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North of Bourbon, Louisville, KY

North of Bourbon

4.8
4.8
392 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
The Bourbon experience
Blending Bourbon, Louisville, and New Orleans into a unique Southern experience.

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2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 15 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (502) 749-3305
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Lawrence Weeks
  • Neighbourhood
    Germantown
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 392 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Hot spot

  • Central Kentucky

    Lively

  • Louisville

    Best Value

  • Louisville

    Hot spot

  • Louisville

    Lively

392 Reviews
  1. Jane

    Nashville

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance and decor were wonderful. Service was very attentive and food was excellent! Highly recommend

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  2. Kelsey

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely exquisite! One of the best meals we’ve had in recent memory. A must-do if you’re in Louisville. Don’t hesitate!

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  3. GrettaF

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The Wedge salad is not a wedge salad and was drowning in dressing. Other than that, the food was very good.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend. Food and service were incredible for the value.

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  5. Petey

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food! We had the fondue, pot roast, gumbo, and shrimp yakamein. All were excellent. Service was outstanding. Noise level was quite high, but we were seated in one of the barrel booths, so could easily converse.

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  6. bartb

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you are near Germantown, you have to try North of Bourbon. The food, staff, owners, ambiance, and bourbon selection are top notch. One of the best places we’ve been to in a long time. Make reservations as seating is limited.

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  7. MyraT

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding meal for our party of 6. Everyone loved their cocktails and entrees.

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  8. Greg

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my wife's and mine second time visiting your restaurant. Both times have been enjoyable experiences. The food and drinks were excellent. All the staff members were very helpful, took time to explain the menu items and time to talk to my wife and I. I was given a complimentary dessert for my birthday and a discount for my military service. We will be coming back again.

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  9. JohnMR

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Normally not a fan of traditional NOLA-style foods, I was very surprised and delighted by the food. Each dish was excellent on the limited lunch menu. The service was efficient and pleasant and the atmosphere was "fun". All in all, it was a very nice experience.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience dining inside of a barrel! My friend was impressed.

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  11. kkch

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extensive whisky menu with 1 or 2 oz pours. Great cocktail (Let's Geaux Bananas!). Great salad, cesaer but made with chayote. Dishes were solid. Only 1 of 3 memorable, crab rice dressing.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an amazing restaurant with amazing food and cocktails. My boyfriend is from Louisiana and so far NOB is the only restaurant that makes him feel like he has a little piece of home here. We will definitely become regulars! The staff is amazing and attentive, the vibes are comforting and the entire restaurant is beautiful. My tip is that I always make reservations even if it isn’t busy.

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  13. JeffB

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always. Food and cocktails are fantastic. Sunday brunch is a little loud with the live band, but it is still very enjoyable.

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  14. pablo

    Columbus

    71 reviews

    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent brunch spot. Incredible selection of whiskey and friendly, knowledgeable staff. I only wish all of the cocktails were available for brunch.

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  15. alexandras

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came for my husband's birthday, the steak was delicious and the cocktails are always perfect. Our favorite restaurant in Louisville.

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  16. George

    Atlanta Metro

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second times was just as enjoyable as our first time. Great Food- Amazing Cocktails-Friendly Atmosphere Next time it’s going to be the Gumbo for me

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  17. skye

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    loved most about this place but my server jessica was really rude and acted annoyed whenever she spoke to us and before we left she threw our check on the table at us which kinda put a damper on a celebration, but i'd still come back for the food

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  18. BlubNug

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered a few different drinks, all were delicious. We also ordered the prime rib sandwich, catfish, and mac and cheese. All were very good, one of the best mac and cheeses we've had in Louisville.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, even better drinks and staff. I recommend wholeheartedly.

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  20. TravisH

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Louisville, as it has been since it opened. Went for Fat Tuesday and it was a ton of fun

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  21. johnc

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The mix of Southern/Creola Cuisine makes this a must stop destination to eat at. If you are a bourbon fan they have all the varieties you can choose from in a relaxed very cool atmosphere.

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  22. BradP

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around, from service and setting to cocktails and food.

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  23. Boss

    Atlanta Metro

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and drinks were very good. Server was friendly and helpful. Management checked with us often. We were seated on time per our reservation. Food took almost an hour to arrive from the time we were seated as the kitchen was backed up. About 45 minutes after main course arrived and as we were finishing after dinner drinks, we were asked to give up our table for the next reservation. Our party felt this was rude and not polite.

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  24. JRmh

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a delightful night! Lots of new taste experiences..definitely try the Frozen Bourbon Coffee!

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  25. SpencerH

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful experience at NoB. The OF and Sazerac cocktail were fantastic. Boudin Balls were great. Wife had the Catfish Nuggets which were well seasoned and tender. I had the Shrimp Yakamein which had a perfect amount of spice. Would recommend to anyone.

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  26. phildaman

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, drinks, service, and atmosphere. Looking forward to coming back again soon!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Weeks' kitchen always delivers (congrats on the recent James Beard finalist announcement!). And the bar program is top notch. Tonight I had the Shrimp Yakamein and the Get Buttered Old Fashioned. Both hit the spot. Cheers!

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  28. SteveR

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely wonderful, invited another couple to go with us and they loved it as well. We’ll definitely be back soon

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Cocktails ordered before food, brought out well after food arrived. All food, including starters, served at same time. Other than that, incredible food. Better gumbo than anything I’ve had in Nola. Cocktails great, too.

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  30. Sauce

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and experience. It had been a couple years since dining here and this was an excellent choice. Having a table/booth is best for noise level/conversation and service was great! Will recommend and will return.

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  31. Derek

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent from the minute we entered the door! Just a fantastic dining experience !!

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  32. sarahg

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic, and the atmosphere was wonderful! I truly great experience

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  33. jeff

    Indiana

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a gem! It’s located in an up and coming neighborhood so very chill surroundings. The restaurant is small and the decor really makes an impression with their renovated bar and several tables designed as oak barrels. The food is absolutely incredible. With this being our first time we tried a variety of items - chicken gumbo, Mac n cheese, creamed spinach and the skillet cornbread. They were all so delicious. To make it even better they have a specialty old fashioned menu - flavors you would never contemplate with the traditional cocktail that elevate the drink in a very tasteful way. We will definitely return!

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  34. Jake

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch level of service. Great live music. Creative booth seating.

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  35. Crazytoeat

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food and Bourbon Selection!! Staff attentive.

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  36. alexandras

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious as always. Had the MKT steak, pear salad and many many oysters cooked&raw. Fabulous

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Drinks and food on brunch were amazing

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  38. SteveG

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent drinks and food. Will definitely be back!

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  39. YolandaW

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Never got to eat there. Our reservation was cancelled by the restaurant. I reserved a week in advance for Sunday brunch, was then advised the day of, 3 hrs before we were to arrive, that brunch was not being served. Highly disappointed.

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  40. BrendaW

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Lawrence and staff put together a New Year’s Eve Special to celebrate the Resturant’s second anniversary. A4 course meal that had a crawfish bisque that made me want to lick the bowl. Not good etiquette , but I did see a few bowls turned on its side to get those last drops. I’m not going to go through the whole meal , everything was so good. Congrats on another year of a great place to eat and drink.

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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

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

North of Bourbon is rated 4.8 stars by 392 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for North of Bourbon

935 Goss Ave, Louisville, KY 40217-1268

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Germantown
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–12:00 am Fri, Sat 11:30 am–1:00 am Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Lawrence Weeks
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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