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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
Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Description: RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge is locally owned and offers a fresh perspective...
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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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    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
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Yes, the food and service were respectively good and attentive. Yes, even on a snowy night it was a good view to see the city and river, but that's what is expected. The live pianist who opened playing the theme song for the Broadway musical performing that night and who played happy birthday... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
jeb023
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Richmond, Indiana
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Richmond, Indiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, the food and service were respectively good and attentive. Yes, even on a snowy night it was a good view to see the city and river, but that's what is expected. The live pianist who opened playing the theme song for the Broadway musical performing that night and who played happy birthday were little extras the team at Rivue... More 

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Thank jeb023
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my boyfriend were staying for a few days in the Galt House Hotel so the restaurant is on the top floor! Be sure to book a window side table for the revolving part of the restaurant so you are not disappointed! The service is amazing, the music is gentle romantic piano, the lighting is perfect, the centrepiece in... More 

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Thank guest922016
Charleston, West Virginia
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dessert here every night for 3 nights. The experience was always relaxing and delicious. The coffee extras really was a treat. The views are an extra treat..Can't wait to return.

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Thank QueenOfTh3Road
Arkansas
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Rivue for a client dinner while in Louisville. We started with the crab cakes, which were delicious. Our table ordered the duck, lamb bolognese, and scallops & the wedge salad. All entrees with great. We were too stuffed to get dessert. Service was slow, but our waitress was very friendly. It took 20 minutes just to get waters... More 

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

Dear Kelly, Thank you so much for the candid feedback. Some of our best guests are the ones that tell us how we can improve. All your comments are essential to educating our staff about good and bad service. Furthermore, I will personally supervise that all your other complaints are addressed. Please email us with a phone number or email... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had read good reviews about this restaurant...but had my doubts since the Galt House has always been an over rated hotel...but thought I'd give it a try since I was going to the Kentucky Center for the Arts to hear the Royal Philharmonic, Louisville is an exciting city for foodies,,,,many 5 star homegrown restaurants have their homes here with local... More 

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

Dear Kathy, This is very disappointing to hear, but we hope you give us another chance to make it up to you. Please email me with a phone number or email address so I can discuss your issues personally. I look forward to speaking with you soon, Thad Mattingly More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

My husband surprised me with a romantic and delicious anniversary dinner last weekend. While stark black and white decor is not my first choice, it seems to suit the location of the restaurant. I have to say, this was a perfect experience from start to finish. We were a few minutes early, but were greeted warmly and professionally, and seated... More 

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Thank Ann M
Louisville
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The Rivue has a fantastic location and view and in the past has had overwhelming food, service, and panache. Now the hotel is aging, tired, and going through the motions. We partook of the Christmas brunch/dinner buffet again this year. If it had been our first time, we would have very impressed. But we remembers how it was previously. The... More 

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Thank keepmhonest_10
Thad M, General Manager at RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

This is very disappointing to hear, but we hope you give us another chance to make it up to you. Please email me with a phone number or email address so I can discuss your issues personally. Cheers, Thad Mattingly More 

ohio
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Called to confirm my reservation over the phone and they didn't have it, so the best they could do was 8 pm.... Until we checked into hotel and called from our room... Magically they could get us in whenever we wanted and no wonder because they were less than half full!! Noticed the staff treated older people with more respect... More 

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Thank kellythetraveler
Louisville, Kentucky
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

A very nice restaurant with a great over view of the river. The three meat choices were good, though not great in flavor, and the buffet items were great as were the deserts. They also now have a red and a white wine with their own label; we had the red - I think it was a cabernet - and... More 

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Thank James E
Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We ate at Rivue last night on a double date with some friends. Let me start by saying that the decor and ambiance are very nice. It feels upscale and special. The hostess stand was friendly and accommodating. We were seated at a window in the revolving section just as we had requested when making our reservation 5 days earlier.... More 

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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, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view, 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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