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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 #29 of 1,514 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 am - 2:00 am
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
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is one of the best meals I have ever had in my life. Walking into the restaurant I was instantly transported away into a different world with great ambience surrounded by some unique photography. There was a quiet buzz of the diners mixed with the pleasant clinking of the silverware. When I looked at the menu I wanted everything... More

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Massachusetts
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339 reviews 339 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Not a huge selection but the menu is quite eclectic. Did not get the octopus that everyone raved about as we had the Sunday Supper special, which is a prix fixe dinner. We both had hot catfish (not too spicy but very flavorful) with creamy mashed potatoes and squash. It was prefaced with an appetizer sampler of 5 items which... More

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

CapeSharon, Thank you for your kind review. I was very glad to read you enjoyed Sunday Supper. Chef and his team have been working hard each week on the Sunday Supper menu and are very proud of their efforts. They will be delighted to hear you enjoyed it. Thanks again. Cheers, Joe Leftin | Restaurant Manager Proof on Main |... More

Bronx, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Special thanks to 2 special people, proving once again how good it feels to do small random acts of kindness. Preparing to visit a hospice patient, we were asked to bring her an orange sno cone. Looking online for someplace close by brought us to a range of local bars offering "adult snow cones". Thinking they might be willing to... More

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

Joy, Thank you so much for your kind words. I was glad to read we were able to make someone's day a little brighter. Please know I have shared your comments with both Liz and Eric. It was very gratifying for them, and they were delighted to hear the sno-cone was a hit. Thanks again. Cheers, Joe Leftin | Restaurant... More

Louisville
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had one if the best meals ever at Proof on Main. Service was great, and the food was exceptional. We had been on a trip from Oklahoma to Asheville then Louisville. We ate at many top restaurants, but Proof got our number 10 award. We were there on Sunday night, so don 't miss the chef's Sunday Suppers. You... More

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

Sharon, Thanks for your praise. You review was a gratifying to read. I was especially glad to read Sunday Supper made you happy. I can assure you putting the menu together made Chef and his team happy as well. Thanks again. Cheers, Joe Leftin | Restaurant Manager Proof on Main | 21c Museum Hotel m. 513.807.2812 | w. 502.217.6360 jleftin@proofonmain.com... More

Austintown, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

What a unique and delicious place. The food was exceptional and the atmosphere was beautiful, but not overly stuffy. We loved the unique, fresh menu and the museum.

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

Karen, Thank you very much for the great review. We work hard to create a unique experience for our guests. I was glad to read we did that for you. We hope to see you again on your next visit to the commonwealth. Cheers, Joe Leftin | Restaurant Manager Proof on Main | 21c Museum Hotel m. 513.807.2812 | w.... More

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
Top Contributor
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

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