Help! I am a NYer and will be in Louisville for an event in January. I need to take a group of 10 out on a Friday night for a special occasion dinner. I have never been to Louisville, so I am clueless. Criteria:
--nice kind of "special occasion" atmosphere but not crazy expensive or stuffy. Say entrees below $24
--most cuisines okay, would be great to do something that's a local speciality. But mainly quality over type of cuisine
--the guest of honor is an author who will be talking about his book, so the place needs to be not too loud so we can hear each other
--we're staying downtown at the Marriott, something not too far from there would be great if possible
Thanks in advance, Chowhounders!