Le Relais
Le Relais
  • Address:
    2817 Taylorsville Rd
    Louisville, KY 40205
    Neighborhood:
    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
  • Cuisine:
    French
    Price: $31 to $50

Le Relais

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.lerelaisrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5024519020x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm (December only); Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Alexander Dulaney
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Le Relais offers private dining suitable for every type of occasion from wedding receptions to corporate meetings. Our private room is situated in the historic Bowman Field lobby. We provide full service catering and wait staff to attend to your every need with a menu featuring exquisite French cuisine, prepared with only the finest, freshest ingredients. Please call for more information or to book your party today.
  • Private Party Contact: Kelly Grossman 5024519020x
  • Entertainment: Live jazz on Sunday evenings

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Peewee Reese
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking in front lot.
A word from Le Relais
Situated in the historic airport terminal of Bowman Field, Le Relais offers a fine dining experience like no other in Louisville. Here you’ll find exquisite French cuisine, prepared with only the finest, freshest ingredients, combined with relaxed, first-class service and an intimate, 1940s art-deco interior reminiscent of the café from the movie “Casablanca”.

For a more romantic view of the airport, watch the planes land in the sunset with our outdoor dining on the deck. With a little imagination, you can see it exactly as Charles Lindbergh did when he landed the "Spirit of St. Louis" here in 1927.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Le Relais reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (54)romantic (49)fit for foodies (47)notable wine list (34)neighborhood gem (31)great for outdoor dining (29)scenic view (24)good for groups (12)late-night find (5)hot spot (4)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Le Relais Has It All
    Sea2scape
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    What a truly magnificent restaurant! The food is always spot on, fantastic - it is in an amazing historic building with beautiful dining spaces, easy ample parking, and a fabulous owner who is there greeting guest working the floor. The staff enjoys providing the food experience. A real treat. Love the unique menu offerings like beautiful lamp chops, healthy salads, and of a course the in-house delicately prepared desserts. Le Relais never disappoints! Louisville has a gem. Thank you Anthony!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food here is divine!
    fassnaha
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Went with another couple and everything we had from our appetizers, salads, entrees to the dessert was so yummy! If you are planning to share chocolate mousse, you may need to get two, as the portion was small. The inside was a bit noisy and the ambience was somewhat lackluster, but the food and the service alone will make me come back when I am in town.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could have been romantic.
    SpecialVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Could have been a nice relaxing evening, but, I was seated with my back to the bar and my dining partner facing the bar with waiters bringing clean glasses to sit behind my head, then yelling drink orders to the bartender. Also, they did not celebrate the birthday that I specified when making the reservations. Could have been outstanding, but, was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    Foodie64
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Le Relais has always been our favorite restaurant in Louisville and will continue to be. Anthony and staff do a all around superb job that always brings us back. We have dined there since we were first married.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Evening
    sandylee
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Started with escargots, a French Malbec..ended with profiteroles and coffee. I had the mesclun salad...excellent..loved the pears with ginger flavor..sauteed with brown sugar and shallots...my husband had the Caesar salad which he really enjoyed. He had beef bourgignonne..so delicious..I had the pork...a lightly breaded loin with greens..fingerling potatoes and sauteed peppers...a really nice melange..perfectly prepared and crisp to the last bite. A special occasion for us and a meal worth remembering..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect evening
    rerahran
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We spent our eleventh anniversary at le relais last Saturday, and had a wonderful experience. We've recommended this restaurant over and over for food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If I could give six etoiles I would
    Laurafauna
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    A magical and intoxicating place to spend an anniversary. The food was sublime as well- great menu, wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    As always GREAT. Anthony is a classic gentleman and runs a great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely dinner on the patio
    RunningdalVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Amazing dinner outside on the patio watching the planes "touch-'n-go" (which is also the name of a delicious drink they serve). The mussels are divine and the Grand Marnier soufflé was incredible. The service is always impeccable. This restaurant never fails to impress! One of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, poor service this time
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We really enjoy Le Relais! Our server had way too many tables to cover and thus our service was poor this time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    Nakat0K12
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We took my daughter here for her 15th birthday. She loved it! The food was spectacular. She is going to France next summer so this was a great introduction to French cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Airport Gem
    Petvet
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Le Relais sits in the art deco admin building on Bowman Field Airport. If seated outside, you can watch planes land and take off. They are not open late and best to make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Relais
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Dinner was outstanding as usual. We had the scallops and trout. The scallops were especially tasty. The deck is quite scenic as it overlooks Bowman Field airport. We watched the small planes and even a helicopter take off and land while the sun set. Very romantic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best!
    cutanddinner
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Le Relais is still one of the best restaurants in town. A beautiful room with a romantic vibe. The food is incredible, the service is excellent but not intrusive. It is obvious that the owner cares a great deal about, his restaurant and his customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brings back incredible memories
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have not been here in over 10 years. I brought my husband, teenage children, and my mother for her birthday. It could not have been a more memorable night. The food was cooked to perfection. The service top notch. We all had a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    fromLouisvilleVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Le Relais continues to impress. Food was excellently prepared, lovely ambiance, although unfortunately no outdoor dining as the weather had turned a bit cooler. We would have been happy to be seated outside otherwise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best of the best
    kktownVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    In Louisville, we have many restaurants to choose from, especially those those that are very good with entrees in the $20-30 price range. What sets Le Relais apart is it's outstanding service and ability to consistently deliver excellent food. You can go many places in this town for great food with good service, but if you want a consistent dining experience Le Relais is in a class with few others. Top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • elegant spot
    Txinky
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Le Relais was a perfect spot to celebrate our birthday occasion, the owner was so accommodating and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend this spot for a wonderful dinner. No complaints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best!
    MarkHVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Continues to serve the best French food around. Great service in a warm, cozy space that makes you feel as if dining in France.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BadsVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The best....waiter was new and a little lacking. Overall great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Relais
    loovillediner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Art Deco 30's decor inside the terminal at Bowman Field make this restaurant stand out from most places in Louisville. Food is very good, particularly the daily specials. Notable wine list and cocktails, both by the glass or by the bottle. Great place for special occasions. Sunday night live jazz during dinner was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Noisy
    dinner42
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    To begin with, the food is excellent. I had the calamari, it was lightly floured. The lamb T-bones were also excellent. My wife had the scallops and they were also excellent. We had the profiterole for dessert. All excellent. The problem is that one table among the 10 or so that were be served was way too loud. At least three tables complained to the server that they were too loud. I would think that if that many people were upset, the least the management could do is ask that they keep the noise down. Instead they told me that it was a "public place" and that people can do what they want. The service was slow, they were not attentive. One thing that my wife noticed is that they had a dirty table cloth under the top cloth.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • barney40207
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Anthony was present as always, waitress was timid and somewhat inexperienced, our table was next to the exit door to the restroom and waiting room....noise was a little annoying. It's a cosmo setting that is unique and worth experiencing. Menu and execution very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Very good food and unique location. Service was friendly and attentive, and the bartender went the extra mile in trying to invent a drink to one of our party's specifications. Totally enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Wonderful
    MarkHVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We have been dining at Le Relais for over 25 years. It's as much a treat now as then. Hands down the best French food around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Relais
    JJLL
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Excellent service, food, and not too noisy. Best in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ben's Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great food, wine and friends. Service was wonderful
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I took my husband here for our anniversary. He had abandoned his plans to get his pilots license several years ago. So being to watch the plans take off and land was the perfect way to refuel his passion. The food was all absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable. It was a great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing staff and food.
    HappyEatmore
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The wait staff were prompt, polite, and non-intrusive. The manager was engaging and genuinely interested in ensuring the dining experience was exceptional. The food was prepared perfectly and had marvelous flavor that can only come from great ingredients. Absolutely another very memorable and happy anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Louisville Restaurant
    Tumbleweed
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food and service is always great!!! This is the best French restaurant that my wife and I have ever dined at.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love It!
    1955foodie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We save Le Relais for special occasions but we definitely need to go there more often. It is well worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
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