Decca

4.7
1096 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Californian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Kitchen:
Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
The Cellar Lounge:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30 - 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday 5:30 - 12:00a
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Phone number
(502) 749-8128
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Annie Pettry
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Cross street
Shelby
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Public transit
Trolley stop right out front! Here's the link:

http://www.ridetarc.org/uploadedFiles/15%20S.pdf

Come see us for Trolley Hop! Here's the link:

http://www.ldmd.org/Trolley-Hop-Map.html
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Entertainment
Live Music!
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Special events & promotions
Please contact our Special Events Coordinator to customize the details of your next event!

events@deccarestaurant.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our second floor hosts a rotating visual gallery, veranda, and playful library. These spaces can accommodate an intimate group of 18 in the Market St. Dining Room, 12 in The Library, or 40 in The Second Floor Dining Room. Ask us about a full buyout for up to 100.

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Specials

Thursday Night Wine Night

Join us every Thursday for 1/2 price on all bottles of wine!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 7, 2018

Ends: December 8, 2117

Availability: Thu 5:30PM-10:00PM

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the new year with a special 3 course prix fixe menu for $85. Craving our fresh pasta? Add a pasta course for 22$. Love wine? Our chef and sommelier have created an optional wine pairing for 35$. Live jazz in The Cellar with the Buzzards 9-1am. Complimentary bubbly toast at midnight!

Monday, December 31, 2018

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Mon - Thu 5:30PM - 5:30PM 9:15PM - 9:30PM

What 1096 People Are Saying
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TS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always 5 star. Fantastic cuisine and service! Favorite place in town

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K
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing birthday meal at Decca! Our service was fantastic as our server had a way of hooking us into drinks that we weren’t planning on all in a very non pressing manner. He was fabulous. My husband ordered the ribeye which was the best either of us have ever eaten.

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A
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

12/8/18 I ordered the wild shrimp dish. Heavy on the aoali spice and the shrimp wasn’t cooked. Waitress never asked me if my dinner was to my expectations.

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B
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Decor is super nice! Bar and beverages wonderful! The food was just ok. Steak was very good but the salmon I personally did not care for! I know server said chef likes to prepare medium but internal temperature too cold for my preference and veggies not that flavorful. The Brussels sprouts were over powered by chili sauce.

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P
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food. I can’t say enough how great it was. Starting with the salad to the main dish of chicken breast with very small dumplings with a sauce soooo good. Also had broccoli that was indescribably good with nuts. To the dessert of cherry ice cream.

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BD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Decca is a great place to eat. The food was delicious. Service was impeccable. Quick story, my girl and I ordered two Old Fashioned drinks and my waiter thought it took too long for them to serve us. Being the wait was not to his liking, he purchased one more drink on him - thanks. I thought that was kind and thoughtful of him. I will definitely be back at Decca for sure.

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

When I fist moved to Louisville, I was looking to explore the food scene and went to Decca based on previous reviews. My experience totally lived up to the hype. The menu, while not a huge one is extremely well designed. What caught my attention the most is how the chefs have re-imagined and re-interpreted some of the classic dishes to elevate to the level, where it becomes a distinct culinary nostalgia. Special mention must be made of their mussel dish. The service is amazing, having attained the elusive balance between carefully attentive without being overbearing. I would recommend Decca to anyone looking for a culinary trip on a special occasion.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Very impressed with the food and cocktails. Would definitely return the next time I’m in Louisville.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality food over all. They have unique combinations like Salmon, farro, currant, avacado tahini and carrots. I would good back again.

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RJ
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent both in presentation and taste.
Service was perfect.

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Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ambience was very good. We ate upstairs. Server was excellent. Attentive but not overbearing. Food was fabulous. My wife and I commented that the salads were the best we had ever had. Entrees were great.

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M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, drink menu, wine choices. Service was impeccable. Not rushed, nicely timed.

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g
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable meal!! Two couples shared mussels, salads, salmon entrees, and a very nice chocolate cake with coffee ice cream dessert! The service was excellent!

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BM
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of the coolest restaurants in town. Better buildout, location, service, and food quality than most other restaurants in town.

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TC
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have had lately. Really delicious!!

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Hi, we visited Decca while visiting the area. We were seated upstairs which is not as nicely decorated as downstairs.
What was very upsetting was the noise level upstairs. There is a partition in the middle of the room, I’m not sure why, maybe because there are larger tables offered on one side of it? However the side with the larger tables was extroidinarly loud. The ceilings are quite high so maybe that contributes to the intense noise level. Anyway chit chat with my husband, was impossible.
The steak I received was cooked perfectly inside, however the outside was very salty. I should have sent it back because it was quite pricey. My husband ate what I couldn’t and asked, ‘This is so salty, why didn’t you send this back?’
Shoulda Woulda Coulda

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

It was a cool evening. They had the air conditioner blasting on our heads. We asked to be moved. It wasn't any better. For some reason, they weren't willing or able to turn off the air conditioner. We were uncomfortable throughout our meal.
The food was good; however the servings were small. My risotto was salty but still tasty.
The waitstaff was a bit overzealous in taking our bread plates and wine glasses away before we were even finished.
I had heard wonderful things about Decca, but I was a bit disappointed.

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

Great night!

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C
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is very good but small portions for the price. The dining room is very small and there are too many tables in the room.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Very disappointing. Brought out of town friends for Breeder's Cup and was embarrassed by this selection of restaurant. Food was average to below average.

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Food took forever ! And wasn’t any good . Very disappointed -

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S
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was top shelf...food, drink and service was fantastic!

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BB
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall a Great meal, & would definitely return again. Rather tight table seating but not claustrophobic. Our table ordered the salmon and the pork chop entrees, with the mussels and steak tartare for starters. I LOVE steak tartare and was really looking forward to having it here. Typically my husband and I split this starter, but Decca's portion size was too small to even feed one- and at normal steak tartare pricing. If we weren't very careful, one of us could have easily spooned it all up in one tiny bite. It almost looked like it wasn't on the plate when it came- just the garnish! You'd need 3-4x more qty for this app in my opinion. The flavors were great, but the banana pepper crunch & bite overwhelmed a bit. Mussels were fabulous & plentiful. Salmon and pork entrees had that minimalist quantity plating look, with sparse amounts of sides and sauce- BUT this was also the first time I can ever remember tasting how perfectly well rounded every single bite was- with such little accompaniment. Truly extraordinary flavors. Decadent to experience. The pork chop entree folk also felt like theirs was quite the delicious meal too. 5 star place, but 4 with the microscopic steak tartare portion size- a big "Oops" on such a star appetizer on a menu.

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CM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The background music was fast and frenetic. The menu has not changed much in the last 12 months at least. Not a very good menu for health-conscious eaters.

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RT
East Texas
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed Decca. Seating was a bit slow but the service was excellent!! The food was very good, the prime rib was good not great. Pork chops got really good reviews. Try it.

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PD
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing testaurant and great service. Great menu! So enjoyed the chicken!!

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F
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Such a disappointment. Food was mediocre at best , overpriced, and service was TERRIBLE!!

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TS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome, been here a few times previously and it was always very good but it was over the top this visit.

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BS
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was tasty. One order was wrong but overall good service

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DH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Everything from start to finish was perfect.

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BO
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Louisville restaurant by far! I've been several times and have never had one bad bite!

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S
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food - very creative! Every bite was noteworthy. So flavorful with unexpected ingredients. Salmon and shrimp dishes were both wonderful. Really delicious beet side dish. Risotto was fantastic!
Service was exceptional-thank you!

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ES
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible experience! Went for a work dinner with colleagues, and ended up ordering most of the menu. Literally everything we had was fantastic, and the service was impeccable. Will happily be returning anytime I'm in the Louisville area. Basement bar and patio are great too!

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d
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Neighborhood Gem in the heart of NULU impresses as the menu is adventurous and delicious. The ingredients are fresh and primarily sourced locally. Obviously, there is a real Chef in the kitchen who has a gift of combining interesting ingredients and flavors together, while still presenting comfort food that is lip smacking delicious. Foodies will love Decca and the charming neighborhood is an added bonus!

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C
Louisville
59 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Our server was very good, some of the food was very good but some was not so just cant say I would recommend. Not on my list to go back.

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C
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We love Decca and have always had amazing meals and a great experience. This visit was not the same.
The service was VERY slow. We sat down at 7:15 and ordered a cocktail that took over 1/2 hour to be served. We were finishing our meal at 10:15. Just too slow. Have never seen it like this.

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CS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for a client dinner and everyone loved the menu selection, along with wine list!

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SN
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner with excellent service. Would highly recommend the escarole salad and the corn chess pie. Phenomenal. And interesting. We also really appreciated the non alcoholic “cocktails”. Such a great idea.

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Naples
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sublime presentation and creative blend of flavors. Chef=5🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸

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LR
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We were visiting from out of town and had high expectations after reading rave reviews. My partner loved the mussels, I had the risotto and it was mediocre and came out luke warm. The chicken was cooked really well, as was the salmon. Service was slow. Very expensive dinner $166 for 2 given the quality of food. Ambience and atmosphere was spot on though. Would come back for drinks.

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