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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Louisville

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Louisville? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Anoosh Bistro restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1451)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
St Matthews
About the restaurant
Anoosh Bistro is currently offering Curbside, Carryout, and Delivery.

Anoosh Bistro is a casual upscale full service restaurant. We have booths for a more private dining experience, as well as a full bar. We can do private parties and catering .. We look forward to serving you soon.

At Anoosh Bistro we take the health of our guests and our team members very seriously. We are working hard to ensure we go above and beyond CDC recommendations in sanitizing, creating additional space between guests, and minimizing points of contact. Your well being and peace of mind when it comes to enjoying an excellent meal are our top priority.

Top review
BrianK
Dined 6 days ago
Great dinner with friends last night. 4 different meals- Halibut Feature, Pork Feature, short rib and Salmon were all next level. Service was fantastic. Would highly recommend.
A photo of Board and You Bistro & Wine Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1414)
$30 and under
Bistro
New Albany
About the restaurant
Board & You Bistro and Wine Bar features hand-crafted dishes coupled with custom cocktails and premier wine listings. Board & You Bistro puts the customer experience at the forefront. Our attention to detail when it comes to genuine hospitality will be an experience in and of itself.
Our menu has been crafted for those with finer tastes, an interest in masterfully crafted entrees, all while maintaining a very affordable price. Our small plates will include a charcuterie board created with the finest cured meats & cheese from around the world. Our entrees are equally delicious with dishes made for any type of diner. Our desserts are for you to indulge & end your meal on a delightful note.
Our cocktails & wine list was created by professionals and experts in their field. Enjoy your experience!

Top review
DavidCvip
Dined 2 days ago
Great atmosphere. Food is innovative and delicious.
A photo of Guacamole Modern Mexican restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1592)
$30 and under
Mexican
East Market St - NuLu
About the restaurant
Guacamole Modern Mexican is Louisville’s destination for authentic Mexican cuisine with a modern twist. Our award-winning chefs have created a menu that typifies the best of Mexican food and cocktails while still bringing their own inimitable style and personality to the plate and glass. Immerse yourself in the ambiance of our one of a kind restaurant featuring handcrafted cocktails, fresh ingredients, and contemporary vibes.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The servers were awesome! Food was phenomenal price was reasonable. The only complaint was a little slow to get our meal. 100% recommend and absolutely will go back next time we are in Louisville.
A photo of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Louisville restaurant
4.9
4.9 (6348)
$50 and over
Steak
Downtown Louisville
About the restaurant
The first & only steakhouse of its kind in the Louisville area, Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse serves only dry-aged USDA prime beef. While steak is the foundation of the menu, Jeff Ruby's promises to please seafood lovers as well with its raw/sushi bar & seafood entrees.
Jeff Ruby regulars will be pleased to know that their favorite signature items from the Cincinnati restaurants will be well represented in Louisville. The bone-in filet, the 7 cheese baked macaroni, creamed spinach, truffle flake, & of course Jeff Ruby's secret recipe cheesecake are all staples of the Louisville menu.
Styled after the great NY steakhouses of the 1930s & '40s, Jeff Ruby's promises to be as pleasing visually as it is to the palate. French art-deco design, plush mohair upholstery, hand-selected antique furniture, and cinematic crystal chandeliers anchored by a 1950s-era antique are featured in the Starz series Magic City and the 32-foot wall of wine.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Loreal took great care of us ! The food was great, better than imagined. We came to celebrate our 2nd anniversary and were met with a delicious complimentary sorbet at the end of our meal. Can’t wait to be back ! Veto was also very helpful to us and enhanced our dining experience :)
A photo of Lobby Bar & Grill at the Brown Hotel restaurant
4.8
4.8 (943)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown Louisville
About the restaurant
Come enjoy the historic lobby of The Brown Hotel in our Lobby Bar and Grill. Contemporary cuisine meets historic opulence at The Brown Hotel’s spectacularly beautiful, and classic lobby setting. A popular spot for the next generation of Louisville merrymakers, this glamorous, gilded space balances its history with modern touches and sophisticated tastes. Our menu includes a mix of classic and contemporary dishes, but our signature Hot Brown is rated as Kentucky's most popular dish. Enjoy our Hot Brown, and other signature items with a classic Old Fashion. Our bar features well-crafted cocktails and an highly rated bourbon menu. Finish your experience with Louisville's original dessert, the Derby pie.


Reservations are for the Lobby Bar and Grill.

Top review
JoeW
Dined on May 14, 2024
Wonderful poeople service and food. Very much worth the experience.
A photo of North of Bourbon restaurant
4.8
4.8 (437)
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Germantown
About the restaurant
The Bourbon experience
Blending Bourbon, Louisville, and New Orleans into a unique Southern experience.

Top review
DBLCvip
Dined 5 days ago
Delicious food and cocktails. Some of the best I’ve had in Louisville.
A photo of 211 Clover Lane Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1039)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
St Matthews
About the restaurant
211 Clover Lane is an intimate, hidden gem in the heart of St. Matthews. Using the finest ingredients from local purveyors and fish from both coasts. The menu changes weekly and the wine selections are all boutique. French country decor and beautifully presented dishes are found at 211 Clover Lane.
Top review
Krish
Dined 6 days ago
It's such a lovely restaurant. We had never been on the patio and it was just the perfect place to celebrate a birthday. Would definitely recommend this place!
A photo of Bardstown Bourbon Company Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2412)
$30 and under
American
Bardstown
About the restaurant
Thoughtfully executed, approachable cuisine informed by both Kentucky classics and the world's finest flavors. We source locally, calling out the farms right on the menu, and make everything in house. We call this the Modern Kentucky Experience.

2024 Patio Summer Series:
5pm to 9pm, patio seating, entertainment, monthly themed food menus on
May 10th & 24th
June 7th & 21st
July 12th & 26th
August 9th & 23rd

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The food was fantastic (4 in our party). Service was excellent and ambience was classy!
A photo of Enso restaurant
4.8
4.8 (154)
$50 and over
Southern
Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
About the restaurant
A Southern restaurant using Japanese technique and style to connect the parallels in culture between Japan and the American South. All service is a la carte and come out as they are prepared to insure they are served at their peak. Share the table with family and friends. We are honored to welcome all guests.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
This was our second time visiting Enso and it was just as good if not better than the first time! Every dish that came out was so good!! The flavor combinations, the presentation, the perfect proportions, everything! And everyone that works there is passionate about the food and the service they provide too! It’s a top level experience all around! Also, we love the covered patio but I think anywhere inside or outside has a great vibe! Can’t wait to go back! 😋
A photo of Wild Swann Restaurant restaurant
4.5
4.5 (109)
$30 and under
Speakeasy
West Louisville
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
Rnfoodievip
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent food, drinks & service. My wife and I had the prix fixe menu. I selected the mahi-mahi & beet salad while my wife had the marrow burger & Caesar salad. For dessert we selected the crème brûlée. Drinks were well prepared and our server Faye was engaging and attentive. Excellent choice for a pre-theater dinner. We’ll be back.
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