Excellent | Worth a Detour
Hall’s on the River
Review by: Michael Stern
Hall’s really is on the River – perched high above it, to be precise: an achingly scenic setting for some fine Kentucky meals. The hot brown, for instance, is a mighty version of the Louisville-ancestored open-face sandwich that includes both turkey and country ham, great gobs of melted cheese, bacon, and a slurry of cream sauce. A seafood version also is available, the pallet of toast topped with shrimp and scallops, then sliced tomatoes, cream sauce, and cheese. Strange platefellows, indeed, the cheese and seafood not quite harmonizing. We’ll take the classic version every time.
Another good regional specialty is fried green tomatoes, notable for their truly elegant crust. The crunch and tartness inherent in the tomatoes are well-balanced by a duet of smooth sauces, one of which has a sweet-pepper edge.
From shrimp and grits to frog legs and wedge salad to ribeye steak, Hall’s menu offers something for everyone. The place is perhaps most famous for its beer cheese, which is a zesty, yeasty spread well-suited as an hors d’oeuvre or as the topping for a cheeseburger.
Directions & Hours
|Meals Served||Lunch, Dinner|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|