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Celebrate The New Year At Lilly's Bistro


Lilly’s – A Kentucky Bistro

1147 Bardstown Road


Small Plate  Wednesday Is Back

January 18, 2017

Live Jazz Music By Guest Artist Carly Johnson




Join us for

Small Plate


January 18, 2017

 Live Music Jazz Music

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

Select Half Price Bottles of Wine

January 18, 2017




$12     Duck Empanadas

            Avocado Salsa, Chili-Lime Slaw


$10     Fish Tacos

            Sriracha Aioli, Kale Slaw, Grilled Corn Tortillas


$10     Cuban Sliders

Pop’s Pickles, Spicy Mustard, Preacher Ham


$12     Cobia Ceviche

Plantian Chips


$8       Jamaican “Stamp & Gio” Fritters

            Lime-Rum Mojo Sauce


$8       Black Bean Soup

Lime, Corn Tortillas, Avocado Salsa



Specialty Cocktails


$8       Gimlet

                   Choice of Svedka Vodka or Bombay Gin, Fresh Lime Juice, Simple Syrup


$8       Negroni

                       Bombay Gin, Campari, Dolin Sweet Vermouth


$11     Monte Carlo

                      Sazerac Rye, Benedictine, Angostura Bitters