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Proof on Main

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702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634 (7th)
+1 502-217-6360
11:00 - 01:00
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Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Westerville, Ohio
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429 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had visited the 21c in Cincinnati and heard this place was more fun and edgier - we weren't disappointed. We were in the neighborhood and dropped in for a late lunch. Grilled Octopus and buffalo burger both awesome, fresh and flavorful. It was mid-day and we didn't want to drink, but their non-alcoholic selection was WAY better and more... More 

Thank AggieJoe79
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

AggieJoe79, We are so glad you took the time to explore our property--we agree that it's the perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon. We are very happy you enjoyed the Refresher Menu, and our famous Bison Burger, too. Thank you for the glowing review, and we can't wait to knock your socks off come next time. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading several articles, I knew I needed to try Proof. The decor sets the tone as fun and funky. Definitely a fun place for drinks (although I thought the wine was a hit overpriced). I had a cheese plate (pick 3) and it was quite delightful- the spicy honey was a good addition to the plate. For dinner, I... More 

Thank Betsy B
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Betsy, The team at Proof on Main is so glad that you did your homework before you came to visit our property--21c Louisville is definitely a quirky place and we're happy you enjoyed the ambiance. We're glad you enjoyed the beverages and look forward to serving you again. More 

Belle Mead, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Wonderful restaurant to celebrate an early Valentine's Day (Sunday night meal) with my husband. Inventive cuisine. The sweet potato Pop Tart with chicken liver pate and cracklin was amazing! The trout and our side of Louismill Cheddar Grits stood out as well. Beautiful decor, knowledgeable server, festive atmosphere. Looking forward to our next trip to Louisville and a return visit... More 

1 Thank Blackhorse20
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

So very glad you could join us for Sunday supper at Proof on Main. We are quite proud of our eclectic menu, our wise staff, and the 21c Museum Collection. We do look forward to serving you again. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your next experience a special one. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A unique setting to have dinner and view modern art. Make sure to allow time to walk around after your meal. The food is fresh and creative. Try the grilled octopus or Ricotta appetizer to start you off. Be careful not to eat too much of the amazing Blue Dog seeded baguette. The menu changes frequently. Try something new or... More 

Thank Tamar S
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Tamar, Thank you so much for the glowing review of Proof on Main. We definitely encourage you to roam the gallery (maybe with a cocktail in hand?) and view the exhibitions again soon. We are very proud of the fact that we are a farm-to-table restaurant and operate a from-scratch kitchen, and we're so glad that you dig it too.... More 

Hurricane, West Virginia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Great lunch spot downtown. The salad was delicious and my husband really enjoyed his burger. Hands down, best fries!

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Reston, Virginia
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

one of the Gem for the fine dining with a very modern and excellent service. Menu as expected is close to gastronome paradise from butternut squash soup, meat tasting, bison burger, to gelato

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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Always my pick for a special meal. Not a cheap eat, but worth the cost and compared to a similar meal in other cities, not too bad of a hit to the wallet. Sometimes offer fixed menu meals on Sundays, which are a bargain. Fresh, local ingredients very well prepared and served with great care by a well-trained staff in... More 

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Rachel C, Food & Beverage Director at Proof on Main, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind words - so glad you have had the opportunity to experience some of the different events we host. There are a number of upcoming dinners planned for 2017, many of which will offer some pleasant surprises for our guests. Cheers! More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Excellent service. Also, the museum is great and a must see if you are in Louisville.

Thank cah8492
Rachel C, Food & Beverage Director at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the shout out. We are thrilled you had a great experience. Some of the art museum's exhibit will be changing in April, so please come back and check out the new exhibit this spring. More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

My husband and I are visiting relatives in Louisville, from Florida and learned about this restaurant a few years ago, but missed it then. This morning we walked from our hotel, The Brown, and were delighted with a wonderful brunch! Derek was our server and was attentive and knowledgeable and fun! My husband had the bison burger with garlic parmesan... More 

Thank Katherine P
Rachel C, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to seek us out on this trip to Louisville. We are thrilled you felt like you were in good hands and enjoyed every last drop, down to a little something sweet. Look forward to welcoming you back next time you are visiting your Louisville relatives. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

First, and most importantly, they have an eclectic American menu that is amazing. The charred octopus appetizer is great, as is the sea trout entrée. For desert, I recommend the trifle. Our server was fantastic. Very personable and professional and knowledgeable. Lastly, the atmosphere is very interesting. It has a cool vibe. The restaurant is connected to a hotel and... More 

Thank SEMich
Rachel C, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. I am so glad you were able to have a full and well rounded evening from octopus to the art museum. Sounds like a good get-away. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?