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The Oakroom

500 S 4TH St, Louisville, KY 40202-2504
(502) 807-3463
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Ranked #19 of 1,508 restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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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83% Recommend
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English first
Charleston, West Virginia, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

An incredible experience , Chef Patrick and staff turn eating into the definition of fine dining. Each dish takes you to a new level pleasing the palette and bathing the taste buds with stimulating sensations. A great selection of wine and spirits complement each bite, one of the finest meals I have ever had. A true cacophony of flavor .... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband took me to the Oakroom for my 49th birthday. The atmosphere was very elegant and warm with a historical feel. The service was perfect. The food was beautifully presented and the delivery of all the courses was perfect. I couldnt decide on a particular drink so I asked that the bartender make me something with spiced rum and... More

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Rineyville, Kentucky
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Just went to Father's Day Brunch. I honestly don't have much to say about it other than it was pretty average. The Hotel and the Oakroom dining area are both very nice and classy in appearance. The service was fine but nothing special. The staff were cordial but somewhat disinterested. Some of the food was good, some just ok, but... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had the most wonderful experience in the South at the Oakroom. We stayed at the Seelbach for Kentucky Derby and ate there twice. IT WAS SPECTACULAR !!!! From the fresh seafood to the hand cooked beef...it was mouth watering. You must go there for a meal while in Louisville.

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Louisville Ky
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

When I made my reservation I didn't realize it was the Sunday after Derby, so needless to say the place was packed. Our server Jamil came to the table and took our drink orders. He brought us one drink and asked if we were part of the "Derby Package". I said no. I am not even sure what the Derby... More

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Julie D, Manager at The Oakroom, responded to this review

Please forgive us for the lapse in service. I will say that Jamal is one of our top servers and generally extraordinary in guest service...clearly we were "off" on your experience that Sunday and we sincerely apologize. Next time you would like to join us for brunch I'd appreciate it if you would let me know and I will make... More

Carbondale, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We had a remarkable dinner in The Oakroom, The service was excellent but not stuffy. The plates were beautifully presented, and no detail was overlooked. Two of us had a duo of skate and halibut- both perfectly cooked, incredibly moist. The simple presentation allowed the excellent quality of the fish to shine through. My husband had the bouillabaisse, which was... More

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