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1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301 (Patterson)
+1 502-451-0447
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Louisville, Kentucky
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been to Lilly's for a while and it was delightful to return to a place where I have had such wonderful food. I had the Cesaer salad and the impressive presentation was just a hint of the wonderful flavor to come. The steamed mussels had one of the best sauces for mussels I've eaten. It was a brown... More 

Thank kaye896
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a resident of Louisville-I'm constantly on the lookout for new dining opportunities-and Lily's was a fantastic discovery. The 1920s golden-era Parisian ambiance, on top of a fantastically curated menu, provided for a wonderful first date experience. I will be returning-for sure.

Thank Andrew W
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46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I get to Lilly's once a year on my annual trip to the Mid American Trucking Show. Like always I was not disappointed. The food the service and the atmosphere is great. The shrimp was a great choice very flavorful and perfectly done. Hats off to the staff they really make you feel welcome and are eager to help. I... More 

Thank Jason K
Louisville, Kentucky
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Kathy Cary is a wonderful chef and has been bringing amazing cuisine to the Louisville community for years. Nothing but the finest ingredients and a wonderful display with every plating, no one will leave hungry or disappointed. American cuisine with a French twist is what the menu usually displays. From seafood to local fresh meats, everything is served fresh and... More 

Thank leslieerwin06
Louisville, Kentucky
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

On Wednesdays Lilly's offers a small plate menu and half price wine from an excellent wine selection. The portion size of the small plate was perfect for us. The cornmeal fried oysters was a big hit with both of us and especially one person who is gluten free. The clams and shepherd's pie were both well prepared and delicious. The... More 

Thank capskins
Santa Clarita, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I had black truffle gnocchi and my husband had veal - both were amazing! Server Jeff was great - he accommodated my substitutions with pleasure. Classy and great service. Bartender Hannah is the best! She really shook the martinis and all drink selections were top notch. For desert I had I had a Dulce de leche Rolade and OMG best... More 

Thank Debra M
Louisville, Kentucky
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145 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Went to Lilly's for dinner with family. We've heard many good compliments and read great reviews so expectations were high. Service met expectations and then some. Our waiter was spot on, very attentive and just a nice fellow; unpretentious and friendly. Some of the food was quite good, like the Truffle Gnocchi appetizer, and all of the desserts were very... More 

Thank Jerry N
Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Lilly's is a great little bistro on the east side of Louisville. Attractive décor, staff were attentive and prices were slightly upmarket but not unfair. The menu wasn't loaded w tons of options, but what was there you could tell was made really well. Our party of four got a reservation on a Friday w just about three hours of... More 

Thank MPM109
San Clemente, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We came here the Thursday before the Derby. They had a prix-fixe dinner that was very delicious, but the price was, I believe, $100 per person. Add wine to that and the bill was eye watering. Try a place that doesn't gouge during Derby Week like Bistro 1860.

Thank BruceSteph
Louisville, Kentucky
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Such a fine dining experience. Local produce, meat and cheese. Friendly, professional service. Great, quiet atmosphere. Love it.

Thank studiompm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Highlands
  • Neighbourhood: Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 502-451-0447

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?