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Matt Winns Steakhouse, Louisville, KY
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Matt Winns Steakhouse

4.5
4.5
557 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Welcome to Louisville's best kept secret, Matt Winn's Steakhouse. Perched over the historic Churchill Downs Racetrack, Matt Winn’s offers a unique fine dining experience catered to Kentucky indulgence and hospitality.
Our unparalleled service and food quality will round out your dining expectations when paired with our extensive wine and bourbon selections. At Matt Winn's you’ll find everything you need for a special occasion or just a night out with friends. Prime steaks like our Bone in Ribeye, Filet, and Wagyu Short Rib are the backbone of our menu, but we go far beyond steak. Scallops, oysters, crab, and fresh seasonal fish options will beckon the seafood lover at heart. Allow us to elevate your visit when you join us on Sundays during live racing starting May 15th. Let us to transport you back in time to a bygone era where fashion, ambiance, and food unite to create the best dining experience in the city.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 24 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 636-4888

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Matt Winn's offers a private dining space within our Bourbon Room. This impressive room, which is surrounded by glass cases filled with premium bourbons, holds up to 12 guest for private tasting or a full dining experience. This space does have a minimum spend associated with the use.Matt Winn's also offers prix fixe menus for larger parties.

  • Neighbourhood

    South Louisville

  • Cross Street

    Churchill Downs Drive/Thornberry Avenue - Parking in gated lot W19

  • Parking Details

    Enter via Churchill Downs main entrance, 700 Central Avenue. Continue until you reach Matt Winns/VIP parking lot (light post will have W19). Once there a host will check you in and show you how to get into the track and restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 557 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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Great for scenic views

  • Louisville

    Great for scenic views

  • Louisville

    Steakhouse

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthdays/Guys weekend distillery tours
  2. R

    Review

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Nice place and location. Had a good table by the window. Wish the track would have been lit up more as we naturally were there to see it as well. Drinks, bread, appetizers, sides and Cappuccinos were terrific. Main entrees were good but not quite on the same level as all else for the price.
  3. SL

    SunsetLife502

    Naples

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    From the greeter meeting us at the gate to a Churchill Downs with a cart to take us to the elevators, to the excellent server, it truly was a special dinner out with friends. My 4 star rating was because they were out of Sirloin Steak. For a steakhouse this was unfortunate and my guests were disappointed. Regardless, everything we ordered was well prepared, well presented, and delicious. Recommend going when you can see the track in all its glory - the view is spectacular.
  4. KJ

    KyJason

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service but not much for atmosphere. Maybe six total tables on a Friday. VERY expensive
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! Food was delicious & service was excellent. I got a steak (bone in ribeye) and my gf got the pork chop and both were amazing. Highly recommend but note it is pricey but worth it
  6. s

    stnapycnaf

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steaks and seafood were all good, but there was nothing about them that blew us away. However, the sides were scrumptious! Drinks were good and strong. Service here was the absolute best service I got anywhere. Even if the food was a 1/10 I’d still come back for the service alone. I wish I could remember our waiter’s name because he was awesome. We’d definitely come back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch service food was amazing looking forward into going back for Valentine’s Day
  8. JB

    JamesB

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary meal and everything was perfect. Great service, wonderful food and the place is beautiful. Will be back!
  9. CP

    CynthiaP

    Pittsburgh

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good selection of bourbons. Wait staff friendly. Steak was Excellent. Sides not so much. Disappointed in loaded baked potato---not much loading. Brussel sprouts were burnt and had to be sent back. However, the filet was very tender and good. Should have gotten it butterflied to get more even cooking but the temp went from medium to well--good thing it was so flavorful and it was all eaten between me and my husband. His bone in ribeye was small but tasty. The shrimp cocktail were huge and were the highlight of the meal. Husband got the oysters--he ordered blue points from east coast but were served the smaller west coast ones which were still good but not what he ordered. Assistant waiter was hands on with water refills and attentive service. Overall nice atmosphere as not too crowded and waiter did not hover in fact he was mia and we had to seek him out a few times for additional drinks and condiments.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Company Xmas
  11. SJ

    StephenJ

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. I highly recommend Matt Winn's to everyone!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I decided to dine at Matt Winn’s to celebrate her birthday. I have been to your location a few times on business, but this is the first I’ve had the opportunity to share the experience with my wife. She had the pork chop and I had the trout. We decided upon a few sides ( Mac, potato, and glazed carrots). She did not care for the glazed carrots due the sauce, but I thought they were really good. Other than the carrots, we both agreed the pricing, food, atmosphere were top notch. We will definitely be adding Matt Winn’s to our date night list.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    First time being there very nice but getting there is a problem very poorly displayed signage how to get to the restaurant and parking is a problem as well with no direction how to get to it
  14. RF

    RobF

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular food and service. I would highly recommend Matt Winns for any occasion. We will definitely be dining there again.
  15. j

    johnc

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Just overpriced for what you get Service was good, food was good Price/value not so great Went there in the rain and the restaurant is not easy to get to from parking lot
  16. CS

    ChrisSilliman

    Louisville

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    Request for a lean NY Strip came out 7-9 ounces of fat. Pics attached. Very difficult to get refills. Very expensive for value. “Shareable sides” are not shareable portions. Awesome atmosphere, excellent drinks, kitchen is disappointingly substandard.
  17. RG

    RyanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time dining at this amazing restaurant and it was absolutely amazing, I highly recommended this place!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience, everything we ordered was great and every level of service from checking in to our server Emily. We will definitely go back!!
  19. LS

    LindsayS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Michael was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend for special occasions and date nights.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ask for Emily when you go, she was the best!
  21. MS

    MicheleS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! The food was excellent. The bourbon and wine selections are amazing. We will be back again soon!
  22. MA

    MilesA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect evening with a scenic view. A bit of a walk to get there but we’ll worth it considering the food and ambience.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Dinner!!! Ask for Levi to be your server he was amazing!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, experience, and the wait staff was top notch…especially Levi.
  26. LP

    LeslieP

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    We arrived with a friend that is handicapped and we’re told there were not any wheelchairs or golf carts available on Sundays. We were informed after sitting down that the restaurant was entirely out of all filet cuts. Service was sub par. No dessert offerings and part of the appetizer order never arrived. A manager never stopped by the table to explain the lack of service and food
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    This is not the a place. Where your going to be blown away by how good food. Onion ring ate not good at all. They were over cooked. With how much breading they put on them. They probably have to be to be done. The calamari was good but sauce they served it with was not. Bake potatoe was so small I thought it was a joke. Ribeye was good but over cook. I order med came out med well. The atmosphere is awesome but they need to step the food game up for how much it cost. The white cranberry cosmopolitan was the highlight of the night. Might be a place you just grab some drinks.
  28. s

    stephanieh

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food was exceptional. Beautiful view of the track as well. Will certainly go back!
  29. CS

    ChristopherS

    Louisville

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Service was not attentive. Order was not correct or fulfilled correctly. Was seriously disappointed in this first visit to this restaurant; did not come close to meeting the hype or expectations.

    Matt Winns SteakhouseResponded on November 12, 2022It was very nice speaking with you on the phone yesterday, we would like to personally thank you for the feedback, and we look forward to hosting you on your next visit.

  30. R

    Robert

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Drinks were on point. Friendly staff. Steaks and whipped potatoes were too salty.
  31. CS

    ChrisS

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Excellent steak. Fantastic bourbon selection but overpriced. A bit loud. Sides were average.
  32. MF

    MichaelF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Seating was poor and snobbish—my wife and I were seated in the back corner by the kitchen. The manager is a snooty jerk and doesn’t value common people. The place has potential but is poorly managed.
  33. D

    Disappointed

    Indiana

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    I was so excited to return to this restaurant. I left a glowing 5 star review last time. This visit was anything but desirable. Drinks were fabulous as always. The restaurant has a fantastic wine and bourbon menu. Our server was Slade. He was less than friendly. He indicated they had a new chef and boy, I wish the last one would come back. They have changed the menu. They removed the steak tartare, which was my favorite. However, they added some new options. We tried the whipped goat cheese fondue, which I cannot recommend. It had an odd greasy layer that never mixed, and had little flavor. (If you want good goat cheese, go to Porcini's for their app). The wedge salad was pretty good, though it pales in comparison to the ones at Ruth's Chris and Jeff Ruby's. The shrimp cocktail was so so. The shrimp was very large, but the cocktail sauce and horseradish left something to be desired. It's not like St. Elmo's if that's what you're hoping for. Everything went downhill from this point. We ordered a porterhouse and a 10 oz filet, both medium. Both came to us charred and raw in the center. My baked potato was not hot enough to melt the butter. The sweet potato puree (awful by the way), was lukewarm at best. We asked for both to be reheated. By the time our steaks were returned to us, all the other sides were ordered were ice cold. (Carrots, asparagus, and Brussels sprouts). We both ate a few bites of our steaks. They just weren't good. There was a major lapse of time between apps and the 1st steaks, so by the 2nd serving of the same steaks, we were kinda over it. The manager never came by to address the matter. We didn't request one, but it seems to me that when a customer has just paid a six hundred and fifty dollar bill including two hundred dollars worth of inedible steaks, you might stop by to see if you can make things right. Based on this visit, I am cancelling my upcoming reservation for a birthday party. We won't be back.
  34. L

    Laughingman

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible, everything was entirely delicious and perfectly cooked!
  35. ST

    SherriT

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Celebrated my husband’s birthday. Dinner was delectable. Great value. The ambiance was nice. And the added backdrop of Churchill Downs track made for a great view and pictures. Highly recommended.
  36. GB

    GBLOCK

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome dinner, with a view of the Churchill Downs track. The steak was perfect, and I do mean perfect. My wife’s chicken dish was nothing short of epic. Our wait staff was right on the spot for anything we needed. I don’t think my water glass ever got more than half empty. Thank you for the wonderful evening.
  37. DR

    DebbieR

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first dining experience, but it's sure to not be my last. Everything was superb, a real Louisville destination.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!! Service was amazing!! We went here for our anniversary and they made us feel so special. They gave us a beautiful table with a great view. A MUST SEE!!
  39. HH

    HammieHamHam

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at Matt Winns for a friend’s birthday. The food and drinks were delicious. More importantly, perhaps, our server Meg was absolutely incredible!! Highly recommend Matt Winns. And please ask for Meg as your server! You will not be disappointed.
  40. AW

    AshleyW

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful space and view, unparalleled service! Definitely recommend

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Matt Winns Steakhouse is rated 4.5 stars by 557 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 24 times today
Google Map for Matt Winns Steakhouse

750 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Churchill Downs Drive/Thornberry Avenue - Parking in gated lot W19

  • Neighbourhood

    South Louisville

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Enter via Churchill Downs main entrance, 700 Central Avenue. Continue until you reach Matt Winns/VIP parking lot (light post will have W19). Once there a host will check you in and show you how to get into the track and restaurant.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 636-4888

  • Private party facilities

    Matt Winn's offers a private dining space within our Bourbon Room. This impressive room, which is surrounded by glass cases filled with premium bourbons, holds up to 12 guest for private tasting or a full dining experience. This space does have a minimum spend associated with the use.Matt Winn's also offers prix fixe menus for larger parties.

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