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Grilled Salmon Entree at Uptown Cafe in Louisville - Uptown Cafe, Louisville, KY

Uptown Cafe

4.6
4.6
332 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Uptown Cafe is a Louisville original restaurant, established in 1985. Located on historic Bardstown Rd., guests can enjoy an elevated dining experience while looking onto the local nightlife. Uptown Cafe specializes in delicious food featuring fresh ingredients and masterful preparation by the Uptown culinary team. Whether you’re ordering a multi-course meal or grabbing a drink at the bar, Uptown Cafe’s lively, upscale atmosphere makes it perfect for dining with friends, family, clients and business associates. Join us on Monday night for Half Priced Wine night, where every bottle of wine purchased is half off!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 405-8898

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Matt Weber

  • Private party facilities

    Uptown Cafe has a private dining room that can accommodate parties up to 40 guests. Our Metro Room includes a private bar, banquet seating and photo wall. Our room is perfect for bridal showers, birthday dinners, or business meetings. For more information regarding rentals, contact our event coordinator at Privateevents@uptownlouisville.com

  • Neighbourhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Cross Street

    Uptown Cafe is located on the corner of Bardstown Road and Duker Avenue

  • Parking Details

    Complementary valet parking offered during dinner hours.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Louisville

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Louisville

    American

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  1. h

    happy

    Louisville

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great to be back! Everything was wonderful.
  2. h

    helen

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks so much to the Uptown peeps! You guys are great. Food is delicious, and i must say the best soups ever. Kind Regards, Fred and Helen Fields
  3. SA

    SamAlvey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service from Macy, and prices were reasonable. Always a great place to eat and run into friends.
  4. M

    Minerva

    Louisville

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Service was much slower than usual. The server had a lot of tables assigned to her. We waited about 15 to 20 minutes to order our food, which felt like a long time because we were hungry. The food was as good as it always is, no complaints there. Would love it if they had a few more vegetarian options, but I know that can be a challenge to keep up with. It was pretty noisy when the main dining room filled up. And the gentlemen next to us had very loud voices that bounced off the brick wall, which made it hard to hear at our table. I will be back because I really like Uptown, just didn’t have the greatest experience this last visit. Also, I am not sure why they block every single one of their parking spots with a valet cone. If you don’t want to use valet, there should be a spot to park in the lot. There were something like 15 or so spots that were empty and blocked with a cone. I don’t really understand that.
  5. MG

    MarkG

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The quality of the food was sub par. My wife's dish lacked seasoning.
  6. s

    scottk

    Louisville

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I believe the Uptown is one of the most underappreciated establishments in Louisville. The menu has a considerable selection variety and is always well prepared and served in a timely manner. Our server 'Macy' was pleasant, informative and attentive without being intrusive. Compliments to her.
  7. B

    Boss

    Atlanta

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was good but wasn’t hot. Need to evaluate how good is moved out of kitchen after it’s prepared. No excuse for food being cold when it reaches the table.
  8. D

    Duck

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Used to be one of my favorites but sorry to say not the same as I remember before covid. Will not return.
  9. J

    Jeff

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Good, but not great. Probably wouldn’t visit again.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service.
  11. P

    Potts

    Louisville

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our good and service was absolutely great. Our server was a joy.
  12. K

    Kathy

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had not been to Uptown for many years. The food was excellent - very fresh salad, blackened chicken was perfect, presentation was very nice. Staff was friendly and helpful.
  13. SM

    SaraM

    Louisville

    77 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Our waitress was almost non existent and the bus boy spent all his time with the table next to us; we had to flag him down on several occasions to fill our water glasses and the wedge salad was so small for $11; only a quarter wedge!! A very disappointing night!!
  14. HH

    HammieHamHam

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Our server Derrick (Derek?) is a fantastic service! Quick, polite, and efficient. The food was good. It was not great, but it was certainly delicious. We had the beef medallion special. The meat had too much sauce on it, but it was prepared to our looking as far as the temp goes. The portion of mashed potatoes was quite substantial, which took away from the meat portion of the dish.
  15. L

    Louvil

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!
  16. DN

    DebbieN

    Louisville

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Marty was our server and did a fantastic job! Very attentive.
  17. WW

    WilliamW

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There should be non valet parking in the lot next to the restaurant
  18. SS

    SandraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just a very good very reliable place to eat with nice vegetarian options. It’s never too loud and the service is always good too.
  19. MC

    MelanieC

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Hot Brown I’ve ever had!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good but Halibut was overcooked.
  21. d

    dhome510

    Louisville

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    One of the under-appreciated aspects of a restaurant's rating is ambience. Ambience represents the atmosphere of a place. It also represents the character of a place. Ambience represents things such as décor and lighting. Cleanliness, the competence of the server, the smells and the sounds are important. The restaurant can control only some of the ambience the diner experiences. For instance, the restaurant can't control a table that gets loud and annoying. But it lowers the score anyway. What I've found about Uptown in the years I've been coming (since Nancy opened the place) is that I'm comforted by my presence there. After a long day at work, when I don't want to cook at home, it's a place to relax. Or a quiet afternoon on a day I unexpectedly have time. Those times at Uptown are comforting for me. Uptown is comforting. That is what ambience means.
  22. O

    Old70

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch as usual!
  23. S

    Sanford

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was extra special. Wait staff all seemed to enjoy what they were doing and were very helpful. I’ll go back in a heartbeat!
  24. JO

    JOELL

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. Always consistent! Great menu.
  25. D

    Dave

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience3
    Fried basa fish sandwich was mushy. Onion rings and slaw were great.
  26. MR

    MelanieR

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit, won’t be our last. Recommend highly.
  27. t

    tothetable

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chose Uptown Cafe because of it's location and positive reviews. When I first saw it, I was slightly underwhelmed, but we settled in at the bar and were pleasantly surprised! The service was friendly and the food and drinks were very good! The clam chowder and Chicken Piccata were both winners! And the onion ring tower was fun and yummy!
  28. d

    dhome510

    Louisville

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Uptown is one of those places we go when cooking at home seems a bother. The food is good, the service is really good and the place doesn't produce a lot of crowd noise, even on a busy night. We typically use the "self-park" feature rather than valet service. Parking used to be a problem if we want to eat at Uptown. Obviously a lot of people parked there who weren't eating at Uptown. This is much better and more convenient.
  29. SM

    SaraM

    Louisville

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the Uptown!!!
  30. AG

    AnotherGreatMeal

    Louisville

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed another great meal at the Uptown. I had my favorite - Jaegerschnitzel - and my wife enjoyed the Cod. Service was provided by Marty - who did a great job - friendly, professional, prompt. Portions were generous, served hot, and very tasty. Highly recommend!
  31. DG

    DonnaG

    Louisville

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent food was delicious thanks for a great time
  32. D

    Dave

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good. Thanks
  33. KB

    KenB

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had very tasty food on a busy Saturday evening. Our server was capable of taking care of several parties, all at the same time, and doing so with little or no delay. We had a wonderful time.
  34. ST

    StephanieT

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great service. Excellent wait staff and everyone else. Kept our water glasses full at all times. Hostesses were very pleasant. Food was excellent. We will be back!!
  35. WK

    WilliamK

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great server!
  36. AH

    AnnH

    New Orleans

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends and I met before the theatre, and we enjoyed the “Thursday Evening Special.” A choice of three different wines, a choice from four pasta dishes, all for $50. The portions were generous and delicious. Love Uptown.
  37. P

    Potts

    Louisville

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was great. Victoria is a great server!
  38. W

    Winelover

    Louisville

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Allie was a good server. We both had the shrimp bisque which was loaded with shrimp. Nice relaxing lunch.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful dining experience, service was excellent
  40. CB

    ChrisB

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Stuffed mushrooms are among the best appetizers in the city. The special Mahi Mahi tomato polenta was also outstanding. Coupling that with great service and atmosphere, hard to beat. Even the guy (John) keeping the water glasses filled is outstanding

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Uptown Cafe using the Order Online button. Uptown Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 405-8898.

Uptown Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 332 OpenTable diners.

Uptown Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Uptown Cafe

1624 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-1210

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Uptown Cafe is located on the corner of Bardstown Road and Duker Avenue

  • Neighbourhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Complementary valet parking offered during dinner hours.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Matt Weber

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 405-8898

  • Private party facilities

    Uptown Cafe has a private dining room that can accommodate parties up to 40 guests. Our Metro Room includes a private bar, banquet seating and photo wall. Our room is perfect for bridal showers, birthday dinners, or business meetings. For more information regarding rentals, contact our event coordinator at Privateevents@uptownlouisville.com

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