Jean Farris Winery & Bistro

4.1
1962 Reviews
$30 and under
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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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.1
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4.3
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vipGwennlex
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner (cheese plate followed by a burger for my fiancé that he described as “maybe the best burger he had ever had” and scallops for me). We also enjoyed a red wine flight and a couple of delightful handmade cocktails. The service was exceptional from the warm greetings as we entered and were seated to the knowledgeable server who helped us make decisions on what to order. Perfect place for date night!

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Julia
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional meal and service at Jean Farris yesterday. The fig salad was particular delicious and the bourbon pimento cheese was delightful. We also enjoyed the pork with the Jean Farris brussel sprouts - yum.

It is wonderful to watch this family owned business continue to thrive. Jeanie's (the owner) daughter was our server - she was home for the holidays helping her mom!

Anyway, this fabulous restaurant is a lovely change from chain restaurants and my husband and I highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed the atmosphere so much - especially during the pandemic. We were the only diners for Saturday brunch (1pm) so had the place to ourselves. We were relaxed and not worried about a packed restaurant. We enjoyed the Jean Farris Merlot and the French Onion soup very much. I had the scallops with sweet potato gnocchi. The scallops were cooked well, but I did not like the cream sauce and the apples. My hubby got the pork and he highly recommends this (I don't eat pork so didn't taste it but it looked good). The chocolate lava cake was a fantastic end to the meal. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so nice and accommodating. Good food and atmosphere.

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vipAlexisv
Western KY
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent, best Duck Ive ever had. It was New Year’s eve, I suspect they were busier than normal so had to get wait staff with minimal experience, they were slow, not knowledgeable about menu, awkward at the table. Need basic guest service training.

I ordered a Smoked Manhattan described on menu as having Luxardo Cherry. It was a regular cherry. Big difference. When you describe it as a Luxardo that’s what you expect when it’s served. That’s as bad as serving instant potatoes

They make own crackers that are outstanding, Fried Green Tomatoes excellent.

If the service equaled the food this place would be amazing. I will return, for the food. With patience for the service.

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MB22
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New Years Eve dinner at Jean Farris. Food, service and wine never disappoint at this restaurant!

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Edgety
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

New Year’s Eve

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vipRickA
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic as was the service! I just love their cosmopolitans! It’s always a fun and delicious dining experience at Jean Farris!

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vipJenniferS
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my two daughters for a girls night out. We had amazing food and service. So good that I booked it for myself and my husband and one of my son’s for New Years Eve.

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vipleem
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jean Farris is one of our favorites! It’s so special and every experience has been perfect, always exceeding expectations going above and beyond. The owners treat you like family and we can’t wait to visit again.

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sglbgg
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent, we had the Christmas Prix Fixe and loved every course, quite filling too. Service was attentive and courteous, will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, wine and service!

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JillH
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a pleasure to try the ever changing and locally sourced menu and unique cocktails and wine.

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Leannep
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive. Definitely recommend!

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Casey
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venue and location was remote and exactly what we were looking for. Great service, food, and wine tastings.

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Everyyear
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious duck, filet, sweet potatoes, butcher board

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RobinC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice bistro and super helpful staff. The ambiance is wonderful.

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K105
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service could be improved - our server really didn't know much about the wines or what as offered as cheeses and meats. Also, she was wearing tattered clothes, so I think they should consider dressing a bit more appropriately for the restaurant. And one of the other servers was so loud in talking that we couldn't hear ourselves at the tables. Overall, wine is good and food is good, although a bit expensive for the level of ambiance and service that you receive.

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Tyler
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Good drinks. Food could use improvements. Service was average as was food.

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vipLeg40625
Louisville
152 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon with friends despite the COVID patio restrictions..Definitely will return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Really great place during covid with outdoor seating. Warm fire. Excellent prices for drinks and food

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BethH
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The specialty cocktails were fun and tasted great!

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TheresaC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! Happy hour adds great value! The food and service was amazing!

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vipRickA
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious!!! The dining room is very comfortable and welcoming! We love visiting Jean Farris!

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Everyyear
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for a date or group

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KristenW
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we visit Jean Farris, it’s an excellent experience!

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Anonymous
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited several locally owned restaurants during our trip to Lexington and this was our favorite. The ambiance is unbeatable. The restaurant is located out in the countryside of Lexington on a large farm with vineyards. The weather was an unusual 75 degrees so we started our dinner on the patio overlooking the farm but then moved into the dining room after sunset. I started with the Garden Tonic cocktail which was refreshing and unique with an order of fried green tomato. Our meal was fluid and comfortable, each course was delivered a few minutes after we finished the previous course and we never felt rushed. To end we shared the cookies & milk dessert which comes with a delicious bourbon chocolate milkshake. I will definitely return to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

She poured our water and there was grass and hair in our cups. The food was ok. Nothing to special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. Very nice. Will return.

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MarcusU
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lexington, do not forget about this local jewel. I just dined there with my family this past weekend and we had a wonderful evening. The service was not up to the standard that we've experienced here before, however, the food, atmosphere, and the people will still exceed expectations.

If you're looking for nice, quiet evening without the crowds, Jean Farris is the place for you!

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vipdinergirl
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We normally love this restaurant and have been long time diners here. Usually our experience is above average, however we will not be dining here again until the pandemic is over. One waiter was walking throughout the restaurant without a mask all night long. Our waitress was working with her mask pulled down, not covering her nose and most of her mouth. There was a sign on the door that required masks, but patrons were walking to their tables and around the restaurant without masks and there was no redirection from staff. When we got our food, it was cold, undercooked and we sat for almost an hour without any contact from a waitperson. We had no water for most of the meal. There were few diners so there was no excuse for the slow and distracted service. Extremely disappointing experience from a previously favorite hangout. I suggest the restaurant learn to pivot and adhere to safety guidelines if they want to keep customers.

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Melanie
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I love tp support small buisness' as much as i can and my husband had been here several years in the past and loved it, this time not so much.
The servers were wearing t-shirt and jeans. Had to ask for silverware, no water refills, took a while to receive our orders. Ordered the $30 filet mingnon medium and came out crispy and well done. Sent it back and came out medium but had no seasoning, no flavor. The bistro was not busy, but was apparently low on staff, because our cook was also the bar tender. The patio had overgrown weeds and had the propane tanks right next to the fire pits.
Food overall was blah, and not worth the price you pay. I could have gone to J Alexanders and had much better food and service for the same price.
Such a disappointment.

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and staff is amazing - if you are a true wine lover, don’t order the wine. Stick to bourbon.

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vipFoodieGiant
Nashville
77 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

At first was told the chef was running later, then told that all of the proteins were frozen and had to be thawed and the only thing available was the charcuterie board. We had that and went somewhere else. Would never go to a place knowing that they freeze and defrost their food on a weekend (or any other time, for that matter).

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vipLomo
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience3

We have been waiting to try Jean Farris again since the Covid adjustments. We love your restaurant and we always enjoy coming there but this visit was a little different as 3 or our 4 dinners were burnt. Ultimately, one meal was corrected and we were given a 10% discount on 2 of them. The server seemed like she could hardly speak through her mask as if she were ill and told us that you we had arrived during a menu change. I believe it was a manager who came to clear glasses on our table and we asked about my husband's burnt dinner so he replaced 1 piece of chicken and told us it was frozen and they were thawing it before they cooked it which would take a few minutes. I believe we were under the impression that your food was farm to table fresh. Although we didn't complain, we just didn't eat our meals and the gentleman offered us each a 10% discount off 2 of our dinners. He was very nice.

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vipMark5555
Louisville
78 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please support this restaurant. Jean has done all she can do to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. The food is wonderful. The wine is special. Jean and her family take good care of you. We booked her special Christmas dinner to take home. The weather was bad so Jean called and told us she was delivering to our house -- a whole duck and all the ficins. What a treat! I cannot recommend more highly.

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darrend
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great experience, we’ll be certain to go again !!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a great place to sit outside and enjoy date night. Great atmosphere and you're never rushed by the staff. The filet and potatoes and cheese tray is always very good. Highly recommended!

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Jean Farris Winery & Bistro is rated 4.1 stars by 1962 OpenTable diners.

Jean Farris Winery & Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.jeanfarris.com/new-products.

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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