8 Best New Louisville Restaurants of 2014


One of our favorite city guide websites (a great resource for both locals and Louisville newbies), Thrillist, just released their list of 8 of the best new restaurants in Louisville for 2014. Here’s a quick overview:

  1. Grind Burger Kitchen: Preston Highway. Began as a food truck, Grind serves, what else?, burgers. But not just any burgers: deliciously unique burgers, using fresh, local farm to table ingredients.

    Image via Thrillist.com

    Hungry yet? One of Grind Burger Kitchen’s burgers (image via Thrillist.com)

  2. GralehausThe Highlands. Giving a whole new meaning to B&B, Gralehaus’ tag line is “beer and breakfast”. They put a different spin on your morning meal.
  3. RouxThe Highlands. Roux brings the flavors of New Orleans to Louisville, with Nola offerings such as po boys and jambalaya.
  4. Atlantic No. 5: Downtown. By lunch, Atlantic No. 5 is a quaint sandwich and salad spot and by evening, has transformed into a Japanese small plates eatery. Both are worth a visit.
  5. Louvino: The Highlands. “Small plates, big wine” is the mantra of Louvino, located on Bardstown Road. Louvino offers a different wine flights, each named for a famous Louisvillian (you can have the Muhammed Ali: “Wines that are big, strong and pack a punch!” or the Jennifer Lawrence: “Well-rounded, bubbly, and beautiful”), with the menu also carrying on the Kentucky theme with dishes.
  6. Hillbilly Tea Shack: The Highlands. Bourbon BBQ ribs. Need we say more?
  7. Loop 22: Douglas Loop. While the in-house rotisserie meats are at the heart of the menu, a wide array of options such as Chicken Liver Tacos and Crawfish Monica are sure to please any Louisvillian’s appetite.
  8. Feast BBQ: NuLu. Finally opening a Feast in Louisville (the first location is in New Albany, IN), mouthwatering BBQ and over 60 craft beers are on the menu at Feast.

Louvino’s swanky space (image via InsiderLouisville)

While we haven’t been to all of them, we’d love to know what you think! Have you been to any of these new Louisville eateries? Any that should have made the cut, but weren’t on the list? And be sure to check out Thrillist for more details on each restaurant, as well as plenty of other tips and lists for fun around Louisville.

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