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River House Restaurant & Raw Bar, Louisville, KY

River House Restaurant & Raw Bar

4.7
4.7
6853 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
River House Restaurant and Raw Bar is Louisville’s premiere riverfront dining destination. It is the vision of award-winning chef and restaurateur John Varanese and seats 330 in its main dining room, raw bar, and patio. Guests experience a charming “home like” atmosphere as they enter the restaurant from the front porch garden area. Enter through a 20-foot tall by 40-foot wide water wall, and enjoy intimate decor, and a floor-to-ceiling glass wall overlooking the back courtyard and river, River House is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. The menu features regional cuisine with a Southern flair and an emphasis on fresh seafood including Grilled Oysters on the Half Shell, BBQ Braised Beef Short Rib, and the Maker’s Mark Bourbon Barrel Smoked Salmon. Our 15 foot raw bar features assorted raw oysters, king crab, and jumbo shrimp. Reservations are recommended. We look forward to serving you!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 74 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American, Regional American (Contemporary Southern)
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (502) 897-5000
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown Louisville
  • Cross Street
    River Rd.
  • Parking Details
    Ample parking is available adjacent to the Restaurant. Valet parking also available.
  • Entertainment
    Located adjacent to the River House Restaurant and Raw Bar, Levee at the River House is the perfect spot to share a meal with family and friends and to enjoy some choice River night life. At Levee, the emphasis is on live entertainment with some of Louisville’s most exciting local musicians and singers on an intimate stage.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wine

What 6,853 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Great for scenic views

  • Central Kentucky

    Most Booked

  • Louisville

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Louisville

    Great for scenic views

  • Louisville

    Most Booked

6,853 Reviews
  1. LisaM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hunter was amazing. Extremely knowledgeable about bourbon was impressive Enjoyable experience. Food was terrific.

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  2. NicoleV

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view - perfect place to watch the sunset and good seafood. Excellent service.

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  3. elaines

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, our waiter Hunter was phenomenal, very attentive and knowledgeable!!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Mixed experience with food. But the service was strong.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We were celebrating our 46th wedding anniversary and it was our first time at River House. I really don't think you should have bartenders tending bar and waiting on tables. She was busy making drinks and a few times we had to wait for an item. I didn't want to complain to the restaurant or my husband and make it a bad evening, but my food was not hot and my lobster was uncooked, cold and rubbery.i kept telling my husband that it was not cooked. I ended up getting sick that night and half of today. Everyone always said your food was good , but I will not be back. We did eventually tell the server and she told the manager. They did take half off of my meal. Very Unhappy Customer

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  6. LynnB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely a must do and be sure to sit on the patio!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! Really enjoyed the evening. Great atmosphere!

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  8. StevenN

    Nashville

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food, drinks 25% over market price, service by Alex was excellent

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  9. CarynM

    Louisville

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was a nice evening, food was very slow to come out . But they were busy!

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  10. CarlF

    Louisville

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there, disappointed we had done so sooner, will definitely return, all was good..server Tony was very good already have another reservation, hope he is working then. He made great suggestions.

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FAQs

River House Restaurant & Raw Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 897-5000.

River House Restaurant & Raw Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 6853 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 74 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for River House Restaurant & Raw Bar

3015 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40207

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    River Rd.
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown Louisville
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Contemporary American, Regional American (Contemporary Southern)
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Ample parking is available adjacent to the Restaurant. Valet parking also available.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Located adjacent to the River House Restaurant and Raw Bar, Levee at the River House is the perfect spot to share a meal with family and friends and to enjoy some choice River night life. At Levee, the emphasis is on live entertainment with some of Louisville’s most exciting local musicians and singers on an intimate stage.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wine
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