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Join us for Small Plate Wednesday June 29, 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  

June 29, 2016

Guest Vocalist

Carly Johnson

Select Half Price Bottles of Wine


$10   Shrimp Toast  Sesame Cucumber Slaw

$8  Haricot Vert Tahini Salad  Stephen's Walnuts, Six-Minute Egg, Tzatziki Sauce

$12Crab Ceviche Salad With Fried Avocado, Tortilla Strips

$8  Watermelon Gazpacho  

$10  Pork Canitas Tacos   Avocado Salsa

$12   Roast Brisket Brushetta  Balsamic, Basil, Tomatoes

$8 Roasted Peach Ice Cream  Ginger Cookie




Wednesday Old Fashioned - Maker's Mark 46, Lime Bitters, Demerara

Aged Gin & Tonic- KY Wild Barrel-Aged Gin, Rudy Tonic, Lemon, Rosemary

Champagne Cocktail- Cava, Lemon Verbena, Peychauds