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Grilled Salmon Entree at Uptown Cafe in Louisville - Uptown Cafe, Louisville, KY

Uptown Cafe

4.6
4.6
295 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Uptown Cafe is a Louisville original restaurant, established in 1985. Located on historic Bardstown Rd., guests can enjoy an elevated dining experience while looking onto the local nightlife. Uptown Cafe specializes in delicious food featuring fresh ingredients and masterful preparation by the Uptown culinary team. Whether you’re ordering a multi-course meal or grabbing a drink at the bar, Uptown Cafe’s lively, upscale atmosphere makes it perfect for dining with friends, family, clients and business associates. Join us on Monday night for Half Priced Wine night, where every bottle of wine purchased is half off!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 405-8898

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Matt Weber

  • Private party facilities

    Uptown Cafe has a private dining room that can accommodate parties up to 40 guests. Our Metro Room includes a private bar, banquet seating and photo wall. Our room is perfect for bridal showers, birthday dinners, or business meetings. For more information regarding rentals, contact our event coordinator at Privateevents@uptownlouisville.com

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Cross street

    Uptown Cafe is located on the corner of Bardstown Road and Duker Avenue

  • Parking details

    Complementary valet parking offered during dinner hours.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Louisville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Louisville

    American

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  1. P

    Potts

    Louisville

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was great. Victoria is a great server!
  2. W

    Winelover

    Louisville

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Allie was a good server. We both had the shrimp bisque which was loaded with shrimp. Nice relaxing lunch.
  3. CB

    ChrisB

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Stuffed mushrooms are among the best appetizers in the city. The special Mahi Mahi tomato polenta was also outstanding. Coupling that with great service and atmosphere, hard to beat. Even the guy (John) keeping the water glasses filled is outstanding
  4. MM

    luvgreatfoodandMakersMark

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The Jagerschnitzel was excellent. We added potatoes au gratin and vegetables which were also excellent. Basically everything on the menu is excellent but this is one of my favorites. The Salmon is a close second.
  5. KC

    KaraC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is incredible. We loved it all, but especially the chocolate ganache tarte with pecan crust and caramel drizzle. Wow, it was out of this world. Great service too!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating the life of a deceased friend
  7. C

    Carl

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, excellent service, nice atmosphere. What more could you wan? Will gladly return.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Victoria is awesome!👍🏻
  9. MT

    MaryT

    Louisville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at The Uptown Cafe. Service was excellent & food delicious as always. We absolutely love the remodel…. It’s upscale & very attractive . The Uptown Cafe is one of our all time favorite dining spots.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  11. RF

    RonaldF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience1
    It felt like a retirement home in that place. The age group was 90 percent 50-75 years of age. The inside is cold and gloomy lacks color. Almost a nap time vibe definitely will not be coming back.
  12. JD

    JeanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always can count on a delicious meal at Uptown. Great menu with a wide variety from which to choose. Their Napoleon cannot be passed up--excellent!!!
  13. CL

    CaraL

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took an out of town friend to lunch at Uptown! Their menu is very extensive. Everything we ordered was DELICIOUS’
  14. SM

    SaraM

    Louisville

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    All was good; food hot and good service
  15. BM

    BeckiM

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful server who was gracious, attentive and efficient. We sat outside and were happy to do so. Food was delicious. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We sat near the valet and he was so kind and helpful. We will certainly return! Thanks for a very nice evening!
  16. C

    Charles

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our most pleasant dining experiences in Louisville for quite a while. Our waiter, Josh, provided a very commendable balance between chatty, friendliness and professionalism. The menu was excellent. My wife had the bone-in porkchop and chutney glaze. The vegetable medley was perfectly prepared. I enjoyed that evening's duck breast special. Also the young man who was attending to valet services was friendly, prompt and seemed most appreciative of the tip.
  17. s

    sarahd

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our waiter, Renee! 💕
  18. d

    dhome510

    Louisville

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The Uptown opened under new ownership right at the beginning of the pandemic, as I recall. That would have been a difficult time. For a long time, we only ate at home. When we did venture out to restaurants again, one of the places we came back to was Uptown. There were some growing pains in terms of food and service. But over time, those have pretty much been worked out. We'll be back.
  19. o

    oldtimer

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Rene took good care of us, and the food was presented in a timely manner.
  20. G

    Gigger

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    I felt like the server was inexperienced. Most servicers will chat with you and explain the menu. Overall slow to react. The background noise/music was a tad bit loud.
  21. KB

    KateB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful/ everything.
  22. CB

    ChrisB

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been going to Uptown for years, and it never disappoints. Great food, great service, great atmosphere - so glad it re-opened.
  23. G

    Gail55

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly staff and nice surroundings. We love the Uptown!
  24. DP

    DavidP

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Three of us had an enjoyable dinner. Uptown is high on the list.
  25. BH

    BryanH

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been customers of the Uptown Cafe since it first opened. It has been high on my list during all those years for dependably and consistently good food and service. It has never disappointed.
  26. MG

    MarG

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. We loved our starters and entrée choices. My steak medallions were perfectly cooked.
  27. K

    Kyfoodie

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding specials lately! Usual menu always good.
  28. CS

    CindyS

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch was a great experience. The Uptown never lets me down.
  29. DN

    DouglasN

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Server was excellent, enjoyed her suggestions for meal. Will return for another visit.
  30. AE

    AsExpected

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It had been many many years since we last visited Uptown and we thought it would be a good spot to celebrate our anniversary - and made the reservation with appropriate information. The hostess was the only one to mention our anniversary. The ambiance was brighter and more casual than we anticipated, but it was still nice. Overall service was a little slow, but not terrible. It was just over 60min from being seated to getting our entrees. Appetizer, bread, and wine helped ease the time. The menu was more basic than we had anticipated, though they did offer a special entree of seared Halibut that was quite lovely. The food was prepared and plated quite adequately. But there was no spark, magic, or sizzle to the experience. I feel like there opportunities for personalization and attention that were missed.
  31. GB

    GlendaB

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and staff were outstanding. We will go back.
  32. h

    helen

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Uptown continues to be a fabulous go to restaurant for my husband and myself. Everyone is friendly. Our service is always excellent along to the very delicious food. Both Monday night this week and Thursday night was wonderful! Thank yo ALL so much.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Linguini with sesame chicken was very disappointing.
  34. GR

    GaleR

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I enjoyed my time there
  35. s

    scottk

    Louisville

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of Louisville's best restaurants, always consistent great food and service. The specials are never disappointing and the desserts are always fresh. The shrimp bisque is absolutely the best in town.
  36. SG

    SGMS

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have not been in awhile and the food was as delicious as it was in the past. Nice that it has held its great offerings for so long. Will definitely come back!
  37. WK

    WilliamK

    Louisville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was full but the staff did a great job. Our server was prompt, polite and attentive. We've been there for over 20 years.
  38. m

    mlgr317

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleased with our meal at Uptown Cafe. Good food & good service from Micah.
  39. g

    golfnut1

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there we really enjoyed it great service and the food was excellent very friendly staff and service we will be back. I recommend getting a reservation it fills up fast.
  40. AH

    AHLouisvilleLocal

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We’ve been faithful Uptown diners for decades. We’re pleasantly surprised at the high level of food the new owner is producing, and plan to continue enjoying superbly prepared food at The Uptown Cafe! Service is above average, but the servers now need to bump up their professionalism in dress, grooming and communication with diners. The former long-term servers were our friends, and they welcomed us as friends and customers. They presented themselves as professionals.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Uptown Cafe using the Order Online button. Uptown Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 405-8898.

Uptown Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 295 OpenTable diners.

Uptown Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Uptown Cafe

1624 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-1210

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Uptown Cafe is located on the corner of Bardstown Road and Duker Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Complementary valet parking offered during dinner hours.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Weber

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 405-8898

  • Private party facilities

    Uptown Cafe has a private dining room that can accommodate parties up to 40 guests. Our Metro Room includes a private bar, banquet seating and photo wall. Our room is perfect for bridal showers, birthday dinners, or business meetings. For more information regarding rentals, contact our event coordinator at Privateevents@uptownlouisville.com

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