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Le Relais, Louisville, KY

Le Relais

4.7
4.7
1237 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Please call 502-451-9020 for groups of 5 or more. Reservations preferred. The deck is closed for winter seating.

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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Curb Side Service Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–7:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 451-9020

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nicolette Hopkins

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Cross street

    Peewee Reese

  • Parking details

    Ample parking in front lot.

  • Entertainment

    Live jazz on Sunday evenings

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,237 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Notable Wine List

  • Louisville

    Notable Wine List

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  1. BM

    BaM2439

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our "go to" place for celebrations. The food is superb as is the service and ambience. Every neighborhood should have a fabulous eatery like Le Relais.
  2. W

    Wineandtaste

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening with out of town guest. The combo music was lovely. Delicious food and wine. Jarrod was a really good waiter. Thanks.
  3. P

    Phil

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This dinner was for my son’s birthday and his girl friends first visit. Dinner was great as usual. The menu is super. See you next time.
  4. CC

    CoyoteC

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always👍
  5. J

    Jane

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Relais never disappoints me with their wonderful food!
  6. F

    Firsttimehere

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    We arrived for our reservation and table was not ready. Once seated it was quite some time before we were waited on. One of our party ordered the pork chop and it was served very very rare with a bloody center. My pork chop was way over cooked. Chef came out and apologized. He took the rare pork chop back and brought it back burned to a crisp. Unbelievably they left it on the bill. Owner never apologized. Once we received our wine and it was poured by owner and he the took the rest of the bottle a placed it in a wine ice bath over by bar. We had to get up an go get it ourselves to pour rest. This place was so bad it was almost comical. The restaurant was booked to capacity and their were hardly any servers to take care of patrons. The hostess ended up waiting on us.
  7. RS

    RobS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    I reserved a table for two. Were were guided to a table stuck in a corner at the back next to a server's station. My wife was able to sit with her back to the wall and see the rest of the restaurant but the entire time I was faced (apart from my wife) with a wood paneled wall. Well I guess someone has to draw the short straw but what made it worse was that the service was preposterously slow and incompetent. It took about 20 minutes before drinks arrived and about 50 minutes before we received starters. During that time bread had been promised but I had to request it before it arrived. My wife's starter came first, it was soup, but with no spoon. It took me about 5 mins to attract a server to bring a spoon and it was about another 5 mins before my own starter arrived. Another long delay before the main course arrived. After that dessert arrived after a further delay and quickly the bill was brought (before we had finished and without me requesting it) the most prompt service of the evening. Bored out of our brains we left quickly after a total elapsed time of 2 hours and 15 minutes. Awful!
  8. DF

    DarbyFord

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never less than first rate. We go back again and again.
  9. CW

    ClaudeW

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always!
  10. L

    Loucard

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food
  11. MB

    MattB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service, warm unpretentious atmosphere — one of our favorite restaurants in Louisville.
  12. KJ

    KellyJ

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the old world feel of the restaurant. It is never too loud and the staff is always attentive. The food is really why we come. Best escargot I have ever had including in France. The dish sizes are generous but not too much and the menu is not over complicated. The wine prices are fair and nice selection . This is our go to restaurant in Louisville. Not cheap but not expensive and worth every penny. Romantic as well.
  13. SF

    ScottF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and it did NOT disappoint. Service was great as was the food! We will be back!
  14. SM

    SarahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all ordered different things and they were all excellent.
  15. SP

    SusanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The trout was wonderful and the Grand Marnier soufflé was fabulous. Highly recommend.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Fantastic food. Wonderful place. Very understaffed. We had Great wait staff friendly and competent, but one person shouldn’t have to run the entire deck. I get it. It’s hard to find staff right now. The food was great and the slow service wasn’t a dealbreaker but everything took about 10 minutes longer than felt good to happen
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A really nice evening! Look forward to coming back for many more meals.
  18. RM

    RosemaryM

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Art Deco restaurant, fabulous food, jazz duo playing at just the right level. Who could want more?
  19. MC

    MikeC

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food and Service. Staff is very Professional and Friendly.
  20. L

    Lateeveningfoodies

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are occasional diners at Le Relais, for family occasions. Tonight was anniversary dinner, and the entire experience was superb. From seating at a corner table to the Limoncello finish, everything was spot on! Great service, attentive but not intrusive, great wine, wonderful food! Thanks to all for a special evening!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in town.
  22. K

    Kathyl1051

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our go to restaurants for the perfect meal. Food is excellent...I had the trout and my husband the filet....cooked to perfection. Anthony and Amy are so attentive and wonderful at suggesting wine pairings....I have never had a bad meal or a mediocre meal ever at this restaurant. One of Louisville's finest.
  23. M

    Myrtle

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    First time for this icon establishment. Early reservations so not many patrons and those that were there seemed like regulars. Was seated near the kitchen, drink station, and carry out area. Not a huge deal but when the restaurant is at 10% capacity, I would expect a better table because we would have finished well before the 7 pm rush. While our server was knowledgeable and proficient, we found him a bit aloof. Very accommodating on dietary restrictions. Overall good experience but would never be my first choice for fine dining.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and the environment was very nice as well. We personally enjoyed the mussels the most. Can’t wait to come back here again!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best! Love the food staff and atmosphere!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent services and food!
  27. TP

    TomP

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful restaurant and great service by Anthony and Amy. Highly recommended
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This remains after all these years a special place. The atmosphere is transportive and the dishes out of the French countryside. Extensive and well executed cocktail list including aviation and paper plane. Scallops prepared without peer. And even in this day and age, the charcuterie board stands out.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in we were greeted warmly and everything continued to remain amazing until the very end. We tried every course and were completely satisfied with everything! The food is amazing! What a great date night!
  30. MF

    MichaelF

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding, comfortable and convenient. Conversation were enjoyed and memorable. Thanks MJF
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation dining. Foody friends in highly recommended this!
  32. Q

    susieQ

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    A little hidden gem! Loved the smallness of the resturant and the jazz trio. Drinks and food were wonderful however the service was very slow at the beginning. Water and menus took about 15 minutes to be delivered.
  33. A

    Alli

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always choose Le Relais for our special occasions. The food is superb and the retro art deco decor so classic and fun. Enjoyed the music Sunday eve.
  34. JJ

    JerryJ

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Le Relais for our 13th anniversary. It was our first time there and we loved it. Fabulous food and drinks and such a warm & friendly staff! We will definitely return ☺️
  36. JS

    JayfromSanDiego

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A very cool setting, at Bowman field, with lots of tasteful French-related poster art on the walls. Have been here many times over the years while traveling in from out of town and it's consistently terrific.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply lovely as always!
  38. S

    Sallyr

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always a favorite-food was delicious-service a bit slow. Always a favorite
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The 2 managers were very kind & efficient. Our waiter was a bit distracted. He apologized for the wait of our food & drinks but he didn’t seem to have many other tables. Perhaps he was new or having a bad night but he was not very attentive. The food was very good. Our server that night, needs a little work with multi tasking & attention.
  40. ME

    MichaelE

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fine dining in a unique atmosphere has been a favorite for years

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Le Relais offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 451-9020.

Le Relais is rated 4.7 stars by 1237 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Le Relais

2817 Taylorsville Rd Louisville, KY 40205

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Peewee Reese

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Hours of operation

    Curb Side Service Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–7:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Ample parking in front lot.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nicolette Hopkins

  • Entertainment

    Live jazz on Sunday evenings

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 451-9020

  • 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

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