Proof on Main
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- 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
Cast Iron Pork Chop
Creamy braised beans, mustard onions, honeycrisp apple. Allergens: Allium, Citrus, Dairy
Bagna cauda, lime, toast. Allergens: Allium, Gluten
Proof Bison Burger
Sharp cheddar, smoked bacon, onion jam. Allergens: Allium, Dairy, Gluten
Great experience. Service was impeccable. We really enjoyed it.
I am being generous with my review because I think the place has potential and the food might be good if it was freshly made- My cocktail, the tamarind, was watery and nondescript. Had neither enough tequila/mezcal nor spice/tamarind. I had a vegetable platter (after reading all the rave reviews) but it was cold when it arrived at my table (hardened greasy cheese & oil- gross) I mentioned to our waitress who took the dish back only to bring back another cold platter.
Great spot for brunch. Good menu but not extensive. Lots of bourbon. Art on the wall that makes it a unique experience. Service was great and friendly. Food was wonderful and the cinnamon bun was worth the calories. I have been several times and each time has been good. Sometimes just sitting at the bar for a drink and a snack or having a good meal. Recommended!
Honestly, I don't think it is a restaurant problem I think it's a Louisville problem. Service at restaurants is terrible. The service was slow, the servicer was attempting to be funny and it wasn't taken as funny. The food was very good, but not outstanding.
Fine food, fine atmosphere, great cocktails, HORRENDOUS service.
One of my favorite restaurants. But I’ve never had such a bad experience from a service stand point. Our waitress was short, dismissive, and non attentive. Felt like there was a prevailing attitude from staff in the restaurant of entitlement and distaste for customers.
I will not be returning anytime soon.
An outstanding experience! From the careful Covid protocol to the exemplary service and truly amazing cuisine, one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. Highly recommended.
Great food, wine, coffee and art.
Cool vibe and decor. Drinks are amazing and the menu outstanding. Everything was delish!
Food and drinks were delicious and priced well for the experience.
small selection but food was delicious and our server was great!
heatherb, So glad you enjoyed yourself! We hope you join us again soon. -The Proof on Main Team
It was such an amazing experience!! Our server was so nice and knowledgeable. The ambiance, including the music, was amazing. And the food fantastic! This restaurant is a must visit!
The food and ambiance are excellent and interesting (for adults). We brought our 2 kids and the kids menu is limited, but ok.
We went to celebrate a friends birthday! Food was AMAZING. Drinks were ok. Vibe was SO COOL! We loved it.
Open on Mondays - Louisville doesn’t have many options on Monday nights
Thank you for the 5 stars, we hope to see you again soon! -The Proof on Main Team
The meal was delicious and the service was great. Social distancing and screening in place so we felt safe and were extremely satisfied!
jamesn, Thank you for your kind words. So happy that you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to you visiting us soon! -The Proof on Main Team
Server was rude, uninterested, and hard to hear. We were there for a birthday celebration, but this was totally ignored. Food was decent.
Diner12345, We are so terribly sorry that your experience wasn't nearly up to our standards but thank you so for your feedback so that we can share it with our team. We hope you join us again. -The Proof on Main Team
What a great experience and it was my partner’s first time and he agrees that Proof is excellent. Our server and our food were wonderful,there isn’t one reason for not coming to this amazing restaurant.
ParisR, We are so happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves so much! We hope to see you again soon! -The Proof on Main Team
*Edit 4/15/21 (I saw a reply and realized I must have submitted this without finishing - sorry!!)
This *had been our first trip to Louisville, and part of a birthday/date weekend, which was lovely since we haven't made it out of our house, let alone out of town a whole lot over the past year!
The food, service and ambience at Proof were beyond reproach and I can't say thank you enough for all of it. Our server (I want to say Brandon, for some reason, but it has been three weeks and I know that isn't correct) was kind, attentive, knowledgeable and happy to give an honest review when I was torn between several options - he did not steer me wrong! I had the mushroom risotto and my husband enjoyed the the salmon special that was offered that particular Friday evening - both were mouthwateringly delicious.
If by chance we ever find ourselves in Louisville again, we will absolutely return. If you're looking for a great dinner - just book it now.
AngelaD, Thank you so much for your review! We are delighted to hear you made us a part of your celebration on your first trip to our fair city. We hope you join us again next time you're in town. -The Proof on Main Team
Proof on Main felt like it was trying to be a boutique experience, but I found the Native American decor theme a little ham-handed. We read good things about Proof, so were expecting a really high caliber experience, but the food was overly salted and overpriced in our opinion. Service was friendly, but a little lackluster. I’d recommend trying somewhere else for a night out in Louisville.
CarrieW, We are so sorry your experience didn't "wow" you but truly thank you for the feedback. We have shared this with our team in order to improve our guests experiences. We hope you join us again. -The Proof on Main Team
Very cool vibe, great service. I think the menu may have been reduced due to COVID but would definitely go again!
Anonymous, Happy to hear you enjoyed yourself! With Spring upon us, keep on the look out for some exciting menu changes. Hope to see you soon! -The Proof on Main Team
Unique location and decor, and fantastic foot!
Thank you so much! Glad to hear you had fun! -The Proof on Main Team
We were in town for my grandmother's funeral and Proof on Main was absolutely wonderful to us. They even gave us a little champagne toast at the end which we really appreciated. The bartender and host/bar area assistant were so sweet and fun! That carrot soup! Amazing!
Shandy, So happy to hear we were able to lift your spirits. We have shared your fantastic feedback with out team. Hope to see you next time! -The Proof on Main Team
We had been in Louisville for 10 days visiting/working at our daughter and son in laws place. Come Sunday we were ready to visit downtown and have breakfast. Oh my ... daughter mentioned Proof on Main..we had no idea what to expect...the food was masterful. Hash w brisket burnt ends...and the best cinnamon bun we've ever had...and we know buns.
We ended the meal w a shot of Pappy Van Winkle...omg...go ..the setting is eclectic posh...set in a museum/ hotel. These 2 California kids will be back next year..
Anonymous, Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you join us and look forward to seeing you on your next visit! -The Proof on Main Team
One of the best places for cocktails in Louisville! When in town, we love to stop in for drinks and dinner.
Nicole, Thank you for your kind words. So happy to hear you enjoyed the fruits of our bartenders' labor. We look forward to seeing you again soon. -The Proof on Main Team
The staff attentiveness and service was exceptional. We genuinely felt like they were excited to welcome and host us. If we lived in Louisville, we would be regulars. The atmosphere and art were so fun, staff added personal touches and conversation like we were old friends, and the food was phenomenal. We had the risotto and the porkchop and shared with each other, and knowing we wanted to do that, they even plated it for us that way without us requesting!
It's hard to find places like Proof and we told everyone we know hitting the bourbon trail, they need to make sure to have dinner there!
EricH, Thank you for your kind words! We will certainly share your experience with our team. Next time you're in Louisville we look forward to you joining us again! -The Proof on Main Team
Best brunch in downtown Louisville.
Be sure to try their biscuits. Best I have ever had!
JennyN, Thank you! It's definitely a test of strength not eat those biscuits for every meal. Hope we see you again soon! -The Proof on Main Team
Always delicious! Vegetable sides are generous and worth sharing!
msfoodie, Thank you so much! Love hearing you enjoy our veggies as much as we do. Hope you join us again soon....with Spring coming up, our farmers will be bringing us fun new items for the menu. -The Proof on Main Team
We have gone a couple of times. The ambience is great. Quirky and fun. I do not understand the staff wearing flannel shirts. To me it is dressier than that. The staff was less dressed than the cliental. The food was great, our waitress was great. One of my favourite downtown restaurants.
Vitriol, We are so happy to hear you have enjoyed all of your dining experiences with us. We have fun taking care of our guests and are glad to hear that shows. Hope to see you again soon! -The Proof on Main Team
Great atmosphere and service. The main course presentations were well done and great wine selection.
MarcC, Thank you for your kind words, we hope to see you again soon! -The Proof on Main Team
based on other's recommendations we had higher expectations. the food was good, but not notable. our waitress seemed to be annoyed she was waiting on tables that night and phoned it in. can't see going back.
zynka, Thank you for your feedback. We hate hearing your dining experience was not nearly perfect. If you have more details regarding your server, we would love to have them to share with our team. Whether positive or negative, feedback is the best way to learn and grow. We hope you give us another visit in the future so we can really "wow" you. -The Proof on Main Team
Overall was a good experience. Food did not impress me. Sides were served cold.
Good for the bourbons and maybe nosh.
JohnH, Thank you for your feedback. We're so disappointed you didn't love the food but happy to hear you enjoyed our Bourbon selection. We hope you join us again soon. -The Proof on Main Team
Excellent service, excellent food, unique setting. Worth the drive.
JeremyJ, We're thrilled you enjoyed yourself. Hop you make the drive again soon! -The Proof on Main Team
The Bison burger was so delicious! The best burger I ever had.
Stan, Thank you so much for your review. We love the burger too, the bacon and onion jam are amazing! Hope to see you again soon!
Brunch was outstanding! The food, drinks and service were wonderful!
BreanneH, We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your brunch. I know we're biased but it's our favorite too! Hope to see you soon! -The Proof on Main Team
Food was delicious, but every single plate of every single course came out at room temperature.
Server also mumbled a lot and walked away while still talking. Odd. Also, bussed table when our meal wasn’t complete. We just have up.
Loads of potential. Every dish tasted great and was highly imaginative. I’d try it again.
KevinF, Thank you so much for your review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your meal but offer our apologies that it wasn't nearly up to our standards. Thank you for your feedback regarding your service experience; we will most certainly share it with our team. We hope to see you again in the near future. -The Proof on Main Team