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  • The kitchen at Sichuan Garden nails almost every dish on its lengthy menu that features authentic Chinese food and some Thai specialties.
    426-6767
  • Sample popular brews like American Pale Ale and Dark Star Porter while watching the brewmaster work his magic at this restaurant and microbrewery with several area locations. Many items on the menu of casual pub fare are made with BBC beers. Popular creations include the pretzel and BBC beer mustard appetizer, as well as the Brewhouse Chili.
    899-7070
    bbcbrew.com
  • Equus offers inventive American regional cuisine served by a seasoned staff. Favorites include a veal sweetbreads appetizer, Parmesan-crusted sea bass and fried chicken with kale and potatoes.
    897-9721
    equusrestaurant.com
  • An East Coast-style subs chain ventures down South with sandwiches, wraps and an “original” that includes proscuittini, cappacuola, salami, pepperoni and all the fixings.
    244-1991
    jerseymikes.com
  • Four area locations, including the Taphouse in the Highlands. Artisan pizzas and panino sandwiches stand out. The Pollotate — an aromatic rosemary, chicken and potato pie — has racked up national awards.
    896-9090
    tonyboombozz.com
  • Dive into the world of fondue with the help of the Melting Pot’s signature dipping sauces. The menu offers cheese fondue, seafood, chicken, steak, or vegetables.
    491-3125
    meltingpot.com
  • This loft-like downtown spot serves a hearty brunch every day until 3 p.m. Try the Big Damn Breakfast and you’ll be fueled up for the rest of the day. For dinner it serves a mean burger, and offer the occasional can’t-miss burger and bourbon special.
    315-0669
    dishonmarket.com
  • Food and great Cardinal memories come together at this restaurant near Freedom Hall devoted to U of L sports. Each booth has its own small TV. Specialties include baby-back ribs and fresh salmon, as well as the “Walk of Fame” salad.
    635-8686
    halloffamecafes.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
  • An all-American steakhouse with Irish heritage located in an antebellum roadhouse, this local time-warp has specialized in steak since 1958. Your choice of a generously portioned beef, seafood, pork or chicken entrée is served with two vegetables, a salad and hot rolls.
    893-2062
    patssteakhouselouisville.com