RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge
Wishing for a stormRivue offers a great view of the river and the east/west views of Louisville along with southern Indiana. The revolving sections offer the southern Indiana and either an east or west view looking up/down the Ohio.
The food is tasty and with a decent variety but leaning heavily on the lunch half of brunch. Missing on the breakfast side were any pastries, bagels, etc. There was an omelet station, quiche, bacon and fresh fruit.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDate NightI brought my wife to the restaurant for date night. It was an amazing experience from the time the elevator doors open. You walk into the restaurant and I had the wow factor the whole time. The food and service was excellent. I ordered flowers for our table and gave specific instructions with the staff. They did outstanding! My wife was very surprised. The view is amazing. The whole experience was above and beyond.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding EveningMy group had a delightful dining experience at Rivue.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat View, very good foodGreat View, very good food and excellent service. Somewhat pricy.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressed my important clients!I recently entertained out-of-town clients, and my boss with a lovely dinner at Rivue. None had ever dined there before and they were so very impressed with the decor, service, food and view! Rivue provided a quiet intimate setting where we could discuss a variety of business topics without intrusion or a concern for privacy. From our greeting by manager David Rankin, to our server April and James who served the bread, all showed-off Louisville's southern hospitality. Chef Brian Riddle is outstanding and Louisville is lucky to have his talents in our community. I HIGHLY recommend Rivue for a fabulous evening of food with spectacular views. Did I mention we were there on a Tuesday night which featured half priced bottles of wine?5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGem of LouisvilleWow! What a time My wife and I had celebrating our 11th anniversary. The very first thing you hear when you exit the elevator is this wonderful baby grand piano. The views from 25 stories was breathtaking. Wonderful Night.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner reviewMy husband and I came for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. It was our first time there and we were so impressed. Everything was lovely. Food, drinks, ambience, decor and the staff was exceptional. The view also was incredible. Rebecca Dyer was our server and she was wonderful. She was so friendly and hospitable that we will ask for her when we come back. We will be back and will recommend the restaurant to our friends. We had a really lovely and romantic evening. Thanks so much5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMRevolving restaurant conceptRevolving restaurant concept really fun...food was very good, especially appreciated vegetable lasagnette which was very light with great seasonings. Waitress was disappointing for a restaurant of this caliber...not very helpful with descriptions when choosing food or wine, didn't know history of the hotel very well...efficient enough but seemed rather impatient. The other waitstaff looked very pleasant and this could have been just a bad night for ours. We would definitely go back and really enjoyed a nice relaxing evening otherwise.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Evening!Our server was very courteous our food was delicious and the view was divine. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and The Rivue was the perfect choice for our special evening. The rotating restaurant was an experience we will never forget!!!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place to take your loverGreat place foods good, view is great, drinks are cool, the desserts sweet, place clean
Location is awesome for the Ville5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful ViewGo for the view. The food is very good but it's the view that will leave a lasting impression.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a gemEvery time I have been to Rivue, it has been a wonderful experience. Everyone that I know who eats there agrees. You cannot go wrong by choosing this Louisville Original.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMJustSweetsWe went just to eat dessert! My husband and I took my out of town mother and sister for this unique, scenic Louisville restaraunt. We enjoyed trying many different desserts, and the server was happy to provide us attention and point out his favorites.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWas a nice setting for anniversaryCelebrated our 20th here. Notified them of the event when I made the reservation. The staff and server were all aware of that, greeting us and congratulating us. Very impressive.
Food and service was very good. Loved the view too!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinning experienceWent to the Rivue for my husband's birthday celebration, and we had a great time. Service was great from beginning to end, amazing food, wine, music. The view was beautiful over the river and downtown Louisville. Dessert was delicious and the complimentary sweets after dinner were the perfect touch to end up the night.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMRivue.... A Louisville gem!For an absolutely first class fine dining experience, Rivue offers it all. My lady and I were celebrating her birthday and were treated as celebrity by the staff at Rivue. The atmosphere was romantic , the service impeccable , and the dining was beyond delicious . The Rivue restaurant and lounge exudes class from the time you step off the elevator at the top of the nostalgic Galt house. The staff was as gracious and accomadating with what was a menu of taste , texture, and delight.The best dining experience and celebration my lady and I have ever experienced in Louisville. A true gem, Rivue will always be our first recommendation to friends and family for the ultimate dining experience, five star plus... *****+5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the restaurant, but ourLove the restaurant, but our server was not very attentive or timely. It was a busy night with several conferences and staffing should have been addressed accordingly. Our food was not as tasty as previous visits, but would still dine in the future.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMRepeat PerformanceGreat experience with out of town friends in the Revolving part of The Rivue. Lots of special touches & the views are fabulous. Very well selected menu given it's limited nature.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGood views of the river andGood views of the river and Louisville. Revolving dining room was fun. Very good food and the service was very good.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time!Thank you so much for a great evening! We had a lovely time. The food and service were impeccable. The view was amazing!
I loved cooking my own buffalo on the salt rock! Fun!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have lived in LouisvilleWe have lived in Louisville for 10 years and have never tried Rivue. We finally had the opportunity to this past weekend with some friends. The revolving restaurant sounded kind of kitschy but it was actually quite nice. The food was very good and our waiter was very warm and friendly. The actual time from being seated to leaving the restaurant was about 3 and a half hours. A bit too long and we were ready to go by the time they rolled the "complimentary candy cart" our way. Overall, it was a great experience and I would not hesitate to go back...I'd just make sure that we set aside enough time for the evening.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food, pricey but overgreat food, pricey but over all great. Will recommend for any special romantic occasion4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTop of the world!Fantastic service and food! Great wine list and of course the view is amazing!!!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe lobster was a little overcookedThe lobster was a little overcooked but everything else was just right. A very good restarurant. Top notch waiter.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding eveningMy wife and I had one of the best restaurant experiences we have ever had at the Rivue. Our server Amir was OUTSTANDING in every way. The views were incredible, food delicious and everyone on the staff were extremely courteous. I would highly recommend to all wanting to have a nice romantic dinner with your significant other or a nice dinner with friends.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there for our 29th AnniversaryWent there for our 29th Anniversary, food & service was great. The only problem was that we were seated next to a family of 4 with 2 small children who were loud and the parents let them run all around. Not the restaurants fault but the fault of the parents. We were there for a romantic evening and it kind of got ruined by the kids. The parents should have handled their children. We have kids and grandkids and there is time and place for playing, its not at a nice restaurant.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMService was great until weService was great until we asked for the check. It took nearly 30 minutes from the time we asked to get the check. This was excessive. My wife and I had to really scramble to make it to our movie because of this. Check issue asside we had great service from the waiters attending us during our brunch!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe same goes for EVERY restaurant:The same goes for EVERY restaurant: Either people start leaving the kids at home with sitters OR restaurants start providing no kid zones just like non smoking areas. There is nothing worse than dressing up for a special occasion, going to a a nice place and dropping that kind of money just to have it ruined by screaming kids running around like apes. Parents ARE responsible for their children's behavior and restaurant owners ARE responsible to their diners to provide the ambiance they advertise.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe atmosphere and the viewsThe atmosphere and the views are outstanding. Service was great very prompt and attentive. Food was just good, not great. Typical buffet food. Had been in the chafers so it was a little overdone and dry but well flavored and interesting.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, the service andThe food, the service and the atmosphere made for a memorable evening. Enjoyed the experience immensely.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had seen mostly positiveWe had seen mostly positive reviews but a few stating it was overpriced and not that good. We almost didn't go because of that. However, we were visiting Louisville for the first time and decided to go for the experience. We were very glad we did. We both had fish, which was excellent. It happened to be 1/2 price night for bottles of wine, which was a bonus. Service was attentive without being intrusive. We will visit again next time we are in town.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMe and my wife celebratedMe and my wife celebrated our 20th anniversary there and had a lovely time and woupd recommended this to restaurant to anyone looking for a special dinner with that special someone.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and service.Outstanding food and service. Look forward to returning for our next celebration.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial eventStaff was knowledgeable, friendly and very efficient. Celebrating a special occasion and it went flawless.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter Actors I dined withAfter Actors I dined with 3 other ladies and we all enjoyed the evening. Not an inexpensive evening but the quality of food and the ambiance well worth the cost. I will be back.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe 25th floor at the GaltThe 25th floor at the Galt House has been up-graded and looks like a supper club from the 40's. The wood panelled walls, black granite floor, and the lighted reception hall table support that elegant feel. Piano player in the bar area with white leather seating jsut make it more so. However, the Lobby of the hotel does not have the "feel of an up-scale restaurant". That can be a bit disconcerting if you have never been to Rivue before.
Our dinner was very pleasant and the food was very good. Service was competent but not "professional" - maybe a bit to casual for an up-scale restauant. I don't want it stuffy but professional and attentive would have been appreciated.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AM