July 24, 2011
I recently ate at Brix and couldn’t have been more impressed. Fantastic sweet corn risotto that was creamy and rich without being too heavy nor too sweet; roasted beets that constituted my first enjoyable experience with that particular root; the steak was perfectly cooked–with an interesting spice combination of chermoula and cumin. The portions were more than fair for the price, and Brix offers a terrific selection of wines. The service was friendly and spot-on (Lindsay offers the perfect combination of there-when-you-need-her without hovering), and we really enjoyed chatting with the owner, Hunter Smith. Perhaps most impressive, the chef (Nathan) was out of town when we visited, but two guest chefs who had trained with Nate presented a terrific menu. I have traveled to Lexington a number of times, and Brix is easily the best restaurant in town…and in fact, can compare to the best eateries in Charlottesville and Richmond. We’ll definitely go back–keep up the good work….