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Sep 6, 2010 06:39 PM

Bistro La Belle in Midway - Go? Or not?

Hey all,

I'm headed to Kentucky to meet up with my dad next weekend and am trying to find some Chow-worthy places to eat. We're meeting up with a friend and need to find some place to eat in the Frankfort/Midway area. Feedback on my initial suggestions were that Holly Hill Inn is too fancy and that Wallace Station doesn't serve bourbon, so I'm trying to find a nice middle ground.

Ideally we'd find some place that has sit-down service, a decently-stocked bar, but that isn't too outrageously expensive or fancy. So far I've come up with Bistro La Belle and Darlin' Jean's Apple Cobbler. Anybody have experience with those or have any other suggestions in the area?


Wallace Station
3854 Old Frankfort Pike, Versailles, KY 40383

Bistro La Belle
121 E Main St, Midway, KY 40347

Holly Hill Inn
426 N Winter St, Midway, KY 40347

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  1. Definitely go to Bistro La Belle!! It is great! The food is amazing and has a fun atmosphere! When my parents come to visit me in Lexington from SC, it is their favorite place to go. Midway is the cutest little town, so I would recommend strolling after dinner and enjoying. There is also Heirloom which is right next door. To me the food is equally delicious, but maybe has more of a romantic date atmosphere. Please let us know where you decide to go and how it is! Have fun in the Bluegrass!


    Bistro La Belle
    121 E Main St, Midway, KY 40347

    1. Well, I've returned from the trip to the heartland of corn mash and have nothing but great things to say about the little town of Midway, KY. We ate at Bisto La Belle the first night that we were there, and had a fantastic time. They make a great Old Fashioned, which one would expect at a restaurant in that part of the country. We had some chicken livers and mussels for appetizers, both of which were executed really well. For entrees, we had shrimp and grits, the oyster appetizer, and the Hot Brown. I was really impressed by the first two, less so by the Hot Brown. It was more sauce and bacon than bread and meat, so I felt like I was sort of eating bechemel soup.

      The next night we sat outside at the Gray Goose, which had just opened up its Midway outpost. We had drinks and some appetizers, both of which were quite tasty. The beer cheese was especially good. After that, we strolled over to Darlin Jean's Apple Cobbler, because, well, why not. We both ordered salads, and they came out and were the size of truck tires! The greens were fresh, the dressings were house-made, but could have probably been half the size. I had the Firecracker Shrimp salad, and the sauce was tasty (if not very spicy).

      I'm looking forward to trying Heirloom the next time I go back there as well as shopping in some of the unexpectedly nice-looking stores. That town was quite a pleasant surprise!

      Darlin Jean's Apple Cobbler Cafe
      137 E Main St, Midway, KY 40347