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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: Brunch, Dinner, 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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  • 62
    Very good
  • 25
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  • 6
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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
Nice Sunday Brunch, Service Could Be Better

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Richard1863
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Only had drinks, but it truly is worth a visit for the view up and down the river. The lounge bar is small, but well-served. Seating in the lounge area is well set up for a group of friends to relax and visit

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is a high-end rotating restaurant at the top floor of the hotel overlooking the river. The food and service were what you would expect for a restaurant in this price range. It was all very good. And the view was spectacular.

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My nephew arranged for us to have dinner here for his father's 70th birthday. There were 6 adults and 5 children. The menu was already selected and was very good. We had a wonderful table in a private area of the restaurant with an outstanding view of the Ohio River. Servers were very good. We began with some cocktails, followed... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Went out to dinner with an old friend and his wife so I was looking for a place that was upscale. My first choice was the Rivue Restaurant on the 25th floor of the Galt House Hotel, on the banks of the Ohio River. We sat in the revolving section of the hotel that gave all a wonderful view of... More 

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Additional Information about RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge

Address: 140 N. Fourth Ave., 25th Floor, Atop the Galt House Hotel, Louisville, KY 40202
Phone Number: 15025684239
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
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
Average Prices: USD $20 to $60
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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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 to $60
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?