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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://www.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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (27)
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Creative Cuisine (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Business Meals (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Local Ingredients (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Cozy (9)
Casual (8)
Seasonal (8)
Authentic (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fun (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Romantic (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Organic (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Music (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 3, 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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·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 2, 2017

Awesome everything!

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·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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 (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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·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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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We are regulars and are never disappointed!! Chef is amazing. Love the menu.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Another go-to in Louisville. Amazing wood grill options (don't miss the broccoli which is always on the menu). Didn't love our waiter (who has been there as long as we have been going and yet pretends not to recognize us) but that would never stop us from dining there. Weather permitting, the outside patio is also lovely.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 18, 2017

This place is exceptional from the hostess, service personnel , chef and the bartender. The manager really has his finger on the pulse of how a fine dining restaurant should be run.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was amazing! Will definitely come back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very enjoyable meal at Decca. The courtyard is stunning; one of the prettiest al fresco dining experiences I've experienced. Service was attentive, perfect pacing to the meal and the food was quite delicious and fairly priced (with decent portions).

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Always a great experience . The patio is the best in town.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Salad was good - Bibb lettuce dressed with nice vinaigrette. Ordered chicken breast. Spong. Awful. Sent back to Cook More. Really didn’t help. Would not be inclined to go back for dinner.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We were celebrating my husband's birthday! It was a special night that was lovely sitting out on the patio! The food was amazing. The fried green tomatoes were especially tasty! After dinner we went downstairs for a cozy drink in the cellar which would also be perfect to do while you wait for your table.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Decca for years has been my favorite restaurant in Louisville. I will always order duck pate and broccoli.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We dined here on a quiet and slow night, which was fine with us. Complimentary sparkling wine for our anniversary was a nice welcome. Food was uniquely and skillfully prepared and we tried several courses. Service attentive and approachable, not to overbearing. My favorite was the duck terrine with pickled vegetables and cherry mostarda, including pickled cherries, served with wood grilled focaccia. SO good!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Decca never disappoints. In my opinion, tied with Les Relais for best restaurant in Louisville.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I have to admit. My first experience when Deca opened was short. Didn't even try the food as I could not tolerate how close the tables were. Felt like I was in NYC. I don't wish to be so close to patrons that I hear their conversations. We left.

This weekend, we dined outside and it was a home run. Food was excellent and carefully crafted. Staff was on their game as well. Great ambience. Well appointed tables.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My husband and I ate at Decca last night for our five-year wedding anniversary. I mentioned that it was our anniversary in that "special requests" field when you make a reservation on Open Table. Until now, every restaurant has ignored that field, but not Decca. They congratulated us on our anniversary, sat us down at a great table on the patio and gave us a complimentary champagne toast!

We weren't seated right away because we wanted to sit outside, which was perfect because it gave us a chance to have a drink at their cellar bar. I had the Little Red Dress, which is a champagne and vodka cocktail. Delish!

Our table was ready before we finished our cocktails, and they seamlessly transferred our bill upstairs. The ambiance outside is really nice: koi pond, lights strung from tree branches, etc. We had the fried green tomatoes to start; omg, they are divine! My husband had the Texas red fish, and I had to pork chop. We shared the broccoli; It will make you want to eat your vegetables! Our dinner did not disappoint! For dessert, we ordered the buttermilk pie, which was amazing. You're seeing a pattern here. My only advice would be to not pair it with a citrus sorbet next time as it took me out of the experience. When our check came, so did caramel popcorn that was good as anything we could've ordered on the menu. Nice touch! Oh, and the chenin blanc wine pairs nicely with the pork and the fish.

I'll also add that we overheard a service issue with another table that got their food late, and the waiters handled it admirably, comping their food.

We will definitely return to Decca and highly recommend it to you.

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vip
 (Toledo)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Food and service great. Wine and drinks bad

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Love love love Decca. It never disappoints! Make sure to visit the bar downstairs before dinner.

Tags: Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

I don't think I've ever been as disappointed in a restaurant as I was on Saturday night at Decca. We were a party of 3 with a reservation. We arrived on time, and the only thing the hostess said to us was "Well, I hope you still want a table outside." She barely made eye contact. I wrote it off to her not having a great personality to begin with, and was still very excited for dinner. We sat at a lovely table on the patio. After about five minutes of watching the servers wait on everyone other table on the patio, a woman came up with water and bread. She never spoke to us. Just dropped off the bread and water. After almost 20 minutes, a server realized we had not been helped and came over. He asked if anyone had been over to us yet, and when we said no he offered to get us drinks. He did not seem entirely surprised or sorry, but we were just happy to be getting a cocktail! After ANOTHER TEN MINUTES of waiting, our drinks came. Finally, I noticed a woman I thought might be a manager cleaning a table near us. I asked her if she knew if we had a server, and she came over to our table and said "Yes, you have a server. Let me go find him." No smile, no apology, no emotion whatsoever. We were starting to wonder if everyone at Decca took a downer or something before their shift? After our interaction with the manager we decided that we would not stay for dinner. Finally, our server, or a server, we're not sure, approached us and vaguely apologized. We said that we'd only be having the drinks and he said, "Ok" and brought us the check. We paid our bill (shocked that they didn't offer us anything or even attempt to explain what in the heck had happened) and left. No one said anything to us on the way out. The manager never came back to our table, in fact we didn't see her again. We were incredibly angry and disappointed, because we had heard such good things and the food sounded wonderful. However, we luckily walked down the street to Garage Bar and had an excellent dinner!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We had a very memorable meal. The food entrees had interesting combinations of ingredients that were unique and delicious. The waiter knew the menu and gave us good recommendations. He also had good timing. Highly recommend this one.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great food and service. Creative use of ingredients and great presentation. Parking somewhat of a challenge due to construction in the area. Interesting wine list that could use more selections from Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Cocktails well made but not generous in size. Our server was well informed about the choices on the menu and very enthusiastic about the seasonal menu. Particular dishes that were outstanding were the mussels appetizer and the duck liver terrine with accompaniments. Shrimp entree was also excellent. Chocolate cake with coffee ice cream was fabulous. We will definitely go there again soon.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 26, 2017

As always, the food was very tasty and enjoyable. We will return, even though this time the service from our waiter was uncharacteristically well below par.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I had a little problem with my food and it was immediately taken care of, and I was compensated for the problem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great dinner nice outdoor dining staff very nice food was very good
Enjoyable evening

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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The ravioli appetizer was best I have ever had. A bit pricey at 4 ravioli for $16 but admittedly so good I would order again. Both pork chop and chicken entrée s were excellent.

We sat outside on a nice evening and the ambience was very good. Would go back.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We really enjoyed a quiet and delicious meal on the patio. The service was impeccable and seamless. I highly recommend the mussels in curry sauce to start. The red fish and summer shrimp entrees were great as well.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Our 43 rd wedding anniversary made special .

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Aug 9, 2016

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 7, 2017

These are the best tasting dishes ever! My favorite restaurant in Louisville. My wife's favorite and the family! Love the chefs take on steak, of all things. This is not a cattle place but wow, what a ribeye!!! None better in the city.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Decca is beautiful. The basement is a fun bar with a great vibe. we dined on the patio and enjoyed the broccoli, fried green tomatoes and the fish. Everything was delicious! The staff went above and beyond. Lovely restaurant!!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Too pretentious. Food too seasoned for our tastes.

Tags: Spicy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Went to Decca for our Anniversary, and I have to say I had my doubts that I would like the restaurant. But we sat outside on the patio and we were amazed with this place. The service was outstanding, the food was delicious. We will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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