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Boone Tavern

412 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasion
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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American, Organic
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Hours of operation

Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 10:am

Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Dinner Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Dinner Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
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Phone number
(859) 985-3700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Poulton
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Cross street
100 Main Street N.
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Parking details
Boone Tavern has a complimentary self parking lot at the back entrance of the hotel. Boone Tavern also offers spaces for handicap guests parking as well as reserved spaces for Eco Friendly vehicles.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 412 People Are Saying
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HappyHoosier (Detroit)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service. Enjoyed the “sweetest weekend” feature meal that included salad, entre and dessert.

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great atmosphere in a historic Inn. Great service. Excellent food. Food was prepared perfectly. Would recommend to anyone wanting a nice dinner.

CharlesL (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day special was great with many choices to assure you got a fantastic meal.

vipJulieA30 (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We have been to the Boone Tavern many times. The service was very good. The food was disappointing on this trip. The fried items were over cooked. The chicken was tough and I had trouble cutting it even with a knife.

We were disappointed in the gift shop no longer being at the Tavern and just saw vendors with their items in the hotel lobby.
They took up so much room in the lobby and if you weren’t interested in what they were selling it just became awkward.

I am seriously considering not coming back because the changes were bad ideas and it lacked the charm I use to like about the Inn and Tavern.

Margee (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Dining at Boone Tavern was a experience. Located in the college town and artist haven of Berea it serves classic and deliciously prepared Kentucky cuisine. The service was friendly and accommodating for my elderly mother and the surroundings are gracious. I highly recommend it as a destination for food, the Tavern and the community.

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful evening of ambience,great service, outstanding food at a very reasonable price. We even returned for breakfast. We highly recommend Boone Tavern. We will will return. /

Jimmy (Louisville)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Our table had fried fish, shrimp and grits, chicken on a nest, and pork chops. All the entrees were very good except for the pork chop. The updated atmosphere was great and as always, the spoon bread was delicious.

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Brunch was scrumptious. Beautiful place. Waitor could have been nicer.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We were staying at the Inn for New Year’s Eve and reserved dinner at the Tavern. They had a special New Year’s Eve meal -so we chose that. The pre-meal clam chowder and the Champagne Strawberry cake were the highlights, but we enjoyed our entire meal. Service was very attentive and the meal was served quickly. Added to a special New Year’s Eve.

SCox (Louisville)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We made reservations for Christmas Eve lunch but were surprised upon arriving when we were told there was no menu for the day, only a buffet. This was not noted anywhere on the website. There was a decent variety but much of the food was cold. The service and ambiance were very good. The overall experience was positive and we will visit again but not for a buffet.

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
3.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Had steak for dinner and it was tough and undercooked. With desert ordered decaf coffee but almosr positivevit was regular coffee because could not go to sleep forca long time that evening.- you need to clearly mark the decaf pot with an organge stripe!

Had breakfast and the coffee was too weak.

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

We hadn't been to Boone Tavern in years and one of the biggest changes is that wine, beer and cocktails are on the menu. The hotel lobby and dining room have been elegantly refurbished and are warm and welcoming. What hasn't changed is the great food. Our friends are vegetarians and there were plenty of options for them. I had fried green tomato wedges and roast chicken. The chicken was moist and beautifully presented. And the terrific spoon bread is still served. I read mixed reviews on service but our server was efficient, prompt and got everything right. We were too full for dessert but the choices looked wonderful. We'll be back!

BetterBoyFoods (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

The hotel and restaurant have been given an upgrade. They now have a liquor license. Most impressive is the food. Many staples on the menu but new additions. All in our group thought their choices were excellent. The pricing is also very modest for the quality of food.

jenny (Cincinnati)
4.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

Nothing beats the ambiance of the Boone Tavern, or their spoonbread!

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
4.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

Had dinner there as well as breakfast during an overnight stay. Quality of the food for both breakfast and dinner was very good. Service was very good although don't expect "fast". That is not a problem as you come here for the atmosphere and to spend time in the dinning room. I would come back without any hesitation. Our dinner meal could have been a bit warmer in temperature is our only complaint. Could have been partly due to the fact we were an early dinner group just after they opened up. Felt comfortable while we were here as well. In my opinion 4 out of 5 stars. Breakfast on its own would have been 5 out of 5.