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Join us for Small Plate

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

 Live Music by guest vocalist Carly Johnson.

Call for reservations today! (See Menu Below)




A casual lunch. A hand-crafted cocktail. A dinner with friends. A special occasion or any occasion. Make your dining destination Lilly’s — A Kentucky Bistro. 

We’ve led the effort to support our local farmers by using products grown within a short distance of our restaurant. Organic vegetables. Free-range beef. Kentucky Proud Beef. Artisan cheeses. It’s our mission to provide an unparalleled dining experience — one that reflects the original flavors of the Bluegrass state. 

Make a reservation to dine with us today. Or join us for one of our many special events, such as wine and cocktail pairings and prix fixe meals. And while you’re visiting our site, take a look at these photo galleries to get a feel for the vibe that’s uniquely Kentucky and singularly Lilly’s.


from fARM-to-table, we love our local farmers:

Foxhollow Farm, Ashbourne Farm, Capriole Farmstead Cheese, Kenny's Cheese, Sapori d'italia, Stonecross Farm, Longfield Farm, Woodland Farm, Grateful Greens, Bourbon Barrel Foods, Rivercrest Farm, Chelsea's Eggs, Marksbury Farm, Old hat, Field 51, and Magnificent mushrooms.

“If you ever see a list of Louisville’s best restaurants that doesn’t include Lilly’s Bistro, please do us a favor and disregard it. Like the aforementioned Edward Lee, the name Kathy Cary should be known throughout the land. She opened her beloved Lilly’s Bistro in 1988, sourcing all of her produce from local farmers and purveyors (whatever they couldn’t provide, she grew herself). Thanks to starters like a perfectly executed, locally sourced chicken liver pâté served with house-made bread, cornichons, and Dijon mustard, and entrees like a chile-rubbed pan-seared pork chop served with corn pudding, Cary has been nominated for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef Southeast multiple times.”
— KEITH PANDOLFI (Saveur Magazine)


Small Plate Wednesday  

September 28, 2016

Guest Vocalist

Carly Johnson

Select Half Price Bottles of Wine




$6    Border Springs Lamb Meatball

           Spicy Tomato Jam, Parmesan, Balsamic Glaze


$10  Pulled Short Rib Tacos

           Chili Lime Slaw, Harissa Aioli, Avocado Salsa 


$8   Fried Green Tomatoes

Herb Aioli, Chopped Bacon, Pepper Jack Cheese


$10    Field 51 Chicken Croquettes

Sage-Mustard Cream Sauce


$10     Smoked Salmon Tartare

           Crostini, Herb Goat Cheese


$12      Roasted Pear & Fig Flatbread

                         Arugula, Fontina Cheese, Port Reduction


$8       Bourbon Ball Ice Cream

Chocolate Chip Cookie




Wednesday Old Fashioned - Maker's 46, Apricot Demerara, Hopped Grapefruit Bitters

B&b Light Cocktail-C&K Brandy, Sweet Vermouth, Strawberry Banilla Shrub, Angostura

Champagne Cocktail- Cava Brut, Lavender Honey, Burlesque Bitters