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Lilly's Bistro
Lilly's Bistro

Lilly's Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lillyslapeche.com
  • Email: info@lillyslapeche.com
  • Phone: (502) 451-0447
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Kathy Cary
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Mytch Law (502) 451-0447

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Patterson
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Lilly's Bistro
For a casual yet upscale dining experience, Lilly’s Bistro in the historic Highland Neighborhood exudes warmth and style. Fresh and seasonal ingredients inspire our New American Cuisine with an international flair from our local farmers. As a neighborhood bistro we encourage guests to enjoy a variety of small and large plates from our sustainable-farmed menu. Our award wining wine list is the perfect compliment to the food.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Lilly's has become our "go-to" place for special occasions. We were celebrating our daughter's 21st birthday last weekend. The food was amazing, as always. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine. We have been to Lilly's many times, and have never been disappointed!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I am torn writing this review because it wanted to love this place, the food was great, the setting was beautiful, but i waited and waited at every point of the meal. Even when the restaurant cleared out at 9:45 the attentiveness of the staff was elsewhere. My date commented multiple times that there must be someone important at the table across the restaurant receiving the attention. We may give it another shot but not for a while."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "As always, Lilly's was a superb dining experience. The flavor combinations and textures perfectly complimented each other to the smallest and most subtle of flavors. Whenever I travel through Louisville, I always make it a point to done there and have never been disappointed. The consistency of the experience is greatly appreciated."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Took my mother in law for a birthday lunch, and every dish was perfect, Suculent lamb, veggies perfectly prepared. Thanks for a lovely day"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "My boss of 20+ years finally made it to Louisville and it was a pleasure to bring him to Lilly's. Not only was the food and serivce terrific but the location is distinctly "Louisville"."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This was an incredible culinary experience! The food was amazing and delectable. No disappointments here!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Food was good but not memorable. Staff was very attentive, efficient and helpful. Peach Pear martini was very good!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We booked a table at Lilly's while planning a weekend getaway to Louisville. The menu was intriguing so we thought we would give it a try - it was all we had hoped for! The food was creative and delicious, and the bourbon menu was mind-boggling. Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable, ambiance was perfect for a romantic dinner for 2. We would definitely go there again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "First time at Lilly's and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Our group of 4 started with some shared apps: Roasted Garlic, Frites, and Duck Nachos and all were very yummy. For our entrees we had Veal Scallopini, Braised Lamb Shoulder, 7 Deadly Sins, and Fried Chicken and shared these as they were all very good. Our server, Amy, was very attentive, friendly, and professional - kudos and thank you!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Love the spot Good not so much However they did meet my special requests for steak cut Great quality food with very little flavor"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Amazing food, always innovating. Has been a top 3 restaurant for years."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Restaurant was empty. Quiet, music was old fashioned. Menu limited, had few healthy choices. What we did order was very good. Service was good."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Food was terrific, very attentive staff, not 5 star quality, but very nice and friendly."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "FAbulous as always. Great European ambiance coupled with creative spins on traditional fare featuring local produce. Really one of the best restaurants in town."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My husband started with the duck nachos that were really good and I ordered the Caesar salad. The salad was not cut up and the dressing was not very good. I had the filet, it was tender and cooked as ordered. He had the veal steak but it was very tough. We skipped dessert. It was okay but we probably will not be back. Not the best food I have had around town."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Took my wife for her birthday and we had a wonderful dinner. Food was fantastic service was attentive and friendly but not intrusive. Highly recommend for any occasion. They also have nice room off to back which is great for business meeting or group dinner."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Lilly's Bistro has outstanding food and friendly, courteous service. I think there were some new staff members on Valentine's Day, so the service might have been a little slow, but the charm and atmosphere made up for it. My (now former) girlfriend really enjoyed the chocolate cake for desert. ($150 drinks & dinner and a "Dear Don" visit 3 days later... Go figure.)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "They had good service that was there when needed but not annoying. Great atmosphere and the inside is beautiful. The food was my favorite part. The veal and the filet were perfect. The "Old Fashioned" they made me is my new favorite mixed drink, you have to try it if your a whiskey fan."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Enjoyed a special evening for 2 at Lilly's..... Always appreciate the service provided by favorite waiter here (Jeff). My wife & I had starters including the fried oysters and separate Pate...both delicious!! Our main course was also marvelous, with seared scallops and veal piccata prepared perfectly. We had a relaxed pace during courses by having red wine and cocktails, then the meal with chilled lemon pie and caramel cake......a very delightful evening! You can't beat Lilly's for a special evening enjoying Cathy's menu and local goodies"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "First time to Lily's and new to the Louisville area. Since being here I haven't had a bad meal at any place we chose to eat, but Lily's is by far the best! Try their fried chicken and sweet potato pancakes, they are delicious. The atmosphere is very welcoming and the wait staff are superb. I most certainly recommend this place for any dinning situation. The great quality of the food is accompanied by a complete beer and wind list, which is offset by a great price."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Since we don't live in Louisville, it has been an embarrassingly long time since I've eaten at Lilly's, the benchmark against which I once measured all restaurants. I am very pleased to report it has lost none of its special charm. Should be on the bucket list of every serious eater in the region, and a destination dining experience for the REALLY serious foodies in the country!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "There are many good things about Lilly's, but the best to me is that it never disappoints. The menu selections vary, they are always creative and they are always good. In addition, the service is prompt and the servers are pleasant and knowledgeable. It is a "stand-by" that never gets old."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Lilly's was an early leader in using locally raised and produced foods in their cooking, and it still shines in that department. I was, however, disappointed in our recent meal. I food the menu to be both small (not necessarily a bad thing) and the execution of our choices was not particularly exciting. My wife's fried chicken was too greasy, and the flavors were too sweet for my taste; the gnocchi dish I had likewise had too many sweet notes. Portion size, presentation and service were all excellent."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "One can always count on Lilly's! The food is exceptional, and Kathy Cary remains one of the finest chefs anywhere, and we are so fortunate to have her here in Louisville. She continues to invent special dishes and incorporate ingredients into those dishes that you might likely have never had before. She doesn't cut corners, (wonderful artisan bread served with every meal, 2 large pieces of fried chicken within the gourmet sandwich, etc.), and yet she has managed somehow to keep her prices low enough that you realize you've probably spent less for a lunch in her charming restaurant than you would have had you been somewhere like Panera Bread. Her wait staff is always accommodating and gracious. Very profession yet friendly."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Wow! What a delicious meal and nice evening we had at Lilly's. From our confirmation call to impeccable service and amazing menu choices, we will definitely go back and have recommended it to others! Lilly's is a true gem, love local foods etc... So glad we went!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Had a nice luncheon with my staff, reasonably priced."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Lily's is consistently excellent. I've never know anyone who was disappointed with the food and service."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Lily's Bistro is a fantastic place. The food, drinks, and service were superb. We will be back!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Wonderful spot for lunch or dinner. Always one of or favorite restaurants in town."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "What a great dinner and evening we had! Service was excellent....a special tip of the hat to Mica! Our food was delicious and beautifully prepared. All six of us in our party raved about the restaurant! We live about 50 miles away, but we'll be back!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "Decor was nice,waitress-okay.Needs improvement-explained it was our first time there,oil & salt was explained 20 min. after the bread came;Hostess said Happy Birthday as we were seated(was on our reservation)but the server had no clue& did not make it any more special;for the price,inspect the ware.My husband's steak knife had food caked on it;Ambiance-null.Compared to other pricey restaurants in the area, glad we did it for our father/in-law,would not go back.Paying for service & ambiance is worth paying for an expensive meal. If they don't pay attention to small details, then it's not worth paying for.None of the food made us say wow, and we are foodies & enjoy it when food dances in our mouths. None of the food served did that for us."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Always a great meal at Lilly's. Kay is amazing and provides top shelf service. One of our favorites!"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Every dish was delicious, as always. The waiter had excellent recommendations for wines, appetizers and entrees. We were there after 8 and the restaurant was quiet and relaxed."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "What a sublime experience. The food was superb: Blue Point Oyster Chowder, Scallops with Pappy Van Winkle drunken grits, caramel cake and peppermint ice cream with the most amazing chocolate sauce. The suggestions for libations (how many bourbons on hand?) and the wines were terrific as well as the friendly, and professional service. How many owners of fine restaurants these days still stop at every table to discuss your meal and welcome you? We have eaten at many highly rated (and expensive) restaurants but for value and overall experience this was amazing. No wonder this restaurant has lasted with such a fabulous reputation for so many years! KUDOS."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Lilly's has been in business for years and years and for good reason. The food is out of this world and the service is outstanding. The menu is ever changing with fresh, local ingredients. They have never rested on their laurels and they keep the menu and the wine list fresh and exciting!"
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "The food is great, the service is impeccable and the bourbon selection is second to none. We have been to Lily's three times in the last two years (we go every time we are in Louisville) and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "The burgers and fries are great! Don't miss out on the duck fat popcorn."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Food was great for a weekend lunch. Although the service was super slow."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I'm part of a group who eats together once a month and we've always found Lily's to be a good choice. It's in our neighborhood and we like supporting local restaurants."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "We had sea bass and scallops, both were done and presented very well."
    Dined on 11/20/2013