• 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
  • For those who like homestyle American cuisine in its purest form, this no-frills menu is sure to please. Chicken fingers, steaks, and sandwiches are all included.
    458-8888
    ktsrestaurant.com
  • Located on River Road, Relish, opened by former Jack Fry’s owner Susan Seiller

    502-587-7007
    relishlouisville.com
  • This perennial favorite spot offers a cozy, lamp-lit atmosphere that evokes an old speakeasy. The menu consists of upscale American dishes that feature local products like country ham and Capriole cheeses. Don’t miss the shrimp and grits or the historic black-and-white photographs on the walls.
    452-9244
    jackfrys.com
  • The ideal place to satisfy your inner-carnivore. Game features, well, game — everything from elk to kangaroo, antelope to wild boar. And, yes, you can get a "regular" burger, too.

    618-1712
    louisvillehammerheads.com/game
  • The Uptown provides an elegant atmosphere on an eclectic stretch of Bardstown Road. Have dinner at one of the sidewalk tables and watch people from all walks of life stroll by. The menu is equally eclectic, with a selection of pasta dishes, dinner salads and entrées with Asian influences.
    458-4212
    uptownlouisville.com
  • Baby-back ribs, prime rib and house-made desserts are specialties at this Louisville location of the Nashville-based chain. It also has a swanky atmosphere and a conservative menu with everything made from scratch.
    339-2206
    jalexanders.com
  • California atmosphere and cuisine transported to Louisville. Fans of alfresco dining will enjoy the patio, which features a fire pit at each table for chilly evenings. The menu includes creative twists on steak and seafood, and the wine list — as would be expected from a place with Napa in its name — is a standout.
    423-5822
    napariverlouisville.com
  • This bright, airy cafe, located in two adjoining renovated houses is known for its breakfast menu which is served all day. Favorites include house-smoked trout hash and stacks of cornmeal pancakes — with or without the ever-changing toppings. The lunch and dinner menus are also sure bets.
    896-8770
    northendcafe.com
  • This tucked-away treasure in St. Matthews offers sophisticated Italian and French-influenced dishes in a romantic atmosphere.
    896-9570
    211cloverlane.com