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Matt Winns Steakhouse, Louisville, KY

Matt Winns Steakhouse

4.7
4.7
455 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Welcome to Louisville's best kept secret, Matt Winn's Steakhouse. Perched over the historic Churchill Downs Racetrack, Matt Winn’s offers a unique fine dining experience catered to Kentucky indulgence and hospitality.
Our unparalleled service and food quality will round out your dining expectations when paired with our extensive wine and bourbon selections. At Matt Winn's you’ll find everything you need for a special occasion or just a night out with friends. Prime steaks like our Bone in Ribeye, Filet Oscar, and Wagyu Short Rib are the backbone of our menu, but we go far beyond steak. Scallops, oysters, crab, and fresh seasonal fish options will beckon the seafood lover at heart. Allow us to elevate your visit when you join us on Sundays during live racing starting May 15th. Let us to transport you back in time to a bygone era where fashion, ambiance, and food unite to create the best dining experience in the city.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 636-4888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Stephen Dunn

  • Neighborhood

    South Louisville

  • Cross street

    Churchill Downs Drive/Thornberry Avenue - Parking in gated lot W19

  • Parking details

    Enter via Churchill Downs main entrance, 700 Central Avenue. Continue until you reach Matt Winns/VIP parking lot (light post will have W19). Once there a host will check you in and show you how to get into the track and restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 455 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Notable Wine List

  • Central Kentucky

    Scenic View

  • Central Kentucky

    Steakhouse

  • Louisville

    Best Ambiance

  • Louisville

    Notable Wine List

  • Louisville

    Scenic View

  • Louisville

    Steakhouse

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  1. PW

    PaigeW

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Such a nice place to celebrate a special occasion. Our waiter was spectacular. I think his name was Brian. We plan to come back!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matt Winns was delish, even down to the bread served. Brandon was our server and was so kind and attentive. We will definitely be back.
  3. S

    Shelley

    Louisville

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary Dinner - beautiful restaurant with great food and service! Loved our window table overlooking the terrace and track. Great experience!!
  4. GR

    GRRKY

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was an enjoyable night - my 70th birthday punctuated by a splendid win on a 32-1. Where else can you have a really good (not sensational) steak and use your handicapping skills to pay for it? Food was better than any other sporting venue, not quite elite. But the ambience and service and general happy demeanor made for a great experience. We will go back.
  5. KH

    KellyH

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a delicious meal with excellent service.
  6. L

    Lover0food

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely time & service, above all excellent food. We celebrated our 41st anniversary with you – a little disappoint tent nothing special was done (dessert etc) We would like to come back and join you again.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my moms birthday
  8. MO

    MattO

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service , Great Food , Unbelievable ambiance . A well kept secret at Churchill Downs !!!!!
  9. C

    Chevas924

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Got there few minutes early and parking not ready. Instructions said someone there to greet us and instruct. There was not. Found entrance on our own and was then meet by helpful young lady. Not as website indicated but we found our way. Restaurant very nice. Great seats overlooking the track as promised. Staff started off very attentive as we were only 2nd table seated. After the evening crowd arrived, service suffered and staff stretched pretty thin. If Winn’s wants to compete with the Jeff Ruby’s then they need to assign staff less tables and more attentive service for the price. Speaking of price, the Wagyu braised ribs were $90 on the web menu, $110 when we arrived. All our food and drink was exceptional. Would definitely come back and recommend.
  10. MB

    MarshaB

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an excellent experience all the way around. We were celebrating our 55th anniversary and Michael was so pleasant and explained the menu very clearly. We’ll definitely go back again
  11. AT

    AlisonT

    Louisville

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We do enjoy dining here,… Taryn at reception was so welcoming and very polite. We had the opportunity to have Danielle as our server and she was just delightful. We were a bit sad to not see Jackson or sommelier Mike, but the dinner and beverages were just as amazing as ever. Always enjoy our evenings at Matt Winns.
  12. BR

    BillyRoby

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Matt Winns serves some of the best steaks in Louisville. Pair that with the views of the track and the bourbon selection and you have a winner!
  13. BM

    BrendaM

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was excellent...bone in ribeye cooked perfectly and large enough to share; side dishes were excellent, as well as the pony board and delicious bread. Service was wonderful, staff was friendly. A golf cart ride from to and from the parking lot was an appreciated touch. We will definitely be returning.
  14. MK

    MichaelK

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Went for our anniversary, was disappointed. Wanted to order the ribeye but was told they were out. Ordered the NY strip it came over cooked. They did fix another that was fine. Wine was overpriced and after paying the bill discovered they over charged us for a extra glass we did not receive.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Service is not great - odd actually . Food was pretty good - not hot enough , slow service , prices are steep for the quality of food provided . Atmosphere is perfect!
  16. GB

    GaryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was great. Service a little slow. Pretty pricey so definitely a special occasion place
  17. J

    Jgroff

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great restaurant. Food wasn’t the best I had ever ate. But I would return. They are still new and seem to be headed in the right direction. Mike was an amazing waiter and the bourbon selection was great. I didn’t give all 5 stars because no place is perfect. Definitely worth giving a shot.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  19. SM

    SMGtig1

    New Orleans

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Was expecting more. Had alot of fun at track. Restaurant was good but nothing special
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was so friendly and the staff took really good care of us. We never has to ask for anything as they were very attentive and accommodating as well for our 5 year old. My wife and I along with our son will be again when we visit Louisville again!
  21. EO

    EatinOut

    Louisville

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice view of the finish line from our seat. The food (mussels, filet, Mac & cheese, brazed kale, pommes frites) was really good with two small exceptions- my medium rare filet was cooked a tad too long and somewhat flavorless and then the restaurant was out of several menu items; i.e. out of 6 oz filet so had to get the 10 oz & out of something else which I don’t remember what it was now. Would consider returning.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific setting and ambiance! Great food and service.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary Dinner and To watch the Preakness
  24. MH

    MariaH

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such delicious food and beautiful venue. The servers take their time explaining the menu and are very hospitable. The track is such a great back drop.
  25. m

    mark

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service, fun atmosphere. We all had a wonderful time!
  26. SE

    SarahE

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant with perfect location at the track. Employees were fabulous. They knew about everything we asked about. From steak cut to wine to bourbon. Very knowledgeable and nice. I will definitely return.
  27. TM

    TritonMJ

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Nowhere near as good as the first time. Disappointed.
  28. SJ

    StephenJ

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding Anniversary
  29. BS

    BartS

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While everything from drinks to entrees were delicious, I would like to go back and just try the appetizers. I could easily make a meal with those.
  30. EM

    ElizabethMc

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We really expected more. Such as more attention to detail with waiter placing napkins in lap etc, not having to ask to cork and pour the wine, and it was very noisy. The waiter did a good job reviewing the menus and bourbon/wine list. We had to wait 20 minutes to pay our bill. The waiter never came back so we had to check out at the counter. They apologized profusely for him not coming back to take care of the bill. We still tipped 20% because that’s what we do. Very cool to go out on the balcony and watch the race. The restaurant was lovely. We were looking forward to the desert cart but it has been suspended. The steak was cooked just as we asked, but to be honest I have had better steak. The bread and strawberry butter for the biscuits was amazing!
  31. DM

    DavidM

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best finer dining experience we have had in a long time. Food, service, atmosphere, everything. Highly advise!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited Louisville for the first time with my wife and stumbled across this restaurant from google maps search. Total exceeded our expectations based upon an internet search and got to witness Churchill Downs. Couldn’t ask for a better lucky pick; my wife thinks I’m a genius. AND our server Jackson was “Spot On”!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excited to check out the restaurant. The table behind us was very loud. A little disappointed the menu didn’t match the one online. A few items weren’t the same and the prices were different.
  34. BB

    BuffB

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant. The server Andrew was great also!
  35. DM

    DianeM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Service was slow. Even though we asked for a minute to choose our cocktail selection it was 20 minutes before we got our glass of wine. I understand in times like this employees are stretched but that seems a little excessive. Overall service wasn’t the caliber for the restaurant. I would still recommend a restaurant. The food was outstanding
  36. RT

    RobertT

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience, Michael Parsley is the man. We are coming back next week. The food and atmosphere is 5 stars all the way.
  37. JF

    JimF

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Definitely a thrill to dine on Millionaire's Row at Churchill Downs. Hard to Justify the enjoyment of the fine food, since we spent nearly three times our entire weekly grocery budget on this one dinner. All good thanks to Rich Strike!
  38. K

    Katie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The foot and atmosphere was great. Our server, Michael, was so nice and helpful pointing things out on the menu.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Food was mediocre at best. After ordering I was told they didn’t have the kind of steak I ordered, so had to settle for a ribeye that was very fatty and not very good. We sat in the large room with a very loud and obnoxious party. Having a quiet meal wasn’t possible. The service was okay but not great. And the prices were extremely high for the quality and experience. Will not go back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere, food and service were all amazing. We had the raspberry thyme martini, which was excellent and some wine to start. We also had the pony board as an appetizer, where the pimento cheese was the best part. Steak and sides were amazing. I wish we had room for dessert. We will definitely be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Matt Winns Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 455 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Matt Winns Steakhouse

750 Central Ave Louisville, KY 40208

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Churchill Downs Drive/Thornberry Avenue - Parking in gated lot W19

  • Neighborhood

    South Louisville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Enter via Churchill Downs main entrance, 700 Central Avenue. Continue until you reach Matt Winns/VIP parking lot (light post will have W19). Once there a host will check you in and show you how to get into the track and restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Stephen Dunn

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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