-Parking, parking, and…parking. Bardstown Rd. seems to be notorious for parking issues. As one of the most prosperous and foot traffic heavy areas in Louisville, you would think more parking spots/areas would become available (we are still waiting). Luckily, this time around, spots were available for my girlfriend and I in Jack Fry’s private lot. If no spaces were available, it would have been a nightmare.
-This is NOT a child friendly restaurant. Depending on who you are, this is either bad or good. Jack Fry’s is geared more towards romantic and business dates, where the wanting screams of children are not heard. So if you want a child free experience (like our anniversary dinner), this is the place for you.
-The food was absolutely amazing. Our night started out with an appetizer of escargot, small fresh bread and butter plate, and wine pairings. The bread was moist and freshly baked and alongside the garlic butter escargot (snails for anyone out there wondering what this is) was to die for. After that course, my girlfriend ordered the almond/pistachio crusted salmon which came on a bed of rice and I ordered the beef brisket that was displayed over a crispy potato cake. Both were amazing. The steak and salmon were both cooked perfectly, resulting in no dryness or loss of flavor. Our dessert course included a slice of pumpkin cheesecake and crème caramel (a crème brulee laid over caramel). These also did not disappoint.
-The waiter was great. Very knowledgeable in the menu as well as the wine list and what were the best pairings for each meal. Never once did either of us have to request anything, as he was able to read our needs and supply us with whatever that was.
-Atmosphere really amped up our experience with Jack Fry’s. Although some could see a dimly lit room as a little distasteful, I felt as though that coupled with the live Jazz music was absolutely spot on. If you want a more lit room, the front of the restaurant near the bar is the place to be, if you can get a reservation there of course.
In all, this was an absolutely wonderful dinner experience for my anniversary with my girlfriend. The atmosphere was absolutely perfect, and whats the point of going to a restaurant if the food is not good as well? Luckily for us, this fine dining experience was just that, and I can say Jack Fry’s is probably on of the best restaurants in the Louisville area if not the best! So if you are ever in the area, see if you can sneak in a reservation and be sure to give yourself ample time in case you need to look for parking.
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