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Dining Guide 2010: The Local List

Price Range: $ = $10 or less; $$ = $20 or less; $$$ = $30 or less; $$$$ = more than $30. (Per person for a meal without tip or tax.)

Capsule Reviews: Restaurants marked with the special fleur de lis were reviewed in these pages throughout the past year. Restaurants that were the subject of a full review include dining critic Robin Garr’s Louisville Hotbytes rating system based on a 100-point scale.

 

Louisville

BUECHEL/NEWBURG

BARBECUE

Ole Hickory Pit Bar BBQ, 6106 Old Shepherdsville Rd., 968-0585, $, Beer.

Casual Dining

Four Kings Café, 4692 Jennings Ln., 968-2930, $, Full Bar.

Hitching Post Inn, 7314 Fegenbush Ln., 239-4724, $, Full Bar.

Winner’s Circle Restaurant, 1325 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-2600, $$, Full Bar.

 

Chinese

Empress of China, 2249 Hikes Ln., 451-2500, $$, Full Bar.

Oriental Star, 4212 Bishop Ln., 452-9898, $.

 

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Heitzman’s Cake Company, 3800 Old Shepherdsville Rd., 452-1891, www.heitzmansbakery.com, $.

 

Homestyle

Jane’s Cafeteria, 4601 Jennings Ln., 454-7286, $.

Whitney’s Diner, 3061 Breckenridge Ln., 454-5955, $.

 

International

Bosan-Mak, 3825 Old Bardstown Rd., 456-1919, $, Wine.

Chez Seneba African Restaurant, 4218 Bishop Ln., 473-8959, $.

Dakshin Indian Restaurant, Eastland Shopping Center, 4742 Bardstown Rd., 491-7412, $.

 

Korean

Lee’s Korean Restaurant, 1941 Bishop Ln., 456-9714, $$, Beer.

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

El Caporal, 2209 Meadow Dr., 473-7840, $, Full Bar.

El Rey Mexican Restaurant, 2918 Hikes Ln., 454-6520, $, Beer, Wine.

Mexicano, 6911 Shepherdsville Rd., 962-8526, $.

Qdoba, 2730 Hurstbourne Pkwy., www.qdoba.com, 493-9606, $, Beer.

Tumbleweed, 3602 Bardstown Rd., 454-2727, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Middle Eastern

Al Watan Bakery, 3711 Klondike Ln., 458-6000, www.alwatanbakery.com, $.

 

Pizza

Angio’s, 3731 Old Bardstown Rd., 451-5454, www.angiospizza.com, $, Beer.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Brickyard Sports Bar & Grill, 4300 Fegenbush Ln., 454-5433, $, Full Bar.

Fern & Moody’s, 3903 Bardstown Rd., 458-9415, $, Beer, Wine.

More Shenanigans, 4521 Bardstown Rd., 493-3585, $, Full Bar.

O’Connell’s Irish Pub, 7207 Fegenbush Ln., 239-1771, $, Full Bar.

 

Steakhouse

John E’s, 3708 Bardstown Rd., 456-1111, www.johnEsrestaurant.com, $$$, Full Bar.

 

 

Clifton/Crescent Hill

Asian

Zen Garden, 2240 Frankfort Ave., 895-9114, $.

Barbecue

Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot, 3204 Frankfort Ave., 895-3223, $, Beer.

 

Café/Coffeehouse

Blue Dog Bakery and Café, 2868 Frankfort Ave., 899-9800, $, Beer.

Caffe Classico, 2144 Frankfort Ave., 894-9689, $, Beer, Wine.

Crave Café & Catering, 2250 Frankfort Ave., 896-1488, $.

Heine Brothers Coffee, 2714 Frankfort Ave., 899-5551, www.heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Java Brewing Company, 2309 Frankfort Ave., 894-8060, $.

Nancy’s Bagel Grounds, 2101 Frankfort Ave., 895-8323, $.

Red Hot Roasters, 1402 Payne St. 569-0000

Zen Tea House, 2246 Frankfort Ave., 618-0878, $.

 

Cajun

J. Gumbo’s, 2109 Frankfort Ave., 896-4046, www.jgumbos.com, $, Beer.

 

Casual Dining

Barbara Lee’s Kitchen, 2410 Brownsboro Rd., 897-3967, $.

K.T.’s Restaurant and Bar, 2300 Lexington Rd., 458-8888, www.ktsrestaurant.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Chinese

August Moon, 2269 Lexington Rd., 456-6569, www.augustmoonbistro.com, $$, Full Bar.

Great Wall, 2206 Brownsboro Rd., 891-8881, $.

 

Contemporary American

Bourbons Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Ave., 894-8838, $$$, Full Bar.

L&N Wine Bar and Bistro, 1765 Mellwood Ave., 897-0070, www.landnwinebarandbistro.com, $$$, Full Bar.

North End Café, 1722 Frankfort Ave., 896-8770, www.northendcafe.com, $$, Full Bar.

Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave., 899-9904, www.varanese.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Deli/Sandwiches

Cycler’s Café, 2295 Lexington Rd., 451-5152, $, Beer.

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Sweet Surrender, 1804 Frankfort Ave., 458-6363, www.sweetsurrenderdessertcafe.com, $.

The Sweet Tooth, 3110 Frankfort Ave., 895-4554, $.

Breadworks, 3628 Brownsboro Rd., 893-3200, $.

 

Greek/Mediterranean

chicago Gyro, 2317 Brownsboro Rd., 895-3270, $.

Grape Leaf, 2217 Frankfort Ave., 897-1774, $$.

It’s All Greek to Me, 2716 Frankfort Ave., 895-0555, $.

Shiraz Mediterranean Grill, 2011 Frankfort Ave., 891-8854, $.

 

Homestyle

Genny’s Diner, 2223 Frankfort Ave., 893-0923, $, Full Bar.

 

Irish

Irish Rover, 2319 Frankfort Ave., 899-3544, $, Full Bar.

 

Italian

••Difabio’s Casapela, 2311 Frankfort Ave., 891-0411, www.difabios.com, $$, Full Bar. DiFabio’s, situated in the spot of the defunct Ray Parella’s, serves up authentic Italian cuisine. The menu isn’t long, but it offers a good choice of that comforting, hearty red-sauced immigrant fare and a few more upscale northern Italian dishes. (Reviewed 5/19/10; Rating: 82)

Porcini, 2730 Frankfort Ave., 894-8686, www.porcinilouisville.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Volare Italian Restaurant, 2300 Frankfort Ave., 894-4446, $$$, Full Bar.

 

Japanese

Maido Essential Japanese Cuisine and Sake Bar, 1758 Frankfort Ave., 894-8775, www.maidosakebar.com, $$$, Beer, Wine.

Osaka Sushi Bar, 2039 Frankfort Ave., 894-9501, $$$, Beer, Wine.

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

El Mundo, 2345 Frankfort Ave., 899-9930, www.502elmundo.com, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 1041 Zorn Ave., 897-5541, $, Full Bar.

El Nopalito, 2319 Brownsboro Rd., 893-9880, $, Full Bar.

Sol Aztecas, 2450 Frankfort Ave., 895-3333, $, Full Bar.

 

Pizza

Clifton’s Pizza, 2230 Frankfort Ave., 893-3730, $, Full Bar.

Fat Jimmy’s, 2712 Frankfort Ave., 891-4555, www.fatjimmyspizza.com, $, Beer.

 

Filipino

Sari Sari, 2339 Frankfort Ave., 894-0585, www.gosarisari.com, $.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Longshot Tavern, 2232 Frankfort Ave., 899-7898, $, Full Bar.

Spring Street Bar and Grill, 300 S. Spring St., 584-6630, www.springstreet.com, $, Full Bar.

 

Steakhouse

Pat’s Steak House, 2437 Brownsboro Rd., 896-9234, $$$$, Full Bar.

 

Thai

Thai Taste, 1977 Brownsboro Rd., 897-7682, $, Beer.

 

Vietnamese

Basa Modern Vietnamese, 2244 Frankfort Ave., 896-1016, www.basarestaurant.net, $$$, Full Bar.

 

 

DOWNTOWN/BUTCHERTOWN

Barbecue

FireFresh Bar-B-Q, 211 S. Fifth St., 540-1171, www.firefreshbbq.com, $, Beer.

 

Café/Coffeehouse

Café Envy, 570 S. Fourth St., 569-0508, $.

Coffee Pot Café, 234 E. Gray St. (Medical Tower South), 584-5282, $.

Derby City Espresso, 331 E. Market St., 442-0523, $.

Java Brewing Company, 462 S. Fourth St., 561-2041, ww.javabrewingco.com, $.

Java Brewing Company, 516 W. Main St., 894-8060, www.javabrewingco.com, $.

Mrs. Potter’s Coffee, 718 W. Main St., 581-1867, $.

Nancy’s Bagel Box, 651 S. Fourth St., 589-4004, $.

Queue Café, 220 W. Main St., 583-0273, $.

 

Cafeteria

Hall’s Cafeteria, 1301 Story Ave., 583-0437, $, Beer.

 

Cajun

J. Gumbo’s, 416 S. Fourth St., 589-9245, www.jgumbos.com, $, Beer.

Casual Dining

Belle of Louisville, 401 W. River Rd., 574-2992, www.belleoflouisville.org, $$, Full Bar.

Bistro 301, 301 W. Market St., 584-8337, $$, Full Bar.

The Bodega at Felice, 829 E. Market St., 569-4100, www.thebodegaatfelice.com, $, Beer.

Browning’s, 401 E. Main St., 515-0174, $$, Full Bar.

Chop Shop Salads, 436 W. Market St., 589-2467, $.

Cunningham’s, 630 S. Fourth St., 587-0526, $, Full Bar.

••Dish On Market, 434 W. Market St., 315-0669, www.dishonmarket.com, $. Formerly Delta Restaurant, Dish on Market serves as a feeding ground for overloaded lawyers and politicians stealing away from the office to grab a good bite. With low-price breakfast and lunch options, the eatery will easily win over the stomachs of Delta’s previous patrons. (Reviewed 8/11/10; Rating: 87)

••Hillbilly Tea, 120 S. First St., 587-7350, www.hillbillytea.com, $$. Despite hit-or-miss service, there is an array of affordable, creative and tasty dishes including baked sweet potatoes, braised greens, fried liver bites, tofu barbeque and caramel cake at this quirky, Appalachian-themed “Tea Café.” (Reviewed 8/11/10; Rating: 83)

Intermezzo American Café & Cabaret, 316 W. Main St., 584-1265, $$, Full Bar.

Louisville Grille, 612 S. Fifth St., 217-0000, $.

Miss C’s Kitchen & Pantry, 1319 Story Ave., 759-1085, misscskitchen.com, $.

Miss C’s Kitchen & Pantry, 308 W. Chestnut St., 992-3166, misscskitchen.com, $.

Omar Fast Food Restaurant, 1272 S. Preston St., 637-1515, $.

PattiCakes Café, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 238-7387, $.

Riverbend Winery, 120 S. Tenth St., 540-5650, $$, Full Bar.

Toast on Market, 736 E. Market St., 569-4099, $$, Full Bar.

 

Chicken

Chicken King, 639 E. Broadway, 589-5464, $, Beer.

Indi’s, 1033 W. Broadway, 589-7985, $.

 

Chinese

China Inn, 1925 S. Fourth St., 636-2020, $, Beer.

Chinese Chef, 2619 S. Fourth St., 634-0979, $.

Chopsticks, 416 E. Broadway, 589-9145, $.

Chung King Palace, 110 E. Market St., 584-8880, $, Beer.

Double Dragon, 231 S. Fifth St., 587-8686, $.

Quick Wok, 801 W. Broadway, 584-6519, $.

Shanghai Restaurant, 526 S. Fifth St., 568-8833, $.

Wok Express, 234 W. Broadway, 583-8988, $.

 

Contemporary American

732 Social, 732 E. Market St., 583-6882, $$$, Full Bar.

••The Blind Pig, 1078 E. Washington St., 618-0600, www.theblindpiglouisville.com, $$, Full Bar. Located in a beautifully restored brick Butchertown building, The Blind Pig features creative dishes — small plates, sandwiches and heartier main courses — paired with a well-chosen and attractively priced selection of artisan beers and wines from around the world. (Reviewed 4/14/10; Rating: 91)

Bristol Bar and Grille, 614 W. Main St., 582-1995, www.bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Full Bar.

JazzyBlu, 815 W. Market St., 992-3243, $, Full Bar.

Maker’s Mark Bourbon House and Lounge, Fourth Street Live, 568-9009, $$$, Full Bar.

Proof on Main, 702 W. Main St., 217-6360, www.proofonmain.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Theater Square Marketplace, 651 S. Fourth St., 625-3001, $$, Full Bar.

White Oak at Artemisia Gallery, 620 E. Market St., 583-4177, $$, Full Bar.

••Wiltshire on Market, 636 E. Market St., 589-5224, $$, Full Bar. Opened last April by the folks who operate Wiltshire Pantry in St. Matthews, this downtown restaurant is artsy, sophisticated, comfortable and upscale yet affordable. Chef Coby Ming’s bill of fare — which changes weekly — features small plates that bear creative dishes made from fresh and often local ingredients. (Reviewed 2/17/10; Rating: 92)

Z’s Fusion, 115 S. Fourth St., 581-1205, www.zsfusion.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

CUBAN

Nile Restaurant, 5312 S. Third St., 384-9030, $, Full Bar.

 

Deli/Sandwiches

Another Place Sandwich Shop, 119 S. Seventh St., 589-4115, $.

Bank Shot Billiards, 403 E. Market St., 587-8260, www.bankshotbilliard.com, $, Beer.

Café Magnolia, 140 N. Fourth St. (Galt House), 589-5200, $$, Full Bar.

Café on Fifth, 239 S. Fifth St., 585-2874, $.

Calistoga Artisan Sandwiches, 401 E. Chestnut St., 561-9092, $.

Cat Box Deli, 500 W. Jefferson St., 561-6259, $.

City Café, 505 W. Broadway, 589-1797, www.citycafelunch.com, $.

City Café, 500 S. Preston St., 852-5739, www.citycafelunch.com, $.

Devino’s, 104 W. Main St., 569-3939, $.

Dino’s Down to Lunch Café, 239 S. Fifth St., 585-2874, $.

Einstein Brothers’ Bagels, 320 W. Jefferson St., 217-6046, $.

Ermin’s French Bakery and Café, 723 S. Fourth St., 587-9390, $.

Ermin’s French Bakery and Café, 454 S. Fourth St., 585-5120, $.

Fun Food Café, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-1003, $.

Manhattan Grill, 429 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 561-0024, www.manhattangrill.4mg.com, $.

Morris Deli & Catering, 555 S. Second St. (YMCA), 587-2353, $.

Red’s, 514 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 587-7337, $.

TC’s Sandwich Shop, 438 W. Market St., 581-9200, $.

Wall Street Deli, 225 Abraham Flexner Way, 587-1006, $.

Webb’s Market, 944 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 583-0318, $, Beer.

Zoe’s Kitchen, 500 W. Jefferson St., 585-0000, $.

 

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Cake Flour, 909 E. Market St., 719-0172, www.cakeflouronmarket.com, $.

Heitzman Traditional Bakery and Deli, 428 W. Market St., 584-2437, www.heitzmansbakery.com, $.

Homestyle

D. Nalley’s Restaurant, 970 S. Third St., 583-8015, $.

 

Hotel Dining

BLU Mediterranean Grille, 280 W. Jefferson St., 671-4285, $$, Full Bar.

The English Grill, 335 W. Broadway (Camberley Brown Hotel), 583-1234, www.brownhotel.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

The Fountain Room at the Galt House, 140 N. Fourth Ave., 589-5200, www.galthouse.com, $, Full Bar.

J. Graham’s Café and Bar, 335 W. Broadway (Camberley Brown Hotel), 583-1234, $, Full Bar.

Jockey Silks Bourbon Lounge, 140 N. Fourth Ave. (Galt House), 589-5200, www.galthouse.com, $$$, Full Bar.

The Oakroom (Seelbach Hilton), 500 S. Fourth St., 585-3200, www.seelbachhilton.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

Otto’s Café (Seelbach Hilton), 500 Fourth Ave., 585-3201, $, Full Bar.

Peppers Bar and Grill, 320 W. Jefferson St. (Hyatt Regency), 587-3434, $$, Full Bar.

Rivue, 140 N. Fourth Ave. (Galt House), 589-5200, $$$, Full Bar.

Trellis Café, 320 W. Jefferson St. (Hyatt Regency), 587-3434, www.hyatt.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

 

International

Gavi’s Restaurant, 222 S. Seventh St., 583-8183, www.GavisRestaurant.com, $.

Saffron’s Persian Café, 131 W. Market St., 584-7800, www.safronsrestaurant.com, $$, Full Bar.

Yaching’s East West Cuisine, 105 S. Fourth St., 585-4005, $$, Full Bar.

 

IRISH

Ri Ra Irish Pub, 427 S. Fourth St., 587-1825, $$$, Full Bar.

 

Italian

Luigi’s, 712 W. Main St., 589-0005, $.

Pesto’s Italian Restaurant, 566 S. Fifth St., 584-0567, www.pestositalian.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Vincenzo’s, 150 S. Fifth St., 580-1350, www.vincenzosdining.biz, $$$$, Full Bar.

Japanese

Bendoya Sushi Bar & Cuisine, 217 S. Fifth St., 581-0700, $.

Caviar Japanese Restaurant, 416 W. Muhammad Ali, 625-3090, $$, Full Bar.

Osaka Sushi Bar, 426 W. Market St., 588-8899, $$.

Sapporo Japanese Grill and Sushi, 649 S. Fourth St.., 589-3333, www.sapporojapanese.com, $$, Full Bar

Mediterranean

Safier Mediterranean Deli, 641 S. Fourth St., 585-1125, $.

Yafa Café, 22 Theater Sq., 561-0222, $.

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

Los Aztecas, 530 W. Main St., 561-8535, www.losaztecas.net, $, Full Bar.

Mayan Café, 813 E. Market St., 566-0651, www.themayancafe.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Qdoba, 300 S. Fourth St., 855-4450, www.qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Sol Aztecas, 520 S. Fourth St., 315-0666, $$, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 1201 River Rd., 585-4107, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com $$, Full Bar.

 

Pizza

Fat Jimmy’s, 528 S. Fifth St., 589-8559, $, Beer.

Sicilian Pizza & Pasta, 631 S. Fourth St., 589-8686, www.sicilianpizzapasta.com, $, Beer.

Pub/Sports Bar

Big Al’s Beeritaville, 1715 Mellwood Ave., 893-4487, $, Beer, Wine.

Bluegrass Brewing Company, 2 Theater Square, 568-2224, www.bbcbrew.com, $, Full Bar.

Bluegrass Brewing Company, Third & Main, 562-0007, www.bbcbrew.com, $, Full Bar.

Champions Grill, 280 W. Jefferson St. (Inside downtown Marriott Inn near Convention Center), 627-5045, $$, Full Bar.

Harley’s Main Street Tavern, 122 W. Main St., 384-0151, $, Full Bar.

Michael Murphy’s, 701 S. First St., 587-7916, $, Full Bar.

Prime Lounge, 104 W. Main St., 58-PRIME, $, Full Bar.

Sergio’s World Beers, 1605 Story Ave., 618-BEER, www.sergiosworldbeers.com, $, Beer.

Wet Willie’s, 441 S. Fourth St., 581-1332, $$$, Full Bar.

EAST END

Asian

2 Hahn’s Mongolian Grill, 9148 Taylorsville Rd., 493-0234, $, Full Bar.

Arirang 12567 Shelbyville Rd., 244-9838, $, Full Bar.

Jade Palace, 1109 Herr Ln., 425-9878, $, Full Bar.

••A Taste of Asia, 2808 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 365-1111, $. The short but appetizing menu that covers the nations of Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and China gives visitors a variety of ways to taste Asian fare. The options don’t just stop at the origin of the meal — nine choices of sushi roll and a combination of stir-fry options make repeat trips a must. (Reviewed 6/23/10; Rating 81)

 

Barbecue

Brandon’s Barbecue, 9901 Lagrange Rd., 426-6666, $.

Jucy’s Smokehouse Barbeque, 7626 Lagrange Rd., Pee Wee Valley, 241-5829, $.

Mark’s Feed Store, 11422 Shelbyville Rd., 244-0140, www.marksfeedstore.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Pit Stop Bar-B-Que, 13303 Magisterial Dr., 253-6740, $.

Scotty’s Ribs and More, 14049 Shelbyville Rd., 244-6868, www.bigbubba.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Café/Coffeehouse

Anchorage Café, 11505 Park Rd., 708-1880, $.

Big Ben Café, Norton Commons, 384-8797, $.

Café Fraiche, 3642 Brownsboro Rd., 894-8929, $.

Camille’s Sidewalk Café, 2060 Hurstbourne Pkwy., 493-2005, $.

Cottage Café, 11609 Main St., Middletown, 244-9497, $.

Java Brewing Company, 135 S. English Station Rd., www.javabrewingco.com, $.

Trailside Café, 1321 Herr Ln., 423-1545, $.

 

Cajun

J. Gumbo’s, 531 Lyndon Ln., 425-0096, www.jgumbos.com, $, Beer.

J. Gumbo’s, 4005 Summit Plza., 326-3070, www.jgumbos.com, $, Beer.

Joe’s OK Bayou, 9874 Linn Station Rd., 426-1320, www.joesokbayou.com, $, Full Bar.

Selena’s At Willow Lake Tavern, 10609 Lagrange Rd., 245-9004, $$, Full Bar.

 

Casual Dining

Adriaan’s Around the Table Cuisine, 14041 Shelbyville Rd., 244-9695, $$.

Atrium Café, 9940 Corporate Campus Dr., (Embassy Suites), 426-9191, $$, Full Bar.

Austin’s, 4950 Hwy. 42, 423-1990, www.austins-restaurant.com, $$, Full Bar.

Buckhead Mountain Grill, 10206 Westport Rd., 339-0808, www.eatatbuckheads.com, $$, Full Bar.

Captain’s Quarters, 5700 Captain’s Quarters Rd., 228-1651, www.cqriverside.com, $$, Full Bar.

Cunningham’s Creekside, 301 Upper River Rd., 228-3625, $$, Full Bar.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, 4116 Summitt Plza., 426-1702, $.

Home Run Burgers & Fries, 12949 Shelbyville Rd., 384-8403, www.homerunburger.com, $, Beer.

Incredible Dave’s, 9236 Westport Rd., 426-4790, www.incredibledaves.com, $$, Full Bar.

Simply Splendid Salads, 203 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-3373, $.

Westport General Store, 7008 Hwy. 524, 222-4626, $$.

 

Chinese

China Buffet 8, 1850 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 493-3884, $.

Double Dragon Buffet, 233 Whittington Pkwy., 339-8897, $, Beer.

Dynasty Buffet, 2400 Lime Kiln Ln., 339-8868, $.

Emperor of China, 2210 Holiday Manor Shopping Center, 426-1717, $, Full Bar.

Jasmine, 13823 English Villa Dr., 244-8896, $.

Jumbo Buffet, 2731 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 495-0028, $$, Beer, Wine.

Liang’s Café, 3571 Springhurst Blvd., 425-0188, $.

Ling Ling Restaurant, 10476 Shelbyville Rd., 245-2100, $.

Liu’s Garden, 11517 Shelbyville Rd., 244-9898, $$.

Sichuan Gardens, 9850 Linn Station Rd., 426-6767, $$, Full Bar.

Wang’s Wok, 11517 Shelbyville Rd., 244-9898, $.

Yen Ching, 1818 Hurstbourne Pkwy., 491-3581,$, Beer.

 

Contemporary American

Bristol Bar and Grille, 300 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0627, www.bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Full Bar.

Brix Wine Bar, 12418 New Lagrange Rd., 243-1120, $$, Full Bar.

Corbett’s “An American Place,” 5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd., 327-5058, $$, Full Bar.

Corner Café, 9307 New Lagrange Rd., 426-8119, www.cornercafelouisville.com, $$, Full Bar.

Limestone Restaurant, 10001 Forest Green Blvd., 426-7477, www.limestonerestaurant.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Napa River Grill, Westport Village, 1211 Herr Ln., 423-5822, www.napariverlouisville.com, $$$, Full Bar.

••Village Anchor Pub & Roost, 110507 Park Rd., 708-1850, www.villageanchor.com, $$$, Full Bar. Swanky but welcoming, the hook is down-home cooking for the more sophisticated and adventurous palate. Whether you’re craving fried free-range chicken, Ahi tuna salad, smoked asparagus or a twist on deviled eggs, the impressive roster of world-class chefs is the draw at Village Anchor. (Reviewed 7/14/10; Rating: 89)

cuban

Havana Rumba II, 12003 Shelbyville Rd., 244-5375, havanarumbaonline.com, $$, Full Bar.

Deli/Sandwiches

Cheddar Box Café, 12121 Shelbyville Rd., 245-2622, $.

Euro Market, 12907 Factory Ln., 243-0000, www.euromarket-ky.com, $.

Home Run Burgers & Fries, 2060 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 409-7004, www.homerunburger.com, $, Beer.

Jason’s Deli, 410 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 412-4101, $.

Keeling’s, 11904 Shelbyville Rd., 245-6997, $.

Order’s Up! Café & Deli, 1981 Nelson Miller Pkwy., 245-5991, $.

Starving Artist Café and Deli, 8034 New Lagrange Rd., 412-1599, $.

Verbena Café, Norton Commons, 592-5492, $.

Zoe’s Kitchen, 4126 Summit Plaza Dr., 329-8963, $.

 

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Breadworks, 2420 Lime Kiln Ln., 326-0300, $.

Breadworks, 11800 Shelbyville Rd., 254-2885, $.

The Comfy Cow, Westport Village, 425-4979, www.thecomfycow.com, $.

Desserts by Helen, 9209 Hwy. 42, 228-8959, www.dessertsbyhelen.com, $.

Gelato Gilberto, 9434 Norton Commons Blvd.,
423-7751, $.

Gigi’s Cupcakes, 1977 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 499-4998, $.

Heitzman Traditional Bakery, 9426 Shelbyville Rd., 426-7736, $.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 3598 Springhurst Blvd., 326-8990, $.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 12531 Shelbyville Rd., Middletown, 245-7031, $.

 

German

Erika’s German Restaurant, 9301 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 499-8822, $$, Beer, Wine.

Gasthaus, 4812 Browns-boro Center, 899-7177, $$$, Beer, Wine.

 

GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN

Shiraz Mediterranean Grill, 2226 Holiday Manor, 426-9954, $.

Shiraz Mediterranean Grill, 201 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-3440, $.

Health Conscious/Vegetarian

Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 12401 Shelbyville Rd., 244-2022, www.rainbowblossom.com, $.

Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 3608 Springhurst Blvd., 339-5090, www.rainbowblossom.com, $.

 

Homestyle

Goose Creek Diner, 2923 Goose Creek Rd., 339-8070, www.gcdiner.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Tiffany Cellar Café, 11601 Main St., 245-4411, $.

 

Indian

Bombay Grill, 216 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 425-8892, $$, Full Bar.

Shalimar Indian Restaurant, 1820 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 493-8899, www.louisvilleshalimar.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Taj Palace, 2929 Goose Creek Rd., 423-9692, www.tajpalacelouisville.com, $.

 

International

Cachito Mio Cuban Café, 11316 Maple Brook Rd., 326-3544, $.

Cocos Lokos Caribbean Cuisine, 1850 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 365-1777, $$, Full Bar.

Istanbul Palace, 2840 Goose Creek Rd., 425-6060, www.istanbulpalace.net, $$.

••La Colombiana, 808 Lyndon Ln., 742-1179, $. The region’s first Colombian restaurant is an invariably friendly spot with a short but enticing menu of 20 selections. Louisville is finally getting a taste of what those in places like Queens line up for into the night. (Reviewed 6/23/10; Rating: 81)

Mojito Tapas Restaurant, 2231 Holiday Manor Shopping Ctr., 425-0949, $$, Full Bar.

 

Italian

Angelina’s Café, 1701 UPS Dr., 554-1700, $.

 

Japanese

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, 12905 Shelbyville Rd., 253-0036, $$$, Full Bar.

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, 3576 Springhurst Blvd., 339-1978, $$$, Full Bar.

Hiko A Mon Sushi Bar, 1115 Herr Ln., 365-1651, $$, Full Bar.

Ichiban Samurai, 1510 Lakeshore Ct., 412-3339, www.ichibansamurai.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Tokyo Japanese Restaurant, 2415 Lime Kiln Ln., 339-7171, $$, Beer, Wine.

Umai Zushi Buffet, 3710 Chamberlain Ln., 329-8181, $$.

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

Cancun Mexican Restaurant, 9904 Linn Station Rd., 327-0890, $.

Ernesto’s, 10430 Shelbyville Rd., 244-8889, $, Full Bar.

Ernesto’s, 4632A Hurstbourne Pkwy., 671-5291, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 9473 Westport Rd., 327-6551, $, Beer, Wine.

El Nopal, 12937 Shelbyville Rd., 253-6802, $, Full Bar.

El Tarasco, 9901 Lagrange Rd., 326-9373, $, Full Bar.

Fiesta Time Mexican Grill, 11320 Maple Brook Dr., 425-9144, $, Beer.

Los Aztecas, 1107 Herr Ln., 426-3994, www.losaztecas.net , $, Beer.

Mexico Tipico Restaurant, 12401 Shelbyville Rd., 645-8778, $, Full Bar.

Qdoba, 1321 Herr Ln., 618-3622, www.qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Qdoba, 100 Daventry Ln., 412-6202, www.qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Qdoba, 4059 Summit Plaza Dr., 429-5151, www.qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Señor Iguanas, 9424 Shelbyville Rd., 425-4581, iguanasmex.com, $, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 3550 Springhurst Common Dr., 412-8171, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

••Zapata’s Corner, 12003 Shelbyville Rd., 690-8100, Full Bar. Zapata’s is a full-service Mexican restaurant in Middletown that serves a full Mexican breakfast menu all day on Saturdays and Sundays. More than a dozen breakfast choices are modestly priced from $5.99 (including huevos rancheros) to $7.99 (for molletes potoncinos, Mexican bread spread with beans, beef fajitas and cheese). (Reviewed 1/20/10; Rating: 82)

 

 

Pizza

Bearno’s Pizza, 9222 Westport Rd., 423-1224, $$, Beer.

Boombozz Pizza & Taphouse, 1315 Herr Ln., Westport Village, 394-0000, $$, Full Bar.

Fat Jimmy’s, 13829 English Villa Dr., 244-0840, $, Beer.

Original Impellizzeri’s, 4933 Brownsboro Rd., 425-9080, $$, Full Bar.

Perfetto Pizza, 9910 Linn Station Rd., 426-4644, $$.

Spinelli’s Pizzeria, 2905 Goose Creek Rd., 632-2832, $, Beer.

Tony Boombozz Pizza-Vino, 2813 Hurstbourne Ln., 394-0000, $$, Beer, Wine.

Tony Impellizzeri’s Pizza, 108 Vieux Carre Dr., 429-0606, $, Beer.

Wick’s Pizza, 12717 Shelbyville Rd., Middletown, 213-9425, www.wickspizza.com, $$, Full Bar.

Wick’s Pizza, 2927 Goose Creek Rd., 327-9425, www.wickspizza.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Brownie’s Grille & Bar, 237 Whittington Pkwy., 326-9830, $, Full Bar.

Buffalo Wings and Rings, 2610 Chamberlain Ln., 243-4464, $, Full Bar.

Jake’s and Mr. G’s, 10432 Shelbyville Rd., 244-0165, $, Full Bar.

Joe’s Older Than Dirt, 8131 New Lagrange Rd., 426-2074, $, Full Bar.

New Direction Bar and Grill, 2630 Chamberlain Ln., 243-8429, $, Full Bar.

P. Nuts Sports Bar & Grill, 1506 Lakeshore Ct., 412-1700, $, Full Bar.

Rootie’s Sports Bar & Grill, 12205 Westport Rd., 365-4681, $, Full Bar.

R Place Pub, 9603 Whipps Mill Rd., 425-8516, $, Full Bar.

 

Seafood

The Fishery, 11519 Shelbyville Rd., 409-4296, $, Beer.

Kingfish, 3021 Upper River Rd., 895-0544, $$, Full Bar.

Kingfish, 1610 Kentucky Mills Dr., 240-0700, $$, Full Bar.

Rumors Restaurant and Raw Bar, 12339 Shelbyville Rd., 245-0366, www.rumorrestaurants.com, $, Full Bar.

 

Steakhouse

Z’s Oyster Bar and Steakhouse, 101 Whittington Pkwy., 429-8000, $$$$, Full Bar.

 

Thai

Thai Café, 2226 Holiday Manor Shopping Center, 425-4815, $, Beer, Wine.

Thai Orchids, 9114 Taylorsville Rd., 493-4073, $.

 

Vietnamese

La Que, 1019 Bardstown Road, 238-3981, $$, Beer.

Lemongrass Café, 11606 Shelbyville Rd., 244-7110, $.

 

FERN CREEK

Barbecue

Bootleg Barbeque, 9704 Bardstown Rd., 239-2722, $.

 

Chinese

Double Dragon II, 6832 Bardstown Rd., 231-3973, $.

Hunan Wok, 6445 Bardstown Rd., 231-0393, $.

Royal Buffet Garden, 5316 Bardstown Rd., 491-8228, $, Beer.

 

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN

Jarfi’s at Glenmary, 10200 Glenmary Farm Dr., 239-3500, $$$$, Full Bar.

 

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 5606 Bardstown Rd., 239-3880, $.

 

International

Sake Blue Japanese Bistro, 9326 Cedar Ctr., 708-1500, $$, Full Bar.

Sarajevo Café & Restaurant, 325 Old Bardstown Rd., 456-1919, $, Beer.

True Thai, 8125 Bardstown Rd., 231-1992, $.

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

El Nopalito, 6300 Bardstown Rd., 231-4249, $, Beer, Wine.

Fiesta Mexicana, 5414 Bardstown Rd., 762-0840, $, Full Bar.

Fiesta Time Mexican Restaurant, 8133 Bardstown Rd., 231-2444, $, Full Bar.

Las Gorditas, 4756 Bardstown Rd., 492-0112, $.

 

PIZZA

Bearno’s, 6101 Bardstown Rd., 231-2222, $$, Beer.

Pub/Sports Bar

Bungalow Joe’s, 7813 Beulah Church Road, 931-5637, www.bungalowjoes.biz, $, Full Bar.

Creeker’s Bar & Grill, 6330 Bardstown Rd., 762-0370, $, Full Bar.

TK’s Pub and Grill, 5442 Del Maria Way, 499-5673, $$, Full Bar.

 

 

GERMANTOWN/AUDUBON

ASIAN

Oasis Sushi, 3311 Preston Hwy., 375-8766, $$.

Barbecue

Hickory House B.B.Q., 2307 S. Preston St., 634-9111, $.

Smoketown usa Pit Bar-B-Que and Tex-Mex, 1153 Logan St., 409-9180, $.

 

Café/Coffeehouse

Sonoma Coffee Café, 3309 Poplar Level Rd., 384-0044, $.

Sunergos Coffee & Micro-Roastery, 2122 S. Preston St., 634-1243, $.

 

CAJUN

J. Gumbo’s, 3017 Poplar Level Rd., 708-2460, $, Beer.

 

Casual Dining

Ash Street Station, 800 Ash St., 637-2200, $, Beer.

••Michele’s on Goss, Goss Avenue Antique Mall, 946 Goss Ave., 409-5909, www.michelesongoss.com, $. Formerly known as Olivia’s on Goss, new owner Michele Brinke brings bundles of experience to this lunch and brunch-only eatery. With generous portions and a delicious array of choices from soups to deserts, Michele’s on Goss will leave any visitor more than satisfied. (Reviewed 6/9/10; Rating 87)

 

Chinese

Bamboo House, 4036 Poplar Level Rd., 451-3113, $.

Double Dragon, 1255 Goss Ave., 635-5656, $.

Great Wok, 2502 S. Preston St., 634-1918, $.

 

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Dairy Kastle, 575 Eastern Pkwy., 634-8990, $.

Heitzman’s Bakery and Deli, 804 Eastern Pkwy., 635-2651, $.

Lil’ Loafers Bakery, 8522 Preston Hwy., 969-3990, $.

Nord’s Bakery, Deli and Cafeteria, 2118 S. Preston St., 634-0931, $.

 

Greek/Mediterranean

Shiraz Mediterranean Grill, 3501 Poplar Level Rd., 632-2232, $.

 

Homestyle

Cottage Inn, 570 Eastern Pkwy., 637-4325, $.

Old Louisville Style Chili Parlor and Fish House, 4544 Poplar Level Rd., 969-5636, $.

 

Italian

Come Back Inn, 909 Swan St., 627-1777, www.comebackinn.biz, $, Full Bar.

Mexican/Tex Mex

Lolita’s Tacos, 4222 Poplar Level Rd., 459-4356, $, Beer.

Luna’s Rotisserie, 5213B Preston Hwy., 962-8898, $.

Qdoba, 3021 Poplar Level Rd., 637-5405, www.qdoba.com, $, Beer.

 

Pizza

Danny Mac’s Pizza, 1014 Clarks Ln., 635-7994, $$.

Toni’s More Than Pizza, 3213 Preston Hwy., 634-5400, $$, Beer.

Vito’s Pizza, 1919 S. Preston St., 634-1003, $$, Full Bar.

 

Pub/sports bar

Check’s Café, 1101 E. Burnett St., 637-9515, $, Full Bar.

Eiderdown, 983 Goss Ave., 636-0749, www.eiderdowngermantown.com, $, Full Bar.

Swan Dive 921 Swan St., 632-1299, theswandive.net, $, Beer.

••Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St., 635-ZBAR, www.zanzabarlouisville.com, $, Full Bar. By night, Zanzabar is a hipster hangout and offers a varied dinner and late-night menu. By day, it is a mild-mannered purveyor of boxed lunches and “the lunch line” — a cafeteria-style service that offers down-home goodness at a decent price. (Reviewed 4/21/10; Rating: 84)

The Zeppelin Café, 1036 E. Burnett Ave., 365-3552, $, Beer, Wine.

 

 

HIKES POINT

CASUAL DINING

Queenie’s Soul Cuisine, 2956 Richland Ave., 451-4696, $.

Chinese

Red Sun Chinese Restaurant, 3437 Breckinridge Ln., 499-7788, $.

Wonton Express, 3000 Hikes Ln., 452-2646, $.

INTERNATIONAL

••Little India Café, 3099 Breckenridge Ln., 479-3353, $. Friendly service and a familial feel add to the ambience at Little India Café. Despite a short menu (for an Indian restaurant) and long wait, it’s clear from the food that effort and ardor go into every meal. (Reviewed 7/7/10; Rating: 80)

Oceanside Restaurant, 3707 Klondike Ln., 454-3737, $.

Mexican/Tex Mex

El Nopalito, 4028 Taylorsville Rd., 458-7278, $, Beer, Wine.

 

Pizza

Pizza Place, 2931 Richland Ave., 458-9700, $, Full Bar.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Davern’s Upstairs, 3044 Hunsinger Ln., 456-5530, $, Full Bar.

 

 

Highlands

Asian

#1 Asian Buffet, Mid City Mall, 1250 Bardstown Rd. 451-6033, $, Beer, Wine.

Asiatique, 1767 Bardstown Rd., 451-2749, www.asiatiquerestaurant.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Café Mimosa, 1543 Bardstown Rd., 458-2233, www.cafemimosatogo.com, $$, Full Bar.

Dragon King’s Daughter, 1126 Bardstown Rd., 632-2444, $, Beer, Full Bar.

 

Barbecue

Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot, 1202 Bardstown Rd., 384-8077, $, Beer.

Mark’s Feed Store, 1514 Bardstown Rd., 458-1570, www.marksfeedstore.com, $, Beer, Wine.

 

Café/Coffeehouse

Butterfly Garden Café, 1327 Bardstown Rd., 456-4500, $.

Day’s Espresso and Coffee, 1420 Bardstown Rd., 456-1170, $.

Heine Brothers Coffee, 1295 Bardstown Rd., 456-5108, www.heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Heine Brothers Coffee, 1449 Bardstown Rd., 454-5212, www.heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Heine Brothers Coffee, 2200 Bardstown Rd., 515-0380, www.heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Highland Coffee Company, 1140 Bardstown Rd., 451-4545, www.highlandcoffee.com, $.

Quill’s Coffee Shop, 930 Baxter Ave., 742-6129, $.

Ray’s Monkey House & Kid Café, 1578 Bardstown Rd., 459-4373, $.

VT’s Bubble Cup, 1043 Bardstown Rd., 452-8899, $.

 

Casual Dining

Aspen Creek Restaurant, 8000 Bardstown Rd., 239-2200, $, Full Bar.

••The Bard’s Town, 1801 Bardstown Road, 817-1906, www.thebardstown.com, $$, Full Bar. Playing the Willie Shakespeare pun, this new spot in the heart of the Highlands offers meat and mead with an urbane, artsy feel that’s laid-back and accessibly upscale. Chef Joseph Gadansky (formerly of Café Metro) serves up hearty dishes from local ingredients, and with eight beers on tap, a horde of bottled craft beers, wine and spirits, live jazz and theater upstairs, expect to be satisfied and entertained. (Reviewed 8/4/10; Rating: N/R)

Buckhead Mountain Grill, 3020 Bardstown Rd., 456-6680, www.eatatbuckheads.com, $$, Full Bar.

Bunz, 969 ½ Baxter Ave., 632-1132, $.

Captain Pepper Jack’s Aero Bistro, 2810 Taylorsville Rd., 454-2777.

Ditto’s Grill, 1114 Bardstown Rd., 581-9129, $, Full Bar.

 

Chinese

Eggroll Machine, 1543 Bardstown Rd., 458-2233, $, Beer, Wine.

 

Contemporary American

Avalon, 1314 Bardstown Rd., 454-5336, www.avalonfresh.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Baxter Station Bar and Grill, 1201 Payne St., 584-1635, $$, Full Bar.

Bristol Bar and Grille, 1321 Bardstown Rd., 456-1702, www.bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Full Bar.

Coach Lamp Restaurant and Pub, 751 Vine St., 583-9165, $$$, Full Bar.

Jack Fry’s, 1007 Bardstown Rd., 452-9244, www.jackfrys.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

Lilly’s, 1147 Bardstown Rd., 451-0447, www.lillyslapeche.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

Lynn’s Paradise Café, 984 Barret Ave., 583-3447, www.lynnsparadisecafe.com, $$, Full Bar.

Uptown Café, 1624 Bardstown Rd., 458-4212, $$$, Full Bar.

Winston’s Restaurant, 3101 Bardstown Rd., 456-0980, www.sullivan.edu, $$$$, Full Bar.

 

Deli/Sandwiches

The Café, 712 Brent St., 589-9191, www.thecafétogo.com, $.

City Café, 1250 Bardstown Rd. (Mid City Mall), 459-5600, www.citycafelunch.com, $, Beer.

Fleur de Lis Café, 1574 Bardstown Rd., 456-6566, $.

Morris Deli & Catering, 2228 Taylorsville Rd., 458-1668, $, Full Bar.

••Joe Davola’s, 901 Barret Ave., 690-5377, www.joedavolas.com, $. The shtick works for partners James Tyler and Christopher Stockton, who push the “Crazy” Joe Davola (of “Seinfeld”) concept to the ragged edge with menu names like “Belligerent BLPT,” “Psychotic Savory Roast Beef” and “Violent Veggie Meat Loaf.” They are drawing crowds thanks to a battery of oversize salads, savory soups and sandwiches made from quality ingredients. (Reviewed 3/10/10; Rating: 90)

Stevens & Stevens, 1114 Bardstown Rd. (inside Ditto’s), 584-3354, $.

 

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

The Bakery, 3100 Bardstown Rd., 452-1210, $.

Breadworks, 2204 Dundee Rd., 452-1510, $.

Ce Fiore, 1500 Bardstown Rd., 458-8679, www.cefiore.com, $.

CoCo’s Chocolate Café, 1759 Bardstown Rd., 454-9810, $.

Desserts By Helen, 2210 Bardstown Rd., 451-7151, www.dessertsbyhelen.com, $, Wine.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 2525 Bardstown Rd., 459-8184, $.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 1041 Bardstown Rd., 618-3380, $.

 

Diner

Café 360, 1582 Bardstown Rd., 473-8694, $, Full Bar.

Twig and Leaf, 2122 Bardstown Rd., 451-8944, $.

 

French

Le Relais, 2817 Taylorsville Rd., 451-9020, $$$$, Full Bar.

 

Greek/Mediterranean

Falafel House, 1001 Bardstown Rd., 454-4407, $.

Pita Delites, 1616 Grinstead Dr., 569-1122, $.

Pita Hut, 1613 Bardstown Rd., 409-8484, $.

 

Health Conscious/Vegetarian

Amazing Grace Whole Foods Deli, 1133 Bardstown Rd., 485-1122, www.amazinggracewholefoods.com, $.

Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 3046 Bardstown Rd., 498-2470, www.rainbowblossom.com, $.

 

Indian

Bombay International, 1591 Bardstown Rd., 473-2077, $, Beer.

Kashmir Indian Restaurant, 1285 Bardstown Rd., 473-8765, $$, www.kashmirlouisville.com, Beer, Wine.

Sitar Indian Cuisine, 1702 Bardstown Rd., 473-8889, $, Beer, Wine.

 

International

Caspian Grill Persian Bistro, 1416 Bardstown Rd., 365-3900, $, Beer, Wine.

Istanbul Palace, 1511 Bardstown Rd., 742-6680, www.istanbulpalace.net, $$.

Palermo Viejo, 1359 Bardstown Rd., 456-6461, www.palermoviejo.info, $$, Full Bar.

••Queen of Sheba, 2804 Taylorsville Rd., 459-6301, www.queenofshebalouisville.com, $, Full Bar. From 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, Queen of Sheba adds about a dozen Ethiopian breakfast selections to its regular lunch menu. Meals are made for sharing, everything neatly arranged on a large plate lined with a blanket of injera. (Reviewed 5/5/10; Rating: N/R)

Ramsi’s Café on the World, 1293 Bardstown Rd., 451-0700, www.ramsiscafe.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Irish

Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 933 Baxter Ave., 473-1222, www.mollymalonesirishpub.com, $$, Full Bar.

O’Shea’s Traditional Irish Pub, 956 Baxter Ave., 589-7373, www.osheaslouisville.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Italian

La Gallo Rosso Bistro, 1325 Bardstown Rd., 473-0015, $$, Full Bar.

Japanese

Oishii Sushi, 2245 Bardstown Rd., 618-2829, $$.

Sapporo Japanese Grill and Sushi, 1706 Bardstown Rd., 479-5550, www.sapporojapanese.com, $$$, Full Bar.

••Wasabiya Japanese Cuisine, 962 Baxter Ave., 618-2460, $. Wasabiya, situated in a Baxter Avenue storefront, shows staying power with its array of offbeat and creative sushi dishes to keep patrons well past their lunch hour. Though the service was unpredictable and some items were less than fresh, the chic venue still boasts some good eats. (Reviewed 6/2/10; Rating: 79)

 

Latin

Seviche, 1538 Bardstown Rd., 473-8560, $$, Full Bar.

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

Qdoba, 1500 Bardstown Rd., 454-3380, www.qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Sol Aztecas, 2427 Bardstown Rd., 459-7776, $$, Full Bar.

The Tequila Factory, 917 Baxter Ave., 459-9191, $$, Full Bar.

 

MIDDLE EASTERN

Zaytun Mediterranean Grill, 2286 Bardstown Rd., 365-1788, $.

 

Pizza

Bearno’s, 1318 Bardstown Rd., 456-4556, $$, Full Bar.

Bearno’s, 2900 Taylorsville Rd., 458-8605, $$, Beer.

Boombozz Taphouse, 1448 Bardstown Rd., 458-8889, www.tonyboombozz.com, $$, Full Bar.

Fat Jimmy’s, 2208 Bardstown Rd., 479-1040, www.fatjimmyspizza.com, $, Beer.

Original Impellizzeri’s, 1381 Bardstown Rd., 454-2711, $$, Full Bar.

••Papalinos NY Pizzeria, 947-949 Baxter Ave., 749-8525, $, Beer. Run by Chef Allan Rosenberg and an associate, Papalinos offers a limited menu of New York-style pizzas (one 18-inch size fits all) sold by the pie or the oversized slice, calzones, breadsticks and a short list of salads and desserts. (Reviewed 3/17/10; Rating: 88)

Spinelli’s Pizzeria, 614 Baxter Ave., 568-5665, $$, Beer.

Wick’s Pizza, 975 Baxter Ave., 458-1828, www.wickspizza.com, $$, Full Bar.

Za’s Pizza Pub, 1573 Bardstown Rd., 454-4544, $$, Full Bar.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

The Back Door, 1250 Bardstown Rd. (Mid City Mall), 451-0659, www.thebackdoorlouisville.com, $, Full Bar.

Bambi Bar, 2701 Bardstown Rd., 456-9635, $, Beer, Full Bar.

Buffalo Wings and Rings, 6501 Bardstown Rd., 239-0029, $, Full Bar.

Cahoots, 1047 Bardstown Rd., 454-6687, $, Full Bar.

The Corner Door, 2222 Dundee Rd., 708-2885, $ Full Bar.

Cumberland Brews, 1576 Bardstown Rd., 458-8727, $, Beer, Wine.

Donegan’s Restaurant & Pub, 942 Baxter Ave., 562-1234, $, Full Bar.

Dundee Tavern, 2224 Dundee Rd., 458-6637, $, Full Bar.

Flanagan’s Ale House, 934 Baxter Ave., 585-3700, $$, Full Bar.

Kern’s Korner, 2600 Bardstown Rd., 456-9726, $, Full Bar.

Monkey Wrench, 1025 Barret Ave., 582-2433, $, Full Bar.

Mulligan’s Pub and Grill, 1801 Newburg Rd., 632-2818, $.

Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Ave., 589-4957, $, Full Bar.

Shenanigans Irish Grill, 1611 Norris Place, 454-3919, $, Full Bar.

 

Seafood

Ahoy Fish Hut, 2902 Bardstown Rd., 451-5508, $.

Blue Lagoon, 2280 Bardstown Rd., 632-2583, $$.

The Fish House, 1310 Winter Ave., 568-2993, $, Beer.

 

Spanish

De La Torre’s, 1606 Bardstown Rd., 456-4955, $$$, Full Bar.

La Bodega, 1604 Bardstown Rd., 456-4955, $$, Full Bar.

 

Thai

Thai Siam, Gardiner Lane Shopping Center, 458-6871, $$, Beer, Wine.

 

 

JEFFERSONTOWN

CAJUN

J. Gumbo’s, 8603 Citadel Way, 493-4720, $, Beer.

Chinese

China King, 3830 Ruckriegel Pkwy., 240-0500, $.

Happy China, 9106 Taylorsville Rd., 493-1001, $.

Jade Garden Buffet, 1971 Brownsboro Rd., 893-0822, $.

New China, 231 Blankenbaker Pkwy., 254-9299, $.

Shah’s Mongolian Grill, 9148 Taylorsville Rd., 493-0234, $, Full Bar.

Deli/Sandwiches

Backyard Burger, 1800 Priority Way, 240-9945, www.backyardburgers.com, $.

 

DESSERTS/Bakery/Ice Cream

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 12613 Taylorsville Rd., 267-6280, $.

Homestyle

Dinner is Done, 12001 Shelbyville Rd., 267-8686, $.

 

Japanese

Shogun Japanese Steakhouse, 9026 Taylorsville Rd., 499-5700, $$$, Beer, Wine.

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

El Caporal, 1901 Blankenbaker Pkwy., 266-9605, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 12600 Taylorsville Rd., 240-6022, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 10500 Watterson Tr., 266-5956, $, Full Bar.

El Toro Restaurante Mexicano Cantina, 1810 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 491-7272, $$, Full Bar.

El Tarasco, 9606 Taylorsville Rd., 297-8003, $, Full Bar.

Tacos Toreados Mexican Taqueria, 9109 Galene Dr., 468-3524, $.

Tumbleweed, 8609 Citadel Way, 493-0905, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Pizza

Bearno’s Little Sicily, 10117 Taylorsville Rd., 267-2549, $$, Beer.

Boombozz Pizza Bistro, 12613 Taylorsville Rd., 261-0222, www.TonyBoombozz.com, $$, Full Bar

Johnny V’s, 10509 Watterson Trail, 267-0900, $$, Full Bar.

Louisville Pizza Company, 3910 Ruckriegel Pkwy., 267-1188, www.chubbyrays.com, $, Full Bar.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Blue Mule Sports Café, 10301 Taylorsville Rd., 240-0051, $, Full Bar.

Chatter’s Bar & Grill, 2745 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 961-9700, $$, Full Bar.

Gaslight Tavern, 9119 Galene Dr., 267-1945, $$, Full Bar.

Maxwell’s Bar & Grille, 9909 Taylorsville Rd., 267-9604, $, Full Bar.

 

Seafood

Crabby Jake’s Fish House, 6435 Bardstown Rd., 365-3474, $

Passtime Fish House, 10801 Locust Rd., 267-4633, $, Full Bar.

 

 

Okolona/Highview/Lynnview

Barbecue

Bootleg Barbecue, 7508 Preston Hwy., 968-5657, $, Beer.

 

Casual Dining

••The Chili Pot, 8118 Preston Hwy., 966-9920, $. Chili dominates the top of the menu at this Okolona establishment, of course, but those with a hankering for other dishes will find a small but appealing list of alternatives. The four varieties of chili include Louisville-style chili, sirloin steak chili, green pork chili and white chicken chili. (Reviewed 1/13/10; Rating: 86)

Our Best Restaurant, 5404 Antle Dr., 962-8810, $$.

 

Chicken

Indi’s, 2901 Fern Valley Rd., 969-7993, $, Beer.

 

Chinese

China Café, 8625 Preston Hwy., 968-7450, $, Beer, Wine.

China Garden, 7309 Preston Hwy., 968-4672, $, Beer, Wine.

Golden Buddha, 8000 Preston Hwy., 968-7700, $.

Golden Palace Buffet, 161 Outer Loop, 368-2868, $.

Golden Wall, 3111 Fern Valley Rd., 968-9717, $, Beer.

Royal Garden Buffet, 5717 Preston Hwy., 969-3788, $$, Beer.

 

Deli/Sandwiches

Sub Station II, 3101 Fern Valley Rd., 964-1075, $.

 

Korean

Koreana II, 5009 Preston Hwy., 968-9686, $$, Beer, Wine.

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

Arandas Mexican Restaurant, 7200 Preston Hwy., 969-2492, Beer, Wine.

El Nopal, 11336 Preston Hwy., 961-9851, $, Full Bar.

La Monarca, 6501 Shepherdsville Rd., 969-7938, $.

La Tapatia Restaurant, 8106 Preston Hwy., 961-9153, $, Beer.

Qdoba, 11910 Standiford Plaza Dr., 736-6198, www.qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Rosticeria Luna, 5213 Preston Hwy., 962-8898, $.

Tacqueria La Mexicana, 6201 Preston Hwy., 969-4449, $.

Tumbleweed, 4255 Outer Loop, 966-0307, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 4801 Outer Loop (Jefferson Mall), 810-6553, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$.

 

Pizza

Bearno’s Little Sicily, 8019 Preston Hwy., 968-6060, $$, Beer.

Fat Daddy’s Pizza, 10611 W. Manslick Rd., 363-7551, $.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Bulldog Café, 10619 Manslick Rd., 380-0600, $, Beer.

Stooges Bar and Grill, 7123 Grade Ln., 363-9803, $, Full Bar.

 

Seafood

Sharom’s, 5627 Outer Loop, 968-8363, $, Beer.

 

Steakhouse

Texas Roadhouse, 3322 Outer Loop, 962-7600, www.texasroadhouse.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Thai

Thai Smile 5, 5800 Preston Hwy., 961-9018, $.

 

 

Old Louisville

Café/Coffeehouse

Old Louisville Coffee House, 1489 S. Fourth St., 635-6660, $.

Cajun

J. Gumbo’s, 3115 S. Second St., 363-8888, www.jgumbos.com, $, Beer.

Third Street Coffee House, 711 S. Third St., 749-0026, $.

Casual Dining

Third Avenue Café, 1164 S. Third St., 585-2233, www.thirdavecafe.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Chinese

A Taste of China, 1167 S. Fourth St., 585-5582, $.

 

Contemporary American

610 Magnolia, 610 W. Magnolia St., 636-0783, www.610magnolia.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

Buck’s, 425 W. Ormsby St., 637-5284, www.bucksrestaurantandbar.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Café Bristol at the Speed Museum, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2723, $.

 

Deli/Sandwiches

Ermin’s Bakery and Café, 1201 S. First St., 635-6960, $.

Ollie’s Trolley, 978 S. Third St., 583-5214, $.

 

Diners

Dizzy Whiz Drive-In, 217 W. St. Catherine St., 583-3828, $.

Burger Boy, 1450 S. Brook St., 635-7410, $.

INTERNATIONAL

Mediterranean Shish Kabob, 1907 S. Fourth S., 636-1080, $.

 

Italian

Amici, 316 Ormsby Ave., 637-3167, $$, Full Bar.

Mexican/Tex Mex

Bazo’s Fresh Mexican Grill, 1907 S. Fourth St., 899-9746, $, Beer.

La Tapatia Restaurant, 3022 S. Third St., 638-0300, $, Beer.

Santa Fe Grill, 3000 S. Third St., 634-3722, $.

Señor Iguanas, 3105 S. Second St., 368-0876, iguanasmex.com, $, Full Bar.

 

Pizza

Windy City Pizzeria, 2622 S. Fourth St., 636-3708, $, Beer.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Granville Inn, 1601 S. Third St., 637-9128, $, Full Bar.

The Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311, $, Full Bar.

 

Seafood

Hill Street Fish Fry, 111 E. Hill St., 636-3474, $.

 

 

Portland/West End

Barbeque

Finley’s Hickory Smoked Bar-B-Q, 1500 W. Broadway, 581-0298, $.

Rite Way Bar-B-Cue House, 1548 S. Catherine St., 584-9385, $.

Chicken

Indi’s, 3820 W. Market St., 778-5154, $.

King’s Fast Foods, 2101 W. Broadway, 772-7138, $, Beer.

King’s Fried Chicken, 1302 Dixie Hwy., 776-3013, $.

 

Chinese

Chopsticks House, 2112 W. Broadway, 772-3231, $.

Crystal Chinese, 3901 W. Market St., 776-9702, $.

Happy Dragon, 2600 W. Broadway, 778-2573, $.

 

Homestyle

Big Momma’s Soul Kitchen, 4532 W. Broadway, 772-9580, $.

Forty Acres and a Mule, 1800 Dixie Hwy., 776-5600, $.

Soul Unique Restaurant, 2529 W. Broadway, 365-3620, $.

 

Pizza

Annie’s Pizza, 2520 Portland Ave., 776-6400, $.

Prospect

Barbecue

Vince Staten’s Old Time Barbeque, 13306 Hwy. 42, 228-7427, $$, Full Bar.

 

Café/Coffeehouse

Java Brewing Company, 9561 Hwy. 42, 292-2710, www.javabrewingco.com, $.

 

Casual Dining

Bistro 42, 6021 Timber Ridge Dr., 632-2552, $$, Beer, Wine.

The Bristol Bar & Grille, 6051 Timber Ridge Dr., 292-2585, www.bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Full Bar.

J. Harrod’s, 7507 Upper River Rd., 228-4555, $$$, Full Bar.

Karem’s Grill & Pub, 9424 Norton Commons Blvd., 327-5646, $$, Full Bar.

 

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN

Blackstone Grille, 9521 U.S. 42, 228-6962, www.theblackstonegrille.com, $$, Full Bar.

Cutter’s Wharf, 1902 Victory Ln., 228-3100, $$, Full Bar.

Chinese

Panda Chinese Restaurant, 9543 Hwy. 42, 228-6400, $.

 

DELI/SANDWICHES

Butcher’s Best Meats & Deli, 9521 U.S. Hwy. 42, 365-4650, $.

Ermin’s Bakery & Café, 9550 U.S. Hwy. 42, 228-7210, $.

Japanese

Hanabi Sushi & Japanese Cuisine, 6027 Timber Ridge Dr., 228-8244, www.hanabisushi.biz, $$, Beer, Wine.

Shogun Japanese Steakhouse, 4110 Hampton Lake Way, 394-0123, $$$, Beer, Wine.

 

MEDITERRANEAN

Burning Bush Grille & Mediterranean Café, 13206 W. Hwy. 42, 228-7776, $$.

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

Los Aztecas, 9207 Hwy. 42, 228-2450, www.losaztecas.net, $, Full Bar.

 

Pizza

Bearno’s Pizza, 9207 W. Highway 42, 228-9388, $$, Beer, Wine.

Seafood

Blackstone Grill, 9521 U.S. Highway 42, 228-6962, $.

 

 

Shively/PRP/Valley STATION

Barbecue

Clark Boy Bar-B-Q, 6728 Johnsontown Rd., 933-5577, $.

FireFresh Bar-B-Q, 8610 Dixie Hwy., 995-7585, www.firefreshbbq.com, $, Beer.

Mark’s Feed Store, 10316 Dixie Hwy., 933-7707, www.marksfeedstore.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Chinese

China Castle, 7420 Third Street Rd., 367-4272, $.

Chinese Express, 3228 Crums Ln., 448-1360, $.

Chong Garden, 10341 Dixie Hwy., 935-1628, $.

Eastern House, 5372 Dixie Hwy., 568-2688, $, Beer.

First Wok, 3967 Seventh St. Rd., 448-0588, $.

 

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Pie Pantry, 9208 Dixie Hwy., 384-0743, $.

Valley Dairy Freeze, 10300 Deering Dr., 933-3429, $.

 

Homestyle

Carolyn’s Restaurant, 3822 Cane Run Rd., 776-9519, $.

Fork in the Road Restaurant, 4951 Cane Run Rd., 448-3903, $.

Frontier Diner, 7299 Dixie Hwy., 271-3663, $.

Hazelwood Restaurant, 4106 Taylor Blvd., 361-9104, $.

Hometown Buffet, 6641 Dixie Hwy., 995-3320, www.hometownbuffet.com, $.

Jessie’s Family Restaurant, 9609 Dixie Hwy., 937-6332, $.

Mr. Lou’s Country Cottage Restaurant, 5408 Valley Station Rd., 933-0806, $.

O’Dolly’s, 7800 Old Third St. Rd., 375-1690, $, Full Bar.

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant, 9070 Dixie Hwy., 995-8722, $, Full Bar.

Mexico Tipico, 6517 Dixie Hwy., 933-9523, $$, Beer, Wine.

Tumbleweed, 9701 Dixie Hwy., 937-9951, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

MIDDLE EASTERN

Little Jerusalem, 3825 Taylor Blvd., 618-1806, $.

Pizza

Annie’s Pizza, 4007 Cane Run Rd., 449-4444, $.

Bearno’s Little Sicily, 7895 Dixie Hwy., 937-1234, $$, Beer.

Wick’s Pizza, 10966 Dixie Hwy., 995-4333, www.wickspizza.com, $, Full Bar.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Benchwarmer’s, 7325 St. Andrews Church Rd., 368-1148, $, Full Bar.

Brewskee’s Tavern, 5507 Valley Station Rd., 933-0361, $, Full Bar.

Jokers Bar and Grill, 7323 St. Andrews Church Rd., 363-5662, $, Full Bar.

 

Seafood

Mike Linnig’s, 9308 Cane Run Rd., 937-1235, $, Beer.

 

Steakhouse

Texas Roadhouse, 4406 Dixie Hwy., 448-0705, www.texasroadhouse.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

South End

Barbecue

Jimbo’s Bar-B-Que, 801 W. Kenwood Dr., 375-1888, $, Beer.

Rubbie’s Bar-B-Que, 6905 Southside Dr., 367-0007, $, Full Bar.

 

Café/Coffeehouse

DaLat’s Gateaux & Bakery, 6915 Southside Dr., 368-9280, $.

Sister Bean’s, 4956 Manslick Rd., 364-0082, $.

Thornberry’s Deli & Pies, 5103 S. Third St., 367-8394, $.

 

CAJUN

J. Gumbo’s, 3115 S. Second St., 363-8888, www.jgumbos.com, $, Beer.

CASUAL DINING

The Lunch Pail, 502 E. Warnock St., 634-7116, $.

Chicken

Indi’s, 5009 S. Third St., 363-2535, $.

 

Chinese

Golden Star Chinese Restaurant, 3458 Taylor Blvd., 368-1833, $.

Hong Kong Fast Food, 5312 S. Third St., 367-8828, $.

Shah’s Mongolian Grill, 423 E. Warnock St., 493-0234, $, Full Bar.

 

Contemporary American

Cardinal Hall of Fame Café, 2745 Crittenden Dr., 635-8686, www.cardinalhalloffamecafe.com, $$, Full Bar.

Derby Café, 704 Central Ave. (KY Derby Museum), 634-8858, www.derbycafe.com, $, Full Bar.

Woodford Reserve Bar and Grille, Louisville International Airport, 363-2526, www.hmshost.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Homestyle

Granny’s Apron, 2605 Rockford Ln., 449-9026, $.

Wagner’s Pharmacy, 3133 S. Fourth St., 375-3800, $.

 

Hotel Dining

Blue Horse Café, 830 Phillips Ln., (Crown Plaza Hotel), 367-2251, $$$, Full Bar.

Empire Grill and Bar, 978 Phillips Ln. (Executive Inn), 367-2251, $$, Full Bar.

Golden Targe Tea Room, 830 Phillips Ln. (Executive West), 367-2251, $$, Full Bar.

Great American Grill, 2735 Crittenden Dr. (Hilton), 637-2424, $, Full Bar.

Sporting News Grill, 6551 Paramont Park Dr. (Holiday Inn), 877-786-9480, $$, Full Bar.

 

International

Behar Café & Restaurant, 5600 National Turnpike, 368-5658, $.

Tuscany Italian Restaurant, 9 New Cut Rd., 363-0308, $$.

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

El Nopal, 4214 Outer Lp., 968-2566, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 5444 New Cut Rd., 380-8447, $ Beer,
Wine, Full Bar.

El Tarasco, 5425 New Cut Rd., 368-5628, $, Beer, Wine.

Qdoba, 6814 Dixie Hwy., 855-4452, www.qdoba.com, $, Beer.

 

Pizza

Angilo’s Pizza, 1725 Berry Blvd., 368-1032, $.

Bearno’s, 7895 Dixie Hwy., 937-1199, $$, Beer.

Iroquois Pizza, 6614 Manslick Rd., 363-1234, $$, Beer, Wine.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Hoops Grill and Sports Bar, 6733 Strawberry Ln., 375-4667, $, Full Bar.

Juanita’s Place, 3294 Taylor Blvd., 361-1638, $, Full Bar.

Pucker’s Bar & Grill, 4041 Preston Hwy., 364-7250, $, Full Bar.

Spectator’s Bar and Grill, 5530 New Cut Rd., 368-7650, $, Full Bar.

Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill, 2787 S. Floyd St., 637-5241, $, Full Bar.

 

Vietnamese

Annie Café, 308 W. Woodlawn Ave., 363-4847, $, Beer.

Café Thuy Van, 5600 National Turnpike, 366-6959, $, Beer.

Pho Binh Minh, 6709 Strawberry Ln., 375-9249, $$, Beer.

Vietnam Kitchen, 5339 Mitscher Ave., 363-5154, $, Beer.

 

 

St. Matthews

Asian

Choi’s Asian Food Market, 607 Lyndon Ln., 426-4441, $.

Mikato Japanese Steakhouse, 3938 Dupont Circle, 891-0081, $$, Full Bar.

Saigon Café, 106 Fairfax Ave., 893-7757, $.

Yang Kee Noodle, 7900 Shelbyville Rd. (Oxmoor Center), 426-0800, $, Beer, Wine.

Café/Coffeehouse

Bloom’s Café, 307 Wallace Ave., 896-8008, $.

Cheddar Box Café, 3909 Chenoweth Sq., 893-2324, $.

Heine Brothers Coffee, 119 Chenoweth Ln., 893-5103, www.heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Heine Brothers Coffee, 4123 Shelbyville Rd., 894-9413, www.heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Kayrouz Café, 127 Wiltshire Ave., 896-2630, $, Beer, Wine.

Meridian Café, 112 Meridian Ave., 897-9703, $, Beer.

 

CAJUN

J. Gumbo’s, 531 Lyndon Ln., 425-0096, $, Beer.

 

Casual Dining

Café Lou Lou, 106 Sears Ave., 893-7776, www.cafeloulou.com, $$, Full Bar.

Home Run Burgers & Fries, 4600 Shebyville Rd., 365-3388, www.homerunburger.com, $.

Lonnie’s Best Taste of Chicago, 121 St. Matthews Ave., 895-2380, $.

W.W. Cousins, 900 Dupont Rd., 897-9684, $, Beer.

Wild Eggs, 3985 Dutchmans Ln., 893-8005, $, Full Bar.

 

Chinese

China 1, 123 Breckenridge Ln., 897-6511, $.

House of Dragon, 126 Breckenridge Ln., 893-7994, $$.

I Ching Asian Café, 4600 Shelbyville Rd., 893-7171, $.

King Wok, 291 N. Hubbards Ln., 899-7188, $.

Manchu Wok, 7900 Shelbyville Rd. (Oxmoor Center), 429-8207, $.

Oriental House, 4302 Shelbyville Rd., 897-1017, $.

 

Contemporary American

60 West, 3939 Shelbyville Rd., 719-9717, $$, Full Bar.

211 Clover Lane, 211 Clover Ln., 896-9570, www.211cloverln.com, $$$$, Beer, Wine.

••Equus/Jack’s Lounge, 122 Sears Ave., 897-9026, $, Full Bar. Comfortable and classy, this restaurant is a nice break from your boisterous sports bar with the noise level rarely exceeding a keyed-up din. Celebrating its 25th year, the mainstay’s food, including dishes like beef tenderloin sliders, shrimp and grits, garlic-marinated pork chops and crème brûlée, as well as excellent service, legitimize the price tag. (Reviewed 8/18/10; Rating: 90)

Five Points St. Matthews, 3930 Chenoweth Sq., 896-5680, $$$, Full Bar.

 

Cuban

Havana Rumba, 4115 Oechsli Ave., 897-1959, $$, Beer, Wine.

 

Deli/Sandwiches

Andrew’s Café, 4010 Dupont Circle, 895-7064, $.

Café J, 3600 Dutchmans Ln. (Jewish Community Center), 459-0660, www.jccoflouisville.org, $.

Café Palacio, 4010 Dupont Circle, 708-1818, $.

Calistoga Artisan Sandwiches, 4000 Dutchmans Ln., 895-3779, $.

Conez & Coneyz, 2716 ½ Frankfort Ave., 897-7222, $.

Danish Express, 102 1/2 Cannons Ln., 895-2863, $.

Feed Bag, 133 Breckenridge Ln., 896-1899, $.

Lotsa Pasta, 3717 Lexington Rd., 896-6361, $.

Paul’s Fruit Market, 3905 Chenoweth Square, 896-8918, www.paulsfruit.com, $.

Spring Valley Deli, 6400 Dutchmans Ln., 896-9250, $.

Shady Lane Café, 4806 Brownsboro Rd., 893-5118, $.

Wall Street Deli, 3920 Dutchmans Ln., 894-0889, www.wallstreetdeli.com, $.

 

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

The Cupcake Shoppe, 3701 Lexington Rd., 899-2970, $.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 3737 Lexington Rd., 893-3393, $.

Plehn’s Bakery, 3940 Shelbyville Rd., 896-4438, $.

 

Health Conscious/Vegetarian

Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 3738 Lexington Rd., 896-0189, www.rainbowblossom.com, $.

 

INTERNATIONAL

••Dejlah Bistro, 4121 Oechsli Ave., 895-8882, $$. Chef Duraid Abdulrida recently opened this inviting Iraqi restaurant in St. Matthews. The lion’s share of the menu appears authentic, and we’d rate it as highly for Iraq as we do Saffron’s for Iran: This is serious ethnic fare, fashioned with skill and care. (Reviewed 9/8/10; Rating: 88)

 

Japanese

Asahi Japanese Restaurant, 3701 Lexington Rd., 895-1130, $$.

Sakura Blue, 4600 Shelbyville Rd., 897-3600, $$, Full Bar.

 

MEXICAN/TEX MEX

Bazo’s Fresh Mexican Grill, 4014 Dutchmans Ln., 899-9600, $, Beer.

Chuy’s, 104 Oxmoor Ct., 327-3033, www.chuys.com, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal (Ramada Inn), 1041 Zorn Ave., 897-5101, $$, Full Bar.

El Tarasco, 110 Fairfax Ave., 895-8010, $, Full Bar.

Qdoba, 970 Breckenridge Ln., 721-8100, www.qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Tumbleweed, 5000 Shelbyville Rd. (Mall St. Matthews), 893-3100, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $.

Tumbleweed, 7900 Shelbyville Rd. (Oxmoor Center), 339-8411, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 380 Brenton Way, 955-5747, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

Pizza

Pizza by the Guy, 814 Lyndon Ln., 426-4044, $.

Saints Pizza and Pub, 131 Breckenridge Ln., 891-8883, www.saintspizza.com, $, Full Bar.

Boombozz Pizza and Tap House, 3400 Frankfort Ave., 896-9090, www.tonyboombozz.com, $$, Full Bar.

Naked Pizza, 135 Breckenridge Ln., 410-2211, NakedPizza.biz, $$.

Puccini’s Smiling Teeth, 4600 Shelbyville Rd., 721-0170, www.puccinissmilingteeth.com, $, Beer.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Bluegrass Brewing Company, 3929 Shelbyville Rd., 899-7070, www.bbcbrew.com, $$, Full Bar.

Brendan’s, 3921 Shelbyville Rd., 895-1212, $$, Full Bar.

Diamond Pub and Billiards, 3814 Frankfort Ave., 895-7513, $, Full Bar.

Gerstle’s Place, 3801 Frankfort Ave., 899-3609, $, Full Bar.

Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium, 2345 Lexington Rd., 452-9531, $, Full Bar.

ZaZoo’s Bar and Grill, 102 Bauer Ave., 894-8030, $, Full Bar.

 

Seafood

The Fishery, 3624 Lexington Rd., 895-1188, $, Beer.

Seafood Connection, 3922 Chenoweth Square, 899-5655, $$.

Stan’s Fish Sandwich, 3723 Lexington Rd., 896-6600, $, Beer.

 

Steakhouse

Del Frisco’s, 4107 Oechsli Ave., $$$$, Full Bar.

Texas Roadhouse, 6460 Dutchmans Ln., 897-5005, www.texasroadhouse.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Thai

Simply Thai, 318 Wallace Ave., 899-9670, $.

 

 

INDIANA

CLARKSVILLE

Barbecue

Mark’s Feed Store, 513 Lewis & Clark Pkwy., 812-285-1998, www.marksfeedstore.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Jersey’s Café, 1515 Lynch Ln., 812-288-2100, $$, Full Bar.

 

CASUAL DINING

Champions Grill, 505 Marriott Dr. (Holiday Inn), 812-283-4411, $, Full Bar.

Stevie B’s Burgers & More, 1401 Veterans Pkwy., 812-288-8365, $.

Chinese

Asian Buffet, 1305 Veterans Pkwy., 812-285-8888, $.

China Buffet, 706 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy., 812-288-8989, $.

You-Carryout-A, 827 Eastern Blvd., 812-282-8881, $.

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 1370 Veterans Pkwy., 812-288-6000, $.

Widow’s Walk, 415 W. Riverside Dr., 812-280-7564, $.

Williams Bakery, 1051 N. Clark Blvd., 812-254-2867, $.

 

Entertainment

Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr., 812-288-2632, www.derbydinner.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

 

Japanese

Kansai Japanese Steakhouse, 1370 Veterans Pkwy., 812-218-9238, $$$, Full Bar.

Mexican/Tex Mex

El Burrito de Oro, 1927 Greentree Blvd., 812-285-8820, $, Beer.

El Caporal, 515 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy., 812-282-7174, $, Full Bar.

La Frontera, 754 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy., 812-258-0074, $, Beer.

La Herradura, 615 Eastern Blvd., 812-280-8650, $, Beer.

La Tapatia Diner, 827 Eastern Blvd., 812-218-8030, $, Beer.

Ruben’s Mexican Restaurant, 1370 Veterans Pkwy., 812-258-0417, $$, Full Bar.

Señor Iguanas, 1415 Broadway St., 812-280-8555, $, Beer, Full Bar.

 

pizza

Studio Pizza, 1401 Veterans Pkwy., 812-288-6600, $.

Pub/Sports Bar

Danny Boy’s, 1101 S. Clark Blvd., 812-283-3566, $, Full Bar.

 

Seafood

Clarksville Seafood, 916 Eastern Blvd., 812-283-8588, $.

Hungry Pelican, 564 Eastern Blvd., 812-282-4673, $, Beer, Wine.

 

Steakhouse

Texas Roadhouse, 757 E. Lewis & Clark Pkwy., 812-280-1103, www.texasroadhouse.com, $, Full Bar.

 

 

ELIZABETH/BRIDGEPORT

Buffet

Paula Deen Buffet, Horseshoe Casino, (866) 676-SHOE, www.horseshoe.com, $$.

 

Café/Coffeehouse

Aroma Café, Horseshoe Casino, (866) 676-SHOE, www.horseshoe.com, $, Full Bar.

Cleo’s Coffee and More, Horseshoe Casino, (866) 676-SHOE, www.horseshoe.com, $, Beer.

 

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN

Jack Binion’s Steakhouse, Horseshoe Casino, (866) 676-SHOE, www.horseshoe.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

 

Casual Dining

JB’s Café, Horseshoe Casino, (866) 676-SHOE, www.horseshoe.com, $.

Legends, Horseshoe Casino, (866) 676-SHOE, www.horseshoe.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Deli/Sandwiches

Ace High Snack Bar, Horseshoe Casino, (866) 676-SHOE, www.horseshoe.com, $.

All In Deli, Horseshoe Casino, (866) 676-SHOE, www.horseshoe.com, $.

 

 

FLOYDS KNOBS

Café/Coffeehouse

Bean Street Café, 101 Lafollette Station, 812-923-1404.

Hobknobb Roasting Co., 3700 Paoli Pike, 812-923-1458, www.hobknobb.com, $.

 

Casual Dining

A Nice Restaurant, 404 Lafollette Station South, 812-923-7770, $.

Sam’s Food and Spirits, 702 Highlander Point Dr., 812-923-2323, www.samstavern.com, $$, Full Bar.

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Berry Twist, 3670 Scottsville Rd., 812-923-8305, $.

 

MEXICAN/TEX MEX

Los Indios, 730 Highlander Point Dr., 812-923-2929, www.losindiosmexmex.com, $, Full Bar.

Yellow Cactus, 3620 Paoli Pike, 812-9013-0313, $, Beer, Wine.

 

Pizza

Arni’s Pizza, 3700 Paoli Pike, 812-923-9805, $.

Bearno’s Pizza, Lafollette Station South, 812-923-4600, $, Beer.

Pizza City, 4620 Williamsburg Station Rd., 812-923-1450, www.pizzacity.biz, $, Full Bar.

 

 

JEFFERSONVILLE

Asian

Asian BBQ & Cuisine, 1207 E. Market St., 812-218-9858, $.

BARBECUE

Harley’s Hardwoodz BBQ, 1703 Charlestown-New Albany Pk., 812-284-4490, $.

ET’S Memphis Bar-B-Que, 201 Spring St., 812-280-2227, $.

Café/Coffeehouse

Adrienne & Co. Café and Bakery, 129 W. Court Ave., 812-282-2665, $.

Perkfection, 359 Spring St., 812-218-0611, $.

 

Cafeteria

Ann’s By The River, 149 Spring St., 812-284-2667, $.

 

Casual Dining

A Nice Restaurant, 2784 Meijer Dr., 812-280-9160, $.

Babby’s Steakhouse, 1207 E. Market St., (866) 492-3484, $$, Full Bar.

Bristol Bar and Grille, 700 W. Riverside Dr., 812-218-1995, www.bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Full Bar.

Buckhead Mountain Grill, 707 W. Riverside Dr., 812-284-2919, www.eatatbuckheads.com, $$, Full Bar.

Jerry’s Restaurant, 1510 E. 10th St., 812-283-7968, $.

Our Best Restaurant, 2835 Holmans Ln., 812-288-8133, $.

Zaxby’s, 2740 Allison Ln., 812-920-0080, $.

 

Chinese

You-Carryout-A, 1551 E. Tenth St., 812-288-8313, $.

China Town Buffet, 1716 E. Tenth St., 812-218-9998, $.

 

Deli/Sandwiches

Chicago Grill & Subs, 1626 Spring St., 812-288-5988, $.

Lunch Today, 590 Missouri Ave. (Water Tower Square), 812-282-1005, www.bajcatering.com, $.

Soup Line, 320 E. Court Ave., 812-283-1007, $.

 

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Jeff’s Bakery, 334 E. Court Ave., 812-283-3636, $.

 

INTERNATIONAL

Cuba Libre, 1725 E. 10th St., 812-283-9000, $$, Full Bar.

 

Italian

Come Back Inn, 415 Spring St., 812-285-1777, $, Full Bar.

Cozza Osteria Enoteca, 214 E. Court Ave., 812-284-4406, $$, Full Bar.

Rocky’s Italian Grill, 715 W. Riverside Dr., 812-282-3844, www.eatatrockys.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Japanese

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, 301 S. Indiana Ave., 812-280-8500, www.kobesteakhouse.net, $$$, Full Bar.

 

Mexican/Tex Mex

Puerto Vallarta, 125 Quartermaster Ct., 812-288-2022, $, Full Bar.

El Sombrero, 2748 Meijer St., 812-285-0109, $, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 2784 Jefferson Centre, 812-282-9333, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $, Full Bar.

 

Pizza

Alexander’s Pizzeria, 1611 Charlestown-New Albany Rd., 812-284-9000, $.

Bearno’s, 2784 Meijer Dr., 812-282-3125, $$, Beer.

Tubby’s Pizza, 3014 Middle Rd., 812-288-8850, $.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

19th Green Grill and Pub, 1740 Williamsburg Dr., 812-284-9088, $, Full Bar.

Bob’s Pub & Grub, 1005 W. Market St., Jeffersonville, 812-283-8919, $, Full Bar.

The Lighthouse, 202 Main St., 812-283-0077, $$, Full Bar.

Mick’s Lounge, 1448 Tenth St. (Gateway Plaza), 812-283-8096, $, Full Bar.

Pitt Stop Pub & Grill, 1710 E. 10th St., 812-284-5475, $, Beer and Wine.

Third Base Tavern, 134 Spring St., 812-283-4947, $, Full Bar.

 

Seafood

Kingfish, 601 W. Riverside Dr., 812-284-3474, $$, Full Bar.

 

Thai

Mai’s Thai Restaurant, 1411 E. 10th St., 812-282-0198, $$, Beer.

 

 

NEW ALBANY

ASIAN

Onion Restaurant Tea House, 4211 Charlestown Rd., 812-981-0188, $$, Beer, Wine.

 

Café/Coffeehouse

Coffee Crossing, 4212 Charlestown Rd., 812-981-2633, www.coffeecrossing.com, $.

Dueling Grounds Café, 604 E. Spring St., 812-944-5116, $.

Hobknobb Roasting Co., 419 State St., 812-944-4555, $.

Main Street Café & Treats, 155 E. Main St., 812-944-4494, $.

 

Casual Dining

A Nice Restaurant, 3105 Blackiston Mill Rd., 812-945-4321, $.

Janie’s Café, 223 W. Fifth St., 812-944-2400, $.

Rock n Roll Ranch House, 2612 Charlestown Rd., 812-944-9199, $.

Sam’s Food and Spirits, 3800 Payne Koehler Rd., 812-945-9757, www.samstavern.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

Cajun

Joe’s OK Bayou, 4308 Charlestown Rd., 812-948-2080, www.joesokbayou.com, $, Full Bar.

 

Chinese

Asian Buffet, 3813 Charlestown Rd., 812-945-1888, $, Beer

Golden China Buffet, 3300 Grant Line Rd., 812-948-8877, $.

Hong Kong Chinese, 345 New Albany Plaza, 812-945-1818, $.

Oriental Star, 2602 Charlestown Rd., 812-948-8895, $.

 

Contemporary American

Toast On Market, 736 E. Market St., 812-569-4099, $, Full Bar.

River City Winery, 321 Pearl St., 812-945-9463, $$, Wine.

cuban

••Habana Blues Cuban Tapas Restaurant, 148 E. Market St., 812-944-9760, $$, Full Bar. The idea is to graze and share at this stylish new Cuban spot in New Albany. There’s a fairly extensive Cuban bill of fare plus a few international dishes, including lots of tapas, small-plate portions almost all under $8. (Reviewed 9/22/10; Rating: 82)

Deli/Sandwiches

Great Harvest Bread, 4214 Charlestown Rd., 812-945-4422, $.

Patticakes & Pies Café, 155 E. Main St., 812-725-8510, $.

 

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Ermin’s French Bakery and Café, 2736 Charlestown Rd., 812-941-8674, $.

Mom and Pop’s Cone Corner, 1817 Graybrook Ln., 812-945-6711, $.

Sweet Stuff Bakery, 323 E. Spring St., 812-948-2507, sweetstuffbakery.com, $.

 

HEALTH CONSCIOUS/VEGETARIAN

Creekside Outpost Health Food Store, 614 Hausfeldt Ln., 812-948-9118, www.creeksideoutpost.com, $.

Rainbow Blossom Health Food Store, 3003 Charlestown Crossing Way, 812-941-0080, www.rainbowblossom.com, $.

 

Homestyle

Tommy Lancaster’s, 1629 E. Market St., 812-945-2389, $, Full Bar.

 

Japanese

Tomo Japanese Restaurant, 4315 Charlestown Rd., 812-941-0200, $$$, Full Bar.

Mexican/Tex Mex

El Nopal, 2743 Charlestown Rd., 812-945-3588, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 730 Rolling Creek Dr., 812-590-3435, $, Full Bar.

La Rosita, Spring & Pearl sts., 812-944-3620, $, Beer.

Paul’s One World Café, 133 E. Market St., 812-945-5555, $, Full Bar.

Puerto Vallarta, 4214 Charlestown Rd., 812-945-3588, $$.

Qdoba, 4302 Charlestown Rd., 812-941-9654, www.qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Tacos La Rosita, 113 Grant Line Plaza, 812-948-7967, www.LaRositaGrill.com, $, Beer.

Tumbleweed, 2005 State St., 812-945-0177, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 3005 Charlestown Crossing Way, 812-945-9333, www.tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $, Full Bar.

 

Pizza

Arni’s Pizza, 1208 State St., 812-945-1149, www.meetyouatarnis.com, $.

Bearno’s, 3002 Charlestown Crossing Way, 812-949-7914, $$, Beer.

The Fun House, 373 Professional Ct., 812-945-2386, $$.

Sportstime Pizza, 3312 Plaza Dr., 812-944-2577, www.newalbanian.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

Wick’s Pizza Parlor, 225 State St., 812-945-9425, www.wickspizza.com, $, Beer, Wine.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

••Bank Street Brewhouse, 415 Bank St., 812-725-9585, $$, Full Bar. The newest sibling to the New Albanian Brewing Co., the Bank Street Brewhouse has a superb package to offer. The food is delish, the mood is quaint, but both were designed to complement the bell of the brewhouse: beer — all kinds of blessed, soul-quenching beer. (Reviewed 5/12/10; Rating: 91)

Irish Exit, 209 E. Main St., $, Full Bar.

Mac’s Hideaway, 1636 Slater Run Rd., 812-945-4256, $, Full Bar.

MYbar, 3306 Plaza Dr., 812-948-6501, $, Full Bar.

Rich O’s Public House, 3312 Plaza Dr., 812-949-2804, $, Beer.

The Rustic Frog, 1720 Old River Rd., 812-944-0576, $, Full Bar.

Steinert’s, 401 E. Main St., 812-945-8827, $, Full Bar.

Tucker’s American Favorites, 2441 State St., 812-944-9999, $, Full Bar.

Vic’s Café, 1839 E. Market St., 812-944-4338, $, Full Bar.

 

Seafood

Dock Seafood, 1125 State St., 812-944-2951, $.

Hungry Pelican, 2604 Charlestown Rd., 812-948-1692, $, Beer, Wine.

Jackson’s Seafood, 400 W. Main St., 812-945-3474, $.

 

THAI

Tanthai Cuisine of Thailand, 4510 Charlestown Rd., 812-948-2012, www.tanthairestaurant.com, $$.

 

 

SELLERSBURG

Casual Dining

Covered Bridge, 12510 Covered Bridge Rd., 812-246-8880, $, Full Bar.

••Cricket’s Café, 7613 Old State Rd. 60, Sellersburg, Ind., 812-246-9339, www.cricketscateringcafe.com, $. Locally owned, Cricket’s beats the heck out of McBurgerLand, for sure. The menu is about as middle-of-the-pike as you can get, featuring soups, salads, wraps and sandwiches, and all kinds of homemade desserts to, er, sweeten the deal. (Reviewed 3/3/10; Rating: 77)

The Chicken House, 7180 State Rd. 111, 812-246-9485, $$, Beer, Wine.

Fireside Bar and Grill, 7611 Hwy 311, 812-246-5456, $, Full Bar.

 

Desserts/Bakery/Ice Cream

Chillers, 7601 Hwy. 311, 812-246-9616, $.

 

INTERNATIONAL

Beijing Grill and Sushi Bar, 8007 Hwy. 311, 248-0900, $$, Full Bar.

 

Italian

Vicario’s, 7773 Hwy. 311, 812-246-1000, $, Full Bar.

 

Pizza

Ma Zerellas, 949 S. Indiana Ave., 812-246-9517, $.

The Pizza Palace, 469 N. Indiana Ave., 812-246-3346, $.

Sir Dano’s Pizza Parlor, 469 N. Indiana Ave., 812-246-3346, $.

 

Pub/Sports Bar

Sid’s Pub and Ranch House, 935A S. Indiana Ave., 812-246-8192, $, Full Bar.

 

Steakhouse

Neil and Patty’s Fireside Bar and Grill, 7611 Hwy. 311, 812-246-5456, $$, Full Bar.

 

 

STARLIGHT

Deli/Sandwiches

Huber Starlight Café, 19816 Huber Rd., 812-923-9463, www.huberwinery.com, $, Wine.

 

Homestyle

Joe Huber Family Restaurant, 2421 Scottsville Rd., 812-923-5255, www.joehubers.com, $$, Full Bar.

Stumler’s Restaurant and Orchard, 10924 St John’s Rd., 812-923-3832, $$, Beer, Wine.