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About Le Relais

Situated in the historic airport terminal of Bowman Field, Le Relais offers a fine dining experience like no other in Louisville. Here you’ll find exquisite French cuisine, prepared with only the finest, freshest ingredients, combined with relaxed, first-class service and an intimate, 1940s art-deco interior reminiscent of the café from the movie “Casablanca”.

For a more romantic view of the airport, watch the planes land in the sunset with our outdoor dining on the deck. With a little imagination, you can see it exactly as Charles Lindbergh did when he landed the "Spirit of St. Louis" here in 1927.

2817 Taylorsville Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm (December only); Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - Close

Cross Street:
Peewee Reese

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 451-9020

Website:
http://www.lerelaisrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live jazz on Sunday evenings

Parking Details:
Ample parking in front lot.

Private Party Facilities:
Le Relais offers private dining suitable for every type of occasion from wedding receptions to corporate meetings. Our private room is situated in the historic Bowman Field lobby. We provide full service catering and wait staff to attend to your every need with a menu featuring exquisite French cuisine, prepared with only the finest, freshest ingredients. Please call for more information or to book your party today.

Private Party Contact:
Amy Zinner: (502) 550-5358

Additional:
Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Le Relais Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Good for a Date (32)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
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Romantic (29)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Cozy (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Authentic (21)
Worth the Drive (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Business Meals (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Scenic View (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good for Groups (6)
Live Music (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Seasonal (6)
Disabled Access (5)
People Watching (5)
Fun (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Casual (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

Le Relais has always been one of my favorite restaurants. The food is absolutely amazing. The atmosphere is superb and the service is always excellent. The owner stands back and watches everything that is happening and is the first to fill a water glass or bring a drink if a server is busy with another table. Top notch all around.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Excellent service in a unique setting with great food. Lamb was outstanding. Salmon was perfectly cooked. Soufflé for dessert was awesome.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

We took my husband out for a family birthday celebration recently despite reading poor reviews of their service. I understand and expect the meal to be served slowly as part of the dining experience. I didn’t expect to have to flag servers down repeatedly for water, dessert menu, to order, etc. The food was decent; not spectacular. I would not recommend. Go to Jack Fry’s for a much better dining experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Evening was pleasing. Wait staff tended to "bustle". Teach them to make haste slowly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Consistently excellent

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always great food and excellent service. The wine by the glass choices could be better but we really need to dine here more often. Love this place!

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was excellent, the wait staff friendly but not overbearing and the atmosphere cozy and relaxing. I had one of the best Old Fashions I've had in Louisville and the waiter recommended a bottle of wine that worked well with both my rainbow trout and my husband's tenderloin. The creme brûlée we shared at the end had a perfect warm burnt sugar crunch on top of a cool creamy custard. Whether on a date or with a group, we always have a fabulous experience at Le Relais.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Le Relais is always excellent.Have been there several times and each one is a delight.Great food and drinks.Excellent ambiance.Very attentive staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service was unusually slow. Young staff does not present food they just bring it to table and leave. They are too young for this type of restaurant and clientele. My daughter and I both had the lamb chops they were supposed to be rare to medium rare, they were well done. Did not send them back because we were hungry however we did send back mussels as they were cold.

We have eaten at Le Relais a few times before and were very pleased. This time not so much.

Dr. Gregory Salvati

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We took family during the Christmas holiday. The service was very good and the food was excellent. Everyone ordered a different dish so we tried everything from fish to steak. Everything was good. Anthony the owner is always there and very helpful when picking a wine to go with your dinner. We will go back.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was below par for this usually reliable place. My dick breast special was overcooked and the serving was meager.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Once again, Le Relais, a restaurant I have frequented for many years, did not disappoint. From
Appetizers, mine a beet salad which was exquisitely presented and tasted delicious with especially interesting textures, to our main dish, for both of us a small fillet mignon, everything was served and prepared to perfection. The owner's usual personal enagegment and excellent recommendation for our wine added to our enjoyment. I still regard this as one of Louisville's best restaurants.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had not been there in years; more because “out of sight, out of mind” I guess, but we will be returning before long. The host was friendly, courteous and most helpful. Careful attention was given by all who served us; and our food was excellent! We remarked to each other that the background music was at a perfect volume; in no way hindering conversations yet could be heard.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 18, 2017

It was a great experience. Had live music, the ambience was Wonder and romantic. Went for significant other’s birthday. He is foodie and loves wine. The menu met his expectations for both. Can’t wait to try their outdoor dinning in warmer weather.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was excellent, however, for a restaurant of that price category I have had much better service. Had reservations for months but was stuck in the corner next to the door which people were rushing in and out of. Wait staff seemed to be more attentive to what appeared to be more regular customers. It had a good ambience and good food but it didn’t give me any reason to come back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Le Relais is always reliably good; there is always a fish special and a meat special, and good fis choices on the regular menu, too. It often has duck on the menu. I appreciate that many of the entree choices allow a smaller version.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was excellent beef stew was very flavorful and the duck special was cooked perfectly.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 14, 2017

If atmosphere is your thing, you can't go wrong. This place has it in aces. Appetizers (salmon, escargot & calamari) were very tasty. Unfortunately other aspects of the food quality have dropped in my last couple of visits and I personally don't see a return in the near future. Bibb salads very wet and tangy - too much vinegar. Caesar salad equally bland and dressing not balanced. Steak Au Poive was slightly warm, chewy and lacked enough of the highly touted cognac cream sauce. For $39 I was expecting so much more than the 5 pre-sliced bites. Filet's looked like they came out of a prepacked vacuum pack and - with the exception of the red wine beef stock demi-glaze - lacked any real flavor.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The service and my husband's food was wonderful. My soup was delicious. Unfortunately, my petite filet was barely luke warm when it arrived. I would have sent it back, but I had an early morning the next day and did not want to have to wait for a replacement. Quite frustrating. The taste was good but really didn't want a cold steak.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Had a wonderful experience. Great food and loved the ambiance...

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The meal, service, and ambience were perfect. Special request for a table was met as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

My husband, son and I dined at Le Relais to celebrate my son’s birthday. The experience was lovely right up until we had to wait an excessive amount of time for the dessert my son ordered. However, the establishment made it “right” on our bill which was excellent and we did not have to ask! The value of the experience is high due to the quality of the food, the service, and the ambiance. However, the portions are small even when you order the “full size” entree. Regardless, with appetizer and salad and bread, we did not go home hungry. 😊

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Can't say enough. Our dinner was excellent on all levels; ambience, service, timeliness of flow from sitting down to paying the check. Waitress was extremely helpful with our questions. Recommendations were on point. Host was gracious not intrusive. Made us feel like regulars. And of course, let's not forget the food. Scallops and Salmon all around. Perfect.
We will become regulars!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food is very good. The service was also very good. Try the muscles appetizer, and also the entree with scallops. I wouldn't do that half orders they're very small.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent as always! The decor and ambience is lovely and the food is authentic French cuisine! The service and attention to detail is marvelous!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fabulous food and service!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Best dinning experience and food in louisville!! Love it!! Thanks for making my 31st wedding a memorable one! Happy wife...Happy life!!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Everything was outstanding. Service very good.
One of our party has celiac and must be gluten free. Maitre’d, waiter, and kitchen treated this situation with care. They even served hot gluten-free bread!! ...done by very few Louisville restaurants.

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Nice restaurant… Have not been there in quite some years. Appreciated the informative help with wine. Staff was very friendly and attentive. However the lamb chops and steak were disappointing. But the escargot, crab cake, foie gras and the salmon were fantastic! Had a fun evening overall.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had excellent time, food was great we were treated awesome. Loved the live music ... owner's were the best.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Live Music
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Perfection as always!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food at LeRelais is always consistently good. One of the top Louisville restaurants.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We have had many wonderful meals at LeRelais Bistro. We love the ambiance & the excellent food. Service is attentive but this visit was a little slow. We will come back for another try.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Le Relais is consistently delightful, relaxing and authentically French.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was our first time at Le Relais after living in Louisville for over 20 years. We had heard great things about the restaurant and decided to have a date night there last Saturday evening.

What a great choice - everything was exceptional. The food, service, ambiance, surroundings, wine selection and on and on and on.

We cannot say enough good things and will undoubtedly be going back there soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very nice, live jazz. Drew was a very good server and food was very good. My husband loved the duck!

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Chicken was way over cooked. I’ve ordered it 6-8 times and it’s been great. This time it was over cooked and plated without the Madeira sauce..

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Meet friend here before attending a play and found the service to be impeccable as well as the food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

First time visiting. Food, service, and atmosphere was outstanding. Loved everything. Would recommend everyone try once. Nice to find a fine dining restaurant. Too few around

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Foie gras was like silk, the salmon was cooked perfectly, wine prices are fair, live music

Tags: Live Music, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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