The Best Restaurants For Fine Dining In Louisville, Kentucky

Sliced pork at Harvest
Sliced pork at Harvest | © Ray Sawhill/Flickr
Sarah Russek

Louisville is Kentucky‘s largest city and is well known for its sporting events, such as the Kentucky Derby. This makes it a tourists hotspot and if you’re visiting the area, check out these restaurants for some of the best fine dining in Louisville.

1. Corbett's


Tucked away in a stylish old mansion is Corbett’s of Louisville. Inside you’ll find American dining of the highest degree. A weekly five course dinner is on rotation there with themes and a wine pairing option is available. There is also a casual menu for less structured dinners out and a holiday prix fixe to keep diners warm and full through the holiday season.

5050 Norton Healthcare Boulevard, Louisville, KY, +1 502 327 5058

2. Bistro Le Relais

Bistro, Restaurant, French

Bistro Le Relais, Louisville
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Decorated to mimic the Café from Casablanca, Bistro Le Relais brings the 1940s aesthetic to the historic Bowman Field in Kentucky. While enjoying a first class meal of duck confit (white bean and bacon bread pudding, charred broccolini, orange gastrique and fennel pollen) or carré d’agneau (grilled lamb chops, rosemary mustard rub, sherry jus, minted Brussel sprouts and gratin dauphinois), diners can watch the airplanes land at the nearby airport for a stunning free show.

3. Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi

Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi

Sapporo Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi has won many awards for their sushi alone. They maintain the traditional ideals and techniques for creating sushi and Japanese food, and deliver them in a modern and tasteful style. Their nigiri and makimono varieties have enough options for repeat visits for lunch and dinner.

649 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY, +1 502 589 3333

Salmon Nigiri Sushi | ©

4. Majid's St. Matthews

Majid’s St. Matthews

Nightly lounge music creates a satisfactory atmosphere at Majid’s that mimics the delicious way their Mediterranean-influenced food makes guests feel. Start with the kashke bademjon (eggplant, house-made yogurt, mint and caramelized onion) as the music begins and move on to a plate of rack of lamb (flame roasted kabob, lemon, sumac, lima bean and dill basmati rice, shirazi and vegetables) that will make you wish the music went all night long. Majid’s is the place to be swept away.

3930 Chenoweth Square, Louisville, KY, +1 502 618 2222

5. Harvest Restaurant

Restaurant, American

Locally sourced ingredients make up the fine cuisine at Harvest Restaurant of Louisville. The southern-style of food appeals to both locals and visitors. The walls of the restaurant are lined with photos of some of the very same local farmers who made the meals possible, the same meals that guests rave about on a variety of social media channels, food sites and blogs.

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