Levee at the River House

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Levee at the River House menu features small plates like steak sliders, crab and green chili, fried ravioli, and tuna ceviche.



Levee includes an indoor and outdoor bar, with seating for about 130 people inside, and 100 outside. The bar will feature frozen cocktails infused with fresh herbs and other culinary ingredients.



Levee will also offer live entertainment at times.
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MB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was dining with three friends on a Thursday night. We asked for a table outside . It was a beautiful evening! We discovered it was Ladies night! We, therefore, got our flatbread entree for half price and our wine for $5.00 a glass. As the sun began to set our view of the river became even more beautiful. It was a lovely dining experience. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. We didn't stay for the 9:00 movie but what a cute idea!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible experience, will not go back. Service was basically non-existent... including the waitress, bartender and the manager. Two cheeseburger sliders, that were greasy cost $8. My friend tried to complain about her crab cake sliders that were too salty and not cooked as requested... the manager gave her a card for a free appetizer that was only good for one week, basically, he brushed her off. Our food came out at different times. The waitress nor manager came to check on us after our food was finally all delivered. Then there was the live music, dueling pianos. We were at the opposite end of the restaurant, the music was so loud we could not have a conversation. We asked several times if they would turn the volume down... don’t think they could hear our repeated requests because of the loudness of the music. Did I mention the singers could not carry a tune? In closing, our group of six goes out to dinner once a month and we will never visit this establishment again.

R
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came to eat and enjoy the live music. All was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for birthday but they had mixed up our reservation so we were unable to sit outside. Other than that the food was delicious.

DB
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress I have to say was the most pleasant young lady we have every had wait on us in a long time! 10 star for her!! We ate out on the deck.

OT
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was good but trying to eat and talk to each other and to server while band is doing sound check was so loud that we could not hear a thing.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Music was too loud during sound check. Had to ask wait staff several times for items. Food was good.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Sydney was a terrific server! Night Breeze was a great band. Food was meh.

DB
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed celebrating with friends our anniversary. The atmosphere was awesome and loved the music. Fun place! Highly recommend! Beautiful scenery and sunset

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We ate outside. It was a very nice night. We sat on the couches. Next time I will get a table because I think it would be more comfortable. But we were in the shade and most of the tables were in the sun. Great evening with friends.

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food, service and ambience were all good, not great but better than fair. The view of the river and the band were were very good. Dance floor was poor, a rubber based tile very sticky.

LF
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Birthday. Included in reservation but not acknowledged.

RH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy out time there...
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LJ
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Levee at the River House is a classy and personable place. I enjoy the river view, the waitresses are always nice and the crowd is always ready to party on the dance floor! it's a great upscale place to spend the evening. I've also enjoyed all the menu choices that I've selected.

SU
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was ok, but the cost for ok food to much. The outside was all torn up. Just wasnt impressed

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great. Moved us to Riverhouse since Levee so noisy.

OT
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Friend’s gathering for a friend’s benefit. It was so loud in there with live music that we couldn’t talk. Love live music, it was just turned up way too loud. Service was good but had to send back food. No apologies from waitress, but food item was replaced. Not in a hurry to go back u less just for drinks.

DE
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a little slow but with the weather and every one coming in from river and outside deck, I understand. Best Burger!!

WD
Louisville
65 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Please do something about the air conditioning. It was freezing in there

LL
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The presentation and flavor was excellent, but the food was warm at best and the coffee was even colder.

R
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to have a relaxing Oaks Day so we came here with another couple to enjoy the view and uncrowned surroundings. We were seated outside at a table for 4 with comfy cushioned bench seats. Server was prompt to take our drink orders and delivered them soon after. My husband and I shared the Chicken Pasta which was delicious. Our friends got a Reuben sandwich with house made chips, the Fried Lobster Ravioli and some Broccoli App and all were delicious. The ravioli fared better after asking for tarter sauce and marinara. Very reasonable prices and the ambiance is spot on. Will be back for their M-Th Happy Hours where they have reduced drink prices and specials on apps!!

R
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

The music and service are fine would not recommend the food unfortunately

DC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

This was a very disappointing dinner. We were told that the same chef prepared the food at the Levee as did at The River House. We have always had good food at The River House. The food was virtually unedable. We will not be returning.

TS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

have been here many times and never disappointed. service always attentive, food always delicious. if you want a table, make a reservation and go early.

NL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Great food great experience.staffing is amazing. My book club meets here often. Always a great experience.

RH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to unwind, Great chef. The Caribou band was there the last time and they were great.

AC
Western KY
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venu to grab some good eats and hear some great music! I ordered a flatbread and it was good. We had oysters and they were great! Ordered the shrimp and it seemed pricey. $12 for 4 shrimp. They were large shrimp and tasted fresh and good but $12 for 4 is a lot. The burger was good. Love the venue, huge bar with lots of drink selections! Fun place!

D
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

The nachos were excellent, but the rest of our meal left much to be desired. Out of the 6 of us no one finished their meal. I felt that the food was overpriced. Service was good.

DW
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great and all in our party enjoyed their meal. Enjoyed the band’s music; however, was very loud. We had a table of 8 ladies and we were right in front of the band. Music was loud and we were not able to talk to each other.

RD
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a Sunday evening with a big band sound group - perfect for traditional dancing ballroom style. The food was very good and s good variety. Beers on tap & wines were good selection. Service was very friendly in the best lounge tradition.

TS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our visits to the Levee. The food is well prepared and reasonably priced compared to our restaurants. The view on a nice cool summer evening is perfect and it's always a pleasure sitting on their lower terrace and enjoying a few drinks with friends.

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful and perfect!

SP
Louisville
81 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Flatbreads were fantastic. Nachos were very good. Rueben was a bit disappointing.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good food, excellent service band was good!

SJ
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our son was in town visiting and we wanted to take him to dine 'down on the river'. The river view is nice and the weather wasn't too terribly hot. Despite being booked for a private function our reservation was still honored for our patio seating request. As always their frozen strawberry basil cocktail was a refreshing way to start an evening. A special on the menu this time were crab stuffed zucchini blossoms that I paired with the homemade pork rinds.

JL
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A bit noisy for early Sunday evening dining due to singer. He was good but couldn’t really talk over him and place only had several tables full

OT
Miami
83 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I went there two times in one week...
Happy hour with lady friends The music was super and the appetizers great
Then disaster. Sunday night ...How can someone burn a Reuben sandwich
The seafood flat bread I had previously was so salty

d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

First, we arrived at 4 pm for happy hour. I had called in advance to assure kids were welcome and that the happy hour existed on Sunday, as the website stated. We were only one of two tables on the patio and in the entire restaurant. Our service was awful! We had to request the happy hour menu after being told it was "being fazed out and by request only". If that is the case, quit advertising the happy hour on your website! Slow drinks, slow ordering, it took forever to get food and then took forever to get silverware, and then took forever to get sauces for oysters and pork rinds after requesting several times. I actuality got up and retrieved Tabasco sauce from the bar myself. We overheard the server tell another table that she was pretty hungover from a late night/ early morning. Her service definitely reflected her hangover!

My husband and I dined at River House a few weeks ago on a Sunday and I called to see if they had a table. The aloof hostess said there were no tables available, but we could luck into a table at the bar. We arrived and the entire outdoor area was empty and the dining room was only half full. We dined on the patio and were very surprised to see that, as we left, the dining room had not filled during our dinner.
Not sure we will be returning. We gave it a second chance and was still very disappointed. It's a shame, because the food was pretty good. A good restaurant attempts to shine in all areas! It's hard out there for local restaurants. I think Mr. Varanase needs to address staff issues if he wishes to be successful on the river.

P.S. The oysters could be shucked cleaner, nearly broke a tooth on a piece of shell, multiple times.

NL
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My book club meets here once a week.. We love it! Great food ... Excellent live band... Excellent staff!!! Very affordable!

KY
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We always enjoys the LeVee for drinks and light supper, especially out on the patio. We were blinded by the sun which reduced our pleasure.
Service very slow because not enough wait staff.

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