Jean Farris Winery & Bistro

4.2
1655 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
  • Scenic View
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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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Steak, Southern
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Hours of operation
Hours of Operation:
Wine Bar: Thursday- Sunday: 12:00pm - close
Dinner: Thursday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(859) 263-9463
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Our small private Alcove room will sit a group of 8 to 12 and is equipped with a TV monitor ready for showing presentations to the group. Our large private Vineyard Sunroom overlooks the vineyards with an amazing view. It is fully enclosed and climate controlled for up to 80 guests, available for booking through-out the year. Also, it is covered with a large white tent but climate control is not available.

Jean Farris Winery & Bistro as a whole is available for a private party on Monday only.
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Private party contact
Jeanie O'Daniel: (859) 263-9463
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
As you enter the property, you drive through the front vineyards of Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier. All of the parking is close to the building in the private lot. Handicapped parking is offered with easy access to the front door. There is limited overflow parking available.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1655 People Are Saying
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Dallas
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and the wines continue to improve year after year.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was really peaceful and we enjoyed the wine tasting!

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DH
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first date night in awhile and what a treat. The staff was friendly, drinks yummy, and food delicious. Being new to the area, I think we may have found a place to call our favorite.

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K
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect day to sit on the patio, sample a wine flight, and have dinner. Our waiter was superb - paid attention to us but didn't smother us. He provided us with recommendations, and let us linger over our food while we caught up after not seeing each other for a while. And, of course, the view is beautiful.

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d
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pleasant evening. Food was excellent as was atmosphere.

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IL
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jean farris never fails to please. The food was excellent and our server was very plesant. I eat here frequently and everything is always wonderful.

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LE
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Relaxing dinner with friends. Waiter was very personable. Food was delicious.

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Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very disappointed in the overall character. Have been coming here for years. It has lost its uniqueness. Too casual. Used to just serve there own wine and had a wine bar. Now they have a full bar. Not a classy place anymore. The servers wear shorts when they used to wear black pants and white shirts and the tables had white table cloths. Only come on aniversaries now since we had our first date here

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DD
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at winery. I am the picky one and was very please with the scallops. My husband had the flank steak and was disappointed. The broccoli was over cooked (black), he said the steak was less than perfect, but the garlic mashed potatoes were fantastic. Our waiter was very good! He recommended our wine tasting which was the highlight of our dining experience. We will be back and bring friends. My husband will order the scallops.

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LF
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time visiting the winery for dinner and it will not be our last. We were seated in the sunroom which had the most amazing sunset view and great air conditioning for a 90 degree evening. My date ordered the Mahi Mahi which I sampled of course. It was fresh and came with this wonderful black rice salad. I ordered the Filet which was perfectly prepared. I like my steak rare and so many chefs over cook it, I get tired of returning food. Not this time, my steak was a perfect rare that came with a potato gratin and grilled squash from their own garden. I had enough left-over for lunch the next day. We shared a bottle of the Jean Farris Cabernet Sauvignon and enjoyed it so much we took a few bottles home. We are both looking forwarded to our next visit.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoy that Jean Farris knows my special table and always has us seated at the same booth in the dining room that we enjoy. We are always comfortable and we don't even have to ask for that booth anymore, it's ours. The staff is amazing, very professional but personable. We are members of the wine club and receive free dessert with our meal in addition to our wine discounts. I always recommend Jean Farris as the "go to" restaurant with my friends and family.

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Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our "comfortable" go to restaurant for a healthy relaxing meal. We eat here once a week and it is always terrific.

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MP
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful! We went for our anniversary. The rack of lamb was absolutely amazing!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner for my wife’s birthday was perfect. We sampled three cheeses that were delicious. The wine (JF Chardonnay) was wonderful. For dinner the Filet was perfectly prepared, but the star of the show is always their potatoes au gratin. They are the best side dish I’ve ever experienced. Service was impeccable.

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DL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Sally our waitress was awesome. She took very good care of us. Unfortunately the atmosphere was not what we expected and was not indicative of the price paid for the meal. 3 of us had dinner for $200.00 including tip and only 2 of us had spirits. It is overpriced for the drive from Lexington and the ambiance was cold. There are too many competitive restaurants who offer quiet tables ( not metal ) and more intimate dinner than the open space of Jean Farris. Didn't meet our expectations, but the food was really good.

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F
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We love Jean Farris winery! It is so close to our home, has great food and drinks (not just wine), and wonderful service. We had the pleasure of Cliff taking care of us this past Friday night. He is new to Jean Farris and what a gem he is. He was knowledgeable about the menu and offered great service with a smile. We look forward to returning again soon for the great food and exceptional service!

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LS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Definitely memorable meal! Wine and cheeses were impressive. I’m still thinking about the beet salad! Louis, the sous chef, was cooking that night and the steak was possible the best I’ve ever had (and I’m s steak snob!) I would go out of my way to visit again.

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Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were perfectly fine. Two couples sitting near us were obnoxious. No one’s fault, just happened. We’ll be back.

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v
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we love it! We have been several times over the years, haven't had a bad meal yet.
They do steak and seafood dishes really well. I almost always get the steak but last time I got seafood. Very good. Chicken and grits were good too.

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CK
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

My wife and I went for our anniversary (our second visit to Jean Farris). There was a bridal party that were having dinner and obviously were far beyond having too much to drink. Their level of loud was a distraction even after having the hostess move us to a table further away. Concerning the food it was quite good. We shared their butcher board appetizer, which had three different meats, a cheese, pickles, and other garnishes. My wife had the beet salad, which had a very delicious soft cheese. I had the French onion soup, which was the highlight of my meal (it was that good). My wife had the sea scallops and I had the lobster pappardelle. My pasta was delicious with a generous portion of lobster in a savory broth.

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CD
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a beautiful farm setting. Wine was a little pricey but that ismy personal opinion. We make this a regular spot when in town.

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BH
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three of us enjoyed a. Delightful dinner...we came for the scenery (great,)...the wine (Nice) the food (very very good) and the experience. One of our group had not been there and she loved it. My wife and I have been about five times and we so enjoyed it. Thank you Jean Farris!

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SB
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Went for our anniversary. Service was slow, but the scenery was beautiful so the wait wasn’t so bad. Our appetizer was better than our main dishes. I will say, the wine we had was amazing!! Overall not bad but for a special occasion I expected better service.

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J
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very good and the filet was even better.

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Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday dinner with my wife. Service was prompt and staff very courteous. Good wine selection and a great place to sit and watch the world go by. Very relaxing. Lobster pappardelle was very good and portions filling. Sea scallops cooked perfectly. Overall very pleased and will be coming back.

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HK
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We went here for my birthday and Mother's Day. Our waitress was terrific and accommodated us when asked to move tables due to the sun in our eyes on a busy evening. The food had large portions; our only qualm was one of our desserts (the brownie with coconut) was a bit tough and maybe overdone, but delicious.

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CA
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

This was a very bad dining experience. I will not ever go back and I really used to love this place.

We went for Mothers day and I was embarrassed for picking the place. They ran out of 3 different items that we ordered and we had reservations along with everyone else so they should manage their inventory better. They also took 1 hour getting our food and when they brought my entree it had ingredients missing and at that point I wanted to leave. The server was apologetic but she never brought the rest of my dish. She did subtract that from the bill without asking because she saw that I was miserable. They gave my husband the wrong desert and when I asked the other server was rude and said that this was not intended for us anyway? My husband said he heard others complaining also. So disappointing!! Bad reviews now DONT GO!!

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BM
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

The server was so poorly prepared that it was a distraction to the otherwise pleasant Mother’s Day brunch.

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K
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

This was the worst food we have had in years. There were 9 of us. 2 people ordered the same thing, and their plates looked completely different. This was for Mother’s Day brunch. Bacon was raw, everyone’s meal was terrible. The only thing that was good were the cocktails and crackers. Out of 9 not one of us enjoyed this meal. Everyone was starving when they left. I can’t even say it was decent. It was terrible. The lobster Benedict have zero sauce and my egg came on the side and there was basically a loaf of bread. The avocado toast was also on a loaf and the avocado was brown. The service was even worse. We will never return. Sad that this place has gone so down hill with awful in all areas.

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R
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful drive in the country to get to the winery. You can dine inside, or on the glassed in patio, or outdoors under a canopy. Lovely views and imaginative menu. Dined on Lobster Benedict! Good wine selection, of course.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Read previous reviews before dinner tonight and was a little nervous about the quality, as well as service. The food was better than I ever could have imagined! Our server was very attentive. Also, the wine was excellent, especially the Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon!! I couldn't have asked for a more marvelous dining experience. I will always recommend this establishment to friends in the future. Overall, it was the perfect evening!

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J
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Filet was excellent! We went for mother’s day and it was perfect!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Fried chicken was tasteless. Wine ok. Nice place.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

The service and atmosphere are great, but the quality of the food was very disappointing compared to the price. My friend ordered the steak and it had no flavor, not even salt, I ordered the lobster pasta and it tasted more like a dish from Red Lobster than the artisan description.

I feel this restaurant has great opportunity and the menu choices and cocktails are great, but the quality of their cooking needs some definite improvement to justify their price point.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This was a terrible experience. The fish was undercooked and we found out that the cook was sick. We also had joined the wine club last month after a nice experience. My card was charged $74.14 but no wine was ever delivered. The owner sat us at our table this evening and said that our server would take care of getting us our wine for our wine club membership. No wine was provided. The only things were was provided were pitiful and empty exorcises... “our computer is down” “we can’t find your membership” “the person who handles this isn’t here” “we don’t know how to fix this” and the cherry on the top when we asked to speak with the owner was “the owner isn’t here” but then we saw her as we left the restaurant. UNBELIEVABLE. We will be reporting all of this to the Better Business Bureau and will be contacting our credit card company.

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CR
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have had great times at Jean Farris and especially enjoy taking groups there. Jean has made a point of working with our table directly to make sure we were happy with how things were going.

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AR
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for a bachelorette part dinner. It was raining but still a beautiful view. Patio seating, indoor seating, private rooms, and a bar. It was so intimate and perfect for the 4 of us! 10 out of 10 recommend the cheeses! Yummy cocktails and save some room for the blueberry tea :)

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N
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Pacing of food was a little skewed. Waited for a cocktail that arrived after the salad, for example. Really good food.

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TH
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

First time we have used OpenTable and the experience was awesome. We arrived for our reservation and escorted immediately to the booth I requested! No waiting, and no miscommunications on our table request.

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AD
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time with a fantastic sunset view from the patio and enjoyed the new Cabernet Sauvignon which is terrific. I enjoyed this wine with there filet mignon which was cooked to a perfect medium rare as requested. My friend had the lobster pasta which is wonderful too. We both recommend you try this place.

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