RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge

4.3
2075 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
RIVUE, Louisville’s upscale restaurant and lounge, is unlike anything you have seen before. It features breathtaking panoramic views, sophisticated décor, and twin revolving floors that let you drink it all in. The contemporary cuisine is just as amazing. RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge has views to dine for.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 3:00pm

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Phone number
(502) 568-4239
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kendall Linhart
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Cross street
Galt House Hotel, RIVUE Tower, 25th Floor
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Self Parking
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch

Private Dining

At RiIVUE, we offer panoramic views of the city. We have a contemporary, upscale facility that is perfect for Wedding Receptions, birthdays, and more!

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What 2075 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.6
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was great and the service was outstanding. Servers were courteous and knowledgeable.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We greatly enjoyed brunch and look forward to attending again.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I recently took my girlfriend here for her birthday on August 10. The entire experience was definitely one to remember. Our waiter Cody was very respectful and accommodating and overall just a good person. The food was some of the best her and I had ever eaten. We both ordered appetizers and a side for our meal. She ordered the curry pasted fried green tomatoes and mashed potatoes. I don't care for friend green tomatoes, but hers changed my mind of that. The scallops and roasted corn that I ordered could possibly be the best meal I've ever had. Dessert was the goat cheesecake for me and she was given the house birthday cake. The cheesecake is a must. I cannot say enough good things about our time here. Absolutely recommended.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We totally enjoyed our meal at the Rivue. Our waiter, Peter, was professional, attentive, and friendly. Also, the pianist was exceptional and played many different genres all night. The food was delicious and prepared exactly how we ordered it. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and am looking forward to going back!

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2.0Dined on August 5, 2018

The food tasted good, but was kept at a tepid temperature. When you pay $32/OP, you expect better.

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1.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We where told that they closed at 10:00 so we couldn't get a dessert or anything. and when we asked for the menu we where very rudely told they closed at 10:00 and it wasn't an option. I set the reservation for 9:30 not knowing it closed in 30 minutes.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

It was great

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Food was excellent and the view was just as great! Our waitress was fantastic as well and the piano man played THE JAMS!

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Excellent service ...excellent overall....Zach was our server and did an outstanding job

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Server was great…very accommodating. Some food was very good, but some was subpar…great shrimp and grits, tiramisu, and waffles. Not so good were fried chicken (very dry), sausage gravy (too thin), and bacon (too peppery). Overall the food was good.
The ambience makes it great for a date or special occasion...although it is pretty pricey, it's a place where you feel you are experiencing something special, especially when you go in daylight. The panoramic view is spectacular!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

The best restraunt in Louisville hands down. Food was absolutely incredible. Atmosphere was perfect. Thank you for a great anniversary night out.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

My son just moved to Louisville, and I wanted to take him and his sweetheart, who lives nearby, out for a special meal. His apartment is in the suburbs, and while there are many very nice restaurants there I thought that a great meal downtown would let him see the city from a different perspective. Wow! Did I choose wisely! RIVUE is a beautiful, elegant, old-school restaurant with impeccable service one would expect from such a venue. The food was fabulous, the view of the river was spectacular, and the live piano player in the background set the tone for a wonderfully memorable evening. Absolutely charming! I am looking forward to my next trip to Louisville and RIVUE.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

This place lived up to its expectations. It was a surprise for a friends birthday - she had invested a great amount of time to "dress up", and spent some fancy dollars for the attire.

I'm a visitor to the USA, and found the 9:00 PM last time in to be odd - considering that the sky darkened after 9:30 PM. We were greeted professionally and were served by a polite and very human person - albeit a bit forgetful (part of the very human part!)

The 2+ hours in the rotating restaurant got us three views (I think). As we were late, the live music on the piano was off. We left last - even after our server left (we requested her to get us the check and leave).

Keep this place on your list for special occasions - its not expensive, for the value you get.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Very nice restaurant

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

The view is to die for food was very good the waitress was over the top and made sure we was satisfied

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Our server page was absolutely excellent. Our drinks were never empty and we never wanted for anything. She was always 45 seconds ahead of us. She called us by name every time she came to the table. We asked to meet the chef because we were so pleased with the food. This is a true dining experience I will recommend it to all of our Associates and Friends.
The view is absolutely breathtaking . Stephen and Nancy White

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Nice ambiance is like none other

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

We have returned every year for our Anniversary for 7 years and have never been disappointed. Wish the menu hadn't changed and limited this year. Always a pleasure

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

It's become an annual tradition for our family to have Sunday brunch at Rivue to celebrate our kids' hard work over the past school year. This time, we were somewhat disappointed with the food. The main entrees were fried chicken and shrimp and grits, which didn't taste very good. In the past, there have been nicer main entrees. Also, the age at which kids are charged full price is pretty young. The view, of course, is great, and the service was pretty good. However, unless the food improves next time, we'll have to find another restaurant.

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1.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We took our 81 year old Mom out to brunch, the food was awful and I got sick afterwards, so NO, I would NOT recommend this place for BRUNCH

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Amazing!! A definite favorite.

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2.0Dined on June 29, 2018

My wife and I have noticed that over the years this venue has been slowly hacked apart. Years back you had a great if not way above average experience. Then..menu gets clipped and cropped..years later...(a local favorite and treat) the candy cart is gone...and now the only thing left is furniture moved around, but never updated, the piano player (that will go next I am sure unless they just play for tips), and the view. Now I don’t diminish the view as it is unique as is the two rotating platforms. But when you couple the totality of everything else that has digressed then it’s not anything special. Unfortunately another landmark - go to - unique place - scratched of the list. Sadly!

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

It was nice and quite, waitress MJ provided professional service and was very nice as personality. We had great time

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

My second time at Rivue, this time for brunch. Our service was exceptional, the food was plentiful and tasty, and the view is lovely. I recommend this Sunday brunch to anyone looking for a meal with plenty of options with excellent service and a pleasant atmosphere.

The price was not that bad either considering the service and selection.

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The air conditioner was NOT working - the guests (including my husband and I) were sweating and folks were complaining. The waiters were sweating and unsanitarily wiping sweat from their foreheads as they served us. This was Father’s Day, and I was embarrassed and a bit humiliated by the experience. The food was not as good either - it was over cooked or not rotated often enough, and the guy making the omelets was very slow b/c he had to make scrambled egg orders, too. It’s odd that scrambled eggs would not be served with other foods. And lastly, the soft drinks were flat. We tried sprite first, then coke. Both were flat. We then asked for orange juice, which was fine. The problem, though, is that we didn’t get a refill and was therefore forced to drink the hot water (ice melted immediately in glass b/c it was so hot in there). I’ve been there before and things were different. Sunday, however, was a bust!

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

The air conditioner was not working. It was very hot and stuffy. The high chairs do not have any restraints. My granddaughter was able to slide through and get hurt

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

We ate here 18 months ago and the food was fabulous. This time it was just good. Maybe they have a new chef. The view is still spectacular.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The cold pea soup was great. The pork Tomahawk was really good. The vegetable sides were high-quality. The service was great. The Duck did not appear to have duck anatomy. It was formed but somehow had skin on it. It tasted good, but I would have preferred to have known in advance that it was not a breast or a leg or thigh Etc. Or maybe I don't know my duck anatomy so well!
I really did like the effort they put into presentation. We will definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Food was prepared perfectly, service was impeccable... views were breathtaking

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Wonderful experience! Food was delicious, service was great, & ambience was incredible! Loved it. Would definitely go back & highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great view, good food, friendly server.
We were in Louisville for a business meeting and took a group to dinner.
It was perfect.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great overall, would return again. The good selection was great, and a wide variety.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We were in town for a long weekend with our teenage sons so all you can eat places are perfect for them. I am not a fan of buffets normally but this is not a traditional buffet for sure. It's gourmet and delicious. The variety is what makes it a winner. I had shrimp cocktail, cheese grits and arugula salad. The boys had biscuits and gravy, sausage, omelettes and fresh fruit.
We all left happy.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

My family had a great time. We were celebrating my Daughter's 8th grade graduation. My parents had taken me after I graduated in 1983. So, it's been a while.

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Please have chef taste the food. The food on the buffet did not seem fresh. Rather disappointing after all the great things we had heard and previous dinner experiences. Maybe lunch is not this chef's exepertise

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The chicken tasted flavorless. The mashed potatoes were great. The brocculi was ok. My cocktail was good. It was overpriced for the portions provided. I won’t be back for dinner but I’ll consider the brunch.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Need more food selection. I over paid for food (that wasn't worth the money). Lobster dinner. One small piece of Lobster, 4 small potatoes and 3 shrimp. I could have went to red lobster and paid the same amount for 6 shrimps on a stick, lobster tail, salmon, a vegetable and salad, plus an order of shrimp scampi. I know, because I order it every time.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Excellent Atmosphere .. Piano music superb... Our server was amazing... attentive and helpful. Thai Lobster was above average. Halibut, Pork and Roast Chicken Entrees outstanding. Desserts ... cheesecake, chocolate cake, and pineapple/raspberry sorbet -- OUTSTANDING...

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Our experience at Rivue was wonderful!! We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and I can't think of a better place we could have gone. The ambiance, service, and view were all spectacular!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Everything was perfect. Nice proposal though my now fiancé. A little pricey for the amount of food, but still very good.

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