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Distilled on Jefferson, Lexington, KY

Distilled on Jefferson

4.8
4.8
1396 Reviews
$30 and under
Regional American (Southern)
From award-winning Heirloom Restaurant in Midway, Ky stems Distilled Restaurant and Bourbon Bar. Chef Mark Wombles and team specialize in farm-to-table fare, incorporating an artful and elevated approach to southern cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere. The establishment removes all unnecessary ingredients from fine dining, leaving only the artistic expression food.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Southern)

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 255-0002

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Spencer H. Vandendool

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Distilled on Jefferson can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    John Brown/Alex Coultas - General Managers: (859) 255-0002

  • Neighbourhood

    Lexington

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Entertainment

    Ben Lacy plays every Tuesday in our lounge from 7 pm to 9 pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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4.8
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  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my husbands birthday, our tradition is a good steak! We usually opt for Jeff Ruby’s but for his 29th we decided to switch things up. It was a fantastic experience all around!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nathaniel was the best server ever! Friendly, personable, very helpful and knowledgeable about Lexington and Georgetown.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    The porcini dusted filet used to be the best and last nite it was just not good. I was shocked.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfection! Everything!
  5. JD

    JacobD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Literally the best dish I have ever eaten. Everything had so much flavor.
  6. B

    Britten68

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    My wife and I came back a year later for dinner while in town on business. Our service was a bit overwhelmed and tired from a long day. The food and everything was very good as you should expect. I will say it was just not fantastic like our last visit. We had a family outing while in Lexington on business. We had a couple or folks recommend Distilled and I must say that everything lived up to the hype. My wife and I are rarely amazed by a restaurant, it's food, staff, and atmosphere but Distilled delivered. We started with the poutine and the handmade meatballs. We had the filet, ny strip, Henry burger, and the pork chop. Finished with dessert of chocolate mouse, lemon pound cake, and Carmel ice cream. All food and the menu is pictured with this review. In summary here is a quick rating by category for you guys. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Decor ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ambiance ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Appetizers ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Entrees ⭐⭐⭐ Service ⭐⭐⭐⭐. Desserts (a little underwhelming after everything else we had. If you are looking for a fine dining experience in the Lexington area with fantastic food great service and great atmosphere, Distilled on Jefferson is a must visit locale!!!!
  7. K

    Karenk

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Food was ok, nothing special. Great night for visiting with old friends in a charming dining room, waitstaff (Allison) was fantastic
  8. VM

    VinceM

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent Brunch spot
  9. RL

    RLW1

    Dallas

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, food, and quiet ambiance on a Sunday morning.
  10. F

    Fred

    New York Area

    159 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Underwhelmed with very slow bar service. Main meal of catfish was almost ok. Salads were very good.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, food was tasty and well prepared; a little pricey
  12. JT

    JTHarper

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great as always. Service superb. This location is a little noisier than the former location.
  13. BO

    BillO

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Distilled is the top restaurant in Lexington. The food is always delightful and feels more authentic than some of the other “top tier” restaurants in town. Would always choose here to dine. Great staff, excellent food. Can’t be beat!
  14. MS

    MelindaS

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. The shiitake crema appetizer was amazing and the steak was perfect. We sat on the patio and loved the atmosphere. Waitstaff was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. Can’t wait to go back.
  15. MM

    MariettaMoore

    Atlanta

    85 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    Really enjoyed the food and ambiance. A few things detracted from our visit… there is LIMITED private parking and we had to drive around looking for on-street parking… there was a mixup on server assignment and after ten minutes of waiting on someone to appear I had to speak with hostess (service was great after that and dessert was comped)… disappointed that special occasion for which we dining was barely acknowledged. If back in the Lexington area again I’d probably try Distilled again… just disappointed they missed important dining details.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was wonderful. After making the reservation I received a phone call asking if it was okay to sit on their covered, heated patio. I appreciated them asking. The food was not only beautiful when served, but delicious!
  17. TK

    TravelingKYGirl

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always!
  18. JW

    JohnW

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patrick was great
  19. LI

    LIKESGOODTHINGS

    Atlanta

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time and this is the second time we visited there. Our waitress was amazing. And the food was spectacular
  20. AS

    AnnaSD

    Caribbean

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy Distilled. They consistently have delicious food and good service. One of our favorites in Lexington!
  21. MS

    MSDawg

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good service and tasty food!
  22. M

    Mike

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drag show was a hit and the buffet was excellent
  23. CC

    ChrisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It's a great place to have a nice dinner at a variety of price points. The cocktails are great and the staff have always been excellent.
  24. JA

    JoeA

    Western NC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mark Wombles, the executive chef-proprietor of Distilled, is an incredibly talented, young man, who Lexington is fortunate to have as a restauranteur. Our meal was superbly prepared by a well-trained, kitchen staff and served expertly by our server, Madison. The entire evening experience at Distilled with my family was a memorable one!
  25. VH

    ValerieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing experience! Staff waitress amazing! Food delicious! 5 star service! Will come back!
  26. JD

    JeremyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was nothing short of wonderful! My wife and I truly enjoyed celebrating my anniversary here. The food, drinks and service were exceptional. Padgett, our server, was fantastic.
  27. AL

    AL90

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was outstanding! The hostess was very kind. Then our waitress was above and beyond attentive and nice. Food runners and bussers were all polite and quick to deliver/retrieve dishes. The service was the best I’ve had at any place in Lexington
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love going to this special place! Great neighborhood feel downtown. The service is impeccable and I have only felt like I was visiting the best of friends. The menu and the food quality is lovely and so well executed and thoughtful. Distilled is a Gem and I look forward to revisiting when I return to Lexington.
  29. DB

    DeniseB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My food was amazing. I got the roasted chicken and my BF got the shrimp and grits.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and lovely atmosphere.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Food was really salty, almost inedible. Service was great though.
  32. b

    billh

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single item we ate was amazing. The filet was the best my wife ever had. Service was top notch. Loved it.
  33. G

    Greatdate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner. Great staff, huge selection of bourbon. highly recommend!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We were in town for girls weekend and went for brunch. The place was super cute and outside patio very nice. But that was the high light. Service very slow as I believe they only had one server. It was not over crowded but having 4-5 tables inside and 2 outside was a lot for her. Also food was underwhelming. Maybe they just need time I believe they are new to brunch or perhaps they need more help and a new chef. Either way I would not recommend.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great patio, excellent food and our waitress Madison was really sweet!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience!
  37. FW

    FrancesW

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Allison was our server and she was very attentive. The she crab soup was tasty and full of crab. The wedge salad was flavorful and the hopping John grouper was delicious! We would definitely order all 3 items again.
  38. RM

    RM99

    Louisville

    127 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service and food was very good. She crab soup was outstanding.
  39. CH

    ChrisH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. We will be back!! Would suggest more beer choices.
  40. MM

    MarcMO

    E. Tennessee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought out of town guests who had not been to Distilled previously. They were very impressed with the food and atmosphere. A bit on the pricey side, even for Lexington, but certainly a top restaurant.

FAQs

Distilled on Jefferson is rated 4.8 stars by 1396 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Distilled on Jefferson

157 Jefferson St, Lexington, KY 40508

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Lexington

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Southern)

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Spencer H. Vandendool

  • Entertainment

    Ben Lacy plays every Tuesday in our lounge from 7 pm to 9 pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (859) 255-0002

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Distilled on Jefferson can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    John Brown/Alex Coultas - General Managers: (859) 255-0002

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