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Le Relais, Louisville, KY

Le Relais

4.6
4.6
1335 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Please call 502-451-9020 for groups of 5 or more. Reservations preferred. The deck is closed for winter seating.

Situated in the historic airport terminal of Bowman Field, Le Relais offers a fine dining experience like no other in Louisville. Here you’ll find exquisite French cuisine, prepared with only the finest, freshest ingredients, combined with relaxed, first-class service and an intimate, 1940s art-deco interior reminiscent of the café from the movie “Casablanca”.

For a more romantic view of the airport, watch the planes land in the sunset with our outdoor dining on the deck. With a little imagination, you can see it exactly as Charles Lindbergh did when he landed the "Spirit of St. Louis" here in 1927.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of Operation

    Curb Side Service Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–7:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 451-9020

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Nicolette Hopkins

  • Private party facilities

    Le Relais offers private dining suitable for every type of occasion from wedding receptions to corporate meetings. Our private room is situated in the historic Bowman Field lobby. We provide full service catering and wait staff to attend to your every need with a menu featuring exquisite French cuisine, prepared with only the finest, freshest ingredients. Please call for more information or to book your party today.

  • Private party contact

    Amy Zinner: (502) 550-5358

  • Neighbourhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Cross Street

    Peewee Reese

  • Parking Details

    Ample parking in front lot.

  • Entertainment

    Live jazz on Sunday evenings

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,335 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Special Occasion

  • Louisville

    Scenic View

  • Louisville

    Special Occasion

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  1. CS

    ChandlerS

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time as always! This restaurant goes above and beyond to provide a wonderful experience.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very good.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    80th birthday ! Le Relais was excellent. The food, service and wine made this a truly memorable occasion.
  4. AF

    AbigailF

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wanted to try something different for a birthday and will definitely be returning. The food and service were wonderful and the overall bill was less than we expected for drinks, appetizer, salads, and meals of this quality in this setting.
  5. I

    Ivelisse

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate a birthday. We had a great time. Food and service were great! I can see us going back.
  6. MC

    MelanieC

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Le Relais is a outstanding restaurant! The menu and atmosphere is wonderful. It’s my favorite place to have dinner on any occasion.
  7. s

    sarahpricemd

    Louisville

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. This is one of the best places in town, especially for special occasions.
  8. CK

    CKS11

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails. Incredible lamb chops and my Paper Plane was expertly crafted.
  9. j

    jake

    Louisville

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service
  10. C

    Claude

    Chicago

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anthony and Amy were perfect, as always! The kitchen was also exceptional.
  11. LM

    LouisvilleMary

    Louisville

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The PLACE to be on Sunday evenings! Fabulous food, vibe and live Jazz a perfect place to enjoy dinner with dear friends.
  12. P

    Photog

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service. Thank you Anthony, Amy and crew.
  13. A

    Alec

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Just isn’t the same. The service was not personal or warm or attentive. Overall the food was just OK. Seasoning was off, quality was off, and presentation was off. We started with crab cakes which lacked salt or any acid. Beet salad was severely under portioned and lacked seasoning. One entree was trout and it was greasy and needed salt. The pasta with shrimp was over sauced and lacked flavor/acid. The cream brûlée for dessert was very grainy. Disappointing visit and I hope the team gets focused so that a return will show big improvements.
  14. J

    Joanna

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner, well served and quite enjoyable!
  15. TM

    TimM

    Nashville

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great looking restaurant and our server was delightful. The Vesper was an excellent cocktail and our main dishes were excellent.salmon and the scallops. Look forward to a return visit soon.
  16. AB

    AaronB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff make the restaurant. Especially the maitre’d!
  17. A

    Anniversary

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Le Relais is among our most favorite Louisville restaurants. On this particular evening, we had the sole special dinner, and the lamb dinner. The sole was a bit dry, and the lamb was served medium, rather than medium rare, as ordered. Small disappointments, but we will be back at our next opportunity.
  18. RB

    RickB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    To clarify - while the service was generally attentive, it took at least 50 minutes to receive our main course from the time we ordered appetizers and drinks. We did not order anything to warrant that exceptional length of time for preparation. We arrived at 6:30 and due to the delay in dinner, left around 9pm. The waiter actually thanked us for our patience. Something was off in the kitchen that they did not want to admit to.
  19. B

    Bruce

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always look forward to an excellent dining experience and this time was all we hoped for.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so good! One of our favorite places to eat.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always!!!
  22. Q

    Queenie

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Anniversary. Very enjoyable. They should have had another waiter but in these times who couldn’t . We will definitely return very soon.
  23. MB

    MissB

    Cincinnati

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food was extremely good and the service excellent. It was nice to meet our chef and discuss the food . Vol-au-vents stood out as exceptional , salmon was perfect and our friends said that both the Sole and Trout were really good. Portion size just right. Our one complaint is that desserts are not what they were… we had one chocolate mousse which was solid and cloying. Previously, the profiteroles, once a must -have, were a bit dry with solid ice cream rather than cream. We wonder if there’s a different pastry chef now? Hard to be over-critical of a generally exceptional meal but it is a shame that we agreed we would probably skip dessert next time we visit.
  24. D

    Daniel

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family has ALWAYS had a good experience at this wonderful restaurant, but the last time we were there a week or so ago, it was spectacular!! We invited a few friends to go who had never, before, been there; and they were amazed at the personal attention from Anthony and Amy and the delicious food and the attention to detail.
  25. m

    mortonk

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was excellent service great ambiance wonderful
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitstaff were very kind and friendly, me and my girlfriend really enjoyed the hospitality and the fact that we were given the same quality service as everyone else even though we're only teenagers which honestly does mean a lot. The food was beyond excellent- the new york strip had to have been the best steak I've had in my entire life and likewise for the shrimp linguine my girlfriend ordered. The food at Le Relais isn't just food, it's honestly an experience within itself. I'm an aviation nerd and so is my girlfriend so the art deco aviation aesthetic was right up our allies and was very enjoyable. The location on KLOU made it that much better as well. The atmosphere was also very romantic. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, and ambience is five star
  28. N

    Nickname

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been coming to Le Relais since I was in high school. The food is consistently delicious. This is my favorite restaurant in Louisville, and I always try to stop by when I'm in town to try new dishes and savor old favorites.
  29. CM

    ChristopherM

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seared duck, muscles and scallops, all was fabulous. Le Relais is one of all time favorite!
  30. DD

    DuneDog

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    We had heard that Le Relais was a good restaurant. The setting was fun, but the waiter and food were quite bad. The cheese soufflé was a bowl of soft scrambled eggs with no cheese. The salads were watery with no flavor from dressing. The beurre blanc on the trout was a puddle of melted butter, not a sauce. Waiter was brusque and somewhat rude.
  31. BE

    BruceE

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was great - sauce on steak was intense but good. Server was very busy but he did well in spite of overload.
  32. BF

    BruceF

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our time there and will come back. I would say the trout was good but I didn’t understand the sauce. Reminded me of a balsamic type of sauce, not bad but the color was kind of off. I’m used to simple light buttery sauce. Salad had too much dressing. Onion soup was good but a little different. Beef carpaccio was very good. Drinks, wine, attention and service very good. Thank you.
  33. D

    Debbie

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food is so good, service excellent and the bar is excellent. This has become one of our favorite restaurants in Louisville.
  34. H

    Hannalore

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Calamar: tough,no sauce—French onion soup: worst ever—rack of lamb; tasteless—pommels frites; over cooked—-grand mariner soufflé: light weight
  35. JH

    JohnH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service food and atmosphere. Duck was excellent.
  36. JG

    JimG

    Louisville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always. Special appetizer Eggs en Meurette was truly something special.
  37. LT

    LarryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for formal style dining. The ambiance, food, and service were outstanding. The wine selections and spirits were superb. Beautiful French dining experience.
  38. m

    markb

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    First thing,there was no air conditioning.Second,the MatrieD was rude,when he went to seat people next to us,agirl in our party had put her coat next to her.and he proceeded to just smash it up next to her,instead of asking her to move it or asking if he could hang it up!I was surprised at the plastic place mats!The food was quite good execpt for a steak that was floating in Bernaise sauce.We had a birthday in the group,maybe a free desert should have been offered,considering the table spent well over three hundred dollars.
  39. BH

    BlakeH

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Manager helped us pick out the perfect wine pairing for our meal. But, he was very rude to our waiter who did a great job.
  40. j

    junobeach

    Louisville

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful evening, Anthony is a gracious host. The food was authentic French cuisine and everything from appetizers to main and desert was outstanding. Lovely room in Art Deco building, just a perfect spot for a special dinner.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Le Relais offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 451-9020.

Le Relais is rated 4.6 stars by 1335 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Le Relais

2817 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40205

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Peewee Reese

  • Neighbourhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Hours of Operation

    Curb Side Service Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–7:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–7:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Ample parking in front lot.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Nicolette Hopkins

  • Entertainment

    Live jazz on Sunday evenings

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 451-9020

  • Private party facilities

    Le Relais offers private dining suitable for every type of occasion from wedding receptions to corporate meetings. Our private room is situated in the historic Bowman Field lobby. We provide full service catering and wait staff to attend to your every need with a menu featuring exquisite French cuisine, prepared with only the finest, freshest ingredients. Please call for more information or to book your party today.

  • Private party contact

    Amy Zinner: (502) 550-5358

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