Satisfying traditional Tuscan dishes are served in this interesting (and supposedly haunted) Old Louisville building. Dine inside or on the romantic patio on a lovely summer evening, There’s no extra charge if the ghosts want to share your penne alla Lorenzo or Valpolicella.
Bistro 301: an upscale casual dining in the heart of downtown Louisville. Located on the corner of third and market streets near the KFC Yum! Center and the Kentucky International Convention Center. The menus feature fresh local and regional ingredients served in a relaxed and friendly environment. Full bar service offered, with an extensive wine list, twelve beers on tap, and the best Kentucky bourbons. Available for events.
The use of an exceptionally obscure wine term (it’s pronounced "bricks" and refers to the sugar content of ripe grapes at harvest) hints that the proprietors of this wine bar know their vino. Interesting wines and a short bistro-style menu make it a welcome suburban alternative.
Cross the bridge into Jeffersonville, on foot or by car, and head to the riverfront, where in a historical building dating back to the 1870s is the hot new restaurant called Portage House. Boasting great views of the river, downtown Louisville and the Big Four Bridge, Portage House is a great place to enjoy a special meal or just come have a drink and an appetizer. Oysters are a hit here, and Chef Paul Skulas serves them raw, char-grilled with chipotle butter and lime (his favorite/most popular) and roasted with parsley shallot butter, Parmesan and lemon. Also popular on the menu is the grilled cheese with a fried egg on top, the whole roasted trout and most importantly, the butterscotch pudding for dessert. Most all of the ingredients on the menu are locally sourced from Kentucky and Indiana. The cocktail, wine and beer list are very impressive and unique.