Places to Eat Around Louisville and the Festival

When you are at the Jane Austen Festival, there will be food available for purchase at the "Earl of Sandwich Shoppe" on Saturday and Sunday. On Friday evening, there will be Bastille day-themed food available for purchase. Menus will be posted here in June.

Outside of the Jane Austen Festival hours of operation, we present these Restaurant Recommendations in Louisville...

  • $ = Most entrees under $10/person
  • $$ = Entrees $10-$15/person
  • $$$ = Entrees $15-$20/person
  • $$$$ = Entrees $20-$25/person
  • $$$$$ = Entrees more than $25/person

Downtown Restaurants:

Down One Bourbon Bar, $$, Shrimp & Grits, Bourbon

Feast BBQ, Serves delicious bbq ribs, pork, and brisket with an extensive beer selection, Featured in the June 2015 Travel and Leisure Magazine

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse (located in conference hotel), $$$$, NY style steakhouse with Las Vegas Glamour

MilkWood, $$, In Actor’s Theatre, Edward Lee , a 2015 James Beard Award Restaurant Semifinalist, Featured in the June 2015 Travel and Leisure Magazine

Vincenzo's (Italian) ,$$$$$, Luxurious Italian Cuisine

Bistro 301, $$, Upscale American favorites

Panera, $, the popular bakery and sandwich chain

Einstein Bros. Bagels, $, gourmet bagels and bagel sandwiches

Wild Eggs, $, a breakfast restaurant famous throughout Louisville for the eggs

The Old Spaghetti Factory, $$, Budget Italian in an upscale setting

Sidebar at Whiskey Row, $$, Burgers & Beer

Doc Crow's, $$, Oyster specialty

Another Place Sandwich Shop, $, a deli in the heart of downtown Louisville

Manny & Merle (Tex-Mex honky tonk), $

Saffon’s (Persian), $$$

Please and Thank You, $$, a small bakery with delicious cookies and a small record store

Decca, $$$, a restaurant with a commitment to local ingredients and run by chef Annie Pettry, Featured in the June 2015 Travel and Leisure Magazine

Eddie Merlot's, $$$$$, Fine Dining, Prime aged beef

Safier Mediterranean Deli, $, A Mediterranean deli specializing in Persian in Lebanese food

The Oakroom at The Seelbach, $$$$$, 1905 Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond restaurant

Sapporo Jananese Grill & Sushi (Japanese), $$$$

The English Grill, $$$$, Fine Dining, 1923 Hotel, a AAA Four Diamond restaurant

Proof on Main, $$$$, Sophtisticated atmosphere in the world reknowned 21C, Featured in the June 2015 Travel and Leisure Magazine

Against the Grain Brewpub, $$

Harvest Restaurant (farm to table), $$$, Trendy, locally sourced food, Featured in the June 2015 Travel and Leisure Magazine

Toast on Market, $, Great Breakfast place

Ramsi's Cafe on the World, $$, an assortment of dishes from around the world

El Camino, $$, Authentic Mexican food with a California surfer atmosphere

Wiltshire on Market, $$$

Garage Bar (hipster bar & pizza), $$

Ghyslain on Market (French), $$, Canadian chocolatier and Modern French cuisine

Rye, $$$$, Menu changes daily, Featured in the June 2015 Travel and Leisure Magazine

Mayan Cafe (Mayan), $$$, Yucatan inspired food

Roots, $$, upscale vegetarian cuisine

Uptown Cafe, $$, a modern upscale-casual restaurant with unique atmosphere

Restaurants that are farther from downtown Louisville, but are still worth checking out:

Gasthaus (German), $$$, Family owned, close to Locust Grove

Anoosh Bistro (New American), review, $$$, close to Locust Grove

610 Magnolia, $$$$$, Fine Dining, Celebrity Chef, Edward Lee , a 2015 James Beard Award Restaurant Semifinalist, Featured in the June 2015 Travel and Leisure Magazine

Hammerheads, $$, A gastropub in the heart of Germantown,, Featured in the June 2015 Travel and Leisure Magazine

Game, $$, Gourmet hamburgers with exotic game meats, Featured in the June 2015 Travel and Leisure Magazine

Rivue Restaurant (The Galt House), $$$$

Zen Garden (vegetarian), $$

Asiatique, $$$, Pacific Rim flavors

Porcini, $$$, Northern-Italian inspired

Tony Boombozz Pizza (national award winning pizza), $$

Grape Leaf (Middle Eastern), $$

Seviche (Latin), chef Anthony Lamas is a repeated James Beard Restaurant award semifinalist, Food Network's Extreme Chef winner$$$

Varanese, $$$, Southern & Mediterranean, live jazz

Jack Fry's, $$$, great oldfashioned lamp lit atmosphere

Irish Rover (Irish), $, Locally owned Irish style pub