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Bourbon's Bistro

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American, Bar
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2255 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2407 (Jane)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The bartender was superb and very personable. Enjoyed a fresh salad and burger at the bar. Don't leave with trying a couple shots of Bourbon.

Thank LGoehle
Nashville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This bourbon bar lives up to all expectations. I enjoyed several top tastings of top shelf bourbons. Neat, of course. Excellent roasted garlic and cheese spread. This may be the bar I go to on November 9, 2016.

Thank VinoMarrone
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great spot for dinner with my wife! We've never been disappointed with the food or drinks. The servers can be a bit inattentive at times, but nothing worth complaining about!

Thank Clay M
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to Louisville to visit long time friends and decided to go to Bourbon's Bistro for a celebratory dinner. What a wonderful restaurant! From the moment we were greeted by the very hospitable maitre d' until we said our goodbyes, the occasion was marked by delicious food, professional, gracious and very efficient. What a great place for a reunion!

Thank alnbarthel
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We have come here for Easter, Mother's Day and 2 date nights. We absolute adore their food, atmosphere and service. Alex is the best server. She remembers us every time we come in and is the perfect combination of attentive and relaxed. The steak is so good and all sides are delicious. The coffee is french press and so good.... More 

Thank Jamie J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

While traveling through Kentucky I made a few stops along the way. This place is absolutely fantastic. If you love bourbon this is the place for you. The service, cocktails and food were nothing but perfect.

Thank TheoSheldonTodd
Luling, Louisiana
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

The service was really good, our server Alex was very informative on different selections. She was very nice and enjoyable. The food was great, especially the pork bell tacos that we had as an appetizer. Would have had them as a meal if offered.

Thank Colleyrj
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Suggested on multiple fronts and had some early promise. We had to wait - at every step - because the kitchen was "backed up" or "serving the 16 top" or "a little slow". I fault our waitress for not sending our mains directly after our appetizer but, it would appear, the kitchen just can't keep up - even when the... More 

Thank MajorBang4MinorBuck
Louisville, Kentucky
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

I was here with my girlfriend for a birthday celebration. The restaurant is not very large so it has a cozy feel to it and is only made more so by the friendly wait staff. Although they're known for their bourbons, they also have a decent wine selection that is not to be overlooked. The food was also top-notch. Calamari,... More 

Thank Robert E
St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Bourbons serves more than 100 different bourbons. Their lineup also includes some older bourbons that you can't get anywhere else. You have to have the filet. One of the finest steaks I've ever had.

Thank Steve M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2255 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206-2407
  • Public Transportation: TARC
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Clifton
  • Neighborhood: Clifton
  • Phone Number: 502-894-8838
Located on Frankfort Avenue's restaurant row in the historic Clifton neighborhood, we offer more than 130 bourbons, as well as a selection of antique expression whiskies that you won't find anywhere else.
Bourbons features upscale dining in an elegant but casual atmosphere and a bourbon-inspired seasonal menu graced southern inspired cuisine.

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