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Proof on Main

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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
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 273
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 18
    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
Firing on all cylinders...

Dinner for 8 in this pleasantly upscale, minimalist (and a little loud) restaurant was top-notch. The cocktails perfect (with a perfectly square ice cube), as were the appetizers (i.e., the three-grain salad!). And the pork chop was cooked and seasoned just right; the potato side dish, ordered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Freebird2007
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San Francisco, Ca
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
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San Francisco, Ca
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Dinner for 8 in this pleasantly upscale, minimalist (and a little loud) restaurant was top-notch. The cocktails perfect (with a perfectly square ice cube), as were the appetizers (i.e., the three-grain salad!). And the pork chop was cooked and seasoned just right; the potato side dish, ordered separately, a great combination. All 8 guests were pleased (which is hard to... More 

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Madison, WI
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Loved Proof on Main. So much we kept coming back. The service was fantastic, only outdone by the food. It is a great farm to table (they own the farm) so ingredients are fresh and seasonal. Also expertly prepared. On Sunday we had "Sunday Dinner" a three- course prix-fixe menu that was delicious. Choices when we were there were roasted... More 

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Louisville, KY
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Proof Restaurant is located inside 21c Hotel downtown on Main St. Its menu is inventive & seasonal, often as result of many ingredients grown on the owners’ farm, including its phenomenal bison. Start with a delectable house-made charcuterie platter and go from there – usually locally-sourced entrees and you will always end with the surprise after-dessert presentation of cotton candy.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Great people and service! Woodford Reserve cocktails were best! Or try the Woodford Pinot finish, neat or on rocks!

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Akron, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited Proof on Main on a Friday evening. He had found the restaurant online and I'm so glad we went for dinner. We had a very knowledgeable server who made suggestions and was very helpful. We had the charred octopus for an appetizer and it was delicious. For dinner, I had the salmon and my husband... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

One of my wifes and I favorite for the occasional night out never a disappointment and always nice to walk through art museum after meal

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Girard, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went here after my sons graduation from Louisville. Food is natually sourced and was very good. Take the on-line menu as more of an example. What they actually had today was a little cut down from it. However they also had a few choices not on the on-line menu. After dinner they then brought out some pink cotton candy for... More 

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Bropokfield
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Without a doubt one of the best most interesting amazing meals I have ever had. The menu does need interpretation by the wonderful staff who can guide you into choosing a meal of the stars. The place is beautiful and service extraordinary. The cocktails interesting.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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170 reviews 170 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

So, this was my first visit and I enjoyed the ambiance upon sitting down. Nice bar crowd, good selection of wines, and friendly bar staff. But, my meal, a bison burger, was not prepared as requested. That being said, it was a very good meal. If the meal had been served to my request, I might have given an excellent... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I went to Proof when it first opened years ago and was excited to bring my friend. We went for lunch and true to form service and food great! As always loved viewing the art installations!

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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?