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Join us for Small Plate Wednesday July 27, 2016 with 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  

July 27, 2016

Guest Vocalist

Carly Johnson

Select Half Price Bottles of Wine


$12 Pissaladiere  Fred Holden Roasted Garlic, Capriole Goat Cheese, Heirloom Tomatoes

$10Mexican Grilled Corn On The Cob  Roasted Garlic Aioli, White Cheddar & Chili Powder

$12 Heirloom Tomatoes Goat Cheese Ice Cream, Fried Basil, Cracked Pepper

$10  Seared Fish Tacos  Grilled Corn Tortillas, Avocado Salsa, Chili Lime Slaw 

$14 Grilled Flat Iron Bruschetta Fried Okra, Smoked Paprika Aioli, Roasted Summer Squash

$12   Broadbent Ham & Melon Panzanella  Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Mint, Feta, Balsamic

$8 Frozen Four-Way  Variety Of Four Home-made Ice Creams




Wednesday Old Fashioned - Old Grand-Dad 114, Demerara, Burlesque Bitters

Aviation- Bombay, Lemon, Maraschino, Creme De Violette

Champagne Cocktail- Cava, Lemon, Orgeat, Angostura Bitters