Central Kentucky American Restaurants

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Ward 426
American | Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
Reviews coming soon

Ward 426 is a fine-dining restaurant serving progressive Southern cuisine. Chef Shawn Ward and his team of culinary experts take Southern cuisine and elevate it to where it deserves to be by focusing on seasonal ingredients that are local to Kentucky.

Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge-Louisville
American | Downtown Louisville
19 reviews

Fourth Street Live! is home to the first ever Maker's Mark Bourbon House and Lounge. Upon entering guests are greeted by custom art-glass created especially for Maker's Mark Bourbon House and Lounge. The 57' long wood topped bar is outlined in marble and back lit with soft white lightning. Maker's Mark Bourbon House and Lounge houses over 70 Kentucky distilled bourbons. Our ambiance and culinary expertise combined offers you the ultimate dining experience. It's the personal touches and attention to detail that will make your Maker's Mark evening one to remember.

Village Anchor
Comfort Food | Anchorage
121 reviews

The Village Anchor Pub & Roost is nestled in the historic village of Anchorage, KY inside of the Louisville metro area. We are a bistro-pub featuring upscale comfort food with a twist. We also feature a craft beer selection of 62 labels, a boutique wine list & we are on the Urban Bourbon Trail housing 68 different bourbon selections. We have two patios & a covered terrace with a roaring double-sided fireplace for cool nights & outdoor dining. Given our large outdoor dining space, table location preferences cannot be guaranteed, but we will provide you a memorable dining experience.

The English Grill at Brown Hotel
American | Downtown Louisville
51 reviews

A Louisville landmark since 1923, with English Renaissance architecture and Southern grace. The English Grill is the Brown Hotel's AAA Four Diamond signature dining room serving American cuisine with seasonal and regional influences.

Valet parking is complimentary when dining in the English Grill.

Please accept our appreciation for your adherence to and support of our dress codes.

Business Casual
Men: Slacks or dress jeans paired with dress shirt or knit shirt with collar is required (jackets optional.)
Women: Dresses, slacks, dress jeans or skirts paired with blouse or finer knit shirt required (jackets optional.)
Not Permitted: Athletic apparel (including hats), printed t-shirts, ripped or worn denim, shorts, sandal type footwear and athletic footwear.

We look forward to serving you.

Buca di Beppo - Louisville
Italian | Downtown Louisville
83 reviews

Buca di Beppo serves authentic Italian cuisine in an eclectic, vintage setting. Our dishes are served family-style, meant to be shared by everyone at the table. Two sizes are available: BUCA SMALL feeds two or more and BUCA LARGE feeds four or more. At Buca, guests delight in our lively atmosphere, enjoy the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin and admire our decor, including family photos and candid shots of Italian-American icons, such as Sophia Loren and Joe DiMaggio. Our energetic atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff make Buca di Beppo the perfect place for great Italian food and fun.

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville
Steak | Downtown Louisville
53 reviews

Ruth's Chris Steak House in Louisville, KY serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.

The Troll Pub Under the Bridge
American | Downtown Louisville
23 reviews

The Troll Pub opened on October 19th 2011, underneath the 2nd Street Bridge in a 135 year old space directly next to the YUM Center on historic Whiskey Row. The Troll Pub is a subterranean retreat that features a Gastro-pub style menu with a wide selection of great tasting food items, craft beer, local artwork, and an overall atmosphere unique to Louisville. We are just blocks from the Louisville Convention Center and only steps away from many of the hottest attractions and hotels situated downtown. Just look for the Troll on the corner of 2nd and Washington, he will show you the way.

Cast Iron Steakhouse - River Road
Steakhouse | Downtown Louisville
126 reviews

Cast Iron Steakhouse opened on April 27th, 2011. This locally owned restaurant offers top-quality food at an affordable price. Menu includes a variety of steaks, aged from 21-28 days and hand-cut in house, as well as fresh seafood! At Cast Iron Steakhouse, we pride ourselves on delivering you the best food alongside the best service in town; No antler chandeliers, no peanuts on the floor, no country music, Just a comfortable atmosphere for you and your family! Cast Iron Steakhouse is conveniently located on River Road in Prospect, KY, so drop on in or make a reservation to see what everyone's been talking about!

Eddie Merlot's - Louisville
Steakhouse | Downtown Louisville
144 reviews

Eddie Merlot"s Prime-aged Beef and Seafood starts with U.S.D.A. Prime Beef and the freshest seafood. Eddie Merlot's has created one of the hottest concepts today; the wine bar provides more than 70 wines by the glass and a very extensive reserve wine collection by the bottle. The bar is stocked with all of the finest spirits and after dinner cordials and Cognacs. Eddie Merlot's boasts a contemporary but stunningly elegant interior design and atmosphere—where guests can have fun, relax and enjoy listening to up-tempo music, while dressed in business or casual attire, also live music on weekends in the lounge.

Porcini
Italian | Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
131 reviews

Established in 1992, Porcini is an award-winning restaurant. Located in the Historic Crescent Hill neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky, we specialize in Northern Italian cuisine.

Champions Sports Bar & Restaurant
American | Downtown Louisville
3 reviews

Champion’s Sports Bar & Grille is your downtown destination for sports. Located conveniently on the corner of 3rd and Jefferson Streets inside the Louisville Marriott Downtown, Champion’s boasts the two largest HD Projection Screens in Louisville (172 inches!). Add to that an additional 32 HD TV’s and you can bet your game will always be on.

Napa Prime
American | Lexington
6 reviews

Locally Owned & Operated! We are an upbeat, energetic and casual place to grab a gourmet burger, Chef inspired dish, craft beer, wine or cocktail in a relaxed setting!

The Tulip Bistro + Bar
American | Lexington
79 reviews

The Tulip Bistro + Bar is a small treasure in the Chevy Chase Neighborhood. Chef Spencer van den Dool has worked in fantastic local restaurants such as Pacific Pearl and Emmett"s before going to Holland and working at a 2 michelin star restaurant called De Kastanjehof, where he fine tuned his French-American cuisine. The menu offers such things as Mussels, Fish and Chips to Curried Seafood & Short Ribs. There is something for everyone! Our wine list covers most of the world, while our martini list features old and new favorites, such as Tulip Margatini, Blue Goose and The Grand Cosmo.The Tulip will impress you and have you making a reservation for your next visit.

Equus and Jack's Lounge
American | St Matthews
34 reviews

Upscale Bistro serving Refined American Cuisine since 1985. Located in the heart of St. Matthews, Equus and Jack’s Lounge feature a moderately-priced Contemporary American menu in a comfortable & relaxed bistro atmosphere. Enjoy our extensive Wine Spectator award-winning wine menu, specialty cocktails, and broad range of domestic & imported beer. We are also a proud member of the Urban Bourbon Trail with over 50 Kentucky bourbons available to enjoy. Come spend an evening with us, you'll understand why we are a Louisville favorite!

Portofino
Italian | Lexington
80 reviews

Portofino features an inventive menu of Italian and American cuisine. Located in a beautifully renovated building on Main Street in downtown Lexington, KY, Portofino has an elegant interior design, a menu with the highest quality ingredients, and an extensive wine list. The menu offers fresh food from local producers as well as the best ingredients from around the world. Portofino has earned the Wine Spectator Award seven years in row, from 2003 through 2009 and is proud to offer such a rich and varied selection. The staff at Portofino is committed to providing their guests with the finest dining experience possible.

Corbett's Fine Dining
American | East Louisville
90 reviews

Welcome to Corbetts - "An American Place." Located in the historic Von Allman dairy farm home, this grand old house dates back 150 years and has been lovingly restored to its original splendor. A full-service, fine dining establishment, Corbett's proudly serves progressive New American Cuisine paired with an award-winning wine list. At Corbett's, our goal is simple - to transform our patrons to a higher level of culinary experience. To indulge our diners, multiple comfort amenities exist. We invite you to explore our many venues, including an interactive Chef's Tasting Room, private rooms accommodating 8-24 guests, elegant front porch dining, and the wine cellar - a solid limestone and brick basement for noshing and wine tasting. We look forward to the opportunity to host you for a memorable dining experience of delectable food and incredible wine - surrounded by a unique ambiance found only in one of Louisville's historic gems.

The Oakroom
Contemporary American | Downtown Louisville
68 reviews

Chef Patrick Roney and Sommelier Julie DeFriend combine their talents to create an unforgettable, world class dining experience. As the only AAA Five Diamond rated restaurant with the largest wine selection in the region, our award-winning staff infuse naturally grown or raised ingredients with Mediterranean and European influences. Chef Patrick showcases his style in a tasting menu which includes three prix-fixe menus to choose from where you will gather the pervading sense of his culinary balance and adventure as well as an a la carte menu to create your own culinary journey. For the perfect compliment to The Oakroom’s innovative cuisine, Sommelier Julie DeFriend can recommend a variety from our 900 selection wine list or a bourbon from our collection of over 50 of Kentucky’s finest.

Bru Burger Bar
Burgers | Lexington
27 reviews

The hamburger is over 100 years old.

It’s a classic, purely American, and an icon. The hamburger is the people’s sandwich, everyman’s food.

BRU is an ode to our love….the Burger.

Paired with a beer, we can’t imagine what could be much better.

Welcome to BRU Burger Bar.

St. Charles Exchange
American | Downtown Louisville
62 reviews

The St. Charles Exchange provides casually elegant environment that is unique to America, not just Louisville, with world class food and an award winning cocktail program. Please come and enjoy a great product in a space that truly captures the history of Louisville!

Boone Tavern
American | Berea
46 reviews

Fine dining has brought Boone Tavern much of its international acclaim. Whether you prefer traditional or creative southern cuisine, you will find palate pleasing fare in Boone Tavern’s Dining Room. The Duncan Hines Excellence in Hospitality Award was presented to Boone Tavern in 2003. The prestigious award is named for restaurant critic Duncan Hines. The Kentucky Tourism Council states, “Boone Tavern has been a hallmark in the hospitality business for nearly a century. After all these years, it continues to be a favorite destination.”
Lunch offerings let you choose from a variety of salads, unique sandwiches and hot entrées. Evening meals offer an array of delightful appetizers, salads, entrées and desserts. Historical favorites like “Chicken Flakes in a Bird’s Nest” and “spoonbread” are fixtures in the restaurant. Sunday Brunch is another tradition. Dining room attire is tastefully casual and reservations are required for groups and evening meals.

Dudley's on Short
American | Lexington
111 reviews

Dudley's Restaurant has been a mainstay on the Lexington dining scene since 1981. Dudley's offers delicious modern American cuisine with an impressive wine list to match.

Palmers Fresh Grill
Seafood | Lexington
68 reviews

As the name implies, fresh is the focus at Palmers.

More than just fresh ingredients, Palmers is a fresh twist on what an enjoyable dining experience should provide. A fresh way to please your palate, featuring savory dishes and a menu changing up to four times a year. Palmers also offers weekly specials truly capturing the essence of seasonal flavors.

With a casually sophisticated ambiance, complemented with knowledgable and friendly service staff, Palmers provides one of Lexington's favorite dining experiences. Enjoy lakeside seating and live music on the spacious patio during warm weather months.

Looking for another reason to raise your glass? Enjoy our award-winning wine and cocktail list.

Nick Ryan's Saloon
American | Lexington
110 reviews

New restaurant in Lexington's Historic West Suburb. Come enjoy modern American cuisine, atmosphere and good people. 5-10 minute walk to Rupp Arena. Great place to enjoy dinner before the Cats play in Rupp!!!

Gary's on Spring
American | Downtown Louisville
111 reviews

Gary's on Spring is a casual fine dining restaurant set in a two story brick building built in 1885. We have dining on the main floor with a walk-out covered patio. Moving upstairs you will find a bar/lounge with couches and exposed brick walls, accompanied by an open air deck to enjoy alfresco cocktails and dining.

Lilly's Bistro
American | Downtown Louisville
76 reviews

For a casual yet upscale dining experience, Lilly’s Bistro in the historic Highland Neighborhood exudes warmth and style. Fresh and seasonal ingredients inspire our New American Cuisine with an international flair from our local farmers. As a neighborhood bistro we encourage guests to enjoy a variety of small and large plates from our sustainable-farmed menu. Our award wining wine list is the perfect compliment to the food.

60 West Bistro & Martini Bar
American | Downtown Louisville
12 reviews

60 West Bistro & Martini Bar brings a new experience to you. Please join us for 1/2 Price Bottles of wine on Wednesday and Friday evenings, or $5 Martinis on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Evenings.

8 Up
American | Downtown Louisville
Reviews coming soon

8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen, a dazzling outdoor + indoor all glass drinking and eating experience, offers the best in unparalleled views. Whether lounging al fresco or enjoying the dining room, 8UP offers a myriad of drinking and dining experiences designed to please the sophisticated palates and celebrates the spirit of fun that defines Louisville. Experience the dining room at 8UP that boasts its very own kitchen designed to the indoor bar or enjoy our open air rooftop bar complete with fire pits and plenty of seating overlooking unparalleled views of Louisville and the Ohio River.