• Dishes from the sleek sushi bar are the main draw at Wild Ginger, but non-sushi lovers will be happy with the entrée list, which has Chinese, Korean and Thai influences. Try the Korean spicy squid or bibim bop.
    384-9252
  • This spot in the charming little village of Anchorage serves American comfort food like double-battered fried chicken, fried bologna, and a meatloaf burger. For after-dinner drinks, try the equally charming downstairs bar, the Sea Hag.
    708-1850
    villageanchor.com
  • Inspired by the honky tonk culture that arose in Bakersfield, Caif.. in the 1950s, this upscale diner, located in a renovated fire station, offers a taste of classic American and Tex-Mex cuisines. Chicken-fried steak and catfish share menu space with empanadas and several varieties of chili.
    259-9540
    whiskeybythedrink.com
  • This popular Lyndon spot features an eclectic menu with a Cajun flair. Try the andouille-stuffed chicken, blackened beef tenderloin, or shrimp and grits. They also offer gourmet pizzas, sandwiches and New York-style subs.
    426-8119
    cornercafelouisville.com
  • Pretend you come from a big Italian family at this fun chain. Oversized entrées are made for passing around the table, and the decor is kitschy Italian-Amercan at its finest.
    493-2426
    buccadibeppo.com
  • The name Impellizzeri and the word pizza go hand-in-hand in this city. Original, Sicilian deep-dish, and thin crust pizzas, as well as salads and pasta are available.
    454-2711
    impellizeris.com
  • This below-street-level restaurant is popular with theatergoers because, well, it’s in the same building as Actors Theater. It’s the brainchild of Louisville celebrity chef Edward Lee.

    502-584-6455
    actorstheatre.org/milkwood
  • This Brazilian Steakhouse offers fifteen different cuts of meats, delectable skewers, and Brazilian flavors to set your taste buds on fire.  Located in the center of Fourth Street Live!

    502.290.8220
    http://www.brazeiros.com/louisville-location
  • 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
  • This restaurant offers diners a journey to Spain without leaving the Bluegrass. A list of tapas dishes, paella, calamari and lamb roasted with garlic dot a menu that reflects the best of Spanish flavors and spices.
    456-4955
    delatorres.com