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Bourbon's Bistro

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Clifton
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2255 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2407 (Jane)
TARC
502-894-8838
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Located on Frankfort Avenue's restaurant row in the historic Clifton...
Located on Frankfort Avenue's restaurant row in the historic Clifton neighborhood, we offer more than 130 bourbons, as well as a selection of antique expression whiskies that you won't find anywhere else. Bourbons features upscale dining in an elegant but casual atmosphere and a bourbon-inspired seasonal menu graced southern inspired cuisine.
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  • 33
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One of our favorites

We always enjoy the food here, and it's a place we come back to regularly. I like the seasonal menus and the special events they offer. The last one I went to was a Four Roses event which they hosted upstairs from the restaurant in a presumably new space they have (which can be rented for parties... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
MojoHillock
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We always enjoy the food here, and it's a place we come back to regularly. I like the seasonal menus and the special events they offer. The last one I went to was a Four Roses event which they hosted upstairs from the restaurant in a presumably new space they have (which can be rented for parties and events too,... More 

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Blairsville, Georgia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Still one of the best bourbon collections, and some of the best pairings with food. The staff is incredibly knowledgeable, and friendly, to boot. Sit at the bar with Jeff, and learn about more bourbon than you can begin to learn on any tour.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Everything we had here was fantastic. The goat cheese appetizer was wonderful! I had salmon, which was great - a nice maple glaze with a bacon topping. Others had the filet, strip streak and the cheese burger. All were delicious!! There was a lot of food sharing because the entrées all came with unique but fantastic side dishes; such as... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Atmosphere, service, bourbon selection were all great; the meal was a bit pricey and while good was not as good as I remember it being in years past. In all still a nice place to stop, especially for sampling bourbons.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

We (5) we decided to try Bourbon's Bistro after reading reviews. We were not disappointed ! Our server Edward was engaging, helpful and knowledgable about menu. He mentioned that he was new, and I would never have known that by his service. I had the scallops and they were delicious! Great selection of bourbon to choose from. Everyone in our... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is great restaurant, particularly for the basics when you really want them: steak, mashed potatoes, good veg. Of course they have everything else too--chicken, fish, pork...It's a little pricey because the basics are the very best quality, but it's worth every penny. Go for it--you will not be disappointed.

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Evansville, Indiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We found this place after a stop on the Frankfort Ave trolley hop. Wow!! This place is awesome. We started out with the Goat cheese appetizer. It is cooked in a cast iron skillet. This is a must try. We also had the Salmon with Parmesan Grits. And of course since it is a Bourbon Bar we had to try... More 

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Chicago
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had a date here, and a week later, we're still talking about it. Obviously, the bourbon is a big draw. We started out with Manhattens, had a glass of Malbec with our meal, then he had a shot of Pappy's and I had a flight. The options seem overwhelming, but the option of flights is a... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband and I had New Year's Eve dinner at Bourbon's Bistro. They had a special menu, as many places do on NYE, and I was a little concerned not knowing what to expect. I needn't have worried, having been there before I should have known that everything would be delicious. It's a relatively small space, but very open and... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

For a fine dining experience in the Louisville area, this restaurant is one worth paying a visit. Located not far from downtown in one of the city's many eclectic neighborhoods that offer other places to eat, drink and be merry along with shopping for things like fine art, antiques, jewelry and many other fine things---this restaurant like many in Louisville... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2255 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2407
    (Jane)
  • Public Transportation: TARC
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Clifton
  • Neighborhood: Clifton
  • Phone Number: 502-894-8838

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Located on Frankfort Avenue's restaurant row in the historic Clifton neighborhood, we offer more than 130 bourbons, as well as a selection of antique expression whiskies that you won't find anywhere else. Bourbons features upscale dining in an elegant but casual atmosphere and a bourbon-inspired seasonal menu graced southern inspired cuisine.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?