Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

York Street Cafe

738 York St. (Eighth St.) Send to Phone
859-261-9675 | Order Now! | Menu
Housed in an old pharmacy building, this casual café will cure what ails you.



Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sat.
  • Parking lot
  • Dress code: Casual

* Click here for rating key

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

York Street Cafe Restaurant Review

: Once a circa 1872 pharmacy building, York Street Café retains touches of its historic past. High-ceilinged rooms boast original woodwork in lovely condition. A myriad of memorabilia, from Elvis collectibles and an old bridesmaid’s dress to troll dolls and antique toys, furthers the vintage theme. The building has a restaurant on the first floor, lounge on the second and art gallery on its third. Tapas are a favorite here, especially the escargots and smoked salmon. The Toastie Sampler is a good choice, too, sporting two toasted pitas, one topped with creamy artichoke, spinach and provolone cheese; the other crowned with spiced, smoky tomato sauce, grilled eggplant, roasted red peppers and goat cheese. The sampler is served with a salad of mixed greens, dried cherries, feta, purple onions and sunflower seeds. Looking for something more substantial? Try the free-range Amish chicken. Stuffed with applewood-smoked bacon, onions and Gorgonzola, it’s finished with a hard cider cream sauce and served atop garlic mashed potatoes with seasonal vegetables. Desserts are homemade (we like the rum Bundt cake).

New craft beers

Read GAYOT's reviews of new craft beer releases from top producers.

Stay in a romantic mood with this Rosé Champagne.

Read GAYOT's review.