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

Uptown Cafe

4.7
4.7
371 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

7:00 PM


Booked 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Neighborhood gem

  • Louisville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Louisville

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great impromptu lunch out with family
  2. P

    Potts

    Louisville

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent
  3. LH

    LeeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was top notch. Food was delicious, even with two picky children eating with us. I had by far, the tenderest steak medallions I have ever had. Will definitely be going back
  4. GZ

    GuthrieZ

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Our waiter was wonderful and the food was superb. I regret not visiting Uptown on a regular basis. Great prices, service and food!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The service was great everyone was very friendly. Our appetizer the wontons were very good. The entrees flavor was good but the porkchop was dry and the scallops were extra fishy.
  6. AB

    AmyB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Service was very good and ambiance was nice. The menu items all sound really good, but yet when served, the food was just mediocre and too salty.
  7. VK

    VisitorfromKY

    Louisville

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad they kept basically the same menu when they reopened - and the same high-quality food. It's always a treat to dine here.
  8. P

    Potts

    Louisville

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food and service was great. Uptown Cafe is a Highland Jewel. Try it
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was good except the potato salad was overloaded with onions
  10. EG

    EugeneG

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    They ran out of their signature dessert, Princess Carlota, by 6:00 p.m. on a Saturday? Really
  11. AR

    AllisonR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    So amazing! The food, the atmosphere, the service-all on point, as usual!
  12. k

    kennyg

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Uptown Cafe never disappoints. The food is always well prepared and well presented.
  13. SM

    SaraM

    Louisville

    80 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    My waitress turned in the wrong entree for me so while everyone ate their semi warm dinners; I waited what seemed liked forever to get my dinner! Everyone was done with their dinners when I finally got mine; I did get my dinner for free, I would have thought my dinner would have been a rush because of the mistake but that was not the case. It was hot when I finally got it!
  14. SS

    SallieS

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Uptown Cafe is always delicious! Our meal was delicious. We especially loved the desserts!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good experience at Uptown!
  16. D

    Debi

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mine and my husband's favorite restaurants. Staff is awesome! Food is delicious and reasonably priced. Atmosphere and decor are wonderful.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The service was great , but all 4 of our dinners were not hot..The food tasted good and the portions were very large but it was very disappointing because of the temperature of the food .
  18. P

    Potts

    Louisville

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal and service was excellent. Victoria is a great server!
  19. 1

    1averagejoe

    Louisville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed personalized service from greeter, waiter, and other dining room staff. Had an enjoyable New Year’s Eve dinner with interesting view of Bardstown Road foot traffic. And food was good.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, excellent service and comfortable ambience. Provided their full menu for New Year’s Eve. I will be back!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Food was good for the value
  22. C

    Chas

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was excellent but the kitchen was very slow. On top of that my food came out quite a bit later than my wife's and son's. My son actually finished his burger before my food arrived.
  23. JH

    JohnH

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and reasonably priced. The service was also excellent as was the atmosphere.
  24. T

    Tomcat88

    Louisville

    109 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Our party of 4 adults enjoyed 4 different entrees, including a swordfish special, menu grilled salmon, salmon croquettes and daily chicken noodle soup. All items were served hot and were very flavorful. Emily was our server and offered us assistance throughout the meal. Also added red wine by the glass at a reasonable price and variety.
  25. TJ

    TandJ

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Restaurant staff did an excellent job in accommodating multiple guests' special requests. Atmosphere was great!
  26. P

    Potts

    Louisville

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent. What a great neighborhood restaurant in the Highlands. When you go ask for Victoria, she is great!
  27. CF

    CardinalFan

    Louisville

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a party of four for an early dinner. Everyone enjoyed their food and drinks and the service was excellent. Great neighborhood restaurant and bar with a very comfortable environment.
  28. SB

    SteveB

    Louisville

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Even though it was very busy our waiter kept us informed and checked back with us often.
  29. CS

    CindyS

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Uptown is my “go to” for a special night out. This particular visit was one of the best meals I’ve ever had.
  30. TP

    TomP

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    A great neighborhood restaurant with delicious food and a good wine list. Highly recommend.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time visiting this wonderful gem!!! We will return! We bought a Be Our Guest coupon or we likely never would have thought about coming- advertising works! We will come back with
  32. SK

    SamanthaK

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Traveling from Nashville. It was lovely. The hostess was a sweetheart. Our brand new server was so nice even with the language barrier. ;) The cocktail Basil Collins, was damn good! The bisque was trash, like a bowl of shrimp flavored milk. Dessert, heavenly. Prices, the fish special over priced and it was meh. I would certainly recommend.
  33. J

    Jo49

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner. Food and service was great! I would highly recommend this restaurant! Macy was our server and she was attentive and gave great advise for items to try!
  34. MS

    MarilynS

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The Uptown is a reliable option for tasty food at a reasonable price. Our waiter was friendly and helpful.
  35. BG

    BrendaG

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are “old-timers” with the Uptown Cafe. Tom and Lisa DREXLER have kept the charm and warm feeling of the original restaurant and we will keep patronizing. We have introduced many friends to UC. Thanks again!
  36. LB

    LynnB

    Louisville

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was a gathering of friends, and we didn’t know what to expect. It was great ambience. So enjoyable seeing people we knew in the restaurant. Drinks were great. Caesar salad needed anchovies. Pork chops were a tad overdone according to my partner. Vegetable stir fry was excellent according to another guest.
  37. P

    Petey

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Pork Loin special was delicious, atmosphere quiet enough we enjoyed pleasant conversation at our table.
  38. W

    Wilbur

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous…as always!!
  39. G

    Gallen

    Louisville

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    They had too many diners and not enough staff to handle it. Our server was MIA for periods of time, our appetizers took almost 30 minutes to get after inquiring where they were (probably misplaced or forgotten), and screwed up on 2 of the 4 entree orders. The food was mostly good but a little lukewarm. Not the Uptown experience we’re used to.
  40. h

    happy

    Louisville

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great to be back! Everything was wonderful.

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 371 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

7:00 PM


Booked 25 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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