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1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301 (Highlands)
+1 502-451-0447
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Ranked #78 of 1,515 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
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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Brooklyn, New York
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123 reviews 123 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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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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