Bourbons Bistro

4.7
1031 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Located on Frankfort Avenue restaurant row in the historic Clifton neighborhood, we offer more than 130 bourbons, as well as a selection of antique expression whiskies that you won’t find anywhere else.
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

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ToddO
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable. Food and service are very good. Will return.

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TPeters
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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vipJonathanU
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner was great! The Chef checked on our table twice and the atmosphere was perfect!

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TomC
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints, always an exceptional selection of food and beverage, and the service is always on point

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Woody
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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SethT
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Cmee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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DJ3041
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots! Wonderful food, and nice quiet atmosphere. Always delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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.

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vipcharles
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service and outstanding food. Needless to say, the list of available bourbons was on point!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Steaks were perfect

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vipPhilipO
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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FredM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great! Great service! Fantastic bourbon bar!

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Stephanie
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon entree was amazing. Loved our visit and felt covid precautions were taken. Would highly recommend

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ValerieS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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RobertB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!!!

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CrystalM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender Mike is the best there is - legendary!

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vipPassionforfood
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great evening out

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipBeckyO
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent-I’ve never had a bad meal here!

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urbanfoodie
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bourbons bistro is always such a great place! Food was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOliviaW
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful!! Food was amazing , and service was amazing!!! Will definitely be going back!!!

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vipPassionforfood
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You MUST try this restaurant when in Louisville! Excellent food, excellent service, great ambiance.

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JeremyE
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was very good, and although we were stuck to outside due to dining restrictions, they accommodated us the best they could with heaters.

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TalleyR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening on the warm patio! Great date night with incredible food. Each bite was better than the last. Wonderful meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food was delicious!! We had Shrimp and Grits

JB
vipJameyB
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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ElizabethH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

JG
JacobG
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a low key dinner. Great food and drinks. Will definitely be turning others onto this place

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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.

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