I had lunch here the other day with family. It was excellent! The king salmon we had was perfection. When I come back to Louisville, I will definitely dine here again.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was an absolutely wonderful experience in dining. The food was divine and the service was excellent. The chef especially prepared the best salmon I have ever tasted. Thank you.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sat in "back" room- no decor,
Sat in "back" room- no decor, slow service. Food was excellent, which is why I'd give it another shot.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
new use for lilly's
Have always enjoyed our visits to lilly's, great food and service, changing menus, adaptability, somewhat similar to our visits to chez panisse but not as tense, laid back. This was our first time as a group with nine people, no problems, everyone enjoyed the fest, food and wines, timing was good. Recommend for groups now.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Whenever the timing works--and we try to make it work--we stop in Louisville, and we dine at Lilly's. We ate smart this time: two items from the top of the menu, a salad and another small plate, so that we'd have room for dessert. The staff know the menu--our young lady was a delight, though she couldn't help me decide between caramel cake (with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream) and roasted banana ice cream (with fudge sauce and peanut brittle); had to flip a coin. We'll be back as soon as we can.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently one of Louisville's
Consistently one of Louisville's finest. Food, service & attention to details are always impeccable.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
After a recommendation from a friend, I decided to finally try Lilly's. I had the crepes and my dining companion had the fish. Both meals were delicious. I will definitely return to Lilly's.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wednesday Night small plates certainly is a great added value to the already delightful - and varied - menu at Lilly's. Salads were crisp; the entrees balanced.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was awesome! The crab cakes
It was awesome! The crab cakes were the best I have ever had. The french fries are beyond words and how can they be so good, right? But they are. My husband loved the avocado soup and scallops. Our friends loved the pork plate including the pickled cabbage. Our server, Jeff, was professional and wonderful. I am proud to support a world class restaurant in our neighborhood.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice with very good food
Very nice with very good food and reasonable service.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lily's Bistro always offers
Lily's Bistro always offers amazing food with a comfortable atmosphere. The servers are friendly, yet never intrusive. I like to take friends to Lily's to celebrate special occasions or for no special reason at all. The result is always the same--a never-disappointing, always excellent dining experience.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Foodie Experience
As a food snob, I was thoroughly impressed with Lilly's Bistro. It lived up to the hype, as the food was creative and delicious and well-prepared. Service was excellent. Would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys upscale food with a unique flare. Loved it!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We Love Lilly's
Lilly's was the first Louisville restaurant I went to, before moving here, and I love it every time we go.
There is always something interesting on the menu and service is great.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go to Lilly's when in Louisville
An outstanding menu with a good selection of varied choices to fit anyone's palate. Wide selection of whiskers including 50-100 different Bourbons as befits an upscale restaurant in Louisville. Staff and management went out if their way to accommodate our needs and were very knowledgable, not just about the food, but also about the nuances of the whiskers and spirits. I highly recommend Lilly's for an upscale, adult dining experience that will have you coming back at your next opportunity.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice experience and excellent
Very nice experience and excellent food! The owners are family and do a wonderful job!
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is wonderful from top to bottom! Staff is wonderful, the food is fabulous, the cocktails are well crafted, and you leave more than satisfied! My favorite restaurant in Louisville! A must visit if you are this town!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best little restaurant in Louisvill
Lilly's never fails relying as often as possible on local supplies. Where else can you get small mouth bass prepared as if you were in Paris. Kathy Cary is not just a great Midwestern chef, she is one out great American chefs today. A James Beard award winner and the owner there is not one detail that gets past her. Nonetheless the place has a friendly neighborhood ambiance that feels like your a guest in Kathy's home. The only time she's not there is when she and her husband Will are leading culinary tours abroad or, yes, in Kentucky to visit with the states local food supply chain and farms. Great spot. Plenty of parking off street in a cool part of Louisville.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot to enjoy a bourbon. The old fashioned was very good.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service.
Great food and great service. Loved the frees vegetables they used. The deserts were amazing. Every the ice cream was homemade.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I wanted to go
My wife and I wanted to go out for a nicer dinner than usual and she had been raving about Lilly's after seeing them in consecutive Southern Living magazines. We were both very pleasantly pleased with the wait staff, the food, the entire experience was fantastic. We will certainly be sharing this news with our friends, and definitely return the next time we want to treat ourselves!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lily's is a great place - service is excellent, food is good. Lunch is reasonably priced. The desserts........amazing. Simply amazing.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I live in Cincinnati and wanted to find a romantic place to take my girlfriend and Lilly's was perfect. Service was attentive but respectful at the same time. We started with the flatbread with pesto, mozz and tomatoes which was excellent. Nice balance of ingredients and flavors meshed very well. My girlfriend had the gnocchi with kalamata, mint pesto and oyster mushrooms. Very fresh and gnocchi had great texture and flavor. I had the chicken pâté which had grilled bread, pickled onions and other accoutrements. Haven't had pâté in a long time and it was really good. Very flavorful and meshed well with the other ingredients. I would highly recommend this place to anyone. I've paid a lot more for mediocre food and half assed service.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
You Can't Go Wrong
You can't go wrong dining at Lilly's. Farm fresh food prepared perfectly. Everything from a great burger to a sensational piece of fish. This visit we had the melt in your mouth scallops and a burger cooked to perfection. We started with a modern Manhattan prepared by a friendly and very good bartender. Great service and some good wine made for the perfect parent night out. We can't wait to go back!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lilly's - delicious
Dinner at Lilly's was very nice. The food flavors were divine and the service was exceptional. Highly recommended.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite Louisville restaurant
The food is always outstanding, and I love that they use locally produced food. I enjoyed the Field 51 tomato salad on my last visit plus a wonderful scallops entree. Another locally produced food I enjoyed there on a past visit was rabbit from Rivercrest Farm. The service there is always good -- friendly and attentive. If I lived a bit closer I would likely dine at Lily's every week!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always love being at Lilly's...
Always love being at Lilly's... It's always spectacular.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was amazing! We appreciated not being rushed through courses and no one was in a hurry to turn over tables. Our waitress was incredible! Fantastic food (from the arugula salads to the sorbet and caramel cake) that we are still talking about. We will definitely be back and tell our friends to visit if they are in town.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lilly's is a great restaurant for unique twists on traditional southern dishes. The added benefit of farm-to-table is especially creative. If Buttersquash Soup is available; definitely give it a go. One of my favorites. The cheese platter has yet to disappoint. Great selection of bourbons. The roasted garlic is a definite must. The entrees change frequently; but everything I've tasted till now is worthwhile and delicious! If this is your first time at the restaurant...check out the women's restaurant for a signed letter and photo of Julia Child's.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best scallops ever!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. My seared scallops were the best I have ever tasted!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Lily's
We had the fried chicken waffles. Wonderful. Our table was near the entrance and lacked the ambience we would have liked. The service was slow but the waiter was pleasant and helpful.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always have a great meal and service never disappoints. This is our go to restaurant whenever in town
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal at Lilly's
Three of us started with the roast garlic plate, a fun sharing experience with toast, cheese, pesto and more. The scallop dishes change and are always treats. Our guest from Scotland chose Celebrate the Hog and enjoyed the medley of pork. The wine list offered us an affordable variety. And we all had room for desserts! Our hosts, Kathy and Will Cary, always visit diners and make them feel at home. This neighborhood gem is also a world-class dining experience, or is it the other way around?!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lilly's on Bardstown
Enjoyed the food very much. Service a tad slow in the back room, but not terrible. It's been a couple of weeks, can't remember what I ordered, but do remember loving the food and wine.
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
What else can I say? My husband and I were in town for a special performance, drove over from Evansville, and would eat here again and again. Love the fact Lily's uses local fare. When we pulled up we saw someone from the kitchen clipping herbs from the pot outside. Love this
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday at Lilly's
My yearly birthday at Lilly's did not disappoint. Everything was amazing but especially the pan seared foie gras .
The best I've ever had ,even in France . My mouth watered the entire time I was eating it . there was such an array of tastes for the palette . It was reasonably priced too as all her dishes are . It's still my favorite restaurant !
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu always unique and original.
Menu always unique and original. Service added to the positive experience. .
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lilly's First Visit
After living in Louisville for most of my 60 years, I made my first visit to Lilly's Bistro, and it was simply wonderful. The restaurant is warm and welcoming, the staff was friendly and attentive, and the food was fantastic. Our server surprised us with a little wine testing, to help us pick a perfect wine. The soup of the day, which she recommended, was extraordinary. Really tasty. Then, our entrees were delivered to the table by chef Kathy Cary, who sat and chatted with us for a moment. Finished the dinner with a fabulous caramel covered cake and ice cream, and headed home happy. Just a great experience.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Dinning experience
I first experienced Lilies eight years ago while on a conference in Louisville. Since then one of the first things I do upon making reservations for the trip back each year is to book a table at Lilies. As diners experiencing an excellent dinner experience we sometimes are let down on a return visits to establishments; this has never been the case with Lilies. In fact as I often bring a new party with me and their expectations as we'll are quite high; we all go away delighted by the creative menus , excellent food, warm and friendly service, and the personal touch of the owner. Even though I only come once a year I feel at home there and look forward to chatting with the owner and her husband. Enjoy.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Lilly's Bistro last weekend. The food was oustanding but I believe we will remember the service most. Our waiter, Micah (I think I called him Mike all night which I feel bad about) was one of the best waiters we have ever had and we have dined all over the world. He was incredibly polite, knowledgeable, but not pushy in any way. Oh, I wish all restaurants had waiters like Micah - he was that good!
We will highly recommend Lilly's Bistro to all our friends.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Wonderful Surprise!
I moved to the Louisville area three years ago from New Orleans and while I am no great gourmet, I have eaten at some very good spots in my time. I read about Lilly's in "Southern Living" magazine a little while ago and when a friend from Minneapolis came to town I decided to give it a try. Not was I not disappointed at what I found, I was delighted! The meal was excellent, the ambience very pleasant, and the staff knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. We both enjoyed ourselves over a lovely meal. What more can I ask?
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
An exciting menu that delivers, not door to door but bite by bite.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
for those wanting to eat local sourced gourmet this is the place. Everything is well done. The meats and cheeses superb - and from local farmers. Greens are fresh and the dressings not overpowering.
the sweet potato pear and jalapeno soup was out of this world.
don't wait for a special occasion - go there anytime you want fantastic food and impeccable service.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A beautiful evening
Charcuterie plate & roast garlic appetizers were satisfying enough to be the entire meal. Veal entree was exquisite.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lilly's has transitioned to
Lilly's has transitioned to a "Bistro" format but the food remains top quality. Service is "efficient" but not exactly friendly. A visit from the owner at the end of our meal was a treat.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had sea bass and scallops,
We had sea bass and scallops, both were done and presented very well.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch with the ladies
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.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always great food
Food was great for a weekend lunch. Although the service was super slow.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The burgers and fries are
The burgers and fries are great! Don't miss out on the duck fat popcorn.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lilly's is a Louisville gem
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.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best!
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!
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM