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Jack Fry's

1007 Bardstown Rd. (Highland & Baxter Aves.) Send to Phone
502-452-9244 | Menu
Chef Shawn Ward's Southern cooking with a continental twist makes this stylish bistro one of Louisville's top tables.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
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Jack Fry's Restaurant Review

: During Prohibition, Louisvillians knew they could slide into bookmaker Jack Fry's eponymous speakeasy for a cocktail and a burger, while contemplating a bet on the ponies. The cocktails and burgers remain, as does much of the 1930s ambience in one of the city's consistent fine dining venues. Live piano jazz accompanies the buzz of conversation and the rattle of the cocktail shaker. Walls are covered in vintage black and white horse racing and boxing scenes (Fry was also a pugilist) and the ceiling is pressed tin. Chef Shawn Ward's menu goes way beyond the beloved burger with dishes such as spicy fried oysters and country ham, lamb boulettes, crab-and-celeriac salad, pork tenderloin with duck confit pudding, almond-and-pistachio-crusted salmon, and Wagyu beef coulotte with blue cheese polenta. Waitstaff in crisp black aprons offer sound advice from the wine list and seem always to anticipate when you need their attention. Highlights of the dessert menu include chocolate truffle cake, frozen citrus mousse, and coffee hazelnut torte.

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