Bourbons Bistro

4.7
1122 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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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Steak Frites was excellent as well as the fried oysters!

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vipDiningOutKid
Louisville
45 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have dined at Bourbon Bistro a number of times now. Each has been a very good dining experience. The service has always been very attentive. They have a very good bar menu and extensive Bourbon choice as you can imagine with the name of the restaurant being what it is. The food is very well prepared. The menu is not overly loaded with choices but certainly something for everyone.
The noise level is pretty high so I don't know how small children would do?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The service was slow but was great.

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hotsauce
Columbus
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience from start to finish! Michael the bartender was friendly and knowledgeable and fun. Our waitress was efficient and fun. Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was EXCELLENT. The mussels appetizer was the best I’ve ever had due to the white wine sauce. Just AMAZING! Dinner was great as well. I had the gnocchi with salmon. The gnocchi are not made in house, but they’re made locally. My guy has the pork chop & he loved it. All around one of the best restaurants I’ve eaten at.

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StevenD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drink selection, great appetizers and entrees. Pretty pricey, but worth it

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vipSchrammy
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, as always. Drinks are solid, service (Molly), outstanding. Cheers🥃

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish! Went to dinner (4 of us) to celebrate my promotion and were delighted with the drink selection to start. We should’ve known the entrees would blow us away after the appetizer was so good, but WOW. I continued to be amazed with the quality, flavor and overall presentation of our meals as they came out. We are typically not ones to share or eat off other’s plates but this place had us all sampling the different entrees! We couldn’t resist, and I think we will have a hard time choosing when we return! I’d recommend 12/10 to anyone to give this place a shot. Have some patience with the servers as they are stretched thin but doing their best in these trying times. Our’s never missed a beat and took the best care of us, but she was juggling many tables with 4+ people at each. Sit back, enjoy the drinks, food and atmosphere. It’s a great place and we will definitely be back!

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VickieS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Salmon cake and brushetta were wonderful as well as our meals.

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vipFoodAce
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food and very friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From start to finish, the service was fantastic. Wendy & Gavin (new employee) were attentive and anticipated our needs. The food was delicious, portions were great and then add a bourbon flight…AMAZING!

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vipBradP
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid dinner.

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Heard about this restaurant from the Bourbon Daily podcast and it did not disappoint! I had the steak and frites, which was delicious and was so much food, I couldn't finish. Others in my party had burgers and salmon, which was phenomenal. Excellent bourbon and wine selection, I highly recommend! Nice low-key environment, great service, and the chef took the time to stop by each table to say hello, nice touch.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service. A nice atmosphere for a nice dinner out!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our server, Wendy, was outstanding!!

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JohnR
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went for our Anniversary last evening. What a great night out. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent!!! What can I say about the bourbon list? If you have a unicorn you are chasing, they have it there….. I didn’t go crazy, but I tried something I didn’t have. It was really good, so I picked up a bottle on the way home. They gave us a bourbon bread pudding on the house for our celebration and it was one of the best dessert’s I’ve ever had. We will be back again and again.

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vipCookie
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Servers were nice and accurate but food was very slow out of kitchen

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KyTraveler
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Salads were outstanding. Fabulous mussels and steak. Great bourbon selection. Service was slow.

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Contessa
Western NC
26 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arrived early - bartender & hostess very accommodating! Amazing selection of quality bourbons. Featured starter was “over the top”. Steak Frites done to perfection as was Tuna Poke Tacos.

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Megan
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience here. My husband was really impressed with the bourbon list and we were both very impressed with the service. Friendly and attentive staff and the food was delicious. We were bummed they ran out of the burger as we really wanted to try it but that just gives us an excuse to go back next time we are in town :)

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vipzeus50
Hawaii
80 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic drinks and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome, food was outstanding! Will recommend to anyone going to L-Ville

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MichelleP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. Visitors to the area and spontaneous night selection. Would highly recommend! Wendy our server was fantastic. Helped make solid recommendations. Don’t miss the pork chop or steak frites. So flavorful and yummy. Appreciate that Wendy went beyond and gave us some recommendations for Louisville to complement our stay.

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vipmia305
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service to accompany a flight of bourbon and some good seafood and salad options

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JoeC
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought some out of town friends here for dinner and a chance to try some different bourbons. We were all impressed with the atmosphere, the service, the food and the bourbon selection.
Whenever I have guests, this is always one of my top choices to showcase Louisville and Bourbon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Salad was way overdressed. Haricot Verts was way overcooked. Steak.Frites was only ok. Server was good

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ScottL
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The grits are a must have,I will be going back !

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MaryT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything about our meal! We each had steak. Drinks and good excellent.

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MarcP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, ordered recommend bourbon, an appetizer trey, gourmet burger, salmon, and a side dish of mushrooms. Everything was greatijus the salmon, which was a bit dry and salty, and tasted similar to typical frozen/boxed fish with lots of preservatives. We let our server know. The burger was wonderful and unique, and this is on of my favorite foods I order when a restaurant claims a signature burger. I added the bacon and egg. The mushrooms were well prepared, but a bit on the bland side compared to other restaurants. I like the simple ingredients on mushrooms though. The cheese/meat/bread board, though a bit pricey for an app, was unique with several items I've not yet experienced. Overall great experience

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72mortons
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out for Birthday dinner for wife with friends.

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MarlaM
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food3service2ambience5

Service was a little slower than usual. 2 of the dishes were more well done than requested. Otherwise, we enjoyed our meal and overall experience. The cocktails were great.

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vipMary
Louisville
41 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to celebrate our birthdays at Bourbon’s Bistro! Molly provided great service, the food was excellent and the strawberry goat cheese dessert we shared for our birthday treat was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

5 star bread pudding!!

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vipBluegrass
Louisville
51 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are repeat diners, really enjoy everything about BB - try the crispy oyster appetizer! Everything is very good.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expansive bourbon list with flight options. Good place if you want to try bourbon cooked in with food as we did with taking part in the Bourbon Trail. This northerner tried the grits and loved them. My husband had a juicy pork chop with great bourbon flavor. Our server was attentive and helpful in making bourbon suggestions.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Creative dishes taste great. Service felt like they were just going through the motions. Ironically, availability of bourbon was limited.

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DebbieS
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed it! Will definitely come back.

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NickC
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocktails were delicious and the pork chop was amazing!

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ShannonB
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Bourbons Bistro and it was amazing. Our server was very attentive and very friendly. We will definitely go back!

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 1122 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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