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Black Jockey's Lounge, Louisville, KY

Black Jockey's Lounge

4.1
4.1
206 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (502) 587-0526

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Women

  • Executive chef

    Clayton Elliot

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed my food. I hate brussel sprouts but my fiance loves them. We got the fried brussel sprouts and I actually liked them. We had wings, smoked cheddar jalapeno cornbread and the spicy diablo pasta (large enough for us to share) and enjoyed it all!! Will be back!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Overall I was disappointed in the service and the quality of the food. This was my second time here. My first visit was excellent! The food and services was exceptional! Therefore I expected my second experience to be exceptional as well and it was not. My biggest disappointment was the greens because the greens were very sweet. The waitress told me the chef said he used coconut milk in it. The menu didn’t state that coconut was a ingredient. I ordered exactly the same dinner as I did in the past the catfish and greens. I will not order that meal again because the chef deviated from the menu.
  3. DL

    DLMB

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time and benefited from the food, the service, the music! Definitely will be back!
  5. MR

    MichelleR

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined with friends and we had an amazing time. The food was delish and we enjoyed the attentive service. The live jazz band was amazing, and the atmosphere was electric. Love the additional room they have for special occasions. There was a surprise party being held there and it was able to be closed off from diners enjoying the music.
  6. AS

    AlmaS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    I had a good time with friends and family. The chicken wasn't quite done. The club closed early wanted to celebrate longer.

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded 7 days agoHi Alma! We appreciate the review. Please come back and see us. We hope to celebrate with you again, soon!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful. The service was friendly and welcoming. The food had an amazing taste, well seasoned, and came hot to the table.

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded 7 days agoThank you for leaving us such a lovely review! You are always welcome at Black Jockeys Lounge. We are so glad that you loved our venue-- we love sharing it with all of you! We are lucky to be a part of great times with your family and hope to make more again, soon!

  8. A

    Ajoh

    Nashville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Waa seated promptly with our reservations. Waited 45 minutes and no one acknowledged our table or brought water. Once the hostess was notified she immediately started serving us and put a waitress on our table. The waitress apologized, stating she was not aware that her tables had changed and she was our waitress. We ordered food and drinks at once out of fear of another long wait. Food and drinks came in a timely manner but was definitely overpriced. $15 for a run runner and draft beer was about the same price. It was good but not $80 good for chicken wings and Alfredo. We were celebrating a birthday so it was cool for that vibe but nothing I would be enthusiastic about visiting again.

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded 7 days agoHello! We want to thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry that your experience was not to our highest of quality and expectation. We hope you give us another chance to leave you with a better impression! Please come back and visit soon so that we can make this right.

  9. F

    Fallon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great music and vibe. My family was visiting from Ohio and they had a ball

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded on November 22, 2022Hi Fallon! We are so glad you had such a wonderful experience. Thank you for leaving us this lovely review! We hope to see you, and your family, again soon!

  10. t

    tierra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, live band beautiful vibe. I will be back

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded on November 22, 2022We cannot wait to have you back, Tierra! Thank you for taking the time to come in and enjoy Black Jockeys Lounge. We appreciate the great review. See you again soon!

  11. LF

    LouFoodie

    Louisville

    53 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    A disappointing experience! Our first visit was prior to a show at the Palace. There is almost no wine by glass. Our waiter forgot about us for long periods of time. We had to go find him in the back to get him to take our orders for dinner and again to ask for our checks - even though he knew we were going to the show. By the time they arrived it was too late for us to eat more than a bit of our food. Food was mediocre at best.

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded on November 22, 2022Thank you for leaving us a review. We would love to make things right if you were to visit again! Each of our customers deserve the best experience at Black Jockeys Lounge. We want to provide our exceptional service to you if you were to stop back in and try again. We sure hope to get another chance to do so!

  12. KJ

    KurtJ

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Sorry to say that service was subpar. It wait reds was very nice, but drinks were late or not received at all. Works not return.

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded on November 22, 2022Hi Kurt! We are very sorry to hear that service was not what you expected. At Black Jockeys Lounge, we want all customers to be satisfied and have an amazing experience. We would love for you to give us another try so that we can present you with the great service you deserve!

  13. TB

    TeeB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience prior to attending the Babyface concert.

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded on November 16, 2022We love to hear reviews like this! We are so glad you stopped in before Babyface, and hope you stop in again soon. Thank you for taking the time to write an amazing review!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Amazing good. The band was so nice to listen to. Definitely must try. The burger was fantastic and the salmon was cooked to perfection.

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded on November 16, 2022Thank you for leaving such an amazing review! We are happy to serve you and hope to see you back at Black Jockeys Lounge soon!

  15. AH

    AliciaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The venue and service was phenomenal. I was quite disappointed with the catfish dinner, as I expected the fish to be fresh and tasty. Instead, it was bland and I'm not certain it was actually catfish.

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded on November 16, 2022Hi Alicia! We are very glad that you spent time at Black Jockeys Lounge and left us a great review. We hope the next weekend special you join us for is a better experience for you! We hope to serve you again soon.

  16. TF

    TaylorF

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Horrible service, won’t go back.

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded on November 16, 2022Hi Taylor! We are sorry that you did not experience service to our standard. We hope that you give us another try so we can provide you exceptional service! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

  17. MJ

    MaryJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Shelley did a very good job with assisring our occasion. The host, Shelby was very efficient and the other crew members were good, especially the young Hispanic "Bus Boy" and the tall guy with dreadlocks. The chef (Clinton) greeted our guests and the food was excellent. Thank you!

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded on November 11, 2022We love our staff at Black Jockeys Lounge-- we are glad you did as well! Thank you for leaving us a great review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  18. LJ

    LeathaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dee was our waitress. She was awesome, friendly, attentive, and very helpful.

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded on November 11, 2022We think Dee is exceptional, so we are glad that you think so, too! We hope you are able to come back and visit us again soon!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was an overall great experience! We will be back again loved the atmosphere!

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded on November 11, 2022Thank you for the wonderful response! We look forward to having you back and serving you!

  20. MC

    MarieC

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very flavorful and the price was affordable.

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded on November 11, 2022Hi Marie! We love to hear about your experience, so thank you for leaving us a wonderful review. We look forward to providing service to you again soon!

  21. PA

    PeterA

    Cleveland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The atmosphere was very nice, loved the live jazz. Our server was prompt and friendly. Everyone there was very nice. The food was just average. The cocktails were decent. If you enjoy live music then it is worth the visit.

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded on October 26, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please try us again so we may have another chance to completely WOW you with our complete experience!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An awesome night of live music

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded on November 11, 2022Thank you for your wonderful review. We hope you come back and enjoy some tunes with us at Black Jockeys Lounge soon!

  23. SL

    StephanieL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, awesome service and the food was soooo good! Brussels sprouts were delicious!

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded on October 26, 2022Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to serving you again soon!

  24. BW

    BridgetteW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    I really like the lounge but the band's volume is to loud. Its a disadvantage to the servicers. They can't hear our orders correctly and we are screaming attempting to socialize. This is my second experience. I brought guests this time and they loved the atmosphere but because of the loudness of the band didn't have an exceptional experience.

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded on October 26, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your review and want you to know it has not gone unnoticed. We strive to do our best daily and will take note of the band's volume to adjust for the future. We hope you will try us again.

  25. B

    Becky

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was there back in April with a friend and it was great. We were coming to a concert 10/13 and I knew I wanted to take my date there to eat. It did not disappoint. Great food and music

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded on October 26, 2022Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to serving you again soon!

  26. S

    Stephenm

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience5
    Ordered catfish and it wasn't catfish.. more like cod.. flat with no flavor.. used to get 5-6 wings now only 3? For the same price? Band was good but once the crowd got into they would start playing slow music and people would leave the dance floor.. why slow it up. I love the place but service and food could be a lot better, especially for the price your charging
  27. SB

    SarahB

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The menu is lackluster. Booking deposit requirement is ridiculous.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Date Night

    Black Jockey's LoungeResponded on November 11, 2022We are happy we were able to provide you excellent service on your date night! Please come back and see us again soon!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Get more on the menu.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Selected this venue for the live music, and although the restaurant was practically empty, the hostess seated us in the very far back - even though our reservations clearly called out a special occasion. Service was absolutely lousy for an empty eatery, and despite that we were the server's ONLY table, we couldn't even get a 2nd drink let alone a refill on our waters. And then she couldn't get us out the door quick enough, but giving me a pencil to sign the check delayed her cause. And I just realized she didn't take the $10 a head prepay for the reservation, off the check. Absolutely ridiculous!! It's unfortunate, because the shrimp & grits and burger were super!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    First time there - everything from start to finish was relaxed and enjoyable. Street Talk was awesome! Will definitely be back
  32. D

    Diamond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Although I kept giving them chances; service was bad and female manager was rude, inconsistent and unprofessional as usual and I'll never go back until changes are made...I never received a 'sorry about your horrible experience' from Anyone although I made my horrible experience known in a big way. I discovered a lot of my friends stop going there a while back because of the issues there. I will not recommend anyone that I know to go there and if they do.. go at their own risk of paying extra for items you didn't order, being asked to leave within 2 hours no matter if the services is extremely slow and you haven't finished eating or drinking, not being reimbursed for your reservation unless you ask for it, rude management, substitution of food without notice (will give you potato tots) instead of fries, and slow service. On a positive note, The Bands are always great and the view outside is great.
  33. JG

    JeffG

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We stopped in here before a concert at the Palace. We were greeted at the door and seated. We got ice water served to us pretty quickly, however it took the server a little while to get our order taken and the restaurant was not that busy when we got there. As more people arrived you could tell that the servers were struggling to keep up. We ordered the burger and fries and it was good. It was a little bit pricey for a burger and fries. But we will definitely eat here again.
  34. AN

    ANITAW

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Really nice live music and food was ok. Happy hour prices promised, but not given at billing. Other billing issues. Staff was hard-working and polite, but not knowledgeable. I would go again alone or in a very small group (2-4 people), but I would not take a large party back there.
  35. LF

    LisaF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    The music & atmosphere outweighs the food and service.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When I arrived I was amazed at the atmosphere. I loved it. The food was also amazing. I was very pleased. Our server was new but worked hard to make sure we were happy. I found a new place to visit. I made our reservations early not realizing they have live music after 7pm so I definitely plan to return when I can enjoy it too.
  37. BD

    BasicDave

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat down around 630pm, our food hit the table around 6:45pm, and we finished eating 7:30pm. We didn’t know the band started playing around 8pm. So, if you want to hear the band while you eat, make your reservation around 8pm or a little later. We will return soon.
  38. BT

    BarbaraT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was out first time and we absolutely loved it. Great food. Great service and the atmosphere was amazing.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely enjoy coming to the Black Jockeys Lounge every Saturday for our weekly date night. It’s such an upscale business. The food is good and the Live music is outstanding! The staff is amazing and always makes us feel welcomed. I make reservations regularly so they know us now and have gotten to know them. We tell everyone about BJL and now they love it too! This is the best Live music in the Ville. Thank you BJL for making our nights special and for giving us the BEST entertainment ever! Until next week…….John & Tonia ❤️
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience1
    Disappointing

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  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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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 206 OpenTable diners.

Black Jockey's Lounge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Black Jockey's Lounge

630 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Women

  • Executive chef

    Clayton Elliot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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