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Bistro 301

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
American, Bar
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301 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202-2907
+1 502-584-8337
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Woodbridge VA
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139 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came across this bar (on our way to another bar), and on a whim decided to stop. I am really glad we did. This simple bar had a decent draft beer selection, and a good whiskey selection (nothing like some of the others, but more than passable). What made this stop great was the staff. Specifically the Bartender Lindsee... More 

Thank David R
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our 6th and final stop of our bar crawl. I had the bourbon barrel stout and it was great. Lindsee was our bartender and she was sweet. Very nice place and location.

Thank Sapp13hire
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good burger for a decent price (given the location -- around $20 for a burger and fries). One of the better places that is walkable from the Hampton Inn downtown.

Thank riw777
Bloomington, Illinois
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was out of this world. My friend said it was the best he has had in at least the last 5 years. This is a man that loves food :) he had the chorizo burger, girlfriend had some form of pasta. She loved it. I had the Top Brown. Omg amazing. My husband had the salmon. Everything was... More 

Thank Mary W
Louisville, Kentucky
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

We had dinner here before seeing a show. From the outside, it looks small, but we were pleasantly surprised to see how roomy it felt inside. I loved the high, industrial ceilings and brick work. That does mean that sound bounces around a little, but we didn't mind that. The food was amazing. We had the calamari as a starter... More 

Thank IowaDiva
Detroit, Michigan
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017

Our group ate dinner there one night while attending a convention. The service was excellent and fairly timely considering our group had over 30 people and others were dining in the restaurant as well. Good basic but nicely served food-salads, steaks, pasta, seafood.

Thank Mary D
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137 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

We reserved a table for this evening (New Year's Eve) using Trip Advisor a few weeks ago. The place was hopping and loud when arrived, but the quick service and tasty food made up for the noise. We tried the Pork Chop, Shrimp & Grits, and Fettuccine carbonara entrees which we all enjoyed. While we waited for our food our... More 

Thank Brophman
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Upon walking in, it was almost totally empty and there was an unpleasant smell- there was construction across the street at the convention center and they are doing their own renovations, so we decided to overlook it and give it a shot. Glad we did. The specialty cocktails were okay, but they made a mean Boulevardier- any place that can... More 

Thank kmtravels585
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

This was a nice find. The food was really great, with lots of food from local and regional farms. They had a pork special that was delicious, and my friend had the shrimp and grits, also delicious. Great wine list!

Thank Annie S
Abilene, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

I was here with a group business associates. They each had the fish and chips. They all agreed it was delicious. I had shrimp and goat cheese grits-absolutely delicious! Portions are large which means there is enough for a second meal. The staff was knowledgeable when informing us of items on the menu.

Thank Akmammaw

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202-2907
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 502-584-8337
Located on the corner of 3rd and Market in historic downtown Louisville. A few blocks from the scenic waterfront.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?