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  • This Cheers-like bar and grill in Norton Commons is known for its meat offerings, particularly the triangle steak. Live music on Friday nights. Breakfast fans should come hungry on weekend mornings.
    327-5646
    karem.com
  • This downtown lunch spot serves sandwiches (meatball, curry chicken salad), salads (kale!) and soups (broccoli and Cheddar).

    502 883 3398
    atlanticno5.com
  • Leave your calorie counters at the door. Generous slices of pie topped with ice cream, as well as whole pies are offered at all nine locations. The pie selection includes fruit pies, meringue cream pies and specialties like the best-seller, Dutch apple with caramel. Five of the area locations include a deli with sandwiches, soups, and salads.
    459-8184
    piekitchen.com
  • Chef specialties like Peking and Cantonese roast duck dot a menu of favorites like lo mein and shrimp royal cashew. It also has a lengthy dim sum menu.
    425-9878
    jadepalacelouisville.com
  • Tucked away in the courtyard of a Victorian house, this cafe serves scrumptious soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts in generous portions to hungry lunchtime patrons. Try a cup of hot tea alongside the pear and Gorgonzola salad or chicken salad.
    456-4500
    butterflygardencafe.com
  • The perennially popular eatery offers outdoor seating and a brunch menu served all day Saturday and Sunday. The tomato-dill soup is a house specialty, and salads and sandwiches include names like The Naturalistic and The Louis XIV (chicken salad with apple slices and lettuce).
    589-9191
    thecafetogo.com
  • An outpost of the downtown Cunningham’s restaurant, Cunningham’s Creekside overlooks Harrods Creek. Enjoy the ambience of riverside dining and the famous fried fish sandwich.
    228-3625
  • This Clifton eatery features a sushi menu. alongside dishes like bulgoki. Try the ginger salad dressing or the tempura asparagus roll.
    894-9501
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    807-3463
    theoakroomlouisville.com
  • This lively eatery features handcrafted beer and a menu fit for imbibing. Try the Kobe beef Cheeseburger paired with a seasonal brew.
    589-8935
    gordonbiersch.com