They say the sign of a good chef is the following they generate, and like a gastronomic Pied Piper of the Bluegrass, Ranada Riley has attracted the attention of Lexington and beyond with Ranada’s Kitchen.
With a heart for all things authentic, creative, philanthropic, local, farm driven, and passion filled, Ranada blends together the best of Kentucky to dish up something so much more than a meal. Her food is elevated, yet approachable, ensuring each and every person that walks through the door has a fun, delicious, and adventurous culinary experience. Add to that an equally curated cocktail/ martini/wine list, weekly live music, and a revolving art gallery – every one of your senses are sure to come alive when you walk through our doors.
Don’t believe us? Just ask some of the individuals she’s cooked for: BB King, Melissa Etheridge, Dwight Yokkum, Pat Benatar, Pearl Jam, Chris Isaak, Patty Griffin, Former President George W. Bush, and many, many more. Perhaps the recent awards will convince you? 2019 Taste of Bluegrass Best Entree, 2019 Reader’s Choice Best New Restaurant, 2019 Crave Burger Battle Winner – just to name a few. Or perhaps, you just need to come by and watch the cleaned plates returning to the kitchen. We promise, once you taste Ranada’s food, you’ll be a part of the Ranada’s Kitchen family for good. (Just like Alton Brown – Cutthroat Kitchen, and Guy Fieri – Guy’s Grocery Games!)
Mimosa, Bellini, or Bloody Mary Carafes $10
Each carafe has 1/2 bottle of champagne or 1/3 bottle of vodka with fresh OJ, peach purée, or house made Bloody Mary mix.
Tutti Fruity French Toast $12
Strawberries, pineapple, banana, mango, fresh whipped cream and toasted coconut $12
Oscar Omelet $21
3 egg omelet stuffed with beef tips, crab and asparagus, topped with Hollandaise. Served with side of your choice
Mediterranean Potato Hash $13
Home fries topped with sautéed spinach, chickpeas, tomato, onion, and roasted cauliflower with egg of your choice and balsamic drizzle
Classic Eggs Benedict $16
Toasted English Muffins topped with Seared Canadian bacon, poached eggs and hollandaise
Biscuits & Gravy with a Surprise $12
4 buttermilk biscuits with a bowl of country peppered gravy, two sausage patties and a small bowl of Southern Chocolate Gravy
Woodland Breakfast $14
Two eggs your way, sausage, bacon, biscuit and gravy, fried potatoes, spiced apples
Classic Chicken & Waffles $16
Belgian Waffle, two buttermilk brined and fried chicken breast, toasted almonds, pickled onion, bourbon maple syrup
Elevated Avocado Toast
Griddled pistolette topped with house made guacamole, heirloom cherry tomato salsa, pickled onion and creme fraiche – served with side
Creole Shrimp & Grits $21
jumbo shrimp, green chile andouille, slow simmered creole sauce, smoked cheddar garlic grits
Chicken In a Blanket $12
house made chicken salad with grapes and almonds, lettuce, tomato and mozzarella in an herbed wrap
Bourbon Bacon Jam Burger $14
⅓ lb Kentucky Darling Farms ground beef, bourbon bacon jam, ghost pepper jack cheese, bourbon bbq, coffee dusted fried onions, brioche bun
Sides & A La Carte
Smoked Cheddar Poblano Grits – Spiced apples – Biscuit and gravy – Fresh Fruit – Bacon (3) $2 – Meat Candy (2) $3 – Sausage (3) $2 – Wasabi Deviled Eggs (2) $3
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