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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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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gift I totally loved.

My X's family usually wasn't good at gifts. But we got a gift certificate here and we had a wonderful and totally awesome meal that just melted in my mouth, nose and stomach. It was a beautiful little restaurant, food, service and the mood were excellent and charming. We adored the whole experience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
KIMBERLY H
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My X's family usually wasn't good at gifts. But we got a gift certificate here and we had a wonderful and totally awesome meal that just melted in my mouth, nose and stomach. It was a beautiful little restaurant, food, service and the mood were excellent and charming. We adored the whole experience and that's what it was, an EXPERIENCE!!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Lilly's is one of our favorite special occasion restaurants. It is beyond my price limit for frequent dining, but I am always very pleased by the fresh, locally-sourced and seasonal choices. I loved their bread, and all four of the people in our party were very pleased by the delicious entrees. The desserts are also fantastic. My husband and I... More 

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87 reviews 87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had dinner here on a first time visit to this restaurant. We were impressed with the service, the atmosphere, the food and the prices were reasonable. A hard combination to beat.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

I am a little reluctant to add my praise about Lilly's to the crowd! I'm afraid that the next time we want to have dinner here it will take weeks to get a reservation 😒 The Kentucky Rose salad is delicious and different without being weird, and the bourbon vinaigrette is a wow! The veal scallopini with homemade pappardelle is... More 

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Elgin, South Carolina
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I booked Lilly's for a bridal shower brunch and could not have been more pleased. Each course was delicious and beautifully presented. The quiche Lorraine and chicken pot pie were especially amazing, but the "piece de resistance" was the peppermint ice cream with hot chocolate sauce and chocolate peppermint bark - unbelievable!

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Owensboro, KY
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70 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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68 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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29 helpful votes 29 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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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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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?