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The Oakroom

500 S 4TH St, Louisville, KY 40202-2504
(502) 807-3463
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Ranked #27 of 1,505 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
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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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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14 reviews 14 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
113 helpful votes 113 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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Montgomery, Alabama
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I tried the five course tasting menu (with wine pairing) for dinner here. It was very good. The best part of the meal was the venison main course. I've eaten a lot of venison in my life and this was among the tenderest and juiciest I've ever eaten. The dessert was also great and the various wines... More

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Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It's always tough when you read reviews to know the background of the people commenting. I cannot see ever calling this restaurant "excellent," but if you haven't eaten at truly "excellent" restaurants (Daniel's, French Laundry, Jean Georges, etc), I can see how you might think this restaurant deserves that rating. I was greeted by name when I arrived, and seated... More

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Charleston, West Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The brunch buffet was one of the most spectacular I've ever seen. So many options and not enough stomach! Decadent pastries, shrimp, roast, breakfast staples, and so much more. You won't be disappointed.

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