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Le Relais, Louisville, KY

Le Relais

4.7
4.7
1677 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 12 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 1,677 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Great for fine wines

  • Louisville

    Best Ambiance

  • Louisville

    Great for fine wines

  • Louisville

    Great for scenic views

1,677 Reviews
  1. TomP

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  3. Chas

    Louisville

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. WDactor

    Louisville

    77 reviews

    vip
    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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. TomP

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 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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  13. 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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  14. fitfoodie

    Louisville

    115 reviews

    5.0

    115 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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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The environment is great, beautiful view of bowmen field. Waitress was friendly, kind, and very informative. Food was wonderful, we will be back.

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  16. Anthony

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent overall experience. Both plates of food were perfectly executed, service was spot on, ambience was intimate and fun. Great experience.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had an amazing time. We had the Cesar salad, sired scallops, sea bass, Crème brûlée, and house made coffee ice cream. Everything was out of this world! We are definitely returning very soon!

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  18. LiliaE

    Western KY

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food. Outstanding service. Unfortunately, patrons much too loud. Also miss having a bar with stools.

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  19. amyp

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jazz night on Sunday was a perfect balance of great dining and enjoyable live music. Many thanks!

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  20. Crissy

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding French cuisines. Mussels were perfection, a must-have.

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  21. JanieW

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the ambience at Le Relais. Food is excellent and service is superb.

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  22. RaymondS

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very disappointing as we had a good experience two months earlier. Drinks were good, but the food was very poor. Wife’s trout was similar to what one can buy in the frozen food aisle, over breaded, crispy fish stick, hard to distinguish it was fish at all. My rack of lamb was way underdone, bloody rare, despite requesting it be done medium. The overall presentation was just a mess. No, I didn’t send it back as we had waited far too long for our food only to watch the kitchen server (not our primary waiter) walk through the restaurant (twice!), obviously confused as to what table the entrees were to be delivered. We finally had to shout at him to get him to deliver our food. The Caesar salad was very basic, the calamari was a big pile of indistinguishable fried coating. The soufflé was good. And as for the wait, the wandering waiter, it wasn’t due to a large crowd. There were many open tables.

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  23. TawnyaB

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointing-from the moment we walked in the gentleman that seated us seemed confused, but this was a special night so we looked past it. The atmosphere with the live jazz was amazing. Our cocktails and appetizers were very good, but then everything changed. One of the four meals was ice cold and it was the salmon special (no apology, for this person getting their meal when the rest of us almost finished). Then we ordered dessert with cappuccino. We had to send back all three cappuccinos due to being barely warm. When they were returned to us the same gentleman that had seated us had part his thumb inside one of the cups! Not wanting to ruin a special moment we were having at the table no one said anything, but all clearly saw what had just happened. Our waiter Jarred was kind and professional, live jazz music very good other than this I would not recommend and will not be going back. Sad because this use to be an amazing restaurant.

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  24. AnthonyH

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always great experience! Food and atmosphere was awesome. We celebrated an anniversary and birthday.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our dinner. The food was very good once we got it--seemed maybe short staffed in the kitchen. Excellent waiter. An intimate, 1940s art-deco interior reminds guests of the Café from the movie “Casablanca”. We flew in, parked conveniently at the door. Wonderful adventure.

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  26. MichaelW

    Louisville

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always superb, and, our server, Paunch, is always at the top of his game. this establishment is a "can't miss!"

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great evening at Le Relais! Love Amy and Anthony!

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  28. English

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would certainly go there again. The food was delicious

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  29. PeterF

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    An enjoyable meal. Service was good although food order not exactly as ordered. Maybe waiter didn’t quite comprehend or maybe it was the noise level?

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s like stepping back in time. It’s quaint and unique. The food is delicious!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for some great food! Highly recommend, especially in spring or early summer

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  32. CurtisH

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my wife for a Valentine’s treat - we both count this restaurant as our favorite Louisville eatery, simply love it!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Le Relais is someplace we had always wanted to try so we decided to visit on Valentines Day. My husband had a red wine, and the filet while I had the lamb. Both were good but missing that extra umph to put them over the top. The dessert was also just decent. My cocktails were quite good with vintage vibes.

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  34. CharlesA

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my wife out for an early valentines day dinner. We had not been to Le Relais before. We are really impressed overall. We made a reservation. We ordered wine and entrees and split an ice cream. My wife got the sea bass and it was SO good! My wife doesn't even like fish and she raved about it. I got the NY Strip and it was really good as well. Our waitress was attentive but not overly so. They had live jazz on Sunday night and it was really nice to parlay with the cool atmosphere. Would definitely recommend checking this out for a very nice evening out.

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  35. Mike

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's like going back in time! One of the better restaurants in all of Louisville. Great food. Great service.

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  36. RevRon

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always perfection. Not our informal go to restaurant, but when looking for that special place, it's le Relais. The addition of soft jazz on Sunday evening is also a draw for us.

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  37. Foodie

    Louisville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, cocktails and ambiance, I highly recommend this restaurant,

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  38. ElaineB

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always consistent as is the service. Fun place. Great ambiance.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks are the greatest value, food is hit or miss

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  40. DarbyFord

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been dining at Le Relais for years. It's always good.

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FAQs

Le Relais is rated 4.7 stars by 1677 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 12 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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