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

4.5
867 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 867 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was my daughter’s 21 birthday it was so nice, had a wonderful time. Our waitress was the best!

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CarrieC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back! Rachel, our server was awesome!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

This experience was not as good as the first, but the black rabbit experience is still a good one to have in Louisville.

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vipJasonV
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food was delicious

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vipszchick
Louisville
54 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and service was superb. Enjoyed the best iced tea it was fresh and perfect. Stewart was our server and was so attentive and just great server.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Selection of menu bat food, seating poor, Cali for quality eat overrated. Over stars east end restaurant that may have been better in its hay day.

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malgorzataw
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a nice dinner! Very reasonably priced.

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KimberleyS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious! Our server, Vincent, did an excellent job. He was managing all of the tables in the dining room and on the patio and seemed stressed as a result. (Not his fault - just current worker shortage - still did an awesome job). Jaden was a huge help in clearing tables and bringing water. Overall, wonderful experience with great friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my birthday and our experience was amazing!! The restaurant was amazing and the food was also very good!! Our server ANTHONY was also amazing!!!

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Radar
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bartender Lily was a pleasure and very helpful as was the rest of the service staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fantastic experience from beginning to end!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most fun we’ve had dining in a long time! Food, ambience, and service were great and the speakeasy theme was a blast! Not your average dining experience.

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AdamM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely choose the Black Rabbit room. Quiet and romantic

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TinaH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a party of eight to celebrate my husbands birthday and everything was wonderful! Our server was perfectly attentive and friendly. We will definitely return in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was amazing as always!

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JohnR
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Jack’s for our Friday Date night. It was our first time there, but won’t be our last. We ate in the lounge section and the atmosphere was awesome. It was perfect for a nice casual relaxing night out after a long work week. The drinks, food and service were outstanding. And the bourbon list was extensive as well.

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Viking
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Ryan was very helpful. Shrimp cocktail was great. Risotto was great. The rib starter was meh! Caesar salad was average. Drinks were pricey. Speakeasy was a cute idea. Cheesecake was ok. All in all, not sure I would go back.

JV
vipJasonV
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to enjoy some wine and fantastic food. Service was top-notch!

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OliviaB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun atmosphere. Quiet, laid back vibe. Drinks and food were PHENOMENAL. Price was high for us, but 15-30 bucks for entrees probably wouldn’t phase other people haha!

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vipTomP
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Always a very nice place to eat. We miss Dean but his students are following in his footsteps.

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vipDiaz
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the speakeasy several times in the past 2 months. Never disappoints. Nachos are amazing, the risotto is tasty, and the Moscow mules are the best I've had.

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AmberN
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great! Staff was very inviting. We will be back!

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

The service was excellent. The waitress was attentive without being overbearing. She was friendly and seemed happy. The dinner was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was on point and atmosphere was perfect for good conversation during dinner and drinks.

CL
CissyL
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience! Good food…good service…good feeling all around. We really liked the changes in the dining room!

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Meandbill
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was good but nothing spectacular for the price. My tuna was overcooked and the waiter was silly acting. Talked too much and hovered too often. Sadly disappointed after $$$

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HelenB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They went out of their way to accommodate our group including some special needs of one of our friends. The service was excellent and our dinners were delicious. It was a week night and we were about the last people there and we never felt hurried. I would recommend and we will go back.

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vipTonyaY
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time sitting at the Black Rabbit Bar! Will was an amazing bartender and i met some great new people randomly.

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vipLvfoodie
Louisville
36 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Had a nice experience at the Black Rabbit. Service was very good. The crab cake appetizer is a favorite. However, the lobster bisque left a lot to be desired. The citrus cheesecake is a winner! We’ll be back.

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CindyP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome fun place, great food, staff and overall just fun

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ERINK
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The inside is gorgeous! Great service. On the patio, it was a bit crowded and the service was not as attentive. The pork chop is listed on the menu to be cooked medium. The pork chop was well done. Our server checked on us 15 minutes after our food was delivered, so I could not tell him to send it back. Portions are very small.

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JustinG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. The food is awesome and the service is delightful. Ryan is a fantastic GM.

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RobertJ
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went to the Black Rabbit. The place was fantastic and we all had a great time. Will definitely be back

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scottk
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent cheese cake desert, consistent excellent service, great burgers.

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BrianH
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food took a long time but we realize that help is difficult to find these days. My steak was fantastic and my husband loved his order. Loved the half price wine bottle. Waiter excellent. We have a large family and would love to come back so don't raise your prices.

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johns
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful find and Matt made it even better.

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vipBluegrass
Louisville
51 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been awhile since we dined at Jack's lounge (pre-Covid) - we have always enjoyed the lounge - the food, drinks and service were all very good - the menu still has all our favorites and a few new items, and prices are reasonable - in summary, it was nice to be back.

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vipsusanp
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the secret door
Will come back

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LaurenS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed having a drink in the lounge before dinner. Great service with awesome food!

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 4.5 stars by 867 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.