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Proof on Main

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Central Business District
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702 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 (7th)
502-217-6360
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 318
    Excellent
  • 154
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Incredible food and wonderful drinks menu

The food was every bit as good as we had read. The appetizers we shared, the octopus and the smoked Kentucky catfish dip, were outstanding. The entrees--the duck special, the ribeye and the hog chop were great. But I think the blistered green beans stole the show. We split the Kentucky bourbon pie... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
grouse47
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The food was every bit as good as we had read. The appetizers we shared, the octopus and the smoked Kentucky catfish dip, were outstanding. The entrees--the duck special, the ribeye and the hog chop were great. But I think the blistered green beans stole the show. We split the Kentucky bourbon pie (or pecan pie can't remember the title)... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Really nice place, great food, great service! I really recommend visit the art gallery on your way to the restrooms! Food is really good, you should try the octopus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you are in the art community in Louisville it is a must that you experience Proof on Main. Whether it's for drinks and a stroll through 21c or a decadent 5 course meal you'll be glad you experienced it. My only issue is the price it costs $$$$ and in Louisville the dining is exquisite with plenty of affordable... More 

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Bill K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

We like to think that the smiles we generate before the digits are well worth it and it sounds as though you agree! Thank you for the great comments. More 

Indiana
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162 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Let me begin by observing that for a restaurant as highly rated as this in a foodie town like Louisville, I was expecting something on the level of Rolf and Daughters in Nashville or Bluebeard in Indianapolis. No, far from it. This place sent all the vibes but just didn't deliver. Had the octopus and a salad. First was not... More 

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Bill K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I appreciate hearing when we fall short of the mark and also miss some of clues that our guests give us to let us know they aren't having the fantastic experience that we want to provide. I'll make sure that I review all of these notes with our team. I hope that you stop back... More 

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Was in town for 22 hours for business. Enjoyed dinner, breakfast and lunch. No time to explore, but when in Rome, right? All three meals were excellent. The sauteed octopus was outstanding, as was the Hog Chop. The grilled cheese sandwich, enough for two, (parmesan encrusted sourdough bread, heirloom tomatoes, three cheeses and arugula). Without a doubt the best GC... More 

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Bill K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

I love hearing that our out of town guests are so happy with us that they choose to do all of their dining with us! It's really quite an honor, especially in a city with great restaurants like ours. Keeping our standards high for all three meals is not an easy task, but I'm glad that we were able to... More 

Great Neck, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great food. Great service. We had Salad and Sandwiches and sat outside. Everything was to perfection and the whole family was happy.

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Bill K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

I'm glad you had a wonderful time and that your whole family had a great time. Thank you for the great comments and I hope you can visit us again soon. More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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920 reviews
543 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 636 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We dined here on our first night in town when staying at the attached hotel. The meal was excellent (I chose the half chicken - very tasty), delivered with very good service. We then returned for lunch the next day (at least one of our party was suffering from the extended visit to the bar after dinner!), when my sandwich... More 

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Bill K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying us so much that you came back for a second helping! I've been told that our PMP sandwich is a wonderful salve for a bit of bourbon fatigue, but that's purely anecdotal. I realize you don't live terribly close to us, but I hope that we get to see you again soon. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you're a foodie, like a chic, modern vibe when you dine, Proof on Main is your destination. You can get a drink from the bar and browse the art in the hotel which is first class. When I have to go back home I sometimes crave the Bison Burger! The after dinner pink cotton candy is so much fun.... More 

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Bill K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

While I love hearing comments from the people who are pleasantly surprised when they discover a unique, innovative, and highly locally sourced menu, it's especially nice to hear from our guests who have a wonderful experience every darn time they come in the door. Thank you for the great review and I hope that we can see you soon. More 

Delray Beach, Florida
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Proof on Main in the 21C Museum Hotel had a very interesting and sophisticated menu. We enjoyed the wonderfully prepared lunch sandwiches and salads and highly recommend the restaurant for a quiet, sophisticated dining treat.

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So wonderful to hear how much you enjoyed it. it's comments like this that make the restaurant business so very rewarding! Thank you. More 

florida
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stopped here on the urban bourbon trail. We needed to get some food and had two yummy dishes we had the local lettuces and the grain salad. Both were very flavorful the journey through the museum to the restaurant is worth the price of dinner. Chairs are not too comfy

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Bill K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by and the great comments. One of my favorite things to do (when I'm not working, of course) is to pick up a cocktail at our lounge, then walk through the gallery and explore the art which, thanks to our amazing museum team, is always beautiful and thought provoking. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 702 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    (7th)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 502-217-6360

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 2:00 am

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