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Bistro Le Relais

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East Louisville
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2817 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-3166
+1 502-451-9020
17:30 - 20:30
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had date night dinner on Friday and had a bad experience. Service was so bad I had to go find a server on 2 occasions. We had the lamb chops which were small, very expensive and tough. We had a show to make a show so no redo. Small portions the norm there. Wasted $100 for sure.

Thank raddoc7
Louisville, Kentucky
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Starting with the positives: the food was delicious and the ambiance was wonderful. Here's what I didn't like. Portions were TINY. 4 asparagus spears? Really?. Also, when we ordered the steak, the waiter asked "And would you like soup or salad with that?" The question made us assume they were included, and then we got the bill...$18 extra for the... More 

Thank Reviewer17171717
Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I live near Le Relais and alway say, "we should go there for date night sometime". I'm so very glad we finally did! Went in Tuesday evening before going to a play downtown. We were seated quickly and given attentive service, but not too attentive. There was nice music playing and the overall ambiance was very relaxing.... More 

Thank Carrie G
Louisville, Kentucky
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Le Relais is located in the Art Deco administration building at Bowman field airport. If it is warm sit outside where my ancestors saw Charle Lindbergh land in the Spirit of St. Louis. On a cold winter night we started with escargot and salads. My wife had the Steak Diane and I ate the Trout Meunière. With service that was... More 

Thank edweyler
Louisville, Kentucky
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We celebrated 2 of our grandchildren 's 10th birthday. They learned a bit about French food and loved it. The Shirley Temple 's were a hit as was the soufflé. The spinach sauce troubled my grandson, but my granddaughter loved the sauce on her roasted chicken. All in all a good experience.

Thank Pam G
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Desiring to show my significant other a special dinner; food, service and venue. Le Relais has the reputation of being very pricey but good. The restaurant is located in the old terminal building of Bowman Field yet richly appointed. The service was prompt, the waiter exceptional, the pace of ordering and receiving the various courses reminded me of Europe dining.... More 

Thank Waypast40
Louisville, Kentucky
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The grilled lamb chops and gratin dauphinois were sublime, as were the mushroom strudels to start. Great atmosphere, a favorite in Louisville.

Thank Nancy C
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

A great restaurant for fine food and a relaxing ambiance. It is one of our favorite date night restaurants. It's an experience that couldn't be recreated at any other location than an airport hanger.

Thank Travis W
Chicago, Illinois
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Four of us had a lovely dinner starting with escargot that our friends had never tasted - quite good. Salads and most entrees came in either whole or half portions which we appreciated. The halibut was especially good and the creamed Brussel sprouts were better than expected. Service was excellent even if the waiter wasn't exactly a Cubs fan (it... More 

Thank RonBlumenthal
Columbia, South Carolina
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Place was recommended to me several times so I decided to give it a try while in town. Food was amazing. I had the lamb chops and it was cooked to perfection. For desert I tried an egg soufflé. It was topped with a delicious orange creme sauce! Yum. The owner is great. Very pleasant and welcoming. Walks around ensuring... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2817 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40205-3166
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
  • Neighbourhood: East Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-451-9020

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