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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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 264
    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
Freightliner Mexico

Great Good! Great Environment! Great Location! Great Staff! I Loved it! The manager Rachel was so kind, patient and so helpful! I really appreciate her! We had a group of 40 and they were able to put together a dinner for us. We did a bourbon tasting, I was expecting something different and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Joab G
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Anaheim, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Anaheim, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great Good! Great Environment! Great Location! Great Staff! I Loved it! The manager Rachel was so kind, patient and so helpful! I really appreciate her! We had a group of 40 and they were able to put together a dinner for us. We did a bourbon tasting, I was expecting something different and expecting more, but I think it was... More 

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

We were so happy to have your group in while you were visiting Louisville. I'm glad that you enjoyed everything and we certainly look forward to you returning. More 

Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

All around exceptional. The bone marrow and charcuterie were the stand outs. The bourbon cocktails were the best I had in Louisville. Top that off with impeccable service and bizarre/awesome decor and you've got an experience you won't soon forget. Gentlemen - make sure to check out the bathroom! You'll see why, ha.

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

As much as we'd love to have you move in with us (while I can't make promises, perhaps we can work out some kind of long term rate), you'll probably be happy to hear that our Nashville location of 21c is currently under development. While I'm note sure of an opening date, we'll be happy to have you join us... More 

algonquin il
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Started with cocktails in the bar. Nice crowd and friendy staff.. We started with the Chacuterie plate with freshly made sausage. Shrimp pasta and bone marrow was fantastic! Great bread too! Excellent wine list.

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

Thank you for visiting us while you were in Louisville and thank you especially for the great comments! I'm glad you were able to come in and enjoy a few of my favorites from the menus. I hope that you'll come back and see us soon and enjoy all of the seasonal changes we make on the menus. More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I am visiting Louisville from England and was invited out for Easter Sunday dinner. We were greeted and shown to our table. There were 6 of us eating and the circle table was possibly a little small but was lovely in the window. We ordered wine and drinks, service seemed a little slow to start with but we were looked... More 

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

Welcome to Louisivlle, I really hope you're enjoying your time here. I'm so glad that you were able to come in and enjoy our Sunday Supper! Personally, I love it when a great meal is shared with friends and family and our family style Sunday prix fixe certainly fits that bill. I hope you had time to enjoy our art... More 

Little Rock, AR
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

I know, pork chop doesn't sound yummy. However, this isn't your Momma chop. It is hands down the best pork dish I've ever eaten. You will not be disappointed. The meat and cheese platter was immediately devoured. I could have made a meal with just that. The place is filled with beautiful artwork and intriguing wait staff. The service was... More 

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

I think our pork chop is pretty fantastic too! We source our pork from Woodland Farm located just outside of Louisville where they raise beautiful heritage breed hogs. Most of our charcuterie is also made from this fantastic pork and produced in house by our chef team. I'm also glad you were able to enjoy the art work and I... More 

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I had the fortune of eating here while in Louisville last fall, and was blown away by the quality, quantity and flavor profile of the food. It's a true representation of farm-fresh, local flavors, served in a warm atmosphere with attentive staff. Must-visit when in Louisville!

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

Thank you so very much for your comments. I certainly hope you'll be able to return to Louisville and dine with us again! Our chef team works very hard to source great ingredients and present them in inventive and delicious ways. I'll definitely pass on your comments to the staff. More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at 21c and Proof on Main! I'm really glad that you had fun with the art and enjoyed dining with us. Meeting enthusiastic guests like yourself are a great part of my job and I really appreciate you stopping in. We certainly hope to see you again! More 

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

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

Thank you for taking the time to rate us and give feedback about your experience at Proof on Main. Even though we expect to always wow our guests, I'm really happy that our bartenders helped to make your dinner with us exceptional! I'll certainly be sure to pass that on. The octopus is a house signature dish and always available... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Bill K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

I'm really sorry to hear that we missed the mark on a few things during your meal. We always aim for perfection, and to hear that we fell short is a great disappointment. However, it's feedback like this that helps us improve and for that, I'm grateful. I'm also glad that you enjoyed the atmosphere of the hotel in general... More 

Louisville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Bill K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

I'm so happy that we were able to take care of your guests and make them feel at home. We, as a team, work very hard to make sure that everyone feels welcome and that we can provide a fantastic meal for them. It's rewarding to know that it's appreciated! 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: 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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