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Jean Farris Winery & Bistro, Lexington, KY

Jean Farris Winery & Bistro

4.5
4.5
2132 reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Lexington Restaurant Week
3-Courses for $39
Thursday, July 21st - Sunday, July 31st
Special Restaurant Week Hours:
Monday - Friday, 5pm to 9pm
Saturday - Sunday, 12pm to 9pm


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2 people

20:00


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Winery, Southern

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–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

  • Area

    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

    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

What 2,132 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Central Kentucky

    Healthy

  • Central Kentucky

    Notable Wine List

  • Lexington

    Healthy

  • Lexington

    Notable Wine List

  • Lexington

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. W

    Wine

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

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

    JillN

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    KentB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

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

    ScottieG

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

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

    ReggieC

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

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

    Janice

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 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.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great as usual!
  8. F

    Foodie

    Louisville

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

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

    BobP

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 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!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 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.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 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.
  12. LP

    LucyP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 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.
  13. HM

    HazelM

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 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.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

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

    ADAMMAN

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 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.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 July 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 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.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Loved our restaurant week meal! Delicious food and great service!
  20. b

    bobbova

    Louisville

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Margaret, was terrific. The food was beyond delicious. I had the lamb, my wife, the Salmon. Both of us loved our servings. Best of all were the cocktails and Pinot Noir. We highly recommend this restaurant.
  21. F

    Fiona

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    4 of us & we all had a different wonderful “restaurant week” meal. Excellent cabernets & desserts. Love the environment & will continue to go back.
  22. K

    Kathy

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on the patio where it was quiet and there was a nice view. For appetizers, we shared a cheese board and the pimento cheese, both were delicious. My husband had the shrimp and grits and I had the BBQ pork loin with jalapeño cheese grits. We both loved our meals and the wonderful flavors. We both thought the crème brûlée was the best dessert. Our waitress was attentive and helpful.
  23. JF

    JeanFarrisFan

    Western KY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Outstanding food. The best wine produced in this area.
  24. P

    Pamela

    Naples

    98 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding. Appetizers absolutely delicious. Very good meal too and the desert was perfect . Smoky bourbon so tasty. We felt like we were in France.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing! Drinks were yummy! Restaurant Week specials were worth going back for if I have time.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation on the patio, and was seated right away. The service, food and wine was all top notch. Our server, who we probably assume was the owner, led us in the perfect direction as far as what wines to try. Don’t even get me started on how beautiful it is out there!!!This was our first stop for Lexington Restaurant Week, and honestly we should have made it our last. We will definitely be back!
  27. CG

    CliffG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed Lexington Restaurant Week at JFW very much.
  28. SS

    SarahS

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, and the server was so sweet and helpful!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful spot! Great service with southern hospitality attitude. The food was delicious, including made from scratch biscuits! Drinks and entrees were a bit expensive but given the experience and quality, they were priced appropriately. 10/10 will return.
  30. MK

    McKennaT

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous time celebrating our two year anniversary at Jean Farris. If you like a smoky, and sharp Cabernet, the Cabernet Franc is for you. The evening was stunning and the ambiance was perfect! We definitely recommend the butchers board as an appetizer. Everything was incredible. The chocolate martini is to die for. By far the best in Lexington!
  31. a

    alihowl

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant Sunday afternoon interlude. A friend & I were looking for a place to be outside and enjoy a drink and appetizers. Though not exactly outside, we were in a tent covered area, with the tent sides up. Nice view of vineyards. To drink, I ordered the JF Old Fashioned (made special with cherry bitters and orange rind) and my friend ordered an Italian Pinot Grigio. Both drinks satisfied our palettes. To eat we ordered a couple of the boards. One was fried green tomatoes, with the house made pimento cheese on top. Though tasty, I felt the pc overwhelmed the taste of the tomato. The other board was heirloom cherry tomatoes in olive oil and a nice blend of herbs, served with crostini. Delicious! The service was great.
  32. AR

    AdrianR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, cool atmosphere and unbelievable food and service. Would highly recommend and will be back next time I’m in town.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Try the cobbler!
  34. K

    Kimberley

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fun location, delicious food and wine. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely be returning.
  35. e

    elisas

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic time, friendly service, beautiful grounds and exceptional food! Will definitely be back. We walked the grounds drinking wine. Lovely!
  36. ML

    MarkL

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The wine was the disappointment of the visit. We ordered a couple of tastings to get a sense of what the winery offered. Many of the glasses had the dregs from the bottom of the bottles which ruined the experience. The food was good but not good enough to make up for the disappointing wine. The staff was pleasant and helpful.
  37. MA

    MeleeAndArch

    Louisville

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friday night at Jean Farris — it doesn’t get much better. There were 5 of us for cocktails, dinner and wine. It’s a bit hot for us to sit outside so we dined in the sunroom. We tried the Rose´wine and all really liked it. We’ll be having it again this summer. The grilled peach salad was a huge hit! Also back on the menu is the pea hummus - yum. Fried green tomatoes, rib eye steak, chicken and the tomato tasting rounded out our meal. We had a great time and will be back.
  38. A

    Anonymous

    Charleston

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unexpected selection of tastings including bourbon, port, beer, and wine. Extensive appetizer menu required we try one of each. Loved the Butcher’s Board most of all. The ribeye steak was cooked to perfection. We had an amazing time and enjoyed several games of corn hole on the lawn.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  40. SB

    SusanaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is very good. Wines not so much but they have good cocktails. I would go back again for sure

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Jean Farris Winery & Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 2132 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

20:00


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Jean Farris Winery & Bistro

6825 Old Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40515

Additional information

  • Area

    Lexington

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–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

    Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan

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