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Green Derby Kentucky Bistro

846 York St, Newport, KY 41071-1823
+1 859-431-8740
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible17%
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“pot roast” (3 reviews)
“bread pudding” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
846 York St, Newport, KY 41071-1823
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Told my book club of the meeting room here....excellent event. Easily held our group of 40 and they did individual checks. Everyone enjoyed the food and the variety of food. The restaurant was very accommodating and the group enjoyed it. I'm sure we will be...More

Thank Edward L
Melody B, Owner at Green Derby Kentucky Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much! I’m thrilled you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again. We enjoyed having you! Be well, Melody Brauninger

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed some amazing fried green tomatoes with a tasty sauce as an appetizer. I ordered the prime rib and smashed red potatoes and finished the left overs today and they were even better. I would like to go back and try their KY Hot Brown....More

Thank purpleUnion_KY
Melody B, Owner at Green Derby Kentucky Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much! I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 1 May 2018

Old friends who used to live in N. KY wanted to go back to the Green Derby, Newport, KY. We all wanted the fried cod dinner or sandwich. I had the sandwich on rye with lettuce and tartar sauce. We also had the Derby slaw,...More

Thank Shoop826
Melody B, Owner at Green Derby Kentucky Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting and for your feedback. We are addressing your concern with the lettuce! Be well! Melody Brauninger

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Great service and really good food. I had Alfredo Fettuccine and the portion was so large I had to take half home. My husband hot the pot roast and it was tasty. Also had the derby slaw and it was good.

Thank Dherbert53
Melody B, Owner at Green Derby Kentucky Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for joining us and for your review! So glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 28 March 2018

We had a party of nine for dinner last night. What a disaster! We should have known it was going to be bad as our table was dirty and sticky. We used wet wipes to clean it ourselves. The evening starts out with our waitress...More

1  Thank Jenny M
Melody B, Owner at Green Derby Kentucky Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear Customer, I am sorry this was how you experienced our restaurant. We take great care with every step of presenting an excellent dining experience for each customer, and take pride in the quality and value of our food and beverages, so this is quite...More

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

This was a great local find. Their Halibut sandwich and open top roast beef and potatoes was great. This is one of those local stops deep within the little cities that you should not miss.

Thank 007BigBlue
Reviewed 24 January 2018

My family and I visited the Green Derby Restaurant after our trip to the Newport Aquarium. We were able to walk the short 15 minutes to the restaurant because for January the weather wasn't so bad. I had the fish and chips, my husband had...More

Thank MeridethMom
Reviewed 9 January 2018

To be honest, this place has changed hands a few times and the owner before the current owner, let the food and service go down hill. So, I was a little skeptical when I set it up for a group of friends for lunch. They...More

Thank Edward L
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Really excellent comfort food. Had the beef liver and was great. Our daughter had pot roast and was equally good. The place is vintage and takes you back to the past. Parking is across the street.

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This restaurant has been gracing the city of Newport, Kentucky for decades...and I just chose it for a family birthday celebration. It was well worth the wait. We were greeted warmly by our server who apologized for the delay...which was no longer than two minutes....More

Thank Michelle H
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joe r
13 January 2017|
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Response from Denise H | Reviewed this property |
The halibut sandwich is award winning. The chicken livers are excellent.
Joan R
24 June 2016|
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Response from Denise H | Reviewed this property |
Not sure about beef liver, but their chicken livers are the best in town! Give them a call.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 846 York St, Newport, KY 41071-1823 (Formerly Green Derby Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 859-431-8740
  • E-mail
A Fresh Taste on Kentucky! Specializing in delicious, updated, regional Kentucky fare. We offer a full service, locally/family/chef owned restaurant in historic West Side Newport, a few blocks south of Newport on the Levee. Founded in 1947, the Green Derby Kentucky Bistro has been a unique and beloved place for over 70 years, with new owners in 2015. Full bar featuring craft cocktails, 16 craft beers on draft, 50+ bourbons, expertly designed wine list, & TVs. You are sure to find something to love, including great appetizers, steaks, chops, fish, fried chicken, sandwiches, salads, house-made desserts, & children's menu. Private parties for up to 150 people, as well as off-site catering are available. Weekly/daily specials.
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