Equus and Jack's Bourbon Restaurant | Lounge and the Black Rabbit Speakeasy

4.6
756 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Bistro style restaurant serving refined American cuisine since 1985. Located in the heart of St. Matthews, Equus and Jack’s Bourbon Restaurant | Lounge features a moderately-priced contemporary American menu in a comfortable & relaxed bistro atmosphere. Enjoy our extensive wine selection, specialty cocktails, and broad range of domestic and imported beers. We also proudly offer over 50 regional bourbons for you to enjoy.
Please call for information on our speakeasy, The Black Rabbit!

Experiences

  • Black Rabbit Speakeasy

    Multiple dates available

    A prohibition style lounge featuring craft cocktails, extensive wine list, and our full food menu.
  • Lounge Dining

    Multiple dates available

    Comfortable low seating featuring couches and coffee tables to enjoy wine, dinner, and casual experience
  • Dining Room

    Multiple dates available

    Formal dinner in a booth and table style seating
  • Heated Patio Seating

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy the great outdoors on our patio. It's heated in the winter!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 756 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JulieH
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the evening. Food was wonderful, had the Mahi-Mahi and the New York Strip. Apps and drinks good too. We will definitely be back. Unique, comfortable atmosphere. Staff helpful and knowledgeable.

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codyda777
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Super cool place. Food was good, inside ambience was great and the speakeasy is very cool. Drinks were excellent. Service great. We ate outside and that area isn’t near as cool or romantic as inside. So other than that - go!

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vipKYSue
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We went to the Black Rabbit. Ambiance was
Nice but the rest of the experience was lacking. Started the evening with martinis which were watered down. When we returned them they came back the same way. We had beet salads which had no beets and a teeny bit of cheese. We had the 8 ounce hamburgers which ended up by being 4 ounces of meat and 4 ounces of bun. The cheese grits were excellent. Even the ginger ale wasn’t good as it was flat.
We were really disappointed as we had looked forward to trying out this new experience in Louisville.

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Yummyfood4u
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a 1st day, will be definitely be back. Great drinks and atmosphere

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vipMissalibabyxoxo
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Ask for Will, he was knowledgeable and made sure we we’re well taken care of. Order the shrimp and grits it was fantastic!

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TreveccaS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved everything: Ambiance, food, service. This is my new favorite spot in Louisville.

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vipRobinf
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED Black Rabbit. It’s intimate, yet casual. Kalin, our server, was friendly, courteous, and helpful. We started with the Brussels Sprout, totally yummy, salads, etc. were all good. The highlight of the food was the pizza! There are plenty of upscale items on the menu that sounded delicious, but we were in a pizza mood. We can’t wait to go back.

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vipLvfoodie
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the experience. Good service and good food (mostly Equus and Jack’s menu). I would suggest having more finger food on the menu given the lounge setup. We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was great but the service was sub par at jacks. The black rabbit was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lilly was great and served some amazing cocktails. The food was super solid and it was all vibes in the speakeasy. Will be back soon.

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LauraK
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was awesome! All of the food was excellent.!love this place

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My husband and I stumbled upon Equus while I was searching for dinning places in Open Table. We were pleasantly surprised, the dry rub wings are to die for. Service was outstanding!

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vipIceman
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very nice surprise. We had a delightful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and our bar tender was excellent

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RodW
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack's is a great place to get together with friends. One of my favorites.

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vipBillB
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black Rabbit is one of the best kept secrets in Louisville!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fish and risotto portions were very small.
Cinnamon bourbon drink was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was absolutely amazing. Service was incredible as well.

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JeanneD
Western KY
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We celebrated our Anniversary at Equus. The food was outstanding! We had the Mahi-mani, with risotto and corn salsa and added asparagus. We also had crab cake appetizer, brussel sprouts and chopped wedge salad. Everything was delicious. Jack’s sweet Manhattan was a little sweet for us. The bold much better. Service was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Out sitting at the bar, nice night

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Jayden was fantastic! Kept our water glasses full and removed dirty plates promptly. Spoke clearly and professionally. We enjoyed his prompt service.
Our waiter was ok. Did not speak clearly. Acted like he was on speed. Was not impressed.
The atmosphere was phenomenal. I’ll be coming back again for that reason. I do enjoy the food but will order small bites next time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The prohibition style bar is very cool and the drinks were wonderful! The bartender was incredibly helpful and very passionate about his craft and it showed

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LauraB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, atmosphere and service. We were there with a party of six on a Thursday evening. It was apparently quite busy, but the GM stepped in to take care of us. We will definitely be returning!

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vipLvfoodie
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service and food continues to delight. I (we) really like the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

1st time visiting The Black Rabbit and we had a great time with excellent cocktails, food and service. The atmosphere is comfortable and it's a great place to go with friends.

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vipLvfoodie
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Our first visit to The Black Rabbit for a late afternoon bite. We were very pleased with the experience. The food was very good as well as the service. We'll be back!

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scottk
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and best Mahi-Mahi in town. Great drink pour and relaxing atmosphere.

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vipBluegrass
Louisville
42 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good but a notch below last time - it seemed busier but with less servers - bartender was great but it was hard to keep up. We enjoy the BR speakeasy concept and we will be back - but please staff up!

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nancyc
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined in the Black Rabbit speakeasy at Equus and Jack's. The bartender and other staff were welcoming and friendly. The food was delicious and we loved the quiet relaxed atmosphere.

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vdc2021
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was nice. The dinner/apps were a bit pricey considering the amount of food you get. Otherwise it was a very good experience.

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KlausD
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was OK... portions small, and staff left us for long periods.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick was great!!! Loved it!!!

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vipDvcgirl
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was cold. Wine was terrible! Undrinkable. Had to send it back. The WORST music playing overhead...who wants to listen to 80s rock...Van Halen and Cheap Trick during dinner???? Not me!!! Asked for them to change it and they said they couldn’t. We will NEVER go back! Worst dining experience I can remember!

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SmokeFree
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

The ambiance and service is most wonderful, they only disappointment was the food. The salads were flat out gross (my gf had a Cesar and I a “wedge” that was absolutely not a wedge whatsoever) that appeared and tasted like they were both poured from the same iceburg lettuce bag. They lounge wings (Asian bbq) were big and not very crispy, as well as the “Asian bbq” sauce tasted like Psst brand from Walmart. Gross. The drinks from the bar however were OUTSTANDING! This is not a place for foodies but rather for those looking for a nice setting with chill and romantic vibes. I do plan on going back, to the lounge area this time, to enjoy a nice cocktail and enjoy the music which was GREAT! All and all, don’t go there hungry with an advanced palette, but most definitely go check them out. I do hope they eventually adopt the Del Frisco approach to the food, because if they do they will definitely become one of Louisville’s top dining spots. Phenomenal service as well! Host and servers were super friendly and chill. They really make you feel welcomed! Chick-fil-A of “fine dining”

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vipcharles
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall, we enjoyed our experience. The filet was a great cut of meat, but fairly bland. That said, the calamari was some of the best we have ever had!!! Great wine list and the sommalier is terrific.

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Dinnerwithasmile
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Valentine’s evening

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RebeccaJ
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

this place was perfect for Valintines Day My husband and i had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere. The coolest part has to be the entrance...I won’t spoil that for you. Our server, Nick was very nice and professional. The food is really good. Drink a ghost pepper old fashioned and eat some crab cakes.

JJ
JordanJ
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience for our first visit. The beef stroganoff and short ribs were amazing. However the crab cakes were my favorite.

FAQs

Equus and Jack's Bourbon Restaurant | Lounge and the Black Rabbit Speakeasy offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 897-9721.

Equus and Jack's Bourbon Restaurant | Lounge and the Black Rabbit Speakeasy is rated 4.6 stars by 756 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.