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Proof on Main

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702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634 (7th)
+1 502-217-6360
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Athens, Georgia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the bar staff (Aiden?) Great octopus appetizer. Great cocktails and wine selection. A must visit when in Louisville.

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Thank wallersga
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

wallersga, Thanks a bunch for the kind review. The octopus has been on our menu for 11 years and is a crowd favorite. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your bartender and of course our award-winning beverage program. We do hope you will visit us again soon. More 

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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306 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My fiancée and I decided on Proof on Main after a great review on Trip Advisor. We were not disappointed. It's a large place and we were able to secure and Opentable reservation the same day. The service was prompt and the menu extensive. We ordered the excellent mint julep and the cheese and charcuterie. The KY blue gouda was... More 

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Thank Drew K
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Drew, Thanks so much for the honest review. We are so glad that you decided to try Proof on the recommendation of some fellow TripAdvisor reviewers! I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your overall experience at Proof. It is true that we do have pieces hanging on the wall that include bison and Native Americans. These pieces are... More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First time here but definitely not the last. What a delightful experience with the most deliciously unique menu. Marissa's suggestions were most excellent as was get service. Loved every minute of our evening dining in the cozy bar area and then meandering throughout the museum art gallery. Such a wonderful find!

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Thank Maizieblu
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Maizieblu, Thanks for the great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed Marissa's recommendations--she truly is a crowd favorite. We can't wait until your next visit. More 

McKinney, Texas
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there for a anniversary dinner and it did not disappoint!!! Loved the atmosphere and the food! Such a fun and unique place!

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Thank Debbie A
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Debbie, Thanks so much for the kind review. We are so glad you joined us for your special occasion. We do hope you will visit us again soon! More 

Bristol, Tennessee
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207 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited a few years ago, for drinks only, came back to try more, so glad we did! We sat in the comfy bar couch area on a weekday. Not busy yet (but it does get busy later and weekends), so we had the luxury of our bartender having extra time to help us out with a menu that was new... More 

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Thank DeniseBeth
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

DeniseBeth, I was so delighted to read your review--it certainly sounds like your adventurous side had quite an experience! We are truly proud of our eclectic menu, inventive beverage program, and of course our beloved Greg. He truly is a gem, and we could not be more proud of him. Thanks so much for letting Greg make your day, and... More 

Loveland, Colorado
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eclectic setting provides a good backdrop for great cocktails. Bartenders were creative and willing to go off menu and make recommendations. Solid bar menu and good charcuterie board.

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Thank GlobalDINK
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

GlobalDINK, So glad you enjoyed the bar atmosphere, charcuterie, and of course our award-winning staff. We look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Montreal, Canada
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540 reviews
447 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful meal here Thursday night of Derby weekend. Great team effort on service and everyone was knowledgeable and friendly, great drinks list and prix fixe menu. Highly recommend it!

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Thank Rob B
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Rob B, Thanks so much for the kind review. We are thrilled that you were able to join us for 'Thurby.' We do hope you will join us again next year! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't be in a hurry- service was s l o w. Food was just ok, nothing special. Get there early because parking can be challenging.

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Thank distinctivepens
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

distinctivepens, The Team at Proof on Main is disappointed that you did not get the proper 21c experience during your recent meal with us. If you have any specific feedback regarding which aspects of service were slow, or which menu items were not enjoyable, please do let me know. You can contact me directly at tthacker@proofonmain.com. I look forward to... More 

Tempe
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Proof on Main is a special occasion restaurant that takes all celebrations to a higher level. We had 12 people in our party & they treated us very professionally, efficiently & individually. The food is amazing - everything from grilled octopus, curry cauliflower, bread with a special ricotta cheese spread to a fabulous salmon accented with chick peas & eggplant.... More 

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Thank MarleneandHarvey
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

MarleneandHarvey, We can't thank you enough for the kind words. Some restaurants struggle to execute when it comes to larger parties, but we always try our best to ensure that support staff are as present as possible to ensure the smoothest experience for our guests, regardless of party size. We are also delighted that you enjoyed our eclectic menu--house favorites... More 

Macungie, Pennsylvania, United States
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372 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambience. Fantastic art work. The brunch menu had good variety. Zuchinni bread was great. Eggs Benedict were very good but not great. Service was excellent. Just a notch below 5.

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Thank Ken P
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Ken P, Thank you so much for the honest review. The Team at Proof on Main prides itself on top-notch service regardless of whether you're dining with us for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. If you have any more specific feedback regarding the Eggs Benedict that you didn't enjoy or if there were aspects of your service that you felt were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634
    (7th)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 502-217-6360

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?