It was my first time at Lilly's and came recommended by my niece. Took my 88 year old mother there for a wonderful dinner on a busy Saturday night. The food and service was fantastic - beautiful plates, great food and when we said we were first timers, our server gave us a very enthusiastic tour through the menu and the restaurant's history. Then about halfway through our meal, the owner stopped by to say hi and give us a few more personal anecdotes to add to our experience. Lastly, the restaurant was full for most of our meal but my two hearing aid mom could still hear just fine.
I can't recommend Lilly's more.
Lilly's is the best Saturday lunch in Louisville, and one of the best meals in the city any time of the week. It's been around a long time for a reason, and gets the food and service right every time. It's also located at a great part of Bardstown Road, near other restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and boutique stores.
Lilly’s is a wonderful restaurant with an amazing staff. Loved the food we had (the pimento cheese wontons are to die for). Perfect place for a date night or any special occasion or if you just want to have a great meal.
The food was tasty but my entree was not hot; it was actually cold in the middle. Service was inattentive and slow - not elegantly paced, but slow. The owner came to chat, which was nice. It just wasn’t up to the standard that I recall from earlier times.
Always a delightful meal
The best restaurant in Louisville. Expensive but worth every penny.
Great food and good service. Read a review that said if Lily’s is not listed as one of the best Resturants in Louisville the article holds no validity. I haven’t experienced enough of Louisville to agree but what I can say the food was fantastic. I made reservations with Opentable indicating it was for a birthday. Birthday was never acknowledged until we were walking out the door by hostess.
We love Lilly's Bistro. Always on our list for celebrating special occasions. Excellent cocktails, great vale wine list and excellent, delicious food.
Amazing food with a wonderful ambience and great wait staff
excellent as always
I have not been to Lilly's in decades, but we decided to go to celebrate a family birthday and we were not disappointed. It is difficult to find a restaurant where my 90+ year old parents can hear and carry on a conversation and Lilly's was a perfect place for all of us. The food was fantastic: exquisitely prepared and presented. Two of us had the halibut special and two had the veal scallopini and we shared the fried green tomato appetizer. The food was all fresh and seasonal and delicious. The service was attentive without being intrusive. All in all, a lovely evening.
The three times I have been here, it has been for business, everyone is always impressed with this excellent restaurant.
Always a great local place.
Amazing flavorful dishes and great service! We had the carnitas and lamb meatballs. Both were fantastic!!
Truly among the very best in Louisville. Daddy-Daughter date night was a hit with my 9 year old.
All 8 people in our party loved their food. Great service. We were in an area with just our table... we quiet.
The food was phenomenal and our waiter was fantastic: unfortunately I cannot say the same for the hostess. Without going into detail, I’m sure we were not to only customers who noticed the unpleasant personality of the young lady.
Always delicious and consistent!
As always, the visit to Lily’s was delightful. The food was excellent as was the service.
Great food ~ great atmosphere. Great restaurant for any occasion.
Food is fabulous -they really need to facelift the decor
Nothing has been done for 20 years and we had our adult children with us and they all felt it looked and felt “old fashioned “
Wait staff was very attentive. Food was great as it always is. Drinks were a little pricey.
Very good food. Friendly and prompt service. Will return again. I had their brunch special, My husband burger, and wonderful ice cream for dessert.
Best dining experience in Louisville. Food is spect, waitstaff is friendly and helpful.
We always enjoy our dinners at Lilly’s, particularly the special events. Mrs. Cary and her team put a lot of thought and care into the pairings and it always impresses. And of course, Jeff and the warm staff are consummate professionals. So happy to have this neighborhood bistro right in our backyard.
Service was ok, but not stellar (server could have been more attentive). Food was good, but disappointing... for the price I expected better.
Lilly's is one of my favourite Louisville Restaurants and our meal with a friend last night did not disappoint. My grilled octopus was beautifully presented and the taste equaled the presentation. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening thanks to our gracious waiter, Jeff. I highly recommend Lilly's.
This is the best place in Louisville for a delicious lunch and small business meeting. The atmosphere is both refined and relaxed. The menu is creative, fairly priced, and portions are appropriate for lunch. Service is meticulous. It’s also a wonderful representation of Louisville.
We loved our dining experience at Lilly’s. Service was impeccable and food was extraordinary. Seats are comfy, too!
Dining at Lilly’s is a pleasure — the menu, the drinks, the outstanding food and the service were great, as always. But the real secret of Lilly’s Bistro’s decades long success is its ever-present Owner/Chef, Kathy Cary, and her husband Will, circulating through the restaurant making sure all guests are well taken care of.
Excellent mix of flavors! Would like to see more wine by the glass, however the wine options offered by the bottle were unique and very good.
Perfect place for a perfect meal
Food was fresh and delicious. Service was fast friendly.
Carnitas were amazing. Excellent service. Classy place. No complaints.
Awesome as always
We had guests in from out of town and they could not have been more impressed with their food, the selections and the entire experience. While the locals appreciate what a gem Lilly's is, it is always good to hear that opinion confirmed by others whose experience extends beyond our city.
Lilly’s is always our go-to favorite and has been for nearly a quarter of a century! it NEVER disappoints. We only come to Louisville a handful of times each year, but Lilly’s is a must, and with plenty of competition that speaks highly of Kathy Cary and get team. (Ok, I’ll admit to having a fan-girl moment each visit when Kathy makes her rounds to visit each table!)
Unsurpassed quality of ingredients, extraordinary chef