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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Been here many times and we always have delicious food and top flight service. Tonight the duck and scallops were perfect.
Wonderful French restaurant. Comfortable setting. Great food.
Initial service just a tad slow but was outstanding after that. The acoustics of the room just lead to a louder than optimal environment for conversation. The food is absolutely stellar A little pricey but worth it.
A quieter environment would have us as regulars.
The food and service were amazing! I had the scallops, my daughter had the duck, and the Grand Marnier soufflé was a really nice finish to a perfect meal.
We enjoy our special dinners here because LeRelais is a special place -superb staff - exquisite food and the ambience is perfect.
always excellent food and great service. a go to for birthdays and anniversaries
Great back deck with expansive view of bowman field. Amy is the best. Food and cocktails were prime!
I love the relaxed feel of Les Relais. As always the food was very good!!! Calamari was outstanding as were our Entrees of Trout and Filet. What we loved was the pace, so nice to sit and enjoy and not feeling rushed out. Great place!!!!!!
As always, the food was wonderful and the staff were so accommodating.
Wonderful, elegant dining experience. The pork chop was outstanding, as was the filet steak. Our server was very helpful but unobtrusive, and knew how to correctly open and present a bottle of wine. We were not rushed in any way. Would definitely recommend Le Relais for a top-notch dinner.
Slow to non-existent service. We sat for approximately 10 minutes before anyone approached us (to drop off the specials and walk away) and still left us confused about who our server was until we asked another one to please get our server. Poorly made drink (strong alcohol taste considering all the ingredients it was dominate), ordered escargot and getting bread for it would have been easier if we went into the kitchen and made it ourselves. We were told that they were making a fresh batch and when they did bring it it was cold (which is fine but being told a fresh batch was being made just wasn’t cool). I attempted to leave but my wife convinced me to stay as she wanted to really try the salmon. Of course when we got our entrees my wife’s salmon had no flavor. I could go on. Overall a very poor experience. This was the restaurant we got engaged in and spent multiple anniversaries. Just disappointed and unfortunately for us we won’t be back.
Great experience, beautiful dining room, attentive service.
One of our favorite date night destinations. The food is excellent and reasonably priced.
Enjoyed the evening as usual at LeRelais...service was friendly and efficient. Sea scallops were excellent!
Such an amazing experience. The food was great, the service was great. I’ll definitely be returning.
Unique venue feels like one is dining in a period movie-a perfect venue for a special dinner.
Superb cocktails, lovely salads, delectable entrees. Service is always top-notch.
I was visiting Louisville and told this is one of the best spots. It was just okay. Nice ambience, love that they had a live piano player. Great service.
Le Relais is a wonderful, classic old French style restaurant. The ambience is like none other in Louisville. The food is fabulous...and so are the cocktails. Very hard to get in right now because they are short staffed. Well worth the effort!
Another terrific experience at Le Relais. The quiet ambiance and terrific service made our excellent meals (Trout and Filet) as well as our celebration outing all the better.
The food and service never disappoint at Le Relais! There is always a special atmosphere at this restaurant and makes for a lovely evening. I highly recommend the souffle and the lamp chops!
Wonderful as always…
Favorite restaurant in town!
Food is outstanding!
Great atmosphere and amazing food/drinks. The menu has something for everything and prices are good for the quality food. Will return! Merci beaucoup pour tout!
All our dishes were outstanding!
Salmon is spectacular!! Higy recommemd!! Will come back!!
Great meal as usual.
Despite being under staffed, everyone did a wonderful job and was very attentive. The food and ambiance was wonderful. Thank you all for being part of another anniversary with my wife and I.
We had a wonderful experience as always. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary among friends. As usual exquisite food and exceptional service. We intend to go back sooner than later!
We celebrated our 20th Wedding Anniversary and first meal out since the pandemic. It was everything we could have hoped for. We opted to have several starters instead of a main course and each one was a delicious event.
Perfect in every way. Very COVID compliant too. This was our first indoor dining and we felt very safe. The food is 5 star even if in Paris. The service is magnifique! If you like lamb the rack of lamb is 2nd to none .
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👏🏻👍🥂🍾👏🏻
Let me start off with saying Le Relais is one of our favorite restaurants. Unfortunately, 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!
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.
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.
Best Valentines Day ever for both of us.
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.
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!
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!
Excellent as always
Le Relais offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 451-9020.
Le Relais is rated 4.8 stars by 1020 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.