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About Bourbons Bistro

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

2255 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southern, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Sunday - 5:00-9:00 pm Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Jane

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 894-8838

Website:
http://www.bourbonsbistro.com/

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.

Public Transit:
TARC

Executive Chef:
Jeff Bridges

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.

Private Party Contact:
Anne Harlow : events@bourbonsbistro.com: (502) 894-8838

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

Specials

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Bourbons Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Special Occasion (16)
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Neighborhood Gem (14)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Casual (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Cozy (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Romantic (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Great Beer (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Louisville)·Dined 4 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!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (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.

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 (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 !

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 (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!

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vip
 (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.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Service was attentive - never had to wait for anything they did not hover. Nice balance. Food was better than expected for the $$ - taste, quality, and flavors were wonderful - would go back without hesitation.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Fantastic pork chop, my wife had the salmon which was cooked to perfection.Great experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Authentic
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

I’d heard such good things about this restaurant, so we were extremely disappointed with the food especially for out of town guests and a birthday celebration.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The ambience was beautiful in the restaurant so we were excited. I ordered the sweet potato gnocchi and my SO ordered the filet. My gnocchi was amazing but my SO barely ate his filet. He does not like sauces or reductions on his food and his filet and accompanying veggies had a balsamic glaze all over them (not mentioned on the menu). Also, our service was TERRIBLE. At one point, the bartender delivered my glass of wine because our server never got it from the bar. She was extremely inattentive. We won’t return as there are so many other amazing restaurants in the area that we prefer.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great restaurant!! And our server this trip was fantastic! Highly recommend!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I'm going to get right to it on this one. Ribeye - worth it. Everything else (we had) - not worth the price. The key issue is simply that if I'm paying the price point for food that I am at Bourbon's Bistro, everything better be really good.

Let's get into a couple more details. Two of us, about $100 for a drink each (I had a bourbon flight), appetizer, and two entrees. The appetizer was the salmon croquettes, and was mostly just a fried ball of dough. I *think* there was salmon in there because some smoky flavor did come through.

Onto entrees. My SO got the pork chop. It was prosciutto wrapped and cheese topped...and still didn't really have flavor, nor was that tender. Honestly it reminded me of usual white meat chicken breast, so pretty disappointing. Mine, however, was a medium-rare ribeye and it was spot on; very well cooked and quite tasty. The accompaniments to each entree were good, but nothing memorable.

Our server seemed fairly jittery and kept moving salt/pepper/candle/bread plates each time they came by. Definitely good service, just jittery. Atmosphere was simple, modern, and classic black and white theme.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Excellent bourbon choices, great menu and attentive service.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Cozy, fun atmosphere! Food never disappoints especially the desserts.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great. Definitely recommend

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The most delicious pork chop! Wonderful ambience and great service! So happy we decided to dine here! Our entire party was happy with their food!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything we ordered was as delicious as the next: the cheese board, the wedge salad, pork chop, sweet potatoe gnocchi, and spare ribs. We forced ourselves to try the pumpkin caramel cake for dessert and it was THE BEST dessert I’ve had anywhere in a long time! Save room for some of that! It’s quite worth it!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good but not special. We expected more.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I ate at Bourbon’s Bistro Monday 10/30, as well as Friday 10/27. They were out of tea both times. The visit on 10/30 bread was not available for the tables. They were waiting on bread for the goat cheese appetizer. You could tell they were short staffed. Not the norm for Bourbon’s Bistro. Disappointed.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food was very good and service was verging on exceptional; very attentive yet in-rushed. Manhattan cocktail was OK but heavy on vermouth. Wine list is very limited but generally good value. We will certainly return.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

It's a great, special place to go.
The food is delicious. I didn't rank it as outstanding because there were a couple of blips, such as the sweet potato gnocchi (which is sweet) having dried cranberries in it(sour). The kale salad had dried fruit in it which seemed to clash with the salad flavors. The salmon and gnocchi were wonderful, as was the goat cheese appetizer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This place is truly a gem! This was our fourth visit, and proved - once again - to NOT disappoint. You can count on an absolutely fantastic meal, with very attentive service, and I think the prices are extremely reasonable for the quality and service. The place can be crowded, and loud, when busy, but the meal is worth both a wait, and the noise level. Outstanding selection of bourbon as well!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was delicious, service was great, drink prices were a shock. Recommend the price of the drinks be listed on the menu

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

excellent dinner in every way! The filet was perfect, pork chop moist and full of flavor. All the sides were unbelievable ( empty plates!). Finally, the bread pudding is a MUST!! Best restaurant food/meals we have had in years.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very good food and drinks. Service great and quick. Nice ambience. Eat inside if you go.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Healthy, Cozy, Seasonal, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

My wife and I ate at the bar and were very pleased with the drinks and meal.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Consistently good food, nice selection of bourbons and friendly service.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

A very pleasant surprise. Great food and service. Definitely a neighborhood gem. Chose this restaurant off the internet bourbon trail list as we were just visiting. Reservations are a good idea, it was very busy on a Friday night.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Went on he bourbon trail this past weekend and had to stop here. Best burger I ever had. The menu was a little limited but ever dish was great. We had a party of 8 and no one was disappointed. Dessert was seasonal and very good. If you are in town this is a must!

Tags: Great Beer, Cozy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great dinner and service.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 13, 2017

This was my 2nd time dining here. We had a larger group of family members in town couple years ago and it was nice to be able to make a reservation for the number of people we had, I think was like 15-18.
This time it was getting together with a few friends. Love that they are on Open Table and I also found them on Groupon which made me think of this restaurant again and that I had enjoyed before. I had the salmon which was excellent!!! My husband enjoyed the Wellers. Nice evening

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great place for dinner on Frankfort. The steak was perfect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Nice neighborhood.Good food.Great Bourbon selection.Friendly staff

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Excellent experience. Great food. Great environment. Great service

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We were dining early so the staff was still setting up. The waiter did a good job of serving us while performing other duties. I'm sure if we would have been dining later it would have been a 5 star service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We have eaten here several times and on this visit the food was just okay. I had the pork chop and it was just bland. My husband had the steak and it was tough.
The service was excellent and with a fire burning on the patio the chilly evening was wonderful.

We will go back because this wasn't typical.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

An excellent bourbon list. Terrific and delightful staff, friendly and outgoing, eager to please. We've eaten here twice over a couple years so I can add that have consistent quality.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I am unclear why this restaurant is getting such good reviews. The food was uninspired. The Bourbon and wines were 20% more than anywhere else we eat in Louisville.

Our waitress was wonderful! The restaurant was 1/2 empty at 8pm on a Saturday. That should have been a clue.

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