Visit the Bar at Blu

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Discover Our Onsite Restaurant BLU Italian Grille

Welcome to BLU Italian Grille, downtown Louisville’s renowned Italian restaurant. Our seasonal menus feature fresh, hand-picked ingredients from local artisans and vendors. Every dish is carefully-crafted, made from scratch, and reflects thoughtful attention to detail.

Dine in sophisticated style, whether you are a hotel guest, local, or visitor looking for an Italian restaurant in Louisville. BLU Italian Grille is located adjacent to the lobby in Louisville Marriott Downtown (feel free to admire the grand staircase). This convenient downtown location is within walking distance of many of Louisville’s main attractions, including performing arts theatres, museums, KFC Yum! Center, and the 4th Street Live Entertainment District.

Warm, inviting, and steeped in contemporary flair, our downtown Louisville restaurant welcomes you for breakfast, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Book a private event for up to 16 guests or semi-private for up to 36 guests. From special occasion dinners to casual drinks at the bar, BLU Italian Grille is the ideal Italian restaurant in Louisville for anyone and everyone.

Chef-Crafted Menu

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Experience the Flavors of the Derby

Like horse racing, bourbon became synonymous with the Bluegrass State. Join us at The Bar at BLU and learn what makes bourbon exclusive from other whiskeys. Follow The Urban Bourbon Trail—beginning at The Bar at BLU—and explore Kentucky’s bourbon heritage. Our extensive selection of bourbons includes very rare offerings and our trained staff can explain the values and tasting notes about each bourbon. The Bar at BLU is also one of the few bars in the nation offering the distinctive Bottle in Bond Collection. Enjoy a glass of wine with your meal or a flute of Prosecco with brunch. Try one of our specialty bourbon drinks: The Chocolate Julep Martini combines the smooth and warm finish of Maker’s Mark Bourbon with Dark Crème de Cocoa and Mint Chocolate Bailey’s: a perfect after-dinner drink. Our Marmalade Old Fashion pairs Woodford Reserve with the tangy zest of orange marmalade and a hint of cherry sweetness, topped with a splash of Club Soda. Try The Derby—a spin on the classic Manhattan, Kentucky style—with Maker’s Mark 46, Grand Marnier orange-flavored liqueur, Sweet Vermouth, and fresh squeezed lime juice.

Feel free to check out our Happenings page, featuring details on weekly events, live entertainment, theme nights like BLU Dinner Series and Wine Down Wednesday, and information on upcoming Sunday brunch events.

Make a reservation today and experience a one of kind dining experience. BLU Italian Grille complements the unique character of downtown Louisville and the bourbon heritage of Kentucky. Join us for a one of a kind dining experience, inspired by the region’s colorful history. Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious meal. We strive to give each of our guests a dining experience marked by attentive service in a setting that is as memorable as it is enjoyable.

Here’s to good times and happy bourbon tasting. Cheers! We look forward to welcoming you soon.

  • Blu Italian Grille
  • 280 W Jefferson Street
  • Louisville, KY 40202
  • (502) 671-4285
  • Hours:
  • M-F: Open for Breakfast and Dinner
  • Sat: Open for Breakfast and Dinner
  • Sun: Sunday Brunch; Closed for Dinner
Certificate of Excellence
2015 Winner

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