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Bistro 301

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$$$
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: 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
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good but very loud!

Excellent service, food, and atmosphere although due to the small size of restaurant and closeness of tables to one another the noise level can be overwhelming if there are a large number of customers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Fruitflyaway
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Nashville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
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Chesterfield, MO
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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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Asheville, N.C.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice restaurant, the staff are excellent and the food is delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant. The menu has a lot of variety, I was with a group of 10 people and everyone enjoyed their entrée.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Excellent service, food, and atmosphere although due to the small size of restaurant and closeness of tables to one another the noise level can be overwhelming if there are a large number of customers.

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Louisville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My mother and I visited today for dinner at 5pm downtown was very packed for the NCAA tourney but we were headed to see the Lion King! The service was great the food wonderful the convenience excellent and a wonderful time we will be back!!!!

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Tullahoma, Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A fine place for a quick snack while at the convention center but do not think anything memorable will happen. I had the pretzel bunned crab cake which sounds nice but was at most, average

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Menu is well developed. I had the scallops with pork belly. It was good. But I've had pork belly before and this appeared to just be bacon. And at $28, I expected higher end pork belly. We had calamari as an appetizer. You could tell we had "re fired" calamari bc some pieces were severely over cooked while some were... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I enjoyed dinner and drinks with a new friend (we were both stranded at the hotel during the crazy snowstorm). I enjoyed the filet with scalloped potatoes & mushrooms. Steak was perfectly cooked to my liking - medium rare! Good beer selection on tap. Lots of bourbons to choose from. Bartender made me a great hot toddy (bourbon, honey, lemon,... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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107 reviews 107 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Six of us decided to try Bistro 301 before going to an event at the Yum Center. It was crowded but we had reservations. Unfortunately, we still had to wait 30 min for a table. I tried the burger combo and asked for it to be med/well done. We had overpriced cocktails that were all disappointing. The waitress never refilled... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Snagged a last minute reservation for dinner before we caught a Christmas show just around the corner at Actors Theater. Friendly wait staff and good drinks. Two diners had the crab cakes, which delish. Good food.

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New Albany, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We stopped in on Friday night and I guess we were lucky to get a table before the dinner rush - it is a small place so I would highly recommend if your going to try this place call ahead for reservations. Our waiter - very nice guy - we were very pleased with the service. My husband had the... More 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?