The Local List – Dining Guide 2014

Compiled by J. Cobb, Jo Anne Triplette & Robin Garr

Price Range: $ = $10 or less; $$ = $20 or less; $$$ = $30 or less;? $$$$ = more than $30. (Per person for a meal without tip or tax.)

 

LOUISVILLE

BEECHMONT/WILDER PARK

AFRICAN

Al Nuur, 2933 S. Fourth St., 210-7623, $.

CAFE/COFFEE

Sunergos Coffee, 306 Woodlawn Ave., 368-2820, $.

ChICKEN

Indi’s, 5009 S. Third St., 363-2535, $.

ChINESE

Hong Kong Fast Food, 5312 S. Third St., 367-8828, $.

CUBAN

La Esquina Caliente, 5318 S. Third St., 384-7414, $.

MEXICAN

El Molcajete, 2932 S. Fourth St., 638-0300, facebook.com/elmolcajetelouisville, $, Beer, Wine. If you’re really craving Mexican chitlins, you can head on over to El Mariachi in the East End or El Molcajete in the South End right now and summon a brace of Mexican-style tacos de tripas — yep, chitlins tacos — for around 2 bucks a taco. (Reviewed 8/20/14)

SALVADORIAN

Restaurant Salvadoreno, 4231 Taylor Blvd., 310-2598, $.

VIETNAMESE

Annie Cafe, 308 W. Woodlawn Ave., 363-4847, $, Beer.

 

 

BUECHEL/NEWBURG

AFRICAN

Chez Seneba, 4218 Bishop Lane, 473-8959, $.

Maa Sha Allah, 4113 Bardstown Rd., 491-3152, $$.

ASIAN

Hibachi Sushi Buffet, 5316 Bardstown Rd., 491, 8228, $.

BARBECUE

Ole Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que, 6106 Old Shepherdsville Rd., 968-0585, $, Beer.

CASUAL DINING

Four Kings Cafe, 4692 Jennings Lane, 968-2930, $, Full Bar.

Hitching Post Inn, 7314 Fegenbush Lane, 239-4724, $, Full Bar.

Jane’s Cafeteria, 4601 Jennings Lane, 454-7286, $.

Whitney’s Diner, 3061 Breckenridge Lane, 454-5955, $.

CHICKEN

Luna’s Rotisserie, 5213B Preston Hwy., 962-8898, $.

CHINESE

Empress of China, 2249 Hikes Lane, 451-2500, $$, Full Bar.

Oriental Star, 4212 Bishop Lane, 452-9898, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

Heitzman’s Bakery, 3800 Old Shepherdsville Rd., 452-1891, heitzmansbakery.com, $.

INDIAN

Dakshin, 4742 Bardstown Rd., 491-7412, $$.

KOREAN

Lee’s, 1941 Bishop Lane, 456-9714, $$, Beer.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

El Caporal, 2209 Meadow Dr., 473-7840, $, Full Bar.

Qdoba, 2730 Hurstbourne Pkwy., qdoba.com, 493-9606, $, Beer.

Tumbleweed, 3602 Bardstown Rd., 454-2727, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

MIDDLE EASTERN

  Al Watan Bakery, 3713 Klondike Lane, 454-4406, alwatanbakery.com, $. Alwatan boasts good and affordable “Mediterranean” cooking, centered on Palestinian heritage but extending to the pan-Southwest Asian fare of the Eastern Mediterranean. Most of the menu comes in at under $10. (Reviewed 3/12/14)

Petra, 3904 Bardstown Rd., 749-0924, $.

PIZZA

Angio’s, 3731 Old Bardstown Rd., 451-5454, angiospizza.com, $, Beer.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

Brickyard Sports Bar & Grill, 4300 Fegenbush Lane, 454-5433, $, Full Bar.

Fern & Moody’s, 3903 Bardstown Rd., 458-9415, $, Beer, Wine.

More Shenanigans, 4521 Bardstown Rd., 493-3585, $, Full Bar.

 

 

CLIFTON/CRESCENT HILL

BARBECUE

Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot, 3204 Frankfort Ave., 895-3223, $, Full Bar.

Momma’s Mustard, Pickles & BBQ, 102 Bauer Ave, 938-6262, mommasbbq.com, $$.

CAFE/COFFEE

Blue Dog Bakery and Cafe, 2868 Frankfort Ave., 899-9800, $$, Full bar.

Caffe Classico, 2144 Frankfort Ave., 894-9689, $$, Beer, Wine.

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 2714 Frankfort Ave., 899-5551, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Vint, 2309 Frankfort Ave., 894-8060, vintcoffee.com, $.

CAJUN

J. Gumbo’s, 2109 Frankfort Ave., 896-4046, jgumbos.com, $, Beer.

CASUAL DINING

Barbara Lee’s Kitchen, 2410 Brownsboro Rd., 897-3967, $.

Danish Express, 102 Cannons Lane, 895-2863, $.

Eggs Over Frankfort, 2712 Frankfort Ave., 555-5555, $$.

Sam’s Hot Dog Stand, 1991, Brownsboro Rd., 259-7287, samshotdogs.com, $.

Shelia’s Southern Style Cuisine, 2017 Brownsboro Rd., 893-8855, $.

CHINESE

Great Wall, 2206 Brownsboro Rd., 891-8881, $.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN

Bourbons Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Ave., 894-8838, $$$, Full Bar.

Bristol Bar and Grille, 1860 Mellwood Ave.., 582-1995, bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Full Bar.

Craft House, 2636 Frankfort Ave., 895-9400, crafthousebrews.com, $$, Full Bar.

North End Cafe, 1722 Frankfort Ave., 896-8770, northendcafe.com, $$, Full Bar.

The Silver Dollar, 1761 Frankfort Ave., $$, Full Bar.

Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave., 899- 9904, varanese.com, $$$, Full Bar.

DELI/SANDWIChES

Cafe Fraiche, 3642 Brownsboro Rd., 894-8929, $.

Crave Cafe, 2250 Frankfort Ave., 896- 1488, $.

Fun Food Cafe, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-1003, $.

Nancy’s Bagel Grounds, 2101 Frankfort Ave., 895-8323, $.

PattiCakes Cafe, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 238-7387, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

Breadworks, 3628 Brownsboro Rd., 893-3200, $.

The Comfy Cow, 2221 Frankfort Ave., 409-4616, thecomfycow.com, $.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 2232 Frankfort Ave., 409-6100, $.

Sweet Surrender, 1804 Frankfort Ave., 458-6363, sweetsurrenderdessertcafe.com, $$.

GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN

Andalous Restaurant, 2319 Brownsboro Rd., 709-4001, andalousonline.com, $$. Andalous offers a good selection of distinctly Moroccan dishes, and you’ll find the usual “Mediterranean” suspects like gyros, falafels, hummus and Greek salad. They also offer an all-day breakfast menu featuring American morning standards. (Reviewed 3/19/14)

Chicago Gyros/SuperChef’s Breakfast, 2317 Brownsboro Rd., 895-3270, $.

Grape Leaf, 2217 Frankfort Ave., 897-1774, $$.

Shiraz Mediterranean Grill, 2011Frankfort Ave., 891-8854, $.

HEALTH CONSCIOUS/VEGETARIAN

Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 12401 Shelbyville Rd., 244-2022, rainbowblossom.com, $.

IRISH

Irish Rover, 2319 Frankfort Ave., 899-3544, $, Full Bar. This amiable eatery has become an indelible part of the Frankfort Avenue landscape since 1993. Many of the dishes are traditional Irish, starting with a basket of complimentary soda bread and continuing with options like the Dublin smokies seafood plate or Shanagarry fish cakes. (Reviewed 4/16/14)

ITALIAN

Difabio’s Casapela, 2311 Frankfort Ave., 891-0411, difabios.com, $$, Full Bar.

Porcini, 2730 Frankfort Ave., 894-8686, porcinilouisville.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Volare, 2300 Frankfort Ave., 894-4446, $$$, Full Bar.

JAPANESE

Bardcode 1758, 1758 Frankfort Ave., 290-9061, $$, Full Bar.

Osaka Sushi Bar, 2039 Frankfort Ave., 894-9501, $$, Beer, Wine.

LATIN

Riviera Maya Latin Cuisine, 2206 Frankfort Ave., 290-3119, facebook.com/Rivieramayalatincuisine, $$$, Full Bar. A branch of the same family tree as the local Sol Aztecas mini-chain, this bright new spot offers a few Mayan dishes (like the marinated pork dish cochinita pibil) as well as the more typical Mexican fare. It’s a welcome addition to the Frankfort Avenue strip. (Reviewed 2/12/14)

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

El Mundo, 2345 Frankfort Ave., 899-9930, 502elmundo.com, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 1041 Zorn Ave., 897-5541, $, Full Bar.

El Nopalito, 2319 Brownsboro Rd., 893-9880, $, Full Bar.

Ramiro’s Cantina, 2350 Frankfort Ave., 895-3333, $, Full Bar.

Riviera Maya, 2206 Frankfort Ave., 290-3119, $$.

PIZZA

Clifton’s Pizza, 2230 Frankfort Ave., 893-3730, $, Beer, Wine.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

Hilltop Tavern, 1800 Frankfort Ave., 742-2908, $$, Full Bar.

STEAKHOUSE

Pat’s Steak House, 2437 Brownsboro Rd., 896-9234, $$$$, Full Bar.

TAIWANESE

Bentuahua Tea House & Small Eats, 2520 Frankfort Ave., 409-8174, $.

THAI

Thai Taste, 1977 Brownsboro Rd., 897-7682, $, Beer.

VIETNAMESE

Basa Modern Vietnamese, 2244 Frankfort Ave., 896-1016, basarestaurant.net, $$$, Full Bar.

Four Sisters, 2246 Frankfort Ave., 384-4262, $.

Zen Garden, 2240 Frankfort Ave., 895-9114, $.

 

 

CRESTWOOD

BARBECUE

Bourbon Q, 6554 W. Hwy 146, 222-6154, $$.

Grillmaster Barbecue Pits, 7311 Hwy 329, 329-9070, $$.

Jucy’s Smokehouse Barbeque, 7626 Lagrange Rd., 241-5829, $$.

Texican’s BBQ Pit, 6608 W. Hwy. 146, 241-9227, $.

CAFE/COFFEE

Lainey’s Latte Cafe, 6334 W. Hwy. 146, 243-3559, $.

CHINESE

China King, 6420 W. Hwy. 146, 241-3198, $.

DELi/SANDWiCHES

Red Pepper Deli Cafe, 6401 Claymont Crse., 241-8280, $.

JAPANESE

Rikishi, 6110 Crestwood Station, 742-2020, $$.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

El Caporal, 6825 Central Ave., 632-2032, $$.

El Tarasco, 6100 Crestwood Station, 241-2320, $.

Gustavo’s Mexican Grill, 6402

Westwind Way, 243-6950, $$.

 

 

DOWNTOWN/BUTCHERTOWN/NULU

ASIAN

Yaching’s East West Cuisine, 105 S. Fourth St., 585-4005, $$$, Full Bar.

BARBECUE

FireFresh Bar-B-Q, 211 S. Fifth St., 540-1171, firefreshbbq.com, $, Beer.

CAFE/COFFEE

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 462 S. Fourth St., 561-2041, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 516 W. Main St., 568-6339, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Mrs. Potter’s Coffee, 718 W. Main St., 581-1867, $.

Please & Thank You, 800 E. Market St., 235-2372, pleaseandthankyoulouisville.com, $.

Sunergos Coffee, 231 S. Fifth St., 589-3222, sunergoscoffee.com, $.

CASUAL DINING

Cunningham’s, 630 S. Fourth St., 587-0526, $$, Full Bar.

D’Nalley’s, 970 S. Third St., 588-2003,$.

Hall’s Cafeteria, 1301 Story Ave., 583-0437, $, Beer.

Jackknife Cafe, Butchertown Market, 1201 Story Ave., 883-3228, jackknifecafe.com, $$. Erika Chavez-Graziano has added a fetching eatery to her Cellar Door Chocolates business. Jackknife’s menu is short, about a dozen brunch and lunch items, and affordable, with dishes ranging from $6 to $12. (Reviewed 11/20/13)

Miss C’s Kitchen & Pantry, 308 W. Chestnut St., 992-3166, misscskitchen.com, $$.

Toast On Market, 620 E. Market St., 569-4099, toastonmarket.com, $$, Full Bar.

Wild Eggs, 121 Floyd St., 690-5925, wildeggs.com, $, Full Bar.

CHICKEN

Chicken King, 639 E. Broadway, 589-5464, $, Beer.

Indi’s, 1033 W. Broadway, 589-7985,$.

CHINESE

Cheer King Star, 231 S. Fifth St., 587-8686, $.

China Inn, 1925 S. Fourth St., 636-2020, $, Beer.

Chinese Chef, 2619 S. Fourth St., 634-0979, $.

Chopsticks, 416 E. Broadway, 589-9145, $.

Chung King Chinese American Restaurant, 110 E. Market St., 584-8880, $, Beer.

Double Dragon 8, 231 S. Fifth St., 587-8686, $.

Quick Wok, 801 W. Broadway, 584-6519, $.

Shanghai Restaurant, 526 S. Fifth St.,568-8833, $.

Wok Express, 234 W. Broadway, 583-8988, $.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN

Bistro 301, 301 W. Market St., 584-8337, $$$, Full Bar.

Bristol Bar and Grille, 614 W. Main St., 582-1995, bristolbarandgrille.com, $$,Full Bar.

Decca, 812 E. Market St., 749-8128, deccarestaurant.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Dish on Market, 434 W. Market St., 315-0669, dishonmarket.com, $, FullBar.

Doc Crow’s, 127 W. Main St., 587-1626, doccrows.com, $$, Full Bar.

Ghyslain, 725 E. Market St., 690-8645, ghyslain.com/restaurants, $$.

Harvest, 624 E. Market St., 384-9090, harvestlouisville.com, $$, Full Bar. Harvest opened in NuLu just over three years ago by farmer Ivor Chodkowski and associates, and it shoots to have 80 percent of ingredients sourced within a 100-mile radius. While it’s usually quality, a recent Sunday brunch and weekday lunch visits were dissatisfying. (Reviewed 7/16/14)

Hillbilly Tea, 120 S. First St., 587-7350, hillbillytea.com, $.

La Coop – Bistro A Vins, 732 E. Market St., 410-2888, coopbistro.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Marketplace Restaurant at Theater Square, 651 S. Fourth St., 625-3001, theatersquaremarketplace.com, $$, Full Bar.

Milkwood (at Actors Theater), 316

W. Main St., 584-6455, $$$, Full Bar.

Proof on Main, 702 W. Main St., 217-6360, proofonmain.com, $$$, Full Bar. Since Chef Levon Wallace arrived in 2012, Proof’s odd blend of “Southern” fare with trendy “Tuscan” seems muted, giving way to a more internationally inspired bill of fare that plays creative riffs on mostly locavore meat, produce and poultry. The noble buffalo turns up in three of the 16 appetizers and entrees, including a bison carpaccio, a bison burger and a bison steak. (Reviewed 3/5/14)

Rye on Market, 900 E. Market St., 749-6200, ryeonmarket.com, $$, Full Bar.

Sidebar, 129 S. Second St., 384-1600, sidebarwhiskerow.com, $$, Full Bar.

St. Charles Exchange, 113 S. Seventh St., 618-1917, stcharlesexchange.com, $$, Full Bar.

Wiltshire on Market, 636 E. Market St., 589-5224, $$, Full Bar.

Z’s Fusion, 115 S. Fourth St., 855-8000, zsfusion.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

DELI/SANDWICHES

Another Place Sandwich Shop, 119 S. Seventh St., 589-4115, $.

Atlantic No. 5, 605 W. Main St., 883-3398, $.

Cat Box Deli, 500 W. Jefferson St., 561-6259, $.

City Cafe, 505 W. Broadway, 589-1797,citycafelunch.com, $.

City Cafe, 500 S. Preston St., 852-5739,citycafelunch.com, $.

Devino’s, 104 W. Main St., 569-3939, $.

Earth Friends Cafe, 829 E. Market St., 749-8911, earthfriendscafe.com, $, Beer.

Earth Friends Cafe, 221 S. Fourth St., 290-2146, earthfriendscafe.com, $, Beer.

The location on Market St. does have beer now.

Manhattan Grill, 429 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 561-0024, manhattangrill.4mg.com, $.

Morris Deli (YMCA), 555 S. Second St., 587-2353, $.

Nancy’s Bagel Box, 651 S. Fourth St., 589-4004, $.

Queue Cafe, 220 W. Main St., 583- 0273, $.

Red’s, 514 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 587-7337, $.

TC’s Sandwich Shop, 438 W. Market St., 581-9200, $.

Wall Street Deli, 225 Abraham Flexner Way, 587-1006, $.

Webb’s Market, 944 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 583-0318, $, Beer.

Zoup!, 318 S. Fourth St., 585-9687, zoup.com, $.

ENTERTAINMENT

Belle of Louisville, 401 W. River Rd., 574-2992, belleoflouisville.org, $$, Full Bar.

ETHIOPIAN

Abyssinia Authentic Ethiopian, 554 S. Fifth St., 384-8347, abyssiniaauthenticethiopian. com, $$, Full Bar.

Addis Grill, 109 S. Fourth St., 581-1011, addisgrill.com, $.

Queen of Sheba, 528 S. Fifth St., queenofshebalouisville.com, $.

F

Bistro 1860 Wine Bar & Spirits, 1765 Mellwood Ave., 618-1745, $$$, Full Bar.

HEALtH CONSCIOUS/VEGETARIAN

Chop Shop Salads, 436 W. Market St., 589-2467, $.

HOTEL DINING

Blu Italian Mediterranean Grille (Marriott Inn), 280 W. Jefferson St., 671-4285, $$$, Full Bar.

Cafe Magnolia (Galt House), 140 N. Fourth St., 589-5200, $$$, Full Bar.

Champions Sports Restaurant (Marriott Inn), 280 W. Jefferson St., 627-5045, $$, Full Bar.

The English Grill (Camberley Brown Hotel), 335 W. Broadway, 583-1234, brownhotel.com, $$$, Full Bar.

The Fountain Room (Galt House), 140 N. Fourth Ave., 589-5200, galthouse.com, $, Full Bar.

Gatsby’s (Seelbach Hilton), 500 Fourth Ave., 585-3201, $, Full Bar.

J. Graham’s Cafe and Bar (Camberley Brown Hotel), 335 W. Broadway, 583-1234, $, Full Bar.

Jockey Silks Bourbon Lounge (Galt House), 140 N. Fourth Ave., 589-5200, galthouse.com, $$$, Full Bar.

The Oakroom (Seelbach Hilton), 500 S. Fourth St., 585-3200, seelbachhilton.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

Peppers Bar and Grill (Hyatt Regency), 320 W. Jefferson St., 587-3434, $$$, Full Bar.

Rivue (Galt House), 140 N. Fourth Ave., 589-5200, $$$, Full Bar.

Sway (Hyatt Regency), 320 W. Jefferson St., 217-6028, $$$, Full Bar.

ITAL

Luigi’s, 712 W. Main St., 589-0005, $.

Pesto’s, 566 S. Fifth St., 584-0567, pestositalian.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Vincenzo’s, 150 S. Fifth St., 580-1350, vincenzosdining.biz, $$$$, Full Bar.

JaPaNese

Bendoya Sushi Bar & Cuisine, 217 S. Fifth St., 581-0700, $.

Caviar, 416 W. Muhammad Ali, 625-3090, $$$, Full Bar.

Osaka Sushi Bar, 426 W. Market St., 588-8899, $$.

Sapporo Japanese Grill and Sushi, 649 S. Fourth St., 589-3333, sapporojapanese.com, $$$, Full Bar

MEDITERRANEAN

Safier Mediterranean Deli, 641 S. Fourth St., 585-1125, $.

Yafa Cafe, 22 Theater Sq., 561-0222, $.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

Bazo’s Fresh Mexican Grill, 428 W. Market St., 805-1818, bazosgrill.com, $.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, 315 S. Fourth St., 584-8606, chipotle.com, $.

Los Aztecas, 530 W. Main St., 561- 8535, losaztecas.net, $, Full Bar.

Manny & Merle, 122 W. Main St., 290-8888, mannyandmerle.com, $$, Full Bar.

Mayan Cafe, 813 E. Market St., 566-0651, themayancafe.com, $$,

Qdoba, 300 S. Fourth St., 855-4450, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Sol Aztecas, 129 W. Main St., 583-5505, $, Full Bar.

Sol Aztecas, 520 S. Fourth St., 315-0666, $, Full Bar.

Wild Rita’s Modern Mexican & Tequila, 445 E. Market St., 584-7482, wildritas.com, $$, Full Bar. Wild Rita’s could be called Son of Wild Eggs, and its menu features mostly Mexican goodies ranging from old standards to some creative modern twists. The bar staff is friendly and efficient and the mood of the place is fun and welcoming. (Reviewed 5/14/14)

MIDDLE EASTERN

Saffron’s Persian Cafe, 131 W. Market St., 584-7800, saffronsrestaurant.com, $$$, Full Bar.

PIZZA

Fat Jimmy’s, 528 S. Fifth St., 589-8559, $, Beer.

Garage Bar, 700 E. Market St., 749-7100, garageonmarket.com, $$, Beer, Full Bar.

Original Impellizzeri’s, 110 W. MainSt., 589-4900, $$, Full Bar.

Sicilian Pizza & Pasta, 631 S. Fourth St., 589-8686, sicilianpizzapasta.com, $, Beer.

Spinelli’s Pizzeria, 239 S. Fifth St., 749-0919, $$, Beer.

PUB/SPORTS BAR/WINERY

Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse, 401 E. Main St., 515-0174, atgbrewery.com, $$, Full Bar.

Big Al’s Beeritaville, 1715 Mellwood Ave., 893-4487, $, Full Bar.

Bluegrass Brewing Company, 2 Theater Square, 568-2224, bbcbrew.com, $, Full Bar.

Bluegrass Brewing Company, 300 W. Main, 562-0007, bbcbrew.com, $, Full Bar.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 400 S. Fourth St., 589-8935, $$, Full Bar.

JazzyBlu, 815 W. Market St., 992-3243, $, Full Bar.

Maker’s Mark Bourbon House and Lounge, Fourth Street Live, 568-9009, $$$, Full Bar.

Old 502 Winery, 120 S. 10th St., 540-5650, old502.com, $$, Full Bar.

Prime Lounge, 104 W. Main St., 58-PRIME, $, Full Bar.

Sergio’s World Beers, 1605 Story Ave., 618-BEER, sergiosworldbeers.com, $$, Beer.

Troll Pub Under the Bridge, 150 W. Washington St., 618-4829, trollpub.com, $$, Full Bar.

SOUL FOOD

Food 4 the Soul, 612 S. Fifth St., 614-6363, food4ursoulky.com, $.

STEAKHOUSE

Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef and Seafood, 455 S. Fourth St., 584-3266, eddiemerlots.com, $$$, Full Bar.

 

FERN CREEK

BARBECUE

Bootleg Barbeque, 9704 Bardstown Rd., 239-2722, $.

Mark’s Feed Store, 6501 Bardstown Rd., 442-0808, marksfeedstore.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

CASUAL DINING

Aspen Creek, 8000 Bardstown Rd., 239-2200, $$, Full Bar.

Marric’s Restaurant, 8402 Hudson Lane, 384-7417, $, Beer, Wine.

CHINESE

Double Dragon II, 6832 Bardstown Rd., 231-3973, $.

Hunan Wok, 6445 Bardstown Rd., 231- 0393, $.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN

Jarfi’s at Glenmary, 10200 Glenmary Farm Dr., 239-3500, $$$$, Full Bar.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 5606 Bardstown Rd., 239-3880, $.

Sugar & Spice Donut Shop, 5613 Bardstown Rd., 231-1411, $.

JAPENESE

Kailana Sushi, 6425 Bardstown Rd., 614-7244, kailanasushi.com, $$, Full Bar.

Sake Blue Japanese Bistro, 9326 Cedar Ctr., 708-1500, $$, Full Bar.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

Adobo, 5612 Bardstown Rd., 618- 3430, $, Full Bar.

El Nopalito, 6300 Bardstown Rd., 231 4249, $, Full Bar.

Fiesta Time, 8133 Bardstown Rd., 231-2444, $, Full Bar.

Las Gorditas, 4756 Bardstown Rd., 492-0112, $.

PIZZA

Bearno’s, 6101 Bardstown Rd., 231-2222, $$, Full Bar.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

Bungalow Joe’s, 7813 Beulah Church Rd., 931-5637, bungalowjoes.biz, $$, Full Bar.

Creeker’s Bar & Grill, 6330 Bardstown Rd., 762-0370, $, Full Bar.

Red Sports Saloon, 9601 Newbridge Rd., 690-3050, 30redsportssaloon.com, $, Full Bar.

TK’s Pub and Grill, 5442 Del Maria Way, 499-5673, $$, Full Bar.

THAI

Sala Thai, 8125 Bardstown Rd., 231-1992, $.

Germantown/Audobon/Camp Taylor

ASIAN

Shah’s Mongolian Grill, 423 E. Warnock St., 493-0234, $, Full Bar.

BARBECUE

Smoketown USA, 1153 Logan St., 409-9180, $.

CAFE/COFFEE HOUSE

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 822 Eastern Pkwy., 637-1060, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Sonoma Coffee Cafe, 3309 Poplar Level Rd., 384-0044, $.

Sunergos Coffee & Micro-Roastery, 2122 S. Preston St., 634-1243, $.

CAJUN

J. Gumbo’s, 3017 Poplar Level Rd., 708-2460, $, Beer.

CASUAL DINING

Cottage Inn, 570 Eastern Pkwy., 637-4325, $.

Grind Burger Kitchen, 3311 Preston Hwy., 851-7333, $.

CHINESE

Double Dragon, 1255 Goss Ave., 635-5656, $.

Great Wok, 2502 S. Preston St., 634-1918, $.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN

Eiderdown, 983 Goss Ave., 636-0749, eiderdowngermantown.com, $$$, Full Bar. We’d define Eiderdown’s fare pretty much as we’d define Germantown itself: American, indebted to Louisville’s assimilated German heritage. The menu changes frequently to mark the seasons, but generally includes a dozen entrees, burgers and sandwiches. (Reviewed 12/4/13)

Hammerheads, 921 Swan St., 365-1112, $, Beer.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

Dairy Del, 1516 S. Shelby St., $.

Dairy Kastle, 575 Eastern Pkwy., 634-8990, $.

Heitzman’s Bakery and Deli, 804 Eastern Pkwy., 635-2651, $.

Nord’s Bakery, 2118 S. Preston St., 634-0931, $.

GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN

Shiraz Mediterranean Grill, 3501 Poplar Level Rd., 632-2232, $.

ITALIAN

Come Back Inn, 909 Swan St., 627-1777, comebackinn.biz, $, Full Bar.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

El Nopal, 811 Eastern Pkwy., 634-3171, $, Full Bar.

El Tarasco, 2247 S. Preston St., 636-0025, $, Full Bar.

Lolita’s Tacos, 4222 Poplar LevelRd., 459-4356, $, Beer.

Qdoba, 3021 Poplar Level Rd., 637-5405, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

PIZZA

Danny Mac’s Pizza, 1567 S. Shelby St.,635-7994, $.

Teena’s Pizza, 3799 Poplar Level Rd., 785-4344, $, Beer.

Vito’s Pizza, 1919 S. Preston St., 634-1003, $$, Full Bar.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

Check’s Cafe, 1101 E. Burnett St., 637-9515, $, Full Bar.

Four Pegs Beer Lounge, 1053 Goss Ave., 634-1447, fourpegsbeerlounge.com, $$, Full Bar.

Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St., 635-ZBAR, zanzabarlouisville.com, $, Full

Bar.

 

 

HIGHLANDS

AFRICAN

Funmi’s Cafe, 3028 Bardstown Rd., 454-5009, funmiscafe.com, $$.

ASIAN

Asiatique, 1767 Bardstown Rd., 451-2749, asiatiquerestaurant.com, $$$,Full Bar. From Asiatique’s original location in St. Matthews to its current stylish venue in the Highlands, Chef Peng Looi has created memorable dishes for more than 20 years that fuse the flavors of Malaysia, Southeast Asia, China, the Americas and beyond. Looi changes out the menu periodically, responding to the bounty of fresh seasonal produce. (Reviewed 6/4/14)

Cafe Mimosa/Egg Roll Machine, 1543 Bardstown Rd., 458-2233, cafemimosatogo.com, $, Full Bar.

Dragon King’s Daughter, 1126 Bardstown Rd., 632-2444, dragonkingsdaughter.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Joy Luck, 1285 Bardstown Rd., 283-3070, thejoyluck.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Mid City Super Buffet, 1250 Bardstown Rd. 451-6033, $, Beer, Wine.

Roots/Heart & Soy, 1216 Bardstown Rd., 452-6688/452-6678, $. Zen Buddhism infuses owner Huong “Coco” Tran’s attitudes and inspires her “mindful, compassionate” approach to hospitality and fine dining. Roots’ hefty bill of fare is based on Vietnamese traditions but also reaches out across Asia and, occasionally, beyond. (Reviewed 5/7/14)

Wild Ginger Asian Bistro, 1700 Bardstown Rd., 384-9252, $$, Full Bar.

BARBECUE

Mark’s Feed Store, 1514 Bardstown Rd., 458-1570, marksfeedstore.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

CA

Day’s Espresso and Coffee, 1420 Bardstown Rd., 456-1170, $.

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 1295 Bardstown Rd., 456-5108, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 2200 Bardstown Rd., 515-0380, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 3060 Bardstown Rd., 458-7770, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Highland Coffee Company, 1140 Bardstown Rd., 451-4545, highlandcoffee.com, $.

Java Brewing Company, 1707 Bardstown Rd., 384-3555, javabrewingco.com, $.

Quills Coffee, 930 Baxter Ave., 742-6129, $.

CAJUN/CREOLE

Roux, 1325 Bardstown Rd, 530-0531, rouxlousiville.com, Full Bar, $$$.

CASUAL DINING

The Bard’s Town, 1801 Bardstown Rd., 817-1906, thebardstown.com, $$, Full Bar.

Buckhead Mountain Grill, 3020 Bardstown Rd., 456-6680, eatatbuckheads.com, $$, Full Bar.

Bunz, 969 1/2 Baxter Ave., 632-1132, $.

Cafe 360, 1582 Bardstown Rd., 473-8694, $, Full Bar.

Ditto’s Grill, 1114 Bardstown Rd., 581-9129, $$, Full Bar.

Highland Morning, 1416 Bardstown Rd., 365-3900, myhighlandmorning.com, $.

Twig and Leaf, 2122 Bardstown Rd., 451-8944, $.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN

Bristol Bar and Grille, 1321 Bardstown Rd., 456-1702, bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Full Bar.

Coach Lamp Restaurant and Pub, 751 Vine St., 583-9165, $$$, Full Bar.

Jack Fry’s, 1007 Bardstown Rd., 452-9244, jackfrys.com, $$$$, Full Bar. Fry’s feels like an enduring landmark, a piece of Louisville culinary history that always stays the same. Which is kind of funny when you consider it has changed. The food, the mood and the style, not to mention its worthy bar and thoughtful adult beverage options, make it all worthwhile. It’s one of the city’s top spots, and it seems likely to stay that way. (Reviewed 8/6/14)

Lilly’s, 1147 Bardstown Rd., 451-0447, lillyslapeche.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

LOOP 22, 2222 Dundee Rd., 882-3279. facebook.com/Loop22, $$, Full Bar. The fine Loop 22 joins the popular Hammerheads and Game under the ownership of Adam Burress and Chase Mucerino, joined here by Eric Morris, all three formerly of Seviche. The fare can be described as “rotisserie and modern American cuisine, utilizing flavors from all over the world.” (Reviewed 5/21/14)

Louvino, 1606 Bardstown Rd., 365-1921, louvino.com, $$, Full Bar. Chad and Lauren Coulter opened Louvino on July 29. With Executive Chef Tavis Rockwell, formerly at Equus, and certified wine geek Danielle Greeson in front of the house, Louvino has built up a full head of steam on both the food and wine sides. Rockwell’s selection of small plates offers a good variety . (Reviewed 9/10/14)

North End Cafe, 2116 Bardstown Rd., 690-4161, northendcafe.com, $$, Full Bar.

Uptown Cafe, 1624 Bardstown Rd., 458-4212, $$, Full Bar.

Winston’s, 3101 Bardstown Rd., 456-0980, sullivan.edu, $$$$, Full Bar.

DELI/SANDWICHES

The Cafe, 712 Brent St., 589-9191, theCafetogo.com, $.

La Peche, 1147 Bardstown Rd., 502-451-0477, $.

Morris Deli & Catering, 2228 Taylorsville Rd., 458-1668, $, Full Bar.

Stevens & Stevens, 1114 Bardstown Rd., 584-3354, $.

Tom + Chee, 1704 Bardstown Rd., 409-9494, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

The Bakery, 3100 Bardstown Rd., 452-1210, $.

Breadworks, 2204 Dundee Rd., 452-1510, $.

The Comfy Cow, 1449 Bardstown Rd., 365-2853, thecomfycow.com, $.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 2525 Bardstown Rd., 459-8184, $.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 1041 Bardstown Rd., 618-3380, $.

Lula’s Frozen Yogurt, 1501 Bardstown Rd., 618-0891, sweetceces.com, $.

Wiltshire Pantry Bakery & Cafe, 901 Barret Ave., 581-8561, $.

ETHIOPIAN

Queen of Sheba, 2804 Taylorsville Rd., 459-6301, queenofshebalouisville.com, $, Full Bar.

FRENCH

Bistro Le Relais, 2817 Taylorsville Rd., 451-9020, $$$$, Full Bar.

HEALTH CONSCIOUS/VEGETARIAN

Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 3046 Bardstown Rd., 498-2470, rainbowblossom.com, $.

INDIAN

Bombay International Food Mart, 1591 Bardstown Rd., 473-2077, $, Beer.

Kashmir Indian Restaurant, 1277 Bardstown Rd., 473-8765, $$, kashmirlouisville.com, Beer, Wine.

INTERNATIONAL

Ramsi’s Cafe on the World, 1293 Bardstown Rd., 451-0700, ramsiscafe.com, $$, Full Bar.

IRISH

Flanagan’s Ale House, 934 Baxter Ave., 585-3700, $$, Full Bar.

Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 933 Baxter Ave., 473-1222, mollymalonesirishpub.com, $$, Full Bar.

O’Shea’s Traditional Irish Pub, 956 Baxter Ave., 589-7373, osheaslouisville.com, $$, Full Bar.

Shenanigans Irish Grill, 1611 Norris Place, 454-3919, $, Full Bar.

ITALIAN

Anselmo’s Italian Bistro, 1511 Bardstown Rd., 749-0444, $$, Full Bar.

Strati Wild Italian, 1702 Bardstown Rd., 365-4864, facebook.com/StratiWildItalian , $.

JAPANESE

Oishii Sushi, 2810 Taylorsville Rd., 365-3474, $$.

Sapporo Japanese Grill and Sushi, 1706 Bardstown Rd., 479-5550, sapporojapanese.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Wasabiya Japanese Cuisine, 962 Baxter Ave., 618-2460, $$.

LATIN

Havana Rumba, 2210 Bardstown Rd., 749-4600, havanarumbaonline.com, $, Full Bar.

Palermo Viejo, 1359 Bardstown Rd., 456-6461, palermoviejo.info, $$, Full Bar. If it’s meat you want, it’s hard to beat the cuisine of Argentina, where caballeros can sing “Home on the Range,” or the Spanish equivalent, with just as much nostalgia as our Texas cowboys. Chef Frank Elbl’s bill of fare at Palermo Viejo will meet all your meat needs with Latin flair. (Reviewed 8/13/14)

Seviche, 1538 Bardstown Rd., 473- 8560, sevicherestaurant.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

MEDITERRANEAN

Zad Modern Mediterranean, 1616 Grinstead Dr., 569-1122, zadlouisville.com, $.

Pita Hut, 1613 Bardstown Rd., 409-8484, $.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

El Camino, 1314 Bardstown Rd., 454-5417, $$, Full Bar. Chef Brian Enyart’s team does a fine job with the brunch menu. It’s served from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays and offers eight entrees, ranging in price from $9 (for plantain pancakes) to $18 (for the “John Wayne” breakfast, grilled prime filet, eggs as you like ‘em, bacon and crispy potatoes). (Reviewed 9/3/14)

El Taco Luchador, 938 Baxter Ave., 583-0440, facebook.com/eltacoluchador, $, Beer. The superb quality of the Mexican street food should come as no surprise when we consider that this is the latest venture of the folks behind Havana Rumba and Mojito. Counter service is quick and competent, and the affordable menu features tacos, tortas and chips-and-salsa combos and sides. (Reviewed 2/5/14)

Qdoba, 1500 Bardstown Rd., 454-3380, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Sol Aztecas, 2427 Bardstown Rd., 459-7776, $$, Full Bar.

PIZZA

Bearno’s, 1318 Bardstown Rd., 456-4556, $$, Full Bar.

Bearno’s, 2900 Taylorsville Rd., 458-8605, $$, Beer. 

Boombozz Taphouse, 1448 Bardstown Rd., 458-8889, tonyboombozz.com, $$, Full Bar.

Impellizzeri’s, 1381 Bardstown Rd., 454-2711, $$, Full Bar.

Rocky’s Pizza & Panini, 3032 Bardstown Rd., 690-8500, $$, Full Bar.

Spinelli’s Pizzeria, 614 Baxter Ave., 568-5665, $$, Beer.

Uncle Maddio’s, 2011 Grinstead Dr., 690-8871, unclemaddios.com, $, Beer.

Wick’s Pizza, 975 Baxter Ave., 458-1828, wickspizza.com, $$, Full Bar.

Za’s Pizza Pub, 1573 Bardstown Rd., 454-4544, $$, Full Bar.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

The Back Door, 1250 Bardstown Rd. (Mid City Mall), 451-0659, thebackdoorlouisville.com, $, Full Bar.

Bambi Bar, 2701 Bardstown Rd., 456-9635, $, Full Bar.

Baxter’s 942 Bar & Grill, 942 BaxterAve., 409-9422, baxters942.com, $,Full Bar.

The Brewery, 426 Baxter Ave., 365-2505, $, Full Bar.

Buffalo Wild Wings, 1055 Bardstown Rd., 454-3635, $$, Full Bar.

Cahoots, 1047 Bardstown Rd., 454-6687, $, Full Bar.

Cumberland Brews, 1576 Bardstown Rd., 458-8727, $, Beer, Wine.

Diamond Pub and Billiards, 630 Barret Ave., 690-7040, $, Full Bar.

Dundee Tavern, 2224 Dundee Rd., 458-6637, $, Full Bar.

Highlands Tap Room Grill, 1058 Bardstown Rd, 584-5222, highlandstaproom.com, $, Full Bar.

Holy Grale, 1034 Bardstown Rd., holygralelouisville.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Kern’s Korner, 2600 Bardstown Rd.,456-9726, $, Full Bar.

Monkey Wrench, 1025 Barret Ave., 582-2433, $, Full Bar.

Mulligan’s Pub and Grill, 1801 Newburg Rd., 632-2818, $$, Full Bar.

Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Ave., 589-4957, $, Full Bar.

River City Drafthouse, 1574 Bardstown Rd., 690-5111, $, Beer.

SEAFOOD

The Fish House/Cafe Beignet, 1310 Winter Ave., 568-2993, $, Beer.

VIETNAMESE

Banh Mi Hero, 2245 Bardstown Rd., 456-2022, banhmihero.com, $.

La Que, 1019 Bardstown Rd., 238-3981, $$, Beer.

 

 

HIKES POINT

CHINESE

Red Sun, 3437 Breckinridge Lane, 499-7788, $.

Wonton Express, 3000 Hikes Lane, 452-2646, $.

INDIAN

Little India Cafe, 3099 Breckenridge Lane, 479-3353, $.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

El Nopalito, 4028 Taylorsville Rd., 458-7278, $, Full Bar.

PIZZA

Pizza Place, 2931 Richland Ave., 458-9700, $, Full Bar.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

Davern’s Upstairs, 3044 Hunsinger Lane, 456-5530, $, Full Bar.

 

 

IRISH HILL

Cafe/cOFFEE

Red Hot Roasters, 1402 Payne St. 569-0000, $.

CASUAL DINING

Game, 2295 Lexington Rd., 618-

1712, $$, Full Bar.

K.T.’s Restaurant and Bar, 2300 Lexington Rd., 458-8888, ktsrestaurant.com, $$, Full Bar.

CHINESE

August Moon, 2269 Lexington Rd., 456-6569, augustmoonbistro.com, $$$, Full Bar.

CONTEMPORY AMErIcAN

Gary’s on Spring, 204 S. Spring St., 584-5533, garysonspring.com, $$, Full Bar.

Pub/SPortS bar

Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium, 2345 Lexington Rd., 452-9531, $, Full Bar.

Spring Street Bar and Grill, 300 S. Spring St., 584-6630, springstreet.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

 

IROQUOIS PARK

BARBECUE

Rubbies Southside Grill & Bar, 6905 Southside Dr., 367-0007, $, Full Bar.

CAFE/COFFEE

Sister Bean’s, 5225 New Cut Rd., 364-0082, $.

CHINESE

China Castle, 7420 Third Street Rd., 367-4272, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

DaLat’s Gateaux & Bakery, 6915 Southside Dr., 368-9280, $.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

El Nopal, 5444 New Cut Rd., 380-8447, $ Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

El Tarasco, 5425 New Cut Rd., 368-5628, $, Beer, Wine.

PIZZA

Iroquois Pizza, 6614 Manslick Rd., 363-1234, $$, Beer, Wine.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

Hoops Grill and Sports Bar, 6733 Strawberry Lane, 375-4667, $, Full Bar.

Spectator’s Bar and Grill, 5530 New Cut Rd., 368-7650, $, Full Bar.

VIETNAMESE

Cafe Thuy Van, 5600 National Turnpike, 366-6959, $, Beer.

Pho Binh Minh, 6709 Strawberry Lane,375-9249, $, Beer.

Vietnam Kitchen, 5339 Mitscher Ave., 363-5154, $, Beer.

 

 

JEFFERSONTOWN

ASIAN

Shah’s Mongolian Grill, 9148 Taylorsville Rd., 493-0234, $, Full Bar.

BARBECUE

Cattleman’s Roadhouse, 2901 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 384-7623, cattlemansroadhouse.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

CAFE/COFFEE

Argo Sons Coffee, 3640 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 491-9396, argosonscoffee.com, $.

CAJUN

J. Gumbo’s, 8603 Citadel Way, 493-4720, $, Beer.

Joe’s OK Bayou, 9874 Linn Station Rd., 426-1320, joesokbayou.com, $$,Full Bar.

CASUAL DINING

Brick House Taven & Tap, 871 Hurstbourne Prkwy., 326-3182,

BrickhouseTavernandTap.com , $$, Full Bar.

Mussel & Burger Bar, 9200 Taylorsville Rd., 384-4834, $$, Beer.

Noodles & Company, Plainview Shopping Ctr., 1225 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 632-0102, noodles.com/order, $. Quality, affordable fast food made to delight tree-huggers. They advertise naturally raised pork, organic tofu, free-range eggs and they serve your meal on real china to prove that they’re “green.” (Reviewed 10/22/14)

CHINESE

China King, 3830 Ruckriegel Pkwy., 240-0500, $.

Happy China, 9106 Taylorsville Rd., 493-1001, $.

Jumbo Buffet, 2731 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 495-0028, $$, Beer, Wine.

New China, 231 Blankenbaker Pkwy., 254-9299, $.

Yen Ching, 1818 Hurstbourne Pkwy., 491-3581,$, Beer.

DELI/SANDWICHES

Backyard Burger, 1800 Priority Way, 240-9945, backyardburgers.com, $.

Home Run Burgers & Fries, 2060 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 409-7004, homerunburger.com, $, Beer.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

Gigi’s Cupcakes, 1977 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 499-4998, $.

HOTEL DINING

Charr’d Bourbon Kitchen and Lounge (Marriott East), 1903 Embassy Sq. Blvd., $$$, Full Bar.

INDIAN

Shalimar, 1820 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 493-8899, louisvilleshalimar.com, $$, Full Bar.

ITALIAN

Cena Italian Trattoria, 9200 Taylorsville Rd., 384-4834, facebook.com/CENAitaliantrattoria , $$$, Full Bar.

JAPANESE

Dancing Sushi Japanese Steakhouse, 2809 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., $$, Beer, Wine.

Kansai, 1850 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy.,618-1870, $$, Full Bar.

Shogun Japanese Steakhouse, 9026 Taylorsville Rd., 499-5700, $$$, Beer, Wine.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

El Nopal, 12600 Taylorsville Rd., 240- 6022, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 10500 Watterson Tr., 266-5956, $, Full Bar.

El Tarasco, 9606 Taylorsville Rd., 297-8003, $, Full Bar.

El Roro Cantina & Grill, 1810 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 491-7272, $, Full Bar.

Senor Iguanas, 9909 Taylorsville Rd., 409-9565, $$, Full Bar.

Racos Roreados Mexican Taqueria, 9109 Galene Dr., 468-3524, $.

PIZZA

Bearno’s Little Sicily, 10117 Taylorsville Rd., 267-2549, $$, Beer.

Boombozz Pizza Bistro, 12613 Taylorsville Rd., 261-0222, TonyBoombozz.com, $$, Full Bar

Johnny V’s, 10509 Watterson Trail, 267-0900, $$, Full Bar.

Loui Loui’s Authentic Detroit Style Pizza, 10212 Taylorsville Rd., 266-7599, louislouis.com, $, Full Bar.

Louisville Pizza Company, 3910 Ruckriegel Pkwy., 267-1188, chubbyrays.com, $, Full Bar.

Wick’s Pizza, 9700 Bluegrass Pkwy., 409-4257, wickspizza.com, $, Full Bar.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

Chatter’s Bar & Grill, 2745 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 961-9700, $$, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD

El Marlin Marisqueria, 1850 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 365-1777, $$$, Full Bar.

Kingfish, 1610 Kentucky Mills Dr., 240-0700, $$, Full Bar.

Pass Time Fish House, 10801 Locust Rd., 267-4633, $$, Full Bar.

 

 

LYNDON

CAFE/COFFEE/TEA

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 4901 Brownsboro Rd., 425-3688, heinebroscoffee.com.

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, Westport Village, 425-9199, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Louisville Tea Company, 9305 New Lagrange Rd., 365-2516, louisvilleteacompany.com, $.

CAJAN

Selena’s at Willow Lake Tavern, 10609 Lagrange Rd., 245-9004, $$, Full Bar.

CASUAL DINING

Austin’s, 4950 Hwy. 42, 423-1990, austins-restaurant.com, $$, Full Bar.

Goose Creek Diner, 2923 Goose Creek Rd., 339-8070, gcdiner.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Incredible Dave’s, 9236 Westport Rd., 426-4790, incredibledaves.com, $$, Full Bar.

Wild Eggs, 1311 Herr Lane, 618-2866, wildeggs.com, $.

CHINESE

Emperor of China, 2210 Holiday Manor Shopping Center, 426-1717, $$, Full Bar.

Jade Palace, 1109 Herr Lane, 425-9878, $$, Full Bar.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN

Corner Cafe, 9307 New Lagrange Rd., 426-8119, cornercafelouisville.com, $$, Full Bar. A Lyndon favorite for more than 20 years, Corner Cafe may have upscale trappings, but it’s really just a friendly neighborhood joint, and the prices are right. Dinner entrees range in price from $17.75 to $27.50, and the pizzas, which rank in the city’s top tier, start at $10. (Reviewed 6/11/14)

Ghyslain, Westport Village, 690- 6001, ghyslain.com, $$.

Anoosh Bistro, 4864 Brownsboro Ctr., 690-6585, facebook.com/Anooshbistro, $$$$, Full Bar.  The look and decor of the place (which involved a massive redo of the old Mike Best Meats) remains the same. So do the menu and beverage program. Not that there’s anything wrong with that: Henry’s cuisine was appealing, and if a new hand in the kitchen yields slight differences from menu to plate, no worries. It’s going to be good. (Reviewed 10/1/14)

Napa River Grill, Westport Village, 1211 Herr Lane, 423-5822, napariverlouisville.com, $$$, Full Bar. The Sunday brunch buffet at Napa River Grill allows you to order your eggs cooked to order. The buffet is thoughtfully set up, uses Kentucky Proud meats and produce when available and is well-curated, pans kept fresh and hot. (Reviewed 1/8/14)

DELI/SANDWICHES

Starving Artist Cafe and Deli, 8034 New Lagrange Rd., 412-1599, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

Cake Flour, 2420 Lime Kiln Lane, 425-0130, cakeflourbakery.com, $.

The Comfy Cow, Westport Village, 425-4979, thecomfycow.com, $.

Donut Kastle, 608 Lyndon Lane, 426-9248, $.

GERMAN

Gasthaus, 4812 Brownsboro Center, 899-7177, $$$, Beer, Wine. Gasthaus, one of the only remaining German eateries in Louisville, has been serving up authentic German food from the Greipel family since 1993. Their space in the Brownsboro Center dreamily evokes a German inn, which, in fact, is what Gasthaus (“Guest House”) means. (Reviewed 6/18/14)

INDIAN

Taj Palace, 2929 Goose Creek Rd., 423-9692, tajpalacelouisville.com, $$. Taj Palace is generally packed at

JAPANESE

Hiko-a-Mon Sushi Bar, 1115 Herr Lane, 365-1651, $$$, Full Bar.

ToGo Sushi, 700 Lyndon Lane, 883-0666, $.

Tokyo, 2415 Lime Kiln Lane, 339-7171, $$, Beer, Wine.

LATIN

Mojito Tapas Restaurant, 2231 Holiday Manor Shopping Ctr., 425-0949, $$, Full Bar.

MEDITERRANEAN

Shiraz Mediterranean Grill, 2226 Holiday Manor, 426-9954, $.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

El Mariachi, 9901 LaGrange Road, 413-5770, $, Full Bar. If you’re really craving Mexican chitlins, you can head on over to El Mariachi in the East End right now and summon a brace of Mexican-style tacos de tripas — yep, chitlins tacos — for around 2 bucks a taco. (Reviewed 8/20/14)

El Nopal, 9473 Westport Rd., 327-6551, $, Full Bar.

El Tarasco, 9901 Lagrange Rd., 326- 9373, $, Full Bar.

Quaca Mole, 9921 Ormsby Station Rd., 365-4822, $$, Full Bar.

La Rosita, 8730 Westport Rd., 618-4588, $.

Los Aztecas, 1107 Herr Lane, 426-3994, losaztecas.net , $, Full Bar.

Qdoba, 1321 Herr Lane, 618-3622, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

PIZZA

Bearno’s Pizza, 9222 Westport Rd., 423-1224, $, Full Bar.

Boombozz Pizza & Taphouse, 1315 Herr Lane, Westport Village, 394-0000, $$, Full Bar.

Sal’s Pizza Pub, 812 Lyndon Lane, 365-4700, $$, Full Bar.

Spinelli’s Pizzeria, 2905 Goose Creek Rd., 632-2832, $$, Beer.

Wick’s Pizza, 2927 Goose Creek Rd.,327-9425, wickspizza.com, $, Full Bar.

PUB/SPORTS BAR/LOUNGE

Amy Z’s, 813 Lyndon Lane, 290-7334, $, Full Bar.

Joe’s Older Than Dirt, 8131 New Lagrange Rd., 426-2074, $, Full Bar.

R Place Pub, 9603 Whipps Mill Rd., 425-8516, $, Full Bar.

THAI

Thai Cafe, 2226 Holiday Manor Shopping Center, 425-4815, $, Beer, Wine.

 

 

MIDDLETOWN/ANCHORAGE

BARBECUE

Big Bubba’s BBQ, 14049 Shelbyville Rd., 244-6868, bigbubba.com, $$, Full Bar.

Mark’s Feed Store, 11422 Shelbyville Rd., 244-0140, marksfeedstore.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

CAFE/COFFEE

Java Brewing Company, 135 S. English Station Rd., javabrewingco.com, $.

CASUAL DINING

Nonnie’s Kitchen, 11601 Main St., 245-4411, $.

Wild Eggs, 153 S. English Station Rd., 618-3449, wildeggs.com, $.

CHINESE

Harvest Moon, 506 Lake Forest Pkwy., 245-2100, $.

Jasmine Chinese Cuisine, 13823 English Villa Dr., 244-8896, $.

Wang’s Wok, 11517 Shelbyville Rd., 244-9898, $.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN

Anchorage Cafe, 11505 Park Rd., 708-1880, $, Beer and Wine.

Brix Wine Bar and Bistro, 12418 New Lagrange Rd., 243-1120, $$, Full Bar.

Village Anchor Pub & Roost, 110507 Park Rd., 708-1850, villageanchor.com, $$$, Full Bar. Is there

CUBAN

Havana Rumba II, 12003 Shelbyville Rd., 244-5375, havanarumbaonline.com, $$, Full Bar.

DELI/SANDWICHES

Cheddar Box Cafe, 12121 Shelbyville Rd., 245-2622, $$.

Cottage Cafe, 11609 Main St., Middletown, 244-9497, $.

Keeling’s, 11904 Shelbyville Rd., 245-6997, $.

DESSERT/BAKERY

Breadworks, 11800 Shelbyville Rd., 254-2885, $.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 12531 Shelbyville Rd., 245-7031, $.

State Donuts, 12907 Factory Lane, 409-8825, $.

HEALTH CONSCIOUS/VEGETARIAN

Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 12232 Shelbyville Rd., 244-2022, rainbowblossom.com, $.

HOTEL DINING

Atrium Cafe (Embassy Suites), 9940 Corporate Campus Dr., 426-9191, $$, Full Bar.

INDIAN

  Clay Oven Indian Restaurant, 12567 Shelbyville Rd., 254-4363, clayovenlouisville.com, $$, Beer, Wine. This Middletown spot is a very good Indian restaurant, joining our current favorites Bombay Palace and DakShin as tops in town for Indian fare. The venue is attractive and comfortable, with charming large murals of Indian scenes covering the walls, and the food pops with bright and varied flavors. (Reviewed 12/18/13)

JAPANESE

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, 12905 Shelbyville Rd., 253-0036, $$, Full Bar.

Masa Japanese Bistro & Sushi Bar, 12336 Shelbyville Rd., 409-5040, $$, Full Bar.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

El Nopal, 12937 Shelbyville Rd., 253-6802, $, Full Bar.

Mexico Tipico, 12401 Shelbyville Rd., 645-8778, $, Full Bar.

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina, 12915 Shelbyville Rd., 365-1424, salsaritas.com, $, Full Bar.

PIZZA

Original Impellizzeri’s, 4933 Brownsboro Rd., 425-9080, $$$, Full Bar.

Wick’s Pizza, 12717 Shelbyville Rd., 213-9425, wickspizza.com, $, Full Bar.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

Mr. G’s lounge, 10432 Shelbyville Rd., 244-0165, $, Full Bar.

New Direction Bar and Grill, 2630 Chamberlain Lane, 243-8429, $, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD

Rumors Restaurant and Raw Bar, 12339 Shelbyville Rd., 245-0366, rumorrestaurants.com, $, Full Bar.

THAI

Simply Thai, 12003 Shelbyville Rd., 690-6723, $.

VIEtNAMESE

Lemongrass Cafe, 11606 Shelbyville Rd., 244-7110, $.

 

 

OKOLONA/HIGHVIEW/LYNNVIEW

BARBECUE

Bootleg Barbecue, 7508 Preston Hwy., 968-5657, $, Beer.

CASUAL DINING

Our Best Restaurant, 5404 Antle Dr., 962-8810, $$.

CHICKEN

Indi’s, 2901 Fern Valley Rd., 969-7993, $, Beer.

CHINESE

China Cafe, 8625 Preston Hwy., 968-7450, $, Beer, Wine.

China Garden, 7309 Preston Hwy., 968-4672, $, Beer, Wine.

Golden Buddha, 8000 Preston Hwy., 968-7700, $.

Golden Palace Buffet, 161 Outer Loop, 368-2868, $.

Golden Wall, 3111 Fern Valley Rd., 968-9717, $, Beer.

Royal Garden Buffet, 5729 Preston Hwy., 969-3788, $$, Beer.

CUBAN

Cuban Flavor, 5700 Outer Loop, 618-2181, $.

El Rincon Cuban Restaurant & Bar, 8118 Preston Hwy., 742-2759, $.

DELI/SANDWICHES

Sub Station II, 3101 Fern Valley Rd., 964-1075, $.

DesseRTs/BaKeRY

Donut Express, 5603 Outer Loop, 968-8083, $.

HOTEL DINING

Sporting News Grill (Holiday Inn), 6551 Paramont Park Dr., $$, Full Bar.

KOREAN

Koreana II, 5009 Preston Hwy., 968-9686, $$, Beer, Wine.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

El Nopal, 4214 Outer Loop, 968-2566, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 11336 Preston Hwy., 961-9851, $, Full Bar.

La Hacienda Guadalajara, 4132 Outer Loop, 966-4660, $.

La Monarca, 6501 Shepherdsville Rd., 969-7938, $.

Rosticeria Luna, 5213 Preston Hwy., 962-8898, $.

Tacqueria La Mexicana, 6201 Preston Hwy., 969-4449, $.

Tienda la Chapinlandia, 1209 McCawley Rd., 384-7075, $. Located within a small Latino grocery just off Preston Highway, this Guatemalan eatery offers about three-dozen goodies, virtually all $10 or less. Tacos and tortas resemble their Mexican cousins, but we recommend requesting your tortillas “hechas a mano” (“made by hand”), and you’ll get yours patted out fresh by hand. (Reviewed 4/23/14)

Tumbleweed, 4255 Outer Loop, 966-0307, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

PIZZA

Bearno’s Little Sicily, 8019 Preston Hwy., 968-6060, $$, Beer.

Fat Daddy’s Pizza, 10611 W. Manslick Rd., 363-7551, $.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

Stooges Bar and Grill, 7123 Grade Lane, 363-9803, $, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD

Fishery Station, 5627 Outer Loop, 968-8363, $, Beer.

THAI

Sala Thai, 10403 Glenmary Farm Dr., 493-3944, $$.

Thai Smile 5, 5800 Preston Hwy., 961-9018, $.

 

 

OLD LOUISVILLE/UNIVERSITY

ASIAN

Saigon One, 333 W. Cardinal Blvd., 638-8989, $.

CAFE/COFFEE

Quills Coffee, 327 W. Cardinal Blvd., 690-5553, $.

Smokey’s Bean, 1451 S. First St., 749-6900, $.

CASUAL AMERICAN

Barasti Bar & Grill, 1164 S Third St., 654-7057, baristabar.com, $$.

Burger Boy, 1450 S. Brook St., 635-7410, $.

Cardinal Hall of Fame Cafe, 2745 Crittenden Dr., 635-8686, cardinalhalloffamecafe.com, $$, Full Bar.

Derby Cafe (Kentucky Derby Museum), 704 Central Ave., 634-8858, derbycafe.com, $, Full Bar.

Dizzy Whiz Drive-In, 217 W. St. Catherine St., 583-3828, $.

Ollie’s Trolley, 978 S. Third St., 583-5214, $.

Tom + Chee, 319 W. Cardinal Blvd., 749-2299, $.

Wagner’s Pharmacy, 3133 S. Fourth St., 375-3800, $.

CHICKEN

Cluckers, 313 W. Cardinal Blvd., 365-1665, $, Full Bar.

CHINESE

A Taste of China, 1167 S. Fourth St., 585-5582, $.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN

Buck’s, 425 W. Ormsby St., 637-5284, bucksrestaurantandbar.com, $$$, Full Bar.

610 Magnolia, 610 W. Magnolia St., 636-0783, 610magnolia.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

DELI/SANDWICHES

Ermin’s Bakery and Cafe, 1201 S. First St., 635-6960, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

The Comfy Cow, 339 W. Cardinal Blvd., 409-5090, thecomfycow.com, $.

ITALIAN

Amici, 316 Ormsby Ave., 637-3167, $$, Full Bar.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

Bazo’s Fresh Mexican Grill, 1907 S. Fourth St., 899-9746, $, Beer.

La Tapatia, 3022 S. Third St., 638-0300, $, Beer.

Qdoba, 1832 S. Third St., 442-0201, $, Beer.

Santa Fe Grill, 3000 S. Third St., 634-3722, $.

Señor Iguanas, 3105 S. Second St., 368-0876, iguanasmex.com, $, Full Bar.

PIZZA

Pizza Donisi, 1396 S. Second St., 213-0488, $.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

Granville Inn, 1601 S. Third St., 637-9128, $, Full Bar.

The Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311, $, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD

Hill Street Fish Fry, 111 E. Hill St., 636-3474, $.

VEGETARIAN

Green Leaf Natural Vegetarian Bistro, 309 W. Cardinal Blvd., 637-5887, $.

 

 

PLEASURE RIDGE PARK

BARBECUE

Firefresh Bar-B-Q, 8610 Dixie Hwy., 995-7585, firefreshbbq.com, $, Beer.

CASUAL DINING

Carolyn’s, 3822 Cane Run Rd., 776-9519, $.

Frontier Diner, 7299 Dixie Hwy., 271-3663, $.

Jerry’s, 4832 Dixie Hwy., 447-4610, $.

CHICKEN

Wingstop, 4812 Dixie Hwy., 409-6000, $.

CHINESE

Eastern House, 5372 Dixie Hwy., 568-2688, $, Beer.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

PRP’s Ice Cream Corner, 5115 Greenwood Rd., 935-4704, $.

ITALIAN

Tuscany, 165 Outer Loop, 363-0308, $$.

JAPANESE

Fuji Asian Bistro, 6801 Dixie Hwy., 937-0488, $$.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

El Nopal, 5444 New Cut Rd., 380-8447, $ Full Bar.

El Tarasco, 5425 New Cut Rd., 368-5628, $, Beer, Wine.

Mexico Tipico, 6517 Dixie Hwy., 933-9523, $$, Full Bar.

Pina Fiesta Mexican Grill, 7895 Dixie Hwy., 995-6775, $, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 9701 Dixie Hwy., 937-9951, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

PIZZA

Bearno’s, 7895 Dixie Hwy., 937-1199, $$, Beer.

Bonnie & Clyde’s Pizza Parlor, 7611 Dixie Hwy., 935-5540, $.

Pleasure Ridge Pizza and Sports Bar, 5603 Greewood Rd., 933-7373, $, Beer.

Spinelli’s Pizzeria, 8610 Dixie Hwy., 614-5300, $$, Beer.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

Benchwarmer’s, 7325 St. Andrews Church Rd., 368-1148, $, Full Bar.

Brewskee’s Tavern, 5507 Valley Station Rd., 933-0361, $, Full Bar.

Jokers Bar and Grill, 7323 St. Andrews Church Rd., 363-5662, $, Full Bar.

O’Dolly’s, 7800 Old Third St. Rd., 375-1690, $, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD

John O’Bryan’s Tavern, 4123 Flintlock Dr., 449-4940, $.

 

 

PORTLAND/WEST END

BARBECUE

B & B Barbecue, 139 S. 44th St., 772-9500, $$.

Rite Way Bar-B-Cue House, 1548 S. Catherine St., 584-9385, $.

CAFE/COFFEE

Java House Mansion, 2910 Northwestern Pkwy., 772-2243, $.

CASUAL DINING

Papa Mike’s, 3400 W. Market St., 883-1009, $.

Sweet Peaches, 1800 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 356-0232, $.

CHICKEN

Indi’s, 3820 W. Market St., 778-5154, $.

King’s Fried Chicken, 1302 Dixie Hwy., 776-3013, $.

CHINESE

Chopsticks House, 2112 W. Broadway, 772-3231, $.

Crystal Chinese Fast Food, 3901 W. Market St., 776-9702, $.

Happy Dragon, 2600 W. Broadway, 778-2573, $.

DELI/SANDWICHES

Bernie’s Delights, 221 S. 39th St., 776-9331, $.

Laura’s Deli & Marts, 3401 W. Market St., 776-9542, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

Howard’s Bakery, 355 N. 23rd St., 774-1700, $.

PIZZA

Annie’s Pizza, 2520 Portland Ave., 776-6400, $.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

Portland Beer Depot, 3633 Pflanz Ave., 772-0090, $, Beer.

SOUL FOOD

Big Momma’s Soul Food Kitchen, 4532 W. Broadway, 772-9580, $.

Forty Acres and a Mule, 1800 Dixie Hwy., 776-5600, $.

Soul Kitchen, 4532 W. Broadway, 772-9580, $$.

 

 

PRESTONIA/AIRPORT

CONTEMPOARY AMERICAN

Woodford Reserve Bar and Grille, Louisville International Airport, 363-2526, hmshost.com, $$, Full Bar.

HOTEL DINING

Blue Horse (Crown Plaza Hotel), 830 Phillips Lane, 367-2251, $$$, Full Bar.

Empire Grill and Bar (Executive Inn), 978 Phillips Lane, 367-2251, $$, Full Bar.

Great American Grill (Hilton), 2735 Crittenden Dr., 637-2424, $, Full Bar.

MEDITERRANEAN

Mirage Mediterranean Restaurant, 4100 Preston Hwy., 363-7788, $.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

El Torito de Jalisco, 4325 Preston Hwy., 409-8138, $.

 

 

PROSPECT

CASUAL DINING

Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grille, 5700 Captain’s Quarters Rd., 228-1651, cqriverside.com, $$, Full Bar.

Cunningham’s Creekside, 301 Upper River Rd., 228-3625, $, Full Bar.

J. Harrod’s, 7507 Upper River Rd., 228-4555, $$$, Full Bar.

Karem’s Grill & Pub, 9424 Norton Commons Blvd., 327-5646, $, Full Bar.

CHINESE

Panda, 9543 Hwy. 42, 228-6400, $.

Tea Station, 9422 Norton Commons Blvd., 432-1202, teastationbistro.com, $$, Full Bar.

CONTEMPOARY AMERICAN

Blackstone Grille, 9521 U.S. 42, 228-6962, theblackstonegrille.com, $$$, Full Bar.

The Bristol Bar & Grille, 6051 Timber Ridge Dr., 292-2585, bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Full Bar.

DELI/SANDWICHES

Butcher’s Best Meats & Deli, 9521 U.S. Hwy. 42, 365-4650, $.

Verbena Cafe, 10639 Meeting St., Norton Commons, 592-5492, $$.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

Copper Cupcake, Norton Commons, 708-2418, coppercupcake.com, $.

Gelato Gilberto, 9434 Norton Commons Blvd., 423-7751, $.

ITALIAN

Bistro 42, 6021 Timber Ridge Dr., 632-2552, $$, Beer, Wine.

JAPANESE

Arata Sushi, 9207 U.S. Hwy. 42, 409-4880, $$, Full Bar.

Hanabi Sushi & Japanese Cuisine, 6027 Timber Ridge Dr., 228-8244, hanabisushi.biz, $$, Full Bar.

Shogun Japanese Steakhouse, 4110 Hampton Lake Way, 394-0123, $$$, Full Bar.

MEDITERRANEAN

Burning Bush Grille & Mediterranean Cafe, 13206 W. Hwy. 42, 228-7776, $.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

Los Aztecas, 9207 Hwy. 42, 228-2450, losaztecas.net, $, Full Bar.

PIZZA

Bearno’s Pizza, 9207 W. Highway 42, 228-9388, $$, Beer, Wine.

Johnny Brusco’s New York Style Pizza, 10600 Meeting St., Norton Commons, 749-8400, $.

 

 

SHIVELY

BARBECUE

Bud’s Tavern and Grill, 4014 Dixie Hwy., 384-9131, $, Full Bar.

CASUAL DINING

Dot’s Diner, 3614 Seventh Street Rd., 366-4786, $.

Famous Mike’s Steak and Lemonade, 3052 Wilson Ave., 618-0102, $.

Grady’s Burgers & Wings, 3825 Taylor Blvd., 361-1106, $, Beer.

The Kitchen, 5300 Cane Run Rd., 384-6525, $.

Monarch Room, 4110 Dixie Hwy., 448-2020, $.

Terri Ann’s, 2605 Rockford Lane, 449-9026, $.

CHiCKEN

Indi’s, 4419 Cane Run Rd., 448-1108, $.

Indi’s, 4590 Dixie Hwy, 447-4856, $.

Rooster’s Wings, 4420 Dixie Hwy., 384-0330, $.

Wing Station, 2119 Crums Lane, 618-0288, $.

CHINESE

China Wok, 4130 Taylor Blvd, 363-7711, $.

Chinese Express, 3228 Crums Lane, 448-1360, $.

First Wok, 3967 Seventh St. Rd., 448-0588, $.

Golden Star Chinese Fast Food, 3458 Taylor Blvd., 368-1833, $.

Golden Wok, 4231 Taylor Blvd., 361-3032, $.

Happy Buddha Fast Food, 3927 Dixie Hwy., 448-3773, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

Frosty Treats, 3601 Seventh Street Rd., 368-5094, $.

PIZZA

Angilo’s Pizza, 1725 Berry Blvd., 368-1032, $.

Annie’s Pizza, 4007 Cane Run Rd., 449-4444, $.

Annie’s Pizza, 2710 Rockford Lane, 449-2499, $.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

Cactus Jack’s, 3640 Taylor Blvd., 361-5443, $, Beer.

Game Time Bar & Grill, 2316 Farnsley Rd., 778-4400, $, Beer.

Hacker’s Sports Bar & Restaurant, 2806 Crums Lane, 448-5500, $, Beer.

Juanita’s Place, 3294 Taylor Blvd., 361-1638, $, Beer.

Mixer’s Lounge, 2800 Crums Lane, 449-2867, $, Beer.

Ralph’s Bar & Grill, 4112 Cane Run Rd., 447-0908, $, Beer.

Wyandotte Tavern, 3700 Taylor Blvd., 363-9165, $, Beer.

SOUL FOOD

Franco’s, 3300 Dixie Hwy., 448-8044, $.

 

 

SPRiNGHURST

ASIAN

Ghengis Grill, 4002 Town Center Drive, 426-4945, ghengisgrill.com, $$.

CAFE/COFF

Java Brewing Company, 4828 Norton Healthcare Blvd., javabrewingco.com, $.

 CONTEMPORY AMERICAN

Corbett’s “An American Place,” 5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd., 327-5058, $$$$, Full Bar. Chef Dean Corbett has won a devoted following, never chasing trends but sticking to the fundamentals, presented with high style. Often traditional, always classy, never stuffy: This is Corbett’s recipe for lasting success. (Reviewed 10/15/14)

DESSERTS/BAKERY

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 3521 Springhurst Commons Dr., 326-8990, $.

HEALTH CONSCIOUS/VEGETARIAN

Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 3608 Springhurst Blvd., 339-5090, rainbowblossom.com, $.

ITALIAN

Martini italian Bistro, 4021 Summit Plaza Drive, 394-9797, martinilouisville.com, $$, Full Bar.

JAPANESE

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, 3576 Springhurst Blvd., 339-1978, $$, Full Bar.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

Casa Fiesta, 10000 Brownsboro Rd., 423-4604, $, Full Bar.

Fiesta Time Mexican Grill, 11320 Maple Brook Dr., 425-9144, $, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 3550 Springhurst Common Dr., 412-8171, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

PIZZA

Papalinos Pizza, 3598 Springhurst Blvd.,736-2700, $$$, Full Bar.

Tony Boombozz Pizza & Vino, 2813 Hurstbourne Lane, 394-0000, $$, Beer, Wine.

PUB/SPORTS/LOUNGE

Drake’s, 3921 Summit Plaza Dr., 384-3921, $$, Full Bar.

Rootie’s Sports Bar & Grill, 12205 Westport Rd., 365-4681, $, Full Bar.

 

 

ST. MATTH

AsiAN

  Ginza Asian Bistro, 9420 Shelbyville Rd., 749-8878, $$. Ginza, a newish suburban eatery, has set itself to a mighty high standard with its choice of moniker; however, none of eight dishes we tried ranked as outstanding. Much of Ginza’s praise should go to its high-end sushi rolls, prepared to order at the short but stylish sushi bar. (Reviewed 1/22/14)

Saigon Cafe, 106 Fairfax Ave., 893-7757, $$.

Yang Kee Noodle, 7900 Shelbyville Rd. (Oxmoor Center), 426-0800, $, Beer, Wine.

BARBECUE

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 285 N. Hubbards Lane, 650-9065, $.

River Road BBQ, 3017 River Rd., 592-7065, $.

Cafe/CoffEE

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 119 Chenoweth Lane, 893-5103, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 4305 Shelbyville Rd., 889-0205, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

CASUAL DINING

Bluegrass Burgers, 3334 Frankfort Ave., 614-6567, $.

Cafe Lou Lou, 106 Sears Ave., 893-776, cafeloulou.com, $$, Full Bar.

Home Run Burgers & Fries, 4600 Shebyville Rd., 365-3388, homerunburger.com, $.

Kayrouz Cafe, 127 Wiltshire Ave., 896-

2630, $, Beer, Wine.

Lonnie’s Best Taste of Chicago, 121 St. Matthews Ave., 895-2380, $.

Meridian Cafe, 112 Meridian Ave., 897-9703, $, Beer.

Tin Roof, 3921 Shelbyville Rd., 895-1914, tinroofbars.com/home/louisville, $$, Full Bar.

Tom + Chee, 111 St. Matthews Ave., 893-3575, $.

W.W. Cousins, 900 Dupont Rd., 897-9684, $, Beer.

Wild Eggs, 3985 Dutchmans Lane, 893-8005, $, Full Bar.

Winner’s Circle, 1325 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-2600, $$, Full Bar.

CHINESE

China 1, 123 Breckenridge Lane, 897-6511, $.

House of Dragon, 126 Breckenridge Lane, 893-7994, $$.

King Wok, 291 N. Hubbards Lane, 899-7188, $.

Ling Ling, 10476 Shelbyville Rd., 245-2100, $$.

Liu’s Garden, 11517 Shelbyville Rd., 244-9898, $$.

Oriental House, 4302 Shelbyville Rd., 897-1017, $.

Sichuan Garden, 9850 Linn Station Rd., 426-6767, $, Full Bar.

CONTEMPORARY AMERiCAN

Bristol Bar and Grille, 300 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0627, bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Full Bar.

Equus, 122 Sears Ave., 897-9026, $$$, Full Bar.

60 West, 3939 Shelbyville Rd., 719-9717, $$, Full Bar.

211 Clover Lane, 211 Clover Lane, 896-9570, 211cloverLanecom, $$$$, Full Bar.

CUBAN

Havana Rumba, 4115 Oechsli Ave.,897-1959, $$, Full Bar.

DElI/SANDWiCHES

Bloom’s lunch Cafe, 307 Wallace Ave., 896-8008, $.

Cafe J Deli (Jewish Community Center), 3600 Dutchmans Lane, 459-0660, jccoflouisville.org, $.

Cheddar Box Cafe, 3909 Chenoweth Sq., 893-2324, $$.

Cheddar Box Too, 109 Chenoweth Lane, 896-1133, thecheddarbox.com., $$.The original Cheddar Box opened up this breakfast/lunch spot for diners opting to eat in. Just about every seat has been filled since opening day, loaded with happy campers noshing on a truncated selection of the soups and sandwiches that Cheddar Box made its own. (Reviewed 12/11/13)

Feed Bag, 133 Breckenridge Lane, 896-1899, $.

Lotsa Pasta, 3717 Lexington Rd., 896-6361, $.

Paul’s Fruit Market, 3905 Chenoweth Square, 896-8918, paulsfruit.com, $.

Shady Lane Cafe, 4806 BrownsboroRd., 893-5118, $.

Wall Street Deli, 3920 Dutchmans Lane, 894-0889, wallstreetdeli.com, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

Desserts By Helen, 3500 Frankfort Ave., 451-7151, dessertsbyhelen.com, $.

Heitzman’s Traditional Bakery, 9409 Shelbyville Rd., 339-0224, $.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 3737 Lexington Rd., 893-3393, $.

Plehn’s Bakery, 3940 Shelbyville Rd., 896-4438, $.

FRENCH

Brasserie Provence, 150 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 883-3153, brasserieprovence.com, $$$, Full Bar.

GREEK/MEDITERRANEAN

Chef Maria’s Greek Deli, 102 Fairfax Ave., 895-7075, $.

Majid’s, 3911 Chenoweth Sq., 618-2222, mejidstmatthews.com, $$, Full Bar.

Shiraz Mediterranean Grill, 201 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-3440, $.

HEALTH CONSCIOUS/VEGETARIAN

Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 3738 Lexington Rd., 896-0189, rainbowblossom.com, $.

HOTEL DINING

El Nopal (Ramada Inn), 1041 Zorn Ave., 897-5101, $$, Full Bar.

INDIAN

Bombay Grill, 216 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 425-8892, $$, Full Bar.

JAPANESE

Asahi, 3701 Lexington Rd., 895-1130, $$.

Ichiban Samurai, 1510 Lakeshore Ct., 412-3339, ichibansamurai.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Mikato Japanese Steakhouse, 3938 Dupont Circle, 891-0081, $$, Full Bar.

Sakura Blue, 4600 Shelbyville Rd., 897-3600, $$, Full Bar.

Sato’s Zen Sushi & Sake, 285 N. Hubbard’s Lane, 893-8901, $, Full Bar.

KOREAN

Charim, 4123 Oechsli Ave., 290-8900, $.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

Bazo’s Fresh Mexican Grill, 4014 Dutchmans Lane, 899-9600, $, Beer.

El Tarasco, 110 Fairfax Ave., 895-8010, $, Full Bar.

Qdoba, 970 Breckenridge Lane, 721-8100, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina, 285 N. Hubbards Lane, 897-5323, $, Full Bar.

Señor Iguanas, 4000 Dutchmans Lane, 742-1900, iguanasmex.com, $, Full Bar.

Señor Iguanas, 9424 Shelbyville Rd., 425-4581, iguanasmex.com, $, Full Bar.

The Ville Taqueria, 3922 Westport Rd., 721-8226, $, Beer.

Tumbleweed, 380 Brenton Way, 955-5747, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

PIZZA

Blaze Pizza, 4600 Shelbyville Rd., 895-7800, blazepizza.com. $, Beer, Wine. Blaze is a chain, but the outfit claims a strong Louisville tie with onetime U of L and NBA hoops star Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman and James and Jim Patterson. Based on custom-built product made while you watch, they can have your pizza sizzling in front of you in minutes. (Reviewed 7/9/14)

Boombozz Pizza and Tap House, 3400 Frankfort Ave., 896-9090, tonyboombozz.com, $$, Full Bar.

Coals Artisan Pizza, 3724 Frankfort Ave., 742-8200, coalsartisanpizza.com, $$, Full Bar. Try a Coals pizza or two and you’ll never look at the more commonplace gas- or electric-fired pizza ovens in quite the same way again. Handled with care by experienced chefs, this yields a paper-thin crust with a fine edge, a golden hue, and caramelized charred spots across the bottom. (Reviewed 10/8/14)

Diorio’s Pizza & Pub, 310 Wallace Ave., 618-3424, $$, Full Bar.

Mellow Mushroom, 3920 Shelbyville Rd., 409-6874, mellowmushroom.com, $$, Full Bar.

Perfetto Pizza, 9910 Linn Station Rd., 426-4644, $$.

Saints Pizza and Pub, 131Breckenridge Lane, 891-8883, saintspizza.com, $, Full Bar.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

Bluegrass Brewing Company, 3929 Shelbyville Rd., 899-7070, bbcbrew.com, $$, Full Bar.

Brownie’s the Shed Grille & Bar, 237 Whittington Pkwy., 326-9830, $, Full Bar.

Diamond Pub and Billiards, 3814 Frankfort Ave., 895-7513, $, Full Bar.

Drake’s, 3939 Shelbyville Rd., 614-7327, $, Full Bar.

Gerstle’s Place, 3801 Frankfort Ave., 899-3609, $, Full Bar.

Tin Roof, 3921 Shelbyville Rd., 895-1914, $, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD

The Fishery, 3624 Lexington Rd., 895-1188, $, Beer.

KingFish, 3021 Upper River Rd., 895-0544, $$, Full Bar.

STEAKHOUSE

Del Frisco’s, 4107 Oechsli Ave., $$$$, Full Bar.

Z’s Oyster Bar and Steakhouse, 101 Whittington Pkwy., 429-8000, $$$$, Full Bar.

THAI

Simply Thai, 323 Wallace Ave., 899-9670, simplythaiky.com, $.

ViIETNAMESE

Namnam Cafe, 318 Wallace Ave., 891-8859, $. Owner David Truong, who worked at August Moon before opening NamNam three years ago, crafts a simpler, shorter bill of fare than you’ll find at some South End Vietnamese destinations, but there’s still plenty to choose from. The menu is focused on local and organic produce and naturally raised Kentucky Proud local meats “when available.” (Reviewed 2/19/14)

 

 

VALLEY STATION

BARBECUE

Mark’s Feed Store, 10316 Dixie Hwy., 933-7707, marksfeedstore.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

CASUAL DINING

Christi’s Cafe, 12819 Dixie Hwy., 937-3110, $.

Kathy and Joe’s Place, 5408 Valley Station Rd., 935-5323, $.

CHINESE

Chong Garden, 10341 Dixie Hwy., 935-1628, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

Donut Express, 9841 Third Street Rd., 935-8898, $.

Valley Dairy Freeze, 10300 Deering Dr., 933-3429, $.

PIZZA

Siggy’s Pizza & Pub, 5620 Barrett Lane, 937-9196, $$, Beer.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

Khalil’s, 10966 Dixie Hwy., 632-227, $.

Pappy’s Sports Bar, 8807 Third Street Rd., 995-4477, $$, Beer.

SEAFOOD

Mike Linnig’s, 9308 Cane Run Rd., 937-1235, $, Beer.

 

INDIANA

CLARKSVILLE

BARBECUE

Jersey’s Cafe, 1515 Lynch Lane, 812-288-2100, $$, Full Bar.

CHICKEN

Rooster’s Wings, 1601 Greentree Blvd., 812-590-3391, $, Full Bar.

CHINESE

China Buffet, 706 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy., 812-288-8989, $.

You-A-Carry-Outa, 827 Eastern Blvd.,812-282-8881, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

Marlyce’s Place, 1404 Eastern. Blvd., 725-8010, marlycesplace.com, $.

Widow’s Walk, 415 W. Riverside Dr., 812-280-7564, $.

Williams Bakery, 1051 N. Clark Blvd., 812-254-2867, $.

ENTERTAINMENT

Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr., 812-288-2632, derbydinner.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

HOTEL DINING

Champions Grill (Holiday Inn), 505 Marriott Dr., 812-283-4411, $, Full Bar.

JAPANESE

Kansai Japanese Steakhouse, 1370 Veterans Pkwy., 812-218-9238, $$$, Full Bar.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

El Burrito de Oro, 1927 Greentree Blvd., 812-285-8820, $, Beer.

El Caporal, 515 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy., 812-282-7174, $, Full Bar.

La Frontera, 754 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy., 812-258-0074, $, Beer.

La Tapatia Diner, 827 Eastern Blvd., 812-218-8030, $, Beer.

Qdoba, 1305 Veteran’s Pkwy., 812-206-2077, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Señor Iguanas, 1415 Broadway St., 812-280-8555, $, Beer, Full Bar.

PIZZA

Achilles Pizza, 1730 Williamsburg Square, 812-288-8882, $, Beer, Wine.

Studio Pizza, 1401 Veterans Pkwy., 812-288-6600, $$.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

Danny Boy’s, 1101 S. Clark Blvd., 812-283-3566, $, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD

Clarksville Seafood, 916 Eastern Blvd., 812-283-8588, $.

Hungry Pelican, 564 Eastern Blvd., 812-282-4673, $, Beer, Wine.

 

 

ELIZABETH/BRIDGEPORT

ASIAN

Pearl, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $$.

CASUAL DINING

Aroma Cafe, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $, Full Bar.

Corner Cafe, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $.

JB’s Cafe, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $.

Legends, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $$, Full Bar.

STEAKHOUSE

Jack Binion’s Steakhouse, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

 

 

FLOYDS KNOBS

CAFE/COFFEE

Bean Street Cafe, 101 Lafollette Station, 812-923-1404.

Hobknobb Roasting Company, 3700 Paoli Pike, 812-923-1458.

CASUAL DINING

A Nice Restaurant, 404 Lafollette Station South, 812-923-7770, $.

Sam’s Food and Spirits, 702 Highlander Point Dr., 812-923-2323, samstavern.com, $$, Full Bar.

DESSERT/BAKERY

Amazing Glaze, 5801 Hwy 150, 812-923-9469, $.

Berry Twist, 3670 Scottsville Rd., 812-923-8305, $.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

El Nopal, 730 Highlander Point Dr., 812-923-2929, $, Full Bar.

Yellow Cactus, 3620 Paoli Pike, 812-9013-0313, $, Full Bar.

PIZZA

Arni’s Pizza, 3700 Paoli Pike, 812-923-9805, $.

Bearno’s Pizza, Lafollette Station South, 812-923-4600, $, Beer.

 

JEFFERSONVILLE

BARBECUE

Harley’s Hardwoodz BBQ, 1703 Charlestown-New Albany Pk., 812-284-4490, $.

Pink Baron BBQ, 400 W. Court Ave.,835-7361, $.

CAFE/COFFEE

Adrienne & Co. Cafe and Bakery, 129 W. Court Ave., 812-282-2665, $.

Perkfection, 359 Spring St., 812-218-0611, $.

CASUAL DINING

A Nice Restaurant, 2784 Meijer Dr., 812-280-9160, $.

Ann’s By the River, 149 Spring St., 812-284-2667, $.

Big Four Burgers + Beer, 134 Spring St., 812-913-4967, $, Beer.

Boardwalk Burgers and Fries, 2909 E. 10th St., 812-725-0200, $.

Buckhead Mountain Grill, 707 W. Riverside Dr., 812-284-2919, eatatbuckheads.com, $$, Full Bar.

Jerry’s, 1510 E. 10th St., 812-283-7968,$.

Mike and Matt’s, 2835 Holmans Lane, 590-1565, $$.

Orange Clover Kitchen & More, 590 Missouri Ave. Ste. 100, $$.

CHICKEN

Cluckers, 100 W. Riverside Dr., 812-590-3662, cluckers-wings.com, $, Full Bar.

CHINESE

China Town Buffet, 1716 E. Tenth St., 812-218-9998, $.

You-A-Carry-Outa, 1551 E. Tenth St., 812-288-8313, $.

CONTEMPOARY AMERICAN

Bristol Bar and Grille, 700 W. Riverside Dr., 812-218-1995, bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Full Bar.

DELI/SANDWICHES

Chicago Grill & Subs, 1626 Spring St., 812-288-5988, $.

Soup Line, 320 E. Court Ave., 812-283-1007, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

Jeff’s Bakery, 334 E. Court Ave., 812-283-3636, $.

ITALIAN

Come Back Inn, 415 Spring St., 812-285-1777, $, Full Bar.

Cozza Osteria Enoteca, 214 E. Court Ave., 812-284-4406, $$, Full Bar.

Rocky’s Sub Pub, 715 W. Riverside Dr., 812-282-3844, eatatrockys.com, $$, Full Bar.

JAPANESE

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, 301 S. Indiana Ave., 812-280-8500, kobesteakhouse.net, $$$, Full Bar.

Star Sushi, 2781 Jefferson Centre Way, 725-8444, $$.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

Puerto Vallarta, 125 Quartermaster Ct., 812-288-2022, $, Full Bar.

El Sombrero, 2748 Meijer St., 812-285-0109, $, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 2784 Jefferson Centre, 812-282-9333, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $, Full Bar.

PIZZA

Bearno’s, 2784 Meijer Dr., 812-282-3125, $$, Beer.

Boombozz Pizza & Taphouse, 1450 Veterans Pkwy., $$, Full Bar.

Cheezy’s Pizza, 801 E. Market St., 812-288-8500, $$.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

The Lighthouse, 202 Main St., 812-283-0077, $$, Full Bar.

Mick’s Lounge, 1448 Tenth St. (Gateway Plaza), 812-283-8096, $, Full Bar.

19th Green Grill and Pub, 1740 Williamsburg Dr., 812-284-9088, $, Full Bar.

Pitt Stop Pub & Grill, 1710 E. 10th St., 812-284-5475, $, Beer and Wine.

Third Base Tavern, 134 Spring St., 812-283-4947, $, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD

Kingfish, 601 W. Riverside Dr., 812-284-3474, $$, Full Bar.

STEAKHOUSE

Cast Iron Steakhouse, 1207 E. Market St., 812-590-2298, $$, Full Bar.

THAI

Mai’s Thai, 1411 E. 10th St., 812-282-0198, $$, Beer.

 

 

NEW ALBANY

ASIAN

Dragon King’s Daughter, 202 E. Elm St., 812-725-8600, dragonkingsdaughter.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Onion Restaurant and Tea House, 4211 Charlestown Rd., 812-981-0188, $$, Beer, Wine.

BARBECUE

Feast BBQ, 116 W. Main St., 812-920-0454, feastbbq.com, $$, Full Bar.

Gregg’s BBQ Joint, 822 State St., 812-987-1623, $.

CAFE/COFFEE

Coffee Crossing, 4212 Charlestown Rd., 812-981-2633, coffeecrossing.com, $.

Quills Coffee, 137 Market St., 812-590-3426, $.

CASUAL DINING

A Nice Restaurant, 3105 BlackistonMill Rd., 812-945-4321, $.

JR’s Pub, 826 W. Main St., 812-920-0030, $, Full Bar.

Sam’s Food and Spirits, 3800 Payne Koehler Rd., 812-945-9757, samstavern.com, $$, Full Bar.

Toast on Market, 141 E. Market St., 812-569-4099, $, Full Bar.

CHICKEN

Cluckers, 4308 Charlestown Rd., 812-944-8100, cluckers-wings.com, $, Full Bar.

CHINESE

Asian Buffet, 3813 Charlestown Rd., 812-945-1888, $, Beer

Golden China Buffet, 3300 Grant Line Rd., 812-948-8877, $.

Hong Kong, 345 New Albany Plaza, 812-945-1818, $.

Oriental Star, 2602 Charlestown Rd., 812-948-8895, $.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN

Cafe 27, 145 E. Main St., 812-948-9999, cafe27.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

The Exchange Pub + Kitchen, 118 W Main St., 948-6501, newalbanyexchange.com, $$, Full Bar.

CUBAN

Habana Blues Cuban Tapas Restaurant, 148 E. Market St., 812-944-9760, $$, Full Bar.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 3113 Blackiston Mill Rd., 812-590-3580, $.

Honey Crème Donut Shop, 514 Vincennes St., 812-945-2150, $.

Mom and Pop’s Cone Corner, 1817 Graybrook Lane, 812-945-6711, $.

Sweet Stuff Bakery, 323 E. Spring St., 812-948-2507, sweetstuffbakery.com, $.

FRENCH

Louis le Francais, 133 E. Market St., 812-944-1222, louisfrancais.com, $$$, Full Bar. This French eatery is well worth the trip to New Albany. The authentic French menu begins at the kitchen door — everything we sampled was well-made in the tradition of France. (Reviewed 1/15/14)

HEALTH CANSCIOUS/VEGETARIAN

Rainbow Blossom Health Food Store, 3003 Charlestown Crossing Way, 812-941-0080, rainbowblossom. com, $.

ITALIAN

La Bocca, 132 E. Market St., 812-725-9495, $, Full Bar.

JAPANESE

Tomo, 4315 Charlestown Rd., 812-941-0200, $$$, Full Bar.

MEXICAN/TEX-MEX

El Nopal, 2743 Charlestown Rd., 812-945-3588, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 730 Rolling Creek Dr., 812-590-3435, $, Full Bar.

Puerto Vallarta, 4214 Charlestown Rd., 812-945-3588, $$.

Qdoba, 4302 Charlestown Rd., 812-941-9654, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Tumbleweed, 2005 State St., 812-945-0177, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 3005 Charlestown Crossing Way, 812-945-9333, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $, Full Bar.

PIZZA

Arni’s Pizza, 1208 State St., 812-945-1149, meetyouatarnis.com, $.

Bearno’s, 3002 Charlestown Crossing Way, 812-949-7914, $$, Beer.

Fun House, 373 Professional Ct., 812-945-2386, $$.

Marco’s Pizza, 2011 Charlestown Road, 941-1144, marcos.com, $$.

Mimo’s NY Style Pizzeria, 2708 Paoli Pike, 812-945-7711, $$.

Sportstime Pizza, 3312 Plaza Dr., 812-944-2577, newalbanian.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

Tony Impellizzeri’s Pizza, 5170 Charlestown Rd., 812-949-3002, impellizzeris.com, $$, Full Bar.

Wick’s Pizza Parlor, 225 State St., 812-945-9425, wickspizza.com, $, Beer, Wine.

PUB/SPORTS BAR/WINERY

Bank Street Brewhouse, 415 Bank St., 812-725-9585, $$, Full Bar.

Irish Exit, 209 E. Main St., $, Full Bar.

Mac’s Hideaway, 1636 Slater Run Rd., 812-945-4256, $, Full Bar.

New Albany Roadhouse, 1706 Greybrook Lane, 812-981-7777, $$, Full Bar.

Rich O’s Public House, 3312 Plaza Dr., 812-949-2804, $, Beer.

River City Winery, 321 Pearl St., 812-945-9463, $$, Beer, Wine.

The Rustic Frog, 1720 Old River Rd., 812-944-0576, $, Full Bar.

Tucker’s American Favorites, 2441 State St., 812-944-9999, $, Full Bar.

Vic’s Cafe, 1839 E. Market St., 812-944-4338, $, Full Bar.

SEAFOOD

Dock Seafood, 1125 State St., 812-944-2951, $.

Hungry Pelican, 2604 Charlestown Rd., 812-948-1692, $, Beer, Wine.

THAI

  Tanthai Cuisine of Thailand, 4510 Charlestown Rd., 812-948-2012, tanthairestaurant.com, $$. TanThai does it right. I like, too, the modest proposal that they profess on the TanThai website: “The Idea of real Thai food outside of Thailand is our real purpose of Striving toward Authentic Thai Food, without any alteration that will Compromise the true Thai Taste. That’s what our cooking is all about.” Works for me! (Reviews 9/17/14)

 

 

SELLERSBURG

ASIAN

Beijing Grill and Sushi Bar, 8007 Hwy. 311, 248-0900, $$, Full Bar.

CASUAL DINING

Covered Bridge, 12510 Covered Bridge Rd., 812-246-8880, $, Full Bar.

Cricket’s Cafe, 7613 Old State Rd. 60, Sellersburg, Ind., 812-246-9339, cricketscateringcafe.com, $.

Down River Bar & Grill, 7815 Hwy. 311, 812-246-5277, $, Beer.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN

Charlie Noble’s Eatery & Draught House, 7815 Highway 311, 812-748-5212, $$, Full Bar.

CHICKEN

Chicken House, 7180 State Rd. 111, 812-246-9485, $$, Beer, Wine.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

Chillers, 7601 Hwy. 311, 812-246-9616, $.

PIZZA

Ma Zerellas, 949 S. Indiana Ave., 812-246-9517, $.

Pizza Palace, 469 N. Indiana Ave., 812-246-3346, $.

Sir Dano’s Pizza Parlor, 469 N. Indiana Ave., 812-246-3346, $.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

Sid’s Pub and Ranch House, 935A S. Indiana Ave., 812-246-8192, $, Full Bar.

 

 

STARLIGHT

DELI/SANDWICHES

Starlight Cafe, 19816 Huber Rd., 812-923-9463, huberwinery.com, $, Wine.

HOMESTYLE

Joe Huber Family Restaurant, 2421 Engle Rd., 812-923-5255, joehubers.com, $$, Full Bar.


Price Range: $ = $10 or less; $$ = $20 or less; $$$ = $30 or less;? $$$$ = more than $30. (Per person for a meal without tip or tax.)

 

LOUISVILLE

BEECHMONT/WILDER PARK

AFRICAN

Al Nuur, 2933 S. Fourth St., 210-7623, $.

CAFE/COFFEE

Sunergos Coffee, 306 Woodlawn Ave., 368-2820, $.

ChICKEN

Indi’s, 5009 S. Third St., 363-2535, $.

ChINESE

Hong Kong Fast Food, 5312 S. Third St., 367-8828, $.

CUBAN

La Esquina Caliente, 5318 S. Third St., 384-7414, $.

MEXICAN

El Molcajete, 2932 S. Fourth St., 638-0300, facebook.com/elmolcajetelouisville, $, Beer, Wine. If you’re really craving Mexican chitlins, you can head on over to El Mariachi in the East End or El Molcajete in the South End right now and summon a brace of Mexican-style tacos de tripas — yep, chitlins tacos — for around 2 bucks a taco. (Reviewed 8/20/14)

SALVADORIAN

Restaurant Salvadoreno, 4231 Taylor Blvd., 310-2598, $.

VIETNAMESE

Annie Cafe, 308 W. Woodlawn Ave., 363-4847, $, Beer.

 

BUECHEL/NEWBURG

AFRICAN

Chez Seneba, 4218 Bishop Lane, 473-8959, $.

Maa Sha Allah, 4113 Bardstown Rd., 491-3152, $$.

ASIAN

Hibachi Sushi Buffet, 5316 Bardstown Rd., 491, 8228, $.

BARBECUE

Ole Hickory Pit Bar-B-Que, 6106 Old Shepherdsville Rd., 968-0585, $, Beer.

CASUAL DININg

Four Kings Cafe, 4692 Jennings Lane, 968-2930, $, Full Bar.

Hitching Post Inn, 7314 Fegenbush Lane, 239-4724, $, Full Bar.

Jane’s Cafeteria, 4601 Jennings Lane, 454-7286, $.

Whitney’s Diner, 3061 Breckenridge Lane, 454-5955, $.

ChICKEN

Luna’s Rotisserie, 5213B Preston Hwy., 962-8898, $.

ChINESE

Empress of China, 2249 Hikes Lane, 451-2500, $$, Full Bar.

Oriental Star, 4212 Bishop Lane, 452-9898, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

Heitzman’s Bakery, 3800 Old Shepherdsville Rd., 452-1891, heitzmansbakery.com, $.

INDIAN

Dakshin, 4742 Bardstown Rd., 491-7412, $$.

KOREAN

Lee’s, 1941 Bishop Lane, 456-9714, $$, Beer.

MExICAN/Tex-mex

El Caporal, 2209 Meadow Dr., 473-7840, $, Full Bar.

Qdoba, 2730 Hurstbourne Pkwy., qdoba.com, 493-9606, $, Beer.

Tumbleweed, 3602 Bardstown Rd., 454-2727, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

MIDDLE EASTERN

  Al Watan Bakery, 3713 Klondike Lane, 454-4406, alwatanbakery.com, $. Alwatan boasts good and affordable “Mediterranean” cooking, centered on Palestinian heritage but extending to the pan-Southwest Asian fare of the Eastern Mediterranean. Most of the menu comes in at under $10. (Reviewed 3/12/14)

Petra, 3904 Bardstown Rd., 749-0924, $.

PIZZA

Angio’s, 3731 Old Bardstown Rd., 451-5454, angiospizza.com, $, Beer.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

Brickyard Sports Bar & Grill, 4300 Fegenbush Lane, 454-5433, $, Full Bar.

Fern & Moody’s, 3903 Bardstown Rd., 458-9415, $, Beer, Wine.

More Shenanigans, 4521 Bardstown Rd., 493-3585, $, Full Bar.

 

CLIfTON/CREsCENT HILL

BARBECUE

Frankfort Avenue Beer Depot, 3204 Frankfort Ave., 895-3223, $, Full Bar.

Momma’s Mustard, Pickles & BBQ, 102 Bauer Ave, 938-6262, mommasbbq.com, $$.

CAFE/COFFEE

Blue Dog Bakery and Cafe, 2868 Frankfort Ave., 899-9800, $$, Full bar.

Caffe Classico, 2144 Frankfort Ave., 894-9689, $$, Beer, Wine.

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 2714 Frankfort Ave., 899-5551, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Vint, 2309 Frankfort Ave., 894-8060, vintcoffee.com, $.

CAJUN

J. Gumbo’s, 2109 Frankfort Ave., 896-4046, jgumbos.com, $, Beer.

CASUAL DININg

Barbara Lee’s Kitchen, 2410 Brownsboro Rd., 897-3967, $.

Danish Express, 102 Cannons Lane, 895-2863, $.

Eggs Over Frankfort, 2712 Frankfort Ave., 555-5555, $$.

Sam’s Hot Dog Stand, 1991, Brownsboro Rd., 259-7287, samshotdogs.com, $.

Shelia’s Southern Style Cuisine, 2017 Brownsboro Rd., 893-8855, $.

ChINESE

Great Wall, 2206 Brownsboro Rd., 891-8881, $.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN

Bourbons Bistro, 2255 Frankfort Ave., 894-8838, $$$, Full Bar.

Bristol Bar and Grille, 1860 Mellwood Ave.., 582-1995, bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Full Bar.

Craft House, 2636 Frankfort Ave., 895-9400, crafthousebrews.com, $$, Full Bar.

North End Cafe, 1722 Frankfort Ave., 896-8770, northendcafe.com, $$, Full Bar.

The Silver Dollar, 1761 Frankfort Ave., $$, Full Bar.

Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave., 899- 9904, varanese.com, $$$, Full Bar.

DELI/SANDWIChES

Cafe Fraiche, 3642 Brownsboro Rd., 894-8929, $.

Crave Cafe, 2250 Frankfort Ave., 896- 1488, $.

Fun Food Cafe, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-1003, $.

Nancy’s Bagel Grounds, 2101 Frankfort Ave., 895-8323, $.

PattiCakes Cafe, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 238-7387, $.

DESSERTS/BAKERY

Breadworks, 3628 Brownsboro Rd., 893-3200, $.

The Comfy Cow, 2221 Frankfort Ave., 409-4616, thecomfycow.com, $.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 2232 Frankfort Ave., 409-6100, $.

Sweet Surrender, 1804 Frankfort Ave., 458-6363, sweetsurrenderdessertcafe.com, $$.

GREEK/mEDitERRAnEAn

Andalous Restaurant, 2319 Brownsboro Rd., 709-4001, andalousonline.com, $$. Andalous offers a good selection of distinctly Moroccan dishes, and you’ll find the usual “Mediterranean” suspects like gyros, falafels, hummus and Greek salad. They also offer an all-day breakfast menu featuring American morning standards. (Reviewed 3/19/14)

Chicago Gyros/SuperChef’s Breakfast, 2317 Brownsboro Rd., 895-3270, $.

Grape Leaf, 2217 Frankfort Ave., 897-1774, $$.

Shiraz Mediterranean Grill, 2011Frankfort Ave., 891-8854, $.

HEALtH ConSCiouS/VEGEtARiAn

Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 12401 Shelbyville Rd., 244-2022, rainbowblossom.com, $.

iRiSH

Irish Rover, 2319 Frankfort Ave., 899-3544, $, Full Bar. This amiable eatery has become an indelible part of the Frankfort Avenue landscape since 1993. Many of the dishes are traditional Irish, starting with a basket of complimentary soda bread and continuing with options like the Dublin smokies seafood plate or Shanagarry fish cakes. (Reviewed 4/16/14)

itALiAn

Difabio’s Casapela, 2311 Frankfort Ave., 891-0411, difabios.com, $$, Full Bar.

Porcini, 2730 Frankfort Ave., 894-8686, porcinilouisville.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Volare, 2300 Frankfort Ave., 894-4446, $$$, Full Bar.

JApAnESE

Bardcode 1758, 1758 Frankfort Ave., 290-9061, $$, Full Bar.

Osaka Sushi Bar, 2039 Frankfort Ave., 894-9501, $$, Beer, Wine.

LATIN

Riviera Maya Latin Cuisine, 2206 Frankfort Ave., 290-3119, facebook.com/Rivieramayalatincuisine, $$$, Full Bar. A branch of the same family tree as the local Sol Aztecas mini-chain, this bright new spot offers a few Mayan dishes (like the marinated pork dish cochinita pibil) as well as the more typical Mexican fare. It’s a welcome addition to the Frankfort Avenue strip. (Reviewed 2/12/14)

mExiCAn/tex-mex

El Mundo, 2345 Frankfort Ave., 899-9930, 502elmundo.com, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 1041 Zorn Ave., 897-5541, $, Full Bar.

El Nopalito, 2319 Brownsboro Rd., 893-9880, $, Full Bar.

Ramiro’s Cantina, 2350 Frankfort Ave., 895-3333, $, Full Bar.

Riviera Maya, 2206 Frankfort Ave., 290-3119, $$.

pizzA

Clifton’s Pizza, 2230 Frankfort Ave., 893-3730, $, Beer, Wine.

puB/SpoRtS BAR

Hilltop Tavern, 1800 Frankfort Ave., 742-2908, $$, Full Bar.

StEAKHouSE

Pat’s Steak House, 2437 Brownsboro Rd., 896-9234, $$$$, Full Bar.

TAIWANESE

Bentuahua Tea House & Small Eats, 2520 Frankfort Ave., 409-8174, $.

tHAi

Thai Taste, 1977 Brownsboro Rd., 897-7682, $, Beer.

ViEtnAmESE

Basa Modern Vietnamese, 2244 Frankfort Ave., 896-1016, basarestaurant.net, $$$, Full Bar.

Four Sisters, 2246 Frankfort Ave., 384-4262, $.

Zen Garden, 2240 Frankfort Ave., 895-9114, $.

 

CRESTWOOD

BARBECuE

Bourbon Q, 6554 W. Hwy 146, 222-6154, $$.

Grillmaster Barbecue Pits, 7311 Hwy 329, 329-9070, $$.

Jucy’s Smokehouse Barbeque, 7626 Lagrange Rd., 241-5829, $$.

Texican’s BBQ Pit, 6608 W. Hwy. 146, 241-9227, $.

Cafe/CoFFEE

Lainey’s Latte Cafe, 6334 W. Hwy. 146, 243-3559, $.

CHinESE

China King, 6420 W. Hwy. 146, 241-3198, $.

DELi/SAnDWiCHES

Red Pepper Deli Cafe, 6401 Claymont Crse., 241-8280, $.

JApAnESE

Rikishi, 6110 Crestwood Station, 742-2020, $$.

mExiCAn/tex-mex

El Caporal, 6825 Central Ave., 632-2032, $$.

El Tarasco, 6100 Crestwood Station, 241-2320, $.

Gustavo’s Mexican Grill, 6402

Westwind Way, 243-6950, $$.

 

DOWNTOWN/BUTCHERTOWN/NULU

ASiAn

Yaching’s East West Cuisine, 105 S. Fourth St., 585-4005, $$$, Full Bar.

BARBECuE

FireFresh Bar-B-Q, 211 S. Fifth St., 540-1171, firefreshbbq.com, $, Beer.

Cafe/CoFFEE

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 462 S. Fourth St., 561-2041, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 516 W. Main St., 568-6339, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Mrs. Potter’s Coffee, 718 W. Main St., 581-1867, $.

Please & Thank You, 800 E. Market St., 235-2372, pleaseandthankyoulouisville.com, $.

Sunergos Coffee, 231 S. Fifth St., 589-3222, sunergoscoffee.com, $.

CASuAL DininG

Cunningham’s, 630 S. Fourth St., 587-0526, $$, Full Bar.

D’Nalley’s, 970 S. Third St., 588-2003,$.

Hall’s Cafeteria, 1301 Story Ave., 583-0437, $, Beer.

Jackknife Cafe, Butchertown Market, 1201 Story Ave., 883-3228, jackknifecafe.com, $$. Erika Chavez-Graziano has added a fetching eatery to her Cellar Door Chocolates business. Jackknife’s menu is short, about a dozen brunch and lunch items, and affordable, with dishes ranging from $6 to $12. (Reviewed 11/20/13)

Miss C’s Kitchen & Pantry, 308 W. Chestnut St., 992-3166, misscskitchen.com, $$.

Toast On Market, 620 E. Market St., 569-4099, toastonmarket.com, $$, Full Bar.

Wild Eggs, 121 Floyd St., 690-5925, wildeggs.com, $, Full Bar.

CHiCKEn

Chicken King, 639 E. Broadway, 589-5464, $, Beer.

Indi’s, 1033 W. Broadway, 589-7985,$.

CHinESE

Cheer King Star, 231 S. Fifth St., 587-8686, $.

China Inn, 1925 S. Fourth St., 636-2020, $, Beer.

Chinese Chef, 2619 S. Fourth St., 634-0979, $.

Chopsticks, 416 E. Broadway, 589-9145, $.

Chung King Chinese American Restaurant, 110 E. Market St., 584-8880, $, Beer.

Double Dragon 8, 231 S. Fifth St., 587-8686, $.

Quick Wok, 801 W. Broadway, 584-6519, $.

Shanghai Restaurant, 526 S. Fifth St.,568-8833, $.

Wok Express, 234 W. Broadway, 583-8988, $.

ContEmpoRARy AmERiCAn

Bistro 301, 301 W. Market St., 584-8337, $$$, Full Bar.

Bristol Bar and Grille, 614 W. Main St., 582-1995, bristolbarandgrille.com, $$,Full Bar.

Decca, 812 E. Market St., 749-8128, deccarestaurant.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Dish on Market, 434 W. Market St., 315-0669, dishonmarket.com, $, FullBar.

Doc Crow’s, 127 W. Main St., 587-1626, doccrows.com, $$, Full Bar.

Ghyslain, 725 E. Market St., 690-8645, ghyslain.com/restaurants, $$.

Harvest, 624 E. Market St., 384-9090, harvestlouisville.com, $$, Full Bar. Harvest opened in NuLu just over three years ago by farmer Ivor Chodkowski and associates, and it shoots to have 80 percent of ingredients sourced within a 100-mile radius. While it’s usually quality, a recent Sunday brunch and weekday lunch visits were dissatisfying. (Reviewed 7/16/14)

Hillbilly Tea, 120 S. First St., 587-7350, hillbillytea.com, $.

La Coop - Bistro A Vins, 732 E. Market St., 410-2888, coopbistro.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Marketplace Restaurant at Theater Square, 651 S. Fourth St., 625-3001, theatersquaremarketplace.com, $$, Full Bar.

Milkwood (at Actors Theater), 316

W. Main St., 584-6455, $$$, Full Bar.

Proof on Main, 702 W. Main St., 217-6360, proofonmain.com, $$$, Full Bar. Since Chef Levon Wallace arrived in 2012, Proof’s odd blend of “Southern” fare with trendy “Tuscan” seems muted, giving way to a more internationally inspired bill of fare that plays creative riffs on mostly locavore meat, produce and poultry. The noble buffalo turns up in three of the 16 appetizers and entrees, including a bison carpaccio, a bison burger and a bison steak. (Reviewed 3/5/14)

Rye on Market, 900 E. Market St., 749-6200, ryeonmarket.com, $$, Full Bar.

Sidebar, 129 S. Second St., 384-1600, sidebarwhiskerow.com, $$, Full Bar.

St. Charles Exchange, 113 S. Seventh St., 618-1917, stcharlesexchange.com, $$, Full Bar.

Wiltshire on Market, 636 E. Market St., 589-5224, $$, Full Bar.

Z’s Fusion, 115 S. Fourth St., 855-8000, zsfusion.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

DELi/SAnDWiCHES

Another Place Sandwich Shop, 119 S. Seventh St., 589-4115, $.

Atlantic No. 5, 605 W. Main St., 883-3398, $.

Cat Box Deli, 500 W. Jefferson St., 561-6259, $.

City Cafe, 505 W. Broadway, 589-1797,citycafelunch.com, $.

City Cafe, 500 S. Preston St., 852-5739,citycafelunch.com, $.

Devino’s, 104 W. Main St., 569-3939, $.

Earth Friends Cafe, 829 E. Market St., 749-8911, earthfriendscafe.com, $, Beer.

Earth Friends Cafe, 221 S. Fourth St., 290-2146, earthfriendscafe.com, $, Beer.

The location on Market St. does have beer now.

Manhattan Grill, 429 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 561-0024, manhattangrill.4mg.com, $.

Morris Deli (YMCA), 555 S. Second St., 587-2353, $.

Nancy’s Bagel Box, 651 S. Fourth St., 589-4004, $.

Queue Cafe, 220 W. Main St., 583- 0273, $.

Red’s, 514 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 587-7337, $.

TC’s Sandwich Shop, 438 W. Market St., 581-9200, $.

Wall Street Deli, 225 Abraham Flexner Way, 587-1006, $.

Webb’s Market, 944 E. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 583-0318, $, Beer.

Zoup!, 318 S. Fourth St., 585-9687, zoup.com, $.

EntERtAinmEnt

Belle of Louisville, 401 W. River Rd., 574-2992, belleoflouisville.org, $$, Full Bar.

EtHiopiAn

Abyssinia Authentic Ethiopian, 554 S. Fifth St., 384-8347, abyssiniaauthenticethiopian. com, $$, Full Bar.

Addis Grill, 109 S. Fourth St., 581-1011, addisgrill.com, $.

Queen of Sheba, 528 S. Fifth St., queenofshebalouisville.com, $.

FREnCH

Bistro 1860 Wine Bar & Spirits, 1765 Mellwood Ave., 618-1745, $$$, Full Bar.

HEALtH ConSCiouS/VEGEtARiAn

Chop Shop Salads, 436 W. Market St., 589-2467, $.

HotEL DininG

Blu Italian Mediterranean Grille (Marriott Inn), 280 W. Jefferson St., 671-4285, $$$, Full Bar.

Cafe Magnolia (Galt House), 140 N. Fourth St., 589-5200, $$$, Full Bar.

Champions Sports Restaurant (Marriott Inn), 280 W. Jefferson St., 627-5045, $$, Full Bar.

The English Grill (Camberley Brown Hotel), 335 W. Broadway, 583-1234, brownhotel.com, $$$, Full Bar.

The Fountain Room (Galt House), 140 N. Fourth Ave., 589-5200, galthouse.com, $, Full Bar.

Gatsby’s (Seelbach Hilton), 500 Fourth Ave., 585-3201, $, Full Bar.

J. Graham’s Cafe and Bar (Camberley Brown Hotel), 335 W. Broadway, 583-1234, $, Full Bar.

Jockey Silks Bourbon Lounge (Galt House), 140 N. Fourth Ave., 589-5200, galthouse.com, $$$, Full Bar.

The Oakroom (Seelbach Hilton), 500 S. Fourth St., 585-3200, seelbachhilton.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

Peppers Bar and Grill (Hyatt Regency), 320 W. Jefferson St., 587-3434, $$$, Full Bar.

Rivue (Galt House), 140 N. Fourth Ave., 589-5200, $$$, Full Bar.

Sway (Hyatt Regency), 320 W. Jefferson St., 217-6028, $$$, Full Bar.

italiaN

Luigi’s, 712 W. Main St., 589-0005, $.

Pesto’s, 566 S. Fifth St., 584-0567, pestositalian.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Vincenzo’s, 150 S. Fifth St., 580-1350, vincenzosdining.biz, $$$$, Full Bar.

JaPaNese

Bendoya Sushi Bar & Cuisine, 217 S. Fifth St., 581-0700, $.

Caviar, 416 W. Muhammad Ali, 625-3090, $$$, Full Bar.

Osaka Sushi Bar, 426 W. Market St., 588-8899, $$.

Sapporo Japanese Grill and Sushi, 649 S. Fourth St., 589-3333, sapporojapanese.com, $$$, Full Bar

MeDiterraNeaN

Safier Mediterranean Deli, 641 S. Fourth St., 585-1125, $.

Yafa Cafe, 22 Theater Sq., 561-0222, $.

MexiCaN/tex-mex

Bazo’s Fresh Mexican Grill, 428 W. Market St., 805-1818, bazosgrill.com, $.

Chipotle Mexican Grill, 315 S. Fourth St., 584-8606, chipotle.com, $.

Los Aztecas, 530 W. Main St., 561- 8535, losaztecas.net, $, Full Bar.

Manny & Merle, 122 W. Main St., 290-8888, mannyandmerle.com, $$, Full Bar.

Mayan Cafe, 813 E. Market St., 566-0651, themayancafe.com, $$,

Qdoba, 300 S. Fourth St., 855-4450, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Sol Aztecas, 129 W. Main St., 583-5505, $, Full Bar.

Sol Aztecas, 520 S. Fourth St., 315-0666, $, Full Bar.

Wild Rita’s Modern Mexican & Tequila, 445 E. Market St., 584-7482, wildritas.com, $$, Full Bar. Wild Rita’s could be called Son of Wild Eggs, and its menu features mostly Mexican goodies ranging from old standards to some creative modern twists. The bar staff is friendly and efficient and the mood of the place is fun and welcoming. (Reviewed 5/14/14)

MiDDle easterN

Saffron’s Persian Cafe, 131 W. Market St., 584-7800, saffronsrestaurant.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Pizza

Fat Jimmy’s, 528 S. Fifth St., 589-8559, $, Beer.

Garage Bar, 700 E. Market St., 749-7100, garageonmarket.com, $$, Beer, Full Bar.

Original Impellizzeri’s, 110 W. MainSt., 589-4900, $$, Full Bar.

Sicilian Pizza & Pasta, 631 S. Fourth St., 589-8686, sicilianpizzapasta.com, $, Beer.

Spinelli’s Pizzeria, 239 S. Fifth St., 749-0919, $$, Beer.

PuB/sPorts Bar/WiNery

Against the Grain Brewery & Smokehouse, 401 E. Main St., 515-0174, atgbrewery.com, $$, Full Bar.

Big Al’s Beeritaville, 1715 Mellwood Ave., 893-4487, $, Full Bar.

Bluegrass Brewing Company, 2 Theater Square, 568-2224, bbcbrew.com, $, Full Bar.

Bluegrass Brewing Company, 300 W. Main, 562-0007, bbcbrew.com, $, Full Bar.

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 400 S. Fourth St., 589-8935, $$, Full Bar.

JazzyBlu, 815 W. Market St., 992-3243, $, Full Bar.

Maker’s Mark Bourbon House and Lounge, Fourth Street Live, 568-9009, $$$, Full Bar.

Old 502 Winery, 120 S. 10th St., 540-5650, old502.com, $$, Full Bar.

Prime Lounge, 104 W. Main St., 58-PRIME, $, Full Bar.

Sergio’s World Beers, 1605 Story Ave., 618-BEER, sergiosworldbeers.com, $$, Beer.

Troll Pub Under the Bridge, 150 W. Washington St., 618-4829, trollpub.com, $$, Full Bar.

soul FooD

Food 4 the Soul, 612 S. Fifth St., 614-6363, food4ursoulky.com, $.

steakHouse

Eddie Merlot’s Prime Aged Beef and Seafood, 455 S. Fourth St., 584-3266, eddiemerlots.com, $$$, Full Bar.

 

FERn CREEK

BarBeCue

Bootleg Barbeque, 9704 Bardstown Rd., 239-2722, $.

Mark’s Feed Store, 6501 Bardstown Rd., 442-0808, marksfeedstore.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

Casual DiNiNG

Aspen Creek, 8000 Bardstown Rd., 239-2200, $$, Full Bar.

Marric’s Restaurant, 8402 Hudson Lane, 384-7417, $, Beer, Wine.

CHiNese

Double Dragon II, 6832 Bardstown Rd., 231-3973, $.

Hunan Wok, 6445 Bardstown Rd., 231- 0393, $.

CoNteMPorary aMeriCaN

Jarfi’s at Glenmary, 10200 Glenmary Farm Dr., 239-3500, $$$$, Full Bar.

Desserts/Bakery

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 5606 Bardstown Rd., 239-3880, $.

Sugar & Spice Donut Shop, 5613 Bardstown Rd., 231-1411, $.

JaPaNese

Kailana Sushi, 6425 Bardstown Rd., 614-7244, kailanasushi.com, $$, Full Bar.

Sake Blue Japanese Bistro, 9326 Cedar Ctr., 708-1500, $$, Full Bar.

MexiCaN/tex-mex

Adobo, 5612 Bardstown Rd., 618- 3430, $, Full Bar.

El Nopalito, 6300 Bardstown Rd., 231 4249, $, Full Bar.

Fiesta Time, 8133 Bardstown Rd., 231-2444, $, Full Bar.

Las Gorditas, 4756 Bardstown Rd., 492-0112, $.

Pizza

Bearno’s, 6101 Bardstown Rd., 231-2222, $$, Full Bar.

PuB/sPorts Bar

Bungalow Joe’s, 7813 Beulah Church Rd., 931-5637, bungalowjoes.biz, $$, Full Bar.

Creeker’s Bar & Grill, 6330 Bardstown Rd., 762-0370, $, Full Bar.

Red Sports Saloon, 9601 Newbridge Rd., 690-3050, 30redsportssaloon.com, $, Full Bar.

TK’s Pub and Grill, 5442 Del Maria Way, 499-5673, $$, Full Bar.

tHai

Sala Thai, 8125 Bardstown Rd., 231-1992, $.

Germantown/Audobon/Camp Taylor

asiaN

Shah’s Mongolian Grill, 423 E. Warnock St., 493-0234, $, Full Bar.

BarBeCue

Smoketown USA, 1153 Logan St., 409-9180, $.

Cafe/CoFFeeHouse

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 822 Eastern Pkwy., 637-1060, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Sonoma Coffee Cafe, 3309 Poplar Level Rd., 384-0044, $.

Sunergos Coffee & Micro-Roastery, 2122 S. Preston St., 634-1243, $.

CaJuN

J. Gumbo’s, 3017 Poplar Level Rd., 708-2460, $, Beer.

Casual DiNiNG

Cottage Inn, 570 Eastern Pkwy., 637-4325, $.

Grind Burger Kitchen, 3311 Preston Hwy., 851-7333, $.

CHiNese

Double Dragon, 1255 Goss Ave., 635-5656, $.

Great Wok, 2502 S. Preston St., 634-1918, $.

CoNteMPorary aMeriCaN

Eiderdown, 983 Goss Ave., 636-0749, eiderdowngermantown.com, $$$, Full Bar. We’d define Eiderdown’s fare pretty much as we’d define Germantown itself: American, indebted to Louisville’s assimilated German heritage. The menu changes frequently to mark the seasons, but generally includes a dozen entrees, burgers and sandwiches. (Reviewed 12/4/13)

Hammerheads, 921 Swan St., 365-1112, $, Beer.

Desserts/Bakery

Dairy Del, 1516 S. Shelby St., $.

Dairy Kastle, 575 Eastern Pkwy., 634-8990, $.

Heitzman’s Bakery and Deli, 804 Eastern Pkwy., 635-2651, $.

Nord’s Bakery, 2118 S. Preston St., 634-0931, $.

Greek/MeDiterraNeaN

Shiraz Mediterranean Grill, 3501 Poplar Level Rd., 632-2232, $.

italiaN

Come Back Inn, 909 Swan St., 627-1777, comebackinn.biz, $, Full Bar.

MexiCaN/tex-mex

El Nopal, 811 Eastern Pkwy., 634-3171, $, Full Bar.

El Tarasco, 2247 S. Preston St., 636-0025, $, Full Bar.

Lolita’s Tacos, 4222 Poplar LevelRd., 459-4356, $, Beer.

Qdoba, 3021 Poplar Level Rd., 637-5405, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Pizza

Danny Mac’s Pizza, 1567 S. Shelby St.,635-7994, $.

Teena’s Pizza, 3799 Poplar Level Rd., 785-4344, $, Beer.

Vito’s Pizza, 1919 S. Preston St., 634-1003, $$, Full Bar.

PuB/sPorts Bar

Check’s Cafe, 1101 E. Burnett St., 637-9515, $, Full Bar.

Four Pegs Beer Lounge, 1053 Goss Ave., 634-1447, fourpegsbeerlounge.com, $$, Full Bar.

Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St., 635-ZBAR, zanzabarlouisville.com, $, Full

Bar.

 

HigHlands

aFriCaN

Funmi’s Cafe, 3028 Bardstown Rd., 454-5009, funmiscafe.com, $$.

asiaN

Asiatique, 1767 Bardstown Rd., 451-2749, asiatiquerestaurant.com, $$$,Full Bar. From Asiatique’s original location in St. Matthews to its current stylish venue in the Highlands, Chef Peng Looi has created memorable dishes for more than 20 years that fuse the flavors of Malaysia, Southeast Asia, China, the Americas and beyond. Looi changes out the menu periodically, responding to the bounty of fresh seasonal produce. (Reviewed 6/4/14)

Cafe Mimosa/Egg Roll Machine, 1543 Bardstown Rd., 458-2233, cafemimosatogo.com, $, Full Bar.

Dragon King’s Daughter, 1126 Bardstown Rd., 632-2444, dragonkingsdaughter.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Joy Luck, 1285 Bardstown Rd., 283-3070, thejoyluck.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Mid City Super Buffet, 1250 Bardstown Rd. 451-6033, $, Beer, Wine.

Roots/Heart & Soy, 1216 Bardstown Rd., 452-6688/452-6678, $. Zen Buddhism infuses owner Huong “Coco” Tran’s attitudes and inspires her “mindful, compassionate” approach to hospitality and fine dining. Roots’ hefty bill of fare is based on Vietnamese traditions but also reaches out across Asia and, occasionally, beyond. (Reviewed 5/7/14)

Wild Ginger Asian Bistro, 1700 Bardstown Rd., 384-9252, $$, Full Bar.

BarBeCue

Mark’s Feed Store, 1514 Bardstown Rd., 458-1570, marksfeedstore.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

Cafe/CoFFee

Day’s Espresso and Coffee, 1420 Bardstown Rd., 456-1170, $.

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 1295 Bardstown Rd., 456-5108, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 2200 Bardstown Rd., 515-0380, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 3060 Bardstown Rd., 458-7770, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Highland Coffee Company, 1140 Bardstown Rd., 451-4545, highlandcoffee.com, $.

Java Brewing Company, 1707 Bardstown Rd., 384-3555, javabrewingco.com, $.

Quills Coffee, 930 Baxter Ave., 742-6129, $.

Cajun/Creole

Roux, 1325 Bardstown Rd, 530-0531, rouxlousiville.com, Full Bar, $$$.

Casual DiNiNG

The Bard’s Town, 1801 Bardstown Rd., 817-1906, thebardstown.com, $$, Full Bar.

Buckhead Mountain Grill, 3020 Bardstown Rd., 456-6680, eatatbuckheads.com, $$, Full Bar.

Bunz, 969 1/2 Baxter Ave., 632-1132, $.

Cafe 360, 1582 Bardstown Rd., 473-8694, $, Full Bar.

Ditto’s Grill, 1114 Bardstown Rd., 581-9129, $$, Full Bar.

Highland Morning, 1416 Bardstown Rd., 365-3900, myhighlandmorning.com, $.

Twig and Leaf, 2122 Bardstown Rd., 451-8944, $.

CoNteMPorary aMeriCaN

Bristol Bar and Grille, 1321 Bardstown Rd., 456-1702, bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Full Bar.

Coach Lamp Restaurant and Pub, 751 Vine St., 583-9165, $$$, Full Bar.

Jack Fry’s, 1007 Bardstown Rd., 452-9244, jackfrys.com, $$$$, Full Bar. Fry’s feels like an enduring landmark, a piece of Louisville culinary history that always stays the same. Which is kind of funny when you consider it has changed. The food, the mood and the style, not to mention its worthy bar and thoughtful adult beverage options, make it all worthwhile. It’s one of the city’s top spots, and it seems likely to stay that way. (Reviewed 8/6/14)

Lilly’s, 1147 Bardstown Rd., 451-0447, lillyslapeche.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

LOOP 22, 2222 Dundee Rd., 882-3279. facebook.com/Loop22, $$, Full Bar. The fine Loop 22 joins the popular Hammerheads and Game under the ownership of Adam Burress and Chase Mucerino, joined here by Eric Morris, all three formerly of Seviche. The fare can be described as “rotisserie and modern American cuisine, utilizing flavors from all over the world.” (Reviewed 5/21/14)

Louvino, 1606 Bardstown Rd., 365-1921, louvino.com, $$, Full Bar. Chad and Lauren Coulter opened Louvino on July 29. With Executive Chef Tavis Rockwell, formerly at Equus, and certified wine geek Danielle Greeson in front of the house, Louvino has built up a full head of steam on both the food and wine sides. Rockwell’s selection of small plates offers a good variety . (Reviewed 9/10/14)

North End Cafe, 2116 Bardstown Rd., 690-4161, northendcafe.com, $$, Full Bar.

Uptown Cafe, 1624 Bardstown Rd., 458-4212, $$, Full Bar.

Winston’s, 3101 Bardstown Rd., 456-0980, sullivan.edu, $$$$, Full Bar.

Deli/saNDWiCHes

The Cafe, 712 Brent St., 589-9191, theCafetogo.com, $.

La Peche, 1147 Bardstown Rd., 502-451-0477, $.

Morris Deli & Catering, 2228 Taylorsville Rd., 458-1668, $, Full Bar.

Stevens & Stevens, 1114 Bardstown Rd., 584-3354, $.

Tom + Chee, 1704 Bardstown Rd., 409-9494, $.

Desserts/Bakery

The Bakery, 3100 Bardstown Rd., 452-1210, $.

Breadworks, 2204 Dundee Rd., 452-1510, $.

The Comfy Cow, 1449 Bardstown Rd., 365-2853, thecomfycow.com, $.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 2525 Bardstown Rd., 459-8184, $.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 1041 Bardstown Rd., 618-3380, $.

Lula’s Frozen Yogurt, 1501 Bardstown Rd., 618-0891, sweetceces.com, $.

Wiltshire Pantry Bakery & Cafe, 901 Barret Ave., 581-8561, $.

ETHIOPIAN

Queen of Sheba, 2804 Taylorsville Rd., 459-6301, queenofshebalouisville.com, $, Full Bar.

FrENcH

Bistro Le Relais, 2817 Taylorsville Rd., 451-9020, $$$$, Full Bar.

HEALTH cONScIOuS/VEgETArIAN

Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 3046 Bardstown Rd., 498-2470, rainbowblossom.com, $.

INdIAN

Bombay International Food Mart, 1591 Bardstown Rd., 473-2077, $, Beer.

Kashmir Indian Restaurant, 1277 Bardstown Rd., 473-8765, $$, kashmirlouisville.com, Beer, Wine.

INTErNATIONAL

Ramsi’s Cafe on the World, 1293 Bardstown Rd., 451-0700, ramsiscafe.com, $$, Full Bar.

IrISH

Flanagan’s Ale House, 934 Baxter Ave., 585-3700, $$, Full Bar.

Molly Malone’s Irish Pub and Restaurant, 933 Baxter Ave., 473-1222, mollymalonesirishpub.com, $$, Full Bar.

O’Shea’s Traditional Irish Pub, 956 Baxter Ave., 589-7373, osheaslouisville.com, $$, Full Bar.

Shenanigans Irish Grill, 1611 Norris Place, 454-3919, $, Full Bar.

ITALIAN

Anselmo’s Italian Bistro, 1511 Bardstown Rd., 749-0444, $$, Full Bar.

Strati Wild Italian, 1702 Bardstown Rd., 365-4864, facebook.com/StratiWildItalian , $.

JAPANESE

Oishii Sushi, 2810 Taylorsville Rd., 365-3474, $$.

Sapporo Japanese Grill and Sushi, 1706 Bardstown Rd., 479-5550, sapporojapanese.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Wasabiya Japanese Cuisine, 962 Baxter Ave., 618-2460, $$.

LATIN

Havana Rumba, 2210 Bardstown Rd., 749-4600, havanarumbaonline.com, $, Full Bar.

Palermo Viejo, 1359 Bardstown Rd., 456-6461, palermoviejo.info, $$, Full Bar. If it’s meat you want, it’s hard to beat the cuisine of Argentina, where caballeros can sing “Home on the Range,” or the Spanish equivalent, with just as much nostalgia as our Texas cowboys. Chef Frank Elbl’s bill of fare at Palermo Viejo will meet all your meat needs with Latin flair. (Reviewed 8/13/14)

Seviche, 1538 Bardstown Rd., 473- 8560, sevicherestaurant.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

MEdITErrANEAN

Zad Modern Mediterranean, 1616 Grinstead Dr., 569-1122, zadlouisville.com, $.

Pita Hut, 1613 Bardstown Rd., 409-8484, $.

MExIcAN/Tex-mex

El Camino, 1314 Bardstown Rd., 454-5417, $$, Full Bar. Chef Brian Enyart’s team does a fine job with the brunch menu. It’s served from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays and offers eight entrees, ranging in price from $9 (for plantain pancakes) to $18 (for the “John Wayne” breakfast, grilled prime filet, eggs as you like ‘em, bacon and crispy potatoes). (Reviewed 9/3/14)

El Taco Luchador, 938 Baxter Ave., 583-0440, facebook.com/eltacoluchador, $, Beer. The superb quality of the Mexican street food should come as no surprise when we consider that this is the latest venture of the folks behind Havana Rumba and Mojito. Counter service is quick and competent, and the affordable menu features tacos, tortas and chips-and-salsa combos and sides. (Reviewed 2/5/14)

Qdoba, 1500 Bardstown Rd., 454-3380, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Sol Aztecas, 2427 Bardstown Rd., 459-7776, $$, Full Bar.

PIZZA

Bearno’s, 1318 Bardstown Rd., 456-4556, $$, Full Bar.

Bearno’s, 2900 Taylorsville Rd., 458-8605, $$, Beer. 

Boombozz Taphouse, 1448 Bardstown Rd., 458-8889, tonyboombozz.com, $$, Full Bar.

Impellizzeri’s, 1381 Bardstown Rd., 454-2711, $$, Full Bar.

Rocky’s Pizza & Panini, 3032 Bardstown Rd., 690-8500, $$, Full Bar.

Spinelli’s Pizzeria, 614 Baxter Ave., 568-5665, $$, Beer.

Uncle Maddio’s, 2011 Grinstead Dr., 690-8871, unclemaddios.com, $, Beer.

Wick’s Pizza, 975 Baxter Ave., 458-1828, wickspizza.com, $$, Full Bar.

Za’s Pizza Pub, 1573 Bardstown Rd., 454-4544, $$, Full Bar.

PuB/SPOrTS BAr

The Back Door, 1250 Bardstown Rd. (Mid City Mall), 451-0659, thebackdoorlouisville.com, $, Full Bar.

Bambi Bar, 2701 Bardstown Rd., 456-9635, $, Full Bar.

Baxter’s 942 Bar & Grill, 942 BaxterAve., 409-9422, baxters942.com, $,Full Bar.

The Brewery, 426 Baxter Ave., 365-2505, $, Full Bar.

Buffalo Wild Wings, 1055 Bardstown Rd., 454-3635, $$, Full Bar.

Cahoots, 1047 Bardstown Rd., 454-6687, $, Full Bar.

Cumberland Brews, 1576 Bardstown Rd., 458-8727, $, Beer, Wine.

Diamond Pub and Billiards, 630 Barret Ave., 690-7040, $, Full Bar.

Dundee Tavern, 2224 Dundee Rd., 458-6637, $, Full Bar.

Highlands Tap Room Grill, 1058 Bardstown Rd, 584-5222, highlandstaproom.com, $, Full Bar.

Holy Grale, 1034 Bardstown Rd., holygralelouisville.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Kern’s Korner, 2600 Bardstown Rd.,456-9726, $, Full Bar.

Monkey Wrench, 1025 Barret Ave., 582-2433, $, Full Bar.

Mulligan’s Pub and Grill, 1801 Newburg Rd., 632-2818, $$, Full Bar.

Phoenix Hill Tavern, 644 Baxter Ave., 589-4957, $, Full Bar.

River City Drafthouse, 1574 Bardstown Rd., 690-5111, $, Beer.

SEAFOOd

The Fish House/Cafe Beignet, 1310 Winter Ave., 568-2993, $, Beer.

VIETNAMESE

Banh Mi Hero, 2245 Bardstown Rd., 456-2022, banhmihero.com, $.

La Que, 1019 Bardstown Rd., 238-3981, $$, Beer.

 

HIKES POINT

cHINESE

Red Sun, 3437 Breckinridge Lane, 499-7788, $.

Wonton Express, 3000 Hikes Lane, 452-2646, $.

INdIAN

Little India Cafe, 3099 Breckenridge Lane, 479-3353, $.

MExIcAN/Tex-mex

El Nopalito, 4028 Taylorsville Rd., 458-7278, $, Full Bar.

PIZZA

Pizza Place, 2931 Richland Ave., 458-9700, $, Full Bar.

PuB/SPOrTS BAr

Davern’s Upstairs, 3044 Hunsinger Lane, 456-5530, $, Full Bar.

 

IRISH HILL

Cafe/cOFFEE

Red Hot Roasters, 1402 Payne St. 569-0000, $.

cASuAL dININg

Game, 2295 Lexington Rd., 618-

1712, $$, Full Bar.

K.T.’s Restaurant and Bar, 2300 Lexington Rd., 458-8888, ktsrestaurant.com, $$, Full Bar.

cHINESE

August Moon, 2269 Lexington Rd., 456-6569, augustmoonbistro.com, $$$, Full Bar.

cONTEMPOrArY AMErIcAN

Gary’s on Spring, 204 S. Spring St., 584-5533, garysonspring.com, $$, Full Bar.

Pub/SPortS bar

Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium, 2345 Lexington Rd., 452-9531, $, Full Bar.

Spring Street Bar and Grill, 300 S. Spring St., 584-6630, springstreet.com, $$, Full Bar.

 

iroquois park

barbEcuE

Rubbies Southside Grill & Bar, 6905 Southside Dr., 367-0007, $, Full Bar.

Cafe/coffEE

Sister Bean’s, 5225 New Cut Rd., 364-0082, $.

cHINESE

China Castle, 7420 Third Street Rd., 367-4272, $.

DESSErtS/bakEry

DaLat’s Gateaux & Bakery, 6915 Southside Dr., 368-9280, $.

MExIcaN/tex-mex

El Nopal, 5444 New Cut Rd., 380-8447, $ Beer, Wine, Full Bar.

El Tarasco, 5425 New Cut Rd., 368-5628, $, Beer, Wine.

PIzza

Iroquois Pizza, 6614 Manslick Rd., 363-1234, $$, Beer, Wine.

Pub/SPortS bar

Hoops Grill and Sports Bar, 6733 Strawberry Lane, 375-4667, $, Full Bar.

Spectator’s Bar and Grill, 5530 New Cut Rd., 368-7650, $, Full Bar.

VIEtNaMESE

Cafe Thuy Van, 5600 National Turnpike, 366-6959, $, Beer.

Pho Binh Minh, 6709 Strawberry Lane,375-9249, $, Beer.

Vietnam Kitchen, 5339 Mitscher Ave., 363-5154, $, Beer.

 

JEFFErsoNToWN

aSIaN

Shah’s Mongolian Grill, 9148 Taylorsville Rd., 493-0234, $, Full Bar.

barbEcuE

Cattleman’s Roadhouse, 2901 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 384-7623, cattlemansroadhouse.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

Cafe/coffEE

Argo Sons Coffee, 3640 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 491-9396, argosonscoffee.com, $.

caJuN

J. Gumbo’s, 8603 Citadel Way, 493-4720, $, Beer.

Joe’s OK Bayou, 9874 Linn Station Rd., 426-1320, joesokbayou.com, $$,Full Bar.

caSuaL DINING

Brick House Taven & Tap, 871 Hurstbourne Prkwy., 326-3182,

BrickhouseTavernandTap.com , $$, Full Bar.

Mussel & Burger Bar, 9200 Taylorsville Rd., 384-4834, $$, Beer.

Noodles & Company, Plainview Shopping Ctr., 1225 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 632-0102, noodles.com/order, $. Quality, affordable fast food made to delight tree-huggers. They advertise naturally raised pork, organic tofu, free-range eggs and they serve your meal on real china to prove that they’re “green.” (Reviewed 10/22/14)

cHINESE

China King, 3830 Ruckriegel Pkwy., 240-0500, $.

Happy China, 9106 Taylorsville Rd., 493-1001, $.

Jumbo Buffet, 2731 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 495-0028, $$, Beer, Wine.

New China, 231 Blankenbaker Pkwy., 254-9299, $.

Yen Ching, 1818 Hurstbourne Pkwy., 491-3581,$, Beer.

DELI/SaNDwIcHES

Backyard Burger, 1800 Priority Way, 240-9945, backyardburgers.com, $.

Home Run Burgers & Fries, 2060 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 409-7004, homerunburger.com, $, Beer.

DESSErtS/bakEry

Gigi’s Cupcakes, 1977 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 499-4998, $.

HotEL DINING

Charr’d Bourbon Kitchen and Lounge (Marriott East), 1903 Embassy Sq. Blvd., $$$, Full Bar.

INDIaN

Shalimar, 1820 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 493-8899, louisvilleshalimar.com, $$, Full Bar.

ITALIAN

Cena Italian Trattoria, 9200 Taylorsville Rd., 384-4834, facebook.com/CENAitaliantrattoria , $$$, Full Bar.

JaPaNESE

Dancing Sushi Japanese Steakhouse, 2809 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., $$, Beer, Wine.

Kansai, 1850 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy.,618-1870, $$, Full Bar.

Shogun Japanese Steakhouse, 9026 Taylorsville Rd., 499-5700, $$$, Beer, Wine.

MExIcaN/tEx-MEx

El Nopal, 12600 Taylorsville Rd., 240- 6022, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 10500 Watterson Tr., 266-5956, $, Full Bar.

El Tarasco, 9606 Taylorsville Rd., 297-8003, $, Full Bar.

El Roro Cantina & Grill, 1810 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 491-7272, $, Full Bar.

Senor Iguanas, 9909 Taylorsville Rd., 409-9565, $$, Full Bar.

Racos Roreados Mexican Taqueria, 9109 Galene Dr., 468-3524, $.

PIzza

Bearno’s Little Sicily, 10117 Taylorsville Rd., 267-2549, $$, Beer.

Boombozz Pizza Bistro, 12613 Taylorsville Rd., 261-0222, TonyBoombozz.com, $$, Full Bar

Johnny V’s, 10509 Watterson Trail, 267-0900, $$, Full Bar.

Loui Loui’s Authentic Detroit Style Pizza, 10212 Taylorsville Rd., 266-7599, louislouis.com, $, Full Bar.

Louisville Pizza Company, 3910 Ruckriegel Pkwy., 267-1188, chubbyrays.com, $, Full Bar.

Wick’s Pizza, 9700 Bluegrass Pkwy., 409-4257, wickspizza.com, $, Full Bar.

Pub/SPortS bar

Chatter’s Bar & Grill, 2745 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 961-9700, $$, Full Bar.

SEafooD

El Marlin Marisqueria, 1850 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 365-1777, $$$, Full Bar.

Kingfish, 1610 Kentucky Mills Dr., 240-0700, $$, Full Bar.

Pass Time Fish House, 10801 Locust Rd., 267-4633, $$, Full Bar.

 

LYNDoN

Cafe/coffEE/tEa

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 4901 Brownsboro Rd., 425-3688, heinebroscoffee.com.

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, Westport Village, 425-9199, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Louisville Tea Company, 9305 New Lagrange Rd., 365-2516, louisvilleteacompany.com, $.

CAJAN

Selena’s at Willow Lake Tavern, 10609 Lagrange Rd., 245-9004, $$, Full Bar.

CaSual Dining

Austin’s, 4950 Hwy. 42, 423-1990, austins-restaurant.com, $$, Full Bar.

Goose Creek Diner, 2923 Goose Creek Rd., 339-8070, gcdiner.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Incredible Dave’s, 9236 Westport Rd., 426-4790, incredibledaves.com, $$, Full Bar.

Wild Eggs, 1311 Herr Lane, 618-2866, wildeggs.com, $.

ChineSe

Emperor of China, 2210 Holiday Manor Shopping Center, 426-1717, $$, Full Bar.

Jade Palace, 1109 Herr Lane, 425-9878, $$, Full Bar.

ConteMporary aMeriCan

Corner Cafe, 9307 New Lagrange Rd., 426-8119, cornercafelouisville.com, $$, Full Bar. A Lyndon favorite for more than 20 years, Corner Cafe may have upscale trappings, but it’s really just a friendly neighborhood joint, and the prices are right. Dinner entrees range in price from $17.75 to $27.50, and the pizzas, which rank in the city’s top tier, start at $10. (Reviewed 6/11/14)

Ghyslain, Westport Village, 690- 6001, ghyslain.com, $$.

Anoosh Bistro, 4864 Brownsboro Ctr., 690-6585, facebook.com/Anooshbistro, $$$$, Full Bar.  The look and decor of the place (which involved a massive redo of the old Mike Best Meats) remains the same. So do the menu and beverage program. Not that there’s anything wrong with that: Henry’s cuisine was appealing, and if a new hand in the kitchen yields slight differences from menu to plate, no worries. It’s going to be good. (Reviewed 10/1/14)

Napa River Grill, Westport Village, 1211 Herr Lane, 423-5822, napariverlouisville.com, $$$, Full Bar. The Sunday brunch buffet at Napa River Grill allows you to order your eggs cooked to order. The buffet is thoughtfully set up, uses Kentucky Proud meats and produce when available and is well-curated, pans kept fresh and hot. (Reviewed 1/8/14)

Deli/SanDWiCheS

Starving Artist Cafe and Deli, 8034 New Lagrange Rd., 412-1599, $.

DeSSertS/BaKery

Cake Flour, 2420 Lime Kiln Lane, 425-0130, cakeflourbakery.com, $.

The Comfy Cow, Westport Village, 425-4979, thecomfycow.com, $.

Donut Kastle, 608 Lyndon Lane, 426-9248, $.

gerMan

Gasthaus, 4812 Brownsboro Center, 899-7177, $$$, Beer, Wine. Gasthaus, one of the only remaining German eateries in Louisville, has been serving up authentic German food from the Greipel family since 1993. Their space in the Brownsboro Center dreamily evokes a German inn, which, in fact, is what Gasthaus (“Guest House”) means. (Reviewed 6/18/14)

inDian

Taj Palace, 2929 Goose Creek Rd., 423-9692, tajpalacelouisville.com, $$. Taj Palace is generally packed at

JapaneSe

Hiko-a-Mon Sushi Bar, 1115 Herr Lane, 365-1651, $$$, Full Bar.

ToGo Sushi, 700 Lyndon Lane, 883-0666, $.

Tokyo, 2415 Lime Kiln Lane, 339-7171, $$, Beer, Wine.

LATIN

Mojito Tapas Restaurant, 2231 Holiday Manor Shopping Ctr., 425-0949, $$, Full Bar.

MeDiterranean

Shiraz Mediterranean Grill, 2226 Holiday Manor, 426-9954, $.

MexiCan/tex-mex

El Mariachi, 9901 LaGrange Road, 413-5770, $, Full Bar. If you’re really craving Mexican chitlins, you can head on over to El Mariachi in the East End right now and summon a brace of Mexican-style tacos de tripas — yep, chitlins tacos — for around 2 bucks a taco. (Reviewed 8/20/14)

El Nopal, 9473 Westport Rd., 327-6551, $, Full Bar.

El Tarasco, 9901 Lagrange Rd., 326- 9373, $, Full Bar.

Quaca Mole, 9921 Ormsby Station Rd., 365-4822, $$, Full Bar.

La Rosita, 8730 Westport Rd., 618-4588, $.

Los Aztecas, 1107 Herr Lane, 426-3994, losaztecas.net , $, Full Bar.

Qdoba, 1321 Herr Lane, 618-3622, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

pizza

Bearno’s Pizza, 9222 Westport Rd., 423-1224, $, Full Bar.

Boombozz Pizza & Taphouse, 1315 Herr Lane, Westport Village, 394-0000, $$, Full Bar.

Sal’s Pizza Pub, 812 Lyndon Lane, 365-4700, $$, Full Bar.

Spinelli’s Pizzeria, 2905 Goose Creek Rd., 632-2832, $$, Beer.

Wick’s Pizza, 2927 Goose Creek Rd.,327-9425, wickspizza.com, $, Full Bar.

puB/SportS Bar/lounge

Amy Z’s, 813 Lyndon Lane, 290-7334, $, Full Bar.

Joe’s Older Than Dirt, 8131 New Lagrange Rd., 426-2074, $, Full Bar.

R Place Pub, 9603 Whipps Mill Rd., 425-8516, $, Full Bar.

thai

Thai Cafe, 2226 Holiday Manor Shopping Center, 425-4815, $, Beer, Wine.

 

MIDDLETOWN/ANchOrAgE

BarBeCue

Big Bubba’s BBQ, 14049 Shelbyville Rd., 244-6868, bigbubba.com, $$, Full Bar.

Mark’s Feed Store, 11422 Shelbyville Rd., 244-0140, marksfeedstore.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

Cafe/CoFFee

Java Brewing Company, 135 S. English Station Rd., javabrewingco.com, $.

CaSual Dining

Nonnie’s Kitchen, 11601 Main St., 245-4411, $.

Wild Eggs, 153 S. English Station Rd., 618-3449, wildeggs.com, $.

ChineSe

Harvest Moon, 506 Lake Forest Pkwy., 245-2100, $.

Jasmine Chinese Cuisine, 13823 English Villa Dr., 244-8896, $.

Wang’s Wok, 11517 Shelbyville Rd., 244-9898, $.

ConteMporary aMeriCan

Anchorage Cafe, 11505 Park Rd., 708-1880, $, Beer and Wine.

Brix Wine Bar and Bistro, 12418 New Lagrange Rd., 243-1120, $$, Full Bar.

Village Anchor Pub & Roost, 110507 Park Rd., 708-1850, villageanchor.com, $$$, Full Bar. Is there

CuBan

Havana Rumba II, 12003 Shelbyville Rd., 244-5375, havanarumbaonline.com, $$, Full Bar.

Deli/SanDWiCheS

Cheddar Box Cafe, 12121 Shelbyville Rd., 245-2622, $$.

Cottage Cafe, 11609 Main St., Middletown, 244-9497, $.

Keeling’s, 11904 Shelbyville Rd., 245-6997, $.

DeSSertS/BaKery

Breadworks, 11800 Shelbyville Rd., 254-2885, $.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 12531 Shelbyville Rd., 245-7031, $.

State Donuts, 12907 Factory Lane, 409-8825, $.

health ConSCiouS/Vegetarian

Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 12232 Shelbyville Rd., 244-2022, rainbowblossom.com, $.

hotel Dining

Atrium Cafe (Embassy Suites), 9940 Corporate Campus Dr., 426-9191, $$, Full Bar.

INDIAN

  Clay Oven Indian Restaurant, 12567 Shelbyville Rd., 254-4363, clayovenlouisville.com, $$, Beer, Wine. This Middletown spot is a very good Indian restaurant, joining our current favorites Bombay Palace and DakShin as tops in town for Indian fare. The venue is attractive and comfortable, with charming large murals of Indian scenes covering the walls, and the food pops with bright and varied flavors. (Reviewed 12/18/13)

JapaneSe

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, 12905 Shelbyville Rd., 253-0036, $$, Full Bar.

Masa Japanese Bistro & Sushi Bar, 12336 Shelbyville Rd., 409-5040, $$, Full Bar.

MexiCan/tex-mex

El Nopal, 12937 Shelbyville Rd., 253-6802, $, Full Bar.

Mexico Tipico, 12401 Shelbyville Rd., 645-8778, $, Full Bar.

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina, 12915 Shelbyville Rd., 365-1424, salsaritas.com, $, Full Bar.

piZZa

Original Impellizzeri’s, 4933 Brownsboro Rd., 425-9080, $$$, Full Bar.

Wick’s Pizza, 12717 Shelbyville Rd., 213-9425, wickspizza.com, $, Full Bar.

puB/SportS Bar

Mr. G’s lounge, 10432 Shelbyville Rd., 244-0165, $, Full Bar.

New Direction Bar and Grill, 2630 Chamberlain Lane, 243-8429, $, Full Bar.

SeaFooD

Rumors Restaurant and Raw Bar, 12339 Shelbyville Rd., 245-0366, rumorrestaurants.com, $, Full Bar.

thai

Simply Thai, 12003 Shelbyville Rd., 690-6723, $.

VietnaMeSe

Lemongrass Cafe, 11606 Shelbyville Rd., 244-7110, $.

 

OkOlOna/HigHview/lynnview

BarBeCue

Bootleg Barbecue, 7508 Preston Hwy., 968-5657, $, Beer.

CaSual Dining

Our Best Restaurant, 5404 Antle Dr., 962-8810, $$.

ChiCKen

Indi’s, 2901 Fern Valley Rd., 969-7993, $, Beer.

Chinese

China Cafe, 8625 Preston Hwy., 968-7450, $, Beer, Wine.

China Garden, 7309 Preston Hwy., 968-4672, $, Beer, Wine.

Golden Buddha, 8000 Preston Hwy., 968-7700, $.

Golden Palace Buffet, 161 Outer Loop, 368-2868, $.

Golden Wall, 3111 Fern Valley Rd., 968-9717, $, Beer.

Royal Garden Buffet, 5729 Preston Hwy., 969-3788, $$, Beer.

CuBan

Cuban Flavor, 5700 Outer Loop, 618-2181, $.

El Rincon Cuban Restaurant & Bar, 8118 Preston Hwy., 742-2759, $.

Deli/sanDWiChes

Sub Station II, 3101 Fern Valley Rd., 964-1075, $.

DesseRTs/BaKeRY

Donut Express, 5603 Outer Loop, 968-8083, $.

hOTel DininG

Sporting News Grill (Holiday Inn), 6551 Paramont Park Dr., $$, Full Bar.

KORean

Koreana II, 5009 Preston Hwy., 968-9686, $$, Beer, Wine.

MexiCan/Tex-mex

El Nopal, 4214 Outer Loop, 968-2566, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 11336 Preston Hwy., 961-9851, $, Full Bar.

La Hacienda Guadalajara, 4132 Outer Loop, 966-4660, $.

La Monarca, 6501 Shepherdsville Rd., 969-7938, $.

Rosticeria Luna, 5213 Preston Hwy., 962-8898, $.

Tacqueria La Mexicana, 6201 Preston Hwy., 969-4449, $.

Tienda la Chapinlandia, 1209 McCawley Rd., 384-7075, $. Located within a small Latino grocery just off Preston Highway, this Guatemalan eatery offers about three-dozen goodies, virtually all $10 or less. Tacos and tortas resemble their Mexican cousins, but we recommend requesting your tortillas “hechas a mano” (“made by hand”), and you’ll get yours patted out fresh by hand. (Reviewed 4/23/14)

Tumbleweed, 4255 Outer Loop, 966-0307, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

Pizza

Bearno’s Little Sicily, 8019 Preston Hwy., 968-6060, $$, Beer.

Fat Daddy’s Pizza, 10611 W. Manslick Rd., 363-7551, $.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

Stooges Bar and Grill, 7123 Grade Lane, 363-9803, $, Full Bar.

seaFOOD

Fishery Station, 5627 Outer Loop, 968-8363, $, Beer.

Thai

Sala Thai, 10403 Glenmary Farm Dr., 493-3944, $$.

Thai Smile 5, 5800 Preston Hwy., 961-9018, $.

 

Old lOuisville/uNiveRsiTY

asian

Saigon One, 333 W. Cardinal Blvd., 638-8989, $.

Cafe/COFFee

Quills Coffee, 327 W. Cardinal Blvd., 690-5553, $.

Smokey’s Bean, 1451 S. First St., 749-6900, $.

Casual DininG

Barasti Bar & Grill, 1164 S Third St., 654-7057, baristabar.com, $$.

Burger Boy, 1450 S. Brook St., 635-7410, $.

Cardinal Hall of Fame Cafe, 2745 Crittenden Dr., 635-8686, cardinalhalloffamecafe.com, $$, Full Bar.

Derby Cafe (Kentucky Derby Museum), 704 Central Ave., 634-8858, derbycafe.com, $, Full Bar.

Dizzy Whiz Drive-In, 217 W. St. Catherine St., 583-3828, $.

Ollie’s Trolley, 978 S. Third St., 583-5214, $.

Tom + Chee, 319 W. Cardinal Blvd., 749-2299, $.

Wagner’s Pharmacy, 3133 S. Fourth St., 375-3800, $.

ChiCKen

Cluckers, 313 W. Cardinal Blvd., 365-1665, $, Full Bar.

Chinese

A Taste of China, 1167 S. Fourth St., 585-5582, $.

COnTeMPORaRY aMeRiCan

Buck’s, 425 W. Ormsby St., 637-5284, bucksrestaurantandbar.com, $$$, Full Bar.

610 Magnolia, 610 W. Magnolia St., 636-0783, 610magnolia.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

Deli/sanDWiChes

Ermin’s Bakery and Cafe, 1201 S. First St., 635-6960, $.

DesseRTs/BaKeRY

The Comfy Cow, 339 W. Cardinal Blvd., 409-5090, thecomfycow.com, $.

iTalian

Amici, 316 Ormsby Ave., 637-3167, $$, Full Bar.

MexiCan/Tex-mex

Bazo’s Fresh Mexican Grill, 1907 S. Fourth St., 899-9746, $, Beer.

La Tapatia, 3022 S. Third St., 638-0300, $, Beer.

Qdoba, 1832 S. Third St., 442-0201, $, Beer.

Santa Fe Grill, 3000 S. Third St., 634-3722, $.

Señor Iguanas, 3105 S. Second St., 368-0876, iguanasmex.com, $, Full Bar.

Pizza

Pizza Donisi, 1396 S. Second St., 213-0488, $.

PuB/sPORTs BaR

Granville Inn, 1601 S. Third St., 637-9128, $, Full Bar.

The Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311, $, Full Bar.

Seafood

Hill Street Fish Fry, 111 E. Hill St., 636-3474, $.

VeGeTaRIaN

Green Leaf Natural Vegetarian Bistro, 309 W. Cardinal Blvd., 637-5887, $.

 

PLEASURE RIDGE PARK

BaRBecue

Firefresh Bar-B-Q, 8610 Dixie Hwy., 995-7585, firefreshbbq.com, $, Beer.

caSuaL dINING

Carolyn’s, 3822 Cane Run Rd., 776-9519, $.

Frontier Diner, 7299 Dixie Hwy., 271-3663, $.

Jerry’s, 4832 Dixie Hwy., 447-4610, $.

cHIcKeN

Wingstop, 4812 Dixie Hwy., 409-6000, $.

cHINeSe

Eastern House, 5372 Dixie Hwy., 568-2688, $, Beer.

deSSeRTS/BaKeRy

PRP’s Ice Cream Corner, 5115 Greenwood Rd., 935-4704, $.

ITaLIaN

Tuscany, 165 Outer Loop, 363-0308, $$.

JaPaNeSe

Fuji Asian Bistro, 6801 Dixie Hwy., 937-0488, $$.

MexIcaN/Tex-Mex

El Nopal, 5444 New Cut Rd., 380-8447, $ Full Bar.

El Tarasco, 5425 New Cut Rd., 368-5628, $, Beer, Wine.

Mexico Tipico, 6517 Dixie Hwy., 933-9523, $$, Full Bar.

Pina Fiesta Mexican Grill, 7895 Dixie Hwy., 995-6775, $, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 9701 Dixie Hwy., 937-9951, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

PIzza

Bearno’s, 7895 Dixie Hwy., 937-1199, $$, Beer.

Bonnie & Clyde’s Pizza Parlor, 7611 Dixie Hwy., 935-5540, $.

Pleasure Ridge Pizza and Sports Bar, 5603 Greewood Rd., 933-7373, $, Beer.

Spinelli’s Pizzeria, 8610 Dixie Hwy., 614-5300, $$, Beer.

PuB/SPoRTS BaR

Benchwarmer’s, 7325 St. Andrews Church Rd., 368-1148, $, Full Bar.

Brewskee’s Tavern, 5507 Valley Station Rd., 933-0361, $, Full Bar.

Jokers Bar and Grill, 7323 St. Andrews Church Rd., 363-5662, $, Full Bar.

O’Dolly’s, 7800 Old Third St. Rd., 375-1690, $, Full Bar.

Seafood

John O’Bryan’s Tavern, 4123 Flintlock Dr., 449-4940, $.

 

Portland/West end

BaRBeQue

B & B Barbecue, 139 S. 44th St., 772-9500, $$.

Rite Way Bar-B-Cue House, 1548 S. Catherine St., 584-9385, $.

cafE/coffee

Java House Mansion, 2910 Northwestern Pkwy., 772-2243, $.

CASUAL DINING

Papa Mike’s, 3400 W. Market St., 883-1009, $.

Sweet Peaches, 1800 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., 356-0232, $.

cHIcKeN

Indi’s, 3820 W. Market St., 778-5154, $.

King’s Fried Chicken, 1302 Dixie Hwy., 776-3013, $.

cHINeSe

Chopsticks House, 2112 W. Broadway, 772-3231, $.

Crystal Chinese Fast Food, 3901 W. Market St., 776-9702, $.

Happy Dragon, 2600 W. Broadway, 778-2573, $.

deLI/SaNdWIcHeS

Bernie’s Delights, 221 S. 39th St., 776-9331, $.

Laura’s Deli & Marts, 3401 W. Market St., 776-9542, $.

deSSeRTS/BaKeRy

Howard’s Bakery, 355 N. 23rd St., 774-1700, $.

PIzza

Annie’s Pizza, 2520 Portland Ave., 776-6400, $.

PuB/SPoRTS BaR

Portland Beer Depot, 3633 Pflanz Ave., 772-0090, $, Beer.

SouL food

Big Momma’s Soul Food Kitchen, 4532 W. Broadway, 772-9580, $.

Forty Acres and a Mule, 1800 Dixie Hwy., 776-5600, $.

Soul Kitchen, 4532 W. Broadway, 772-9580, $$.

 

Prestonia/airPort

coNTeMPoRaRy aMeRIcaN

Woodford Reserve Bar and Grille, Louisville International Airport, 363-2526, hmshost.com, $$, Full Bar.

HoTeL dINING

Blue Horse (Crown Plaza Hotel), 830 Phillips Lane, 367-2251, $$$, Full Bar.

Empire Grill and Bar (Executive Inn), 978 Phillips Lane, 367-2251, $$, Full Bar.

Great American Grill (Hilton), 2735 Crittenden Dr., 637-2424, $, Full Bar.

MedITeRRaNeaN

Mirage Mediterranean Restaurant, 4100 Preston Hwy., 363-7788, $.

MexIcaN/Tex-mex

El Torito de Jalisco, 4325 Preston Hwy., 409-8138, $.

 

ProsPect

caSuaL dINING

Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grille, 5700 Captain’s Quarters Rd., 228-1651, cqriverside.com, $$, Full Bar.

Cunningham’s Creekside, 301 Upper River Rd., 228-3625, $, Full Bar.

J. Harrod’s, 7507 Upper River Rd., 228-4555, $$$, Full Bar.

Karem’s Grill & Pub, 9424 Norton Commons Blvd., 327-5646, $, Full Bar.

cHINeSe

Panda, 9543 Hwy. 42, 228-6400, $.

Tea Station, 9422 Norton Commons Blvd., 432-1202, teastationbistro.com, $$, Full Bar.

coNTeMPoRaRy aMeRIcaN

Blackstone Grille, 9521 U.S. 42, 228-6962, theblackstonegrille.com, $$$, Full Bar.

The Bristol Bar & Grille, 6051 Timber Ridge Dr., 292-2585, bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Full Bar.

deLI/SaNdWIcHeS

Butcher’s Best Meats & Deli, 9521 U.S. Hwy. 42, 365-4650, $.

Verbena Cafe, 10639 Meeting St., Norton Commons, 592-5492, $$.

deSSeRTS/BaKeRy

Copper Cupcake, Norton Commons, 708-2418, coppercupcake.com, $.

Gelato Gilberto, 9434 Norton Commons Blvd., 423-7751, $.

ITaLIaN

Bistro 42, 6021 Timber Ridge Dr., 632-2552, $$, Beer, Wine.

JaPaNeSe

Arata Sushi, 9207 U.S. Hwy. 42, 409-4880, $$, Full Bar.

Hanabi Sushi & Japanese Cuisine, 6027 Timber Ridge Dr., 228-8244, hanabisushi.biz, $$, Full Bar.

Shogun Japanese Steakhouse, 4110 Hampton Lake Way, 394-0123, $$$, Full Bar.

MedITeRRaNeaN

Burning Bush Grille & Mediterranean Cafe, 13206 W. Hwy. 42, 228-7776, $.

MExiCAN/Tex-mex

Los Aztecas, 9207 Hwy. 42, 228-2450, losaztecas.net, $, Full Bar.

PizzA

Bearno’s Pizza, 9207 W. Highway 42, 228-9388, $$, Beer, Wine.

Johnny Brusco’s New York Style Pizza, 10600 Meeting St., Norton Commons, 749-8400, $.

 

Shively

BARBECUE

Bud’s Tavern and Grill, 4014 Dixie Hwy., 384-9131, $, Full Bar.

CAsUAl DiNiNg

Dot’s Diner, 3614 Seventh Street Rd., 366-4786, $.

Famous Mike’s Steak and Lemonade, 3052 Wilson Ave., 618-0102, $.

Grady’s Burgers & Wings, 3825 Taylor Blvd., 361-1106, $, Beer.

The Kitchen, 5300 Cane Run Rd., 384-6525, $.

Monarch Room, 4110 Dixie Hwy., 448-2020, $.

Terri Ann’s, 2605 Rockford Lane, 449-9026, $.

CHiCKEN

Indi’s, 4419 Cane Run Rd., 448-1108, $.

Indi’s, 4590 Dixie Hwy, 447-4856, $.

Rooster’s Wings, 4420 Dixie Hwy., 384-0330, $.

Wing Station, 2119 Crums Lane, 618-0288, $.

CHiNEsE

China Wok, 4130 Taylor Blvd, 363-7711, $.

Chinese Express, 3228 Crums Lane, 448-1360, $.

First Wok, 3967 Seventh St. Rd., 448-0588, $.

Golden Star Chinese Fast Food, 3458 Taylor Blvd., 368-1833, $.

Golden Wok, 4231 Taylor Blvd., 361-3032, $.

Happy Buddha Fast Food, 3927 Dixie Hwy., 448-3773, $.

DEssERTs/BAKERY

Frosty Treats, 3601 Seventh Street Rd., 368-5094, $.

PizzA

Angilo’s Pizza, 1725 Berry Blvd., 368-1032, $.

Annie’s Pizza, 4007 Cane Run Rd., 449-4444, $.

Annie’s Pizza, 2710 Rockford Lane, 449-2499, $.

PUB/sPoRTs BAR

Cactus Jack’s, 3640 Taylor Blvd., 361-5443, $, Beer.

Game Time Bar & Grill, 2316 Farnsley Rd., 778-4400, $, Beer.

Hacker’s Sports Bar & Restaurant, 2806 Crums Lane, 448-5500, $, Beer.

Juanita’s Place, 3294 Taylor Blvd., 361-1638, $, Beer.

Mixer’s Lounge, 2800 Crums Lane, 449-2867, $, Beer.

Ralph’s Bar & Grill, 4112 Cane Run Rd., 447-0908, $, Beer.

Wyandotte Tavern, 3700 Taylor Blvd., 363-9165, $, Beer.

soUl fooD

Franco’s, 3300 Dixie Hwy., 448-8044, $.

 

SPRiNGhURST

AsiAN

Ghengis Grill, 4002 Town Center Drive, 426-4945, ghengisgrill.com, $$.

Cafe/CoffEE

Java Brewing Company, 4828 Norton Healthcare Blvd., javabrewingco.com, $.

 CoNTEMPoRARY AMERiCAN

Corbett’s “An American Place,” 5050 Norton Healthcare Blvd., 327-5058, $$$$, Full Bar. Chef Dean Corbett has won a devoted following, never chasing trends but sticking to the fundamentals, presented with high style. Often traditional, always classy, never stuffy: This is Corbett’s recipe for lasting success. (Reviewed 10/15/14)

DEssERTs/BAKERY

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 3521 Springhurst Commons Dr., 326-8990, $.

HEAlTH CoNsCioUs/VEgETARiAN

Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 3608 Springhurst Blvd., 339-5090, rainbowblossom.com, $.

iTAliAN

Martini italian Bistro, 4021 Summit Plaza Drive, 394-9797, martinilouisville.com, $$, Full Bar.

JAPANEsE

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse, 3576 Springhurst Blvd., 339-1978, $$, Full Bar.

MExiCAN/Tex-mex

Casa Fiesta, 10000 Brownsboro Rd., 423-4604, $, Full Bar.

Fiesta Time Mexican Grill, 11320 Maple Brook Dr., 425-9144, $, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 3550 Springhurst Common Dr., 412-8171, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

PizzA

Papalinos Pizza, 3598 Springhurst Blvd.,736-2700, $$$, Full Bar.

Tony Boombozz Pizza & Vino, 2813 Hurstbourne Lane, 394-0000, $$, Beer, Wine.

PUB/sPoRTs BAR/loUNgE

Drake’s, 3921 Summit Plaza Dr., 384-3921, $$, Full Bar.

Rootie’s Sports Bar & Grill, 12205 Westport Rd., 365-4681, $, Full Bar.

 

ST. MaTThewS

AsiAN

  Ginza Asian Bistro, 9420 Shelbyville Rd., 749-8878, $$. Ginza, a newish suburban eatery, has set itself to a mighty high standard with its choice of moniker; however, none of eight dishes we tried ranked as outstanding. Much of Ginza’s praise should go to its high-end sushi rolls, prepared to order at the short but stylish sushi bar. (Reviewed 1/22/14)

Saigon Cafe, 106 Fairfax Ave., 893-7757, $$.

Yang Kee Noodle, 7900 Shelbyville Rd. (Oxmoor Center), 426-0800, $, Beer, Wine.

BARBECUE

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, 285 N. Hubbards Lane, 650-9065, $.

River Road BBQ, 3017 River Rd., 592-7065, $.

Cafe/CoffEE

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 119 Chenoweth Lane, 893-5103, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

Heine Brothers’ Coffee, 4305 Shelbyville Rd., 889-0205, heinebroscoffee.com, $.

CAsUAl DiNiNg

Bluegrass Burgers, 3334 Frankfort Ave., 614-6567, $.

Cafe Lou Lou, 106 Sears Ave., 893-776, cafeloulou.com, $$, Full Bar.

Home Run Burgers & Fries, 4600 Shebyville Rd., 365-3388, homerunburger.com, $.

Kayrouz Cafe, 127 Wiltshire Ave., 896-

2630, $, Beer, Wine.

Lonnie’s Best Taste of Chicago, 121 St. Matthews Ave., 895-2380, $.

Meridian Cafe, 112 Meridian Ave., 897-9703, $, Beer.

Tin Roof, 3921 Shelbyville Rd., 895-1914, tinroofbars.com/home/louisville, $$, Full Bar.

Tom + Chee, 111 St. Matthews Ave., 893-3575, $.

W.W. Cousins, 900 Dupont Rd., 897-9684, $, Beer.

Wild Eggs, 3985 Dutchmans Lane, 893-8005, $, Full Bar.

Winner’s Circle, 1325 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-2600, $$, Full Bar.

CHiNEsE

China 1, 123 Breckenridge Lane, 897-6511, $.

House of Dragon, 126 Breckenridge Lane, 893-7994, $$.

King Wok, 291 N. Hubbards Lane, 899-7188, $.

Ling Ling, 10476 Shelbyville Rd., 245-2100, $$.

Liu’s Garden, 11517 Shelbyville Rd., 244-9898, $$.

Oriental House, 4302 Shelbyville Rd., 897-1017, $.

Sichuan Garden, 9850 Linn Station Rd., 426-6767, $, Full Bar.

CoNTEMpoRARY AMERiCAN

Bristol Bar and Grille, 300 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0627, bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Full Bar.

Equus, 122 Sears Ave., 897-9026, $$$, Full Bar.

60 West, 3939 Shelbyville Rd., 719-9717, $$, Full Bar.

211 Clover Lane, 211 Clover Lane, 896-9570, 211cloverLanecom, $$$$, Full Bar.

CUBAN

Havana Rumba, 4115 Oechsli Ave.,897-1959, $$, Full Bar.

DEli/sANDWiCHEs

Bloom’s lunch Cafe, 307 Wallace Ave., 896-8008, $.

Cafe J Deli (Jewish Community Center), 3600 Dutchmans Lane, 459-0660, jccoflouisville.org, $.

Cheddar Box Cafe, 3909 Chenoweth Sq., 893-2324, $$.

Cheddar Box Too, 109 Chenoweth Lane, 896-1133, thecheddarbox.com., $$.The original Cheddar Box opened up this breakfast/lunch spot for diners opting to eat in. Just about every seat has been filled since opening day, loaded with happy campers noshing on a truncated selection of the soups and sandwiches that Cheddar Box made its own. (Reviewed 12/11/13)

Feed Bag, 133 Breckenridge Lane, 896-1899, $.

Lotsa Pasta, 3717 Lexington Rd., 896-6361, $.

Paul’s Fruit Market, 3905 Chenoweth Square, 896-8918, paulsfruit.com, $.

Shady Lane Cafe, 4806 BrownsboroRd., 893-5118, $.

Wall Street Deli, 3920 Dutchmans Lane, 894-0889, wallstreetdeli.com, $.

DEssERTs/BAKERY

Desserts By Helen, 3500 Frankfort Ave., 451-7151, dessertsbyhelen.com, $.

Heitzman’s Traditional Bakery, 9409 Shelbyville Rd., 339-0224, $.

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 3737 Lexington Rd., 893-3393, $.

Plehn’s Bakery, 3940 Shelbyville Rd., 896-4438, $.

fRENCH

Brasserie Provence, 150 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 883-3153, brasserieprovence.com, $$$, Full Bar.

gREEK/MEDiTERRANEAN

Chef Maria’s Greek Deli, 102 Fairfax Ave., 895-7075, $.

Majid’s, 3911 Chenoweth Sq., 618-2222, mejidstmatthews.com, $$, Full Bar.

Shiraz Mediterranean Grill, 201 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-3440, $.

HealtH ConsCious/Vegetarian

Rainbow Blossom Natural Foods, 3738 Lexington Rd., 896-0189, rainbowblossom.com, $.

Hotel Dining

El Nopal (Ramada Inn), 1041 Zorn Ave., 897-5101, $$, Full Bar.

InDian

Bombay Grill, 216 N. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 425-8892, $$, Full Bar.

Japanese

Asahi, 3701 Lexington Rd., 895-1130, $$.

Ichiban Samurai, 1510 Lakeshore Ct., 412-3339, ichibansamurai.com, $$$, Full Bar.

Mikato Japanese Steakhouse, 3938 Dupont Circle, 891-0081, $$, Full Bar.

Sakura Blue, 4600 Shelbyville Rd., 897-3600, $$, Full Bar.

Sato’s Zen Sushi & Sake, 285 N. Hubbard’s Lane, 893-8901, $, Full Bar.

Korean

Charim, 4123 Oechsli Ave., 290-8900, $.

MeXiCan/tex-mex

Bazo’s Fresh Mexican Grill, 4014 Dutchmans Lane, 899-9600, $, Beer.

El Tarasco, 110 Fairfax Ave., 895-8010, $, Full Bar.

Qdoba, 970 Breckenridge Lane, 721-8100, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina, 285 N. Hubbards Lane, 897-5323, $, Full Bar.

Señor Iguanas, 4000 Dutchmans Lane, 742-1900, iguanasmex.com, $, Full Bar.

Señor Iguanas, 9424 Shelbyville Rd., 425-4581, iguanasmex.com, $, Full Bar.

The Ville Taqueria, 3922 Westport Rd., 721-8226, $, Beer.

Tumbleweed, 380 Brenton Way, 955-5747, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $$, Full Bar.

piZZa

Blaze Pizza, 4600 Shelbyville Rd., 895-7800, blazepizza.com. $, Beer, Wine. Blaze is a chain, but the outfit claims a strong Louisville tie with onetime U of L and NBA hoops star Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman and James and Jim Patterson. Based on custom-built product made while you watch, they can have your pizza sizzling in front of you in minutes. (Reviewed 7/9/14)

Boombozz Pizza and Tap House, 3400 Frankfort Ave., 896-9090, tonyboombozz.com, $$, Full Bar.

Coals Artisan Pizza, 3724 Frankfort Ave., 742-8200, coalsartisanpizza.com, $$, Full Bar. Try a Coals pizza or two and you’ll never look at the more commonplace gas- or electric-fired pizza ovens in quite the same way again. Handled with care by experienced chefs, this yields a paper-thin crust with a fine edge, a golden hue, and caramelized charred spots across the bottom. (Reviewed 10/8/14)

Diorio’s Pizza & Pub, 310 Wallace Ave., 618-3424, $$, Full Bar.

Mellow Mushroom, 3920 Shelbyville Rd., 409-6874, mellowmushroom.com, $$, Full Bar.

Perfetto Pizza, 9910 Linn Station Rd., 426-4644, $$.

Saints Pizza and Pub, 131Breckenridge Lane, 891-8883, saintspizza.com, $, Full Bar.

PUB/SPORTS BAR

Bluegrass Brewing Company, 3929 Shelbyville Rd., 899-7070, bbcbrew.com, $$, Full Bar.

Brownie’s the Shed Grille & Bar, 237 Whittington Pkwy., 326-9830, $, Full Bar.

Diamond Pub and Billiards, 3814 Frankfort Ave., 895-7513, $, Full Bar.

Drake’s, 3939 Shelbyville Rd., 614-7327, $, Full Bar.

Gerstle’s Place, 3801 Frankfort Ave., 899-3609, $, Full Bar.

Tin Roof, 3921 Shelbyville Rd., 895-1914, $, Full Bar.

seaFooD

The Fishery, 3624 Lexington Rd., 895-1188, $, Beer.

KingFish, 3021 Upper River Rd., 895-0544, $$, Full Bar.

steaKHouse

Del Frisco’s, 4107 Oechsli Ave., $$$$, Full Bar.

Z’s Oyster Bar and Steakhouse, 101 Whittington Pkwy., 429-8000, $$$$, Full Bar.

tHai

Simply Thai, 323 Wallace Ave., 899-9670, simplythaiky.com, $.

VietnaMese

Namnam Cafe, 318 Wallace Ave., 891-8859, $. Owner David Truong, who worked at August Moon before opening NamNam three years ago, crafts a simpler, shorter bill of fare than you’ll find at some South End Vietnamese destinations, but there’s still plenty to choose from. The menu is focused on local and organic produce and naturally raised Kentucky Proud local meats “when available.” (Reviewed 2/19/14)

 

VALLEY STATION

BarBeCue

Mark’s Feed Store, 10316 Dixie Hwy., 933-7707, marksfeedstore.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

Casual Dining

Christi’s Cafe, 12819 Dixie Hwy., 937-3110, $.

Kathy and Joe’s Place, 5408 Valley Station Rd., 935-5323, $.

CHinese

Chong Garden, 10341 Dixie Hwy., 935-1628, $.

Desserts/BaKery

Donut Express, 9841 Third Street Rd., 935-8898, $.

Valley Dairy Freeze, 10300 Deering Dr., 933-3429, $.

piZZa

Siggy’s Pizza & Pub, 5620 Barrett Lane, 937-9196, $$, Beer.

puB/sports Bar

Khalil’s, 10966 Dixie Hwy., 632-227, $.

Pappy’s Sports Bar, 8807 Third Street Rd., 995-4477, $$, Beer.

Seafood

Mike Linnig’s, 9308 Cane Run Rd., 937-1235, $, Beer.

 

INDIANA

CLARKSVILLE

BarBecue

Jersey’s Cafe, 1515 Lynch Lane, 812-288-2100, $$, Full Bar.

chicken

Rooster’s Wings, 1601 Greentree Blvd., 812-590-3391, $, Full Bar.

chineSe

China Buffet, 706 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy., 812-288-8989, $.

You-A-Carry-Outa, 827 Eastern Blvd.,812-282-8881, $.

deSSertS/BakerY

Marlyce’s Place, 1404 Eastern. Blvd., 725-8010, marlycesplace.com, $.

Widow’s Walk, 415 W. Riverside Dr., 812-280-7564, $.

Williams Bakery, 1051 N. Clark Blvd., 812-254-2867, $.

entertainMent

Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr., 812-288-2632, derbydinner.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

hoteL dininG

Champions Grill (Holiday Inn), 505 Marriott Dr., 812-283-4411, $, Full Bar.

JaPaneSe

Kansai Japanese Steakhouse, 1370 Veterans Pkwy., 812-218-9238, $$$, Full Bar.

Mexican/tex-mex

El Burrito de Oro, 1927 Greentree Blvd., 812-285-8820, $, Beer.

El Caporal, 515 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy., 812-282-7174, $, Full Bar.

La Frontera, 754 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy., 812-258-0074, $, Beer.

La Tapatia Diner, 827 Eastern Blvd., 812-218-8030, $, Beer.

Qdoba, 1305 Veteran’s Pkwy., 812-206-2077, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Señor Iguanas, 1415 Broadway St., 812-280-8555, $, Beer, Full Bar.

Pizza

Achilles Pizza, 1730 Williamsburg Square, 812-288-8882, $, Beer, Wine.

Studio Pizza, 1401 Veterans Pkwy., 812-288-6600, $$.

PuB/SPortS Bar

Danny Boy’s, 1101 S. Clark Blvd., 812-283-3566, $, Full Bar.

Seafood

Clarksville Seafood, 916 Eastern Blvd., 812-283-8588, $.

Hungry Pelican, 564 Eastern Blvd., 812-282-4673, $, Beer, Wine.

 

ELIZABETH/BRIDGEPORT

aSian

Pearl, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $$.

caSuaL dininG

Aroma Cafe, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $, Full Bar.

Corner Cafe, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $.

JB’s Cafe, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $.

Legends, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $$, Full Bar.

SteakhouSe

Jack Binion’s Steakhouse, Horseshoe Casino, 866-676-SHOE, horseshoe.com, $$$$, Full Bar.

 

FLOYDS KNOBS

Cafe/coffee

Bean Street Cafe, 101 Lafollette Station, 812-923-1404.

Hobknobb Roasting Company, 3700 Paoli Pike, 812-923-1458.

caSuaL dininG

A Nice Restaurant, 404 Lafollette Station South, 812-923-7770, $.

Sam’s Food and Spirits, 702 Highlander Point Dr., 812-923-2323, samstavern.com, $$, Full Bar.

deSSertS/BakerY

Amazing Glaze, 5801 Hwy 150, 812-923-9469, $.

Berry Twist, 3670 Scottsville Rd., 812-923-8305, $.

Mexican/tex-mex

El Nopal, 730 Highlander Point Dr., 812-923-2929, $, Full Bar.

Yellow Cactus, 3620 Paoli Pike, 812-9013-0313, $, Full Bar.

Pizza

Arni’s Pizza, 3700 Paoli Pike, 812-923-9805, $.

Bearno’s Pizza, Lafollette Station South, 812-923-4600, $, Beer.

 

JEFFERSONVILLE

BarBecue

Harley’s Hardwoodz BBQ, 1703 Charlestown-New Albany Pk., 812-284-4490, $.

Pink Baron BBQ, 400 W. Court Ave.,835-7361, $.

Cafe/coffee

Adrienne & Co. Cafe and Bakery, 129 W. Court Ave., 812-282-2665, $.

Perkfection, 359 Spring St., 812-218-0611, $.

caSuaL dininG

A Nice Restaurant, 2784 Meijer Dr., 812-280-9160, $.

Ann’s By the River, 149 Spring St., 812-284-2667, $.

Big Four Burgers + Beer, 134 Spring St., 812-913-4967, $, Beer.

Boardwalk Burgers and Fries, 2909 E. 10th St., 812-725-0200, $.

Buckhead Mountain Grill, 707 W. Riverside Dr., 812-284-2919, eatatbuckheads.com, $$, Full Bar.

Jerry’s, 1510 E. 10th St., 812-283-7968,$.

Mike and Matt’s, 2835 Holmans Lane, 590-1565, $$.

Orange Clover Kitchen & More, 590 Missouri Ave. Ste. 100, $$.

chicken

Cluckers, 100 W. Riverside Dr., 812-590-3662, cluckers-wings.com, $, Full Bar.

chineSe

China Town Buffet, 1716 E. Tenth St., 812-218-9998, $.

You-A-Carry-Outa, 1551 E. Tenth St., 812-288-8313, $.

conteMPorarY aMerican

Bristol Bar and Grille, 700 W. Riverside Dr., 812-218-1995, bristolbarandgrille.com, $$, Full Bar.

deLi/SandWicheS

Chicago Grill & Subs, 1626 Spring St., 812-288-5988, $.

Soup Line, 320 E. Court Ave., 812-283-1007, $.

deSSertS/BakerY

Jeff’s Bakery, 334 E. Court Ave., 812-283-3636, $.

itaLian

Come Back Inn, 415 Spring St., 812-285-1777, $, Full Bar.

Cozza Osteria Enoteca, 214 E. Court Ave., 812-284-4406, $$, Full Bar.

Rocky’s Sub Pub, 715 W. Riverside Dr., 812-282-3844, eatatrockys.com, $$, Full Bar.

JaPaneSe

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, 301 S. Indiana Ave., 812-280-8500, kobesteakhouse.net, $$$, Full Bar.

Star Sushi, 2781 Jefferson Centre Way, 725-8444, $$.

Mexican/tex-mex

Puerto Vallarta, 125 Quartermaster Ct., 812-288-2022, $, Full Bar.

El Sombrero, 2748 Meijer St., 812-285-0109, $, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 2784 Jefferson Centre, 812-282-9333, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $, Full Bar.

Pizza

Bearno’s, 2784 Meijer Dr., 812-282-3125, $$, Beer.

Boombozz Pizza & Taphouse, 1450 Veterans Pkwy., $$, Full Bar.

Cheezy’s Pizza, 801 E. Market St., 812-288-8500, $$.

PuB/SPortS Bar

The Lighthouse, 202 Main St., 812-283-0077, $$, Full Bar.

Mick’s Lounge, 1448 Tenth St. (Gateway Plaza), 812-283-8096, $, Full Bar.

19th Green Grill and Pub, 1740 Williamsburg Dr., 812-284-9088, $, Full Bar.

Pitt Stop Pub & Grill, 1710 E. 10th St., 812-284-5475, $, Beer and Wine.

Third Base Tavern, 134 Spring St., 812-283-4947, $, Full Bar.

Seafood

Kingfish, 601 W. Riverside Dr., 812-284-3474, $$, Full Bar.

STeaKHoUSe

Cast Iron Steakhouse, 1207 E. Market St., 812-590-2298, $$, Full Bar.

THaI

Mai’s Thai, 1411 E. 10th St., 812-282-0198, $$, Beer.

 

NEW ALBANY

aSIaN

Dragon King’s Daughter, 202 E. Elm St., 812-725-8600, dragonkingsdaughter.com, $, Beer, Wine.

Onion Restaurant and Tea House, 4211 Charlestown Rd., 812-981-0188, $$, Beer, Wine.

BaRBeCUe

Feast BBQ, 116 W. Main St., 812-920-0454, feastbbq.com, $$, Full Bar.

Gregg’s BBQ Joint, 822 State St., 812-987-1623, $.

Cafe/Coffee

Coffee Crossing, 4212 Charlestown Rd., 812-981-2633, coffeecrossing.com, $.

Quills Coffee, 137 Market St., 812-590-3426, $.

CaSUal dINING

A Nice Restaurant, 3105 BlackistonMill Rd., 812-945-4321, $.

JR’s Pub, 826 W. Main St., 812-920-0030, $, Full Bar.

Sam’s Food and Spirits, 3800 Payne Koehler Rd., 812-945-9757, samstavern.com, $$, Full Bar.

Toast on Market, 141 E. Market St., 812-569-4099, $, Full Bar.

CHICKeN

Cluckers, 4308 Charlestown Rd., 812-944-8100, cluckers-wings.com, $, Full Bar.

CHINeSe

Asian Buffet, 3813 Charlestown Rd., 812-945-1888, $, Beer

Golden China Buffet, 3300 Grant Line Rd., 812-948-8877, $.

Hong Kong, 345 New Albany Plaza, 812-945-1818, $.

Oriental Star, 2602 Charlestown Rd., 812-948-8895, $.

CoNTeMPoRaRy aMeRICaN

Cafe 27, 145 E. Main St., 812-948-9999, cafe27.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

The Exchange Pub + Kitchen, 118 W Main St., 948-6501, newalbanyexchange.com, $$, Full Bar.

CUBaN

Habana Blues Cuban Tapas Restaurant, 148 E. Market St., 812-944-9760, $$, Full Bar.

deSSeRTS/BaKeRy

Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, 3113 Blackiston Mill Rd., 812-590-3580, $.

Honey Crème Donut Shop, 514 Vincennes St., 812-945-2150, $.

Mom and Pop’s Cone Corner, 1817 Graybrook Lane, 812-945-6711, $.

Sweet Stuff Bakery, 323 E. Spring St., 812-948-2507, sweetstuffbakery.com, $.

fReNCH

Louis le Francais, 133 E. Market St., 812-944-1222, louisfrancais.com, $$$, Full Bar. This French eatery is well worth the trip to New Albany. The authentic French menu begins at the kitchen door — everything we sampled was well-made in the tradition of France. (Reviewed 1/15/14)

HealTH CoNSCIoUS/VeGeTaRIaN

Rainbow Blossom Health Food Store, 3003 Charlestown Crossing Way, 812-941-0080, rainbowblossom. com, $.

ITalIaN

La Bocca, 132 E. Market St., 812-725-9495, $, Full Bar.

JaPaNeSe

Tomo, 4315 Charlestown Rd., 812-941-0200, $$$, Full Bar.

MexICaN/Tex-mex

El Nopal, 2743 Charlestown Rd., 812-945-3588, $, Full Bar.

El Nopal, 730 Rolling Creek Dr., 812-590-3435, $, Full Bar.

Puerto Vallarta, 4214 Charlestown Rd., 812-945-3588, $$.

Qdoba, 4302 Charlestown Rd., 812-941-9654, qdoba.com, $, Beer.

Tumbleweed, 2005 State St., 812-945-0177, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $, Full Bar.

Tumbleweed, 3005 Charlestown Crossing Way, 812-945-9333, tumbleweedrestaurants.com, $, Full Bar.

PIzza

Arni’s Pizza, 1208 State St., 812-945-1149, meetyouatarnis.com, $.

Bearno’s, 3002 Charlestown Crossing Way, 812-949-7914, $$, Beer.

Fun House, 373 Professional Ct., 812-945-2386, $$.

Marco’s Pizza, 2011 Charlestown Road, 941-1144, marcos.com, $$.

Mimo’s NY Style Pizzeria, 2708 Paoli Pike, 812-945-7711, $$.

Sportstime Pizza, 3312 Plaza Dr., 812-944-2577, newalbanian.com, $$, Beer, Wine.

Tony Impellizzeri’s Pizza, 5170 Charlestown Rd., 812-949-3002, impellizzeris.com, $$, Full Bar.

Wick’s Pizza Parlor, 225 State St., 812-945-9425, wickspizza.com, $, Beer, Wine.

PUB/SPoRTS BaR/WINeRy

Bank Street Brewhouse, 415 Bank St., 812-725-9585, $$, Full Bar.

Irish Exit, 209 E. Main St., $, Full Bar.

Mac’s Hideaway, 1636 Slater Run Rd., 812-945-4256, $, Full Bar.

New Albany Roadhouse, 1706 Greybrook Lane, 812-981-7777, $$, Full Bar.

Rich O’s Public House, 3312 Plaza Dr., 812-949-2804, $, Beer.

River City Winery, 321 Pearl St., 812-945-9463, $$, Beer, Wine.

The Rustic Frog, 1720 Old River Rd., 812-944-0576, $, Full Bar.

Tucker’s American Favorites, 2441 State St., 812-944-9999, $, Full Bar.

Vic’s Cafe, 1839 E. Market St., 812-944-4338, $, Full Bar.

Seafood

Dock Seafood, 1125 State St., 812-944-2951, $.

Hungry Pelican, 2604 Charlestown Rd., 812-948-1692, $, Beer, Wine.

THAI

  Tanthai Cuisine of Thailand, 4510 Charlestown Rd., 812-948-2012, tanthairestaurant.com, $$. TanThai does it right. I like, too, the modest proposal that they profess on the TanThai website: “The Idea of real Thai food outside of Thailand is our real purpose of Striving toward Authentic Thai Food, without any alteration that will Compromise the true Thai Taste. That’s what our cooking is all about.” Works for me! (Reviews 9/17/14)

 

SELLERSBURG

aSIaN

Beijing Grill and Sushi Bar, 8007 Hwy. 311, 248-0900, $$, Full Bar.

CaSUal dINING

Covered Bridge, 12510 Covered Bridge Rd., 812-246-8880, $, Full Bar.

Cricket’s Cafe, 7613 Old State Rd. 60, Sellersburg, Ind., 812-246-9339, cricketscateringcafe.com, $.

Down River Bar & Grill, 7815 Hwy. 311, 812-246-5277, $, Beer.

CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN

Charlie Noble’s Eatery & Draught House, 7815 Highway 311, 812-748-5212, $$, Full Bar.

CHICKeN

Chicken House, 7180 State Rd. 111, 812-246-9485, $$, Beer, Wine.

deSSeRTS/BaKeRy

Chillers, 7601 Hwy. 311, 812-246-9616, $.

PIzza

Ma Zerellas, 949 S. Indiana Ave., 812-246-9517, $.

Pizza Palace, 469 N. Indiana Ave., 812-246-3346, $.

Sir Dano’s Pizza Parlor, 469 N. Indiana Ave., 812-246-3346, $.

PUB/SPoRTS BaR

Sid’s Pub and Ranch House, 935A S. Indiana Ave., 812-246-8192, $, Full Bar.

 

STARLIGHT

delI/SaNdWICHeS

Starlight Cafe, 19816 Huber Rd., 812-923-9463, huberwinery.com, $, Wine.

HOMESTYLE

Joe Huber Family Restaurant, 2421 Engle Rd., 812-923-5255, joehubers.com, $$, Full Bar.