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Proof on Main, Louisville, KY

Proof on Main

4.6
4.6
3636 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The ingredients in our menus reflect the region’s sustainable farmers and producers with a soulful and honest approach showcasing the bounty of the Ohio River Valley. Housed in five historic buildings in downtown Louisville, Proof on Main is part of 21c Museum Hotels, the award-winning boutique hotel and restaurant group. The dining room is one of the most striking public spaces in the city, with rotating, contemporary art exhibitions by local and internationally-acclaimed artists alike.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (502) 217-6360
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Cody Stone
  • Catering
    Catering is provided by Proof on Main and the culinary team can prepare a menu specifically tailored to fit your needs. The menu works to showcase the agricultural bounty of the Ohio River Valley and celebrates artisanal products and sustainable farming, delivering plates rich with the culinary traditions of Italy and the American South.
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining is available for groups 10-150. The private room in Proof on Main can accommodate up to 24 and our art gallery space within the 21c Museum Hotel can seat 150 and host a reception for up to 300.
  • Private party contact
    Charlie Cronin: (502) 217-6352
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Louisville
  • Cross street
    7th Street
  • Parking details
    Parking begins after 5:00pm and is $8 for valet. There is also garage parking available at 7th and Market.
  • Entertainment
    Adjacent to Proof on Main is the 21c Museum, North America's first museum dedicated solely to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art of the 21st century. With over 9000 square feet of exhibition space, 21c Museum hosts dynamic group and solo exhibitions featuring emerging artists alongside acclaimed international artists, such as video artists Bill Viola and Tony Oursler, photographers Andres Serrano, Sam Taylor Wood, and David Leventhal, sculptors Yinka Shonibare and Judy Fox, and multimedia artists Chuck Close, Alfredo Jaar, and Kara Walker.The Museum is free and open to the public, 24/7.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,636 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Innovative

  • Louisville

    Innovative

3,636 Reviews
  1. BenjaminB

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time at Proof on Main while visiting from NC. The owner came over to our table to say “Hello,” which was so kind. He chatted with us for awhile. Our food (cocktails, mussels, bison burgers, roasted beet appetizer, gem salad and more) were delicious! The connected art display and hotel are quite intriguing as well.

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  2. KaleighK

    Kansas City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good biscuit sandwich for breakfast, not dry at all. We had a group of 6 and everyone liked their food from the burger to breakfast sandwiches. Vibe is artsy. Would definitely go back the next time I’m in the area.

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  3. AnnK

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best salads I’ve ever had — the gem lettuce salad with ranch dressing. Also the octopus was extraordinary. Wish we hadn’t ordered the focaccia — there was plenty of delicious grilled bread with the octopus. And the focaccia was a little on the dark side.
    Proof on MainResponded 1 day ago
    Thank you for your wonderful review, Anna! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our salad and octopus. We strive to provide our guests with a unique and delicious dining experience, and your kind words affirm that we're on the right track. We're sorry to hear about your experience with the focaccia. We appreciate your feedback and will take it into consideration as we continually strive to improve our offerings. We look forward to welcoming you back to Proof on Main soon. Best wishes, The Proof on Main Team

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  4. RR18

    Washington DC

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lived up to the hype! Everything was delicious. Service was great.
    Proof on MainResponded 4 days ago
    Thanks for the wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Proof on Main. It's great to know that our food and service lived up to the hype! We always strive to provide the best for our guests and your feedback is very reassuring. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best wishes, The Proof on Main Team

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress, Izzy, was excellent. All the food was delicious. We brought out of town friends and they loved the entire experience. We loved the Mussels and Asparagus Toast!💗
    Proof on MainResponded 6 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you and your guests had a wonderful time at Proof on Main. It's great to know that our mussels and asparagus toast were a hit. We always strive to make every guest feel special, and it's wonderful to hear that we succeeded. It is also awesome hearing about the excellent service you received from Izzy. We can't wait to welcome you back on your next visit! Thanks, The Proof on Main Team

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a good experience. Prices seemed high but the food was decent and the service was really good! Cocktails were just ok
    Proof on MainResponded on May 19, 2024
    Thanks for the review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Proof on Main. We understand your feedback about the pricing and cocktails. We strive to provide a balance between quality and value, and your input helps us to do just that. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to serving you again soon. - The Proof on Main Team

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  7. JeffreyH

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful pre show venue. We will continue to come back. Lovely evening.
    Proof on MainResponded on May 19, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, Jeffrey! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your pre-show experience at Proof on Main. It's lovely to know that you appreciated the ambiance and will continue to frequent us. We're grateful for your kind words and look forward to serving you again soon. Best wishes, The Proof on Main Team

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Visiting from New Orleans for the PGA. Food and ambiance were great. Service was TERRIBLE. Waiter was rude and pushy from the moment we sat down. It was evident that our presence in this establishment was quite the burden for this cat. I literally never write reviews, but the fact that this service was so bad warranted the review. Our group is very laid back and easy to get along with, however, the service alone is why this rating isn’t higher. Owners of the establishment should review their staff before a good thing gets driven into the ground.
    Proof on MainResponded on May 19, 2024
    Thank you so much for your feedback. While we are happy you enjoyed the food and ambiance, we are very sorry we did not provide a higher level of service. We strive to a create great experience for our guests in every way, so we apologize we fell short in one area. If you are ever back in Louisville and would like to give us another try, please reach out. We would love to have you back and give you a better experience. Best wishes, The Proof on Main Team

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  9. KoriZ

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Good vibe, nice personnel, great service, delicious food! Highly recommended.
    Proof on MainResponded on May 19, 2024
    Thanks for visiting us, Kori! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Proof on Main. It's wonderful to know that our food, service, and overall vibe met your expectations. We appreciate your high recommendation and look forward to serving you again soon! Best wishes, The Proof on Main Team

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  10. ddvaia

    New York City

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was a little disappointed with my Berkshire pork chop. While the flavor profile was good, it was overcooked, probably due to the thin cut. The rest of the meal was very good, but the second round of drinks we ordered to go with our main did not come out until most of the meal was gone. I had been there 5 years ago and loved it, so I thought this would be a good special last night in Louisville meal to take my sons. It was not as good as I had hoped.
    Proof on MainResponded 6 days ago
    Thank you so much for the review! While we are glad to hear your meal had good flavor, we are very sorry that it was over cooked. We also regret hearing that your second round of drinks took so long to arrive at your table. We try to give every guest at Proof on Main an excellent experience all around, so we apologize we fell short of that with you. If you would ever like to come back please feel free to reach out and we will make sure your next experience with us is better. Thanks, The Proof on Main Team

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FAQs

Proof on Main is rated 4.6 stars by 3636 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Proof on Main

702 W. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    7th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Louisville
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking begins after 5:00pm and is $8 for valet. There is also garage parking available at 7th and Market.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Cody Stone
  • Entertainment
    Adjacent to Proof on Main is the 21c Museum, North America's first museum dedicated solely to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art of the 21st century. With over 9000 square feet of exhibition space, 21c Museum hosts dynamic group and solo exhibitions featuring emerging artists alongside acclaimed international artists, such as video artists Bill Viola and Tony Oursler, photographers Andres Serrano, Sam Taylor Wood, and David Leventhal, sculptors Yinka Shonibare and Judy Fox, and multimedia artists Chuck Close, Alfredo Jaar, and Kara Walker.The Museum is free and open to the public, 24/7.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (502) 217-6360
  • Catering
    Catering is provided by Proof on Main and the culinary team can prepare a menu specifically tailored to fit your needs. The menu works to showcase the agricultural bounty of the Ohio River Valley and celebrates artisanal products and sustainable farming, delivering plates rich with the culinary traditions of Italy and the American South.
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining is available for groups 10-150. The private room in Proof on Main can accommodate up to 24 and our art gallery space within the 21c Museum Hotel can seat 150 and host a reception for up to 300.
  • Private party contact
    Charlie Cronin: (502) 217-6352
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