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Limestone Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.limestonerestaurant.com
  • Email: limestonerest@bellsouth.net
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We have eaten here a few times and while concept, quality and presentation always deliver, recently, the flavors just seemed to miss the mark. The chicken liver appetizer begged for more bacony bourbon glaze to save the mediocre livers. The seafood mixed grill had a small but beautiful variety of fresh fish, but again lacked seasoning. The fried green tomatoes just need to come off the menu until some more tender varieties come into season or else be served with enough sauce to add flavor. My favorite part of the meal was Chef Gerhardt's amuse bouche; a delicious cucumber humus which was surprisingly light and bright in flavor."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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
  • "Everything our party ordered was delicious, and the service was outstanding."
    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
  • "Let me start by saying I LOVE LIMESTONE. But this was the worst meal and service that I have ever had there. The group of us (4) ordered the 5 course meal with wine. A guest says that she would like to have scallops for dinner, the server says no problem. ...Then the server brings her a steak that she didn't like or even eat but a few bites of. We really love Limestone, it is our favorite place.. And we have been going there for years. I think Chef JIm is one of best chef's in the area. But this was not our best trip there. I hope they can stay open, but the service is lacking right now."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I was excited about trying limestone. I am a foodie. I was not impressed with our steaks and flavorless "sauce" they were swimming in. Our calamari was excellent and the bourbon and wine choice was nice. We had a higher expectation of our dinner. Not to mention they didn't let open table know we honored our reservation. They did correct that after I reported it."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Dinner was excellent. Lag in drink orders. Restaurant was busy. Food arrived with good spacing so you don't feel over full."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were from Indianapolis visiting Louisville for the weekend. We really didn't knwo where to go but after reading reviews we decided to go to the Limestone. The food was good, but a little over priced. The service from the time we got there wasn't the greatest. The hostess seemed to be confused about us having reservations and then she seated us with no drink or dinner menus. Ben our server I think was new. He seemed not to know what was gonig on most of the evening. We would give it another chance because the food was good."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "For a dinner for two paying approx $150, I would pick a different place. The food was bland and not overly exciting. Someone please clean those fish tanks that are just kind of stuck randomly on the ledge. Drinks were way over priced. $12 for Elmer T. Lee is a joke. I've had better food at worse places."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We made our reservation for Limestone for Valentine's Day. My wife and I made our reservation for 6:45 and arrived promptly on time. We found the restaurant to be modrately busy, but no delays in getting to our table. That is really the last positive that we had. Our service was terrible...the entire time, the waiter seemed disinterested in our table(even though he was engaged with some of the others). Numerous times we had to ask for more water, or bread. Soup was cold and he never even came over during the entree to ask how we wwre doing, if steaks were prepared correctly, etc. Dessert was inedible because overly sweet, but again made no comment our apologies for that. Hard to think we will ever go back unfortunately"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Portions were well sized, not too large. Mahi was prepared well. Potatoes were lumpy. Chocolate cake had no chocolate flavor. Disappointing for Valentine's Day!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Took wife and another couple to celebrate. Had a reservation for 6:30pm and the place was empty so I immediately thought "bad choice". However by the time we left the place was packed...we were earlybirds. Wait staff were outstanding even as the crowds arrived. Dress code on web site is buisiness casual but there were plenty there with jeans on. Food, acording to me and gueats, was expertly prepared and presented. We had steaks, fish with appetizers, dessert and two bottles of wine. I thought the prices were in line with the atmosphere and personal attention. Wine was reasonably priced but my water, Perrier, as 16oz bottle was way over priced at $9.00. Overall Limestone is a 9/10. Thanks."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Good location for a business lunch. Offers a "starter bar" with soups and salads good for quick service. Noise level good for conversations. Restaurant temperature was kept a bit chilly."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "They had us in the bar and we could have chosen to move but opted to stay in the cozy corner booth instead. The bartender was our server and did a good job, but was not the same as the normal wait staff. We ordered an appetizer to share(Chicken livers) and then decided to share two entrees. The mixed seafood grill and the waiter's personal favorite ribeye. The first round mixed grill was cold, and the steak was very fatty, hard to cut without a steak knife. We sent both back. Much better the second go, but we used our bread plates to share. I expected 4 plates with extra veggies, but it was too late to complain. We had a delicious dessert to finish, but overall, the high standards we usually experience were not there this time."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We had a wonderful New Year's Eve dinner. The staff was pleasant, attentive and accommodating. Great way to end one year and start another. The food was outstanding!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We ALWAYS have a great meal here. You can count on it!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We went for NYE and did the Feed Me Chef with the wine pairings. The food, service, and total experience was such a treat and exactly what we were looking for to ring in the New Year. We will definitely be back and we highly recommend the feed me chef. Delicious!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "With the restaurant not being very crowded we thought we would have decent service. However since our party was one that was over 6 our bills had 20% gratuity built in which made us wonder if that was the cause to a slow server. We had to ask for our checks 30 minutes after our meal was complete at which he was surprised to discover it wouldn't be 1 bill. Our drinks were not put on the right checks but we ignored that in order to leave after being there almost 3 hours. We did however have exceptional service from the gentleman who refiled our water glasses and delivered silverware. He visited the table more than our waiter."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "WAY OVERPRICED FOR FOOD QUALITY. Main dining room almost empty on the Saturday evening we went except for private party in closed room."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I took my friend here when she finished her semester of college as a congratulatory dinner because she'd had a really difficult & long couple of months. I am from out of town & had not heard of this establishment but when I asked her where she would like to go she said she had always wanted to go here but didn't think she'd ever be able to so I made the reservation immediately, lol. We both chose the 5 course "Feed Me Chef" option with wine pairings & OMG we were both SO blown away! We also both expected to get the same dishes/wine but were extremely surprised & happy when we each got different things in all courses so we were able to sample each other's dishes as well which made the entire experience extra fun. Amazing food & service!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "This was a great restaurant. We are glad we went. The choices were abundant and we had a hard time selecting something from the menu. We had the Salmon and the mixed grill, plus fried green tomatoes. For desert we had the bread pudding. didn't have much taste. Should have served it with a little more bourbon ice cream or actually, a bourbon sauce would have been better. Our waitress, Rachel, was fabulous."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "My wife and I have been here on a number of occasions and this is the first time we've been disappointed. I'd still recommend this restaurant, but they're going to have to step it up a little on our next visit. Food presentation was so-so. Calamari starter was good. My cut of steak had too much "other" in it. The sides looked like they were kitchen leftovers that were just tossed on my plate. The dessert cake was dry and did not match the description on the menu."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "I like that the food is reliably good and NOT pretentious. So many places today try too hard to impress with outlandish combinations."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "I had dinner this week during my travels to Louisville. The service was great - very attentive and made good recommendations. I had the Seafood Mixed Grill which was delicious; the waitress said they were known for their scallops and I have to agree, the scallop that was included on this plate was delicious. I started with the bean and ham soup which was interesting; more of a mashed bean broth poured over a cream cheese (I think that is what it was) base. It was good - mild flavor. I ordered the bread pudding for dessert and it was ok, a little dry; it came with a very small scoop of ice cream. Bottom line, this is a great restaurant, very good food and I will definitely bring clients for business dinners in the future."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "We had not gone to Limestone before and was very pleasantly surprised. The food is phenomenal. I wish it was on Bardstown Rd, but other than that, we have no complaints. Our entree came while I was still eating my soup, but the waiter was very apologetic and gave us a heads up that this would happen. Bravo, Limestone chef! We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and are looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "This restaurant is tucked away and hard to find but worth the trip. Different presentations of Southern dishes. Delightful ambience, quiet and very attentive staff. The bar is well appointed and welcoming also. Recommend it for a quiet, inexpensive, delightful dinner."
    Dined on 11/21/2013
  • "Limestone has great atmosphere, very good food and excellent service. Their bar offers several nice conversation areas equipped with a couple of TVs in case you want to keep an eye on one of your favorite teams. You can find the owner and former local celebrity chef, Jim Gerhardt, filling water glasses or delivering meals to ensure prompt quality service. I would definitely recommend Limestone for a great dining experience."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "We had a wonderful lunch. Elizabeth was our waitress and she did an outstanding job. The chef was there to meet and greet as well as deliver his delicious creations to tables. This restaurant is back on top and doing well. My cobb salad was very good."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Smoked, then cut into steaks and finished sautéed, roast garlic demi and onion crisps, Chef’s vegetables - awesome dish!"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "This was our second visit to this restaurant and again we were very pleased with our choice. The menu, wine list and service were all fantastic. This will become one of our favorite places to frequent"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We had the 5-course Chef Choice menu and it was AWESOME. I would suggest it for anyone that loves good food!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Was part of the special that evening - it was delicious!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "The food is outstanding and the service attentive. It was quiet when we arrived but beginning to get busier when we left around 8. They have a huge wine list! We enjoyed our meal."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "My husband and I were celebrating our 41st wedding anniversary and wanted to go some place special--Limestone was the place for us. We thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere--great jazz music for dining. We both had the salmon which was fantastic. A complimentary glass of champagne was provided to celebrate our anniversary which we didn't expect. We had a little glitch in our dessert order so we had to wait on one dessert which was not a big deal as we were in no hurry to leave the restaurant. However, I was given a glass of "ice wine" due to the wait, which was also exceptional. The staff was excellent and very gracious. We definitely will choose Limestone for our next special occasion. But in the meantime, we will try lunch soon!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "For years Limestone has been one of my favorite restaurants, so I invited friends from out of town for lunch. The experience was disappointing. Still great food, but service mediocre at best. Below expectations."
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "This is our second time going to Limestone and once again it did not dissappoint. This time we both got the 5 course Feed Me Chef with wine pairing and it was phenomenal. We both received different dishes each time and therefore got to sample many of the restaurant's excellent food. Highly recommend for food, atmosphere, and experience."
    Dined on 10/5/2013