Holly Hill Inn

4.8
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312 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
Deliciously imaginative food prepared from local ingredients and served with warm Bluegrass hospitality in a beautiful 1840s-era country home. We are now serving our four course prix fixe Fall Racing Dinner Menu which features dishes made with local produce and meats and fresh seafood from Florida and beyond. Brunch is served every weekend and includes our classic Eggs Bluegrass Benedict and omelets made with local Stone Fall Farm eggs and Stone Cross Farm sausage and Shrimp and Grits. We are proud to be part of the Ouita Michel Family of Restaurants and a frequent James Beard Awards nominee. The Holly Hill Inn has been featured in publications such as Garden and Gun, Southern Living and the N.Y. Times!
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RC
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend adding this to yourmust stop list” of off the beaten path places to dine! The Quail was awesome, the citrus salad has been on my mind everyday since I had it.... perfect place to take your significant other for a memorable dining experience!

EW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal and great service for our first visit to the Holly Hill Inn! I will be dreaming about that Pavlova for the rest of my life and we will definitely be back!

KA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We very much enjoyed our time at Holly Hill Inn. Our only complaints were that our server was not very attentive or personal. Since that was our first time to Holly Hill Inn, we didn't know what to expect or what was good on the menu. She didn't offer any help in food selections and didn't seem to know the menu very well. Our food, however, was delicious and we both left full. It was a little on the pricey side, but looking back, we did receive quite a bit of food. We also participated in the Valentine's Weekend brunch special and ordered champagne, which definitely added to the cost. Overall, this is a wonderful restaurant with an amazing selection of food and beverage, good quality food and a beautiful ambiance!

NS
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always!

OT
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a very nice Valentine Day dinner. The food was very good, very well prepared and presented. They had a 7 course menu which was just the right balance of selections. Holly Hill is always a top choice!

MC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely perfect evening. Fine dining with a comfortable ambience.

DT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Chefs need to be trained on how to prepare a filet at the temperature requested not what they think it should be
Ordered medium well got medium rare not once but twice

G
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, local and seasonal- ticks all my boxes. Service is friendly and non intrusive. Exactly what I want!

AE
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and the service was wonderful.

MA
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Seated us next to large table of ladies who were very loud. Waiter served two of us, then did large table next to us their dessert before bringing rest of our entrees. Food great but was disappointed with atmosphere.

JS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING and the service impeccable. Everything was so fresh and full of flavor and complimented the next profile ingredient for lovely tasting dishes.

MW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exquisite. Service is remarkable, a perfect balance of responsiveness and friendliness without intrusion. And, the atmosphere is charming!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice environment. Food came out fresh cooked and hot. With just a few minutes between food came out in 4 courses just enough in between to be ready for the next. Restaurant clean and staff very helpful and friendly. Can’ wait to go again.

S
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very cold; but we were sitting next to a window

GA
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed our first visit very much! Had Sunday brunch ... will definitely be back for a full menu dinner!

C
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous - excellent food as always

DG
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my wife here for part of her birthday weekend.
I wanted it to be fancy. the Inn did not disappoint, very friendly, and the food was great, well worth the price.
thanks for helping us celebrate

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time here, recommended by friends. For the most part the food was excellent however sometimes you don’t need to over sauce some foods and some dishes imho didn’t need the heavy and liberal sauce.

AB
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of the inn. We had the four course Bourbon Ball Dinner--it was fantastic! I had the chicken, and my husband had the short ribs--both were great and the presentation of each course was wonderful! I would highly recommend!

WH
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We had high expectations and were excited about finding a new option for special occasions and out of town guests. To be honest, we were disappointed and didn't see the value in this $145 meal. Menu is limited. Food was good, but not great. Temp in dining room was so cold that my wife had to keep her coat on throughout meal.

J
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place is over the top good. the six of us in our party each had something different., and everything was fantastic.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous locally sourced meal

l
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a spectacular meal in a lovely setting! We look forward to another visit.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were amazing. Would definitely go back.

JH
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We missed the little treat they used to bring before dinner! Would like to have three course option.

RG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful location, tucked away on a small estate. The Inn is warm and welcoming and the staff are attentive and professional. It was quiet and peaceful and lots of historical items to observe as well as art. A Kentucky treasure!

RF
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was excellent. My wife and I would highly recommend.

JD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a lovely dinner on this, our first time visit, to this beautiful old home restaurant . While the menu is somewhat limited, the food was beautifully presented and exceeded our expectation. The carpaccio and bitter green and fruit salad were particularly notable. We will be returning on our future visits to Kentucky.

NS
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as always

M
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We greatly appreciated the anniversary gratuity!
It was a good thing we had GPS, otherwise it would have much harder to find. Maybe signs at the intersections would help, if they are allowed.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Foods always delicious here. One of my favorite local restaurant, for sure! We’ve gone here for dinner and brunch, both are delicious and very well presented, even for brunch.

BH
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Excellent in every way. Memorable.

WK
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal in an incredible atmosphere with always great service.

r
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat -great food ,wonderful atmosphere, tables not close, extremely friendly staff. What more could you want ! I was particularly interested in one of the appetizers . Waitress said chef would be happy to talk to you. True to her word , the chef was more than accommodating , explaing how it was made and even giving me the recipe!

OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 29th anniversary at Holly Hill Inn this past Saturday. What a hidden gem, we’ll be back!

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

LD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience every time at Holly Hill.
Highly recommended.

V
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the Holly Hill. While the entree was very good, other aspects of the meal were less spectacular. For example, the bread was so-so and the dessert was very dry, virtually crumbling.
It would be nice to be served a warm, softer bread in these cold winter months. Or perhaps, offer two choices in the bread basket. Instead, there was just one slice, cut in half for the two of us. If the bread gives the first impression, this one did not make the grade.

JB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Christmas Lunch, food was great as always and setting is perfect to get you in the holiday spirit. We have made this an annual tradition and love it.

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