Bourbons Bistro

4.7
1047 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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scottk
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was very good, especially the appetizer menu. The service was a little slow.

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vipRubaN
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome first time there... won’t be the last!!!

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John
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice pour list and a decent enough slimmed down menu. Atmosphere is nice like a more fine dining experience.

The problem is the bartender. A black guy that runs the bar is super rude. The guy does not understand hospitality. Remove him with a better bartender that has more knowledge of bourbon and this place will be the better for it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Expected better quality food considering reviews- service was pleasant.

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vipBluegrass
Louisville
41 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are are frequent visitors to BB, which of course means we really like it. Food, service and drinks are top notch. We appreciate the friendly staff, and owner Jason who is there frequently making sure everything is going well. Favorites include the fried oysters and maple glazed wings appetizers, the salads with salmon or other toppings, the steak frites, shrimp and grits, pork chop, salmon entree and the burger. BB provides a consistently great experience whether it's a full dinner or drinks and appetizers. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food (had the mussels to start and pork chop and mushroom pasta with salmon for our entrees) and great service. We sat out on the covered patio and it was lovely. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service! Loved the feel of the place!

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ChristopherT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on the patio, beautiful evening, food and drinks were all great, as was the service.

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CarolS
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love them ! great selection !!

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Lance
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff and service. The food changes seasonally, so there is always something different, but they keep many of the familiar favorites. Of course, the cocktails are fantastic. Just a top notch place that is one of my favorites in Louisville.

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Carl
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal! Everything from the cocktails, Spicy Fried Oysters appetizer and the Butterfly porkchop entrée' was wonderful. We will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night sitting outside, food was excellent and service was fantastic!

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vipMichealR
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We dined with friends at Bourbons
Bistro. This place is great. If you’re a bourbon aficionado, they have it all. When it comes to fine dining the kitchen never disappoints.
We enjoyed the fried oysters and goat cheese dip for appetizers and they were delicious.
Our entree’s consisted of the grilled salmon, mushroom pasta, and the salmon cakes.
All were prepared with skill and tasted magnificent.
We tried one each of the desserts and my favorite was the hot apple tart, though the bread pudding came in a close second.
Our server was bright, kind, and professional.
We really enjoyed our dining experience at BB and will return again, soon.

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved this restaurant. The food was amazing! We had the mussels as an appetizer which were delicious. We had the filet and the steak fries which were both great. The drink selection was to die for. It was a perfect place to celebrate and we can't wait to go back.

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vipFoodcoma
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice service expected they might give us a complimentary desert, didn’t happen

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AmandaS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING! Would get the salmon again, and loved the coffee with a twist.

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KenH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must visit restaurant. I have never been disappointed.

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Robert
Louisville
37 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party of four guests enjoyed our appetizers and entrees very much. Service was quick and attentive, drinks from the bar were delicious as well. Portions were large and generous, and we all four ordered different entrees, everyone was pleased.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Nice place my server really didn’t help us a lot

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vipKyBourbonGirl
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bourbon’s always knocks it out of the park.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

1st time here and not sure why, but this place just didn’t live up to the hype. The old fashion was ok, the wings were good, the burger could’ve been better. I did taste the mushroom pasta and that was good.

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vipmaria
Louisville
36 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was wonderful, service was great. Wendy was awesome. Missed going to Bourbon's Bistro,

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding meal. We started with wings as an app. The best we have ever had! Caesar salad was delicious, especially the dressing. For entrees we both had steak. I chose the Steak Frites. Wonderful meal. For dessert, the bread pudding with bourbon sauce. There are no words for the taste, simply amazing. The location is kinda chic revitalized area. One downside was finding parking. So plan to arrive before your reservation to allow time to park. If ever in Louisville again, we will be back!

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RonM
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Louisville and went to Bourbons Bistro on a recommendation. The food and bourbon drinks were delicious. The chef and manager checked with us during our meal. I would definitely return there on our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Subservient experience

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vipPaulB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and staff were excellent. Chairs need an upgrade! Cocktail and dessert were great as well.

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vipilovefood
Cleveland
40 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Fantastic food and experience. Highly recommend.

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vipBillM
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went Fri night with another couple and had the best time! Bourbons Bistro never disappoints. The place was full but we could hear our conversation perfectly. Drinks and apps were great, and of course the Caesar salads were perfect with bacon. For dinner we had 2 porkchops, burger, and the Chilean salmon which was absolutely perfect; one of the best I have ever tasted. We chose the bread pudding for dessert and it melted in our mouths. Can't wait to visit again!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Great food and drinks

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vipJerryZ
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Bourbons Bistro. Locally owned and operated. As Kentucky's First True Bourbon Bar, you still run into some of the top people in the Bourbon Industry including owner Jason.

Tonight was an exceptional evening catching up with an old friend Cream of Kentucky Master Distiller Jim Rutledge and hearing more about his exciting plans ahead.

With Michael behind the bar you can always count on a delicious bourbon experience and Chef Jereme McFarland all I can say is WOW. Loved tonight's special along with your appetizers that were out of this world!!!

If you enjoy great Bourbon (Great wine list too), food and service, make plans now to enjoy dinner at Bourbons Bistro soon.

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JanetT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great find. While the menu is limited in terms of selection, what we had was really excellent. Ambience is great. Great date night place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My wife and I are new to Louisville. First time here and we were very pleased. The food was excellent and overall a nice experience. It was nice to see the chef come out to the dining room and speak with their guests. He did not visit our table but it was refreshing to see. Definitely a return visit in the future

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, great food, good for older children.

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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
6 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.

FAQs

Bourbons Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 894-8838.

Bourbons Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 1047 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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