• 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
  • Dining outside on the multi-level riverside decks is best at this locally owned popular venue, but a seat indoors by the fireplace also warms up the winter months. Check out the popular pan-seared tuna.
    228-1651
    cqriverside.com
  • This beautiful Old Louisville restaurant located in the Mayflower apartment building features both traditional dishes and a few with an Asian tinge. The ornate decor and china dinnerware harkens back to a different time.
    637-5284
    bucksrestaurantandbar.com
  • Because at least 80 percent of Harvest’s ingredients are sourced from local farms and producers, the only things that stay the same at this trendy new place are the seasonal changes. But with entrées like buttermilk fried chicken and smoked pork shoulder as the backbone of the menu, you can’t go wrong.
    384-9090
    harvestlouisville.com
  • This tucked-away treasure in St. Matthews offers sophisticated Italian and French-influenced dishes in a romantic atmosphere.
    896-9570
    211cloverlane.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
  • Located in the basement of the famed Mussels and Burger Bar, The Place Downstairs provides a classy, elegant-casual atmosphere suitable for a nighttime bite or a romantic evening.

    (502) 333-0376
    http://www.opentable.com/the-place-downstairs
  • Porcini, named for the flavorful mushroom featured in many of its dishes, serves upscale Northern-Italian inspired dishes. Menu standouts include the strip steak with Gorgonzola butter and rack of lamb with bourbon and rosemary jus.
    894-8686
    porcinilouisville.com
  • 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
  • Loop 22 will leave your mouth watering for more with a menu featuring brussels sprouts salad, mussel appetizer, suck sandwich and chicken and fried dumplings.