Louisville Magazine

APR 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 $$$$ = Entrées $20-$25 per person $$$$$ = Entrées over $25 per person Editor's Picks 610 Magnolia 610 Magnolia is a must for foodies. Iron Chef champion Edward Lee cooks three- and four-course meals of modern farm- to-table cuisine with global influences at this Old Louisville hideaway. For a more casual ex- perience, try Te Wine Studio, the restaurant's adjacent dining area. Dinner Turs.-Sat. Reser- vations required. Dress: Business casual. 610 W. Magnolia Ave., 636-0783 610magnolia.com. $$$$$. Bistro Le Relais Located in a 1930s airport ter- minal, this cozy nook just off the tarmac is one of the city's most romantic dining spots. Te French classics like trout Meuniere and steak au poivre remind you that French cuisine and fine dining remain synonymous. Dinner Tues.-Sun. Reservations recommended. Dress: Business casual. 2817 Taylorsville Road, 451-9020 lere- laisrestaurant.com. $$$$$. The English Grill Te 1923 oak-paneled din- ing room is the perfect setting for chef Laurent Geroli's American cuisine heavy with regional influences. Te menu changes seasonally and has vegetarian and vegan options. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Reservations recommended. Dress: Business casual. 335 W. Broadway, 736-2998 brownhotel.com. $$$$. + Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse (Upscale Steak- house) Te concept of the traditional New York steakhouse meets Las Vegas glamour with offer- ings that include dry-aged in-house lamb, lob- ster and sushi. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Reservations highly recommended. Dress: Business casual. 325 W. Main St., 584-0102 jeffruby.com. $$$$$. + Lilly's (Locavore Restaurant) Tis influen- tial and celebrated Louisville restaurant cham- pioned seasonal, local ingredients before it was trendy. Te menu rotates weekly, and special three-course prix-fixe meals are available for lunch. Lunch/dinner Tues.-Sat.; brunch Sat. Reservations recommended. Dress: Business casual. 1147 Bardstown Road, 451-0447 lillysla- peche.com. $$$$. The Oakroom in the Seelbach Hotel Te Oakroom's atmosphere — with ornate wood carvings on the walls and fine furnishings — will make you feel like a millionaire for a night, even if you aren't. Te dinner menu changes seasonally and contains dishes with classic fine dining and Kentucky regional influences. Oenophiles won't want to miss the wine cellar. Dinner Tues.-Sat.; brunch Sun. Reservations recommended. Dress: Business casual (jackets recommended). 500 S. Fourth St., 807-3463 theoakroomlouisville.com. $$$$$. Proof on Main With a fun, sophisticated at- mosphere, Proof highlights local products in everything from the food to the votive candles (created by Flame Run) and art installments. Te Proof bison burger and the pan-roasted oc- topus have garnered praise, as have the creative signature cocktails. Breakfast/lunch Mon.-Fri.; lunch in bar Sat.-Sun.; dinner daily. Reserva- tions highly recommended. 702 W. Main St., 217-6360 proofonmain.com. $$$$. www.mertscakes.com [122] LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 4.12

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