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1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301 (Highlands)
+1 502-451-0447
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Ranked #71 of 1,525 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French, South American, Bistro
Neighborhood: Highlands
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Patterson
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English first
River Forest, Illoinois
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173 reviews 173 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

I have eaten a few times over the years at Lilly's, and enjoy it each time. The kitchen is very good, with a nice take on standards (a very well thought out chicken pot pie, with the chicken not overcooked and fresh ingredients swimming in it). The bread, always a touchstone for me in judging a restaurant, is very fine... More 

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Westchester, New York, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Ate here on our first night of vacationing in Louisville and had the 3 Course Farm-To-Table dinner for 2. It was an absolutely amazing meal and I would highly recommend it for a special occasion. Just take note of the prices... although you get what you pay for, and in this case, it was well worth the price.

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Ashland, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

LOVE eating at Lilly's, the food is always so very good and my absolute favorite is the desserts - all of them! I have not had one that I haven't loved. This last week when we ate there, our favorite entree was the duck! We all tasted each others. They were all divine. Same with the desserts. Just delicious. My... More 

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Radcliff, Kentucky
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We made reservations for an early dinner on New Years Eve...We chose Lilly's based on excellent reviews by Fodors....We were seated right away but service was slow after that..When we asked about the entrees on the menu, our server replied negatively letting us know it was NOT the correct menu, that she could not believe they didn't have the menus... More 

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Versailles, Kentucky
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've eaten in a lot of restaurants, I've had nearly a dozen 15 dollar burgers in my lifetime. This burger was very good, but not great. The bun was just bargain basement plain, and everything else about it was great. Very well done, juicy and flavor for days. The bun fell apart and turned to a wet paper after the... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was our first trip to Lilly's. I had heard so many good recommendations and was looking forward to a special evening. We had a reservation and were seated within a few minutes. Our water glasses were filled and we proceeded to wait 30 minutes before our order was taken. The tables on either side of us were attended to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

While we don't live in KY, we've dined at Lilly's about a half a dozen times over the past few years, from special Saturday evenings with friends during the St. James Art Fair to lunch on a Bardstown-Road-shopping day. Recently we found ourselves in the area on a Saturday looking for a bite of lunch, and it was a primo... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

My wife and I and another couple recently dined at Lilly's at one of their pre-fix dinners. My wife has celiac and requires gluten free meals. When this was pointed out to our server, she was more than helpful and attentive to her needs. My wife had a salad and salmon, both of which were some of the best she's... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My wife, a very dear friend and I had dinner before the holidays at Lilly's. I had one of the best Lamb Shanks ever, the meat was cooked to perfection and the mushroom Risotto was creamy,but light. The salad was fresh the dressing light and very tasty. The service was as usual excellent, attentive but not overbearing. The atmosphere was... More 

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I'm a New Yorker - and worse, a jaded foodie New Yorker - who gets to Louisville a dozen or so times a year. I first met chef Kathy Cary when she prepared an incredible meal at the James Beard Foundation. I made it a point to catch up with her dinners at the Beard House every subsequent time that... More 

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Additional Information about Lilly's

Address: 1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301
Phone Number: +1 502-451-0447
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Highlands
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: American, French, South American, Bistro

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