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1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301 (Patterson)
+1 502-451-0447
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Louisville, Kentucky
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144 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to Lilly's for dinner with family. We've heard many good compliments and read great reviews so expectations were high. Service met expectations and then some. Our waiter was spot on, very attentive and just a nice fellow; unpretentious and friendly. Some of the food was quite good, like the Truffle Gnocchi appetizer, and all of the desserts were very... More 

Thank Jerry N
Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lilly's is a great little bistro on the east side of Louisville. Attractive décor, staff were attentive and prices were slightly upmarket but not unfair. The menu wasn't loaded w tons of options, but what was there you could tell was made really well. Our party of four got a reservation on a Friday w just about three hours of... More 

Thank MPM109
San Clemente, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We came here the Thursday before the Derby. They had a prix-fixe dinner that was very delicious, but the price was, I believe, $100 per person. Add wine to that and the bill was eye watering. Try a place that doesn't gouge during Derby Week like Bistro 1860.

Thank BruceSteph
Louisville, Kentucky
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Such a fine dining experience. Local produce, meat and cheese. Friendly, professional service. Great, quiet atmosphere. Love it.

Thank studiompm
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Four of us had dinner at Lilly's, based on a relative's recommendation. The room is inviting, the staff is cheerful, knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive, and the food was excellent. Among the four of us we sampled short ribs, hangar steak and scallops, and each dish was excellent. Prices were reasonable and, all in all, it was an excellent... More 

Thank LawyerMick
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Lilly's Bistro should be at the top of your dining choices in Louisville. Inventive menu, helpful staff and warm, inviting ambience. Our group tried the short ribs, the hangar steak (and frites) and scallops, and each entrée was uniformly excellent. The wines were a good value, and dessert luscious. Try it.

1 Thank Michael M
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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272 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

First time here, reserved on basis of reviews. Made reservation well in advance but seated in a back dining room. Tablecloths but no candles or anything else on the table in terms of décor. A large group arrived and was seated next to us, which is always a distraction. Ordered app, entrée (veal) and dessert, all very good but nothing... More 

Thank wisconsinwinegirl
Miamisburg, Ohio
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We went there for lunch and had horrible service. The waiter let sit at our table for nearly 20 minutes before approaching us. The food was substandard for all 6 of us. It is very surprising that this has received the James Beard reward unless something different was prepared for the entry. All 6 of us had different food and... More 

Thank Charles W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experiences at Lillys. It is understandable why this is an award winning restaurant. My wife and I have eaten here numerous times, often with out of town guests. Always good. Excellent wine selection.

Thank daniel l
Charlottesville, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Wonderful Farm -To-Table restaurant. A great choice after the long drive to Louisville. Delicious drinks, good service and great food in a lovely restaurant. We had a wonderful experience here. The owner came by our table, chatted with us and answered our question about some of the art with a wonderful story about the piece. Fabulous bourbon selection, too. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Highlands
  • Neighbourhood: Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 502-451-0447

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?