Ranada’s Kitchen

An eclectic downtown kitchen and bar near campus with an award-winning chef-driven elevated menu. Our casual atmosphere is the perfect place to meet for lunch, a first date, or to watch the game with some friends. Come enjoy happy hour on our patio!

Join Chef Ranada in the kitchen for a wildly eclectic selection of tunes. It’s the secret ingredient that gets the juices flowin’!  Drop in to listen.

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About

Chef Ranada

“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. “

About

Chef Ranada

“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. “

Awarded As 2021 Best Restaurant In Lexington

Dogs drink FREE All Day on the Patio!

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THANKSGIVING

THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving Day Catering for you and your family PICK UP only *limited quantities-order now*

LOCAL MUSIC

LOCAL CHARITY DINNERS

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day Catering for you and your family PICK UP only *limited quantities-order now*

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LOCAL CHARITY DINNERS

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Shrimp & Grits

Slow simmered creole sauce with jumbo shrimp and smoked andouille sausage. Served on a bed of smoked cheddar poblano grits.

Bourbon Trail Chicken

Buttermilk fried chicken breasts, bourbon dijon, pickled onion, hot pepper honey, garlic mashed potatoes, haricot vert

Dynamite Shrimp

Lightly fried shrimp, sambal aioli, cheddar grits, scallions, sesame

Jezebel Sticks

Lightly fried pastry wrapped mozzarella and provolone cheese sticks. Served with a southern jezebel sauce and smoked marinara

Meatloaf

Local beef meatloaf with hard boiled eggs, caramelized onions, and mozzarella cheese topped with bacon crumble and swiss. Served with smashed fried Yukon potatoes and chefs vegetable medley

Meat Board

Caramelized onion cheddar, smoked gouda, boursin, bacon jam, genoa salami, capicola toast points, pickled onion grapes, apples

Whipped Feta Board

whipped feta cheese, fresh herbs, berries, figs, apples, toasted almonds, hot pepper honey drizzle, toast points

Shrimp & Grits

Slow simmered creole sauce with jumbo shrimp and smoked andouille sausage. Served on a bed of smoked cheddar poblano grits.

Bourbon Trail Chicken

Buttermilk fried chicken breasts, bourbon dijon, pickled onion, hot pepper honey, garlic mashed potatoes, haricot vert

Dynamite Shrimp

Lightly fried shrimp, sambal aioli, cheddar grits, scallions, sesame

Jezebel Sticks

Lightly fried pastry wrapped mozzarella and provolone cheese sticks. Served with a southern jezebel sauce and smoked marinara

Meatloaf

Local beef meatloaf with hard boiled eggs, caramelized onions, and mozzarella cheese topped with bacon crumble and swiss. Served with smashed fried Yukon potatoes and chefs vegetable medley

Meat Board

Caramelized onion cheddar, smoked gouda, boursin, bacon jam, genoa salami, capicola toast points, pickled onion grapes, apples

Whipped Feta Board

Whipped feta cheese, fresh herbs, berries, figs, apples, toasted almonds, hot pepper honey drizzle, toast points

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FOOD GALLERY

From your lips to our ears

Pallets of Grammy Award Winners and Others

We’ve fancied over the years

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DINNER FOR TWO, ON US
Join Ranada's to stay in the know & you'll be entered to win a $100 promotional gift card, Dinner for two.
We will love you and treat you like family. We will train you and hold your hand if you need it. You'll listen to cool music with us. You'll get to hang with awesome people. We will be your home away from home. Come see us for walk in interviews from 1-5 !
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