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Proof on Main

702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634
+1 502-217-6360
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in the area and we had some time to kill so we stopped in here for a round of drinks. Everyone in the group was glad we did. Some of the group did a bourbon flight and were pleased they had so many...More

Thank hdempsey
Reviewed 5 days ago

A really fun restaurant--great ambiance, don't miss the art in both the restaurant and hotel. Food was good, inventive, and good service. One minor negative is they were out of skim milk for a latte for 3 days--how difficult is it to have someone go...More

Thank PandM0
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

PandM0 We are glad you enjoyed your overall visit here at 21c. Very sorry about the skim milk situation. We will address as a team accordingly. We hope you will come back again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

while staying at the 23C Museum Hotel, we saw that Proof on Maine received very good reviews so we thought we'd give it a try. The bar was hopping, but the rest of the restaurant was sparsely filled and felt cavernous. The menu was touted...More

Thank Steven S
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Steven, So sorry you didn't enjoy your recent visit to Proof on Main, and I'm sorry you felt that our entrees were weird. We have a very inventive culinary and bar team, so sometimes ingredients you may not be familiar with appear on the menu--feel...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to celebrate our anniversary and had a nice evening. Our waiter was very helpful. The octopus was delicious. I would also recommend the bison burger. I love that they have a farm and get all the ingredients locally.

Thank Hilary L
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hilary L, We're so glad that you chose to spend your special day with us. We're also thrilled that you enjoyed our menu--being a farm-to-table restaurant is something we take a lot of pride in. We hope to serve you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner before going to see a show at ky center for the arts. Staff new I was going and expedited my dinner order. Had bourbon and gingerale( their special blend woodford reserve and house made ginger ale). Had the plum pop tart...More

Thank R T
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

R T, We are so glad that you enjoyed your recent dinner at Proof on Main before heading to the KY Center to see a show. Proof is definitely a favorite among show-goers, and we're thrilled that you loved all the dishes (and of course,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For years, I've been a big Proof on Main fan. In my last couple of visits, I have not been as impressed. There are a lot of creative things coming out of the kitchen, but many of them are as much misses as hits. The...More

Thank Lori K
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lori, We are so sorry you feel that Proof on Main is no longer great. We constantly seek to improve our Food & Beverage program through reinventing and rethinking standards, menu items, and ingredients. The Louismill grits, Pappardelle, and Death Star are usually crowd-pleasers, so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went were for the first time and were very impressed. It seems like it would be hard to have a bad meal here! His duck and my lamb were expertly cooked. I loved the cauliflower side dish! They gave us complimentary...More

Thank Jordan M
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jordan, We are so glad you and your husband enjoyed your recent dinner at Proof on Main. We can't thank you enough for the kind words, and we look forward to your return. We will have plenty of cotton candy waiting for you.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat and fun after a bourbon tour. A museum like none other we have been. Food and service was excellent.More

Thank ameliaNoe
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

AmeliaNoe, Thanks for the kind words! We are truly proud of our eclectic menus and of course our staff, who provide humble service to all our guests. We are almost finished with our new installation, so you'll definitely have to come back and see it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here for dinner on multiple occasions but this was my first bunch. First, the drinks, I had the lavender lemonade, wow!!! We shared the zucchini bread. I had a standard egg and ham breakfast while my friends had yhe hot ham and...More

Thank tanyap924
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

tanyap924, Thank you so much for the kind words regarding your dining experiences at Proof on Main. We are very proud of our brunch (and of course dinner) menus. Humble service is at the cornerstone of our philosophy at 21c, and I'm happy that shines...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were going to have a quick breakfast, but two conventions with lots of teenaged participants made lines for "quick" places daunting. We decided to go to Proof on Main and we were glad we did. The food was excellent, especially the chicken and waffles...More

Thank MissNa5635
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

MissNa5635, We are so glad you decided to try Proof on Main. Quick, efficient service is one of the things we pride ourselves on, and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your overall experience. We do look forward to your return!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What's up with the hallway to the restrooms?
19 June 2017|
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Response from MarleneandHarvey | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, can't answer that cuz I didn't go to the restroom!
Do you offer any vegetarian options?
17 March 2017|
Response from Tyler T | Property representative |
Yes, we do have vegetarian and vegan options. There are also several items that can be modified so that they will fit those dietary restrictions.
Is there a dress standard? Ties? Jackets?
10 August 2016|
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Response from kemsmith | Reviewed this property |
No dress code. Business casual is what most were wearing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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