Lexington is home to a unique and diverse food scene — and living downtown at studios180 gives you easy access to some of the most popular eateries. Check out this list of nearby restaurants the next time you want to try something new in the neighborhood.


This casual, locally-owned bar features global cuisine, creative cocktails, and live music performances. They also offer daily specials, like Taco Tuesday and Whiskey Wednesday, brunch on the weekends, and half-priced drinks from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Corto Lima

Corto Lima is known for its creative, Latin-inspired cuisine. The diverse menu features small plates, tacos, and main dishes. It also includes vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan offerings. Pro-tip: Order the prickly pear margarita.

Zim’s Cafe

The menus (lunch & dinner or breakfast & brunch) at this casual spot feature sandwiches, farm-fresh salads, and hot soups. Fun Fact: Guy Fieri of “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” named The Famous Big Brown one of his Top 5 burgers!

Oscar Diggs

The Oscar Diggs menu features dishes made with all locally-sourced ingredients for a fully farm-fresh dining experience. The restaurant, which is known for its burgers, has a stocked bar and 12 rotating draft beers. There are also indoor and outdoor seating options.

Taste of Thai

The service is fast and the food is delicious at this cozy spot in downtown Lexington. Their menu features several authentic Thai dishes, including curries, fried rice, and noodles. You can eat inside, or take it to go and enjoy it in the park across the street.


This elevated pizza joint features wood-fired Neapolitan pies, salads, and fresh shellfish. The menu also includes delicious starters, beer and wine, cocktails, and mouth-watering gelato from the nearby Sorella Gelateria.