Below is a list of many of the openings and closings in the Louisville-area restaurant scene this year, provided by Food & Dining Magazine. The list is not comprehensive, but it gives a pretty good idea of what’s been going on throughout the year. As you can see by the simple eyeball test, we’ve been fortunate enough to have more opening than closings in the Louisville area.
ROC Restaurant, 1327 Bardstown Road
D. Nalley’s, 970 S. Third St.
Fork & Barrel, 2244 Frankfort Ave.
Mirin, 2011 Frankfort Ave.
Dragon Café, 13206 Ky. 42
Yoki Buffet, 1700 Alliant Ave.
El Rio Grande, 10001 Forest Green Blvd
Gilberto’s, 1600 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy
Cancun, 7070 Lyndon Lane
Naila’s Caribbean Cuisine, 1370 Veterans Parkway, Clarksville
Nahyla’s Restaurant, 12220 Shelbyville Road
Jerusalem Kitchen, 4413 St. Rita Drive
Flora Kitchenette, 1004 Barret Ave.
Hi-Five Doughnuts, 1011 E. Main St.
410 Bakery, 140 E. Main St., New Albany
Lady Tron’s, 147 E. Market St., New Albany
Double Dogs, 13307 Shelbyville Road
Chef’s Cut Pizzeria, 9901 La Grange Road
Scene, 501 W. Main St. (inside The Kentucky Center)
Parlour, 131 W. Chestnut, Jeffersonville
Cuvee Wine Table, 3598 Springhurst Blvd.