Bourbons Bistro

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973 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Patrick
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious. The outdoor patio has a great atmosphere. One of the largest bourbon selections in the City. Jason, the owner, was very hospitable.

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vipSheila
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable evening on the patio. Great food and drinks! Bourbons Bistro never disappoints.

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TracyD
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to the virus we are only dining outdoors at restaurants taking all precautions. When looking where to celebrate my birthday we were told about Bourbon's patio. We've enjoyed many celebrations here but always inside. We booked a table on the patio and found tables very well spaced and sanitized, all employees and non seated guests properly masked. The service and food were, as always, amazing!

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David
Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I have been going to Bourbon’s Bistro for some time now. We’ve always had an excellent time whether it’s family and friends in town or a date night. We had friends in town who were on the Bourbon Trail so what better restaurant to take them to than one with bourbon in its name! The food was spectacular. We had Salmon cakes and Goat cheese spread for appetizers. Two people got burgers which were cooked to order, one got the pork chop who loved the peach topping and I got the Steak Frittes and it melted in mouth every bite. Best steak I’ve had yet! Along with two bottles of a wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon to accompany dinners and bourbons, the recommendation from our server and pours were excellent. Dessert was a special apple spice cake that came out warm which is a rarity. Overall our friends loved the restaurant and we know where we’ll be going when more friends and family come to Louisville to visit! Excellent job to the cooks and to our server!

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Patch
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Can’t believe it wasn’t more crowded on Wednesday when we were there.
Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Molly!

Kurt and Ann Marie

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vipMelina2020
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great - the music was terrible and really too loud but the food was perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Been a couple of times normally pretty good. I think usually they have a hard time getting steak temperature correct, so it usually has to be sent back. They compensated with a free dessert which is great customer service.
I have gotten the gnocchi before and enjoyed it, but this time it was overly sweet.

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CharlesA
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful, quiet, friendly environment with amazing food, courteous and attentive staff, and great cocktail selections.

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vipkdmae
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Great bourbon list. Nice space.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The atmosphere was good, but unfortunately that was about as good as it got for us. It would have been nice to know as seated that they “ran out of steak” which took away two out of six entree options away, that is specifically what 3 out of the 4 people wanted. We never thought to ask if they were out of entree options(due to it being 7:30 on a Saturday) before ordering & weren’t informed until literally in the middle of ordering they were out of steak. Instead 3 out of 4 order an overpriced burger which they didn’t have pickles either for the burger. The service was superb. I order a second drink, but never received it and it was too close to leaving to say anything. The men had to remind the server after 20 minutes of waiting for their second drink. One drink was taken away from the table before finished and didn’t ask if they were finished. We provably will not be back due to the price not equivalent to the service and food options. We usually have a wonderful experience on Frankfort Ave. This was not one of them. I would rather go to Jack Fry’s, Volare, or Porcini’s for the price, service & atmosphere. Maybe it should have been a sign it was the ONLY Frankfort Ave/Hill Crest establishment with open reservations on a Saturday night.

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ValA
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great restaurant but they were out of several items on the menu. Service was sub par

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best pork chop ever!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Food was great and the chef was very accommodating. Service was incredibly slow, sat with empty drinks for over 20 minutes. Considering the few tables she had it’s hard to understand how slow service could be.

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vipDavidS
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and the food was excellent. Chilean Salmon was some of the best fish I ever had. Great selection of bourbons as well. As it happened we ended up having a flat when we got out and as we started to change it in the rain the owner personally came out to assist. Was very appreciative and we will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night on the patio! Everything from the service, food, bourbon selection, cocktails and live music was great. We will definitely be back soon!

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vipKhory36
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a lovely dinner. We sat out on the patio, listened to some live music and enjoyed our evening.

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mlgr317
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely dinner here with friends on Saturday. The restaurant is following all COVID-19 safety regulations. The dining room was comfortable.
Our server, Wendy, was helpful and made sure we had what we needed.
Staff was great about accommodating friend's dietary needs and the dish was adjusted to meet those.
Food was amazing!

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vipChas
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, and cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual

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MelanieR
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience in every way at bourbon’s bistro.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From drinks to appetizers, dinner and dessert. ALL was wonderful! Can’t wait to go back and try other offerings.

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JohnS
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was looking forward to a good steak dinner, but was surprised to find only one steak choice which was a filet. I prefer New York Strip.

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AlishaK
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for dinner! Mike the bartender was very knowledgeable.

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habby
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had never been here before but the food was great! Best pork chop I've had in years and the spicy fried oysters were a real treat. My wife enjoyed her tuna tacos too, but said she thought they would have been better if the tacos had been served traditionally but with a wonton crunch sprinkled on the tuna instead of in a wonton shell. There was a fantastic selection of bourbons and the cocktails were terrific. The one small complaint was that we had indicated on OpenTable that it was a special occasion but this information never made it to our waitress - not a big deal and we didn't push on it. We will definitely be back!

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vipLWro
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend here for his birthday - great service, great food! Wait staff followed all safety precautions, and tables were spaced 6+ ft apart.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was super nice, the food was great. Really like this place!

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Jonathan
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

No one likes to eat while sweating! The restaurant was hot. Obviously the AC was not working and it was 92 degrees outside. Not a good experience at all!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, terrific service, awesome bourbon selection!

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mlgr317
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was with some trepidation that we decided to actually go to a restaurant for our anniversary due to the pandemic. However our fears were unfounded eating here.
We had a great time. Our meal was delicious. The cocktails were wonderful. Everything was spotless and the tables were well spaced. So glad we went!
Will definitely be back---highly recommend.

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DavidN
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner for two, in a relaxed setting - Great Job BB

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AndyP
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the salmon patties and a cocktail and it was all so delicious. When the main dish came we were in heaven. Hands down the best pork chop I’ve ever had, juicy and so flavorful. The orange olive oil cake was big enough to share with a group. Overall, we were so impressed. We will definitely be back. Plus, the service was attentive and friendly. She gave great suggestions and was a doll.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food!!!

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chloeb
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food was great but the service was lacking. My sister and I ordered drinks and an appetizer and those were great! However, we ordered our entrees and they took over an hour until they were served to us. I was not upset at the wait as they were busy, but never once did our server come over and let us know the status of our order or let us know that the kitchen was running behind. Had she been more attentive to us and keeping us updated, I would’ve had a much more pleasant experience. With great service this place would have been a 5/5 star experience.

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vipdinnerdatenight
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food has always been consistently good. I think we came on a bad night, because service was extremely slow. It took us an hour and a half to get our entrée. It won’t deter us from returning. As this is one of our favorite places to go to. It was just an exceptionally slow evening.

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KathrynK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so friendly and nice and she knew the menu and helped answer every single question we had. The food was absolutely DELICIOUS and savory and met all my taste buds!!! Definitely must come back !!!

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GearyL
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place and delicious food! I would recommend this place to anyone.

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vipBillM
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night was just perfect - drinks, food, music and service; all of it. We both had the Caesar salads which were so tasty with tomatoes and bacon. For dinner he had the steak frites and I had the salmon; absolutely wonderful! Can't wait to go again

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our first night out after quarantine & first time at Bourbons. Sat outside on a perfect Friday night in June. Mgmt fully compliant with social distancing guidelines. Dinner was delicious

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BrynnW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Awesome environment.

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

Bourbons Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 973 OpenTable diners.

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