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Bistro 1860 Wine Bar & Spirits
Bistro 1860 Wine Bar & Spirits

Bistro 1860 Wine Bar & Spirits Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.Bistro1860.com
  • Phone: (502) 618-1745
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm (bar opens at 4pm), Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (bar opens at 4:00pm)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Michael J. Crouch
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Custom Menu's available for a minimum of 25. For more information contact restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Ron Kayrouz (502) 645-7945

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brownsboro Rd/Story
  • Public Transit: On bus line & Trolly Hop.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot in rear of restaurant. Parking on Story Ave. (both sides) just North of Mellwood.
A word from Bistro 1860 Wine Bar & Spirits
Bistro & Wine Bar with a focus on Small Plates.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "Pricey, pretentious and overly ambitious. The menu would make Proust tingle but didn't translate from page to plate."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Service was okay. The food was very good. However, it took a very long time for the appetizers and dinners to arrive. It seemed like a lot of the time, the waiters were standing around waiting on the kitchen which was surprising since a chef was out walking around in the dining room on three occasions while we were there"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Started the moment Daniel, our waiter, arrived. The best food ever - vast menu choices, and I love the small, medium, dinner portion sizing. I shall return soon! I have high expectations and they were exceeded. Well done Bistro 1860!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Lobster hush puppies and the duck were insane good."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was excellent, but the portions were too small for prices charged."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Always a good experience and we continue to make it one of our regular spots for dining."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Had a great dinner on patio and great food and drinks. Came to restaurant from Cleveland and would come back on our next trip to Louisville."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "12 grade school and college friends were able to meet and eat at 1860 Bistro. The evening was perfect for this event and we will return."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This restaurant has nice outdoor dining patio,unfortunately it is also a very busy traffic area.In the time it took to dine there approximately 1 1/2 hours we witnessed a police car with sirens blaring, a fire truck sirens blaring additionally an emergency response vehicle sirens also at full blast and multiple 18 wheelers, Harley Davidson motorcycles revving there engines.Conversation was almost non existent due to the constant issues with traffic."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We are from NJ and saw the reviews on open table and decided to try it. Bistro lived up to the reviews. The entire meal was outstanding and the staff was exceptional. A must go"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "A friend of mine raved about Bistro 1860 so I went to see for myself and she was right on! The food - every dish we tried - was delicious! The tacos were amazing and the sushi was yummy. The restaurant was very busy for a Wed night, but our server did great. Will definitely go back for another special occasion!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Bistro 1860 is an outstanding restaurant that has really delicious food. My friends and I went there to celebrate my birthday, and we were delighted with the service, food, and atmosphere. The waiter was very friendly and efficient. We also like the decor. However, the food was the star of this restaurant. We enjoyed the small to large options and ordered several items from the menu. All of them were unique and tasted great! I told my friends that we have to go back and taste all of the other food that we didn't order, during this first visit. Bistro 1860 is definitely a top notch establishment and a really fun place to hang out with your friends. I'll see you all again, very soon! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Very disappointed. We will spend our dollars elsewhere."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We ate at Bistro 1860 Saturday night and had a most delightful dining experience. We were promptly seated and attended to most outstandingly by Marty, our waiter. The food was not only attractively plated, but was equally delicious--that's not always the case in some restaurants. Marty was most helpful with wine and course selections. We appreciate the varying prices for menu items depending on quantity desired (taste, appetizer, full entree'). Overall it was outstanding, our only regret is that we have waited so long to dine here."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "What stood out the most was the enthusiastic & knowledgeable server we had. It was my husband's birthday, & we took a chance on an unknown because we had a gift certificate. This gentleman really made it an outstanding experience, and convinced us to return for a future special occasion. It's not an inexpensive place to eat, but it was worth every penny! The half-price wine by the bottle on Monday nights was a great feature!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "We are from San Francisco and found this restaurant to be a delight. Wonderful outdoor patio on a warm night could not have better. The most fun was that we could order different sizes of each item, which allowed for us to try many items on the menu. Everything was great. Our favorite was the rib eye with bone marrow butter. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food is extraordinary spectacular! The portions are perfect, servings come in 3 sizes so you can order for your appetite. This is the place that makes you want to photograph your food because it is so beautiful. The servers ands employees all seem to take great pride in the food and restaurant. They are all very interested in making your dining experience a special treat. Even though it is beautiful and formal, it also feels very comfortable, friendly and homelike. Our waitress kept the perfect balance between being available and respectful. Dinner at 1860 is truly a wonderful dining experience. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "We had almost everything on the menu from lobster hush puppies to the roasted red potatoes with marrow butter and it was all fantastic, especially the fact that u can order small bits, appetizer or entree portions of all the dishes! It makes trying everything a possibility without over stuffing yourself! Ask for Charlie as your server!!!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "While visiting Louisville, we chose this restaurant based on their interesting menu and rave reviews. We were not disappointed. We first enjoyed a reasonable and entertaining wait at the bar with our excellent specialty cocktails. Our dining experience consisted of choosing multiple items through their unique a trios niveaux menu style. We each shared and each loved every item. Steaks and duck cooked to perfection, wonderful salads and vegetables prepared in a unique way, beautiful presentation. The service was impeccable, our server Daniel personable and entertaining. We will recommend this restaurant to all. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We dined at Bistro 1860 on 5/9/14 for our anniversary and had a fabulous experience. The service, the food, the wine, the ambience...it was all wonderful. The start with the cheese platter was outstanding, only to be equaled by the salad and exceeded by snapper special. The menu offers so many great and varied options you just can't go wrong. We won't wait for a special occassion to be back and will surley make this a regular spot."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We really enjoyed Bistro 1860. Our server Chris was excellent. Our favorite dishes included: lobster hush puppies (even my husband who is not a lobster fan thought these were great), red-skinned grilled potatoes, the special salad (wonderful presentation), and the ice cream flight we all shared for dessert. We will return for another birthday celebration soon! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Found this restaurant while on vacation. This was our last dinner after a week of vacation and was our best. 1/2 price wine Monday added to the experience. We started with the waiters recommendation, oysters and lobster hush puppies, outstandiing. For the main course we had the lamb and a seared duck breast. Both cooked to perfection and the sauces were fantastic. We finished off the meal with 3 deserts. 1860 offer 2 or 3 different sized servings for all their food so we could try thing without overeating. Our waiter was outstanding, he made great recs, talked about area and ensured we were not wanting anything. Next time in Louisville, we will definately make Bistro 1860 a must visit. Still have lots of items we didn't try. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Returning to Bistro is like 'going' home. Dining in the Camel Room was the height of romantic with the secluded setting, terrific music, amazing food and drinks/wine. Again, the owner/chef/bartender/waitress were at the top of their game and everything was truly outstanding. You can't leave without trying the 'flight' of ice creams. Brilliant!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "The food at Bistro 1860 was delicious - from the lobster croquette to the homemade strawberry grand marnier ice cream it was fabulous. The best part was that all dishes could be done in one of 3 sizes, making it possible to have a tasting of many lovely dishes. In addition to the dishes mentioned above, we had the scallop dish (small), the sea bass special, and the lamb chops (small). Everything was delicious. We sat at a high table in the bar area and the service was good. The list of wines by the glass was extensive and our server made good recommendations to pair up with the food. Great find."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Five of us chose to venture out from the normal KY Derby restaurants! Boy, were we happy we did! Even though we couldn't get in until 9:30, the service was excellent, the staff knew the menu pretty well, and all five entrees were amazing. Prepared to perfection, even for the picky eaters! Would eat there regularly if I lived in Louisville! Outside dining was also looked like it was cute and comfy! EAT THERE!!! : )"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "if it weren't for the too much salt on my new york strip, this would have been an all around perfect dining experience!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Probably one of my top ten dining experiences in my life!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Everything was great. service was friendly and helpful with suggestions while not hovering or acting overbearing. the food was excellent! we loved everything we had (from the lobster appetizer and steak tartare to the duck and the blood orange ricotta ice cream) and cannot wait to go back and try some other dishes. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Our party of 4 was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, the presentation and the service given by our attentive, informed waiter. We liked the options to select from 2 or 3 sizes of salads and entrees since our wives preferred smaller servings and they were priced accordingly. We'll return soon."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We loved their choices on the prices and sizes of all the dishes, a neat way to decide what to eat! Enjoyed oysters on the half shell, pork taco, crab cake and the ahi tuna was amazing! Only very small complaint is the maître d wasn't friendly, he hardly greeted us at all. The rest of the service was great but right when we walked in I didn't feel welcome. We ate at 645 on a Friday night so it wasn't really crowded yet, he could have been more welcoming. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I really enjoyed everything about Bistro 1860. The menu and the serving style are amazing. We really liked that you can order about half of the menu in 3 sizes(tasting, appetizer, and entree) This serving style aloud us to try many dishes. We will be back asap"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I dined at Bistro 1860 for the first time on my birthday with my family this week. The service and food were excellent. We were sitting in the bar/lounge so it was a little loud. I would have preferred to sit in more of a dining room setting. However, it was a Tuesday so they may have been trying to keep the service in the lounge only. Overall, I had a wonderful time, the food and wine I had was perfect and our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly! "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "We enjoyed our beverages, the quality of the food, the variety of menu options, and the 3 price points. Our out of town family members were thrilled to experience this."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We met 2 other couples for dinner. Sat on the patio for a drink; can be a bit loud as it is right on the street, but the patio is very nice and service was excellent. When we were seated our waitress was right there and very informative about the menu. Lots of specials not on the menu so you have to pay attention! We ordered several small plates for apps and they were all excellent. Entrees come in 3 portion sizes so you can order what's appropriate for your appetite. Only knock is that 1 entree was 5-10 mins late coming out but they comped that one for us. Definitely will go back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Once again, the owners and crew of Bistro 1860 made dining at their restaurant something truly noteworthy. From the many entries we sampled to the various wines and, finally, to the parade of unique ice creams, this was an evening that we did not want to end. Few know of the casual upstairs setting which is a shame as it is truly a wonderful environment. Highly recommend Bistro for its approach to dining (different serving sizes), its wonderful cocktails and its terrific wait/bar staff."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our dinner for four with drinks, dessert and wine was most enjoyable."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The food is always wonderful. I love the à trois niveaux style. I get to try everything I want. Last night at dinner, the waitress suggested a flight of the ice creams they were offering. It was wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This was our first time. The lobster hush puppies are a must! We had the arugula salad. It was gorgeous plating all around! The scallop special was delicious, nah husband had the lamb. He loved it. Topped it off with 3 bites of goatcheese lemon icecream. The perfect ending. Great service. We look forward to returning."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I would rank them in the top of Louisville and many other cities. Not your typical menu in a very good way, combined with the ability to pick the size of your order, allows a group of 4 to sample a lot of the wonderful choices."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We chose Bistro 1860 for our Girls' Night Out dinner recently. The food was wonderful with an interesting selection of items which you can order as an appetizer or an entree. This gave us an opportunity to sample several items. The Lobster Hush Puppy was great. Highly recommend the Bolognese and the Filet! And the ice cream is fantastic…save room!! Our server, Chris, was attentive, helpful and very informative! Would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a different venue for a dinner."
    Dined on 3/11/2014