Jean Farris Winery & Bistro

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Farm-to-table
From its inception, Jean Farris has embraced our families’ history in agriculture, and, our passion for fine cuisine. With us, wine is best when sharing a table with good friends and good food.

Here on the estate we grow our own fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, and honey to use in the winery and in the kitchen. We serve our farm products with the wine, beer, and spirits that speak of our region. To us "Home-made" is a practice not a philosophy. With that our menu changes several times a year, reflecting the seasons. Staying in time and in touch with the cycles of seasons and what is naturally available to us.

We look forward to having you joining us at our table and sharing a night at Jean Farris.
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Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the remodel. Service was really friendly. Probably the best Old Fashion I’ve ever had.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

We are long time customers of Jean Farris and always look forward to enjoying a good meal there. Unfortunately this most recent experience very disappointing. One of us ordered French onion soup which was cold when served. Even after requesting it be heated up it was still only lukewarm. The lamb shank was pretty flavorless. While our waitress worked to provide good service they were clearly understaffed. We had to request salt and pepper several times, dishes were not served in a coordinated manner, and the rest of the serving staff appeared uncomfortable in that role. I am sure we will go back at some point but probably not for awhile.

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MA
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal at Jean Farris on Sunday. The chef always prepares something delicious for me that omits ingredients that I cannot eat. Chef also knows just how my other half likes his order and is spot on with it. We had the Riesling wine with dinner and it’s one of our favorites. Jean Farris is our go to place when we dine out. We are looking forward to the patio opening this spring.

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was delicious, wine was great, and a very relaxing atmosphere. Great birthday dinner!

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Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just stopped in with a friend for their cheese and house made sausages. Fantastic!!! Love, love, love the crackers I’ve even had cracker making lessons from the chef. Happy Hour is a great deal until 6pm.

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R
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service ... delicious food

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Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific experience all around that ended with a free sample of what is now my new favorite wine, Red Head.

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Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Lovely hosting, but a dining room that was cold and lacking atmosphere. Ordered a butchers board described as charcuterie and pickles. This came with a couple of sausages, olives and crackers, very poor for its $25 price tag. Mains of a Puerto Rican pork dish was very good and well received. scallops were cooked wonderfully, but missed the mark due to lack of sides.
Wines tasted from the winery were excellent and enjoyed by all. In all, our experience was enjoyable, but over priced.

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1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it. We will be back and joined the wine club. Outstanding!!!!

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1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We was awesome! It was our anniversary. It was my second trip, his first and it stood up to the hype I had relayed to him. We will definitely go back!

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Valentines celebration

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jean Farris has become one of our favorite restaurants for dinner or a special occasion. Its location away from the busyness of the city makes it unique and relaxing. The food and service are always excellent and we highly recommend it.

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Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for Valentine's Day. The menu was limited, but what they did serve was good, albeit small portions. The wine was very good but we aren't big wine drinkers. Automatic 20% gratuity included. Would definitely go back for a wine tasting or maybe brunch.

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I/we don't usually get appetizers, but we got both a cheese plate and a sausage plate ($20 each), and they were fantastic! Great meal too. I also don't usually get burgers in a fancy restaurant, but it was ground there from filet mignon scraps, and it was the best I've ever had.

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MA
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal tonight. The kitchen was able to create a black rice pilaf that the gluten-free Vegan in our party greatly enjoyed. The seafood gumbo special was spicy and delicious. The filet mignon was butterflied as requested, and cooked perfectly. The accompanying sauce was fantastic. The venison medallions were prepared nicely and tasted great. The Puerto Rican pork and potato salad was as good as it was unusual. The service was perfectly attentive without being at all too omnipresent. The Jean Farris wines (the Cab-Sav and Riesling) were the perfect accompaniment for our meals. We’ll definitely be back. Soon!

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and cocktails were delicious. Great for a date night or girls night out. Definitely must try! Check out their website for weekly specials and for cooking classes coming soon!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, drinks and service are always the best in Lexington. This night in particular was exceptional. We had the opportunity to meet Jeanne Farris and Emilio the sous chef. Their warmth and graciousness showed me why we always have such a great experience. Truly they do everything with love and it shows. Don’t miss this hidden gem.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food as always! This place never disappoints in anyway! Beautiful atmosphere, amazing staff members. An overall satisfying place to come and enjoy at anytime during the year!

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our server had no knowledge of the menu and was unable to make recommendations. Food was mediocre tasting but pretty and hot. Maybe we just ordered wrong due to lack of server guidance? Service was extremely slow, although we were in no hurry so we didn't mind. No kids menu, but they were very accommodating with a custom small plate for my 9 year old, including on the fly homemade bbq sauce. That was impressive! We will likely give it another go before passing final judgment.

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T
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food are always 5 star! Love coming here for a special occasion, or even just because. Thank you for making each experience unique.

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Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food an ambiance. The owner was extremely accommodating and made sure we had an excellent experience. Food was outstanding, and cooked Abe’s served at proper temperature. Will definitely be back - have never been disappointed!!

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CA
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Jean Farris for dinner on occasion and I am never disappointed.
The menu choices are great.
I had the scallops. Exquisite!
Our server just couldn’t be better.
Thank you again for a lovely dining experience.

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Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite date night restaurant! The house-made sausage is always our starter with two glasses of Jean Farris Cabernet Sauvignon. The Chef specials are fantastic.

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PB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. The service was really good. Tried one of the cocktail specials and it was delicious. My wife enjoyed her wine a lot.

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B
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The sea bass was unbelievable and she loved the vegan spaghetti squash! The wine and cocktails were very good too.
Our server always great and very funny and nice.
We will definitely be back again.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We were there for New Years.


They ran out of several items. Service was slow.

Pretty sure no one wanted to be there, and by the end of the night, neither did we.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

Very disappointing New Year’s Eve experience. Food took 3 hours to come out, was cold, and unseasoned. It appeared that our server was the only person working. Drinks took 20 min to come out. Have had only excellent experiences there before so this was very disappointing.

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MW
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening celebrating New Year’s! Great food and service even though very busy evening!

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Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always!

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SK
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fabulous experience! The New Year's Eve menu was absolutely delicious. The sea bass was melt in your mouth and I wanted a second order of the chocolate covered strawberries. They came with the best whip cream I've ever tasted. Jean Farris wines are my favorite. I promise you will not be disappointed by these Kentucky wines, especially if you like dry red wines.

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BM
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food delicious, server was friendly & attentive, however it was extremely slow between ordering & receiving our dinner-extremely slow. May have been short staffed or off night, but was good enough to return

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice experience. I had the shrimp and grits (yes, so good) and my date had the flank steak (love the way you guys cook it). My date really liked the wine, it was the Sauvignon, I cannot recall what the name of it was.

Only gripe was it was a bit too dark for my liking!

Also, the fact you were open on Christmas was a lifesaver for us, and we were very appreciative.

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BM
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were from out of town spending Christmas with our daughter who recently moved to Lexington. We figured we may be eating at a diner, but ran across this restaurant serving Christmas dinner on Open Table. It was fabulous. I would highly recommend for any occasion. We will definitely be coming back on our next visit to the area! Food and staff were outstanding.

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JA
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent. Have an accomplished chef. Wide selection of dishes. Portions generous. Service was friendly and timely. Enjoyed my glass of Riesling. Only complaint was our dark booth in the corner needs more light.

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j
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I wouldn’t recommend this place in a million years! My mother and I were so extremely disappointed with this awful experience.

We booked this table thinking we would need a reservation b/c it was X-Mas Eve. We were seated and everything started as it should. Ordered a couple glasses of wine, which weren’t great, and we each ordered soup. Soup came and then the waitress came around with rolls. We accepted. Along with the soup, we ordered the scallops with carrot “kimchi” and the brown butter brussel sprouts to share b/c we were planning on getting a dessert.

It took 30+ minutes to finally receive our entree and side in an EMPTY restaurant. (we asked about them twice) oh, and during that 30+ minute wait, not once were our waters refilled or were we checked on. Again, the place was basically empty. I think there was one other table in the whole damn place.

We each cut into a scallop and they were still RAW!!! Barely seared on ONE side, the “kimchi” was shredded carrots that were tossed in vinegar and the cauliflower mash was utterly bland! Oh and the brussel sprouts were burned! See photo.

We tried to wait for someone to come back, but my mother had to get up from the table and wander back into the kitchen to find the hostess! When she follows my mother back to the table, she asked us to put the scallops back on the original plate. What where they going to do? Put the poorly cooked scallops back in the pan and serve them to us again???? WTF?! Finally, after having to hunt down the hostess (AGAIN), we asked to just have it canceled, as we had both lost our appetites. It was obvious that we also didn’t eat the side but paid for the side, wine and soups.

We will never return and strongly suggest against anyone else from wasting their time here.

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Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best lamb and Old Fashion I have ever had! Outstanding meal from start to finish. We will be back.

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GV
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

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JS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal with top notch service. The only complaint would be the parking lot was VERY dark as well as the entrance to the winery.

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Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was tasty and not too fancy for a nice evening out.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Jean Farris was GREAT! Ambiance in general, food in particular. We had the special Bouillabaisse and were not disappointed! It was exquisite.

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