Though the restaurant can get cramped and live music on the weekends can make it hard to have a conversation, Jack Fry's in the Highlands is consistently voted as one of the romantic restaurants in Louisville.
Jack Fry's has been around since 1933 when it started as a saloon. Sometime in the 70s, it was converted to an upscale restaurant, but much of the venue's decor still shows signs of its first life.
One reason people love Jack Fry's so much is that the food is consistently delicious—if you're looking for a good steak or pork chop—Jack Fry's is the place to go. Its long run of pleasing people, as well as its long list of awards, makes Jack Fry's a sure bet for a laid-back romantic evening.
From white tablecloths to amazing food, Lilly's Bistro in the Highlands is definitely one of the most romantic restaurants in Louisville. The staff is friendly and on top of things without being at your table too much.
The food is absolutely amazing and prepared with locally-grown produce. They have an extensive wine list and a wonderful selection of desserts and dessert drinks. Additionally, meals at Lilly's can last for hours, so you'll have plenty of time to talk to your sweetheart while you wait for the next course.
Proof on Main
Proof on Main in Downtown Louisville isn't what I would call your traditional romantic restaurant. The dining room can get boisterous with talk because people eat there for all occasions, not just special ones. But if you're looking for a laid-back romantic restaurant, Proof is definitely your place.
The cocktails at Proof are absolutely amazing, and the food is unlike anything else you'll find in the city. Plus, when you've finished your meal, you can wander around the hotel's art gallery or simply head upstairs to your romantic room.
Old Spaghetti Factory
A romantic dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory in downtown Louisville is a tradition for many Louisville couples. The beauty of the old restaurant is one major attraction with its tall ceilings, striking colors, and ornate decorations. Not to mention that Italian food and romance seem to go hand-in-hand.
Best of all, just outside of the door on any evening of the year you'll find horse-drawn carriages waiting to take you and your loved one on a romantic ride around the beautiful and historic city centre.
The Melting Pot
What could be more romantic than dipping strawberries, bananas, and marshmallows into chocolate and sharing them with your sweetheart? This is possible at The Melting Pot on Hurstbourne Parkway.
Reservations to The Melting Pot can get you a private booth with dim lighting where you can share a meal and, of course, a dessert with your date in a restaurant so romantic you'll feel like a character in a romantic comedy.