Uptown Cafe - Louisville

4.6
605 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Uptown Cafe offers upscale casual dining in the heart of Louisville's Highlands District. Dining options include bar, dining room and patio dining. The atmosphere is relaxed yet sophisticated without pretense. The Uptown welcomes guests with a wide variety of dining options with both lunch and dinner offered Monday through Saturday. Diners can enjoy a light bite of appetizers, seasonal small plates and salads up to a four course meal. The Uptown has a lovely full bar and all wines are available by the glass as well as by the bottle. 1/2 price bottles of wine on Monday evenings offers a great way to start out the week. All menu selections are house-made daily and include regional and international influences with updated twists. The desserts here are to die for. The Uptown Cafe is a family owned and operated restaurant with a courteous and knowledgeable local waitstaff. The Uptown Cafe has long been known for it's quality menu offerings and value providing a unique experience.
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AH
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Uptown. Friends were visiting from Europe and they wanted to return to Uptown. They are former Louisvillians. We had a wonderful time. All our meals were great.

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Louisville
63 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

You can't beat Uptown's 50% off on bottles of wine on Monday nights. That bonus plus great homemade soups and salads always brings us back with a couple of friends. Our recent visit consisted of sharing grilled salmon, oysters Casino and special Cajun corn chowder...Yum!!
Our friends shared a Brie and apple appetizer, plus a chicken piccata that they raved about. We topped off our evening sharing two of their homemade desserts. Will be back soon.

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OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner excellent food, amazing service- Uptown is now at the top of our list.
Loved the jagger schnitzel and signature cocktails!!!

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M
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent. Love coming to the Uptown for a good meal.

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DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

After 30+ years of living in Louisville, I finally ate at Uptown. Truly, I've missed too much great food! Due to restricted times for reservations, my husband and I went to dinner at 5:30, rather than 6:30. When we arrived many tables were open. Rather than taking us to a window table, we were given one near the main walkway between rooms, my chair being directly underneath a coat hook, upon which a short coat was hanging. When I hesitated, we were told that the other tables had been reserved. However, 90 minutes later, they remained empty. That's my ONLY complaint... but it did affect how much I enjoyed myself.
The drinks were great and the food even better. My grilled shrimp on curried couscous was tender, tasty and just the right size. My husband's salad with grilled chicken was fresh, attractive and tasty as well. Also, there wasn't a TV in the dining area or loud music - something we really appreciated.
So - go to UPTOWN - enjoy the food - but do be a bit more demanding regarding tables. Although I'm not OCD, or anything, that hanging right over my shoulder did bother me given how nice the place is otherwise.

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M
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were afraid that the Friday after Valentines Day would be hectic, but we had great service and the food was perfect.

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SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valentines

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RF
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Valentines Evening! The atmosphere was perfect for a delightful evening. Food was fantastic and service top notch. Already planning our next visit.

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MS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yes. We came for Valentines, and the food and service were great. We had the specials and they were wonderful!

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KL
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice evening out. The service was spot on- attentive but not hovering. Uptown has a wonderful wine selection also. We enjoyed our meal.

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OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome!

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M
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in the Highlands and Uptown Cafe is a neighborhood option that never disappoints. The food and service are always very good. Highly recommended.

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SL
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Uptown is top notch. The service was outstanding for a very crowded night and a large group of us. Can't go wrong!

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CM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining at the Uptown! We will return.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I recommend them all the time. Wonderful food and excellent service. Always a treat!

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BH
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We asked for a booth in the back after being first seated at a table_____no problem and on a cold night the booth was warm, cosy, and quiet. Flank steak, vegetables, and potatoes au gratin cooked and seasoned to perfection. I loved the Farmhouse Red Blend and my friend enjoyed her chardonnay! We ran into friends in the bar on the way out ____felt like we were in out local pub!!

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l
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was out with my aunt and uncle who are in their 80s. It’s a treat to be somewhere with reasonable prices where we can hear each other.

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k
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the Uptown. It is always a great place to meet friends and have a good meal. Thanks Kelly and all of the staff. What a special local spot.

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RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our groups of seven friends had an excellent experience. Food was delicious. Staff and hostess friendly. Always, always have an excellent experience at Uptown

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MO
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and great service!
Very enjoyable.

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BG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I never have a complaint about Uptown Cafe!!

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d
Louisville
29 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Thursday night, we went to Uptown. Yes. There were left-overs in the fridge at home. And fresh meat and veggies too. But it had been a day that started early; ended late. Neither of us were willing to fix the meal and clean up afterwards. We were weary.

It was simple. A quick reservation on OpenTable, a request for a quiet corner and, 30 minutes later, we were shown our place. A server appeared quickly, took drink orders. Then told us the specials. Left us alone to catch up with each other.

We were served. Supper was good. Quiet. Restful. More quiet conversation. A wonderful week night repast.

Thank you for being there for us, Uptown!!

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G
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful as usual!!! We love this gem.

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SB
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were moving our son into U of Louisville. Uptown Café was a nice "final" family meal for the spring semester. Everyone found something to enjoy. Food was very good. We felt this was a great value. We are Northerners and frequently struggle with the speed of service in many Louisville establishments but we found the service quite good based on our standards.

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B
Louisville
29 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The soup and salad were good The salmon pasta & the sesame chicken pasta were outstanding

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food very well prepared. Ambiance relaxed conversational.

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SM
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place !!

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MT
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrate our Family Christmas/Birthday dinner here every year. You never disappoint!!
Thanks!!

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Q
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to this restaurant on a date and it felt like a night in Paris. Roland was outstanding, the food came out in a timely manner and the staff was amazing. Would recommend this restaurant to family and friends.

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SD
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Wife had the Chicken, too much rice on the plate, I had the Jagerschnitzel found it too small, overcooked, too much sauce added and the veg medli was far to salty. You know what they say, "lots of salt covers up a host of mistakes". And finally, the mashed potatoes were lumpy! Would not return but I recommended it for others who want a casual, people watching place if they have a need to be "seen".

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RM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was simply not good, heavily over-spiced. No ambience. Disappointed as I’d been here multiple times years ago and enjoyed it.

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SM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

I didn't care for the mussels I ordered. My three companions very much enjoyed their meals. They said their cocktails were delish.

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T
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing! Specials are always delicious and change everytime I go. I hardly ever order from the menu because the specials are so tempting. Make a reservation!

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SF
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and delightful menu with local selections

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AH
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!

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RC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great thanks.

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JH
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Uptown Cafe has been our "Go To" cafe option for many years. We took out of town friends before a concert. They loved the casual, friendly atmosphere and the comfort food options with great taste and presentation. We were glad to share our neighborhood favorite. And the excellent service got us out on time for our concert.

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IR
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A typical night at the Uptown- everything was top notch!

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d
Louisville
29 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A perfect choice for lunch, private or business-related. Good options on menu from small plates to full meals. Well-thought out, creative specials daily. Recently revamped wine menu and full bar. Eat and go. Or relax and visit all afternoon. Food, as always, is fresh, imaginative and well-prepared. And, as always as well, service is exemplary.

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