Uptown Cafe - Louisville
What a neighborhood jem! I got to sit outside and enjoy a wonderful meal of pork and shrimp wontons and salmon.The Kentucky mule was quite well done too.
Uptown is ALWAYS a wonderful meal and experience. We go there often and are never disappointed.
I've been going to the Uptown Cafe for years now. From back when Nancy Shepherd first opened it. It has always been a comfortable, friendly place with good food.
All meals have a standard menu. Some of the items, such as chicken croquettes, a fish sandwich with slaw and a wonderful hamburger, have been on the menu for years. And the fries are some of the best in town.
Daily specials with soups and entrees change regularly. Plus there is a small plate menu full of tasty, imaginative servings that are just right when you really just want something on which to nibble. And that menu changes regularly as well.
My wife and I were discussing the Uptown recently. We typically dine there together but not always. It's a good place to take clients or just grab a quick bite on a busy day. Both of us had noticed that the place has become gradually more expensive. That's without going back over old receipts. Rather, it is a comparison with some other restaurant in a similar class where we sometimes dine.
Also, just in the past month or so, the service has slowed. It's still friendly and courteous ; our servers have seemed to handle more tables. There have been longer waits to get the check or to have my card picked up. Or my entree is half finished before the wine I ordered comes. And that only after I ask another server to ask my server about it.
Perhaps I'm imagining these issues. Perhaps the Uptown is already taking steps to remedy the situation. It's still one of my favorite restaurants in town.
Excellent food and great value.
This restaurant is a "best of Louisville." Quiet, great food, wonderful service and a great location, Uptown Cafe satisfies my hunger for a wonderful restaurant.
Friendly gathering restaurant in the Highlands. Excellent Bar, Menu always pleasing , Food & presentation A+
Famous homemade Deserts.
It's a great place. The service was wonderful. I've been here before and loved it, but tonight the food was just average. They have a nice variety on their menu. Hoping tonight's food was just a fluke. The setting and ambience is great..... big windows right onto Bardstown Rd.
Great service and delicious food
We have been dining at the Uptown for many years and have always had great experiences. This time we took some friends, a couple from out of town, with us. The service, as always, was very friendly and fast. Our guests were extremely pleased with the food and the entire experience as were we. They never let us down.
My favorite restaurant in this great city of restaurants. Love half price wine night!
Great as always!!!
My husband and I have returned to this restaurant each year when we are in Louisville once a year...for over 8 years. Love love love it! Food and service is consistently wonderful. Thank you for being our “go to” eatery. Looking forward to next year!
Great food at a reasonable price! It was the perfect girls night out.
One of our favorite neighborhood spots. Food is always good, nice wine list and reasonable wine prices...especially 1/2 price wine Mondays.
The Uptown Cafe is our "go-to" restaurant when we want good food and excellent service. The noise level is low so we can have great conversations with friends and not have to scream at each other. We love it there!
The black bean cakes were great, as usual. The warm smoked Gouda dip was the perfect extra for both of us. Our server was pleasant and efficient without being invasive.
Always a neighborhood favorite!
Excellent in all aspects. Food, service, comfort and value.
Just took a group of friends. Everyone Loved It! Good Food, Great Service
Always love the Uptown! Food and service are always great!
We had a great time! Food was great and came out hot! Service great too! Always a favorite place to dine!
I don’t personally think the food is as great as the reviews.
I made a reservation for my mom myself and my 2 sisters for Mother’s Day. I was looking for something really quaint semi upscale with a nice ambience for our mom to experience something different. We had a nice table by the window. The menu had a nice variety and we were all very pleased with our lunch choices. The food was hot and very delicious and came to us in a very timely manner. The wait staff was amazing. They were very attentive and were never far away if we needed something. They were always right there in the dining room. We had a very nice lunch and will come again.
Great staff and awesome food. winter was knowledgeable and friendly, everyone enjoyed their food.
Only complaint is nit picky but staff was a little too eager to remove plates and glasses that were used, swooped in a couple of times we weren’t ready.
My wife and I dined after the derby. Everything was excellent... amazing food... friendly and attentive staff... we will return when we are in Louisville again...
Great food, great drinks, and terrific service provided a memorable dining experience.
We go to the KD every year. Our Friday dinner has been at the Uptown for the last 10 years. It never disappoints. This year was no exception. We will be back at the Uptown next year during Derby weekend
Had a friend in town. Took him to Uptown for dinner. Food always good and service is great.
Our favorite spot for well prepared cuisine!
Smoked shrimp appetizer was amazing. Dinner was wonderful. Nice quaint place to eat. Service very attentive.
We did notice a reduction in portions over the past few visits. Particularly with the salmon croquettes. Seems like they’re making them about 25% smaller now and charging the same price.
The poached eggs and ham on the lunch menu was excellent. The rich mornay sauce was the perfect complement to the salty fried ham and creamy eggs, perfectly poached, of course. Perfectly delicious.
Great food! Service was a bit slow, but it was very busy.
Great spot for lunch or dinner. We are always looking forward to our next visit to the Uptown.
Always enjoyable to dine at Uptown. Good food, good service. Not a ton of vegetarian options, but the ones they offer are really good. Nice wine list as well.
Our server Tyler was excellent Would come back just for the great service
Always excellent!! Our favorite go to in Louisville...
We had a great lunch and outstanding food. The service was perfect! The salmon was perfectly prepared and so flavorful!
Uptown is always a great choice. If you need a place to sit and talk, ask for a booth in the back! Want to watch the Bardstown Road feast, opt for a table by the front windows. Got a group? Can’t beat a long table in the middle room. Want to who’s coming and going? Bar tables are the way to go. It’s all Good!!!