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Saffron's Restaurant

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131 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 584-7800
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still dreaming about the chocolate mousse.

If you enjoy middle eastern food and fine dining, this is the restaurant for you. I love lamb and found that it can be ordered with several preparation methods including lamb shank, kabob, and in a gyro. The dinner come with several interesting sides and while I didn't love them all, it was fun to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Karen12345678910
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you enjoy middle eastern food and fine dining, this is the restaurant for you. I love lamb and found that it can be ordered with several preparation methods including lamb shank, kabob, and in a gyro. The dinner come with several interesting sides and while I didn't love them all, it was fun to try some new things. To... More 

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Thank Karen12345678910
Wisconsin
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town for business and stayed at the Courtyard nearby. I was going to stay in and eat at the Bistro. So glad I decided to check this place out instead. I got there early around 6pm. It was a Monday night, so I had a truly solo dining experience. I went with the braised lamb. Served with... More 

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Thank peregrinated
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small and intimate restaurant specializing in middle eastern food. Seasonings are good and servings are plentiful. It changed hands a few years ago, and now they no longer offer pistachio soup, which is a real shame.

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Thank Connie M
Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a lovely restaurant very near the downtown Louisville area. We and our friends had a wonderful meal there with excellent service.

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Thank AnitaWaters
Louisville, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I have always loved this restaurant; even though changes of ownership and chefs. The salmon is great, and I know even die hard vegetarians like it. I always go at lunch because it's more reasonable and the food is great. You just don't get the free appetizer they always used to give you with dinner.

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Thank Harriette F
Chesterfield, Missouri
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We are in Louisville for the weekend and wanted a nice, not American food, dinner. This was our first time having Persian food. It was delicious. I had the best Greek salad that I've ever eaten. It was perfect. My husband and I split the chicken and mushroom stew and the chicken curry. Both were very large portions. The basmati... More 

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1 Thank MKD-40
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Interesting to eat in a Persian restaurant, but the food seemed ordinary. Waiter was sometimes attentive and helpful, but then disappeared. For example, I asked for a dessert menu but it never arrived and it took a long time (and a different waiter) to finally get the check.

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Thank jmichelee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Went with my brother and father for my father's birthday. Besides the parking that was a bit difficult to find, everything else was far beyond expectations. Great atmosphere, waiter was probably the best out of any restaurant I've been to, and the food came out quick and was stellar. Take my word on it: this place is a must. 10/10... More 

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Thank Crota I
Owensboro Ky
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We were in Louisville for a weekend and happen to stumble upon this place. It was excellent, the food, salad were great! Our waiter Victor was the best, ask for him!

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Thank Cubsnky
Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

The food and service were impeccable. I went with friends who were regulars and they made a couple of suggestions for ordering. I will go back,,, Soon

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (502) 584-7800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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