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721 East Market Street, Louisville, KY
+1 502-690-8645
09:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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Louisville, Kentucky
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have always had such good food and service before, but lunch was a real disappointment. Their computer wasn't working so it was cash only. Our lunch took much longer than usual to serve. My beet salad, which I have had several times before had some spinach that should not have been used, had less grapefruit than usual and had... More 

Thank Pam G
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We got the Four Cheese Grilled Cheese and the Roasted Chicken Breast sandwich. Both were excellent. The side of leek and Scalloped potatoes was also great. Got one tea. Cost was around $27. We went on a Saturday at about 6:30 and I think they closed soon after so there was not many other inside. It is hard to see... More 

Thank J D
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I read online that this place was a "hidden gem" and let me tell you, that wasn't a joke. It took a little while to find this place but it was definitely worth the confusion. They serve breakfast all day and the food was delicious! The coffee was really good and the service was quick. Great little breakfast, brunch, or... More 

Thank Chelsea C
Portsmouth, Ohio
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Sausage brioche, is tummy (eggs were a bit over). Herb roasted potatoes delicious. Service was lacking. There was no one in the dining area when we arrived (although, I doubt they expect a Wednesday morning crowd often). It's a tad pricy. I have this memory of a big, old cafe in Lisbon,Portugal (does that make me sound like a douche?... More 

Thank jRx2011
Louisville, Kentucky
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73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I've always loved Ghyslain. They make one of my favorite salads. Today I stopped by to order it and watched the person making it finish playing on his phone, wipe his bare hand on his dirty pants and then shove that hand into the lettuce container. I promptly asked for a refund. I won't go back.

Thank mdq42
Louisville, Kentucky
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The consistency of Ghyslain is one of the reasons I adore the place. I've been eating at the location downtown for years, and I have spent a few meals at the location near Herr Lane in the east end of town. Whatever you get, the food is excellent. Now, for vegetarians, everything is fresh. They source at least some of... More 

Thank l0gician
Nashville, Tennessee
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118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The number of great sounding items on the menu made it difficult to select just one. I noticed multiple instances of flavor pairings you wouldn't expect to see, such as the beet salad with cumin that I ordered as the side to go with my quiche. While the quiche was a little bland, the crust was perfectly flaky. By far... More 

Thank eskdunning
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97 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Sandwiches, gelatins and tasty desserts with numerous little chocolates. It is cafe style with the tables spread out enough that you are not on top of your neighbor which is so common in Louisville, Ky. The eggs benedict was just ok, my friend had a sandwich which they loved.

Thank Lv2T
Dayton, Ohio
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218 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

The coffee and pastries are great. The chocolates are beautiful and delicious. The bistro fare is so so. With so many food options on Market St, they need to up the food quality.

Thank chefbaby2013
Dallas, Texas
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157 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Wanting a tasty breakfast as we hit the road leaving Louisville we went to Ghyslain. Well, if you're early prepare to be disappointed. They weren't open and when they did open the baked goods weren't out and they didn't have the ingredients for the crepe I ordered. They made up for it by giving me a pastry when we left.

Thank Erin C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, American, Cafe, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 East Market Street, Louisville, KY
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-690-8645

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?