Hadn't been to Uptown in a long time and I'm sorry we waited! My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous dinner at reasonable prices. He ordered the fish special (trout) and I had the duck. I had a couple of changes to my order (rice instead of potatoes, different veggie) and these were accommodated with a smile by our very pleasant server. We are used to dining at fine restaurants and feel confident stating that it measured up to a 5 star experience with 3 star prices. Well done! We will be back soon!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of my favorite restaurants.
One of my favorite restaurants. Always great service, great food - just a nice place for dinner and lunch.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed a wonderful meal.
We enjoyed a wonderful meal. My husband loves the jagerschnitzel.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great mid priced wine list.
Great mid priced wine list. Food was very good. Ambiance & view (Bardstown road) was fun & interesting. Not a bad bite from our varied selections.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
New Regular , Great Food & Service
Outstanding restaraunt, great food,wait staff, ambiance.
Lunch is also wonderful atmosphere, excellent value on prices of quality meals, some of the best fresh salads in town.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed the fried goat cheese
Enjoyed the fried goat cheese and sweet potato salad, but not the dressing so much. Didn't taste the balsamic, mainly just the oil. Friendly service, would go back.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We recently had dinner with friends at Uptown. Every one of us enjoyed the meal! The service was attentive without being overbearing. We will return!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Greated warmly, staff on their game. Interesting and varied menu at value pricing.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went there to celebrate a birthday and it was a wonderful experience. I have been there several times and it is always good. I live in Columbus OH and visit Louisville often to see family.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Working lunch or lingering dinner
Pass through the comfortable, intimate bar to be greeted by a sweet hostess and the most delicious looking table full of desserts. Waitstaff is perfectly attentive. My favorite: shrimp bisque and spinach salad with grilled chicken. Large menu so something for everyone.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I enjoyed Uptown Cafe. I really like the 'small plates' they offer to diners. I found the fried green tomatoes to be just crispy enough and my butternut squash dish to be delicious. I wish I had room for dessert when the meal was over. I'll be happy to return and take guests with me.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thank you for making Prom night so special! -- my daughter and her friends said the service was excellent and they all enjoyed their meals. They felt that the staff was very attentive (sometimes that's not the case when waiting on "kids") and the restaurant itself was very nice. It made their "Cinderella" evening that much better! Great job to all!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Uptown has a pleasant
The Uptown has a pleasant atmosphere,good service and a menu that satisfies a variety of tastes at a reasonable price. I have never ordered anything that I felt wasn't of the best quality or brought at the wrong time for the best eating experience. I feel like you can always count on the Uptown for a great and dependable dining experience at a fair price. Wouldn't change a thing!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Long-time Highlands gem
Nancy Shepard continues to serve great food right on Bardstown Road, huge windows for people-watching. Several favorites are always on the menu for lunch and dinner and the desserts are the BEST in Louisville. The perfect place to stop after work, visit with friends around the bar, stay for dinner, walk home if you are lucky enough to live in the Highlands.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once you try it you will return
Our favorite for all events. Great place to wind down after a tough day!
Nice and comfortable not too stuffy!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
I hadn't been to Uptown Cafe for several years since moving out of the Louisville area. I am so glad that we returned. It was just as nice as I remember. Food was very good and the service was excellent. A great evening. Nice to know that somethings stay the same.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice evening out on Bardstown Rd
Uptown Cafe very pleasant place to have dinner. Outside dining under large roof, enter past open airy bar, about 15 tables in next room, a couple of booths in back. Wood floors and tables/chairs large framed posters on wall. Windows looking to street.
I had 3 of the seasonal small plates and all were very good and lots of flavor. My husband had mixed greems salad with salmon which was colorful and fresh. Good bread. Desserts were terrific! The ganache was recommended by our very professional and pleasant waitress. We also had a chocolate "pie" with pecan crust and caramel topping - very rich and delicious.
Make a reservation as the place is not very big. Very nice evening. Worth checking out!!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
On a Tuesday night??????
Amazing to find so many people on a Tuesday night in June all in the same place. But, when you have a great restaurant, in the Highlands, with 5 star staff & food, that's what you should expect. Newly renovated with lots of new menu items, the Uptown Café is still a perfect place to sit with friends for dinner. I have already told co-workers they need to go back & see for themselves. John Benock, fearless manager for 15 years, will treat you to his wonderful, inexpensive wine selections that will not disappoint. Had a wonderful time!
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
pleasant for friends dinner
We had an early dinner (about 5 pm) and sat outside...felt a little like streetside dining in Paris :-). The food was good and the service exceptional. I think we preceded the trendy late-dining crowd, but this this time of day was perfect for our small group.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had not been in years. Food was great and service excellent. Will definitely return.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
After doing some sprucing up earlier this Summer the Uptown Cafe is better than ever. Serving good reasonably priced food in an upscale casual setting, the Uptown is a true Bardstown Road staple. Be it a quick lunch or a leisurely dinner, uptown will not disappoint.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I hadn't eaten at the Uptown in a long time and so glad we picked it. The servers were very polite and efficient. The food was so delicious and the atmosphere was conducive to conversation. We all enjoyed our meal and the restaurant very much. Thanks!
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always enjoy dining at
We always enjoy dining at Uptown. We have been going there for years and always have a great dinner.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
wine and drink prices are
wine and drink prices are reasonable. Very refreshing.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as usual!
Love the Uptown. Whether it's lunch or dinner, we're never disappointed. Great service, nice selection of food--something for everyone, and we almost always run into a friend there. If you've never been, GO!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a very nice experience
This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent, as well as the service. Early in the evening, the Uptown tends to be more popular with older diners, and later on, with younger ones--as is true of many restaurants in town. There is also a very pleasant bar area here.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the Uptown
Went there Saturday night after a movie at the Baxter. We arrived 30 minutes before our OT reservation, and decided just to eat at the bar. Bartenders were friendly, not obtrusive, and knowledgeable regarding specials, etc. My friend ordered Fish Taco's and I got Salmon. Both dishes were tasty, and well prepared. I love the value at the Uptown. I do not agree that raising the price on mediocre food somehow raises an establishment to elite status. The Uptown provides good value at a very reasonable price. It is a gem in this city with a lot of fine restaurants. I will continue to patronize the Uptown.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A bit underwhelmed
This restaurant was recommended by on-line reviews. However, their signature shrimp bisque was watery and not full-flavored. Dessert menu not very pleasing. No ice cream offered and the best desserts were weekend specials only.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't go wrong with the Uptown
The Uptown is one of my favorite places. Great food and service.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
great location in the Highlands
Not really a scenic view but definitely a good spot to people watch outside.
Multiple food choices, including some vegetarian. Diverse appetizer list as well.
Expected them to be higher priced but certainly reasonable.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Uptown Cafe is our "go to" place for regular dinners and for gathering with friends or family. We've enjoyed it for years!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to the restaurant for a nice evening out and that is exactly what we got. Decided to sit on the patio, as the weather was perfect outside. Everyone we came in contact with from the hostess to the server assistant was fantastic. Our server, Christopher, was one of the BEST servers we have had in Louisville. He was personable, suggested items (that ended up being amazing) and always went above and beyond. We ordered the Smoked Gouda & Tomatillo Queso and it was EXCELLENT. Our entrees were the Jaegerschnitzel and the Fusilli Pasta with Chicken instead of seafood. It was one of the best pasta dishes I've ever had. The chocolate caramel martini was also superb. Overall, excellent outdoor dining, fantastic service and one of a kind food.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were
The food and service were excellent. We were able to visit with friends without interfering noise from tables being too close.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and very good service
Great food and very good service in a pleasant setting. Large menu. All this at very reasonable prices for both food and wine. A superior value.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been dining at Uptown Cafe for many years! We have never had a bad experience. Something must be right because the exceptional servers have been there for years. It is such a friendly and comfortable restaurant.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Aside from being the only diners under the age of sixty, our Uptown experience was very pleasant. I had the ginger and beer marinated flank steak with steamed vegetables and au gratin potatoes. The steak was cooked perfectly and absolutely delicious. As for the sides, the vegetables were either perfect or raw with a general lack of seasoning. The au gratin potatoes were okay, very basic. We enjoyed our food, the atmosphere was lovely and the service impeccable.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
service a little slow but
service a little slow but varied menu and no problem making changes to side dishes.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
My bf and I have been here various times and are always happy after leaving!!!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining experience. We had a variety of dishes and they were all excellent. Server was very good. Absolutely nothing to find fault with.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM