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Gary's on Spring

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$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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204 S. Spring St, Louisville, KY 40206 (Locust Street)
+1 502-584-5533
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

1) Upon entering the restaurant at 6:30 we found no one at the front desk, no one to greet us. 2) Party of four, we were seated at the banquette, two short women who had to sit on the edge of the bench in order to reach the table. The tables were arranged so close together, the server repeatedly bumped... More 

Thank daisyhowdy
Louisville, Kentucky
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great customer service, knowledgeable wait staff; perfect serving size. Comfortable atmosphere, easy parking; 1/2 price wines on certain nights! Chef was at "beat Bobby Flay; is also going to be on Chopped!! Has rooftop bar

Thank Snoopy5176
Louisville, Kentucky
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373 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This was our third visit over a span of two years. I recommend asking for a table sitting upstairs where the bar is. Service was good, but it would be nice to hear the specials without having to ask. Everything was delicious, but the cheese plate was the rock star. The scallops were delicious and they happily subbed grilled asparagus... More 

Thank O-Lora-O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Easy location to get to. There is additional parking in back besides the street. I like the atmosphere when you walk in & upstairs. Unfortunately we were seated upstairs next to a large party of people that were loud which I think we should've been seated on the first floor since the restaurant was not very full. Our food was... More 

1 Thank Liltrave
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The place itself is beautiful, and cozy. The upstairs bar and seating area would be wonderful to rent out for a small get together/party for about 20-30 people. Husband and I had the meatballs, salad, lobster bisque and the swordfish. I greatly enjoyed the bisque... nice and thick soul with scrumptious large pieces of lobster. I was full off of... More 

Thank Kristen B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Looked online and saw that this restaurant had good reviews, a "hidden gem" in Louisville. To me, this place is tired, worn out, and not worth the trip or the price. Would take this off my Louisville dining list and would never return

Thank Charles S
Louisville, KY
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I've never been disappointed at Gary's. Food is creative, but not weird like some of those Millennial hipster places (you can recognize it), and well crafted. Good wine list, with servers who know bout wine. Setting is upscale casual , and upstairs bar is casual with a nice bar menu. Good bartender too -- Best Old Fashioned I've ever had.... More 

Thank richgimmel
North Aurora, Illinois
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168 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We were visiting Louisville Thanksgiving weekend and chose Gary's on Spring to meet them. They are local and had been wanting to try the restaurant. We were all blown away by the food and service. It is located in an old house. The bar is upstairs. We had the cheese platter and the mini hot browns for appetizers. Both were... More 

Thank pbfues
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

We visited Gary's for the first time last Friday night. The food was delicious and was beautiful on the plate. The atmosphere and the preparation of our table were both perfect. The service could not have been better. Don't miss this restaurant on your tour of Louisville's great food choices.

Gary F, Owner at Gary's on Spring, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in and giving us a try! I'm happy to hear that your food was on point, and it's nice to know that our attention to detail is paying off for our guests. I really appreciate the enthusiastic recommendation, and I hope we'll see you again sometime soon! All the best, Greg F., General Manager More 

Shelbyville, Tennessee
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I was looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate a retirement. After reading the reviews on Gary's, I decided to give it a try, and I am happy to say that I am glad I did. From the greeting at the door to the farewell at the end of our dinner, everything was perfect. We had the meatballs and lobster... More 

Thank Stevecation
Gary F, Owner at Gary's on Spring, responded to this review

Thanks so much for celebrating such an incredible milestone with us, Steve. I can promise you that we understand that desire to lick the bowl after finishing the bisque, and we'd never judge! I'm thrilled to know that your filet hit the spot, and I'm glad our team treated you like family from the moment you walked through our doors.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
American, Contemporary
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 S. Spring St, Louisville, KY 40206
    (Locust Street)
  • Public Transportation: Tarc Bus at the corner of Payne Street and Spring Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-584-5533
Need an upscale atmosphere to bring a date on a night out? Seeking animated conversation over a wide selection of creative cocktails and wine? Gary's on Spring caters to all your needs and more, all under one roof!

With a prime location in Louisville, Kentucky, our extensive contemporary American menu includes shrimp and grits, grilled lamb chops, Bourbon Street scallops and potato encrusted grouper on top of a dijon chive cream sauce. Our baby hot brown appetizer is considered the best in town!

Needless to say, our bar is always stocked!

If you love creative, high quality food, an ambient environment and friendly service, come check out Gary's on Spring today. We look forward to seeing you!

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