• Jack’s is the more casual, lounge area attached to sister restaurant Equus. Have a seat on one of the comfortable leather couches and order from a menu of dressed up American classics. Absolutely don’t miss the cocktails mixed by longtime bartender Joy Perrine.
    897-9721
    equusrestaurant.com
  • Four area locations, including the Taphouse in the Highlands. Artisan pizzas and panino sandwiches stand out. The Pollotate — an aromatic rosemary, chicken and potato pie — has racked up national awards.
    896-9090
    tonyboombozz.com
  • The Fish House keeps it simple and delicious. They have a small selection of seafood, fried in a peppery cornmeal breading called “Green River Style.” Also, for a New Orleans-style breakfast, try the beignets and chickory coffee and their sister restaurant, Beignet Cafe, at the same location.
    568-2993
    fishhouse.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
  • A quaint sushi bar on Bardstown Road. Try the Yum-Yum and Hawaiian rolls.
    618-2829
    oishiisushiky.com
  • Serving Argentinean cuisine, the restaurant features handmade pastas, free-range steaks cooked on a charcoal grill and an intriguing Argentinean wine list.

    456-6461
  • Sala Thai’s upscale Bangkok-based favorites, served in a sleek, stylish atmosphere, downplay the often-fiery dishes found at many Thai places.
    493-3944
  • The well-designed dining room and two bars add ambiance to a menu that includes sushi, teryiaki and tempura dishes, soups and salads.
    625-3090
    caviarsushibar.com
  • Situated between Nulu and downtown and brought to you by the same people of a Louisville favorite Wild Eggs, Wild Rita's is a modern Mexican tequila bar.

    502-584-7482
    http://wildritas.com
  • This chain touts its baby back ribs and slow-smoked, hand-pulled pork. The signature sweet is equally down-home — a bag of hot cinnamon and sugar doughnuts.
    491-7570
    smokeybones.com