Decca

4.7
1235 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
A soulful, contemporary restaurant, Decca brings the talents of chef Annie Pettry to 812 East Market Street. A commitment to locally farmed and small production ingredients is evident in the kitchen and throughout the bar and wine program. Decca makes its home in a historically renovated 1870's building, and features two intimate dining rooms, a private dining room, an outdoor courtyard, and a beautiful brick and limestone cellar for libations and revelry. 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 and welcoming atmosphere.
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Starts: December 7, 2018

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we have had in a long time! Try everything!

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CH
Birmingham
26 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was good but not fabulous. Our server was lovely but about halfway through the meal she disappeared. The coffee was finished long before a very sad dessert was delivered. We won't be back.

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MM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this place! The food, the service, the ambiance. The focaccia bread is top notch. The ingredients are seasonal and fresh. Perfect! Our server Lynda rocked too. Highly recommend

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KD
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fried green tomatoes were unbelievable. Overall very helpful service and generous gift of a dessert for our anniversary. Environment was hip but casual, comfortable. A bit expensive for some of the dishes, but overall tasty.
Strong, bold flavors.

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L
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food here. A little pricey I thought really good. Thank you

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JC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible. Service was great, Nate I believe made some recommendations and helped us through the menu.

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OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious! The downstairs bar and dj was fun after dinner!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This is one of the worst places I have been to. I was looking forward to sitting in the outdoor garden. I asked if it was buggy and was told no. After beating eaten alive I said something and was given bug spray. I have allergies and asked our waitress if she could accommodate me and she was very rude and told me “no substitutions”. The icing on the cake is all four of us ordered vodka. It had a horrible bourbon aftertaste like they did not wash their glassware appropriately. Sufficed to say I will not return.

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h
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We celebrated our sons graduation for residency and sat on the veranda. It would have been nice to have fans out there as it was very warm even after 7:30. The food was great but our waitress had no personality and never had a smile on her face - never asked about our meal or anything. If we needed something we had to ask. She did not want to be there. It’s amazing how a good server can elevate your dining experience.

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TM
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

From the reviews I had read I expected more. The food was not bad, just not anything special. It was a little on the pricey side for the portion sizes. We sat inside. The tables were very close together so no private conversations. The guy next to me bold our table over with his cologne. The patio dining looked more inviting. If you go request this.

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TO
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food, and a beautiful space. Be sure and check out the basement bar!

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F
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first visit and we definitely will go back. The food was delicious. The Salmon is the best I’ve had in Louisville. My husband had the clam linguini and said it was great with exception that it was very salty.

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KK
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decca always satisfies. Their food is never less than excellent, the presentation beautiful and the service impeccable. They offer interesting house drinks and a very nice wine list. A place for both special occasions and very fine mid-week dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was a culinary delight as always. Perfect level of service for a business dinner. Decca never disappoints!

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TC
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner here before going to see Hamilton. Everything was delicious. Decca is becoming my favorite restaurant. Every time we come it is better than the last time. We ordered several things and shared. I am still dreaming about those crispy potatoes!!! Yum yum yum

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A
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a very fun place. Great ambiance, and wonderful food

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JZ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decca is always top notch. Their rotating menu always has delicious items for whatever mood you are in.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner on the patio. The food, service and surroundings were exceptional.

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CR
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decca has an extremely interesting menu that explores flavor profiles that are uncommon for this area. If that's something you would appreciate then Decca is definitely worth a shot.

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t
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a magical evening with delectable dishes and superb service. Thank you for making my dad’s birthday dinner so special. Each dish was spectacular, our drinks were also fantastic. So appreciate the attention to detail and love & care for amazing produce & products.

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I
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I ate there on a Wed night. We ordered several courses. Everything was delicious! I loved the toast w beets and so did my husband even though he doesn’t like beets. We also had salads, a middle pasta dish, and the salmon and chicken entrees. DH usually leaves upscale restaurants hungry so we made sure to get plenty. Oh and we also split a dessert. This was enough and next time I will not order so much. Only downside was there was too much time in between courses. We were there 2 1/2 hrs and it was too long.
I would have liked to see a good vegan entree. There was hardly options for that.

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GG
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Perfect evening in the garden area. Food always great.

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S
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful! What a gem! Shrimp was fantastic- so many layers of flavors with seeds, herbs, sauces. Love the creativity. The patio is a secret garden - so lovely.

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MB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Recommended if you are looking for a great overall experience!

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N
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very accommodating and the food was amazing.

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N
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Decca! Go there every time I go to Louisville for work!

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C
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The outdoor patio is beautiful, and the service was great!

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JN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved our anniversary dinner at Decca. Highlights were (1) great, friendly service and (2) the mussels. These were the freshest, most tender, tastiest mussels we've ever had. Got the meal off to a great start. Great experience; highly recommended.

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m
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

All four of us enjoyed every course and our waiter, Mitchell, was knowledgeable, courteous and pleasant.

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D
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience for me and my hubby. Service was great. We have several wayfinders, the steak, chicken, mussels and a salad. All great. Great neighborhood and short walk back to hotels downtown.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Beautiful patio Pearce the for alfresco dining

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IH
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girlfriend here for our 1 year anniversary, was very pleasantly surprised! The service was great, our waitress was extremely personable, and WITHOUT even asking they brought out champagne for us to celebrate and made me look like a hero! The food was outstanding and if the weather is nice I would highly recommend eating outside. Very relaxing, modern, classy, and distinct atmosphere. I will be back no doubt! Thank you Decca for making the experience memorable and the date that much more special! See you soon!

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EE
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect time of year to enjoy Decca’s outdoor patio. The service doesn’t miss a beat when adapting to the outdoor dining; and the food is deliciously prepared and warmly served as always. Enjoy trying new menu items with every visit. Always delighted!

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KC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ashley’s doing a great job with Decca. Also, our server was super friendly with great suggestions. All three courses were excellent! Highly recommended.

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LD
Western NC
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Portions were a little small for the price, but we enjoyed them. Love the farm to table feel of the restaurant. Patio has a nice ambiance.

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A
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The food was good although it took over an hour to get our mains. A manager came over to apologize and offered us to cover our bill. We declined as we wanted to pay, she offered complimentary deserts instead, we accepted. When the bills came we were charged for all items including our deserts, and she never came to check in again and so we kept quiet no wanting to create a more awkward situation.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful courtyard and excellent food! Loved it!

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d
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Decca is not about food. We all need food to live. But, there is more to the dining experience than simply taking in food so we can live another day.

Decca is about subtlety of flavors. About variety. About freshness. Ambiance. Service. And, ultimately, a wonderful experience. Pleasure.

Are you looking for a meal out of the ordinary? For a special occasion? Or just for the love of food? Come to Decca.

Decca
Responded on May 18, 2019

Hi! Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to write this! We appreciate you and hope to see you again soon!

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EW
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak I've ever had. Service was so professional and courteous. We got a patio table nestled right next to the fountain and it offered us privacy that we hadn't expected. My husband, my mom, and her boyfriend were celebrating my passing the last of my CPA exams and honestly, I can't exactly tell how much of the enjoyment I got from being done with my 2 years of studies and how much was due to the luxe experience that was Decca. But it was probably the best meal I've ever had and I had the best of times that night!

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AW
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I love decca! I still do but we did have to wait a ridiculous time for our food. They may have forgotten about us. When it came it was fabulous,except dessert, but it was a little embarrassing because I had several work clients with me. I’ll probably stick to date night here, nothing for work. The desserts don’t match the rest of the food. Not exciting! Need some more gf options for dessert as well.

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