March 10, 2010-Saul Good, a locally owned restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky boasts an eclectic menu, a great bar, a classy history, and a new kind of dining experience. We have visited before, but as is the case with all great restaurants, we returned for more of the same great taste!
FOOD (25 out of 25 points)
We ordered a bacon cheeseburger for each of us, which is customarily served on a toasted Kaiser bun, your choice of cheese, applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and pickles; and all burgers are accompanied by Saul Good’s signature fries. For dessert, we ordered the chocolate fondue. One of the interesting things about the Saul Good menu is the fact that the desserts are located at the front of the menu—and for good reason! They’re delicious! The chocolate fondue comes with your choice of dark, milk, or white chocolate fondue with waffles, rice krispy treats, strawberries, bananas, and pretzels for dipping.
Our burger was cooked to order and the most impressive part was that the huge Kaiser bun was not crunchy, but fresh! The fries were covered in spices and served piping hot, not dripping with grease. The portions were the perfect size!
AMBIANCE (18 out of 25 points)
The biggest disappointment with our dining experience was the ambiance. Our table for six was located at the back of the restaurant and was made from three mismatched tables that were shoved together. One third of the table had a tablecloth on it, the other two thirds were left bare. When we sat down, we noticed that the table was dirty and had a chunk of sauce on the back of the menu, soiling the tablecloth and our hands.
The music was also extremely loud. The restaurant was packed—25 minute wait for a table for 6 at 7:00 on a Wednesday—and the music, coupled with a full house made it extremely difficult to carry on a conversation with the person across the table, let alone from one end of the table to the other.
SERVICE (25 out of 25)
Simply put: the waiter was present every time we needed anything and was not present when we were enjoying our meal. She was efficient, friendly, courteous, and attentive. She was everything that a good waiter should be and not one thing more or less.
COST (24 out of 25)
The total cost of our meal—two burgers, three beers (two domestic drafts and one microbrew), and 2/5 of the dessert was $33. For the quality of the food, we felt that this price was fair, but if we had bought the desert just for ourselves, it would have been too expensive.
FINAL SCORE: 92 A (Exceptional)
As it turns out, the restaurant lives up to the name! It really is Saul Good!
Visit Saul Good Restaurant and Pub on the web at: www.saulgoodpub.com