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1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301 (Patterson)
+1 502-451-0447
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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Miamisburg, Ohio
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We went there for lunch and had horrible service. The waiter let sit at our table for nearly 20 minutes before approaching us. The food was substandard for all 6 of us. It is very surprising that this has received the James Beard reward unless something different was prepared for the entry. All 6 of us had different food and... More 

Thank Charles W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experiences at Lillys. It is understandable why this is an award winning restaurant. My wife and I have eaten here numerous times, often with out of town guests. Always good. Excellent wine selection.

Thank daniel l
Charlottesville, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Wonderful Farm -To-Table restaurant. A great choice after the long drive to Louisville. Delicious drinks, good service and great food in a lovely restaurant. We had a wonderful experience here. The owner came by our table, chatted with us and answered our question about some of the art with a wonderful story about the piece. Fabulous bourbon selection, too. I... More 

Thank 413Stephanie
Saint Charles, Illinois
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

A great fine dinning experience after a long drive down. The meal was served with beverages in a very comfortable atmosphere and each beverage and the meal were local specialties.

Thank Mike L
Cayman Islands
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448 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived to an empty restaurant with the nicest receptionist / manager and were seated right away. Service was good and food was a good choice and delicious. Three non alcoholic drinks on the menu which I love as I don't drink - one of them a shrub, fantastic! We stared with calamari nachos which was the first time I had... More 

Thank CaymanGreg
ft lauderdale
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

On a recent trip to Chicago, we stayed overnight in Louisville and had an opportunity to eat at Lilly's. NEVER have we had better service Our waitress was delightful. The food was so good. My husband had a veal scaloppini in a picatta sauce that was perfect. My tile fish and stuffed tomatoes was a very satisfying special. If ever... More 

Thank delgol
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312 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Kay was our waitperson and did an excellent job. She made us feel like we could be there as long as we wanted and did not rush us through the meal. We shared there Caprese Flatbread which was very tasty - definitely large enough to share. My husband had the special - Tilefish. It was on a bed of creamy... More 

Thank Jeana P
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 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.

1 Thank Daniel D
Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 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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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Highlands
  • Neighbourhood: 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?