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Le Relais, Louisville, KY
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Le Relais

4.7
4.7
1379 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

8:30 PM


Booked 22 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

    Chef Paul Crepey

  • 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 1,379 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
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Romantic

  • Louisville

    Romantic

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  1. W

    Whip

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoy !
  2. n

    nancyc

    Louisville

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our Le Relais dinner very much. The food and service was excellent.
  3. SM

    StephanieM

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The restaurant is quaint, cozy, great for date night. Food was excellent! Love the atmosphere.
  4. JL

    JonL

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    food was good service was slow and the place smells like a nursing home? what more could you ask for right?
  5. C

    Claude

    Chicago

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality and service were excellent as always. The new chef seems to be doing an outstanding job, as is the rest of the staff.
  6. k

    katefur

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Le Relais. The food is always delicious and the service impeccable. Last night we were seated in an end booth in the smaller, outer room. No one else was seated in there so it was like having the restaurant to ourselves!
  7. DF

    DrewF

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great for us from the table location to the timing of getting drinks, food and check.
  8. CH

    CraigH

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Value for the dollar not equivalent. Food good, not great. Coffee poor. Service was wonderful.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible cocktails, great wine list, and excellent food. The peppercorn sauce on the strip is one of the most delicious sauces I’ve ever tasted.
  10. TP

    TimothyP

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing meal. There is not one thing I would change. We will be back again.
  11. MD

    MichaelD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are sitting at our kitchen table tonight wishing we could be back at Le Relais. Everything was superb. We enjoyed our all too brief conversation with the chef and look forward to the next opportunity to come to Bowman Field.
  12. AR

    AugustR

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, and as always, Le Relais exceeded expectations. From a warm greeting at the door to wonderful staff throughout the fantastic meal, there aren’t words to express our love for this place. I cannot speak more highly of the food or the experience
  13. A

    Artist

    Louisville

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best restaurant in Louisville, by far.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff! Ponch was very attentive and pleasant to speak with, he was wonderful and I hope to see him here again on a future visit. We even had a visit from the chef, he was friendly and was all smiles as he told us stories. Love the atmosphere. We had a wonderful night.
  15. B

    Becky

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and the wait staff is outstanding. You can’t go wrong going here
  16. B

    Brinkinator

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and Service were wonderful. Best roasted rack of lamb I have had in years. Excellent escargot and soup. Always a pleasure to dine at Le Relais.
  17. BR

    BobR

    Louisville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience. Thank you for being there.
  18. BF

    BFGastronomist

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Le Relais is the best place for French food in the Louisville area. Anthony is a superb host, and his staff is extremely accommodating.
  19. CM

    CharlieM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was awesome. The setting makes you feel like you are somewhere in Provence
  20. MS

    MarkS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive.
  21. CM

    ChristopherM

    Louisville

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always. Le Relais is our favorite in Louisville Kentucky
  22. KH

    KarenH

    Louisville

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a spectacular meal! We had wonderful wine and creative martinis! The calamari was cooked perfectly and the salads crisp and dressed just right. Our entrees were not only beautiful but tasted amazing. We had the scallops with mushroom risotto, lamb chops and filet mignon. All were cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. We ended the night with an amazing Grand Marnier soufflé! Service and food were all 5 star! We will be back soon! Thank you for making us all feel special💕
  23. JA

    JenniferA

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great but I missed the piano music.
  24. MT

    MikeT

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and the meals were delicious.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent! Slight lack of attention to service, but likely short staffed as every place else it, so can’t hold it against them.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an experience! I am definitely going back for sure. Chef Paul was so sweet to come to our table twice, and he spoke about the menu and came back after our dinner and asked how everything was and it was hands down the best meal I have had in a long time!
  27. KR

    KarlR

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The annual Christmas lunch is part of our family tradition. Great job to the entire Le Relais Team.
  28. BM

    BillM

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Relais mussels are always delicious. We had a delicious souffle. Interesting cocktails. Great service.
  29. d

    dinner42

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The menu is limited, but the food that is served is outstanding! Being a airplane buff, I personally like the ambiance, because it is situated in a historic airport. On Sunday nights they have live music. The night that I was there they had a jazz guitarist who brought back memories of Wes Montgomery. Extremely pleased with the overall experience.
  30. C

    Cookie

    Louisville

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    I don’t know what the problem was but we got only our drinks for almost an hour. After another we got one piece of bread each. Finalkynourvordercwasctaken.
  31. B

    Britten68

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Anthony and his crew were excellent. The place was packed which made for a slower than usual service and getting our food. This can be expected when an establishment is on its 3rd sitting of the night and every seat is taken. Our server was did as well as he could under the circumstances. Our food was excellent. We enjoyed the fillet and ny strip entrees. The only negative of the evening which was not in the control of the staff were the loud table beside of us. A couple of lawyers with a prospective clients plus alcohol made for an obnoxious evening. Nothing could be done for there was nowhere to move.
  32. SW

    SandraW

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    The host and server were too rushed to be polite. We felt like intruders. Our server was very unfriendly and inefficient. The veal & lamb were very good but needed vegetables to enhance them. The wait time between courses was excessive as was the noise level. Although we live nearby, we hadn't been there in years since the restaurant competition is so great. There is much better diniing nearby so it'll be years before we try it again.
  33. J

    Jamesb

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great flavors. Great service. Had not been here since before the pandemic. So glad to be back.
  34. C

    Claude

    Chicago

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and atmosphere were outstanding, as usual!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place has best ambiance in town. Food great. Wait staff high end. Service excellent.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome dining experience! Food was delicious!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love everything about this restaurant! The decor & ambience, the wait staff , and especially the food that never disappoints !
  38. M

    Maggie

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great birthday celebration. Great food and great service in a wonderful setting
  39. WD

    WDactor

    Louisville

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Relais remains the gold standard for fine dining in Louisville.
  40. JG

    JimG

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding at all levels. Truly also the finest old fashioned in Louisville and that’s not hyperbole.

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 1379 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 22 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

    Chef Paul Crepey

  • 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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