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Jean Farris Winery & Bistro, Lexington, KY

Jean Farris Winery & Bistro

4.5
4.5
2099 Reviews
$30 and under
Farm-to-table
As a family operated small farm with limited labor advance online reservations are required for all guest. Our Opentable system manages the flow of our restaurant. It has been configured to allow you to reserve a specific table for the size of your group outdoors or standard inside. The system is setup with limitations for maximum guest at the table and to control functional capacity of the restaurant. Please do not leave notes within reservations for a greater guest count then table reserved or specific seating, they will not be honored.

WINTER NOTE: The outdoor patio is now enclosed by our tent and heated by 4 fire pits. Select “outdoor” seating when reserving.

Please observe the following policies with reservations of 6 or more: No separate checks and a credit card is required to secure the booking with modification allowed 24 hours prior. If canceled, “no show” or fewer then the reserved number of guest show a fee of $25 per missing guest will be charged to the card on file.

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Winery, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner 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

    Persons with Disabilities, Veteran, Women

  • 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 2,099 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Healthy

  • Central Kentucky

    Notable Wine List

  • Lexington

    Healthy

  • Lexington

    Notable Wine List

  • Lexington

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. A

    Anonymous

    Charleston

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  3. SB

    SusanaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

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

    EduardoT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Excellent place! Our waitress was a bit slower to check on us compared with the other waitresses tending the surrounding tables. But other than that great experience overall.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an outstanding lunch here. Food, ambiance, drinks and service were all amazing!! I’ll definitely be coming back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time! We dined outside and sampled multiple wines and bourbons. Everyone was extremely friendly and the food was excellent.
  7. MA

    MeleeAndArch

    Louisville

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friday night date night at Jean Farris Winery & Bistro. Jeanie makes the best peach jalapeño margaritas and they are a perfect weekend drink. The rib-eye was perfectly cooked. The fried green tomatoes with house made pimento cheese and pickles continues to be a favorite. Tonight one of us had a salad. It was fabulous and the locally grown greens (just down the road) were so fresh and tasty. Don’t forget to order some of the home made crackers.
  8. E

    Eatingmachine357

    Cincinnati

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice option just outside of town, great for a nice cool evening meal outside with a sunset.
  9. e

    enjoydining

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service as usual
  10. L

    Leslie

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside with a beautiful view. The service was friendly and quick and we loved everything we had. The butcher's board had a great variety of meats, cheeses, and accoutrements and the wine flights were a nice pairing. The bruschetta was fresh and bright. We had a great experience!
  11. CP

    CurtP

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took granddaughter and my lady friend for a graduation present for my granddaughter. We each had different entrees and deserts along with wine. Margaret was our host, and everything was first rate, food, service and venue. Highly recommend you try them. The only, and minor, complaint I could have was the chairs were wire and hard seat which got a bit uncomfortable after a time. But, small price for such a nice dinning experience. Will definitely go back.
  12. MA

    MeleeAndArch

    Louisville

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friday evening was a perfect time to have an early dinner with friends at Jean Farris. It had been raining off and on Friday and we were happy to be seated in the sunroom and not under the tent when the heavens opened up for a short while. Fortunately no one was dining under the tent. The cocktails were amazing and the wine fabulous. The fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese continue to be a favorite. One diner had the Farmhouse Caesar salad and liked it very much. The filet was perfectly cooked and we tried the (new to the menu) fava bean hummus - yum! JF is our favorite spot.
  13. SH

    SusanH

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We like going to Jean Farris for the food and the beautiful setting overlooking farm land. The food was very good but the wine just didn’t meet our expectations this time. The wait staff (except for Margaret, who was great) was dressed down and detracted from the whole experience. Maybe a ‘uniform’ of some sort would be appropriate. For a nice dining experience I expect more.
  14. N

    Nonickname

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Delightful place, helpful wait staff, like the Kentucky Chardonnay
  15. A

    Anonymous

    Charleston

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Friendly service, good cocktails, nice wines, and tasty food. This is our “go-to” restaurant for a relaxing night out.
  16. MA

    MeleeAndArch

    Louisville

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had friends visiting from out of town this past weekend. So, dinner was at Jean Farris Winery & Bistro. Our guests always love going and Friday evening was a perfect night. The fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese and house made pickles were a big hit. The filet was as good as ever and our guest ordered the salmon and stated that it was great. We also greatly enjoyed the pea hummus with vegetables and cheese board. The JF Cab Sav was our wine of choice with dinner and we had peach jalapeno margaritas (our current favorite) for cocktails beforehand. We will be back!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Mother’s Day fixed menu was disappointing at best! Overpriced ! Salad was a major disappointment. A blob of spinach on a plate with 1 strawberry with a small sprinkle of goat cheese — ridiculous. Really chicken and gravy on mashed potatoes, lamb on hard stale waffle, salmon with grits, and a dessert for a price of $55. Very disappointed!!
  18. C

    Cecil

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Lovely setting. Food quality and temperature was less than desired.
  19. MP

    MelonieP

    Nashville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Mother’s Day and had the Pre Fix menu. All the food was amazing! It was also a beautiful day. The staff was great and very friendly. I would definitely go back!
  20. ES

    ElizabethS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Overall, the starter, entree and dessert were tasty, but our dining experience was disappointing for celebrating Mother's Day. Unfortunately, our server was not having a good day or was preoccupied. I asked for a variety of wine upon seating, but was not given what I had asked for. Server didn't check with us to see if we needed anything while dining on the entree, she had two other tables to help. For the price point, our family didn't feel like the serving size was a good value.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    This menu was terrible. The salad was a few spinach leaves with a strawberry. The kid’s chicken was undercooked. There was no beef option on the menu. We spent almost $400 on 4 kids meals and 3 entrees. Everyone had water to drink and one cocktail was ordered. The portions were so tiny and everyone left still hungry. It was so disappointing for what we had to pay. We had no idea when we made this reservation that it was a prefixed menu. I went there thinking I was having a filet. Open Table needs to state that on the app. I found out that I could not leave after I saw the menu or I would be charged. Basically I had no choice when I got there.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    We attended for Mother’s Day on a prefixed menu and food was cold sparse in amount and rather disgusting. None of the four of us ate our food as is was lukewarm at best a horrible experience and they were not even busy. We drove an hour and half to hopefully enjoy a wonderful meal - unfortunately not remotely the case.
  23. LC

    LyndaC

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Setting is beautiful, service was very good but soup and salmon both came out cold. Several people at our table and another table commented on that. Price was high for what you got. I would recommend it for the regular menu and not for the prix fix menu.
  24. TO

    TaylorO

    South Korea

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good and it was a great place to take friends from out of town. Dishes were a unique combination of flavors.
  25. JW

    JackieW

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a wonderful experience. Atmosphere is lovely and staff make you feel welcome. The chef provides creative and innovative combinations of local food to delight the palate.
  26. ST

    StephenT

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Graduation
  27. MD

    MaryD

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a special event and it felt like a special outing.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Rude service & disgusting food.
  29. AN

    AllyN

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A breath of fresh air and great personal service. Enjoyed studying the grape vines at close quarters by taking a stroll around the vineyard with 'elderberry beverage' in hand. Questions answered by staff who worked both on the land and in the bistro.
  30. MA

    MeleeAndArch

    Louisville

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is hard to beat a Sunday evening at Jean Farris in May. We had a date night at our favorite spot. The ramen was back on the menu and it was wonderful. Kudos for the beef stroganoff and the fried green tomatoes also. If you haven't tried the house made crackers, they are delicious and we always order them. Other favorites are the peach jalapeno margarita and any of the Jean Farris reds. Summer is coming and we will be returning.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere and great service by the staff.
  32. EM

    EdMi

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the first visit for us and it was amazing. Service was stop on. Food was top shelf. The ambiance was so comfortable that we almost forgot we were in a restaurant.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great time when we go to Jean Farris! The atmosphere is like no other… You really feel like you’re on vacation and having dinner at a winery is romantic. We enjoyed the dinner and got to meet the chef so it was a personalized experience. The weather was perfect. We sat outside under the tent and the open flame fire pits were on so it kept us at its perfect temperature. Our waitress was very cheerful and Jean came out to greet us to make sure we were being well served. What more could you ask! We actually got to talk to some other people that were there and had a great time chitchatting. All in all it was an enchanted evening.
  34. MA

    MeleeAndArch

    Louisville

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday was a beautiful evening to dine at Jean Farris. We had requested to have outdoor seating and were accommodated by being under the tent on the patio. Jean Farris wine was discounted by the glass until 6:00, so we all had a very good glass of Cab Sav. The new chef is doing a fabulous job. The pork was wonderful, the filet amazing and the vegan mushroom risotto was also very good. We will be returning - especially now that the weather has gotten warmer.
  35. A

    Abby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The charcuterie board was amazing and paired great with all the drinks. Service was quick and the winery was overall beautiful and relaxing. Would recommend!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was great. The service was very slow. I think they weren’t prepared for the keeneland crowd. We still enjoyed ourselves and weren’t in a hurry but had we been paying a babysitter, we might have been a little frustrated with the 3hr dinner.
  37. SR

    SallyRober

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a festive Easter dinner with a pre fixe menu. Everything was delicious! The farm to table meal was healthy and tasty and everyone at our table ordered something different and left thinking that they had ordered the best selection! Thank you for making Easter for the family easy for the cook! Me! We had a great meal and a great time!
  38. JC

    JessicaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I thought the Easter Dinner was a very nice meal for the price and everything we had was delicious.
  39. SF

    SusanF

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easter for two.
  40. J

    Jashow

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and the service was great. We had the butcher board and pork entree . Both excellent. The salad tasted straight from the garden so good. Peanut butter pie is to die for. Also recommend the cab franc if you like dry cabs. Will definitely be back soon!

FAQs

Jean Farris Winery & Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 2099 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Jean Farris Winery & Bistro

6825 Old Richmond Road Lexington, KY 40515

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner 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

    Persons with Disabilities, Veteran, Women

  • 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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