79 Louisville Area Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

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Restaurants:Texas de Brazil – Lexington, Mesh - Louisville, Malone’s - Palomar
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, American
Neighborhoods:Lexington, St Matthews
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Texas de Brazil – Lexington

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Lexington
1,396 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
We had great first experience at Texas de Brazil, celebrating a special family birthday. The service and the food were excellent. We will definitely return.
Good for Groups in Central Kentucky
17 people mentioned the Flank Steak
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Mesh - Louisville

$$$$·American·
St Matthews
2,292 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
Great food. We got the gnocchi and step steak and both were perfect!
Most Booked in Central Kentucky
24 people mentioned the Calamari
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Malone’s - Palomar

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Lexington
1,518 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Great food, great service
Steakhouse in Central Kentucky
7 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Le Moo

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
3,691 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Everything was amazing.
Most Booked in Central Kentucky
28 people mentioned the Wagyu Beef
Experiences available
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River House Restaurant & Raw Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown Louisville
4,087 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Such a beautiful place! The food was amazing and the location is gorgeous! We will definitely be back!
Outdoor Dining in Central Kentucky
42 people mentioned the Raw Bar

Mitchell's Fish Market - Louisville

$$$$·Seafood·
East Louisville
2,171 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Anniversaries
This was out first time being there and the food was awesome and the service was the same. We look forward to going back for the food they serve !!!!!
24 people mentioned the Stuffed Cod

Carson's Food & Drink

$$$$·American·
Lexington
2,954 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
First time at Carson’s and it didn’t disappoint. The food was excellent. Will definitely be back!
Best Overall in Central Kentucky
24 people mentioned the Bloody Mary
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Seviche A Latin Restaurant - Highlands

$$$$·Latin American·
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
2,090 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Great food and service. It’s one my favorite spots in Louisville. Jeff has a great staff. Thanks John and Kim
Fit for Foodies in Central Kentucky
56 people mentioned the Skirt Steak

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Louisville

$$$$·Steak·
Downtown Louisville
4,242 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Ruby's is always a 10! You literally can not go wrong with any selection.
Best Overall in Central Kentucky
37 people mentioned the Mac Cheese
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The Village Anchor

$$$$·American·
Anchorage
2,863 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Excellent waitress and food is always delicious
Outdoor Dining in Central Kentucky
58 people mentioned the Sweet Potato Fries

Porcini

$$$$·Italian·
Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
1,826 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
Great food, good service, very nice outdoor seating ambiance, we would return again.
20 people mentioned the Calamari

Brooklyn and The Butcher

$$$$·Steakhouse·
New Albany
1,746 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Great visit
Best Service in Louisville
18 people mentioned the Baked Potato
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DiFabio's Casapela

$$$$·Italian·
Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
684 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
The staff is really terrific! So friendly and efficient; definitely a team effort since the restaurant was busy on Friday night. Our server, Cameron was on point throughout our meaRead more
Best Value in Central Kentucky
9 people mentioned the Calamari
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Coles 735 Main

$$$$·Unspecified·
Lexington
2,720 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Dinner was delicious as always, and Levi gave fantastic service. Kaleb stopped by to offer some recommendations as well, which was much appreciated, and on point as usual!
Fit for Foodies in Lexington
35 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Brasserie Provence

$$$$·French·
Middletown
1,799 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
Brasserie Provence is a great dining experience. The food is always delicious, the prices are affordable, and the service is always friendly, courteous, and efficient. Inside or ouRead more
Great for Lunch in Central Kentucky
48 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Downtown Louisville
2,627 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
What an amazing restaurant. The staff and the owner make this an experience you will never forget. Make a reservation now!
Notable Wine List in Louisville
17 people mentioned the Veal Chop
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Malone’s - Lansdowne

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Lexington
1,588 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Jason was an excellent server! Meal was delicious!
Steakhouse in Central Kentucky
8 people mentioned the Baked Potato

Giuseppe's Ristorante Italiano

$$$$·Italian·
Lexington
2,029 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
I really thought it was a great experience for a first time. Maybe because it was early nd just opened things were great , but it was nice
Romantic in Central Kentucky
6 people mentioned the Pepperoni

Volare Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
2,626 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
My high school friend received gift cards to Volare from her brother. The pandemic prevented her from getting out to enjoy redeeming them. Finally, She treated 3 of us gals that haRead more
Best Food in Central Kentucky
24 people mentioned the Calamari

OBC Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Lexington
2,196 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Special Occasion
Great food and service. Well known for bourbon and their cocktails. Definitely must try one of the craft cocktails. They had Harry Potter themed craft cocktails for Halloween monthRead more
Great for Brunch in Central Kentucky
24 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Palmers Fresh Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Lexington
1,233 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
Incredible food and service! The ribeye was outstanding and the bread pudding is to die for!
Outdoor Dining in Central Kentucky
26 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Fork & Barrel

$$$$·American·
Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
1,071 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Great suggestions by the staff! The vegetarian ravioli was amazing!
American in Central Kentucky
11 people mentioned the Short Rib

Lockbox at 21c Hotel

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lexington
851 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Nick was our waiter & he did a fantastic job! Went right when they opened so not too busy or loud
Hot Spot in Central Kentucky
7 people mentioned the Cheeseburger
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Jean Farris Winery & Bistro

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Lexington
2,116 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
Such a special find on a soccer trip! Always look for a non chain experience. The food was AMAZING to say the least and we enjoyed the staff and family experience Will not disappRead more
Healthy in Central Kentucky
28 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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Brendon's Catch 23

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown Louisville
1,798 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
Our server was fantastic! Food was delish as always. We love stopping her prior to shows at the Palace.
22 people mentioned the Chilean Sea Bass
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Dudley's on Short

$$$$·American·
Lexington
1,947 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Anniversary - it was very special and nice. Complimentary dessert was offered. Very well done and worth the money .. we will be back
American in Central Kentucky
15 people mentioned the Brussels Sprout Salad

The Eagle - Louisville

$$$$·American·
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
717 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
Food was delicious!! Fried chicken
Vibrant Bar Scene in Central Kentucky
41 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
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Marketplace

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Louisville
673 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Delicious as always. So accommodating to the different needs of my group.
14 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Le Relais

$$$$·French·
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
1,071 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
First time there. Really enjoyed the airport location, the intimate size of the restaurant, and the twist on their French martini.
Best Overall in Central Kentucky
9 people mentioned the Grand Marnier
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Bristol Bar & Grille - Highlands

$$$$·American·
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
357 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Service was outstanding! Food was flavorful. Strongly suggest the crab cakes, they were not full of filler!! Even the General Manager was attentive and pleasant. We will be back. TRead more
Neighborhood Gem in Central Kentucky
14 people mentioned the Green Chili
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Blue Heron Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Lexington
1,201 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Our waitress was amazing and food was excellent. We will return
Neighborhood Gem in Lexington
22 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Bourbons Bistro

$$$$·Southern·
Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill
1,153 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Absolutely outstanding from start to finish! Service was terrific, drinks were good, and the food was wonderful. There were 4 of us and we were all delighted with our meal. We planRead more
Neighborhood Gem in Central Kentucky
31 people mentioned the Bread Pudding

8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen

$$$$·American·
Downtown Louisville
692 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
i came here for my anniversary and it was amazing, great service, and the environment was lovely!
Scenic View in Louisville
10 people mentioned the Short Rib
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The Exchange Pub + Kitchen

$$$$·Gastro Pub·
New Albany
844 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Recognized our anniversary, treated us special, Kci is a great server. Great food as always.
Hot Spot in Central Kentucky
16 people mentioned the Beer Cheese
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Louisville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
St Matthews
1,866 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
I love it but I’m about priced out here :-)
Scenic View in Central Kentucky
20 people mentioned the Sweet Potato Casserole
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Malone’s – Hamburg

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Lexington
1,860 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
As always, Malones was great! Food and drinks were great, nice atmosphere, and the service was wonderful!
Steakhouse in Central Kentucky
8 people mentioned the Baked Potato

La Chasse

$$$$·French·
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
987 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Food and service were very good. The trout was outstanding.
Fit for Foodies in Central Kentucky
8 people mentioned the Flank Steak
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Lou Lou Food + Drink - St Matthews

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
St Matthews
339 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Bar Seating
  • Business Meals
Sever was excellent and had great recommendations. Very relaxed atmosphere
11 people mentioned the Bread Pudding

The English Grill at Brown Hotel

$$$$·American·
Downtown Louisville
1,012 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Wonderful experience! Everything was perfect!
151 people mentioned the Hot Brown
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Jack Binion's Steak - Caesars Casino - Southern Indiana

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Elizabeth
1,533 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Food was very good and service was even better. Well be back.
Special Occasion in Louisville
37 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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Zen Sushi & Sake

$$$$·Sushi·
Lexington
202 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Special Occasion
Always delightful.
Best Overall in Central Kentucky
4 people mentioned the Miso Soup

AZUR Restaurant & Patio

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lexington
1,373 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
We had a very pleasant meal. We ate on the covered patio. Food was excellent as was the wine. The service was good in spite of them being shorthanded. We will definitely be back.
Outdoor Dining in Central Kentucky
20 people mentioned the Lobster Crepes

Bristol Bar & Grille - Downtown

$$$$·American·
Downtown Louisville
544 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Always good. This was no different. Thanks.
16 people mentioned the Wontons
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hiko-A-mon Modern Japanese Sushi Bar & Fish Market

$$$$·Japanese·
Westport Rd - Lyndon
499 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Had the snapper carpaccio-amazing and sushi-also delicious
Healthy in Central Kentucky
5 people mentioned the Fresh Fish

The Fat Lamb

$$$$·American·
Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd
615 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
AMAZING! The service was fantastic! Our server Allie was perfect! The food was some of the best I’ve ever had! Definitely coming back!!
Neighborhood Gem in Central Kentucky
15 people mentioned the Gnocchi

Heirloom - Midway

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Midway
1,667 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Food was wonderful and we lived the atmosphere. The prices can't be beat as well!
Contemporary American in Central Kentucky
41 people mentioned the Beef Tenderloin

Sway - Hyatt Regency Louisville

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown Louisville
345 reviews
The food was great! Service was timely and friendly!
43 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
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Bluegrass Bistro

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Lexington
221 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups
Great spot close to the KY horse park. Recommend for live music on weekends.
8 people mentioned the Baked Potato
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School Sushi

$$$$·Sushi·
Lexington
136 reviews
Our first time there. Sake selection is ok, the fish quality was excellent!! Service was slow, but they were understaffed, if one more good Server on, and likely would’ve been soliRead more
4 people mentioned the Katsu Curry

The Melting Pot - Louisville

$$$$·Fondue·
Downtown Louisville
649 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fun
The food was consistent and my kids enjoyed it as usual. The 2 drinks I ordered were really weak to the point that I wasn’t sure if they even had alcohol in them(both were supposedRead more
Great for Lunch in Central Kentucky
13 people mentioned the Cheese Fondue