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Jean Farris Winery & Bistro
Jean Farris Winery & Bistro

Jean Farris Winery & Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.JeanFarris.com
  • Phone: (859) 263-9463
  • Hours of Operation: Hours of Operation:
    Wine Bar: Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday 12:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steak, Southern
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a semi private room for 8-12 people. We have an enclosed, heated patio for 20-60 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeanie O'Daniel (859) 263-9463
  • Entertainment: Jean Farris offers a wide selection of musical entertainment. From the relaxed acoustic sounds of local artists to string quartets.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Thank you for making your dining reservation at Jean Farris Winery & Bistro. If you have questions or any special requests for your reservation please contact Jean Farris at (859) 263-9463.

    We welcome table requests for our main dining room, or, for our patio room overlooking the vineyards. With limited seating in both sections, we sometimes cannot accommodate all requests. Also, please observe the following policies with reservations of 6 or more: no separate checks and changes within 24 hours of your reservation to your party size, cancellations, or “no show” will incur a charge of $25 per person.

    Thank you in advance for your understanding, and, we look forward to your visit!

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: As you enter the property, you drive through the front vineyards of Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier. All of the parking is close to the building in the private lot. Handicapped parking is offered with easy access to the front door. There is limited overflow parking available.
A word from Jean Farris Winery & Bistro
From its inception, Jean Farris has embraced our families’ history in agriculture, and, our passion for fine cuisine. With us, wine is best when sharing a table with good friends and good food.

Here on the estate we grow our own culinary herbs including twenty varieties of heirloom tomatoes, a wide assortment of fresh vegetables and numerous succulent fruits. With these our Executive Chef begins, reflecting and pondering the perfect combination.

The result: an ideal pairing that truly showcases the wines, foods and passion of Jean Farris.

Our menus change to mirror the seasons and bring together the best our region has to offer: from farm to table, for you.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "This was the first dining experience here for my wife and I. The positives for the restaurant are definitely the secluded location, well put-together menu, and surprisingly...the wines! I did not expect much from a Kentucky winery but was very pleasantly surprised with the Cab Franc and Pinot Noir. Our cheese and the bread were very good. Main course was very good and well prepared. Dessert was heavenly. Things to watch out for would be to make sure that you call for reservations and specify indoor seating as we were not given a choice and it was a very muggy evening. Service for our neighbors seemed very good. Ours, was absent and got my order wrong - brought a different dish altogether. She was definitely outclassed by the others we saw."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great food and beverages! It is an expensive meal, not somewhere that is a quick stop that's affordable."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food here (especially the meat) is so fresh. The wine is also amazing. They now have a liquor license! Our waiter recommended several and all were amazing. The cheese board, the duck and chicken sausage, and the filet were all phenomenal. The pork and corn bread were a little dry. The bacon and fried plantain sundae were not my thing. Creme brulee was great, however. Still in love with the place and will be back soon."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My wife and I wanted a nice, local restaurant where we could feel like we got away for something special but, of course, without having to go too far. Jean Farris fit the bill perfectly. It is secluded yet to close to Richmond and Lexington. The food was outstanding, as was the service. The ambiance was romantic and relaxed, not at all stuffy. Perfect."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I dined at Jean Farris for brunch on 7/5/14, and really enjoyed their new additions to their brunch menu, as well as their inclusion of a full bar in addition to the house wines. There seemed to be some miscommunication between the waitstaff and kitchen, as the cheese plate I ordered came out at the same time as my entree, and my cocktail (that I had ordered first) came out after both dishes. It was not crowded, so I'm not sure where the issue lies. I'm hoping they can find someone to correctly expedite their dishes, as service and timing are really the only things holding them back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "They have a great patio, and although we requested outdoor dining during our reservation, we were not allowed to sit on the patio even though there were empty tables. Two restaurant employees said that they were previously reserved although the reservation process clearly states that requests may or may not be honored. They saved those outdoor seats for several groups that didn't show I guess. I specifically chose this place because it was a beautiful evening, made the 15 mile drive, then was made to look at a wall while there were empty seats outside. Frustrating. Services was good, outside is exactly as it should be, wish I could have seen it."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My Husband has a large appetite and when the dishes came I thought oh this is not going to be good!!! We both walked out full after an amazing dinner! A must try but don't expect an inexpensive evening!!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My wife and I came here to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The beverage list (including wines and liquor) was very thorough and diverse. The food was exceptional save for the crab and veggie appetizer. While edible, it was pretty bland. However, the wedge salad was excellent, the coullote steak was incredible (as were the mashed potatoes and grilled squash it came with), and the grasshopper pie was out of this world. Would go back to eat here again in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Nice to have choice of beer or cocktail. Qfull liquor license welcome"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We live close by and eat here often. I’m so happy to see the addition of beer and other spirits. The wine is great but sometimes you just want a beer or a vodka tonic. Another lovely dinner on the patio!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Nice dinner, service was excellent. We ordered the scallops - which were very good - however the Gnudi was very bland - tasted like dough - need a more flavorful sauce. I was expecting a larger portion of butter beans but there were only a few and they were mixed in and very small."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Lovely Sunday brunch venue. Quiet, beautiful views, great service. We had eggs rancheros which were very good. Would definitely do brunch here again."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Very classy and the best wine in town. They're appetizers could be improved and their salad selection is very bland. Would be nice to see more creative salads such as one with fresh fruit added and the traditional salad with bacon, cheese, potatoe sticks and cranberries"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Jean Farris is always our favorite place to bring out of town guests for the scenic bluegrass venue. We asked for a patio table, but on this muggy evening we should have moved inside. It would have been better if our table had been under a fan. The food was great as always, with lots of fresh and seasonal items incorporated. Fried green tomatoes were amazing! One of us had the chicken; it was tasty but the portion size was disappointing. All the other servings were generous. Our waitress tonight was not as knowledgeable or attentive as usual. We'll be back, but hope for a better experience. It's nice to see a full bar and specialty drinks recently added."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "A wonderful restaurant all around. Food and wine is excellent!!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Absolutely LOVE this place. My wife and I have been coming here for years for special occasions. Great food, wine, and now full bar. The menu and wine list is constantly changing. The chef has some serious game. JFW has made a wino out of me. We also never forget to stock up on JF wines every December 5 during the 1/2 price sale that commemorates the repeal of prohibition. Cheers!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoined the entire dinning experience. Upon arriving we were promptly greeted lead to our table. Service was excellent. Menu is limited but the food was excellent. I highly recommend you take the opportunity to experience this outdoor dinning venue over looking rolling green fields."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was high priced for the quality, they claim to have home grown most of the herbs and ingredients , however it tasted very processed to me. No Malbec wine and high priced"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We ate outside and service was very slow. Our mussels plate was left on the table for 20 minutes after we finished, attracting flies. The flies landed in our wine and water. Their idea of customer service when we asked for a replacement (of a 2 oz. taste) was to hand us a spoon. They said getting flies in our wine was a risk we took in eating outside. Clearly poor customer service is a risk you take in eating at Jean Farris."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The scenery is absolutely gorgeous!! We traveled from Indiana and this was exactly the winery/restaurant we were looking for - the food was fantastic, an overall wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went for a Friday night out. We ordered sausage and cheese for starters; this course was great. The wedge salads were tasty and well executed. We both ordered fillets which were only so-so. My wife's cut had a lot of sinew and tendons. The seasoning on the steaks was heavy handed . There was a large disparity between prices of wines. 17 dollar glass of Syrah is too steep. I had this wine before and it was good but not that good. Also I bought a bottle of this in the past and it was horrible, not what was served in house. Overall the experience was ok but for north of 150 dollars for two we were less impressed than on previous outings. Other options are now available that surpass this restaurant in many categories."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We enjoyed a Bourbon tasting and one of the new cocktails before dinner. My husband loved his smoked ribeye with the creamy horseradish sauce. This is our favorite place to eat now made even better with bourbon!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Good food, excellent service. But, I think the guys in the kitchen substituted a chicken tenderloin in lieu of the rabbit tenderloinin in my dish. BAD choice...the tenderlion was iwhite, dry and tasteless."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Thank you for making Father's Day a special occasion for my husband. We had an 11:30 reservation and were promptly seated in one of your outdoor dining areas. The view of the surrounding fields was perfect and the food was wonderful. We were happy to see the expanded bar offerings and enjoyed the Farm House Bloody Mary's. Still our favorite place for special occasions."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner. I love their wine and now my husband loves their full bar with bourbon and local beer selection. The food was fantastic and the view of the vineyard was very pretty."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "JRM will forever live on in our hearts and in our raised glasses. Could not think of a more appropriate setting than Jean Farris to remember and celebrate "Beautiful Robert"."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We first sat at the bar where my husband and I each enjoyed a flight of wine with cheese and a chicken and duck sausage, Highly recommend! The best sausage I have ever eaten! When our table was ready we ate dinner, I had the rabbit and my husband had the duck, each were alright. We will go again before we make any harsh judgments on the food"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I chose the restaurant because I wanted something a little different. It is in a rural setting which I found to be very pleasant. we sat outdoors during the early evening which was very comfortable and scenic. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset with open fields and trees in the foreground. After the sunset, twilight and night slowly fell but nature provided "lightning bugs" that continued to twinkle in the darkness. In addition to the natural beauty, the service was very good as was the food. we had the wine and an appetizer (Viognier with a cheese plate which was very tasty). Our entrees were fairly simple dishes that were delicious - filet mignon and chicken that were paired with a cab and chardonnay."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We were dining outside during sunset that was absolutely spectacular. The service was impeccable and the food paired with the wine was very tasty. We stayed for coffee after dinner and sat by the beautiful gas fire pits. Very classy along with a great atmosphere. It was only my second visit and by far the best. We will definitely return to try something different from the menu as I am sure it will be just as wonderful as what we had the other night."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great wine, excellent food and perfect service. Got a bottle of Cabernet, had the sausage and cheese appectizer and ordered the pork chop special, which really was special !! Also got the Bourbon tart and cobbler for dessert. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I was disappointed in the service. Although the food was good, the inattentiveness of the server will be enough to keep us from returning. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Excellent as always. Love the patio area and never had bad service or food here."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Had the pleasure of dining here for my partner's birthday dinner the other night. The special was a a 14oz ribeye with spinach and mashed potatoes. Everything on the plate was PHENOMENAL! There was so much food for your money and everything was just absolutely delicious. The wine was amazing as well! If you leave here disappointed it will not be because of the dining. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "This is my second time here for dinner and I think it gets better every time! The food is wonderful and wine wonderful! My favorite is the red head it's wine with bourbon. Service and atmosphere are great! We will definitely be back! "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I never give bad reviews. I always hope it was an off night. This is one of the most beautiful settings to dine in KY but the food is tasteless. We chose snapper and duck,both the entrees appeared bland,and seemed old. The dessert was something served in a 1950s school cafeteria. Also the metal cafe style chairs are painfully uncomfortable. There was a very good crowd as it was a beautiful holiday evening. No one looked like they were pleased with their food. Much needed at Jean Farris new chef! Don't waste this gem!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food was wonderful. The wines are amazing. We tried several different ones. The Red Head is fantastic!! Everyone was friendly and helpful. Definitely will go back especially for special occasions. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The Reisling is outstanding 89+. We also had the Duck which was Outstanding. The Cheese Plate is a little skimpy, However the cheeses on the plate are very good. The Mushroom Bisque is one of the best I have tasted. The Bread is the only thing that was mediocre about the meal"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I usually am thrilled with the experience at Jean Farris; not so much this time. The service was extremely slow, and there was no compensation offered for the delay. I will not return anytime soon."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Felt rushed to order and rushed to finish dinner. Service was disappointing. Food and wine very nice. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We dined there for Mother's Day and we typically allow our daughter to order off the regular menu because kids options are always so unhealthy and we encourage her to try new things. The kids menu at Jean Farris for MD featured leg of lamb and the back up choice was macaroni and cheese or cheese pizza. Ignoring the fact that macaroni and cheese is a side dish and not an entree, the cheese pizza was terrible and tasted like something you'd get at a swimming pool concession stand. The restaurant gave us no flexibility for substituting a piece of fish from the regular menu, which was quite good."
    Dined on 5/11/2014