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Grilled Salmon Entree at Uptown Cafe in Louisville - Uptown Cafe, Louisville, KY

Uptown Cafe

4.7
4.7
226 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Uptown Cafe is a Louisville original restaurant, established in 1985. Located on historic Bardstown Rd., guests can enjoy an elevated dining experience while looking onto the local nightlife. Uptown Cafe specializes in delicious food featuring fresh ingredients and masterful preparation by the Uptown culinary team. Whether you’re ordering a multi-course meal or grabbing a drink at the bar, Uptown Cafe’s lively, upscale atmosphere makes it perfect for dining with friends, family, clients and business associates. Join us on Monday night for Half Priced Wine night, where every bottle of wine purchased is half off!

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 405-8898

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matt Weber

  • Private party facilities

    Uptown Cafe has a private dining room that can accommodate parties up to 40 guests. Our Metro Room includes a private bar, banquet seating and photo wall. Our room is perfect for bridal showers, birthday dinners, or business meetings. For more information regarding rentals, contact our event coordinator at Privateevents@uptownlouisville.com

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Cross street

    Uptown Cafe is located on the corner of Bardstown Road and Duker Avenue

  • Parking details

    Complementary valet parking offered during dinner hours.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 226 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Great for Lunch

  • Central Kentucky

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Louisville

    Best Value

  • Louisville

    Great for Lunch

  • Louisville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Louisville

    American

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  1. d

    deea

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Decent food, decent value, decent service but nothing very outstanding.
  2. J

    Julia

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    From the moment we pulled up at valet to the greetings from the bartender and I lovely blue hair waitress I give it a 5 star. We will be back the food and the drinks were delicious .
  3. MG

    MikeG

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a nice meal and good service. Nice to see a good crowd.
  4. T

    Tater

    Louisville

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We are big fans of Uptown going back 25 or 30 years. We have come to expect very good and interesting meals, nice services and a welcoming atmosphere. We got almost all of this on this visit but not quite. Service and atmosphere were as good as always and my wife's meal was a delight. However, my cod with the citrus mustard dressing was a big let down. It presented beautifully but it was not at all warm and had only a small dab of the sauce at one end of the filet. I asked for, and was promptly provided with more sauce, but I did not ask for the meal to be warmed. I should have. That was my fault and I accept that. But it never should have been delivered cold to begin with. I realize these things happen and we are not about to stop eating here. But I did think you needed to know you didn't get it quite right on this visit .
  5. MO

    MicheleO

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and good service,as always!
  6. RR

    RichardR

    Louisville

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual a wonderful meal and great service!
  7. AH

    AnnH

    New Orleans

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just had a quick lunch with a friend. Great soup and salad, and it’s a lovely environment.
  8. G

    Gramps

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food delicious. Service excellent. The AC was struggling and gradually losing on a very hot night during June heat wave.
  9. AF

    AbigailF

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious, best service in town! You won't regret the chips and queso.
  10. BG

    BrendaG

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    As always, the Uptown was great! However, the $12 martini turned in to a $16 drink with the $4 charge for the 2 olives!!! A martini typically comes with olives and to charge for olives is ridiculous! $4 for 2 olives is as much as one would pay for a jar. This would make us not to want to return to a restaurant that we have patronized for at least 30 years! He did not order vodka on the rocks…..he ordered a martini.
  11. DP

    DavidP

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Although we were running late, we were taken care of.
  12. CR

    CatherineR

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely phenomenal. The pecan crusted chicken livers salad was a highlight of our evening.Micah, our server, was awesome. He explained menu choices and was so patient as we tried to decide what we wanted.
  13. D

    Dave

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always here, food great and service excellent! We will be back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Uptown is our go to for a fantastic meal with great service!! Friday night did not disappoint. My daughter and I went at the last minute after a busy day. Everything we had was so delicious! We had black bean cakes, onion rings, shrimp bisque, fusilli pasta, the beef tenderloin special with colbert sauce and white chocolate mousse!! All so good! Our server Emily was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. We had a great time!!! Thanks Uptown!!
  15. N

    Nemo

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was great sitting outdoors with the weather being perfect. The only noise was from the traffic on Bardstown Rd. I you sit inside, its quiet.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Honestly this was probably the worst lunch my son and I have ever had, and not because of the food. Our service was terrible. The server had the table next to us as well and those 2 gentleman received prompt service. I can’t help to think it was because they were in business attire and my son and I were enjoying our day off and didn’t dress up. Evidently that affects the service you review at this establishment. If that doesn’t bother you then you will probably have a fine experience. I, however, do not believe service should be based on that. He left our drinks empty more or less the entire time and really behaved as we were an inconvenience. I tipped a little over 20% not because of the service but to hopefully not add to his assumption that a particular type of looking person tops less. But we will never be back. I’ve had better service at Taco Bell at 1 am
  17. DG

    DonnaG

    Louisville

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Party of 6 for a birthday The service was great and food delicious And plenty for lunch the next day Can’t wait to go back Thanks Jason and Carolyn for great service
  18. JB

    JimB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Patio area a little noisy at times but definitely recommend Outdoors on a nice day. Food and service was very good would definitely go back again.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We’ve lived in Louisville for two years and this was by far the worst restaurant we’ve been to here. The food was horrible. No taste at all. And what you could taste was salty or hot from possibly white pepper. I’m not sure how I’m the world this place got such good reviews. And the service🤦🏻‍♀️ our server couldn’t seem to do more then one thing at a time. He would go get a drink, take a plate back then be out 10 min later and pass us by. I didn’t get to order my salad bc he cut us off from talking after we ordered the appetizer. We waited so long to order, I eventually had to stop him to ask him if we could order. We couldn’t get out of there fast enough. Will not be going back or recommending to anyone.
  20. P

    Petey

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and drinks. Staff very helpful in moving tables around outside so that we could dine outdoors. This required wiping down tables that had gotten wet from an earlier rain and carrying one table from one side of the patio to another to move two square tables together. All in our party enjoyed their food. Great Old-Fashioned. Chicken Piccata was very good.
  21. SK

    SandraK

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent as usual!! It is always the best place to meet friends for a lunch or evening meal with great food and drink and laughter !!!
  22. MS

    MarilynS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a nice lunch. Micah was our server and he was excellent.
  23. CJ

    CathyJ

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place for dinner (esp on half-price wine night)! Food was fresh and very tasty, service excellent!
  24. MG

    MikeG

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Same great food with a vey nice remodel. Service was great
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will definitely be back
  26. PS

    PatrickS

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the service and the professionalism of the staff are all at the highest levels.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Is always great
  28. M

    Minerva

    Louisville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is always good. Service is usually very good. We eat at Uptown frequently.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server. We’ve been going there since 1997
  30. T

    Tomcat88

    Louisville

    98 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed cocktails and a lite dinner with friends recently and were very satisfied with food and service. Julie was very attentive as our server and made several recommendations. We ended up sharing the chicken piccata and the Jeagerschnitzel. Also had two delicious wedge salads. Dessert was shared lemon coconut cheesecake. A great evening for the four of us.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    ISO a nice meal visiting town. Weird experience—bland food, very loud room; they seated us in the back and that was verified from the stares of the pretentious patronage that we didn’t “fit in.” Staff was cordial, tho I won’t be returning.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual the Uptown was a great dining experience! They were quite busy as it was a Friday night- but the service was still top notch and friendly. The food was perfect and I even tried a new drink that was fabulous, some margarita/sparkling wine concoction in a martini glass that was divine! I am always impressed by the mixing expertise of the bartender there. Thanks for a lovely dinner out, my hubby and I both enjoyed it.
  33. CT

    CarolT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and wait staff was super attentive and polite!
  34. BS

    BrynnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent drinks and food. We were served by Jon Mark Sandquist - a highly professional, kind, competent person. The service and drinks that he made elevated our experience exponentially. I’ve already recommended the restaurant to my entire office!
  35. DP

    DebraP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Great food at a great value. Uptown is our favorite restaurant.
  36. BL

    BrianL

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Great servers and server support. Food both mainstream to please and unique.
  37. LD

    LawrenceD

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Vegetable, green beans were like mush they were so overcooked. Potatoes were not hot. Beef was prepared very well. Soup was very good. Server did a good job.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was good. Price is good
  39. B

    Brooke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service (even on derby weekend).
  40. ST

    SaintThatAint

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent friendly & inviting staff gave great ambiance to the experience!!! Bravo! #FirstClass

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Uptown Cafe using the Order Online button. Uptown Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 405-8898.

Uptown Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 226 OpenTable diners.

Uptown Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 30 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Uptown Cafe

1624 Bardstown Rd Louisville, KY 40205-1210

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Uptown Cafe is located on the corner of Bardstown Road and Duker Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complementary valet parking offered during dinner hours.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Weber

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 405-8898

  • Private party facilities

    Uptown Cafe has a private dining room that can accommodate parties up to 40 guests. Our Metro Room includes a private bar, banquet seating and photo wall. Our room is perfect for bridal showers, birthday dinners, or business meetings. For more information regarding rentals, contact our event coordinator at Privateevents@uptownlouisville.com

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