Distilled on Jefferson

4.8
927 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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MarkK
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only patio dining was open, but it was a relatively pleasant evening, and there were ample heaters available. The food was exceptional in terms of taste and presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing dinner. We have been there 2 weekends in a row and plan to return often. The food is excellent. Goes back to a wonderful Chef. Food is so fresh. Thanks again

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vipCameronsReviews
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the ambience. Food was very good. Casey did a good job!

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vipLida
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I loved the She Crab Soup - it was outstanding! My husband also loved his Short Rib Pappardelle. The Autumn Salad was sadly disappointing. Greens were limp and there was no discernable dressing.

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Bird
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere, the food was delicious. The cocktails amazing.

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Milko
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, limited menu, decent cocktails.
Use to be my favorite in Lex, but after the moving to the new larger location seems like the quality of drinks and food has decreased a little. Pricey.

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ChristopherS
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an amazing dinner last night.
1. Poutine was amazing
2. Dry rub filet with Japanese sweet potatoes...omg so good.
3. I don't remember what we had for desert, but it was amazing too!!!

We will be back as soon as we get a baby sitter lol.

And of course....thank you for Paul Walker!

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JennaM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has continuously been incredible! Our first dinning experience with Distilled was on Valentines Day, whole this restaurant was located in The Sire Hotel. The service, Food, Wine selection, ambiance all were outstanding. We have continued to dine with Distilled and have a joyous experience each time! They have moved location and are now on Jefferson and I feel it is even better than before! We have been blessed to have a server named Casey, (if you want a wonderful night ask for her!) and every meal has been to die for!!
Every bite you want to savory! We have had several dishes and specials from the menu and everything is always spectacular!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great time - drinks were good, charcuterie plate was delicious. I would order something other than the Braised Short Rib next time.

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vipKnittingMom
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken dish on the chow chow was delicious! The steak meal was delicious, too! We love the new location and will definitely be back! The atmosphere is wonderful and Padgett’s special touches are much appreciated! Our dining experience was a breath of fresh air especially during COVID!

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RandonS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Lexington and best Filet I have ever eaten.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Distilled biggest asset is Kasey at the bar. She’s the perfect blend of stunning looks, amazing personality, and brilliant mixology!

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Jenniferm
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband birthday.

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vipLetitiaM
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. The food was like no other. The atmosphere was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good over time!!!! I love the new location. The flavors of every item was extremely well balanced. The cocktails were no less impressive. Those pickled strawberries though!!!! Out of the Park!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasant surprise

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Distilled is consistently our favorite restaurant in Lexington, but our first visit to the new location was not what we expected. The tables were a little close together, so we didn’t have a full 6 feet from the next person. Our server was also inexperienced and new. She was nice and you could tell she was trying, but she didn’t tell us about the specials or offer us a dessert menu. Luckily, our favorite server, Casey, took care of us like she always does! Without Casey, my husband would not have know about the ribeye special, which he loved! Overall, it’s still our favorite, and the food is the best, but we are hoping our next visit is a little better.

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vipRussW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, wonderful waiter, 60's fella with silver hair, can't remember the name....It was my hubby's birthday and all was perfect! Highly recommend going 6 ish, as it was not crowded at that time, it was filling up as we left....

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vipClarenceE
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I recently moved to the Lex/Paris area and have been exploring the food scene. We have experienced some good restaurants and some not so much, BUT tonight, Distilled on Jefferson absolutely nailed it.
We ordered 4 appetizers, 2 entrées and 1 dessert.
Everything was cooked to perfection, artfully plated and each had a unique chef’s twist to them.
My personal favorite was the chef’s app special of shrimp in a creole sauce.
Oh and how could I forget the impeccable service we received from our server Casey. She was an exceptional server and very knowledgeable.

We Highly recommend Distilled!

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vipBobbieY
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new location! Some of the same great wait staff! Great menu. Lots of covered outdoor seating. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Salmon was delicious!😋

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Overall had a fair experience at Distilled. The food was good, but service was very slow and our server didn’t seem to know much about the food or drink menu so we were left kind of on our own. We were looking forward to the experience of Distilled and did not get that at all.

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vipDrsJ
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfectly delicious!

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vipFSCChicago
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to see this gem in great new space with a menu that make my mouth water. I wish them success and give them big marks for expanding during Covid. A great asset for Lexington.

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viptomwelltravelled72
Louisville
37 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have. reinvented and recreated a truly class restaurant. The food was
great and the service over the moon. It was so good we did not want to leave.
Lexington once again has a great restaurant.

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BobbyS
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great ambiance, great service. enjoyed very much

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LauraW
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu, great service, great ambiance. Wine list needs work. Not enough choices, and price points are out of line

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place/staff!

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vipSteveC
Louisville
79 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, we split the poutine appetizer, we each had the Tuna Poke bowl and then split the chocolate mousse and it was plenty. Interesting menu too!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience! The food was excellent.

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NickS
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great addition to Jefferson St. Delicious with professional service and a great bourbon bar. Yesssssssssss!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding but Padgett, our server, really stole the show for the night. He was wonderful. Attentive, interactive and very much so dedicated to providing us with the best dining experience. I knocked a point off of ambience because of the bathrooms. Feels like this could have been updated a bit.

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NatalieT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Distilled is above and beyond one of our favorite restaurants in Lexington and their new location has not changed that! The food, service, and ambiance always delivers and it is one of our favorite places to take friends and family. We adore their new patio set up and had a wonderful date night there. From the cocktails, to the appetizers, and the entrées every detail was outstanding and delivered with impeccable, friendly, and quick service. We look forward to many more date nights at their Jefferson Street location!

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vipTaraR
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We love this venue and are so excited for Distilled to be here what a great combination! They were a little busy so hopefully service will pick up ! We will be back !!

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DonS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great addition to Jefferson Street!!!! We are very happy to have them in the neighborhood

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LauraW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ben Lacy was on the patio. As usual, he was fantastic. Add to that, the outstanding service, fabulous food, and you have a perfect equation for a terrific evening. 5 stars so far.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food& service!

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RoRoB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Distilled was the first place we wanted to dine as we arrived in Lexington. The hubby was there for the bourbon trail, I was there to explore the food scene. We heard good things about Distilled and was all ready to travel to The Sire when we received a call that they had relocated to Jefferson street. No opening night jitters here, the service was flawless and everything we ate and drank were followed by not words, but sounds! Kasey was friendly, professional, providing advice when needed, close, but not hovering. And ALL her advice was spot on! From start to finish the food was phenomenal and the Vanilla and Black Old Fashions are now enjoyed at home. The decor was clean and modern with a nod to traditional features and colors, warm and inviting but not heavy or clubby. I'm just sorry we can't have our very own outpost of Distilled back at home!! Not to be missed!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal and service were outstanding. The presentation, creativeness and taste of the appetizers and our entrees were exceptional.

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Distilled on Jefferson is rated 4.8 stars by 927 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.