• 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
  • Whether served in the secluded courtyard or the cozy dining room, the food at this eatery offers a little bit of Old Italy in Old Louisville. The menu includes classics such as spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna and veal piccata, along with pizzas and panini.
    637-3167
    amicicafelouisville.com
  • The Brown Hotel’s more casual restaurant provides a chance to eat the Hot Brown at its natal site — along with other sandwiches, salads and entrées. Features a lunch buffet on weekdays and a contemporary a la carte menu. Breakfast buffet on weekends.
    583-1234
    brownhotel.com
  • Rob-A-Que offers gourmet barbecue and meats for dine-in or carry-out with catering services as well offered.  

    502.365.18.7
    http://www.robaque.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
  • Chefs Fernando and Yaniel Martinez create their own spin on authentic Mexican food including different kinds of guacamole and mole sauce.
    365-4822
  • This hip new hangout, headed by Michael Paley of Proof on Main, is located in an actual former garage restored to its full vintage glory — except that pizza and beer are served there now. The gourmet pizzas are fired in an 850-degree oven to ensure perfectly charred crust. Other stars on this regularly-changing menu are freshly shucked oysters and country ham sampler plates.
    749-7100
    garageonmarket.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
  • This eatery specializes in eastern Mediterranean fare. Try the tomato-spiked baba ghanoush and stuffed grape leaves. For dessert, head next door to the bakery of the same name.
    454-4406
  • The Fern Creek neighborhood’s best dining spot, the pub boasts an eclectic menu. Favorites include the Kentucky Hot Brown, frog legs, Icelandic cod and jumbo shrimp, along with soup du jour and gumbo. Beer garden in back for private parties.
    499-5673