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  4. Distance: 1.69mi
  1. Distance: 0.85mi
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  3. Distance: 1.42mi
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About Gary's on Spring

Gary's on Spring is a casual fine dining restaurant set in a two story brick building built in 1885. We have dining on the main floor with a walk-out covered patio. Moving upstairs you will find a bar/lounge with couches and exposed brick walls, accompanied by an open air deck to enjoy alfresco cocktails and dining.

204 South Spring Street
Louisville, KY 40206
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, International

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Locust Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 584-5533

Website:
http://garysonspring.com/

Entertainment:
Jazz outside when weather permitting.

Parking Details:
Full lit parking lot behind the restaurant and side street. Additional parking along Spring street in front on building.

Public Transit:
Tarc Bus at the corner of Payne Street and Spring Street.

Executive Chef:
Harold Baker

Private Party Facilities:
Parties up to 24 can have a secluded area in the upstairs bar. Larger parties can either have most of the main dining room, or full patio with weather permitting.

Private Party Contact:
Greg Fearing: (502) 435-7723

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Gary's on Spring Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (17)
Good for a Date (16)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
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Quiet Conversation (11)
Romantic (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Business Meals (9)
Casual (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Cozy (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Authentic (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Fun (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great Beer (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had a great time at Gary's celebrating a birthday. The setting was perfect for a festive dinner. The bartender was absolutely fantastic - great drinks and he took the time to stop by our table. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great live music, delicious food and first rate service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent service from the moment our host opened the door. Delicious, well prepared food and yummy desserts, particularly the strawberry shortcake, in January no less. Our server Jim is a true professional.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

My daughter’s 28th Birthday...

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was my 1st time at Gary's on Spring and it was a delightful evening. It was New Years Eve and we had reservations thankfully. My date had oysters rockefeller and rack of lamb. I had the cream of artichoke soup and eggplant Napoleon. All served was very good and my date raved that the oysters were the best she'd ever had. We splurged with an ending to the meal of some Pappy Van Winkle bourbon so we can say, "yes" we have tasted it. Whew!
Overall a very fine evening. Little loud and hard to navigate through but food and service is excellent!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Seemed to be some leaking problems going on from sprinkler pipe and ceiling had large area replaced but no tape just several sections of drywall unfinished in a white color that really looked liked the place was in a stage of remodeling Pricing was ok but to be honest the quality of the food wasn’t what I’d come back for.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

superb meal and even better service. this place is a real gem so enjoy the ambience of a true Louisville treasure

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I LOVE Gary”s On Spring! I have been there on date night with my husband and numerous times with a large group of friends. Chef prepares excellent food and Ms. Doreen makes you feel like family. This restaurant is an A plus, 5 star!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Romantic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very quaint, excellent food, personal service. This place is a well kept secret. Hope to visit many more times in 2018.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food quantity and quality dependable. Service above average but not by a lot. Upstairs is loud if you want to have a conversation without yelling. Lots of competitive restaurant options for the same type food and at the same price point. Bucks is a better choice.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Really great meal, creative and well-rounded menu. Attentive staff (server a little too intrusive). Noisy environment even though it wasn’t terribly busy the midweek evening we were there. Always enjoy Gary’s.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Gary’s earned a solid 3 star review on what was my first, and will be my only visit. No, we didn’t have a bad experience. Overall, it just wasn’t that great. Staff: the host and our server were very kind, welcoming and knowledgeable. Ultimately, I left them with a 4 star rating because they weren’t impressive beyond expectation. Atmosphere: the dining room is small yet comfortable, you don’t feel like you’re too close to others, yet, it somehow wasn’t inviting. The space felt cold (not temp) and wasn’t somewhere we wanted to stay long. Food: it was hard to identify what the restaurant was proud of...the steak was recommended, but in a foodie city, it’s hard to top other steakhouses. Our party opted for a variety, and while dinner was good, it wasn’t worth the price tag. Specifically, the chicken francese was served on a bed of delicious cord bread polenta but was overdone with a dramatically sweet blueberry reduction that served more as syrup than anything else. Drinks: of the five cocktails ordered, 1 was undrinkable from being so very sweet, and 3 attempts at of a gimlet left us questioning if the confused the lime juice for alcohol ratio. (These, though not well done, weren’t terrible.) Overall: we live in the neighborhood and have driven past for years without ever dining. The building is in great shape, as kind of a hidden treasure. The group agreed it felt like they were so focused on being a “great” restaurant, they missed out on being a “good” restaurant. For the money you’d spend, I’d recommend Decca, Rye, or Butchertown Grocery instead.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Gary’s on Spring has been a favorite of ours for years. Doreen and her staff made our evening and dining experience wonderful. Joey and Jennifer were most professional and gracious in ensuring we all had a great Friend’s get together. Thank You and well done!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 15, 2017

What more could you ask for? Great food, great service, wonderful atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This is a hidden jewel. Gary's sits on the corner of a neighborhood, easily missed.
The food 's deliverance is creative, which matches the menu.
I've had excellent service each trip I have there.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Gary’s is one of my favorite places. Good food, great atmosphere, upstairs is the best.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

All food was fantastic, shrimp and grits are a home rub!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Do yourself a favor and order the meatballs as an app.
Scallops and Grouper were superb!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food and cocktails were very good, will definitely visit again

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Service was personal, friendly and overall excellent! Entree portions are very generous and cooked perfectly, very tasty. Their decor is cozy and casually elegant. Upstairs outdoor deck perfect for cocktails or dining outdoors. They don't get too crowded so quite the gem of a restaurant for anytime when others are booked and have slow service. Highly recommend!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 17, 2017

food and service was excellent. Waitress and manager were very friendly. We met the chef who was very friendly as well.. Definitely will go back

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Always excellent! If you have not been here you must try!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We decided to go here for our anniversary. We ate upstairs in the bar and it was great.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Another great experience at Gary's! We had a large group who wanted to socialize, and our server worked around our group deftly and unobtrusively. He was very friendly and kindly separated a few checks for us, which I know is a pain and we were very appreciative! The bartender is always awesome and creates very well-crafted cocktails. The Old-Fashioned is perfect and the Justified is a must-try! The food, as always, was flawless. We had scallops, the shrimp and scallops special, duck, lamb, and of course the lobster bisque. We sent back empty plates all around.

Also, a big thanks for accommodating our large group in the bar, which was my dad's request for his birthday meal.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Gorgeous evening to sit on the outside patio with very mellow guitar music. We shared the tomato mozzarella salad & eggplant parmigian. Huge split & very good!!!

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Every aspect was excellent. Plenty of parking, best scallops and steak we ever had. Even drinks were top shelf. Didn't mind the cost when everything, and the people, are so good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great dishes full of flavor. Lamb chops were some of the best I have eaten. The mint sauce was not over powering good mint taste along with the vegetables. Cod and special Cajun ribeye was very tasty too.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Gary's never disappoints. Highly recommended. More folks need to discover this treasure.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Gary's is a go-to for my husband and I. Consistently delicious, always good if not great service, and the bartender is a gem. Portions are huge for the dollar. We always have the lobster bisque. Then we shared a baby Brown which to me is the best in the city. A well-crafted Bookers Old fashioned completed our meal. Sat on the patio as it was a beautiful night. Always leave happy and satisfied.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We've been to Gary's several times and always have wonderful experience. From greeting us as we arrived, to ensuring our table was ok, to our server Nick who was excellent.....and lamb chops were delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 23, 2017

It was a lovely evening and we had a table on the upstairs, outside patio. Service was
attentive and quick. Each of us at the table bought our own bottle of wine, enough for
the evening and a little to take home. It was a special occasion and we were able to
concentrate on our conversation, rather than having to talk over any music.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 19, 2017

It took a surprisingly long time for the food to arrive from the kitchen considering the restaurant was not busy on the night we were there.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 19, 2017

There was a hair (not mine) in my wine and the scallops were way overdone--rubbery

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Suggestion...bring back at least a lighter dinner (like the bison burger you used to have)

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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 19, 2017

I always have a difficult making a dinner choice... everything on the menu looks tempting...I highly recommend the strawberry shortcake to share for dessert...😃

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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We loved, loved,loved our visit there! It's a hidden secret and an awesome place. We were very impressed with the attention to detail and beautiful presentation of our food! The people are crazy nice and they really want your experience to be wonderful!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Casual, Authentic, Organic, Healthy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Love going to Gary's. Great food--great service.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We were seated on the patio per our request on Open Table and were so pleased that we were able to enjoy the beautiful evening outdoors! The food and wine were fantastic but we were underwhelmed with the service. Thankfully we weren't in a rush and we will definitely be back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on August 5, 2017

One of our favorite places to go. Outdoor seating is awesome singer included.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic, Quick Bite, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Varied menu with great choices. Service was excellent and presentation was well done. Nice wine list. I would recommend Gary's

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