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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.
Louisville, KY 40206
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Jazz outside when weather permitting.
Full lit parking lot behind the restaurant and side street. Additional parking along Spring street in front on building.
Tarc Bus at the corner of Payne Street and Spring Street.
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
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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