About Equus and Jack's Lounge

Upscale bistro serving refined American cuisine since 1985. Located in the heart of St. Matthews, Equus and Jack’s Lounge features a moderately-priced contemporary American menu in a comfortable & relaxed bistro atmosphere. Enjoy our extensive Wine Spectator award-winning wine menu, specialty cocktails, and broad range of domestic & imported beer. We also proudly offer over 50 regional bourbons for you to enjoy. Come spend an evening with us and you'll understand why we are a Louisville favorite!

122 Sears Avenue
Louisville, KY 40207
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00 - 11:00, Friday - Saturday 4:00 - Midnight

Cross Street:
Oeschli Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 897-9721

Website:
http://www.equusrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Equus specializes in any catering event from small intimate dinner parties to sit-down multi-course dinners for 500 guests.

Parking Details:
Private lot for Mariposa Center.

Executive Chef:
Dean Corbett

Private Party Facilities:
Equus and Jack's Lounge offers 2 private rooms. The Chef Room accommodates up to 60 guests while the E.P. Room accommodates up to 30 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Ryan Arnett: (502) 897-9721

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Equus and Jack's Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

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4.1

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4.0

value

3.5

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Moderate

70% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (6)
Bar Seating (5)
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Comfort Food (4)
Good for a Date (4)
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Casual (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Business Meals (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (Louisville)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was good. Service was fast. I did feel like the restaurant looked really fancy with not so fancy looking food.i would eat there again. The fish sandwich was very good.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Service was poor. My husband ordered two appetizers as his dinner. Simple. I ordered a fish sandwich. I finished my sandwich and vegetable twenty minutes before my husband's food arrived. There is no excuse especially when there were only five or six tables seated. People who arrived long after us received their orders before we did.

Tags: Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

The atmosphere was quaint... Our reservations had us seated by the kitchen/servers entrance (high traffic area) and the restaurant was completely empty when we arrived, only two other couples were seated during our stay... this made no sense, but they honored our request to move to a corner seat. Just not impressed... the price point versus value and quality did not equate... My expectations had me exceeding a chain restaurant experience (which we avoid at all cost here in Louisville because we are such a foodie city and are really blessed with many shining stars) by leaps and bounds. It did not... Maybe I am just getting cheap as I grow wise but no "Wow" factor here... My wife and I almost laughed out loud when our $9 salad wedge was served but then disbelief set in... I am sorry... the food was good but only if at an average price... $24 Fried chicken (breast) should of been "Local and free range" and half the chicken. I will not subject myself to this again...This experience has only made me that much more wiser, I just wish that wisdom had not come with such a cost.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was wonderful and food tasty

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Good waitstaff, chef accomodated my dairy-free request. Had excellent duck entree & spouse enjoyed the always-good (and large!) fried chicken.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful service, friendly staff, and good food. The mushroom fumé was the best! We will definitely be back for future special occasions.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The spinach salad with chicken was a delicious way of keeping my New Years resolution of eating healthier and the chef prepared the sea bass special for my gluten free wife which shows one the great service they provide and she loved it

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Service was great and it was not noisy. My sea bass dish was great, my husband had strip steak and he wasn’t happy with the grissle and felt it had been warmed over prior to serving.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Dont get the steak. Its like a Ponderosa steak. Also, the pasta Boleniese was disappointing. There was hardly any sauce on it.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was not very good Mushroom soup was lightly flavored and chicken stock. They had a tatar Tot special that I would have been ashamed to serve leftover Mash Potatoes made into tot horrible. The cod looked like postage stamp smaller than bun it was served on. Cod did have good flavor
Will not teturn

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Never been to before, but loved Corbett's so we tried. Food was very good, but less than we were expecting.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Outstanding place. Will definitely be going back again. Had the pizza and it was made with all fresh ingredients and cooked to perfection.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 5, 2018

This was a very disappointing experience. First, we were seated at a tiny, cold table smack next to several others so there was no privacy, elbow room or warmth on a bitterly cold evening. We waited a long time before finally being greeted by a server. Nothing on the actual menu was the same as what was shown online. We ordered wine and appetizers. 20 minutes later, some very small portioned apps arrived, but still no drinks or plates for the appetizers. We decided to leave and go to an actual steakhouse and had a wonderful meal and excellent service at nearby DelFriscos.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing food, so so service, overpriced, very quiet

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 30, 2017

There were numerous empty tables but we were seated in the middle of the room where waiters and guests bumped us constantly. Very uncomfortable and disruptive! There were no chicken wings and the “fried chicken” I ordered consisted of one piece of chicken for a hefty price of $24.00. Very disappointing!!! This was a birthday event with best friends and was truly a disappointment

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 (Toledo)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Had to ask to get drink and dinner menu and a server and the server seemed inconvienced we asked. Definatley an older crowd.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Everything was perfect except for the size of our table for three people was too small.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Group of 8 met in Louisville for dinner. As usual the food was very good. Was a little disappointed in the level of service as it was not on par with what you normally get at Jack's. Server went MIA for several periods of time and never quite got the drink refills we had ordered. Restaurant was not overly busy, but there was a private party in the back which I think threw the kitchen off. Took a long time to get our order. Recommend the fried chicken or the burger.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 12, 2017

I ordered the rigatoni and it wasn't good. My husband had the zuchinni and brie soup and shrimp and grits and they were very good. Our server was polite but needed a little more training. Dean Corbett was out in the dining area on three different occasions, but only conversed with ones he knew. It would have been nice if he had acknowledged others in the dining area.

Tags: Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Perfect for dinner out and a special occasion. The service was friendly and the company of the other diners was comfortable. The food was excellent. The menus, while eclectic, was limited. The only real complaint was our seating. We were two women dining between shopping and theater and not regulars. We were seated near wait station and the restroom. There was other available the entire time we were there. We have this experience often. (We chose not to say anything this time, but it is disappointing.)

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Live Music, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Very nice great food and atmosphere

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I wish we were closer, then again, if we were we would be here a lot more. We enjoy the great food and comfortable atmosphere. Gary is wonderful as our server and always ask for one of his tables.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Equus Restaurant + Jack's Lounge is always a great place to meet up with friends. Love the calamari. Great wine list.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Took us over an hour to get our food. Server was great, but the amount of time it took to get drinks and food was ridiculous. You’d think this was a new restaurant opening, and not a seasoned restaurantuer running the place.

My steak was tough as nails. I won’t be going back any time soon.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food quality has deteiorated recently. The old Equus was a wonderful place.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I’ve stopped at Jack’s numerous times for a cocktail but first time trying out the full dinner menu with 4 clients: food unfortunately was not impressive. Myself and two others ordered steak and it was extremely tough... total ticket was $400 as well. Ouch

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Honestly I wasn’t impressed with the meal/my friends steak was tough and my boyfriend had to send his back/ordered it medium rare and was actually still cool and bloody rare. Scott, our server, was awesome so we would prob go back for that reason only.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was decent except for the service. We were the first one in the restaurant that evening but were the last ones who were in the restaurant at the time to get served. The explanation given was that our order somehow got shuffled to the end of the line. We had reservations to the theatre. This caused us to quickly try to eat and not really enjoy the food. And we got to the theatre late....:(

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Overall good but food was Luke warm at best and potatoes were pretty dry. Not up to past standards.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Service and atmosphere was okay in restaurant. The lounge area more cozy. Food was good, not great. Two of the four steaks were overcooked. Let the server know and she made no attempt to take ownership of situation or notify manager.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great! As always!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 12, 2017

beautiful evening with great service and exceptional food. wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 7, 2017

the food is wonderful, the service attentive, the fried chicken and the crispy brussel sprouts are definite winners

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Omaha)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fine. If you have time.

Took more than one hour at table before even being given opportunity to order dinner. Then another hour to get food. As an added bonus appetizers were delivered by a gentleman who couldn't have been crankier.

Really disappointing service. Waiter tried and was a good guy but very understaffed.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Service was absent at the beginning. But recovered

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

As always, our evening at Jacks was delightful. Love the nachos in bar along with the best martinis. Had the chefs' special which was Devine!! Has become our favorite!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Love! Old school dining with modern flair. Can’t wait to go back and hang in the lounge. Can’t believe as a Louisville native this was my first time. Our server, Nick, was awesome. Thank you!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had the crab cakes, mushroom fume', New York strip and spinach salad. Everything was very good. The service was very solid.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Excellent fare...Chef Deano does a great job of creating flavors that melt in your mouth. We had his signature sea bass dish, and his famous mushroom fume soup...highly recommended!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food was exceptional and the service from Gary was also exceptional. This place is one of the top unrecognized establishments in the city.

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