Ranada's Bistro + Bar

4.6
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$30 and under
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American
Taking the world's cuisines out for a spin one dish at a time. Eclectic blend of unique New American food, wines, craft beers and cocktails. Live music every weekend. Special cultural events weekly.
What 186 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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T
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly & took great care of us. The food was outstanding & we will definitely go back again

AP
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jeff, was outstanding! The food choices were wonderful and those martinis delightful! Will return again and again. Thx. Art

KI
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We were there on early on a Tuesday and minus the excellent brussel sprouts, the food wasn't as good as usual. I would definitely go again, though as it is usually very good. Fridays are very noisy.

CM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Awesome price for Brunch Buffet. We always get an awesome server! Would go every week if time permitted.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday/post Wedding Brunch. We were the noisy ones Wonderful experience. Lovely music, great food.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Skip the Brunch Buffet. Nothing special, pretty bland is the best way to describe it. I’m sure the normal menu is better. Service was good and everyone was nice.

DH
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were pleased with our visit. The food was fresh and delicious. The waiter was a bit scatter brain but we tolerated him.

l
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I asked for a quiet table and the host seated us in the room with several long tables. Soon a group of 12 women were all talking at one of these. Obviously they had made reservations as well. Not quiet at all! And there were other tables open in the bar room seating area.
Also our waitress was sniffling the entire time she was waiting on us.

MT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ranada's has a great atmosphere. Music by Dr. Kevin Holm-Hudson was just the right volume and type for the venue on a Wednesday Night. Brussell sprouts bring me back over and over again, as Chef Ranada knows! Note: They do have kid's options, but you have to ask for them. Service was prompt and they dealt with a kid-created spill in an efficient and polite manner. You can't ask for more out of a restaurant. We love it here.

KC
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our experience at Ranadas for my brother's birthday was amazing! Very focused on a positive customer experience while dining. The menu is very unique! I highly recommend the fried chicken and brussels sprouts! That spicy bourbon mustard WOW! My brother had the shirmp and Grits, which was on the lighter side. He wasn't a fan of the tomato base. But overall dinner was awesome. My brother has already been back to try the fried chicken. He also received a free dessert because it was his 30th birthday! Thank you Ranada's Bistro + Bar for a great experience.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful best fried chicken ever!

JB
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

They seem to plan well for NYE. Was disappointing experience. They have been better.

c
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great food and the staff were great on a busy NYE night

LC
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Year’s Eve!! We had an awesome time and will definitely return. Ranada was great! We loved that she took the time to come out to our table and talk with us. Fried chicken was sooo good! Loved the Winter Cosmos too!
Our only disappointment was we had 3 2-top tables pushed together for our party of 6 and the tables didn’t fit together well. Caused a drink to be spilled, tables wobbled, etc.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was poorly prepared. Drinks were empty the entire meal. Service was terrible. Worse New Years meal ever. Will not be back.

GD
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

New Year’s Eve

CB
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Terrible service from the gentleman as we entered the restaurant. Not a good experience and we do not recommend.

f
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really like this place. Not to stuffy but great service and food.

Jeff

b
Louisville
72 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The bar scene is lively and the drinks are good with a nice selection of wine. The food is about average. Ranada is a great host and visits with her guests. The place was packed with much positive energy.

KI
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great local place. A party spot on weekends.
Excellent inventive food. Brussels sprouts are
fabulous! Veggie panini excellent as well if you’re looking for a vegetarian option

OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Ranada’s. This is going to become one of my go to restaurants. Great menu with a nice selection of items. Good price point. My meal was well prepared and nicely presented. My three friends felt the same way. Wait staff was attentive and helpful with selections.

KY
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ranadas is always great!

DA
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been 3x’s and we love it! Food is delicious & the service all 3 times has been amazing! The other night, we went for my friends bday & Rananda gave us a delicious scallop dish to all taste & share & then after we finished dinner, Nick, the waiter, who was AMAZING brought her out a bday dessert. We will def be back!

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! The bourbon chicken was delicious.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great charcuterie board and bourbon proof fried chicken!! Very nice local restaurant.

TB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent time. Went with amazing Party if nine. Great service. Great food!! Will be back soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met girlfriends for a nice lunch with cocktails

GL
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and the food is amazing!

KV
Indiana
44 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience on Saturday. The service was excellent, the cocktails were great and the good was delicious. And the pecan tart was amazing. Definitely going back!

RT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. We will definitely eat at Ramada’s again

O
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ramada’s always surprises me with a special that’s, well, SPECIAL!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our Anniversary Dinner. The most important date night is your 25th wedding anniversary dinner. You want a wonderful dinner experience. We are regulars anniversary is not the time to try something new and be disappointed.

m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

We live nearby Ranada's and it is a great neighborhood bar and restaurant. The food is great and the price is reasonable. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

RM
Louisville
111 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The fish and chips were a bit cool when delivered although my partner’s burger was spot on. We will return as my food experience doesn’t fit my experience over the past year. Quite the contrary, it is an exception. We were there very early and I suspect they were not quite up to their usual game.

TC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding!! Food, drink, EXCELLENT service...can't wait to go back!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch

OT
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went for brunch. Delicious

TC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Ranada's was awesome, as expected. The brunch buffet had some amazing items and they always kept it fresh and clean. The drinks were tasty. My server, jokingly, somewhat insulted my dinner guest and didn't exactly perform anything near fine dining level service- but we aren't the type of group to take things too seriously but it could have been a major offense to someone who wouldn't take it so lightly. The music, Gail was the singer I believe, was nice and classy enough. Will return :)

JT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place love the food and everybody is very attentive and friendly brunch is wonderful and Gayle Winters is such a great jazz singer we always enjoy Ranadas !!

c
Puebla
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great personal service and the food was fresh and well prepared. Perfect for a romantic meal or for a group...they have a bar area.