Matt Winns Steakhouse

4.7
78 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Matt Winn’s is a fine dining experience like nothing else in Louisville. With unmatched service and food quality and the best wine and bourbon selection around, you’ll find everything you need for a special occasion or just a night out with friends. Prime, sumptuous steaks like our Bone in Ribeye, Filet Oscar, and massive Porterhouse are the backbone of our menu, but we go far beyond steak. We have tableside raw bar service, crab cakes, and fresh seasonal fish options for seafood lovers. Our extensive wine list is second to none with selections from vineyards all over the world. Reserve our private bourbon room for exclusive tastings featuring the rarest bourbons in the country. Matt Winn’s Steakhouse is perched on the top floor, overlooking the iconic Churchill Downs Racetrack, and celebrates the grand traditions of the Kentucky Derby. Allow us to transport you back in time to a bygone era where the fashion, ambiance, and food unite to create the best dining experience in the city.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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
What 78 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JenniferT
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband celebrated his 45th Birthday

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vipProudMary
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was terrible. The steak Frites was missing the steak! Med rare steaks were Med well. Drink orders were missed. It was sad not sure it was Covid related to server interruptions or what. The Manager apologised but no alteration of the very expensive bill.

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MARLENE
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere is phenomenal. Matt Winn will become a destination for all things Louisville.

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GailR
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent but the steak portions were very petite compared to other upscale restaurants. Our waiter was fabulous and my Lemondrop martini was yummy!

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FredR
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every member of the staff with whom we came in contact seemed to be laser-focused on making out dining experience unforgettable & quite remarkable

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DebraV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely enjoyable evening, we will be back soon! Bentley our server was Perfect!

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KennethP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Everything was super nice. The food was good. Except my partner got sick when we got home abs still I’ll. He thinks it was something in the food he ate.

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JasonW
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Years Eve

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JoeyM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Matt Winns Steakhouse. The food and service was amazing. We will definitely be back.

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Ricopolatzo
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. We loved the king crab and shrimp from the raw bar. My wife enjoyed the lobster bisque. The fried calamari was very good as well. We both had filet mignon. They were good, but not the best I have ever had. We had mushrooms, fried cauliflower, fries and mac n cheese. The fries were so crispy and delicious. We really liked the mushrooms and mac n cheese. Nobody at our table liked the cauliflower. I suggest that you pass on the cauliflower. All in all it was a great meal and a wonderful experience. Honestly, next time we go back I may concentrate on the raw bar, appetizers and sides rather than ordering a steak.

The ambiance is great and everyone treats you like a VIP.

It’s not a place that most people will go on a regular basis, but it’s definitely a place to go for a special occasion.

We will be back for sure.

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Stevenl
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will not find a more enjoyable experience than Matt Winns

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bratch
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice evening

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JamesE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

1st time here. Restaurant is very nice on the inside very clean ambience is great service on the other hand need some attention

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MichaelM
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from beginning to end was fantastic. The only thing I would recommend would be valet parking. But after you check in outside, you’re driven to the entrance doors via golf cart. Then you take a private elevator to the restaurant. Everything is simply beautiful when you exit the elevator. Tables are perfectly adorned. The chairs are super comfortable. The wait staff was fantastic. This was more than just a dinner, this was a full on dining experience. Absolutely loved it. Our servers were named Bentley and Tyler. They were wonderful. 5 stars all the way. The best dining experience in Louisville. I didn’t even mention the fact that the restaurant overlooks the track at Churchill downs, adding to ambiance of the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Sides were too rich in flavor - cauliflower - potatoes - macaroni cheese. Steaks were flavorful and cooked to perfection . Drinks with bourbon were delicious . The sides were disappointing and not very good .

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SueP
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt Winn’s knows how to make a night special. Starting with a call from the concierge, then the golf cart ride, to the red carpet and finally arrival at the welcoming entrance from the elevator. All this while being surrounded by the ambiance of Churchill Downs. The views are spectacular and the dining room is classic. Warm leather and wood with a old school bar. The cocktails and food were amazing, which was matched by the service. Be prepared for a dining experience. They take the time to do things right and for you to enjoy your conversation. If you want a quick in and out, you will need to let your server know. Make sure to save room for the dessert cart. The presentation is unique and fun. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality service was impeccable, very fine dining at a nostalgic place.

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XOXOXO
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Waitress was not very familiar with the menu. We were not told about the rolling carts. Had to ask about them. Appetizer portions were not properly explained resulting in receiving 2 of the same. They were served lukewarm at best. My filet was maybe warm. Certainly wasnt the filet that I was expecting. Creamed spinach was ok. Declined dessert and called it a night. Will not be returning. Not even close to what we were expecting.

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rogere
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second visit with a business group and it was even better than the 1st time around. The food is better than other similar priced places, the atmosphere enhances the experience and the service is very attentive, quick and you never have to look around for someone to help as they are always there awaiting your needs. I'm not sure why this place isn't booked two to three weeks in advance. Maybe it will take a little time for word of mouth to travel around but definitely will be a stop every time I'm in the area.

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vipTaylorH
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good. It was such a great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it, only knock is finding the proper entrance and route to the restaurant. I would add signage. Other than that loved it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We really enjoyed our reservation overall. Given that they’re a new restaurant (only open 3 months) we did encounter a few hiccups. I ordered a martini that was supposed to be garnished with lemon and olives but they missed the olives. All of the items listed to be available on the raw bar were not. We also ordered off the raw bar and boxed up more than half of it to bring it home and at the end of the night we didn’t receive the bag with our raw bar items in it. I was really saddened by this as I was looking forward to having it for dinner tonight! Also we ordered the sundae bar and while we got sauce we received no other toppings.

However, our waitress was wonderful, quality of the food was as well, and we loved the ambiance. Overall pleased just wish I would’ve received our leftovers as seafood tends to come at a premium at steakhouses.

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KelleyD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!! Can’t wait to go back.
Everything was excellent

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Herby
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone from the staff worked well together to make it a perfect night. Mr West took time to make sure we were taken care of. Thanks

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JohnK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Facility is beautiful. I’m sure it would be a a fun environment during live racing. Service was very attentive. The food was not good. Rather terrible in fact. For prices at that level, the food should be outstanding.I wanted it to be great, but I was very disappointed. I don’t think it will last unless the food improvs dramatically.

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BillL
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Celebrated my birthday top of our list for special occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most incredible meal; everything from the ambience and service to the meal and pairings was top notch. Will definitely be going back for more!

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DCL2
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent experience and service. This is a beautiful restaurant that was both comfortable and elegant.

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vipJimF
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From reception through the main course, in fact the entire dining experience, venue included, was top-notch

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall visit! Loved everything about the restaurant! Was in total aww of the bourbon display!! Amazing experience! One thing I do have to say is. Don’t cut a grown mans steak!!!!!

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LaVellT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at this restaurant was five star and Meg (Waitress) was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Western KY
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Our new favorite!

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vipAlec
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Boring vibe- nothing remarkable. Food fine but again, not remarkable. The rolling carts for oysters and desserts are a nice touch.

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ErikR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, great food and what a killer venue to have such an amazing restaurant! My food was perfect, my waitress and back waiter were stellar, and everyone at Matt Winns from the gate to the table showed my wife and I the best customer experience you could ever imagine. I came in town from Charleston SC to celebrate my birthday and WE know what exceptional dinning experiences are. This restaurant made them all look subpar! Thank you for letting me share my birthday with you and I’ll definitely be back when I make it back to horse and bourbon country!

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kathyb
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Impeccable service from arrival to departure with beautiful surroundings throughout. Our amazing server David was well versed with suggestions and descriptions on both cocktail pairings and menu selections. All of our mains were cooked to requested temperature along with seasoned to perfection. We ordered starters , several sides and the gnocchi to share on top of our mains so plenty to take home at the end of the evening. The service carts, both seafood and dessert, were like nothing we had experienced in our travels. The evening was capped off with a wrapped bourbon ball to take home and a gift bag full of local goodies. We all cannot wait for a return visit in the very near future.

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vipCathyH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We highly recommend Matt Winn's Steakhouse. The service was absolutely wonderful, as was the food. The restaurant is beautiful and a great addition to Louisville's restaurant scene. We will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently opened and an excellent edition to Louisville's culinary experience, Matt Winn's sits atop Churchill Downs looking out across the track offering sweeping views of the grounds and a modest view of the city. We were actually lucky enough to enjoy a rather forceful autumn storm after watching the sunset while enjoying our meal. There is a superb selection of bourbon as well as wine and the bartenders & wait staff were amazing. Our food was succulent, timely, and in line cost wise with what you would expect from a top tier dinning establishment located in Louisville. We've already made plans to come back again and bring a couple more guests with us as this has jumped up into our top five within the city.

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Great
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt Winn’s Steakhouse is now quintessential Louisville. If you have friends in from out of town, a special occasion, or just want to treat yourself to a fantastic meal - this is your place. The food, drinks, and service were all top notch. The ambiance and setting is impossible to replicate. I don’t write reviews often - but this one deserves the best. Thanks to the friendly staff and managers for treating us so well and ensuring our visit was a memorable one.

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Matt Winns Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 78 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.