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Proof on Main

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Central Business District
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702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634 (7th)
+1 502-217-6360
12:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Franklin Ohio
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389 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had heard about the gold David and stopped in here to warm up and get a cup of tea. It had turned cold out and we were walking far from the car. .. good place to get a drink or cup of tea. didn't try the food.

Thank chattygirl7491
Birmingham, Alabama
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They were one of a few restaurants open Thanksgiving evening. Busy, but good service. Our waiter gave personal attention and we enjoyed our dinner. If you are a bourbon drinker, Proof has a great selection.

Thank anchorlisa
Indianapolis, Indiana
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was given an excellent seat - not a tiny, tucked away table near the kitchen. I was very happy to be planted in a lovely banquette. Perfect start. It took the waitress quite a long time to acknowledge me. I watched her Criss-cross the restaurant several times so I just assumed she wasn't my server. A man finally dropped... More 

Thank travelredcard
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to dine. My adult children love it. Nice casual upscale experience. Beautiful bar and awesome museum My favorite place in Louisville. A must place to see ...and have dinner. Great bar! !!!

Thank drlunroe
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of may favorite places in Louisville. Grab a drink and wonder around checking out the many art exhibits, or get dinner at one of the best places to eat. Also, you must go into the mens bathroom, even you ladies!

Thank Chris S
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback and review. Hope you get to do it again soon. Happy Holidays! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I started talking to one of the managers here several months ago to plan a birthday surprise meal for my husband. Proof did not disappoint!! We LOVED the charcuterie options---highly recommend the Nena cheese and coppa! My husband and I both enjoyed our dishes (he had the hen and I had the green chili pomole with duck). They were some... More 

Thank Emily M
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

So happy to read about your experience on your celebratory occasion with us. Our next project will be in Indianapolis. I hope you get the opportunity to visit and celebrate again with us. Happy Holidays! More 

New York, New York, United States
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate at Proof on Main three times during my weekend visit to Lousiville -- twice for breakfast and once for dinner. In general, the menu was interesting and the food was expertly prepared. Dinner was superb -- I had a giant kohlrabi braised in steak jus. It was kind of an absurd dish, but also weirdly delicious. Cotton candy... More 

Thank Moi R
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

I would agree 100%, a giant Kohlrabi braised in steak jus, absurd!!! Chef definitely knows how to have fun and make it interesting for our guests. Hope you can visit again sometime, happy holidays! More 

Nashville, TN
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's been several years since I've been to Proof on Main, but I recently met friends for brunch. The service was great - attentive and friendly without being intrusive. The selection was nice with creative breakfast and lunch dishes. The sweet potato French toast, in particular, was amazing - not too sweet, but all the right flavors for the season.... More 

Thank TNLaddy
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

It is fantastic to read that after all these years, we have not lost our touch. very please to hear you had a good time and you will be back on your next visit. Heads up, there are penguins arriving to Nashville in March. If all goes well, 21c Nashville will be open end of March. Happy Holidays! More 

Chapin, South Carolina
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161 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As newcomers to the Kentucky bourbon region, we visited the bar to get some education with their bourbon flights. The bar is in the 21c hotel which is a very unique experience in itself. The hotel lobby is an art museum with very odd and eccentric displays. The bar is comfortable and staffed with friendly knowledgeable bartenders. Be sure to... More 

Thank 48Buddy
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

It rhymes. Thank you for the fantastic review and when in Rome, you must drink some Bourbon. Hope you can visit again soon, happy holidays! More 

Springfield, Illinois
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I stopped here on our way to the Slugger Museum. She had the eggs Benedict and I had the bison burger with grits. Both meals were absolutely delicious. Our server was prompt, friendly, and even provided me a to-go cup of coffee. The place is totally eclectic and has an art gallery in the back. Check it out.

Thank lawfin06
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and feedback. We are in the process of buliding several new properties and one of them will be Indianapolis. I hope you get the chance to visit us there or you can come back again to Bourbon Country. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 502-217-6360

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?