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Le Relais, Louisville, KY

Le Relais

4.7
4.7
1206 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.

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Booked 3 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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,206 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

  • Central Kentucky

    Romantic

  • Louisville

    Notable Wine List

  • Louisville

    Romantic

  • Louisville

    Scenic View

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  1. JJ

    JerryJ

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favorite restaurant

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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 ☺️

  3. JS

    JayfromSanDiego

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 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.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Simply lovely as always!

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. FF

    FrenchFoodie

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delightful evening with Le Relais. Our five friends arrived @ 6 and were wined, dined & enjoyed outstanding service & ambiance. It was after 10 pm when we realized the time. It is hard to imagine a better experience.

  9. K

    Kyfoodie

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent cocktails! Love the soufflé. Good wine selection.

  10. GB

    GoodBistro

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As usual almost all was wonderful. The only thing not perfect we’re the green beans which were woody and inedible. Otherwise perfect.

  11. d

    danfour

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great restaurant to celebrate an anniversary!

  12. b

    blindhog

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our all-time favorite restaurants! Anthony has been knocking it out of the park for more than twenty-five years! If you haven’t experienced Le Relais, do yourself a favor!

  13. HH

    HammieHamHam

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Tasty food and our server Jared provided excellent service.

  14. F

    Foodie

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious dinner, first class ambiance and service.

  15. SK

    StephenK

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Le Relais never misses a beat. One of our favorite places to dine. Dinner was outstanding!

  16. RS

    RobinS

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was fantastic, from cocktails to appetizers to the entrees. Will definitely be back.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner was fabulous, drinks amazing and service outstanding. Would recommend. Can’t wait to go back

  18. SB

    SteveB

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Le Relais has long been our family's 'go-to' place for extra special occasions. We have celebrated anniversaries there, our childrens' engagements, career accomplishments and a few years ago even retiring our home mortgage. The food and wine are always delightful, with new surprises each time we visit. They have eliminated the linen table cloths, I assume as a cost-cutting move and one less thing for the stretched wait staff to do when turning tables. However, the elegance of the waiter scraping crumbs off the table cloth between the entree and dessert always amazed our children and we miss the extra touch. I can only imagine the difficulty they've had retaining top notch staff during the pandemic. Overall, it seems the bistro has weathered the past couple of years well, with attention to detail and constantly striving for a quality dining experience. I wish Le Relais well. We will be back.

  19. SP

    SandyP

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent. Timing on salads was too fast. Had just barely started our app. Dinner was excellent. Food excellent. Service a bit slow at the end getting the bill. Overall highly recommend.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    anniversary

  21. h

    homechef

    Omaha

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Classy, comfortable and classic: very good cuisine, excellent knowledgeable service, and a comfortable environment. And as the French would say, "Très bonne qualité/prix."

  22. F

    Friend

    Louisville

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Amazing martinis! Such a fun evening and great service. Loved the deco ambiance. Food was great, well flavored. Only feedback is that that food could be a bit warmer. But overall a wonderful experience - will definitely be back!

  23. JW

    JanieW

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favorite places. Love the setting,great food and drink, attentive staff.

  24. L

    Lizlocal

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Atmosphere, food, service always hit the mark. A landmark neighborhood place with elegant charm.

  25. A

    Allen

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is always delicious and the ambiance cozy and welcoming. I would definitely recommend it.

  26. BF

    BFGastronomist

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had yet another exceptional meal at Le Relais last week. This place never disappoints!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff did an excellent job in celebrating my wife’s birthday. Thomas was an excellent guide for this extraordinary experience. We will definitely be returning.

  28. JD

    JasonD

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Phenomenal as always!! Love it. Food is great. Muscles and pain perdu are to die for.

  29. B

    Bryson

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    If an evening out for dinner and cocktails is on your horizon Le Relais needs to be a regular choice. Local restaurants of this stature are a by gone bit of popular history. The owner and his staff are focused on the age old concept of service with a friendly warm smile. Housed in the iconic and historic Bowman Field Terminal. The décor is reminiscent of the 1940s and gives a warm cozy feel. Cocktails are skillfully crafted and the wines are plentiful. The menu covers all types of apatite and the food is always prepared with wonderful flair and delicious flavor. Deserts are yummy and a must to complete the evening. La Relais is not simply food and drinks, it is a evening out best enjoyed at a leisurely pace, savored...the French way. Bon appetit, Bryson & Stacia

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Teriffic food and service as always. One of the top restaurants in Louisville.

  31. JK

    JanineK

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Service is not a professional French restaurant service which is such a shame. However the food was good and as great place to go with special friends

  32. HC

    HannahC

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience2

    Quality of food is not good for the money I paid. Overated.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing cocktails and food. Very personalized service!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing I felt like all of the workers wanted to talk to us didn’t discriminate because me and my boyfriend are only 16 and did not look like we knew what we were doing. overall the food was fantastic, I had the sea scallops and even though there were three they were so rich and fulfilling! 10/10 would recommend

  35. MC

    MickC

    Louisville

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Le Relais is consistently one of the best restaurants at which we eat. The food is incredible and we really love the art deco feel of the place.

  36. JP

    JulieP

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyones favorite !! Can't wait for the patio to open :-) Love Le Relais. All the best, Julie and Eddie

  37. J

    Jaded

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The restaurant is well run because the owner is always there. Staff well trained. Menu is a "bit expensive" but, for the quality and variety, what else are you going to do in Louisville? I am very happy that they stayed alive in 2020-2021 & here in 2022! Great dining resource.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    This was our 2nd visit the restaurant was packed for a Wednesday evening and they were short staffed but we managed. The food was impeccable and the atmosphere very nice. Be sure to get reservations as they are usually always jammed.

  39. SF

    SarahF

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delish!!! Thank you all for a windy dinner served by amazing people!

  40. FK

    FredK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very unique atmosphere with the restaurant being located at the airfield. The food and service was excellent and my guests and I thorough enjoyed our dining experience

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 1206 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

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Booked 3 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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