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Equus and Jack's Lounge

3.9
461 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00 - 11:00, Friday - Saturday 4:00 - Midnight
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Phone number
(502) 897-9721
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Dean Corbett
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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.
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Private party contact
Ryan Arnett: (502) 897-9721
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Catering
Equus specializes in any catering event from small intimate dinner parties to sit-down multi-course dinners for 500 guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Oeschli Avenue
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Parking details
Private lot for Mariposa Center.
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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
What 461 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Quiet
70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Prices were WAY up since last we were there. More of a special occasion than everyday experience now....sad..

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Jack's is a good friendly place with the same menu over and over. Food is slightly better than average but a bit pricey. But it caters to upper middle class and higher. Clientele is 40's and 50's and higher in age. Pot roast is the most steady entree IMO. Fried chicken way overpriced AT $27. Service was decent.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Not a big selection on menu. The online menu needs to be updated to match what is actually being served. The waitstaff did excellent job.

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2.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Sat outside. Our waiter was working a large table inside, rarely saw him. Took a long time to get our food, waiter never checked on us. Hamburgers were over cooked. We had to go inside to get our own salt and condiments. Will not go back again.

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Spinach salad appeared as though it was dumped from the bag with not much presentation. Had added crab cakes so salad was about half the size I expected. We have dined there many times and always felt good value, but not so much this visit. Also,
requested dressing on the side and it had been put on the salad.

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3.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Server was unfriendly- didn’t smile and not particularly attentive esp for what seemed to be a slow night.
The fish sandwich was pitiful. 2 in our party of 6 ordered it and we had to laugh about it! Didn’t taste bad but fit maybe a third of the bun- at best! And was a fish stick! Def not what the fish sandwich used to be. It should be served as an appetizer on a slider bun. And Jacks has been our “go to” for years. Love the bartender, ambiance- but tonite was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Wonderful place

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Classy place with delicious food. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and had a great attitude. Just seem like it took a long time to order.

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2.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We were here for our anniversary. We had reservations but were left standing at the podium forever. Nice table. Rolls were black on top. Wedge salad OK salmon oscar was overdone even tho we asked for it to be medium and it was a very small portion. Had 6 spears of asparagus half of which were a yellow color not green.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We only have dined at Equus periodlcally over the years but our recent visit left us a little disappointed. My wife's Cesar salad consisted of three uncut bibb lettuce and two croutons.
Nothing like the Cesar salad in our past visit. The salmon had very little sauce .The filet that
I had was very good but the potatoes seemed undone. The dessert was excellent and the serivce
provide was very good.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Tori is fabulous!

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3.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Was disappointed in the small menu. Was not expecting pizza, hamburger and fish sandwiches. Will probably not return.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Everything was great

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We visit Equus for special occasions, such as anniversaries and friends get together. Always good food and pleasant cuisine. Our server, Franklin, was outstanding. Always there when we needed him but not hovering.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great atmosphere, service, and food. Always welcoming and glad to see us. We feel like friends welcomed home.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The food is always excellent and the noise level is low. Great service, excellent drinks and no rush.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Food well prepared, tasty, comfortable. Service friendly but rather inattentive. Ambience is quiet, tasteful, comfortable. All in all a pleasant experience.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We expected much better food from a Dean Corbett restaurant and were very disappointed in the meals we were served. We will not go back anytime soon.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Seated, waited 5 mins and no one brought any menus. I saw some and got them myself. Waited more and waitress finally came over. She was nice but overall, not the best experience. Food is overpriced and atmosphere is very dated.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Have liked Jack's for a while. What I particularly resonate with is the leather-covered, stuffed, wonderfully comfortable and intimate lounge seating. Sort of like visiting at home with a glass of wine and a snack. The regular dining is fine but lacks the ambiance of the lounge.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I must say we were disappointed in Equus. My meal was really good; the fried chicken. Unfortunately, the three others who ate sandwiches we mediocre at the very best. With all of the really good restaurants in Louisville we will no return to E&Js.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Excellent food, reasonably priced and Attentive waitstaff!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

I enjoyed the variety of the menu, the ambience. Even though the wine list was small, it was very nice

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great food and service.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Our group either had the fried chicken or the pot roast. Both were excellent as always! Jacks is a favorite.

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1.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The two people in our party who ordered the sea bass could not eat their dinner because it had a very strong odor of ammonia. This ruined our dinner. We will not come back.

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2.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Was out of the first 3 wines we chose. Out of many bar products. Out of different appetizers, main courses and desserts. The waitress was constantly apologizing and seemed very annoyed due to all the times she had to tell us they did not have something we ordered. I been to the restaurant multiple times and enjoyed it in the past so I am surprised how bad the experience was on this occasion.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was wonderful and food tasty

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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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1.0Dined 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.

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