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Distilled on Jefferson, Lexington, KY

Distilled on Jefferson

4.7
4.7
1630 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

11:00 p.m.


Booked 8 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 1,630 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Good for business meals

  • Lexington

    Best Food

  • Lexington

    Good for business meals

  • Lexington

    Innovative

  • Lexington

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Lexington

    Good for special occasions

1,630 Reviews
  1. Lori

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  2. Sean

    Western KY

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. JennP

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 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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  6. 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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  7. Bird

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 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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  13. TracyD

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Ratman

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 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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  17. G1974Lovesgreatfood

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 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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  18. KelyC

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Ratman

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 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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  22. ElizabethG

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 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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  23. Martyv

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 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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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience was great . The food is purely exceptional and the service was just as great. We celebrated a birthday with our visit and the staff was so nice and completely fulfilling . 1000% love this place

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service by both the server and bartender!! Slowed us to taste one of the cocktails when extra was available later in the night. Really nice and a perfect evening!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited for New Year's Eve and loved the close proximity to Rupp Arena! I appreciated the phone call to confirm that we were aware of the limited menu. Overall our food and service were great and the portions were very large (especially for a 4 course meal). However, a few items were lacking in flavor and the quality of the menu selection didn't seem to match the price of the meal. I do highly recommend the filet though as it definitely stole the show in flavor and taste.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening with our family. Staff was very friendly! Owner checked on us several times to make sure things were as we ordered.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Horrible service; waited 30 minutes in between server visits. Dinner was cold.

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  29. BryanT

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing experience - was a perfect setting for date night and the food and service were fantastic! Highly recommend and we plan to go back.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Huge pricetag for mostly good food. My husband had a seafood pasta that he liked very much. The salad and soup were good too. My chicken dish was recommended and presented beautifully, but I would have been better off bringing my own chicken from Indi’s. So dry and tough I couldn’t eat it. The server was to preoccupied with hanging out with the bartender to be bothered with checking on our meal. Slow with soup and salad, only to get our entrees plopped down before we could finish. If you are going to charge ridiculous prices, your food and service better be unbelievable. I spent too much of my young life as a server to find the situation at this restaurant acceptable. After pointing out the nature of my meal, the sever did discount it, but too little too late.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service as usual! The she crab soup is the absolute best, the bread is delicious, the entrees were scrumptious. One of our favorite restaurants in town!

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  32. MikeC

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have an excellent experience at Distilled! Everyone we bring with us are always impressed! Keep up the good work!

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  33. CharlieD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spencer and his team crush it every time. Service was great and always nice to end the night with dessert. A wonderful meal.

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  34. AllenG

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Probably one of the best restaurants in Lexington Never had a bad meal in over 3 years .cFish is outstanding

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect! Staff was excellent. They allowed us to stay over closing time to chat at our table! Food was so good! Highly recommend for a family or friends!!

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  36. DerekL

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasty food, weak cocktails, good service, above average overall

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  37. RobertS

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive but not intrusive service, gave excellent recommendations. Wonderful sea bass, cocktails. Worth the price.

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  38. JillG

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great - there was one thing that wasn’t so great and because they just redirected and made it great - back to everything being great:)

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  39. fraley

    Cincinnati

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good food! Service was great! They just started opening on Monday's and I would highly recommed.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic from beginning to end. Made meals for my kids even though they don’t have a “kids menu”. Incredible service.

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FAQs

Distilled on Jefferson is rated 4.7 stars by 1630 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 8 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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