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  • 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
  • After more than 30 years and expansions to include five area locations, this Best of Louisville award record-holder remains beloved to a diverse crowd, as do the always-popular Bristol Burger and green chili wontons. The original Bardstown Road location offers lunch, dinner and late-night menus.
    456-1702
    bristolbarandgrille.com
  • The attraction here is the view from a spectacular perch on the 25th floor of the Galt House’s West Tower, courtesy of two revolving dining rooms that provide a panorama of both sides of the Ohio River. The dinner menu incorporates influences from classic American and European cuisines.
    568-4239
    rivue.com
  • This Indian restaurant’s seven page menu seems daunting, but well-written explanations accompany each dish. If you still can’t decide, try the thali — a sampler plate which can be made with meat or vegetarian. The daily lunch buffet is also a good introduction to Indian cuisine.
    425-8892
    bombaygrillky.com
  • The family behind this outfit is from Guadalajara, and the efficient service exhibits a friendly Mexican touch. Try the popular fajitas.
    969-8243
    mycaporal.com
  • Step inside this chic wine bar and you’ll never know you’re in an East End shopping center. The atmosphere is perfect for relaxing and sampling appetizers and wine by the glass. The specialty Brix House Chips paired with your favorite red or white won’t disappoint.
    243-1120
    brixlouisville.com
  • Located in its original 1937 building, Joe’s serves comfort food in the form of burgers, fried fish, cheese sticks and nachos. Open until 4 a.m. daily, the restaurant can accommodate late-night diners and large parties.
    426-2074
  • Inspired by the honky tonk culture that arose in Bakersfield, Caif.. in the 1950s, this upscale diner, located in a renovated fire station, offers a taste of classic American and Tex-Mex cuisines. Chicken-fried steak and catfish share menu space with empanadas and several varieties of chili.
    259-9540
    whiskeybythedrink.com
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    807-3463
    theoakroomlouisville.com
  • Highland Morning is the new antidote to a night of drinking on Bardstown Road. Breakfast dishes like burritos and bacon and eggs are served 24/7. Lunch and dinner items are also available.
    365-3900