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Proof on Main

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702 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 (7th)
502-217-6360
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 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
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 305
    Excellent
  • 149
    Very good
  • 61
    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
Cocktail Hour

We stopped here for drinks after dinner and enjoyed every drink we had. We concentrated on bourbon bases drinks-sazracks and pins cups. Great!! Would recommend

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
JEP_10
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Newburgh,IN
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The service was exceptional, but the food was a little too strange for my personal taste. I also felt the food was bit overpriced.

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

Thank you so much for the compliment to our service staff! I'm sorry that our menu wasn't to your taste and I hope that you'll give us an opportunity to find something more to your liking on a return visit. More 

Newburgh,IN
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for drinks after dinner and enjoyed every drink we had. We concentrated on bourbon bases drinks-sazracks and pins cups. Great!! Would recommend

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

So glad that you were able to execute the classics to your satisfaction! I hope you were able to enjoy some of the great cocktails that our bartending team create on a seasonal and rotating basis. If not, that sounds like a fantastic excuse to stop in and see us again! More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We've had the charred octopus, cheese board, one of the best salads with the softest lettuce ever, gnocchi, grits, egg sandwich, olive oil pound cake, etc... and enjoyed everything. The dining room is a wonderful environment for a date, business, or a solo breakfast. The edgy art work and excellent wait staff gives the place a cool vibe. Order a... More 

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

I'm delighted that we made such a good impression on you that you chose to comment almost a year later! We're still going strong and as delicious and innovative as ever. Our new chef is bringing some great new ideas to the kitchen while still maintaining signatures like our charred octopus. I hope that you can visit us again soon! More 

Harrisonburg, Virginia
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had a very nice birthday dinner for my daughter. Everyone enjoyed their food. I had the hog chop which was very good.

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

So glad that you enjoyed everything! The hog chop is a favorite of mine as well. I certainly hope that you stop in and see us more often than once a year (ie. birthday dinners), but I agree that we're a great place to celebrate. Thank you for coming in. More 

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Stopped in here after it was recommended by a client. The service was good, the food took a little to get out but it was well worth the wait. The food was excellent. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

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

Apologies for the slight wait, we do our best to keep things moving quickly, but we do get backed up on occasion. I'm glad you thought the food was worth the wait though! Thank you for the great review. More 

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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My daughter came to town on business so we decided to eat here. The room was well appointed and the service was good. She had the mixed lettuces which appeared to be nicely presented and a good size portion. I had the beet salad a nice portion of different beets with a nice dressing. Our mains were the halibut for... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us and I'll pass your comments about the food on to our chef team because our goal is always to "wow" you. More 

Lenoir City, TN
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109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We hoped to find a unique lunch spot some where in the neighborhood of both the slugger museum and the Evan Williams Experience and Proof perfectly fit the bill. The bison burger was cooked and served exactly as hoped it wood be; the hot crispy chicken served on corn was delicious; the sandwich the adopts many of the elements of... More 

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

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your meal with us. It sounds as though our kitchen was running a bit slower than we'd typically like that day, but it sounds as though you feel it's worth the wait! Thanks for dining with us. More 

Farmington Hills, Michigan
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The restaurant is in a hotel with a contemporary art museum. Our beverages were delicious and unique. This restaurant is part of the Urban Bourbon Trail so many of the interesting menu items are bourbon infused. There are bourbon flights and a large selection of beer and spirits. It's a great possible romantic meal.

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

So glad that you enjoyed everything! I hope you're able to join us again soon. More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

While staying at 21c, we had breakfast delivered up that we assume came up from Proof. Wow, would never think to review a room service meal, but this was truly spectacular and delicious. Husband had an egg bagel sandwich with great pimento cheese (yes, you are in the south and we judge you by the quality of your pimento cheese,... More 

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

You are correct in guessing that your room service at 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville does, in fact, come from Proof on Main. We sometimes vary the menu between the dining room and room service, but our hotel guests are welcome to enjoy items from our dining room menu depending on the time of day. So glad that you enjoyed... More 

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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The bar at Proof is a good place to take a load off while touring downtown. Nice drink menu although we were being waited on by the relief bartender while the main guy was at lunch. A little slow but decent drinks. The decor is beyond interesting with plenty of eye catching art works all over. Light food menu was... More 

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

I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Proof on Main. Apologies for the timing off your meal falling slightly short of the mark. I'll certainly look into how the lounge is being covered in the afternoon and make sure that we are offering the best possible guest experience as is our standard. Thanks again for the... More 

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Additional Information about Proof on Main

Address: 702 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Phone Number: 502-217-6360
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American

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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, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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