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

RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://rivue.com
  • Phone: (502) 568-4239
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Always enjoy the brunch on Sundays. Great service & friendly staff. Food was very good."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "This was a great place to eat. The food was amazing and the staff was wonderful."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "All the food was very good. The crab cake appetizers then the lamb entree I highly recommend ."
    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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Poor service and mediocre food. Cool way to see the city but won't recommend it to other."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Everyone enjoyed themselves. The view was wonderful. We had out of town guests in the party and they really enjoyed."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We sat at one of the two slowly rotating dining areas. That feature gives every seat a great view of the river and city."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This restaurant is such a well kept secret. Think Eddie Merlots and Jeff Rubys with a better view."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I really enjoyed my dinner & service at the Rivue."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food was excellent, the waiter was fantastic and the piano player was amazing."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This was a great place for my first date with a special lady. The evening views are great, the service is spectacular. We both had excellent experiences, and talk about going back again."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "First time dining here and I had my Corporate boss in. WE were both very impressed. you can serve me anything and I will eat it but never go out and order Lamb. It was absolutely amazing."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We came several years ago to the Rivue Sunday brunch and was overwhelmed by the quality and selection of the food. It seemed as if the selection was more limited this time (especially for vegetarians), but the quality was still as high as the previous visit. The staff was very gracious, extremely professional and totally unobtrusive. Even at the earliest hour (10am) it seemed a little loud, and I'm not sure that the piano did anything to soothe the dining clamor, but rather provided a background to it. The view, as always, is spectacular. I would recommend this as a required stop for those looking for an elegant brunch above a beautiful city."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The Chef was very accommodating and actually prepared me my food choice from the Brunch directly. A little pricey but the food, service and view made it worth it."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We had good food and a great time. The view was awesome, and the atmosphere was great. The music was a little louder than I expected, and I think our waitress was rather new, but overall, it was a great experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "There food was amazing...the service was great...the view BEAUTIFUL....GREAT PLACE !!!!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Can't beat the view combined with great food. Wasn't the absolute best food I've ever had, but the whole experience was just great."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Tables comfortably spaced. Attentive and professional wait staff. Delicious food. Reasonable pricing. Wonderful views of the Ohio River."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Every course was excellent. Our waiter was the highlight of the evening."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "If you are looking for breath taking views this IS your place. If you care about food prices and the quality of food it's not. The scallops app my husband and I got was the best thing we had. It was outstanding. Then the rest of the meal came. I ordered the veal schnitzel and quite honestly it was over fried and dry inside without a sauce. The german potato salad with it was mediocre at best. My husband didn't like his salmon at all. The candy cart at the end was a nice touch, but still not the greatest. If you want an outstanding meal, there are plenty of places to go in Louisville. We are foodies and were disappointed. I will say the staff was all wonderful though. I would suggest going there for some apps and drinks."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Great views and ambience. The food was excellent. Our visit on a weekday evening, but the room was surprisingly busy. It all made for a really enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We Really enjoyed the hospitality of our server and the energy in which he projected. But at the same time thee tranquil setting led to a so real relaxing dinning experience. The food was extremely Tasteful and Fulling. Being I'm not a wine drinker, I still did appreciate the Extensive Wine menu list that was presented to us. We truly enjoy our experience at the RIVUE restaurant and lounge."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Sunday brunch is out of this world. Beautiful assortment of dishes for everybody. I don't know about the new set-up with the piano in the middle, brought the noise level up. I thought the piano needs to be more in the background and on a softer note. Don't get me wrong, the piano player is great, just a little too loud for me. I have been here multi times for brunch and dinner, Rivue has always delivered!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The Rivue is a very nice place to dine for any special occasion. The food is delicious, the view spectacular and the staff was very friendly."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My husband and I made had dinner at RIVUE to celebrate his birthday and a late anniversary dinner. We were blown away by the level of service, the food, and of course the view! We cannot say enough great things about this restaurant and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a unique and romantic fine dining experience in Louisville!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My wife and I went for our anniversary. The staff were expectionally good. The food, though the portions were small, was good. Very pricy so not some place that we will be going to once a month, but definitely worth the experience as we had never been to a place that classy before."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "the food was great well worth the money. the service was also very good the server was a very pleasant .the server new what we needed and let u s enjoy are time at the restaurant. Also the view is a great place to over look the city."
    Dined on 7/9/2014