Louisville Magazine

MAR 2012

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About Our Listings Louisville Magazine publishes a com- prehensive Dining Guide in EATS, is- sued each September and available year- round on newsstands. In addition, each month we bring you rotating listings in various categories from the Guide. Res- taurants 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 specified. + = 2011 Best of Louisville® winner (with category) = Child-friendly or children's menu = Full bar = Beer and wine = Open until midnight or later on some days = Outdoor seating = Vegetarian-friendly $ = Most entrées under $10 per person $$ = Entrées $10-$15 per person $$$ = Entrées $15-$20 per person $$$$ = Entrées $20-$25 per person $$$$$ = Entrées over $25 per person Eddie Merlot's Famous for its prime aged beef and extensive wine list, this upscale chain makes a great setting for drinks or appetizers after work. Eddie Merlot's location at Fourth and Muhammad Ali makes it a great place to en- joy dinner on weekends while watching patrons of neighboring Fourth Street Live gear up for the night. Dinner nightly. Reservations recom- mended. Dress: Business casual. 455 S. Fourth St. Ste. 102, 584-3266 eddiemerlots.com. $$$$$. The English Grill in the Brown Hotel Te 1923 oak-paneled dining room is the perfect setting for chef Laurent Geroli's American cui- sine heavy with regional influences. Te menu changes seasonally and has vegetarian and vegan options. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Reservations recom- mended. Dress: Business casual. 335 W. Broad- way, 736-2998 brownhotel.com. $$$$. + Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse (Upscale Steak- house) Te concept of the traditional New York steakhouse meets Las Vegas glamour with offer- ings that include dry-aged in-house lamb, lob- ster and sushi. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Reservations highly recommended. Dress: Business casual. 325 W. Main St., 584-0102 jeffruby.com. $$$$$. + Lilly's (Locavore Restaurant) Tis influen- tial and celebrated Louisville restaurant cham- pioned seasonal, local ingredients before it was trendy. Te menu rotates weekly, and special three-course prix-fixe meals are available for lunch. Lunch/dinner Tues.-Sat.; brunch Sat. Reservations recommended. Dress: Business casual. 1147 Bardstown Road, 451-0447 lillysla- peche.com. $$$$. FINE DINING 610 Magnolia 610 Magnolia is a must for foodies. Iron Chef champion Edward Lee cooks three- and four-course meals of modern farm- to-table cuisine with global influences at this Old Louisville hideaway. For a more casual ex- perience, try the Wine Studio, the restaurant's adjacent dining area. Dinner Turs.-Sat. Res- ervations required. Dress: Business casual. 610 W. Magnolia Ave., 636-0783 610magnolia.com. $$$$$. Bistro Le Relais Located in a 1930s airport terminal, this cozy nook just off the tarmac is one of the city's most romantic dining spots. Te bistro's French classics like Trout Meunier and Steak au Poivre remind you that French cuisine and fine dining remain synonymous. Dinner Tues.-Sun. Reservations recommended. Dress: Business casual. 2817 Taylorsville Road, 451-9020 lerelaisrestaurant.com. $$$$$. + Corbett's (Suburban Restaurant) Te swanky Von Allman Mansion is the perfect location for chef Dean Corbett to serve up beautifully pre- sented plates. Te seasonal menu includes five- course prix-fixe dinners that vary nightly, as well as an à la carte selection. More casual dining is offered on the patio and wineskellar. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner Mon.-Sat. Reservations rec- ommended. 5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd., 327-5058 corbettsrestaurant.com. $$$$$. [108] LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 3.12 Morton's, The Steakhouse Tis luxurious Windy City steakhouse chain is famous for big steaks, jumbo seafood, and its fine wine list. Nameplates on lockers holding private wine collections read like a who's who in Louisville. Dinner daily. Reservations recommended. Dress: Business casual. 626 W. Main St., 584- 0421 mortons.com. $$$$$. The Oakroom in the Seelbach Hotel Te Oakroom's atmosphere — with ornate wood carvings on the walls and fine furnishings — will make you feel like a millionaire for a night, even if you aren't. Te dinner menu changes seasonally and contains dishes with classic fine dining and Kentucky regional influences. Oenophiles won't want to miss the wine cellar. Dinner Tues.-Sat.; brunch Sun. Reservations recommended. Dress: Business casual (jackets recommended). 500 S. Fourth St., 807-3463 theoakroomlouisville.com. $$$$$. Proof on Main With a fun, sophisticated at- mosphere, Proof highlights local products in everything from the food to the votive candles (created by Flame Run) and art installments. Te Proof bison burger and the pan-roasted oc- topus have garnered praise, as have the creative signature cocktails. Breakfast/lunch Mon.-Fri.; lunch in bar Sat.-Sun.; dinner daily. Reserva- tions highly recommended. 702 W. Main St., 217-6360 proofonmain.com. $$$$. Rivue Te attraction here is the view from a spectacular perch on the 25th floor of the Galt House's West Tower, courtesy of two revolving dining rooms that provide a panorama of both sides of the Ohio River. Te dinner menu in- corporates influences from classic American and European cuisines. Dinner Tues.-Sat.; brunch Sun. 140 N. Fourth St., 568-4239 rivue.com. $$$$. Ruth's Chris Steak House Tis deluxe national chain's perch atop the Kaden Tower makes it a prime dinner destination. Enjoy tender sig- nature steaks, Maine lobster, and an award- winning wine list along with the view of the city. Dinner daily. Reservations recommended. Dress: Business casual. 6100 Dutchmans Lane, 479-0026 ruthschris.com. $$$$$. + Vincenzo's (Italian) Sicilian-born Gabriele brothers Vincenzo and Agostino present Italian cuisine in luxurious style. Te extensive menu includes a variety of veal preparations, a Caesar salad made table-side, a selection of pastas and rich desserts. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner Mon.- Sat. Reservations recommended. Dress: Busi- ness casual. 150 S. Fifth St., 580-1350 vincenzo- sitalianrestaurant.com. $$$$$. Winston's Restaurant at Sullivan Univer- sity Staffed by Sullivan University culinary students, Winston's has an elegant dining room and ambitious plates infused with the energy of the students. It also serves the city's only "Not Brown" — a dish of fried green tomatoes lay- ered with shrimp, crab, spinach and Mornay sauce. Lunch/dinner Fri.-Sat.; brunch Sun. Res- ervations recommended. Dress: Business casual. 3101 Bardstown Road, 456-0980 sullivan.edu/ winstons. $$$$$. Z's Oyster Bar & Steakhouse Tender, all- prime Midwestern steaks and delicious oysters are the namesakes and highlights of this restau- rant. Te wine list offers more than 600 selec- tions, and daily seafood specials are available as well. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner daily. Reser- vations recommended. Dress: Business casual. 101 Whittington Pkwy., 429-8000 zsoyster.com. $$$$$. INDIAN Bombay Grill Tis Indian restaurant's seven page menu seems daunting, but well-written explanations accompany each dish. If you still can't decide, try the thali — a sampler plate which can be made with meat or vegetarian. Te daily lunch buffet is also a good introduc- tion to Indian cuisine. Lunch/dinner daily. 216 Hurstbourne Pkwy., 425-8892 bombaygrillky. com. $$. DakShin Indian Restaurant Serving dishes from nearly every corner of the country, this Indian restaurant also excels at Indo-Chinese cooking. Te "chaat corner" opens at 5:30 and serves Indian small plates. Lunch/dinner daily. 4742 Bardstown Road, 491-7412 mydakshin. com. Kashmir Indian Restaurant Flavorful food from northern India served in an intimate set- ting. Try the tikka masala or tandoori chicken from the regular menu, or sample several dishes from the lunch buffet. Traditional drinks like mango lassi or the sweet and spicy masala tea go fabulously with the food. Lunch/dinner daily.

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