Bourbons Bistro

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$30 and under
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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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4.7
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OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service

A
Houston
387 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Courtney was wonderful. The food and atmosphere was great!

j
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sent clients for Valentine’s Day here and they loved it!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Great service, atmosphere and food and drink as well.

JR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our second visit during the National Farm Machinery Show. This time we brought clients. I think the fact that it was Valentine's made it a little less appealing. We did not have the relaxed atmosphere we had enjoyed previously. The food and service where both excellent as usual though. Next time we'll just stay away on Valentine's.

c
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! My husband and I came for dinner and everything was excellent! I had a caesar salad & the rib-eye with brussel sprouts, and it was amazing! Highly recommend!

ML
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even on a busy Valentine's Day, the food was delicious and our server, Courtney, was outstanding! We will be back to Bourbons Bistro soon!

BB
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we are so very blessed in Louisville to have the talent we have with our local chefs and the restaurant experiences we have ...but year in and year out Bourbons Bistro is solid..... we happened upon it the first week it opened and go often still..... the menu is complete in the offerings and yet not overwhelming.... the atmosphere in the dining room or on the patio is perfect for a couple, a family gathering or friends.

T
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at rhe Bourbons Bistro, while visiting Louisville from the Netherlands and Germany. The food was more than good and the service excellent. And that Kentucky Coffee... yummie.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

CY
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere! One of my favorites in Louisville.

JM
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought some out of town friends here after doing some bourbon tours. Everyone was very pleased with their food. We would definitely go back.

MP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best bourbon restaurants I've ever been!! Great food, reasonable prices, tremendous bourbons!! Thanks to owner Jason and bartender Mike for a great tasting selection!! Definitely a return destination place...ps..Cincinnati hometown

KS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Wings and goat cheese apps were great. Meals were good. Waitress was nice enough, but food service was slow.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Louisville for 5 nights and ate here twice...that’s how delicious it was.

MN
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bourbons Bistro always serves up delicious food, tasty cocktails and Fantastic service.

C
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

There was no chicken choice on the menu. I ordered the steak. It came with three asparagus spears, none of which had been properly trimmed - tough ends. For the price of the steak, I would have expected more than three and I certainly did not expect to have to deal with the tough ends.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The retaurant had a very large table 12 or more people. For a restaurant this size with mostly seating for tables of 4 it does not work real well. It was very load and noisey which ruined the atmosphere we normally experienced and enjoyed at Bourbon Bistro. We have enjoyed this restaurant several times in the past and have always came away very pleased.

WS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Manhattan's were excellent.
Pork Belly cornbread was dry and manager removed it from bill.
Salad was adequate.
Shrimp and grits exellent but perhaps a bit to sweet.

MR
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Sunday evening. Though it was quiet, we all ordered different entrees and to say the least, the food was all prepared excellently. I had the lamb shank with risotto and it was delicious....
We enjoyed a well priced bottle of Merlot. The service was great.
BTW, tried the bread pudding for dessert and yummy......
Overall, we enjoyed Bourbon Bistro and will return very soon.

PG
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place
Food and drinks were awesome as was our server Wendy!

NT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went out for an early dinner on New Years Eve mainly to celebrate my first day of retirement. Even at an early hour there was a good vibe around the tables. I was pleased that they had a regular menu; never very happy with a special menu. There was a limited offering of a special NYE meal, and as it turned out, we chose that. Wait staff was attentive and the chef came over to talk with us about our dinner choice. Bourbons Bistro never disappoints us. A favorite of ours.

TD
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork chop entree is fantastic! Service was friendly and attentive. Salmon was also tasty. Good size portions.

R
Louisville
30 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready, once we entered the restaurant. Our server was prompt, and always around when needed. The food came out as ordered and in a timely manner. It was a very good evening.

JL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bourbons Bistro can brag on its unobtrusive, efficient, knowledgeable servers, great bourbon selection -- of course -- and interesting menu. Not a complaint from any of the four diners in our group. It's not cheap, but it's a fair value for the dollar.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Birthday party

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always love Bourbons Bistro, great food in a nice setting.

m
Louisville
33 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we live in the neighborhood. We walked to dinner. We have many choices in that neighborhood, Bourbon's Bistro never disappoints. Our dinner was great and service (by Megan) was awesome.

JD
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place so much. It’s so great from the bar to the food. Everything is always so well done.

AB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we've tried there has been truly terrific. The seafood, porkchops, all of the sides are going to be as good as you get anywhere. There are several other high-end white table cloth restaurants that I have marked off my list because they don't deliver on the quality of food.

The Wagyu burger is the best burger I have EVER had. I really do mean that. I have it medium and it is delicious ... not just the toppings and flavors they add to the burger which are also good but it is the best tasting beef I've had. I hate going to a restaurant with a really nice menu and ordering a burger, but it is worth it.

MZ
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Most of the meal was fine. Unfortunately the filet was extremely undercooked. It was ordered medium to well and came to the table bloody and rare.

GK
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've gone here several times for our dates and intimate celebrations. Never had a bad experience here. Drinks are strong and taste really good and the food is always amazing along with the service.

PC
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service were exceptional; the atmosphere was relaxed and convivial. It was an excellent evening all around.

T
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe the best bourbon menu in town. The meal was just as outstanding. We had mussels for an appetizer, pork chop for the meal and bread pudding for dessert. All were fantastic and the service was friendly and engaging without being obtrusive. Fun night.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Christmas gathering with a group of friends

M
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed a spectacular bourbon list & outstanding dinner. Service was impeccable & loved the ambiance

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Drinks were tasty. Service was friendly and unassuming. Upscale dining without the stuffy atmosphere.

EG
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and the drinks were great. Filet was what I would expect from Outback not a higher class place like this but it was still good.

D
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding as usual!

MW
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp and grits dish was wonderful! Bread pudding also excellent!

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