City Cafe is a lunchtime favorite among the downtown office crowd. Its creative (and reliably good) lunches and dinners are based on cuisines from around the world. Few restaurants do more for the cause of soup.
Offering “a hundred thousand welcomes,” this lively pub tries to recreate an authentic atmosphere and serves savory Irish staples, from bangers and mash and Guinness beef stew to salmon-and-potato gratin.
This local chain has served grilled, fried, and broiled seafood for more than 60 years. Two of their three locations offer beautiful views of the Ohio River along with the seafood that made them locally famous.
Inspired by the honky tonk culture that arose in Bakersfield, Caif.. in the 1950s, this upscale diner, located in a renovated fire station, offers a taste of classic American and Tex-Mex cuisines. Chicken-fried steak and catfish share menu space with empanadas and several varieties of chili.
This relatively new face on Bardstown Road offers an easygoing, authentic Mediterranean dining experience. Try a Greek salad, gyro, or hummus without breaking the big bills. Lunch and dinner daily. BBC on tap, various beers and wines served. No reservations.
The Seelbach’s more casual restaurant offers a breakfast buffet every day as well as a la carte options and lunch with local ingredients. Try the Kentucky Benedict — a regional twist on the traditional egg dish.