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.
From the gentleman who greeted us at the front door to the waiter they were arrogant and could care less. The waiter disappeared for over 35 minutes and wanted to point out to us that waiting for our food for 1 1/2 hours was to be expected. When we left no one said a word to us. How was your meai, thank you for coming or even drop dead. The food was good, but i would never return or recommend it to anyone. I rarely post negative comments but this place was one of few.
Always a pleasure at Le Relais. Upbeat, classy ambiance, great wine list. Appetizers are terrific, entrees are a bit more standard but reliable. Only problem on this past visit was time b/w apps and entrees was just too long, unusually so (maybe 25 min). Other than that we'll go back many more times.
I have been coming to Le Relais for 24 years, and it remains one of Louisville’s culinary gems. Whether it is to celebrate a special occasion or to simply have a cocktail on the patio overlooking Bowman Field, Le Relais never disappoints.
Love the feel of this place. Old school cool. Elegant yet comfortable. The food is always top notch as well.
Our dining experience at Bistro Le Relais was thoroughly enjoyable on all fronts; food quality, prompt-friendly-attentive service, and a pleasant, inviting atmosphere.
The wine was excellent and service was good. Great ambiance. The food was just ok, especially for the price. The food presentation was lacking.
Celebrated my wife's birthday at Le Relais on Saturday evening. The service was excellent starting with our immediate seating at a preferred corner table by window. Our servers Punch and Amy were very professional and always there when needed, but not interfering. We enjoyed a cabernet wine and champagne by the glass which was delicious, dry and reasonably priced. Our appetizer was the house pate and the strawberry house salad, yum. Our two entrees were the lamb chops and scallops which were perfecting prepared, hot and served together without delays. As part of the birthday celebration was our final dessert selection was the special Grand Marnier soufflé. Excellent!!
Great atmosphere! Great food! One of the best restaurants in Louisville.
Still the very best restaurant in Louisville. Period.
Excellent service from both our waiter as well as the owner/manager. Cocktails were tasty, and food was delicious. Manager assisted us with wine pairings that went very well with the meal. We all had a wonderful dinner; made us wonder why it'd been so long since we'd been back.
One of our favorite all time dining experiences in Louisville. Always creative and delicious menu options. Welcoming and responsive in a unique locale and well designed dining experience.
We dined a couple of courses and were there an hour and 45 minutes as we sat back and enjoyed the jazz trio after dinner. It was a great evening and look forward to our next dining visit.
Fabulous place, with an airport theme, understated. Great food and wines. Worth the trip!!
What a fantastic way to celebrate our anniversary. A beautiful and unique setting, service that made us feel like celebrities, generous drinks and a dinner that rivaled the most posh restaurants I’ve ever been. I’m so glad we went!
This is one of my favorite Louisville restaurants.
Flew in from Cincinnati. Parked the plane in front of Le Relais. Great evening.
LeRelais is just lovely and is like going back in time. It is my favorite.
We love Le Relais - it's one of our favorite spots in L'ville. Anthony always makes sure everything is on point. He recommended a fantastic bottle of wine on this visit. I wish we could go more often...
Food was amazing, you changed my view completely on calamari!
Excellent restaurant with excellent service. A Louisville tradition
Always a super-friendly place to have dinner. The owner is a very gracious host. Ambiance is first-rate. Closest thing to France in the USA.
We hadn’t been to this upscale Louisville restaurant in about 12 months, simply due to the press of other events. It was wonderful. Much like coming home to a warm, welcoming environment. It is a favorite of many Louisvillians. The ambiance is one of quiet elegance. The food is simply outstanding French cuisine. Diners are given an actual choice of dinner or smaller portions. The cocktail and wine list is deep. There is a quiet buzz about the place. The wait staff is very attentive and knowledgeable without being fussy or intrusive. The owner, Anthony, sets the hospitable tone. Outstanding in every way.
Food really not good used to be a lot better
The food wasn’t as expected for the price I felt like I was in a shoe box very noisy place, the sea bass I ordered was very bland I was not very impressed after all
Wonderful. It is more than a meal, it is an experience
Impeccable. Service, ambiance, the food was delicious and dessert, glorious.
Standard French restaurant. Quality service, quality food. Reliable and romantic, but not exceptional. Wish we had got some wine!
First visit to Le Relais and very enjoyable evening. Exceptionally professional, great food, comfortable seating. Owner greeted us and very accommodating. I will certainly return.
An absolutely wonderful treasure! The food is always excellent and the service is second to none!!!!!
In a word, our evening at Le Relais was "disappointing". It was my husband's birthday and I made the reservation a couple month's in advance. He'd never been there, and I'd only been once several years ago. Our table was in the corner in the front left side of the restaurant -- not much of a view except of the stairwell to the bathroom -- most of the rest of the restaurant was blocked by a column. We were greeted by the manager, who took our coats when we came in, and that was about as welcoming as the evening got. Our waitress seemed to lose interest right away when we said we weren't interested in the wine or cocktails list. She left the menus and came back about 10 minutes later and asked if we had any questions. We were going to order an appetizer and wait on ordering the rest, but she said that wasn't necessary. So we ordered the Calamari, which was very good, salads (both ordered the Bibb salad -- which turned out to be more of a chopped salad, but still OK), and entrees (pork chop and small filet). The pork chop was fine, but nothing memorable. The accompanying brussel sprouts were steamed with no (or very little) seasoning and they sat atop some sort of paste, which we never figured out -- didn't bother with it as it had no taste. My husband's "small" filet was laughable -- maybe 3-4 ounces tops, with a small scoop of mashed potatoes. He said the flavor was good. The young man responsible for filling water glasses came around quite often, which was nice, but even nicer would have been if he looked up, or smiled, or answered when spoken to. After the underwhelming service and meal we didn't bother with dessert. I was really bummed -- I wanted to take my husband out for a nice dinner / special occasion and this was far from it.
Always love this place. So professional and super attentive. The food is always excellent. True to French cuisine, portions are not large but plenty big enough for the average diner.
As usual a wonder for night. Wonderful place for a great meal, quiet and relaxing.
Magnifique! I thought I was in Paris 1938. Now I’m trying to buy a wine I was served that evening.
Loved it as always!
The three of us had a wonderful dinner and we chose Sunday night because they have live jazz. I thought it might be a bit noisy but it was not because it was a saxophone and an acoustic guitar so it was mellow. Food was wonderful and service elegant. If you haven't been, you should go and if you have been, go again.
We usually love coming here. This evening we had super slow service and the food was horrible. My dish came out overcooked and cool and my husband's had clearly been sitting under the heat lamp.
I’d recommend this restaurant to anyone for any occasion. Staff was wonderful!
Very nice atmosphere, food was very good, and the waiter/manager were most helpful.