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About Jean Farris Winery & Bistro

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.

6825 Old Richmond Road
Lexington, KY 40515
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation:
Wine Bar: Thursday- Sunday: 12:00pm - close
Dinner: Thursday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(859) 263-9463

Website:
http://www.jeanfarris.com/

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.

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.

Private Party Contact:
Jeanie O'Daniel: (859) 263-9463

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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82% would recommend it to a friend

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Scenic View (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Cozy (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Seasonal (5)
Business Meals (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Authentic (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Vegan (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Casual (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful food and service.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Love the atmosphere! We enjoyed an appetizer of delicious local cheeses and accompaniments. The filet and ribeye were excellent as well. Service was top-notch. All four of us highly recommend Jean Farris!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for a delicious Thanksgiving DInner with my family. What a gem to be open on a holiday. They're wine selection is great. I prefer their reds. I will definitely continue to visit.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

For a Holiday meal, surprisingly, the restaurant was not crowded during the late afternoon seating. My spouse and I found the room quiet, understated - the staff polite & attentive. Our choice of wine was suitable for both the game & fowl selections, but seemed remarkably well-paired with the flan, which turned out to be the highlight of the meal - quite delicious with a velvet texture.

We took home several bottles from the winery - too bad we could not have doggy-bagged some of that scrumptious flan.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

I specifically made reservations for Thanksgiving because their website did not have a limited menu. Then we got there and there was a limited menu. I did not enjoy the main dish. The soup and dessert were both good. If they are going to have a limited menu for a holiday, they need to put it on their website a month ahead.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a lovely time at Jean Farris Winery this past week. The UK game was on the TV in the bar area with the volume turned low. People could watch or not watch and it was not intrusive. We had a lovely meal with our friends. The burgers are wonderful and all of us enjoyed the food and wine. We will definitely return.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Vegan, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was our second visit in 2 years (this time for our anniversary). We were seated on time and our service was outstanding. We tested some cheese and tested a few wines to start - all excellent. We both ordered sirloin steaks, which were fine, but not outstanding. My wife's steak was undercooked, but the kitchen handled it promptly. Overall, a nice dinner, but it didn't leave the same impression as our first visit. We would, however, consider it an overall positive experience and recommend it to others.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Vegan, Fit for Foodies
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great food in a casual modern setting. Loved the Kentucky Rose appetizer.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food and ambiance. Our waitress Erica was fabulous!

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was perfect. The ambiance and scenery was very nice, and it was quiet. It isn't high priced, but not low either, but worth the price in our opinion. The wind selection was pretty impressive and has all that most people need. Not a large food menu which was a good thing, but they had at least one of everything you might want, including awesome appetizers with cheese and meats, Desert menu was the most limited. The pork loin was great and the beef filet was equally great. Would recommend anyone to go there for a special dinner with your spouse, or a date, or anniversary. Wouldn't bring the kids though.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Best food we have had in Lexington. The service was great.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Jean Farris is one of our favorite dining spots. It is nice to be able to sit outside during the cooler fall weather and the view is stunning. We enjoy happy hour at the bar and the friendly staff and new friends we have met there. We have taken guests from out of town to dine there and they always ask to return to JF Winery whenever they return.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Never fails to please. The food is wonderful and always a plesant atmosphere.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We frequently come for happy hour and more often than not stay for dinner. We have been enjoying the summer menu and look forward to the fall offerings. Our favorite place to dine.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My mother and I "discovered" this place on a recent trip to Lexington. We plan to make a return trip and will definitely eat here again. The music was a delightful accompaniment to our meal. We both highly recommend Jean Farris to anyone looking for great food and an equally great location.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

I was very hopeful that Jean Farris would be a great spot for a date. It is a beautiful venue with great outdoor and indoor seating available. However, the service was subpar and both steaks that my girlfriend and I ordered were absolutely terrible. We really couldn't do anything else but laugh at how bad they were. The steak was hardly able to even be cut, let alone chew. The wine and appetizers were just OK, but there are plenty of other good ways to spend $140 on dinner in Lexington. I will never go back.

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Lovely outdoor dining with excellent food, wine, and views

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Went for dinner and drinks but they were so understaffed we left prior to ordering. Other customers at surrounding tables were complaining about the very long waits and convinced us to go elsewhere. The two women working were trying to seat customers, tend the bar & wait on the tables.

I've had some great meals at JF but they seem to be having some troubles lately.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Love the food. Simple great tasting and local! Please bring back the tomatoes!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Our wine tasting experience was delightful and well presented. My friend had the most delicious bourbon cocktail of her life so that was 5 star worthy. Unfortunately, our dining experience was disappointing. Pork dish was extremely tough, the burger failed to impress. We did complain about the pork but no manager came over to address the issue or offer a remedy.

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Lobster pasta was perfect, plenty of lobster. Only complaint is the duck didn't come with the carrot pot de creme but the dish was good over all. We had the Sophia cheese and duck sage sausage which were wonderful. We come here every year for my birthday and always have a lovely meal- I think this was our 7th or 8th year. Our server was very attentive and even brought a champagne toast which was completely unexpected and really made the night special.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Enjoyable as always. We started with happy hour cocktails at the bar and ended with a relaxing meal on the patio. The service was professional and the food was excellent. I'm looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

My husband and I came to Jean Farris winery to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. We had a cute little seat on the patio with a view of the scenery and vineyards. My husband had the duck dish and I had the lobster pasta dish, both were delicious ( I think we both like the pasta over the dark though). We had several flights of wine so we could try different kinds. Our server was great and attentive and answered all of her questions. This was not by any means expected, but she did mention getting us a champagne toast since we were celebrating our wedding anniversary however she never did bring that back for us. Overall we had a great experience and will definitely return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Live Music
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We love Jean Farris Winery! Our friends from out of town requested a trip here last weekend. It had been quite a while since we had all been there. The ambiance on the patio was superb and the cuisine delightful. However, the staff was frazzled and disorganized. The service at our table was terrible. Would love to go back but only with the assurance that the service has improved.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We dined on a Thursday night with a reservation and sat on the patio. This was very nice. The cheese board was good. The gluten free pasta was average, but the pork dishes were very good. The waiter was a bit forgetful and asked about dessert while we were still eating the main course. Overall, though, it was a nice experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

We have dined at Jean Farris several times previously but not for about a year. The ambiance has always fallen short the quality of the food -- essentially patio furniture in an enclosed patio with cement floor that creates an echo chamber. But the food has always been good. Not so much last night. Our duck breast was overcooked and I made a bad choice in wine (Hellhound Red that I didn't finish drinking). All in all, a disappointing anniversary dinner. The bright spot was the service; it was good.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Best experience! Everything was perfect! The lobster pasta was excellent, as was the duck and the wine. Thanks!

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food and service were great. The cost was reasonable and my wife really enjoyed the wine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Always love this place. Great food and atmosphere. A nice change from the many restaurants within the city itself. The drive into the countryside to get to this lovely restaurant is definitely worth the time (only about a 15 minute drive from most locations in Lexington). This was the first time taking our college-aged children with us to Jean Farris and they were very impressed.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner at Jean Farris. I've been going there for many years. The food is amazing! The only complaint that I have is that we felt rushed by the server. But we love it there and will continue to go there.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Charcuterie/cheese and wine excellent as always.

Entree so-so.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We went to Jean Farris for a birthday dinner. The food was good, but the wine from the winery, Pinot Noir 2013 was of unexpectedly poor quality.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Lovely outdoor seating. Casual, yet sophisticated. Perfect for something a little different and special. Plenty of fun wines to chose from and taste. Seasonal and local menu.

Tags: Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Organic, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The restaurant and winery are charmingly situated in the Bluegrass countryside and present an altogether pleasing atmosphere for dining. The menu is short but interesting, and much of the produce is from the property, as locally sourced as it gets. Since they promote their own wines, the other selections, especially by the glass, are understandably few. The staff is quite willing to offer tastes of their own blends in order to introduce them and to recommend accompaniments to dinner. They also offer a nice array of house-made cocktails, but we did not try them.

For the second consecutive time, however, the service was erratic and very slow. The server was personable but there were long interludes between the stages of our dinner. It seemed as if the restaurant was unprepared for the number of diners, though reservations are recommended and I was called and emailed to confirm my own reservation.

Outstanding food might have made the waits worthwhile. Two of us ordered the pork chop which was dry and chewy, and one ordered the filet mignon which was served rare rather than medium rare, and was topped with an unappealing sauce. The sauce was not included in the entree's description; many diners consider a topping on a steak an affront and many restaurants allow patrons to make a selection with respect to which, if any, topping they prefer. In each case, the sides were superb and overshadowed the meat.

Despite its merits, and considering its cost, I would recommend another of the many fine restaurants in and around Lexington.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We had a very nice time at Jean Farris this past week. The food was perfect - we dined with 2 omnivores and 1 gluten free vegan and everyone had a meal they were pleased with. The wine was very tasty - since it was a warm summer evening we tried the Jean Farris Riesling. It might be my new summer favorite beverage.

No matter what your food preferences/allergies are, Jean Farris can more than likely accommodate you with a delicious meal. Adam was doing double duty the other night and did a great job. We'll be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Healthy, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 29, 2017

The new chef has really made the dinners better. The food quality has increased dramatically from 6 months ago. The hostess and server were very friendly. We got our food in a timely manner and it was delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 25, 2017

We dine here at least twice each summer. Beautiful outside seating, great wine. We ordered wine, cheeses and meats and enjoyed a beautiful evening. Server was friendly and took good care of us. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I was a little disappointed. The service was slow and the wines weren't so good. However, the Brussel Sprouts were super delicious.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 23, 2017

This was our fourth time eating at Jean Farris. I made reservations on Open Table noting we would be celebrating a special occasion (anniversary).

Hostess attempted to seat us in the very cold patio with the hard metal chairs. Having previously suffered through this horrible seating arrangement, I asked that we be seated at a table. The hostess graciously agreed as other that 8 people at the bar, we were the only guests at 5pm on Friday night.

Spouse had the ribeye. I had the BLT salad and French Onion Soup. Bread was delivered approximately 3/4 of the way through our meal. Would have been a better dining experience had several things happened:

1). Bread or crackers should be served at the time if the meal

2). Tables are so small and crowded (even before your meal comes) that it is very difficult to eat comfortably. I moved an empty tea glass and a plate holding lemons to the floor so that my soup bowl, salad plate, and bread plate could fit into the narrow table for two.

3). Tables need to be spaced out. They ate too close to those dining beside you making conversation difficult.

4). Waitress should regularly check on tables assuring guests don't have to be delayed in getting drink refills, condiments, etc.

5). Expand Happy Hour offerings. Having only two "specials" on the Happy Hour list is inadequate.

Overall, this was just not a good experience. The soup and salad were good. The steak non-memorable. And the ambiance can be greatly improved if the above issues are addressed.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Always one of our favorites

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