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The Uptown Cafe

1624 Bardstown Rd. (Duker Ave.) Send to Phone
This perennially popular Highlands restaurant owes its success to a varied menu of American fare, great bar and moderate prices.
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Dining room at The Uptown Cafe, Louisville, KY

The Uptown Cafe Restaurant Review

: Whether you choose a seat at the lively bar, a table by the windows overlooking bustling Bardstown Road, or a booth in the cozy back room, you’ll receive the same attentive service, generously portioned drinks, and American fare that have been the hallmark of the Uptown for more than two decades. Appetizers to share include spicy black bean cakes, braised grape leaves, and a roasted red pepper hummus plate. Many of the salads can count as entrées, especially one featuring pecan-encrusted chicken livers and Granny Smith apples over a bed of spinach and mixed greens. Favorite pasta dishes are fusilli with scallops or shrimp in a tomato cream sauce, or the peppercorn-accented duck ravioli. If you just want a quick bite, try the sandwiches, including cornmeal-battered fried fish and the Uptown burger served on an English muffin. Recommended entrées range from grilled ginger-and-beer-marinated flank steak to grilled salmon with wasabi soy, and chicken piccata. The Uptown is justifiably known for its desserts. You’ll always have room for the airy strawberry napoleon. All wines are available by the glass and there is a choice of draft beers and well-crafted cocktails, too.

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