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RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge

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140 N. Fourth Ave., 25th Floor, Atop the Galt House Hotel, Louisville, KY 40202
15025684239
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge is locally owned and offers a fresh...
RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge is locally owned and offers a fresh perspective on upscale dining, from 25 stories above the city. Our restaurant is the only one in the world with twin revolving floors, offering guests 360 degree views of downtown and the Ohio River. However, it's our outstanding menu and fresh ingredients that have made RIVUE a standout among Louisville restaurants. From our freshly-squeezed juices and lettuce grown at an agronomic farm to sustainably-sourced seafood, every bite is bursting with flavor. So stop by for a spin and discover Louisville's most memorable dining experience! RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge opened in June of 2007, and brought a new sophistication to Louisville dining, and continues to lead the culinary scene in the Derby city. RIVUE was ranked among the Top 5 Revolving Restaurants in the U.S.
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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful evening at RIVUE

As a traveling family of four with 2 kids, we thought that it would be a nice experience to eat at the revolving restaurant atop our hotel. We were delighted to have such a wonderful meal as well as the revolving dining experience. While there is not a separate kids menu, our 8 and 10 year old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Lisa696
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Pittsburgh, PA
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I had the pork chop and the husband had the New York Strip Steak. The pork chop was the best I have ever eaten. The candy cart was outstanding.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

As a traveling family of four with 2 kids, we thought that it would be a nice experience to eat at the revolving restaurant atop our hotel. We were delighted to have such a wonderful meal as well as the revolving dining experience. While there is not a separate kids menu, our 8 and 10 year old were able to... More 

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Edmonton, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Ate dinner here while staying at the Galt House hotel for a business meeting. The service, the view and the food were excellent. Food is pricey, but to be expected for the location and the quality.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We had driven all day and decided to dine here so we would not need to get the car out of the garage and drive some more. I had done a search for seafood and it popped up. Only a couple seafood items were actually on the menu. My wife loved her steak and the view was excellent. Unfortunately we... More 

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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I thought the Rivue was a bit over priced. Granted, it revolves as you dine for a nice evening overlooking the river, but still a bit expensive for average food.

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Great view, Great food. Had the pork chop and collard greens. Food was well prepared, great presentation. Staff was cordial and attentive. It's pricey but worth it.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Made online reservations for my wife's birthday. The main reason to go to this restaurant is the view from the revolving deck (if you want a good steak, head across the street to Jack Frys). Upon arriving, at just after 6pm on July 24th a less than attentive hostess moved to seat us in the entrance hallway area. The revolving... More 

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Thad M, General Manager at RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

My apologies for a clearly less than stellar experience on your last visit. Revolving wheel window tables are of course in high demand on weekends and we must do our best to accommodate requests in order of receipt. We certainly hope that you join us on your next visit to Louisville; please reach out to me personally and I will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

After a long day of touring Louisville distilleries, my friend and I decided we wanted to eat at a restaurant in our hotel. This was the best decision. The food was awesome and priced right. The waiters were very attentive to our needs. The restaurant revolved so we got a view of the river, and there was a guy playing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

There was plenty of variety and good quality food at the Rivue's Sunday brunch. So, no complaints about the food (other than the expense). But we had two servers who although they were pleasant, somehow could never keep our used plates off the table. We ended up stacking things all over the table and sometimes had to ask them to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This resturant far exceeded my expectations. Stepping off the elevator to the 25th floor seeing the beautiful views of the city, the decor, the excellent service. I highly recommend this resturant. It revolves so you see views of the city and river as you dine. If you want a special and unique experience this is the place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 140 N. Fourth Ave., 25th Floor, Atop the Galt House Hotel, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: 15025684239

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 60
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

Description

RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge is locally owned and offers a fresh perspective on upscale dining, from 25 stories above the city. Our restaurant is the only one in the world with twin revolving floors, offering guests 360 degree views of downtown and the Ohio River. However, it's our outstanding menu and fresh ingredients that have made RIVUE a standout among Louisville restaurants. From our freshly-squeezed juices and lettuce grown at an agronomic farm to sustainably-sourced seafood, every bite is bursting with flavor. So stop by for a spin and discover Louisville's most memorable dining experience! RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge opened in June of 2007, and brought a new sophistication to Louisville dining, and continues to lead the culinary scene in the Derby city. RIVUE was ranked among the Top 5 Revolving Restaurants in the U.S.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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