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The Oakroom

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500 S 4TH St, Louisville, KY 40202-2504 (Muhammad Ali Boulevard)
(502) 807-3463
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations
Description: Chef Jim Gerhard and Sommelier Julie DeFriend combine their talents to...
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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    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic Bar

This is a great bar. The wine selection is superb, in addition to the many excellent cocktails on the menu. It's not a cheap bar, so if drinking cheap beer is your intention, I would try somewhere else. But you would be remiss to not stop here and have a few drinks.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
ChildeRoland
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Knoxville, TN
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a great bar. The wine selection is superb, in addition to the many excellent cocktails on the menu. It's not a cheap bar, so if drinking cheap beer is your intention, I would try somewhere else. But you would be remiss to not stop here and have a few drinks.

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Collinsville, Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Nice to have a drink with a crowd or a night cap before going up to your room. Great atmosphere! The bar was pretty crowded but my sister and I were able to find a quiet corner to sip tequila on her birthday after a long day.

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Goshen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Elegant and Classy! You will not want to miss the attention to detail this restaurant provides. In addition to dinning here many times we chose this restaurant for my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary. The staff was attentive and accommodating even for the vegan in our party We enjoyed the private dining room off of the main area call the Al... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We ate i the wine cellar. Food was excellent, service unparalleled . The chef came and visited us on several occasions and commented on how each dish was prepared offering info on the kentucky ingredients utilized. WE SHALL RETURN!

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Houston
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222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The night we stayed in te Seelbach the Oak Room had a Mad Men Farewell theme night. About 30 participants attended. Some dressed in Mad Men attire. The chef and mixologist prepared a menu reminiscent of tte 60's including theme cocktails and dishes. Crab Louis, Chicken Kiev, Fondue, Beef Wellington and a great selection of Hors D'oeuvrers were prepared. Each... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Reservation at 9pm on Open Table and only 4 tables used, so quiet you could hear a pin drop, or another table burping 200 feet way. Food was spot on great and the bartender made the best martini for wife and manhatten for me. Great wine selections and each course was fantastic. Had fish and wife had steak. Kinda reminded... More 

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Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We had dinner with another couple during Derby week at the Oakroom. Beautiful, old world setting with lots of dark wood and beautiful detail. Our waiter, Jamal, was just the best from giving us some history of the building and room to derby horse tips to menu item descriptions to service; all of it was outstanding. The menu was a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Got into Louisville late but had no problem getting a table. Attire is business casual or nicer. Chef is outstanding. It is a large room with dark wood paneling. Service is spot-on perfect. Food was just as good as that we have had at elite Vegas restaurants. Chef put a delicious meal out with interesting options. Wine options were plentiful.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Run for the roses. Not the roses at the track, the roses adorning each table in the Oakroom. Having been a regular at the Seelbach Hotel for the past 12 years, I have had many opportunities to dine in the Oakroom, but always left a bit saddened, because, for such a lovely venue staffed by an exceptionally professional and attentive... More 

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

My husband and I dined here for dinner. The restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere and the wait staff are attentive.This is fine dining! I had the 3 little pigs (3 types of pork) with Brussel Sprouts and pomegranate. Go here for a special occasion. It was pricey ($120 for 2) but enjoyable. Very elegant.

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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 to $40
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 S 4TH St, Louisville, KY 40202-2504
    (Muhammad Ali Boulevard)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: (502) 807-3463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $31 to $40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions

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.
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

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