• This long-standing Clifton favorite also has a second location downtown, serving up sushi and other Japanese dishes in a bright and cheery environment to a loyal clientele.

    (502) 894-9501
    http://www.louisvilleosaka.blogspot.com/
  • This chain’s roots in Italy and Gulf Coast Cajun country make for spicy cuisine and an upbeat, high-energy atmosphere.
    412-2218
    carrabbas.com
  • Simply put, The Jeff Ruby Experience is about excellence.

    502-584-0102
    http://www.jeffruby.com/about/jeff-ruby-experience
  • If a day at the mall makes you hungry (or leaves you needing a drink) BJ’s has you covered. This eatery, located in Oxmoor Mall, offers a broad menu of signature deep-dish pizzas, pastas and sandwiches, along with a selection of its own handcrafted beer and root beer.
    326-3850
    bjsbrewhouse.com
  • Equus offers inventive American regional cuisine served by a seasoned staff. Favorites include a veal sweetbreads appetizer, Parmesan-crusted sea bass and fried chicken with kale and potatoes.
    897-9721
    equusrestaurant.com
  • This high-end chain restaurant is famous for its extensive menu featuring salads, pasta dishes, seafood, steaks and “glamburgers.”
    897-3933
    thecheesecakefactory.com
  • This bistro, located in an historic former stop on the L&N railroad, has an exposed-brick interior and fireplaces that lend a cozy feeling. The seasonally-changing menu offers dishes to pair perfectly with the extensive wine selection, which can be ordered by the taste, glass, or bottle.
    897-0070
    landnwinebarandbistro.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
  • Residing in Anchorage’s old Willow Lake Tavern building, Selena’s serves up a fusion of Creole and Sicilian cuisine. If the food doesn’t lure you in, the atmosphere will, with a spacious wraparound patio for al fresco dining during warm months and a cozy indoor dining room with a charming fireplace.
    245-9004
    selenasrestaurant.com
  • Part of Fourth Street Live!, the Hard Rock Cafe celebrates rock ’n’ roll and classic American food. The walls are decorated with memorabilia and the menu is anchored by the popular Hard Rock cheeseburger.
    568-2202
    hardrock.com