• Through the week, this spot in the heart of the downtown business district serves Italian cuisine for lunch. For weekend dinners, the menu shifts to Persian fare.
    584-0567
    pestositalian.com
  • This small, intimate restaurant is an offshoot of Wiltshire Pantry, a local catering company. Plan to be surprised by the menu, as it changes weekly. One sure thing, though: It always includes a meat, chicken, seafood, and vegetarian selection.
    589-5224
    wiltshirepantry.com
  • The Seelbach’s more casual restaurant offers a breakfast buffet every day as well as a la carte options and lunch with local ingredients. Try the Kentucky Benedict — a regional twist on the traditional egg dish.
    585-3200 x279
    seelbachhilton.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
  • Located in a historic building on the lively corner of Third and Market streets, this downtown bistro offers an array of salads and sandwiches for lunch and an eclectic selection of upscale American favorites for dinner.
    584-8337
    bistro301.com
  • East meets West at this downtown, upscale restaurant, with dishes like seafood capellini and miso tilapia with Asian risotto.
    585-4005
    yachingsrestaurant.com
  • Zoe’s offers a selection of salads, soups. hummus, sandwiches and light entrées. Full dinners and tubs of their sides and salads are available for carry out.
    585-0000
    zoeskitchen.com
  • This below-street-level restaurant is popular with theatergoers because, well, it’s in the same building as Actors Theater. It’s the brainchild of Louisville celebrity chef Edward Lee.

    502-584-6455
    actorstheatre.org/milkwood
  • Surprisingly located inside a small Latin tienda or grocery store, Tienda La Chapinlandia offers authentic Guatemalan food.

    502-883-1924
    http://http://haychiwawaa.com/
  • Authentic Ethiopian cuisine, featuring lots of doro (chicken) and sega (beef) stews. Lunch/dinner daily.

    (502) 384-8347
    abyssiniaauthenticethiopian.com