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North of Bourbon, Louisville, KY

North of Bourbon

4.8
4.8
57 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
The Bourbon experience
Blending Bourbon, Louisville, and New Orleans into a unique Southern experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (502) 749-3305

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Lawrence Weeks

  • Neighborhood

    Germantown

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 57 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central Kentucky

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Central Kentucky

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Louisville

    Best Food

  • Louisville

    Best Ambiance

  • Louisville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Louisville

    Healthy

  • Louisville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Louisville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. KD

    KimD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for an incredible dining experience. Great people and service, delicious thoughtful and farm to table eats, incredible cocktails. Till we meet again!
  2. CF

    ChrisF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at North of Bourbon and it was superb! We had an assortment of appetizers and Entrees at our table and every dish was expertly prepared and presented. And as expected the food and cocktails are among Louisville’s finest and right in the heart of Germantown/Schnitzelburg.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wow. That was one of the most flavourful meals I’ve ever had. My pallet will never be the same
  4. JG

    JohnG

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our new date nite place to go.... they know food & bourbon.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit, the food is AMAZING!!! Their cocktail selection is great and even better bourbon selection. Our only complaint was the nose level was pretty high, the music could have been turned way down.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service and huge drink selection. Food selection always unique and always tastes great
  7. JS

    JeffS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is one of the best restaurants in the city. I strongly recommend ordering for the table so you get to try more of their selection. Everything was very good! Favorites were the Catfish Nuggets, Crawfish Boudin Balls, Seabass Special, and the cheese grits and Mac and cheese!
  8. D

    David

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have now been to North of Bourbon several times and each time the food is banging! The bartender Angie is super dope and all the staff have been really cool. Currently the best restaurant in town, in my opinion.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic and best new place to eat. Food is creative and well done.
  10. SH

    SarahH

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, amazing cocktails (some of the best in Louisville!), and great service! We will be back for sure!
  11. B

    Bill

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server. Sat in one of the bourbon barrels. Food was different but very good. Throughly enjoyed the experience
  12. SD

    StanleyD

    Charlotte

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an evening out with old friends. The food and drinks were outstanding. The server was awesome. It’s a smaller, crowded location, but this added an energetic vibe as opposed to feeling cramped. Very pleasant surprise. I’ll be heading back
  13. CA

    CassieA

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time I have enjoyed a meal with friends here. I recommend this experience to anyone who is looking for fun culinary adventure. Service is fabulous and the food ..... OMG Good.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a fantastic experience from the start, as I changed my mind and wanted to switch our reservations to the inside from the outside and the host jokingly said we were obligated to the outside, and then proceeded to give our party a prestigious bourbon barrel booth which we all loved…the waitress(Amy), owner, host, and support staff were all fun loving with many laughs and great personal service. The sharable food and drinks were exceptional with a bayou flare, and this quickly became our favorite new restaurant in town and a perfect find. If you are looking for a fun atmosphere with unique and delicious food, and a place that is both a wonderful meal and a lively destination, this place is off the charts- well done, North of Bourbon!
  15. G

    Goodfood7

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best ambience. The rabbit was phenomenal. Big red slushy cocktail out of this world. Witty bartender. Wet salad is my fave. The balls…do not pass on the balls. Get them. Cocktails are strong and worth every penny. Love love love.
  16. R

    Raymond

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great good, great service, noisy, but overall good experience
  17. BM

    BaileyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem to have opened in germantown! The food was incredible, and the flow of service was impeccable. We never once felt rushed or like they were trying to flip our table for the next round of customers. The handcrafted cocktails, especially the shaved ice ones, were so clever and well done. We went for our anniversary, but will be going back just because it was that good. The gumbo was a standout as well as the Carolina gold rice.
  18. BL

    BrianaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible menu offerings and unique, but perfectly paired flavors. Kind staff and owners. High quality dining experience. If you like to eat and drink, look no further.
  19. S

    Shelby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible menu including cocktails. The owner and chef are a class act and make sure everyone is finding something they like. Reservations are easy to make and ensure a great table in one of the custom barrel booths.
  20. EC

    EricC

    Louisville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding! The orphan barrel bourbon was the smoothest bourbon I have ever had. Nice caramel undertones.
  21. Z

    Zachary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bourbon selection was amazing, food was out of this world, and the cocktails are perfectly crafted in house. One of my personal favorite spots now! 10/10 would eat here again
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    We’ve been to North of Bourbon several times in the past. We have always loved it and highly recommended it to everyone. Last evening was a bit of a let down. We took our friend there for her birthday and had been bragging about how great the place is. Many of the beer and wine selections were not available. I was looking forward to the turkey and white bean dish but was disappointed to find out the turkey portion of the dish was switched from a turkey leg to 5 turkey necks. I substituted the chicken and sausage gumbo which is usually amazing- it is now served w/ potato salad instead of rice and had far less chicken and sausage than ever before. The service is usually exceptional but last night was mediocre at best.
  23. d

    deea

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place - exceptional bar service, fabulous creative creole food - that shrimp po boy! Owners always attentive - great addition to our foodie community!
  24. j

    jimbero

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome. I'm from Baton Rouge and the Cajun cuisine was on point!
  25. S

    Sheeesh

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Early dining was great, not too loud at all. Server William was terrific. Food and drinks great. Will return again soon.
  26. MM

    MickandMarianne

    Louisville

    36 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    It was a little noisy but good service and good drinks!
  27. s

    susans

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service with amazing food. We felt welcome when we opened the door.
  28. JR

    JayneR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service!! Fun time cutting it up with the owners!!
  29. JP

    JoeyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great atmosphere and great service combined for a great dining experience. Chef Lawrence Weeks has captured the spirit of New Orleans in Louisville. Highly recommended.
  30. MC

    MonicaC

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a lovely experience with my husband and his parents. Everything we got was delicious and had so much flavor. Will be back again!
  31. DP

    DurbanPoison88

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great, not a single thing to complain about. Food was delicious, service was outstanding and the bourbon selections were incredible! Definitely will go back!
  32. TH

    TomH

    Louisville

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Venue excells at bourbon selections and cocktails. Food list is not extensive, but appropriate for a small restaurant. Food choices were inventive and flavorful! Server was being well-trained by an attentive member of the staff. Tables for 4 in "barrells" is unique!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Food was great. Service not so much. I ordered a bourbon pour on the menu for $14. I was told by my waitress it would be $26 and then she offered me an $18 pour of a different brand. I was a bit upset but was celebrating my daughters birthday and was not going to gripe too much. Food is overpriced but good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    easily my favorite restaurant in the city
  35. KS

    KristiS

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails. Great ambience! Tasty and unique food!
  36. PG

    PattyG

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As close to New York City class as you can get in Louisville. A must go-to when you visit the city or live in Louisville. Excellent in every aspect of dining and service. You will never be disappointed at North of Bourbon. Get there as soon as you can if you have not already been.
  37. NB

    NikkiB

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great spot for new orleans fare and craft cocktails. it's a smaller space but they've made excellent use of it. good bar seating, and booths inside giant bourbon barrels. lighting and decor is warm and welcoming. great bourbon selection and the cocktails we had were great. had a peach old fashioned, cherry old fashioned, and a few others that were all great. the shrimp yakamein was delicious. sort of a take on ramen with shrimp sausage. gumbo was hearty and flavorful, a rich dark color too! the crab rice was a smaller portion but super filling and delicious. can't wait to go back and try more food and drinks. service was outstanding as well. we had a new gal who was training and she and the trainer were fun and knowledgable of the menu. definitely check this spot out.
  38. MM

    MemphisMilli

    Memphis/West TN

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first experience at North of Bourbon, and it’s now my go-to stop in Louisville. From the owners Eric and Brad to the bartending staff (Angie), everyone was outstanding. Plus, the food was delicious and the bourbon selection was incredible. I cannot praise this local spot enough. Go here!
  39. d

    deea

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique, elegant vibe, fabulous service especially from the very cool bar! And amazing po boy sandwiches at lunch - NOLA right here! Can't wait to try more Creole goodness at dinner! All local ownership!
  40. KS

    KristiS

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the new summer menu with new food and cocktails!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

North of Bourbon is rated 4.8 stars by 57 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 5 times today
Google Map for North of Bourbon

935 Goss Ave, Louisville, KY 40217-1268

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Germantown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Lawrence Weeks

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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