Restaurants

Top Choice Modern American in Louisville

Butchertown Grocery

Louisville's hottest new restaurant rides a delicate line between raw and refined, dishing out European-inspired, American-anchored comfort cuisine in an unassuming 19th-century red-brick edifice where weathered woo…
Top Choice Modern American in Louisville

Proof

Arguably Louisville's best restaurant. The cocktails ($10 to $12) are incredible, the wine and bourbon 'library' (they're known to pour from exclusive and rare barrels of Woodford Reserve and Van Winkle) is long and…
Top Choice Californian in Louisville

Silver Dollar

Gastronomically noncommittal – we'll call the cuisine California-inspired New Southern – but unrepentantly bourbon obsessed, the Silver Dollar does your head in. Feast on chicken and waffles, Beer Can Hen (roasted g…
Modern American in Louisville

Decca

A beautiful space with a cork-and-wood floor, fountain-strewn patio and gorgeous Laguiole cutlery opened by a chef from San Francisco (albeit a Southerner by birth). Kentuckians were skeptical, but Annie Pettry wooe…
Modern American in Louisville

Gralehaus

There's breakfast all day at this small eatery housed in a historic early-20th-century home, and you should indeed indulge in its chef-centric takes on traditional Southern comforts at all hours (think locally sourc…
Vietnamese in Louisville

Pho Baa Lou

There was never better evidence of an ever-changing world than hearing good ol' blue-collar Kentucky boys pronounce 'pho' correctly but 'jalapeño' wrong, but that's the sort of thing that happens at this new Butcher…
Pub Food in Louisville

Garage Bar

The best thing to do on a warm afternoon in Louisville is to make your way to this uber-hip converted NuLu service station (accented by two kissing Camaros) and order a round of basil gimlets and the ham platter (a …
Mexican in Louisville

Mayan Cafe

Check your visions of piñatas and mariachis at the door – Chef Bruce Ucán's subtle farm-to-table Mexican mainstay is a journey about flavor, not patriotic pomp and circumstance. Impossibly fresh, sustainably produce…
Deli in Louisville

The Post

In gentrified Germantown, New York–style pizza by the slice, sub sandwiches and great spaces (sunny patio out the front, comfy bar in the back with 16 taps) evoke a pricier atmosphere and cooler vibe than your bill …