Decca

4.8
1449 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.
Decca is also proud to do its part during the Covid-19 pandemic, and ask that all guests have proof of vaccination, or a negative Covid-19 test within the last 48 hours, before dining with us.
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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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1449 people are saying
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TimR
SW Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We eat there often It was great as usual. Service was great on a snowy night

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vipStephanie
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience with excellent food.

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vipDD2Dine
Seattle
52 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing taste creativity for each dish in the menu. Each item that we ordered had something that pleased us in a unique, surprising way.

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vipjamesM
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Ribeye better than Ruth Chris. Great jazz downstairs

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Decca was so flavorful and well prepared. We were on a very restricted diet and they accommodated us beautifully. The only complaint I have is that we were seated very close to the neighboring party. Almost to the point where our conversation didn’t feel very private.

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vipTJWMEM
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great option would return anytime I find myself in Louisville

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StanleyD
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’d missed Decca while they were gone and were happy to find that they didn’t miss a beat. The service, drinks and food were outstanding as always. The staff are friendly, accommodating and attentive. This is a great restaurant and we looking forward to returning as often as possible.

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viptthomas
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The menu is light due to covid, but the items on the menu are all excellent.

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vipRene
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think we tried almost everything on the menu. The small plates were the best. I do not believe I have had carrots as delicious as these, and I have had some pretty good roasted carrots. The beets were so tasty with just a hint of earthiness. We also had the potatoes, olives, charred octopus, ribeye, salmon and fresh pasta. We passed on dessert because we were stuffed. .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Our favorite cocktail was “The Shoop” but “Lip Service” was great as well! The charred carrots were delicious, the agnolotti was perfect and the burger I got was mouth watering!!! Couldn’t have had a more perfect experience, thank you!

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terrig
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit family in Louisville twice a year and Decca is always the food highlight of our trips.

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vipTomH
Louisville
41 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Grouper and red peas not as flavorful as hoped. Beets dish was excellent. Experienced some moderate stomach distress for ~1/2 hour after eating this, but subsided after that. No bread provided...should at least be a small plate menu item.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply great food, excellent service and a cute atmosphere. The little “grotto bar” downstairs is adorable. This is our new fav!

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LucyK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is SO good! Small portions but everything we ate was so delicious and worth every penny. Highly recommend!

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Gelatogirl
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really lovely New Year’s dinner here. The menu was delicious, especially the pumpkin soup and the rabbit pasta. Wine pairings were great and we enjoyed the pound cakes for dessert, especially the ganache! The service was outstanding! Everything done just as it should be in a nice restauran. Everything arrived on time, and placed at the correct diner, silverware deftly replaced, timely but never rushed. We felt very pampered and well cared for. Great way to end the year. We will be back!!

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KalisaR
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. We will be going back.

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Cocoa
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon crudo and duck were phenomenal! Loved the wine pairings and our server was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Had dinner here the first night in Louisville. Nulu district is so fun and artsy. The architecture and detailing of the floor up to the ceiling and his restaurant is so visually appealing. Lot of character and style. The lounge was super swanky with leather, velvet and wood. Cocktails were delicious. Our server was great, however they were short staffed, and we had to wait a few times for a drinks - but other staffed came to help out. A must try for culinary experience!

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BethanyH
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic meal. The cauliflower entree sticks out as one of the best vegetarian meals we’ve had in a long time. Highly appreciate the inclusion of sophisticated zero proof cocktails on the drink menu.

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PaulB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Party of 2. When we arrived we were told that we had to have a vaccination card and wear a mask to the table which was never stated on their website. Funny that only one of us had their card and they still seated both of us. The menu was sparse and we ordered the olives, carrots, potatoes and octopus. The olives came out un-pitted and when we asked, we were told that's how they serve them with no mention on the menu or offer to pit them. There were two halves of a carrot. I will NEVER go back to this place. Server was nice and did a good job but I don't know why anyone would dine there.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and an fantastic experience!

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TLee
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal at Decca. The food was amazing! The burger was perfect, and my husband said the salmon was the best he’s ever had! Highly recommend!

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viptovied
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 6 had a wonderful evening at Decca. We were able to enjoy our cocktails outside around the fire pit. When we were seated we found the service to be excellent and the food even better. We would definitely return and would highly recommend to others!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved eating here. One of my favorite places in the city

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PeterW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. We had a nice table on the second floor. Service was excellent. A little too noisy.

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MichaelT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant does amazing vegetables. The charred carrots are a must have. The potatoes and beets a close second. The mixed greens, even, were splendid. A great place for vegetarians.

We steered clear of meat, but look forward to it on another occasion. We did have the shrimp cannelloni, which was was superb. One of the best dishes I’ve ever had.

The Mexican chocolate tart was inspired. The lime Chantilly was delicious. The crust was just on the edge of too-salty, but I’d order the dessert again.

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RandyP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellently prepared dishes with memorable flavors.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

food was good, but limited variety on menu

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Q123
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm and friendly service that went above and beyond, everything we ate and drank was delicious. Wonderful experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff and food were incredible!

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Mary
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decca is very nicely decorated and we appreciated the lighting and candle on the table! The food was delicious and our server was outstanding! We had a wonderful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Charming, good service, menu was a little limited but good.

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LauraM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decca is a long-time favorite of ours, but we hadn't been back since the start of the pandemic. It always has had great ambiance and service and that hasn't changed. (The beautiful outdoor patio -- with the firepit-- was busy the night we were there, too.) We had the charred octopus, which was delicious, and the drinks were excellent (including one of their "mocktails"). The owners are taking everyone's safety seriously, which provided a measure of reassurance and really allowed us to enjoy the evening.

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KCMO
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved everything we ordered to eat. The Salmon was a surprising hit and the pastas were excellent. I was a bit disappointed with the fig cocktail I ordered and the seating was a bit awkward. All of this can be forgiven for the meal itself. I would definitely go again when I am in town!

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Sahra
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful and delicious restaurant. Service was excellent!

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vipRatman
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants from the kitchen to the ambiance we get to experience. Always excited to go back! Love this place.

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LarryP
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We enjoyed Decca, though the ambience of the closely placed tables could be improved. I enjoyed the chicken and carrots though my wife found her pasta a little too salty for her taste. In fairness, she does always prepare most food with minimal salt and assumes it's easier to add salt than try to remove it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! Went with family visiting and we all loved it. The food is fantastic and so is the service. Sophisticated ambiancs

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vipJohnL
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back in a while. Exceptional service. Beautiful facility. Parking stinks! The downstairs bar is the ultimate date site. Food was well presented and exceptional. Great drink selection. Definitely top of my list for date night.

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johnb
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as well as the service. We will definitely be back.

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Decca is rated 4.8 stars by 1449 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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