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Saffron's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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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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Windsor, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food at Saffrons was good. Enjoyed the traditional Persian stew. The waitress was incredibly helpful in recommending items on the menu.

Thank ktobin2010
Louisville, Kentucky
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful menu to chose from. Great atmosphere and dining experience. Good of business lunch or dinner before a play.

Thank Paul H
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is, as others have called it, a hidden gem in Louisville. The food is excellent, that staff is friendly and helpful, and it is authentic cuisine. Our party had a variety of different items and all were excellent, flavorful, arrived at the table warm, and with any explanations that were needed. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank iphlye
Hawthorne, New Jersey
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

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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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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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225 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

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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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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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178 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 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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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, 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?