• The latest addition to the O’Shea’s family of Irish-inspired pubs serves traditional favorites like fish and chips, pommes frites, and burgers. They also have Neopolitan-style pizzas and a good beer selection. This pub has become a favorite of the downtown arena crowd.
    708-2488
    osheaslouisville.net
  • 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
  • The Brown Hotel’s more casual restaurant provides a chance to eat the Hot Brown at its natal site — along with other sandwiches, salads and entrées. Features a lunch buffet on weekdays and a contemporary a la carte menu. Breakfast buffet on weekends.
    583-1234
    brownhotel.com
  • This downtown lunch spot offers a selection of sushi as well as Japanese favorites like miso and udon noodle soup.
    581-0700
  • 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
  • Part restaurant, part brewery, part smokehouse, Against the Grain stepped up to fill the void left at Louisville Slugger Field when Browning’s closed. Several rotating varieties of beer are brewed on the premises, and the menu aims to please carnivores and vegetarians with selections like beer-can chicken, pan-seared duck, and tempeh pulled pork.
    515-0174
    atgbrewery.com
  • Formerly Riverbend, this winery has changed its brand and its wine. Try the Shar-duh-nay or the Bore-dough, or host your next event in the reclaimed 19th century warehouse.

    502-540-5650
    old502.com
  • Taking cues from the Yucatan and sourcing its meat exclusively from local farms, the Mayan Cafe serves the essential ingredients of Mayan cooking: dishes rich with smoked chilies, pumpkin seeds, lime, oil infusions and roasted meats. Even if you’ve never voluntarily eaten them before, you must try the Tok Sel roasted lima beans.
    566-0651
    themayancafe.com
  • Located inside an historic downtown building, this Italian-American chain serves comfort food like spaghetti Vesuvius and Italian-style meatloaf.
    581-1070
    osf.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