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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
  • Email: rivue@galthotel.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 - 4:00pm

    Open Thanksgiving Day, 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Riddle
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
  • Entertainment: Thursday, Friday and Saturday - Tim Murner, pianist

Getting there

  • 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 and 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 WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "We recently dined at Rivue for their Sunday brunch. The service was excellent. The view is terrific. The staff is professional and efficient. A great place to go for a special occasion and for brunch. Be aware though that they do not open for Sunday brunch until 10 and you cannot go up on the elevator before 10. There is no sign posted in the lobby about this which led to a lot of confusion and frustration ( and anger by some waiting) for those trying to keep their 10:00 reservation."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great food in a good atmosphere with an awesome view. The menu was a pricey but the food was every bit worth it."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Excellent crab cakes and salad. Good pasta entree, but outrageous portions and we split it! Great view in this revolving restaurant."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Wow the view!! Booked this restaurant for the view and because they offer tables that rotate around the view! Wasn't exactly as I expected as in Atlanta, Seattle, New Orleans, Las Vegas - well every other rotating restaurant the view is a complete circle around the city they are in. Here, the window only covers 1/2 of the seating area so your table isn't by the window the entire time. The food was very expensive, due to the view. My friend's steak was over cooked, although she ate it. My lamb chops were wonderful, the veggies it came with not so much. Don't do desert, as they give you 3 pieces from the free candy cart."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Service particularly was outstanding. Pork dish was very, very nice. Overall high marks!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "There brunch is amazing would recommend to any one, the view is great but it's probably even better at sunset. The food was great so many options and it was all great."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Excellent preparation, but limited menu. Great place for view, special occasions."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Best view in Louisville. Carl the waiter was great. Food was excellent. Will bring close important friends back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner. The staff and view were both great!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was a very special occasion, as my brand new wife and her (2) kids (young teens) celebrated our wedding at Rivue. Any words that I write here will pale in comparison to our actual visit, as the experience was even more that we could have asked or hope for. From the outstanding service to our dinners (and drinks), everything was so so very good. If you are looking for a romantic spot or place to celebrate a very special occasion, then I highly recommend the Rivue. May I also recommend the "white sangria" and the small baby spinich salad. You will not be disappointed with the choices available for your main course."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Celebrated my Mother's 81st Birthday. The staff wished her Happy Birthday individually as they were around our table. Very nice and no singing. Food espeically the made to order eggs and Sherri our server was very personable and attentive."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "They offered a 3 course meal special which included a bottle of wine for 2 for only $99. I had a seafood medley which was wonderful and my husband had a steak. Also, the salad and dessert were also wonderful. The wine was full bodied just like we like. The view of the Ohio River was grand. The women's NCAA, Maryland Univ was there the same night with about 60 people and we hardly knew they were there with us."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food at review was excellent and the service was outstanding. Great views of the river and city"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Overall the food was okay. The best part of our meals was the salad. We chose this restaurant for the view, which is great. But nothing else stood out. Our server was not confident or happy to see us. We were not served bread at the beginning of our evening. My parents had called a head to surprise us and pay towards our bill, they were told a card would be placed on our table to let us know, however, that never happened and when the server awkwardly told us someone paid part of our bill we were shocked and thought for sure that was for another table. All though things could have been done differently and I think the food could have been better, the view was worth paying for."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We went for Sunday brunch and took our 3 kids who are 3.5, 18 months and a week old. We also took both sets of grandparents. Everyone had a great time. The food selection was excellent - there was something for everyone. The omelet bar and the dessert station were my favorites. The view was beautiful and our kids loved how the restaurant rotated. I would highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "It started with the hostess, who was very inviting and fun to interact with while being taken to our table, which happened at the time our reservation was for. Then the great experience continued as our waiter, David, took care of our every need as well as some that we weren't used to having taken care of. He was fun, vibrant and most importantly, REAL! He made us feel as though we were the only ones in the restaurant even though we weren't his only customers! The menu was diverse and even the "Two can Dine for $99" had a great selection. The meal was prepared, plated and served perfectly. The Seafood Garganelli was delectable and the 12 ounce New York strip melted in my mouth! All in all, this was a great experience!! Highly Recommend!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Love the revolving view. Our server, David, was outstanding and a charming personality!! Our entrees were delicious. The after-dessert tray was a delightful finish!! The live piano ambience was perfect for this very special Louisville setting."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Service was excellent, polite and tentative. Completely thought out, well matched, courses that flowed across my palette in rhythm from appetizer to dinner to the most amazing dessert I've ever had. Have to eat here every time we're in town."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food and Sevice was excellent. Would recommend this place to anyone!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "food was decent though prices should have reflected higher quality. Service was atrocious."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My wife and I had our 31st wedding anniversary dinner here. It was delightful, leisurely and the ambiance was perfect. You can't go wrong! Thanks"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great venue and views of downtown Louisville at sunset were beautiful! A great date night or special occasion! Great food and great hospitality! We were well taken care of."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner very much. We were on a tight time schedule and everything went very well! The food was really good and the presentation was nice. The piano player added even more to the nice ambience. We will be back for sure."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Was treated by a friend to some classy dessert and i was more than impressed! purchased four desserts to share and all were phenomenal. will be back for dinner soon! fantastic service. loved our server germina. she was amazing. can't wait to come back!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My wife and I ate here as part of the 502 week and we were pressed for time as we were going to a basketball game that evening. Our server anticipated that situation and did an outstanding job of making sure we had a great expericence without feelign rushed. We had our choices of the 502 menu, the 2 for $99 menu, daily specials and the regular menu. With his guideance we ened up choosing from the 502 menu. Unlike some of the other resturants who participate in 502 week, Rivue serves full portions of everything. Our scallops and venison tacos for appetizers were amazing. We both had the Mahi Mahi for an entree and it was fantastic. Homemade candy from the gratis "candy cart" was a great way to top off a wonderful meal."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Rivue is one of the best all-around places. It is a great place to take out-of-town visitors to see the whole town. The service is outstanding! It's also a great place to have an upscale dinner with friends or a quiet romantic dinner."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We thought it was great. We did feel like it took a long time after we received our drinks to receive bread. And after that too long to get salad and then entree. We sat down at 845 and meal didn't come until almost an hr after that. We understand the whole experience but just felt the time in between was a bit long. Thanks!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great place to go , one of my best times and I've had plenty!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "A great view of the river and the down town. Very classy setting and a great chef. We had an excellent server who was conscious about our plans for the orchestra and kept things on time. Unbelievable appetizer trays and wonderful main dishes. My guests and I felt great."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We went for Sunday brunch. We had reservations and I am assuming that is the way to go as you are seated at a more desirable table. We had a two year old with us. Staff was very accommodating with her. The food was excellent."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner, although our server should have known when not to interrupt our conversation when making "jokes"..."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Party of 12 - outstanding service and food. A little romatic for our group of construction guys but food and view was a big hit. Staff was very accommodating when I revised the party size in the last hour of our reservations. Well done."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "From the time we arrived to celebrate a birthday, we knew we were in the right spot! The setting and ambiance were perfect! The seating preference shared in my reservation was accomodated. The service, menu, and wine list were perfect! Our food was presented with flourish and each dish was excellent. We would definitely return and recommend Rivue to others looking for a special place to share a celebratory evening!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The restaurant is phenomonal. I highly recommend the poached pear salad! Probably one of the best salads I've had in my life. The flavor combinations build on one another and it's truly a delight to the palate. This is definitely a great spot for a special occassion or treating yourself. Be prepared this restaurant is high end and not cheap and although the salad was phenomonal it is not a dinner portion. It's more of an appetizer size. If you can swing it though you won't be sorry! The view in the revolving room is spectacular. You feel as if you're floating in the sky."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "I have visited this restaurant many times and have always had great things to say. This time, while the food and service was good, I had reservations for 8:00 but wasn't seated until 8:45 only after I had to inquire twice as to what the issue was."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Excellent place for special event- excellent srevice and special dining options. Good view of Ohio River and surrounding lancscrape"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Being a Louisvillian and often taking for granted the dowtown restautrant scene, I can honestly say that Rivue is an oft overlooked gem of a restaurant.The service was aces and the food.... my my... the food was spectacular. Probably the best filet i have ever had in the city. Cooked to medium rare perfection - the knife cut through it like BUTTER, I tell ya! Sooo good. My firends had the pork chop and the cripy duck and both of them raved about the quality, presentation and most importantly - the taste. We went on a Tuesday night and bottles of wine were half-price. It is always an added bonus to be able to get a bottle of Moet & Chandon Chamagne for $45 bucks. All around a fantastic dining experience."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Excellent food, excellent atmosphere, and the view is killer."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great view, great food, service was excellent, friendly and overall a good time. Price was reasonable and we plan to visit often."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "The Rivue sits on top of the Galt House and has two revolving rooms overlooking the city. Try to get seated in those areas because you get a beautiful view of the city and the Ohio River. We ate off the Valentines Day special menu which was a steak filet and shrimp. The food was very good - nothing spectacular but very good. I suspect that regular menu provides more interesting fare and we look forward to going back and sampling those offerings. The service was solid. In short, I highly recommend the Rivue and plan to go back myself."
    Dined on 2/15/2014