We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Lilly's

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹₹₹
Highlands
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301 (Patterson)
+1 502-451-0447
Website
Today
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 142: English reviews
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank leslieerwin06
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Helpful?
Thank capskins
Santa Clarita, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Helpful?
Thank Debra M
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
145 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Helpful?
Thank Jerry N
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

Helpful?
Thank MPM109
San Clemente, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank BruceSteph
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

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

Helpful?
Thank studiompm
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Four of us had dinner at Lilly's, based on a relative's recommendation. The room is inviting, the staff is cheerful, knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive, and the food was excellent. Among the four of us we sampled short ribs, hangar steak and scallops, and each dish was excellent. Prices were reasonable and, all in all, it was an excellent... More 

Helpful?
Thank LawyerMick
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Lilly's Bistro should be at the top of your dining choices in Louisville. Inventive menu, helpful staff and warm, inviting ambience. Our group tried the short ribs, the hangar steak (and frites) and scallops, and each entrée was uniformly excellent. The wines were a good value, and dessert luscious. Try it.

Helpful?
1 Thank Michael M
Brookfield, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
290 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

First time here, reserved on basis of reviews. Made reservation well in advance but seated in a back dining room. Tablecloths but no candles or anything else on the table in terms of décor. A large group arrived and was seated next to us, which is always a distraction. Ordered app, entrée (veal) and dessert, all very good but nothing... More 

Helpful?
Thank wisconsinwinegirl

Travellers who viewed Lilly's also viewed

 

Been to Lilly's? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301
    (Patterson)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Highlands
  • Neighbourhood: Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 502-451-0447

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lilly's and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Lilly's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?