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Jean Farris Winery & Bistro
Jean Farris Winery & Bistro

Jean Farris Winery & Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.JeanFarris.com
  • Phone: (859) 263-9463
  • 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: Contemporary American, Steak, Southern
  • 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 (859) 263-9463

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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Diner Reviews
  • "We were seated in the enclosed patio area. The evening started out great then a table of 10-12 women came in and the noise level got out of control! The patio floor is concrete, so it did not absorb any noise. We could not even hear each other talk. Luckily, our meal was almost over. Two other tables asked to be moved , and they did move them. The problem is that the other areas were small, so not everyone could move. My concern is that you can not guarentee where you would be seated when you make a reservation. I would hesitate to return since all large parties are seated in the enclosed patio."
    Dined on 10/17/2014
  • "Enjoyed a wonderful meal at Jean Farris. Food was delicious. Server was attentive and knowlegeable. View was gorgeous. A great place to enjoy a special occasion or just a meal out. Menu has something for everyone for brunch. Can't wait to go back for dinner!"
    Dined on 10/12/2014
  • "I love Jean Farris. This is the first place I book reservations when I know we are heading to Lexington. Love the food. Love the wine (am even a Wine Club Member and I live in VA). And, the service and view is ideal. A "must go!""
    Dined on 10/10/2014
  • "You know the place is special when it's pricey, out of the way, and STILL packed for dinner. The menu is not extensive but so well-chosen as to have something for virtually everyone. And the evening's specials are almost always the way to go for their inventiveness, ingredient quality, and aptness for the season. In addition to their lovely presentation, the portion sizes come dangerously close to spoiling room for dessert. Wine list is very good, as might be expected. The Jean Farris wines are worth a try (a flight is a good way to do that) and I loved their Pinot Noir but, for those who need more proof in their beverages, the selection of top-drawer spirits and creative cocktails is just fine, too. Improve on the ordinary bread"
    Dined on 10/3/2014
  • "We were traveling into the Lexington area and found this gem on Open Table. Beatiful scenery overlooking vineyard and farms. Nice local Petite Syrah and local made cheese. Food and ambiance were excellent! Wonderful place with a wonderful waitress."
    Dined on 9/26/2014
  • "Always one of favorites in town!!! Always perfect and spot on!!! It was a great 2 year anniversary!!!"
    Dined on 9/20/2014
  • "Food is still very good, however the enclosed patio leaves something to be desired. With all metal tables and chairs and the high ceiling, the space is cold and very loud. I would not eat out there again."
    Dined on 9/20/2014
  • "Our third time at JF. The food was excellent, as in the past, but this time the wines did not inspire us to buy a case as we usually do. The menu had been changed in the past week, and I was disappointed not to see some of my favorites from previous trips, but my filet was perfectly cooked and delicious, and my husband raved about the grilled pork loin. The web site mentions a business casual "dress code" but the servers were in shorts and tennis shoes, which really detracted from the specialness of the atmosphere we had experienced previously."
    Dined on 9/16/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 9/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/7/2014
  • "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."
    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!!!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/31/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Only negative is the sound level on the enclosed patio. Very difficult to hear."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Jean Farris is an excellent out of town eatery that always meets my expectations in food, wine and great service."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "from "soup to nuts" everything was wonderful. An enjoyable dining experience. Will return. We enjoyed the local wines."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Great Food, Great Wine, Great Servie......one of the gems of Lexington that just got even better with the new editions."
    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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Sunday brunch was a treat, would highly recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Once again an exceptional dinner and experience! Have eaten at Jean Farris many times over the years and have never had a bad experience!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Love the fact that you now have a full service bar and are serving Sat. & Sun. brunch again!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Go for the food, not the wine. Next time I go, I will definitely opt for one of their delicious-looking cocktails."
    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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great food and beverages! It is an expensive meal, not somewhere that is a quick stop that's affordable."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Nice to have choice of beer or cocktail. Qfull liquor license welcome"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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
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