Flavorful food from northern India served in an intimate setting. Try the tikka masala or tandoori chicken from the regular menu, or sample several dishes from the lunch buffet. Traditional drinks like mango lassi or the sweet and spicy masala tea go fabulously with the food.
This Chinese restaurant has been a St. Matthews staple for years. Traditional dishes, like braised duck web, may be a stretch for some, but the Oriental House beef and Chinese broccoli are also satisfying.
Folks used to think the sign read “No Goils.” But it’s “No Coils” — a bygone way of cooling draft beer — that are eschewed by this 1924 St. Matthews landmark, which serves up burgers, barbecue and hot wings — not to mention a wide selection of domestic and imported beers and live music.
Located at the world’s most famous racetrack and named for the fastest two minutes in sports, this Derby Museum restaurant serves up traditional Kentucky fare with a lighter spin. Try the Kentucky Hot Brown.
Sample European cafe-style fare at this charming spot in Clifton. Try an espresso or cappucino for a morning pick-me-up. The lunch and dinner menus include salads and fresh-made paninis, steaks, pastas and grilled salmon, along with an assortment of pastries and authentic gelato. Whatever you do, don’t miss the pommes frites.
This Vietnamese cafe uses Stone Cross Farms free range hormone-free meats and has a selective menu of traditional dishes like pho, shaking beef and vermicelli noodle stir-fries. Bubble tea and Vietnamese iced coffee comlement the food.
This small, largely carry-out seafood hub boasts a “greaseless” seasoned and breaded fish sandwich, topped with freshly made tartar sauce. Other menu choices include oysters, clams and scallops. All food is fresh and cooked-to-order.
When they call it a meat market, they mean it. Nearly all the deli meats are roasted or smoked in the smokehouse and cut to order. Stop by for lunch and choose from endless combinations of sandwiches, sides, and soups.