Top Romantic Restaurants For Valentine’s Day in Louisville, KY

February 12th, 2021 by

If you’re planning a special Valentine’s Day dinner, you’ll find that Louisville can cater to nearly any preference. Whether you want Southern comfort food or upscale steaks, you can find the perfect location for your special night out. Make your choice as early as possible and contact the restaurant for reservations, as most of these options will fill up long before Valentine’s Day rolls around.

We’ve rounded up some of the best dining in Louisville so you don’t have to scour the city yourself. Check out these delicious picks for your romantic evening arrangements and get ready to enjoy an unforgettable holiday.

Couple Holding Hands

Proof on Main

702 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202

Located inside the 21c Museum Hotel, Proof on Main enjoys an outstanding location for your Valentine’s date night. Also located in the hotel is a stunning contemporary art museum with rotating exhibitions. Take a stroll through the museum before or after your meal to add more intrigue to your evening. If you’d like to stay all night, you can book a room on-site. For a truly unforgettable experience, look into reserving the Asleep in the Cyclone room featuring re-purposed barn wood juxtaposed with a colorful geodesic domed ceiling and special amenities like a record player, record collection, and artist-designed blankets.

Proof on Main is offering a special three-course Valentine’s Day dinner from Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 14 with prices ranging from $49 to $69 per person. Start with a soup, salad, or steak tartar and move on to a main course of roasted duck breast, mushroom risotto, diver scallops, or filet of beef. Finally, satisfy your sweet tooth with olive oil cake, dark chocolate torte, or butterscotch pot de creme. This destination has everything you need for a romantic escape.

Buck’s Restaurant and Bar

425 W. Ormsby Avenue, Louisville, KY 40203

Buck’s Restaurant and Bar provides an undeniably romantic atmosphere with elegant white flowers, twinkling candles, and live piano music to accompany your meal. You can begin your dinner with a shrimp cocktail, grilled king crab legs, and other gourmet delights. For your entree, choose from over a dozen options including filet mignon, chicken saltimbocca, seafood rigatoni, and prosciutto-wrapped lamb chops. Entrees range from $24 to $110.

Known for its bourbon selection, Buck’s has more than 50 options to choose from. Wine is also available by the glass or by the bottle so you can toast to a very special evening together. 

Jack Fry’s

1007 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204

Jack Fry’s was established by its namesake owner in 1933 as a sportsman’s hangout. The original restaurant closed in 1972, but Jack Fry’s was re-established in 1982. It has since transformed into a fine dining restaurant with an elegant nod to the past in the form of the historic photos on the walls. Jack Fry’s won a Readers’ Choice Award from Leo Weekly in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and has been recognized in numerous publications.

Treat your Valentine to a gourmet meal with options like escargot and spicy fried oysters for your appetizer. For your main, indulge in choices like a beef filet with asparagus and crisp fingerling potatoes or pistachio-crusted salmon with risotto and garlic-sauteed spinach. Make sure you leave room for dessert! The chocolate-malt cheesecake with chocolate ganache and berry coulis is a must. Entrees range from $18 for Jack’s burger to $52 for the filet.


1606 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205 -or- 11400 Main St., Louisville, KY 40243

Both Yelp and BuzzFeed have recognized LouVino’s wine bar as the best in Kentucky. With more than 70 options, you’re sure to find flavors that you and your date will love. LouVino’s is hosting two types of special events for the holiday. 

Ladies can celebrate Galentine’s week with a special three-course menu available from Tuesday, Feb. 9 through Thursday, Feb. 11. For just $36 per person, you can enjoy a Brussels sprouts salad to start and a chocolate chip cookie dough-stuffed beignet for dessert with your choice of two dishes for the main. The main course options vary by location, so check both menus to see where you’d prefer to dine.

The Valentines Day menu is available from Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 14 at the Douglas Hills location, and on Friday and Saturday only at the Highlands location. For $50 per person, you’ll enjoy a four-course dinner that includes warm caramelized onion and goat cheese dip with a baguette, a mixed green salad, and your choice of seared scallops with Brussels sprouts and roasted red pepper grits or grilled petite filet with roasted vegetables and boursin cheese mashed potatoes. The meal concludes with chocolate chip cookie dough beignets.

The Village Anchor

11507 Park Road, Louisville, KY

The Village Anchor’s red leather and velvet upholstery, dark wood tables, and stone fireplaces create a cozy atmosphere that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. The accompanying Anchor Bar offers a full drink menu to complement your meal with a cocktail, wine, or beer. The bar features an extensive bourbon and whiskey list as well.

If you’re after a full three-course dinner, you can start with mouthwatering options like fried green tomatoes or green chili wontons. Entrees include an assortment of comfort food favorites like fried chicken, shrimp and grits, pork chops, and a meatloaf burger, with prices ranging from $17 to $28. You can also treat your date to an 8-oz. Certified Angus Beef filet or jumbo sea scallops for $38. The dessert menu offers plenty of enticing treats including peanut butter chocolate silk pie, hot banana pudding meringue, carrot cake, and creme brulee. 

These are our top picks for a romantic evening out in Louisville. Whether you book a Valentine’s Day dinner special or make a note of our recommended hot spots for a future date, you’re to have a memorable experience at these locations. Are there any great dining locations in Louisville that we missed? Contact us at Oxmoor Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and let us know so we can keep our list updated and make sure we’re always providing our customers with the best recommendations.