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Diners' Choice: Great for scenic views restaurants in Louisville

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking restaurants that have the most scenic view in Louisville? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Le Relais restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1720)
$31 to $50
French
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
About the restaurant
Please call 502-451-9020 for groups of 6 or more. Reservations preferred.
Situated in the historic airport terminal of Bowman Field, Le Relais offers a fine dining experience like no other in Louisville. Here you’ll find exquisite French cuisine, prepared with only the finest, freshest ingredients, combined with relaxed, first-class service and an intimate, 1940s art-deco interior reminiscent of the café from the movie “Casablanca”.

Top review
BruceF
Dined 4 days ago
Always good food and best service and ambiance anywhere.
A photo of River House Restaurant & Raw Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (6997)
$30 and under
Seafood
Downtown Louisville
About the restaurant
River House Restaurant and Raw Bar is Louisville’s premiere riverfront dining destination. It is the vision of award-winning chef and restaurateur John Varanese and seats 330 in its main dining room, raw bar, and patio. Guests experience a charming “home like” atmosphere as they enter the restaurant from the front porch garden area. Enter through a 20-foot tall by 40-foot wide water wall, and enjoy intimate decor, and a floor-to-ceiling glass wall overlooking the back courtyard and river, River House is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. The menu features regional cuisine with a Southern flair and an emphasis on fresh seafood including Grilled Oysters on the Half Shell, BBQ Braised Beef Short Rib, and the Maker’s Mark Bourbon Barrel Smoked Salmon. Our 15 foot raw bar features assorted raw oysters, king crab, and jumbo shrimp. Reservations are recommended. We look forward to serving you!
Top review
JulieLvip
Dined 6 days ago
My frequents and I had a fabulous lunch on a beautiful summer day! Sat on the patio to enjoy the river view. Our server was Ben and he was the kindest, friendliest, most efficient wait person any of us had had in a long time!!
A photo of Bardstown Bourbon Company Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2436)
$30 and under
American
Bardstown
About the restaurant
Thoughtfully executed, approachable cuisine informed by both Kentucky classics and the world's finest flavors. We source locally, calling out the farms right on the menu, and make everything in house. We call this the Modern Kentucky Experience.

2024 Patio Summer Series:
5pm to 9pm, patio seating, entertainment, monthly themed food menus on
May 10th & 24th
June 7th & 21st
July 12th & 26th
August 9th & 23rd
Top review
Elizabethk
Dined 5 days ago
The food was fantastic and the scenery was beautiful.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville restaurant
4.5
4.5 (3185)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
St Matthews
About the restaurant
Ruth Chris Steak House in Louisville, KY serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. Whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested. Private dining and offsite catering may also be arranged. We ask Guests to support our family-friendly atmosphere by not wearing:
Clothing with offensive graphics or language.
Exposed undergarments, cut-off shorts and tank tops.
We ask all Guests to remove hats when entering. (Please note - hats and team support jerseys (tank tops) are welcome in our bar and patio areas.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Had a great time with my wife and two of our granddaughters. Christopher did a great job taking care of us and the food was excellent.
A photo of Captains Quarters Riverside Grill restaurant
4.5
4.5 (412)
$30 and under
American
East Louisville
About the restaurant
Captain's Quarters a historic restaurant in Louisville overlooking the Ohio River at Harrods Creek serving a wide range of seafood, steak, sandwich and salad options. With all of its meats and fish handpicked or market fresh there is plenty of dishes to choose from that will suit anyone's tastes. There is also a full bar that serves a range of cocktails, martinis and wines that will complement the meals at Captain's Quarters. While most popular in the summertime with outdoor decks, the cozy indoor views in the winter can be spectacular.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Our server, I think her name was Shana or Shawna, not certain, however she was perfect and asset to your serving staff. She was kind, friendly and extremely efficient and attentive. Our drinks were excellent from bar, not too strong or too weak, just right. The food was really fresh and good, price point was good as well. I did tell our server when she asked if my friend and I were celebrating, I told her it was my friends birthday, because there were gift bags on table, and that she had never ever been to Captain's Quarters. I was a little shocked she later did not offer my friend a complimentary dessert for a birthday gesture. Maybe she isn't allowed. Anyway, the only thing that was not good were the wooden dining tables are so sticky like syrup was all over them. I think your staff over time have cleaned the tables with something that has made the lacquered wood extremely sticky and tacky. We had to lay the napkin on table to lay our forearms on them so we couldn't feel the table. I even mentioned that to our server. She agreed. So, That was a turnoff, but other than that night was good. I do think your dining room could use a more modern update.
A photo of Swizzle restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1939)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Downtown Louisville
About the restaurant
Sexy, Swanky, Social.

Offering sweeping views of the river and downtown Louisville paired with a supper club-style menu and cocktail program, Swizzle, a new restaurant and bar by AJS Hotels is currently taking reservations

The Swizzle Supper Club menu will feature the area’s best prime steaks, chops, sustainable seafood, and local produce, all served up from the open-concept exhibition kitchen situated in the middle of the restaurant, allowing diners to watch the culinary action. The beverage program will take a more retro tone, with classic cocktails, including seasonal features, and a curated list of wines available by the glass or the bottle. Swizzles Big Bar area will also offer happy hour specials and bar bites, encouraging diners to drop by for a quick drink, or linger for the evening.
Top review
DarG
Dined 7 days ago
Our server, David, went above and beyond to accommodate our needs and gave wonderful suggestions! Outstanding service!
A photo of Matt Winns Steakhouse restaurant
4.4
4.4 (728)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
South Louisville
About the restaurant
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, 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.
Top review
DerbyDozen
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Amazing dinner+experience. Group of 7 for my son's 18 bday. Track and then excellent tour/food. Besides the steaks and rolls the other must try was the French onion soup! Dorion the server was over the top. Educational and and all about making it a special evening for our group.
A photo of Upland Brewing Co - Jeffersonville restaurant
4.3
4.3 (97)
$30 and under
American
Jeffersonville
About the restaurant
Upland Jeffersonville is located right on the Ohio River with a tri-level patio overlooking the Louisville skyline. 20 taps feature Upland classics, seasonals, sour ales, & small-batch innovations. Pair your favorite beverage with a well crafted menu featuring spirited pub classics & creative options for vegetarians.
Soak in the beautiful view from the patio with an accompanying outdoor bar. Well-behaved dogs are welcome outside.
Top review
MelissaM
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Absolutely without a doubt the best spinach artichoke dip ever in my entire life.
A photo of Beyond the Sun Restaurant restaurant
4.1
4.1 (87)
$30 and under
Global, International
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
About the restaurant
Elevate your dining experience at our two-tiered establishment. On the first floor, savor the diverse selection of steaks, pasta, and seafood. Ascend to the second-floor lounge bar, where a vibrant atmosphere awaits with a tempting array of bar food delights, including burgers, chicken wings, pizza, and more. Indulge in the best of both worlds, where culinary excellence meets casual comfort.

​For aficionados of fine spirits, our extensive bourbon and tequila selection is a true revelation. Sip on Kentucky's liquid gold, indulge in the smoky notes of tequila, or savor our special handcrafted cocktails that are a fusion of creativity and mixology expertise. Our bar is your gateway to an unrivaled spirits experience.

Not a fan of bourbon or tequila? No worries! We also offer an impressive selection of craft beers that cater to every beer lover's dream. Explore our carefully curated beer menu, featuring local and international brews, and discover your new favorite.
Top review
Leftoncolvip
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
First time customer. Everything was excellent. Food presentation is everything. Wife had Mahi-Mahi on a bed of grits. She says they are the best grits she’s ever had and my steak was done to perfection. The menu has a Mexican flavor to it and the restaurant is definitely Mexican owned. Portion sizes assure one’s appetite will be satisfied. Dessert was to die for. Definitely going back again.
A photo of 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen restaurant
3.6
3.6 (917)
$31 to $50
American
Downtown Louisville
About the restaurant
Set in the lively entertainment district, our rooftop restaurant in downtown Louisville offers eclectic dining and drinking experiences. 8up Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen offers three distinctive atmospheres - the open-kitchen restaurant, swanky lounge, and rooftop bar and event space.

Our restaurant offers a menu of creative American food with a local twist, hand-crafted cocktails, and unparalleled city views. Whether you're throwing a party, meeting friends for dinner, or chilling with a drink after work, enjoy an elevated ambiance the celebrates the spirit of Louisville.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Me and my family enjoyed our experience, will be returning.
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