1816 Modern Kitchen & Drinks

4.7
166 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
1816 Modern Kitchen & Drinks is proudly presented by Southern Hospitality. The group that brought you MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen, MESA KIDS Cooking School, Tavolo Italian Bistro, Fresco Tea Bar and Union Restaurant & GameYard.

The menu at 1816 showcases the Chef's take on southern comfort fusions. Chef Dickenson focuses on providing fresh food from local farms and gardens. Being a farm-to-table restaurant, this makes 1816 unique in a charming town filled with loyal residents and visitors. Along with our time-tested house favorites, we are continually experimenting and creating new and innovative dishes that will help to expand and challenge our customer's culinary horizons. We offer to-go options, outdoor seating, and private dining upstairs in our Shafer Room.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 166 people are saying
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BillyB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 30th year anniversary! It was great. Small place but I got to say the best food I ever tasted! I would highl recommend to check it out!

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was our first time there and the food was excellent

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DanR
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Our cups were dirty. My wife’s soda had stuff floating in it and in the ice and there was a long black hair in my drink. Completely ruined it for us. The server was also clearly sick, coughing, running nose. We decided to leave after we found the second cup was dirty and cancelled our order. The chef got really mad when he found out we wanted to leave and dumped the food in a container and threw it. I guess it was about to be brought to our table but we weren’t about to eat it.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like small, quaint, historic venues. The food was fabulous. The selection was adequate for size of the establishment. I had the pheasant with crisped skin, and was it ever good. Jessica had the country meatloaf and their description says it all. Country food with a new twist, we will go back. I recommend reservations as the place is small.

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KathleenB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Love 1816.

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frankie
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We sat outside on the “patio” or sidewalk and was disturb by flys so much we boxed up our meal and took it to go. The inside of the restaurant is very small, and the food was really good.

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lynn
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made a last minute reservation and we’re a few minutes late. They were very accommodating and friendly. We were waited on immediately by a wonderful server.
The bar selection is a bit limited but we were weary travelers and happy to be served a drink. It’s loud and small but totally worth the noise
The food was excellent - from beginning to end
The egg rolls were the best I’ve ever eaten and I order them often . The fried tomatoes were done perfectly and served with fresh greens and a subtle sauce. The crispy chicken served with bourbon gravy and grilled veggies had a perfect crisp and the gravy complimented it perfectly. My husband had the pork belly Tso. I only tasted the rice but he said the pork belly was done just right and not over seasoned. We finished off with the bread pudding. Melts in your mouth. It was a lot of food but we hadn’t eaten all day and we were so impressed by the whole dining experience.
If your ever even close to Corydon just GO.
Well done 1816 Kitchen staff and chef!!!

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Mike
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Limited menu but food is good and unique. Tofu is an option for most dishes but really would one pay for a steak and substitute tofu?

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vipTwoFoodies
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What we had heard about this place was correct. Great, creative food. Great space. Nice historic nod to our original state capitol - Corydon. Can’t wait to go back and get the fried green tomatoes, steak and chips, and the shrimp and “grits”. We’ll bring friends next time!

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KymW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time but look forward to many more visits! Shrimp & Grits was delicious! And the cheesecake...DEVINE!! My hubby had the daily special which was a Ruben. I snuck a taste and it was good---too heavy and rich for my personal diet--but oh so good!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food wonderful flavors and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was amazing and it is every time we go here. Service is fair and the restaurant has an open comfortable atmosphere . Pricing is fair and portions are above average so that’s a plus. Best part of the 816 experience is the food. I think this could be a 5 star restaurant if the service matched the level of the food. Still grateful there is quality food in a small town like corydon, keep up the good work guys👍

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TimR
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is incredibly delicious. Been here about 7 times and tried a new entree every time. All have been amazing and I’m a picky eater. If you don’t get the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer you will regret it.

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JamesM
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service. We typically bring a large group and the food is quick and great. Drinks always great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Chef Scott and his staff knocked it out of the park.

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KarlB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to 1816, but definitely will not be our last! The food was excellent, from presentation to taste. Our server, Nick, was fabulous. The ambiance of the restaurant was very nice and quaint. We were seated promptly upon our arrival. Nick took our drink orders and quickly returned with our beverages. We had the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer. Fantastic! Our food order was prepared and delivered in a timely manner after we finished our appetizers. The steak and chips were prepared perfectly and were delicious. My wife had the crispy skin chicken which was also excellent. Peach bread pudding for dessert topped it all off. We left full and satisfied and look forward to returning to try their other menu items.
In summary, highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Our Server was nice enough. She Never introduced herself and had to ask he if there were any specials. We sat upstairs and it was really warm and stuffy so when the bill came we were ready to leave. The food came out quick and was quite good. I got the burger and my wife got the steak. We’d probably come back but we won’t sit upstairs in the summertime, that’s for sure

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Williams
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was amazing as always!

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PaulD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Small menu, limited choices, but food was excellent.
We ate upstairs, nice and quiet.
Excellent service.
A little pricey, but well worth it.
We will go again

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KristenE
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott's food is always amazing!! My favorite place!

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BethA
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food and drink Friendly efficient staff

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jjillmomma
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We made a reservation and still had to wait about 25 minutes for a table. We sat upstairs which was a little on the warm side and the stairs might be hard to manage for some. We ordered the fried green tomatoes - outstanding! We also had the General Tso pork belly - very good, but spicy! - and the Smash burger - very good, big with 2 patties. We split the peach bread pudding - very good but could use whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Drinks were refilled a little slow and she never took the empty glasses which started to pile up on our table. Overall would definitely return and maybe sit on main floor.

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AmberM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bourbon cocktails were amazing! The food, too was wonderful & plated beautifully. Make reservations if you want a guaranteed seat for dinner though, there is limited seating in the dining area!

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vipMaryJ
Louisville
87 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!!

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LisaK
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Server was very attentive and helpful with menu suggestions. We will definitely go back.

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CortneyJ
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular and the service was prompt!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food

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DanT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fried green tomatoes appetizer was very flavorful. I had the crispy skin chicken - excellent; partner had the night's special, steak fettucine - it was VERY good also.... portions were quite large. Overall, a very enjoyable dinner. We plan to visit again, next time we are going through town. Great job!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wife is a huge fan of Fish and Chips so we were SO EXCITED that it was the weekend special at our favorite restaurant. As always I found the staff friendly and accommodating and was blown away by the food. They always have a delicious unique way to combine ingredients

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Missa
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always, scott and his team are the best....

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TimP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding! We got the crispy skin chicken and the pork belly General Tso. Both were excellent! Our server was delightful and thoughtful. The dining room is smaller than I expected but the ambiance was nice and it was an overall really wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the folks at 1816

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Was blown away by the flavors! Will go again!

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AndTho
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and setting! We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great first visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten here many times and you can always bet on a fantastic burger but I took the chance and got a special. The mahi-mahi fillets with a pineapple salsa and delicious risotto was bursting with flavor. So glad I went in that day

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SteveB
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was incredibly good, creatively prepared and beautifully presented. One of the best restaurants in this part of the country. Only negative was the rather unsettling stairway to the second floor and the uneven floor that rattled the room and shook the table when anyone walked on it. This historic building has a romantic 19th century ambience, but needs a bit of 21st century renovation.

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vipJames
Louisville
36 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Inventive and delicious food. Very friendly service. Great spot in the heart of old Corydon.

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You can order delivery directly from 1816 Modern Kitchen & Drinks using the Order Online button. 1816 Modern Kitchen & Drinks also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (812) 225-5342.

1816 Modern Kitchen & Drinks is rated 4.7 stars by 166 OpenTable diners.

1816 Modern Kitchen & Drinks does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/1816-modern-kitchen-drinks/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.