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Restaurant Review: Bistro 301

Full Disclosure: I paid for this meal with my own money and the opinions are completely my own.

On our last night in Louisville we had a little bit of extra time to decide where to go to dinner – and some extra energy to walk farther than the hotel lobby.  After doing a bit of research online and asking the hotel front desk (Travel Dining Tip:  if you are looking for somewhere to go for dinner, ask the concierge or another hotel employee! I have found some of the best places through just asking someone at the hotel.) we decided on Bistro 301.

This cute little local bistro wasn’t actually too far from our hotel.  We ended up going to dinner a bit early and it was a good thing we did because by the time we left the place was packed! It isn’t a very large restaurant so a couple of larger groups can take up a lot of space in the dining room pretty quickly.  We were there around 5pm on a weekday and it was like this so I can only imagine what weekends are like!

Their menu had a good variety of options which I was surprised about for such a small place. I also enjoyed that many of their dishes include local ingredients and that they source local organic produce whenever possible.

Kentucky Proud

With dinner, you get delicious warm bread for the table – one of my favorite parts of any meal.

Bread

With my meal I had a glass of wine.  Unfortunately I can’t remember exactly what wine it was.  Bad blogger, I know. It was alright by it wasn’t my favorite either, which is probably why I can’t remember what it was!

Wine

For my entree I had the Chicken and Brie salad.  I’m always kind of afraid to get salads as an entree because I never think they will fill me up as much as a heavier entree would.  I decided on this salad though because of all of the delicious things that it included: Mixed greens with apples, red grapes, candied pecans, melted brie cheese atop caramelized chicken breast with port wine vinaigrette.  Sounds delicious, right?  Well it was.  One of the best salads I’ve ever had. So light and filling and sweet and salty and just everything good.

Brie and Apple Salad

The person that I was with had the Tortellini Diablo and said that it was delicious as well.

I’m so glad we found this place, it was such a great ending to our trip! Local restaurants are almost always the best.

Taste: A+, really delicious, filling, and healthy!
Cost: A, I don’t remember exactly how much it cost but for a local restaurant, with local ingredients and great service I don’t remember it being over priced at all.

Would I go there again?  Definitely for that salad – or some other delicious thing on their menu! I need to work on re-creating that salad at home…

Bistro 301 on Urbanspoon

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That concludes my Louisville restaurant reviews! I probably won’t be back to Kentucky for a while since the trade show that I go to will be back in Las Vegas next year! I thought I was getting kind of sick of being in Las Vegas year after year, but now I can’t wait to go back! The grass is always greener, right?

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