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Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge-Louisville
446 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
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Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge-Louisville Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
American, Contemporary American
Chris Elseser & Brian Craig
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Private Party Facilities:
Chef's Table will seat up to 20 people. Ambassador Room will seat up to 40 for a sit down dinner, 50-60 for standing appetizers and cocktails.
Private Party Contact:
Marc Dempsey (502) 568-9009
DJs Friday and Saturday 10:00pm - 4:00am
4th Street Live
Corner of 4th and Muhammad and Liberty and 5th and Liberty.
PARC parking garage is located on 5th Street between Muhammad Ali and Liberty, next to the Cathedral of the Assumption.
A word from Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge-Louisville
Fourth Street Live! is home to the first ever Maker's Mark Bourbon House and Lounge. Upon entering guests are greeted by custom art-glass created especially for Maker's Mark Bourbon House and Lounge. The 57' long wood topped bar is outlined in marble and back lit with soft white lightning. Maker's
Mark Bourbon House and Lounge houses over 70 Kentucky distilled bourbons. Our ambiance and culinary expertise combined offers you the ultimate dining experience. It's the personal touches and attention to detail that will make your Maker's Mark evening one to remember.
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Food was okay but VERY over
priced. The service was the highlight of my experience."
Dined on 2/28/2014
Everything about my experience at
Maker's Mark was amazing. The atmosphere is laid back and casual. The food was amazing - appetizer, entree, dessert - and the drinks were even better - bourbon flights and bourbon cocktails. I don't know much about bourbon myself so I enjoyed that the cocktail/whisky menu had a multitude of information and interesting facts about bourbon. The waiter was also very helpful in explaining ways to "attack" the bourbon flight. Service was a little slow considering the restaurant was not terribly busy that night, but not so much that it became an issue."
Dined on 2/27/2014
Food, drink and service were all
outstanding. The ambience was excellent, and our clients all loved the steaks and bourbon."
Dined on 2/18/2014
My wife and I were in Louisville
for a both a business meeting and fun, at the meeting a friend told us about coupons on our website that would give us a $25 discount. So I printed the coupon and made a reservation. The food was outstanding my wife had the shrimp and grits and said it was the best shrip she has evere eaten and we live on the Gulf Coast. I had the Lamb and it was equally good. Would recommend this restaurant in a heartbeat."
Dined on 1/18/2014
We had reservations for Saturday
Jan. 11/14. My husband and I had appetizers and a drink to celebrate the completion of our Kentucky Bournon Trail passports (We are from Canada). My husband ordered two different bourbons. The waiter brought my husband's bourbons with ice in them - he did not ask my husband how he wanted his bourbon - and my husband always drinks his bourbon neat. And he also failed to mention having them with ice was more expensive. My appetizer (Chicken breast with sweet potato waffle, maple creme fraiche)... fell far below my expectations. The waffle was not sweet potato... it was definitely stale, and seemed to be a frozen store bought type... there was less than a tsp of a whipped butter or something... no flavor."
Dined on 1/11/2014
Food very good, drinks and wine
very good. Service excellant. Table very small and chairs uncomfortable low. Will request different seating next visit. Note: menu didn't match website."
Dined on 12/20/2013
Thank you, thank you, thank you to
Catherine, our server, at Maker's. Excellent, excellent service, pace and, yes, even the food was great. It's great to come to a place like this, a lounge-y, relaxed atmosphere where the wait staff isn't hawking your every move and trying to push you out the door. I went here for a business dinner with a customer, one on one, and the waitress was perfect, coming to the table when needed and keeping distance and not badgering us every minute. Awesome, awesome place. Thank you again"
Dined on 12/17/2013
Food and drinks were exactly as I
expected - this is not the type of place I would normally go, but this was a special occasion. There were 5 of us total, no one was disappointed. For our party, average cost per person was $50 including bourbon drinks and dessert. Food was great, we chose lamb and steak. Just enough food to fill you, not overfill. My likelihood of returning is low, only because of other options to try in the city for comparable price. I would recommend it as an option to others, but myself, I would not place it in my top 10 list for Louisville. For bourbon lovers, this is a place to try."
Dined on 12/8/2013
The food was the only drawback.
When I spend $100 just to split an app, salad and entrée, it ought to be delicious in my mind. It simply was not. Probably should have had the steak."
Dined on 11/30/2013
We were looking for a girls night
out. We live north of Indianapolis so our first inclination was to spend the night in Indy and act like tourists. No hotels were available, much to our dismay. After collaborating with the girls, we decided to travel to Louisville, figured we would have no trouble filling the two hour car ride with conversation. Boy were we pleased. The atmosphere was delightful. Entrees were delectable. And the drinks, just Devine. We all stepped out of our comfort zone to try the Bourbon. Pleasantly surprised by the specialties, they made great sippers and went very well with dinner. Absolutely, we will make the trip back."
Dined on 11/16/2013
Great ambience and music. Food was
expensive but lacked taste. Portions are very small, you will leave still hungry."
Dined on 11/9/2013
Great steak! Excellent walking
distance from hotel in downtown Louisville, KY. Nice restaurant to get away from the much younger crowd who rather be in fast food places. If you like bourbon, you need to see the selection they have. Drink prices were comparable to other businesses. Food price is a little higher than other nearby restaurants but the steak was delicious and tender. A great place for a quite dinner before you visit the nearby hotspots."
Dined on 10/31/2013
terrible experience at this
restaurant - chairs were broken, service was poor, quality of food was poor. The only thing good about it was the bourbon selection."
Dined on 10/31/2013
Seated promptly, served quickly
(reservations at 8pm on a Saturday)- almost a bit TOO quickly for service. Entrees came shortly after the salads were served. The food was 'okay' but nothing to brag about. Our waitress seemed a bit bothered or just didn't want to be there. We felt very rushed and it didn't seem that they needed to turn tables for other patrons because there were lots of empty tables. The noise level was good-which we did appreciate as we wanted to be able to talk over our meal (one of the reasons we avoided several of the other establishments on 4th Street). We won't be dining here again - felt it was overpriced for the quality of the food and the atmosphere."
Dined on 10/27/2013
Nice dinner but a bit overpriced.
Would have chosen a different place in hind site. Our server Chris rocked! Good bourbon old fashion."
Dined on 10/19/2013
I had dined with my teen daughter.
Our server was prompt and friendly. Food was ok. We had the fried chicken dinner which was a generous portion. The kale greens could have been warmer and lacked basic seasoning, mashed potatoes were tasty, the half of chicken was difficult to eat as it was served as one piece and we were not given a sharp knife to cut it, and I felt the chicken could have been cooked a bit longer. My dinner was the bbq rubbed salmon with quinoa and roasted cauliflower. Salmon was perfectly prepared but I felt the portion was a bit small, quinoa was delicious, the cauliflower could have been hotter and cooked a bit more. The presentation of the dish appeared bland because the lack of color on the dish."
Dined on 10/18/2013
Classic steakhouse -- good red
meat and booze. Service was excellent."
Dined on 10/5/2013
We were entertaining clients that
were in town for the ICUEE conference. We chose Makers Mark due to our previous experience there the last time we entertained clients in 2011. Everything was great, the service, the food, atmosphere, etc... However, we had 2 in our party that ordered their first round of specialty beers that were on tap. When the second round came to order, MM were out of the one and then were told their second choice was out as well. The waiter explained that the delivery truck did not make it earlier in the day. All in all, everything else was great, our clients enjoyed the evening with us at the Makers Mark. We will definitely come back."
Dined on 10/1/2013
As its name suggests, this
restaurant is really a bar and lounge and not a fine dining restaurant. The ambience is just that as well. The service was good and attentive; however, the noise level was much too high. Likewise, the menu prices are reflective of a more upscale establishment, and, thus, overpriced."
Dined on 9/21/2013
The food was good, the service was
better. The menu provides several eclectic entrees for meat eaters. The price is not, in my opinion, met by the quality-however I don't usually spend that much so I may be biased."
Dined on 9/15/2013
Ok, Sunday night in Louisville is
quiet especially if you want more than "bar food" prior to a concert at the KFC Yum Center. We wanted walking distance and the MM Bourbon House menu online sounded great if albeit a little pricey. The place was hardly crowded at 5:30 but it took our server Chelsea a few minutes to make it over to us and then the food took considerably longer to arrive. When it did, we were disappointed by the portions. The asparagus salad is 4-5 thin spears with a 1/4 cup of greens and fruit compote. I may actually be overestimating the 1/4 cup! The field greens salad was generous and tasty but The grilled shrimp appetizer was still in the shell,small and impossible to remove. The only yummy thing was the hot goat cheese!"
Dined on 8/19/2013
We found the portions small, the
drinks watered down, and the service slow."
Dined on 8/11/2013
We had lunch outdoors on a
Saturday and enjoyed the food, the people-watching, and our bourbon tasting. Server was attentive, w/o ever rushing us. My husband had chicken parm, and I had filet salad with bourbon ginger dressing. Yummy! After lunch we tried a bourbon flight. Server was very knowledgeable and had good recommendations. Also, ask for the Urban Bourbon Trial passport if you don't already have it. Restaurant is right in 4th St. Live district, so there's traffic going by. At night you'd be able to hear whatever band is playing. During the day, we heard music from the Irish pub across the street, but still conversed with no problem and w/o feeling that others overheard us. Restaurant's inside areas are posh and elegant."
Dined on 7/13/2013
food was very good, service was
excellent, but the Old Fashioned was watery"
Dined on 6/26/2013
Food was just ok and drinks were
good. It was quite pricey for what it was and my group was really wishing they had served bread or something because we waited a long time for our food."
Dined on 6/22/2013
We had a lovely time eating brunch
here. I would try it again for another meal. We dinned al fresco, it was a very leisurely experience."
Dined on 6/16/2013
Interesting restaurant. The Food
was good and the service was very attentive. Restaurant is in a good location."
Dined on 6/7/2013
Terrible service. It took 1:45 to
get even the appetizers from our dinner order. They thought because they told us the kitchen was slow, that made it ok. Maybe if they had told us BEFORE we ordered...maybe we would have gone somewhere else."
Dined on 5/26/2013
We make it a point to stop at
Maker's Mark whenever we're in Louisville and it never gets old. From the bar to the food it's great."
Dined on 5/25/2013
We arrived early for our
reservation on a Saturday night, and despite the fact that less than half of the restaurant was occupied, we were told to wait in the bar until she called us. The staff was not attentive, nor friendly; rather they were in their twenties and apathetic. Thirty five minutes later, my husband went back up to the hostess; she had forgotten about us. The hostess never apologized. The warm goat cheese skillet, was good, but runny. I ordered the small filet with asparagus and mashed potatoes, which arrived lukewarm and was the size of a kid's portion. The filet was dry and thin and there were only 3 small asparagus. I left hungry. My husband liked his fried chicken which was a good sized portion. We won't be back."
Dined on 5/25/2013
Great spot on 4th Street Live for
bourbon and good food."
Dined on 5/21/2013
After an afternoon with the Dalai
Lame my wife and I took our mid-30's daughter and husband for Sunday dinner. We had tired of bar food and beer and wanted some good bourbon and a great steak.From the Bourbon flights (Proof of age & Low Rye) to the Apricot Upside Down Cake dessert the meal was perfect. Not inexpensive but perfectly prepared filets (two 5 oz. and an 8 oz) and the Swordfish Steak were as good as any we've ever had. Presentation was clean and striking while the service was impeccable. While the inside is elegant and refined we chose to sit outside and enjoy the early summer evening and the foot traffic on 4th St. Live."
Dined on 5/20/2013
Had my friend's birthday dinner
here. Everyone enjoyed their food and the service was great. I recommend ordering the shrimp and grits - it is phenomenal!"
Dined on 5/18/2013
Dropped in for dinner and drinks.
If you like Bourbon, you HAVE to stop by. Excellent apps, meals and drinks. Service was excellent and the mood was great! I will definitely return and recommend to all my friends."
Dined on 5/17/2013
We went for Mithers Day and was
disappointed. The King Crab Legs were not king very misleading. The rest of the food was ok. Would not go back"
Dined on 5/12/2013
Eating along 4th street was fun.
Good people watching while you drink and eat."
Dined on 5/9/2013
By far the most perfectly cooked
filet that I have had in my life! Presentation was excellent w both veggies and potato sticks. We were impressed. Can you do it again. .?"
Dined on 3/24/2013
Had lunch at Makers Mark today and
really expected more based on the overall rating it has here on open table. There is no question that the decor is great and I can imagine that at night it is a great stop as part of the 4th street area, but to have it rated in excess of 4 stars overall is outright disrespectful to other great restaurants in louisville rated at that level. The food we had was fair "local bar" food at best."
Dined on 3/13/2013
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