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Uptown Cafe

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1624 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-1210 (Duker Ave)
+1 502-458-4212
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Anderson, South Carolina
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220 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

For the past 25 years I have tried to stop by Uptown Cafe when I am in Louisville. Nothing special about the place (except the windows to watch the passing scene on Bardstown Rd.) but the food is consistently very good, as is the service. We recently had a light lunch of stuffed mushroom caps, poached salmon with capers and... More 

Thank FrankinSC
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Nine family members celebrated my Mom's 85th birthday at the Uptown Cafe. It is her favorite restaurant but it was the first time for two of the couples. We especially recommend their Salmon Croquettes. I tried their Jaegerschnitzel for the first time and really liked it a lot. The food quality and flavor is great, prices reasonable and service unobtrusive... More 

Thank Linc Y
Jeffersonville, Indiana
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I took my husband for dinner and we ordered chicken in red wine and steak. It took a while to get our food, but we were chill and enjoying our time together. His steak was fantastic. The chicken I ordered was so fatty I wouldn't even bite into it. I'm a cook and I don't understand how a piece of... More 

Thank A_Happy_Gardner
Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

The food was very good. Restaurant is very nice and servers were great. The parking can be an issue so come early to find a place to park.

Thank Barry B
Louisville, Kentucky
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

The soup of the day (Russian Borsht) and half bacon Benedictine sandwich was a tasty not too expensive or filling lunch. Service was great. It was not very crowded at noon. Parking is always a hassle, but street parking is available for a short walk.

Thank Pam G
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Have not been to the Uptown in several years. We go out once a month and this month we chose the Bardstown Road establishment. There were 9 of us and we were given a great table. Had to wait at the hostess stand to be seated while the hostess finished texting on her phone. PS. Please put your phone away... More 

Thank Karen F
1 review
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Uptown Café is in the Bardstown Road corridor of great restaurants with a neighborhood vibe. You enter through a welcoming bar when even a single person feels comfortable. The owner, Kelly, and her staff are friendly and professional, not intruding upon conversations. We are big fans of the pasta dishes because you can order a half plate when you're not... More 

Thank Beverly B
Louisville, Kentucky
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit! I ordered Fried green tomatoes & grilled chicken sandwich. Fried Green Tomatoes WEREN'T GREEN, they were SOGGY, then the Breading was SOGGY! It could have been fried 45 seconds longer at the least! My sandwich had the same SOGGY TOMATOES. Why sell a product that could be bad , that is visibly ready for the... More 

Thank A D
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and a surprisingly good atmosphere. It's one of those places that is always packed by the locals.

Thank Travis W
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We ordered a pasta dish and Jaegerschnitzel. Both had amazing flavor. Popular place. Loved the fin de siecle Vienna artwork.

Thank Julie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1624 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-1210
    (Duker Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Highlands
  • Neighbourhood: Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 502-458-4212

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