Bourbons features upscale dining in an elegant but casual atmosphere and a bourbon-inspired seasonal menu graced by southern inspired cuisine.
Chef - Jereme McFarland
Sous Chef - Samuel Varju
Soul Chef Justin Shewell
Very enjoyable. Food and service are very good. Will return.
Valentine’s Day dinner was great! The Chef checked on our table twice and the atmosphere was perfect!
This place never disappoints, always an exceptional selection of food and beverage, and the service is always on point
Great meal. I ordered a flight of bourbon and when the waitress brought to to the table she spilled all three of the glasses. Didn’t lose the entire pour of each one but enough that there was bourbon sitting in the recessed area of the barrel stave it was brought to the table in. Other than that we had a very nice meal and will definitely come back again next time we are in town.
Fantastic dining experience. Our waitress, Megan, was appropriately attentive and knowledgeable. The chef stopped by and made us feel appreciated. We enjoyed the salmon and ruby trout, which were both excellent. The bread pudding offered a great finish to a delicious meal. Highly recommended.
Nice ambiance, great service, awesome food, good bourbon.
First, we had reserved on valentines and the seating was booked for all but the high tops, which was fine with us. When we arrived, we were offered a table, which was a pleasant surprise.
The menu is short, but like all good restaurants serving a short menu, the food on it was exceptional. I had the bourbon pork, and it was superb.
We followed with the bourbon bread pudding which was excellent and the cheesecake, also very good.
The bourbon and wine menu is what you would expect for a place such as this and if you like to peruse, you'll have no problem taking more time than normal to select what you want. I know I did and enjoyed it.
Our waitress was quite nice and stopped in all at the right times. We were greeted when we entered and again when we were leaving. Staff makes you feel special and for the pricetag I suppose it's expected. That said, it was well worth it and we will most definitely be back. One of the better bourbon restaurants I've been to.
Amazing food and our server (Wendy) not only was incredibly nice and out going, she was very knowledgeable of the menu and suggested what food to get since this was our first time. Everything was cooked beautifully and seasoned so well. We will definitely be back!
One of our favorite spots! Wonderful food, and nice quiet atmosphere. Always delicious!
My boyfriend and I celebrated his birthday at Bourbons Bistro and couldn’t have been happier with our experience. From the outstanding service (our waitress couldn’t have been sweeter), to the amazing food (we had the shrimp and grits and pork chop), to the adorable atmosphere- we will absolutely be returning in the future.
My husband and I always pick a restaurant we’ve never been to for date nights. We were excited to try this quaint place! It had a great menu selection, holy moly on the bourbons!, service was wonderful, amenities were standard, cocktails sounded delicious, they even had a mock tail list which I thought was very kind and thoughtful for the non drinkers, a little loud, but nothing unbearable. Husband ordered the steak frites medium, but unfortunately came out medium well to almost well done. No big deal, he could live with it. I ordered the filet- medium. Came out a little undercooked, but again no big deal I could deal. What fell flat for me was the seasoning on the filet. There wasn’t any. I ended up using the horseradish sauce from hubby’s fries to get some kind of flavor for the steak. The redemption for my meal were the fingerling potatoes. Freaking delicious. I could eat them nightly. We probably won’t be frequenting this place often as the price wasn’t up to par for the food we received.
Terrific service and outstanding food. Needless to say, the list of available bourbons was on point!
Birthday. Steaks were perfect
Great food and atmosphere at Bourbons Bistro. The Salmon and Risotto dish was particularly good, but the other dishes at the table looked amazing as well. Desert was also tasty. The service was very good and what you would expect. Overall, I highly recommend.
The food is great! Great service! Fantastic bourbon bar!
The salmon entree was amazing. Loved our visit and felt covid precautions were taken. Would highly recommend
Our first visit but won't be our last! The food was delicious, and server was very attentive. It's an intimate setting so perfect for a romantic evening. Wonderful bourbon bread pudding!
I was super fortunate to win the Bourbons Bistro giveaway, and man, it did not disappoint! We love to try new places, and were super excited when we realized we had never tried this one. The food was a solid 10/10; we tried the goat cheese app (who knew goat cheese was so killer?!), the steak (we are thinking it is up there, if not surpassing, our local favorite), salmon Alfredo, shrimp and grits, and bread pudding. The drinks were phenomenal with a wide bourbon selection, and we’ve already decided this is our go to for out of state friends who want a true taste of KY. I can’t say enough about the service. Our waitress was absolutely phenomenal, and any restaurant would be beyond lucky to have someone represent their company like she did. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we can’t wait to go back. Thanks, City Dining Club for the opportunity to try great places around Louisville!
Bourbon's Bistro is in a very quaint section of Louisville. Our reservations were for 6:45, but we arrived early and they seated us immediately. The food was excellent! The Wings and Charcuterie Board were a great way to start. I had the Bourbon Chop and my wife had Shrimp and Grits. Fabulous! I highly recommend the Bread Pudding with Bourbon Carmel Sauce. I would go back just for dessert. Wendy provided great service throughout our dining experience. It was uncomfortably cool where we sat (by the coat rack between the bar and the main dining room), but overall a great value!!!
The food here is divine!!! We normally eat at the bar but decided to eat in the outside patio due to Covid. Patio was quiet and warm with the fireplace. Staff is wonderful as well. I have never been here and not absolutely loved what i ordered!!! This place is a MUST!
Bartender Mike is the best there is - legendary!
We had eaten here on December 26 with our son and were so impressed that we decided to celebrate my wife’s 65th birthday. It was a perfect night. We arrived early and were seated by the bartender. My wife likes Old Fashions made with Pikesville Rye. He recommended another Rye (Buzzards Toasted) and gave her a sample. She loved it and the drink he made for her. For starter we had the spicy oysters on grits. They are amazing, perfect delicious spicy coated oysters on deliciously creamy cheese grid. I got the Caesar salad and my wife had the Baby Kale and Fig Salad. Both were delectable. I love the added touch of bacon on the Caesar. For main course, my wife had the Salmon on a bed of risotto and squash. I had the Steak Frites. Both were exceptional. From the above and beyond guidance from the bartender, to excellent service from Desire R, to an informative conversation with the Chef, it was a great night. We topped the evening off with the dessert special Goat Cheese Cake with Strawberries. They even brought it to the table with a lit candle for my wife’s birthday. All in all another perfect evening at Bourbons Bistro.
From our waitress Ceil to the chef, the staff were friendly and attentive, recommending and serving delicious cocktails and great food in a warm, fun atmosphere.
Great evening out
Food is phenomenal! Mussels have excellent broth, Sears duck breast and Brussels sprouts were outstanding. Everything was great. Wendy was very attentive and sweet. Can’t wait to go back
Perfect little hidden gem for a low key date night. Food and service were excellent. They do happy hour from 4:30-7:00, even on Saturday! Will definitely be back.
Always excellent-I’ve never had a bad meal here!
As always, the filet was cooked perfectly. Bourbon pours generous and Wendy provided impeccable service. Masked when arriving, tables spaced for safety & comfort. A perfect dining experience for newly venturing out during this pandemic.
Bourbons bistro is always such a great place! Food was amazing!!
Every dish was delicious and unique. We ordered Fried Oysters, goat cheese spread, shrimp and grits (just WOW!) and the pork chop. All amazing! Great service as well by Megan. We will be back!
Absolutely wonderful!! Food was amazing , and service was amazing!!! Will definitely be going back!!!
Our son flew in for the holidays tonight and we had made reservations at Bourbon’s Bistro. We were treated with a meal that exceeded expectations from start to finish. We started with the PEI mussels and the spicy oysters. Both were exceptional, the mussels fresh and delicious as well as the perfectly prepared oysters. The garlic cheesegrits under the oysters were creamy and delicious. My son and I both hade Caesar salads which had fresh bacon and the lettuce was crispy and the dressing delicious. For our main course, my wife got the salmon, fresh and deliciously prepared. My son got a perfectly prepared fillet served with fingerling potatoes. I got the house specialty, the perfectly presented pork chop wrapped in prosciutto. I enjoyed every bite. For dessert, my wife and son shared the bourbon bread pudding. Our waitress was attentive and saw to our every need. We are already planning our next visit!
You MUST try this restaurant when in Louisville! Excellent food, excellent service, great ambiance.
Service was very good, and although we were stuck to outside due to dining restrictions, they accommodated us the best they could with heaters.
Fantastic evening on the warm patio! Great date night with incredible food. Each bite was better than the last. Wonderful meal.
Great service and food was delicious!! We had Shrimp and Grits
Overall a disappointment after other reviews I had read. Steaks were just ok. Bar selection was nice. Bar area was so loud we couldn't hear to have a conversation at our table.
Just had my 34th birthday there with close family and friends. I must say this place is incredible! Friendly staff, great music, clean establishment! Breona was our waiter, very punctual and was on top of everything! The sous chef came out and greeted us and we told him how EXCELLENT the food was! Not one complaint from anyone on their meals! You have to try this place, 10s for me!!!
We enjoyed our dining experience on the patio area, felt nice and quiet. There was good spacing between tables, and felt like the staff did a great job cleaning and attending to our needs during the visit. Look forward to returning.
Perfect place for a low key dinner. Great food and drinks. Will definitely be turning others onto this place
Bourbons Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 894-8838.
Bourbons Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 1031 OpenTable diners.
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.