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Porch Kitchen & Bar

4.2
4.2
600 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Serving comfort food and a soulful experience, Porch Kitchen & Bar is open for breakfast, dinner & weekend brunch.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 671-4246

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Gather with us at the Back Porch, our private dining room space accommodating 10 guests. Dine with friend and family and enjoy family-style dining of Porch's favorites.

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Cross Street

    Porch entrance is located at Jefferson St. & 3rd St.

  • Parking Details

    Please park in the underground garage located beneath the Louisville Marriott. See hostess or server for parking voucher.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 600 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Louisville

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. AC

    ArranC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Crap service. Basic hotel bar food. Several of us ordered a bourbon stout with our meal. Waitress brought pilsners. When asked to fix it, she first argued with us and said they were the stout, then she “checked with” the bartender then came back and said they were out of the stout but this was the Pilsner from the same brewery so it’s a same-same swap. Never offered to comp the drinks or anything. You want to give wait staff some leeway if they’re working on a holiday, but this was unbelievable and embarrassing.
  2. MR

    MelanieR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and ambience! Tried a few dishes - brisket nachos, Brussels sprouts and southern chicken. All delicious!!!

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded 1 day agoThank you for the excellent rating and for the comments regarding the service and ambience! We are excited to see you enjoyed our dishes as the nachos, brussels sprouts and fried chicken are some of our favorites! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  3. JP

    JeanP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    We made reservations for an early lunch (11:30) during thanksgiving week. We were heading with out of town visitors for a distillery tour after and chose The Porch because of its bourbon bar. But they don’t serve alcohol at lunch! Though it’s in a full service hotel and you are seated in a bar. So we left without eating. My food and value ratings are based on previous happy hour visits.

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded 1 day agoThank you for joining us at PORCH during your recent visit to Louisville! I am very sorry to see about the lack of alcohol during lunch as we currently are only doing bar service during dinner time as noted on our website. We look forward to you coming back again so you can enjoy our selections of bourbon!

  4. BG

    BarbaraG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Great selection of bourbons and cocktails items. Moderate possibilities for vegetarians. Loud ambiance.

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded 1 day agoThank you for joining us at PORCH and for the valuable feedback you have provided! We look forward to hosting you again in the near future!

  5. ND

    NicholasD

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was outstanding last night! We very much enjoyed the dinner at this establishment.

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded 1 day agoThank you for the excellent ratings and for the amazing comments regarding the food and service! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Very average. Food came out weirdly fast - giving the impression it had been sitting under a heat lamp. Service was truly awful. No one ever checked on us, ever offered another drink, and we waiting almost 45 minutes for just the check. So many nice restaurants in Louisville - this just isn’t one of them.
  7. NB

    NickB

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The Salmon AND the fried chicken were very bland. Cooked perfectly but no flavor on either dish. The crab stuffed hush puppies were good. Sazerac cocktail was good

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded 1 day agoThank you for dinning with us and for the valuable feedback regarding the salmon and fried chicken. Please know we have shared this with our chef and his team to ensure this was an isolated incident. We look forward to you joining us again in the near future!

  8. JJ

    JadenJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would refer a Friedan’s to porch kitchen and bar. Food was reall good and so as service
  9. LG

    LouisG

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Server really helped navigate menu.
  10. C

    Columbusrunner

    Jackson Hole

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Came to this restaurant because somebody told me that the fried chicken here was very good. Seated promptly, and our waitress was very nice. Had an old fashion and a mule for our drinks, both drinks were fairly mediocre. Had guacamole for an appetizer which was very plain and bland. However the brussels sprouts, our other appetizer, was excellent! A bacon maple syrup over cooked brussels sprouts in a cast-iron pan, very tasty. The main courses were the fried chicken, and my wife had macaroni and cheese. Both dishes were good, the person who told me the fried chicken was outstanding was absolutely correct. Unfortunately the sides that came with the fried chicken were very average, but the fried chicken was fantastic. Would have been a five star review were the drinks and the guacamole a little better, but overall a solid dining experience. I would return.
  11. PG

    PamelaG

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Our waitress Liz was a gem. We will definitely go back.
  12. SK

    StephanieK

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails!

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded on October 31, 2022Thank you for stopping in and we are excited your enjoyed our amazing food and cocktails! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Loud atmosphere, though loved the open air concept on a beautiful fall day. Service was pretty good, food selection not great. Overall food was ‘fine’ no major good or bad. Meh….

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded on October 26, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for the feedback you provided us! Please know we are sharing this with our team so we can continually build on this to ensure you have a flawless experience next time you dine with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  14. AH

    AmberH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was wonderful. Waitstaff did a fantastic job of seating us quickly when we arrived, giving us time to browse the menu while still being attentive. The drinks were delicious (definitely recommend the Berry Sparkler) and the food was wonderful as well. Try the lump crab hushpuppies! You won't be disappointed.
  15. JT

    JTOK

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The chips for the guacamole were stale. None of the food had flavor. The restaurant must stay busy due to being attached to a Marriott.

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded on October 15, 2022Thank you for visiting us and we as a team are very sorry about the chips and the food. We do hope you will come back and see us again so we can ensure you have a flawless experience!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brussels sprouts appetizer was fantastic! Great atmosphere also!
  17. J

    Jana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    The menu is not what is posted online. They only had about eight items total. The quality of food was terrible. And they were unable to make over half the items on the abridged menu because of kitchen issues.

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded on October 13, 2022Thank you for dining with us and I am sorry to see about your experience with us. The night you were with us, our hoods in the kitchen went down which caused us to serve a portion of our menu. We did get the issue resolved that night and I do hope you will come back to see us again. I have also checked on OpenTable and our direct website and see our menu is what is being served in the restaurant and is up to date. We do hope to see you again next time you are looking for a place to dine!

  18. DR

    DonnaR

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The menu was disappointingly limited but what we ordered was very good.

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded on October 13, 2022Thank you for dinning with us at PORCH and we are excited to see you enjoyed your time with us! We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

  19. l

    lnnw

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had brunch. Could not locate a brunch menu online--very frustrating. Found one on Grub Hub that was extensive. Actual available menu was very limited. Food was very good, service outstanding.

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded on October 13, 2022Thank you for joining us for brunch and we are sorry about the frustration with finding our menu. We do have our brunch menu available on OpenTable at this time. We are glad you enjoyed the food and service and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    The food was decent, presentation was poor and service was pretty slow - even just getting a glass of water took a significant amount of time. I wouldn’t do brunch here again. It was rather expensive considering the quality, quantity, and overall experience.
  21. LC

    LoriC

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Food and drinks were OK. We liked the Brussel sprouts the best.
  22. M

    Michael

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Overpriced
  23. KP

    KellyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was great. Staff, service, food, drinks did not disappoint.

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded on September 30, 2022Thank you for dinning with us and for the five-star review! We are very glad you got to enjoy our staff, service, food and drinks! Look forward to seeing you again in the near future!

  24. JC

    JillC

    Tallahassee

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The menu for brunch is very limited but what they offered was good. Our server was pretty good.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Went there at 2pm on a Saturday and they were still serving breakfast/brunch. Nowhere on any posts including opentable does it mention breakfast/brunch.

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded on September 30, 2022Thank you for coming to Porch and for your valuable feedback regarding your experience. I am sorry to see about the menu as we offer brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 7am - 2pm. We are closed for lunch currently Monday - Friday, so we do hope you will come back and visit us again soon!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Came at 11:00 and expected the full menu, but was still only offered the breakfast menu, which was very limited. Food and service was good, but was disappointed with options after looking online.

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded on October 10, 2022Thank you for dinning with us and for the feedback you provided us regarding your experience! At this time, we are currently offering brunch Saturday and Sunday from 7am-2pm. We look forward to you joining us again when we re-open lunch!

  27. HD

    HappyDiner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was a little loud at times with things falling and breaking around the restaurant. Overall, we enjoyed our meal.
  28. S

    Sash

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and awesome server!

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded on September 22, 2022Thank you for the excellent rating and for the excellent comments regarding the food and service! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  29. BB

    BrinB

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very friendly staff, I love their Kale Cesar salad and the crab hush puppies were delicious!

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded on September 22, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for the excellent comments regarding the staff and specifically the Kale Caesar and Crab Hush Puppies! We look forward to seeing you again soon next time you are in Porch!

  30. BB

    BrinB

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very friendly server, excellent food.

    Porch Kitchen & BarResponded on September 19, 2022Thank you for the excellent ratting and for the great comments regarding the server and food! We look forward to hosting you again next time you are in Louisville!

  31. E

    Eater

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I like this place. It's convenient to activities downtown and the food is really good. I had a spicy salad that was great.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Brunch food was delicious. Ambiance was nice, very open and warm design. Love that they donate to Humane Society in partnership with Betty White. They even have a bench labeled “Betty’s Bench” next to lifelike statue of dog.
  33. PH

    PH13

    Portland

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This restaurant is in the lobby of the Marriott. The menu is limited but the items we had were both good. Service was a bit spotty, it seems due to lack of staff. We chose this place because we were just getting into town after a long day of travel.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bar was a great experience, we enjoyed the truffle chips, ahi tuna salad, and the fried chicken. Great spot to hang out and also watch the game. Vanessa the mixologist (bartender) was amazing!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Superb service from beginning to end!
  36. AR

    AttachaR

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My date and I truly enjoyed the establishment food was so good, service was great and the atmosphere was dope. He still talking about it
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. The green goddess salad is so delicious as well as the Mac and cheese minus the bacon.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Food was good but menu was limited.
  39. TH

    ToddH

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The abbreviated menu is nowhere close to what it used to be and when you make reservations it says no where that there is an abbreviated menu since Covid.
  40. l

    lindseyr

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The looks of the restaurant was cool, but there was nothing to dampen the noise so we could hardly hear our waitress. The food wasn’t that good and didn’t sit well in our stomachs afterward.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Porch Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 671-4246.

Porch Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 600 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 14 times today
Google Map for Porch Kitchen & Bar

280 West Jefferson, Louisville, KY 40202

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Porch entrance is located at Jefferson St. & 3rd St.

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Please park in the underground garage located beneath the Louisville Marriott. See hostess or server for parking voucher.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 671-4246

  • Private party facilities

    Gather with us at the Back Porch, our private dining room space accommodating 10 guests. Dine with friend and family and enjoy family-style dining of Porch's favorites.

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