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Proof on Main

702 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 (Central Business District)
502-217-6360
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Ranked #30 of 1,511 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Cross street: 7th
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Had wine and appetizers in the bar. Service was good, managers did a couple table checks. Wine list is eclectic with some interesting regions represented. The marrow bones were the best of the appetizers.

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Joe L, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Jdk326, Thanks for the positive review. I was glad to read you found some interesting choices on the wine list. We love to give our guests the opportunity to try new wines. Please feel free to reach out on your next visit as I would be happy to chat about some of our more obscure choices. Thanks again. Cheers, Joe... More

New Rochelle, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a very modern restaurant in a great location in Louisville. The restaurant was clean and the service excellent. We had the "Sunday Supper", a reasonable priced prix fixe option. The mains were delicious. The sides were delicious and there was plenty of food. We enjoyed dessert and coffee. It was a very pleasant and fun dining experience.

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Joe L, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Alice, Thank you very much for the kind review. I was glad to read you enjoyed Sunday Supper. Chef and his team have had a lot of fun putting that menu together each week. They will be delighted to hear you enjoyed it. The menu does change weekly so feel free to come back and try it again soon. Cheers,... More

Fort Myers, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Invited to tag along with a group from a conference to have dinner at Proof. What a great surprise. Food and service was excellent. Loved the catfish dip, grilled octopus appetizer and the bison burger was cooked perfectly and well dressed. Dessert's were great including homemade gelato. Back to the surprise... Proof is part of the 21C Museum Hotel and... More

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Joe L, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Rob, Thank you for such a great review. We work hard to create top notch food and service so it is gratifying to hear your praise. Please visit again on your next visit to Louisville. Who knows, we may even surprise you again. Cheers, Joe Leftin | Restaurant Manager Proof on Main | 21c Museum Hotel m. 513.807.2812 | w.... More

Newport Beach, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Part of the charm of 21C Museum hotel, this restaurant has a collection of contemporary art, and meals are served in the setting of an art gallery. The menu itself is delightful, and the room is light and bright and service charming. We enjoyed everything we ordered, and our late lunch stretched out happily.

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Joe L, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Anita, Thank you for your kind review. It was gratifying to read. I am glad you were able to linger in the dining room and soak up the atmosphere. I will be sure to share your comments with our Art team so they too can hear your praise. We hope to see you again on your next visit to the... More

Southern Indiana
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126 reviews 126 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Louisville has many great restaurants worth visiting and this is one of them. We have now been to Proof on three different occasions in the past six months, and would definitely return again. At every visit, the cocktails, appetizers and entrees have been excellent, and service has been great. The chef really likes to mix things up, creating very unique... More

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Joe L, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Wandering Pencil, Thank you very much for the fantastic review. I was glad to read you had several great experiences here at Proof. We work hard to consistently provide great food and great service to our guests. It is helpful to know when we hit the mark. Please know I have shared your comments with the team, and congratulated them... More

Cincinnati, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Adjacent to the now-famous 21C Hotel, Proof on Main is a foodie's dream and bourbon lover's paradise as well. As not only one of the best bars in America, this place delivers an aggressive menu with southern charm. We had the bone marrow, but could have easily gone for the tongue pot roast or grilled octopus. The pulled pork and... More

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Joe L, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Dear P93S27, Thank you so much for the fantastic review, to read it was very gratifying. I must say it sounds like you ordered well. The roasted bones is certainly one of Chef's favorite dishes, and our grits are not to be missed in my opinion. Thanks again. We are truly grateful for your praise. Cheers, Joe Leftin | Restaurant... More

St Maarten-St Martin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Very unique modern ambience very good food, must try Benedict eggs for break fast, good lunch menu, banana split enough for 4 people, must try bourbon ale beer

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Joe L, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Dhameja, Thanks for the great review. You tried some of my favorites during your visit so it is no surprise to me you enjoyed your experience. Thanks again. Please come visit again soon. Cheers, Joe Leftin | Restaurant Manager Proof on Main | 21c Museum Hotel m. 513.807.2812 | w. 502.217.6360 jleftin@proofonmain.com Proof on Main, at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville... More

Rockville, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Proof on Main is a beautifully designed restaurant in a quirky, artsy hotel. Our first visit was a Saturday, 6ish. The NY Steak (buffalo) was superb. The bread, salad, and desserts were also terrific. Our next visit--a Friday, also around 6 pm--was not quite as successful. It became uncomfortably noisy around 7 pm. The prawn dish, which was highly recommended... More

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Joe L, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Dear Mitch, Thank you for your honest review. Please know we will use your comments to continue to hone our craft. I have shared your comments with Chef. He was glad to hear your enjoyed your steak, but was disappointed to hear the prawns did not meet your expectation. Chef is constantly tweaking each dish to make it better so... More

Norfolk, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I dined at Proof four times while on a recent business trip - twice for breakfast and twice for dinner. The menu is creative and the food is excellent. Standouts included an heirloom tomato salad, salmon, gelato and some outstanding bacon. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates quality food, a hip environment and a creative menu.

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Joe L, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

AR987, I wanted to reach out to say thank you for the kind review. We are honored that you dined with us so many times on your stay. Thanks again. Cheers, Joe Leftin | Restaurant Manager Proof on Main | 21c Museum Hotel m. 513.807.2812 | w. 502.217.6360 jleftin@proofonmain.com Proof on Main, at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville 700 West Main... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner recently at Proof on Main. It was the stand-out meal of our trip through the Mid-South. Locally sourced thoughtfully prepared dishes in a modern yet comfortable setting. The service was polished yet accommodating. These folks are setting a standard for dining in Louisville and elsewhere.

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Joe L, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

TripChick100, Thanks for such a glowing review. We work hard to create a memorable experience, and I am glad you found that your experience here at Proof was the highlight of your trip. Please come visit again soon. Cheers, Joe Leftin | Restaurant Manager Proof on Main | 21c Museum Hotel m. 513.807.2812 | w. 502.217.6360 jleftin@proofonmain.com Proof on Main,... More

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