Holly Hill Inn

4.9
413 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Covid-19 note- Holly Hill Inn offers limited indoor dining in accordance with health guidelines, with reservations for our prix fixe dinner available from 5:30-8:00 Thursday-Saturday We are also open for brunch every Sunday from 11-2. Please note, facial coverings are required for all guests entering Holly Hill Inn.

To book a party of six or more, please call us directly. You may be asked for a credit card number to hold the reservation. In case of cancellation, we respectfully request 48 hrs notice or your card may be charged.

Visit www.hollyhillinn.com for full menu details.

Seasonal menus crafted by Executive Chef Tyler McNabb feature deliciously imaginative food made from local ingredients, served with warm Bluegrass hospitality in a beautiful 1840s-era country home. Part of the Ouita Michel Family of Restaurants and a frequent James Beard Awards nominee, Holly Hill Inn has been featured in Garden and Gun, Southern Living and the N.Y. Times!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 413 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FoodieinLex
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great Fathers Day brunch. The food was wonderful. The only bad thing that stands out was a server snapping at the hostess about billing a customer.

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Bijou
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening with delicious food at Holly Hill Inn.

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BruceB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best restaurant in Central Kentucky. Ouita is a legend, and Tyler McNabb is a gifted chef. From the decadent tartare and pork belly to the excellently prepared duck and risotto, and finished with the decadent chocolate, the meal was exceptional. Our server Graham was fabulous, and we can't wait to come back for the summer menu!

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MichaelD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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LisaR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary at Holly Hull Inn. We had a great time and would definitely recommend anyone to visit.

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LeahS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service was wonderful and the charm of the old house rang through every corner. We had a very nice time and will be returning.

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AmyJ
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Holly Hill Inn for giving us a wonderful surprise for our anniversary dinner. You never fail to impress with your unique dishes, using locally sourced ingredients from people who care. We will definitely be back.

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NickP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dining experience at Holly Hill Inn was unforgettable. The food was beautiful and delicious. I will be going back soon.

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Linda
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal and experience, as usual for Holly Hill Inn.

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SusanR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The locally sourced dinners are always outstanding. So fresh! And a great wine list! naturally, the bourbon selection and cocktails are also first rate.

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kenneth
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Lexington area and a bourbon trail turned also into a bit of a Ouita Michael restaurant tour - and we were better off for it! Beautiful restaurant in the town of Midway. The prix fixe menu had just changed with the season. Rabbit with a risotto rice and a seafood pot-au-feu were are entrees. We also had something like a fresh garlic flan purée with seasonal veggies and hand cut tagliatelle as apps. Everything was fantastic and the cocktail menu and the very reasonable wine choices are outstanding. AND we met Chef Michael who autographed her new cook book and graciously posed for a photo with us. Great experience. Chef Michael is fantastic.

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vippaular
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always of dinner at Holly Hill was amazing. The staff there is amazing and will try to honor all request. Chef Tyler is amazing. Holly Hills helps create moments for my family and we remember alot of our moments by the food snd time we had at Holly Hills. But let me also say we have had wonderful let's go out and meet friends moments.

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Sweetie
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Locally sourced, deliciously prepared and graciously served.

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AmyC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Kentucky. We had a delightful brunch. The food and service were impeccable. We appreciated the availability of a small plate for children. We look forward to dining there again.

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Leslie
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first time here and we came for brunch, but we’ll definitely be back to try dinner soon. We were seated right next to the entrance/bar/cafe area so it was a little noisier than we’d like but still an acceptable level of noise. Seemed slightly unfair given our reservation was made weeks in advance. We could at least hear one another, although we did hear all of the staff conversations happening in that space. My husband ordered the bluegrass breakfast and was disappointed when the biscuits with fig jam never came. By the time someone came to check, he didn’t want to complain since we know restaurants are struggling to be fully staffed right now. The broccoli and balsamic that came with my omelet was outstanding, so I wasn’t even upset they’d run out of the famed Shelly’s asparagus. The bellinis were tasty, and we enjoyed the snack plate starter that we ordered that came with fresh crackers, cucumbers, radishes, yummy olives, and a variety of spreads. Hopefully we’ll receive better seating and all of our menu items upon our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated college graduation here with a small get together. Everything was both relaxed and perfect at the same time. The food was amazing and the ambience was friendly and lots of privacy. We had an amazing time.

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vipChrisS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent experience. Beautiful house and service and food very good. Only suggestion is to have someone in entryway to greet and then to also wish a fond farewell. Also no interaction with a manager to check in with meal. After such a nice meal, just walking out without anyone present not the right feel. Thanks

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CrisW
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was very good as usual. The waiter started out a bit snobbish but got better. Always a great place to spend an anniversary.

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TDNS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was excellent from start to finish! The food was incredible, service was perfectly timed and unobtrusive, and the ambiance was lovely.

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JayInLexington
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner on the porch. We knew rain was in the forecast and sure enough, there was a downpour as we finished the main course. The staff very nicely offered to move us inside, but we stayed dry and were glad we stayed outside.

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PennyS
Western KY
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely atmosphere. Soft music so you can have great conversation with your party. Food delicious. Recommend the Sunday brunch.

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bawg
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining requires 3 things, Ambiance, service, delicious food. Holly Hill Inn has all three.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff .... food was divine

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TiaA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, good food. Sunday Brunch and dinner anytime is fantastic. Also good option for special occasions. Highly recommend!

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GeraldL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was terrific. Service was very good considering the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service..Great food

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DebM
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can always count on a wonderful time at Holly Hill. Our dinner was wonderful.

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BonnieH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! Thank you so much. You made our celebration wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone there is passionate & happy!!!
A definite delicious experience!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holly Hill was a wonderful dining experience. The food was exquisite and the service was impeccable.

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AdrienneW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both Holly Hill’s service and food are always outstanding and last night was no different. My friend has food allergies so there is a lot she can’t eat, we called a few days ahead about it and they were more than willing to accommodate her, they had planned adjusted dishes for her and made it seem like it was nothing. This place is beautiful, the food is amazing and the service unmatched. Highly recommend.

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sandrah
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the meal was excellent and service wonderful. It was so nice to eat there once again

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CindyS
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and a beautiful meal. I thoroughly enjoyed my Mothers Day Brunch.

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AmyS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here for brunch on Mother’s Day. The dodge is beautiful, and the food is delicious!

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JimS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great Service. Servers were very professional.

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AllenJ
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Holly Hill, always amazing service and Devine food

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vipRuthC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had heard it was the best restaurant in the area and now we believe it. The food was exquisitely prepared and presented. Our server was kind and very knowledgeable. We loved the pairings of wine with the food. Hope we get to come back again before too long.

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ConnieC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Kentucky. I go often and am NEVER disappointed

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KimW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience for our 40th wedding anniversary. Staff acknowledged our anniversary as well with a card signed by all of them. It is definitely a must go to!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love it that my server watched out for me when I told him I was Glutin free, and even quickly got me another plate when needed. The food was exquisite and a joy to eat. The overall verdict- we will be back for sure!

FAQs

Holly Hill Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 846-4732.

Holly Hill Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 413 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.

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