Blue Heron Steakhouse

4.5
1176 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse


The Blue Heron Steakhouse is located in the thriving historic Jefferson Street corridor. We offer an excellent menu with steakhouse classics and modern Southern fare with specialties such as fresh oysters, the finest cuts of beef, shrimp and grits and more. Our restaurant started as a hand-crafted cocktail bar and consumer demand made it obvious that we needed to expand to a full-service kitchen. The Blue Heron is situated in a renovated home with exposed brick, a beautiful, locally crafted chandelier, a roaring two-sided fireplace in the colder months. Locally owned and loaded with character, The Blue Heron is a perfect setting for an intimate date, an evening with friends or simply a casual dinner while watching the game.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Please note, we will not offer our regular menu on New Year's Eve. Please see link below for menu details on our special prix fixe menu at $75.00 per person. . https://blueheronsteakhouse.com/nye/

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Superb cocktails- very fresh! Great, friendly service.

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AlliC
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We love this place, maybe it was just a bad night. We were there at 6:30 and they were already out of the specials. They were out of all beer except Mich Ultra and Bud Light. And our food was mediocre. I know they are probably short-staffed. Our cocktails were really good!

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RNJN
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience! Started with the Blueberry Beso cocktail that was fantastic. Next we had oysters, both fresh and grilled. I thoroughly enjoyed the fresh, but would pass on the grilled next time. Finished it off with a filet that absolutely melted in our mouths. Service was impeccable and atmosphere was divine. Perfect date night restaurant!

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TracyF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for an anniversary dinner - food was great - my husband had the filet and I loved the shrimp and grits!

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vipNancyB
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant always an enjoyable experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food is usually a strong point for this restaurant…but since the management change, food has not been acceptable. Steaks were not cooked to order….both medium rare orders arrived well done. Side dishes were also just average. We will not be returning to this restaurant that we used to frequent often

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JulieB
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Busy weekend with Parents weekend at UK, however the Filet's were not properly cooked, the baked potato was hard, the mushrooms were not sauted at all.

The Desserts were amazing.

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vipcowgirlk
Nashville
27 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We got reservations here last minute and were able to sit outside on their covered patio. It was GREAT. Our server was super cool and made some wonderful recommendations. The oysters were super delicious and our steaks were cooked perfectly. Highly recommend Blue Heron!

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Ckern
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Blue Heron. Service is always outstanding. Quality of the steak was not as good as previous visits though.

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Cmar
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was ok.

Had a last minute emergency pop up and called to let them know I was running later (under 15 minutes), was told that they were very busy and could not hold the table longer than 15 minutes. Guess what, arrived within 12 minutes, and there were at least 5 empty tables. When we were done with dinner, there were still at least three empty tables. I would rather be told we can only hold a table for x amount of time than to be told we are so busy we won't be able to hold your table.

It's a shame that the parking lot attendant was way more friendly than the host.

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BrianZ
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good and food was tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fried chicken I’ve ever had in my life.

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vipBruceN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

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vipStephenS
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We hadn’t been to Blue Heron for over 2 years so we decided to try it again. So glad we did. My wife and I shared a perfectly cooked porterhouse for 2 along with 4 sides. The steak was tender and delicious. As the evening was nice and cool, we ate outside.

What a great overall experience! As an aside, we ate at Tony’s recently and while our steak was not quite as good (but sooo close) as the steak I had at Tony’s, our bill was about HALF of what we spent there.

We’ll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite!

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CL71
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great, the service even better. My only issue is with the chairs. Cracked chairs pinch fingers when moving forward to the table.

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JoyceP
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Amazing! The food was delicious! My drink was the Best Drink I've ever had!!!
Our server suggested it! Her name was Hannah and she was Fabulous! We will definitely be back! Thanks for a Magical Evening!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very nice atmosphere. The waiter was excellent and knowledgeable. The food was great! Would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Drinks are made well, we tried the heirloom tomatoes, salad, baked potatoes, filet, and skirt steak. The filet was perfect, skirt was a bit overcooked, the potatoes were average but large. Nice place, service was great, no dress code.

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vipMilko
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great.

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vipStephaniet
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the filet with Steak Fries, brie appetizer and a delicious blueberry cocktail. Fantastic

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience, as usual. This is a great local restaurant.

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vipSteveC
Louisville
101 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, we both had the tuna special, one of the best entree’s we’ve had this year!

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MatthewG
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were absolutely fantastic. Top to bottom great service. Food and drink were wonderful and the staff made sure that we enjoyed our experience. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was kinda bland

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Elizabeth
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We ordered a Med rare cowboy and was was cooked Med. & was quite fatty. We order a Med filet and it was rare. Shrimp were small and limp. Spinach salad was tasteless. The broccoli was over cooked. We really wanted to enjoy a special meal and like this place, but it was overpriced snd food quality and attention to detail was not there.

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JillS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Restaurant itself was very cool. Wait staff was very good. But! We made a reservation and they sat us in the bar part next to the kitchen door where we had to listen to that door opening and closing constantly while they took orders to other side of restaurant. No one was on our side. They could have put us anywhere but there. Food was good but nothing spectacular and small portions for the price. Also, we had a bread plate but no bread or anything extra. We can say we ate there but won’t be going back.

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vipFrancieK
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Before entering The Blue Heron Mike is on hand to ensure you have a parking spot - he is faithfully there in rain, heat, sleet, and snow (I have seen him with his moustache white from ice and snow!) and is very helpful and ever so kind and imparts confidence that you can maneuver your vehicle where he suggests. What a thoughtful, borderline genius idea on the part of the owner! Tom and David were handling the diners last night, who are both very professional and pleasant and they read the customer's desired dinner pace. We were delighted to be with Tom last night, who was attentive and offered good suggestions when we had questions. My cocktail was tasty and could have been a unique creation to The Blue Heron, as I had not heard of a Blueberry Beso - YUM!! We requested out of door seating and were comfortable on the spacious covered deck especially with the thoughtfulness of the proprietor to have professional quality quiet fans that did not blow too forcefully but moved the air on either end of the deck to make these very warm evenings comfortable. Now to the food - we each had a different dish and were very pleased. Chocolate mousse to top off the night is highly recommended!

P. S. The rendering of a blue heron on the menu caught all of our eyes - a work of art for sure!

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bubbles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my daughter to Blue Heron, her first visit. We were seated on the patio where we enjoyed pleasant weather, outstanding service (David was very helpful with recommendations!), and fabulous meals. Was a bit pricey but definitely worth it!

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EdwardY
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place with a great food / drink setup. Will definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have a wonderful evening! Our waiter, Tom, was awesome!

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LEBJF1616
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate in the"sun porch" area which was quieter than inside. It was too hot to eat on the deck area. Inside seemed very dark so glad we were on sun porch. The food was good and the menu offered some unique items (i.e. lamb). Also there is a parking lot adjacent to the restaurant which is nice (if you get there early for limited slots.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fellas and I really enjoyed our meal at Blue Herron. Everything from the entrance to the exit of the building was great aside from the beer selection. But that’s being nit picky. I would absolutely visit them for dinner again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was more than expected. The flavor in every item was fantastic. The atmosphere and layout was warm and inviting. Wes was an exceptional server. Great personality with all encountered.

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Wilma
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice place to sit and relax and enjoy excellent spirits and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks never disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary. We had a lovely evening. It wasn’t cheap but we knew that going in. We will go back. Tom, our server, was very helpful. He displayed just the right amount of attention. Treat your special person with a visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite steak place is in town. Get the fillet medium rare with a side of garlic butter

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KeithG
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had dinner hear while in town celebrating a 40th birthday. Corey was our server and he did an outstanding job taking care of us. There were 5 of us and we all had steaks that were cooked perfectly, and we started with the Bacon appetizer and the Brie. We had a couple bottles of wine that were priced reasonably and overall we were impressed. No disappointments.

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Blue Heron Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 254-2491.

Blue Heron Steakhouse is rated 4.5 stars by 1176 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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