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Saffron's Restaurant

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131 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202-1331
+1 502-584-7800
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rack of lamb” (25 reviews)
“rice” (24 reviews)
“kabob” (10 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
131 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202-1331
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Reviewed February 13, 2018

Been here many many times over the years... this was once my favorite go to place in Louisville. Something has changed & missing. Not the same "wow" factor as our previous visits. Perhaps, its new owner or new management. Food doesn't taste Mediterranean/ Persian -...More

Thank minniemae
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

We always enjoy our meal, atmosphere, and service at Saffron’s ! The lamb is incredible! I also love the basmati rice, grilled veggies, and pita with fresh greens and herbs. Jane , our waitress made our dining experience even better🍴🍷

Thank SusieG777
Reviewed December 12, 2017

We loved the excellent white tablecloth service, the cocktails, the variety on the menu, and the food itself at Saffron's. The lamb was prepared perfectly and was absolutely delicious. If one had more opportunity to visit, it would be very easy to get in a...More

Thank DStin0731
Reviewed December 1, 2017

Order the rack of lamb, that is all you need to know. Order the rack of lamb it is the best in Louisville.

Thank G M
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

This is one of Louisville's hidden gems. The food is always amazing! They have the best lamb in town. Their homemade pistachio ice cream is to die for! The staff is attentive and we love the owner too!

Thank elainecpon
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food with great service , great chicken and beef Kebabs with variety of stews and authentic quality. Do not miss out on Rose ice cream freshly made its unbelievable.

Thank atifs2016
Reviewed October 26, 2017

It had been a while since we got to visit Saffron. Alan greeted us and served us some divine choices - kabobs and chicken curry - so very good. Reasonable prices, great service, and the best food we've had in a while. Love this place....More

Thank PSP723
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Stumbled upon this place before the Mumford & Sons concert. It was a bit pricey, but TOTALLY WORTH IT. It was a quiet place, close to the Yum center and relatively easy to locate. I really want to come back again!

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Easily the best rack of lamb I have ever tasted! This restaurant was amazing. Fabulous service, the food was great. My husband " doesn't like hummus" but managed to eat a fair bit of mine! He had chicken skewars which he also thought was great....More

Thank loveUllapool
Reviewed September 1, 2017

We had a great traditional Persian meal here. Loved it. It was in walking distance from our hotel so it made it very easy! Would definitely come back again.

Thank Jennifer S
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Two blocks away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Kids
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: +1 502-584-7800
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