Frankfort’s rich history predates the civil war, and the city houses some of the oldest churches in the United States, along with a mural project to celebrate its past. Whether you are exploring the city’s heritage or enjoying the outdoor activities, here are the 10 best local restaurants in which you can explore the real taste of Kentucky.
Situated within Wilson Nurseries, freshness is certainly the order of the day at Sage Garden Café. The restaurant offers one of the most extensive lunch menus in the city, with salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, Kentucky favorites such as shrimp and grits, and tapas options being some of the dishes on the cards. The restaurant’s vision is to illustrate the connection between garden and plate, and both the surroundings and the fresh ingredients perfectly showcase this ideology. The cafe also offers coffees, teas and seasonings and sauces to take home. It’s the perfect choice for fresh, healthy dining.
With views of the Old Capitol grounds, Serafini serves up a mix of new American and Italian dishes to showcase its dual heritage. The interior offers an intimate and refined dining space with a mixture of booths and wooden tables, and the outdoor seating area is popular for those who want to take in Frankfort’s bustling center during the warmer months. The menu is a balanced mix of new American dishes, such as shrimp and grits and filet mignon, and Italian dishes including pastas and bruschetta, showcasing a variety of combined influences. In addition to the high quality food, the extensive wine and bourbon lists are also a big draw for fans of the harder stuff.
Serafini, 243 West Broadway Street, Frankfort, Kentucky, USA +1 502-875-5599