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  • With a globe-trotting menu — Tunis, Copenhagen and Shanghai are ports of call — and a spacious, inviting outdoor space, this lively Highlands haunt provides tasty fare at reasonable prices. Try the empress chicken, Cubean burrito or one of the many vegetarian options.
    451-0700
    ramsiscafe.com
  • Over 130 Bourbons. Southern-inspired cuisine. Located in Historic Clifton. Locally owned, Kentucky Proud and key member of the Urban Bourbon Trail.

    (502) 894-8838
    http://www.bourbonsbistro.com/Bourbons/home.html
  • If you haven't been to the Coach Lamp Restaurant & Pub or checked out their newly renovated Brooke & Billy's Back Patio, then you are missing out!

    (502) 583-9165
    http://www.coachlamprestaurant.com/
  • This popular Lyndon spot features an eclectic menu with a Cajun flair. Try the andouille-stuffed chicken, blackened beef tenderloin, or shrimp and grits. They also offer gourmet pizzas, sandwiches and New York-style subs.
    426-8119
    cornercafelouisville.com
  • This Prospect mainstay has a cozy fireplace and a varied but traditional menu that includes classics like country ham and fried chicken along with a variety of beef and seafood options.
    228-4555
    jharrodsrestaurant.com
  • Delicious sushi complements a traditional menu of teriyaki, katsu and bento boxes at this family-run restaurant. Enjoy hot or cold sake, Japanese or domestic beers, or wine.
    339-7171
    tokyosushis.com
  • Billed as “modern Vietnamese,” this Frankfort Avenue establishment takes authentic tastes of Vietnam to a higher level, incorporating a French flair and organic ingredients. Try the different preparations of prawns or the shaking beef — cut-up filet mignon with garlic, watercress, red onions and jasmine rice.
    896-1016
    basarestaurant.net
  • After 130 years, it still has the most substantial fried-fish sandwich in town — and that’s saying something in this fried-fish loving town. The turtle soup’s a keeper, too.
    587-0526
  • A new addition to the New Albany restaurant scene, this spot offers local craft beers and Kentucky specialties, including Louisville’s hot brown and a bourbon molasses barbecue sauce.

    (812) 948-9999
    cafe27.com
  • Located at the world’s most famous racetrack and named for the fastest two minutes in sports, this Derby Museum restaurant serves up traditional Kentucky fare with a lighter spin. Try the Kentucky Hot Brown.
    634-0858
    derbycafe.com