Dining Options in Lexington

One of the most common questions that prospective residents frequently ask the Marketing team at Kendal at Lexington is about the dining options available downtown (located just one mile from the KaLex campus). While the dining experience at Kendal at Lexington is exceptional, it is understandable that residents would also like to explore the culinary delights just minutes away from the KaLex campus.

Whether you’re in the mood for fine dining, international cuisine, farm-to-table delights or casual bites, Lexington’s diverse food scene is sure to satisfy even the most discerning palates. Exploring the local restaurants and culinary offerings adds another layer of enjoyment to life at Kendal at Lexington, allowing residents to get wined and dined in the company of friends and loved ones.

Where to Eat?

The following compilation provides just a glimpse into the exceptional dining options available in town. This is not an exhaustive list of the restaurants in Lexington, and we encourage you to view all of the delicious options online here.

The Red Hen

Step into The Red Hen and prepare to be dazzled by their innovative American cuisine. This award-winning farm-to-table restaurant sources ingredients from local farms, ensuring freshness and quality in every bite. From their mouthwatering starters to their perfectly executed main courses and divine desserts, The Red Hen promises an unforgettable dining experience.

The Palms

The Palms is a classic American restaurant that has been serving Lexington for more than 40 years. The menu features a wide variety of dishes, including appetizers, soups, salads, pizza, sandwiches, burgers and desserts. The Palms also has a full bar, with a wide selection of beers, wines and cocktails.

Sweet Treats Bakery

Indulge your sweet tooth at Sweet Treats Bakery, a delightful destination for all things baked and delicious. From freshly baked cookies and pastries to custom cakes and cupcakes, their creations are a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. Treat yourself to a heavenly slice of cake or grab a box of goodies to share with loved ones.

Bistro on Main

Look no further than Bistro on Main for a cozy and intimate dining experience. This charming restaurant offers a seasonal menu showcasing locally sourced ingredients. From its creative appetizers to its flavorful entrees and decadent desserts, Bistro on Main delights the senses and leaves guests craving more. Pair your meal with a selection from their thoughtfully curated wine list for a complete dining experience.

Pure Eats

Craving a juicy burger? Head over to Pure Eats for a fresh and delicious bite, and end the meal with a house-made donut. This casual eatery specializes in gourmet burgers made with locally sourced ingredients and perfectly cooked. With a menu that caters to meat lovers and vegetarians, Pure Eats offers a variety of options to satisfy everyone’s cravings.


Nestled in the heart of downtown Pronto is a contemporary Italian café that offers a delightful culinary experience. Step inside and indulge in a variety of delectable treats, including homemade gelato, mouthwatering pastries, aromatic LavAzza coffee and flavorful grab-and-go sandwiches.

Get Dinner on Us!

Whether you’re a food connoisseur or simply looking for a memorable meal, Lexington’s vibrant food scene promises to satisfy your cravings and leave you with a lasting culinary impression. Visit Kendal at Lexington for a Try-It stay, and we will treat you to a local eatery on our dime. Embark on a gastronomic adventure and explore the incredible places to eat in Lexington, Virginia. Bon appétit!

Whether a move to a Life Plan Community is years down the road or right around the corner, visiting the community is the most essential part of the selection process. Make plans to visit the beautiful Kendal at Lexington campus. Most visits include an appointment in the marketing office and a tour of the community. To schedule your visit, contact the marketing office at (800) 976-8303 or (540) 463-1910 or email info@kalex.kendal.org.