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Diners' Choice: Best Service restaurants in Louisville

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best service 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 (1462)
$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
mrmsnhtvip
Dined 4 days ago
We both had the evening specials (sea bass for me, 1/2 chicken with mushroom risotto) and they were outstanding! Excited for Chef Dave's new menu and enormously pleased that our favorite server, Allen, is staying with Ata. Will return soon!
A photo of Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Louisville restaurant
4.9
4.9 (6400)
$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 today
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 Board and You Bistro & Wine Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1431)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent experience as always. The food was delicious!
A photo of Enso restaurant
4.8
4.8 (163)
$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 4 days ago
Both food and service were wonderful! Every dish we tried was a hit. We’ll definitely be back.
A photo of Guacamole Modern Mexican restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1611)
$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 2 days ago
It was absolutely amazing! Our waiter was amazing and the food was oh my goodness!!! Outstanding.
A photo of Jack Fry's restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2449)
$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 1 day ago
As usual everything was outstanding. My favorite restaurant in Louisville.
A photo of Cuvee Wine Table restaurant
4.7
4.7 (471)
$31 to $50
Wine Bar
East Louisville
About the restaurant
Resting in the East End of Louisville, Cuvee Wine Table is a wine bar and restaurant with comfortable tables and patio perfect for any wine fan – no matter your skill level! We’re ready for the person with no wine knowledge curious to learn and try new wines as well as the experienced wine connoisseur with an extensive list of personal selections made by co-owner and Master Sommelier Scott Harper. Cuvee also has several craft beers on tap and a full bar for cocktails. And, we feature a happy hour!
Open for dinner, for a quick bite or an elegant full table dining experience. The menu includes small plates and entrees with a variety of cured meats, artisanal cheeses, flat breads and our special daily entree. The eclectic wine program lead by Master Sommelier Scott Harper serves a huge wine selection including more than 55 wines available by the taste or glass. Our award wining wine list is all available for retail to go sales.
Top review
JohnSvip
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
Burger night is always good. The burger will pair with anything you like to drink, even a beer.
A photo of La Bodeguita De Mima restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3478)
$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 1 day ago
Some of the best Cuban food I've ever had! Atmosphere was great. The mojito was one of the best, crisp and delicious! They were so accommodating to my friend with Celiac and their GF options were wonderful. Highly recommend!
A photo of The Fat Lamb restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1161)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Food was amazing!! Great service.. the best dinner in L’ville!
A photo of Volare Italian Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3927)
$30 and under
Italian
Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
About the restaurant
Discover and savor Italian at its finest!

Whether you choose to dine in our main dining area, year-round patio, or private dining facility; Volare boasts an intimate and beautiful setting.

Come experience the ultimate in entertaining… a special occasion at Volare. Inspired cuisine, beautiful surroundings and impeccable service are the hallmarks of a great event. You deserve nothing less, and we promise even more.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Excellent food and the whole experience!! Osso Buco is a favorite. Want to try more things but cant pass it up!!
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