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

Uptown Cafe

4.6
4.6
264 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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  • Order online

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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What 264 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

    Best Value

  • Louisville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Louisville

    American

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  1. h

    helen

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

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

    GaleR

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    I enjoyed my time there
  4. s

    scottk

    Louisville

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  5. SG

    SGMS

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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!
  6. WK

    WilliamK

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  7. m

    mlgr317

    Louisville

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    golfnut1

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  9. 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.
  10. BM

    BobM

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Favorite highlands restaurant. Always good service
  11. O

    Oneaveragejoe1

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoy the sidewalk passerbys from your inside seats. The veggies were particularly good with our entree.
  12. TS

    TonyS

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love the Uptown. We always have great service, great food and a great value. Such a wonderful restaurant. An independent restaurant with creative food and a great staff.
  14. GH

    GaryH

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice, good atmosphere and good value
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were welcomed by the very friendly gentlemen at the counter who then guided us to our table. The server was prompt to arrive, bringing iced water and two types of freshly made bread with butter. After time to read over the menu, our orders were taken, with our meals arriving in a very reasonable time (Hot Brown with Half House Salad and Cornmeal-Encrusted Basa Fish Sandwich with Coleslaw). The food was wonderful! Our server checked on us several times to see how we were liking our meals, and to see if we needed anything else. Our entire Uptown experience was flawless!
  16. SS

    SherleenS

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service, environment were all great! We had a wonderful evening! We can’t wait to go back!!
  17. KL

    KenL

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I waited too late to get in to our favorite anniversary restaurant. She thought of the uptown. We may have found a new favorite anniversary dining place. All aspects were outstanding. From the valet parking to the flawless service we truly enjoyed our 43rd anniversary dinner.
  18. AN

    AlvinN

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We have chosen this restaurant for our anniversary dinning cause we have had an excellent meal the last time we ordered the dish Jagerschnitzel. This time the chef should not have let the dish leave the kitchen although the bed of mashed potatoes, broccoli,carrots and yellow squash was cooked to perfection the Jagerschitzel did not live up to any chefs expectations. The breading looked as it taste (over cooked with a burnt after taste). Although our meal was not what we expected ,we would come back and give the chef an other go. Cause one bad dish does not define the chef. Everyone has a bad day.
  19. DB

    DavidB

    Louisville

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with friends. Food and service great.
  20. C

    Coach

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Outstanding evening
  21. GM

    GregoryM

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    It was good but service was a bit off and it might not have been our server as she seemed quite attentive. Bar seemed to be very slow.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all LOVED it!!!!! Will definitely go back!!!
  23. BG

    BrendaG

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    When I made reservation. I was told the outside tables could not be reserved and it is first come/first served. When we arrived, there was a table set up outside for another couple. I asked the girl at desk about that and she didn’t have an explanation except that the server set it up For them. We did get an outside table but we observed the couple whose table was reserved pull up, get out of their car and walk straight to their reserved table without checking at the desk inside. POINT IS……if you are not going to reserve outside tables, then be consistent. It appeared preferential. We have patronized the UPTOWN for more years than I can remember and it makes us not want to do so again!
  24. RP

    RandyP

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Soups and entrees were excellent - hot and delicious. Very good value with ample portions. Madeline, our server, is first rate!
  25. BZ

    BobZ

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and wine. Great service.
  26. B

    Bella

    Louisville

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We recommend the Uptown- with its complimentary parking, special cocktails, & delicious entrees. We had the Halibut special & smoked salmon pasta. My favorite is the grilled salmon entree but I have been wanting to try the pasta
  27. DD

    DougD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was THE best! Drinks and dinner were very good.
  28. ML

    MarianneL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Food and service were okay, not extraordinary. The overall problem was the noise coming from the audio system. Talking advertisements throughout the entire meal. At least three tables complained, manager seemed indifferent and blamed it on an employee. It’s in the details and unfortunately they seem to miss that point.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious meals in a pleasant restaurant. Our server was friendly and helpful.
  30. RQ

    RobbQ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible, server was wonderful, drinks were amazing!
  31. SM

    SaraM

    Louisville

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter, Parker, was fantastic! And Katelyn was so accommodating and sweet!
  32. DG

    DonnaG

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Uptown is always a relaxing, enjoyable dining experience!
  33. l

    lempun

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Louisville has so many great independently owned restaurants. Unfortunately, is not one of them. Great menu - dissapointing food.
  34. N

    Nancy

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I've been eating at the Uptown Cafe for decades. Nice menu, good variety for meat and non-meat eaters. Pleasant surroundings. We found it odd that salt and pepper were not on the table. We requested S&P, and after a delay, I went to the kitchen and requested some. Shortly, the original S&P request was fulfilled. The restaurant is probably short staffed like every other restaurant these days. Two of us thought the Greek salad had a bit much dressing, and I will ask for dressing on the side next time.
  35. M

    Maryann

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food as always! Plenty of servers and excellent service resulted!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The service was great and the food was good.
  37. RD

    RobDiner

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice lunch date with my sister. Looking forward to our next visit
  38. LB

    LisaB

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sitting outside was wonderful. Service was friendly and prompt. Stir fry and polenta dishes were yummy. Always a dependable place to have a relaxing and delicious meal. It is lovely that it is not over-priced.
  39. d

    deea

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Decent food, decent value, decent service but nothing very outstanding.
  40. J

    Julia

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    From the moment we pulled up at valet to the greetings from the bartender and I lovely blue hair waitress I give it a 5 star. We will be back the food and the drinks were delicious .

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 264 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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