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Holy Grale, Louisville, KY

Holy Grale

4.6
4.6
61 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus, we have decided to only open our outdoor space in the gralegarten by reservation only. 20 Craft beers on tap, plus a limited European-inspired food menu utilizing local ingredients, as well as a small, fine selection of natural wines. We are not a full bar. 21+ only please. *Louisville currently has a 9pm curfew at this time, we will do last call at 8pm or earlier.

policies during this time:
- We are limiting our outdoor seating to provide for social distancing. Furniture cannot be moved.
- MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES WHEN YOU ARE NOT IN YOUR SEAT, if you do not have one - you will have the option to purchase for $20 (handmade by HG staff with proceeds going to APRON, Inc., a local nonprofit assisting Louisville restaurant workers)
- all disposable plateware & utensils
- contactless service, order at the gralegarten bar

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Beer Garden

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 459-9939

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Andy Myers

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 61 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. K

    Kentuckyfoodies

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Holy Grale for a great meal and delicious beer!
  2. MM

    MatthewMc

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding servers with a great knowledge of beer and a focus on the customer. When I'm here I feel at home. Best burger in the city!
  3. PP

    PaulP

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holy grale is one of the best places in Louisville. Friendly service, delicious food, and beautiful surroundings
  4. d

    downtowndiner54

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    It accepted and confirmed reservation on Open Table. I drove 11 miles in the rain to get there... only to be greeted by a sign on both doors that only employees were allowed. Two men were inside, and both doors were locked. Thanks for the great communication Holy Grale.
  5. AB

    AmyB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The service was absolutely terrible and the food was undercooked and everyone’s meals came out at different times. Beer was decent
  6. U

    Unclebach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brandon was helpful and attentive. It was nice to have a place to sit down and enjoy a meal in the choir loft.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere and quality of craft beers and food for a large get together. Pretzel and beer cheese is amazing, wish I could buy the cheese. Brussel sprouts had a savoring nutty flavor and is my fave on the menu. When we come back, I'm trying the Poutine as it looked really good as well.
  8. L

    Lynn

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We sat in the choir loft, very fun atmosphere!
  9. NM

    NicciM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for my birthday dinner and Jeff took great care of us! The beer selection is amazing, overwhelming if it’s your first time looking at it, but well worth sifting through. My favorite by far was the Jasmine Tea Lager which is a Chinese import. The pretzel bread and beer cheese is a must have for appetizers, the bread was hot when it hit the table and melted in your mouth with the beer cheese spread. The poutine was interesting, in a great way! I definitely want to come back to try the bolognese and more beer!
  10. CR

    CarolR

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! my only complaint is I could have had a bigger portion of the Käsespätzle, it was so good, I wanted way more! Beer cheese/pretzel also delish and everyone raved about the burgers
  11. MM

    MichelleM

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Holy Grale has an amazing beer selection and the food is fantastic. Servers are very knowledgeable about the food and beer and make great recommendations. Technology between the server and the kitchen is not that great though. Twice I’ve had my order lost. But I love the place and will keep going back.
  12. DD

    DeeDee

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Bolognese was great. The rest of our dishes were ok. Very tight quarters upstairs. And temperature not well regulated. Server forgot to order our appetizers so those came out after our dinner. Drinks were slow to get.
  13. CH

    CherylH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and fabulous food. We had the pretzel loaf- very tasty and delicious. We ordered the 3D Valley burgers w/Fritjes for both of us and we also asked for a side of beer cheese to go with our burgers. Great beer, great food, superb service and a very nice time spent at dinner. We weren't hurried to leave after we finished our meal as we sat in the choir loft. We will be back and I refer Holy Grale to all my friends and out of town guests.
  14. o

    oldtimer

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    My first time there was very pleasant. Everyone on the staff seemed to be in good spirits
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    The food was really good but the service was terrible. We sat at the bar and the bartenders acted like we were an inconvenience to them the whole time. My meal was also brought out 20 minutes before my wife’s. The food was good but we couldn’t wait to leave. We were originally planning on staying for a bit and having some more drinks but ended up leaving as soon as we were done eating.

    Holy GraleResponded on September 11, 2019Hi, we are so sorry you had that experience with us. After checking around, there was a general consensus that the Sunday you visited was a rare moment where we were having a really bad day. You definitely did not experience us at our best. And while it happens, restaurants have “bad days,” we don’t want it to ever affect our guests, and that’s what happened to you. We want to apologize and hope you come back in for a better time.

  16. l

    lynnb

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot. Our group enjoyed our time celebrating my daughter’s 30th birthday.
  17. CF

    CardinalFan

    Louisville

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food & service.....ate in the choir loft, which was a little quieter than downstairs....very enjoyable evening
  18. PD

    PennyD

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very noisy in the choir loft but excellent food and craft beer at a reasonable price. We always enjoy coming here and appreciate the ability to reserve a table.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service. The staff in the choir loft gave great suggestions.
  20. CJ

    ChitownJelly

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will treasure my experience here for a long time to come. If you appreciate a true Belgian fry, be sure to visit this church-turned-tavern tastebud playground. Additionally, Holy Grale hosts an outstanding beer list.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Late Fathers Day
  22. S

    Susan

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great place for my our of town friends who love craft beer. They also like food, and were pleased with the Kentucky Proud products. It was a beautiful evening to sit on the patio.
  23. c

    culverh

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful meal, service and atmosphere. Will certainly go back.
  24. B

    Booklady

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We took friends who had not been here before. Sat upstairs. Patio full and bar area noisy. Forgot upstairs small. Beers good. Selection almost too much. Food selection almost too small. Wanted BLT Sliders. Still on website but MIA in restaurant. Fries still great and Simple Salad tasty. We will go back but not on a regular basis.

    Holy GraleResponded on July 29, 2019Hello! We apologize for not having sliders, despite the online menu still stating it... we had an issue with not being able to update our website at all but have since built a new website, and all menus have been updated! We invite you to come back to try some of our new menu items!

  25. MT

    MTandWC

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Staff well versed on beer menu and made great recommendations
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Bachelor party dinner. Reserved the upstairs loft. Perfect for the occasion.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Well... we were disappointed that there wasn’t a full bar (we didn’t read the menu correctly) We were okay with just a bourbon until we learned they have nothing on ice- meaning warm wine, water & bourbon, and no Chardonnay. Food was just okay.

    Holy GraleResponded on July 29, 2019Hello! Unfortunately we do not have the plumbing for an ice machine, but we do keep wine that is traditionally served cold in a wine fridge. We also keep water in a fridge so guests can enjoy cold water and wine served at its appropriate temperature. We do have Chardonnay, or something similar to it, and it is kept at the appropriate temperature for serving.

  28. YL

    YLit

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Confused on entry to the set up. Super friendly staff and a frequent customer directed. Open table reservation was placed. Table was set up and waiting on us in loft area with a separate bar. Super cute location and feel. Very much a highland vibe. Took a minute to figure out the menu. If you are a big beer buff this would be your jam. Overall experience was great for our girls night out. If you are in loft area bring a sweater there is a vent that hits the table we were at and the longer you are sitting the colder it feels. Would recommend this place and recommend placing a reservation if larger than four In your party. It seems to be very popular and was filling up on a Thursday night.
  29. O

    Oscar

    Charlotte

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great bar for drinks. Thought we would grab dinner here, but food menu takes back seat to beer - ended up at another place for food, but the ambience and drinks were outstanding
  30. MO

    MarnieO

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience. Truly enjoyed the ambiance. Would recommend highly!
  31. AE

    AEH5

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are so happy that Choir Loft now takes reservations. We go for family birthdays. The service is spectacular. I wish I could remember our server's name. He suggested just the right beer and was relaxed and cheerful with a large group.
  32. SB

    SarahB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite spots - best beer service in Louisville. Knowledgeable staff, and great food! Best burger.
  33. JF

    JasonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Holy Grail was a great experience. They accommodated my last minute reservations on a Friday night. The atmosphere was very comfortable and the servers were very knowledgeable about the food and drink selection. I'll definitely go again and bring others with me.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made a reservation for a large group for my birthday, and we had a perfect evening! Our server up in the choir loft was excellent, as were the other staff members who promptly brought up food and drinks. They were also very nice about helping us fit in a few extra guests at the last minute. Thanks to everyone at Holy Grale!!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great beers and the food is just as great!
  36. t

    thomas5

    Birmingham

    64 reviews

    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Holy Grale is essentially a beer bar with a selection of really good "bar" food, the beer selection is really excellent. Food choices are limited but all very good. It has limited seating, so reserve.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING!!!
  38. MM

    MM1991

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Holy Grale exceeded expectations! Our server was knowledgeable and hilarious. The food was AMAZING. Every bite was just so good. The beer was ridiculously good. We left dinner so happy. Can't wait to go back.
  39. K

    Kirsten

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! We loved the beer menu and the two restaurant options. We ate downstairs with bar service on the Saturday night and then ate upstairs with excellent table service on the Sunday night since we liked it so much. Bartender was engaging and recommended excellent beers based on the ones I already drank and enjoyed. Excellent food both nights. Downstairs was more lively with louder music and conversations whereas the Choir Loft offered a great chance for conversation over multiple beers. Loved this place and will definitely go back if I'm ever in the city again.
  40. DQ

    DanQ

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Team... Great food and beers. Love the portion size, light, but big with flavors. Keep up the outstanding work.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Holy Grale is rated 4.6 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Hours of operation

    Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Beer Garden

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andy Myers

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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