Distilled at The Sire Hotel

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$30 and under
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Southern
From award-winning Heirloom Restaurant in Midway, Ky stems Distilled Restaurant and Bourbon Bar. Chef Mark Wombles and team specialize in farm-to-table fare, incorporating an artful and elevated approach to southern cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere. Located in The Sire Hotel (formerly The Gratz Park Inn), the establishment removes all unnecessary ingredients from fine dining, leaving only the artistic expression food.
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BK
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming in for an anniversary dinner on a cold Sunday evening, we were there pretty much by ourselves to start. Our server was quick and competent, and answered all our questions. The menu is fairly small (which we like), but the dishes run the gamut of proteins, and each had plenty of accompaniments. We had pork tenderloin and snapper, both delicious and well prepared. We'll be back!

CG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Smaller restaurant was good for my parents' anniversary dinner since they wanted something quiet. It was almost empty at 6:00 when we arrived, but was quite full by the end, and talking was a little harder then. Service was wonderful and the food tasted very good. The bill added up by the time we all had alcoholic drinks, shared some appetizers, and got entrees and dessert. Glad we came; it was just what we were looking for.

TC
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant for a great dinner!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Typically, I sit in the main dining room. However, for NYE, I had made a reservation and they moved myself and my friend to the bar area. The service was horrible and our food was just mediocre. Very bland. The other people around us were having similar experiences, commonly sending food back. Unimpressed.

BL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, awesome service. Great experience!

L
Naples
37 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious. The menu features consistent favorites- but always something a bit unexpected.
We enjoyed the halibut tempura, meatballs & scallops followed by snapper, pork tenderloin with butternut squash ravioli, & fried chicken. No complaints!

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful and the food was delicious!

G
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fabulous! Highly recommend the meatballs over grits. Casey our server was wonderful. She went over and beyond to make our birthday celebration special!

LA
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The restaurant was super quiet. No holiday decorations in the restaurant or the hotel. Game going on in the bar. Hardly any customers in the bar on a Saturday night. Waited at least 10 minutes for a drink order with two bartenders. Finally got a drink, and then it was almost time for our reservation. Again, had to flag down a bartender for the check, and then waited forever for them to return. We had dinner in the main dining room. Food and service was good. It is just too quiet, though. How hard is it to have some interesting jazz or holiday music playing during the holidays.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the Sire hotel and had heard great things about this restaurant. We were not disappointed! The food and service were top-notch. We will be back.

OT
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Distilled is consistently the best restaurant in Lexington. The staff is helpful and attentive, the quality and creativeness of each dish is unequalled, and the atmosphere is perfect for conversation.

OT
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal in gorgeous surroundings. Attentive service rounds out the perfect dining experience.

MD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the setting; service was outstanding. Food was tasty - would have preferred being able to select sides from main & would have loved a traditional pumpkin pie option. Also, a time option of 3pm would also have been nice. Slightly overpriced. All in all a great option for a holiday meal while traveling away from home.

TF
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the better meals I have had in a while Service was very good. The waiter could use a little more training in wine service, but not a serious problem.

Very nice restaurant.

B
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service and unique entree choices - highly recommend.

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a business meeting there. Food and service were amazing! I had the filet, medium rare.

NH
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I read good reviews, but the food exceeded all expectations. I have dined at far more expensive restaurants whose food was not as good.

t
Louisville
34 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just the usual superb. It was quiet for the first time ever and that enhanced it all. Our waiter
Patrick was head of the pack.

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Perfect place for an intimate date or evening with friends!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic from beginning to end- attentive service from everyone, Casey was our server, she was knowledgeable and helpful, really aware of when we needed something, and very respectful in taking care of us as we talked business. Food and beverage were all outstanding, and atmosphere is great! Most of us hadn’t been here, and we’ll all be back!

TM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were very good and well worth the money... the food was delicious and the ambience was very nice!!! Great service as well!

S
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. We try to go every time we get to Lexington. Our waiter was exceptional.
the food was amazing and we didn't have to wait an eternity to enjoy it!! We will be back soon.

WV
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food and Experience are Amazing! The menu remains fresh with timeless classics. It is so good, we drive an hour each way - once a month.

OT
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food

Z
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was absolutely the best dining experience I have had. We had a reservation at 9:45, right before closing as this was the fastest I could get down there after work for the start of our vacation. The waiter was amazing, he may have been the owner, though I am not sure and regretfully neglected to get his name. He took great care of us and made sure to keep the guys in the kitchen long enough to get our food made. It was definitely not a rush job either, they did fantastic. I had the chicken thigh carbonara and my wife had the steak with a side potato mash. I have not eaten better food in my entire life. I have had a few other restaurants stand out for their food like this in the past, but Distilled blew the rest away. It is admittedly expensive, but for what we got and even relative to the expectations of the cost I was still blown away. Thank you Distilled for a great opening to our weekend vacation away.

A
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Our waiter, Nate, was very knowledgeable about the menu. His recommendations on desserts and bourbon were spot on. We had a fantastic experience!

BY
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best burger in Lexington.

OT
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Kasey was a most excellent server. Can't wait to go back.

LK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional! Highly rec. For what you get, it was fairly priced

k
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Everything you would expect for elegant dining.

CC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious and creative food, and the decor was beautiful! We'll be back!

F
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lunch on a quick out of town trip

BB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious every time. The halibut appetizer is my daughter’s favorite. My son loves the double decker burger. They are always accommodating to my wife’s food allergies. They’ve got a “you can’t go wrong” kind of menu. Definitely one of the top restaurants in Lexington.

e
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tempura Halibut & Meatball appetizers were outstanding. The Porcini Crusted Filet was as tender as any filet I have ever had. Topping it off with a fine tasting bourbon didn't hurt.

NN
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful and the service was attentive and very helpful!

I
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a combo work trip/dinner date with my wife. Daniel was our server; he did an awesome job.
The pork tenderloin was incredible, as was the NY strip.
Lady Godiva drink for her and Vanilla Old Fashioned were stellar. Never had heard of Okinawa sweet potatoes —- amazing! Thanks for a nice evening.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best server I think we ever had, my husband thinks the filet is the best in town and I agree!

CR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and ambiance beautiful! Loved it

D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The best restaurant in Lexington

TD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for family and it was phenomenal!! Both the food and the service are exceptional. Our favorite dining spot in Lexington.