• Highlights of this pizza joint include an old car converted into a table, the Philly cheese steak, large slices of thin crust pizza, and deep-fried Oreos. A favorite among bar hoppers, Spinelli’s is open till at 5 a.m. all week in one of the city’s busiest bar corridors, and offers delivery until 4:30 a.m.
    568-5665
    spinellispizza.com
  • Traditional, upscale Italian cuisine with a contemporary flair, featuring fresh seafood, veal dishes and house-made pastas.

    894-4446
    volare-restaurant.com
  • This deluxe national chain’s perch atop the Kaden Tower makes it a prime dinner destination. Enjoy tender signature steaks, Maine lobster, and an award-winning wine list along with a view of the city.
    479-0026
    ruthschris.com
  • Sports. Deep-fried morsels of chicken. Beer. Need we say more? Buffalo wings are served with a variety of signature sauces at this national chain with seven area locations.
    254-9464
    buffalowildwings.com
  • Mimi’s Cafe focuses mainly on American classics but dedicates a section of the menu to French-inspired dishes like the roasted chicken crepe and beef Bourguignon.
    426-6588
    mimiscafe.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
  • Operate by the same folks who ran west Louisville’s late, lamented Jay’s Cafeteria, Franco’s serves up the same southern soul food, cafeteria style, as Jay’s did.

    (502) 448-8044
  • 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
  • This cherished South End eatery is still a place you go to make discoveries. Recommended: the Vietnamese pancake appetizer and the beef marinated with lime juice as well as anything over rice vermicelli. Don’t neglect the list of traditional Vietnamese dishes at the back of the menu.
    363-7535
    vietnamkitchen.net
  • 384-1384
    originalchocolatebar.com