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Proof on Main, Louisville, KY

Proof on Main

4.6
4.6
3597 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 43 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 3,597 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Innovative

  • Louisville

    Innovative

3,598 Reviews
  1. ImNotReallyaWaitress

    Washington DC

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a memorable meal - I can’t say enough about this place. The establishment is fantastic with thoughtfully curated decor and memorable art; Mitchell and his associates delivered top-shelf service; the cocktails; the FOOD! We started with perfectly cooked mussels and the tuna tartare; did family style risotto, butcher cut sirloin, cavatelli, and beets; finished with all the desserts. Bravo!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An outstanding meal in a beautiful atmosphere with great service.
    Proof on MainResponded 2 days ago
    Hi, Thank you so much for your kind words and perfect ratings! We're thrilled to hear that you had an outstanding meal and enjoyed the beautiful atmosphere at Proof on Main. It's great to know that our service met your expectations as well. We strive to provide an exceptional dining experience and your feedback is a great encouragement to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! -Proof MGMT

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Wine was good and wine manager was very helpful. Food was not good. We dined here a few years ago and remember it being very good.
    Proof on MainResponded 2 days ago
    Thanks for the review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the wine and our service during your visit. However, we're truly sorry to hear that our food didn't meet your expectations this time. We take pride in our food and strive to provide the best to our customers. Your feedback is valuable and will be shared with our culinary team. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again and provide a better experience. -Proof MGMT

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  4. CurtisO

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food is unique, had steak which was extremely tough. Art in hall had upside down US flag and many similar items. They have a right to express themselves I have a right to not return. I found it offensive and will not be back.
    Proof on MainResponded 2 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback, CurtisO. We strive to provide our guests with the best food and service, and we regret that we fell short in this instance. We value your feedback and will take it into consideration as we continuously strive to improve. Thank you for giving us a try. - Proof MGMT

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  5. ArianeE

    San Antonio

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and great service! We even decided to get a dessert which is unusual for us. Will definitely come back the next time we visit. Additionally, it was fun to explore the art gallery in the hotel lobby on the way out!
    Proof on MainResponded 2 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback, ArianeE! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and service at Proof on Main. We're glad you had fun exploring the art gallery in our hotel lobby. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to our city. -Proof MGMT

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  6. foodiebyday

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing drinks!! Great service. Can't wait to go again!!
    Proof on MainResponded 2 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback, foodiebyday! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our drinks and service. It's always our goal to provide an amazing experience for our guests. We're looking forward to your next visit at Proof on Main. Thanks again for your kind words and high ratings! -Proof MGMT

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the best time there perfect for a birthday dinner! Our server taylor was so good!!!

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  8. Jerry

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the place. It was great food (hamburger excellent, steak good) Wine recommendation was very good. The art was amazing. Staff well trained and nice.
    Proof on MainResponded 2 days ago
    Hello Jerry, We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Proof on Main! It's wonderful to know that our food, steak, and wine recommendations hit the mark for you. We're also glad you appreciated the staff's training and our beautiful art collection. Your kind words mean a lot to us. Thank you for choosing us for your dining experience and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. -Proof MGMT

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Proof on main has a great atmosphere with all the art hanging on the walls and the food is top notch. The people working there are so awesome and friendly. The chef even greeted us while my wife and I were eating there. I would recommend anyone that is downtown Louisville to make this one of your stops.

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  10. BeckyM

    Dallas

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fabulous and Vivian was a superb server!
    Proof on MainResponded 2 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback, BeckyM! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the food and service at Proof on Main. It's always our goal to provide an exceptional dining experience for our guests. We appreciate your kind words (and will pass them along to Vyvian!) and look forward to welcoming you back soon! - Proof MGMT

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FAQs

Proof on Main is rated 4.6 stars by 3597 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 43 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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