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Proof on Main

702 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 (Central Business District)
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Ranked #28 of 1,502 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
Columbia, Missouri
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Adjacent to the 21C Museum Hotel, Proof on Main offers a unique dining experience. The art museum-hotel is a mind-rattling exhibit of contemporary art. Some of the art carries over into the restaurant and adds to the creativity of the restaurant. We had the Sunday dinner special which was very special. The meal began with a variety of small entrees,... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I consider myself a foodie, but I have never been a big fan of Proof. Their menu is so limited that unless there is something you really like, you might be disappointed. I really like the pepper fried chicken, but that is about the only dish I really like. he art is wonderful however.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I took some out of town guests to Proof on Main for dinner on the recommendation of friends who have been many times. The atmosphere was great, the art, the huge statue of David outside, and the fun crowd on a Tuesday night. I was not impressed by the food. I ordered the Roasted Cauliflower, which was good, but not... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Our server was very helpful on a recent trip to Nashville. Gave great advice regarding bourbon drinks. Food was excellent.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I love this place. I thought it might be a little too hipster or pretentious for us. It wasn't any of that. Warm and inviting staff that loved talking about the dishes. We were looking for a nice place since we didn't have the kids for the weekend and this place delivered. It was one of the highlights of our... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Four of us enjoyed brunch here last Saturday before a football game. The space is bright and clean, decorated with fun, funky art. The menu was an interesting take on brunch favorites: our party had the spinach frittata, fried chicken, and country ham & eggs, all top notch. Don't miss the grits! Everything was delicious, and our servers were exceptionally... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

2nd time over the last few years that we visited this restaurant for a business dinner - very lively and busy on a Wednesday night proves that it is still one of the more popular Downtown establishments - made a slight mistake on the starters and got the mixed one for 4 of us - very small portion and we... More

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185 reviews 185 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

You must order the octopus and catfish appetizers...almost unique. For entrees, the locally-sourced hog chop was rated highly, the portion size could have been a little less and some starch ( eg French fries added) to accompany the fresh vegetable medley. The NY steak also well-rated, a giant bison burger required a doggy bag, the risotto slightly underperformed, good consistency... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

I love Proof on Main! I got to try it for the first time last year during a work trip. When I came back to Louisville for a friend's wedding, the only restaurant I had to go back to was Proof. This place is an experience you don't want to miss. Lively bar scene, great for groups (like my work... More

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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stayed in the 21c Museum hotel and ate at the hotel's restaurant, Proof on Main. We loved the food -- the menu items were creative and tasty. The previous night we also had cocktails in the restaurant and they were simply amazing.

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

Bulka56, I just wanted to reach out to say thank you for the kind review. We love to hear when we create a memorable experience for someone. Please know I have shared your comments with Chef and his brunch team so they too could hear your praise. Thanks again. Cheers, Joe Leftin | Restaurant Manager Proof on Main | 21c... More

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