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Bistro 301

$$$
Central Business District
American, Bar, Bistro, Wine Bar
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301 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202-2907
502-584-8337
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located on the corner of 3rd and Market in historic downtown Louisville. A...
Located on the corner of 3rd and Market in historic downtown Louisville. A few blocks from the scenic waterfront.
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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great dinner spot!

We walked in off the street after strolling from our nearby hotel. No wait on this holiday evening. Very engaging server and delightful setting. Enjoyed both of our meals. Wonderful rich onion soup and a wedge salad for starters. Unlike another review here, I really enjoyed the crab cakes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
smadden11
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New Jersey
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  • Entertaining clients
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The hotel recommended this spot for good food and drinks at a reasonable price. We didn't have reservations but they made room for us. Our waitress was great and The Diablo hit the spot!! I will definitely visit again when I'm in the area.

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New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We walked in off the street after strolling from our nearby hotel. No wait on this holiday evening. Very engaging server and delightful setting. Enjoyed both of our meals. Wonderful rich onion soup and a wedge salad for starters. Unlike another review here, I really enjoyed the crab cakes. While they had a rather hard fried crust, there was lots... More 

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Haymarket, Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I wanted something with a local flavor and this was it! Easy walk to the convention center and Marriott Hotel. I had the Shrimp and Grits - yummy!

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Ardmore, Oklahoma
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Atlan early dinner here last week while staying downtown for a convention. Was with 2 friends and we all had different entrées. We started with calamari and it was delicious. They have 2 sizes and we got the small one since we were also getting dinner. I had shrimp and grits. Very good, nice spices. My friends ordered fried chicken... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Its a small place but I got reservation on open table. We sat at bar as we got there early. The bartenders were great and offered tips on excellent drinks. Staff were very friendly and we were made to feel welcome. Food was very good. No doubt I would recommend this place.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

First off, my wife and I were looking for a place to celebrate our 29th wedding anniversary; it is a bit difficult as she has developed Fibromyalgic tongue; Which affects her sensitivities to spicy food and strong flavors; I however, will eat just about anything. So, to find a place that meets both our needs is a bit difficult. After... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner and wine at the Bistro 301. Both Food and service were excellent. The artichoke dip is amazing.

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Spencer, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had twenty people in the party and the waitstaff did an outstanding job. The apps and meals were outstanding. I like the atmosphere and the location.

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Italy, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Bistro 301 has drinks, but the food is very limited and not good. Service was average at best and there only 4 of us in the whole place. Maybe when 301 reaches 500 it will be better but for now - drive on by.

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Chesterfield, MO
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Loved the atmosphere, the food and the wine. The food and service were fabulous. The manager checked on us a couple of times to make sure everything was fine. The grits with gouda were especially delish :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202-2907
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 502-584-8337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Bistro, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients

Description

Located on the corner of 3rd and Market in historic downtown Louisville. A few blocks from the scenic waterfront.
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?