RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge
RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge

RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge

  • 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 - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm

    Lounge opens at 5:00pm, Monday - Saturday.

  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
164 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (147)special occasion (129)romantic (118)fit for foodies (47)great for brunch (40)notable wine list (34)good for groups (32)late-night find (19)neighborhood gem (18)great for lunch (12)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • Special times
    Likemyfood
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Excellent food. West Coast oysters appetizer was outstanding; main dish Duck breast with Brussels Sprouts equally so. Delicious Pouilly Fuisse,not unreasonably priced, to accompany our meal. My companions spoke highly of their seared Tuna and the Salmon special. Overall a great evening in a splendid ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great service
    Scottkl
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The menu was varied and the selections we had were well prepared and tasty. The view, of course, was exceptional as was the service. The only drawback was that there was a large and noisy party there for most of our meal which certainly detracted from the ambiance. Otherwise a very pleasant and enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Decor was not really my taste, but the food more than made up for it. wow, really really really good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely evening
    veganista
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Wonderful experience for my husband's birthday. Although the menu is limited, it is quite varied including vegetarian options. Every dish was expertly prepared and presented.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for A Special Occasion
    ohreeds
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Excellent Service!!! Generous portions of food and beverages. The Old Fashioned cocktail was outstanding as was the duck. The live piano music was wonderful and it was a nice touch playing "Happy Birthday" when the dessert was served. Had a lovely night to enjoy the view, and the floor revolving was hardly noticeable. Will definitely go back if we are back in Louisville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never disappoints
    Godisfake
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Been here a few times. Since its not cheap we keep our visits to special occasions. We've never been disappointed with our experiences here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night on the town!
    Mike
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Our evening at the RIVUE was great. From the ease of making an online reservation, to the wonderful piano music, everything good. Drew was our waiter, he is an asset to your restaurant. The food and drink were all exceptional. We will certainly return on our next visit to Louisville.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful views; unique restaurant
    SueMVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We were in Louisville for business and found this restaurant. It was a great find. We were seated right next to the window of one of the rotating sides. The bread and butters were so good. Our entrees (salmon, a seafood pasta dish and veal schnitzel) were all very good. The desserts were a must and make sure you order coffee if you are a coffee fan. If ever in town again we will certainly go back here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rivue of louisville
    vday4dinner
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband and I decided to have a night out. We had received a 99.00 for 2 coupon and decided to try rivue. Included entree salads, entrees, bottle of house wine, dessert. The ambiance is beautiful with a section of the restaurant that has a beautiful view. The section actually rotates so that regardless of where you are, you can see over the river. The food was great but a limited selection if you're a fan of chicken. Husband had a steak and said it might be better than ruths chris and jeff rubys.Waitress was very accommodating to our requests. The live piano music was lovely and you can make requests. Just make sure you set aside time when you dine here. The restaurant wasn't very full but it took about an hour to get our food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Birthday Celebration
    Rich
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This year we found a marked improvement in ambience. Moving the piano player to the center of the restaurant was an excellent move by management.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rivue was Fantastic!
    Meat
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I read mixed reviews about this place and was hoping to get the service and food that the higher prices would support. Both were excellent! We had the crab cakes for an appetizer and they did not disappoint. We both had the NY strip for dinner and they were cooked perfect. Definitely going back here for another romantic date sometime.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great view and great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This place will be a regular for me and my wife. I took my wife here for her birthday and it was everything I expected. The food was amazing along with a terrific revolving view of the city and the prices were very reasonablefor the quality of food, also the complementary candy cart was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Ruth
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    1st visit for our 10th Anniversary, excellent, would highly reccomend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great pre-concert experience!
    Fran
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We had tickets to see McCartney and chose this restaurant primarily for its convenient location to the Yum center and parking. What a nice surprise to see that they were geared up for concert-goers and extremely sensitive to time constraints. Not wanting to overeat prior to the concert, my wife and I chose to split an appetizer, a salad and an entrée. Our waiting staff saw to it that all were split, that they wer served in sequence with appropriate timing. The food was as fine as the service! We will definitely do this again, as well as return for a more leisurely dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced and slow
    TRog
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Two hours isn't enough time for dinner here. We didn't order appetizers or dessert and took 1.5 hours for our meal. Not that the experience should be rushed, but we had an 8 pm concert at the attached arena and would have appreciated it not taking an hour from the time we sat down until we got our food. Our wine was decent enough that we had two glasses each, but $30 for two tiny lamb chops and four small potato wedges was way overpriced. My husband had a pork chop (also $30) that was tasty but not worth the price. Semi-decent view from our table. I sat with my back to the window bc the two-top table forced someone to. My husband got to see the roof of KFC Yum and a sliver of the Ohio River.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Great food, great atmosphere. Service was a bit slow due to a major concert taking place in town that evening. But overall, great experience. We will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rivue review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Perfect spot for before event fancy dining; food was great, service great, live piano such a delightful and welcome change from the usual. My dinner partner and i could have a quiet conversation and enjoy the fabulous view, as well as dine superbly. The evening's 3 course prix-fixe menu was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This was the second time in a month that we visited Rivue and the first time we had a great experience. So, we booked again at 5:30 ahead of the PM concert. The server (Sherry) acknowledged that we were going to the concert. We put a drink and when she served the drinks we put in our dinner order at 5:45. Two of the salads come right out, but we had to ask for the third salad to be served and the server thought they they were working on the appetizer. At 6:30, hearing that the kitchen was backed up we talked to the mgr.Who acknowledged the issue and offered us a drink, but we declined because we just wanted our dinner. Which ultimately came about 7:05 and everything was server very hot, even thou the medium done steak was rare.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great but very Expensive
    Kentow
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Drinks, food, service and the rotating view were just great. The bartender was very helpful selecting from their selection and friendly without intruding. The wait staff was very attentive without interrupting. They were patient, good at interaction and very helpful with the menu. There were a lot of extra touches, such as, the different kinds of chocolate samples at the end of the meal. It was a very enjoyable experience but, you pay for it. It was a very expensive evening otherwise I would give it a five star rating.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hard to Find Romantic Setting
    Polly
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It is hard to find a restaurant that has fine dining and an atmosphere that follows suit. Rivue has both. We went for our 37th wedding anniversary and sat in the revolving part of the dining room - which overlooks the Ohio River. Our service was excellent - the waiter pacing the meal to our needs. The scallops appetizer was wonderful. My husband had a cheese plate - and he was very happy with the variety. For a main course, he had the tuna which he stated was the best he ever had - I had the pork that was flavorful and very big. The wine list has a good variety - but no Rieslings - and comparably priced for Louisville. There is even a complimentary candy cart that come to your table for a bit of sweet if you are skipping dessert -or not!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Let Down
    Bruncher67
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This has been the most awesome place for Sunday Brunch... not so much any more. The price went up five dollars and the quality slipped at least ten dollars. For the better part of my adult life there has been no place I'd rather have brunch. It was always a special treat to be able to take my daughter to their brunch. We were both disappointed.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • David was the best
    Doug
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The manager and the waiter David were the best hey made our night memorable excellent service and the food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great date night!
    Newtolou
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went because of a coupon we received in the mail, but the prices were very reasonable, so we ended up just ordering off of the menu. The cheese plate was a great start, but the crab cakes also looked really good. I had soup, and it was very nice for a fall night. Hubby had a beautiful wedge salad. Tuna was awesome, generous portion. Duck was done to perfection. Candies would have been enough, but the apple tart was an added treat. My hubby hates cheesecake, or I would have gotten the s'mores cheesecake they were offering. We were lucky enough to be there on a fireworks night, and it was a truly spectacular view. We would definitely come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Delightful!
    Annivcouple13
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great romantic atmosphere! The live piano was unexpected but was a great addition to our dining experience. The views were incredible and the food was even better. Perfect for an anniversary date! Please try the crab cakes... Delicious!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Otra
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Can't believe I'd never tried Rivue before this week! Food was very good, atmosphere and service were excellent. I was pleasantly surprised by the bill too. Less expensive than I expected. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jackie
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Wish you would bring back the broccoli salad. More traditional breakfast foods would also be nice.You may have revised your menu or your chefs because all through last years broadway series plays , we ate here and the menu was much better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The waitress seemed tired. She didn't seem to be naturally friendly. She seemed to be cordial because it was her job. The hostess was very professional. I thought she was in management. She agreed to move us to a better table without hesitation upon request. Loved the atmosphere, the view and the piano. My biggest disappointment was the menu selection. Not a lot to choose from. If you want to be in an elegant environment, the Rivue is the place. If you want your choice of elegant food, maybe Cheese Cake Factory would be better for you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific evening
    DGray
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We stayed overnight at the Galt House en route. The weather was rainy and chilly so we elected to eat in the hotel rather than walk a few blocks to another possible destination. Glad we did. The view was quite nice even on a gloomy evening. The food was excellent. We shared a half dozen fresh oysters, shared a wedge salad and to our surprise our server allowed us to share a steak which was perfect for us. Everything arrived at the table carefully split into two portions. Thanks goes to our outstanding server, Natalia, who made our evening a memorable dining experience. We will definitely return and request her as our server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous meal
    fromLouisvilleVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    One of the best meals I've had in awhile. Food preparation was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was pricey but very good. Very good view from the top of the Galt House.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Upscale delicious
    Likegoodfood
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Most first timers come to Rivue for the revolving view, which is lovely especially at sunset. We dined on a Wednesday night so the crowd was smaller, got seated immediately and the staff was playful and very attentitive. The food was fabulous. I was expecting very good knowing the menu pricing but the chef went above to really showcase his talents. The sea scallops and venison tacos are must tries! The steaks were cooked to perfect temperature. And the pastry chef's s'more cheese cake is right on point for a fall night! We will be back again, and can't wait to try the brunch the staff raved about!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner before the Theater
    alaskamoose
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I have visited the RIVUE before but my guest had not. She was thrilled and awed by the view and the Pork Porterhouse. The Duck salad was excellent. I had the Halibut. The only thing I can say is it was very good. However, being from Alaska it did not quite compare to the Halibut right out of the cold water and on to the grill that I am used to AND I did not expect it to. The complimentary desserts were a fine touch to end an excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Food was great, view was awesome. I would definately recommend everyone trying this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Brunch was Delicious.
    Loves2travel
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    They had a wonderful variety of food on Sunday for brunch. Beef tenderloin Was AMAZING!! Three wonderful green salads and a table of fresh fruit, wonderful cheeses, crossionts, and a taco bar. Finally, the waffles, eggs cooked to order and huge dessert table made this our new favorite place for Sunday Brunch!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cortiletto
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were seated at a table that was to small for two people. We were concerned about knocking of the flower arrangement and the four glasses of water and wine. The plates on the table were so big that they were touching each other. The food was Ok but the Veal Schnitzel was over fried.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special occasion restaurant
    ElizabethVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Lovely view of the Ohio on a clear night, which it was. Love the slow turning floor, excellent piano background. Great food. Love the candy cart at the end of dinner. overall great birthday night.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Appleberry
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great view, great food, and Raj, the server, was attentive and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for Parties
    JCfortheages
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    First the seating and atmosphere was great, the appetizers where excellent and the steak and main course was right up there were you would expect with a restaurant of this quality. Service was very good, very friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very good
    crich113VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Wonderful views of the river from this revolving restaurant! Food was very good! Loved the chocolate cart at the end.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Wonderful! great food, service spectacular view of the river & downtown Louisville
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.