Ostra

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
LOUISVILLE'S BEST NEW RESTAURANT IS OSTRA

From oysters, poke and ceviche to duck grilled cheese, wild boar pasta, honey truffle fries and cricket cake!

Upscale Pacific-Equatorial Cuisine! Taste the Equator! Fresh Fish Daily! All Proteins and Produce is SUSTAINABLY AND RESPONSIBLY SOURCED!

What 60 People Are Saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, beautiful atmosphere, informative and friendly server, tasty drinks!! Perfect place for a large business dinner on a weekday. Not easy to please 10 people but they did!

SE
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique atmosphere and menu, service was wonderful and a great spot for a date night or girls dinner!

BC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Best bartender in town. Very interesting food. Nice specials.

YG
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite Louisville eatery. Everything was amazing!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was creative and flavors were outstanding!!

K
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food. Really need to work out noise level in the restaurant given that there is little sound absorption. If you like good food and can tolerate noise levels, certainly worth trying out.

b
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Out of oysters, out of duck. Service was very slow and don’t remember it being so loud. Very pricey for what you got.

RM
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great waiter. Slow food service. Food very good.

C
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and amazing good. Make sure to check out their outdoor seating area!

TD
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner at Ostra! We started with the Hot Half Shell Oysters, and this was the only 'miss' of the evening as they were only lukewarm. They were tasty indeed but would have been improved by another two minutes under the broiler to cook down the sauce and warm them up. For dinner we split the Nashville Hot Soft Shell Crab Bocata. The serving was two sandwiches, each of which had a full crab. Very yummy and not too spicy for our taste. We also ordered the pickled deviled eggs--each had a small roll of smoked salmon tucked inside. They were very good as well. We ate on their very nice patio and our server Garrett was great. We can't wait to go back and try more of the menu!

WP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute best meal I’ve had in a long time! Everything was excellent! Great service too

CC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

truly my favorite place in Louisville !! My boyfriend and I have made this our forever go to date night spot. Food is absolutely incredible and just about the only place we’ve been able to find our favorite wine in Louisville— will continue to tell people to go check out ostra !

MC
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were amazing. Excellent staff and service

S
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another great addition to our Louisville food scene.

SS
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time diners here. We really enjoyed everything - very impressed. Service, food, drinks, space were all on point. We'll be back to explore the menu further - but enjoyed everything - ceviche, brussel sprouts, fish tacos were great - only glitch was the hot oysters were not hot - but they took it off our bill without us even asking. Service was really good, not only our waiter but the host and bartender were also attentive, friendly and helpful.

PD
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very interesting and delicious food. We ate outside with a breeze and nice view.

OT
Louisville
44 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bruh this place is SO GOOD. Chef has done it again. Service was excellent although i never got her name. We went very tapas style, sharing multiple courses, and she was able to decipher what we wanted and had excellent recommendations. Everything we’ve had here the few times we’ve come has been amazing, we will be back. Also i love the idea of the mocktails being as thoughtful as cocktails 💗

i
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved the crab sandwich, cauliflower risotto, and the brussel sprouts. I did not care for the empanadas but my husband liked them. Server was friendly and knowledgeable.

HP
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this is the coolest place in Louisville! A moss wall? so cool! When I'm looking for light dining out, the taco and brioche are great, a couple getting 3 tapas is more than a full meal.
Also, the cricket brownie was weird but we actually loved it!

S
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was astounding and unique. The drinks were incredible.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food quality is great. The service is always good. The food menu is a bit of an eccentric spin on well known dishes. You will see meats that are not staples of everyday menus, like rabbit/duck/quail/etc. But if you’re adventurous, you will not be disappointed. The oysters are probably my favorite I’ve found in Louisville.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for an early dinner and loved it! Had the Brussels sprouts, fish tacos, and a few cocktails. Server was attentive and offered plenty of advice. Definitely will be going back again!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Extremely slow service.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Kitchen service and food delivery was awful! It was a Wednesday night and our server kept saying that she was sorry that the kitchen was backed up but most of the outside tables were empty and the inside is very small with very few tables occupied. The portions were very small and adequate at best

J
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Great food (the little we had) but really bad service. I had reservations at 7:45 for my birthday and invited 3 friends to join me. A 6 top was sat behind us on the upper patio about 20 minutes after we arrived and it was obvious that they took precedence. They were served waaaay faster than we were. And got a lot more attention.
Our gazpacho was served without spoons and when we realized it was impossible to get our server's attention I went searching inside to find someone to for spoons.
We were going to order a lot more food after soup, salad, corn dogs, and duck tacos, but it took 45 minutes after salad to get tacos and corn dogs and at this point we had been there OVER TWO HOURS so we just wanted to leave. Drinks took forever to get out and one was incorrect.
Although food was delicious, it was a crappy experience.
The menu is pricy so I was expecting a better experience. It was a waste of time and money.

OT
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! We will def be back!

C
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate on the outside patio. It was lovely and quiet. Had a wonderful server and of course the Sangria and food were outstanding!

k
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food at Ostra was outstanding. We ordered the deviled eggs, bruschetta, duck grilled cheese, and truffle fries. The bruschetta was delightful. The service however was subpar. We ordered the deviled eggs, bruschetta, and fries immediately after sitting down. They all came out at staggered times, which was nice, expect the fries (we never got them, even after asking a few times). The duck grilled cheese was also nice, but small. We did end up getting the fries comped at the very end, and to go (they were delicious and would have been better warm). Overall, I would suggest dining at Ostra; I will probably go back.

ET
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Very,very load to a fault. To have a discussion across the table was impossible without shouting. The menu was unusual and interesting. The watermelon salad was superb. I liked the creative menu and would like to pursue more items, but am resistant to retire because of the noise

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

We ate outside
Tons of flies
Food was over priced and mediocre
Nice server but slow

OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

21st Birthday celebration. They brought dessert!

JK
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, interesting combinations. Great service! Half price bottles of wine on Wednesday was a nice touch....we will be back!

S
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit, but needless to say it will not be our last!! This is an exceptional restaurant and we both simply enjoyed everything from the time we walked in the door until we left. Amazing!

BW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Our server was very nice and engaging but it took a long time for the food to come out

MA
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some of the most interesting food in town. Elizabeth was a great server...great service and good recommendations.

G
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the sustainable creative food options. Excellent service food is amazing!

JL
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great meal and wonderful, attentive service. Just, please, no need for concert-hall music volume. Thanks to the waitress who listened to our request to turn it down. It was still loud, but she tried.

k
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Foodies rejoice, we have a new foodie palace in town. Great small plate options. High end cuisine. Signature cocktails and the classics. Nice decor and ambiance. So many interesting items on the menu, I will be back for more tasting and trying.

YC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The beautiful main room was too loud for conversation, so we moved to a very warm indoor patio. We liked our waiter, but he could not answer basic questions about wine and food, and he left us alone for long stretches (with empty glasses). Our oysters came without the sauces we expected, so we thought they had already been added; the food runner had forgotten them. After enjoying yummy bruschetta and very expensive oyster concoctions, we paid the $100 tab and went elsewhere to eat.

j
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was hot in the restaurant and not comfortable. There were six in our group and the food was not delivered to the table at one time. One persons food was cold. The food was good but not worth the price.

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