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Le Relais, Louisville, KY

Le Relais

4.7
4.7
1703 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Please call 502-451-9020 for groups of 6 or more. Reservations preferred.
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”.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    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
  • 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, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,703 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,703 Reviews
  1. LeeK

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! The entire experience was amazing. The food was excellent and I think Le Relais is the best restaurant in Louisville. The calimari was outstanding, best I’ve ever had. Wine suggestion was a French Pinot noir, which was perfect with our meal. The salads were delicious- dressing was not too heavy and the goat cheese was awesome. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and were tender and flavorful. The ambiance on the deck was wonderful and our entire family thoroughly enjoyed watching the planes take off and land at Bowman Field. We had the added bonus of watching the Goodyear blimp come in after the PGA tournament also! Thank you to Le Relais for a memorable night!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good and the atmosphere was excellent. One of my favorite things was they were willing to mix several different surprise mocktails for us during the evening.

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  3. MichaelM

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed dining on their deck and looking out over the very sleepy small airport. One of the PGA blimps landed as we were dining and a few folks appeared to have flown in for dinner. Over all it’s always great food and wonderful service.

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  4. WilliamK

    Louisville

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous, as usual. We have dined there several times and can’t wait to return!

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  5. Rose

    Orlando

    120 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    120 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was a bit slow, but the cocktails and food was fantastic. Our waiter was good, just overwhelmed.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Lovely atmosphere. Good wine selection.

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  7. derbycityron

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Le Relais is probably the best French restaurant in the area. Good food, good service and nice music.

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  8. RobertG

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Its a bit pricy and a little cramped, but the food and service were great.

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  9. JayR

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience. Fantastic food and atmosphere!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was impeccable. The drinks were top notch. The entre portions were small, not quite up to my past experiences there. For the pride of the entre, I expected bigger portions. The Sea bass was excellent with a crunchy outer layer, but moist and not over or undercooked inside. The desserts were good, but not quite up to the level they’ve been in the past. The waitstaff was excellent with the maitre’d serving us drinks on the veranda as we decided whether to eat outside (it was quite windy) vs inside.

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  11. JohnZ

    New York City

    547 reviews

    4.0

    547 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service excellent we will be back for sure!!

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  12. RESTY

    Louisville

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely corner in the restaurant equally matched by the food and service. You can’t go wrong!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I was with a group of four of my neighbors "deck dining" there Thursday of Derby Week at 6:00 p.m. Our waiter (I won't say his name) was great at first, then dropped us like a hot potato! We even had trouble getting our water glasses filled! Forget about getting a second cocktail! I tried. My steak was the completely burned end of the beef tenderloin. I could barely cut it with a knife. We had to literally grab a different staff person waiting on the table of 10 beside us just to get some water. The upside? The food flavors were there, and the cocktails we did get served, were tasty. I've dined here before and had no issues with food or service. This time, it was not a pleasant experience.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were lucky to have Amy as our server. We love Amy. As always, the food was excellent. Anthony told us that the mozzarella cheese was imported directly from Italy. He was right. The Caprese salad was terrific. Together, with our guest, we had a wonderful evening. 

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire evening was exceptionally pleasant and most enjoyable. From food to service to ambience, cocktails through dessert, it was its usual relaxed and memorable experience. Wonderful jazz music permeated the energetic conversation and laughter as an accompaniment to the evening’s festivities. A top culinary destination throughout our region, I am blessed to be a long time resident of Louisville with easy access to Le Relais. Recommend it highly!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Wow! The service was way off. I brought to colleagues in from out of town. We ordered cocktails and after the mains were ordered it took nearly an hour to receive our salads. The waiter didn’t come back to the table to take our wine order even though we had requested the menu. I ordered a bottle from the bar tender from across the room. The food was amazing but took nearly another hour to receive the mains. The live band was was great but always too loud in such a small place and does the ac work? The doors were propped open and it was very warm inside the restaurant and we had flies…

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nice experience for our anniversary dinner!

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  18. Bluegrass

    Louisville

    127 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It has been a while since our last visit, but it was wonderful as always. Everything was perfect - the cocktails, appetizers, salad course, and entrées. No room for dessert! Service was great. And Anthony recommended a wonderful bottle of wine for us, which was icing on the cake. We highly recommend LR.

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  19. rsmcclain

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing. Incredible service, ambience and food. Can’t wait to return. Hopefully we won’t wait for special occasion!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibes, romantic and fun. Service was great, drinks were good, all around a super dining experience.

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  21. lisa4lou

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were looking forward to our visit since none of us had ever dined here. The space was beautiful, but showing signs of age. The laminated placemats and menus were unexpectedly cheap looking for the prices on the menu. The drinks were generous and well-priced, but the style of presentation reflects a 1990s aesthetic. The food was well prepared and very tasty, but again reflected a worn aesthetic in presentation. It would be fantastic if the aesthetics were addressed to suit such a grand location and building in Louisville’s history. The service was quick, polite, and unobtrusive.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service and ambiance is always nice here; however, even though the menu is classic and varied, the preparation of the food felt mediocre to other French cooking in the city at this level of expectation

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  23. BrianG

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is definitely one of Louisville’s finest restaurants. We get here once a month. I wish it was more. Don’t leave without the Soufflé

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance was great. We had a great time being outside. The staff seemed a bit overwhelmed. I ordered the Steak au Poivre, and it was overcooked. The meal was comped, but I was really looking forward to that steak. The fries and veggies were great. I will return to La Relais, but try another entree.

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  25. Choma

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Key lime martinis perfection steak tartare best in town!

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  26. TomP

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner and lovely ambience. Thank you Amy for being such a nice hostess.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I’d rather someone contact me than put the comments here. Needless to say, it was underwhelming and should have been a nice birthday for my wife.

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  28. Chas

    Louisville

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Strange service experience. Waiter really never came back or asked us anything about how things were or whether we wanted another drink. It was very much an assembly line experience. Very disappointing. Entrees were good but salads weren’t.

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  29. Feather

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always Le Relais was fantastic. Everything was served to perfection.

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  30. JohnK

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whatever a restaurant is supposed to do, Le Relais does it thoroughly and superbly.

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  31. BillH

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant continues to maintain a top 5 position in Louisville! Service and food quality is consistently good, and Anthony has not compromised the decor. Will definitely return!

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  32. Jean

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Le Relais is my favorite restaurant in Louisville. Love the ambiance, the food, and love Amy and Anthony!!!

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  33. MarilynW

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LeRelais is a chef making food in an old airport building from the 1940s. Its just a special experience that you cant replicate.

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  34. WDactor

    Louisville

    77 reviews

    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our entire dinner with Excellent service, terrific food, great cocktails and appetizers. We love going to Le Relais and the Sunday live music is always a bonus! We recommend Le Relais very highly!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful experience! Everyone’s meal was terrific and so flavorful. The duck, the sea bass, the scallops all just a beautiful experience. Wonderful cocktails, the best vesper martini!!!!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant great service and wonderful food

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable and great service! Will be back for sure.

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  38. TomP

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful meal by Amy, Anthony and their staff. I highly recommend. You will not be disappointed ❤️

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, delicious food and fabulous service. Can’t wait to go back

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  40. fitfoodie

    Louisville

    116 reviews

    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it love it love it! The food is consistently delicious. Amy, the waitress is so friendly and nice they go out of their way to make your dining experience very special

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FAQs

Le Relais is rated 4.7 stars by 1703 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 27 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
    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–7:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Ample parking in front lot.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live jazz on Sunday evenings
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, 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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