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Bourbons Bistro

4.8
4.8
1327 Reviews
$30 and under
Regional American (Southern)
Located on Frankfort Avenue restaurant row in the historic Clifton neighborhood, we offer more than 130 bourbons, as well as a selection of antique expression whiskies that you won’t find anywhere else.
Bourbons features upscale dining in an elegant but casual atmosphere and a bourbon-inspired seasonal menu graced by southern inspired cuisine.
Chef - Jereme McFarland
Sous Chef - Samuel Varju
Soul Chef Justin Shewell

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Southern), Contemporary American, Bistro

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 894-8838

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Jereme McFarland

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant maybe rented out for large parties, or on days we are closed from lunches to special parties. Just call the restaurant to see if we can accommodate your group. We have a separate space in addition to our main dining room.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (502) 894-8838

  • Neighbourhood

    Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill

  • Cross Street

    Jane

  • Parking Details

    We have a small parking lot next to the building. Other than that we have street parking available. There are no parking meters.

  • Public Transit

    TARC

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,327 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Louisville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. J

    Julia

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always a hit Steak and Frits are the best in town!! And I was able to get some egg nog made by the owner it’s amazing
  2. N

    Nolby

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great specialized menu of freshly prepared ingredients like Ramsey says to do. 1 page menu of great food. 150 bourbons to pick from. Shrimp and grits was outstanding. Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the fare and upbeat and funny. Hidden gem there.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was friendly and the food was delicious!
  4. JP

    JPMP

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been in before. Love this place. Great food. Wait staff was helpful and professional. Bourbon - YUM!
  5. TV

    TonyV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far my number one place to get a drink and enjoy some very tasteful food in Louisville!! The goat chesse appetizer dip is must!!
  6. DL

    DanielL

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A consistent favorite. Love this place every time we visit
  7. l

    leslie

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Attention to customers was stellar, thanks Jason
  8. TC

    TomC

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought friends in to experience KY and the bourbon history. Our trip has to include Bourbons ! Great food, times, and atmosphere !
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The ambiance, food and service are amazing. I sat on the patio by the fireplace. I can never remember the drink name but bourbon of course with a fruity taste hit the spot. Just had appetizers and you have to try the goat cheese spread with bread and the salmon cakes.
  10. WJ

    WillJ

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Table was ready right on time, service was excellent. Food was well executed. Seems to be a solid can’t miss choice.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Salmon was amazing as usual.
  12. K

    Kimberly

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Let me start by saying the shrimp and grits were the best I’ve ever tasted. The bourbon selection was also amazing. I had a neat pour of something I’ve been wanting to try followed by an old fashioned - which I would never order again. I was celebrating a friend’s birthday and the server offered a birthday dessert. I was a little surprised to be charged for it, but did not say anything. Overall, great place with a beautiful ambiance. Do not pass up the shrimp and grits, but skip the old fashioned.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town for a concert and I made early reservations. Overall, everything was a 5 out of 5. Nice ambiance with quiet music in the background. Our server and the staff were all very friendly. Our server also made several recommendations that were spot on. I had the salmon and my wife had the chop. Both were cooked perfectly and delicious. The salmon was a last minute choice based on our servers advice. I think fish is either cooked perfectly or terrible. I was very happy with my choice. To end the night we had the pumpkin cake which was also based on her recommendation. It was like a pumpkin Cinnabon but better. I would definitely go back.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food service.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an outstanding experience from the atmosphere, cuisine, people, and bar. The Shrimp and Grits are my go to and never disappoint.
  16. BA

    BennyAndGina

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good. Service was ok. Prices were pretty high. We had a great visit, but I wouldn’t say the experience met the cost. I will say the pumpkin cake was to die for! Soooo good! It gets 5 stars. I def rate this visit 4 stars it was a unique place and the food was good, just pricey & noisy surprisingly.
  17. AM

    AlmostMG

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our dinner was very good and the service was excellent! We had the spinach salad with apples, nuts, and dried cranberries (pretty much a perfect version of this salad), the charcuterie tray (it needed more sweets -- honey or a jam would have helped to balance the savory), the mussels (while just a little too salty, they were really delicious -- LOVEd all the tomatoes in the broth), the shrimp and grits (tasty but super rich in flavor, so much so that we couldn't finish it), and finally the bread pudding. Not sure the bread pudding measures up to all the hype. I found the bourbon caramel sauce to be meh, but I'm not a big fan of either ingredient. Our sweet server shared with us some of the sauce to put in my coffee the next morning bc she assumed I would love it. I liked it better in my coffee than under the bread pudding. :-)
  18. CJ

    CorinnaJ

    Naples

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and atmosphere was wonderful. Our server Wendy put our experience over the top. Such a lovely lady. Very attentive and was full of information. She really made our visit. Will definitely be back. Ps. Order the bread pudding:)
  19. TS

    TinaS

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner! Highly recommend this restaurant.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Fried oysters were amazing!
  21. SM

    SidM

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    It was my birthday and we were eight of us, and in short they forgot my meal altogether. They were very apologetic, but my meal only came when everyone else had finished their meal. I asked them to box my meal as I wasn’t going to eat by myself. They did the honorable thing by deducting my meal from the bill. The manager and waitress were embarrassed and apologetic during our time at the table. Others in the group returned their Parmesan fries as they were a bit cold. There didn’t seem to a dearth of waiters, so couldn’t understand the problem. Long story short, the party didn’t think they’d be coming here again. Many good restaurants in Louisville, lot of choices out there.
  22. KM

    KsMW

    Omaha

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first stop on our vacation did not disappoint!!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food. As expensive as Stoney River but smaller portions. At SR I have enough to take home for another meal so that’s going to be our choice in the future.
  24. A

    Anni

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff here are very friendly and welcoming. The food was delicious and the drinks were made perfectly. Can't beat the bread pudding.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family in from out of town. This place never disappoints!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Place was not busy on a Saturday night. Sat at the bar waiting for my friend and the bartender just talked to a couple ignoring everyone. So after 15 minutes I just stepped outside and waited for my friend. She arrived and they sat us at a table were her chair was directly over the hvac vent blowing freezing cold air on her. Instead of moving us, they brought a wine menu and sat it on the table so we could cover up the vent. We ordered drinks and waited 15 minutes for our drinks that they supplemented because they were out of the specific brand without consulting us. Ordered our meals and the steak was impossible to eat as it was all gristle. $140 tab and left hungry
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Bourbons Bistro and dine here often. The service and food are always excellent.
  28. LM

    LeslieM

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Abby was a wonderful waitress. Food as usual did not disappoint at all and the selection of bourbon was very good. We love eating here when we are in town.
  29. C

    Clarke

    Birmingham

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wandered into Bourbons Bistro without expectations and left as fans. Great menu, try the fried oyster appetizer. Excellent offerings of Bourbons, really good service and the pleasure of the Chef coming by multiple times to check on our experience. Next time I'm in Louisville, I'll be back
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal!
  31. AC

    AndrewC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Filet was cooked perfectly. Potatoes were amazing. Service was attentive and the bourbon pour did not disappoint. Great night
  32. BM

    BradM

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ate on a Saturday night and the food was excellent. There is a large bourbon/whiskey selection and our waitress was very helpful and attentive. I would definitely come back!
  33. SD

    SrDiners842

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was excellent - he memorized our order and got it right even though it was fairly complex. The food was great. It was a little noisy due to a large party beside us, but we could still carry on a conversation. We will definitely be going back.
  34. SR

    ShawnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone had an incredible meal! Every morsel of food was on point. Service was great and I would highly recommend it to everyone.
  35. KT

    KristinT

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Service was slow, food was overpriced and limited menu.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Munich

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience all around! Mind-blowing dishes expertly prepared, fenominal service from arrival to departure and deserts and drinks on-point! You must make the trip out of downtown to have this exceptional experience!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good. The food and drinks were amazing! Service was great!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and atmosphere
  39. JM

    JenniferM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super excited food and drinks! Loved it!
  40. MR

    MelanieR

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with friends from out of town.

FAQs

Bourbons Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 894-8838.

Bourbons Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1327 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 8 times today
Google Map for Bourbons Bistro

2255 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Jane

  • Neighbourhood

    Frankfort Ave - Crescent Hill

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Southern), Contemporary American, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    We have a small parking lot next to the building. Other than that we have street parking available. There are no parking meters.

  • Public Transit

    TARC

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jereme McFarland

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 894-8838

  • Private party facilities

    The restaurant maybe rented out for large parties, or on days we are closed from lunches to special parties. Just call the restaurant to see if we can accommodate your group. We have a separate space in addition to our main dining room.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (502) 894-8838

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