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The Oakroom

500 S 4TH St, Louisville, KY 40202-2504
(502) 807-3463
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Ranked #20 of 1,508 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
196 helpful votes 196 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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Evansville, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Everything about this meal was great. Exceptional service. Attention to detail. Formal yet relaxed. Food was beautifully presented and just as delicious. Well worth the price. I have paid more for meals that were not even close to this one.

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Boston
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We dined at the Oakroom the night before the Kentucky Derby - so were limited to the Prix Fixe menu. Each course was beautifully presented and the meal was delicious. Service was a bit pretentious but to be expected in a restaurant in this range. Expensive to be sure - but overall the experience was worth it.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

If you ever have an opportunity to eat at The Oakroom, you have to go. Chef Patrick creates a menu fit for royalty. He is extremely accommodating to every individual's food preferences and was able to make every dish Gluten Free for me. His flavor combinations were perfect. Not overwhelming like a lot of fine dining restaurants I've been to... More

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