• Located in a historic building on the lively corner of Third and Market streets, this downtown bistro offers an array of salads and sandwiches for lunch and an eclectic selection of upscale American favorites for dinner.
    584-8337
    bistro301.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
  • A second venue opened by Maido’s Toki Masabuchi puts the emphasis on playful. This Bardstown Road location offers some sushi rolls and other Japanese staples, but fills out the menu with creative takes on tacos and other non-Asian standards.
    632-2444
    dragonkingsdaughter.com
  • Operate by the same folks who ran west Louisville’s late, lamented Jay’s Cafeteria, Franco’s serves up the same southern soul food, cafeteria style, as Jay’s did.

    (502) 448-8044
  • Sweet teeth hanker for Helen’s beautifully decorated cakes, such as the chocolate macadamia nut and the chocolate truffle.

    451-7151
    dessertsbyhelen.com
  • A sleek locale and new interpretations of classic Italian are highlights of this chain. It also boasts an extensive martini menu of candy-colored drinks with names like All That Razz and Jolly Rancher.
    394-9797
    martini-italian-bistro.com
  • This bakery, run by chefs and students in the Baking and Pastry Arts program at Sullivan University, specializes in European-style treats. The selection includes breakfast pastries, breads, candies, cookies and desserts. Special-order cakes and wedding cakes are also available.
    452-1210
    sullivan.edu/bakery
  • After 130 years, it still has the most substantial fried-fish sandwich in town — and that’s saying something in this fried-fish loving town. The turtle soup’s a keeper, too.
    587-0526
  • At this fast casual restaurant, all meals are made in front of you while you pick fresh ingredients for items such as tacos, burritos, salads or quesadillas.
    897-5323
    salsaritas.com
  • Your local farm-to-table destination in downtown Anchorage. Treat yourself to house baked goodies a full service expresso bar, craft beers and wine. You can dine in the courtyard or the dining room.
    708-1880
    theanchoragecafe.com