• A wide-ranging menu based on contemporary Southern cuisine is nudged up a bit in preparation and presentation from the typical American bistro. Be sure to try the Maker’s Mark bourbon sirloin or the cedar plank salmon.
    423-1990
    austinslou.com
  • If you haven't been to the Coach Lamp Restaurant & Pub or checked out their newly renovated Brooke & Billy's Back Patio, then you are missing out!

    (502) 583-9165
    http://www.coachlamprestaurant.com/
  • Weekly specials are a big draw for this small cafe owned by local poet and chef Bill Smith. Features comfort food on Tuesdays, cheeseburger night on Wednesdays and fish fry on Fridays.
    893-5118
    shadylanecafe.com
  • Offers a wide variety of lunch soups, salads and pastas, as well as creatively titled sandwiches such as It Ain’t Easy Being Green. It also has cookies, and pies and cakes sold whole or by the slice.
    245-2622
  • The attraction here is the view from a spectacular perch on the 25th floor of the Galt House’s West Tower, courtesy of two revolving dining rooms that provide a panorama of both sides of the Ohio River. The dinner menu incorporates influences from classic American and European cuisines.
    568-4239
    rivue.com
  • At The Joy Luck, they advertise wholesome, belly-warming comfort food
    in a friendly and cozy atmosphere. Good food, good drinks and good company. 

    (502) 238-3070
    http://www.thejoyluck.com/
  • California atmosphere and cuisine transported to Louisville. Fans of alfresco dining will enjoy the patio, which features a fire pit at each table for chilly evenings. The menu includes creative twists on steak and seafood, and the wine list — as would be expected from a place with Napa in its name — is a standout.
    423-5822
    napariverlouisville.com
  • This restaurant offers diners a journey to Spain without leaving the Bluegrass. A list of tapas dishes, paella, calamari and lamb roasted with garlic dot a menu that reflects the best of Spanish flavors and spices.
    456-4955
    delatorres.com
  • The family behind this outfit is from Guadalajara, and the efficient service exhibits a friendly Mexican touch. Try the popular fajitas.
    969-8243
    mycaporal.com
  • American casual dining with a meat-heavy entrée menu that includes steaks, ribs, and burgers.
    339-5400
    cheddars.com