ivwent for Easter brunch. All three meals were tasty and well prepared. There was a problem with my husband's eggs being overlooked but it was handled quickly and efficiently by our server. The mimosas were perfect and the New Orleans chocolate torte for dessert was divine. It is a little pricey but it was worth it.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food3
ambience2
service2

Very slow service.

vip
Dined on March 17, 2016

Very slow service.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Favorite place in the Neighborhood

Dined on March 12, 2016

The outdoor dining area is great. A favorite place to go. The chef changes up the menu frequently and the specials are always excellent. That said, there are favorites that are always on the menu..

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

Local star

Dined on February 27, 2016

Excellent service and always good food. Wine can be pricey. Nice covered patio.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience4
service4
value5

Loved this place!

Dined on February 16, 2016

What a great find! Really good food, whether a signature dish or something more traditional. Azur really exceeded my expectations!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food4
ambience1
service4
value1

Seems to be a popular local restaurant -expensive

Dined on February 15, 2016

Took my wife there for Valentine's Day. Was special pricing due to the holiday. I made a reservation. When we arrived, there were no tables available. They gave us the option of sitting out on the patio that was closed in with a heavy plastic clear tent covering. This should not have been option for them to offer. There were large heaters but it ended up being quite breezy. It was snowing and cold and there was no way this was going to be warm enough. The ambience was minimal. There were tables and chairs stuck in a corner. Looked like their winter storage area. My wife ordered lamb and I ordered cocoanut shrimp. It was a multicourse meal with salads and desert. All of the food was good. I received 2 shrimp. My wife received a lamb chop. With drinks and tip the bill was $175. I realize this was special pricing and not a fill-it-up food station. But I thought it was exploitative price-wise. If this is a person's thing, small portions but with good flavor and high menu prices, then give it a try. I recommend skipping the patio when its cold outside.

Tags: fit for foodies, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

Azur, great as always

Dined on February 14, 2016

We dine at Azur whenever possible and have never been disappointed. My only complaint is that if you are seated next to the live music, conversation at your table is nearly impossible. Restaurants in Lexington have seem to have forgotten that music should compliment the meal, not dominate it. Even accoustic bands are always overly loud. Otherwise, Azur is always a great choice. Food and service are exceptional!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Good food, nice staff, overbooked though ...

Dined on February 13, 2016

Good food, nice staff, overbooked though and had to wait 45 minutes past reservation time before placing order.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Our group of 6 totally enjoyed our visit ...

Dined on February 12, 2016

Our group of 6 totally enjoyed our visit. The food was great. The service even greater, with the waitress going the extra mile to accomodate a guest. This was my first visit, and plan to go back again.

Tags: good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience2
service2

Server was not well groomed and a bit sl ...

vip
Dined on February 12, 2016

Server was not well groomed and a bit slow.

food4
ambience4
service3
value4

Great atmosphere. Loved the place. Great food.

Dined on February 7, 2016

Our waiter took forever to take even ask to take our order. 2 hours later we still didn't have our checks. Took 25 minutes to get our checks and they were wrong.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Fun experience

vip
Dined on February 6, 2016

Good food. Service was excellent. It was a fun experience!

Tags: special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food4
ambience2
service5
value3

Good food, but overpriced.

Dined on January 30, 2016

We were a party of three and ordered the Fried Chicken, Sea Bass, and Lamb Rack dishes. I had no complaints about the lamb at all, it was outstanding and well worth the 35 dollar price for the dish. The sea bass on the other hand, as my guest pointed out was overcooked on the outside and completely undercooked in the middle. The fried chicken was very good, the meat was moist and tender and overall flavorful; however, at 30 dollars for a fried chicken dish you just expect something a little more upscale than what you can cook just as easily at home. We aren't complainers so we finished our meals, or what each party chose they would finish of their respective dishes (I don't blame my guest for not finishing the sea bass) and left without issue. The service was outstanding. Our waitress was attentive and on point, bringing refills before we needed them, making sure we were not in need of anything, and as friendly and informative about the dishes as she could possibly be. She even took the time to explain to me why the executive chef had taken the duck dish that was advertised on the videos of the restaurants website was taken off the menu (extremely disappointed with that as the dish looked amazing and was the primary reason I chose to take my guests to Azur). Overall it was an average dining experience when a superb experience was expected.

Tags: good for groups
food1
ambience1
service3
value1

they mixed all the food together

Dined on January 1, 2016

It arrived as a lump if mash potato covered meat and the serving sizes were strange desert was heated up brownie mix.

food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Hidden Gem!

Dined on December 31, 2015

Went here for NYE with my husband and were pleasantly surprised. Delicious, unique dishes and overall great value. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food3
ambience3
service5

It was okay.

Dined on November 28, 2015

The live music was very good, but was rather loud for dinner. I dislike having to raise my voice to be heard and to have to strain to hear others while eating. The pork carnitas special was tasty, though some pieces seemed somewhat fatty.

food4
ambience1
service5
value3

Good food but

Dined on November 27, 2015

The food is very good but the ambiance of a storefront restaurant doesn't fit. They have made nice changes to the interior over the years but it reminds me of a diner in a strip mall. Once again the food was very-very good, the service top notch and the environment poor, I guess 2out of 3 isn't bad.

Tags: great for lunch, late-night find
food5
ambience5
service5

Great experience

Dined on November 7, 2015

We always have great service, enjoy the food, the wine, and the music here. It is our go-to for birthday dinners and special occasions.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, special occasion
food5
ambience3
service4

The food is outstanding.

Dined on November 3, 2015

The ambiance is absent and it's noisy. Who cares? The food is imaginative, incredibly well prepared and presented with flair. Also ... the portions are generous. Wow.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience3
service5

Bklyn lady finds excellence in KY restaurant

Dined on October 31, 2015

First the service was outstanding! This waiter really knew what he was doing...it was as if we were his only table...( and believe me that wasn't the case) Second: we asked for a difficult question for a restaurant: one of our party of three only wanted a salad for dinner and we were there for Breeders Cup...so we had been called weeks earlier and told that it was a four course price fix menu ... Not only did they allow the change..they were gracious about it.. Third: The food was outstanding...oysters and fish entree the freshest ( and the last time I looked on a map KY was not a seaport) veggies beautiful and my friends steak perfectly grilled.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
food2
ambience2
service1

not as good as it used to be

Dined on October 19, 2015

We have been regulars at Azur for years when in town for the horse sales. We try to avoid Azur when they offer live music because the noise level prevents anyone from having a conversation over dinner. However, the food has always been consistently good until recently. Last week we ate there and had a poor experience. We always ask for their French Pinot - the waiter arrived with a bottle that had a different label and just as he was about to open it, I inquired and he said they were out of that particular wine but "this Cal wine is just as good.". I don't care for most Cal reds but let me decide. That was strike one. Then the bread arrived and It was stale, our guests agreed and then our entrees arrived. My husbands chicken was really dry and tough and the mashed potatoes were lumpy and tasted like my napkin. My tuna was fine, not the best grade I've ever had but it was ok. The overall experience can't compare to the quality of food and service we used to get from Azur. To top it off, I received an email from Open Table the next day about my no show the night before. I promptly responded and reiterated what a letdown the restaurant was but its not surprising based on the rest of the experience. I hope they revisit their food selection and have a talk with staff about customer service as it used to be my favorite place to eat in Lexington.

food5
ambience4
service5

Excellent!

vip
Dined on October 19, 2015

This was our second visit to AZUR and it was as great as the first. We come to Lexington one week a year and will make it a point to dine at AZUR!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5

Great as business dinner, food had a tro ...

Dined on October 17, 2015

Great as business dinner, food had a tropical touch. Overall excellent

food5
ambience4
service5

Always Great!

vip
Dined on October 13, 2015

Visited Azur patio during the Fall Keeneland meet. Food was tremendous, as always. You can't beat Josh as your waiter. One of the best restaurants in Lexington.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience5
service5

If AZUR were in Saratoga Springs............

Dined on October 10, 2015

It would be open twelve months a year and would be fully booked during the Meet. One of those rare places that combines the food, bar, waitstaff, entertainment and hospitality in a venue that makes you want to stay. Very well done!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

We all ordered something different and r ...

Dined on October 9, 2015

We all ordered something different and really liked what we got. Portion size was generous but not obscene. Great experience overall.

food1
ambience1
service2

What a disappointment!!

Dined on October 2, 2015

We've eaten at Azur probably 15+ times and always enjoyed our meals. This was a special evening in that we were taking our son whom was visiting from Chicago. The patio happened to be closed the night we went because of rain so they crammed all of us in their dining room. They also put the band in the dining room. It was SO LOUD!!!! We couldn't hear ourselves think, let alone have a conversation. Then when we got our meals...my sister's fish was so dry it was inedib le. She should have sent it back. My daughter and I split the sea bass ($35) and the piece of fish that I received was so small I finished it in 3 bites. It was on top of a huge mound of mashed potatoes. All in all, so very, very disappointing!!!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
food5
ambience3
service4

Second time visiting, worth returning

Dined on September 9, 2015

This was the second time I came to Azur while working in the Lexington area. They have a large selection of Bourbon and delicious options for dining. I only wish they had all of their Bourbons on a list so you could know what you were selecting from. Our waitress was unsure of what they had available for Rye when visiting.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
food5
ambience5
service5

Never Disappoints

vip
Dined on August 30, 2015

We took advantage of Azur's current Sunday promotion of two can dine for $20. The meal included a generous portion of their delicious fried chicken, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and a side of gravy. Ask for some of their local sourced honey, as it is a great complement to the fried chicken. They also have a decent selection of 10 wines for $20 so we chose a nice pinot grigio to accompany our meal. Overall we had an excellent experience and look forward to our next trip to Azur.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience4
service3

Overpriced

Dined on August 7, 2015

The hostess was great and engaging. Waitress was slow and was not engaging at all. Felt like dealing with a robot. Use to high end restaurants having better servers. The food was a little delayed in receiving. Bourbon fried chicken was awesome but the mashed potatoes and green beans were very bland. When I won't eat mashed potatoes, they must not be good. My girlfriend was even more disappointed than myself. We met a nice couple that comes there every Friday. That was the best part of the experience. Although I would come back to try again. My girlfriend was adamant about not returning. Could have been an off night in the kitchen. Heard great things so your experience could be different.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Always Excellent

Dined on August 3, 2015

The food is always excellent in preparation, presentation and taste. In addition, the atmosphere was great for reconnecting with a friend - we could actually hear each other talking!

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience4
service5

dinner

Dined on July 25, 2015

We just figured it was an off night for the restaurant .

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience4
service4

I have always had a great food experienc ...

Dined on June 16, 2015

I have always had a great food experience here. The menu is vaired and the offerings are not found in other restraunts.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4

Good but......

Dined on May 15, 2015

Drinks were too expensive. We went planning to get cocktails but passed.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience3
service5

Creative sides

Dined on May 15, 2015

Two of us tried trout and salmon for entrees - very good, but not outstanding. The sides were the highlight - grits with excellent texture, greens with a vibrant complex of herbs/spices, whose juice served as the "sauce" for the trout. Wine list is OK, but sparse. The overall creativity makes this special, rather than one particular component.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5

overview

vip
Dined on May 14, 2015

food and service continue to be at highest level!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
food3
ambience4
service1

Not as good as usuall...

Dined on May 12, 2015

Service was very poor, waitress was not attentive at all! The veal was bland.

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience4
service4

Another Great Visit

vip
Dined on May 8, 2015

My wife and I had dinner at Azur and once again the food and service were very good. I always enjoy coming to Azur because they have menu items that are out of the ordinary and exceptionally prepared. We both thoroughly enjoyed our food. The service was fast and efficient. We would have liked to eaten outside, but there wasn't a way to specify this on Open Table and the Patio was fully booked when we arrived. Still an excellent evening at Azur.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem

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