About The Oakroom
Louisville, KY 40202
Chef Nick Sullivan creates an unforgettable, world class dining experience. As the only AAA Five Diamond rated restaurant with the largest wine selection in the region, our award-winning staff infuse naturally grown or raised ingredients with Southern tradition and flavors. Chef Sullivan showcases his style in a tasting menu where you will experience new textures with his worldly pantry, as well as an a la carte menu to create your own culinary journey.
Contemporary American, American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday-Saturday 6:00pm -9:00pm
Bar: Wednesday-Saturday 5:00pm -9:00pm
Muhammad Ali Boulevard
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The restaurant seats 125 guests and offers a private dining room that can accommodate up to 10 people. The Oakroom also offers specialized catering options for parties and events creating enduring memories of your personalized event.
The Oakroom's rich history, elegance and tradition, along with state-of-the-art modern conveniences, make it one of the country's most desirable and unique venues for meetings, weddings and other events. Guests and local visitors love exploring The Oakroom itself. A history of celebrities and ghosts, early 1900s décor and original murals depicting Kentucky's pioneer days draw visitors from around the country. The Oakroom where Al Capone once played blackjack, now Kentucky's only AAA Five Diamond restaurant
Complimentary valet parking at the front of the hotel, located on the corner of 4th Street & Muhammad Ali Blvd. There is also a parking garage behind the hotel. (We are NOT able to validate garage parking.)
Chef Nick Sullivan
Private Party Facilities:
The Oakroom has what your party needs, whether it is a private room for two, buying out the entire dining room for 125 people or anything in between, the Oakroom will work with & for you to make your event unforgettable, no matter what your budget!
Private Party Contact:
Liz Carson: (502) 585-3200 ext. 498
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Contact Liz Carson at 502-585-9262 or firstname.lastname@example.org to plan your next Private Dinner, Birthday Party, Wedding Reception and Rehearsal Dinner. She can assist you with any event from an intimate dinner for two to a celebration for 125.
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The Oakroom Ratings and Reviews
We went for my wife's birthday. What a ...
We went for my wife's birthday. What a wonderful evening. We sat very close to the young man playing the piano (he played continually for our entire 2 1/2 hours there), so I rated the noise level moderate because of this, but we thoroughly enjoyed the music and it wasn't oppressively loud, so it just added to the spectacular ambience and food. I highly recommend the Oakroom for anyone looking for a wonderful, special evening.
Always a wonderful time. You have to be ...
Always a wonderful time. You have to be open minded on trying new food ideas. The chef puts an interesting touch on each dish taking you away from the everyday food pairings.
However, his ideas are what makes the Oakroom a 5-Star restaurant.
We come every year for Christmas, I call ...
We come every year for Christmas, I called to make a reservation and never got a call back, so I had to do it on line
We arrived for our 2:30 reservation and no one was there to greet you, they did not inform us they had a new area for check ins, than we had to wait in a so called seating area where tables used to be for 20 minutes and were offered picked over Cheese & crackers.
They had a bar seat up where tables used to be so now they shove people outside the Oakroom to eat where it was cold & drafty.
When the hostess came to call our name I could barely hear her and than she walked away so fast I had to chase her down to see if it was our name she called and when I told her I could barely hear her she gave me a dirty look.
After seated at our table we waited 15 minutes before we knew who our server was.
We used to love The Oakroom, it was elegant.
But who ever is manger now is doing a really bad job of the holiday seatings, no one seems to know what to do including the manger, it feels rushed now, no more sitting to enjoy the whole Oakroom ambiance.
I heard many people complaining about service and since our seating was later in the day many things were not replenished so we lost out on certain foods & desserts.
We were there at Easter and it was beautiful all around.
Please go back to how it was,classic & elegant!
Service was top notch! Octopus and ham ...
Service was top notch! Octopus and ham appetizers were outstanding. They Pay great attention to dietary restrictions and actually asked us if we had any special dietary needs as we were placing our order which was very nice so that I did not have to bring it up.
Everything was wonderful except for seve ...
Everything was wonderful except for several service glitches: Bartender did not have a bank; server was changing tablecloths instead of greeting us when seated and asking for drink orders (where were the busboys?; had to go to the bar to ask where our wine was after 15 minute wait; server had to go to the front desk (downstairs) to get change. 5th year for Thanksgiving at Oak Room-service has always been excellent in the past.
The Oakroom used to have weekly Sunday c ...
The Oakroom used to have weekly Sunday champagne brunches (with a complimentary glass of bubbly), which were about the best in Louisville. They've now gone to a policy of having brunches just on holidays, which is a pity. We went for the Thanksgiving brunch. The place was packed (with tables out on the balcony as well as the dining room). The food was a good as always (except some 50% more expensive, and no complimentary champagne). The desserts were spectacular. Unfortunately, the waitstaff wasn't particularly attentive. One shouldn't need to bus one's own plates during a meal, and one shouldn't need to try to flag waitstaff to get a cup of coffee. Hopefully somebody in management there will take note and improve the service. For a $60 brunch, that's not too much to ask.
I gave an Overall rating of 4 stars beca ...
I gave an Overall rating of 4 stars because of the poor level of service we received in the dining room. My wife and I received more of a warm welcome and good conversation from the Valet guys than we did from our server, Valentin.
After being seated it took 8 minutes to be recognized. My wife happened to catch they eye of "our" server as he passed by our table. She asked who was our server and he said he was. Eight minutes is not a deal breaker but given the caliber and price tag of The Oak Room and the fact that at 11:45 a.m. the restaurant was not packed it stands to be said that that amount of time to wait to be noticed is unacceptable.
Our server, Valentin, spoke fluent English. We discovered, upon questioning, that he is from Bulgaria. When asked what brought him to Louisville he said that he and four of his friends were here as Interns. Not sure exactly what that meant but it seems unlikely, based upon our dialogue, that he was pursuing a Medical Degree. When asked if he liked Louisville he was quick to say, "No". Not wanting to spoil the time my wife and I had to be there I refrained from telling him that no one is twisting his arm to stay.
In a nut shell Valentin simply seemed to not want to be there. His attentiveness was not on par for The Oak Room. My wife and I have dined here before and the experience was much better then.
I am certain not every Server at The Oak Room holds the kind of attitude that Valentin possessed. In fact two other Servers stepped in to wait on us at different intervals. That said, the food was very, very good and there was more than enough to choose from - it was Thanksgiving Day.
Still, my wife and I were not impressed with our Server. We get better and more attentive service at Wild Eggs.
The Oakroom never disappoints in ambianc ...
The Oakroom never disappoints in ambiance, service, and quality. It is one of my favorite places -- especially during colder months when I am wanting something comfortable and filled with warmth (the people and the setting). It's a Louisville gem that has stood the test of time, and continues to innovate.
The Oak Room lives up to every "star" in ...
The Oak Room lives up to every "star" in it's rating.
It combines the experience of a great staff with a new menu that will exceed the "foodie" expectations of everyone in your party. It's extensive wine selection and the server's knowledge extends the ordering process into what seems like a paired dining adventure.
Don't be surprised to see the Executive Chef, Nick Sullivan, make several sweeps through the room to see and hear how your dining experience is progressing. It makes you feel as if you have your very own chef anticipating what might take this experience from very, very good to exquisite.
Second time at the Oakroom, the first ti ...
Second time at the Oakroom, the first time being impeccable. This time however there seemed to be some type of issue with the service. We were told that they were not expecting the restaurant to be this busy, however, this isn't a large restaurant and there were only 7 tables full, and most were a party of 2. Waiters were nice and professional, but seemed overwhelmed, not sure why. The bartender, who said it was his second night, had to assist in serving the room, and actually seemed to care about our dinner. Not sure when our food would have came w/out him, really good effort by him. I believe the chef has talent, but the food was average, and the plating was subpar.
We enjoyed. Father's Day brunch. The sta ...
We enjoyed. Father's Day brunch. The staff was quite welcoming and very helpful. The pianist was a nice touch. The food - both the choices and the quality- was as nice as could be. Thanks, Oakroom, for a great Father's Day
Fine Dining in Louisville, KY
We were in Louisville for Muhammad Ali's memorial service, and figured we would take the opportunity to try KY's only 5 Diamond restaurant. We both had the 7 course tasting menu, without the wine pairings. We decided to choose wines on our own. I can say that this meal was one of the best meals I have ever had. The food was beautifully prepared, unique in it's use of local ingredients, and had fantastic flavor profiles. The staff is knowledgeable about every dish, prompt, attentive, but not invasive. Their wine list is extensive and well planned. Recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.
I very much like the relaxed feel of th ...
I very much like the relaxed feel of the restaurant. Our party was made to feel at home immediately. This was not a stuffy restaurant where everyone was over dressed. It was informal
and we were all appreciated from the beginning. The food was so very good, even the ordinary dishes(such as scrambled eggs) was so very good. My group was very happy with the food and the hotel. This was the first time to visit the Oak Room for four of my group and they were impressed. We shall be returning again.
A special treat
First time at the Oakroom, to celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary. Impeccable service, delicious food, all capped off by dessert with a congratulatory message written in chocolate on the plate. Had a memorable evening. Yes, it's pricey, but you get what you pay for. Just wish the hipsters at the next table had been able to put away the tablets and phones for a couple of hours.
I don't know who gave this restaurant a ...
I don't know who gave this restaurant a 5 Star Rating. There is no way this is a 5 Star Restaurant. The service was terrible! The waiter had no personality at all and no sense of humor. Although the food was good, the menu was something less that memorable. The food was in no way the same as it was described on the menu. To top it all off the cream curdled in the coffee! Overall this was not a good dining experience!
I usually really enjoy my experience but ...
I usually really enjoy my experience but this is the 3rd time I have came and there was no crab salad. I was promised each time prior that you all would have it next time. Also there were some rude guest that kept asking the party in the private dining room to leave. I was shocked but I guess there was little the staff could do to prevent.
Poor service. Small portions. Decent fo ...
Poor service. Small portions. Decent food but not at all worth what you will pay. We love a high quality, upscale meal, but this was a disappointment. The building and setting is beautiful, but the service was sub-par and food was just OK.
The derby brunch here was amazing. Food ...
The derby brunch here was amazing. Food was excellent, shrimp, crab claws, smoked salmon, oysters, and prime rib. Plus all the usual breakfast items and great derby specialities. The service was fantastic and people watching at its best. Will definitely do this every year.
First time at the Oakroom
This was my first time to the Oakroom and I was in town for a pre Ky Derby dinner. The meal did not start out well in that we waited 20 minutes just to get our drink order taken. In the end a three course fixed meal took 3.5 hours to serve. The staff explained that they were short handed I and our party observed that the restaurant was never full and the staff struggled to manage a load that should have been manageable. The food was quite overpriced and lacked taste and presentation consistent with the price attached. The wine additionally overpriced in comparison to other area restaurants. Perhaps better on a standard night but definitely not recommendable for special or high traffic occasions. Not sure I would "role the dice" again here
The best in fine dining bar none. Ther service was flawless. The food simple, fresh, innovative, and heavenly! The chef took the time to come speak with us and talk with us about the food. The food again, was the best I have had the pleasure on which to dine. His choices for the five course meal were superb. The sommelier knew what he was doing. Each course was perfectly paired. The matre'd, the chef, the hostess, the waiter, everyone was respectful, welcoming, and accommodating.
This was our last time
Have frequented Oakroom Sunday brunch quite a few times. Had not been there in about a year. Had heard they had new chef, didn't know what to expect. Well, believe I liked the former chef food selection, preparation, etc. better. Service was lacking, which we didn't understand because just few tables occupied. Dishes were moderately cleared, but since water was my drink of choice, would have been nice to have a refill. My goblet was empty about three-quarters into the brunch. I am not the type to have to flag-down a server. Actually, on a previous visit in 2015, table of 7, we were all but ignored by the same server.
Brunch at the Oakroom
To put together an outstanding gathering for family and/or friends, I choose brunch at the Oakroom. It has never failed to please everyone in our party. Thanks for the wonderful Sundays. Our recent server was so gracious. A gentleman and very attentive!!
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