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  • Features several popular Puck dishes in a casual setting at the downtown convention center. Choose from such classics as the trademarked Chinois chicken salad or the ginger salmon.
    562-0983
    wolfgangpuck.com/express
  • The swanky Von Allman Mansion is the perfect location for chef Dean Corbett to serve up beautifully presented plates. The seasonal menu includes five-course prix-fixe dinners that vary nightly, as well as an ala carte selection. More casual dining is offered on the patio and wineskellar.
    327-5058
    corbettsrestaurant.com
  • Sweet teeth hanker for Helen’s beautifully decorated cakes, such as the chocolate macadamia nut and the chocolate truffle.

    451-7151
    dessertsbyhelen.com
  • This cafe and caterer offers toothsome homemade breads, desserts, soups, sandwiches, salads and other entrées. Try the popular strudel, tomato basil soup, Greek salads or appropriately named Sinbar — a chocolate and peanut butter dessert. Boxed lunches available.
    635-6960
    erminsbakery.com
  • A sleek locale and new interpretations of classic Italian are highlights of this chain. It also boasts an extensive martini menu of candy-colored drinks with names like All That Razz and Jolly Rancher.
    394-9797
    martini-italian-bistro.com
  • Family owned since 1981, Del Frisco’s is known for a solid menu that includes prime aged steaks, a variety of seafood, and a popular cheesy spinach side dish called Green Phunque.
    897-7077
    delfriscoslouisville.com
  • Bravo serves Italian food in a fun environment under Roman “ruins.” The open kitchen prepares hickory-smoked steaks, chops and whole fresh fish. Try the wood-grilled salmon salad or Sicilian pizza, made in a wood-fired oven.
    326-0491
    bravoitalian.com
  • With more than 130 bourbons in stock, this bistro explores its Kentucky roots and adds a French flair in its menu items. The atmosphere is dedicated to bourbon as well, with wax-dipped highball glasses serving as candleholders and historical photos of distilleries hanging on the walls.
    894-8838
    bourbonsbistro.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
  • Lite beer drinkers need not apply. However, beer geeks (and we mean that in the nicest possible way) flock here for the house-made brews as well as the extensive selection of microbrews from all over the world. If beer sampling makes you hungry, they offer pizza, pasta, and sandwiches.
    944-2577
    newalbanian.com