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Matt Winns Steakhouse, Louisville, KY

Matt Winns Steakhouse

4.7
4.7
503 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Welcome to Louisville's best kept secret, Matt Winn's Steakhouse. Perched over the historic Churchill Downs Racetrack, Matt Winn’s offers a unique fine dining experience catered to Kentucky indulgence and hospitality.
Our unparalleled service and food quality will round out your dining expectations when paired with our extensive wine and bourbon selections. At Matt Winn's you’ll find everything you need for a special occasion or just a night out with friends. Prime steaks like our Bone in Ribeye, Filet Oscar, and Wagyu Short Rib are the backbone of our menu, but we go far beyond steak. Scallops, oysters, crab, and fresh seasonal fish options will beckon the seafood lover at heart. Allow us to elevate your visit when you join us on Sundays during live racing starting May 15th. Let us to transport you back in time to a bygone era where fashion, ambiance, and food unite to create the best dining experience in the city.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 636-4888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Stephen Dunn

  • Neighborhood

    South Louisville

  • Cross street

    Churchill Downs Drive/Thornberry Avenue - Parking in gated lot W19

  • Parking details

    Enter via Churchill Downs main entrance, 700 Central Avenue. Continue until you reach Matt Winns/VIP parking lot (light post will have W19). Once there a host will check you in and show you how to get into the track and restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 503 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Notable Wine List

  • Central Kentucky

    Scenic View

  • Central Kentucky

    Steakhouse

  • Louisville

    Notable Wine List

  • Louisville

    Scenic View

  • Louisville

    Steakhouse

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  1. DB

    DebbieB

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of my favorite places to have a nice dinner. We had the steak , ahi tuna and a crab cake . They were all point on. We had a table with a view of Churchill Downs track and were able to see the races. They even brought a surprise dessert for my birthday!
  2. DH

    DavidH

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good food and service. We were there to celebrate a birthday which we listed and told them a checkin . Evidently they do not celebrate or acknowledge a birthday
  3. BP

    Bone2Pick

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Appetizers especially pony board were great. Pace of service a little slow for Saturday evening with maybe 50 ppl in restaurant. NY strip disappointing with a third gristle and fat. Sides fries and mushroom gratin were just OK. One steak came out wrong temp. Great selection of bourbons.
  4. TJ

    ToneJ

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife’s birthday dinner.
  5. AG

    AndrewG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was pretty good. Mac and cheese was good but I’ve had better. Asparagus was good, the sauce was a bit overloaded though. My bone-in ribeye was amazing, perfect. Overall a good experience but we sat there for 18 minutes waiting to ask our server to get us a check so we can leave. Maybe they were a bit understaffed but I paid $70 for a piece of steak I would expect a little bit better service.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a happy surprise to end up at Churchill Downs for a last minute reservation while traveling! Levi was our server and awesome too!
  7. TM

    TeriM

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    Steak was amazing! The sides were not as exquisite as expected for such a restaurant. We selected Mac and cheese, kale and mashed potatoes which were are fairly basic and greens were very vinegary. Waiter was not very inviting, the server next to us explained menu in great detail to guests but our server did not. Very disappointing but the ambiance overall was so nice I will be willing to return and give them another chance!
  8. KG

    KyleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Service was great, attentive, knowledgeable and helpful. The Wagyu was cooked perfectly between medium and medium rare. We came and went out on the balcony as we pleased with our drinks to take a picture with the track and chat. It was expensive, but well worth it for our 10yr anniversary.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We were dining with friends celebrating my wife’s birthday and our friends 4 days prior. While the Ambience and food was impeccable, we had an issue as the server was delivering dinner to our table he accidentally spilled 3/4 of a bowl of hot beef soup into the lap of the Recipient. While the server was upset that he had spilled hot steaming food into the lap of our friend the manager on duty was a bit lack luster in the entire event he offered nothing in a way of restitution other then a glass of club soda water to help remove the stain. Really! Come on I realize you bill yourself out as a Top Restaurant in the Louisville area with 5 star rating.. in food I’ll give you that but in customer service and actions towards solutions I’ll give you 1/2 a star and it was not about paying for a meal we can do that without an issue. Some sort of gratitude towards your patrons who have endured such an event should be standard procedure but what do I know obviously nothing!
  10. c

    christiew

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matt Winn’s has that “roaring 20s” ambiance with food that would rank with the nation’s finest chefs. We were absolutely wowed with the experience and highly recommend.
  11. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is a level above even the nicest restaurants in town. The ambiance and the decor of the room are amazing. Add to that you're looking out over the most iconic racetrack in America and it's a winner. The food (we got steaks and pork chops and sides) is delicious, the cocktail program is great (we got old fashioneds and wine) and the service was fantastic. We were celebrating our son's birthday and they made it very special for all of us. You're going to pay handsomely, but you know that coming in, so no complaint there. Highly recommended!
  12. ST

    STEPHENS

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great looking restaurant. Quiet and very nice looking.
  13. JM

    JackM

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful birthday celebration
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday was great!! Will be back again!
  15. CN

    ChuckN

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, the lobster tail was amazing
  16. TS

    TracyS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Golf cart ride fun. Food amazing. But so expensive it would probably only get a once a year visit from me.
  17. RH

    RachelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great view, food, and staff! Overall perfect experience
  18. KR

    KeithR

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I will return, great food and great view of Churchill.
  19. B

    Bills

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant is beautiful atop Churchill Downs. Brandon was our server and he was outstanding. We had pony board for an appetizer and it was perfect for a table of 4. The filet was good and the pot chop was delicious. The table bread was also very good. The desert cart was a cool touch, it was nice to see what you are getting. i would recommend experiencing Matt Winns.
  20. R

    Robert

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a special place with outstanding food & service!!
  21. CF

    ChristiF

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful birthday dinner and our server Tyler was EXCELLENT!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and ambiance!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matt winns is one of our favorite restaurants in Louisville! Always delicious
  24. RC

    RobertC

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere with view over the track, sevice was very good as well. However, the food was below average for a high-end steakhouse, and way overpriced for the quality. However, the bourbon selection was very impressive. Best collection of rare bourbons I've ever seen.
  25. GJ

    GenJ

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We entertained family in from out of town. All of the staff was committed to making our time a memorable experience. There wasn’t one thing that made it outstanding, it was the collection of everything. It was an evening we will always remember
  26. TM

    TomM

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!! Small filet and asparagus…great view!!
  28. p

    porterhouse

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Matt Winn’s exceeded expectations. Food, service, and ambiance combined for a wonderful meal. We had the pony board as a starter - highly recommended (plenty to share). Our steaks and sides were seasoned and cooked to perfection. The staff was attentive without interrupting. We really enjoyed dining overlooking Churchill Downs.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  30. BT

    BonnieT

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service. Every detail attended to. It was expensive but no more than any steak house. I highly recommend for everyday or a special occasion.
  31. DO

    DannyO

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The staff was friendly and personably! Absolutely amazing experience!
  32. JG

    JeffG

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the time we were seated the service was excellent. Our chilled water was filled immediately upon eating. The atmosphere was nice and relaxing. Mike was our waiter and he was awesome. He explained the menu specifically and detailed. We got the Steak Freitas , Mac n cheese, and a wedge salad. The food was great. The bread with homemade strawberry butter compound was really good. For desert we got a dream sickle cheese cake, it was amazing. The cost was about average for a nice steakhouse. This was our first time dining here and we will definitely go back and request Mike to be our waiter.
  33. H

    Heather

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to Matt Winn’s won’t be the last! Impressed from the beginning with the personal greeting and golf cart ride from the parking lot to the elevator. Beautiful restaurant, elegant yet welcoming ambience, and excellent service from Michael. Food was fantastic and wine list was amazing - hard to choose with so many options! Definitely will return.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were exceptional. Thank you Sully and our server Mike for a memorable evening.
  35. m

    marshallb

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Loved the staff they were great. The ambience was lovely, but we prefer a more intimate space over open table. We enjoyed the drinks but thought a bit on the expensive side, especially for mocktails which have no alcohol. And if you guys know in advance people are coming to celebrate an event with your restaurant, it would be nice to do or give something a little Special for those guest. Overall we enjoyed the experience and will visit again.
  36. DD

    DeeDee

    Western KY

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Didn’t seem busy. Would have preferred a table to see out at the track. Charred vegetables great. Kate not available. Salmon on the dry side. Steaks not the best in town. First time, we love trying new restaurants. Waiter was great and allowed us perfect time for ordering and between courses.
  37. NM

    NinaM

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was average and overpriced. Ambiance was great and staff excellent.
  38. AT

    AndriaT

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First of all the view is amazing. The ambiance is incredible. I don't think I even have words to describe the service. It was impeccable. We will be going back soon. OH, I can't forget the food which was delicious.
  39. LC

    LitoC

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, awesome atmosphere and great service!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group had a amazing experience and we will definitely be back when in town again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Matt Winns Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 503 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 7 times today
Google Map for Matt Winns Steakhouse

750 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Churchill Downs Drive/Thornberry Avenue - Parking in gated lot W19

  • Neighborhood

    South Louisville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Enter via Churchill Downs main entrance, 700 Central Avenue. Continue until you reach Matt Winns/VIP parking lot (light post will have W19). Once there a host will check you in and show you how to get into the track and restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Stephen Dunn

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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