Louisville Magazine

AUG 2013

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food & drink About Our Listings Louisville Magazine publishes its comprehensive Dining Guide in EATS, issued each fall and available year-round on newsstands. In addition, each month we bring you rotating listings in various categories from the Guide. Restaurants are chosen by the editorial staff, which writes the listings. Not all local restaurants are included due to space limitations. Unless otherwise noted, restaurants are accessible to the disabled, accept major credit cards and welcome casual dress. Phone numbers are local (area code 502) unless specifed. = 2013 Best of Louisville® winner (with category) CF = Child-friendly or children's menu FB = Full bar BW = Beer and wine LN = Open until midnight or later on some days O = Outdoor seating VF = Vegetarian-friendly $ = Most entrées less than $10 per person $$ = Entrées $10-$15 per person $$$ = Entrées $15-$20 per person $$$$ = Entrées $20-$25 per person $$$$$ = Entrées over $25 per person FINE DINING 610 Magnolia (Local Chef) 610 Magnolia is a must for foodies. Edward Lee, one of the city's bona fde celebrity chefs with the TV street cred to prove it, cooks three- and four-course meals of modern farm-to-table cuisine with global infuences at this Old Louisville hideaway. For a more casual experience, try the Wine Studio, the restaurant's adjacent dining area. Dinner Thurs.-Sat. Reservations required. Dress: Business casual. 610 W. Magnolia Ave., 6360783, 610magnolia.com. VF. O. FB. $$$$$ Bistro Le Relais Located in a 1930s airport terminal, this cozy nook just off the tarmac is one of the city's most romantic dining spots. The French classics like trout Meuniere and steak au poivre remind you that French cuisine and fne dining remain synonymous. And you can pretend you're in a Humphrey Bogart movie. Dinner Tues.-Sun. Reservations recommended. Dress: Business casual. 2817 Taylorsville Road, 451-9020, lerelaisrestaurant. com. VF. O. FB. $$$$$ 13 2 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.13 Corbett's The swanky Von Allman Mansion is the perfect setting for chef Dean Corbett to serve up beautifully presented plates. The seasonal menu includes fve-course prix-fxe dinners that vary nightly, as well as an à la carte selection. More casual dining is offered on the patio and wineskellar, a funky space worth the visit. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner Mon.-Sat. Reservations recommended. 5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd., 327-5058, corbettsrestaurant.com. O. FB. $$$$$ Eddie Merlot's Famous for its prime aged beef (try the bourbonmarinated rib-eye) and extensive wine list (it is called Eddie MERLOT's), this upscale chain is also ideal for drinks after work. Located at Fourth and Muhammad Ali, enjoy dinner on weekends while watching patrons of Fourth Street Live gear up for the night. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner daily. Reservations recommended. Dress: Business casual. 455 S. Fourth St., 584-3266, eddiemerlots.com. CF. VF. FB. $$$$$ The English Grill In this 1923 oak-paneled dining room, you'll fnd chef Laurent Geroli's well-sauced cuisine heavy with European infuences. The menu changes seasonally and has vegetarian and vegan options. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Reservations recommended. Dress: Business casual. 335 W. Broadway, 736-2998, brownhotel.com. VF. FB. $$$$ Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse The concept of the traditional New York steakhouse meets Las Vegas glamour with offerings that include dry-aged in-house lamb, lobster and sushi. Our Fantasy Restaurant Draft selector advised, "Spend the extra money for the bone-in, 'better-aged' beef, and live it up like you're in Vegas." Dinner Mon.-Sat. Reservations recommended. Dress: Business casual. 325 W. Main St., 584-0102, jeffruby.com. VF. FB. $$$$$ Lilly's This infuential and celebrated Louisville restaurant championed seasonal, local ingredients before it was trendy. The menu rotates weekly, and special threecourse prix-fxe meals are available for lunch. Lunch/ dinner Tues.-Sat.; brunch Sat. Reservations recommended. Dress: Business casual. 1147 Bardstown Road, 451-0447, lillyslapeche.com. VF. $$$$ art. Try the bison burger or the pan-roasted octopus. Don't overlook the signature cocktails. Breakfast/ lunch/dinner daily. Reservations recommended. 702 W. Main St., 217-6360, proofonmain.com. VF. O. FB. LN. $$$$ Rivue The big attraction is the view from a spectacular perch on the 25th foor of the Galt House's West Tower, courtesy of two revolving dining rooms that provide a panorama of both sides of the Ohio River. The dinner menu incorporates infuences from classic American and European cuisines. Dinner Tues.-Sat.; brunch Sun. 140 N. Fourth St., 568-4239, rivue.com. VF. $$$$ Ruth's Chris Steak House This deluxe national chain's perch atop the Kaden Tower makes it a prime dinner destination. Enjoy tender signature steaks, Maine lobster, and an awardwinning wine list along with a view of the city. Dinner daily. Reservations recommended. Dress: Business casual. 6100 Dutchmans Lane, 479-0026, ruthschris. com. CF. VF. O. FB. $$$$$ Vincenzo's Sicilian-born Gabriele brothers Vincenzo and Agostino present Italian cuisine in luxurious style. The extensive menu includes a variety of veal preparations, a Caesar salad made table-side, a selection of pastas and rich desserts. A runner-up to Jack Fry's in the Fine Dining category of this year's Best of Louisville awards. Lunch/dinner Mon.-Fri.; dinner Sat. Reservations recommended. Dress: Business casual. 150 S. Fifth St., 580-1350, vincenzositalianrestaurant.com. VF. O. FB. $$$$$ Winston's Restaurant at Sullivan University Staffed by Sullivan University culinary students, Winston's has an elegant dining room and ambitious plates infused with the energy of the students. It also serves the city's best and only "Not Brown" — a dish of fried green tomatoes layered with shrimp, crab, spinach and Mornay sauce. Lunch/dinner Fri.-Sat.; brunch Sun. Reservations recommended. Dress: Business casual. 3101 Bardstown Road, 456-0980, sullivan.edu/winstons. VF. FB. $$$$$ Morton's, The Steakhouse Z's Oyster Bar & Steakhouse This luxurious Windy City steakhouse chain is famous for big steaks, jumbo seafood and a fne wine list. Nameplates on lockers holding private wine collections read like a who's who in Louisville. Dinner daily. Reservations recommended. Dress: Business casual. 626 W. Main St., 584-0421, mortons.com. VF. FB. Tender, all-prime Midwestern steaks and delicious oysters shipped in from the West Coast are the namesakes and highlights of Z's, which has locations downtown and in Hurstbourne. More than 600 wine selections, and daily seafood specials are available, too. Lunch Mon.-Fri. at both locations; dinner daily at the Hurstbourne location; dinner Mon.-Sat. at the downtown location. Reservations recommended. Dress. Business casual. 115 S. Fourth St., 855-8000; 101 Whittington Pkwy., 429-8000, zsoyster.com. FB. $$$$$ The Oakroom in the Seelbach Hotel The Oakroom's atmosphere — all ornate wood and fne furnishings — will make you feel like a millionaire for a night, even if you just went bust at the track. (We assume somebody else will be picking up the tab?) The dinner menu changes seasonally and includes dishes with regional infuences. Oenophiles, don't miss the wine cellar. Dinner Tues.-Sat.; brunch Sun. Reservations recommended. Dress: Business casual (jackets recommended). 500 S. Fourth St., 807-3463, theoakroomlouisville.com. FB. $$$$$ Proof on Main With a sophisticated atmosphere, Proof goes local in everything from the food to the votive candles and $$$$$ CAFES The Anchorage Cafe Your local farm-to-table destination in downtown Anchorage. Treat yourself to house baked goodies, a full-service expresso bar, craft beers and wine. You can dine in the courtyard or the dining room. Breakfast/lunch/dinner Mon.-Sat.; breakfast/lunch Sun. 11505 Park Road, 708-1880 theanchoragecafe.com. O. BW. $

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