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Lilly's

1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301 (Highlands)
+1 502-451-0447
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Ranked #59 of 1,483 restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, French, South American, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Highlands
Cross street: Patterson
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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86 reviews 86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Had Dinner here last night and let me tell you its proper fine dining right on Bardstown rd. I ordered the cauliflower soup which was amazing...full of flavor. I also ordered scallops as my entree. They were so juicy and tender. For dessert I had caramel cake with vanilla ice cream, which was the perfect way to end a great... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

A group of friends ate lunch for a girls' weekend. We all had varied meals - chicken pot pie, the fixed price lunch of the day, soup and salad, burger. Portions were plentiful and the food was delicious. The prices were very reasonable for a nice lunch.

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Evansville, Indiana
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139 reviews 139 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We have been hearing about Lilly's from our friends for years but never got a chance to try them until the other night when we met friends in town for a golf weekend and they chose Lilly's for dinner. The atmosphere was awesome with most of the tables surrounding a cozy bar. When we first arrived our waitress was extremely... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Have passed this restaurant so many times in the past and never gave it a thought until a local at our hotel recommended it - certainly not let down at all - the place was busy with a great ambience and very attentive staff - I went for the crab cakes starter and rated it 10/10 followed by the largest... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Had not been to Lilly's for several years, so we decided to try it for dinner. We started with drinks that ranged between $10-$12 dollars each. The olive oil served with the bread was excellent. The Dill Squash Soup was wonderful. It was a chicken broth base with a touch of cream and squash blossom. It has been awhile since... More

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17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We visited Lilly's for the first time over the weekend. Servers were personable and attentive. This place has a nice, classy yet relaxing atmosphere. For lunch we had crab cake (possibly the best I've had even after trips to Seattle and the Vineyard), oysters that were lightly fried (though just a tad oily), creamy grits, ruby red trout which could... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My partner visited Lilly's for dinner this past Saturday. I haven't been here in awhile and was excited to go back. This place has an excellent reputation and is situated in the Highlands on Bardstown Rd, near some of the clubs I frequent. It was a busy Saturday night but they were able to accomdate us. We were seated at... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Right in the heart of the highlands / bardstown road area, Lilly's is wonderful and one of our favorite places in town. You cannot go wrong with the roasted garlic, the from the garden or any of the locally sourced meats.

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