Jean Farris Winery & Bistro
Jean Farris Winery & Bistro

Jean Farris Winery & Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jeanfarris.com/
  • Phone: 8592639463x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation:
    Wine Bar: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00pm - 9:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Southern, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our semi-private room is available for parties of 10 to 12. The private room we offer is our Vineyard Sunroom and overlooks the vineyards with an amazing view. It is fully enclosed and climate controlled for up to 80 guests, available for booking through-out the year. During the April-October period the outdoor patio is also available for booking. This space will accommodate 40 guest and can be reserved with the Sunroom or without. Also, it is covered with a large white tent but climate control is not available.

    Jean Farris Winery & Bistro as a whole is available for a private party on Monday only. The maximum capacity is 150.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeanie O'Daniel 8592639463x

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 fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, and honey to use in the winery and in the kitchen. We serve our farm products with the wine, beer, and spirits that speak of our region. To us "Home-made" is a practice not a philosophy. With that our menu changes serveral times a year, reflecting the seasons. Staying in time and in touch with the cycles of seasons and what is naturally available to us.

We look forward to having you joining us at our table and sharing a night at Jean Farris.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Jean Farris Winery & Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (76)special occasion (76)scenic view (75)romantic (70)notable wine list (58)fit for foodies (54)great for brunch (28)good for groups (20)neighborhood gem (12)great for lunch (9)hot spot (6)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Jean Farris was the perfect spot for a first date. We went out on a Sunday night so it was not crowded at all. Our server Evan did a fantastic job, he was attentive but not at the table every 5 minutes. The food was excellent, we had the pork loin and the sea scallops, highly recommend both!! Jean Farris was the perfect stage for a wonderful night!! We will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Luvfoodandwine
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Excellent location, service, food, and wine. Service outstandingly friendly. Food well prepared and enjoyable. Very enjoyable experience. Wonderful wine selections. Will definitely return. Outdoor dining was lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit
    MandMDining
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This was the first time we had visited Jean Farris, which was highly recommended; and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent - including flavor, presentation and portion sizes. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly - but did not hover. The ambiance was very nice. We ate inside, but agreed that we would definitely try the outside seating on a future visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kentucky Winery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I was passing through Lexington on the Labour day weekend, and this was the highest rated restaurant which I could reserve a table. It turns out, the restaurant was only 25% full. Because of that the noise level was moderate. I had the evening's specials. The daily soup was good. The main dish was a strip steak, cooked perfectly. I also tasted their flight of 4 reserve red wines. It was only OK, I would think they are in the $10/btl range in both price and quality. If they sell the wine for more than that, it's not worth it. If you know your wines, it would be better to select a bottle from their modest wine list. All in all, I think the meal was worth the drive and the money, but I will not be buying their wine for my wine cellar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A special evening!
    Walter
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I surprised my wife with a getaway trip to Lexington and wanted a unique destination for dinner. The drive out was beautiful. Once at the bistro we were seated promptly and our waiter was there for our drink order. The menu had good selections and we tried a cheese course to start which was wonderful and very well presented. My wife ordered the lamb chops and I the special sirloin strip. Both entres were cooked perfectly and presented beautifully. We sampled several of the wineries white wines and did not find one we liked. However the Cabernet Franc they make was excellent and we ordered a second bottle and took it home with us. Our waiter's knowledge of the food and wine they served was very good. Overall a great find!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    kterps
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Took my parents here for brunch to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary and they loved it! Wine flights had a great selection and the brunch was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always exceptional
    abloomerVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Excellent food and service. Only negative is the sound level on the enclosed patio. Very difficult to hear.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    KimJ
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Jean Farris is an excellent out of town eatery that always meets my expectations in food, wine and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    from "soup to nuts" everything was wonderful. An enjoyable dining experience. Will return. We enjoyed the local wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional outdoor dining
    likespeacefuldining
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We dined on the outdoor patio on a warm summers evening at sunset. It was our anniversary and the whole experience was delightful. The setting was unbelievably lovely. The service was great and the food was excellent if a bit pricey. I was not as impressed with the interior seating and the problem is you can not reserve a table on the outdoor patio - it's on a first come first serve basis. I think if we had been seated inside it would have been a much less satisfactory experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great get away
    Roscoe
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great place for a nice dinner, brunch , or lunch. Nice to be able to escape downtown and have this place to dine. Great bar, food, and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KnightKrawler
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We sat on the porch at one of the end tables, so the view wasn't the greatest, but other than that, it was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Wine in Town
    KevinS
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great Food, Great Wine, Great Servie......one of the gems of Lexington that just got even better with the new editions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Place-takes reservations!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went for a special occasion, and had spectacular service! The food was superb and plenty of options for wine. Our table for two was within 15 inches of another table for two; one person from that party, talked very loudly nonstop. We were finishing dessert when they had appetizer, so it wasn't our whole meal. It's just a personal preference, to sit within earshot of loud talkers. We will return, and bring friends-maybe ask for patio seating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wallydeb
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    we have visited your restaurant many times and the service and the food has always been excellent. we enjoy the view of the countryside and since we live in clark county in the country it is very convenient for us to enjoy your winery.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!!
    KYfanVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Sunday brunch was a treat, would highly recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unimpressed
    FoodReviewers
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Seated in an outdoor glass enclosed patio which was a bit uncomfortable on a warm, humid evening. I would suggest screens to offer outdoor air or add air conditioning. Service was extremely slow and our food was over cooked. Waters were served tepid without ice in the glasses. Appetizers were embarrassingly skimpy. Our drinks sat empty for at least 20 minutes and when we asked for refills it took another 20 minutes to receive them. I really wanted to like this place and kept hoping it would get better but it just didn't happen. $130+ for two (without dessert and not including tip) was disappointing. On a positive note, the wine was good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great brunch!
    Gwennlex
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Have always loved Jean Ferris. Recently tried their brunch for the first time with a group of girlfriends. We sat on the patio and had a wonderful time. Food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining!
    jmctruthVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Once again an exceptional dinner and experience! Have eaten at Jean Farris many times over the years and have never had a bad experience!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RECENT CHANGES
    TOMKATVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Love the fact that you now have a full service bar and are serving Sat. & Sun. brunch again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You will come back again and again!
    Paramedic635
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My husband and I love this place! You can sit back with a group of friends on comfy patio furniture and sip wine and enjoy...you can get a table and have course after course while over looking rolling hills and vineyards. It's all great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lexiebound
    Lexieone
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Third time to this restaurant and always enjoy it. Everything was fine but not outstanding. Service was a little weak for an upscale dining place. I am from out of state so will return when back in this area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food, views, charm
    NomNomVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Now even better with a full bar and extended wine list, and back to serving brunch (yay!), I didn't know I could love Jean Farris even more. The food is very good, the view and ambiance are unmatched in Lexington, and the professional, warm staff wrap the whole thing up with a bow. Can't get enough of JF!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • KentuckyFoodie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Go for the food, not the wine. Next time I go, I will definitely opt for one of their delicious-looking cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great look at Central Ky landscape.
    RednOlive
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Loved the venue , waitstaff was excellent, especially Corey. My wife and I shared the bourbon sampler as well as a wine sampler with cheese and sausages. All were great. Dinner was OK at best for the price , portions are small and everything soaked in salt . We are going back again for the bar and appetizers, not neccisarily the entree.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best steak I've had in a long time
    Jdp8059
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great food and beverages! It is an expensive meal, not somewhere that is a quick stop that's affordable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and wine but...
    iNick
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great patio but,
    LexingtonTraveler
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great new brunch menu, service off
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • full liquor license welcome
    kaiaVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Nice to have choice of beer or cocktail. Qfull liquor license welcome
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary date
    FoodCriticBob
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Frequent Diner
    XXXXVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Young Doc
    YoungDoc
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice brunch
    Yulz
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Lovely Sunday brunch venue. Quiet, beautiful views, great service. We had eggs rancheros which were very good. Would definitely do brunch here again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricey but nice
    LexdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High class
    wineanddine
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second time and still good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely
    Foodie40
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    A wonderful restaurant all around. Food and wine is excellent!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm on the patio tonight
    CliffysMom
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.