About Jean Farris Winery & Bistro
From its inception, Jean Farris has embraced our families’ history in agriculture, and, our passion for fine cuisine. With us, wine is best when sharing a table with good friends and good food.
Here on the estate we grow our own fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, and honey to use in the winery and in the kitchen. We serve our farm products with the wine, beer, and spirits that speak of our region. To us "Home-made" is a practice not a philosophy. With that our menu changes several times a year, reflecting the seasons. Staying in time and in touch with the cycles of seasons and what is naturally available to us.
We look forward to having you joining us at our table and sharing a night at Jean Farris.
Contemporary American, Steak, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation:
Wine Bar: Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00pm - close
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
As you enter the property, you drive through the front vineyards of Cabernet Sauvignon and Viognier. All of the parking is close to the building in the private lot. Handicapped parking is offered with easy access to the front door. There is limited overflow parking available.
Private Party Facilities:
Our small private Alcove room will sit a group of 8 to 12 and is equipped with a TV monitor ready for showing presentations to the group. Our large private Vineyard Sunroom overlooks the vineyards with an amazing view. It is fully enclosed and climate controlled for up to 80 guests, available for booking through-out the year. During the April-October period the outdoor patio is also available for booking. This space will accommodate 40 guest and can be reserved with the Sunroom or without. Also, it is covered with a large white tent but climate control is not available.
Jean Farris Winery & Bistro as a whole is available for a private party on Monday only.
Private Party Contact:
Jeanie O'Daniel: 8592639463x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Jean Farris Winery & Bistro Ratings and Reviews
The service was wonderful! I had reserve ...
The service was wonderful! I had reserved a table in the sunroom. When I arrived we requested to be moved outside to the patio, which was wonderful because we got to enjoy the views of the winery. the downside to being outside was the mosquitos. Service was impeccable. Ekaterina was our waitress and she was lovely and provided all the answers to our questions re: libations and food. overall, the experience was pleasant and I would recommend it to anybody wanting to get away from the city for a lovey country night.
We had a pleasant meal but there were a ...
We had a pleasant meal but there were a few items that did not meet our expectations.
Although the weather had been unsettled during the day, by the time we arrived it was quite nice and we wished to sit outside. We were told we could not (the restaurant wasn't very crowded). In the enclosed porch/dining area, the AC seemed to be on high and blew across the table. We changed seats to sit in the room with the bar. This was somewhat better. The main courses were very good but once again, we noticed a few things. The white wine that we were served was chilled far too much. The portions on the cheese sampler were very small, especially the goat cheese. The server asked if we wanted dessert while two of us were still eating our main course (we were not the last people in the restaurant). Overall, the dining experience was good but we had had better experiences at Jean Farris.
Delicious restaurant! Nice farm-to-table ...
Delicious restaurant! Nice farm-to-table menu options that change with the seasons. You can get flights of wine from the winery to try their many different wines. Food complements the wine nicely. The cheese options were delicious as a starter. Beautiful location overlooking the fields during sunset.
We went to Jean Farris with guests from ...
We went to Jean Farris with guests from TX and were looking forward to showing them the vineyards. We did not realize than nearly all of the vineyards are gone due to the hard freeze two winters ago. We also remembered the food being much better than it was. While the BBQ chicken was very tender, my sister-in-law commented "This tastes like any baked chicken with Kraft BBQ sauce poured on it". Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, but she had too many tables to serve. The sunset was beautiful from our sunroom seating. Overall the experience was much less than we had hoped for.
Early evening reservation on a Wednesday ...
Early evening reservation on a Wednesday to celebrate 48th wedding anniversary. Not crowded, seating and service was immediate. I was served the best Old Fashion I have had in years. Quiet enough to carry on a conversation in a normal voice.
Elected to go straight for entrees, flank steak, pork loin, and 2 filets (MR & Med). Flank steak & pork loin were perfectly prepared. Both filets were excellent cuts, unfortunately the MR was over done and finished dry. However the flavor was still good. The au gratin potatoes were to die for but the blanched green beans were the other extreme, but that might just be my taste.
The deserts (bread pudding, peach turnover) were good but not overwhelmingly so. A very nice nite.
There is nothing that I can ever say neg ...
There is nothing that I can ever say negative about this place! The service, atmosphere, food and of course wine is always stellar. We try to get here as often as we can. It is hands down one of our favorite spots in Lexington for dinner.
Jean Farris is a winery with an amazing ...
Jean Farris is a winery with an amazing bistro that serves fabulous food in a beautiful setting. Sitting on the covered patio or the outdoor patio is a special treat since you are able to watch the sun setting over the Kentucky countryside (it feels like it is miles away from everything, even though it is actually well-located in close proximity to much of Lexington's more populated areas). I went with my mother as a girls' night out, and we enjoyed sharing a cheese plate - always a favorite for us. She had the flank steak and I had the filet, and both were cooked exactly as ordered and were melt-in-your-mouth succulent. Both came with perfectly cooked vegetables (incredibly fresh and flavorful as always). The wine paired well with the dinner, and they have a nice selection of other spirits if you are so inclined. We split a very tasty peach dessert with bourbon creme anglaise that was ridiculously good. The service is top-notch, and everyone is always very friendly. I highly recommend it for a nice night out.
We frequently go to Jean Faris for dinne ...
We frequently go to Jean Faris for dinner but the other night was the worst experience we've ever had there. Terrible service. Waited a half hour for appetizers and then one hour for entrees. No one was hungry at that point. Dinner was not good.
Very enjoyable upscale dining. My wife w ...
Very enjoyable upscale dining. My wife was blown away by her pasta dish, I was underwhelmed by my lamb (probably was prepared well, but I learned I'm not a lamb guy). Very good wine and cocktail list. Nice view and ambiance.
Bobby took care of us at the bar and pro ...
Bobby took care of us at the bar and provided wonderful service. Watching him make cocktails was such an experience too! The food was amazing as well as the wine. We plan on going back OFTEN! Great ambience, service, and food/drink. Definitely a gem in Lexington!
I had the scallops and my wife had the B ...
I had the scallops and my wife had the Bouillabaisse which she did not like at all. I had a total of 3 scallops and a small be of rice which for the price was ridiculous. My wife said her sauce was off and the bread slices were actually burnt. She did like her flight of wine and I did not like anything. I left still hungry and now I know why Jonathan's restaurant went under with this chef!
My wife and I ventured to Gene Farris Wi ...
My wife and I ventured to Gene Farris Winery to celebrate our anniversary. We arrived early and enjoyed a cocktail and appetizer (cheese tray was very good) prior to our reservation seating. We sat at our table for nearly 10 minutes before hearing from our server. We ordered and received our drinks and salads and all was well. My wife halibut and enjoyed her meal. I ordered pork and was greatly disappointed. The menu calls for the pork to be served with estate pea shoots, raisins, almonds, grilled peaches and Granny Smith apples. Instead, it was served with whipped potatoes (which were good) and the pork was covered with a brown gravy / sauce. The unexpected substitution was something I could live with but the pork was overcooked and quite dry. I made a mistake of not sending my meal back to the kitchen and that's my fault.
Overall, the service and quality of food did not match the cost of the experience.
Consistency is key in all fine restauran ...
Consistency is key in all fine restaurants. Jean Farris nails it time and again in the categories that make a good place great.
It's the owners presence and attention to detail that keeps this spot on our list of favorites.
Dinner with a view!
Even with the rain pouring down, we loved the view of the beautiful rolling hills out of the patio windows. The cheese and meat board was delicious (I never knew how much I needed pickled watermelon rind with fresh made ricotta in my life!) and our entrees were equally good. Fun to have the options of local bourbons, beers or wines on flight, but also able to choose "higher end" wines if you wanted to from their extensive list. While it was a bit of a drive from Lexington, it was worth it for the peace and quiet and the view! The inside of the restaurant was nothing special, though, so don't think I'd have been as "wow"ed if we'd sat inside. Also, the hostess was wearing jeans, tennis shoes and a sweatshirt....not really setting a great tone for an upscale restaurant--but a great reminder that we WERE on a farm, I guess :)
Since our server disappeared for a while after taking and delivering our drink orders, we asked some questions and learned the chef and much of the wait staff were on vacation due to the long holiday weekend. We noticed no decline in the usual delicious food quality but, although very professional and courteous, the staff simply couldn't keep up with the volume of diners. Since we were in no particular hurry, this small glitch impaired our enjoyment only a little. Scallops and halibut entrée were fantastic and their specialty cocktails were also superb.
My husband and I went to Jean Farris to ...
My husband and I went to Jean Farris to celebrate our 39th wedding anniversary. Everything was delightful!!! We enjoyed seeing the arbors, trees, and other vegetation. The food was extraordinary and we found a new Riesling to enjoy. Service was outstanding.
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