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Porch Kitchen & Bar

3.9
3.9
548 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Serving comfort food and a soulful experience, Porch Kitchen & Bar is open for dinner seven days a week.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 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.

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What 548 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LB

    LimaBravo

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  2. MW

    MagenW

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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.
  4. 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!
  5. ML

    MikeL

    Indiana

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely decor. Good location. Very loud. Server was great and food was delicious.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I get the feeling that this restaurant was great before Covid —Now , not as much. The food was ok, service seemed scattered and over stretched. Not a good value for the cost.
  14. SH

    SarahH

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Worst service ever. Left after 40 minutes of being seated and our waitress walking past us multiple times
  15. JL

    JoanL

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Hostess was welcoming and seated us right away. The green goddess salad was excellent. The rest of the meal very mediocre. Nachos were good size with generous amounts of sour cream and guacamole. But chips and meat were not great quality. The cheeseburger was a total disappointment. Culver’s is better. Fries were not hot and not great at all. Loud place too. Hard to hear a cross the table.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I really wanted to love the food. The ambiance was beautiful and server was outstanding. But our food was not good. The limb crab hush puppies tasted like regular hush puppies. Very minimal crab meat. The chicken wing appetizers weren't crispy like I asked them to be. The skin was chewy and the wings themselves weren't well seasoned (I took only one bite and the sever saw that the plate was otherwise untouched, so took them back and graciously did not charge me). . My green goddess salad was probably the best item. My husband's beef and cheddar sandwich was fatty. He did not enjoy it. My 5 year-old who loves anybody's chicken tenders and fries ate his fries, but only took one bite of the chicken tenders. He said he didn't like it.

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded on May 19, 2022Thank you for your feedback. We will let our Chef know your feedback to improve our food. We hope you come back to experience what Porch food is all about.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The booth we got was very big and spacious. It was very loud in there. If you have a party of 5 or more they won’t split the check but they also won’t tell you that before hand.
  18. TJ

    TambraJ

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My son and his girlfriend ate there for prom. They said the service was good, food was good, great experience.

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded on May 19, 2022Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  19. KS

    KimS

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fried chicken was fantastic!!! I loved the relaxed vibe and would definitely recommend.

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded on May 19, 2022Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  20. S

    Solsystr2

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    2 1/2 hour to get food after seating. No appetizers or desserts. Just entrees. Server absent most of time.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    They had four things on the breakfast menu. This was not well advertised. Food was good, nothing special and not worth the $13 it cost me to park.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Just okay. Drink service at the bar was good. Menu was small.
  23. RV

    RachelV

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good food, but they were out of several things on the menu
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Nice service. Very mediocre food. 3/5
  25. JH

    JillH

    Atlanta

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1 month wedding anniversary!
  26. LT

    Live2Travel

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Good start w/a text 10 mins before our res. that our tables ready. We were seated promptly. That was the end of our good experience. I will start by saying I have left very few negative reviews in my life as in the few bad experiences I’ve had over the years I believe in giving a business the opportunity to correct/resolve an experience first hand. I’m writing this as it was very off putting to be made to feel that our time and experience was not important. We ordered a bourbon drink &ask specifically about the way it’s made, the server to assured us it’s as we wanted. The drink took over 20 mins to arrive, ok no problem, it’s busy. But it was not made with the description she promised & with no acknowledgement from her for telling us incorrect info but ok let’s make the best of it now that the food has arrived. After tasting the drink it was clearly made wrong so they took it to be remade, we didn’t get it back until we had basically finished what we could stomach of our meal. It was good when we finally got it back, just crazy that it took almost an hour to get 1 drink. We ordered an appetizer and entree to share. The cheese bread was stale like it had been sitting out drying for days &the tomato soup was more like a Luke warm marinara sauce. Ultimately it didn’t matter that we couldn’t get a spoon. We requested the salmon have crispy skin but not be over cooked. I will attach the pics of the undercooked mush we received. When asked if everything was ok we expressed that the food was disappointing, cold soup & undercooked mushy fish. We got an “oh sorry.” She brought us the check w/full plates. We paid $60 for a drink that came at the end of the meal & 2 dishes that should never have left the kitchen. We still tipped our server as it’s not her fault if the bar is behind or the kitchen had an off day but quite frankly her lack of caring &treating us w/ a “oh well” attitude was the worst part. Do yourself a favor & eat anywhere else. Food&service is awful
  27. TV

    TriciaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was good and waitstaff was great, especially for a very busy Friday night.

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded on April 28, 2022Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Old Fashion’s!

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded on April 28, 2022Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  29. MF

    MarinF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Wasn’t that impressed. We were seated immediately which was nice. But waited 15 minutes until another waiter said she would have to help. She seemed very busy and was wonderful but was being pulled in multiple directions. My husbands fries were really cold and stale. My kale salad wasn’t good. Under seasoned and under dressed. Got the grilled salmon on top, and it was very undercooked:/ really wanted to like this place since we were staying in the Marriott but we probably won’t be back.
  30. SS

    StevenS

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Very limited dinner menu...meatloaf was under-cooked...will not go back
  31. N

    Nickname

    Cincinnati

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Very limited breakfast menu, but decently executed. Kitchen was slow. If you’re looking for a non-buffet option, not bad, but also not exceptional.
  32. h

    heatherr

    Detroit

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food and drinks were good. Location was convenient to those downtown. Our server was ok. Just seemed a bit new to serving. Common situation these days at most businesses. Difficult to get good help.
  33. J

    John

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Extremely limited menu (something like 5 dinner entrees), but what we had was pretty well cooked. I ordered salmon medium rare, and I got a large portion a little more rare than medium, but that was OK. My wife ordered fried chicken because she had never had it, and she got a large portion well prepared. They had something like 2 dessert choices, and the one we shared was excellent.
  34. KK

    KateK

    London

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We only had starters to share but we loved them. Very tasty Service and ambience good
  35. G

    Goldie

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Breakfast buffet was horrendous. Service was not good. Value, yup, nope.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    We only had the buffet option. The food was unappealing and expensive. Baked goods looked very old. Scant fruit or no fruit. Good cup of coffee.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Mediocre. Didn't realize when I booked it that it's basically just a hotel bar. Menu is limited and the food was mediocre. Server was pleasant but slow and not knowledgeable. It took me 20 min to get my drink because she didn't know how to ring in a negroni, and when it finally came it was not very good.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food! Flavors were paired well. I expected my salad with my meal and all were served together ... not sure if that is their standard, or how it just happened ... not the end of the world, but you may want to specify if you want your salad before. Portions were just right. Limited menu, but great food. Prices are a bit on high side; however, not terrible for a convention hotel restaurant, as the food quality was outstanding. I highly recommend and would go back.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place!! Friendly environment and good food!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You made reservations and when arriving early, they told us we could get a drink at the bar and if the table came available sooner, they would let us be seated. The hostesses were great as was the manager that was there when we checked in. The servers were excellent, both Belle and Michaela. The cheesy monkey bread and tomato soup was fantastic and we were very pleased with our other selections. We will definitely be back when the weather is warmer to enjoy the open air concept.

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 3.9 stars by 548 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 1 time 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

  • 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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