Levee at the River House

4.2
80 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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DE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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!!

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

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

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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.

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R
Louisville
29 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!!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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RH
Louisville
1 review
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.

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OT
Western KY
9 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!

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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.

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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.

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RD
Louisville
10 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.

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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.

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

Beautiful and perfect!

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

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

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

good food, excellent service band was good!

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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.

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JL
Louisville
6 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

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OT
Miami
79 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

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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.

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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!

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KY
Washington DC
23 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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CA
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Levee was different atmosphere, gave a different vibe. Could be a little bit better of food selection to choose from, for a evening setting. But overall i go back for the live music.

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KE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and atmosphere was very warm and inviting. The staff had impeccable service! The live band was amazing! Chloe our server was very attentive. The food, was very mediocre and bland for the prices. I was expecting much more from the appetizers especially the nachos and fried green tomatos. My suggestion is to take the sweetness out of the Chicken nachos. The overall experience was nice and the staff was great. I think if the food was better it would be a triple threat.

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W
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Recommended to go if your just looking for a casual relaxing place to enjoy good food and entertainment. The lobster dip and brussel sprouts and flat breads were delicious. Services was above average.

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OT
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Place was smaller than I thought it would be since it offered music as well as a lunch and dinner menu. We got all apps off the happy hour menu. They were good and here was a good variety. Service was awesome. I would go back and recommend.

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n
Louisville
40 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

We had several appetisers, shrimp & nachos- both were good. Dinner was burgers and sliders which were fine. The view is awesome however we prefer The River House's more extensive menu.

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PM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had exceptional service very friendly staff, great view and delicious food and drinks!

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MK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here for my birthday on a Wednesday night and it was PERFECT. The staff was so friendly and accommodating for a large party. The space was perfect; the outdoor patio was beautiful! I loved it.

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TD
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great waitress Friday evening very personal kia I think was her name

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OT
Louisville
29 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I made the mistake of making reservations on-line last Saturday (before the LCFC game). We arrived at 5:30 and they waitress came to place our order at least 30 minutes after we were seated. Then she disappeared for an hour and never bothered to update us on why it was taking a super long time. We were taking our friends to a LouCity game and were late by the time we left.

I was embarrassed since I made the reservations. Finally, the waitress served us and walks off without taking the time to ask if we needed any condiments. My friend walked to the bar to told the bar manager (young man with beard) and he followed her back to the table. She brought salt to the table and hot sauce for me.

I shared my frustration with him. I think his name was Dan He said, “I’ll take of it.” Then another girl came by later (maybe the manager) and her name was Stephanie. She said “this never happens” (that’s not true since I had experienced this same incompetency last year—more than once). She claimed it was because of the party seated outside. Again, she said she’d take care of it and disappeared. Not sure what “take care meant,” but I do know the waitress appeared with our checks—not reflecting any change—as promised.

The manager (Stephanie) approached us a few minutes later and give us “free drink cards” to make up for the delay. I don’t drink alcohol, so not sure how that’s supposed to help. I know it’s hard to conceive, but all of America doesn’t sit around drinking.

I would highly recommend that people save their money and go elsewhere. Everyone agreed that the food was mediocre to subpar.

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KB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was the worst I’ve had in many years. Food was mediocre. Drinks were $11 and the glass was so small looked to be about 3oz) that I’m sure there wasn’t an entire shot of liquor in it. Terrible! Will never go back.

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MP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was amazing. Service was great, except i had to leave in a hurry and it took a really long time to get the check. Had a great conversation until the band started warming up. If we could've stayed we would have moved outside. I will be back

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a very nice time, great greeter - so friendly and knowledgeable! Great appetizer selection. The tacos we're super good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were there for a 40th bday celebration- everything was horrible- it took over half hour to receive first round of drinks, food was mediocre and the waitress yelled at two of my family members , one being my sober pregnant sister- unreal!!! Horrible experience and was embarrassing for our City.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Manager was great outside service was sub par. Appetizers were different and very good.

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DC
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Atmosphere! Looking forward to going again. We were celebrating The Great Steamboat Race.

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B
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

It was very loud and service was slow.

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BB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Unfortunately, our experience was well below our expectations. We arrived for Happy Hour and requested drinks plus an appetizer. The appetizer arrived and we had to request our drink order again. When the second round for drinks was ordered, we were forced to get up from our outdoor seating to go inside to personally request the drink from the bar tender since our waitress had abandoned us. One additional appetizer was requested, but the order was not correct when it arrived. Although we were the only couple on the veranda, the outside bar tender played his music so loud that we had trouble hearing each other talk. We paid the bill and left without staying for our reservation.

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