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Proof on Main

702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634
+1 502-217-6360
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (43 reviews)
“bison burger” (89 reviews)
“cotton candy” (52 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634
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Reviewed yesterday

Made reservations and it filled up shortly after arriving. We did cocktails, appetizers, wine, entrees, and a bourbon flight. Too full for dessert. Everything was excellent and well presented. My wife didn't care for their version of the mint julep - had some spices added,...More

Thank KenandRamona
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Drinks were ok, had higher hopes for this place. Came here just for drinks because of the good reviews. If you like bourbon maybe this is the place for you. If you like other liquors, may want to head somewhere else.

Thank VanessaAtTheBeach
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The waitstaff was excellent offering several useful suggestions. The food contained several interesting complex ingedients. The decor is electic. The food is served with a pinch of salt just prior to being tabeled. To my taste that makes the food seem over-salted. This salting prior...More

Thank rebel_yell10
Michael U, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write out the positive review about your visit with us at Proof on Main! I have passed along your comments to Chef Mike Wadja & his team. Your comments, and all our guest responses are incredibily important...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love to come here to eat when in town for business. They have an octopus appetizer dish that is scrumptious. Nice wine selection and entertaining art as well.More

Thank Alison D
Michael U, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Alison, Thank you for taking the time to write out the 5 star review about your experience with us at Proof on Main! I'm a big fan myself of our Charred Octopus dish. The bagna cauda oil mixture is out of this world ,...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I made a reservation here during our visit to Louisville as a special treat. We were promptly greeted and seated. The decor was contemporary with a Native American flair. The service was impeccable. My husband had the porch chop which he enjoyed....More

Thank Cealig A
Michael U, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank You for the 5 star review! Whenever you're in Louisville again please join us again. Our menu offerings change often depending on the season to bring you the best local products such as the Pork Chops & mushrooms. Feel free to contact me directly...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food was good and the wait staff and hostess were excellent. All menu items had an unexpected spin - for example my salad was topped with sesame bark which was sweet like peanut brittle- I also had the cornbread. My friend really liked the...More

Thank Tonsoffuntravel
Michael U, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello & thank you for the positive review about your visit with us at Proof on Main! I will be sure to pass along the kind words to the chef team. Please join us again soon. Our art exhibits change every 6-7 months to keep...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came while at a conference. Had a 6pm dinner reservation and got in early by sitting at the bar which is hideously decorated like a gay bar. Maybe it is and nobody told us. Food was okay. Catfish dip flavorless. Bison burger was good not...More

Thank Michael K
Michael U, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Michael K, Thank you so much your review. I am sorry you were disappointed with your experience at 21c & Proof on Main. We make every effort to create a relaxing environment for each guest, and for families, and your feedback will only make...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This definitely caters to a more upscale crowd than you would expect on Bourbon Trail. Food was interesting and well prepared. Service was great.

Thank liv2ski
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unique atmosphere and friendly staff. Food was adequate, but way over priced for experience. $100.00 for an hour, which was not posted or explained during reservations. Food was on top of that.More

Thank pamntim
Michael U, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Pam&Tim, We're glad you were happy with the team and atmosphere. To clarify one thing, we don't charge by the hour at Proof on Main. Is it possible that this review was meant for Pin & Proof, with the bowling alley? Thank You, Michael...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Louisville for Easter weekend, so why not have Brunch. Proof on Main is located in the 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Louisville. A bonus is their valet parking. The restaurant is very lovely and the staff very attentive. The menu for Easter...More

Thank Lori H
Michael U, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Lori, Thank you for taking the time to give out the lovely Easter brunch review about your visit with us at Proof on Main. Chef Mike Wadja works closely with surrounding farms to bring you the best local produce and goods such as the...More

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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.
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rcombs6
17 March 2017|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634
    (7th)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 502-217-6360
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