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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Jean Farris Winery & Bistro Ratings and Reviews
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.
Took Mom to "brunch" here on Mother's Day. Our reservations were at 10am, but there was only one breakfast option, everything else was really lunch (short ribs, etc.) The table where we were first seated was dark with no lighting and no window. I asked to be seated on the porch but was told it was already book, even though I had booked several weeks earlier. After a second inquiry, we were re-seated at a table with a window at least. The service was pretty good, the food was just ok. We won't be back for a meal, but it might be a nice winery to visit during the day for a tasting. (When we left, the patio was still 1/2 empty...might have been a little bit of a different experience has we been able to sit outside).
Arrived from NH for daughter's graduation at UofK. Two other restaurants on OpenTable were booked for an early slot, Jean Farris was the only one whose menu appealed to us. The drive out from Lexington was beautiful and the dinner was perfect, really made our weekend!
Great place to celebrate
We visited JFW on a Saturday night with a large party, with a reservation. We were seated promptly, and had excellent service throughout the night. The menu was excellent and the dishes were superb, some a bit under seasoned, but overall worth the pricey price.
Happy last minute find for dinner for 6
Used Open Table to locate any available restaurant that could accommodate 6 diners on May 1st post Rolex. Jean Farrar popped up. Definitely off the beaten path. There is actually a vineyard in front of the restaurant. Lovely restaurant overall. Food was excellent.
They were a little short staffed which d ...
They were a little short staffed which delayed the entire dinner. The food was good, not great. It could be much better with just a little more attention to detail. Server was very kind, informative and professional. The setting is outstanding but the entire experience just didn't match it.
Lovely evening with friends
We enjoy dining at Jean Farris: the short drive is lovely, the food is creative and very good, it has a laid-back atmosphere for a relaxing and enjoyable evening, and the dining room is quite enough that we can enjoy talking to friends.
A perfect date night
Yet again we had a fantastic experience here and we are not push overs. From the cocktails to desert it was flawless. Parmesan Chicken and Halibut were outstandingly prepared both bursting with delicate intricate flavors. Service was attentive and professional without being stuffy.
You'll love this place. Do yourself and someone you love a favor. Go here.
A so-so experience
Only one waitress for five tables! Really. I had the filet mignon which tasted like it had
been cooked the day before and reheated. My husband had the flank steak which had
no flavor at all. I've had better food at Texas Roadhouse. The only good thing about the
whole experience was the beautiful drive on the way there. I can't see us returning
to Jean Farris for the food. It's unfortunate. I really wanted to like it.
We had a wonderful experience here.
My husband and I had had our first date here a few years ago and have been waiting for an opportunity to come here again as we live in Somerset, Ky. I made reservations for his birthday this year - so easy to do online. The setting was perfect, our waitress was fabulous and the food and wine were delicious. We have both raved about the tri-color carrots. And we have already recommended it to several friends. I can't wait to come again - hopefully sooner than we made it this time !
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