1875: The Steakhouse

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Steakhouse
Named in honor of May 17, 1875, the date of the first Kentucky Derby, French Lick Springs Hotel’s signature restaurant is located adjacent to the main lobby. Bask in the elegant atmosphere of 1875: The Steakhouse, with its open kitchen and overlooking view of our scenic gardens and iconic gazebo. Serving 100% premium aged Midwest, corn-fed Angus beef, 1875: The Steakhouse offers choice cuts that are aged to be tender and full of flavor. Start your dining experience with Baked Lobster Mac 'N Cheese and follow it up with the house-specialty Dry Aged Prime Bone-In Rib Eye.
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StephenJ
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the derby room and Kathy was our server. Yes, it’s a bit pricey if you are not paying on a corporate account, but so well worth it. Service was outstanding and food was superb. We celebrated and anniversary and a birthday. So enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Waited an hour and 45 min for our dinner. Wanted dessert but waiter was taking so long we passed. Already been in restaurant for 2 hr 15 min. That was enough

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Jenna
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The service was terrible, everyone seemed like they hated their job. The waiter barely said a word. For $150 for two people, it should be way better.

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ElizabethA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Hands down the best ribeye we have ever had. First time experiencing steak that “melts in your mouth”. Also highly recommend the cheesecake!

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TIMH
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Are waitress was very good!! Yes the food was very good too.

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MikeMueller
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Steak and specialty corn was wonderful- pecan pie was out of this world! Could of had more service but overall good!

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ScottR
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very nice mid century environment and good service. I’ve had better food for the same price or less in just as good or a better facility so I probably won’t be back.

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ShaunB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely eat there again. Very impressed!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What a nice restaurant! It was perfect for a high-end dinner to celebrate my birthday. We both had steaks (filet) which were delicious. The wedge salad was very good. We ordered 3 sides: garlic mashed potatoes, corn ragout, and brussel sprouts. The potatoes and corn were delicious. We did not care for how the brussel sprouts were prepared, so I would not order thise again. Overall the dinner was delicious, the atmosphere very nice (we were in the "wine room") and the restaurant managed COVID-19 precautions well.

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JasonU
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Totally not worth the money. It was a good steakhouse. Not a great one. Way over priced.

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TimK
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife had the crab cake as her entree and said it was as good as the cakes on the East Coast. I had the Duroc Chop with bourbon sauce and I'd say it was the best cut of meat I've ever eaten, not just pork. It cut like butter. Service was good, not overwhelming.

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LauraC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First experience. The waiter was wonderful and the food was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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vipMBforgreatfood
Nashville
26 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire meal from start to finish was excellent. Michael was great. Loved dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I visited the restaurant for our anniversary and it was fabulous! The atmosphere was relaxed and upscale. The staff was entertaining and wonderful to be with for the occasion. My husband was extremely impressed that the porterhouse steak was cooked so perfectly well. I will be comparing the crab cake appetizer to others for a long time. Everything was perfect!

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ChrisC
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Very tender steak that was cooked to perfection. Will definitely go back.

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PeggyI
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was awesome. The food was delicious and we met the chef!!! Everything was perfect.

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DwayneR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Very nice atmosphere; even with COVID-19 restrictions/procedures.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We’ve been several times and while we have never been totally wow-Ed by the service, this time hit a new low. For a $250 bill for four, attentive service is an expectation, and this fell far short. We will not be back.

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vipSteve
Indiana
22 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to this restaurant for our anniversary. We could not have been more pleased. The food was fabulous and the service was excellent. We had not been to French Lick in approximately 15 years. The upgrades to the facilities are incredible. Now more than ever you should take a vacation getaway to French Lick or nearby West Baden. You will be astounded by the elegance and grandeur of these first class hotels in Southern Indiana.

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CharlieF
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent our thanks to Jamal. Good was excellent but received a ribeye not the strip which was ordered. Server took the ribeye back but the chef insisted it was a strip. Not to argue the point as the rI eye was delicious.

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AnneL
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit very much. The food is excellent and portions are great. Our server was very friendly and helpful. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our waitress was not attentive. The Caesar salad is served as 2 whole bibs of romaine lettuce sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. I spent 10 minutes chopping up the salad to find the lettuce was particularly bitter. After 3 bites I was finished. The bus boy collected my plate commenting that ‘those are big salads’. The steak I ordered medium well was served medium rare. After eating about 3 bites from the edges I set my plate to the side. The waitress never checked in with us to offer to send it back to be cooked further. When she did come back to the table and asked if we were enjoying everything, I answered not particularly and she offered me a box for my uneaten steak.
While it is common to not have a steak cooked to the desired level of doneness, I was very disappointed with the lack of concern from the staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and service

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Willie
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very elegant restaurant with superb food. Had the 7 ounce filet which practically melted in your mouth. Loved the fact that it was quiet and not blaring music.

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GaryR
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a very nice evening. Food was very good. Service was great. Server Shelly was on it. Have been to great steakhouses all over the country, and the overall value is a bit lacking. Food is a bit expensive for what it is. Wouldn’t even mind the prices if the ambience was a bit more. Maybe a candle on the table or some music. We will go back.

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Chuck
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really excellent meal. Appropriate social distancing and other safety measures taken by staff. Friendly.

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vipGregT
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

There isn't a better restaurant within a hundred miles of French Lick. The anti-virus accommodations are in effect, unfortunately. The restaurant only recently re-opened, but the staff soldiered on and the evening was a pleasure.

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Whitney
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience5

I was extremely disappointed with the quality of food for the price of a 5 star steakhouse. I will not be eating here again, and I would like to advise people to not spend your money here! Go to a Ruth's Chris, and get good steak for the same price, or go to the restaurant downstairs and save money.

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vipGreg
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The server was very pleasant and helpful and the meal was cooked to perfection. Thanks for a great dining experience.

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DebD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our wedge salad was delicious- great to split! The Filets were perfectly cooked and The mash potatoes delightful. Michael was a nice, reserved server.

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RichardN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Waiter was pressed to provide excellent service due to restaurant being busy and maybe short staff due to COVID??? Never refilled water glasses or asked if we needed another beverage. Forgot to bring our salads. Food was vey good.

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Momof4
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Somewhat disappointed in selection and prices. I don’t mind paying for a really good meal. This was lackluster at best. Steak was thin and on the dry side. No sour cream available for baked potatoes. No offers for drink refills.

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RobinM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Waitress didn’t smile once! Hostess didn’t either! Why is everyone so negative at this resort restaurant? You can always get a new job where you don’t have to talk to anyone! Very over-priced food in an old restaurant lacking ambience and friendly staff. Don’t waste your money.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I NEVER leave reviews, but my experience was not great. The server asked us if we were ready to order our food before we even placed a drink order (I even had to ask for a drink menu)! My salad was nothing special, romaine lettuce and dressing. The steak was not seasoned well at all. No flavor. The cocktails were good, but it seemed to take forever to get them. Overall, the quality of the food/service did not match the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and a cool place; very expensive. I’ve been to great steakhouses all over the US and this place’s prices stand out. Food is wonderful.

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JasonR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was top notch. Limited menu due to Covid 19 so I missed my dessert but no problem. Definitely would recommend.

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CarriF
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A little disappointed, our filets were a little dry. We had to ask for more water several times. Our table was wobbly and had to put a napkin under it. Not really worth $200 for 2 ( with tip). The garlic mashed potatoes & Brussel sprouts were delicious though!

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kevinf
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome loved it all !! Would definitely recommend it to everyone .Cant wait time go back

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MikeW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Waiter was untrained. We asked twice for our first beverage and was never asked if we wanted more. No refills. Order was wrong.

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MichaelB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent as usual and very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Menu selection is very good and the quality of the steaks are the best I’ve ever had.

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