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1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301 (Patterson)
+1 502-451-0447
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a different place for me. It is however scattered with art, places to sit for a couple and family alike. The servers do their job accordingly. Now the food is one of the freshest and tasty that you'll find.

Thank Daniel D
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We had a couple of beers here, looked at the menu and opted to head out in search of a more vegetarian friendly place. The gentleman behind the bar was very knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us some bread with a port soaked rock salt and olive oil drizzle which was delicious. He told us our server would be able... More 

Thank Jennifer W
Park City, Utah
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The layout of the restaurant allows for a number of different options for seating, bar, semi private areas, etc. There is fun artwork and it is great to be able to interact with the owner Kathy. The appetizer board is a great option to try a bunch of fun Louisville food at one go. The main courses that we had... More 

Thank John O
Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Had some appetizers and dinner with friends. Appetizers were good and reasonably priced. Steak was mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmhhhh - just okay.

Thank danwpny
Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The food is extremely good. The decor is very romantic and a great place for couples to celebrate a special occasion. I am a strict vegetarian and they were very accommodating. The chef is excellent and very well traveled. Fresh ingredients and wonderful spices make this a go to place for fine dining.

Thank Lesa V
Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We had dinner here the night we were in Louisville. A small quaint and quiet restaurant. The menu is small but every dish sounded fabulous! The drink menu was equally creative. The food and service were outstanding! I had the fish special which came with a leek and cornbread 'pudding' - more like a 'bread pudding' - it was melt... More 

Thank TravelDiva225
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Lilly's never disappoints! Fresh ingredients at their finest are found at Lilly's Bistro. In the Highlands area of Bardstown Road this gem lets you dine in a casually elegant atmosphere where top notch service, excellent food and fine wines await. Lilly's is a wonderful place for lunch with friends as well as being a great special occasion destination in the... More 

Thank SiddaCD
Devon, Pennsylvania
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126 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Several years ago Lilly's seemed to be going downhill. Kathy's chicken pot pie is simply the finest iteration of this classic ever to grace a bowl but rarely available. Jack Fry's was the better choice but Fry's is not exactly user friendly and often has no tables until late. Back to Lilly's and the food was excellent from the grilled... More 

Thank emistruth
Tipton, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

My wife and I were in Louisville for a getaway weekend. I did a little pre trip reseach, called some locals to try to find the perfect place. One name kept coming back to the top...Lilly's...I am so glad it did. The service from the moment we got there was front row. My wife is not usually a beef kind... More 

Thank cartender
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

The service is incredible. Serious attention to detail. The food is imaginative and perfect. Nothing disappoints. Nothing. The wine list has something for everyone. Stumbled into half price bottles on a Wednesday. Small plates menus allows you to try a few things. First courses are generous and shareable. You just can't get a better meal and the prices almost make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $40
American, French
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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
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

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