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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

Very eclectic and unique restaurant, and the service was pretty good. But i was underwhelmed at the value and quality. The food was presented very well, but i can't say it was great, and certainly not worth the price. For what we paid for the...More

Thank bruce c
Reviewed 5 days ago

Elegant without being stuffy. Delicious food. Unique menu items. Superb service. Anything on the menu except the pasta could be made gluten free. The dining room was open late which allowed us to enjoy a fantastic dinner after seeing a play. My granddaughter loved the...More

Thank KYQuilter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inventive southern twists on some favorite meals. I thought prices were very reasonable. Service was excellent by our waiter and manager came by at end of meal to be sure we enjoyed everything. Very comfortable yet cool setting. Had drinks in bar a few nights....More

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

JbmWyoming, I just wanted to thank you personally for the kind review regarding your recent experiences at Proof on Main. The team is delighted that you found the bartenders and servers to be friendly and the service to be excellent. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful surprise when we dined at Proof. I highly recommend the charred octopus and their pressed hen entrée was on point. The halibut was fresh as cooked perfectly leaving a nice crust and still fork tender. If you have a chance try the...More

Thank flyme2themoon2016
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

flyme2themoon2016, I was so delighted to read about your recent experience at Proof on Main. The Charred Octopus has been on the menu for 11 years now, and I'm so glad to see that people are still discovering it and loving it. You'll have to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We knew this restaurant was rather eccentric, but it was more than we bargained for. Limited menu -- some hits, some misses. The bison burger was good, served with lots of delicious fries. The paella was not so good; the mushroom spaghetti was quite dry....More

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

acedaughter, So sorry you didn't enjoy our menu and felt that it was odd. We hope that next time you're in the area, you'll give us another try.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came upon Proof on Main by chance. Sat in the bar area. One of the very best lunches I've ever had. Great salad, wonderful fries and the best dang sandwich that I can remember having.

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

Karenmbt, We are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch at Proof on Main. We're open for breakfast, brunch, and dinner too, so please come back again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This elegant top-notch restaurant is inside Louisville's 21C Hotel and offers something for everyone. My daughter enjoyed the trout, whilst I feasted on the bison. Cocktails are award winning, but my favorite bit was marrow apps served on the bone - oh yeh!

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

whitewrites, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your recent experience here at Proof on Main. The Roasted Bones are always a crowd hit, and we're glad that they're a favorite of yours. We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

had the opportunity to enjoy several items on the menu while staying at the 21c hotel. one thing was better than the next. amazing flavour, combinations of texture and flavours was amazing. Great experience.

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

Barb, We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay with us and hope that you will visit us again soon. Our menu changes often, so by the next time you visit we will have plenty of new dishes for you to try!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was wonderful- arrive early so you can have a cocktail while you explore the museum- weird and wonderful. The cocktails were great and the food delicious- I had the mushroom last and it was so flavorful.More

Thank cmsfaires
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

cmsfaires, Thank you so much for the kind comments regarding your recent visit to Proof on Main. We are delighted that you enjoyed your Mushroom Spaghetti and your overall experience. It is true that you can take a cocktail out into the gallery with you--we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

hdempsey, We are so delighted that you chose Proof on Main during your recent visit to Louisville. We hope you will come back during your next visit in the area!

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19 June 2017|
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Response from tanyap924 | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant, Proof and the hotel, 21c are all part of the museum complex. So your walk to the shared restroom is filled with art installations that change out regularly, there's also art in the bathrooms themselves.
16 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.
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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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
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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