A sleek locale and new interpretations of classic Italian are highlights of this chain. It also boasts an extensive martini menu of candy-colored drinks with names like All That Razz and Jolly Rancher.
Porcini, named for the flavorful mushroom featured in many of its dishes, serves upscale Northern-Italian inspired dishes. Menu standouts include the strip steak with Gorgonzola butter and rack of lamb with bourbon and rosemary jus.
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.
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 bakery, run by chefs and students in the Baking and Pastry Arts program at Sullivan University, specializes in European-style treats. The selection includes breakfast pastries, breads, candies, cookies and desserts. Special-order cakes and wedding cakes are also available.
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.