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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: Monday - 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, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Gary's on Spring Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

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Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for a Date (12)
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Good for Birthdays (11)
Cozy (10)
Casual (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Romantic (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Business Meals (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great Beer (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Live Music (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (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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vip
 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The food was fine (once we got over seeing one of the staff taking a leak in the garden as we arrived -- and no, I am NOT kidding). But I have no idea where this restaurant finds (or how it trains) its waiters. The service was so poor that even the good food was not enough to encourage me to return.

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Restaurant was very nice and the hostess was super nice. Our waiter was excellent and very knowledgeable about the food. I had the potato crusted flounder and it was pretty tasteless. The Brussels sprouts were good. My friend had the shrimp and grits but said she would not order it again. The barbecue was to potent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Had not been in a while-was shocked to find it almost empty on a Friday night. Service was great-food good but not as good as it used to be. Will think twice about returning.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on July 30, 2017

It is always great.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We were met at the door with a very nice greeting thanking us for choosing their establishment. The service was prompt and experienced, offering informed recommendations. The menu offers choices to please everyone and the food was delicious.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 21, 2017

It was quite a surprise! The presentation was 5 star! As good as any restaurant we've eaten that is known for great food! We didn't expect to experience such a great dinner for such a great price! We will be back!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Authentic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Always good food and service at Gary's. An enjoyable experience!

Tags: Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great take on Southern fare. Hot Brown, amazing! Very cool bar and a fantastic Old Fashion.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great food. Took friends for the first time and they loved it!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Gary's Never Fails To Deliver! Always consistent excellent food and service. This was our first time up in the bar and discovered a fabulous bartender - a great mixologist. The primary reason we go do Louisville (a 75 mile one way drive) is to go to this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Not quite sure what is going on here. It has been a favorite place. A few weeks ago we made a reservation on a Saturday Night, when we arrived there was a sign on the door saying the restaurant was closed that day. Rather strange, but we realize that sometimes mix ups occur with Open Table. This Friday, we went there with another couple to celebrate a birthday. Despite being Friday night the place was virtually empty. In the past it has been very busy. The food, was not up to the level we've had there before, although the portions are huge. Lamb chops (what I always love most there) were overdone. Lobster Bisque seemed a bit "off" Even though we were in no hurry, the service seemed slow and servers seemed somewhat inexperienced. It was definitely not the wonderful experience and food we've had there before.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We love sitting in the bar area. Great staff and even better food. Salmon, steak and pastas are all wonderful.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Very nice atmosphere. Good quality and service were impeccable. Half price wine night was a plus.

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Excellent service, good food, great waiter. Took my mother for her birthday she enjoyed it very much especially the hot brown appetizer. We ate downstairs it was quiet, looked around the rest of the place, upstairs is a nice bar area, and they have an upstairs and downstairs patio area. We will go back soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Service marvelous. Food very good. Need bourbon sauce on a warmed bread pudding

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 7, 2017

FANTASIC FOOD AND SERVICE !! A very cool building and atmosphere. good people !!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Family and I had a remarkable dinner at Gray's this past Saturday night. Food and service were absolutely amazing. The hostess gives a gem of a tour of the old building. We were lucky enough this past Saturday to meet Chef Baker. Great experience and wonderful evening all around. Food is fantastic!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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