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  • Located behind Holy Grale in the Highlands, the Gralehause offers delectable menu of breakfast, lunch, and deli choices.

    502-459-9939
  • This offshoot of Louisville’s only Spanish restaurant De la Torres, La Bodega offers a tapas-only menu of hot and cold items in a cozy space next door to its Highlands progenitor. Appetizer-size portions of roasted red peppers and eggplant, mussels picante and other traditional dishes allow for easy mixing and matching.
    456-4955
    delatorres.com
  • Serving dishes from nearly every corner of the country, this Indian restaurant also excels at Indo-Chinese cooking. The “chaat corner” opens at 5:30 p.m. and serves Indian small plates.
    491-7412
    mydakshin.com
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    217-6360
    proofonmain.com
  • Choose one of the inventive (and modestly priced) Asian-inspired entrées, or create your own combination of stir-fry. The new “pick two” menu — including an appetizer and a smaller-portioned entrée — is a great choice for lunch.
    426-0800
    yangkeenoodle.com
  • Tucked into the Holiday Manor walkway alongside Shiraz Mediterranean Grill, Thai Cafe offers affordable, fresh Thai dishes in a beautifully decorated atmosphere.

    502-425-4815
    http://thaicafelouisvilleky.com
  • This Chinese restaurant has been a St. Matthews staple for years. Traditional dishes, like braised duck web, may be a stretch for some, but the Oriental House beef and Chinese broccoli are also satisfying.
    897-1017
  • 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
  • Mimi’s Cafe focuses mainly on American classics but dedicates a section of the menu to French-inspired dishes like the roasted chicken crepe and beef Bourguignon.
    426-6588
    mimiscafe.com
  • Sample European cafe-style fare at this charming spot in Clifton. Try an espresso or cappucino for a morning pick-me-up. The lunch and dinner menus include salads and fresh-made paninis, steaks, pastas and grilled salmon, along with an assortment of pastries and authentic gelato. Whatever you do, don’t miss the pommes frites.
    895-0076
    caffe-classico.com