Best Restaurants in Louisville

The culinary scene in Louisville immerses diners into the Bourbon Country heritage. However, Bourbon isn't the only highlight of the city's dining scene. Louisville's eating scene offers many specialties and is renowned for blending classic regional Southern U.S. meals with innovative twists, making Louisville the hub of contemporary cuisine. Louisville boasts a thriving dining scene, featuring a vast selection of restaurants, from laidback casual bistros to high-end exclusive restaurants. Also, the dining scene in Louisville boasts a significant share of recognition and accolades, including a number of James Beard Award-winning and nominated chefs, as well as featuring in ""South's Best Food Cities"" by Southern Living and ""America's Favorite Cities for Food"" by Travel and Leisure.

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Restaurants:211 Clover Lane Restaurant, Anoosh Bistro, Brasserie Provence
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, French
Neighborhoods:St Matthews, Middletown
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211 Clover Lane Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
St Matthews
664 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries

211 Clover Lane Restaurant is Andrew Smith's dining concept, offering a unique blend of inventive cuisine with quality service in a charming setting. The restaurant boasts an upscale yet inviting atmo...

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Best Overall in Central Kentucky

Anoosh Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
St Matthews
1,108 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

Opened in 2014, Anoosh Bistro is an upscale restaurant offering inventive local dishes. The restaurant is owned and helmed by Louisville's celebrated chef Anoosh Shariat, featuring a warm, inviting at...

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Best Ambiance in Central Kentucky

Brasserie Provence

$$$$·French·
Middletown
1,863 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

Opened in 2013, Brasserie Provence is Guy Genoud's dining concept, offering a unique blend of classic French meals with a South-of-France twist. The restaurant features a vast menu, helmed by chef Edo...

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Best Overall in Louisville

Brendon's Catch 23

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown Louisville
1,906 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

Brendon's Catch 23 is a chef-driven chic restaurant, which debuted in 2015, offering inventive seafood and steak options. The Josue Pacheco-led restaurant features a vast, diverse menu, with fresh sea...

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CCs Low Carb Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Downtown Louisville
45 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

Opened in 2020, CCs Low Carb Kitchen offers an inventive twist to comfort food without relying on the typical vegan dishes. The upscale restaurant's vast globally-influenced menu features made-from-sc...

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Cuvee Wine Table

$$$$·Wine Bar·
East Louisville
286 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Bar Seating
  • Fit for Foodies

Nestled in the East End neighborhood, the 2017 debutant Cuvee Wine Table is a wine bar and restaurant offering a fine collection of wine classics alongside inventive dishes. Helmed by master sommelier...

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Best Overall in Central Kentucky

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant & Bar - Louisville

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Louisville
133 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine

Since opening in 2018, Everyday Kitchen Restaurant and Bar Louisville has been committed to serving innovative comfort food. Nestled at the Lodgic Everyday Community, the restaurant features a diverse...

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Fit for Foodies in Central Kentucky
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Grassa Gramma

$$$$·Italian·
Westport Rd - Lyndon
2,175 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Opened in 2018, Grassa Gama is Kevin Grangier's dining concept, offering a unique mix of Italian classics with local flair. Grassa Gramma combines fresh and creative meals, a warm and inviting atmosph...

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Romantic in Central Kentucky
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Guaca Mole Cocina Mexicana

$$$$·Mexican·
East Market St - NuLu
331 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date

Since opening in 2012, Guac Mole has been committed to offering south-of-the-border classics blended with a contemporary twist. The restaurant is co-owned by Havana-born Fernando Martinez, his wife Ch...

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Jack Fry's

$$$$·American·
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
1,444 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

Jack Fry's, which opened its doors in 1933 as a sports hangout, is Louisville's famed fine-dining hotspot. The iconic restaurant offers a warm, inviting atmosphere with a vintage feel, featuring antiq...

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American in Central Kentucky
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La Bodeguita De Mima

$$$$·Cuban·
East Market St - NuLu
1,144 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot

La Bodeguita De Mima, which opened in 2020, is named after chef Fernando Martinez's mother, paying homage to her hospitality and cooking. The restaurant serves chef-inspired classic Cuban flavors with...

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Hot Spot in Central Kentucky
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La Chasse

$$$$·French·
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
1,026 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

Opened in 2015, La Chasse restaurant is Isaac Fox's dining concept, offering French-inspired cooking. Nestled in the historic Highlands neighborhood, the restaurant serves inventive chef-inspired Fren...

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Neighborhood Gem in Central Kentucky

Le Moo

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
3,867 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays

Kevin Grangier's Le Moo is an upscale contemporary steakhouse, which debuted in 2015. The steakhouse features a selection of prime, dry-aged, and Wagyu steak, as well as seafood. However, the restaura...

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Steakhouse in Central Kentucky
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Le Relais

$$$$·French·
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
1,111 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem

Le Relais, which opened in 1988 in the iconic airport terminal at Bowman Field, serves inventive French-influenced meals under the lead of chef Nicolette Hopkins. To provide a remarkable dining experi...

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Best Overall in Central Kentucky

Lobby Bar & Grill at the Brown Hotel

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Louisville
372 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem

The Lobby Bar and Grill is nestled in the 1923 debutant Brown Hotel, where contemporary elegance marries Old World splendor. This elegant, gilded bar blends its heritage with modern flair and stylish ...

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Contemporary American in Louisville

LouVino - The Highlands

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
85 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

LouVino Highlands is a Louisville-based concept that debuted in 2014 and focused on innovative three-course small, shareable plates. In addition, the restaurant has a colorful and eclectic wine list t...

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Notable Wine List in Central Kentucky
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Matt Winns Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
South Louisville
347 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List

Matt Winn's is an impressive dining experience featuring impeccable service and cuisine quality, as well as a fine wine and bourbon collection. The steakhouse is an homage to Colonel Martin J. Winn, t...

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Notable Wine List in Central Kentucky

Morning Fork

$$$$·Breakfast·
Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
373 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

Opened in 2020, Morning Fork is Sacramento natives Keith and Jennifer Swiryn's dining concept, offering the ultimate daily brunch experience in the city. This restaurant fuses classic local dishes and...

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Great for Brunch in Central Kentucky
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Porcini

$$$$·Italian·
Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
1,910 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

Opened in 1992, Porcini is Tim Couy's dining concept committed to offering inventive Italian-inspired dishes. The restaurant focuses on the north Italian classics with a touch of contemporary techniqu...

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Neighborhood Gem in Central Kentucky

Repeal

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown Louisville
959 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

Repeal is a contemporary spin on a typical steakhouse featuring a wood-fired grill fueled daily by salvaged American Oak bourbon barrels. The steakhouse pays homage to the repeal of the Prohibition er...

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Special Occasion in Central Kentucky

Seviche A Latin Restaurant - Highlands

$$$$·Latin American·
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
2,112 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Seviche is Nuevo Latino, a unique blend of classic dishes with a contemporary twist. The restaurant explores the natural union of Mexican heritage with traditional Southern U.S. cooking. Since its deb...

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Steak & Bourbon

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Westport Rd - Lyndon
1,691 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic

Opened in 2019, Steak and Bourbon is a grill restaurant nestled in the Westport Village neighborhood. The restaurant is a creative dining concept of Olé Hospitality Group, offering a tranquil, invitin...

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Best Service in Central Kentucky

The Fat Lamb

$$$$·American·
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
663 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

Opened in 2016, The Fat Lamb is chef Dallas McGarity's dining concept, serving Southern U.S. inspired meals. The inventive dishes at this restaurant are influenced by the Chef's culinary expertise, ex...

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Fit for Foodies in Central Kentucky

Uptown Cafe

$$$$·American·
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
124 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

The iconic Uptown Café has graced Louisville's dining scene for over 35 years. Originally owned by Nancy Shepherd and her husband, the 1985 debutant offers inventive classics with a twist. The restaur...

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Neighborhood Gem in Central Kentucky
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Varanese

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
3,756 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Varanese is award-winning chef John Varanese's dining concept which debuted in 2007, showcasing the Chef's ingredient-inspired culinary skill. The restaurant boasts a diverse menu, featuring a selecti...

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Contemporary American in Central Kentucky

Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown Louisville
2,688 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

Established in 1986 by Vincenzo and Agostino Gabriele, Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant is nestled in downtown Louisville. The award-winning restaurant features inventive, chef-inspired Northern Italian ...

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Notable Wine List in Central Kentucky

Volare Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
2,733 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem

Since opening in 2004, Volare has been serving chef-inspired Italian-influenced dishes at the Cresent Hill neighborhood. The restaurant features an ambient, welcoming setting, from the spacious main d...

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Best Food in Central Kentucky