The Lemon Tree

101 Graham Ave, Lexington KY 40508
$ American

The Lemon Tree is a student-run restaurant that is open for lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-1, during the semester, reservations are required. The Lemon Tree provides real world, science-based experiences to students in the Quantity Food Production class, a capstone course for dietetics and hospitality, management and tourism undergraduate students. During the semester, students rotate through a series of work stations, gaining hands-on experience as they learn the various roles involved in operating a restaurant.

Come enjoy a 3-course meal prepared for you by exceptional students that are team-taught and directed by Bob Perry, Coordinator of the Food Systems Initiative in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and Aaron Schwartz, a lecturer in the Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. Mr. Perry is a professional chef with over 25 years of experience in the US and abroad and Mr. Schwartz is a Registered Dietitian.

Make a reservation below. Our days of service this semester are: Aug. 31, Sept. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, Oct. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, and 21. Scroll to the bottom of this page to view the menu for each day.


Business Info

  • Address: 101 Graham Ave, Lexington KY 40508
  • Cross Street: Gladstone Avenue
  • Cuisine: American |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot | Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Discover |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 8592183308
  • Features: Famous Chef, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Business Dining, Trendy / Hip,


The Lemon Tree - The Lemon Tree

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Lunch | Dine-in noon - 1 p.m.
Lunch | Dine-in noon - 1 p.m.


Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.67 out of 5 stars based on 15 votes

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 09, 2021
Miguel P.
Creative, tasty menu. Corn tortillas were a little undercooked and the Mexican cocoa had way too many marshmallows - no one at my table tried them - but the presentation was well done.