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Black Rabbit, Louisville, KY

Black Rabbit

4.4
4.4
1477 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Unlock the magic behind the bookshelf! Black Rabbit is St Matthews hidden gem. A unique dining experience that offers five different settings in one restaurant. From the lounges to the hidden dining room, Black Rabbit is one of Louisville's hottest culinary destination. Chef Zachary Henderson has created an elevated small plate menu serving only the freshest ingredients. Enjoy an extensive wine list, over 50 bourbons, and a unique dining experience. From the Perfect Nachos to the craft cocktails, Black Rabbit is the perfect night out!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (502) 897-9721
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Zachery Henderson
  • Catering
    Equus specializes in any catering event from small intimate dinner parties to sit-down multi-course dinners for 500 guests.
  • Private party facilities
    The Black Rabbit offers different spaces with different themes for private events. We offer many options to best suit our guest needs from customized room settings to customized food and drink packages. Please contact:Brittany Pikebpike.blackrabbit@gmail.com502-882-0051
  • Private party contact
    Ryan Arnett: (502) 897-9721
  • Neighborhood
    St Matthews
  • Cross street
    Oeschli Avenue
  • Parking details
    Private lot for Mariposa Center.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Hatter Patio

    Multiple dates available
    A hidden room located in The Burrow. Find the opening behind the wall and discover the room of mystery. We offer lounge style seating and our full cocktail and small bites menu 🐇
    Hatter Patio Photo
  • Jack's Bourbon Lounge

    Multiple dates available
    A relaxed, couch and coffee table setting. Serving small bites, craft cocktails, and a extensive wine list. This room is a on a walk in basis only. No reservations 🐇
    Jack's Bourbon Lounge Photo
  • Rabbit Hole Dining Room

    Multiple dates available
    A hidden dining room behind the bookshelf. We have formal dining tables in this room🐇
    Rabbit Hole Dining Room Photo

What 1,477 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,477 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a cool place! Great menu, food, service and atmosphere. We will be back!

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  2. derbycitydiner

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first experience here and it was a mixed bag at best. No complaints at all about service or atmosphere. The food was an issue. All the sides, along with appetizers and desert, were fine. Drinks were unremarkable but a little inconsistent. Three of the four of us got the pork schnitzel as our main course and it was horrendous. It was way overcooked and nearly impossible to cut. By its nature, when this dish is so overdone, it’s like chewing leather which is what this reminded me of. I was with my wife and daughter and I know I should have complained at the time but I didn’t want to make a scene. Still, with spending better than $300 on a diner for four, at least a decent main course is called for. Still left a 20% tip and the waitress was kind enough to run my credit card out to me in the parking lot after I forgot it. Kudos to her. I wouldn’t say I won’t go there again as maybe the chef just doesn’t know much about schnitzel or it got away from him but red flags are out. I hope the next experience works out better as there was a good deal to like about the place, just not the main course.

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  3. CheyenneH

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server made the whole experience. We had the best time getting out for a drink. Highly recommend this place.

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  4. Susan

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to the speakeasy, The Burrow, for drinks (with a reservation). We also shared a couple of desserts. The chess cake and the berry cobbler. Both were outstanding. But the very notable and wonderful part of our evening was our host and waiter, Adam. He was attentive, fun and funny. Our night was leveled up because of Adam. Thanks, new friend.

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  5. GwenS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the atmosphere and service. We had a great evening out!

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  6. PhillipF

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful adventure back in time to a Speakeasy perfectly designed to make it feel like you and your friends are in a private room. A must experience if you love great food and cocktails.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an absolutely amazing experience!!! Lauren was not only professional and attentive, she shared her very extensive knowledge of bourbon with us throughout dinner. Amazing!!

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  8. DennisD

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The schnitzel breading was too heavy. The fries were great as were the nachos

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  9. Terri

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience! A great place for dinner or HH. Drinks are delicious!

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  10. MrsH

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The burrow exceeded our expectations! The bartender/server was friendly and attentive as well!

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  11. Foodielover2

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, we had a great experience. Go visit Austin at the Speakeasy; he is absolutely amazing.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This teturn visit was a very nice dining experience. Attentive but not overly intrusive service, great food and drinks and nice surroundings. Menu has changed and was a bit more limiting but we both found meals to enjoy. The pork chop meal was outstanding. We will go back to our special spot.

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  13. marfasky68

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great casual but upscale atmosphere, outstanding food, and great service!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Black Rabbit is our go to neighborhood restaurant/bar/speakeasy. Best old fashioned in town and the nachos and sliders are so good. The dining room has the most comfortable chairs and the wait staff are friendly and efficient. Really enjoy our evenings at the Rabbit.

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  15. Rick

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The place was practically empty and somewhat depressing. The staff were excellent and went out of their way to try to make it a nice experience. The menu is actually terrible. There would be no reason to return unless you like the feeling of sitting in a"dark closet" .

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  16. MarkM

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice evening as usual. Our server was top notch.

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  17. Michelle

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and drinks and a very relaxed yet fun environment

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  18. DelondoM

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Time of arrival and waiter taking order was excessive. Food? Delicious! Drinks? Amazing! I did not care for being told there was another reservation on our table in 45 minutes, it made me feel as if the waiter was saying “okay, time to go!” That may just be me.

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  19. Fasta

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service. Had the fried chicken and highly recommend it…..I sure do miss the pizza and wings tho

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  20. AlechiaC

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been several times, this time was a bit slower than usual. There seemed to be a shortage of servers. However when available, Austin was very personable and knowledgeable. Overall, it was a good experience!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic time! It was my boyfriend’s birthday and I requested for an Old Fashioned to be ready upon arrival if possible, and they made it happen! Austin was incredible and we all had the best time!! I can’t wait to come back!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was excellent, but the food was pretty terrible. We had the nachos (ok, but ridiculously small with individual chips for the price), the tuna wontons (tuna was meh and chewy), the NY strip (has no flavor, was tough & fatty), and a burger. The burger was the best thing on the table.

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  23. Cassie

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Entering through a bookshelf was very cool. The atmosphere was unique. We came for drinks which were good but I was hoping they’d be great. Will come again but will try different drinks. Staff was very friendly.

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  24. KurtJ

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the bar in the speakeasy before our reservations and Austin was great. If you want ambiance, this is the place. However, the food was fine, nothing to write home about. Better restaurants for great food. Or server was just okay, not a lot of personality or welcoming. Same goes for the hostess who met us at the door.

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  25. CharlesP

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very (more like extremely) under seasoned and there was neither salt nor pepper on the tables. Since it was “Restaurant Week” there was a three course special that tried. The dessert was listed as cheesecake but when served it looked like a fun sized candy bar. Very bland as well. Disappointed but willing to try again another time if the opportunity arises.

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  26. SharonS

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful atmosphere and decor. Great service. Sliders were very good and yummy. Prix fixx menu food came out overdone and cold. Drinks were amazing. We will be back for more!

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  27. Christinal

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great last night and great personality in the parlor room

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  28. Kaye

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambiance was very interesting, particularly the painted black rabbit statues on each table. The leather wing chairs were the most comfortable restaurant chairs ever! I liked the look of the black tablecloths against the white plates. That said, I was a bit surprised by the high prices of the food, such as one fried chicken breast, mashed potatoes and kale for $28.00. My entire group of five women laughed when we saw the following item on the list of Sides: Bread & Butter $5

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a reservation for a friends birthday for 6 people. We were led to a back room with two lounge areas with sofas and a low coffee type table and three 6-top regular tables. They sat us in one of the lounge areas. It would have been great for just having drinks but was not for eating a meal. I’m not even sure the food for 6 would have fit on that table and it would have been very difficult to eat in that position. We asked to move and they did accommodate us. Service was great and the food was good. I’d come back for drinks but not likely with a larger group again.

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  30. Terrell

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambience was nice. The was waitress was very polite Until she realized that I wasn’t happy with my steak. The steak was very TOUGH, I mean Hard to cut tough! Which means I couldn’t chew it of course. I was really upset about the food because it was our first time there and we were really looking forward to it.

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  31. GaryP

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were very good. We had 4 drinks, 2 appetizers and fried chicken as our only entree. $170 including tip.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place!!! Cocktails are fantastic and great aura

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  33. AllenS

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere was great, the food was fine but not amazing, service was solid, unfortunately it is just overpriced for the quality all around. Plenty of places in town to get more for less.

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  34. Kimberly

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent but we were upset because we wanted to be in the speakeasy. The reservations are very confusing. In the past, the speakeasy wasn't called the Hatters patio, so I booked the black rabbit dining room instead. Our server even mentioned many people have been confused.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was incredible. The speakeasy was super cool, and the vibes were excellent.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Sat in the main area by the bar it always valentines and the people at the bar were extremely loud. Food was way overpriced for the cut of steak

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  37. Aggg

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was not exciting or anything special for the price point. The drinks were amazing and the service was great. It wasn't easy to eat the food while sitting on a couch with a low table so it was a bit uncomfortable. Most people were drinking instead of eating so I'm glad everyone was having fun but it did get loud at points of the night.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was great. There were some across room conversations but not too bad. Had a great evening!

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  39. TONYC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was okay. It would've been nice to have a better selection of steak besides just a New York Strip. The Trout was a little bland.

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  40. None

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! We enjoyed the food and Service! Love that we have unique place in Louisville!

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FAQs

Black Rabbit offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 897-9721.

Black Rabbit is rated 4.4 stars by 1477 OpenTable diners.

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 18 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Black Rabbit

122 Sears Avenue, Louisville, KY 40207

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Oeschli Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    St Matthews
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Tapas / Small Plates, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private lot for Mariposa Center.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Zachery Henderson
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (502) 897-9721
  • Catering
    Equus specializes in any catering event from small intimate dinner parties to sit-down multi-course dinners for 500 guests.
  • Private party facilities
    The Black Rabbit offers different spaces with different themes for private events. We offer many options to best suit our guest needs from customized room settings to customized food and drink packages. Please contact:Brittany Pikebpike.blackrabbit@gmail.com502-882-0051
  • Private party contact
    Ryan Arnett: (502) 897-9721
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