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Lilly's Bistro

1147 Bardstown Road Louisville KY 40204
(502) 451-0447
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(502) 458-7546

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Status: Closed

11:00am-3:00pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm
11:00am-3:00pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm
11:00am-3:00pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm
11:00am-3:00pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm
11:00am-3:00pm, 5:30pm-10:00pm

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Long admired both locally and nationwide, Lilly's food continues to be innovating and inspiring, celebrating the freshness of regional produce. That's why Kathy always prints "God Bless Our Local Farmers" on her menus. When she says that Lilly's cuisine means "no boundaries," she means that the food here comes not only from her own Kentucky heritage and the foods of the American South, but that...

For a casual yet upscale dining experience, Lilly's Bistro in the historic Highland Neighborhood exudes warmth and style. Fresh and seasonal ingredients inspire our New American Cuisine with an international flair from our local farmers. As a neighborhood bistro we encourage guests to enjoy a variety of small and large plates from our sustainable-farmed menu. Our award wining wine list is the...

Lilly's celebrates the freshness of regional produce, so owner Kathy Cary always prints God Bless Our Local Farmers on her menus. The cuisine comes not only from Cary s own Kentucky heritage and the foods of the American South, but it is always evolving, greatly influenced by her love of travel at home and abroad. The restaurant s organic garden produces varieties of radishes, beets, lettuces...

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It is not a stretch to say that Kathy Cary, who has operated this landmark Louisville restaurant since 1988, is the Alice Waters of Kentucky. She was buying directly from regional farmers years before other area chefs caught the spirit, and does so to this day. A summer salad with Bibb lettuce, strawberries and balsamic vinegar is almost a dessert with the creamy addition of Capriole...

Chef–proprietor Kathy Cary is Kentucky's most honored chef. She emphasizes local ingredients in dishes with Southern and Continental influences; her creations range from Kentucky tapas (a changing selection of light bites) to a nightly version of veal scallopine (sauces and sides change). The contemporary purple and deep green dining rooms will make you feel like you're dining in an elegant...

A decor update has replaced the vivid greens and purples of the dining rooms with warm taupe and gray. Happily, both the scenic wall murals and the ever-changing "Kentucky bistro" menu remain. Chef-proprietor Kathy Cary was among the first… Read More

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If I were in charge of a culinary school, every candidate for graduation would have to pass one final exam before earning a diploma: Roast a chicken. Perfectly.

By taking the best produce and meats from local farmers, adding a dash of French culinary technique and a pinch of Southern traditions, chef-proprietor Kathy Cary presents her lucky diners with dishes that charm, soothe and, very often, surprise their palates. Her menu changes every six weeks or so, but the philosophy remains a constant. The rosemary-accented chicken potpie, a lunch favorite,...

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Celebrated my wife's birthday here with our son and his girlfriend. We always feel welcome here, whether it's for a special occasion or just a weeknight casual bite. Service is always warm and friendly but professional. The food is always on point and perfectly prepared and executed. Kathy Cary was and remains a pioneer in The farm to table movement. We also love the live jazz with tapas on...

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Just a great experience, everything was amazing, drink specials, apps and our dinner. Can wait to go back!

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I'm always sure to find an interesting menu with many tempting options. The food is consistently full of flavor, beautifully prepared and served. I always bring new clients to enjoy this gem of a restaurant and use it as an example of Louisville's vibrant food scene. I love that most items are locally sourced and that the menu changes based on what is available that season. Highly recommend...

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We always enjoy our visits to Lilly's. They are a fun and caring group of people. We get great service there. The food is exceptional and original with local ingredients .

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Rax Restaurant is located at 1106 Main St, Anderson, IN. This business specializes in Family Style Restaurants. Rax Restaurant is open Mon, 10am-7pm; Tue, 10am-7pm; Wed, 10am-7pm; Thu, 10am-7pm; Fri, 10am-7pm; Sat, Closed; Sun, Closed and accepts American Express, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard and Visa.

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, having a romantic evening or grabbing a casual lunch with an old friend, Lilly's Bistro offers a comfortable ambiance and a rich dining experience. There modern menu features a unique blend of flavors and dishes, all created with high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients and gourmet techniques. They offer exceptional handcrafted cocktails as well...

Lillys can be found at Bardstown Rd 1147. The following is offered: Restaurants: Continental. The entry is present with us since Sep 7, 2010 and was last updated on Nov 12, 2013. In Louisville there are 5 other Restaurants: Continental . An overview can be found here.

Rax Restaurant can be found at Main St 1106. The following is offered: Restaurants. The entry is present with us since Sep 9, 2010 and was last updated on Nov 14, 2013. In Anderson there are 38 other Restaurants. An overview can be found here.

Lilly's proudly serves local, farm-to-fork food that is so fresh, some dishes include produce from the garden that had been in the ground an hour previously. This wholesome, win-win situation benefits everyone involved, from farmer to consumer. The constantly-changing menu is rooted in traditional Southern fare, but chef and owner Kathy Cary explores whatever inspires her. Lilly's associated...

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Bistro serves seafood, chops and steak entrees and offers outdoor seating, catering, prix fixe dinners and a seasonal menu.

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