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Proof on Main

4.5
2401 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 7am - 10am; Saturday and Sunday: 7am -1pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm -11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm






Bar Open Until: 1:00 AM







Monday - Thursday: 1:00am







Friday - Saturday: 2:00am







Sunday: Midnight
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(502) 217-6360
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What 2401 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.6
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4.1
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About44Frogs (Louisville)
3.0
Dined 3 days ago

I actually don't have much to say about Proof. You'll shortly read why that's a bad thing.

As a dinner for two, we each had a cocktail, the charred octopus, and for entrees the hen roulade and the lamb. That meal costing a good bit over $100, one would expect it to be really good, right? At least memorable, correct? Something, at least something, that would make you say, "I want this again." Unfortunately, the best I can give is that it was probably near the top of the, 'most flavorless pieces of meat I have eaten' category. Don't get me wrong. Both the hen and lamb were cooked really well, but also devoid of flavor.

Outside of the food, the service was good, staff were friendly, and Proof had a quiet, enjoyable atmosphere.

If you want a meal you won't remember, and not in a funny way like The Hangover, then maybe Proof is for you.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

We went for Sunday brunch and LOVED the feel of the place off the bat. We had wonderful food (we split the French toast and pumpkin bread appetizers and fresh fruit + cocktails) and service, including coat check and a bathroom that's just a quick stroll through the adjacent modern art museum. Really a fun experience. I'm definitely coming back here next time I'm in Louisville!

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Mark (Nashville)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Lovely food and wine options in a unique and intimate setting.

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vipLove2Eat (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service, innovative menu, delicious dinner. The traditional menu items (chicken, beef, fish, vegetables) are all prepared with an non-traditional flair. My date and I especially appreciated the bread served with dinner, as it was not sweetened, as many restaurants in this area serve (sweet rolls or cornbread). The seating is close (but not cramped) - this gave us the opportunity to meet and chat with couple sitting next to us. We both agreed we want to return soon and sample more of the excellent fare at Proof on Main.

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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
4.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

Great food and attentive service

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OpenTable Diner (SW Indiana)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent find for foodies. Three of us doing an Urban Bourbon Trail needed some food, and Proof on Main was perfect. The Charcuterie Board included pork tongue and head cheese, along with unique cheeses and jams. The wine list was broad but not necessarily expensive. We tried fresh fish, duck, and a veggie platter. All of us were pleased. Walking through the art hotel lobby and bar was engaging and enlightening. Looking forward to returning!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

It was a special Christmas dinner for us and we thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance and the food.

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CCB3 (Louisville)
3.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

The waiter was attentive when he was around, which was not a lot. Food was good but the service lacked and made the experience unenjoyable.

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McKenna11 (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

Love the artwork and decoration
2nd time here. Service above and beyond expectations. We were sat tightly between two other couples , though there were other two-tops nearby without next door neighbors.
Portions between too large and skimpy depending on item.
Too many items on menu borderline: blood sausage bolgnese, Duck gizzard and heart pasta, both fish dishes served in broth. Lamb is an odd combination that resulted in puzzled diner.
All in all, not sure I can be convinced to return.
Wish them all the best though !

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vipJames (Denver)
2.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

Terrible. We were offered 1 Cab by the glass with dinner. When we received the bill, it was $24 per glass. Food was mediocre. Management offered to charge us for a bottle as compensation. Big deal, we didn't drink a bottle. Go elsewhere.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 7am - 10am; Saturday and Sunday: 7am -1pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm -11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm






Bar Open Until: 1:00 AM







Monday - Thursday: 1:00am







Friday - Saturday: 2:00am







Sunday: Midnight
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Cross street
7th Street
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(502) 217-6360
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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.
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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.
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Parking details
Parking begins after 5:30pm and is $6 for valet. There is also garage parking available at 7th and Market.
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Executive chef
Mike Wajda
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Private party facilities
With over 5,000 square feet of art-filled event space, 21c Museum Hotel and Proof on Main are the ideal setting for board retreats, executive meetings, cocktail gatherings, reception dinners, charitable events, or any other special occasion. Rooms include one large atrium to accommodate seated groups up to 120 and receptions as large as 450; four private meeting areas to accommodate groups of 10 to 60; one boardroom with audio visual capabilities for up to 12; and, for a truly exceptional event, a private penthouse with soaring river views.



Our dedicated Event staff will provide professional service, overseeing every detail for your special event. To learn more contact Meghan at 502.217.6312 or mmadden@21chotels.com.
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Private party contact
Meghan Madden: (502) 217-6312
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
With over 5,000 square feet of art-filled event space, 21c Museum Hotel and Proof on Main are the ideal setting for board retreats, executive meetings, cocktail gatherings, reception dinners, charitable events, or any other special occasion. Rooms include one large atrium to accommodate seated groups up to 120 and receptions as large as 450; four private meeting areas to accommodate groups of 10 to 60; one boardroom with audio visual capabilities for up to 12; and, for a truly exceptional event, a private penthouse with soaring river views.



Our dedicated Event staff will provide professional service, overseeing every detail for your special event. To learn more contact Meghan at 502.217.6312 or mmadden@21chotels.com.