Distilled on Jefferson

4.8
1140 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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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good, but not awesome. They could use a few more craft cocktails on their menu.

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ScottR
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner meal. Service and cocktails were top notch too. Especially liked listening to Ben Lacy play his guitar on the outside patio.

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LauraW
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Small but excellent menu, top notch service and ambiance. Highly recommend.

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DeanH
Key West
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Great food!

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vipCarlF
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer all was good…..

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vipLaurieD
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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LexGal
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food

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vipNickS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it there! Never a disappoinment
Paget personifies the art of service 🤩

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vipJDuk
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great. Bartender Kaycee is always the best!

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vipKipR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really great place! Food was excellent and you have to try the Black Manhattan

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vipFranklin
Louisville
40 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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lizy
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and knowledgeable wait staff (Allison), lovely atmosphere , excellent food which was creative and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent. Our server Cayce was efficient and pleasant. Food is excellent. Fried chicken is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal with friends. Allison was our waitress and she was really good.

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LEBJF1616
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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).

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Tuesday evening dining on the patio!

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Hope
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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JamesH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for either a group or couple, service was outstanding, food was fantastic!

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vipMatthewS
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

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.

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vipKylaA
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

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.

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LoriL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JazZ
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AngelaF
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Amelia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipKarenJ
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Steak was undercooked , waiter was not experienced .

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DanielleA
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls trip to Lexington

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences in Lexington.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Great!

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vipBrianM
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KennethD
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parking is bad, only drawback. Otherwise great. Good cocktail bartender.

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JenniferO
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Staff was friendly. Service was great. Food was delicious
I love thus new space
I’ll be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time at Distilled- service was great, food even better! Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent and the meal delicious.

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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.