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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
3
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (34)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Romantic (26)
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Quiet Conversation (25)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for a Date (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Authentic (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Cozy (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Scenic View (18)
Business Meals (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Groups (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Fun (6)
Live Music (6)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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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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·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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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The service and atmosphere were excellent. The food was good, but very small portions except for the salad. I ordered the Prongs for an appetizer, however, they were not Prongs. At best they were small shrimp. They were very good, and the aoli sauce was wonderful. But, Prongs, they were not. We also ordered the Rack of Veal, which typically has 6 ribs. But our order only consisted of 4. The meat was the size of a quarter on each rib. Good flavor, but again, very small portion. We enjoyed our evening as it was for a special occasion. But will not likely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

GOOD FOOD, GOOD WINE, GOOD SERVICE!
WHAT MORE IS THERE?

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Le Relais once again earns high marks! Le Relais provides a consistently delicious, creative meal with a warm personal ambience. The escargot was exquisite, cocktails that rival any in the city, and dessert that only the French can achieve! Will be back soon!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We enjoyed our evening except for the fact that I managed to under pay our bill! Anthony, you were great about that.winfrey blackburn

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food and service was excellent. The Lamb was real lamb (not mutton), and was perfectly done. An authentic French restaurant experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Dinner was exceptional. The attention to detail and friendliness of the staff made date night feel like a special occasion .

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 6, 2017

As usual, one of the best tables in Louisville, KY. New bistro-type menu with classic as well as new dishes. Anthony is always an exceptional host who makes you feel appreciated.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on October 6, 2017

one of my all time favorites. Unique, excellent service, great food, special ambiance!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Very disappointed in LeRelais. Food was good but the service was terrible! Waited forever for our entrees. Doubt we will return. For the amount of money charged, we expected more. If we are going to spend that much, we would rather go to Vincenzo’s. They are worthy of 5 stars for all categories.

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Had another great anniversary dinner at this iconic - think Casa Blanca -restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Anthony always provides a lovely dining experience. Food, service, ambience all are first rate!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The best food in town!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The most authentic French cuisine outside of Paris France.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food, great service, great atmosphere... best restaurant I have experienced in Louisville

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Dinner and service were excellent! The owner made sure to come by and say hello and see if we needed anything. The menu is sophisticated and fresh.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Lovely restaurant! This is a wonderful restaurant for dinner on Sunday evening. They have a nice little jazz band that plays for a couple of hours. The menu has been re-worked and has a variety of offerings. Many of the entrees offer a full and half portion. The wine list has been updated and Anthony is always there to help you select the best wine to go with the food. This restaurant is worth your time and money. Prices are reasonable and food quality is excellent. The specials are always worth a try. I tired the salmon and it was very good. The soup special was a potato soup and it was very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We love Le Relais; the food is reliably good and beautifully presented . In the summer months, the outdoor deck is always packed, with a view of Bowman Field. Great food and wine; always a fish special.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The wait for our dinner was too long considering they were not that busy, but the steak au poivre and scallops were excellent as was our desert.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

As good as it gets for a fine dining outing surrounded by other good food lovers. Anthony always makes us feel welcome.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Cocktails outside. Dinner inside. Wonderful experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food, great owner, less great server attitude

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Dinner was fabulous! The Halibut special was as good a fish as I have ever had. Anthony makes you feel welcome and ensures the servers miss nothing. Order the Grand Marnier soufflé when you order dinner. Perfect finish to a perfect evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The trout was delicious. My friend had the bouillabaisse and it smelled heavenly. Everything here is delicious. I think it's the best restaurant in Louisville.

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 (SW Indiana)·Dined on August 27, 2017

This is consistently the best restaurant/bistro experience. We have enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere more than any other. Sunday has live Jazz now and is a perfect fit for the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Fun, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on August 25, 2017

For my money, this is hands down the best restaurant in the city

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Don't wait another minute to treat yourself to a memorable night out! Le Relais is really wonderful, staff included. The meal looks every bit as delicious as it tastes, and the service is second to none. I wouldn't wait for a special occasion to enjoy this treasure. Try the" touch and go" cocktail and experience the beauty of this French Bistro located at Bowman Field. Enjoy!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fun, Scenic View, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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