I got a response from my friend who lives in Louisville. He suggested three restaurants: Holly Hill Inn, Jack Fry's and Germantown Bakery. There is also a steakhouse, Jeff Ruby's which is the best steakhouse in Louisville, but is a small chain and not Louisville based.
In regards to Bourbon visits, he suggested Maker's Mark, Buffalo Trace and Woodford Reserve and Rabbit Hole
This is helpful. I'm in Louisville staying at The Galt House and Jeff Ruby's is in a street view retail spot housed by The Galt House. I might walk over one evening.
Jack Fry's is also a short 2.5 mile Uber from here.
A friend that used to live here also recommended Lilly's, Proof on Main, 610 Magnolia plus another friend Doc Crow's.