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Proof on Main

702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634
+1 502-217-6360
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner before going to see a show at ky center for the arts. Staff new I was going and expedited my dinner order. Had bourbon and gingerale( their special blend woodford reserve and house made ginger ale). Had the plum pop tart...More

Thank R T
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

R T, We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent dinner at Proof on Main before heading to the KY Center to see a show. Proof is definitely a favorite among show-goers, and we're thrilled that you loved all the dishes (and of course,...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

For years, I've been a big Proof on Main fan. In my last couple of visits, I have not been as impressed. There are a lot of creative things coming out of the kitchen, but many of them are as much misses as hits. The...More

Thank Lori K
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Lori, We are so sorry you feel that Proof on Main is no longer great. We constantly seek to improve our Food & Beverage program through reinventing and rethinking standards, menu items, and ingredients. The Louismill grits, Pappardelle, and Death Star are usually crowd-pleasers, so...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went were for the first time and were very impressed. It seems like it would be hard to have a bad meal here! His duck and my lamb were expertly cooked. I loved the cauliflower side dish! They gave us complimentary...More

Thank Jordan M
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Jordan, We are so glad you and your husband enjoyed your recent dinner at Proof on Main. We can't thank you enough for the kind words, and we look forward to your return. We will have plenty of cotton candy waiting for you.

Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat and fun after a bourbon tour. A museum like none other we have been. Food and service was excellent.More

Thank ameliaNoe
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

AmeliaNoe, Thanks for the kind words! We are truly proud of our eclectic menus and of course our staff, who provide humble service to all our guests. We are almost finished with our new installation, so you'll definitely have to come back and see it...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I have been here for dinner on multiple occasions but this was my first bunch. First, the drinks, I had the lavender lemonade, wow!!! We shared the zucchini bread. I had a standard egg and ham breakfast while my friends had yhe hot ham and...More

Thank tanyap924
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

tanyap924, Thank you so much for the kind words regarding your dining experiences at Proof on Main. We are very proud of our brunch (and of course dinner) menus. Humble service is at the cornerstone of our philosophy at 21c, and I'm happy that shines...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017

We were going to have a quick breakfast, but two conventions with lots of teenaged participants made lines for "quick" places daunting. We decided to go to Proof on Main and we were glad we did. The food was excellent, especially the chicken and waffles...More

Thank MissNa5635
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

MissNa5635, We are so glad you decided to try Proof on Main. Quick, efficient service is one of the things we pride ourselves on, and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your overall experience. We do look forward to your return!

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We were in town for one night and happened to find this wonderful restaurant. We looked at the menu on the web and weren't really sure what to think, but we are so glad we went. Wonderful service and great food. We would live to...More

Thank Brice Y
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

It is so refreshing to see attention to detail actually carried out these days, I had a simple breakfast-oatmeal and hot tea, the oatmeal was excellent with a touch of apple crisp, warm not hot, the difference in a place like this is that my...More

Thank Tom M
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us at 21c Louisville and your breakfast experience at Proof on Main. Attention to detail is something we strive for at all of our properties, and something I'm glad you noticed. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

Stumbled upon this place when we were in town heading to the Louisville slugger museum. Nice selection of bourbons, the menu looked interesting we just didn't eat here.More

Thank Maria C
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Marla, So glad you stopped in after your tour of the Louisville Slugger museum. It's a popular stop for sure! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed our bourbon selection. Maybe next time you can stick around and enjoy some appetizers in the lounge. We look forward...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Omg the food was so good. I couldn't say a bad thing about it. Service a little slow but that's to be expected when they are putting time into your foodMore

Thank Jacob D
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Jacob, Thank you so much for the kind review. I'm sorry that the food took a while to arrive, but I'm thrilled that it was well worth the wait. Our staff does put love into everything we do, and I'm glad that you can tell....More

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19 June 2017|
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Response from tanyap924 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant, Proof and the hotel, 21c are all part of the museum complex. So your walk to the shared restroom is filled with art installations that change out regularly, there's also art in the bathrooms themselves.
17 March 2017|
Response from Tyler T | Property representative |
Yes, we do have vegetarian and vegan options. There are also several items that can be modified so that they will fit those dietary restrictions.
10 August 2016|
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Response from kemsmith | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. Business casual is what most were wearing.
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Restaurant Details

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