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River House Restaurant & Raw Bar, Louisville, KY

River House Restaurant & Raw Bar

4.7
4.7
4820 reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

River House Restaurant and Raw Bar is Louisville’s premiere riverfront dining destination. It is the vision of award-winning chef and restaurateur John Varanese and seats 330 in its main dining room, raw bar, and patio. Guests experience a charming “home like” atmosphere as they enter the restaurant from the front porch garden area. Enter through a 20-foot tall by 40-foot wide water wall, and enjoy intimate decor, and a floor-to-ceiling glass wall overlooking the back courtyard and river, River House is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. The menu features regional cuisine with a Southern flair and an emphasis on fresh seafood including Grilled Oysters on the Half Shell, BBQ Braised Beef Short Rib, and the Maker’s Mark Bourbon Barrel Smoked Salmon. Our 15 foot raw bar features assorted raw oysters, king crab, and jumbo shrimp. Reservations are recommended. We look forward to serving you!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American, Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Thursday 11:00 am-10:00 pm Friday & Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Christmas Eve 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Christmas Day CLOSED New Year's Eve Open til 1am New Year's Day CLOSED

  • Phone number

    (502) 897-5000

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Downtown Louisville

  • Cross Street

    River Rd.

  • Parking Details

    Ample parking is available adjacent to the Restaurant. Valet parking also available.

  • Entertainment

    Located adjacent to the River House Restaurant and Raw Bar, Levee at the River House is the perfect spot to share a meal with family and friends and to enjoy some choice River night life. At Levee, the emphasis is on live entertainment with some of Louisville’s most exciting local musicians and singers on an intimate stage.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

Popular dishes

Menu

Raw Bar

  • Oysters on the Half Shell

    Served with your choice of Cucumber Mignonette, Chipotle Cocktail or Champagne Ice. East Coast: Larger, smoother shells, higher salinity and mineral flavors. West Coast: Smaller, deeper and jagged shells, tropical notes, brighter flavor and sweeter

    • Chesapeake Bay, VAUS$3.00
    • East CoastUS$3.00
    • West CoastUS$3.50
  • "V" Tower

    Chilled ½ lb. lobster, 10 oz. King crab leg, colossal lump crab, East and West coast oysters, jumbo shrimp, peel & eat shrimp, and mussels

    • Mkt Price
  • River Tower

    Chilled ½ lb. lobster, jumbo shrimp, oysters on the half shell, colossal lump crab and mussels

    • Mkt Price
  • King Crab Legs

    steamed or chilled

    • Mkt Price
  • Chilled Jumbo Shrimp

    served with chipotle cocktail sauce

    • ea.US$2.75
  • Peel & Eat Shrimp

    steamed or chilled

    • ¼ Lb.US$8.00
    • ½ Lb.US$15.00
    • 1 LbUS$28.00
  • Colossal Lump Crab

    steamed or chilled

    • Mkt Price

Salads & Soups

  • Crispy Fried AvocadoUS$13.00

    filled with gulf shrimp, bay scallops, and lump crab tossed in house-made aioli with lemon, capers and dill atop a bed of baby mixed greens

    • Fried Green Tomato and Bibb LettuceUS$10.00

      with goat cheese, crispy country ham and butter-milk dressing

      • Baby GreensUS$9.00

        tossed in chipotle vinaigrette and topped with charred tomatoes, heirloom carrots, cucumbers and fried onion straws

        • Grilled Marinated Romaine HeartsUS$11.00

          served with smoked bourbon mustard, herb-toasted brioche, shaved manchego cheese and a roasted garlic aioli

          • Granny Smith Apple SaladUS$10.00

            with bleu cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds, grapes and zesty greens tossed with pecan-vanilla bean vinaigrette

            • Chilled Seafood SaladUS$15.00

              with octopus, shrimp and mussels served over fingerling potatoes and spicy greens with fresh squeezed lemon and extra virgin olive oil

              • Chilled ½ Lb Lobster Stuffed with Gulf Shrimp, Bay Scallops and Lump CrabUS$28.00

                with lemon, capers and dill served with baby greens and cherry tomatoes

                • Smoked Chicken and Corn Chowder

                  garnished with cornbread croutons

                  • CupUS$6.00
                  • BowlUS$9.00
                • Soup of the Day

                  • CupUS$6.00
                  • BowlUS$9.00

                Salad Additions

                Enhance any salad with:

                • Crispy Fried Jumbo OystersUS$7.00

                  • Blackened ChickenUS$6.00

                    • Sautéed Shrimp In Garlic Butter SauceUS$7.00

                      • Maker's 46® Barrel Plank-Smoked SalmonUS$11.00

                        Appetizers

                        • Herb-Roasted, Garlic Butter Grilled Chesapeake Bay OystersUS$15.00

                          on the half shell with smoldering herbs ½ dozen

                          • "V" Style OystersUS$20.00

                            ½ dozen topped with crab, spinach and artichokes and baked

                            • Sautéed MusselsUS$12.00

                              tossed in chipotle-lime broth with diced tomatoes, cilantro and grilled baguette

                              • Grilled PortabellaUS$10.00

                                layered with goat cheese, avocado puree, tomato chutney, pickled red onion and zesty greens

                                • Crispy Tender Baby Back RibsUS$11.00

                                  tossed in a jalapeno-buttermilk dressing, topped with fried onion straws

                                  • Crispy Jumbo Gulf OystersUS$13.00

                                    served with chipotle cocktail and spicy remoulade

                                    • Crispy Phyllo-Encrusted BrieUS$11.00

                                      topped with dried cherry, bourbon-sorghum glaze and toasted almonds

                                      • Char-Grilled OctopusUS$15.00

                                        and twice-fried fingerling potatoes with bacon-artichoke vinaigrette and roasted garlic aioli

                                        • House-Cured Local Charcuterie

                                          served with smoked bourbon mustard, seasonal pickled vegetables and lavash cracker

                                          • TastingUS$8.00
                                          • 2 ForUS$15.00
                                          • 4 ForUS$25.00
                                        • Artisan Cheese Plate

                                          served with apricot mostarda, olive oil cured mushrooms and lavash cracker

                                          • TastingUS$8.00
                                          • 2 ForUS$15.00
                                          • 4 ForUS$25.00
                                        • Fried Brussels Sprouts and Country HamUS$9.00

                                          tossed in a whole grain mustard vinaigrette and topped with shaved manchego cheese

                                          Entrees

                                          • Sautéed Gulf ShrimpUS$17.00

                                            served over tasso ham and cheddar grits, southern succotash and finishedwith a smoky corn butter sauce

                                            • With Lump Crab CakesUS$19.00
                                            • With Seared Diver ScallopsUS$27.00
                                          • Seasonal Inspired VegetablesUS$14.00

                                            Chef John's creation with balsamic-glazed fingerling potatoes

                                            • Grilled Certified Angus Beef® NY Strip SteakUS$33.00

                                              topped with smoked bacon and caramelized onion jam served with fried mac & cheese

                                              • Oven-Roasted Pulled Chicken & Cavatappi PastaUS$15.00

                                                tossed in green chile cream sauce with roasted corn, concasse tomatoes and pea tendrils

                                                • Substitute with Jumbo Shrimp & Diver ScallopUS$21.00
                                              • Fish & ChipsUS$16.00

                                                grouper cheeks, house-made French fries and creamy toasted mustard seed slawserved with spicy remoulade sauce

                                                Shareables

                                                $6 Each

                                                • Tasso Ham and Cheddar Grits

                                                  • Balsamic-Glazed Fingerling Potatoes

                                                    • Seasonal Vegetable

                                                      • Fried Green Tomatoes

                                                        • Butterwhipped Potatoes

                                                          • Roasted Corn Succotash

                                                            • Fried Mac & Cheese

                                                              Po Boys & Sandwiches

                                                              Served with house-made chips, substitute fries $2

                                                              • Crispy Jumbo Oyster or Shrimp Po'boyUS$15.00

                                                                with spicy remoulade, chipotle cocktail, shredded lettuce and tomatoes

                                                                • Reuben SandwichUS$13.00

                                                                  with house-made pastrami, Havarti, sauerkraut, River House dressing on marble rye

                                                                  • Blackened Ahi Tuna Po'boyUS$18.00

                                                                    with avocado puree, tomato, aioli and pickled red onion

                                                                    • Chilled Seafood Salad Po'boyUS$18.00

                                                                      with gulf shrimp, bay scallops and lump crab tossed house-made aioli with lemon, capers and dill

                                                                      • Crispy Grouper Cheek Po'boyUS$12.00

                                                                        topped with a creamy toasted mustard seed slaw and house-made pickles

                                                                        • Substitute Crab CakesUS$17.00
                                                                      • The Certified Angus Beef "V" BurgerUS$12.00

                                                                        topped with melted house-made boursin cheese, onion straws and roasted garlic aioli served on a brioche bun

                                                                        • Maker's 46® Barrel Plank-Smoked Salmon CroquettesUS$12.00

                                                                          with a sun-dried tomato goat cheese spread, spicygreens and lemon-caper aioli on brioche bun

                                                                          Additional Sides

                                                                          $4

                                                                          • Truffle Parmesan Fries

                                                                            • House-Made French Fries

                                                                              • Seasonal Fruit

                                                                                • Local Greens and Vinaigrette

                                                                                  • Sweet Potato Fries

                                                                                    Wine List

                                                                                      Chardonnay

                                                                                      • Folie à Deux, Russian River Valley, California

                                                                                        • GlassUS$9.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$35.00
                                                                                      • Rodney Strong 'Chalk Hill', Sonoma, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$47.00
                                                                                      • Robert Mondavi, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • GlassUS$13.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$51.00
                                                                                      • Cakebread Cellars, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$89.00
                                                                                      • Mer Soleil 'Silver Unoaked', Santa Lucia Highlands, California

                                                                                        • GlassUS$13.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$51.00
                                                                                      • Joseph Drouhin, Macon Lugny, Burgundy, France

                                                                                        • BottleUS$49.00
                                                                                      • Louis Latour, Meursault-Blagny, Premier Cru, Burgundy, France

                                                                                        • BottleUS$142.00
                                                                                      • Sonoma-Cutrer 'Russian River Ranches', Sonoma, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$55.00
                                                                                      • Kendall Jackson Estate 'Vintner's Reserve', California

                                                                                        • GlassUS$10.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$39.00
                                                                                      • Grgich Hills Estate, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$90.00
                                                                                      • Far Niente, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$127.00
                                                                                      • Gran Moraine, Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley, Oregon

                                                                                        • BottleUS$111.00
                                                                                      • PlumpJack, Oakville, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$115.00
                                                                                      • Kosta Browne 'One Sixteen', Russian River Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$150.00

                                                                                      Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris

                                                                                      • Chloe, Valdadige DOC, Italy

                                                                                        • GlassUS$8.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$31.00
                                                                                      • King Estate, Willamette Valley, Oregon

                                                                                        • GlassUS$12.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$47.00
                                                                                      • Oyster Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand

                                                                                        • BottleUS$33.00
                                                                                      • Santa Margherita, Valdadige, Veneto, Italy

                                                                                        • BottleUS$58.00

                                                                                      Sauvignon Blanc / Fume Blanc

                                                                                      • Kim Crawford, Marlborough, New Zealand

                                                                                        • GlassUS$13.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$51.00
                                                                                      • Honig, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$42.00
                                                                                      • Grgich Hills Estate, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$63.00
                                                                                      • Benziger Family Winery, Sonoma County, California

                                                                                        • GlassUS$9.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$35.00
                                                                                      • Whitehaven, Marlborough, New Zealand

                                                                                        • GlassUS$11.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$43.00
                                                                                      • Emmolo by Caymus Family, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$36.00
                                                                                      • Ode to Fume by David Bos, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$57.00
                                                                                      • Pascal Jolivet, Sancerre, Loire Valley, France

                                                                                        • BottleUS$78.00

                                                                                      Riesling / Specialty Whites / Rosè

                                                                                      • Chateau Ste. Michelle, Riesling, Columbia Valley, Washington

                                                                                        • GlassUS$7.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$27.00
                                                                                      • NxNW, Riesling, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington

                                                                                        • GlassUS$8.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$31.00
                                                                                      • Chateau la Freynelle, Bordeaux Blanc, Bordeaux, France

                                                                                        • GlassUS$10.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$39.00
                                                                                      • Trimbach, Riesling, Alsace, France

                                                                                        • BottleUS$49.00
                                                                                      • Conundrum White by Wagner Family, California

                                                                                        • GlassUS$10.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$39.00
                                                                                      • Gerard Bertrand, Cotes des Roses Rosé, Languedoc, France

                                                                                        • GlassUS$13.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$51.00
                                                                                      • Ramon Bilbao, Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain

                                                                                        • GlassUS$12.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$47.00
                                                                                      • Whispering Angel, Rosé, Provence, France

                                                                                        • BottleUS$56.00

                                                                                      Champagne / Sparkling

                                                                                      • Cavit 'Lunetta', Prosecco, Veneto, Italy

                                                                                        • GlassUS$9.00
                                                                                      • Perrier-Jouët 'Belle Époque', Brut, Champagne, France

                                                                                        • BottleUS$229.00
                                                                                      • Veuve du Vernay, Brut, France

                                                                                        • GlassUS$9.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$35.00
                                                                                      • Domaine Carneros, Brut, Carneros, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$58.00
                                                                                      • Bouvet, Brut Rosé, Loire Valley, France

                                                                                        • GlassUS$11.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$43.00
                                                                                      • G.H. Mumm, Brut Rosé, Champagne, France

                                                                                        • BottleUS$157.00
                                                                                      • G.H. Mumm, Brut Cordon Rouge, Champagne, France

                                                                                        • BottleUS$137.00
                                                                                      • Ruffino, Moscato d'Asti, Italy

                                                                                        • GlassUS$11.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$43.00
                                                                                      • Rosa Regale, Sweet Brachetto, Piedmont, Italy

                                                                                        • GlassUS$13.00
                                                                                      • Piper-Heidsieck 'Cuvee 1785', Brut, Champagne, France

                                                                                        • BottleUS$83.00

                                                                                      Pinot Noir

                                                                                      • Meiomi, California

                                                                                        • GlassUS$13.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$51.00
                                                                                      • Elouan by Wagner Family, Oregon

                                                                                        • GlassUS$12.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$47.00
                                                                                      • Chateau St. Jean, California

                                                                                        • GlassUS$8.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$31.00
                                                                                      • Belle Glos 'Las Alturas Vineyard', Saint Lucia Highlands, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$69.00
                                                                                      • La Crema, Willamette Valley, Oregon

                                                                                        • BottleUS$58.00
                                                                                      • Beaux Freres 'Zena Crown', Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon

                                                                                        • BottleUS$180.00
                                                                                      • Joseph Drouhin, Cotes de Nuits-Villages, Burgundy, France

                                                                                        • BottleUS$76.00
                                                                                      • Sonoma Cutrer, Russian River Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$72.00
                                                                                      • La Crema 'Fog Veil', Russian River Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$128.00
                                                                                      • Pahlmeyer 'Jayson', Sonoma Coast, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$152.00
                                                                                      • Maggy Hawk 'Stormin', Anderson Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$173.00

                                                                                      Cabernet Sauvignon

                                                                                      • Duckhorn 'Decoy', Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • GlassUS$16.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$63.00
                                                                                      • Robert Mondavi, Oakville, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$151.00
                                                                                      • Mt. Brave, Mount Veeder, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$177.00
                                                                                      • Simi 'Landslide Vineyard', Alexander Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$134.00
                                                                                      • Heitz Wine Cellar 'Trailside Vineyard', Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$173.00
                                                                                      • The Calling, Alexander Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$81.00
                                                                                      • Concannon Vineyard 'Selected Vineyards', Paso Robles, California

                                                                                        • GlassUS$9.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$35.00
                                                                                      • Silver Oak Cellars, Alexander Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$149.00
                                                                                      • Mount Veeder Winery, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$78.00
                                                                                      • Chimney Rock, Stag's Leap District, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$208.00
                                                                                      • Cakebread Cellars, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$175.00
                                                                                      • La Jota Vineyard, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, CA

                                                                                        • BottleUS$275.00
                                                                                      • Concha Y Toro 'Privada', Central Valley, Chile

                                                                                        • BottleUS$44.00
                                                                                      • Bonterra, California

                                                                                        • GlassUS$10.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$39.00
                                                                                      • Honig, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$85.00
                                                                                      • Round Pond, Rutherford, Napa, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$148.00
                                                                                      • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars "Artemis", Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$126.00
                                                                                      • Mount Peak "Sentinel", Sonoma County, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$118.00
                                                                                      • Darioush 'Signature', Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$225.00
                                                                                      • Double Diamond by Schrader, Oakville, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$138.00

                                                                                      Merlot

                                                                                      • Columbia Crest, Grand Estates, Columbia Valley, Washington

                                                                                        • GlassUS$8.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$35.00
                                                                                      • Northstar Winery, Columbia Valley, Washington

                                                                                        • BottleUS$50.00
                                                                                      • Matanzas Creek, Sonoma County, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$67.00
                                                                                      • Rodney Strong, Sonoma County, California

                                                                                        • GlassUS$11.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$44.00
                                                                                      • Grgich Hills, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$88.00
                                                                                      • Starmont, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • GlassUS$18.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$71.00

                                                                                      Italian / Spanish / Fascinating Reds

                                                                                      • Ruffino, Chianti Superiore DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

                                                                                        • GlassUS$10.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$39.00
                                                                                      • Torres, Ibericos Crianza, Rioja Spain

                                                                                        • GlassUS$11.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$43.00
                                                                                      • Castello di Gabbiano, Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

                                                                                        • BottleUS$44.00
                                                                                      • Altesino, Toscana Rosso, Tuscany, Italy

                                                                                        • GlassUS$16.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$63.00
                                                                                      • Tenuta San Guido, 'Guidalberto', Tuscany, Italy

                                                                                        • BottleUS$125.00
                                                                                      • Bertani Villa Arvedi, Amarone della Valpolicella, Valpantena DOCG, Italy

                                                                                        • BottleUS$139.00
                                                                                      • Castello Banfi, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

                                                                                        • BottleUS$167.00
                                                                                      • Marques de Riscal, Gran Reserva, Rioja DOCa, Spain

                                                                                        • BottleUS$128.00
                                                                                      • Pio Cesare, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy

                                                                                        • BottleUS$146.00
                                                                                      • Torres 'Celeste', Crianza, Rioja, Spain

                                                                                        • BottleUS$52.00
                                                                                      • Marchese Antinori, 'Tignanello', Tuscany, Italy

                                                                                        • BottleUS$270.00

                                                                                      Malbec / Zinfindel / Syrah

                                                                                      • McManis, Zinfandel, Lodi, California

                                                                                        • GlassUS$8.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$31.00
                                                                                      • Terrazas 'Reserva', Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

                                                                                        • GlassUS$10.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$39.00
                                                                                      • Trivento 'Amado Sur', Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

                                                                                        • BottleUS$41.00
                                                                                      • Stags' Leap Winery, Petite Sirah, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$77.00
                                                                                      • Seghesio Family Vineyards, Zinfandel, Sonoma County, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$48.00
                                                                                      • Bodega Colome Estate, Malbec, Calchaqui Valley, Salta, Argentina

                                                                                        • BottleUS$51.00
                                                                                      • 1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged, Zinfandel, California

                                                                                        • GlassUS$11.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$43.00
                                                                                      • Turley Estate, Zinfandel, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$105.00

                                                                                      Bordeaux Blends / Summations / Rhone

                                                                                      • Dry Creek 'The Mariner' Meritage, Sonoma County, California

                                                                                        • GlassUS$20.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$79.00
                                                                                      • Boomtown, Red Blend, Columbia Valley, Washington

                                                                                        • GlassUS$13.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$51.00
                                                                                      • Chateau Blaignan, Medoc, Bordeaux, France

                                                                                        • GlassUS$16.00
                                                                                        • BottleUS$63.00
                                                                                      • Stag's Leap Winery 'The Investor', Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$111.00
                                                                                      • Franciscan Estate 'Magnificat' Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$125.00
                                                                                      • Trefethen 'Dragon's Tooth', Oak Knoll, Napa Valley

                                                                                        • BottleUS$74.00
                                                                                      • Rodney Strong 'Symmetry' Meritage, Sonoma, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$99.00
                                                                                      • Chateau Carbonnieux, Grand Cru Classe, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France

                                                                                        • BottleUS$96.00
                                                                                      • Quantum, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$101.00
                                                                                      • Moon Bos 'Harvest Blend' by David Bos, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$65.00
                                                                                      • Brandlin Henry's Keep, Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$194.00
                                                                                      • Francis Ford Coppola 'Eleanor', North Coast California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$107.00
                                                                                      • The Prisoner, Napa Valley, California

                                                                                        • BottleUS$82.00
                                                                                      • Telegraphe, Chataneuf du Pape, Rhône Valley, France

                                                                                        • BottleUS$153.00

                                                                                      Captains List

                                                                                      • Barnett Vineyards 2014 'Rattlesnake' Cabernet Spring Mountain District Napa Valley, CAUS$500.00

                                                                                        • Barnett Vineyards 2015 'Rattlesnake' Cabernet Spring Mountain District Napa Valley, CAUS$550.00

                                                                                          • Barnett Vineyards 2016 'Rattlesnake' Cabernet Spring Mountain District Napa Valley, CAUS$550.00

                                                                                            • Barnett Vineyards 2017 'Rattlesnake' Cabernet Spring Mountain District Napa Valley, CAUS$500.00

                                                                                              • Barnett Vineyards 2018 'Rattlesnake' Cabernet Spring Mountain District Napa Valley, CAUS$500.00

                                                                                                • Cade 'Reserve', Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, CA 2014US$410.00

                                                                                                  • Cakebread Cellars 'Benchland Select,' Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA 2014US$240.00

                                                                                                    • Cakebread Cellars 'Benchland Select', Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA 2016US$260.00

                                                                                                      • Cardinale, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA 2016US$575.00

                                                                                                        • Caymus 'Special Selection', Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA 2015US$352.00

                                                                                                          • Chateau Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac, Bordeaux, Pauillac, France 2001US$3,300.00

                                                                                                            • Chateau Haut-Brion, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France 2014US$1,600.00

                                                                                                              • Chateau Latour, Pauillac, France 2011US$2,400.00

                                                                                                                • Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac, France 2015US$537.00

                                                                                                                  • Chimney Rock 'Tomahawk', Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, CA 2013US$290.00

                                                                                                                    • Continuum, Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley, CA 2013US$450.00

                                                                                                                      • Continuum, Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley, CA 2014US$500.00

                                                                                                                        • Continuum, Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley, CA 2015US$500.00

                                                                                                                          • Continuum, Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley, CA 2016US$515.00

                                                                                                                            • Continuum, Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley, CA 2017US$550.00

                                                                                                                              • Dana Estates 'ONDA', Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley CA 2013US$295.00

                                                                                                                                • Darioush "Darius Il" Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA 2013US$525.00

                                                                                                                                  • Dominus, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA 2013US$575.00

                                                                                                                                    • Dominus Estate, Red Blend, Napa Valley, CA 2015US$600.00

                                                                                                                                      • Dominus Estate, Red Blend, Napa Valley, CA 2016US$625.00

                                                                                                                                        • Dominus Estate, Red Blend, Napa Valley, CA 2017US$650.00

                                                                                                                                          • Grgich Hills 'Yountville' Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley, CA 2012US$375.00

                                                                                                                                            • Grgich Hills 'Miljenko's Old Vine', Zinfandel, Napa Valley, CA 2013US$295.00

                                                                                                                                              • Groth 'Reserve', Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley, CA 2016US$325.00

                                                                                                                                                • Harlan Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA 2015US$2,500.00

                                                                                                                                                  • Harlan Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA 2016US$2,900.00

                                                                                                                                                    • Heitz Cellar 'Martha's Vineyard', Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA 2014US$537.00

                                                                                                                                                      • Herb Lamb Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA 2012US$335.00

                                                                                                                                                        • Hundred Acre 'Kayli Morgan Vineyard', Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA 2016US$1,500.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Inglenook 'Rubicon', Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley, CA 2015US$375.00

                                                                                                                                                            • Justin 'Isosleces Reserve', Paso Robles, Central Coast, CA 2014US$310.00

                                                                                                                                                              • Joseph Phelps 'Insignia', Napa Valley, CA 2013US$475.00

                                                                                                                                                                • Joseph Phelps 'Insignia', Napa Valley, CA 2014US$475.00

                                                                                                                                                                  • Joseph Phelps 'Insignia', Napa Valley, CA 2015US$500.00

                                                                                                                                                                    • Joseph Phelps 'Insignia', Napa Valley, CA 2016US$525.00

                                                                                                                                                                      • Lokoya, Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, CA 2016US$775.00

                                                                                                                                                                        • Lokoya, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mount Veeder, Napa Valley, CA 2016US$775.00

                                                                                                                                                                          • Lokoya, Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, CA 2016US$775.00

                                                                                                                                                                            • Odette Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, CA 2014US$315.00

                                                                                                                                                                              • Odette Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, CA 2017US$327.00

                                                                                                                                                                                • Opus One, Napa Valley, CA 2012US$600.00

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Opus One, Napa Valley, CA 2013US$600.00

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Opus One, Napa Valley, CA 2014US$650.00

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Opus One, Napa Valley, CA 2015US$700.00

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Opus One, Napa Valley, CA 2016US$725.00

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Opus One, Napa Valley, CA 2017US$725.00

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Pahlmeyer 'Proprietary Red Blend', Napa Valley, CA 2016US$350.00

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Penfolds 'Grange', South Australia 2011US$1,500.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Penfolds 'Grange', South Australia 2012US$1,900.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • PlumpJack, Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley, CA 2015US$300.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Plumpjack Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville, Napa Valley, CA 2016US$325.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pol Roger 'Sir Winston Churchill' Champagne, France 2009US$625.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ridge 'Monte Bello', Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA 2015US$515.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robert Mondavi 'The Reserve', To Kalon, Oakville, Napa Valley, CA 2016US$308.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Schrader Cellars 'T6', Cabernet Sauvignon, To Kalon, Napa Valley, CA 2016US$999.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Schrader Cellars 'RBS', Cabernet Sauvignon, Beckstoffer To Kalon, Napa Valley, CA 2018US$999.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Schrader Cellars 'MB', Cabernet Sauvignon, Beckstoffer To Kalon, Napa Valley, CA 2018US$999.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Secret Door 'Hirondelle Vineyard', Stag's Leap District, Napa Valley, CAUS$305.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tenuta San Guido 'Sassicaia', Bolgheri, Tuscany Italy 2015US$725.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Torbreck 'Run Rig', Syrah, Barossa Valley, South Australia 2015US$360.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Verite 'La Joie', Sonoma County, California 2016US$675.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Verite 'La Muse', Sonoma County, California 2015US$650.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Verite 'La Muse', Sonoma County, California 2016US$650.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Verite 'La Muse', Sonoma County, California 2017US$650.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Veuve Clicquot 'La Grande Dame', Champagne, France 2008US$390.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ZD 'Abacus IX', Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CAUS$3,000.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Signature Old Fashioned and Manhattan Cocktails

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Café In MadagascarUS$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Knob Creek Rye whiskey, espresso-Madagascar vanilla infused sweet vermouth, Angostura bitters

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Michter's Campfire Old FashionedUS$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Michter's US1 bourbon, graham cracker-marshmallow syrup, chocolate bitters, fire toasted marshmallows

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Holy Molé ManhattanUS$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Maker's Mark 46 bourbon, Ancho Reyes, Aztec Chocolate bitters, bourbon-soaked cherry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Finished with Figs Old FashionedUS$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Angel's Envy bourbon, orange-infused mission fig butter, black walnut bitters, walnut candied orange

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Booker's Smoked Old FashionedUS$17.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Booker's, demerara syrup, Angostura bitters, served in a Booker's box filled with cherry wood smoke

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Black Ginger ManhattanUS$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Woodford Reserve bourbon, Foro Amaro, Domaine de Canton, black walnut bitters, bourbon-soaked cherry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • El Tesoro Añejo Apricot-Sage Old FashionedUS$14.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  El Tesoro Añejo tequila, apricot-sage marmalade, Angostura bitters

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Chef John Varanese's Maker's Mark Private Select Old FashionedUS$24.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Customize your own old fashioned at your table! Choice of Maker's Mark Private Select Batch #1 or #2, demerara syrup, Regan's orange bitters and Angostura bitters, and a large format cube, orange peel and bourbon-soaked cherries accompanied by tasting board

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Classic Craft Cocktails

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Blood Orange Rosemary GimletUS$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Effen Blood Orange vodka, Solerno blood orange liqueur, rosemary syrup, and lime juice

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PepinoUS$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Crop Organic Cucumber vodka, lemon juice, jalapeño syrup, cilantro, soda water

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Strawberry Basil Lemon DropUS$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Varanese-family limoncello, Absolut Juice Strawberry, basil-strawberry shrub, lemon juice, basil leaf, prosecco float

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • River House Winter Spiced Apple SangriaUS$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            House-made sangria with a seasonal twist of warm winter spices, fresh apples, and citrus fruits

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Thymeless Peach MuleUS$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Classic-Wheatley Vodka Kentucky-Buffalo Trace Bourbon charred peach-thyme purée, Gosling's ginger beer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sloe RoyaleUS$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sipsmith Sloe Gin, lime juice, honey, Veuve Du Vernay champagne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Classic Mango MojitoUS$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bacardi Silver, fresh mint, mango puree, lime juice, Splash of soda water

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Motion of the Ocean Mai TaiUS$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jefferson's Reserve bourbon, Orgeat, lime juice, Triple Sec

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Perfect Patron MargaritaUS$13.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Patron Silver tequila, agave nectar, lime juice Classic, Pama Pomegranate, Blood Orange, Strawberry, Peach, Mango, Pineapple, or Midori Melon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Frozen and Blended

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Southern Belle BelliniUS$11.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Veuve Du Vernay Champagne, Absolut Apeach, blueberries, peach puree, and honey syrup

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Caramelized Pineapple Pina ColadaUS$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Malibu Rum, Cruzan Single Barrel Rum, RumChata, coconut puree, pineapple syrup, caramelized pineapple

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Last updated: 1 February 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          What 4,820 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.7 based on recent ratings
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4.7Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4.7Ambience
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We have dying there before and it definitely would’ve been five stars were eating outdoors at that time. Last night we were indoors the service was so slow, the food was not up to what I would call them normal standards and I seriously doubt if we will go back there. All in all it was not a great night and a very long night of dining. I also might add that it was not extremely crowded in there like it was when we’ve done in there before.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lele

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sheldon, our server, was adept, cordial, caring and otherwise professional to the max. Although she appeared to be assigned an excessive number of tables, she never missed a chance to check on the four of us. When there was a delay in satisfying a drink order, she reported the problem. She could manage her own eatery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Great atmosphere and fantastic seafood. Service was prompt and friendly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. W

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Winnie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cincinnati

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Our party of 4 thoroughly enjoyed dining on the covered patio recently - it was a stormy evening, but we were comfortable and dry, watching the rain pour down on the river. Dinner was delicious and the service was excellent. It was a lovely evening!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. MB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MaryB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            17 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I love going to River House. My favorite thing is the half lobster tail stuffed with same and bay scallops and other yummy things. It’s a lovely presentation, too. It’s fun to be next to the river. Our server, Brittany, was terrific. Very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6. JC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            JCLouisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This has become our favorite place to go for special occasions. Food is fabulous, service is outstanding and the ambience is hard to beat, inside and out.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7. J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jimbo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We love the River House !!! Our server; Christain was awesome and the food amazing. We will for sure return and can't wait for another smoked ole' fashion...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8. BR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            BethRou

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I brought an associate from out of town and we sat outside in the heated patio-it was very comfortable. She loved the view of the River. Our server, Ellie, was very pleasant and the food was superb!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9. RB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            RebeccaB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oyster "V" - yumminess Fried Avocado salad - light and delicious Scallops over grit - cooked to perfection side of ahi blackened tuna - our least favorite but still good Must try- Butternut squash augratin & fried green tomatoes. Kristen made great recommendations and service 5*

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10. CC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ChristopherC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Loved the heated patio area. The Malu was light and tasty and the vinaigrette was a lovely addition. Splendid view of the Ohio. One of my favorite nights on the river.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          11. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We are a group of church members who decided to meet each month and your place is the perfect location.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          12. B

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Brian

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We had received a recommendation to go to the River House when in Louisville. This was our first visit and was not disappointed. We had been on a trolley ride earlier in the day and the driver was telling us about how wonderful another restaurant was, and we asked him if he would recommend that over River House and he said you have to experience the view and the food at River House. Our server was Ellie and she was fantastic! She did a terrific job explaining the menu to us and her recommendations were spot on. My wife is not much of a seafood lover, but Ellie told her about a Hawaiian fish that was on the menu that had a very mild taste and said she thought she would like it, and she loved it. Portions were generous and all 4 of us enjoyed our evening, and ever get back to Louisville, River House will definately be on our list to stop at again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          13. e

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            emma

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Great place, excellent service, delicious food Good for couples, families Very nice on the river

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          14. WG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            WilliamG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Great location on the river. Nice seafood selection including raw bar. Good cocktails.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          15. AC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AnnCT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            35 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            35 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The 1/2 stuffed lobster was basically shrimp salad in a lobster shell. Not good. Other items on the menu were terrific. Try to order off the specials. The pasta special was outstanding but a small portion. The lobster tails were big and delicious but pricey.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          16. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jackson Hole

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Our server had a great engaging personality and was outstanding! Highly recommend her and the restaurant and I will be back soon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          17. SL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SharonL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It’s a great restaurant. I’ve never been before and it did not disappoint. Great food and service! Highly recommend d.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          18. PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PatM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            46 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            46 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Great food and wonderful service. All enjoyed the view of the river yet in the warmth of the restaurant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          19. A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Adrienne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We were underwhelmed by our visit to River House. We had planned a 50th birthday celebration and had advised the restaurant in advance. When we arrived, the parking staff even said happy birthday, which we took as a good sign. However, our server never mentioned it and seemed to be more interested in upselling us on everything. ("My most popular dish everyone orders" happens to be the one that is $70 a plate? Yeah, ok.) The seafood was pretty average compared to the range of restaurants we've visited over the years, although the cornbread was very nice. I wish we had booked at a different place for such a special meal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          20. SB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SteveB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Atlantic City

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We arrived early and sat in the bourbon lounge next door. Our table outside had a nice view of the river. The waitress was very friendly and the food was delicious. Very happy overall with our dining experience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          21. D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dkfc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            47 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            First timer. Fabulous service. Great food.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          22. MM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MichelleM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My son and his girlfriend made a reservation for prom. They were treated like VIPs the entire night. They raved about the food!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          23. LM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LucasM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dallas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I heavily underestimated their food. To say I was surprised by the quality would be quite the understatement. We left with internal bleeding because we couldn’t put our forks down.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          24. RD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            RussellD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            E. Tennessee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Great server and service from the moment you drive up. Food was outstanding and great view of the river.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          25. SM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SMGtig1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            New Orleans

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            46 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            46 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The setting on the river is beautiful. Presentation of food was great. Food quality was excellent but not as seasoned as I prefer which is why I gave a 4 for food quality.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          26. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hunter was an awesome server!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          27. SD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SusanD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hadn't been to River House for a while. The food - other than the brie appetizer was mediocre at best. The appetizer was delicious.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          28. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Raleigh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            21 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Great food, super location and excellent staff. Very flexible and understanding of special requests.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          29. T

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tops

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Columbus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 19 May 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The seafood platter was a disappointment. It was heavily battered. I have been there many times and this meal was not typical of their menu.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          30. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Salt Lake City

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 18 May 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Abby was great and knowledgeable. Food was wonderful and manager went above and beyond for my son and I. Wonderful evening.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          31. PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PMac

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 18 May 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food2service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I have never had a bad meal at River House but last night I tried the crab cakes and did not like them at all. The inside was mushy and reminded me more of a tuna salad than a lump crab cake. Would not recommend at all. However, service and ambiance were excellent and everyone else enjoyed their meal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          32. D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Datachip1258

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 18 May 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My beautiful wife & I celebrate our anniversary @ River House every year. OUTSTANDING ambience, service, selections, excellent drinks & awesome food. Chef John Varanese is an culinary artist. If you want to experience a very special evening, visit River House (tell Chef John that Chipper sent ya:) We highly recommend all 3 restaurants at this wonderful "on the Ohio river" establishment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          33. VF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            VilmaF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 17 May 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Excellent! Pricy, but excellent!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          34. L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lobbyist01

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            25 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            25 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 17 May 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Great food as usual. Server very attentive and witty. Menu comprehensive. Desserts to die for.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          35. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Orlando

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 17 May 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The hostess never texted us. There was plenty of seats but never sat us. The server forgot some of our ask and was sparse at times. The king crab for a 1lb was $101 which is above the price for a lb of king crab. The salmon and shrimp was not seasoned well. The corn bread and grilled asparagus was the only great food item through and through

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          36. DB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DavidB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 16 May 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The restaurant was fantastic. The food was perfect, our server and the other waitstaff were pleasant, and the ambiance was great for celebrating my fiancee's birthday. They even gave us a complimentary dessert to celebrate. Can't wait to come back!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          37. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cincinnati

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 16 May 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Service was great and the food was delicious

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          38. RZ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            RoseZ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 16 May 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Our servers were very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. I just love sitting outside as they have a great view of the river. Food was delicious and we had plenty of leftovers to take home and enjoy later. Again, service was excellent from the front of the house to those out on the floor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          39. DB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DavidB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 15 May 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Server was outstanding - best server of any restaurant!! Menu seemed smaller than our previous visits. Tasted bland.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          40. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on 15 May 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Our server was excellent! Very enjoyable time, food was wonderful.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          River House Restaurant & Raw Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 897-5000.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          River House Restaurant & Raw Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 4820 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Google Map for River House Restaurant & Raw Bar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3015 River Rd Louisville, KY 40207

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cross Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            River Rd.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Downtown Louisville

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Monday - Thursday 11:00 am-10:00 pm Friday & Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Christmas Eve 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Christmas Day CLOSED New Year's Eve Open til 1am New Year's Day CLOSED

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Seafood, Contemporary American, Contemporary Southern

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dress Code

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Parking Details

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ample parking is available adjacent to the Restaurant. Valet parking also available.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Payment Options

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Entertainment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Located adjacent to the River House Restaurant and Raw Bar, Levee at the River House is the perfect spot to share a meal with family and friends and to enjoy some choice River night life. At Levee, the emphasis is on live entertainment with some of Louisville’s most exciting local musicians and singers on an intimate stage.

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