Where The Locals Eat: Romantic Dining In Louisville
Whether you’re a Louisville local or visiting the area, we could all use a romantic night out on the town. The world could use a little love, and we’re going to give you nine golden restaurants that will turn your average evening into a romantic escape. So cue the piano music, light the candles, and order the champagne (or bourbon) - here’s our guide to nine romantic restaurants!
Romantic dining and Italian food go hand-in-hand. Chef Agostino and Chef Katz bring the best of Italy to Louisville at their 5th Street location downtown. Vincenzo’s offers an extensive wine list, unique, Italian dishes, and has seen it’s share of celebrity drop-ins over the years.
Rivue is “a view to dine for” - seriously - hovering 25 floors above the city has its perks. Come take in spectacular views of the area from the world’s only restaurant with twin revolving floors - all while enjoying Chef Willett’s signature creations. The food is locally-sourced and spectacularly fresh - it’s guaranteed to be an evening to remember.
Chef Varanese’s River House is the premier riverside dining destination in Louisville. Take in the beautiful scenery of the Ohio River while being treated to an expansive menu and raw bar. An absolutely massive menu of wines, cocktails, and local bourbons round out this exceptional spot.
Jack Fry’s is self proclaimed as “the best night in town,” and with over 80 years under their belts, they know what they’re talking about. Established in 1933 and featuring live jazz music six nights a week, Jack Fry’s features French and Italian cuisine crafted by Executive Chef McClain Brown. Come enjoy the live music and take in this Louisville landmark.
Located in the historic Brown Hotel, The English Grill offers diners the epitome of service and refinement. American cuisine with a Kentucky twist, this AAA Four-Diamond award winner caters to the sophisticated diner looking for the best of Louisville. We recommend the Chef’s Table experience for a truly one-in-a-lifetime culinary experience. Why not stay the night at the Brown Hotel to top off the evening?
Volare combines the best of traditional Italian cuisine with modern atmosphere and attitude. Chef Moore masterfully crafts Italian favorites and unique twists out of the freshest local ingredients. Diners will be treated to a vast wine selection and unique art touches at Volare.
Buck’s Restaurant & Bar features live piano music and continental dining in the heart of Old Louisville. Located in the historic Mayflower Building, Buck’s provides diners a variety of dishes in a swanky, romantic atmosphere. They also offer a variety of fine wines, Kentucky bourbons, and cocktails.
Louvino’s is famous for it’s southern-inspired small plates and expansive wine collection. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we recommend you try their four course dinner and wine pairing. Louvino’s attractive, modern ambience creates a great atmosphere for any romantic evening out!
Bistro Le Relais is a dinner occasion for the aviation enthusiast and the fine dining seeker. With romantic views of the Bowman Field Airport from the outdoor deck, you can watch planes gently come and go as you’re treated to exquisite French cuisine.