Distilled on Jefferson

4.8
1074 Reviews
$30 and under
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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelH
Louisville
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Plan to be a regular

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vipAnnB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening!!!! Tracy is awesome!!!!

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LorayneB
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wednesday nights are half-price wine (in bottles) night, so we enjoyed that benefit. But the food really is outstanding, if a little pricey. However, because it's such an enjoyable patio, with good service, and that unique ahi tuna appetizer, it's worth the price to us. My husband enjoyed the Carolina catfish; I had the fried chicken; our dinner companions had a hamburger & the ravioli---all delicious. Of course, the frites in duck fat are great! So, all-in-all, you can't lose with Distilled. I just hope they maintain their level of great food & service!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, delicious food, wonderfully friendly and efficient service. Casey and Rain are both gems!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. A new favorite for sure

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at Distilled! We started with the meatball appetizer and mussels; they were both divine! Everyone loved their entrees and desert. Casey waited on us and was fantastic. Looking forward to going again soon!

KG
KristenG
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! The food quality is even better than it was at their original location. This will be our new favorite date night spot!

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SteveC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend Distilled to everyone. They have never disappointed us with quality of food or service. It is one of the best places in Lexington to eat.

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BlaineR
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible, the service was TOP-NOTCH. The waitress noticed that we were on a date and really went out of her way to make sure the ambiance and the food matched the vibe. Cannot recommend enough.

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JonW
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service - we were very pleased with our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful first time at Distilled in Jefferson! The service was excellent and the food was delicious!!!!

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vipLexdiner
Naples
38 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious as always.
Dining room is a bit louder than former venue.

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Sassy
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us had exceptional service and a very nice table in the back of the dining room. The four entrees were delicious as were the desserts and cocktails. We will definitely be returning.

KB
KatieB
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and we will definitely be back!

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vipJoevvvvv
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Everything was slow. Slow to get our first drink. Slow to get her order in. After the order came we asked for some things that took forever to get there mustard. At the end of the meal I had to go find the waiter to get the check It seems like the waiter forgot about us.
That being said all of the food was excellent I had the crab soup and the crab ravioli both were great and My guests also had good meals

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vipfraley
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good! We had the best service and really good bottle of Stag's Leap Cab.!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent. The service was initially slow, but once they realized it, the service returned to being very efficient and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Limited menu and food combinations were not tasty. Our party of 4 was not impressed.

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vipTracyG
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal. Excellent service and just a nice night. Good idea to move to Jefferson.

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ErinY
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has always been a great location. Now a(n already) great restaurant is in an even better location.

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vipScottL
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Waiter Gideon was great. Host and mng staff were rude and we almost left before seated due to treatment. Customer service is your business and coming out of Covid you should be very customer oriented rather than arrogant and condescending like you and your restaurant are something special and we should be happy to be permitted to dine with you. Your competitors just got our business.

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Hausfrau
Cleveland
28 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner on May 20. We had fantastic cocktails to start. My husband loved the she crab soup, and thought the fried catfish was the bast he’s ever had. The crab ravioli were great, and the desserts as well. I think it would be noisy if the restaurant had been full, but luckily for us it was a quiet evening. Service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accommodating and friendly service, elevated southern cuisine, top notch.

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JudyW
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat! The Catfish is so good that I wanted to have another serving as dessert—spectacular! Kudos to Mark Wombles!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance with a simple, elegant menu coupled with a good selection of hand crafted cocktails.

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KatherineF
New England
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time at Distilled for my boyfriend’s birthday. The service was wonderful, creative drinks, and delicious food. The crab cake appetizer special was full of crab and perfectly cooked, the muscles tasted like they may of had too much tarragon in the broth but that is just personal preference. Three of the four of us got steaks and all were cooked perfectly. We ended the evening with lovely complimentary desserts for the birthday boy.

The only flaw in the evening was a rowdy table next to us who may have just over indulged but there was yelling of profanities and slamming fists on the table. Obviously not the restaurant’s fault at all. Some people just need to learn how to behave on a night out.

I would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful space, but above all amazing service. Our waiter Steve was awesome.

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MichaelH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Mother's Day lunch. I hope that brunch will once again be offered at some point in the future.

JB
vipJenniferB
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch experience. Food was excellent and our server was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Kitty and I had a lovely Mother’s Day lunch.

JA
JudiA
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Katy was our server and she was fabulous- food was wonderful- and we enjoyed the patio dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were incredible. We will definitely be returning, sooner than later.

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vipService123
Chicago
58 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This was our first time at the new location on Jefferson, and while charming, we prefer the original location at The Gratz Park Inn and The Sire. The elegant banquettes and superb service are missing and have been replaced with inexperienced wait staff and sluggish service. Street parking is difficult to obtain and the luster has been diminished.

We arrived at 5:30 pm for a 6:15 reservation and immediately saw a favorite server by the name of Padgett. We asked to sit in her section in the front, yet were escorted to another room. The hostess’s response was “We are fully booked.” While pleasant, she lacked experience. The overall service was lackluster and slow.

While the food is always delicious, having inexperienced staff detracts from the overall dining experience. In the past, Distilled has been a treat while in Lexington, and we have even promoted the restaurant to friends and family, yet with this move to a new space, the experience has diminished. Sadly, we will not return.

HB
HannahB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely fantastic! We will definitely come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place as always, and will keep coming back!

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Jashow
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. This is a Top Lexington restaurant

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Larry
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Little loud inside but not terrible. Will return gladly

HM
HollyM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great dinner. We love the new location, great casual atmosphere. The food was the best. We will be back again and again!

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OpenTable Diner
Western KY
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all respects.

RS
vipRobertS
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, brilliant cuisine, inviting atmosphere. Perfect birthday experience.

FAQs

Distilled on Jefferson is rated 4.8 stars by 1074 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.