Bourbons Bistro

4.7
1016 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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Stephanie
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
3 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

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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.

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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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Timothy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wendy was spectacular. Thank you for helping make my birthday extra special this Halloween.

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SaraN
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and we will definitely be back!!!! From walking in the door to walking out everything was fantastic!! Food - service - music - ambiance- superb!!!

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BobO
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service. Recommend Bourbon Bread Pudding for dessert.

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vipPc1029
Louisville
414 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner with family...6:15 reservation made on open table but it didn’t come through until we were paying the bill?? We were just about the only table in there until 6:45 or so, but it was pretty full when we left. I had salmon & my husband had a burger. Both were very good. We shared fried oysters & mussels for appetizers & they were very good as well. Service was great! Wine was expensive making the bill for 4 of us high, but food was good!

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TracyD
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little patio and properly masked staff so we could eat a delicious meal safely.

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CathyK
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friends to Bourbons Bistro on this visit. It’s been a few years since we had enjoyed this wonderful restaurant. In spite of the need for COVID-19 precautionary measures, this was a great dining experience. The staff is always attentive and professional. Food is deliciously prepared. For the bourbon lover, they have an extensive list of bourbons. Wish this restaurant wasn’t an eight hour drive!

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Polly
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I love BB. The food is always delicious. We have not had a bad meal here. Our server was very courteous and knowledgeable. If you are looking for a great bourbon selection this is the place to go. The bourbon menu is 2 pages but don’t worry their bartenders are extremely knowledgeable.

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LouiseaD
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak and frites! You will not be disappointed! Friendly staff. Great drinks

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Mldun
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great dinner!

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marks
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. We've been here before and will be back!

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vipPops
Louisville
28 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary that was made perfect by a tremendous dinner and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic. The cocktails were even better. Our server Wendy made sure to know what type of flavor palate each cocktail was to ensure it was what we were expecting. Would highly recommend and will be returning

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KrystelH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was of great quality and exquisite taste. The history of the building was neat.

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vipJeffB1907
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome. Pork Chop and dessert along with Bourbon list is always on point.

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EmilyW
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bourbons is our favorite neighborhood restaurant and we love everything about it! The food, the cocktails, the bourbon, the staff, simply the best!

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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 1016 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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