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Equus and Jack's Lounge

4.5
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665 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Bistro style restaurant serving refined American cuisine since 1985. Located in the heart of St. Matthews, Equus and Jack’s Bourbon Restaurant | Lounge features a moderately-priced contemporary American menu in a comfortable & relaxed bistro atmosphere. Enjoy our extensive Wine Spectator, specialty cocktails, and broad range of domestic and imported beers. We also proudly offer over 50 regional bourbons for you to enjoy. Come spend an evening with us! Looking for reservations for the Black Rabbit? Let us know and we will contact you for the hidden entrance. Please specify in your reservations if you would like Jack's Lounge, Dining Room, or Black Rabbit Speak Easy Room. We look forward to serving you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 665 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TonyW
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We had a 7:00 reservation, were not seated until after 8:15, didn’t receive our food until after 9:15. Never again.

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JoleneB
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the kitschy way you entered the "Speakeasy". The ambiance was spot on, complete with a candlelit chandelier. The food was yummy, great cocktails and good service. Will look forward to a return visit!

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vipAmyMattS
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cool place for small plates, good drinks and talk.

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vipmarshav
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tori was an outstanding server. Outside dining was pleasant. Food was prepared very well. Definitely return.
Only side note: smoking was permitted at some tables, which was quite offensive. Some patrons were quite loud during our visit. Obviously, that can’t be controlled, but at this nice establishment,one would hope for more polite manners. Overall a pleasant experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I’m very disappointed as this as always been a favorite place for us. I’m very unhappy about the limited menu since reopening after covid. It is essentially all bar food now with no fine dining.
The dishes that are available are no longer being prepared as before and are not nearly as good (pasta primavera)
There was only 3 occupied tables during our stay and my husbands food was way undercooked and had to be sent back.
Service was very slow.
It was my 2 adult children’s birthday and the server surprised us with 2 desserts we did not order. We thought that was very nice until we realized we were charged for them.
I probably will not return until covid is over.
If things don’t improve then we will no longer be loyal customers.

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donnak
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a GREAT choice for dinner. Food is consistently excellent

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LauraK
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, comfortable atmosphere, great food and our server was awesome. Will be back!

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scottk
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This establishment is a Louisville gem. The service was excellent, creative menu items. A unique atmosphere, friendly, professional staff. Clearly one of the best restaurants in the city.

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JohnM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The fried chicken was excellent. The shrimp and grits was overly flavored.

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vipBillB
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack's never disappointed. The food was amazing as usual.

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vipTheodore
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was terrific.

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vipblackknight82
Western KY
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice date night dinner with my wife. Will was exceptional as our waiter. This was our first visit and the food was delicious. We will visit again.

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BreylenD
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date night or a group get together. Service was wonderful, they really care about their customer’s comfort and will go the extra mile to ensure satisfaction. My wife and I will definitely be visiting again and hopefully can bring more of our friends to enjoy the experience again. Thank you Eqqus team!

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SandymM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our waitress and all of the help she gave us through our wonderful dinner!!
It was a lovely spot, a corner, well spaced, romantic.
Thank you for a great night Jack’s

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good food, nice atmosphere for a date nite.

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time. The drinks were superb. I will definitely come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have excellent service here and love this place!! The food is delicious!

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vipEric
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back for the couch table on the patio! Great food and server.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and dining experience. Second time going there and both were very good experiences!

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AlexM
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and ambiance were phenomenal. Waiter who sat us could have been a little more attentive, other than that we will definitely be back.

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vipSteveS
Western KY
88 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Black Rabbit is an awesome concept for a “speakeasy”. We had a double date and spent 3 hours there- small bites were all delicious and the cocktails - OMG fantastic. Ryan took the time to talk to us about his experience and amazing cocktail list that he created. His passion showed thru conversation and the drink itself. He was very personable, funny and talented. That’s what good service looks like folks. Highly recommend. Plus the experience of “secret doorway” is too cool! Go!

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AlissaL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We were extremely disappointed with the food, as well as service. We will not return.

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vipTinaS
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was exceptional! Food was delish! We arrived a few minutes early for our reservations and they seated us immediately. We will include Equus in our dining out rotation.

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vipBillB
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Black Rabbit and before we knew it we had been there 3 hours. The place is amazing and the vibe is awesome.

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CarolineS
Western KY
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service and not crowded. Food was delicious. Can’t wait until they get other items back on their menu.

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vipSusanH
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Jacks! The food is excellent, and the atmosphere is quiet and intimate. Service is always great.

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vipEvanZ
Louisville
39 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The salmon was over spiced. The fish sandwich was average. Overpriced in my opinion.

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vipCarol
Naples
82 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Tori, was very attentive. We always love the fried chicken entree, & we were not disappointed tonight.

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Hogan1
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner this past Saturday night. The service was excellent, Tory, was awesome and a pleasure to talk to!
The food was delicious! Seriously I could eat there every night it was so good.

We will definitely be back!

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CarolineT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. Hidden gem!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be back to Equs!! Great as always even with all the changes. They did great job.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner. All six of us loved what we had down to the very important cocktails and wine selection. We were able to have a great conversation without having to speak loud. The service was fantastic!

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rovingdiner1
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were grateful that our server found a better table where there was little noise. It made all the difference! We always enjoy our times at this restaurant. The food is good and service too. Choices are always good.

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WilliamG
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and Great Food!! Couldn't ask for anything better.

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TomA
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I held a business dinner here after not visiting E&J in some time. The table was nice, quiet corner, just as I'd requested. Service was good. Unfortunately the food was mediocre at best. An example was my pork chop. Fatty, odd texture and flavor. Sauce was off-putting. The French onion soup had a slab of cheese on top that wasn't melted down and just slightly browned like you'd normally have with French onion soup. My "wedge" salad was a tossed salad, and not a wedge at all. Dropped $230 and just feel it wasn't worth it.

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charltong
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant food prepared to perfection. The only negative was hostess tried to seat us in a booth near the kitchen when there were on three families in the facility on our arrival. Ask to be moved and she was reluctant to move us so I told my wife let's go then another preferably table was located.

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PamB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and Food were both great! We will definitely return.

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vipMarilyneN
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

We were not happy at all with the food! It started with calamari then to the duck! My duck was just pure fat and under cooked! Then ordered the sea bass which had a burnt taste to it! We spent about $100 on an awful meal we didn’t enjoy! Only thing we lived was, running in to an old customer who needed house remodeled again! So, lost $100 on an awful meal, gained $80k on a new home remodel.

But, we will not be back again. We eat out nightly at places with beautiful atmospheres as it’s our entertainment and bonding time after a long day away from each other.

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vipBrianB
Louisville
33 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service very slow. Food is mediocre at best. Nice place just simply not worth a try.

FAQs

Equus and Jack's Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 897-9721.

Equus and Jack's Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 665 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.