Distilled on Jefferson
Porcini Dry Rub Filet
okinawa sweet potatoes, asparagus, crispy country ham, herb butter, red wine sauce
house brine, chow chow, rosemary chicken jus, warmed yukon potato salad, dressed greens
Low Country She Crab Soup
sherry, lump crab, corn scallion fritter, caviar
It was good, but not awesome. They could use a few more craft cocktails on their menu.
Excellent dinner meal. Service and cocktails were top notch too. Especially liked listening to Ben Lacy play his guitar on the outside patio.
Small but excellent menu, top notch service and ambiance. Highly recommend.
Great place! Great food!
First timer all was good…..
This was our first time here and it will definitely not be our last. We all enjoyed our meals. We ordered the mussels for an appetizer and they were the best we have ever had.
Our server, Alison, was perfect. Kudos to the chef.
We give this a 5 out of 5 for sure.
Cocktails were great, food and service were perfect I had crab ravioli and savored every bite. Husband had fried chicken and said it was some of the best he’s ever had. To top it off the bartender made a perfect Hemingway daiquiri. Most don’t even know what one is and she nailed it
I love it there! Never a disappoinment
Paget personifies the art of service 🤩
Very good but we were disappointed that they ran out of the special and the crab ravioli. Otherwise, it is a real treat to spend time at distilled and we will come back often.
Waitress was great. Bartender Kaycee is always the best!
A really great place! Food was excellent and you have to try the Black Manhattan
Outstanding food and service. Filet is best in town. Patio dining is a real treat. Aaron and others are attentive without being overbearing. Drinks and bar service are excellent. This is one of Lexington’s best restaurants.
Friendly and knowledgeable wait staff (Allison), lovely atmosphere , excellent food which was creative and delicious.
Food is excellent. Our server Cayce was efficient and pleasant. Food is excellent. Fried chicken is wonderful.
Delicious meal with friends. Allison was our waitress and she was really good.
Enjoyed eating on the "covered patio". Was less noisy as the inside was noisier and darker. Menu gave good choices and offerings. Very good crab ravioli and excellent beef filet. Good service. Note: the outside covered patio has a step halfway across the area, one needs to watch for that. Just before arriving, someone had missed that stepped and hurt her arm. Restaurant called the paramedics to treat her. (she seemed okay).
Lovely Tuesday evening dining on the patio!
Our meal was excellent. The food was well prepared and delicious. I had the filet and my husband had the catfish. We had the strawberry ice cream for dessert and it was just right. The service was excellent. After the meal, we went to the patio to hear live music by Ben Lacy and he was excellent, as always. We had a wonderful night at Distilled!
Our waiter was fantastic. Friendly and helpful without being intrusive. He made great suggestions about our appetizers and entrees.
The food was excellent. Our ravioli entrees delicious
We had a small table located in the corner. So we could be part of the room, yet have intimate conversations as well
It was a perfect night
My only issue is with the lack of parking in the area. Now that business is strong you really need to add valet parking
There were six of us and everyone enjoyed their entrees with no complaints. The good was excellent, the drinks were excellent and the service was excellent.
Great place for either a group or couple, service was outstanding, food was fantastic!
Going to take some time off from expensive meals till the restaurants get their stuff figured out with service. Flies every where loud and non attentive service. Overpriced.
Unorganized, service was poor. I wanted the food to be great but it was not. After waiting almost an hour for any food to be brought to us, the food did not meet expectations.
Excellent dinner on the patio, great ambiance. We loved our server Casey and they had the best strawberry lime sorbet ever! They have a really creative drink menu too.
Fantastic lunch! The salmon was cooked perfectly and the veggies were amazing (a little spicy but still good!). The spicy Korean chicken sandwich was outstanding and so were the fries. Dessert was also amazing, we did the almond flour cakes which were absolutely perfect, sweet but also refreshing thanks to the fruit and sorbet.
The food was surprisingly bad. The main dining room was nearly full by the time we left and extremely noisy. There are other seating areas including outdoor space but we went early when it was still warm. There are a number of good restaurants on Jefferson so skip this one. Blue Heron is just next door.
Wonderful place for a date night. We sat outside in a very nice covered porch which was quieter than indoors. Our server, Nathaniel was very attentive and helped us with excellent suggestions from the menu. The food, wine and dessert were all excellent. Will definitely visit again next time we’re in Lexington.
Fabulous food, drinks, and service! Truly an exceptional dining experience. It was our first visit and certainly won’t be our last visit to Distilled. Thank you!
Loved the restaurant. The meatball appetizer, and our dinners were excellent. Our waiter, Nathaniel, was great and made our dining experience really enjoyable. Great evening!
Steak was undercooked , waiter was not experienced .
Girls trip to Lexington
One of the best dining experiences in Lexington.
Our food and service were wonderful. Padgett did an outstanding job helping us with the entrees and made us feel very special. Will be back and will definitely recommend.
Parking is bad, only drawback. Otherwise great. Good cocktail bartender.
This was my first time to this spot on Jefferson in downtown Lexington. Initially, the lack of parking on a busy Friday evening was a frustration. However, once I sat down at the table it was all forgotten. Our server was friendly and helpful.
We ordered starters for dinner, which was more than ample. I had the She Crab Soup and the Ahi Bowl. The soup was lovely, but the Ahi Bowl was truly fantastic. The seasoning was divine. I normally will avoid the greens that are added to such things as I deem them more decorative than edible. However, each ingredient, seasoning and sauce complimented the others so beautifully, I ate every bite. I
t is worth noting that my companion had Poutine, which she said was delicious but was not adorned with the heavy gravy she was used to seeing in Canada. She also had the Mussels, and, without divulging her age, she has certainly been around long enough to have had her fair share.
Because the meal was so wonderful, we did indulge in dessert. I had a fantastic blueberry Ice cream, although they had a fancy name for it (some cross between ice cream and sorbet); my friend had the apple pie with buttermilk strawberry ice cream ("apple pie" also not technically correct). They were excellent portions and worth the additional calories.
I look forward to returning.
Staff was friendly. Service was great. Food was delicious
I love thus new space
I’ll be back soon
Had an amazing time at Distilled- service was great, food even better! Will definitely be back.
Service was excellent and the meal delicious.
Distilled on Jefferson is rated 4.8 stars by 1140 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.