Bridge & Barrel

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$30 and under
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Southern
Bridge & Barrel offers up a menu of familiar yet bold southern flavor combinations paired with masterfully crafted cocktails in a comfortable, modern environment overlooking the Ohio River. Outdoor dining offered seasonally. And now serving Sunday Brunch.
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3.7
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3.8
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4.4
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3.7
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KD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Bridge & Barrel has a beautiful view and we enjoyed the fresh food. If I were to make any suggestions, it would be to have more greens available with the main entree's. We shared a turkey club on another night and it was delicious but I think it could have been improved with a slice of tomato and some lettuce. I would definitely return the next time I'm in town!

TE
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Service was extremely show. Almost 15 minutes to get drinks & the restaurant was not busy. We ordered & manager told us they were out of food & would take too long to prepare. They were not going to fix it

KH
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Dinner took a long time and only 1/2 the food was ready when delivered for the fried chicken dinner. Was told by the waiter the other piece didn’t look good so they were remaking it. 30 minutes later the second piece was brought to the table. As it approach the table the smell of burnt food wafted in the air, it was placed on the table the piece was clearly blackened as in burned. I asked the waiter do you think that looks good he said no and I asked if he would’ve eaten it he said no. I then asked him why would he bring it to the table if he answered no to both of those questions. We asked for the check he brought it and said he took half off of that dinner and I said I was not satisfied with that since it was such a poorly executed plate. He corrected it and took that dish off the bill. The waiter was fine the bartender was great and drinks were the only place other than the salad and appetizer were fresh and tasty. Will not be going back. When we approach the restaurant noticed that there was only a few cars at 7 PM reservation and I had my reservation from that before even going in. Nice concept poorly executed. First time there and last time there.

LE
Western KY
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This is the third time we dined at Bridge and Barrel. The view is awesome and it is a nice place to enjoy cocktails and enjoy the view. Unfortunately the menu is limited and does not cater to more conservative palates. The quality of food and service is not consistent; sometimes is amazing and others food is cold, service is slow or hardly existent. View and great selection of bourbons and drinks are the major pluses.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, fantastic fool, delicious cocktails

L
Indiana
43 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was seated by a window overlooking the river. Very nice view. My Reuban was very good, and the onion rings were great. The prices were reasonable.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on the 4th of July and the restaurant was very busy. Our waitress, Debbie, was very attentive and explained the possibility of a food delay. She kept us updated on the food delivery. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

LW
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

There was a foul odor that hits you as soon as walk in. I was not impressed with the ambiance. The tables were like something from a cafeteria. I just expected more from a restaurant associated to a Sheraton Hotel. The place would have been empty if it were not for the other four groups of Thurby parties. There was a trivia thing happening on the patio right outside the restaurant and it made it difficult to have a conversation with out yelling. I ordered a martini and it tasted and smelled like something from the bay so I sent it back. I had a party of eight people and when I asked everyone how their food was the response was, "ok". Everyone loved the french fries and our server was great. There is not a big selection for dinner. This place might be okay for lunch. It was just okay for me too.

DB
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Weird smell of cleaning (?) product as you come in. Service is very slow.

View is nice; but there is other restaurants around which are better.

DO
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The smell was not pleasant - like a sulfur smell. Other than that, the service was ok and the food was good. Nice venue overlooking river

j
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

No the manager didnt call me until last minute to tell me the place was bought out and I could not change my reservations due to my plans and time. Ordered the pork belly and it was carmelized had a ok flavor but the carmel part was sticking to my teeth so bad I could hardly chew it. Not a goood experience.

MC
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks were very good. Salads were excellent. My shrimp and grits were quite tasty. My husband said his Hot Brown was delicious. We had a table with a river view which was enjoyable! Service was great!

NM
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, good was hot and delicious and the environment was relaxing.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was overpriced for the amount of food served. Main entrees were in the upper teens to 20’s in price range and not served with a side. Sides were $6 for a small portion. Appetizers were hardly shareable and over $10.

The food was very well prepared and pleasing to the pallet, just not portioned to meet the price. The wine, beer, & cocktails were appropriately priced.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Given the quality of the food I think they are overpriced.

HT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I had a good waiter and the view of the river was nice. But the food is way over priced for the amount and quality of food that you get.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly staff. Alan is doing a great job with this place..keep up the good work

CB
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Expensive and not worth it! The only good thing is the bar drinks and the view would be great if they washed the windows also they need to get a better host the boy with curly hair was on his phone and didn’t even pay attention!!!

D
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

They did not have enough servers working and service was slow. The atmosphere is not very intimate or quiet. It’s very open and kind of start. The food was delicious though. The waiter was very polite and enjoyable.

L
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had reservations for 7:00. They seated us when we arrived and were very friendly. It was New Year's Eve and they got busy. The staff were all very friendly and were responsive to our requests. There was a little hiccup with my salad not being delivered as expected; but, overall the experience was nice. We had a nice family meal with good food.

V
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Nice place for a quiet dinner. Food was very good.

B
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We dined with a group of 9 people on a quiet Tuesday night. The service was attentive and the view of the Ohio river and downtown Louisville is excellent. I had the burger and it was very tasty. Tried three desserts and enjoyed all three, but my personal favorite was the fried biscuits.

TK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

All of our food on the winter menu was great! I would say that the service speed was a little slow from the kitchen, but it gave opportunity for good conversation with our guest. I would prefer a little slow and our food come out great, then fast with lost of problems. Once we were served with our food, our server was attentive to our needs and checked back with us just often enough to make sure we were taken care of but not enough to be intrusive, good work here. Four of the six of us had the Kentucky Hot Brown. Their version was tasty, if I had one complaint, I would like to have had a more fluid cheese sauce, but by no means was this bad, just a matter of preference. After having this suggested as a nice place to bring out of town guest, my wife and I will be back in the future for sure. Our party did not engage in the bar or the drinks they prepare, so I can't give any insight to those offering, but it was a nice looking bar, and if their other offerings were any indication of how their bar is, I am sure they would be top notch as well. I was pleased with the welcoming and friendly staff, and my thanks to the chef and the kitchen staff for a wonderful meal.

AM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 2

I asked for a water with lemon - I was told they were out of lemons. I wanted to try the Strawberry Lemonade Cocktail - I was told they were "out". I ordered a margarita and when it was brought to me the server apologized for not having Blue Curacao but that it wouldn't change the taste, just the color. The Blue Curacao would affect the taste, but the drink doesn't have Blue Curacao in it! I double checked the ingredients on the menu and sure enough, no Blue Curacao. The food was amazing. Great menu and great food. I had the Portabello Sandwich. The server never asked us if we wanted another drink. I would have gladly bought another $10+ drink. He then came to inform us that they were sending him home because they were overstaffed so he needed to run our cards for the bill. He did say we could stay there for as long as we wanted, but I still would have liked another drink!

S
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time eating there , very good meal , not many people there for Saturday night at 8:00. But very cold in the restaurant!!

SY
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The food was NOT worth the price! Kettle chips are definately not Lays Classic chips, the waffles in the chicken and waffle app were raw, the broccoli was bland, and the fruit cup consisted of bad dry old fruit. The waitress was more concerned with hanging at the bar with the other employees. As my husband and I attempted to have a nice anniversary dinner, every employee that was hanging out in the kitchen decided to come stare at us while we ate. The only thing that was good about our dining expirence was the view! We came from out of state to have a nice getaway and was drastically let down by the lack of professionalism in this establishment. "Customers" that were at the bar were going into the kitchen, storage area, and behind the bar. Very disappointed!

NH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and reasonable service. Very slow at the restaraunt while we were there. Salmon BLT and fried green tomatoes were excellent.

B
Louisville
61 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food its good, nothing special at least the catfish and the salmon blt. Fried green tomatoes were good. Service was very good and the view is very nice.

VR
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

The view is spectacular! This spot COULD be amazing, but it isn’t.

GF
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about it was perfect. The food was outstanding

PT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

This was my 2nd time eating here. I did not leave a good review after the first meal. Well, here we go again. The service was some of the worst I've ever had. Food is so so. Need to change the menu and either properly train or hire different staff. I will not return unless 1 or both of these things changes.

GF
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was really nice. Food was good and alot.

PT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Appetizer tacos were good. Did not like the menu selection overall. Great environment. Need to work on menu options if they're going to make it.

JA
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bridge and Barrel has great customer service. The manager confirmed our reservations and made sure our party had enough seats avaliable upon arrival. I would definitely recommend hosting a special occasion or taking your significant other on a date night.

TC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

They were ready for us and had our table ready when we arrived. Server was polite but was MIA.. She spent most her time in the kitchen. Several tables came and went while we were dining. Our dining experience for a party of 5 took over 2 hours, which is much longer than average.

However, the food was hot when it arrived, and was delicious. I think they have some process issues to work out before their grand opening.