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Saffron's Restaurant

131 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202 (Central Business District)
(502) 584-7800
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Ranked #35 of 1,502 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Went here for lunch with some coworkers. Service was excellent, and the food was delicious. So flavorful. Highly recommend!

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Madison, Indiana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It's been a long time since I visited Saffron's but I still dream about it :) They serve this lamb chop with a special dry rub that just makes my mouth water thinking about it. I would definitely recommend this place for a nice dinner. Enjoy!

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London, Kentucky, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise in Louisville downtown. We were greeted with a very friendly and professional server who was well versed in Persian cuisine. The food was absolutely delicious with big serving portions though. We tried the "chello kabob" and chicken kabob and both were awesome. We also tried the eggplant appetizer which was also pretty good. Although we... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were looking for a new food experience so we tried Saffrons. The customer service was excellent. We sat at the bar for drinks and a meal and the bartender was very pleasant to talk with. He helped us pronounce the food items and gave recommendations for cocktails. . The food was amazing- grape leaf appetizers and entrees of stew... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A fine place for both service and food. Seated immediately. Server (Victor) was knowledgeable and friendly. Was able to pronounce everything on the menu which in this type of place is not easy. A free sabrzi (sp) app was good. Herbs, radishes, cheese with pita bread and sauce. Food was served quickly. A beef Persian stew flavored with limes and... More

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Memphis, Tennessee, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The food, atmosphere, and staff are really good. I had the cooked duck w/fesenjan sauce and Persian rice. Excellent! Highly recommended.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I eat here all the time for lunch (for 10+ years). I have never, ever had a bad experience. The food is great. I usually get the salmon. It is close to the center of downtown, but might be a little hard to find if you are not familiar with downtown.

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Brooklyn, New York
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114 reviews 114 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Had dinner here last night, was celebrating a friends Bday. They offered us a complimentary persian salad and hot pita bread.The food was amazing we all ordered the lamb chops which came with a huge side of saffron rice and a yummy greek salad. The chops were so tender and seasoned to perfection. The food was served really fast and... More

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Saffron's has evolved a bit over the years with an expanded menu and updated, lovely decor. As soon as you walk in, you know you're in a nice place. The food is always phenomenal, but never too heavy or excessively seasoned. From the occasional Duck specials with Pomegranate reductions, to the Rack of Lamb house special to my favorite, simple... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I held a business meeting during the day in downtown Louisville and simply searched surrounding area for a restaurant and found Saffron's. Persian Food. So I convinced the group of 7 to try it. WONDERFUL. Before we even ordered they brought a plate of some sort of salad type plate that had no dressing or oil. Wasn't sure what to... More

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