Restaurant review of Herbe in Lexington KY,
My step-mom has decided to bring back her restaurant review blog (actually they're posts on her Facebook page) after many have requested her to do so.  Without further adieu, here's her recent post.

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.

September 11, 2015 - Dinner


4300 Winchester Rd.
Lexington, KY  40509
(859) 554 - 5882
Restaurant review of Herbe in Lexington KY,

Herbe is one of those rural restaurants that seem to be cropping up all over.  It is housed in a former country grocery store which existed virtually unchanged for 40 years, then briefly became a barbecue joint before making the transition to fine dining in a farmhouse chic atmosphere.  The building and d├ęcor looked like something right out of HGTV.

I visited Herbe with my friend Andrea on a Friday night.  She had previously been there several times for lunch and was impressed with the food.  The dinner specials were: 1) Roasted chicken stuffed with dates, mascarpone cheese, bacon, and spinach. Served with roasted zucchini and gouda grits. 2) Citrus garlic braised pork served with roasted vegetables and a smoky lentil puree.  Both entrees came with soup or salad. The soups of the day were pumpkin, tomato basil, and spicy corn chowder.  We both had the chicken. It was delicious! The soups were also yummy.  The server actually brought us a sample of each soup before we made our decision.  I had the pumpkin soup and Andrea had the corn chowder.  Both were excellent.  Portions were so large that I skipped the homemade desserts.

Service was excellent – friendly and accommodating.  We asked if bread or rolls were normally served with the soup/salad course.  The answer was “not usually”, but the server went in the back and made us a grilled breadbasket with butter and herbs.  My dinner with tax and tip was $27.55.  For pictures of recent menu offerings as well as the daily specials, check out their Facebook page.  Reservations are required for dinner and hours vary so call or go online before you make the trip.

Gluten Free Options – none advertised.  Given that the menu changes daily, the best thing to do is check out the offerings on their Facebook page.

Vegetarian Options – ditto for the vegetarians.

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