Rivue of Louisville, KY
Not sure where people put Louisville, KY in terms of location, but it is know as the "Gateway to the South," so I consider it the Midwest.
Anyways, I had what possibly could be my second best dining experience at the well-know Rivue Restaurant.
Location is atop the Galt House Hotel which is located right along the Ohio River in downtown. The hotel looks like something built in the late 60s or early 70s. However the atmosphere of Rivue is excellent.
Like I mentioned before it is located on the top floor. The interior is a black and white theme. The linens are both black and white. As you enter you must walk through the lounge which has nice comfortable couches and tables to share drinks and appetizers.
The dining room has a formal look to it, but like many restaurants these days, there were people with denim on and hats on (I hate that). The most awesome part is the two rotating dining rooms that overlook the river.
Anyways the average price of the menu is $25-$35 an entree I had a wonderful pasta dish called CAPELLI D’ANGELO.
The pasta consists of Sautéed scallops, lobster, Dungeness crabmeat and jumbo shrimp in a dry sherry infused Thermidor cream sauce on a bed of spinach tagliatelle pasta. Everything tasted wonderful Service was prompt and friendly.
I can't lie. The best part was that I ate at Rivue on the 4th of July and my girlfriend and I watched fireworks from the rotating room. It was awesome.
There are a lot of great places to eat in Louisville. I recommend the Hot Brown at the Brown Hotel (they invented it) as well as the Bluegrass Brewing Company. There is a great African place called Kiliminjaro (SP?) that is wonderful also. I don't have the addresses handy but a quick Google search will supply them.