Holly Hill Inn
Fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farmers are at the heart of Ouita Michel’s menus at her flagship Holly Hill Inn, a fine-dining restaurant in America's Bluegrass horse country and near the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Guests will enjoy a prix fixe menu at dinner that reflects the best of seasonal Kentucky ingredients. Weekend three-course brunch is the ultimate Kentucky breakfast experience. The bar service includes more than 50 bourbons and an award-winning wine list.
Wallace Station, just outside Midway in the heart of Bluegrass horse country and near the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, is a scenic stop for homemade sandwiches, soups, salads, an irresistible bakery case and breakfast. Featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” and The Cooking Channel’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate.” Open 7 days a week.
The Midway Bakery and Cafe
The Midway Bakery and Cafe creates cookies, pies, scones and more from scratch with real butter and natural ingredients using traditional recipes. Our flours come from Weisenberger Mill down the road; most of the corn and wheat is raised right here in Kentucky. Our chocolate and cocoa powder comes from Ruth Hunt Candies in Mount Sterling. Our pecans are from the Kentucky Nut Corp. in Hickman, Ky. Open 7 days a week.
Windy Corner Market and Restaurant
Amid northern Lexington's legendary horse farms sits Windy Corner Market, a destination for delicious homemade Po-Boy sandwiches, plate breakfasts and dinners, bakery treats and extensive Kentucky Proud products market. Our menu features lots of meats and produce from Kentucky farmers! Open 7 days a week.
Two locations in Lexington, Kentucky
Smithtown Seafood is in the Bread Box building on West Sixth Street in Lexington's hot Jefferson Street corridor, and at The Summit at Fritz Farm. We make everything on the menu from scratch and, whenever possible, with locally raised ingredients. Our menu is both familiar and creative, emphasizing local foods and old-fashioned Kentucky recipes in dishes such as Beer Cheese with West Sixth Brewing Co.'s Smithtown Porter and fried Kentucky Proud catfish, flavorful salads and ethnic seafood dishes, vegetarian specialties and much more. The West Sixth location also offers burgers.
Open 7 days a week.
Glenn's Creek Café, Woodford Reserve Distillery
Outside Versailles, Kentucky
Glenn’s Creek Café's mission is to prepare tasty food that reflects all the distinctive flavors found in the Woodford Reserve flavor wheel. "Glenn’s Creek is one of the most beautiful spots for lunch in Kentucky, and maybe the entire United States," owner/executive chef Ouita Michel said. "The visitor center dining area is sophisticated and warm, and in summery weather, guests can dine on the porch amid the storied magnificence of the Bluegrass.”
Honeywood is Ouita Michel’s largest restaurant, with table service, a stylish bar and food that is fresh, locally sourced when possible, and creatively prepared but with a strong nod to Kentucky’s food traditions. Inside Honeywood, locally crafted reclaimed-wood tabletops and wood floors are juxtaposed with soaring windows. “As with all our restaurants, we want our neighbors to feel a true sense of welcome and to know how grateful we are for their support,” Michel said. Honeywood, at The Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington, was recently mentioned in the Zagat Guide article, "30 Most Exciting Food Cities in America 2017," Washington Post and The New York Times. Open 7 days a week.
Opening November 2018!
We cannot wait to throw open the doors to the brand new Zim’s Cafe and The Thirsty Fox at Zim’s Cafe in downtown Lexington! Kentucky restaurateur Ouita Michel is creating a full-service restaurant and bar that are scheduled to open in November 2018 in the historic former Fayette County Courthouse. Details soon!