• This all-vegetarian Asian eatery features a variety of excellent soups as well as noodle and stir-fry dishes that offer lemongrass, curry sauce and black bean sauce, among other options. The soft spring rolls, tomato dill soup and sesame soybeans (a tofu dish) are highly recommended.
    895-9114
    zengardenrestaurant.org
  • The menu features traditional Indian cuisine prepared with chicken, lamb and seafood and abundant vegetarian dishes. The daily lunch buffet is a great Indian-fare primer.
    493-8899
    shalimarlouisville.com
  • This offshoot of Louisville’s only Spanish restaurant De la Torres, La Bodega offers a tapas-only menu of hot and cold items in a cozy space next door to its Highlands progenitor. Appetizer-size portions of roasted red peppers and eggplant, mussels picante and other traditional dishes allow for easy mixing and matching.
    456-4955
    delatorres.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
  • This new bistro, opened by the people who brought Louisville the Nachbar, features American comfort food with European flavors. Think pork ribs braised in sauerkraut and the duck fat popcorn appetizer is quickly becoming legendary around town.
    290-2390
    www.eiderdowngermantown.com
  • This Cheers-like bar and grill in Norton Commons is known for its meat offerings, particularly the triangle steak. Live music on Friday nights. Breakfast fans should come hungry on weekend mornings.
    327-5646
    karem.com
  • This wildly (excuse the pun) popular breakfast and lunch spot is an ode to the egg. The dining room features egg art and even egg-shaped salt and pepper shakers. The creatively titled offerings include “Violet You’re Turning Violet” blueberry pancakes and “Crispy Hippie Crunch” granola waffles.
    893-8005
    crackinwildeggs.com
  • Hearty fare is served up family-style steps away from the popular U-pick orchards and market. Dinners include fried chicken, honey ham, country slaw, fried biscuits and apple butter and more.
    923-5255
    joehubers.com
  • Delicious sushi complements a traditional menu of teriyaki, katsu and bento boxes at this family-run restaurant. Enjoy hot or cold sake, Japanese or domestic beers, or wine.
    339-7171
    tokyosushis.com
  • A lengthy and ambitious menu at this sake bar allows you to taste a variety of traditional Japanese cuisine and fusion.
    894-8775
    maidosakebar.com