• Doc Crow’s offers a taste of the coastal South in a chic setting on Whiskey Row. Oysters are a specialty — try them raw, fried, or baked — as well as po’ boys and pulled pork sandwiches.
    257-7132
    doccrows.com
  • This eatery serves traditional breakfast and lunch fare with the flair of a gastronome. Try hearty breakfast dishes like “drowned eggs” — eggs poached and served in a tomato cilantro sauce, or decadent pancake creations like lemon souffle or bread pudding.
    569-4099
    toastonmarket.com
  • 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
  • East meets West at this downtown, upscale restaurant, with dishes like seafood capellini and miso tilapia with Asian risotto.
    585-4005
    yachingsrestaurant.com
  • Medical center visitors and downtown workers pack this deli every weekday for delicious sandwiches and salads, appropriately named for neighborhoods in New York City.
    587-1006
    wallstreetdeli.com
  • 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
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    807-3463
    theoakroomlouisville.com
  • An upscale bar on the second floor of Fourth Street Live! Tavern on Fourth combines a traditional sports tavern with interactive games and a space for unique private events.

    502-588-8888
    http://www.tavernon4thky.com
  • A collection of Persian favorites — from kebabs to khoresht — make this downtown restaurant a popular lunch and dinner spot. Try the rack of lamb kebabs.
    584-7800
    saffronsrestaurant.com
  • The Seelbach’s more casual restaurant offers a breakfast buffet every day as well as a la carte options and lunch with local ingredients. Try the Kentucky Benedict — a regional twist on the traditional egg dish.
    585-3200 x279
    seelbachhilton.com