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
Salad was way overdressed. Haricot Verts was way overcooked. Steak.Frites was only ok. Server was good
Great food and service. The grits are a must have,I will be going back !
We enjoyed everything about our meal! We each had steak. Drinks and good excellent.
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
Great night out for Birthday dinner for wife with friends.
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.
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!
5 star bread pudding!!
We are repeat diners, really enjoy everything about BB - try the crispy oyster appetizer! Everything is very good.
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.
Creative dishes taste great. Service felt like they were just going through the motions. Ironically, availability of bourbon was limited.
We really enjoyed it! Will definitely come back.
The cocktails were delicious and the pork chop was amazing!
First time at Bourbons Bistro and it was amazing. Our server was very attentive and very friendly. We will definitely go back!
Server was friendly, hamburger was totally raw so it was comped. My husband got the bourbon flight of the month that was listed for $12 on the restaurants website but when we received our bill they had charged us $25 for it. Entire experience was underwhelming. Would not go back.
Comfortable cozy Great service nice tasty food as always never disappointed
We had a wonderful dinner, the service was fantastic and the experience was better than we could have expected. It was a great night out and would highly recommend!
Amazingly wonderful food and ambiance! The shrimp and grits and steak frite was delicious. Beat whiskey sour in town!
I will definitely return.
Celebrating my daughter’s graduation from med school. We loved the restaurant and easily would want to come back. The menu is fabulous. Nice bar as well.
It was a Mother’s Day outing and we had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and the service was great. We will be back! The
Our overall experience with Bourbons Bistro was so-so. It was a combination son’s birthday and Mother’s Day dinner. While not busy for our Saturday 6:15 reservation, it was full and busy by the time we left the restaurant. We had the Charcuterie Board which was okay, but not worth the $20 price. This was two cheeses and two meats with 5 pickled grapes and a few pieces of bread. Other places will provide a jam, marmalade or honey along with olives, nuts and such. I was underwhelmed. (Edit - Pepperoncini and slices of an almond cookie were included.) Our entrees were fine. Two orders of Steak Frites that were tasty ($33 ea). Both came out medium rare although my wife wanted medium. She was okay with how it was and didn’t make an issue. Son had the Bourbons Chop and it was tasty per his comment ($26). For a restaurant called Bourbons Bistro, her Old Fashion was too sweet. My wife enjoyed her first (too sweet for me), but left 80% of her second due to it being much sweeter. Son and I had bourbon on the rocks which were fine. Unfortunately, the service was very slow even before the traffic picked up. The drinks were very slow to come out at the front and end of the meal. Our waitress was either not attentive to picking up from the bar or was otherwise occupied. It has been a few years since I last visited this restaurant. The prices seemed to be more like Chicago, but without the service. I tipped 20% anyway. Check was $192 and I left a $38 tip for $230 total for a party of three. Disappointing experience for a Louisville restaurant at that price point. I hope they get their staffing corrected now that we are coming out of the Covid period. Bourbons Bistro has been around for a while, and I wish them to continue doing well. (Edit - I was contacted by the restaurant. I do wish them the best and will give them another try at some point. I am sure others have a wonderful experience here. Changing my rating to 'would recommend' as I know they can do better.)
4 of us were coming from the track & we were only able to get an outside table but it was right by a heater, so the rainy, cool weather didn’t bother us. We had fried oysters for appetizer & then I had salad with salmon added which was delicious. My husband got steak frites & enjoyed that as well. The other couple shared the salmon dinner & liked theirs too. We had 2 bottles of wine too. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed our evening! I think we were lucky to get a table. Looks like things are picking back up finally!
The service was great and it has a fun, comfortable vibe. We enjoyed interesting cocktails and the food was amazing. We enjoyed the mussels, shrimp and grits, the pork chop and bourbon bread pudding. Absolutely delicious! We’ll be back!
Very pleasant weekday outdoor dining experience.
One of the best meals we have ever had in Louisville. Delicious! Can’t wait to return.
The food and drinks were delicious. Our server was friendly and helpful but not overbearing. We at outside and it was quiet, romantic, and a perfect date spot. Will definitely be going back!
Delicious and interesting cocktails. Fantastic entrees. Warm setting. Attentive service.
We bring our Derby guests here every year! Always a great evening with good food.
Great meal. The service was slow but it was derby weekend which I’m sure had an impact!
We had a great time, the bourbon selection was the best I have seen. the food was wonderful and the service was very good.
One of the best meals I've ever had. I chose the shrimp and grits, which I have never had before. Amazing. The Chef even came out and shared his delicious recipe with us and some delightful bourbon, which we promptly purchased. The hubby had the porkchop - sooooo juicy and delicious. Just a wonderful experience and we were happy to get a table on a Saturday night. We will definitely be back when we are in Louisville. I'm still dreaming about my meal.
This was the absolute BEST experience and my first experience dining at Bourbons Bistro! Our server Ren was a jewlel! So sweet, so patient and friendly! The food was amazing! From appetizer to dessert! This experience was for ladies night with friends!! I can’t wait to go back with my husband!!!
Great place, food and folks. Definitely the place to go.
Food, bourbon selection and service were fantastic as I have always received here. Sat out by fireplace before dinner having a cigar and bourbon was special. The facility itself is getting long in the tooth and needs an update but that still doesn't take away from all the positives I mentioned.
The food was very good, especially the appetizer menu. The service was a little slow.
Awesome first time there... won’t be the last!!!
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.
Expected better quality food considering reviews- service was pleasant.
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!
Bourbons Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 894-8838.
Bourbons Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1099 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.