• Sushi chef Yong Tak, formerly of Osaka, brings his sushi skills to Lexington Road, where he serves up food like the Asahi roll, the house specialty, and chicken teriyaki.
    895-1130
  • 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
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    584-0102
    jeffruby.com
  • Middle Eastern cuisine featuring kabobs, gyros, falafels, salads, rice dishes. Lunch/dinner daily. Reservations accepted. 

    (502) 448-8044
  • This hip hangout is known for its live music lineup, but just as much care has been taken with the menu. Standouts include House Friez and Totz, (crisp fries and tater tots with several dipping sauce choices) the Z Burger and the Track and Field Wrap with hummus, falafel and tzatziki sauce.
    635-1227
    zanzabarlouisville.com
  • This Appalachian-inspired tea house serves its own brand of organic teas alongside a menu of mountain favorites including smoked catfish, frog legs and bourbon-marinated pork.
    587-7350
    hillbillytea.com
  • Tropical decor and flavors are on the menu at this Cuban eatery. Enjoy authentic cuisine like beef ropa vieja, masas de puerco and pollo asado without breaking any travel restrictions.
    897-1959
    havanarumbaonline.com
  • Dining outside on the multi-level riverside decks is best at this locally owned popular venue, but a seat indoors by the fireplace also warms up the winter months. Check out the popular pan-seared tuna.
    228-1651
    cqriverside.com
  • McAlister’s offers loaded spuds, super-size salads, a variety of soups and a broad selection of signature sandwiches.
    425-8900
    mcalistersdeli.com
  • This downtown spot offers favorite Italian classics with a contemporary flair. Try the sea bass entrée with fingerling potatoes, olives, caper berries and artichoke.
    671-4285
    blugrille.com