Le Relais

4.9
989 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Please call 502-451-9020 if you do not see availability here. We hold reservations for callers as well as Open Table users. Thank you!

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 989 people are saying
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MaryT
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 49th Wedding Anniversary. Anthony’s attention to detail always pays off. We absolutely love the atmosphere & ambiance of Le Relais. It is our favorite restaurant in Louisville. The food is outstanding & drinks are perfection.
We will definitely return on our 50th👏🏻👍🥂🍾👏🏻

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Niceniteout
New England
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Let me start off with saying Le Relais is one of our favorite restaurants. Unfortynately, we've had 2 bad experiences when ordering the Salmon. Both occasions we had 2 ppl in our party order the Salmon. Each time one plate of Salmon was cooked through and our other guest had undercooked (raw in the middle) Salmon. Staff was very professional taking the plate back to kitchen and chef cooked a new fillet to perfection!

If not for the 2 Salmon experiences I would give the food 5 stars!

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vipLvfoodie
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another excellent meal at one of our favorite restaurants in Louisville. Both of our entrees were terrific (trout for her and scallops for me). The service is consistently good. You won’t be disappointed.

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vipBluegrass
Louisville
41 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Le Relais but it had been a while since we dined there - it was "pre-Covid". We love the ambience, the service is always great, and the food is top notch. We love how engaged the owner (Anthony) is in all aspects of the experience. We always ask him to recommend a bottle of french wine, which he gladly does, and that is a great treat. Le Relais is an old school dining experience, which is a good thing - glad to see they are continuing to thrive. We will try to come back more often. I would also comment that their Covid precautions were very good - everyone was courteous, the workers wore masks, they had hand sanitizer available, and the tables were appropriately spaced.

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vipMichael1
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent !!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Valentines Day ever for both of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband always surprises me for special occasions. The special occasion was Valentines. I was shock to know there was a restaurant on the property of the Bowman field. It was cool to be able to see the runways. The weather was bad so we didn’t get to see planes land and take off but we will definitely be back. The food and drinks were excellent. Small place but very romantic.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As in the past, never a disappointing visit. Everything about here is wonderful, the staff, the food, everything! The scallops and how they are served are probably one of my favorite ever. The salmon, you can’t go wrong!

Bon appétit!

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vipMaidaC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed dinning at Le Relais fir many years. Always excellent food and excellent service. Plus the soufflé is to die for . And Anthony is always keeping up with all the details!

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vipsarahpricemd
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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JeffreyH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was actually disappointing. The calamari appetizer had a funny, bad taste to it. As if he had been cooked in old oil. We could not eat it. Main courses (scallops and snapper) were good, but not great. Atmosphere, service and wine were all very good. But at this price point, you expect better quality food. I will not be going back anytime soon.

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Nomad
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amy and Anthony were attentive and pleasant. Becoming one our favorite places quickly. Looking forward to warm weather to try outdoor area.

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vipCardinalFan
Louisville
44 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Le Relais for our Anniversary and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The food was excellent. The service was outstanding. The ambiance couldn't have been better for our evening. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jazz on Sunday evenings is a real treat!

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apilot182
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Relais offers exquisite food, professional staff, and attentive servers. The atmosphere is quiet and classy, great place to take date for a romantic dinner.

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vipYummo
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice service. Good atmosphere. Sadly, perhaps our last meal out for 2 months.

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ScottK
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Le Relais offers the finest of cuisine in one of Louisville's most unique and lovely settings. Diners will enjoy the warm and cozy feel of an old-world French restaurant nestled within Bowman Field's original Art Deco terminal building. The setting drips with style. In warmer weather, we recommend drinks on the the patio to watch pilots in their small planes practice their touch-and-go maneuvers. Le Relais is a must visit location for fine dining and sophisticated ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! Great ambiance. From cocktails to coffee service, could not have been better. The lamb was excellent.

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vipnancyt
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening for my mom’s 87th b-day!!! The entire evening went above and beyond our expectations! Cannot wait to return in the summertime to sit on their deck.

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vipClaudiaH
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Relais is always a first rate experience. The ambiance is stylish and sedate with it's burled wood paneling and cork floors. With the small airport outside you feel as though you had stepped through time and have all the time in the world. The food is excellent and the service is attentive. I would not change a thing. We plan on making that our go-to place for our get togethers.

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buchyj
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Le Relais! We had not been there in years but went back last month. We returned last week! Great atmosphere, food and staff. Now are go to place

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vipKathyL
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our dinner was exceptional....this restaurant is a Louisville gem...service, food, ambiance....all are 5 star....I've never had a dinner that wasn't perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We picked up a curbside dinner a week ago, and it was amazing! The trout dinner and the shrimp and linguini entrees were superb, the salad, fresh and appealing, and the cocktail was delicious and generous. I look forward to our next special take-out meal during this time of social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le RELAIS never disappoints

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saraho
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous dinner. All exceptional. The maitre D' accommodated us quickly, every dish was superb, service was great. like the half portion alternatives. Very noisy at one point from a packed house, but we could still have a conversation. We will be back soon....

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vipNicknameSchnickname
Louisville
77 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony’s artistry is more on display than ever. The menu has so many delectable choices that it’s hard to know where to start. I chose the farro salad, followed by the trout, and our table shared the delectable Grand Marnier soufflé. It was divine!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

An absolutely wonderful dinner in all respects other than iffy service. We'll definitely be back and often.

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DeidraP
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, formal, attentive service. Ordered the crabcake then the scallops then the chocolate covered coffee pastry. Everything was delicious! The scallops were perfect, and the mushroom risotto was magnificent.

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Brooke
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great and we love the Jazz on Sundays!

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vipNikiandDaniel
Indiana
33 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite! Always perfection! ❤️

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vipMelm
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints

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vipBrianG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always makes a normal meal a special occasion

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GatM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sauces and other flavorful details make this our favorite restaurant! Staff is so kind, but not intrusive, so we could have our romantic dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ambience affected by owner-manager constantly correcting servers, he actually snapped his fingers at one young hostess. So ridiculous. Not sure who Anthony is trying to impress.

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vipTxinky
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food is consistently good and hot , great ambiance !

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StephenC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Filets were great but did have some tough sinewy streaks.

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DavidH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The host was gracious and attentive. The wait-staff was friendly and efficient. The cocktails were top notch and the food was superb! Our only drawback was the high noise level made conversation difficult. We were there on Sunday live jazz night with a capacity crowd, so returning on a different night of the week may lessen the noise level. We WILL return.

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JohnH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and atmosphere were excellent, as always. The soft jazz was an added bonus.

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KareyW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Valentine's weekend experience. Me and my husband both have many tattoos and are younger than their average diner and were not treated any differently. We've had a bad experience with that at another high end Louisville restaurant. Very romantic. Great service. Love that it's in a building with a history. Live music. Will be back again to try more from the menu. The chocolate souffle was amazing.

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vipJamieS
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good. Meet our expectations.

FAQs

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

Le Relais is rated 4.9 stars by 989 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.