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Join us for Small Plate Wednesday May 18, 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  

May 18, 2016

Guest Vocalist Carly Johnson


Select Half Price Bottles of Wine


$7 Grilled Chili Rellenos Chorizo, Quinoa, Oaxaca Cheese, Tomato Jam

$6  Chilled Sesame Soba with Sweet & Sour Bok Choy, Cucumber, Carrot, Soy Sauce

$10Grilled Flank Steak Bruschetta with Smoked Tomato Relish, Pea Shoots, Foie Gras Butter

$7  Fried Green Tomatoes with Chipotle Cream, Avocado Salsa Cilantro Creme Fraiche

$8  Sweet Chili Shrimp Ceviche with Mango Salsa, Wonton Chips

$8 Braised Short Ribs Tacos  with Pico De Gallo, Tapatio Aioli

$7 Key Lime Pie with Whipped  Cream




Old Fashioned - Medley Brothers Bourbon, Sorghum, Orange Bitters

Mango Martini - Belvedere Mango, Lillet, Lemon Thyme, Grapefruit, Peychards

Pama Cooler- Pama, San Pellegrino Lemon Soda, Mint, Lime