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Bourbons Bistro

590 reviews
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$30 and under
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Located on Frankfort Avenue's 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 southern inspired cuisine.

Chef - Jereme McFarland
Sous Chef - Samuel Varju

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Southern, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Sunday - 5:00-9:00 pm Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(502) 894-8838
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff Bridges
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Private party facilities
The restaurant maybe rented out for large parties, or on days we are closed from lunches to special parties. Just call the restaurant to see if we can accommodate your group. We have a separate space in addition to our main dining room.
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Private party contact
Anne Harlow : (502) 894-8838
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Cross street
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Parking details
We have a small parking lot next to the building. Other than that we have street parking available. There are no parking meters.
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Banquet, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine


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What 590 People Are Saying
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MountainValley (Louisville)
Dined 3 days ago

We are new to Louisville, and this was out first visit, to celebrate a birthday. Food and service were wonderful. Bourbon was good, with a couple of hard to find mentioned by your friendly, professional server. We will definitely go back soon.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
Dined 3 days ago

Great experience at Bourbons Bistro. Food is amazing and the staff is exceptional. Will definitely be back.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I went to Bourbons Bistro on a date and absolutely loved the place. The food was delicious! I started with the fried oyster app. The oysters were ample sized and had a creamy, melt in your mouth texture. The outside was seasoned just right. My wife enjoyed her salad. For entrees I went with the duck breast. It was perfect. Not greasy or oily at all. Great flavor. A perfect red/pink inside. It came with a side of brussels sprouts. These were also delicious. I am not a huge brussels fan, but loved these. Not sure how the chef did it using only butter, salt and pepper, but whatever voodoo was used was magical. They were so good it caused my wife to get a side of them in addition to her entree. My wife got the pork chop. I'm always skeptical of pork chops. Sometimes certain parts are really tender and juicy but the majority of the cut is lean and a bit dry. Not this pork chop. My wife reported that every bite was just as good as the first. The bite I tried was so tender and flavorful that the next time we return I may have to get it. It was seasoned perfectly, with the center again being a perfect pink. It came with a side of asparagus that my wife reported as being very tasty. Of course one would expect a great bourbon list. I was impressed by the number and quality of selections. They have the requisite Pappy, but also some other high end quality bourbons. I opted for the MUCH cheaper but still excellent value Rebel Yell 10 year. It's a little difficult to come by, so I wanted to try a pour. This is a great place to try something before you buy a bottle. Our service was very attentive without being intrusive. We were very well taken care of. The chef also came to check with our satisfaction, which I thought was a nice touch. We were happy to inform him that we thought everything tasted amazing and that we would be back again. We highly recommend this place!

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
Dined 5 days ago

Stopped by for a dinner date with my wife and we had an excellent experience! It was a low key atmosphere which we loved and the food was amazing! By the way, probably the best bread pudding we've ever had. ..we would heavily recommend it!

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food. Great service. Always good. Will go back again.

vipJigboy (Louisville)
Dined on January 7, 2018

First time at this restaurant and can say I will definately be back. Food was great, especially for the price. Only complaint is it is very loud in there. You can see noise reduction material on ceiling so they realize it also. Over, very good place.

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
Dined on January 4, 2018

Wonderful and inviting staff. Very attentive to everyone’s dietary needs . Wonderful selection of bourbon and bartender was outstanding and educational. Best shrimp and grits !

KristiM (Las Vegas)
Dined on January 1, 2018

Delicious! I had the filet cooked medium.You could cut with a butter knife! Also the prosciutto wrapped asparagus and fingering potatoes, both cooked to perfection. My husband had the pork chop, which he said was great. Even on a super busy night of the year, service was great and food was done to perfection!

vipNadine (Louisville)
Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve. It took 25 minutes from the time we were seated to get a bourbon (straight up) at Bourbons Bistro. It wasn’t crowded. The food was good but not amazing. Portions are moderate. Nothing really stood out other than being ignored after being seated and then the longish wait for our drinks. Would consider trying again, perhaps better on a non holiday evening.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent service and meal, enjoyable evening with friends, we'll be back!