Sway - Hyatt Regency Louisville

4.1
326 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Located on the lobby level, Sway opened on April 19th, 2012, featuring our unique farm to fork concept, as well as an open air bar, putting you in the action on 4th Street. Please call us at 502-217-6028 for reservations for parties larger than 12.

Hours of Operation Monday - Friday
Breakfast 6:30am - 11:00am
Lunch 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm - 10pm

Saturday and Sunday
Breakfast 7:00am - 12:00pm
Lunch 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm - 10pm

Sway Bar
Sunday - Thursday 11:00am - 12am
Friday and Saturday 11:00am - 2:00am
What 326 People Are Saying
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Chugoku/Shikoku
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Limited menu in comparison to what is online. Food came out late. Our waitress was lovely. I will not go back.

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CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great menu options, including specialty drinks, and everything was delicious. We had a vegan in our group, and the rest of us voted hers the best meal, which does not happen very often! The noise level was low, so made it very easy to catch up with each other. Our waiter even offered us umbrellas at the end of our meal, as it was pouring outside when we were getting ready to leave.

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Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Got to take my daughter to one of my favorite restaurants in Louisville. It was so fun and the fun was as yummy as always!

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food....great ambiance and service....maybe the best friend chicken I've ever had!

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DN
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 2

We made a reservation and stood at the entrance for a while before a waiter said it’s just open seating on the side by the noisy bar. Then the food (fried chicken) was over cooked almost burnt. We noted in our reservation that it was Our Anniversary so we would’ve like a quieter area.

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GY
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Not at all what we expected. Biggest complaint is the food.
Did not have a good time. The dish I ordered really was awful.

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, the biscuits, and cornbread
we're really dreamy.

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LT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Nice atmosphere. Food was different but very good.

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CE
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

the food was very good and there was plenty of it. The service was great and took good care of us even though our reservation, which had been confirmed electronically, wasn't in the system. The noise level was a bit loud.

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CC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a lunch business meeting. We did not want to order immediately but the server became more and more insistent that we order immediately. We arrived at 12 and they do close at 2 after lunch but it seems they want everyone finished and gone by 1:30. After we got our food our server was pretty much finished with us and did not fill our empty water glasses. We asked another server and she brought us more water. The employees were all busy cleaning up the dining room and did not want to be bothered with guests who had apparently overstayed our welcome even though we left well before 2:00.

Edit - I went back for a business lunch and it was a lovely lunch and a great experience. Thanks!

Sway - Hyatt Regency Louisville
Responded on March 4, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. I am very disappointed and embarrassed with the service you received from our staff. These are not the standards of service we pride ourselves on and I am sorry this was your experience dining with us. I would love to speak with you further and invite you back to rectify the situation. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience. Lauren - Assistant F&B Manager 502-217-6028

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 5

It took a very long time to get our order.

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H
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great southern cooking!

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Dining room wasn’t open, and so we were stuck in open seating in the bar...wish we would’ve known ahead of time.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Valentines...strange they didn’t have the nicer dining room open but we still had a nice evening sitting in the area next to the bar.

Sway - Hyatt Regency Louisville
Responded on February 18, 2019

Thank you for your review of Sway. We are thrilled you had a nice evening with us! Please join us again soon. -Lauren Assistant F&B Manager 502-217-6028

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MJ
Western KY
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

worst service I've had in a while. Total of 8 tables with 3 servers in the dining room and still had to wait 18 minutes for a to go container and another 10 minutes for the bill. Food was good but not worth the extra wait. Don't see us going back

Sway - Hyatt Regency Louisville
Responded on February 18, 2019

Thank you for your review of Sway. I am so sorry your experience with us was less than satisfactory. This is not our standard of service and I would love to take care of dinner for you and a guest if you were to give us a second chance. Thank you again for dining with us. -Lauren Assistant F&B Manager 502-217-6028

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E
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Too 10 best fried chicken in town with all the southern everything to go with it. Unexpected spot with hotel ambient not fitting food but still nice but hits the absolute spot in your mouth for biscuits, collards, gravy, fried green tomatos, deviled eggs and lots of fun bourbon things. Shhhh it’s still a secret gem.

Sway - Hyatt Regency Louisville
Responded on January 24, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind review! Please come back and see us soon!

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Houston
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were a bit disappointed by the food. It wasn't bad but not anything to write home about.

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C
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The fried green tomatoes and the dinner salad were good. Everything else was just okay.

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m
Orange County
81 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The wait staff at Sway were so helpful! We were so appreciative of our waitress and all she did to accommodate our large party. Try the Friend Chicken Plate. It is beyond delicious!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service

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JB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Food and drinks were good. Service is bad. Bartender/waiter could have cared less

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EJ
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The design was stylish and the food was excellent. The wait staff was adequate but nothing really stood out about them. Overall it still had the ambiance of a hotel restaurant.

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GH
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. The worst service ever. The bartender was just rude and did not want to serve us.

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ML
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Got a phone call 30 minutes prior to dinner that they were cancelling. I then needed to scramble to a table of 7 with a trade show in town. Not cool.

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c
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I like coming to SWAY before an event! But, every time it seems to be short staffed! Two bartenders for all the drinks and getting food orders! It gets old! I have to find another spot!

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JC
Argentina
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

They clearly prefer that you go to their buffet. They are not staffed to provide service.

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JH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Booked with open table. They didn’t have a hostess. We stood around waiting to be seated. We were told to sit where we fit. Then we were forgotten. We had to go ask for menus. Our water was served promptly. We waited 30 minutes before we were offered to order food. Then we had to wait insanely long for our food too.

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SR
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I had made a reservation, but we arrived early. I told them about my reservation, and asked them to cancel it. I did not get a confirmation on this, so I had to ask again before it was done. We ordered our food, it was good. Then the waitress disappeared. We were sitting there for 30 minutes waiting for our check. I had to wave her down to get it, then she never came back to process the payment. After another 10 minutes, I went up to the bar to see if anyone else could help process the payment. There was only one bar tender and he was busy and when I asked if he could help me he snapped at me saying " We were not expecting to get slammed with 50 people all at once." It was a FRIDAY NIGHT. What did you expect?
Ugh! I was so close to just walking out! Our waitress saw me standing there and still did not come over to process the payment....finally she, or someone else, took care of it so I could leave.
I understand that they had gotten busy, but it would've taken two minutes of her time to help me. I will never go back.

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H
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Umm... where to start. My Tuna was insane delicious. I had my heart set on a salad and our server said the chef couldn’t make it. He should have told me that when he gave me the menu. I chose another salad and was awful. The presentation looked like a kindergartner made it but I think they could have done better. We may go back just for drinks. Oh well, live and learn.

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JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We waited forever for our food even tho we were only ones dining on a frida night. Terrible service

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HD
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Check your bill if you are purchasing any thing from happy hour selection

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Met our son and daughter in law who we haven’t seen for over a year. No service, seated for 15 minuets and no water or menus. Bartender said it was him and one other bartender for the whole restaurant. Terribly understaffed. Sad.

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ML
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Made reservation but there was no hostess to seat us and we were told to just find a seat. Our waiter was the bartender who had two black eyes but was knowledgeable. Chicken sandwich was very unmemorable but my date had a good full entree. Very noisy, convention folks were there drinking.

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KJ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Restaurant is not well staffed, and the server was the ONLY server as well as being the bartender. While he was very pleasant, he did not write down our orders (or anyone else’s) which resulted in some miscommunication. The food was good, not great, and I had high expectations on the fried chicken as they are known for this. It was hot, crunchy and about like KFC. Drinks were the speciality berry bourbon drink and too much bitters in it ruined the taste. All in all, just OK.

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WS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was great! The atmosphere was laid back. I was underwhelmed with the table service and the overall presence of the wait staff. Not to say I won’t go back. But definitely not a special occasion spot.

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m
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was pretty good. Service was not as good as the food. I had the Shrimp and grits. The dish was tasty and well prepared. Good but not great.

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a
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

I knew this place had delicious food but the service was abysmal. I had contacted and my future sister-in-law's mother had contacted to reiterate to make this special. We were left 30 mins without our cocktails we had ordered (6 margaritas and 1 vodka lemonade - not a difficult order), they brought our shared appetizers but we had to wait 10 mins for plates, there was water pitcher confusion... it was just unacceptable and frustrating because we wanted a special event. All that said, the food was hot and delicious, which we appreciated the chef's attention to that!

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PW
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My family dined at Sway in celebration of my son's high school graduation. We had the best of both worlds, being seated in a somewhat private dining area, yet had access (by view) to a contemporary, newly & beautifully renovated space that's available for cocktails and dinner. The 2 spaces were separated by an impressive bourbon display encased in glass. The food was terrific - I recommend the fried chicken & shrimp/grits and wonderful wait staff. Oh and perfectly mixed martinis!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Underwhelmed by the experience and food quality. I wouldn’t recommend this venue.

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MB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

After seeing Sway featured on Secrets of Louisville Chefs we were so excited to go try the dishes we had seen on tv. Unfortunately the experience left us very disappointed. When we arrived there was no hostess and we finally had to ask a bartender about our reservation. After finally getting seated the server delivered very poor service. The food was decent, but nothing so spectacular that I would go back and pay those prices and subject myself to the lacking customer service.

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