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  • The well-designed dining room and two bars add ambiance to a menu that includes sushi, teryiaki and tempura dishes, soups and salads.
    625-3090
    caviarsushibar.com
  • Located in the basement of the famed Mussels and Burger Bar, The Place Downstairs provides a classy, elegant-casual atmosphere suitable for a nighttime bite or a romantic evening.

    (502) 333-0376
    http://www.opentable.com/the-place-downstairs
  • Highlights of this pizza joint include an old car converted into a table, the Philly cheese steak, large slices of thin crust pizza, and deep-fried Oreos. A favorite among bar hoppers, Spinelli’s is open till at 5 a.m. all week in one of the city’s busiest bar corridors, and offers delivery until 4:30 a.m.
    568-5665
    spinellispizza.com
  • Located at the former Club 21, The Cure Lounge is an upscale bar and lounge with several options for small plate dining.

    502-619-2178
  • For those watching what they eat who also want to have a nice lunch downtown, Zoup is the place to go.

    (502) 585-9687
    http://www.misscskitchen.com
  • A tiny spot that dishes up one of the city’s best vegetarian burritos, handmade tamales and the ultimate meat-eater’s delight: carnitas.
    459-4356
  • Taking cues from the Yucatan and sourcing its meat exclusively from local farms, the Mayan Cafe serves the essential ingredients of Mayan cooking: dishes rich with smoked chilies, pumpkin seeds, lime, oil infusions and roasted meats. Even if you’ve never voluntarily eaten them before, you must try the Tok Sel roasted lima beans.
    566-0651
    themayancafe.com
  • Famous for its prime aged beef (try the bourbon-marinated rib-eye) and extensive wine list (it is called Eddie MERLOT’s), this upscale chai

    584-3266
    eddiemerlots.com
  • Because 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 seasonal changes. But with entrées like buttermilk fried chicken and smoked pork shoulder as the backbone of the menu, you can’t go wrong.
    384-9090
    harvestlouisville.com
  • Serving Argentinean cuisine, the restaurant features handmade pastas, free-range steaks cooked on a charcoal grill and an intriguing Argentinean wine list.

    456-6461