TOP 5 DINING: APPETIZERS & SMALL PLATES

 

YAMAGUCHI'S SAKE AND TAPAS
This distinctive Japanese sake bar is so committed to creating a cozy, relaxed hideaway for its guests that their phone number is not even listed and remains off at all times. This tiny establishment serves a variety of sake, along with quality wines and beers.  However, it is the delectable tapas that set Yamaguchi’s apart; offerings such as sashimi, barracuda, and tontoro  are made to perfection with high quality ingredients. Upon request, the chef will even order special ingredients from Japan to enhance your private dining experience. 
125 Codell Drive • sakeandtapas.com
TABLE THREE TEN
This restaurant offers an eclectic and cozy atmosphere, an extensive wine list as well as a dozen premium beers to choose from. Their ever-changing seasonal menu is comprised of various cheese, meat, and seafood dishes, which are made with local ingredients. In addition to serving mussels, gnocchi, and charcuterie, they also serve exceptional homemade desserts. Whether you’re there with a small or large appetite, Table Three Ten will satisfy your need for sophisticated snacking or fine entrees.
310 West Short Street • (859) 309-3901 
NICK RYAN'S SALOON
Nick Ryan’s serves modern American cuisine in a relaxed environment perfect for socializing.  Fried Oysters, Spicy Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, and Seafood Napoleon are just some of the small plate offerings which can be enjoyed indoors or still better, outside on their beautiful patio overlooking Jefferson Street. Daily entree specials, desserts, and cocktails round out this downtown eatery.
157 Jefferson Street • (859) 233-7900 • nickryans.com
THE PUB
A lively place to watch the World Cup or enjoy a late night out with your friends; The Pub is reminiscent of an old English pub. Many menu items reflect our American culture with a British flair. The wide selection of craft beers, wines and mixed drinks pair well with shareable items such as the Scotch Egg, Chicken and Chutney Flatbread, and Bacon Wrapped Dates. Plus, The Pub offers various events each week, including late night happy hours, Trivia Night, and even Wine Down Wednesdays for customers to relish. 
3750 Mall Road • (859) 971-2748 • experiencethepub.com
ENOTECA
This tranquil wine bar has modern and inviting decor and a quaint and quiet patio. Their multipage menu is devoted to appealing tapas, an extensive wine list, a well curated bourbon list, as well as beer and cocktail selections. Diners while away the hours with fine meats and cheeses alongside savory tapas such as Chorizo Puffs with Mustard Sauce, Squid Salad, and Gambas y Grits, and even multiple vegetarian options. The offerings extend to a dessert menu consisting of Chocolate Bourbon Almond Stuffed Figs, Cardamom Flan, and Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce.
191 Jefferson Street  • (859) 687-0346  • enotecalex.com
 


Posted on 2015-07-01 by Judy Brumley
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