1816 Modern Kitchen & Drinks

4.8
150 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 150 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was amazing as always!

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PaulD
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
83 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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vipMaryJ
Louisville
83 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic FOOD and service to our group. This place is a MUST!! Go back plenty...

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Valvan
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I travel a lot and am always looking for a farm to table innovative restaurant. 1816 modern hit EVERY mark! Dishes were creative, well portioned, plated beautifully and most important tasted amazing. This is a restaurant you would expect in a big city but was located in a charming small town. We made sure to give out compliments to the chef, his pride and passion show through not only in his dishes but with his staff and entire experience. Nothing shy of exceptional!

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TheresaB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us met for a reunion for the first time in 18 months and 1816 was the perfect place to celebrate! The food was outstanding! Two loved their smash burgers, one made a meal of the fried green tomatoes and spring rolls, and I thoroughly enjoyed the stuffed meatloaf. So many unique flavors made every bite an enjoyable experience. How lucky we are to have such good food available in the Corydon area!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time - great experience. We’ll be back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Every dish is unique and perfectly prepared. It’s a gem. It’s hard to believe such a great restaurant exists in southern Indiana. It’s better than many great restaurants I’ve been to in Texas and California.

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KellyeB
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First impression was great. Very cute cozy restaurant with a good vibe. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. The hostess brought us a glass of water and promptly forgot us. We waited close to 20 min with staff busy at the tables all around us. Finally, I asked the hostess who our waitress was because we had not seen one. She replied, 'oh I didn't tell her'. No apology, just 'I'll tell her now'.
Our waitress was FANTASTIC. She was very apologetic about the slow beginning. The food was DELICIOUS and not just your run of the mill diner dishes. It was fresh and creative and very flavorful. Our waitress was very sweet and an excellent server with good suggestions.
I would definitely recommend this place, especially to couples or small adult groups.

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BrookB
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do it all. Appetizers entrées drinks and dessert! Don’t skip anything.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

we had a reservation and they kept forgetting about us and continued to ask what was the name on the reservation. once we were seated , our waitress told us about the specials and mentioned a bison steak. sounded great so I ordered it at medium well. she came back a minute later and said the chef refuses to cook the bison at medium well. I get that some chefs do that but if that’s how I want it, go with it. so I had to order something else. I shared a dish with someone else in my party and the waitress kept forgetting to bring us an extra plate. and the entire time she just acted annoyed at us. it just wasn’t an overall great experience as I had before.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good food, not piping hot when brought out. Nice staff. We had reservations, but when we arrived was told seating was full and would be called when next available table was open. Took 30 minutes past reservations, so it’s primarily call ahead. It was fine unless you have plans after dinner.

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SophsMom
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This place is a hidden gem! Absolutely delicious appetizers! The fried green tomatoes were amazing. Ambiance was a little loud/crowded (small space), but otherwise we had a great experience. They also were nice enough to accommodate us after arriving early for our reservation. Keep up the good work guys!

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Missa
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing..everytime we go there, it never disappoints. Scott is the best chef around.

MJ
vipMaryJ
Louisville
83 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST in Southern Indiana!! FANTASTIC service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re foodies on vacation and this was a welcome addition to our restaurant list. Unexpected combos (blueberry and jalapeño sauce on skirt steak?), well-balanced flavor profiles (blueberry-jalapeño sauce that wasn’t overbearing on the sweet, tart, or spicy scales), and perfectly cooked. Great drinks, lovely wait staff. May have to set aside the drive time to come again.

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StephenB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place....I will be back! Everything we tried was wonderfully made.

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vipMADay
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing as always! Scott Dickenson and his staff go above and beyond to make for a great experience. On this visit, we had the eggrolls, avocado toast, Ramen and Cauliflower Wedge. Highly recommend all of them!

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TaylorK
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, staff and ambience at 1816 Modern Kitchen were fabulous! My husband and I went here for our anniversary dinner and it was incredible. We live over an hour away but we will definitely be coming back here. The food was genuinely some of the best we've ever had.

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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 4.8 stars by 150 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.