Old Stone Inn & Tavern

4.5
236 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

About

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. We also showcase the bounty that comes into our doors at our Garden Bar, which features a living wall of lettuce.

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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JereF
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this location and have enjoyed many dinners here. We made this reservation as normally through Open Table, showed up to celebrate my wife's 70th birthday with our party only to find out they are closed. I do not blame the owners but rather the Open Table group. This is not the first time we have had problems with them. How can you confirm a reservation, send reminders and then ask for a recommendation when they are closed? I have not idea if they are closed forever, but this was a very special event and we wanted to go to our favorite location. We did even with the Vires situation and you never told us!

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Kiki2910
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Enjoy the historic ambiance of the restaurant. We were there for Sunday brunch which had some good and some only so-so offerings. The fried chicken was quite good. The salads were versatile and very flavorful. The chess pie crust was underdone but the filling was good. We will go back for regular menu to make better decision.

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vipCPABill
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the bar. Everything was great. The ribs are outstanding.

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vipfoodlover55
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, the atmosphere great, service pretty good for a packed house. A real pleasure for sure.

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vipMike
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance and service were first rate. The food was just OK.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner with another couple for Valentines Day. The menu was smaller but we all enjoyed our meals especially the blue cheese and pear salad.

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scotts
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu made better by great service.

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vipLouisville502
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal and wonderful experience. Definitely worth the short drive from Louisville!!! Don’t miss the short ribs. The mushroom fries and the mushroom ravioli are amazing!! Save room for dessert.

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Scriv
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had passed the Old Stone Inn on several occasions and kept saying we needed to go there. So I made reservations for Sunday Brunch. The food was fantastic, the service attentive and courteous and the ambiance superb. Worth the drive from Frankfort, KY.

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Drewdizzle
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good but smaller portions then the last time we were there. Bourbon drinks were excellent but limited in “foo foo” drinks. Very few people the night we were there. Seamed strange. What was listed as beef spare ribs was actually roast. Overall was good but over priced based on portions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was excellent! The waffles are a must try

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vipPatriciaF
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always great sevice and ambiance. We have been coming since Chef Danielson opened a couple years ago. Love when they have the salmon but otherwise the lamb ragu is my go to.

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vipLouisville502
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a cozy atmosphere!! Love

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vipJasonV
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Sunday Brunch. The hostess was fantastic and our server could not have been more helpful. The fried chicken was exceptional. My only issue was the lack of salt and pepper shakers. When I asked for them I was brought a small bowl of sea salt and a giant pepper grinder. Great quality but unwieldy and impractical.

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MichaelW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience. New Years Eve dinner. We will definitely be back.

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RobertG
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

New Years Eve with limited menu

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italianlover
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, outstanding food (pork chops and shrimp and grits to die for). Very accommodating and the historical building lent the perfect ambiance to a great evening. Highly recommend

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MKB24
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband & I stopped here during our travel back from Christmas with family. Joey was our server and was pleasant, & very efficient & attentive. Our food was served quickly and was delicious. The portabello fries were crisp and very good with the accompanying sauce. My husband ordered the mushroom ravioli which was exceptional and my shrimp & grits were moist, well cooked, and well flavored. I would definitely recommend anyone have dinner here. The hosts were friendly and also shared some of the history of the building.

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vipfoodlover55
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome experience. The staff was very attentive including the owner/chef David Danielson who stopped by the table to check in on our food. Our waiter and many of the other staff members had a very deep history in the Louisville cuisine world - many have experience at the other top-notch restaurants in Louisville. It was a pleasure to talk with them about their experience and this experience in fine dining makes the Old Stone Inn a fabulous venue to enjoy an awesome meal.

We also asked for a tour of the Inn and were given a very thorough tour - a very interesting venue. Ask about the bullet holes from Indian attacks - yes, the Inn is that old!!!

The food was awesome - I had the pork chop and it was one of the best I've ever had.

If you're looking for a spot where you can have an intimate meal, I would highly recommend the Old Stone Inn. Ask for a table in one of the smaller rooms where you won't feel cramped - only four tables in our room - it was quiet, so we could talk without yelling.

We will definitely be going back - maybe a burger in the bar - I've heard they're incredible

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JoannaL
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday brunch . Thank you for a lovely meal.

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Sodfather
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great. All aspects of the evening from hostess greeting to server to owner and chef stopping at table.

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JohnP
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful historic building dating back to the late 18th century. Very friendly and helpful staff made our evening most pleasant. The food? Oh my! The dinner menu isn’t overly large, but still “packed” with delectable choices from “Snacks” to full entrées. Nice variety of choices, with unexpected combinations that are delicious. My wife and I opted to share the center cut pork chop with barley risotto, cinnamon carrots, and an apple chutney, and added a side dish of sweet potato gnocchi and roasted brussel sprouts with a wonderful light cheese sauce. Wow! See added photos of the dishes. The thick bone-in chop was perfectly done and juicy with a tasty pan jus glaze, the barley risotto a perfect savory compliment, and the cinnamon carrots a surprising excellent counterpoint. Having grown up with a bad opinion of brussel sprouts, the sweet potato gnocchi with roasted sprouts made me a definite believer. It would be perfect with any holiday meal.
So, as you can obviously tell, we highly recommend the Old Stone Inn & Tavern. BTW, be sure to leave room for dessert!

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vipDinerDave
Louisville
67 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Good taste but 3 in our party had significant stomach sickness later in the evening. Hate to rate this place low since we had a 5 star meal there last summer and decided to return there for a birthday dinner, but there’s nothing worse than paying for what was a good tasting dinner at one in the morning.

I’d ignore the issue if it was just me but it wasn’t since we shared appetizers and tasted salads and entrees around the table since we were family.

Great service and Great taste, and we hope it was just something off in the kitchen or a different preparation technique by another chef ..... but it is what it is I suppose.

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JuJuBee
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was so amazing - we had our annual Christmas girl outing / there was the three of us and was treated as a Queen from the time we arrived to when we left. We will definitely be back

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GeorgeS
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely awesome experience!!! Service, food and price was perfect. We went back last sunday for brunch and it was great as well.

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vipScully
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a wonderful experience at the Old Stone Inn & Tavern. I'd driven by for years, but had never found the time to stop. I'm so glad we did. We visited for a birthday celebration and Chef Danny took such wonderful care of us. He personally stopped by each table to check on his guests as the evening progessed. He clearly cares about his restaurant and the food that the kitchen serves. The dishes were varied and delicious, and we were quite pleased with our choices, from the flavorful shrimp and grits to the wild rice crusted trout. There isn't a children's menu, but the chef offered to make anything from mac and cheese to a hamburger for our son, which worked out perfectly. We also enjoyed the cocktails from the bar, and the wine list was interesting and creative. We'll be back!

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HollyS
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great service.

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richards
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We have visited Old Stone Inn about 4 times. Three of those visits I’ve been unhappy with the quality of my food. The wine is way over priced.

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Yonce
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday buffet is legit!!!

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SarahK
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food with amazing service! Their wine menu is one of the best I’ve seen. I was in town for two nights and we ate dinner here each night. I was not disappointed and plan to return!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The menu was very limited.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time eating at this establishment. The food was fabulous and the chief coming out to the table was a very personal touch. Our waitress Christi was wonderful. Very personable and knowledgeable about the menu. Would definitely recommend this to others and will return again.

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GregP
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great staff. We had the devil eggs and they were excellent The pork chop was served hot and tender and the short ribs fell off the bone.

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vipChowderHead
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We’re admittedly Boston foodies. Even so, we found the Inn to be a great space, a tremendously creative menu, fantastic salad, tasty starters and good, but not great entrees. We were told that the former Executive Chef at Churchill Downs rented the Inn, put together the team, and created the menu. We started by selecting two very expensive bourbons to sample; they were fantastic. For starters, we had the deviled eggs and fried green tomatoes, which were excellent. We had the salad of the day, which is one of the best salads I’ve ever had. Our main courses were a bourbon pork chop and the shrimp and grits, which were good but up to the quality of all that came before. John, our server, was a huge help and very attentive, even though he was serving several tables at the same time. Dinner cost $160 before tip, but a lot of that was alcohol (~$70). I left a tip of $40, to acknowledge the quality of the meal and the quality of the service. Would I ever return? We came back the following night to dine in the tavern section of the Inn, which has a more informal menu. The bartender, whose name I didn’t get, is a real pro. And the hostess at the Inn was a true pleasure to talk with and learn about the history of the Inn. When you’re traveling to places where you don’t know the dining scene, finds like the Old Stone Inn are a real delight.

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TomF
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The appetizers stood out over the entrees. Very good service.

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vipEdwinM
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had another very nice time and a very good meal. Service was excellent as it was on our first visit.
Took a friend this time and they were also very pleased. We all plan to return.

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KalisaR
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef came out to greet us and was so delightful!! We loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious.

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LibR
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! The food was delicious and our waiter and bartender, John, was amazing! Highly recommend.

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vipDrgregk
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was superb as well as our drinks. Chef David came out to visit us to check on our meals and gave us a little history about himself and the restaurant. It was a wonderful evening of food and drinks.

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vipEdwinM
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had a wonderful meal, service was good and will not hesitate to go back in the near future,

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Old Stone Inn & Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 722-8200.

Old Stone Inn & Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 236 OpenTable diners.