Matt Winns Steakhouse

4.6
349 Reviews
$50 and over
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 349 people are saying
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Algie
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

To be honest was disappointed as had high expectations since "ChurchHill Downs"
Expected more! Drink order was not right and waiter seemed to want to hurry us.
Steaks and desert was great but not the "wow factor" we had hoped for!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the drinks were as good as always

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vipPhilipM
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I don't like writing poor reviews. Unfortunately, the entre took for too long. The food in general was not good.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was outstanding. Our server, Levi, was very attentive and personable. He was timely with our drinks and very nice to talk to. The meal was amazing. From the brown butter biscuits to the scallop appetizer all the way to the really cool dessert cart with a great variety of options.

I had the bone-in ribeye and it’s the best steak I’ve ever had. The little bit of sweetness to it was unexpected but it was so great. I’m still thinking about it the next morning. The steak was so tender I actually attempted to cut it with my fork. My wife had the filet and it was also great. A really nice crust on the sear and tender in the middle. I also loved the fall old fashioned.

Just a really great meal all around and a very nice dining experience from the setting to the service. We will be back and I can’t recommend this place enough.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a very good time. Incredible wait staff and we appreciated her making our experience even more memorable with photos. The knowledge your staff had of the bourbon pours was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stellar food, service and drinks!

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LamontM
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a great experience for the first time eating at Matt Winns. Took my wife there for New Year Eve dinner. Great food and drinks. Very great staff and service.

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vipAlisonT
Louisville
71 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What another amazing dinner and evening we had…again!!!
Jackson is beyond the best with making our dining experience perfect. He knows the menu, makes excellent dining recommendations, is very efficient and personable.
The wine suggestion from Mike, the sommelier, was so amazing with the meal (it’s always nice to try new wines and learn while dining). Every meal and dining experience we have had, has just been wonderful.
(Please keep the Waygu carpaccio appetizer on the menu.)
We greatly appreciated the golf cart escort to and from the door.
Thank you all again for providing another memorable dining evening for us.

JK
JKB2022
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our waiter was wonderful! Very friendly and accommodating. We were there NYE and the atmosphere was dim lights and light jazz music over the speakers. Would have hoped for a more upbeat atmosphere on NYE or decorations. The food was good but not great. For the amount of money we spent, we would have rather went to another steakhouse in Louisville.

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ZulfiN
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic experience! Megan was our server and she was amazing. A recommended wine from her totally hit the spot! Also, the whole experience of someone meeting you at the gate, escorting you to the building, a dedicated elevator operator was rather underrated part of the glamor that is Matt Winn's !

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KenT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good as always
Service, food, room decoration transport
We will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal. Perfectly seasoned and cooked. Will return for sure

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vipMichaelA
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Filet over cooked. Side dishes not as good as before and removing the marble potatoes from the menu was a bad call. Service was slow. Not likely to return unfortunately.

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vipsharon
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nephew and his wife in town wanted to treat them to a nice dinner. Everything we had was so good. Service was impeccable. Will definitely be back

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TerryO
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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TracyH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Steak was good. I would not recommend the Lamb and the French onion soup.
Bourbon selection was spectacular.

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vipbmac
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visiting!

Matt Winn is inside Churchill Downs , The food was great!

Will go back and recommend others visit!

Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was amazing! I felt so underdressed I had on sweats and Nike slides and thought they were going to turn me away because of a dress code but they were so very polite and the food was so delicious I will definitely be back my server Michael was fantastic!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great place just frustrated the way the night ended.

Had a little issue on price of a drink that wasn’t listed in menu but available. I know the price of the drink because I order is all the time. Tried to charge more than the price of an entire bottle for each drink which is easily accessable.
Was told a reason that just isn’t true.
Manager did come over and corrected, was very professional but still over paid.

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EarlG
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very slow service steaks were cold when coming out. And they were not busy that night.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Good was a little salty. Greens that came with the lamb was too vinegary. The spinach was too al dente.

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BryanS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic and the food was exceptional. Actually, the best coffee I have had in some time which capped off a remarkable evening.

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Brian
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our second time visiting, and this time was to help a friend and celebrate their wedding proposal. Matt Wynn Steakhouse went above and beyond to help make my friends day special. Emily is hands-down the most amazing server we have ever had in our life. She went above and beyond to make everything perfect, she is a master of her craft and a special person. Also a special thanks to Jennifer Dickinson for helping arrange this. We will definitely be back soon. Food amazing as always

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Disappointing. The service was sub-par and the food, while sounding elegant, was glorified track food court fare. I was embarrassed I brought out of town guests here. Skip this and go to Jeff Ruby’s.

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SherriT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Honestly one of the most disappointing dining experiences I have ever had. I now understand why the restaurant was absolutely dead on a Saturday evening. Took at least 15 minutes to get our drinks. We actually considered ordering a second round of drinks immediately to ensure we had drinks with our meal. The best part of the meal was the appetizers. All of them were delicious and well prepared. Drinks continued to be served slowed and at one point, incorrectly. The wines ordered were served to the wrong people at the table. Dinners came out with several sides and most were over cooked and cold. Every side dish we ordered was cold except the mac and cheese. My husband and I ordered the Halibut and both dishes were overcooked, dried-out fish and were cold by the time they reached our table. The mushroom ravioli was also served cold. The only items served for dinner that were warm and cooked correctly were the steaks. The manager was very attentive at this point, offering to fix the problems but we did not want the rest of the table to wait while our meals and sides were corrected. We intended on a nice family dinner out before our children flew home after the holiday weekend and unfortunately, this experience fell flat and it was an expensive one at that! $500. I can honestly say there was not one thing I would go back for at this restaurant. Save your money and go elsewhere or eat at home.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and staff

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DonaldG
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We throughly enjoyed our visit to Matt Winns. Everything was outstanding down to the gentleman that cleared the table. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I highly recommend this place

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DeeNol
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your onion soup was the best I have ever tasted anywhere! Onion soup is my favorite and I’ve tried at least 25-30 different recipes. Yours - Incredible! The petite filet was by far the Best steak I’ve ever had. The flavor and tenderness, melted in my mouth. Over the top. The white cheddar grits, wow. I don’t even like grits but they were fabulous. Next time we are in Kentucky we will come to eat here and we will tell others not to miss this restaurant!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great service. Chef made us an off the menu tuna tartar, which was the best I’ve ever had. We ordered the wagyu short ribs to share and had plenty left over.

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SueP
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was attentive and well paced. I was there for a business dinner and the server did a great job of limiting interruptions so we could have a good conversation. The food was delicious and the cocktail menu offered a variety of choices. The dessert cart is memorable and received a few comments from my guest. My guest had never been to Louisville though, so the location and view is what stole the show.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable attention to detail throughout. A symphony in perfect sync.

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Grammydeb1
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackson was our server. He was knowledgeable, friendly and there whenever we needed him but then invisible any other time. His back up helpers were the same. Food was awesome. I was surprised that the lobster bisque was so spicy, but if I’d read the description I’d have known. Expect to pay “big city” prices for your cocktails. This restaurant is top notch in every category in my opinion.

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vipScott
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Matt Winns. Steaks were cooked perfectly and prepared well. Scallop app was wonderful.

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RebeccaM
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Exterior lighting at parking lot entrance was non existent. Consequently, very hard to find. Golf cart service was a mess! Employees aware of the problem. Blamed fix on Churchill buerocracy intransigence.This place will never prosper if left unaddressed. Shame, because it could be a superior venue.

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RLRK
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience from beginning to end. There is nowhere else in the surrounding area at this level. If you haven't tried it, you're missing out.

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vipLouis
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 41st anniversary and had a great time. Waiter was excellent and the best we experienced in a long time. Great food, low noise level and beautiful ambiance. We will come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner and first time at a race at Churchill Downs. The atmosphere was perfect, service was exceptional and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and absolutely beautiful atmosphere

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SuzanneB
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here. After a full day at the track we finished by dining at Matt Winns. Our food was great, good presentation and great service. Our only critic is the cocktail we ordered was overpriced for what was in the glass, 3 sips and it was gone.
Great place for a romantic dinner and the view is spectacular.

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Matt Winns Steakhouse is rated 4.6 stars by 349 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.