Black Jockey's Lounge

4.1
47 Reviews
$30 and under
American
The Black Jockeys Lounge is committed to providing a fine dining experience that will have you on the edge of your seats. We have intentionally curated this establishment to be a perfect cocktail of education, food, luxury, and, entertainment. This is what the city needs and we are here to provide that unforgettable experience.
Black Jockeys Lounge is the Edu-tainment; destination for an Exquisite Gourmet Food, History, and Smooth Jazz!

Experiences

  • Wednesday Night Comedy Showcase

    $10.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Wednesday Night Comedy Showcase is every Wednesday. Limited menu served on comedy night. Can purchase tickets in advance at www.blackjockeyslounge.com.

Safety precautions

Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 47 people are saying
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4.6
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RieceH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the catfish and fries and it was really good. The drinks are great and named after black jockeys. I got the one w/ last name Lewis. Also have a vast selection of wines. The inside is adorable, great for a date or quaint celebratory dinner. They do have a larger room for bigger parties. Not too expensive and service was exceptional. Very attentive.

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SanchezJ
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great place for a date night! Service was great! My server was very friendly and attentive. Food was good. Only critique is wings were too saucy and would have liked more variety in menu. I will definitely recommend to my friends!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was too loud to hear conversation.

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AnthonyD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Band was outstanding! The service was great, the staff was helpful and courteous. I ordered the Salmon, my wife had the Jerk Chicken. Both meals pretty good. I'll definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for an outing! We went on a whim to kill time but what a pleasant surprise. I wish we would’ve stayed the whole night. The food, drinks and music was great. And we saw a live jazz/funk band. Definitely worth every penny!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

I booked a reservation on open table for 11pm. I called and asked the restaurant what time they closed and they said 12pm. When I arrived I was immediately told that “this is the bands last song”. I was not greeted. I was not asked my purpose for being there. I told the (what I assume to be) manger, that I had a reservation for 11. I was told that there was no way that I could have a reservation for the restaurant at this time. I even attempted to show him the open table reservation and he just continued to condescend and brush me out the door. Never once received an apology for the inconvenience. I was very unhappy with the way I was treated and don’t ever plan on returning.

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mlgr317
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Conveniently located across from the Louisville Palace—great choice for dining before an event.
Cocktail was wonderful but very expensive. Catfish dinner was good but average. My friend loved the salmon. Entrees reasonably priced.
Service was excellent.
Will go back.

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Nicky
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great vibe and the Management was very welcoming. The food (salmon) was delicious! We went for amateur comedy night (Wednesday) and it was great that this establishment provided opportunities for up and coming comedians to display their talent. Beautiful people and good music. Our server was polite and energetic however you could tell that this may have been an introduction to her employment as a server. Overall a great experience and I look forward to going back again.

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dekishak
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The chicken is over cooked and/or the grease needs to be changed. The fish dinner is over priced for the quantity. The drink was just ok. I’d go back but only to listen to live music and have some water or take shots. The ambiance and diversity is lovely.

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PBSwope
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

My husband and I ate here last night, and I must say, if you’re going to a show at Louisville Palace, this place is super convenient. The staff are so, so nice. The restaurant is clean and the decor is cool. They had a live jazz band and they were great. This is a place you can go to for a casual night out or dressy night out.

Downside was slow service. It took 30 minutes to get a drink. Food was served pretty quickly after we ordered it. It was good, but the portions are small.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Extremely slow service., the food wasn’t that great. Very bland. Prices was fair. They ran out of tap beer and champagne. The featured drink was not available either. This will be a one and done for us.

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Libra
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Great atmosphere. Kitchen, servers and bar needs a whole restructuring. Has potential to be a great place to gather with friends.

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Seantizzle
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Just can't get it pulled together, there is always an issue with something

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Worse service I’ve ever experienced.

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NatashaJ
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

I had dinner on a night when there was great live music. The atmosphere was great. The service was a little slow. The bar was out of a few things. However, the manager apologized and took care of my table. I hope this spot is around for awhile. It's a great place to wine, dine, and dance.

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Larry
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

My wife and I had a wonderful time at Black Jockeys Lounge. The food was so very good. I highly recommend the egg rolls and the catfish.

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JasonN
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The atmosphere was absolutely stunning and the live band was amazing! Great time for a date night out and we will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance with outstanding service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it all!!!

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vip11AB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, excellent service and great food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food and appreciated the service. Would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome! I can’t recommend it enough. We had a party of 8 and they took great care of us. Quality of food, drinks, and service was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great the music was a little strange but overall excellent

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vipJACKA
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and service Went for Sunday brunch and will return for dinner sometime soon

Problem-made open table reservation and received text confirmation. However when we arrived the restaurant did not open until an hour later. Also menu did not match web site.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. My ribeye steak was fantastic… high end steak house level! Service and atmosphere was very nice!!!

Music needs to change. That folk guitar stuff not expected. The music was killing the vibe! A theme like this should play neo soul or jazz or hip lounge music. Live music should be more along an Erykah Badu , Ella Mai or even jazz piano vibe.

Otherwise, this place is really great!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and decor is elegant.

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Luv2eat
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

I was so excited to try this place. Unfortunately, the only thing that met my expectations was the music. It took an hour for my salad to come out. Waiters were dancing to the music instead of serving tables. My shrimp and grits were salty. Had to raise my hand to pay for the food or otherwise nobody would have came to the table.

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TLC1
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Very disappointing experience for my birthday dinner. My reservation was at 6:45pm. We were greeted by the host at the door and GM immediately thereafter, which was very welcoming. We were seated then everything took a turn. It was 20 minutes before the waitress showed up to bring us water. We placed our appetizer and dinner order shortly after. Fast forward to 8:15pm and we had yet to receive the appetizer, nor had the waitress stopped by our table to check on us. We noticed that other tables that were seated before us had not received their meals. With that being said, we decided to just leave and eat at another restaurant nearby. Sadly, we ran into other patrons that also left because they never received their food. I want to give them another try because I really enjoyed the atmosphere and music. I really hope that they work out the service issues!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Super neat place with a lot of history, service was beyond amazing but food was just ok - a little pricey for what we got. Would go back for the music and cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The service was great. There was a bit of a mix up at first and took a while to get the food but it was very much worth the wait. I’ll be back soon

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MichelleB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing and we had 6 ppl with us so we got to taste a little bit of everything. The only downfall was the wait for the food, but that will not keep us from returning when we visit Louisville again.

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CortniA
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING!
• Steak and Brussels (yummy)
• Diavolo Pasta was perfection
• Salmon was delicious
• GET THE MAC & CHEESE
• Burger was also delicious
The chef greeted our table & asked us about our meal.... she was VERY nice!
We were celebrating a birthday dinner and they were very accommodating to our requests.

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BrendaB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great Dining experience at Black Jockey's Lounge from the moment entering the Door. Service was right with you after take a seat , very pleasant and helpful with placing your order. Received food within a reasonable time frame entrees were Hot and Presentation awesome.

I would without a thought recommend Black Jockey's Lounge to my Friends and Travel Clients

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Aprile
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Well it was a big party we was with. Took a while to get food 2 hr window. Not please with the serving size for the amount of money. The waiter did the best she could do.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Open table was amazing. Great service, great food. 👌🏼Just elegant

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LaMontM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience5

Wow we were so disappointed. Beautiful atmosphere, I love the new theme. I was a customer of Encore so I was very familiar and suggested brunch to my family and I was really embarrassed. ALL OF OUR OARTY HAD FOOD ISSUES!! The worst being the Chef came out and asked us how we liked our bacon and everyone said crispy and the bacon came out barely done!!!! The waffles were so cold and spongy and the edges were hard, same with the French toast. My sausage were hard like they been microwaved but yet they were cold. For coffee refills the server collected cups from our table AND another table to refill them which to me was huge issue if they mixed the cups up?!?!? It’s freaking Covid going on, do y’all not have coffee pots. We were still charged full price even tho we sent the French toast and the waffles back and when they came out again ... still cold still not edible. So we just didn’t eat them. No sunsets apology except from the server. I can’t recommend until I’ve heard the food quality and service is better. Also why does the food come out on saucers? The eggs, the gas browns, sausage all came out on small plates? I want this to be so successful. The gentleman that came to our table and told us the story of the Jockeys seems very passionate but if the food quality and service ain’t on point people ain’t gon care about them jockeys. Aside from the food and service the place is beautiful and I live the high seating and the leather barstools.

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vipCourtneyR
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The place was booked, which was great for them and happy to see a new restaurant doing well. However, they still have some kinks to work out because the service was very slow. The food was good; drinks were tasty and the prices were okay. It was great having live music again at a restaurant too! We will be back and hopefully, the kinks will be worked out and things get better!

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ChellePe
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 1st time and BJL did not disappoint. The extra level of protection with the temp taking was awesome. I felt comfortable from start to finish. And the food...my goodness. I booked brunch for my Birthday 3/28 before leaving, called a few friends, and smiled the next day when I finished off my ribs. You must go and treat yourself, then go back and treat someone else!

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MelindaJ
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

The service at this restaurant was very disappointing. We entered at 7:45 and did not receive our entree until 10:30.
Our waitress came to the table numerous times stating they were working it. The chef came out walked the floor greeting people STILL no food. Then by 10pm the manager only wanted to offer us a cocktail for the delay. Do not eat here .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Be sure to ask Calvin Davis for a history lesson on Black Jockeys as well as the art hanging on the walls. Highly recommend. Food was great; the Chef even introduced herself.

FAQs

Black Jockey's Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 587-0526.

Black Jockey's Lounge is rated 4.1 stars by 47 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.