The first Korean restaurant in town, Lee’s is still much loved. Signature dishes include the stone bee bim bob — rice, vegetables, beef and egg served in traditional Korean hot sauce in a hot stone bowl.
Four area locations, including the Taphouse in the Highlands. Artisan pizzas and panino sandwiches stand out. The Pollotate — an aromatic rosemary, chicken and potato pie — has racked up national awards.
Chef Michele Brinke offers a selection of soups, salads and sandwiches to the lunch crowd at the Goss Avenue Antique Mall. On weekends the brunch menu includes four different kinds of eggs Benedict, pancakes that sound like dessert (S'mores and Peanut Butter Cup), and crepes with sweet or savory fillings.
A second venue opened by Maido’s Toki Masabuchi puts the emphasis on playful. This Bardstown Road location offers some sushi rolls and other Japanese staples, but fills out the menu with creative takes on tacos and other non-Asian standards.