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 WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
163 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (151)special occasion (135)romantic (122)great for brunch (48)good for groups (39)fit for foodies (37)notable wine list (30)neighborhood gem (19)hot spot (15)late-night find (14)great for lunch (12)kid-friendly (12)vibrant bar scene (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
  • 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
  • Excelent Place for a Date
    JAJASPER
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply awesome
    cbhow
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service great, food great, but less
    Taster
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food Allergies accommodating
    Webdiva911
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    pomlias
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent !!!!
    Jessica
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    There food was amazing...the service was great...the view BEAUTIFUL....GREAT PLACE !!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant & comfortable
    Birthday
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Tables comfortably spaced. Attentive and professional wait staff. Delicious food. Reasonable pricing. Wonderful views of the Ohio River.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food and service
    Deelmartin
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Every course was excellent. Our waiter was the highlight of the evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    jlh2375
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic