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Uptown Cafe
Uptown Cafe
  • Address:
    1624 Bardstown Rd
    Louisville, KY 40205
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown Louisville
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Uptown Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.uptownlouisville.com
  • Email: cafeu@aol.com
  • Phone: (502) 458-4212
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm
    Dinner:Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Matt Weber
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Duker Ave
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our parking lot is located behind The Uptown off Duker Avenue with on street parking also available along Bardstown Road and Duker Avenue
A word from Uptown Cafe
The Uptown Cafe offers upscale casual dining in the heart of Louisville's Highlands District. Dining options include bar, dining room and patio dining. The atmosphere is relaxed yet sophisticated without pretense. The Uptown welcomes guests with a wide variety of dining options with both lunch and dinner offered Monday through Saturday. Diners can enjoy a light bite of appetizers, seasonal small plates and salads up to a four course meal. The Uptown has a lovely full bar and all wines are available by the glass as well as by the bottle. 1/2 price bottles of wine on Monday evenings offers a great way to start out the week. All menu selections are house-made daily and include regional and international influences with updated twists. The desserts here are to die for. The Uptown Cafe is a family owned and operated restaurant with a courteous and knowledgeable local waitstaff. The Uptown Cafe has long been known for it's quality menu offerings and value providing a unique experience.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Food and service was verygood. Went for a special occasion."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Food here is never a disappointment. Prices are quite reasonable for an upscale-casual restaurant."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We met friends at the Uptown for dinner. It's always a favorite. Service is wonderful and the food is delicious. We've never been disappointed and will continue to dine there whenever possible."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants in Louisville, a town of many many good restaurants. Consistent good food and service and desserts are amazing too!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This used to be an amazing gem. This trip, the service was absent and uncaring and the food was flat out out. When my friend was asked why she didn't eat any of her dinner, she replied that it wasn't good and they said, ok and moved on to take the dish. It didn't matter that we were willing to pay for a dinner and yet eat none of it. Very sad state of affairs for a once favorite spot."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Always consistent quality food and a pleasant atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This is a great place to go if you are looking for a nice, affordable place to go. We go here with groups quite a bit and are always pleased with what we have. My husband recently had a Cajun dish that he was happy with. I opted for the blackened fish tacos. They come with slaw and some toppings. These are good but might be better with fried fish rather than blackened. Depends on if you are going for healthier or tastier! At lunch recently, my daughter had the portobello mushroom sandwich which she loved. We sat by the front window which allows you to watch people walking up and down the busy street. Fun! They have a good wine list and full bar. Service also is always good here."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Uptown has been a family favorite for years -- our "go to" place for a pleasant evening of food, conversation and people (and pooch) watching, especially if we can get a corner table"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We were greeted at the dining room then seated immediately. Service was prompt and friendly and the food was great and there was plenty of it."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Good food in am awesome location. Casual in feel but the food is more upscale than that. I like that combination"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We live in the Uptown neighborhood and often go there because the food is consistently good, service is attentive and it is a just a relaxing place to go after a full day. Wines are good and everything is moderately priced. One of the real charms on Bardstown Rd. Eleanor Maddox"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "My mother was visiting from Canada and my sister from Houston so wanted to take them somewhere that was Louisville based. Uptown Cafe was perfect! Food was great; service great - and we were seated with a nice view of Bardstown Road. We shared a nice bottle of wine with our meal (that did not break the bank) and then also shared a couple of desserts which were awesome. Thank you for a lovely evening!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I had a fantastic end-of-the-week lunch in luxury. It was fun to have a girls' lunch with a great atmosphere and great service. Thanks for a fun time."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "food was wonderful...waiter was attentive and informed...a very pleasant evening in a nice quiet restaurant"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Always enjoy the Monday night 1/2 price wine special. Enjoyed a bottle with good friends. Our meals were great as usual, but we missed the Brie Cheese starter that just doesn't seem to be on the menu enough as they rotate the menu every few weeks. The only problem with the Monday night wine special is the crowd really shows up and you need a reservation, plus leave extra time for the kitchen since it seems to become overwhelmed with the number of customers. Always enjoy an evening at Uptown."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "The food was great as was our server. Very attentive and polite. A gem in the highlands!"
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "One of the best small fine dining restaurants around. I love it!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Loved the place, food and service were awesome at a reasonable price!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Half price wine Monday! Good and reasonably healthy food well priced. Only complaint was that I saw so many friends there I kept having to greet them. Oh yeah!"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "In town for trade show....Was taking group of customers out... explained to customers that knew nothing about restaurant just threw a dart.. Well it was a bull's eye... had to change number from 6 to 8 easy phone call... then upon arrival I had gained another.. they said no problem but please wait a moment so we can re-arrange..very professional..... Then the service was great.. server knew his stuff!! Drinks great!! Appetizers..tomatoes - mushrooms - shrimp...all great!!! Entrees... presentations all were great!! I had a pork chop that was remarkably good...heard no negative comments from anyone..all positive...was a hit...Thank you!!"
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Always good food with good service at a fair price. Kelly and her team do a great job."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The service at Uptown was great! The food was very bland and not worth the above average cost. I would like to go back and try other options. I'm sure other items on the menu would be better! Until then, I can't recommend it with confidence."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "My request for gluten-dairy-soy free food was met with understanding and a great meal. There was even GF bread! Our serverer was terrific. Attentive but not pushy. Nice wine selection. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We went to Uptown to celebrate a birthday with a group of 6 girls. The service was great, the dinner specials were awesome, and the wine list was perfect. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "very good service, our food was well prepared and enjoyed by all."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The Uptown is our favorite place. We have made many friends including the owner, servers, and other patrons. The recent remodel was done with good taste and with no intent to change all the good things the restaurant has going for it.it is the best ambiance, friendliness and food in town. Thanks, Kelly, John, Tim........we always feel special when we are there. Brenda & Ron"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "This has been our "go to" place for more than a decade."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "First time we'd been to Uptown in probably 15 years. I was trying to think of someplace different to go for a holiday dinner with friends. Glad I thought of Uptown. Very enjoyable experience. Great service, food, beverage and atmosphere. My only suggestion is that they need to resupply their Louisville Original cards. I told my friend about the Original Diner program and she wanted to get a card. The answer we got when I asked them to get a card for my friend was that they had not had those cards in a long time. Other than that, great evening."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Great dining experience. We had a variety of dishes and they were all excellent. Server was very good. Absolutely nothing to find fault with."
    Dined on 11/26/2013
  • "My bf and I have been here various times and are always happy after leaving!!!!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "service a little slow but varied menu and no problem making changes to side dishes."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Aside from being the only diners under the age of sixty, our Uptown experience was very pleasant. I had the ginger and beer marinated flank steak with steamed vegetables and au gratin potatoes. The steak was cooked perfectly and absolutely delicious. As for the sides, the vegetables were either perfect or raw with a general lack of seasoning. The au gratin potatoes were okay, very basic. We enjoyed our food, the atmosphere was lovely and the service impeccable."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We have been dining at Uptown Cafe for many years! We have never had a bad experience. Something must be right because the exceptional servers have been there for years. It is such a friendly and comfortable restaurant."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "Great restaurant, food was average, drinks also average. But what we like about the Uptown is its location. So much fun to watch all the eclectic group of people making their way on Bardstown Rd."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "A Thursday night. Not crowded. Our waiter was nice when he was at our table, not very attentive at all. Sat with an empty wine glass for ten minutes. Won't be coming back bc there are too many good places to eat to go to one that is average."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "We wanted to check out the remodel of Uptown as we've enjoyed going there for years. Inside dining is very inviting but we chose to sit outside. The outside seating area could use sprucing up but was pleasant nonetheless. We both chose the scallop special. Scallops were beautifully seared, juicy and plentiful. The bed of sauted spinach was entirely too strong tasting for the delicate flavor of the scallops. The heirloom tomato puree didn't add much to the plate. The squash stuffed with corn bread/cranberries/walnut/cheddar cheese stuffing also missed the mark. The squash was delicious but the stuffing was fairly dry, cool and contained too many nuts. Our server was very helpful and responsive. All in all we were a bit disappointed."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "While the food was very good, our waiter was below expectation. I ordered a pasta with sausage. My choices were small or large . I ordered large and received a small plate. When I questioned the waiter, he thought I said "lunch" size. He brought a second helping when they were clearing the table. Next over half the deserts were not available on Tuesday."
    Dined on 8/27/2013