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702 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 (Central Business District)
502-217-6360
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Ranked #29 of 1,524 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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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
Cross street: 7th
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English first
New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The special of the evening was bison. I wanted my foreign guest to try such an American dish. The server didn't say the price - I assumed it was within the range of other main dishes. No - $50 for a small piece of mediocre bison. Try explaining that to a foreign guest who is appalled at the bill. Nope... More 

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Dallas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The menu at Proof is outstanding! Be ready to let you taste buds run wild! Everything from the appetizers to the main course and then to the desserts are amazing! Or just stop by the bar and have a fun, energetic meal there! This is great if you are traveling alone.

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Our server was from Ireland, can't remember his name but he was awesome. Always there when we needed him, never when we didn't. Enjoyed discussing the local beer selections and took his advice on a nice milk stout, delicious. Food was absolutely amazing. We had a bunch of different appetizers, all good. I had the hog chop for the main... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was our third time in last 4 years dining at Proof on Main. It's part of the 21C hotel. This time we were very disappointed. They have two dining areas, separated by a brick wall. We were seated in the area near the kitchen. Big mistake. The kitchen area is open, which is sometimes cool if done right. There... More 

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

So glad that we decided on this restaurant while staying at the 21C Hotel next door. Lovely, modern atmosphere. I highly recommend the whipped ricotta, roasted bones (bison femur marrow? brilliant!), the succulent hog chop, and the incredible bread pudding. Cotton candy with the check was a nice touch. A+++.

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Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I've been a few times, and each time it was amazing. I had their "eggs benedict" for breakfast. I normally don't approve of much changing in that dish, but they preserved the soul while changing many parts (a grit cake instead of English muffin, for example). The atmosphere, with all of its art, makes everything perfect. GO!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Fine dining, also a great place for lunch and there is a very unique museum/gallery to visit while they are in the hotel.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Went here for dinner based on a positive recommendation from a friend. Quick seating, good drink menu, and excellent service. Food was amazing. Had the bone-in bison steak and would order again and again. Tried to salmon and that was great too.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

I personally enjoy the bar and you can usually get to order from either menus. Servers are attentive and will recognize you and remember your orders DNS taste if you frequent the place. The bison burger is a must and the cheese tray is an excellent compline to a drink.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Proof is the bar/restaurant at 21 C. Really fun, edgy , trendy bar, great food- farm to table. Try the bison burger- wonderful!

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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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