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Reservation

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Enter your details below to start
booking your table now. You will receive
an email confirmation when complete.
We look forward to seeing you!

Reservations can also be made by phone at 859.971.0240.
If your party will include more than 6 guests, please call the restaurant for reservations.

Reservations can also be made by phone at 859.971.0240.
If your party will include more than 6 guests, please call the restaurant for reservations.

Our Story

We’re a bit like our hometown: sophisticated, well-traveled, but grounded in our roots. We believe there’s nothing more important than taking time to dine well with family and friends in a beautiful space. And we have a passion for all things Bluegrass - curing our meats in-house, supporting the region’s diverse farming and food community, and keeping a local-first mindset in everything we do.

Epping’s is located in a renovated historic building that once held Epping Bottling Works, home to the hustle and spirit of local entrepreneur John G. Epping. Today, we are proud to honor that history and be part of the energy of downtown Lexington’s Warehouse Block.

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Our Team











Cole Arimes

EXECUTIVE CHEF & OWNER

Cole

Cole returned to Lexington to open his namesake restaurant, Coles 735 Main, in 2012. Today, he is an award-winning chef and visionary that builds connections in the community and brings truly inspired dining to downtown Lexington. Cole and wife Susan dreamed of dining out in peace with their two children, Hurst and Park, a wish that brought Poppy & Olive’s “parent-friendly” concept to life.











Nathan R. Voorhees

CHEF DE CUISINE

Nate

Chef Nate thrives on a kitchen’s controlled chaos, calmly managing the moving parts while bringing his creativity to life with every plate. He is the driving force behind the Epping’s menu, which highlights his passion for locally-sourced meats and produce. From hand brining pastrami for a reuben to his unique take on international dishes, Nate’s attention to detail and culinary talent comes to life at Epping’s on Eastside.











Chris Hutchison

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Chris

Chris keeps Coles, Eppings and Poppy & Olive running smoothly, while always maintaining a gracious sense of welcome and hospitality. As a Certified Sommelier, he is also the creative mind behind the restaurants’ acclaimed wine and spirits programs. Chris grew up surrounded by phenomenal cooks in the small town of Pikeville, Kentucky. After years working in the industry, it is still his love for food and “all things distilled or fermented” that keep him inspired every day.











Gretchen Crothers

GENERAL MANAGER

Gretchen

Gretchen has an innate ability to make people happy. She comes to Epping’s from Midway’s Heirloom Restaurant and is a long-time veteran of the restaurant industry. With her positive outlook and a passion for customer service, Gretchen brings her experience and energy to lead the Epping’s team. Gretchen and her family live on 13 acres of land, growing her own Heirloom tomatoes, canoeing and fishing in her downtime.











Laura Clay

PASTRY CHEF

Laura

Laura is the visionary behind the bakery’s magic, bringing heavenly smells and smiles to the neighborhood on a daily basis. She is a firm believer that food should create beauty and joy, and her fluffy brioche, homemade poptarts, and exquisite patisserie-style desserts do just that. Laura comes to Poppy & Olive from Apiary Fine Catering and Events and a family history in the restaurant industry.

Our Menus

Valentine’s Day menu available here

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Contact

859-971-0240

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For private event inquiries, please call the restaurant

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Hours

Lunch:  Mon. - Fri. 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner:  Mon. - Thurs. 5-10pm; Fri. - Sun. 5-11pm

Bar open at 4pm daily

*Bakery open 8am - 2:30pm daily for dine-in or takeout

Location

264 Walton Avenue

Lexington, KY 40502

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Contact

859.971.0240

Email

For private event inquiries, please call the restaurant

facebook Instagram

Hours

Lunch: Mon. - Fri. 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Mon. - Thurs. 5-10pm; Fri. - Sun. 5-11pm

Bar open at 4pm daily

*Bakery open 8am - 2:30pm daily for
dine-in or takeout

Location

264 Walton Avenue

Lexington, KY 40502

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