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Proof on Main

Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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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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Newburgh, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Proof is an eclectic, elegant, and out of this world restaurant. It is somewhat more expensive then your normal dinner but It was worth every penny paid! We would highly recommend the grilled octopus and sweet potatoes as a starter. Everything we ate was to good to describe!!!

Thank nate318
Simpsonville, Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is something to talk about...the prices are a little steep, but the food is definitely something to talk about. Atmosphere looks a little casual initially but once you sit down and order you realize that is what brings the people in and it is so much more than just a casual place. Drinks were amazing and it is... More 

Thank Candice N
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at 21C - the hotel attached to the restaurant and luckily had breakfast included. Delicious options and once again an eclectic look of various artwork throughout the restaurant.

Thank Francene C
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was not very good and the bill was 120 dollars. It's a great location, but poor food. I bought the 50 dollar steak, and it wasn't even close to as good as Jeff Ruby's steaks.

Thank Tyler Y
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose proof as my birthday dinner while visiting town- and did not regret it! We split a brussel sprout salad, my so had the bourbon flight and I had wine. For dinner I had the scallops and he had the hen roulade and both were amazing!!! Complimentary cotton candy after dinner and check out the adjacent modern art museum... More 

Thank Hilary M
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bar area is stunning with excellent drink selections and service. I highly recommend this place for out of town people as well as locals. The restaurant has an unbelievable menu to suit anyone's personal taste buds. Hats off to Proof on Main!

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

Thank you very much for the fantastic review and feedback. I hope you get the opportunity to visit again soon. Cheers! More 

Evansville, Indiana
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I made a reservation for Thanksgiving Day, fairly randomly. I didn't know exactly what to expect. We got there a little early and were asked politely to wait until our reservation time. The food was wonderful. The service was excellent. The ambiance was interesting in a good way. Farm to table type, with interesting combinations led to a great meal.

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

The busiest day of the year. So great to hear we were able to make a memorable holiday experience. Thank you for the stellar review and hope you get to do it again in 2017. Cheers! More 

Bloomington, Indiana
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very good meal here. The service, atmosphere and presentation were all first rate. My only criticism is that they try too hard to be an inventive, cutting edge food destination, rather than just worrying about putting a first rate dinner in front of you. For example, I had a daily special appetizer -- sweetbreads with buffalo sauce.... More 

Thank HoosierTraveler60
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Thank you for the honest and great feedback. I will share the review with our team and take everything into consideration. I hope you give it another try in the future, happy new year! More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a whim, I made breakfast reservations here. I've always heard raving reviews for dinner, so I was just curious about how breakfast would measure up to the hype. It far exceeded my expectations. It's just such a cool place and the pancakes were some of the best I've had. Just walking in the doors made me want to relax... More 

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

No matter what time, we always should provide the best hospitality and food. Very hapyp to hear that was the case. Happy New Year! More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely breakfast. Try the chia pudding. Great service. Full pot of coffee. The bar is nice and staff friendly and professional. The hotel gallery is free and marvelous.

Thank Anglophile1757
Amir K, Manager at Proof on Main, responded to this review

Thank you for the stellar review and feedback. Happy New Year! 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
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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Louisville, Kentucky
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Longboat Key, Florida, United States
over a year ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?