This influential and celebrated Louisville restaurant championed seasonal, local ingredients before it was trendy. The menu rotates weekly, and special three-course prix-fixe meals are available for lunch.
This small, intimate restaurant is an offshoot of Wiltshire Pantry, a local catering company. Plan to be surprised by the menu, as it changes weekly. One sure thing, though: It always includes a meat, chicken, seafood, and vegetarian selection.
Tucked away in the Felice Winery complex, this cafe and coffee bar serves breakfast, lunch and take-home meals, including soups, salads, specialty sandwiches and paninis, pasta and Italian-style thin-crust pizza. Enjoy wine and cheese (or your meal) on the grapevine patio.
This restaurant employs all the charm of the South and Chef Jim Gerhardt’s “new Southern” cooking. The indecisive will enjoy the “Feed Me Chef” option — a five-course tasting menu specially chosen by the chef himself each night.
One of the handful of old-style bakeries remaining, this St. Matthews institution has a soda fountain with homemade brick ice cream and individual ices in addition to a full assortment of pastries, cakes and wedding cakes.
Tucked away on Bardstown Road, this Italian eatery offers home-cooked flavor and old-world ambiance. It has developed a following for its consistency and generous portions, including baseball-sized meatballs.
With more than 130 bourbons in stock, this bistro explores its Kentucky roots and adds a French flair in its menu items. The atmosphere is dedicated to bourbon as well, with wax-dipped highball glasses serving as candleholders and historical photos of distilleries hanging on the walls.