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Proof on Main

Certificate of Excellence
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Central Business District
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702 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 (7th)
502-217-6360
Website
Today
12:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 258
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 17
    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
Most recent review
Stay at 21c eat here

The service was so nice, the food was complex and delicious, the restaurant was beautiful and surrounded with art. Nice splurge

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Pami46
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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476 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The service was so nice, the food was complex and delicious, the restaurant was beautiful and surrounded with art. Nice splurge

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Atlanta
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I was in Louisville for business and a local resident suggested that I try Proof on Main. I didn't arrive until after 8:00 and, since dining alone, decided to try the bar. The restaurant was full and seemed to have a lot of energy. The bar was a nice choice. The bartenders were extremely welcoming and suggested the perfect wine.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

High energy and museum setting sets the bar high for this place. Overall somewhat disappointed at this price point. $26 entree, $15 appetizer, $10 beer. I had the octopus appetizer in a "hot bath". Hot is right. Burned my tongue then the overseasoned meat literally added salt to the wound. Some of the octopus was burned as the cast iron... More 

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Louisville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

In late Jan, I took a couple to dinner there. They are almost 100% vegan. They had a fabulous meal and Proif was very accommodating, the server happily checking with the chef on a couple of items. Our food was all superb as always, the service outstanding without being fawning. We sat there for 3 hrs on a Fri night... More 

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Independence, Kentucky
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food was not typical, but excellent. We were able to be seated immediately during dinner hours on a Friday evening without reservations. The tables are a bit close for an intimate dinner. There seemed to be a fair number of same sex couples. The museum was a nice place to walk around in the evening while relaxing. We stayed... More 

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Murray, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

the food options aren't traditional but they are good. Lots of drink options and bourbon flights. Like the hotel it is expensive, but nice.

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Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Inviting space in museum-hotel, attentive and mannerly staff, excellent cocktails and good food. I had the beet salad appetizer which was exquisite, as well as the shrimp noodles (which were very good, if a bit heavily salted). It's definitely a deluxe experience, and fairly pricey, but a nice treat for a special occasion.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Everything about this place is perfection! The bison burger OMFG Love it! The drinks LOVE it! THE BATHROOM LOVE IT (and the mens bathroom won an award for design so women check it out lol)! The Art work is beyond the norm and I LOVE IT!

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Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The food, service, ambience...everything is the very best. There's lots of variety and the menu changes seasonally. I have eaten there regularly for almost eight years and it has never failed. Truly awesome. And don't forget to visit the men's room. It's memorable. If you are a woman, have some guy keep watch so that you can go in!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This restaurant/ bar/ hotel/ art museum is a great experience, would highly recommend to any visitors or Louisville residents/

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?