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About Decca

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.

812 East Market Street
Louisville, KY 40206
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Californian, Mediterranean

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

Cross Street:
Shelby

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 749-8128

Website:
http://deccarestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music!

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

Executive Chef:
Annie Pettry

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact our Special Events Coordinator to customize the details of your next event!

events@deccarestaurant.com

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

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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.

Decca Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (24)
Special Occasion (23)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Creative Cuisine (14)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Romantic (11)
Cozy (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Seasonal (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Casual (5)
Fun (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
Healthy (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Louisville)·Dined 5 days ago

Too expensive for very little portions.

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 (Louisville)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, pricey but worth it for a great occasion.

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·Dined 5 days ago

We went to the Valentine’s Day special and it definitely was a very special night.

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 (Louisville)·Dined 5 days ago

Overpriced and very small portions on Valentines Day

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 (Louisville)·Dined 5 days ago

Food tasted really good portion size for price very small we went home and had to fine something to eat!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined 5 days ago

This is our 4th time to Decca and it was by far our worst time. The Prixe Fix Valentines menu was fantastic! The food was exceptional. The service however was not nearly up to the standard that we have normally had. Our waitress was not very friendly and was not very attentive either. We had to waited forever to get our drinks replenished when finally a manager (I assume) was able to get us take care of. After taking our order our waitress was no where to be found until it was time to bring us the check. Again this not what we have become used to at Decca, so I wanted to go ahead and write this review.

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 (Indiana)·Dined 5 days ago

The 3 course meal with wine was fabulous! Will definitely come back!

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·Dined 7 days ago

Atmosphere was perfect for a pre-Valentine's Day dinner. Seasonal cocktails hit the spot. Everything on the menu looked delicious. Food was beautifully presented and did not disappoint. Lots of great flavors.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Consistently excellent! You can count always on Decca serving wonderful food. While the dishes are sophisticated, they are not fussy or contrived. Attention is paid to using high quality ingredients. While there are some staples, they do change it up. The woodfire grilled items are particularly outstanding. We really loved our waiter this time too.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The atmosphere was up to par! The bar area downstairs had a speak easy feel and a fire pit just outside the dining area made this a great neighborhood find for all types of those seeking to have a relaxing dinner. Small menu but big tastes! If you do something well you don’t need options or variations! My colleagues and I look forward to our next trip to Louisville to visit DECCA and it’s friendly staff of servers!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We celebrated Brandon’s birthday with two other couples. Had a great time with great food. Manager and staff were attentive and friendly. We were able to talk to each other without shouting, which was nice. Thank you for helping to make it a special birthday night!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I was there on a Thursday night. We had cocktails and dinner. The shrimp dish and the Texas redfish were delicious. The service was great. Everything was there when we needed it and after dessert our table was clear and the check brought to us. Perfect!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Had a lovely meal. Service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. Decca never disappoints.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our first visit to Decca but it won't be our last. Everything about our meal was wonderful, from the food to the service, the ambience, and the cozy bar in the basement. We're still talking about the mussels and the brussel sprout/kale salad for appetizers, and the redfish and ribeye entrees were both amazing. We couldn't decide among the sides so we got all of them for the table and the broccoil, beets and cabbage were the standouts. We didn't think we could eat anymore but our great server strongly recommended the pear and brown butter crisp which was a perfect ending to a wonderful meal. Good wine, beer and drink selection and while the menu is a bit pricier than other places, the overall experience was definitely worth it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food, excellent service, happy helpful people. Interesting choice of music

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Decca always delivers. The staff makes you feel like you are dining at a close friend’s home. So personal and warm. The menu has something for everyone. Each dish has so many layers of flavor. Our favorite place to enjoy cocktails, an elegant meal or quick bites in the Cellar Lounge.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We loved everything about Decca. The cocktails were excellent, the Kale/Brussel Sprout salad was on point, the chicken dish was incredible, and the Butternut Squash Risotto was also amazing. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable and overall, we had a great time!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 19, 2018

It was amazing!!! Every thing we had was fabulous except the sweet potatoes. Way too sweet for us but it didn’t matter bc everything else was superb! We had the mussels, amaze. The Brussels sprout salad was the best salad I have ever had. We had the shrimp and steak. We are complete foodies going out to eat all the time in greater cincinnati. We were in Louisville for a concert and found this gem! I do think it was a little too pricey and think more people would try if they lowered the dishes $4/5. We will be back regardless.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This is our third time here within the past two months , the food is consistently lukewarm , never hot . The waitstaff is not friendly at all and seems put out to be there . Clearly no management overseeing the kitchen and wait staff . I think our visits to Decca are over with for a while

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Phenomenal food; was delighted by everything we chose. Sides/Vegetables hit all the right notes.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Always a delicious meal at Decca! Nice vibe in a comfortable setting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We were celebrating the promotion to a new job and mentioned it in the OpenTable reservation comments and they gave us each a glass of Prosecto to enjoy on the house! Great service, wonderful food! The ribeye steak was tender and flavorful and the pork shank fell off the bone.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The meal at Decca was fabulous. It always is. Our waiter seem very tentative and new and wasn’t very engaging. The first time we went we had a waiter who really helped us make the most of the menu and we had some new people with us and was quite disappointed that we had to ask for some engagement and even then it was very tentative. We could barely hear him speak. We trust he was new and really aren’t complaining just giving feedback.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious! The risotto was tasty as can be, and the ricotta toast should definitely be tasted to be believed. I had the pork rib and it was so tender I hardly had to chew at all. I would definitely recommend going there for a date night or just for a fun friendly gathering.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday and we all enjoyed our meals. The wine list is on the high side but there are a couple of good values.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was excellent, but we were seated upstairs. The room was spare and unwelcoming. We were celebrating a special occasion and the ambiance was not conducive for comfort or pleasant dining. I know the basement is known for music and food, but we did not attend and cannot comment on that.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Fantastic experience, great food and half price wine was a nice perk.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 5, 2017

As far as I am concerned, this is the best eatery in Louisville and so many other cities. Heard so many great things. My expectations were exceeded by far. Great job. Bottom line, fantastic place for any occasion, formal or casual. It will not disappoint.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food is always consistently good to truly special. Service varies depending on which waitperson serves you and the hostess has consistently feigned interest in me as a diner over the last 16 months I’ve been dining there. The food is the reason I return, in spite of an average dining experience.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I've been to Decca several times in the past. I've always had good meals. Tonight was an off night for the Chef. My very small serving of Steak Tartar was good, but extremely small for $18. My Redfish was unseasoned, the portion was very small, and the cannellini beans served with the Redfish were hard. With my side of broccoli, my bill was $54 before tax and tip. I left hungry. That shouldn't happen.

My wife said Decca's new Chicken dish was the worst chicken dish she's ever had. I tasted it, and I agree with her. Neither of us have ever had chicken with the consistency of this dish. I would advise against ordering it.

Although I've always like this place, the food not good, the portions seem to have gotten smaller, and it is very expensive relative to the portions. We won't be going back any time soon.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was great. Redfish is a great entree Beets are amazing. Wine was great (Chateauneuf du Pape), but markup was astounding. Our server was out to lunch. Slow, with no personality. Flat, flat affect. We got a double charge from him, but it was changed with a nice apology from management. He seemed not to fit.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Awesome everything!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Delicious and creative menu, romantic ambiance, and incredible service. Pricey but worth it! Great for special occasion

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food and service.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We had to check on our food after it took awhile..... and got 2 different excuses as to why it took so long. So for our trouble and we were running late to get to a concert, I thought our bill would reflect some sort of comp. Also, the server mentioned that might happen. We just got a manager visit and no offer to make it right. It’s too bad because the food was excellent and I’ve been here several times and loved all previous visits.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Decca was amazing. The service was excellent, the staff was friendly and fast. The food was AMAZING! We didn’t know what to expect but it was all worth it. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Highly recommend - The cocktails were original and the food delicious. We had the Mussels, Pork Chop, Red Fish and Cabbage.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

My top pick in Nulu's gourmet ghetto. Well balanced layers of flavor in every dish. Current, apple salad is my fave.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Healthy, Business Meals
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The interior was very well laid out with plenty of room between diners.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Great Beer, Tapas
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The fall menu was just out and it is amazing! The flavors were fantastic and the colors beautiful! Our table agreed it was the best food we’d had out in a very long time!

Tags: Seasonal, Tapas, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Scenic View, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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