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Limestone Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.limestonerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (502) 426-7477
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

    Southern Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Jim Gerhardt
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Affiliations: Dine Originals - Member Restaurants
  • Catering: We have two private dining rooms. The larger room seats 50 guests comfortably, the smaller 36. The entire restaurant is available for special functions for up to 200 guests.
    We have presentation screens, power strips and laser pointers available. We offer both pass code protected wifi and hard line connections for internet presentations.
    Limestone will customize any menu to suit your needs and budget.
  • Private Party Facilities: Limestone offers two private dining rooms. Our large private dining room can accommodate 50 people for a plated dinner or up to 75 for a cocktail reception. Our small private dining room can accommodate 35 people for a plated dinner or up to 45 for a cocktail reception.
  • Private Party Contact: Becky Gerhardt (502) 426-7477
  • Special Events & Promotions: Join us for "Lunch Lessons" from Noon to 1:30pm on the SECOND Friday of every month. Lunch Lessons is a three course lunch and cooking demonstrations by Chef Jim. There is a different theme each month. Happy hour beverages as well. Call for reservations.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N Hurstbourne Parkway
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking in the restaurant's lot.
A word from Limestone
New Southern Cooking, Old Southern Charm" is how chef/owner Jim Gerhardt defines his soulful cooking at Limestone. Fried Green Tomatoes with Roasted Garlic Aioli, Braised Beef Shortribs with Smoky White Beans, Collard Greens & Buttermilk Cornbread, & Sour Mash Biscuits with Bourbon Marinated Berries are complimented by a world class Bourbon collection & international wine selection amidst the worn elegance of restaurant's Colonial earth tones.
Limestone is the first chef owned venture created by Jim Gerhardt after establishing the Five Diamond Oakroom at The Seelbach.
Join us for The Monday Night Grill and Thirsty Thursday's and enjoy guest appreciation discounts as our way of saying thank you.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Wine was way too expensive. Other Preston's martini also too expensive."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • " Chef Jim Gerhardt built this amazing restaurant and always was on the cutting edge of Kentucky cuisine. My favorite has always been his BBQ shrimp on grits. Over the years he has created so many wonderful Kentucky dishes with a creative flair. Saturday the doors on this chapter of his life are closing. We hope he will open a new door and continue to be on the scene as one of Kentucky's best known chefs. Good Luck!"
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "Excellent August special I attend every year. Lobster bisque, a reconstructed lobster and key lime pie for dessert. always excellent."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The food to be very good, but unless the servers are trained better, it will never be a fine dining experience. Wine was opened & the first round poured, but then we were left to serve ourselves to the rest. While serving the fried calamari, some bits ended up on the table, these were not cleaned up until we pointedly asked the waiter to do so (he had the tool in his pocket but never thought to use it!). We asked to take the balance of our entrees home, so they were packed up and the styrofoam containers immediately placed on the table so we could look at them/maneuver around them during the dessert & coffee course. This restaurant can be top tier with improved service."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Brought my mom here for dinner with about 8 other friends. The restaurant was a little empty but that made the service all that much better. Food was great too!!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "The food and service was outstanding. Fresh bread is served with butter and oven roasted garlic. The shrimp (grilled) and grits (fried cake) appetizer dish was very good. We also had the grilled tenderloin filet with roasted garlic custard potatoes and the rainbow trout filet wrapped around a very nice portion of crab meat and served with spinach tomato ragout. All items were cooked to perfection. The restaurant has a very impressive wine list at very attractive prices. I highly recommend Limestone Restaurant."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Very attentive great personnel. Delicious dinner. We will certainly be back. We eat out a lot and this is one of our top choices."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "First time in Louisville. Wonderful dinner. Wonderful time with our waiter. I highly recommend. Only wish we were in town long enough to return the next night."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "We visited on a Monday evening for a wedding anniversary celebration. The service was superb and the food was outstanding. The lobster bisque is to die for. We ordered the pork chop and salmon for our entres along with the buttermilk mashed potatoes. It was all very good...especially the pork chop. As an unexpected treat, they were running a weeknight promotion where entres from the grill were 50% off, so the pork chop was $13! There were not many other guests in the restaurant this night, allowing the chef to help deliver our food to our table. We enjoyed the attention. We will visit again."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I had never been here and I came with my sister in law we had a bottle of wine and split app and entrée. The service and staff were fun and made us feel very welcome."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We enjoyed the complete experience. Food was good and service was excellent!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "thought the prices...especially the cocktail prices were out of line,,,,maybe a lounge with entertainment could justify these prices...but not here...ordered cocktail before dinner..house vodka cosmo...$11.50 really?? The food was good and the service also...the tables for two are in a corner....not with much ambiance...but certainly quiet"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was amazing butt the service was a trifle too slow. We knew it was a quiet night but did not expect it to take 2 hours for dinner."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I have enjoyed Limestone over the years. Our latest visit was with a new employee and his wife as an effort to welcome them and get to know them better. The four of us chose the chef's choice, which worked really well both to satisfy our curiosity and palates and to give us plenty to talk about. Each dish was well presented and delicious. The service was warm and gracious. It was a successful evening, thanks to excellent food and service."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Had good dinners here but lunch was letdown due to food prep and average service."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "My salad with pear slices candied nut pieces and light vinaigrette dressing was delicious. In addition the Brie slices and fresh rolls made it terrific!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Loved my experience at Limestone. Our waiter was perfect - not over-bearing but very attentive. We went on a Monday night where all grilled items are half price. What a deal! I highly recommend Limestone."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The Limestone has become a "go-to" place for my family for celebration dinners. The selection is diverse - something to please everyone - and always well-prepared. The service makes you feel pampered. We always look forward to our dinners at The Limestone!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The delicious food and expert service made our 55th Wedding Anniversary celebration special. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was a great experience for my husbands Father's Day. The brunch buffet was fantastic, as was the service. This is the first time we have been there and would definitely go back and recommend to friends."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We'd been here several months ago and returned to enjoy the same fine attention and wonderful food that made us Limestone Restaurant fans originally."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Disappointing and will not go back! Ordered ribeye and was like 1/8 inch thick and had no flavor! Other three thought food was ok but overall not a place I will go back to or recommend."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I've known about this place for some time, but finally gave it a try and fell in love. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for fine dining and to show off the Louisville Original food scene. I'll definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The chef has worked hard to really create an amazing menu. He has used a lot of local produce and products which is wonderful. This is a restaurant worth a visit. The salmon is great. The soup of the day is always good. The salad bar is always well stocked. We will return soon!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Limestone. I made a reservation for 2pm, and the hostess did not seat us until 2:30. This meant we had 30 minutes to enjoy the buffet. The staff apparently did not feel the buffet should be stocked or looked after since the cutoff time was 3pm. When I mentioned that the buffet dishes were not being refreshed, our waiter stated we should have made an earlier reservation. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Just a very pleasant time with good friends. Wonderful ambiance. Very attentive service. And delicious food. Really couldn't ask for anything more. Was surprised to see so few diners there on a Friday evening."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Our first time to Limestone, we went after the Kentucky Derby. They had a special 4-course menu which had good choices. The problems started when we got the appetizer before anyone came by to take our drink order. To say that the entire meal seemed rushed would be an understatement. At the prices they charged for that night ($110/pp), this should never happen. Food was good and cooked just as ordered. We had the filet mignon, which was average, and the lamb chops which were very good. Service was good but we felt rushed for all courses. We did not feel the overall experience was a good value for the price. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We were sooo taken advantage of because they were able to get away with it during the Derby. It was a flat charge of $110.00 a person for what they called a special menu. We had one little store bought piece of toast with a table spoonful of tomato and about 3 bites of a salad. Only two choices for an entree served with fat frozen fries topped with brown gravy. Dessert was a cup of cream brulee topped with cool whip. Such a rip off. I would NOT recommend this place to anyone. If it stays in business I will be surprised with such an unethical business practice. They were also the only place that would charge $50.00 if you canceled. That should tell you something of the nature of the ownership. Desperate!!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We dined here during our Derby weekend. I booked this way ahead for my daughter, two of her gal pals and myself. Limestone offered a prix fixe menu during Derby weekend and it was delicious from start to finish. The waitstaff is very attentive, your meal is not rushed and everything they served was wonderful. Presentation was over the top in this fine dining establishment. Sit in the corner by the aquarium. It's entertaining to say the least."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Came back for the inventive bourbon cocktail list and Southern cuisine.Had neither on Oaks night. Also only had one kind of champagne.Expect prix fixe menu (and slow service-not disappointed there :( )Derby weekend,but our only choice was between 3 entrees. Waiter appeared to wish to be anywhere but at our table.We had to beg for the champagne and he told me cocktails weren't available because they were revising the menu. Really?? The biggest weekend of the year? Hostess and assistant server were amazing.Location is much more convenient for us (E.L'ville),but doubt we'll be back."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Dad and I were traveling for the Derby all the way from Alaska and wanted to eat at a really, nice place to round off the experience. The Limestone was definitely classy. The waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly, willing to answer questions I'm sure he thought were silly. Because it was Derby weekend, we couldn't choose anything from the menu - it was just the one, fixed menu for everyone all night. It was a 5 course meal and the presentation was beautiful. The only thing I didn't like: it was $110 per person. When I booked the tickets, it said that you could get a meal for $30 which sounded very reasonable to me. $110 took me by surprise! I wasn't super thrilled that we HAD to pay that much to eat there. But it WAS tasty! "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Went for Easter brunch. They were completely overwhelmed and not prepared for the volume they had reservations for. They were running out if dishes and food and required greater than reasonable waiting for the price of the meal. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful from the before dinner cocktails through t o the after dinner coffee. Loved the special citrus touch to my Manhattan. And the server was nice enough to demonstrate. Had been under impression restaurant was pricey, but really moderate for quality."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "the experience was not good, the waiter could not explain to us why the dinner took one hour and a half. chances of going back are zero. It is not my first time here, been here many times and the waiter's were very good. ,"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "My wife and I ate at Limestone. Good layout for a restaurant and nice ambiance. The server was very friendly. My wife ordered a brand new pasta dish (so new the servers had not even seen it yet). The pasta was dry and the sauce lacked flavor. I ordered the bourbon smoked ribeye. The steak was cooked to the right temperature but absolutely had no seasonin and no flavor except bourbon. When we mentioned the lack of flavor to the server nothing was done to accommodate us. I have been to Limestone before but it looks like there has been a change in the kitchen and we will not be back."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I booked a reservation the day before. We came in 30 minutes early and was seated right away. I was a bit concerned that the parking lot was almost empty and very few people in the restaurant at 7pm; however, as our dinner progressed more and more people began to come in. We were greeted by our server, Steven, right away. We did not have cocktails or wine, but the lists for both was fantastic. The pre-dinner rolls were so delicious; soft and warm served with soft butter and whole, roasted garlic goves. We ordered fried calamari and lobster bisque to share. Both were wonderful. Perfect amount to share and do not ruin our dinner. I ordered the Cheeseburger and my husband order the ribeye. Both entrees were cooked perfect."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Dined celebrating a weekday birthday and loved being able to take advantage of the half price bottles of wine. Teaser appetizer by the chef was a delightful and delicious surprise. Birthday boy, who is not a grits person, thoroughly enjoyed the shrimp and grits. Short rib received high marks; however, salmon dish, while good, did not have much wood-plank flavor and I would have loved to have had a few more bites of vegetables."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Everything our party ordered was delicious, and the service was outstanding."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The "502" was a nice value and well prepared. The salmon was very good and the accompanying vegetables were well chosen and prepared. I did not have dessert; however, my wife loved the creme brulee was excellent."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I don't know why we don't go to Limestone more often! Last night we visited after a long absence. Like always the food was delicious with a special southern touches. The table server was on top of every detail and the dining room was elegant and excellent ambiance for enjoyable conversation."
    Dined on 2/28/2014