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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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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Fremont, Indiana
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127 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun bar on Main Street a few blocks from the river. No draft beer but several fun drinks. Also the attached museum has some fun pieces.

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Odenton, Maryland
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373 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting farm to table restaurant. The share part their area with a hotel lobby which doubles as an art exhibition (some really interesting art). Very good menu from steak to fish to vegetarian. Everyone enjoyed their entree's, we also had two appetizers (ricotta and fried oysters). The ricotta was exceptional, while the oysters were over breaded to the... More 

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

dgbg100106, Thank you for the honest review. We are glad that you enjoyed your time at Proof on Main, but we do wish we could have knocked your experience out of the park. If you have any specific feedback regarding any other items that you tried on our menu, I'd be very interested in hearing about it. My contact information... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so surprised to find this gem in Louisville that I looked up the chef - he has been at another of our favorite restaurants, Craigie on Main in Boston. The cocktails were great. They had a wonderful Tokai sec i will need to find more of. We had the yummy catfish spread to start. The rabbit ragout was... More 

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

MVDC, We are so glad that you are a Mike Wajda fan also--we are pretty partial to him over here at Proof. ;-) The Királyudvar is one of my favorite by-the-glass wine offerings at Proof in recent memory. Although, it's just one example of our constantly-evolving award-winning wine list. I'm sure that by the next time you visit, we will... More 

Denton, Texas
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96 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On business in Louisville area and wanting to experience something local...we asked our hosts who pretty much unanimously offered the Proof on Main. We were not disappointed from the "funky" art atmosphere to the must see mens room - you look out through a waterfall window as you use the urinal....food was very good...pork, lamb, rabbit ...sauced well though the... More 

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

Paul, The Team at Proof on Main thanks you for the kind, honest review. We have plenty more funky atmosphere and thoughtful dishes where that came from. If you're ever in town for business again, please do come back. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was wonderful, enjoyed everything we had especially the octopus and oysters over the Gouda grits. Staff was incredibly knowledgeable about the bourbon menu and made great recommendations.

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

Julie, We can't thank you enough for the glowing review. Proof on Main has now been open for over 11 years and has garnered numerous accolades during that time--but I was simply thrilled to read the title of your review: "Deserved Reputation." Your review truly serves as a reminder of why we do what we do. Please come back and... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is attached to the C21 Hotel that is an art museum in and of itself, yet the art continues into the bar and restaurant. The art is unique and interesting. The ambiance is upscale and enchanting. The service is excellent. Although the menu is too limited like so many other chef impelled restaurants, the food is superb. Along... More 

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

Cindy, Thank you so much for the glowing review. We are incredibly proud of the 21c Collection, our staff at Proof on Main, and of course the fabulous menu. Although we do offer a more limited menu than some other restaurants, we do pride ourselves on sourcing ingredients from our own farm and other local farms. The goal is to... More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here on the recommendation of an Uber driver, and ate in the bar area. Great food, and creative cocktail menu. Asked the waiter for recommendations on both food and drink, and got great suggestions. Would go again when in Louiseville. Restaurant is in a hotel, with a changing art exhibit in the lobby.

Thank T1330JAlisas
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

T1330JAlisas, We are so delighted that your driver recommended us. We pride ourselves on humble, knowledgeable service at 21c, and we are so glad that your cocktail server's recommendations were well-received. Do follow us on social media--our company is growing across the nation. The next city you visit might have a 21c, and you just might have to stay with... More 

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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again a home run! We visited for brunch. Bourbon flights are the way to go! Bar tender was very helpful with menu and drink recommendations and when our octopus came out chewy, he didn't hesitate to send it back. Doing onion soup, octopus, fried chicken and collard greens made a tasty and memorable lunch! My tongue delighted in the... More 

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

Tahoesasha, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your brunch experience at Proof on Main--we like to think that we are fun no matter if you're brunching with pals or having a special dinner. Thanks so much for your understanding with the octopus, and we are glad that the issue was resolved. We do look forward to seeing you again soon--maybe... More 

Oak Park
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful breakfast -- especially nice to have this option on a week day and not just a weekend. I suppose they offer daily breakfast because technically this is a hotel resto, but it is miles removed from whatever stereotypically blah image "hotel restaurant" conjures up for you! My kids shared pancakes and fruit (beautiful fruit -- perfectly ripe and delicious);... More 

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

We can't thank you enough for the kind reviews. I am so glad we could make your day. It's why we do what we do. More 

Rochester NY
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210 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined in the bar, tapas style, at the two-top tables that are available without reservations. Wow, was it fun. Our four appetizers were sumptuous, the type of food that deserves a moment after each bite to savor the taste profile. Big credit to the chef for wizardry in the kitchen. Craft cocktails were also magical. The manager stopped over... More 

Thank Visit-upstate-NY
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the glowing review--we are truly thrilled that you enjoyed your time at Proof on Main. Please do come visit us again soon, as our menus are constantly changed and revised. 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
USD 30 - USD 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?