Le Relais

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977 Reviews
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$30 and under
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French
We are taking Reservations for the Deck only effective May 27, 2020 by phone only (502)451-9020. Please call for details.

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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vipCardinalFan
Louisville
39 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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vipYummo
New York Area
19 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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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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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
4 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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KathyL
Louisville
4 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
75 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
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints

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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
18 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
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good. Meet our expectations.

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EllanaB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner on Valentine's night. The chocolate soufflé's was amazing. We always enjoying eating there and looking forward to returning.

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vipJohnV
Louisville
46 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner. As usual, the staff was great as was the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines

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JohnP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner. The food, service and ambiance were exceptional. Be sure to make reservations as the restaurant is small and the seating area is limited.

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vipJimG
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect dining experience as always. Louisville’s most romantic dining room. Anthony remains the perfect host, keeping a watchful eye on the diners experience. Great food, great sauces.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diverse, interesting menu options. Attentive, not intrusive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an exceptional dining experience. Unique setting in old air terminal rich with Art Deco ambiance. Never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony, the owner of Le Relais, is always kind and appreciative of us dining at his restaurant. Thanks for not changing and being true to authentic French Bistro fare. We will be back for our special occasions and even a nice evening. The setting at Bowman Field also makes this a great experience. Merci!

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AdamG
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner = Mussels, Crab Cake, Caesar Salad, Scallops, Lamb, grand marnier Suffle and a chocolate mousse and lots of drinks - service was outstanding, all the food was top notch except for the Crab Cake (not worth the price, not even if it was sold at half price) GET THE MUSSELS!!!....Salad had good chunks of anchovies if you're into that. Once I get through visiting some other establishments on my list, this place will be on my revisit list.

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with my daughter prior to Daddy-Daughter dance. Everyone knew it was her first time there and were extremely friendly. The food was outstanding! Yes, a bit pricey, but worth it with my special date.

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vipJaneB
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful. The meal was delicious and we had very nice, attentive service.

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KMC1
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect as always. The owner makes sure everything goes properly. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

To start off I felt it was a little cramped. We showed up 15 minutes before our reservation and the was no where to sit and wait for our table. However the service was very attentive the food was delicious and well prepared. I would consider going back again.

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 977 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.