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Proof on Main

4.5
4.5
3232 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The ingredients in our menus reflect the region’s sustainable farmers and producers with a soulful and honest approach showcasing the bounty of the Ohio River Valley. Housed in five historic buildings in downtown Louisville, Proof on Main is part of 21c Museum Hotels, the award-winning boutique hotel and restaurant group. The dining room is one of the most striking public spaces in the city, with rotating, contemporary art exhibitions by local and internationally-acclaimed artists alike.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 p.m.


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 217-6360

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Jeff Dailey

  • Catering

    Catering is provided by Proof on Main and the culinary team can prepare a menu specifically tailored to fit your needs. The menu works to showcase the agricultural bounty of the Ohio River Valley and celebrates artisanal products and sustainable farming, delivering plates rich with the culinary traditions of Italy and the American South.

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining is available for groups 10-150. The private room in Proof on Main can accommodate up to 24 and our art gallery space within the 21c Museum Hotel can seat 150 and host a reception for up to 300.

  • Private party contact

    Charlie Cronin: (502) 217-6352

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Cross Street

    7th Street

  • Parking Details

    Parking begins after 5:00pm and is $8 for valet. There is also garage parking available at 7th and Market.

  • Entertainment

    Adjacent to Proof on Main is the 21c Museum, North America's first museum dedicated solely to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art of the 21st century. With over 9000 square feet of exhibition space, 21c Museum hosts dynamic group and solo exhibitions featuring emerging artists alongside acclaimed international artists, such as video artists Bill Viola and Tony Oursler, photographers Andres Serrano, Sam Taylor Wood, and David Leventhal, sculptors Yinka Shonibare and Judy Fox, and multimedia artists Chuck Close, Alfredo Jaar, and Kara Walker.The Museum is free and open to the public, 24/7.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,232 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Louisville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Louisville

    Healthy

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  1. KR

    KimR

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    It was our anniversary. The service was acceptable. The entires were terribly salty.
  2. S

    Stephanie

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. Brian was our waiter and he was awesome
  3. CL

    ChrisL

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traveling back home to Texas after enjoying Thanksgiving with family in Ohio, we wanted a place to enjoy a good meal and, even more, an excellent cocktail. Proof in Main delivered on both!
  4. RF

    RobertF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service We will return for dinner again.
  5. ER

    ElRay

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with lovely wait staff. Food was okay, not great.
  6. JM

    JoeML

    Louisville

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Thanksgiving meal. The Short Rib dinner was wonderful.
  7. HF

    HugeFan

    Atlanta

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dining at Proof is always a perfect experience. Highly recommended!
  8. S

    Shahrzad

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Proof, once again, did not disappoint. The atmosphere kept our spirits lifted, our Server was incredible and interacted with us perfectly, the food was delicious and the libations were exactly as ordered and hoped for. The red penguin was also fantastic company and added to the conversation without speaking a word. Ha! I always recommend Proof as a go-to for a fun, fabulous experience!
  9. 5

    5thcel

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience; food was delicious, staff was knowledgeable and friendly.
  10. F

    Frankie

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Best server ever. I would put her name but I’m not 100% sure what it was but she did say she was from Puerto Rico and she was lovely and also very fun.
  11. AK

    AmyK

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the octopus
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Really just standard fare. Trying too hard to be trendy so winds up be a stale cliche of blue hair nose ring servers

    Proof on MainResponded on November 18, 2022We appreciate your feedback Anonymous. We hope you come back and give us a try again. -Proof on Main Team

  13. A

    Ambka

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!!

    Proof on MainResponded on November 18, 2022Thank you so much Ambka. We hope you come back and see us again soon. -Proof on Main Team

  14. TD

    TDalton335

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, we really enjoyed it (wine a bit overpriced honestly but aside from that it is a nice wine list)

    Proof on MainResponded on November 18, 2022Thank you so much TDalton335. We hope you come back and see us again soon! -Proof on Main Team

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The server was very good. The atmosphere is cool and eclectic. We had sirloin cooked medium but was burned in one side. The fish was very good. May have been a bad night…

    Proof on MainResponded on November 18, 2022Thank you for your feedback Anonymous. We hope you come back and see us again soon. -Proof on Main Team

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious brunch, perfect drinks, adorable server! Highly recommend

    Proof on MainResponded on November 18, 2022Thank you so much Anonymous. We hope you come back and see us again soon. -Proof on Main Team

  17. AH

    AprilH

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and service at this uniquely decorated restaurant! Octopus was the best I’ve had and the rabbit was delicious. Dessert was okay, but nowhere near the level of the other food we had.

    Proof on MainResponded on November 18, 2022Thank you so much AprilH. We hope you come back and see us again soon. -Proof on Main Team

  18. PM

    PatriciaM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pork chop was wonderful. Highly recommend the mushrooms. Probably would not have ordered the sides since entree was ample. Service (Pat) made great suggestions and was wonderful. Thanks to all

    Proof on MainResponded on November 18, 2022Thank you so much PatriciaM. We hope you come back and see us again soon. -Proof on Main Team

  19. CV

    CVito

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary here at Proof and 21C this weekend. Excellent service and delicious food!

    Proof on MainResponded on November 18, 2022Thank you so much CVito. We are so glad to see you enjoyed your anniversary with us! We hope you come back and see us again soon. -Proof on Main Team

  20. EF

    EFraley

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was awesome. Service, food. All amazing!
  21. BS

    BenjaminS

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good was Ok but didn’t

    Proof on MainResponded on November 9, 2022We appreciate the feedback BenjaminS. We hope you come back and see us again soon. -Proof on Main Team

  22. MF

    MikeF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu changes regularly and is always replete with imaginative combinations of novel and traditional regional ingredients. The preparation is flawless and the presentation was artful. The service was, as always, spot on.

    Proof on MainResponded on November 1, 2022Thank you so much MikeF. We hope you come back and see us again soon. -Proof on Main Team

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came to Louisville for a trip and ate at several nice restaurants. This was by far the best one. It had great atmosphere, was a little quirky and the food was delicious. It’s very cool there is an art gallery you can view the artwork attached. I loved it and I would recommend.

    Proof on MainResponded on November 1, 2022Thank you so much Anonymous. We hope you come back and see us again soon. -Proof on Main Team

  24. F

    Foodie62

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent our server was knowledgeable and very nice, my only BUT was the food came out so fast that we hardly had time to talk with our friends. If they need to turn over the table that fast I’ll skip next time.

    Proof on MainResponded on November 1, 2022Thank you so much Foodie62. We hope you come back and see us again soon. -Proof on Main Team

  25. EM

    ElaineM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The appetizer mushroom dish was to die for! The gnocchi was outstanding! Wonderful evening with great cocktails!

    Proof on MainResponded on October 27, 2022Thank you so much ElaineM. We hope you come back and see us again soon. -Proof on Main Team

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    food was not great server just ok

    Proof on MainResponded on October 27, 2022Thank you for your feedback Anonymous. We are sad to see your experience with us was not great. -Proof on Main Team

  27. D

    Duke

    Greensboro

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service in a unique atmosphere with wonderful food and drinks!

    Proof on MainResponded on October 27, 2022Thank you so much Duke. We hope you come back and see us again soon! -Proof on Main Team

  28. NM

    NonnaM

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Over priced for food ordered. Served raw fish that had to go back. Nice atmosphere but would choose someplace else next time. Had high expectations, disappointing.

    Proof on MainResponded on October 27, 2022Thank you for your feedback NonnaM. We are sad to see that your experience with us was disappointing and not up to your expectations. We hope you all will come back and give us a try again. -Proof on Main Team

  29. NB

    NoBuffetsPlz

    Naples

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite spots in the city and Louisville has an abundance of awesome restaurants. Make sure tour the artwork in the hotel. The mushroom appetizer was killer!!

    Proof on MainResponded on November 1, 2022Thank you so much NobuffetsPlz. We hope you come back and see us again soon. -Proof on Main Team

  30. C

    Carole

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lou was a fabulous waiter.. the food was great and was able to get a pour of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon to finish the meal

    Proof on MainResponded on October 27, 2022Thank you so much Carole. We do have some amazing Servers and we hope you come back and see us again! -Proof on Main Team

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Appetizers were good. Cornbread was delivered as we were finishing entrees. Everyone at the table reported dissatisfaction with the entrees. Fish was overdone and cold; chicken was unseasoned and rice was undercooked. Very disappointing finish.

    Proof on MainResponded on October 27, 2022Thank you for your feedback Anonymous. We are sorry to see that you all were dissatisfied with your entrees. We hope you will come back and give us a try again. -Proof on Main Team

  32. K

    Kristy

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice job! Our waiter was great! Good was awesome! I especially loved the hash for brunch!

    Proof on MainResponded on October 27, 2022Thank you so much Kristy. We hope you come back and see us again soon. -Proof on Main Team

  33. C

    Claude

    Chicago

    71 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Not as excellent as usual, but we will return.

    Proof on MainResponded on October 27, 2022Thank you for your feedback Claude. We hope the next time you come back it will be an excellent visit . -Proof on Main Team

  34. VM

    VampireMackdaddyLovesRR

    Austin

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely food and service however seemed a bit odd we put twas a special occasion and not any if our staff mentioned it. Very first time in my Open Table history when a special ocassion is entered-..not a single staff member mentioned it...:: shrug::

    Proof on MainResponded on October 27, 2022Thank you so much for your feedback VampireMackdaddyLovesRR. We are so sorry that we missed that you all were here for a special event. We hope you come back and see us again soon. -Proof on Main Team

  35. c

    calviny

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always

    Proof on MainResponded on October 27, 2022Thank you so much calviny. We hope you come back and see us again soon. -Proof on Main Team

  36. TV

    TomV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Ambiance was great. Service was good. Food was ok not top of the line.

    Proof on MainResponded on October 27, 2022Thank you so much TomV. We hope you come back and see us again soon. -Proof on Main Team

  37. WS

    WilliamS

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Surprisingly chic with cocktail and food menus to match. Superb service from smart and attentive staff who aren't too formal. We thought the apps and shareables were better than the entrees but all were of very high quality. The pork chop was well prepared but I thought that the flavors weren't memorable.

    Proof on MainResponded on October 13, 2022Thank you so much WilliamS. We hope you come back and see us again soon. -Proof on Main Team

  38. S

    Stunning

    Kansas City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Proof on Main came highly recommended, and it did not disappoint. Andrew, the server, was helpful and knowledgable. The octopus was delicate and fragrant. My steak was a tad salty but absolutely succulent. The Branzino was outstanding.

    Proof on MainResponded on October 13, 2022Thank you so much Stunning. We hope you come back and see us again soon. -Proof on Main Team

  39. L

    Leener

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very interesting menu and delicious. The portions are a healthy amount. The food pairing within each dish was perfect.

    Proof on MainResponded on October 13, 2022Thank you so much Leener. We hope you come back and see us again soon. -Proof on Main Team

  40. J

    Julestx

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Very pretty restaurant but aside from that not worth it at all. Service was lacking. The staff was less than impressive. I’d expect more at that price point. Food was lacking. Lamb was greasy, mushrooms were salty. The chicken was tasty and the only highlight of the meal. Didn’t ever bother with dessert.

    Proof on MainResponded on October 13, 2022Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to see that your experience with us was not up to your standard. -Proof on Main Team

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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

Proof on Main is rated 4.5 stars by 3232 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 p.m.


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Proof on Main

702 W. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    7th Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking begins after 5:00pm and is $8 for valet. There is also garage parking available at 7th and Market.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jeff Dailey

  • Entertainment

    Adjacent to Proof on Main is the 21c Museum, North America's first museum dedicated solely to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art of the 21st century. With over 9000 square feet of exhibition space, 21c Museum hosts dynamic group and solo exhibitions featuring emerging artists alongside acclaimed international artists, such as video artists Bill Viola and Tony Oursler, photographers Andres Serrano, Sam Taylor Wood, and David Leventhal, sculptors Yinka Shonibare and Judy Fox, and multimedia artists Chuck Close, Alfredo Jaar, and Kara Walker.The Museum is free and open to the public, 24/7.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 217-6360

  • Catering

    Catering is provided by Proof on Main and the culinary team can prepare a menu specifically tailored to fit your needs. The menu works to showcase the agricultural bounty of the Ohio River Valley and celebrates artisanal products and sustainable farming, delivering plates rich with the culinary traditions of Italy and the American South.

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining is available for groups 10-150. The private room in Proof on Main can accommodate up to 24 and our art gallery space within the 21c Museum Hotel can seat 150 and host a reception for up to 300.

  • Private party contact

    Charlie Cronin: (502) 217-6352

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