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Distilled on Jefferson, Lexington, KY
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Distilled on Jefferson

4.9
4.9
1431 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 21 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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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Central Kentucky

    Good for business meals

  • Lexington

    Best Overall

  • Lexington

    Best Food

  • Lexington

    Best Service

  • Lexington

    Good for business meals

  • Lexington

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Lexington

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  1. M

    Morte4

    Hawaii

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far, one of Lexington’s top restaurants. Wonderful menu with inventive and changing menu that reflects respect for ingredients. Wonder wine list to match. We had a fantastic meal with live jazz guitar playing in the room. Perfect date night.
  2. EG

    ElizabethG

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, service and atmosphere!!
  3. AM

    AlexM

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere for either a date or couples outing. Food and service quality was great. I highly recommended it.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    The atmosphere was very nice and our server was good. Our food was “fair” at best. Probably won’t go back. Paid a lot of money for nothing
  5. AW

    AmyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice environment for an evening with friends. The food was delicious.
  6. P

    Paloma

    Western KY

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son’s birthday dinner.
  7. SM

    SuzanneM

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    I was nervous for this restaurant because of the limited menu, but when we got there, everything was very nice and the drinks are very good. The side we sat on with the bar was a little more casual than the other side, but again was fine. We got salads and the she-crab soup and it was very very good. The entrées were amazing. The service was not the best, the waitress could have been more attentive but she was very nice. We got the desserts as well, they were absolutely wonderful. I think that the menu could be a little more expanded but again was very very good. I highly recommend trying this place.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambience. Amazing hostesses. Food was super delicious. Definitely top 2 places in Lexington. Need more cocktail options though. I will definitely go as often as I can. We loved it!!!!
  10. BW

    BrookeW

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Evelyn was delightful and the food was terrific!
  11. JA

    JoeA

    Western NC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our entire experience was without blemish- greeted warmly, seated promptly, served graciously, and enjoyed well-mixed cocktails and delicious dinner. Highly recommend!!!
  12. BE

    BluegrassEats

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was our first time dining here. Was seated at a table with very low chairs. As we are both short, the table was up to an uncomfortable eating level. We asked to be moved to another table with better seats and was accommodated without any complaint. Cocktails were great. My husband had the Caddish (I believe, correct name) and enjoyed it. Get the wedge salad! We mentioned we would just share 1 and the waiter was nice and had it split for us without asking. Would have happily eaten the salad alone for my meal, so good. We both got the fried chicken. It was excellent. The warm potato salad was a little too sweet for our tastes, but the chicken made up for that. If you're not a potato salad fan, try and switch to something else. We will be back! Service was great!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday with a large group and they were so accommodating!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time at Distilled and we loved it! The atmosphere was great and our server was amazing. And of course the food was DELICIOUS! We loved the cheese plate app and the dry rub filet. We’ll definitely be returning!
  15. G

    Grant

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Distilled on Jefferson is a great place to go for dinner and drinks. We went before a UK basketball game and had a great dinner including chicken hamburger drinks and appetizers
  16. DG

    DeborahG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food came out timely. It was hot and very good. I thought it was somewhat overpriced. Our waiter Joe provided great service. We will definitely return for dinner service (this visit was for brunch).
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Service was great. Wait staff wonderful. Food was very disappointing
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was amazing!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service & food on NYE!
  20. JD

    JohnD

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve celebration. The food provided the absolute best meal we’ve had in Lexington for quite some time. The ingredients, sauces, texture and presentation were all as good as it gets. 5 star rating was unanimous in our group. Thanks so much for not disappointing and pleasantly surprising us all.
  21. AM

    AndiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The NYE dinner was phenomenal. A set 3 course meal with plenty of options at each course for everyone to try something they’d like. The shrimp bisque was exceptional! Service was unmatched, as usual. We’re never disappointed when we visit Distilled. The cost per plate went up this year compared to past years we’ve been on NYE, which we thought was a bit much- but everything was delicious.
  22. m

    mckaylac

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve brunch
  23. P

    Paloma

    Western KY

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most enjoyable! The was delicious and the service was great!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Dinner was a great experience - Patrick was great!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Delicious food. We split a wedge salad which was absolutely delicious and a generous portion. The salad dressing was to die for. The burger and snapper did not disappoint either. So much flavor! Can’t wait to return!
  26. L

    Lexingtonfoodie

    Louisville

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A party of 4 with the guests not having been to the restaurant before. I had the Frog Legs appetizer which were probably the best I had ever had (New Orleans, Florida, Paris). My Bucatini was over the top and I would give it 10 stars if I could. My wife reverted to her favorites the Low Country She Crab soup and the PEI Mussels and was once again thrilled with the results. Our friends husband also had the Bucatini and all but liked the plate clean. His wife had a salad and meatballs and was equally thrilled. We have NEVER had a miss at Distilled.
  27. GP

    GregP

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Overall the experience was very positive as usual. We did have a problem with one of t the guests ask about different types of cheeses for hamburger and the reply was there's only one type of cheese goes on the hamburger and we made a statement that we've usually see people have more than one choice and the follow up was well we only have one, so I guess you've seen the one that only has a single choice. Not necessarily a positive experience or negative just not in the full spirit of customer service. Overall you have a great product great food a great chef great environment I wish you continued success. I will always recommend your product to be one of the top five in Lexington.
  28. o

    oliverj

    Louisville

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn't been here since they moved to this location. Was really impressed! Drinks were first rate. The meatball appetizer was really good w/ a myriad of flavors. Enjoyed the wedge salad and though the shrimp étouffée wasn't what I was expecting, it was really really good! My girlfriend got the short ribs which were incredibly rich in flavor and perfectly fork tender!! Service was impeccable and the ambiance was pleasant and casual. Really a great meal and a wonderful evening overall. Definitely coming back!!!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family in for Christmas
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious and the server was amazing!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience was really nice and the food and service was on point. I’d go back definitely.
  32. A

    Angela

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reservations were made for our large party for brunch. The food was excellent, drinks strong and service top notch! Farm to table with an upscale twist. We WILL be back!
  33. CH

    ChristineH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks, and service as always. Padget is a keeper!
  34. MV

    MountainValley

    Louisville

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first visit since they moved to Jefferson St. Wonderful food and wine with excellent, professional service.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    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!
  36. 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.
  37. LL

    LoLoontheGogo

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch at Distilled was an excellent experience. Our service was on point, the food was prepared and served beyond expectations, cocktails were craft quality, and the ambiance was so inviting and cozy - almost as if we were dining at a friends home. Highly recommend!
  38. 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.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was perfection! Everything!
  40. 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.

FAQs

Distilled on Jefferson is rated 4.9 stars by 1431 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 21 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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