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Blue Heron Steakhouse

429 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Cozy
The Blue Heron Steakhouse is located in the thriving historic Jefferson Street corridor. We offer an excellent menu with steakhouse classics and modern Southern fare with specialties such as fresh oysters, the finest cuts of beef, shrimp and grits and more. Our restaurant started as a hand-crafted cocktail bar and consumer demand made it obvious that we needed to expand to a full-service kitchen. The Blue Heron is situated in a renovated home with exposed brick, a beautiful, locally crafted chandelier, a roaring two-sided fireplace in the colder months and an expansive patio for warmer weather. Locally owned and loaded with character, The Blue Heron is a perfect setting for an intimate date, an evening with friends or simply a casual dinner while watching the game.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Steakhouse, Contemporary American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday 5 pm - 10 pm
Friday - Saturday 5 pm - 11 pm
Closed Sundays

4 pm - 2 am

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Phone number
(859) 254-2491
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Will Preston
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Cross street
Second Street
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Parking details
The Blue Heron has a private parking lot right beside the restaurant. There is also ample on street parking in the area.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 429 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Blue Heron delivered as usual!

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great! I definitely be going back

DanielL (Corpus Christi)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The restaurant was spectacular. Very relaxed and warm atmosphere. I’m definitely going to go here again. The steak I ordered was absolutely phenomenal!

GinaH (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful Valentines night with friends!!! The food was delicious and our server was great!!!

OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was a Valentine’s Day fixed menu. Service was excellent, however the food was poor for the price. $75 per person plus tip minus drinks. The pork shank tasted like it came out of a crockpot, the rare prime rib was very chewy and tough. Had difficulty cutting it with a steak knife. The au jus tasted canned. The appetizer was a single jumbo shrimp. The desserts were nothing special- a caramel flan and a chocolate “mug style “ cake. The sides were so-so: roasted asparagus, potato skin, and fried risotto balls (flavorless). So disappointed..I had heard good things about this restaurant. I couldn’t believe the poor quality for the price in such a nice place. Was our first visit. Won’t be going back.

DavidH (Cincinnati)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The flavors and work that goes in to the food is apparent. Everything we had was full of layers of flavor and great care had been put in to making things that were unique yet familiar in many ways. The setting is quaint and cozy, although a bit noisy because of the old wooden floor (that the wait staff seemed to trip over regularly). There's a fireplace that makes the location cozy. Parking is a bit dicey. A nice gentlemen helped me find a curbside location...not sure if that's a regular feature. I thought the price was a bit over done. The price was about 20-30% higher than is needed to be when compared to comparable restaurants I've been to around the country. I dropped $200 on two people for perspective. Seems picky...but the little things count at this price level...didn't get any bread with our meal when other patrons clearly did. The bar staff seems inexperienced...judging from my Old Fashioned that wasn't quite what it should have been in an establishment like that. They clearly are doing a lot of things right and the chef is obviously very good and creative. However, too many misses on the finer points to justify that kind of price. I probably won't go was so expensive that gambling on a second try is more than most people are willing to risk.

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food and service were great as always!!

OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Very nice atmosphere for our dinner date. Waitress explained everything, was very attentive but not intrusive. Food was excellent and mood was just right. Will go again.

vipOpenTable Diner (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Very good meal and service is always good

Kat1982 (Louisville)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Excellent as always. The porterhouse for two never disappoints. Was pleasantly surprised to learn that many good [read: expensive] wines are 50% off on Mondays with the purchase of two entrees (I will visit here more often on Mondays)! The service was exceptionally polite, helpful, and unobtrusive. My only disagreement was with the waiter's assistant who brought the salads--he dropped them and left in an hurry without asking whether we would like freshly-ground pepper on our Cesars (I always do). Picky, but you have to be picky to find fault here. This restaurant is a favorite for a reason.