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1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301 (Patterson)
+1 502-451-0447
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Dependably Excellent

Lilly's is special occasions place for me. It is always lovely with delicious interesting food and first class service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Louisville, Kentucky
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you can get past the fake front, this place is not bad. Food is good. Bar can be interesting and fun, but they haven't figured what a disgrace the front of the house does. She will shoehorn you into a small space, take a reservation without the capacity, make you wait or tell you your reservation is a seat... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Lilly's is special occasions place for me. It is always lovely with delicious interesting food and first class service.

Thank ivebeenthere13
Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Classic dishes prepared with local, fresh ingredients that will delight your senses. Located in The Highlands, this restaurant is within walking distance of residential, shopping, and the bar scene.

Thank JuJuMagumbo
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When you are in a great restaurant that specializes in farm to table and the local farmer, who I know, who is in the restaurant and eating the special of short ribs, my order was easy. I'll have what he is raising and eating and it was delicious. If you are avisitor or local keep Lilly's at the top of... More 

Thank mrderby
Atlanta, Georgia
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113 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started with drinks at the bar and our bartender was very knowledgable and a lot of fun. We moved to the dining room for dinner. The food was very good, but be aware that several of the entrees are really large portions. The veal and the nights fish special were very good. Had a great waitress who even brought... More 

Thank dbopen
Ashland, Kentucky
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

I have moved away from the Louisville area, but always stop in to Lilly's for lunch whenever I am in town. During this trip, I was very disappointed to note that the lunch prix fixe menu was not offered, as it always had delicious local offerings on rotation. I started with an Earl Gray Martini, which was a generous cocktail,... More 

Thank ivegotchemistry
Louisville, Kentucky
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Trying to break out of our usual lunch spots, we headed to Lilly's and quickly realized we had been missing out on some of the best lunch selections in town! We started with Lilly's Frites with truffle sea salt and green goddess - gone in just a few minutes! These hand-cut style fries taste like a potato should and melt... More 

Thank Joyce H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Selected to try this place when one in our group had heard of Lilly's. Fun round table for 6. Not super packed for a Saturday night which was fine for us. Service was not too over attentive but okay. Drinks were fantastic. Wine recommendation delicious and spot on. Pear salad phenomenal. Crab cakes great for dinner. Pork chop incredibly juicy.... More 

Thank Pam P
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

always wonderful, fresh, local produce and meats when available...a true delight. The fish is freshly flown in, the beef/pork is among the best the local farmers produce. The produce is beyond compare... truly a gem in Louisville for quite a number of years.

Thank Bryan T
Tulsa, OK
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We stopped at Lily's to have an after-dinner drink as it's on the Urban Bourbon Trail. The bartender was outstanding! He asked my boyfriend (the bourbon drinker) to describe what he wanted, as opposed to a brand, and he put together a bourbon flight for him. He was awesome - and he was working out of the tiniest bar I've... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301
  • 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, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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