The Swankettes went for a ladies' night at Vinebrook recently and had a wonderful time. It's the new spot from nightlife impresario Brian Lesser, improbably situated in downtown Lexington, in the old Vinny T's space. Got there about 7pm and the place was booming. Full bar, packed dining room. Luckily, we had a reservation. An affable hostess escorted us to our seats. We did wait a very long time for menus and water, but once our waiter arrived, he was chipper and gallant.
We split the pork dumplings, a large portion of four in a delicious sake-sour plum sauce. Honestly, these porkers could've competed with Mary Chung's or Qingdao's! Exceptional, and full of meaty pork! I ordered a special burger -- chopped sirloin, rare, with bleu cheese. Excellent fries came alongside, plus an addictive spicy garlic aioli. Lettuce, juicy tomato, and onion, too -- plus a sweet brioche-y bun. Amazing! Friend Swankette got the Vinebrook burger topped with VT cheddar, l, t, o, and side of sweet tater fries.
I also enjoyed a very nice Malbec at a mere $5.
Service was a bit slow, but other than that, I would give this place two thumbs up. Certainly one of the best spots I've visited in those dreary-food Western burbs!!
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