Permanently Closed - RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge

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2387 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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. For more information please visit www.Rivue.com
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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Private party facilities
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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Private party contact
David Rankin: (877) 733-9861
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Cross street
Galt House Hotel, RIVUE Tower, 25th Floor
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Parking details
Self Parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch
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4.6
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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am sad that the Rivue is closing. It is a great place to have a brunch and look out to the city views.

R
Indiana
38 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely good was delicious ambiance beautiful

AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The Brunch food tasted like it had be reheated from a previous day. It was dried out, lacked flavor, and stale.
I know the Rivue is closed now. It was a very disappointing experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary and a birthday

FL
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Too bad they are closing soon. Carl our waiter was very good. Honest with answering our questions and recommending things.

GH
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience! A delicious, beautiful and magical night viewing the city!

RS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our brunch was EXCELLENT!! Our server was FANTASTIC and food was GREAT! It had been years since we had visited The Rivue. Great experience!

R
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The meal was fine but it is extremely expensive for a brunch. The only reason we booked the table was for the revolving floor (our kids were excited about it), but we were told we could not sit there because other people made reservations months ago. As we sat and watched two half-empty rooms rotate for an hour after we sat down, it was very frustrating since we clearly could have sat in that part of the restaurant.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server (MJ) I think was amazing! She was an exceptional server and also very kind and sweet. We wanted to visit one last time before you closed. We’ve made a lot of memories there and brought lots of friends and family! Thanks!

HH
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and views. The oysters are always so fresh, I highly reccomend them. We come here to celebrate our anniversary and they always make sure we have complementary champagne to toast. Also the tournedos of beef was the best filet I have ever had as it was topped with lump crab. Also, the goat cheesecake is by far my favorite dessert and I hope that when they reopen in spring they keep these items on the menu!

JC
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great! All the spiders on the windows was not a good time

FH
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A special thanks to Nick, the manager, for his help in making for a great evening

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved every moment of it! So sad to see this place closing

L
Louisville
33 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great location with parts that rotate so you get a view. Some items had been on buffet too long-chicken very dry. Was good, but feel there are better ones. Hopefully when they reopen they will make some changes. Grits very good as was waffles. Didn’t get omelette-the omelette station was practically in a closet-only had one person making them for everyone.

FB
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to remind ourselves on how it looked before the remodel,,,,,we will then come back to compare,,,,see you then.....

NJ
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

I wrote a review on Google with details. Review my review there. It was posted this past weekend (Jun 29-30, 2019).

OT
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Amazing service. The Tomahawk was great

SK
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We sat in center section where you go up flight of stairs. Not good for people sitting with back to window and rather hot upstairs. Sound from piano also seemed to be louder than on main level.
Can't wait for revamp on this restaurant.
I certainly hope you plan to keep the 2 revolving round floors. That is great! Look forward to seeing remodel. Entire restaurant needs to be opened up to all windows on all sides from the minute you get off elevator, instead of currently having to go up 2 narrow hallways.
Need good bar that's not in hallway!

MR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so taken back the restaurant is absolutely beautiful staff very friendly the food was excellent. Breath taking view of the water and the city of Louisville. The revolving floor put the cherry on top. Anyone that travels to Louisville make your reservation here for fine dining

GS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Romantic date night for a couple from out of State. Rotating restaurant with fantastic views. Entrees were well prepared and delicious! Classy place and we were under dressed. We were still made to feel welcome and service was great. We had a very thoughtful, helpful, and wonderful waitress.

PK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No special occasion; had 2 gift certs I had to use before they close on 7.15.19

LP
Indiana
38 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Excellent location and view, the food was good. Very slow service, nearly 2 hours for 2 courses.

WS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner! Paul was wonderful and attentive . The views during dinner we’re fabulous. Loved everything about this restaurant-will definitely revisit!

JH
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at The Revue. I was very impressed. The atmosphere was amazing, the pianist was wonderful and played the entire time (it was a bit loud, but we were seated right next to the piano so, it was understandable), our waiter, Carl, was a doll, and the food definitely worth every penny!
The staff was very accommodating. We had a reservation and we arrived late due to mix up on my part but they held our table. I definitely would recommend coming here and I will definitely be back.

JB
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

RIVUE is a great representation of Louisville. The sunset was tremendous with full views of the city and river. Service and menu items were top notch. The perfect dinner prior to theater outing.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was exceptional

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We planned a last trip to Rivue before it closes for remodeling timed for sunset on Longest Day Of Year, Summer Solstice. Instead of sunset we got a moody thunder/lightning storm that created a very romantic atmosphere as we viewed the Ohio River and Louisville skyline from all angles. Patrick was a wonderful server. Attentive but not hovering. Oysters on half shell, wedge Caesar/mixed greens salads and NY Strip that we split were perfect. Good cocktails and wine, and we loved the pianist.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing!!!

A
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

That was a very special place to celebrate our 40th anniversary - thank you! (And thanks for the complimentary champagne!)
Our water was Carl and he treated us very well.
The food was excellent, and the chocolate bourbon bombe was a perfect finish!

SD
Western KY
21 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and great views. Excellent service, but the acoustics need work. The noise level was fairly high.

J
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We so enjoyed the Rivue! It was our 30th anniversary so was very special and it lived up to our expectations and more. We were referred by family and were pleasantly surprised how good the food and service was. Thank you!!

TF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

When I discovered pieces of Saran Wrap in my salad after chewing on it, I let our server know and her response was “yeah that’s from where the salad was wrapped earlier” as if saying “yeah that’s normal”... for the price, that’s completely unacceptable.

JC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My omelette was delicious hot everything we eat was hot and very tasty, my husband when back for the roast beef he said was so Tender, can't wait for the reopening

E
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Omelette station very slow

KS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to RIVUE Restaurant for their Father's Day Brunch and had a great time! The food was excellent and the scenery was fabulous! Our server was excellent! So nice and made sure my coffee was always full! :)

JQ
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolved amazing. Our waitress was very pleasant and knew the menu well. The atmosphere was the perfect setting to celebrate a birthday.

BR
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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MK
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was top of the line. My server was the best!

SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious dinner and dessert. Fresh salad, piping hot entree, wonderful service.

OT
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Revue and loved it. Dinner before Hamilton. Looking forward to the reveal March 2020. 😍

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