Restaurant List

Louisville Date Ideas

*** most desired
In italics – tried & true 

Tasting Menu

  • Minibar & Barmini by Jose Andres****
  • Jont*
  • Rooster & Owl*
  • Gravitas*
  • The Dabney
  • Metier
  • Oyster Oyster (vegetarian)
  • The Inn at Little Washington (in VA)
  • Masseria
  • Elcielo

Sushi Omakase

  • Sushi Ogawa*
  • Sushi Taro*
  • Sushi Nakazawa

Under the radar

  • Obelisk***
  • Elizabeth’s Gone Raw**
  • Xiquet
  • The Setting* (whenever it comes back… it’s my all-time favorite!)

Be the First to Go

  • Pesce
  • Omakase @ Barracks Row
  • La Boheme at Apero 

To See & Be Seen

  • Cafe Riggs
  • Shoto (Japanese)
  • Kyojin (Japanese)
  • The Bazaar by Jose Andres
  • Blue Duck Tavern
  • Le Diplomate
  • Cafe Milano

New American

  • Kinship*** (a true fave)
  • Annabelle*
  • 1789 Restaurant
  • Irregardless
  • Little Pearl

European

  • Marcel’s**
  • Bresca*
  • Lutece*
  • L’Avant Garde
  • Imperfecto

Italian

  • RPM Restaurant
  • L’Ardente

Steakhouse

  • The Prime Rib
  • Bourbon Steak

Middle Eastern

  • Albi 
  • Villa Yara 
  • Maydan

Around the world

  • dLena (Mexican) 
  • Rania (Indian)
  • Taberna del Alabardero (Spanish)
  • Mita (Latin American)
  • Ceibo (Latin American)
  • Cranes (Spanish-Japanese)
  • Kappo Makoto (wagyu omakase) 

To Drink

  • The Fountain Inn
  • Apero (Champagne & Caviar)
  • Blues Alley Club (Jazz Club)
  • Silver Lyan
  • Donahue
  • Moonraker 
  • Allegory DC

Brunch & Bakeries

 
 

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