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Distilled on Jefferson

4.7
4.7
1647 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 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Regional American (Southern)
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 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

What 1,647 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,647 Reviews
  1. LexFoodie

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience with amazing food and wine! Excited to go back!

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  2. Bstripe

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Meal was great but service was exceptionally slow. The slow service was not fault of our service who was awesome. Continues to be a favorite place to dine.

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  3. SharmenR

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was fantastic! The service was absolutely wonderful and the Easter Brunch was delicious. It’s a cute and charming place that we highly recommend!

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  4. Agogo

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good service, beautiful dining room. Food was mediocre at best, unflavored, and dull. I'm disappointed because we like to support local.

    1 person found this helpful

  5. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner outing with a few girlfriends. Our server Padget was charming and attentive. Every element of our dining experience was exceptional. Best espresso martini in town!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely dining experience! Amazing cocktails, food, and dessert. Our server, Julia, was lovely!

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  7. AnnaSD

    Caribbean

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were extremely accommodating! The best filet dish! One of our favorite places!

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  8. JosephP

    Chicago

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The service is as a little slow compared to past experiences. They also seem to be out of things that are on the menu. The most surprising thing was that last night they were out of vanilla ice cream that was a part of a dessert.

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  9. JillF314

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Distilled is a true dining experience, not to be rushed. The food was all delicious and expertly prepared and plated. The she-crab soup was spectacular. We enjoyed the filets, the pork chop, tuna, and shrimp dishes. All were wonderful!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner, food was exceptional and service was great as well. Highly recommend, and we will be back soon!

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  11. TonyT

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food. Server was fantastic. Will go back

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  12. FranklyMyDear

    Louisville

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful dinner at a very reasonable price as always.

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  13. SarahV

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Distilled never disappoints. We were lucky enough to find this excellent restaurant a few years ago passing through town and now it is our destination. Enjoyed sharing it with a friend last night, and again it did not disappoint. Delicious, she-crab soup, and entrees, great Black Manhattans! Superb! Carly was a terrific and delightful server.

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  14. MaryK

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is my second visit. On my first visit, I did not feel the quality of food was as expected and my waiter was not as I expected however, this trip everything was 100%. We had an amazing waitress, and the food was excellent. Hopefully, our first experience was just a fluke.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Carley, was the star of the show, she was amazing. We started with the shiitake crema and I was pleasantly surprised at the flavor combination. I got the filet for my main, it was perfectly cooked and the sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts were delicious

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  16. RandyS

    Louisville

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food with great service. Highly recommend!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pistachio lettuce salad and short ribs were both delicious.

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  18. Lori

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding. They had excellent live music. Highly recommend!

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  19. Sean

    Western KY

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Drinks were not. Husband got an old fashioned and it was one of the worst he’s had. I got a Cosmo, which was also very watered down and more cranberry than anything. Definitely need to step up the cocktails here for the price. While the food was nice, we’ve had better at other really nice places in Lex for the same or less cost.

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  20. FrankM

    Louisville

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine’s dinner was awesome. Plenty of choices on menu. Food was superb. Ashley was a great server. Made for a great evening.

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  21. Runners

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Live music made it a bit louder than usual but not obnoxiously so.

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  22. JennP

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent quail special and shiitake crema appetizer!

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  23. MelanieT

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and the ambiance was quiet indoors. Service was a little slow.

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  24. Bird

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and cocktails here is solid! Unfortunately on the most recent visit the waitress was trying to move us along while removing dishes while some of us were still eating.

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  25. anonymous

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place, we will return and try something something else on the menu.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the food and cozy atmosphere! Always eat here when I’m in town.

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  27. JoeA

    Western NC

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was delicious, the setting relaxing and attractive, and the service was excellent.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great but our waiter Steve was absolutely phenomenal. Great energy and very attentive and one of best ever had. Truly created a great experience and will def be back and ask for him as our server!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Distilled has become one of our top favorite places to dine. There is absolutely nothing negative to say about the whole entire experience. Every single staff person is wonderful. %1000 will return to dine as often as we can.

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  30. TracyD

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Tavvi, was outstanding! We appreciated her kindness and prompt service.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once an overly loud party seated adjacent to us left (obviously out of the control of this fine establishment), this became an incredible dining experience. Server was very attentive. Food, including pairings, was superb! Even felt the value was really good in current inflationary world. Would definitely come back again!

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  32. DeborahF

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    a great place for an adult dinner. the cocktails are subtle, the food is creative and layered, and the seating is comfortable.

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  33. Ratman

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy Distilled. Great atmosphere and food.

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  34. G1974Lovesgreatfood

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Distilled on Jefferson is one of our favorite restaurants in Lexington with an emphasis on unique and creative ingredients created to dazzle the tastebuds ! Everything from start to finish was fabulous! My husband and I both had the Filet served with Okinawa sweet potatoes and Brussel sprouts and they both were prepared perfectly and tasted delicious, my friends had the Henry Burger ( he said it was the best burger he’s ever had) and the squid ink pasta with shrimp and scallops and they both said they were amazing. Service was as good as it gets ! I’m so excited for Distilled to be open on Monday , it’s sometimes hard to find a “fine dining “ restaurant open on Mondays but not now ! We will be back soon !

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  35. KelyC

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was great, as usual. Our server was very good

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  36. VeroniqueT

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good evening. From food to check all was excellent. We will be back.

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  37. FrankT

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    An impromptu works dinner for 6. Recommended to us and we were not disappointed by available seating, service, wines and the food was very good. A wide range and the waitress Ashely able to make suggestions when ordering. A place I will go back to.

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  38. Ratman

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy our visits to distilled. They have a top-notch staff and the food is always incredible.

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  39. ElizabethG

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They have good food but it is over priced in my opinion. A glass of their house chardonnay $14/glass.

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  40. Martyv

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you can find parking, it's a good place to go to eat

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FAQs

Distilled on Jefferson is rated 4.7 stars by 1647 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 17 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–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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