RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge
RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge
  • Address:
    140 North Fourth Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown Louisville
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://rivue.com/
  • Phone: 5025684239x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 1:00am; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dustin Willett
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch
  • Entertainment: Thursday, Friday and Saturday - Tim Murner, pianist

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Galt House Hotel, RIVUE Tower, 25th Floor
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking and Self Parking
A word from RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge
RIVUE, Louisville’s upscale restaurant and lounge, is unlike anything you have seen before. It features breathtaking panoramic views, sophisticated décor, and twin revolving floors that let you drink it all in. The contemporary cuisine is just as amazing. RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge has views to dine for.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
156 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (142)special occasion (129)romantic (121)great for brunch (42)fit for foodies (40)good for groups (36)notable wine list (30)neighborhood gem (20)late-night find (18)great for lunch (13)hot spot (13)kid-friendly (11)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Wonderful Sunday brunch
    cincybill
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Decided to stop in Louisville on the way home from our anniversary weekend. Twenty fifth floor revolving restaurant has it all - view, ambiance (piano player), good variety buffet and attentive service. So glad this was our choice!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Dining Spot
    OURTREAT
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My experience at the Rivue was the best when I wasn't expecting it to be. We plan to go back ever couple of months since we live in Owensboro KY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last Night
    MKEtravel
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Dining at Rivue was great ending to our Louisville vacation. Great service by Micheal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great dining experience. Many different foods to chose from. Great omelet bar with many toppings to choose from. Was not sure about a taco bar for brunch but a tried the shredded chicken and it worked for me. Mini Hot Browns were very tasty. As well as a cold potato salad using fingerling potatoes (name escapes me) very flavorful. Piano player was great added to the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and view were excelent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Staff was very friendly, food was delicious. View was breath taking, watched the sunset over Louisville while dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food, but service was even better. Raj was our waiter and he was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Must Do While Visiting Louisville
    Cooken79
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I were lucky enough to be seated in the very center of the rotating dining room. Our view switched between looking out over the Ohio River with bridges and tops of buildings, including a beautiful sunset, and the other diners along with the piano player...yes, there is a piano player playing throughout the meal! Lovely! The decor was modern and yet reminiscent of the roaring 20's. Our server was knowledgeable, charismatic, and funny. Although I enjoyed my entree, the halibut, taking bites from my husband's prime rib was mouth watering. The dessert was too. Hit up Rivue on the 25th floor of the Galt Hotel and you'll be happy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite
    Grammydeb1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Every one knows that Louisville has an awesome selection of restaurants so to pick a favorite can be tough. Since first trying RIVUE it hasn't been a problem at all. They win hands down period every time! We were recently there taking My finace's Mom out for her birthday. Her comments after were she loved it, she believes the best meal she ever had out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went this friday
    Collin
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Most amazing restaurant I have ever been to. I had the organic chicken and it was full of flavor the prices are reasonable. We had a great waiter and there was someone playing piano that did an excellent job.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable Anniversary
    SilverAnniversaryVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We spend out 25th wedding anniversary at Rivue. The dinner was delicious. My wife had the chicken breast. I had the N.Y. Strip. The service was attentive without going over the top. Watching the sunset from Rivue is an unmatched view in Louisville. Wonderful night. We are always delighted with the menu and staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was great, the atmosphere was perfect and our waiter was entertaining. Loved it! We went on a night of a thunderstorm and the lightning show we saw was amazing and romantic 25 floors up. This restaurant would be perfect any night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    CDYE
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I took my wife here for a nice evening dinner. The view was great and it stormed very dramatically all around us. We had a front row seat. It was beautiful. The service was excellent. Our waiter was Carl and his assistant was Devan. Both were attentive and did a superb job. The food was good but a little lacking in taste. We both had the Rib - eye plate and Spinach salad.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Choice for a Special Occasion
    foodman
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This restaurant is a Great Choice for a Special Occasion. Wonderful food, good wine list great service and scenic view from two revolving restaurants.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    Pc1029VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It has been a long time since I've been to Rivue, but we all really enjoyed it. The revolving section moved a little quicker than I remembered, but it was great. We shared a beautiful seafood appetizer with shrimp, crab legs and oysters, and the waiters kept replenishing our bread plates, so, unfortunately, I filled up on bread! I had a very tasty spinach salad and my husband had eaten most of the crab legs, so all he got was the burgoo. The others had steaks, chicken and pasta dishes and everyone said their food was delicious. Then we shared cantaloupe sorbet, rhubarb dessert and cheesecake among the six of us and also complimentary candies!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Place for special event
    Sarah
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I were scouting out places for a rehearsal dinner, and Rivue is definitely the place that could make the night memorable. Great food, attentive, helpful wait staff, gorgeous view. What more could we want?! The ability to reserve an entire wheel and be separate from the rest of the restaurant without forgoing any of the beauty sealed the deal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service!
    danniboo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was our first time eating at the Rivue. My husband and I were on a date night and really enjoyed everything. Our server was Michael and he was very attentive. The food was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    They moved the piano into the main part of the dining room allowing patrons to dance. It was a rainy night with lightning all around but the brightness of the room took away the spectacular light show. They could improve on the ambiance with more candlelight and less wattage. The food was very good but the service was not "professional". Our waiter was nice and worked to "do the right thing" but the wine service was not appropriate. He opened the bottle, poured a glass for my wife and then asked if I wanted to taste the wine. The table next to us asked for boxes for leftovers - so, he brought a box to the table and scooped the leftovers into the box - directly in front of the patrons. Lastly, dedicate one elevator for the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Special Occasion
    Janny
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The view here is awesome and ever changing. We ate dinner there and watched the sun set as we were eating. Waiter was very good, food was good, no complaints here!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top of the Tower
    2PeasinaPod
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Our dining experience was very positive. The atmosphere can not be beaten. The food was simply delicious. Our waiter was attentive and funny. We will be returning in the future. I've already recommended the restaurant to friends who were seeking a top notch dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Galt House Sunday Brunch
    Munchatthebrunch814
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Always enjoy the brunch on Sundays. Great service & friendly staff. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best part
    Jsfor2
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    For me this is a place I can truely relax. Everything is attended to. Servers are attentive without being intrusive. Love the piano. Our server Friday night was Carl. He was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    6LottCareyans
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I can not say enough about the service, the view and quality of the food. Our waiter was very attentive and offered suggestions on what to order. His recommendations were "spot on". The view was beautiful looking at the Ohio River and beyond. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This was a great place to eat. The food was amazing and the staff was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server
    lstock808
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our server was Sherry and she was really great! Very polite and took a little time to visit with us even though she was busy. We are new to the area so we enjoyed her visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trynewplace
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    All the food was very good. The crab cake appetizers then the lamb entree I highly recommend .
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Have only been once but everything was incredible. The panna cotta dessert is the best dessert i've ever had. Don't leave without at least trying it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • View is all they have
    ChicagoRjVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Poor service and mediocre food. Cool way to see the city but won't recommend it to other.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first time in Louisville
    Andy
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We booked not knowing what to expect and I liked the idea of the view. The view was great and the wine and food very good, what I would like to make a special note of is how fantastic the waiting team were, they were so kind and attentive and went out of their way to make the experience for us very special. Go for the food, enjoy the view but thank the team if they are as special to you as they were to us.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • crisco
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We were greeted promptly and allowed to sit at table before the rest of our party arrived. Waiter, Drew, was very attentive and helpful. Steak was OUTSTANDING.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner
    Meeting
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Everyone enjoyed themselves. The view was wonderful. We had out of town guests in the party and they really enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch with a great view
    TravelTime
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We sat at one of the two slowly rotating dining areas. That feature gives every seat a great view of the river and city.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Find!
    DateNight
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This restaurant was amazing in every way. Our service was awesome and Michael Spalding is the best server there is. This was a surprise for my boyfriend for our first official date. We had never been here before but I chose it because it was listed as one of the top 10 most romantic restaurants in Louisville. The dining area rotated so you were able to see the Ohio River and window view at some point throughout the night. It is pricey but the food was out of this world amazing. I would go back for another special occasion for sure.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Rivue is a great restaurant. The food and wine were unbelievable and this was the second time me and my wife have had dinner there. Our server named Karl was entertaining and very polite. He kept us laughing the whole time we were having dinner. The wine list was very extensive but we enjoy that because me and my wife like trying new wines. We ordered the venison tacos for our appetizer and they were very good. I ordered the seafood pasta and my wife ordered the lamb chops with the potatoes and both were very delicious. We ordered the Nutella ice cream and the creme brûlée for desert and they were very delicious as well. The dessert cart they bring around at the end have a lot of great candies on them too. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant
    JackP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This restaurant is such a well kept secret. Think Eddie Merlots and Jeff Rubys with a better view.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I really enjoyed my dinner & service at the Rivue.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and a View
    Dinner42
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    An evening out celebrating our anniversary at the recommendation of a friend, we were NOT disappointed at our evening at Rivue! The ambience and view were the best ever!!! The Ohio River at sunset was gorgeous. The food was delicious, but I hesitate to say that we've had better. The live piano playing was wonderful, setting the mood. The waitress was pleasant and mostly knowledgeable about the menu. The surprise of the evening was the cart of candies rolled to our table as a take home treat!! I would gladly come again. Thank you. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Atmosphere
    CincinnatiTravels
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went to the RIVUE for our anniversary, and requested a window table. We did receive the window view, however I did not realize the whole restaurant did not rotate. It was actually only two separate platforms that rotated. So, instead of seeing the whole city view, half the time you were rotating to see the inside of the restaurant. I'm not sure how the seating assignments work, but if you were not seated on the circular platform, it was just a normal dining room. The food was excellent, our server was very knowledgeable. We were also offered a sampling of chocolates at the end of the meal regardless if you order desert or not. The dining room itself was very nice, and the atmosphere was very cozy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great view but a little pricey
    DAlan
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I had the chicken and my girlfriend had the duck. Both were very good and presented nicely. I wanted to see the place for it's view of downtown Louisville and it did not disappoint. My bill was $126 after a few drinks, salad, soup and dessert. I was overall pleased with the service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food was excellent, the waiter was fantastic and the piano player was amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A definite yes!
    JackP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Excellent food, view, and service! What more could you ask? This is a great hidden gem. We usually eat at Jeff Ruby's when we visit Louisville and took a chance on the Rivue and we are so happy we did. Everyone is so professional and caring. The rotating restaurant is amazing offering views of the site and river. Spectacular!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate