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APR 2012

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211 Clover Lane Tis tucked-away treasure in St. Matthews offers sophisticated Italian and French-influenced dishes in a romantic atmo- sphere. We recommend hearty entrées like Ken- tucky rabbit risotto and veal Bolognese. Lunch/ dinner Tues.-Sat.; brunch Sun. Reservations recommended. 211 Clover Lane, 896-9570 211cloverlane.com. $$$$. Basa Restaurant Billed as "modern Vietnam- ese," this Frankfort Avenue establishment takes authentic tastes of Vietnam to a higher level, incorporating a French flair and organic ingre- dients. Try the different preparations of prawns or the shaking beef — cut-up filet mignon with garlic, watercress, red onions and jasmine rice. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Reservations accepted. Dress: Smart casual. 2244 Frankfort Ave., 896-1016 basarestaurant.net. $$$. The Blind Pig Tis stylish Butchertown spot boasts a handsome bar, exposed brick and stools and tables crafted from reclaimed bourbon bar- rels and old lumber. Te menu and cocktail list are just as hip as the surroundings, with a big nod to pork. Try the Manhattan infused with smoky bacon. Lunch and dinner Tues.-Sat. Call-ahead seating available. 1078 E. Washington St., 618- 0600 theblindpiglouisville.com. $$$. Doc Crow's Doc Crow's offers a taste of the coastal South in a chic setting on Whiskey Row. Oysters are a specialty — try them raw, fried, or baked, as well as po-boys and pulled pork sandwiches. Lunch/dinner Mon.-Fri., Dinner Sat. Reservations accepted for six or more. 127 W. Main St., 257-7132, ext. 0 doccrows.com. $$$. Harvest Restaurant Since at least 80 percent of Harvest's ingredients are sourced from local farms and producers, the only things that stay the same at this trendy new place are the sea- sonal changes. But with entrées like buttermilk fried chicken and smoked pork shoulder as the backbone of the menu, you can't go wrong. Lunch/dinner Tues.-Sat. Lunch Sun. Reserva- tions accepted. 624 E. Market St., 384-9090 harvestlouisville.com. $$$. + Jack Fry's (Fine Dining) Tis perennial fa- vorite spot offers a cozy, lamp-lit atmosphere that evokes an old speakeasy. Te menu con- sists of upscale American dishes that feature local products like country ham and Capriole cheeses. Don't miss Jack's Burger or the his- toric black-and-white photographs on the walls. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner daily. Reservations recommended. Dress: Business casual. 1007 Bardstown Road, 452-9244 jackfrys.com. $$$$. Majid's St. Matthews You might know restau- rateur Majid Ghavami from other local spots Saffron and Volare. He brings his magic touch to his newest venture, serving Mediterranean/ American cuisine with distinct Persian influenc- es. Dinner nightly; brunch Sunday. Dress: Busi- ness casual. 3930 Chenoweth Square, 618-2222 majidstmatthews.com. $$$. North End Cafe Tis bright, airy cafe, located in two adjoining renovated houses is known for its breakfast menu which is served all day. Favorites include house-smoked trout hash and stacks of cornmeal pancakes — with or with- out the ever-changing toppings. Te lunch and dinner menus are also sure bets. Breakfast/lunch daily; dinner Tues.-Sun. Reservations accepted. 1722 Frankfort Ave., 896-8770 northendcafe. com. $$$. www.nawbo.org www.ypal.org 4.12 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE [123]

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