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Lilly’s – A Kentucky Bistro

1147 Bardstown Road



May 17, 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:

June 27, 2017  Spanish Wine Dinner

Four Course Dinner With Wine Pairings

Special Guest Speaker Michelle Hodges Of

Ste Michelle Wine Estates

$65 Per Person

Doors Open At 6:30

Dinner Starts At 7:00


first Course

Garlic Shrimp & Charred otopus Salad

With Oaxaca Cheese, Romaine, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Cilantro, And Lime

wine Pairing:  Torres Verdeo RuedA


Second Course


1).  Corn Crema, Crispy Ham, Micro Cilantro

2).  Roasted Pepper Majo,l Herbed Cucumbers

3).  Cartelized Onion Jam, Lime, Tomato Concasse

Wine Pairing: Torres Pazo Das Bruxas Albarino


Third Course

Braised Leg of Lamb

With Garlic, Peppers, Olives, Tomatoes, Saffron Risotto, Smoked Paprika Sausage

Wine Pairing: Torres Celste Crianza


Fourth Course

Burnt orange flan

With Chocolate Churro

Wine Paring: Torres Salmos prioat



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

May 17,  2017


$10     Roast lamb Sliders

            Harissa Slaw, Basil Aioli, Nords’s Bun


$8       Fried Green Tomatoes

Broadbent Bacon, Dijon Buttermilk, Pea Shots


$10     Smoked Salmon Hashbrown Bake

Capriole Goat Cheese, Baby Kale, Dijon Beurre Blanc

$12     Grilled Shrimp & Grit Cake

Smoked Tomato Chutney


$10     Chicken Empanadas

            Avocado Salsa


$8       Dulce de Leche Rolade

            CostaRican Espresso Sauce

Specialty Cocktails


$10     Bourbon Mint Smash

         Woodford, Mint, Lemon


$10     Wednesday Old Fashioned

            Strawberry Infused Old Forrester, Rhubarb Bitters


$10     Copper & Kings Sangria

            Rioja, Floodwall Brandy, Citrus, Fresh Berries, Grapes