Georgia's Kitchen

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It's Wednesday, so here's another review from my step-mom, Becki.  I must note that at the time of posting this, the website listed below does not bring up anything about the restaurant.  They do have a Facebook page, Georgia's Kitchen Cafe, which has the same website listed.

Update! - My step-mom informed me that Georgia's Kitchen is no long open.  Sorry if anyone was looking about heading over to try it out for themselves.

Review guidelines:

1 Fork = I would rather eat dog food.
2 Forks = I would eat there if I was starving.
3 Forks = Not bad; someplace I would occasionally consider eating.
4 Forks = A good place to eat; I will put it into my rotation of places I dine frequently.
5 Forks = One of my all time favorites!

One caveat to note – I am allergic to fish and seafood, so if you are looking for those recommendations, you will have to consult someone else.

Because I have a daughter-in-law with Celiac and a really good friend who is Vegetarian, I will try to point out whether those options are present when I review a restaurant.

Saturday, March 2, 2013 - Lunch

Georgia’s Kitchen

900 N Broadway Rd
Lexington, KY 40505
(859) 252-6837
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For those of you who don’t recognize the name, Georgia’s Kitchen is located on the site of the former Flag Fork Herb Farm – a girly place for lunch and a Lexington favorite.  One of the first things you will notice is that the facilities have been renovated and much improved!  The parking lot upgrade is a big win!  Inside there is more room between the tables…no more cramped dining.  An added bonus is the secondary facility that houses overflow patrons from the main dining room as well as special events/parties.  When it first opened, Georgia’s was devoid of most of the merchandise that previously occupied every square inch of retail space at Flag Fork.  This too, was a refreshing change.  However, it now appears that Georgia’s is offering retail items as well, but not as large in volume.

I have eaten at Georgia’s 3 times previously; twice when they first opened and once last June.  All prior dining experiences were weekday lunches and sad to say, all involved varying degrees of food and service glitches.  BUT – everyone deserves another chance, so we visited again and were pleasantly surprised by a much improved experience.  The menu has been scaled back to a more manageable size with menu items that seem to make sense now with the overall strategy/customer base.  Their website promises “fine dining and a relaxing atmosphere…. eclectic menu borrows globally from Mediterranean, Middle East and United States cuisines.”  I ordered the Georgia’s BLT; this was a fried green tomato, bacon, lettuce, served on sourdough toast with horseradish sauce on the side.  For my side item, I chose the butternut squash soup, because I had eaten it previously at Georgia’s and it was delicious.  The sandwich was great – the fried green tomato was encrusted in panko breadcrumbs and remained very crispy.  It would have been nice to get a slice of cheese on the sandwich since I jettisoned the horseradish sauce.  Our vegetarian friend ordered the falafel which was served with a house salad.  The food was good, but one can’t help remembering the Benedictine, Chicken Salad, and Beer Cheese sandwiches, and the Lemon Geranium Pound Cake from the former Flag Fork.  It is difficult to develop a new menu that is going to compete with history.

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All three of us ordered something different for dessert.  One chose the bread pudding (pictured) another chose the Crème Brulee, and I chose the Chocolate Soufflé.  The desserts rated high on the taste and presentation scale.  It would have been a nice addition to the soufflé to offer Crème Anglaise or something similar to pour on top – as is the custom with dessert soufflés.  Lunch was $26 for sandwich, soup, dessert, and a large pot of Elmwood black tea.

Gluten Free Options – none advertised.

Vegetarian Options – there are quite a few vegetarian options on the lunch menu.

For Georgia’s Kitchen full menu and hours of operation, check out their website:

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