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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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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.











Rita Kraynak

DINING ROOM COORDINATOR

Rita

Rita’s passion for the industry began on her very first day in restaurant work. Originally from Philadelphia, she relocated to Lexington for a career in media. When she realized a side job at Coles was her true calling, she joined the team in a leadership role. Her positive energy and service industry expertise now make her indispensable to the Epping's family. She finds inspiration in bringing people together and in her beloved Philadelphia Eagles.











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.











Patrick Harper

GENERAL MANAGER

Patrick

Patrick is a proud Lexington native and a 20-year veteran of the restaurant industry. He thrives on being part of the city’s ever-growing food scene and motivating his team to stay ahead of the game. His favorite part of the job? Creating a special place for guests to return to again and again.











Lindsey Rooks

PASTRY CHEF

Lindsey

Lindsey can most often be found surrounded by heavenly aromas in the Epping’s bakery, where she uses local ingredients to create the artisan breads, pastries and desserts of Epping’s, Poppy & Olive and Coles 735 Main. She is always experimenting, whether with new techniques, recipes from around the world, or to occasionally even bring her young son Kaiden's ideas to life.











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.











Lindsey Rooks

PASTRY CHEF

Lindsey

Lindsey can most often be found surrounded by heavenly aromas in the Epping’s bakery, where she uses local ingredients to create the artisan breads, pastries and desserts of Epping’s, Poppy & Olive and Coles 735 Main. She is always experimenting, whether with new techniques, recipes from around the world, or to occasionally even bring her young son Kaiden's ideas to life.











Rita Kraynak

DINING ROOM COORDINATOR

Rita

Rita’s passion for the industry began on her very first day in restaurant work. Originally from Philadelphia, she relocated to Lexington for a career in media. When she realized a side job at Coles was her true calling, she joined the team in a leadership role. Her positive energy and service industry expertise now make her indispensable to the Epping's family. She finds inspiration in bringing people together and in her beloved Philadelphia Eagles.











Patrick Harper

GENERAL MANAGER

Patrick

Patrick is a proud Lexington native and a 20-year veteran of the restaurant industry. He thrives on being part of the city’s ever-growing food scene and motivating his team to stay ahead of the game. His favorite part of the job? Creating a special place for guests to return to again and again.

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Contact

859-971-0240

Bakery: 859-389-9205

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For private event inquiries, please email here.

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Hours

Dinner: Tuesday–Thursday & Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm 

Bar open at 4pm daily

Please call ahead to place large bakery orders and allow

2 days from order to pickup.

Location

264 Walton Avenue

Lexington, KY 40502

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Contact

859.971.0240

Bakery: 859-389-9205

Email

Order Online

For private event inquiries, please email here.

facebook Instagram

 

 

Hours

Dinner: Tues–Thur & Sun 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri, Sat 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Bar open at 4pm daily

Please call ahead to place large bakery orders and allow 2 days from order to pickup.

Location

264 Walton Avenue

Lexington, KY 40502

View Map

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