Best of Louisville’s Booming Foodie Scene

Top-restaurants in Kentucky's dining mecca

July 6, 2016 5:00 am
Top Restaurants in Louisville
Pork Tender (Courtesy of Asiatique)

You may know Louisville best for its college sports scene—or historic baseball bat factory—but did you know that it has a burgeoning food scene? BizJournals recently ranked the top user-rated restaurants in Louisville. Below, find the top five choices.


Jack Fry’s

Established in 1933, the restaurant was first known as a sportsman’s hangout—but after an ownership change in 2008, became a culinary powerhouse, serving up top-notch Southern and American bistro fare. To book your next visit to Jack Fry’s, click here.

Foie Gras With Bruléed Grapefruit (Courtesy of Jack Fry’s)



Buck’s Restaurant and Bar

Located in the historic Mayflower building, Buck’s has been serving up dishes like bourbon chicken saltimbocca and crispy cod with hot-sweet chili sauce since 1992. Add in nightly piano music and the fact that it’s a stop on the Urban Bourbon Trail, and you have a sure-fire winner. To visit Buck’s, click here.

Maple Bourbon–Glazed Pork Chop (Buck’s Restaurant and Bar)



Brazeiros Churrascaria

A Brazilian steakhouse, Brazeiros’ Louisville location is one of two (the other is in Knoxville, Tenn.). Upon arrival, diners are provided with a two-sided card—one red, the other green—to signal your personal meat chef. You then choose from 15 different cuts of meat, and it will be served to you until you flash the red side of your card. For more on Brazeiros, click here. Try not to get too hungry when watching the video below.




With a kitchen helmed by award-winning chef Peng Looi, Asiatique’s food mixes a delicate blend of Asian flavors with more traditional Western fare. The menu features both shareable plates and larger entrees, with a variety of ramen options. For more on Asiatique, click here.

Pork Tender (Courtesy of Asiatique)



Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

Restaurateur Jeff Ruby owns six restaurants in three states and opened the Louisville chapter of his steakhouse brand in 2006. Obviously, the dish du jour is beef—but the menu also features a number of seafood entrees, including a full raw bar. To learn more about Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse in Louisville, click here.

65-Day Dry Aged Bone-in Strip Steak (Courtesy of Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse)

For BizJournals‘ complete list, click here.


Join America's Fastest Growing Spirits Newsletter THE SPILL. Unlock all the reviews, recipes and revelry — and get 15% off award-winning La Tierra de Acre Mezcal.