• Chinese classics like stir-fries and spring rolls share space with signature dishes including beef or chicken in a spicy Grand Marnier reduction and lamb in ginger-black bean sauce. The drink list includes house martinis like the pineapple cosmo and infused Finlandia vodka martinis.
    456-6569
    augustmoonbistro.com
  • Treat yourself and 10 of your closest friends to Outback’s most famous creation, The Bloomin’ Onion. They also offer a full menu of steakhouse fare with Austrailan-themed names like the Kookaburra Wings, Grilled Chicken on the Barbie, and The Melbourne steak.
    895-4329
    outback.com
  • Sala Thai’s upscale Bangkok-based favorites, served in a sleek, stylish atmosphere, downplay the often-fiery dishes found at many Thai places.
    493-3944
  • 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 pre- and post-arena event dining selection expands. The Troll Pub offers everything game-goers expect like burgers, pizza and chicken wings, plus a few unique items like “hog wings”— bone-in pork tips — and the “troll leg”— a smoked turkey leg.
    618-4829
    trollpub.com
  • This Indian restaurant’s seven page menu seems daunting, but well-written explanations accompany each dish. If you still can’t decide, try the thali — a sampler plate which can be made with meat or vegetarian. The daily lunch buffet is also a good introduction to Indian cuisine.
    425-8892
    bombaygrillky.com
  • This Southern Indiana eatery offers a fine view of the river and Louisville skyline along with popular chewy-crust pizzas, calzones, pasta and subs.
    282-3844
    eatatrockys.com
  • An outpost of the downtown Cunningham’s restaurant, Cunningham’s Creekside overlooks Harrods Creek. Enjoy the ambience of riverside dining and the famous fried fish sandwich.
    228-3625
  • 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 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