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1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301 (Patterson)
+1 502-451-0447
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Cayman Islands
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234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived to an empty restaurant with the nicest receptionist / manager and were seated right away. Service was good and food was a good choice and delicious. Three non alcoholic drinks on the menu which I love as I don't drink - one of them a shrub, fantastic! We stared with calamari nachos which was the first time I had... More 

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ft lauderdale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

On a recent trip to Chicago, we stayed overnight in Louisville and had an opportunity to eat at Lilly's. NEVER have we had better service Our waitress was delightful. The food was so good. My husband had a veal scaloppini in a picatta sauce that was perfect. My tile fish and stuffed tomatoes was a very satisfying special. If ever... More 

Thank delgol
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Kay was our waitperson and did an excellent job. She made us feel like we could be there as long as we wanted and did not rush us through the meal. We shared there Caprese Flatbread which was very tasty - definitely large enough to share. My husband had the special - Tilefish. It was on a bed of creamy... More 

Thank Jeana P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This is a different place for me. It is however scattered with art, places to sit for a couple and family alike. The servers do their job accordingly. Now the food is one of the freshest and tasty that you'll find.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We had a couple of beers here, looked at the menu and opted to head out in search of a more vegetarian friendly place. The gentleman behind the bar was very knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us some bread with a port soaked rock salt and olive oil drizzle which was delicious. He told us our server would be able... More 

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Park City, Utah
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The layout of the restaurant allows for a number of different options for seating, bar, semi private areas, etc. There is fun artwork and it is great to be able to interact with the owner Kathy. The appetizer board is a great option to try a bunch of fun Louisville food at one go. The main courses that we had... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Had some appetizers and dinner with friends. Appetizers were good and reasonably priced. Steak was mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmhhhh - just okay.

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Naples, Florida
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

The food is extremely good. The decor is very romantic and a great place for couples to celebrate a special occasion. I am a strict vegetarian and they were very accommodating. The chef is excellent and very well traveled. Fresh ingredients and wonderful spices make this a go to place for fine dining.

Thank Lesa V
Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We had dinner here the night we were in Louisville. A small quaint and quiet restaurant. The menu is small but every dish sounded fabulous! The drink menu was equally creative. The food and service were outstanding! I had the fish special which came with a leek and cornbread 'pudding' - more like a 'bread pudding' - it was melt... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Lilly's never disappoints! Fresh ingredients at their finest are found at Lilly's Bistro. In the Highlands area of Bardstown Road this gem lets you dine in a casually elegant atmosphere where top notch service, excellent food and fine wines await. Lilly's is a wonderful place for lunch with friends as well as being a great special occasion destination in the... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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?