Sway - Hyatt Regency Louisville
Sway - Hyatt Regency Louisville

Sway - Hyatt Regency Louisville

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.facebook.com/HRLSway
  • Phone: 5022176028
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday:
    Breakfast: 6:30am - 11:00am
    Lunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    (Closed from 2:00pm - 5:00pm)

    Saturday - Sunday:
    Breakfast: 7:00am - 12:00pm
    Lunch: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    (Closed 2:00pm - 5:00pm)

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Barrett
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Sway - Hyatt Regency Louisville
Located on the lobby level, Sway opened on April 19th, 2012, featuring our unique farm to fork concept, as well as an open air bar, putting you in the action on 4th Street. Please call us at 502-217-6028 for reservations for parties larger than 12.

Hours of Operation Monday - Friday
Breakfast 6:30am - 11:00am
Lunch 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm - 10pm

Saturday and Sunday
Breakfast 7:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm - 10pm

Sway Bar
Sunday - Thursday 11:00am - 12am
Friday and Saturday 11:00am - 2:00am
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Sway - Hyatt Regency Louisville reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (7)special occasion (7)good for groups (7)great for lunch (6)romantic (6)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (3)hot spot (3)neighborhood gem (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • New favorite for downtown lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great restaurant with modern Southern chic vibe. Large, open spaces where natural light from the street side filters in. Most lunch options in the $9-$12 range, with salads, sandwich fare and some entrees. Fried chicken salad is AWESOME, as are the fried green tomatoes. Cornbread bites were a nice freebie to munch on. Hyatt should be proud of this restaurant concept. Bravo!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, unexpected setting
    fromLouisvilleVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food was very well prepared and tasty. Very quiet on a Sunday at lunch. Love the openness of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Jack
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    For a hotel, this is good food, great location, and excellent service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    a wonderful experience with a menu that tempts you with every entre
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeded my Expectations
    Fit4Foodies
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Due to work/life balance, my hubby & I don't get to double date often with our close friends. Therefore, when we do, we look forward to the fellowship, good food & entertainment. Excited about going to the NE concert last Sun, we wanted to find affordable fine dining downtown. My hubby "heard" about Sway (still not knowing what to expect), I made reservations online Sat night for dinner Sun @ 5:15. While dining, our waitress Tia was phenomenal! She made great menu suggestions & provided first class service. The fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, mashed potatoes, & shrimp/grits are must haves (large portions). The comp biscuits & corn bread muffins were also nice adds. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior Service
    jojoVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Everything you would want and more from the service staff. Truly made us feel like we were welcomed and at home while away from home. Our meals were prepared and served with class. Great experience in Louisville.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern like your mama made it
    KennyR1
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had an excellent dinner, stellar service at a reasonable rate.Very cean uncluttered restaurant. The ambiance is good and conversation is easily heard. A nice evening.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great KY cuisine
    GrazingGrammy
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Definitely not your typical hotel fare. Food is excellent, fried green tomoto sandwich was the best! We had a group of 5 and everyone said their entree was prepared perfectly. Atmosphere is great for a business lunch or less formal gathering.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sway dinner was great
    AnnieS
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    There were five of us and everyone loved the food they ordered. It was a tad noisy, but that is our only complaint. Bring back the checken fried steak!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 119 reviews are from the Sway - Hyatt Regency Louisville reviews archive.
  • Overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Sway has a nice intimate setting for being in a hotel lobby, and has a nice open air bar on one side that opens up to 4th Street. The food was decent but not overwhelmingly so. We had deviled eggs that were good but I make them good as well. We then had some sort of flat-bread with lettuce on top that I would not eat again. I had the cornbread salad pre-dinner which was phenomenal with some sort of spicy dressing. It was the highlight of my meal. I had shrimp and grits which were edible, my husband had the steak which was also okay. The overall price of 110.00 was not worth the cornbread salad. Service was great and their mini biscuits and corn bread with sweet butter were very yummy.....just none of it was worth the price.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Bill
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Fried chicken is out of this world. Bar was full and was a great time.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Overall, a wonderful dining experience. Portion sizes a bit small for the going menu rates.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sway Swagger
    RuckinRugger
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Sway is one of the links in the chain of my wife and I favorite 4th street restaurants. The dishes are best described as southern comfort food with an attitude. This last visit I had Southern Fried Chicken (4 meaty pieces) that comes with Creamy mashed potatoes, Southern greens and natural gravy. To round out and compliment this dish, I paired it with a glass of Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat Ale on tap as of April 2014.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Food was good, but service was slower than expected. Place was not crowded, and should have been right on top of things. Probably would try again though.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice intimate dinner
    livinEastwoodVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My boyfriend and I decided to try Sway after having their fried green tomatoes at "Taste of 502". We had the choice of the dining room or the open area patio near the bar. Since Saturday night was so pleasant, and the St. Patty's day festivities were in full swing, we decided to dine in the patio area. We could see everyone walking back and forth from Fourth Street. Even with the all the people outside, and the college games on TV inside, we still had an intimate dinner. The meal was great including the drinks; I had the raspberry lemonade drop; I highly recommend it. The staff was very nice and attentive as well. We had a very enjoyable time; will come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Date Night Restaurant
    LouisvilleFoodie
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    My significant other and myself visited Sway the other night for a date. We had talked for some time about visiting Sway after trying their "Shrimp and Grits" and the taste of Louisville festival several months back, a dish that was voted as the best of the evening at the festival. Of course, we both ordered the "Shrimp and Grits" and were both very pleased with our meal. I had a "I'll Have Another Tea" cocktail myself and was very pleased with it and would highly recommend it. Overall our trip to Sway made for a wonderful dining experience and I certainly would suggest it to friends and plan on going back in the future myself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    glarias
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The food was OK. The short ribs had a huge band of fat in it and tasted like pot roast. The fried chicken was good, but slightly over cooked. The Pecan bars were grainy. Service was slow, and the server appeared bored and was not very familiar with the menu. We were told that our food was taking so long because there were 2 tables ahead of us. One time she some over our head to the bartender behind us. We should have suspected, as it was prime time on Friday night and only 5 takes in the restaurant were being used. We will not return
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  • Decent meal
    DinerD
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We ordered off the restaurant week menu and were pleased with our meal overall. We both ordered the fried green tomatoes and deviled egg apps. The tomatoes were wonderful! The eggs were good but not anything special. My girlfriend had the veggie pot pie for her entree which she said she enjoyed. I had the short rib and mashed potatoes. It was very good but missing that little something that makes Southern food comfort food. Lastly, we each had the dessert sampler. I had the pecan slices and spice cakes and she had the tagalong ice cream, according to our preferences. Everything was delicious. Overall we were pleased with our meal though it wasn't outstanding. I would dine here again to try the fried chicken which is supposed best in town.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GoodToGo!
    goodfoodlvr
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Took my brother here as he was visiting from out of town. The food was absolutely fantastic!! The fact that the price was very reasonable and the portions huge made it even more perfect. My brother said next time he's in town, he's bringing his wife. I'm taking my daughter for her 20th birthday celebration!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Client Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    A nice place for a quiet lunch with clients downtown.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first romantic date
    LadyMD4426
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    For Valentine's Day, I made reservations for he and I to dine at Sway. The familiar dining options with the upscale vibe allowed my date to comfortable and enjoy our date. Our appetizers and entree were exactly what we expected,hot and delicious. The options for dessert reflected the southern charm of the restaurant and was equally delicious. Sway is one of my favorite local gems.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Bad....
    RLAdams
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Not bad.... The food was pretty good, the wait staff helpful.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid introduction to the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Solid introduction to the foodie possibilities in Louisville and a nice surprise for what someone would dismiss as a hotel food. Fried chicken was perfectly cooked and tasty.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    BasilicataVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Had a great birthday luncheon for 6. Sway was very accommodating, the food was good and atmosphere was perfect for the occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy lunch with spouse
    eat2live
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    My husband met me downtown for lunch. The firm I work for has frequented the restaurant a few times for group outings. Since the food was so good, I wanted him to try it. We were seated right away. The waitress came right away and greeted us and took our drink order; chatted again then took our food order. Prior to our meal, the waitress brought biscuits and cornbread and chatted some more. Our food arrived - fried chicken was delicious, the Farmers plate was awesome. The restaurant was not busy, our waitress was at our table beyond what was reasonable. She was pleasant but came between our time to talk between ourselves while enjoying lunch. We will definitely be back, the food and atmosphere is very nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Food and service were excellent. Went on week night, our first visit to Sway, will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Kimberly
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    We made reservations here for our 3rd wedding anniversary. It was quite and the service was wonderful. We really enjoyed our dinner and the time spent at Sway. We will be back!! Thank you for the great memeries on our wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Southern Food
    Tbone
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Every dish at Sway is delicious... The fried chicken, the salads, the sandwiches, the sides. The staff is extremely accomodating, courteous, and efficient. A wonderful place to dine when downtown.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed getting such good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Enjoyed getting such good service; a good variety of delicious food options; and the fact that it was handicap accessible
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising in a "southern way"
    LanieLouisville
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Sway came recommended to my boyfriend and my friends. In Louisville, there are many places to eat and there is a stigma with a restaurant attached to a hotel much less a chain. Sway blew everything out of the water with their cornbread and sweet tea. They had us at "honey butter". The table opted for the fried chicken and the gravy accompanying it stole the show. I even had leftovers to take home because I also had fried green tomatoes with spicy sauce and their cornbread salad. I have already recommended this to my coworkers and looking forward to the next big even (perhaps birthday) to spend at Sway! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice interior, OK food and service
    tkrzywic
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Ambiance was surprisingly pleasant for a hotel restaurant. Entry was awkward, though: we used the street doors, which brought us to the bar, with no host/ess and no one asking if we need help. Vegetarian options were limited, and our server was subtle with her condescension when we mentioned we were vegetarian and thus looking for plates without, as she completed our phrase, "without protein?". Food was OK but not great considering the price and publicity.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Waited and waited, then left
    CardNation
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    I made reservations at Sway for my sibling and me. We arrived, looked around for a hostess/greeting stand, we even walked around into the dining room and saw nothing. No one greeted us and there was not even a hint of a hostess stand. I was not sure what was the point of making reservations. So, we sat at an open table in the bar. A male, who I think was a bartender, came over and asked our drink orders. We hadn't decided yet so we asked for water. He returned with the water, setting them down on the table, then immediately leaving without giving us a chance to order, saying he'd be right back. We waited 15 minutes for him to "be right back". He never came back to the table. We left and went elsewhere and ate.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average at best
    Eddddddd
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Just an average dinner.. Most dishes were bland.. Service was good but meal was a disappointment overall. When you factor in cost, it becomes much less attractive.. We would not revisit unless we had special pricing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great local entrees
    WARZ18
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Was in Louisville for Anniversary getaway. Made reservations at Sway since it was in the Hyatt which we were staying. Great ambiance. The cool part was that there were appetizers and entree items that were local specials. Very good food and service. Would recommend to anyone. Prices were very reasonable. Dress code was casual.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Carsone
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    This was our 1st time here and we really enjoyed the food. The Shrimp and Grits was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    eahaseld
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, and caramel cake are all divine. Go here. Spread the word. It's really delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies lunch
    bokcruiser
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    Perfect for lunch with the girls. Food very good, but don't expect ambience. Tablecloths and napkins nice but rest very modern.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2eat
    Iluv2eat
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    My birthday was a night to remember. The food, drinks and service was great. Loved the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • City Vibe!
    bumper
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Lunch time, with the large windows opened up to the hustle and bustle of the lunchtime-crowded strip of Fourth Street, provided a great backdrop to the meal...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Leisurely Saturday Breakfast
    pickygirl3414
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    My best friend and I went to Sway for breakfast on a recent Saturday. Service was efficient and just the right amount of attentive. My friend's waffle was as pretty as a picture and tasted even better, she said. I had the Bourbon peach pecan french toast and it was perfect. We will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.