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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Louisville

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine 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 Äta Restaurant (Formerly Anoosh Bistro) restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1470)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
St Matthews
About the restaurant
äta Restaurant is Now Open!

Chef David Danielson is Exited to Introduce a Menu Founded on Seasonality and Inspired by Global Flavors.
Located in the Windy Hills Neighborhood of Saint Matthews.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
We loved the new menu at ATA, from apps to soup & salad, to entrees & dessert. Everything was expertly prepared and tasted wonderful. I really enjoyed my cocktail before dinner as well! We WILL be back!
A photo of Senora Arepa - Highlands restaurant
4.8
4.8 (10)
$30 and under
Venezuelan
West Louisville
About the restaurant
Senora Arepa is about flavor. We strive to say something important to the world through our food and drinks. We don't just feed the palate, we feed the imagination & the soul. At Senora the heart is the arepa, along with a superb menu inspired by Venezuelan culinary roots, ingredients, and flavors. We're all about family. Come be a part of ours and enjoy some delicious Venezuelan cuisine!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
I love Senora Arepa the vibe is always chill and vibrant the food is amazing never had a bad experience flavor taste presentation overall amazing
A photo of Board and You Bistro & Wine Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1434)
$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
RogerL
Dined 3 days ago
It was another pleasant experience. The food was excellent and the service good. We both enjoyed our evening. Thank you
A photo of La Bodeguita De Mima restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3483)
$30 and under
Cuban
East Market St - NuLu
About the restaurant
Hailing From Cuba, Fernando and Yaniel Martinez have brought their passion and love to the plate, showcasing generations of love passed on by their mothers. Are you ready to experience some of the best Cuban food this side of the equator?

From plantains to the classic Cuban sandwich, we have all of the classic Cuban specialties covered with our twist, of course! Come visit us to see what Louisville has been missing.

At Mima's, we believe in creating an inviting and invigorating atmosphere. That's why you can find different choices to choose from. Whether you're enjoying a delicious dinner in our dining room, a tasty Mojito at our bar, or even a fine hand-rolled cigar on our patio, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Food was excellent and awesome atmosphere on patio with live music.
A photo of Jack Fry's restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2453)
$50 and over
American
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
About the restaurant
Jack Fry's serves up southern fare in a setting that's been a part of Louisville, Kentucky since around 1933. Visitors can step inside for lunch, dinner or cocktails, all to the soothing notes of live jazz. Once a hangout for local sports enthusiasts, Jack Fry's is now known for its fine dining and family-friendly atmosphere.



The executive chef prepares southern specialties and adds a bit of French influence to create local favorites like shrimp & grits, lamb chops and Jack's burger. Jack Fry's provides a friendly atmosphere and live jazz , ensuring the entire group will find something to enjoy.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
As usual everything was outstanding. My favorite restaurant in Louisville.
A photo of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Louisville restaurant
4.9
4.9 (6419)
$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 Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
We went to dinner for our anniversary. The service was great. The drinks were great. The meal was excellent. We will definitely stop here again when we are back in Louisville. 
A photo of The Fat Lamb restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1162)
$31 to $50
American
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
About the restaurant
The Fat Lamb is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant located in Louisville, Kentucky. It was opened in 2016 by Chef Dallas McGarity, who serves as the executive chef and owner. The restaurant is known for its focus on using locally sourced ingredients and for its unique combination of Mediterranean flavors with Southern influences. The menu at The Fat Lamb features a variety of small plates, entrees, and seasonal specials, and is known for its rotating selection of meats and seafood dishes. The restaurant also has a strong emphasis on wine and cocktail, featuring a curated list of wines that complement the Mediterranean cuisine. The Fat Lamb has been well-reviewed by critics and is considered to be one of the best restaurants in Louisville. It's widely known for its cozy and welcoming atmosphere, making it a popular spot for a romantic dinner or casual night out with friends.
Top review
SamA
Dined 2 days ago
Celebrated Father’s Day here and the place was fantastic! Excellent customer service, beyond superb food! I ordered the salmon and it melted in my mouth. Tried the Persephone Rickey as a drink(non-alcoholic) and it was refreshing. Others at the table had braised short ribs. I sampled it and it was beyond fork tender and deliciously flavored. Highly recommend this place and will definitely visit again.
A photo of North of Bourbon restaurant
4.9
4.9 (453)
$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
RoseMarievip
Dined 3 days ago
Food and service were wonderful. Excellent cocktails
A photo of Guacamole Modern Mexican restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1619)
$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
JuliaH
Dined 7 days ago
It was absolutely amazing! Our waiter was amazing and the food was oh my goodness!!! Outstanding.
A photo of Seviche A Latin Restaurant - Highlands restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2621)
$31 to $50
Latin American
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
About the restaurant
Seviche is Nuevo Latino, an eclectic mix of the traditional flavors of Latin American cuisine and its influences infused into new contemporary dishes. Our chef creates new exciting flavorful dishes based on his heritage and formal training. Chef Anthony Lamas has received national acclaim, John Mariani of Esquire Magazine exclaims "Seviche has emerged as one of America's best and most innovative Nuevo Latino-style restaurants, with plenty of the chef's personality packed into every dish." Seviche has received 4 stars from local food critics and continues to be a stand out among Louisville's top independent restaurants.



We have just completed an extensive renovation and expansion. New features include updated bar area, cocktail lounge, state of the art restrooms and 60 person private dining room.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Food was delicious, waitress was friendly and helpful
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