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Distilled on Jefferson, Lexington, KY

Distilled on Jefferson

4.8
4.8
1368 Reviews
$30 and under
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. The establishment removes all unnecessary ingredients from fine dining, leaving only the artistic expression food.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 255-0002

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Spencer H. Vandendool

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Distilled on Jefferson can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    John Brown/Alex Coultas - General Managers: (859) 255-0002

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Entertainment

    Ben Lacy plays every Tuesday in our lounge from 7 pm to 9 pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,368 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

  • Central Kentucky

    Best Food

  • Central Kentucky

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  • Lexington

    Best Overall

  • Lexington

    Best Food

  • Lexington

    Best Ambiance

  • Lexington

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Lexington

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  • Lexington

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  1. AL

    AL90

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was outstanding! The hostess was very kind. Then our waitress was above and beyond attentive and nice. Food runners and bussers were all polite and quick to deliver/retrieve dishes. The service was the best I’ve had at any place in Lexington
  2. DB

    DeniseB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My food was amazing. I got the roasted chicken and my BF got the shrimp and grits.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and lovely atmosphere.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Food was really salty, almost inedible. Service was great though.
  5. b

    billh

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single item we ate was amazing. The filet was the best my wife ever had. Service was top notch. Loved it.
  6. G

    Greatdate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner. Great staff, huge selection of bourbon. highly recommend!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We were in town for girls weekend and went for brunch. The place was super cute and outside patio very nice. But that was the high light. Service very slow as I believe they only had one server. It was not over crowded but having 4-5 tables inside and 2 outside was a lot for her. Also food was underwhelming. Maybe they just need time I believe they are new to brunch or perhaps they need more help and a new chef. Either way I would not recommend.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great patio, excellent food and our waitress Madison was really sweet!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience!
  10. FW

    FrancesW

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Allison was our server and she was very attentive. The she crab soup was tasty and full of crab. The wedge salad was flavorful and the hopping John grouper was delicious! We would definitely order all 3 items again.
  11. RM

    RM99

    Louisville

    123 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    123 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service and food was very good. She crab soup was outstanding.
  12. CH

    ChrisH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. We will be back!! Would suggest more beer choices.
  13. MM

    MarcM

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought out of town guests who had not been to Distilled previously. They were very impressed with the food and atmosphere. A bit on the pricey side, even for Lexington, but certainly a top restaurant.
  14. DL

    DianeL

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Very loud; when we sat down noticed the chairs were dirty/stained - and the place just feels worn down. At the previous location the ambiance was such that you could have a nice conversation over dinner - this Jefferson location is very loud and the ambiance/feel is too casual for the price point, in my opinion. Our waiter never brought more bread to eat with our meal and overall it was just not worth the price.
  15. AJ

    AlexaJ

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very intimate setting, would highly recommend if you are looking to enjoy a wonderfully crafted meal in a space quiet enough to have a conversation, but lively enough that you won’t feel bored. They had a an excellent wine selection and although the menu is small, it is tastefully crafted by an excellent staff.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every course was fantastic!
  17. a

    alicet

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere! Excellent food - slightly on the higher side but lovely place and excellent service
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service and food. Presentation was excellent and as good a meal as we’ve had. Rivals anything, anywhere.
  19. BB

    BradB

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my Birthday and we decided to try somewhere new. It was a huge mistake and we left and dined at Distilled instead. We love this place and should have came here originally. The server was amazing and the experience was great! Truly made my birthday dinner such a memorable experience!!!!
  20. l

    lizy

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat on covered patio which was very pleasant. Wait staff very attentive and charming. Very helpful with dietary restrictions!
  21. SO

    StaceyO

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food and drinks were delicious and the service was friendly and well paced.
  22. SH

    ShannonH

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Menu needs to expand. Limited options and they are overpriced. We sat on the patio which was nice but there was no music and that was weird. The service was excellent.
  23. AB

    AndrewB

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic dinner! Great service from a gentleman who has been taking care of guests for years. He really made the night special.
  24. K

    Kywildcats

    Louisville

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a bit of a hidden gem in Lexington. The food and service are both spectacular. I highly recommend it for a casual dinner or a special occasion.
  25. GK

    GuyK

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Distilled is maybe the best restaurant in Lexington right now. The meal was exceptional.
  26. RB

    RuthB

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and our server, Madison was attentive and exceptional!
  27. A

    Anonymous

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great visit to Distilled. Great restaurant, food, and staff. Aaron was our waiter - perfect! I had the filet, it was excellent. We highly recommend this Lexington restaurant.
  28. J

    Jackie

    Richmond

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific meal and exceptional service by an experienced server.
  29. BE

    BennyE

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    I understand not having a wine that is on the menu; things change. But saying you have it but won't sell it to us because you're holding it for a party you're hosting later was a little much. If you're not willing to sell me something on the menu that you have in the restaurant, maybe sell us the bottle you do have for the cost of the bottle we wanted? It was a $6 difference. Upselling us to serve other patrons wasn't very cool.
  30. LP

    LeslieP

    Louisville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and delicious meal. The airline chicken was cooked to perfection.
  31. LW

    LauraW

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pernod mussels, seared ahi bowl, wedge salad: perfection! Plus, fabulous live music from the amazing Ben Lacy. One of Lexington's finest restaurants.
  32. SV

    SharonV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I had the salad with pistachio dressing and the grouper hoppin John. Outstanding. The flavors were perfect. Loved it!!!
  33. BB

    BrightB

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous time at Distilled. Our server, Alison was perfect! She was very helpful with entree recommendations. The food was very tasty, I got the filet and my husband got the grouper, both were excellent! We couldn’t decide on the dessert options, so we got both! I still can’t decide which was better. We will definitely be back, Distilled you know how to go above and beyond!!
  34. HC

    HenryC

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the grouper on a bed of hoppin John. Delicious!! The mussels as an appetizer are to die for!!
  35. A

    Anonymous

    Louisville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent dinner at Distilled. I had the she crab soup and the filet. Both fixed to perfection. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  36. MA

    MaryA

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughter moving to NYC. Great meal to send her off.
  37. 1

    1tasteexpen

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was a culinary treat, reasonably priced and delicious. Cocktails were on point, service was memorable. A wonderful time!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delightful evening! Good cocktail and amazing filet!!
  39. d

    debrahensley

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we arrived to when we left, our party of 5 had a wonderful time. The food was “out of this world” delicious and our server, Allison, was terrific.
  40. F

    Foodie

    Louisville

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great place to dine in Lexington. Great service in a nice location.

FAQs

Distilled on Jefferson is rated 4.8 stars by 1368 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Distilled on Jefferson

157 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Spencer H. Vandendool

  • Entertainment

    Ben Lacy plays every Tuesday in our lounge from 7 pm to 9 pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (859) 255-0002

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Distilled on Jefferson can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    John Brown/Alex Coultas - General Managers: (859) 255-0002

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