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Lilly's

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1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301 (Patterson)
+1 502-451-0447
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Louisville Classic

I met a friend here for lunch this week. I had not been to Lilly's in years. It is as perfect as I first experienced. I chose the prix fix menu and was not disappointed. My friend had soup de jour and the crab cake. The food is innovative and definitely set the bar for all Louisville... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
bluegrassmom3
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Owensboro, KY
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Owensboro, KY
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I met a friend here for lunch this week. I had not been to Lilly's in years. It is as perfect as I first experienced. I chose the prix fix menu and was not disappointed. My friend had soup de jour and the crab cake. The food is innovative and definitely set the bar for all Louisville restaurants many years... More 

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Happy Valley, Oregon
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91 reviews 91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here with 5 business colleagues from around the country and we all were impressed. Started with bourbon cocktails, and we all swooned over one called The Professional. Next up were a wide variety of appetizers, of which the crab cakes and frites were particularly good. I had the fried oysters as an appetizer which were good but not... More 

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

10 colleagues joined me for a business dinner at Lilly's. It was quiet, the table was sized to enable conversation, and the service was outstanding. All enjoyed the appetizers, all unique to Lilly's. Three of us ordered Scallops for our main course - and we all raved about them! And, you must order The Professional cocktail. Bourbon with blueberry! Yum.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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172 reviews 172 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Lilly's Bistro is one of Louisville's best places for either a power lunch or a romantic dinner. The food is truly outstanding and the menue changes regularly with lots of unique items at all times, Their wine list is very extensive but not cheap and they really can do mixed drinks in style, One of their signature lunch dishes is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I had a great time here with my boyfriend. My favorites were the Nashville fried oysters, scallops and raspberry sorbet. The service was incredible throughout our meal and even after our visit - we'd forgotten our umbrella, and our server mailed it back to us. Will definitely return on our next trip to Louisville!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Lilly's is a Louisville treasure. Using local produce Lilly's enhances the flavors of already fresh and flavorful food. My wife and I are particularly fond of their fish preparations, which are always cooked to perfection.

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River Forest, Illoinois
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184 reviews 184 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
11 helpful votes 11 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301
    (Patterson)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Highlands
  • Neighborhood: Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 502-451-0447

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, American, Bistro, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

Questions & Answers

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