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4.6based on all time ratings
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4.6
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KimC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. I could live off the Brussels sprouts. This was my third visit to Ostra and I can’t wait to go again. As soon as the food is served I have remorse that it will be gone soon......

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vipBrendal
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, ambience and food were all spot-on!!

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vipAnonymous
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Odd menu...food was overpriced. The servers were nice...Could hear the music from the kitchen loudly competing with the music in the dining room. Dining room also quite cold--I kept my jacket on the whole time.

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LyndseyD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

My husband and I went on a Saturday night to celebrate Valentine's day. Ambiance was great...dim lighting made for a romantic date night, and loved the decor. The cocktails were not good. They had way too much ice and were so watered down by the time they were brought to us. We were very excited to try the rabbit corn-dogs, but they were bad. Not seasoned at all and just bland. The duck confit is the reason we would give this place a second chance. It was phenomenal!
In conclusion, maybe they were having an off night because it was a holiday weekend and they were so busy?

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ScottN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The preparation and service were first rate, with an attentive server and hospitable staff.
Seating occurred at the scheduled time.
Food was delicious with ample portion size (wagyu brisket and salmon). It was pricey but but equal to the value

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vipLoucard
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cool restaurant and excellent service. However, the menu is very limited ... and I don’t mean just weird to picky eaters. Definitely check out the menu before going. Also, it isn’t the restaurant’s fault, but parking is very difficult to find in that area.

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful Valentine's dinner. We especially enjoyed the Crispy Brussell Sprouts. Her entre was delivered 5 minutes prior to mine which neither one of us cared for. The food was excellent and should be for the price paid. It rates with us among the tops in Louisville and we will likely be back.

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Smp101363
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, food and drinks!

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vipSandP
Louisville
97 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was average, but the service was superb. Not sure if I’d go back again.

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vipCadams
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In a city filled with great restaurants, Ostra certainly can hold its own. Do yourself a favor and start with the rabbit corn dogs and lamb or veggie chimichangas. The lamb stroganoff and spicy soft shell crab sliders are two of the best versions of these dishes I've had. Ostra is tabbed to anchor the north end of Frankfort Avenue as well as its place near the top of restaurants in Louisville.

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PaigeF
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was my first time at Ostra for a girl's night and we had a great experience. The food was delicious and the drinks were great! It took a little while for drinks to come out, even without a very busy restaurant, but overall a great experience. Get the brussel sprout appetizer!

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vipJJR1
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great dining experience! The fun atmosphere, the creative menu options, and the delicious food made the experience wonderful. The server was delightful -- friendly, upbeat, knowledgeable and attentive -- and she made the evening even better. This is a "must go" place!

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Daniel
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best and most unique dining experiences in the city!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Fabulous house cab. Tried the ceviche and Brussels sprouts for appetizer. They were delicious. I will be trying the bang bang next time we come. For dinner, we did the Lobster Cappellini and brisket slider, which was a special for the night. Honey truffle fries came with the sliders. So tasty and perfect salt and sweet flavor.

Lastly, for dessert!! GET READY FOR THIS!!
Cricket Cake. So GOOD! and yes there are crickets on top of it. But so easy to move them to the side and not eat them. We finished the dessert in less than 10 minutes. Has a pound cake, Nutella, a fudge brownie and a scoop of chocolate ice cream on top!!!

Definitely a fun new place and we will definitely be back !!

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Jimbeaux
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magnificent food, great service in a beautiful room. Perfect, thanks, Chris

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vipDanielV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg. We were starved for real creativity having just arrived from Dallas, and lo and behold, like an angel from damn heaven , was delivered to us, this day, a meal of great joy, which should be to all men! Hallelujah for the crispiest of Brussels, the butteriest gemelli and, then, Bang Bang we were delivered. Great all!! Elizabeth is a super🌟.

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Rtttt
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, we have visited several time and always had a great experience. Very professional service and nice atmosphere.

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vipJax2
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very creative chef offering unusual and delicious food. We started with very good cocktails and had the ceviche and rabbit corn dogs as appetizers followed by wild boar and duck confit entrees. It was my wife’s birthday so they gave us a complimentary dessert of red velvet churros. All delicious! Very good service as well. Highly recommended.

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vipDg314
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our meal. Very inventive menu with lots of great choices.

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MichaelG
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Best new restaurant I’ve been to in town. Main fare was a nice departure from convention without being unapproachable. Service and decor outshined some of the nicest places around.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I was so excited to dine here after hearing from a few friends how great it was. Unfortunately our experience was not as I hoped it would be. The drinks were delicious. We ordered the Poke small plate but were brought the beet salad. Not a big deal, but our server disappeared so we had to flag down another to ask if we could get the right appetizer. By the time it was brought out, our food shortly followed and we hadn’t had time to finish the small plate yet. I ordered the lobster Capellini. The server told me ahead of time that the normal pasta was sold out so they were using something different. I was fine with that, however my husband got the strogonoff and his also had the wrong noodles which we weren’t told about. Overall the food was really good, just a few hiccups. We were also there for our birthday celebration which I noted in the reservation, but our server brought us the check and didn’t tell us about the dessert offering. The food was good, but the service was definitely lacking and the restaurants music was so loud it felt like everyone was yelling to be heard. For the prices, I don’t think we will be back sadly.

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TracyS
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Creative flavors and a unique atmosphere. A great choice for anyone who loves seafood or is looking for offerings outside of the typical.

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Italianfood27
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the food at this place

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vipBrendal
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great values

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Love21c
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Only my second visit in a year but with the new menu I will be a more frequent customer! Loved it. The service was fantastic, food appeared timely and drinks were on spot.

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UrsulaB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a girls nite out for us, (a wed evening) and none of us had been to Ostra. Didn’t really know what to expect. Needless to say, when looking at the menu and we could add insects to ANY dish😳wow! Got the biggest kick out of that, although none of us attempted that. We all shared 5 different dishes and they were ALL exceptional (compliments to the chef👊🏻) The kale salad was out of this world. Our waitress was fantastic in all aspects of service and helping us with menu options. The ambiance is comfortable, eclectic, and fun. We had great conversation and were probably the loudest ones there🤣it was a great nite to gather with friends for great food and laughs. We WILL return!!

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KellyeF
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so excited to try Ostra. When I was looking at the menu I was a bit apprehensive about some of the pairing but they all worked so well together. We ordered almost the entire menu and everything exceeded our expectations. I can’t wait to take friends back there to enjoy more great meals.

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vipenergy1
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time at Ostra and each time the experience has been great. I love going to places that embrace new and different combinations of food and Ostra does and does it well. Can't wait to go back.

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TDiddy
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t go wrong with the truffle fries and Brussel sprouts! The chimichangas were amazing as well!

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vipMichelleP
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really great variety of food and fun to share... I think we tried half the menu. We all really loved the Brussels sprouts! Half price glass of wine on sat night until 7pm was awesome too!

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vipLvillefoodlover
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. The interior is cozy and cool. The service is excellent — knowledgeable, helpful, available but not intrusive. And the food is fantastic — plus it’s one of the more innovative menus in town. There is nowhere else like Ostra!

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vipSwoony
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first trip in and a fabulous experience across the board. The menu was a bit daunting but our waitress Courney did a fantastic job of walking us through it. We tried as much as we could and every dish was better than the next. Can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipSpecialEvent
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBC40206
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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vipYankeeGirl
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite Louisville eatery. Everything was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was creative and flavors were outstanding!!

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vipKrish
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

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bjv70
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

FAQs

Ostra offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 915-0160.

Ostra is rated 4.6 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.