Restaurant review of Minton's in Lexington KY, Central Kentucky restaurant review of Minton's,
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.

October 27, 2015 - Lunch

760 N Limestone
Lexington, KY 40508
Restaurant review of Minton's in Lexington KY, Central Kentucky restaurant review of Minton's,

Minton’s has been open for a couple of years.  It is housed in a former liquor store on N.Lime.  This is a corridor of old Lexington that has seen a resurgence of bars, restaurants and other small businesses in recent years.  I would say that it is a neighborhood on its way back from the brink, but it’s not there yet.   I have eaten at Minton’s before with girls from work as was the occasion again this time.  One of these friends is vegetarian and Minton’s always seems to have several good options in that category.

The inside of the restaurant is tiny and can be cold, so sit in the back away from the door.  This is another establishment which uses a blackboard style menu, however, Minton’s does offer some descriptions and price with each item listed.  They also have a printed menu online.  The fare is basic lunch and brunch food since they are only open until 3pm.  I will say that their menu is a little more creative than the average brunch/lunch daytime café.   I was torn between some fancy French toast and a hot brown. I chose the latter.  Their hot brown was made with real roasted turkey and an herbed cheese sauce instead of mornay sauce.   It also included what appeared to be a slice of honey ham.  My selection was very good.   My vegetarian friend ordered the Sriracha Tempeh Salad which consisted of diced tempeh sautéed in sesame oil, mixed with gala apples, cilantro, sriracha, and vegan mayo and served on wheat with greens.  She said it was very good, but used a little too much mayo.  My other friend ordered a grilled cheese billed as Grilled Jack – a kicked up grilled cheese with pepperjack, cheddar cheese, and Dijon mustard on sourdough and the soup of the day which was tomato bisque.  She liked her meal also.  We were on our lunch hour, so we skipped dessert.

Since the place is tiny, our service was good – it is pretty hard to ignore your customers in about 100 square feet of dining room and the setup is order at the counter, pay at the counter.  Lunch with tax and tip was $12.14.   Check out their hours of operation and menu at:  Minton’s also operates a food truck in the downtown area and on occasion during nice weather, they have showed up for our Food Truck Day at my place of work.  Restaurant parking is limited to mostly on-street free and metered spaces.  We got lucky the day we went there, it was rainy and most of the customers were foot traffic so we scored a space directly out front.

Gluten Free Options – none advertised.
Vegetarian Options – the “Our Story” page of their website states “Vegan and Vegetarian friendly as possible”, however, individual menu items are not marked.

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