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Jean Farris Winery & Bistro, Lexington, KY

Jean Farris Winery & Bistro

4.6
4.6
2149 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Jean Farris is a small on-farm winery and restaurant founded in 2003 offering a unique unpretentious farm-to-table culinary experience in the beautiful Bluegrass countryside. We look forward to welcoming you to our home.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Winery, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 263-9463

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Justin Cooper

  • Private party contact

    Jeanie O'Daniel: (859) 263-9463

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Parking details

    As you enter the property, you drive through the front vineyards. All of the parking is close to the building in the private lot. Handicapped parking is offered with easy access to the front door. Overflow parking is available on the grass.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,149 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Healthy

  • Central Kentucky

    Outdoor Dining

  • Lexington

    Healthy

  • Lexington

    Notable Wine List

  • Lexington

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The wine happy hour was amazing. You can do a "tasting" reasonably with full pours. The steak and lobster dishes were excellent. The onion soup was amazing. The staff is so sweet & helpful. Our only complaint was the shrimp & grits dish was unusually small compared to the other dishes we ordered, but tasted great. Wonderful place...highly recommended!
  2. B

    Boilermaker

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We were visiting the area from out of state. We dined outside in the tent. Only one of 3 fire pits was working. Fortunately it was warm enough. The server, daughter of the owners, was knowledgeable and helpful. The French onion soup was served with a bun on top instead of croutons and cheese. The food was very under seasoned. The biscuit board was mediocre. Disappointing to say the least.
  3. 0

    09foodie

    San Antonio

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This out of the way winery restaurant was a great find. The people were so nice and if the weather had been nicer I could see that sitting outside enjoying wine and food would be a fabulous experience. We opted for the sunroom which still had a beautiful view. The only reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5 is because the room was a little stark. We had a cheese board with a selection of some truly great cheeses. Then we had French onion soup and mushroom risotto. The risotto came with grilled veggies on top that were delicious. I ate every bite. The soup is what you would expect, gooey cheese and lots of onions and crunchy bread. It was up there with the best I’ve had. We loved this restaurant and would definitely go back
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service! Everything we had from appetizers to the mains snd wine was delicious. Staff was great and very attentive. Can’t wait to return
  5. L

    Lexdiner

    Naples

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was far to long since we had been to Jean-Farris but will be back very soon! The staff were as attentive, accommodating and delightful as ever. After enjoying delicious artisanal cocktails with JF’s signature charcuterie spread, we enjoyed an amazing truffle, wild mushroom risotto and pork loin. The chocolate lava cake is decadent!
  6. RP

    RandyP

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary here. The food, the drinks, and the service were all top-notch. The staff was so incredibly friendly and accommodating. We had a great evening.
  7. JB

    JanetB

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful find in the rolling hills of Lexington! The food was awesome, including many great options for a celiac patron. Will come back!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, beautiful setting and delicious food! Love the laid back atmosphere!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They always go out of their way to make it a beautiful experience, absolutely love this place.
  10. BG

    BigGuy

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group had a great experience- good service, excellent food, and some fun wine tasting opportunities. The vineyard makes a lovely setting and the staff provided a memorable meal.
  11. TA

    TonyaA

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in town! Always a great place to relax and the Smoked Old Fashion is the best drink I have ever experienced.
  12. RB

    RobertB

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From out of town and looking for a unique farm to table. Great service and good food. We had the pork loving and the chicken for dinner. Extremely tasty cheese plate and French onion soup for starter. My husband did not care for his white wine flight but my classic red was very tasty.
  13. J

    John

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit since moving to Nicholssville. Service and food was great
  14. p

    pistolannie

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another great meal at Jean Farris. All the food is fresh and very tasty. Their wine is also great.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I stopped in on our way to North Carolina for a glass of wine and a quick bite, and ended up staying for three hours. Our server Bentley, was a delight. She was extremely knowledgeable about the food and all the wines on the menu… My wife ordered the shrimp and grits, which she said were some of the best she had ever had. I decided on the ribeye, which was cooked absolutely perfect! I will never go against my gut instinct again on stopping somewhere on a road trip thanks to Jean Farris. What an instant classic for the memory books!!!
  16. A

    Anonymous

    Charleston

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tomato tasting was excellent as was the ribeye and Cabernet Sauvignon.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The steak was so tough we couldn’t eat it and we ordered ribeyes cooked medium, mashed potatoes - tasted instant and the server was not attentive nor did they ask or care how our dinner tasted or if we were satisfied. We paid our check and left the full plated meals on the table and the server said bye have a good night. Will never go back oh and it was expensive for less than Applebee’s quality food.
  18. P

    Peter

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We enjoyed sitting outside in the lovely setting. Unfortunately, our starter took a long time to arrive, as did our drinks (even prompting a server to apologize and remove the charge). The food quality was less than what we have come to expect from previous visits to JF. We were a bit disappointed. Maybe JF was having an off night. We'd still recommend JF but with less enthusiasm.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    This was our first time here. We loved it! The food was great!
  20. AS

    ArthurS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, beautiful setting. Wonderful dining experience in the Bluegrass.
  21. EC

    ECMAlways

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, soups, appetizers, entrees, deserts
  22. LF

    LexFoodie

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful selection and service, Jean Farris is our new place for dinner and drinks - such fun!
  23. W

    Wine

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    If you know about wine do not visit this place you will be disappointed
  24. JN

    JillN

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and experience. Would love to visit again!
  25. KB

    KentB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food , waitress and atmosphere . Wine and cocktails were great! Definitely would return!
  26. SG

    ScottieG

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The menu is complicated and over priced. The service was lack luster and the food was not that great.
  27. RC

    ReggieC

    Washington DC

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have an outstanding experience at Jean Farris.
  28. J

    Janice

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Attended during restaurant week. When we arrived the cheese board wasn't included but it was listed on line. The pimento cheese plate on line came with crax but was served with celery and cukes.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great as usual!
  30. F

    Foodie

    Louisville

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and it was a perfect night for the patio.
  31. BP

    BobP

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Food was truly outstanding and exceeded my expectations. Our server, Bentley, was a pleasure. She was professional, efficient, attentive and personable. Highly recommended!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Came for restaurant week. Food was good, not small and risotto was just barely warm. Asked for inside with reservation. We were on enclosed patio in direct sunlight and chairs are quite hard. Only one large party when we got their and they sat us right next to them. They were very loud so hard to have a conversation.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a friends birthday and it happen to to Lexington Restaurant Week and what they offered was a great price and great selection. My girlfriends ordered the salmon and I had the pork we also split their grilled peach salad which was AMAZING. For dessert we had their seasonal cobbler (peach) and it was delicious.
  34. LP

    LucyP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food very good. Lamb a bit fatty but tasty. Other dishes good including dessert. Patio was a bit loud but we had been able to get inside. Patio is nice though for younger people. Lovely nice place. Wines were excellent from Jean Farris winery.
  35. HM

    HazelM

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Expensive for the quality of food. Brochette burned, mushroom risotto cold not good consistency, shrimp and grits had lumpy grits, cobbler was huge amount of breading with very small amount fruit poured over it, the wine was old (not in a good way). I won’t ever dine at the winery again. Disappointing to say the least since past dinning experiences had been very good and worth the cost.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent location, service, food and wine. Definitely a return visit!!
  37. AD

    ADAMMAN

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The owner was our server. Super nice lady, and very helpful with the menu and wine selections. We had the fried chicken and the swordfish, along with a cheeseboard and some local wine! We will be going back again.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I am glad we discovered JF during LRW. The food and service was excellent. A great gem!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This was my first time to the winery. I had read a lot of mixed reviews, so I kept an open mind. The drinks were good, the apps were also good except for the toasted bruschetta bread that was completely burned.. I mean it was burned black. The couple that we dined with had been there before and recommended the mushroom risotto as it had come as one of their side dishes. I ordered it, it was a very small serving, very dry, more like the consistency of Spanish rice, it was not creamy at all. The person that had it previously as a side dish said that his side serving was bigger than what I received as my main course and that his was very creamy. It tasted bland but otherwise okay, for the price I really expected much better. The rest of my party order lamb and pork loin which were decent sized servings and tasted great. We all ended the meal with peach cobbler which was also very good. (It was larger than my risotto!) I will go back again to give it one more try as I try to never judge on just one visit and most of the food really was pretty delicious.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The owners are so nice and accommodating. The food, wine and service all great! We really enjoyed the night!

FAQs

Jean Farris Winery & Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 2149 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 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Jean Farris Winery & Bistro

6825 Old Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40515

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Hours of operation

    Thu, Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Winery, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    As you enter the property, you drive through the front vineyards. All of the parking is close to the building in the private lot. Handicapped parking is offered with easy access to the front door. Overflow parking is available on the grass.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Justin Cooper

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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