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Proof on Main

702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634
+1 502-217-6360
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • 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 3 days ago

Heard lots of good things about Proof on Main so we look forward to eating here. Right from the get go our service was very lack luster. it took a few minutes to seat us which was odd because the restaurant was next to empty....More

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

Gary, I just wanted to thank you for the honest review. We hope you'll understand that your experience was well below the mark in terms of service and the preparation of your food. Please accept my sincerest apologies for these issues. I'd love to hear...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

When we go away, we like to have at least one meal where we elevate how we dress and what we eat and drink. Proof was the answer when we were in Louisville. A beautiful restaurant, we were attended to by Lou who was amazing....More

Thank CaptDrLarry
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

CaptDrLarry, We are thrilled that you enjoy your dining experience with Lew at the helm. He's a Proof favorite, and we're so thrilled that he was able to curate an amazing experience for you and your wife. I just wanted to thank you so much...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Proof on Main is swanky and artsy. Located inside the 21c Museum Hotel, the restaurant has gorgeous wallpaper and interesting art. But more importantly, the food is good. I've been to Proof on Main a couple of times - once for dinner several years ago,...More

Thank Alexis B
Tyler T, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for the kind review, Alexis. Please let us know what we can do to make your next experience 5 stars across the board. Tyler G. Thacker Restaurant Manager, Proof on Main

Reviewed 1 week ago

For me this is a place to go on occasions. Not just anytime. If I had the money for it, I would go more often. We had dinner and drinks and then checked out the museum.

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for drinks one night and sat at the bar. I'm not a bourbon drinker, but tried a bunch of cocktails while visiting Louisville. The bourbon I had here (with cinnamon and cherries) was the best I had during my visit. The bar...More

Thank jss697
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant embraces the art scene and has cool architecture. The food is a bit on the odd side so if you are a picky eater, you might want to check out the menu first.

Thank Business77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a unique restaurant with excellent food and cocktails. Very pleased with the service, will definitely be back if back in the area.

Thank Josh S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently dined here with my family for breakfast on a visit from New Jersey to Louisville. The server Andrew was SO accommodating and awesome!! I would HIGHLY recommend to all visitors and residents of Louisville!! Prices were extremely affordable for the high end quality...More

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

Rachel, Thanks for the awesome review! We hope that you'll visit Louisville and Proof on Main again soon. Tyler G. Thacker Restaurant Manager, Proof on Main

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very disturbing to say the least. I️ guess the most disturbing is the number of people who like it! Food was overpriced, and just ok. Octopus was good, bass looked very good, pumpernickel pasta and pork was horribly salty. But...Naked children with genitalia exposed, cross...More

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

Debbie, We are sorry you felt the food was too salty. As North America’s first museum devoted solely to art of the 21st century, 21c Museum is committed to featuring a rotating program of thought-provoking exhibitions that reflect the global nature of art today. Contemporary...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Neat venue with interesting artwork, but food did not amaze. No one at my table raved about their food. We started with horseradish ricotta, and I had a veggie dish with spaghetti squash which seemed to only vaguely resemble what was described on the menu....More

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

Wendy, I was very sorry to read that the food did not meet your expectations during your recent visit with us. We hope that you will give Proof another try. Tyler G. Thacker Restaurant Manager, Proof on Main

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Questions & Answers
19 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
17 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, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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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