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1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301 (Highlands)
+1 502-451-0447
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Ranked #65 of 1,511 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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69 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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