page contents



Lilly’s – A Kentucky Bistro

1147 Bardstown Road



April 19, 2017

Small Plate Wednesday

Live Jazz Music By Carly Johnson

Half Priced Select Bottles of Wine


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)

Save The Dates:

February 8, 2017 | Dine Out For Apron

Special Small Plate Menu, Select Half-Priced Bottles of Wine, Live Jazz Music


February 23, 2017 | Costa Rican Dinner  

(Click here for more info)


March 28, 2017 | Peter Franus Wine Dinner

More information coming soon!

 Small Plate Wednesday

Select Half Price Bottles of Wine

April 19, 2017


$12     Spicy Oyster Martini

            Tomato Juice, Celery, Horseradish, Lemon & Tortilla Chips


$10     Whole Fried Quail

Baby Kale, Lemon- Tarragon Aioli


$10     Fried Fish Tacos

Harissa Slaw, Pico De Gallo, Cilantro-Lime Sour Cream


$10     Curried Pork Banh Mi

Pickled Cucumber Slaw


$14     Freedom Run Lamb Chops

            Soft Polenta, Mint Demi Glace 


Specialty Cocktails


$9       Giancarlo, No!

         Prairie Gin, Aperol, Grapefruit


$10     Wednesday Old Fashioned

            Black Cherry Infused Old Forrester, Cherry Demerara, Angostura Bitters


$12     His & Hers

            Choice of Gin or Rye, Benedictine, Yellow Chartreuse, Angostura Bitters