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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Louisville

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants 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 Board and You Bistro & Wine Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1455)
$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
DrAndyS
Dined 2 days ago
A perfect place to celebrate our anniversary! From the greeting at the door to the service to the food, everything was perfect. Definitely an awesome way to celebrate our 27th. Will be back for sure.
A photo of La Bodeguita De Mima restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3599)
$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
DonnaD
Dined 5 days ago
This was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. It was a business dinner and everyone loved the food. Service was outstanding.
A photo of North of Bourbon restaurant
4.9
4.9 (473)
$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
JamesBvip
Dined 5 days ago
North of Bourbon never disappoints! Our server, Stephanie, was terrific, with great attentive service and food suggestions. The summer menu is light and refreshing along with the summer cocktails! Our dessert of cheesecake with blackberry syrup left us completely satisfied!
A photo of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Louisville restaurant
4.9
4.9 (6503)
$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
JamesF
Dined 4 days ago
The Oysters Rockefeller was outstanding and the Filet Collingsworth was as well. Service was excellent. Drinks and dessert never disappoint. Servers Brittney and Olivia were very professional and made the evening special.
A photo of Jack Fry's restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2489)
$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
MarkK
Dined 4 days ago
Jack Fryes is a wonderful experience from food to the service always excellent.
A photo of Myriad Swim Club restaurant
4.8
4.8 (23)
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
About the restaurant
Bringing back the playful days of summer, the Myriad Swim Club is the heartbeat of the hotel. The inviting lounge pool, complete with sun-soaked seating areas, tanning deck, cabanas, and poolside bar, provides guests with the perfect setting to sip, splash, or snooze under the sun.
Guests of the Myriad Hotel receive complementary entrance to the pool with proper form of occupancy identification.


Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We had a great time relaxing next to the pool and having a drink. I enjoyed the music, the staff was very friendly and attentive.
A photo of The Fat Lamb restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1180)
$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
AnnG
Dined 2 days ago
Overall experience was excellent! Delicious food, great craft cocktails and excellent service.
A photo of 211 Clover Lane Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1072)
$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
RonWvip
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious food coupled with beautiful garden seating made for quite a memorable evening
A photo of Guacamole Modern Mexican restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1656)
$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
Wonderful! Beautiful eve great band food and vibe Our server was amazing
A photo of Porcini restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2728)
$31 to $50
Italian
Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
About the restaurant
Established in 1992, Porcini is an independent, award-winning restaurant located in the Historic Crescent Hill neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky. We specialize in Northern Italian cuisine, excellent service, and offer an extensive selection of fine wines, bourbons, and signature cocktails. Over the last 30 years, we have been privileged to be a part of so many great memories here in our dining room, bar, private dining room, and patio.

* For Parties of 6 or more, Please Contact the Restaurant to make a Reservation

Top review
Jayteevip
Dined 2 days ago
Consistently excellent food and service! Great outdoor venue
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