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Saffron's Restaurant

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131 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202-1331
(502) 584-7800
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Marriott but had been to all the "high class" restaurants, just needed a little comfort food. Found Saffron's on TA and went there. A great restaurant with good food and atmosphere. I had the Dolmeh (grape leaves w/meat) and the Koobideh (ground beef similar to a Adana Kebob in Turkish). Both were excellent! Being raised in a... More 

Thank Mike W
Indiana, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly staff. Food is good but not exquisite. Service is excellent. The place is clean and tidy. I had ordered quail for appetizer. It was well done. The lamb shank was a little bland but well prepared. Selection of dishes was typical of a Persian eatery. A good place for lunch and dinner.

Thank msK5632DB
New Orleans
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221 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the Tandoori quail and traditional lamb rack grilled. The unique quail perfectly done delicious and you dip it in carrot juice. absolutely perfect. The Lamb was perfect abut really enough lamb for 2 people. Great Turkish tea. really great personal service like being in their home .

Thank bobtrav
Central Florida, Florida
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to eat with a business colleague. First thing I noticed was how clean the dining room is. Waiter was extremely friendly telling us about the menu items, asking any questions about the food. He brought out a 'palette cleansing' bowl of greens, radish, cucumber, cheese to be put on a pita. GREAT FLAVORS. Not sure what the greens consisted... More 

Thank go-ISU-81
NSW, Australia
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160 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Coming from a Middle East country before moving here this is not a bad take on Persian food. The quality of the ingredients used was fabulous. Our server made the right recommendations and was very attentive The flavour of the food was ok, just a little on the bland side. But could not really fault it

Thank Portia1972
Louisville, Kentucky
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I ordered the daily special, a curried chicken. It was delicious. There was enough that I only ate half, and could take the other half home to savor the next day. As on previous visits, the staff were attentive, informative, and willing to engage in conversation about the food choices I was making. The rice is always perfect. The atmosphere... More 

Thank ohyeah1944
Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

The food was very good. Service was average. The rack of lamb was wonderful and the meat dolmathe appetizer was great. Everyone in the group thoroughly their meal.

Thank whyareallnamestaken7
Herndon, Virginia
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158 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Great Persian food at a reasonable price in the downtown Louisville area. Very friendly staff and great prices. You get a lot of food. The koubideh was delicious!

Thank NATS11111
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Wow! Super impressed by the Persian/Iranian food at Saffron's! Alan was extremely hospitable, and made a great wine recommendation. We started with the eggplant and garlic dip, and shared the chicken and mushroom stew. We wish we had room for the homemade speciality ice cream, but we were stuffed! Thanks so much, Saffron's! We will surely send friends and family... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Ms. Jane , our server was unfriendly and rude. She brought us wilted mint and vegetable at first. When I asked for some fresh one, she rudely said that these are fresh. Salmon Barberry, I ordered, came with no saffron and barberry. The rice was cooked with dried dill which was not expected. Even though at six pm on Monday,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Middle Eastern, Persian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202-1331
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (502) 584-7800

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