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Grilled Salmon Entree at Uptown Cafe in Louisville - Uptown Cafe, Louisville, KY

Uptown Cafe

4.7
4.7
198 reviews
$31 to $50
American

The Uptown Cafe is a Louisville original restaurant, established in 1985. Located on historic Bardstown Rd., guests can enjoy an elevated dining experience while looking onto the local nightlife. Uptown Cafe specializes in delicious food featuring fresh ingredients and masterful preparation by the Uptown culinary team. Whether you’re ordering a multi-course meal or grabbing a drink at the bar, Uptown Cafe’s lively, upscale atmosphere makes it perfect for dining with friends, family, clients and business associates. Join us on Monday night for Half Priced Wine night, where every bottle of wine purchased is half off!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 405-8898

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Matt Weber

  • Private party facilities

    Uptown Cafe has a private dining room that can accommodate parties up to 40 guests. Our Metro Room includes a private bar, banquet seating and photo wall. Our room is perfect for bridal showers, birthday dinners, or business meetings. For more information regarding rentals, contact our event coordinator at Privateevents@uptownlouisville.com

  • Area

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Cross Street

    Uptown Cafe is located on the corner of Bardstown Road and Duker Avenue

  • Parking Details

    Complementary valet parking offered during dinner hours.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

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Offers

  • Half Priced Wine Night!

    28 Feb - 31 May 2022
    Mon - Thu - 17:00 - 20:30
    Wine lovers join us every Monday for Half Priced Wine Night. Enjoy your favorite bottles at half the price!

Popular dishes

Menu

Additional charge for split entrees $2

Appetizers

  • Onion RingsUS$9.00

    With horseradish sauce

    • Fried Green TomatoesUS$9.00

      Cornmeal encrusted with roasted red bell pepper aioli

      • Pork and Shiitake WontonsUS$9.00

        Ground pork and shitake mushroom wontons with a five-spice dipping sauce

        • Stuffed Mushroom CapsUS$10.00

          Filled with sausage and goat cheese, topped with a brandy brown cream sauce

          • Smoked Gouda and Tomatillo QuesoUS$10.00

            Served with fresh corn chips

            • Black Bean CakesUS$9.00

              With tart cherries and almonds on flash fried spinach topped with chipotle mayonnaise

              • Shrimp Bisque

                • CupUS$7.00
                • BowlUS$9.00
              • Soup of the Day

                • CupUS$6.00
                • BowlUS$8.00

              Salads

              All salads and dressings are gluten-free except the liver salad and soy vinaigrette. Add grilled or blackened chicken $5, Add grilled or blackened salmon $8, Add grilled shrimp $8, Additional charge for split salads $2

              • House SaladUS$9.00

                Romaine, shredded carrots, red cabbage, red onions, black olives, slivered almonds with choice of red wine vinaigrette with blue cheese crumbles, balsamic vinaigrette, creamy blue cheese, ranch or thousand island

                • Caesar SaladUS$10.00

                  Classic with romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan cheese and fresh cracked black pepper

                  • Greek SaladUS$11.00

                    Romaine lettuce, peppers, red onions, artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, cucumbers and crumbled feta cheese with a sun-dried tomato vinaigrette

                    • Spinach SaladUS$10.50

                      Fresh spinach with egg, tomatoes, water chestnuts and bacon with warm soy vinaigrette

                      • Mixed Baby Greens and FruitUS$11.00

                        With warm brie, apples, and almonds with a cranberry champagne vinaigrette

                        • Pecan-Encrusted Chicken Liver SaladUS$15.50

                          With Granny Smith apples, bacon and red onions in a brandy brown sugar glaze over mixed greens and spinach tossed with raspberry vinaigrette

                          • Iceberg Wedge SaladUS$10.00

                            Fresh iceberg wedge with spiced pecans, grape tomatoes and blue cheese dressing

                            Lunch Entrées and Pastas

                            • Salmon CroquetteUS$14.00

                              With orange dill hollandaise sauce, fresh vegetable medley and rice pilaf

                              • Hot BrownUS$12.50

                                Turkey, bacon and tomato on toast points, baked in a rich mornay sauce with fresh fruit garnish

                                • Stir Fried VegetablesUS$14.00

                                  Broccoli, snow peas, red onions, carrots, water chestnuts, mushrooms and bell peppers over jasmine rice with sweet chili sauce and fried tofu

                                  • Substitute Sesame Chicken ForUS$18.00
                                • Maple Chipotle Pork Tenderloin SandwichUS$12.00

                                  Dressed on a French roll with Henry Baines mayonnaise and house made chips

                                  • Poached Eggs and BaconUS$12.00

                                    Served on an English muffin with mornay sauce and roasted red potatoes

                                    • Cornmeal Encrusted Basa Fish SandwichUS$12.50

                                      Dressed on a French roll with tartar sauce and coleslaw

                                      • Uptown BurgerUS$15.00

                                        Dressed on an English muffin with your choice of pepperjack, cheddar, smoked gouda, blue, Swiss or American cheese served with pickapeppa mayonnaise and house-made chips

                                        • Grilled Sun-Dried Tomato PolentaUS$16.00

                                          Sauteed squash, red onions, bell pepper, mushroom and spinach in marinara, finished with mozzarella and parmesan

                                          • Chicken In Puff PastryUS$11.50

                                            breaded chicken with broccoli, tomatoes & mushroom in a creamy basil sauce with tomato wedges

                                            • Basa Fish TacosUS$12.50

                                              Blackened or fried with chipotle slaw and pico de gallo on corn tortillas (blackened gluten-free)

                                              • Grilled Chicken Breast SandwichUS$12.00

                                                Ginger, sherry, and soy marinated chicken breast dressed on a French roll with pickapeppa mayonnaise and house-made chips

                                                • Grilled Beef Tenderloin SandwichUS$17.00

                                                  With grilled onions and Henry Baines sauce on a French roll with roasted red potatoes

                                                  • Grilled Salmon SandwichUS$14.50

                                                    Dressed on toasted marbled rye bread with whole grain mustard, tartar sauce and coleslaw

                                                    • Fusilli with Bay Scallops or ShrimpUS$15.00

                                                      With tomatoes in a basil cream sauce with parmesan

                                                      • Duck RavioliUS$15.00

                                                        With mushrooms and green peppercorns in a white wine sauce with parmesan

                                                        • Linguine with Sesame Chicken and BroccoliUS$14.00

                                                          Sesame chicken with broccoli in a lemon cream sauce with parmesan

                                                          • Smoked Salmon Bow Tie PastaUS$16.00

                                                            With spinach and capers in a lemon dill cream sauce with parmesan

                                                            • Curried Rice NoodlesUS$14.00

                                                              Tofu, sautéed cabbage, broccoli, carrots snow peas, crushed peanuts and cilantro in a coconut yellow curry

                                                              White & Rose

                                                              • Muldersboch, Rosé, Sltellenbosch, South AfricaUS$10.00

                                                                • Whispering Angels, Rosé, Chateau d'Erclaus, FranceUS$12.00

                                                                  • Stoneleigh, Sauvignon Blanc, Stoneleigh Vineyards, New ZealandUS$11.00

                                                                    • Altered Dimensions, Sauvignon Blanc, Columbia Valley, WashingtonUS$11.00

                                                                      • Conundrum, White Blend, Napa, CaliforniaUS$9.00

                                                                        • Ruffino, Pinot Grigio, La Solatia, ItalyUS$8.00

                                                                          • Schmitt Sohne, Riesling, Family Wines, GermanyUS$9.00

                                                                            • Wente, Chardonnay, Livermore Valley, CaliforniaUS$9.00

                                                                              • Joel Gott, Chardonnay, Unoaked, Joel Gott Vineyards, CaliforniaUS$9.00

                                                                                • Ferrari Carano, Chardonnay, Sonoma County, CaliforniaUS$12.00

                                                                                  • Sonoma Cutrer, Chardonnay, Sonoma County, CaliforniaUS$14.00

                                                                                    • Flowers, Chardonnay, Flowers Vineyard, Sonoma, CaliforniaUS$75.00

                                                                                      Red Wine

                                                                                      • Meiomi, Pinot Noir, Sonoma, Monterey, Santa Barbra, CaliforniaUS$12.00

                                                                                        • Boen, Pinot Noir, Russian River, Sonoma County, CaliforniaUS$56.00

                                                                                          • Diora, Pinot Noir, Monterey, CaliforniaUS$12.00

                                                                                            • The Velvet Devil, Merlot, By Charles Smith, WashingtonUS$10.00

                                                                                              • Santa Cristina, Red Blend, Tuscana, ItalyUS$9.00

                                                                                                • Satori di Verona Amarone Valpolicella, Veneto, ItalyUS$85.00

                                                                                                  • Conundrum, Red Blend, Napa, CaliforniaUS$10.00

                                                                                                    • Dave Phinney E Spanish, Blend, Locations by Dave Phinney, SpainUS$48.00

                                                                                                      • Diseno, Old Vine Malbec, Mendoza, ArgentinaUS$8.00

                                                                                                        • McMannis, Petit Sirah, McManis Family Vineyard, Lodi, CaliforniaUS$8.00

                                                                                                          • Decoy, Red Zinfandel, Duckhorn, Napa Valley, CaliforniaUS$11.00

                                                                                                            • Calloway, Cabernet, Coastel, CaliforniaUS$10.00

                                                                                                              • Treana, Cabernet, Paso Robles, CaliforniaUS$14.00

                                                                                                                • Joseph Carr, Cabernet, Napa, CaliforniaUS$58.00

                                                                                                                  • Quilt, Cabernet, Napa, CaliforniaUS$16.00

                                                                                                                    • Austin Hope, Cabernet, Paso Robles, CaliforniaUS$16.00

                                                                                                                      Uptown Seasonal Cocktails

                                                                                                                      • Autumn SpiceUS$12.00

                                                                                                                        Elijah Craig bourbon, all spice dram, orange bitters

                                                                                                                        • Sparkling Cranberry CocktailUS$12.00

                                                                                                                          Deep eddy's cranberry vodka, Grand Mariner, Chandon sparkling rose, flamed lemon rind

                                                                                                                          • Devils MargaritaUS$12.00

                                                                                                                            Casa Noble, Blanco tequila, lime juice, simple syrup, and red wine float

                                                                                                                            • Black Label PenicillinUS$12.00

                                                                                                                              Johnny Walker Black, Domaine de Canton, local honey, lemon juice, Bitters

                                                                                                                              • Champagne RitaUS$10.00

                                                                                                                                Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, simple syrup, fresh lime juice, and champagne. Served Up

                                                                                                                                • Basil CollinsUS$10.00

                                                                                                                                  Finlandia Grapefruit vodka, basil simple syrup, grapefruit juice, fresh lime juice. Served on Rocks

                                                                                                                                  • Ultimate Chocolate MartiniUS$12.00

                                                                                                                                    Stoli Vanilla vodka, Godiva chocolate liquor, Creme de Cacao, Frangelico, Baileys, topped with chocolate shavings

                                                                                                                                    Classic Cocktails

                                                                                                                                    • Old FashionedUS$10.00

                                                                                                                                      Old forester, muddled orange, Angostura bitters, cherry

                                                                                                                                      • ManhattanUS$12.00

                                                                                                                                        Bullet Rye, sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters. Served up with a Cherry

                                                                                                                                        • MartiniUS$12.00

                                                                                                                                          Served with your choice of Grey Goose Vodka or Beefeater Gin, garnished with blue cheese, jalapeno and pimento stuffed olives

                                                                                                                                          • CosmopolitanUS$10.00

                                                                                                                                            Titos Vodka, cranberry juice, fresh lime juice, Contreau, served up with lime garnish

                                                                                                                                            Sparkling & Champagne

                                                                                                                                            • Chandon Brut, Sparkling, Domaine Chandon, Yountville, California

                                                                                                                                              • SplitUS$11.00
                                                                                                                                            • Veuve Clicquot, Champagne, FranceUS$85.00

                                                                                                                                              Whiskey & Bourbon

                                                                                                                                              Some Issues Have Limited Availability

                                                                                                                                              • Angels EnvyUS$10.00

                                                                                                                                                • Basil HaydenUS$11.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Blanton'sUS$16.00

                                                                                                                                                    • Buffalo TraceUS$9.00

                                                                                                                                                      • Bullet BourbonUS$9.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Bullet RyeUS$9.00

                                                                                                                                                          • E.H. Taylor Single BarrellUS$20.00

                                                                                                                                                            • E.H. Taylor Small BatchUS$15.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Eagle RareUS$17.00

                                                                                                                                                                • Elijah Craig Small BatchUS$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                  • Elijah Craig Straight RyeUS$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                    • Elmer T LeeUS$35.00

                                                                                                                                                                      • Evan Williams White LabelUS$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                        • Four Roses Single BarrellUS$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                          • Four Roses Small BatchUS$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                            • Jack Daniels BlackUS$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                              • Jim BeamUS$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                                • Knob Creek 9 YearsUS$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Larceny 92 ProofUS$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Maker's Mark 46US$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Makers MarkUS$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mellowcorn Straight Corn WhiskeyUS$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Michter's Single Barrell 10 YearUS$30.00

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Michter's Small BatchUS$28.00

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Michter's Single Barrell RyeUS$28.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Michter's Toasted RyeUS$30.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Minor Case RyeUS$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Old ForesterUS$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Rittenhouse RyeUS$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Russell's Reserve 10 YearUS$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sazerac Rye 6 YearUS$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Seagrams 7US$8.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Stagg Jr.US$24.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Weller 12 YearUS$25.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Weller 90US$15.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Weller Full ProofUS$30.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wild TurkeyUS$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Woodford ReserveUS$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Woodinville 100% Rye WhiskeyUS$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Woodinville 90 ProofUS$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Woodinville Finished In Port CaskUS$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • YellowstoneUS$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Scotch

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Macallan Scotch 12 YearUS$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Johnnie Walker RedUS$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Johnnie Walker BlackUS$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dewars White LabelUS$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Glenmorangie 10 YearUS$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Last updated: 27 February 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 4.6Value

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Minerva

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Food is always good. Service is usually very good. We eat at Uptown frequently.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Great server. We’ve been going there since 1997

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tomcat88

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              95 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              95 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We enjoyed cocktails and a lite dinner with friends recently and were very satisfied with food and service. Julie was very attentive as our server and made several recommendations. We ended up sharing the chicken piccata and the Jeagerschnitzel. Also had two delicious wedge salads. Dessert was shared lemon coconut cheesecake. A great evening for the four of us.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined 5 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ISO a nice meal visiting town. Weird experience—bland food, very loud room; they seated us in the back and that was verified from the stares of the pretentious patronage that we didn’t “fit in.” Staff was cordial, tho I won’t be returning.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As usual the Uptown was a great dining experience! They were quite busy as it was a Friday night- but the service was still top notch and friendly. The food was perfect and I even tried a new drink that was fabulous, some margarita/sparkling wine concoction in a martini glass that was divine! I am always impressed by the mixing expertise of the bartender there. Thanks for a lovely dinner out, my hubby and I both enjoyed it.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CarolT

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined 6 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Loved the food and wait staff was super attentive and polite!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BrynnS

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 11 May 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Excellent drinks and food. We were served by Jon Mark Sandquist - a highly professional, kind, competent person. The service and drinks that he made elevated our experience exponentially. I’ve already recommended the restaurant to my entire office!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DebraP

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 9 May 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Great service. Great food at a great value. Uptown is our favorite restaurant.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BrianL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              New England

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Excellent experience. Great servers and server support. Food both mainstream to please and unique.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LawrenceD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 8 May 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vegetable, green beans were like mush they were so overcooked. Potatoes were not hot. Beef was prepared very well. Soup was very good. Server did a good job.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Brooke

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 6 May 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Amazing food, great service (even on derby weekend).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SaintThatAint

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 6 May 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Excellent friendly & inviting staff gave great ambiance to the experience!!! Bravo! #FirstClass

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            13. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 30 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Had to wait about 45 minutes after our reservation to be seated. Took a long time to order and then get our food, which was ok but not worth the wait. Will not be coming back.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Moe12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 30 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Had to wait half hour even though had reservation. Hostess not that friendly but rest if staff were.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            15. CF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CardinalFan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              48 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 30 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We had a party of five. Service was great, very attentive but not obtrusive. Food was outstanding, I got one of the specials, which was excellent, everyone enjoyed their meal. I would highly recommend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            16. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 29 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Uptown Cafe was good as usual. Food, service and ambiance are still the great neighborhood restaurant we love. However as much as we appreciate the valet parking, the valet ruined our evening. Rude, rude, rude!! Our guests from out of town were shocked at his rudeness. Maybe replace this function with staff that meets the restaurant culture.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              JustinH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 28 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Great place to eat. The pork chop is a must. Overall great dinner and we will definitely be back

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            18. BG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BrendaG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 25 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Everything was delicious, but the service was very slow. We had our favorite server, but he was working the whole room. All in all he did a great job, but too many tables for one server.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            19. N

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              None

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 25 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Had been a long-time customer of The Uptown when the prior owners ran the restaurant. Upon arrival noticed not many tables were occupied for a lunchtime that was always pretty busy. The wait time for placing our order was much longer than expected or warranted considering the low number of patrons. The menu was a bit confusing and hard to make selections, things didn't quite fit or mix well. The wine we selected was an excellent New Zealand Cabernet Sauvignon Blanc. The following wait time for the food service was extremely long, and unless the kitchen staff was having problems, it was much too long to bother and come back. It is a true shame as there are so few places to go and have an enjoyable lunch that isn't loud and serves good food. The refreshed interior was very pleasing and the menu prices were acceptable, it just needs either better staff or management. The Restaurant business is not an easy field at any time and with staff shortages and the like I'm sure it is even more hard to get all the pieces to fit. Should they make it through the summer, perhaps we will give it another try. I truly hope they can get it turned in the right direction.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            20. CB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CarolB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 23 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wonderful!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            21. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 22 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The uptown was just what we were looking for to have a nice meal where we could hear each other as we talked and did not have to compete with televisions in the room.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            22. JG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              JanetG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 22 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Great menu selection. Server was super, friendly and attentive.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            23. TE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TedE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 22 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sat outside on a lovely Friday afternoon. Menu was full of great selections and I highly recommend the linguine with sesame chicken and lemon cream sauce. The only real issue was the service was a bit spotty. My girlfriend asked for shrimp in place of tofu in her curry, didn’t happen and never really got a chance to send it back to the kitchen. Outside of the little hiccups with service, we look forward to trying some new menu items on our next visit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            24. AH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AnnH

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              New Orleans

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              61 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              61 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 21 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Great lunch! Had the tofu noodles, and my colleague had fish tacos. Both terrific. Service was terrific too!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            25. LP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LyndaP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 16 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Terrific Louisville icon in the Louisville restaurant scene. Upscale dining at reasonable price with a great vibe and ambience. You can actually have a conversatio too!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            26. GS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              GaryS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 13 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Excellent food and friendly efficient service at a reasonable price.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            27. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Nashville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We had a great experience

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            28. R

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Robert

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              59 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              59 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 9 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Our table was ready upon arrival, and the server was prompt with taking our drink orders. We ordered the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer, very good and they came out quickly. I ordered salmon and my guest ordered the special of the house, sea scallops. Both meals were prepared exceptionally well and in a timely manner. Very good.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            29. KB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              KennyB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 9 April 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I have written other reviews recommending Uptown Cafe over the years, and I will say it again, "You won't be disappointed you came here!" Last night we had flank steak and our friends had the filets. We have also recently ordered their new baked cod w/mustard seed entree, which is absolutely delicious. The vegetable side dish is always a treat! The potatoes au gratin which came with our flank steak could have been a vegetarian meal in and of itself. The wine list is always top notch. The noise level is perfect: it is quiet enough that you can have a conversation with other diners. Oops! I am going too far....I don't want this secret to get out of what a great restaurant this is!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            30. MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MaryAnnW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 8 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Marty was our server and did a fantastic job. Food was delicious and atmosphere was great!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            31. TP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ToddP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Indiana

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 8 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Enjoyed ……..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            32. SK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SharonK

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 7 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This was our first time to visit this restaurant. We thought the chef and sous chefs creativity and technique were exceptional and delivered new dishes that we have not found anywhere else in Louisville. We think we are good cooks so we appreciate a restaurant to impress us and both of our dishes did that! I had the chicken liver salad! Can you believe there is such a thing! And my husband had the daily special which was a chicken breast with mushroom brown sauce and some kind of noodles. We were exceptionally pleased.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            33. MT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MaryT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 6 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We love the new ambiance at Uptown Cafe. Our server,Renee, was friendly ,courteous & not intrusive. Our meal was delicious. Uptown Cafe is one of our favorite date night destinations.👍🤗👍

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            34. DG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DonnaG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 6 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wonderful service and delicious food thanks JohnMarc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            35. PF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PamF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 5 April 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We love the uptown! It’s always been our “ go to“ place. Our waitress was extremely friendly and competent. Food was delicious, as usual. My husband got the pasta special and he said it was outstanding! Always dependable and we will keep coming back!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            36. TP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TomP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 29 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Great food and service. We love the Uptown. Highly recommended

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            37. P

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Punter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 28 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Absolutely love the food and the atmosphere at Uptown.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            38. DS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DebbieS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Atlanta

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 26 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The food was excellent along with the excellent service. Would recommend 100%!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            39. AN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ANGELLA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 24 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              If you are in a rush, this is not the place to go for a quick lunch. If you have a over an hour, this is a nice place to go, with little staff interaction, and high quality food.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            40. LM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LynneM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on 23 March 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I took a friend to lunch for her birthday. It was a most enjoyable experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Contactless payment available

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You can order delivery directly from Uptown Cafe using the Order Online button. Uptown Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 405-8898.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Uptown Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 198 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Uptown Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Google Map for Uptown Cafe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1624 Bardstown Rd Louisville, KY 40205-1210

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Cross Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Uptown Cafe is located on the corner of Bardstown Road and Duker Avenue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              American

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fine Dining

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dress Code

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Parking Details

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Complementary valet parking offered during dinner hours.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Payment Options

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Executive Chef

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Matt Weber

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gluten-free Options, Vegan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (502) 405-8898

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Uptown Cafe has a private dining room that can accommodate parties up to 40 guests. Our Metro Room includes a private bar, banquet seating and photo wall. Our room is perfect for bridal showers, birthday dinners, or business meetings. For more information regarding rentals, contact our event coordinator at Privateevents@uptownlouisville.com

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