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500 S 4TH St, Louisville, KY 40202-2504
(502) 807-3463
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Ranked #32 of 1,526 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Muhammad Ali Boulevard
Description: Chef Jim Gerhard and Sommelier Julie DeFriend combine their talents to create an unforgettable, world class dining experience. As the only AAA Five Diamond rated restaurant with the largest wine selection in the region, our award-winning staff infuse naturally grown or raised ingredients with Mediterranean and European influences. Chef Jim showcases his style in a tasting menu which includes two prix-fixe menus to choose from where you will gather the pervading sense of his culinary balance and adventure as well as an a la carte menu to create your own culinary journey. For the perfect complement to The Oakroom’s innovative cuisine, Sommelier Julie DeFriend can recommend a variety from our 1500 selection wine list or a bourbon from our collection of over 80 of Kentucky’s finest.
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Columbus, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Oakroom in the beautiful Seelbach Hilton is a step back to a time when dining included real cloth napkins, real tablecloths, attentive waiters, beautifully presented food, and nicely dressed patrons. A visit to Louisville for us always includes a visit to The Oakroom because it is a dining experience that is seldom available. Their Sunday Brunch is especially lovely.

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Louisville, KY
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168 reviews 168 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My wife and I ate here for the Sunday buffet, $34 each, which is a bit pricey but mostly worth it. Because we had a 2-for-1 city saver coupon it was a good value. The place is upscale and old-world with wood paneled walls, white table cloths & napkins. The service was extremely attentive throughout including promptly bringing us the... More 

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78 reviews 78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I went to The Oakroom with two friends after a conference. Without a doubt, it was one of the best meals I have ever had. From the moment we sat down, the wait staff was attentive, polite, accommodating, and welcoming. From the explanation of the dinner menu to a complete description of each course, nothing was left out. The food... More 

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Nice cozy bar but loud with small tv screens. Nice beer but hard to get service when busy. Needs better acoustics.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The door to where Capone played Poker was in the same room. Just off the Oakroom the first elevator holds a story about a young woman who died in the 20's while waiting for her lover and the rumer is she still haunts the hotel in her blue dress.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Was really looking forward to a great tasting but it fell a little short. The atmosphere was great and what you would expect, The service was good. We had the 3 course tasting with wine pairing and while the first and second courses were good the final course and the pairings for two courses really left us flat. Good meal... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

What a lovely room, very attentive staff and absolutely wonderful food. We had a 3 course menu and each course as well as the little extras was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. A very elegant, fun night.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I felt like royalty. The food was divine and the service impeccable. It was definitely a splurge, but definitely worth it.

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Hilliard, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had the pleasure of dining here and found it wonderful. The chef offers a 5-7 course menu which is fantastic and affordable. Would love to go back for a special occasion.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Excellent might be reserved for The Breakers or for an absolutely beyond compare dining experiece. The Oakroom is very good but not excellent. The food is well prepared. Decor is lovely. A great experience at a premium pricepoint.

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Additional Information about The Oakroom

Address: 500 S 4TH St, Louisville, KY 40202-2504
Phone Number: (502) 807-3463
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American

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