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Porch Kitchen & Bar

4.2
4.2
577 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Serving comfort food and a soulful experience, Porch Kitchen & Bar is open for breakfast, dinner & weekend brunch.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 671-4246

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Gather with us at the Back Porch, our private dining room space accommodating 10 guests. Dine with friend and family and enjoy family-style dining of Porch's favorites.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Cross street

    Porch entrance is located at Jefferson St. & 3rd St.

  • Parking details

    Please park in the underground garage located beneath the Louisville Marriott. See hostess or server for parking voucher.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Whiskey Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Porch partners with a local distillery each Wednesday to feature a new spirit each week, highlighted by regional bourbons and specialty cocktails.

Popular dishes

What 577 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Good for Groups

  • Central Kentucky

    Hot Spot

  • Louisville

    Good for Groups

  • Louisville

    Hot Spot

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  1. KP

    KellyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was great. Staff, service, food, drinks did not disappoint.

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded 1 day agoThank you for dinning with us and for the five-star review! We are very glad you got to enjoy our staff, service, food and drinks! Look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

  2. JC

    JillC

    Tallahassee

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu for brunch is very limited but what they offered was good. Our server was pretty good.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Went there at 2pm on a Saturday and they were still serving breakfast/brunch. Nowhere on any posts including opentable does it mention breakfast/brunch.

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded 1 day agoThank you for coming to Porch and for your valuable feedback regarding your experience. I am sorry to see about the menu as we offer brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 7am - 2pm. We are closed for lunch currently Monday - Friday, so we do hope you will come back and visit us again soon!

  4. HD

    HappyDiner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was a little loud at times with things falling and breaking around the restaurant. Overall, we enjoyed our meal.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and awesome server!

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded on September 22, 2022Thank you for the excellent rating and for the excellent comments regarding the food and service! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  6. BB

    BrinB

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very friendly staff, I love their Kale Cesar salad and the crab hush puppies were delicious!

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded on September 22, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for the excellent comments regarding the staff and specifically the Kale Caesar and Crab Hush Puppies! We look forward to seeing you again soon next time you are in Porch!

  7. BB

    BrinB

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very friendly server, excellent food.

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded on September 19, 2022Thank you for the excellent ratting and for the great comments regarding the server and food! We look forward to hosting you again next time you are in Louisville!

  8. E

    Eater

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I like this place. It's convenient to activities downtown and the food is really good. I had a spicy salad that was great.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Brunch food was delicious. Ambiance was nice, very open and warm design. Love that they donate to Humane Society in partnership with Betty White. They even have a bench labeled “Betty’s Bench” next to lifelike statue of dog.
  10. PH

    PH13

    Portland

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This restaurant is in the lobby of the Marriott. The menu is limited but the items we had were both good. Service was a bit spotty, it seems due to lack of staff. We chose this place because we were just getting into town after a long day of travel.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bar was a great experience, we enjoyed the truffle chips, ahi tuna salad, and the fried chicken. Great spot to hang out and also watch the game. Vanessa the mixologist (bartender) was amazing!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Superb service from beginning to end!
  13. AR

    AttachaR

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My date and I truly enjoyed the establishment food was so good, service was great and the atmosphere was dope. He still talking about it
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. The green goddess salad is so delicious as well as the Mac and cheese minus the bacon.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Food was good but menu was limited.
  16. TH

    ToddH

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The abbreviated menu is nowhere close to what it used to be and when you make reservations it says no where that there is an abbreviated menu since Covid.
  17. l

    lindseyr

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The looks of the restaurant was cool, but there was nothing to dampen the noise so we could hardly hear our waitress. The food wasn’t that good and didn’t sit well in our stomachs afterward.
  18. CE

    CarmenE

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    This was a return visit because of our great experience last time. This time did not disappoint either. Definitely a must do if you’re in Louisville!
  19. JD

    JackieD

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    It was Ok… I probably won’t go back or recommend anyone else to go. Honestly.
  20. JH

    JoeH

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and drinks were very good. It was a little loud for carrying on a conversation, but that might be fine for others.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Our drinks came out after the appetizer was already finished. The chicken wings were less than desirable, my wife couldnt even eat one.
  22. CB

    ConnieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Conner, our server was focused, fun and informative. He made us smile and laugh. Our bartender was just okay, no smile or conversation other than necessary. The fried chicken was juicy with great flavor while the Mac and cheese entree was just above okay.
  23. SM

    ShannonM

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Disappointing. Seems the restaurant has gone downhill in quality. Won’t return.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We had 2 tables reserved. We tried to get them together. The hostess couldn’t seem to understand that we all had the same type and time for the reservation. Instead of sitting us at 2 high tops next to each other…..they put us at opposite sides and placed strangers at the empty high top next to us. Very disappointing.
  25. LS

    LeeS

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got the nachos and Cobb salad. Nice little twist on the salad with the roasted turkey chunks. The nachos are are a big serving, so we got the 1/2 order and it was perfect to much on after my wife ate her filling. Would recommend for a lighter, cheaper dinner, just before cocktails.
  26. ZB

    ZachB

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. The ambience is perfect. We come here even when not staying at Marriott. My only concern would be there was no way of knowing they close the kitchen at 11 AM
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with nice ambience and staff. Definitely more than you would expect from a hotel restaurant. We had Brussels sprouts, hush puppies, fried chicken, and Mac and cheese - very delicious!
  28. O

    Otra

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Service was attentive and prompt. Great location and pleasant decor. Burger was not exceptional but good. The other items in our order were flavorless. Poke bowl was basically lettuce and tuna with a bit of ginger dressing. Not spicy as advertised or even flavorful. Cobb salad was also bland. Very little avocado or pickled onion, and the smoked turkey was chopped , pressed not-quite-meat meat. A combination of low quality ingredients and stinginess with the good stuff. Dessert (butter cake with vanilla ice cream and bourbon sauce) was yummy.
  29. LB

    LimaBravo

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, the cocktails were wonderful and the food was even better than it looked. Definitely recommend this place. Take some time to chat with the staff if you can. They are great people, and all very engaging.
  30. MW

    MagenW

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Great service and friendly staff however, the food wasn’t great. Cheeseburger was very dry, over cooked and hard to chew. Steak and fried chicken were a bit over done, as well.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed the fried chicken, the macaroni and cheese, and at the suggestion of our amazing server, the Bourbon Butter Cake. The Spiced Pear Daiquiri was also Meagan's suggestion, and It was fantastic. We will be back.
  32. DC

    DaveC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff were friendly and gracious. We were greeted with a warm smile and a friendly hello, promptly seated and our drink order taken immediately. The food was fantastic and plentiful. The menu is short but that allows for quick service. Overall a wonderful experience. It was so good, we went back for breakfast the next morning!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very hoppin’ night spot for dinner. Loved the atmosphere and the food was wonderful! Be sure to get your reservation in early for dinner if there is a conference in town. Will definitely book up. Food was excellent! Service was even better!
  34. ML

    MikeL

    Indiana

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely decor. Good location. Very loud. Server was great and food was delicious.
  35. PS

    PSV10

    Savannah

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Salmon was delicious! Ordered it on two nights I lived it souch. Hot butter bourbon pound cake dessert is not to be missed! Definitely make a reservation.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The chicken was amazing - rest of the food was very ordinary - service was spotty and stretched - not impressed
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. The service was great. Very cool place. We will definitely be back!
  38. CE

    CarmenE

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was very attentive and gave helpful suggestions since we were visiting from out of town and it was our first time eating here. Food was great and the atmosphere was relaxing.
  39. AN

    AishaN

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Ordered fried chicken and it was not hot and didnt have much flavor will not go back
  40. KM

    KarenM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We had a nice time eating here. The service was a little slow but I believe it is that way everywhere right now. It was in a beautiful Hotel and parking was easy.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Porch Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 671-4246.

Porch Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 577 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 31 times today
Google Map for Porch Kitchen & Bar

280 West Jefferson, Louisville, KY 40202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Porch entrance is located at Jefferson St. & 3rd St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Please park in the underground garage located beneath the Louisville Marriott. See hostess or server for parking voucher.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 671-4246

  • Private party facilities

    Gather with us at the Back Porch, our private dining room space accommodating 10 guests. Dine with friend and family and enjoy family-style dining of Porch's favorites.

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