It was a deliciously successful first year for 502 Restaurant Week
and we owe it all to you -- Foodies, Restaurants and Sponsors!
Summary of 502 Restaurant Week 2013
60 West Bistro & Martini Bar
BLU Italian Grille
Del Frisco's Steakhouse
Gary's on Spring
Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse
Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge
Martini Italian Bistro
Morton's the Steakhouse
Napa River Grill
Rivue Restaurant & Lounge
Ruth's Chris Steak House
RYE on Market
St. Charles Exchange
Sway at the Hyatt
The Blind Pig
The Oakroom at the Seelbach
Vincenzo's Italian Restaurant
Volare Italian Ristorante
"The menus were just right for trying something new. Each restaurant on 502 had a great menu, but my favorite was Volare. Chef Josh is great. His food is full of flavor and delicious."
"What an absolutely fabulous 502 Restaurant Week experience this has been for us! Thank you everyone who came out to participate. Can't wait for next year!" -- Quattro
Sponsors & Partners
Sysco - Presenting Sponsor
84 WHAS Radio
Air Center 1
Dare to Care
Gen X Radio 100.5
Greater Louisville, Inc.
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Kentucky Restaurant Association
Louisville Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Louisville Downtown Management District
Louisville Magazine & Louisville.com
New 2 Lou
Sam Swope Auto Group
Secrets of Louisville Chefs
Sports Radio 790
Universal Linen Service
"I hope that Restaurant Week in Louisville will be an annual affair, forever."
"This was a great opportunity to try new restaurants and new dishes! I found new dishes that i may not have ever ordered and ended up loving them!"
"502 restaurant week is such a great addition to the city. With such a foodie city, it is often hard to go to all of the wonderful restaurants that Louisville has to offer. With 502 restaurant week it makes it possible to try out these great establishments."
What Diners Said:
"Grace and I went to Gary's for the first time last night. We were blown away at the service and the food quality. Everything we had forced us to make noises. The short ribs, spinach bacon mustard salad, meatballs, lobster cream scallops, tiramisu, and creme brulee. We will definitely go back."
"Fabulous dinner last night at Harvest with good friends!"
"If you haven’t been to Hillbilly Tea yet, 502 restaurant week is the perfect excuse to go! You’ll get a delicious meal at a great price, and then you’ll realize that for the QUALITY and the ATMOSPHERE and the DELICIOUS food, Hillbilly Tea is a great deal ANY TIME!! It is one of my favorite places to spend time, so THANKS 502 restaurant week for giving me the motivation to go again!"
"Decca was wonderful! Food is terrific and the 140 year building's basement bar impressive."
"Nicely done ..... I never realized how many many many fabulous restaurants we have here in L'ville. These chefs are so artistic needless to say very talented in their field of pleasure. Good Job."
"1860 Bistro is THA BOMB!! Great eat fest!! If you haven't been, GO, it is a GREAT value during 502 Week!!"
"Lucky you living in Louisville to enjoy this!"
"Amazing 4 course dinner with wine pairings! Volare continues to be one of our favorite spots, for any occasion!!"
"My wife and I had two of the best meals we have had in a long time. They were wonderful experiences and an excellent chance to try two new restaurants that we have been wanting to try for a long time." (Decca & Napa River Grill)
"Louisville is the greatest eat-out city in the US (and we have tried many). There are so many excellent restaurants and so little time. 502 Restaurant Week gave us the chance to try new restaurants, new menus and at a great price. Can't wait for the next event. Thank everyone involved for their time and effort to bring this event to Louisville."
"We were so excited about the concept of 502. We tried many new restaurants and I really liked the daily emails. It was very creative and I thought the restaurants did an outstanding job with their menus. It was a great value - and we enjoyed going out during the week to a nice restaurant and we rarely do that."
"My wife and I frequent many of the local restaurants. 502 restaurant week encouraged us to try somewhere new (Sway and Porcini) as well as a return visit to Gary's on Spring and Ruth's Chris."
Above: Mayor Fischer's 502 Restaurant Week press conference at Harvest featuring a few of the participating restaurant owners and chefs.