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Proof on Main

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Central Business District
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702 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202 (7th)
502-217-6360
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 350
    Excellent
  • 176
    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Nice Lunch

Ate at the bar for lunch. Excellent service and a nice menu with good choices. The building is historic, and very eclectic. Big bourbon selection, including Pappy if you are so inclined. BBQ brisket was very good as well as the duck bolognese. Good wine selection, and a nice selection of wine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lakefront_WBY
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Willoughby, Ohio
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Willoughby, Ohio
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate at the bar for lunch. Excellent service and a nice menu with good choices. The building is historic, and very eclectic. Big bourbon selection, including Pappy if you are so inclined. BBQ brisket was very good as well as the duck bolognese. Good wine selection, and a nice selection of wine.

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Devon, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As the restaurant is in an upscale hotel like the 21st Century Museum in the year 2016 it is inexcusable not to offer freshly squeezed juices, at least orange or grapefruit, if not carrot, apple and others for the breakfast diner. Proof is an attractive place and the servers are very pleasant but the menu choices do not reflect the... More 

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Thank emistruth
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Our bar program uses freshly squeezed juices, unfortunately we have not done so in the dining room, something for us to think about and possibly change in the future. Thank you for your valuable feedback, hope you come visit again. Cheers! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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245 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first met in the bar area and enjoyed some bourbon on the rocks. One guest had a flight and enjoyed trying the different types. The bar was nice and service was very good. We moved over to restaurant and started with bone marrow and octopus appetizers. I've never had marrow and found it quite delicious on bread points. The... More 

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Thank Paul B
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Sounds like a perfect evening. Bourbon and appetizers, wine and fantastic dinner. I am so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and hope you get to visit again. Cheers! More 

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Are you looking for bourbon? Stop in to Proof. With suck a big menu it hard to pick. They do have a bunch of pre selected flights to help you out. I got the barrel proof flight which was very nice.

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Thank Nathan M
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Ordering the bourbon flights is always a good idea, get to sample several at a time. With such a huge collection it is difficult to narrow it down just to one. Cheers! More 

Frederick
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most creative drinks! Knowledgeable bartenders. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend the Riki tikki tavi. Please visit the art gallery and hotel attached to the bar.

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Thank Cheryl Q
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

So happy you had a great time at 21c and Proof on Main. We are opening several new locations and I hope you are able to visit for another fun experience. Cheers! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything we had here was exceptional. The staff were friendly and helpful, the ambiance solid, and they made a visible priority of locally sourcing their food wherever possible. The drinks were very well crafted and enjoyable. The dinner menu was creative and each item we had was delicious. We even tried the Sweet Potato Pop Tart (with chicken liver pate... More 

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Thank Hallie B
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and feedback, I will make sure the entire team gets to read it. Hope you can visit us or another location soon. Cheers! More 

Holts Summit, Missouri
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose Proof for Thanksgiving dinner, it was not what we expected. The atmosphere is bright and loud, the service workers all seem to have a sarcastic tone. The food was "good", certainly not excellent. Lunch or a routine dinner there would be alright, but if you are looking for a fine dining experience...you will be disappointed.

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Thank Cathy M
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

I am extremely disappointed your experience with us was not up to your standards. Hope you come back one more time and let us impress you. Cheers! More 

Detroit, Michigan
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184 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meal in the bar that consisted of burgers and fries, catfish dip and beet salad was average. Breakfast the next morning of pancakes and eggs benedict was awesome.

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Thank CorpPlanner_11
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

It is disappointing that your experience with us was average. I hope you visit again and we can impress you more on your next stay. More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Don't go here if you are really hungry. Portion sizes are very small and prices are high. Food quality was just ok.

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Thank Gary W
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

I am so sorry you were disappointed by your experience. I wish I could turn back time and address the issue during your visit. I certainly hope you give us another chance and do not hesitate to ask for me directly when and if you do so. More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We had brunch here on New Year's Day. I had the Proof Benedict and my husband had the bison burger. Both were really good. Our server was attentive, the Bloody Mary's excellent and the prices very reasonable. We look forward to coming back sometime for dinner.

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Thank Traveler111113
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. I am very pleased to hear 2016 started off in a good way. Look forward to have you with us for dinner. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 702 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    (7th)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 502-217-6360

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 am - 2:00 am

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