8UP Restaurant, Lounge & Rooftop

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465 reviews
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8UP Restaurant, Lounge & Rooftop, a dazzling outdoor & indoor drinking and eating experience, offers the best in unparalleled views. Whether lounging al fresco or enjoying the dining room, 8UP offers a myriad of dining experiences designed to please sophisticated palates and celebrate the spirit of fun that defines Louisville. Experience the dining room at 8UP or enjoy our rooftop bar, lounge in front of a fire pit and watch the unparalleled views of downtown Louisville.
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Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Excited to announce A-Trak will headline our Corona De Mayo Event on Saturday, May 4th. Early arrival is strongly suggested to make your dinner reservation before the event starts. Dinner reservations start at 5 pm. For VIP Table Reservations e-mail Info@DerbyVIP.com

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

On Sunday, May 12, from 10 am to 3 pm, treat Mom to a delicious brunch buffet. Includes omelet and waffle station, carving and seafood tables, homemade biscuits with red eye or black pepper gravy, hot brown, house French toast, pastries, and dessert table. Adults $39.95 | Children (5-12) $9.95.

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 465 People Are Saying
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ER
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The atmosphere and rooftop lounge is awesome! But the food and drinks are very pricey for what you get. You are definitely paying more for the view and atmosphere.

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OT
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. It could have used a little more seafood and smoked salmon

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DR
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Go for drinks - not food; at least in terms of the Sunday lunch buffet. Coffee at room temperature, with the food only slightly warmer. Want water glass filled? Take a trip to the bar. Waffles? Make your own. Looking for the omelette (or any egg) station? Fugataboutit. Looking for the seafood station? Hidden on the opposite side of the bar.
Seriously - this is not a food place. Go for the wonderful rooftop.

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CB
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The staff seemed very unprepared for Easter brunch. But when things were ready it was tasty and a lovely place to spend time on the beautiful patio.

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B
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some friends and I went to celebrate my birthday. We were 20 minutes early for our reservation (we thought there would be more traffic) but our table was already prepared. Our waiter was very nice and patient with us while we decided on wines. He was also very concerned when we brought some food allergies to his attention and worked with us for substitutions. One of the best dining experiences in Louisville.

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Pinehurst
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Let me start with a caveat, I never write bad reviews. The food was not good. My husband sent back his food twice (he NEVER sends anything back) it was that undercooked. Mine was so hot I burned my mouth. The atmosphere is great, but we will never return to eat dinner, EVER.

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A
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Our first impression was great as we walked off the elevator. However, we were very dissappointed that a family with 2 kids no older than 7 who were screaming, yelling and watching an iPad with the volume on high. Then the 2 women at the table were obnoxiously loud. For the price of $85 for 2 people to eat a meal I would expect fine dining with no yelling or screaming kids. The food was okay. The salmon needed another minute or two, it was cold in the middle (the risotto was great!). The chicken was GREAT. Potatoes were way, and I mean WAY over cooked. The veggies which I believe they were carrots, were hard and crunchy and under cooked. Overall I would not recommend this resturant for the price. The enviornment is not what it is portrayed to be online either. The pictures make it appear to be very nice, intimate fine dining, but it was not.

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SE
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Food was delicious. Ambiance was wonderful. Highly recommend.

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DM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and atmosphere
Was expecting the place to be busy, but it wasn't at all.

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W
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

Very little options on the menu, food was small compared to price, only good thing was the view. Staff is very nice and helpful, but it didn’t make up for the food.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

The service was awful. Server was told from the beginning that we needed to leave by 7:30. Spent two hours there with no ability to have dinner because the server wasn’t attentive. Drinks were watered down and cost was outrageous for what was received. Took forever to get last round of drink and check, even after asking a manager. Very disappointing experience.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Serving a gin and tonic without citrus has happened once or twice in modern history and both times led to wars... With tRump in office and the worst G&T, expect another?

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SG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It took FOREVER to get our food. However the waiter and the Manager were great in acknowledging this. In fact they “comp’d” our drinks, which we didn’t ask them to do. The Manager also gave us a voucher to return another time to give them a 2nd chance. We will.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Don't understand the hype. Definitely will not return. Main entree meats were acceptable but the sides were very bad. Was very slowly and wait staff rude. Very disorganized.

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our dinner was fantastic. My wife is pregnant and has gestational diabetes, and we we’re unsure of what appetizer we could have. We took a flyer on the brussel sprouts and they were phenomenal. My wife and I kept commenting on how we did not anticipate liking those that much, but we cleaned our bowl! I ordered the salmon and the combination of the risotto and the salmon and the glace was wonderful as well. Your chef/cooks should be proud of the dishes they’ve come up with.

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MT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Our only complaint is that nowhere did it say in the description that it was a part of the adjoining hotel. Walking in the rain to find 8up was horrible; and had we known that it was the same building as the Hilton, it would’ve made for a better dining experience.
The first place we noticed that the restaurant was on the 8th floor of the hotel was in the elevator after just going into whatever doors we could find open.
More info on the exact location would be beneficial to future clientele.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Wine was fine. Gnocci good flavor but not hot. Brussels sprouts good. Steak not bad but not hot, decent value. 8Up does not offer bread and no other carb option was offered when we asked for bread service. Our waiter forgot to pour 1 of 4 glasses of wine then took the bottle to put on ice, then was gone for 10 minutes. He was not engaged, not attentive, and not good at his job. Great atmosphere. Hostess was friendly but not enough to make up for the poor service.

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R
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner at 8UP. Our special dietary requirements were not an issue, and the food was delicious. The atmosphere was very relaxed with low noise, making conversation easy. Service was delightful, with just a slight delay in getting our check processed. We will definitely eat there again.

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RG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed the food and the experience.
The waiter was attentive and informative.

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The decor and views of the city from the rooftop area are exquisite and make the mildly pricey menu worth the cost. The food was creative and tasty but not extraordinarily so. Service was prompt and attentive.

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l
Louisville
28 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very neat atmosphere where they’ve done a good job taking advantage of being on the top floor. You’d never know this was in a hotel, feels more independent. Food and service were very good. Entrees seems a bit high but all other prices seemed appropriate for the quality of food.

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SR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

But with only one vegetarian option, that was only so-so we were a bit disappointed. Salads were great as were our cocktails. Dessert also wasn’t that great. It’s challenging eating out as plant based diners to begin with and my husband is an amazing home chef. It was just a let down when we know it had the potential to be better.

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TD
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Large party for my birthday. Excellent service and awesome food!!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Birthday. Ambiance was great. I think menu should carry a few more items.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place to share with friends and family!!!

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IF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Price of the food does not justify ambient, quality of food and service. Very expensive.

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DP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great date night! Seated and served quickly. Server was knowledgeable and made great recommendations, and gave us plenty of time to talk before ordering. Food came out quickly and was very good, high-quality. Would go back!

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C
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The mussels didn't really have much flavor. The muscles were good but the broth/seasonings can be improved. Ceasar salad OK. The brussel sprout appetizer was excellent and the hot brown was delicious. Shaved tender turkey, the cranberry was a nice touch great bread.

They only have 1 chardonnay on the menu by the glass and they were out of it (John our waiter said because of Valentine's Day they were out. Seems like poor bar management to me?!

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H
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

portion sizes a bit small, but very delicious! will definitely be coming back!

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JE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The electric violinist was directly behind our table and was pretty loud, but overall the best valentines dinner ever

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A
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere to be in and the food was immaculate.......

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I could not have asked for a better valentines date! The food was delicious, the drinks were tasty, the service was excellent. I couldn’t think of a complaint if I wanted to, thank you!!

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AO
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice valentines menu 👍🏻 Little high priced, good attention

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RB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding atmosphere. We will be sure to go back again!

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HA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Drinks were a little pricey. Noise level would have been good, except for the table next to us who spoke so loudly you could hear every intimate detail. But the restaurant itself had a decent noise level.

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G
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent drinks, awesome service and great views and atmosphere! Highly recommend!

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W
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best meal ever!

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CL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife’s burger came out

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DB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We went on New Years Eve and had to order off the fixed, 5 course menu, which was fine. $75 each + drinks and tip = $280.00. Very poor value. Food quality ranged from “ok” on the high end, to below average on the bottom end. Pretty disappointing considering the food was excellent on a prior visit. Perhaps it was the fixed menu and they are better when you can order whatever you’d like. Certainly wasn’t worth the $$$ on this night.

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L
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Came here for NYE because it was connected to the hotel. Limited menu due to the occasion but still good options. Salads were doable but expect to pay money for any entree. The portions were smaller but it was very delicious! And you'll pay for the drinks. Maybe not the casual drinking spot but great for a quiet date night. And our waiter was awesosme. Very knowledable and friendly.

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