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Proof on Main

702 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 (Central Business District)
502-217-6360
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Ranked #36 of 1,480 restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
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
Greenville, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Higher end restaurant with some eclectic dishes. Bison burger makes you feel at home, oh home, on the range.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Proof On Main is adjacent to the boutique hotel "21C," which has been rated one of the best boutique hotels in the US. The food at Proof on Main is upscale and tasty, as are the cocktails. They have a great bar for just drinks. The art in the attached art gallery is ever changing. Don't miss a trip to... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The food, service, cocktails, and atmosphere was top notch. I would recommend anyone to try Proof on Main.

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Louisville, KY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Louisville is famous for its restaurants and Proof is no exception. Housed within the famous 21c Hotel, Proof is truly a delight for the senses. The menu changes with the seasons, but everything I have had there is delicious. The bar is a real treat too. None of the drinks are mixes. Everything is fresh and handmade. It's a great... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

this was one of my best birthdays ever. since my birthday falls on 3/15, everyone is all about St. Paddys day the 17th. So one of my best girlfriends was shocked I had not been here, and surprised me with a fun dinner & the prettiest "fancy" drinks as we call them. the drinks were very tasty as was the... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The art is good the food is good .. What else can one say? I have eTen. Oth lunch and dinner at proof and. Oth were wonderful.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Love this place! The food, drink and service are excellent. The art is always changing and fun to see. It's close to museums, Kentucky Center and the Belvedere. Make sure to check out the bathrooms - sounds weird but it's worth it

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We have dined here several times as a couple or with friends in groups up to 10. Always excellent. Octopus appetizer not to be missed!! HOWEVER, we recently took a group of 60 and we were DISMAYED!! We paid top dollar. The room was too small, the number of servers inadequate, the detailed arrangements made n advance were not followed,... More

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

Dear Magidoc, Thank you for your honest review. I was glad to hear you have enjoyed your visits to Proof on Main in the past, but was dismayed to read we fell short regarding your large group. My apologies for you not feeling well taken care of. I have shared your comments regarding the lack of servers with my fellow... More

Lexington, Kentucky
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

From start to finish, everything about our experience was perfect. The décor and ambience are amazing, and the food was impeccable. I started with a roasted Brussels sprout salad, and my husband enjoyed the soup of the day. Given what was to come, the serving size was perfect, but I could have eaten this salad all day. The soup was... More

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

Dear Dbjone2, I wanted to reach out to say thank you for taking the time to write such kind words. We love what we do at Proof on Main, and we love it even more when our guests enjoy their meal so much. I have shared your compliments with Chef as well. He was especially glad to hear you loved... More

Plano, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I have eaten here 4 times for dinner in the last 4 months. Never disappoints. Drink selections are outstanding, and the food is consistently superior. The mussels are incredible, and they come in a bed that includes roasted kale, grapefruit and jalepenos. One of the best dishes I have ever had - period. You also have to try the truffle... More

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

Dear Mike D, Thank you so very much for taking the time write such kind words. We are a passionate group, and to hear such praise for what we do is inspiring. I have shared your kind words with Chef as well. He was delighted to hear his creation described as, "one of the best dishes ever". Again, a hearfelt... More

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