• This Prospect mainstay has a cozy fireplace and a varied but traditional menu that includes classics like country ham and fried chicken along with a variety of beef and seafood options.
    228-4555
    jharrodsrestaurant.com
  • 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
  • This beautiful Old Louisville restaurant located in the Mayflower apartment building features both traditional dishes and a few with an Asian tinge. The ornate decor and china dinnerware harkens back to a different time.
    637-5284
    bucksrestaurantandbar.com
  • Chefs Ryan Bryson and Darnell Ferguson, a chef for team USA in the 2008 Olympics, bring new excitement to the most important meal of the day. They support local bakeries and fresh produce that is locally farmed. The strive for freshness, innovation and flavor to create a great atmosphere and affordable prices.
    895-3270
    superchefsbreakfast.com
  • The swanky Von Allman Mansion is the perfect location for chef Dean Corbett to serve up beautifully presented plates. The seasonal menu includes five-course prix-fixe dinners that vary nightly, as well as an ala carte selection. More casual dining is offered on the patio and wineskellar.
    327-5058
    corbettsrestaurant.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
  • Curries, satays, stir-fries and distinctive sauces root this East End restaurant squarely in traditional Thai cuisine. The spicy, flavorful vegetarian menu as well as fiery non-vegetarian items will please everyone.
    425-4815
    thaicafelouisvilleky.com
  • Lively Italian dining with fresh-baked focaccia, a generous menu and tables with enough seats for a small army. The Penne Rustica, which features shrimp or chicken, smoked prosciutto and penne pasta baked in crockery with a golden halo of cheese, is a hearty favorite.
    423-9220
    macaronigrill.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 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