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Proof on Main

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702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-2634 (7th)
+1 502-217-6360
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New York City, New York
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If your your looking for an exceptional dining experience in this amazing city, Proof is your place. Vibrant atmosphere and super interesting menu that doesn't disappoint. Best kale salad as an opener that I've ever had. The wait staff will reset your top end expectations on how to do it right. Great bourbon flight choices as well. Cheers.

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Pensylvania
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was wonderful and the cocktails creative, but we got the sense they wanted us out of there to process the table and we arrived at 7:30..can't imagine there was a group begging for a 9:30 seating. The place was energetic and obviously very popular as a bar as well. The Museum Hotel is attached and worth a visit... More 

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Thank ADK46er10
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Please let me start by saying that we never want to rush our guests, if anything we want to go at your pace. I am sorry you felt that way and I hope it did not ruin your experience. Hope you come see the penguins again when in town. Cheers and Happy Holidays! More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped by late in the evening on a weeknight, after the many shows around town had let out. The atmosphere in the bar was quietly comfortable with many groups sitting around tables and talking. We were looking for the perfect drink to cap the night off...and found it here! Wildly creative cocktails made with infused spirits are my new favorites!... More 

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Thank Jessica L
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Earth Margarita is spot on. Almost feels like you have dirt on your face, you never know after a few of these you just might. So glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Happy Holidays! More 

San Diego, California
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While visiting Louisville over Thanksgiving, we decided to try Proof on Main for the special day's dinner. The restaurant's ambiance was fun and funky, and they were definitely busy on the holiday. There were several interesting selections on the menu, but we decided to stick with the traditional turkey dinner with maple glazed Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes and a cranberry... More 

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Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

I am disappointed we were not able to impress you on your visit during Thanksgiving but am happy to hear you will give us another try on your next visit. Please feel free to reach out to me as I would like to treat you guys personally. Happy Holidays! More 

Vancouver
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose Proof on Main for our family Thanksgiving meal and came away disappointed. The staff was great: friendly, helpful, very attentive from start to finish they made the meal better through their efforts. The food was less than average. We ordered their special turkey meal and all in our party were disappointed. The meal was nothing remarkable; in fact,... More 

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Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

I was very disappointed to read about your experience and we certainly have failed your expectations and our standards. Hopefully you can give us another try on the next visit, I promise we will not fail you twice. Happy Holidays! More 

Franklin Ohio
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391 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard about the gold David and stopped in here to warm up and get a cup of tea. It had turned cold out and we were walking far from the car. .. good place to get a drink or cup of tea. didn't try the food.

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Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

The decor may be a bit unusual but we are into modern art. I hope you swing by again and try the food, it is very unusual itself but delicious! Happy Holidays! More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They were one of a few restaurants open Thanksgiving evening. Busy, but good service. Our waiter gave personal attention and we enjoyed our dinner. If you are a bourbon drinker, Proof has a great selection.

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Thank anchorlisa
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

We are one of the few and it is always a fun challenge. Glad to hear you had a great time, cheers! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was given an excellent seat - not a tiny, tucked away table near the kitchen. I was very happy to be planted in a lovely banquette. Perfect start. It took the waitress quite a long time to acknowledge me. I watched her Criss-cross the restaurant several times so I just assumed she wasn't my server. A man finally dropped... More 

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Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

I am disappointed that we were not able to impress you all the way. Thank you for the honest rating and feedback, we will use it as a training tool for the entire team. We are building a property in Indianapolis, I hope you get a chance to visit. Happy Holidays! More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to dine. My adult children love it. Nice casual upscale experience. Beautiful bar and awesome museum My favorite place in Louisville. A must place to see ...and have dinner. Great bar! !!!

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Thank drlunroe
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

It is always wonderful to read reviews such as yours. thank you so much for the lovely comments and feedback. hope you get to do it again soon. Cheers! More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of may favorite places in Louisville. Grab a drink and wonder around checking out the many art exhibits, or get dinner at one of the best places to eat. Also, you must go into the mens bathroom, even you ladies!

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Thank Chris S
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback and review. Hope you get to do it again soon. Happy Holidays! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
12:00 - 02:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?