Le Relais

4.8
1020 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Please call 502-451-9020 for groups of 6 or more. 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
  • 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
What 1020 people are saying
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vipDinerDave
Louisville
66 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times and we always have delicious food and top flight service. Tonight the duck and scallops were perfect.

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Lagniappe
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful French restaurant. Comfortable setting. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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KimV
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipshauns
Louisville
67 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy our special dinners here because LeRelais is a special place -superb staff - exquisite food and the ambience is perfect.

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vipJACKA
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

always excellent food and great service. a go to for birthdays and anniversaries

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Radtad90
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great back deck with expansive view of bowman field. Amy is the best. Food and cocktails were prime!

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LynnP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!!!!

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HustonM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was wonderful and the staff were so accommodating.

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PatriciaT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

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.

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LizG
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, beautiful dining room, attentive service.

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JannaB
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite date night destinations. The food is excellent and reasonably priced.

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walterf
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the evening as usual at LeRelais...service was friendly and efficient. Sea scallops were excellent!

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TerriM
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing experience. The food was great, the service was great. I’ll definitely be returning.

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louisvillediner
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipAprillT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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DoctorL
Louisville
28 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipLvfoodie
Louisville
36 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipDrew
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always…
Favorite restaurant in town!

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RosemaryM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding!

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DylanD
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipfridayniteout
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All our dishes were outstanding!

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JamesP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon is spectacular!! Higy recommemd!! Will come back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as usual.

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vipKennyW
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDrew
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipArtist
Louisville
44 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 .

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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
Western KY
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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!

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vipLvfoodie
Louisville
36 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
49 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
3 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
25 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

FAQs

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.