A wide-ranging menu based on contemporary Southern cuisine is nudged up a bit in preparation and presentation from the typical American bistro. Be sure to try the Maker’s Mark bourbon sirloin or the cedar plank salmon.
Dishes from the sleek sushi bar are the main draw at Wild Ginger, but non-sushi lovers will be happy with the entrée list, which has Chinese, Korean and Thai influences. Try the Korean spicy squid or bibim bop.
This brewpub, located in the heart of St. Matthews, is the latest in this expanding, Lexington-based group. Lunch and dinner is classic bar food — like hot wings, shrimp poppers, burgers and ribs. The beer list includes the big American brands plus 24 microbrews. We hear it’s a happening late-night spot, too.
With a variety of loose-leaf teas not easily found elsewhere around town, this sister restaurant to Zen Garden also features a vegetarian menu based in Zen philosophy that pleases vegetarians and omnivores alike.
This new bistro, opened by the people who brought Louisville the Nachbar, features American comfort food with European flavors. Think pork ribs braised in sauerkraut and the duck fat popcorn appetizer is quickly becoming legendary around town.
Chefs Ryan Bryson and Darnell Ferguson, a chef for team USA in the 2008 Olympics, bring new excitement to the most important meal of the day. They support local bakeries and fresh produce that is locally farmed. The strive for freshness, innovation and flavor to create a great atmosphere and affordable prices.
Whether served in the secluded courtyard or the cozy dining room, the food at this eatery offers a little bit of Old Italy in Old Louisville. The menu includes classics such as spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna and veal piccata, along with pizzas and panini.
Sweet teeth hanker for Helen’s beautifully decorated cakes, such as the chocolate macadamia nut and the chocolate truffle. Customers who don’t need a whole cake can choose from individual-sized cakes, cookies or brownies.