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Decca, Louisville, KY

Decca

4.7
4.7
1512 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Decca features a seasonally inspired menu with a commitment to locally farmed and small production ingredients both in the kitchen and throughout the bar and wine program. Decca makes its home in a historically renovated 1870's building, and features an intimate dining room, two private dining rooms, an outdoor courtyard, and a beautiful brick and limestone cellar lounge. Also located at Decca is b-side, a books, bottles and records retail shop.
Located in the heart of downtown Louisville's NuLu district, Decca is excited to feature local artists and musicians alongside inspired food and drinks in a warm atmosphere.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 749-8128

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Andy Myers

  • Private party facilities

    Our second floor is comprised of multiple private event spaces and our Veranda. The private dining spaces can accommodate intimate groups as small as 12, up to larger parties of 50 for cocktails and dinner. Decca is also available for full restaurant buyouts which can accommodate up to 100 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Decca Manager: (888) 652-4861

  • Neighborhood

    East Market St - NuLu

  • Cross street

    Shelby

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Live Music!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Open Thurs - Mon: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Small

  • Marinated Olives$9.00

    Olive Oil, Garlic, Chili, Citrus, Herbs

    • Marble Potatoes$10.00

      Green Harissa, Labneh, Parsley

      • Grilled Asparagus$14.00

        Stracciatella, Pangritata, Meyer Lemon Ginger Dressing

        • Shaved Brussels Sprouts$13.00

          Red Cabbage, Jalapeño, Croutons, Lemon-Tarragon Dressing, Aged Balsamic

          Medium

          • Mixed Greens$12.00

            Fresh Herbs, Radish, Roasted Pepitas, Pecorino, Cracked Pepper Vinaigrette

            • Cavatelli$26.00

              Braised Rabbit, Carrot, Fennel, Castelvetrano Olives

              • Charred Octopus$21.00

                Marinated Flageolet Beans, Chorizo, Frisée

                • Bucatini$20.00

                  Crab, Calabrian Chili Butter, Thai Basil, Orange, Bottarga

                  • Orecchiette$22.00

                    Parmigiano, Taleggio, Ricotta, Rapini, Chili Flake, Citrus Zest, Bread Crumbs

                    Large

                    • Half Chicken al Mattone$35.00

                      Garlic, Lemon, Kale, Green Sauce, Parmigiano Reggiano

                      • Wood-Fired Cauliflower$23.00

                        Harissa, Lentils, Pomegranate, Labneh, Toasted Seeds

                        • Decca Burger*$19.00

                          Broadbent Bacon, Shaved Onion, Fontina, Calabrian Chili Mayo, Challah Bun

                          • Alaskan Halibut*$36.00

                            Red Speckled Peas, Escarole, Salmoriglio

                            • NY Strip*$38.00

                              Charred Broccolini, Salsa Verde, Black Garlic Butter

                              Last updated: April 5, 2022

                              What 1,512 people are saying

                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                              4.7
                              4.7 based on recent ratings
                              • 4.7Food
                              • 4.8Service
                              • 4.8Ambience
                              • 4.4Value

                              NoiseModerate

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                              • Central Kentucky

                                Fit for Foodies

                              • Central Kentucky

                                Contemporary American

                              • Louisville

                                Best Overall

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                                Best Service

                              • Louisville

                                Best Ambiance

                              • Louisville

                                Fit for Foodies

                              • Louisville

                                Healthy

                              • Louisville

                                Vibrant Bar Scene

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                                Hungry

                                Cincinnati

                                8 reviews

                                4.0

                                8 reviews

                                Dined 1 day ago

                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                Celebrated our daughters graduation here. Delicious and unique brunch offerings.

                              2. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Louisville

                                1 review

                                vip
                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 7 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Mothers Day

                              3. GC

                                GregoryC

                                1 review

                                1.0

                                1 review

                                Dined 7 days ago

                                overall1food2service2ambience5

                                I must admit....we've been fans of Decca but after yesterday we won't be back. Our server was very pleasant but the food delivery was uncomfortably slow. And our reservation wasn't until 2:15 so you weren't busy in the restaurant. We almost left before our main course arrived. Very disappointing. Secondly, I realize that it was Derby week and Mother's day but for $42 plus tip this was not a value at all. A small salad, a breakfast sandwich and a small dessert is NOT a $42 meal. There were 3 of us so our brunch tab was very high. Again, we will NOT be back ever again. Ruined our Mother's Day brunch. Greg Carroll

                              4. GG

                                GioGio2

                                Chicago

                                48 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                48 reviews

                                Dined 7 days ago

                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                Awesome restaurant in the vibrant NuLu zone. Great food choices with attention to details, extensive wine list and cocktail choices, awesome desserts. A must when in Louisville! Neighborhood gem galore.

                              5. WG

                                WillG

                                Chicago

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined 7 days ago

                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                It was wonderful to eat Mother's Day brunch on the outdoor patio. Food was delicious and the garden areas are nicely upgraded. The rabbit has was an exceptional treat!

                              6. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Las Vegas

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Kentucky Derby with friends

                              7. BP

                                BPERuns

                                Orlando

                                38 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                38 reviews

                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Friends dinner, in town for the Derby.

                              8. r

                                robert

                                Chicago

                                135 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                135 reviews

                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Amazing! Quaint Victorian house in the hot NuLu area. Now my number one restaurant in Louisville.

                              9. m

                                mikey

                                San Francisco

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Kentucky Derby week! Fresh, delicious food.

                              10. GH

                                GraceH

                                Jacksonville

                                7 reviews

                                5.0

                                7 reviews

                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Nice variety on menu. Not overpriced for creative dishes. I had the cavatappi with rabbit and it was so fresh and not heavy. My companion had a burger which she loved and the fries were perfect. Excellent wine selection and also very well priced for the variety. Ambiance is beautiful. Owners have curated a wonderful art collection and the decor is beautiful.

                              11. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Indiana

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Ate here while in town for a concert. The food was amazing!!

                              12. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                The food was great and restaurant ambiance was super nice!

                              13. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Orlando

                                4 reviews

                                vip
                                1.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                overall1food1service2ambience2

                                Very nice staff, but extremely slow. We waited almost an hour and finally canceled our dinner order because we had another reservation. The drinks were not good. They were apologetic.

                              14. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Birmingham

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                Staff were very pleasant and knowledgeable. Getting our first drinks was a little slow but after that the timing was good. We had a fabulous bottle of wine that was well priced for the quality. We ordered 2 medium plates as apps and one small and one large for our main. The half chicken and citrus sponge dessert were our favorites.

                              15. S

                                Scott

                                Austin

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Magnificent meal in a beautiful space! Impressive wine list. Every plate was prepared to perfection. Don't miss this gem!!!!

                              16. KD

                                KristaD

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 28, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                fantastic all around. impeccable service and delicious food. love the patio.

                              17. M

                                Marcb

                                Detroit

                                2 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on April 27, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Although Decca is a highly rated restaurant, our expectations were surpassed. Seated in their cozy outdoor patio, we devoured each plate, finishing with the homemade ice cream trio. While new, Lance did a wonderful job of making our evening special. A must do in Louisville.

                              18. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                New York Area

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 25, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Decca is well worth the visit. The server was attentive, polite and formal. I enjoyed the Orecchiette. The dish was prepared to perfection. The end of the bowl came way too fast. Their wine list is extensive with high quality options.

                              19. FC

                                FaithC

                                Western NC

                                2 reviews

                                vip
                                2.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                overall2food2service1ambience2

                                I was very much looking forward to Decca after several recommendations but unfortunately left underwhelmed on every account. Our wait staff seemed to have his their own agenda on taking us through the menu and we were never sure if what we mentioend we were interested in was actually ordered or not. I always appreciate getting recommendations when at a new restaurant, but there were times when I almost felt like they were guiding what we ordered and in what fashion even if I didn't agree. The food was underwhelming. The octoups felt overcooked. The pasta dish we ordered was interesting and almost too spicy even for folks who love spicy food. The steak and potatoes were good but by the time that course was delivered I was tired from the interactions with our wait staff. The While busy for a Sunday evening there were plenty of open tables but the time in which it took to get simple things like bread upon being seated was just far too long. The nail in the coffin was ordering out dessert to be told there was no decaf esspresso for a cappacuino and then having the waitstaff walk away to give bread plates to the table next to us and then comletely walk away before returning. After hearing so many wonderful reviews and looking forward to this one upscale meal while in town for a kid-free getaway, I'm quite disappointed. I don't know that I've ever been in a restaurant of this caliber where I'm just ready to leave. This was the place we wanted to linger over coffee and dessert, but we were just ready to get back to our air bnb.

                              20. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Atlanta

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                We sat in the beautiful courtyard. Foos was fresh and well prepared. Pasta dishes were spot on. Highly recommended

                              21. LA

                                LosAngelesTransplant

                                Louisville

                                4 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                4 reviews

                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                FOODIES CONVERGE! A true Louisville Gem and one of my favorite restaurants in Louisville. Great cocktails, FANTASTIC wine list, and AMAZING food. Top it off with an incredibly friendly and accommodating staff, you have a winner. Thanks, Decca, for an amazing dining experience.

                              22. AL

                                AlisonL

                                New York Area

                                1 review

                                vip
                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 20, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                All food was prepared perfectly and served timely. Drinks were also delicious! Fennel infused vodka was wonderful and a white port with dessert topped off the meal.

                              23. LS

                                LeslieS

                                Atlanta

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Our favorite spot and the music was a lovely touch!

                              24. JL

                                JohnL

                                Louisville

                                9 reviews

                                vip
                                5.0

                                9 reviews

                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                Slade, our waiter, was awesome! Made our experience fun and memorable. Great food. Great environment. One of best Old Fashions in town. Parking is rough on a weekend. The basement is great Environemntal for a cocktail and good conversation.

                              25. MA

                                MaryAliceR

                                Greensboro

                                1 review

                                4.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 15, 2022

                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                Delicious meal. Excellent service. Our only disappointment was that they ran out of bread.

                              26. WM

                                WendyM

                                Atlanta

                                46 reviews

                                vip
                                4.0

                                46 reviews

                                Dined on April 15, 2022

                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                We had a great anniversary dinner at Decca. It started with the welcome from the hostess who noted our special day. Then they brought us champagne on the house to celebrate. We started with olives, octopus and potatoes. They were a huge hit - I could have eaten a huge plate of the potatoes and the octopus was charred to perfection. Then we had the Cavatelli and mixed greens. The greens had a hint of mint which was an amazing little boost and they were perfectly dressed. The rabbit in the Cavatelli was cooked perfectly and the flavors again were subtle, but so good. We ran out of room so never got to the Burger - which looked amazing! We had the citrus sponge cake and Cambozola plate for dessert. A perfect end to a delightful meal. Can't wait to go back with a larger party so we can try everything.

                              27. UE

                                UESGal

                                New York Area

                                45 reviews

                                4.0

                                45 reviews

                                Dined on April 10, 2022

                                overall4food5service5ambience5

                                Brunch menu is limited and somewhat unusual but the shrimp toast was absolutely delicious and my dining companions enjoyed their french toast and Monte Cristo. Portions might be on the smaller side for some, but for us, they were perfect. We dined inside but will try the beautiful new outdoor area when the weather warms up.

                              28. A

                                Asher

                                Louisville

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                An absolutely lovely place for intimate gathering for a celebration or date night. The food is always cooked to perfection and the balance of flavors play beautifully with the cocktails or wine selection. The staff is very knowledgeable of the dishes and beverages. 10/10 highly recommend for anyone to try this Decca. It’s my favorite restaurant in Louisville

                              29. b

                                braindame

                                New York Area

                                24 reviews

                                4.0

                                24 reviews

                                Dined on April 8, 2022

                                overall4food4service4ambience5

                                Great choices good taste eclectic wine selection with some reasonable choices. The pasta just didn’t deliver in the vibrancy and southeast flavors promised.

                              30. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Western KY

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 8, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Samantha and Lance took amazing care of us! Perfect timing—allowing us to enjoy our conversation and food, while making sure we were expertly taken care of. The food was divine—perfectly balanced flavors and portions. Amazing experience overall! We will definitely return!

                              31. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Birmingham

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on April 4, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                A great experience. Impressive food, wine, and service in a beautiful space.

                              32. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Louisville

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on April 4, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Perfect restaurant for a good, comfortable, clean, reasonable upscale night out.

                              33. LW

                                LeanderWapshot

                                Minneapolis

                                3 reviews

                                5.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on April 3, 2022

                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                I went for brunch. Was instantly impressed by the live jazz playing Ellington and such. Beautifully designed space. High end service. The ONLY reason I only gave the food 4 stars was because restaurant biscuits (I got the breakfast biscuit sandwich) tend to be a little dry from being kept warm. That's just one of the things restaurants can't do as well as home kitchens. I also got the potato rosti which was beautifully presented but overly salted and would have benefited from being accompanied by creme fraiche or even apple butter. I am almost ashamed of myself for such quibbles. Am I turning into one of those online review jerks??? I shall try to reform. For what it's worth, I am EAGER to return. I left with an overall positive feeling about the place.

                              34. LS

                                LisaS

                                Milwaukee

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Had dinner at Decca before heading to the ballet. The potato appetizers was my favorite. The potatoes were perfectly done and dressed in a flavorful sauce.

                              35. CG

                                CurtisG

                                Las Vegas

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on March 27, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Easily has become one of our favorite places in the city. They had live music going for Brunch. It was a fabulous addition. Cannot recommend this place enough.

                              36. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Louisville

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Wonderful celebration of our anniversary!

                              37. MF

                                MFitz

                                Las Vegas

                                3 reviews

                                4.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                The food is very creative and not your typical, every-day choices. Very interesting preparation and unique flavors and all of it was delicious!

                              38. OT

                                OpenTable Diner

                                Chicago

                                3 reviews

                                4.0

                                3 reviews

                                Dined on March 24, 2022

                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                The food quality was very good, but the portions were small and the selections were limited. Overall, I think it was a little pricey. Our server was great.

                              39. MD

                                MeaganD

                                Austin

                                2 reviews

                                5.0

                                2 reviews

                                Dined on March 24, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Always a pleasure to visit Decca. Every detail is considered, expert waitstaff, perfectly prepared cocktails, thoughtful wine pairings, unexpected flavor combinations with seasonal and local flair. Can’t wait to go back.

                              40. LS

                                LizetS

                                Milwaukee

                                1 review

                                5.0

                                1 review

                                Dined on March 20, 2022

                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                Decca was absolutely outstanding. One of the best dinners I’ve ever had including drinks and dessert!

                              Safety precautions

                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                              • Physical distancing

                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                • Extra space between tables
                              • Protective equipment

                                • Waitstaff wear masks
                              • Screening

                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                • Staff is vaccinated

                              FAQs

                              Decca is rated 4.7 stars by 1512 OpenTable diners.

                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                              Google Map for Decca

                              812 East Market Street Louisville, KY 40206

                              Additional information

                              • Cross street

                                Shelby

                              • Neighborhood

                                East Market St - NuLu

                              • Hours of operation

                                Mon, Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
                                Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm

                              • Cuisines

                                Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Farm-to-table

                              • Dining style

                                Casual Elegant

                              • Dress code

                                Casual Dress

                              • Parking details

                                Street Parking

                              • Payment options

                                AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                              • Owned/operated by

                                Women

                              • Executive chef

                                Andy Myers

                              • Entertainment

                                Live Music!

                              • Additional

                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                              • Phone number

                                (502) 749-8128

                              • Private party facilities

                                Our second floor is comprised of multiple private event spaces and our Veranda. The private dining spaces can accommodate intimate groups as small as 12, up to larger parties of 50 for cocktails and dinner. Decca is also available for full restaurant buyouts which can accommodate up to 100 guests.

                              • Private party contact

                                Decca Manager: (888) 652-4861

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