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Bistro 301

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
American, Bar
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301 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202-2907
+1 502-584-8337
10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Louisville, Kentucky
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here before seeing a show. From the outside, it looks small, but we were pleasantly surprised to see how roomy it felt inside. I loved the high, industrial ceilings and brick work. That does mean that sound bounces around a little, but we didn't mind that. The food was amazing. We had the calamari as a starter... More 

Thank IowaDiva
Detroit, Michigan
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group ate dinner there one night while attending a convention. The service was excellent and fairly timely considering our group had over 30 people and others were dining in the restaurant as well. Good basic but nicely served food-salads, steaks, pasta, seafood.

Thank Mary D
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134 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We reserved a table for this evening (New Year's Eve) using Trip Advisor a few weeks ago. The place was hopping and loud when arrived, but the quick service and tasty food made up for the noise. We tried the Pork Chop, Shrimp & Grits, and Fettuccine carbonara entrees which we all enjoyed. While we waited for our food our... More 

Thank Brophman
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Upon walking in, it was almost totally empty and there was an unpleasant smell- there was construction across the street at the convention center and they are doing their own renovations, so we decided to overlook it and give it a shot. Glad we did. The specialty cocktails were okay, but they made a mean Boulevardier- any place that can... More 

Thank kmtravels585
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was a nice find. The food was really great, with lots of food from local and regional farms. They had a pork special that was delicious, and my friend had the shrimp and grits, also delicious. Great wine list!

Thank Annie S
Abilene, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I was here with a group business associates. They each had the fish and chips. They all agreed it was delicious. I had shrimp and goat cheese grits-absolutely delicious! Portions are large which means there is enough for a second meal. The staff was knowledgeable when informing us of items on the menu.

Thank Akmammaw
Stockholm, Sweden
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142 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We ate dinner by the bar. The service was OK. The food was good both the fried chicken and the shrimps with grits. The bill however turned out too expensive. The drinks were overpriced. Ask how much the mint julep is before getting one!

1 Thank Andres_and_Angela
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Was in Louisville for business and came across this place while walking around looking for a place to eat. Was greeted quickly by a friendly host, and waited on by a friendly server. I ordered a chicken carbonara dish that was delicious. The pasta was done perfectly. The pecan pie for dessert was equally good. Would not hesitate to dine... More 

Thank Roamalone
Louisville, Kentucky
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Looking for a pre red/white game early dinner we chose Bistro 301. Great walking game location and they take reservations. Greeted immediately and taken right to our four top. Barely sat down and water was delivered and drink orders taken. A modest wine list and a descent bourbon selection was available. We ordered the calamari (with banana peppers) for an... More 

Thank sfmurphy12016
Columbia, South Carolina
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

On business and decided to visit this place based on visits. Was quickly seated without reservation. Was adequately busy. Service was pretty quick. Only complaint is my waiter didn't tell me the daily specials like the other waiter I overheard. Food was delicious! I would definitely come back

Thank illusionj1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 W Market St, Louisville, KY 40202-2907
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 502-584-8337
Located on the corner of 3rd and Market in historic downtown Louisville. A few blocks from the scenic waterfront.

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