Old Stone Inn & Tavern

4.7
129 reviews
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The Old Stone Inn & Tavern transforms the essence of southern food. The kitchen reinterprets the bounty of the surrounding area, working with local farms to explore an ingredient driven cuisine evoking a way of life centered on seasonality and the grand traditions of the south. At The Old Stone Inn & Tavern, we are influenced by fresh local ingredients and the farmers that grow them. We pay tribute to the food by preparing it with care, using every edible part from flower to root and nose to tail.

Our inspiration stems from the variety of cultures that make up our city our goal is to combine these traditional flavors into something uniquely Kentucky. Experience food and service that are precise, yet never pretentious.
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Louisville
7 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful in all ways, great food, service, friendly staff, great historic venue.

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LH
Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, great food, and friendly staff!

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MD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dave and team continue to deliver on a quality evening...great food, drink and ambiance are always a winning combination! Keep it up

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RW
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I would recommend but with some hesitation. We were a party of 4 and the service was very slow. We waited probably 30 minutes for our food. To get my water refilled I had to catch the eye of the waiter while holding up an empty glass. We also waited roughly the same amount of time to get our checks. The checks were very confusing as the bottle of wine was split 4 ways
as well as the meal. One lady ordered a side, a second lady ordered a salad and mushroom fries. THe total certainly was NOT the $26 yet that was her portion of the split check. Since it had taken so long to get the food & the check she just paid it. The waitress did try to straighten things out but all she did was give each of us a separate check-no amount changed. I had to tally mine to know exactly how much I owed. When we were ready to pay againI had to catch the eye of the waiter while holding up my card. I was very disappointed.

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Mother’s Day Brunch. Rather expected a Claudia Saunders style gloppy style buffet spread or a menu typically Louisville. But we were so surprised!
The sweet civilized ambiance amidst the old stone walls and distressed old pine creaking floors was great. But the food was such a total surprise! It’s conscious cooking using locally sourced foods where can. All was prepared with a concern for quality, health, real good stuff all well prepared. Chef David does a great job. Going back and back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very lovely brunch. Wonderful choices. Asparagus and watermelon burrata salad both delicious

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Old Stone Inn is back! A family favorite for decades - gone for a while - but our meal was excellent! Highly recommend! Chef is highly acclaimed and it shows in the quality of the dishes and the presentation! Take a short drive to the country and you will not regret it!

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DM
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Quaint place with some interesting history. Low value .....small portions at a high price point, esp. for the area. Fish was undercooked and wet, not very tasty for catfish.

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TH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you haven't been here yet, this restaurant should be on your must-visit list. It's located in an adorable old stone inn (hence the name), one where the walls and floors are a bit askew because of the age, which just adds to the charm. We went during Derby week, after the Oaks. Everyone was so friendly, the cocktails were delicious, the food was spectacular, and the service was very attentive. Even the chef came out to visit all of the tables, and to check on our meals and experience; it's very clear he's passionate about what he does and cares that it's done right. We wished we had more time during our trip to go back a second time. We'll definitely be joining them again next year when we're back in town.

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OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

College graduation

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Old Stone Inn for our 10th wedding anniversary. The decor was simple but nice. The waitress was friendly and very attentive.
We both had the Beef Short Rib. The meat was very tender and flavorful. The mashed potatoes were very good as was the brown gravy. The carrots were cooked perfectly and tasted great. We both had a delicious white chocolate cheesecake with carrot cake base.
Our glasses were always kept full. Very nice experience and we definitely will be back for another special occasion.

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RH
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family enjoyed the experience. Seemed to be a long gap between the salad and main course but we handled that with conversation just fine. The food was amazing and will return again. Thanks David for the experience. Good Luck!

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DK
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

room -bar level noise - need to tone down- when leaving compared experience with other guests -
noise level - not conducive for a second drink
server was overwhelmed - you stated short on staff
We came via a recommendation -
Change to Hawaiian rolls - appreciate real butter - Thanks
Cheese cake from cheese cake factory-
Yes, I would give you a second try and recommend with a caveat to request dining to the right

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Personal attention was excellent and the food was very good and beautifully presented. I would suggest considering tablecloths to add to the fine dining experience and help reduce sound.

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KF
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went to the Old Stone Inn for a date night. We had a hard time choosing because everything on the menu sounded wonderful. I'm sure we'd have been pleased with anything but we ended up going with deviled eggs, salads, mushroom ravioli, catfish special, cheesecake and pecan tart. The chef puts a perfect gourmet spin on classic KY dishes. The service was great and the Inn is just beautiful. So glad to have this gem in Simpsonville! We'll definitely be back.

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L
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our party of 4 dined on a Wednesday evening. We had the mushroom appetizer which was very good. Our entrees were: rack of pork (a single frenched pork chop), local trout, shrimp and grits, beef short ribs. No complaints and lots of YUMs from everyone. Portions were ample. Service was prompt and friendly. Our server knew the menu well. We had Appalachian Apple Stack Cake and Pecan Pie for dessert. Both were very good, but the cake was our favorite. My mother-in-law was celebrating her birthday and our server put a birthday candle on her dessert plate and comped her dessert. Best meal out overall (site, food, service) that any of us had in a long time.

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DD
Minneapolis
43 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great out of the way place in Simpsonville that has some of the former Corbett's folks working there.

We had the brussels sprout and fritters as small plates which were very good, and followed that with two of the best salads my wife and I have ever had. Just delicious, and so was the Bloody Mary!

This is in an old home with a lot of character, which just adds to the gentile atmosphere.

Definitely worth the 30 minute drive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Sunday, everything was excellent. We had a party of twelve am we were very well taken care of.

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the history, food and service. It's clear the folks at Old Stone Inn take pride in what they do and the atmosphere they provide their patrons. Not only did the servers and maitre'd know so much about their dishes and top picks, the owner/chef walked around and personally checked on everyone.

Our delicious meal was also followed by a behind the scenes building tour the maitre'd offered. The place was awesome.

LOVE how personalized our experience was. We will definitely return!!!

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GK
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the meal, nice atmosphere. I plan to return again

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PA
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Old Stone Inn April 19, 2019. Ambience was wonderful. Service from Melissa was wonderful. My wife and I each had different salads and they were both very good. She had shrimp and grits and enjoyed it very much. I had catfish and thought it was excellent. I was only disappointed in the okra which was served whole and was not cooked through. I ordered stack cake for dessert and it was exceptional. One final comment, I had iced tea with my meal and coffee with dessert. So many restaurants now don't take care with tea and coffee. But here both drinks were very good. If a kitchen takes care to deal with tea and coffee it tells you something about the chef and his staff.

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PM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice to see the Old Stone Inn revamped and reopened once again. The ride out to Simpsonville is always a plus when going to this restaurant. A must try are the the pork rinds with pimento cheese.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and decor is very upscale

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R
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to dine!

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R
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, service and great atmosphere. Definitely a place I will be visiting often.

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PS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a fan! Fabulous all around. Great shrimp and grits and we added scallops to the mix... very accommodating about the addition. Great night. I’m going back to eat at the hidden bar in the back😀

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TE
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We will definitely be back! Food was amazing! Great wine selection too. And, the chef personally comes around to check on your experience.

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JP
Louisville
51 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started with the deviled eggs - so yummy!!! Shrimp & grits were so good, friends had salmon & brussel sprouts & short ribs - so tasty - The short ribs were the best presentation I’ve ever seen!! Ended with Apple stack cake with rosemary brown butter ice cream - need I say more!! 😘💯
Great service & chef came out & spoke with us for a quick minute!! So much fun!!!

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AA
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu is diverse. Farm to fork for most things. Food and service was excellent.

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Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We greatly enjoyed our meal as well as the Inn. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Chef came out and visited each table. He was previously the chef at Churchill Downs. Very accessible off of 64 near Louisville.

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Louisville
37 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to go at the last minute, but this was at 5:45 PM so we barely got in before all reservations were taken. Call ahead is my advice! We enjoyed a couple of glasses of wine, then ordered pear and blue cheese salad - large and very tasty! We chose to try the salmon special that evening and it a=was utterly one of the best salmon I have ever had. Large portion of a pan seared fillet with beautiful color and texture., served on a bed of grits, and a side of marinated cabbage. Since I love their Brussels sprouts, ordered a small plate as an extra. Service was spot on. We also saw a couple of tables of local friends and we all agreed that we are so happy with what Chef David Danielson (and Chef Jeremiah Brown in the kitchen) has done here. Continued best wishes for their continued success. Make sure you visit at lunch as well and try the French dip (sliced prime rib).

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l
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful farm fresh food, our server was so professional and knowledgeable, chef came to our table to check on the food, very home town feeling, loved the spare ribs, the inn is so historical and looks beautiful!

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PF
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super fresh and delicious dinner in a historic and charming setting. Can't wait to return and check out the tavern, too.

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S
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Great Food, beautiful historic facility. Professional and courteous staff. Highly recommend but do make reservations as more and more find out about it they are busy which is wonderful

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AB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, outstanding service, beautiful and charming but comfortable atmosphere, lovely greeting, etc. We were treated like royalty - especially me because it was my birthday dinner and was the first thing I asked for when my daughter asked me where I wanted to go.

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PG
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was refreshing to have such an acccomdating server like Joey. He performs with warmth and old school class.

Everyone in our party of nine enjoyed their selection that was further enhanced by the executive chef visiting our table.

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KN
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Old Stone Inn is a unique dining experience that couples great food with a historic experience!

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JH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had excellent dinners. The prices were a little higher than previous ventures in this location, but the value probably justifies the price. The ambiance was great, as it has always been, but on a very rainy Saturday night there was a small drip, drip, drip right next to our table. The main dining room is a little loud, as it has always been, but not so load as to prevent conversation.

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LM
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming atmosphere, attentive service, & delicious meal. Worth the drive to Simpsonville!

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h
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Had the fish cheeks that was a special.....horrible hockey pucks.
Server was very understanding manager argued with us. He said to us, "the last table ordered it, and said they were good" . I am an experienced cook and a diner and I know what fish cheeks should be like, ours were hard and cold.

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