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

4.6
827 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 827 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Tired ambience, poor execution of dishes that could be wonderful if prepared properly, apathetic service. We won’t be back.

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PatriciaD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food was great. Nice date night and didn't feel rushed. Will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the middle of the suburb not too far from downtoeim
the speakeasy was cute . cute selection of spirits great food quiet intimate atmosphere. Great fun service .

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BarbaraP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere! Good food! Nice service! Awesome cocktails!

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wl6818
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday celebration! Excellent staff

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an incredible experience, the service was phenomenal. Food and drink also amazing. Highly recommend to anyone. You won’t be disappointed!

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vipDinersor
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Equis is often overlooked when choosing places to and I don’t know why. Food and service is excellent and an outstanding value. I highly recommend.

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Kelley
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, food & drinks were great! Will- our server and bartender was awesome!!

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RonF
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

New menu. Drinks were very good.

App (pretzel and beer cheese) was ok.

Lobster bisque was watery and lacking lobster.

Burger was ok
Basil pasta was mediocre at best.

The service was super.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
56 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Took my husband here for his birthday and we dined in the Rabbit

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MimiK
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Had a reservation at 7:00. Arrived early and had cocktails in the bar. Enjoyed a very refreshing gin cocktail. The fuzzy navel we ordered tasted stale and the Manhattan was a little too sweet. Once seated we had missing silverware and no water glasses. While others seated in the area had servers, it appeared for some time that we were not going to be waited on. Service was very spotty at best for the entire evening. We ordered the Brussels sprouts appetizer, which was good as were the salads. Fish and chips was ok. The pork chop was dry and lacked flavor, but the accompanying succotash was very good. The Sauvignon Blanc was served at room temperature. It seems like this restaurant is going through some growing pains.

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GeriB
Western KY
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack’s lounge is a must go to. Relaxed, cozy atmosphere, delicious food, and craft cocktails.

LG
vipLeslieG
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful treat to discover , completely by accident , the Black Rabbit . We originally planned on going to Jack’s Lounge , and they steered us to Black Rabbit , and we were beyond delighted! Great ambiance for any occasion , or no occasion other than a very nice evening. The speakeasy presentation makes it so much fun. Our first time we sat at the bar , and the gentleman tending bar and making our cocktails was interesting, entertaining, and so knowledgeable about his craft.
The appetizers were excellent. We couldn’t wait to get back and take our daughter !
We had reservations in the back room (again, such a great discovery ), and the young woman who this care of us was very attentive and personable . I even learned a few facts from her about the cocktail I was drinking . Food was once again outstanding, and our daughter enjoyed it as much as we did ! We will plan on returning , probably many times !
One trait about this particular group that I found unique and so very professional, was their communication. They checked in with us a couple of times regarding our preference of lounges ((Black Rabbit vs Jack’s Lounge ) and reservation times .
Overall , this is an extremely impressive group and I highly recommend trying this extremely well thought out and well executed dining experience.

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RexH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Nice, quiet upscale place to bring a couple of friends. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The speakeasy was such a unique experience! Drinks and food were amazing!

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vipLiosticks
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt service,delicious food,awesome cocktails and fresh surroundings.
The Black Rabbit Speakeasy was cozy and fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was phenomenal, the ambiance was incredible, and the drinks were amazing. The Bolognese and risotto with chicken, unfortunately, were very lackluster, borderline flavorless. The pasta in each dish tasted overcooked/watery. Maybe it was just an off day for the cooks. We would definitely come back to see if it was just a fluke.

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LisaA
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice environment and delicious food at a fair price. Would recommend.

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Hogan1
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Black Rabbit but it definitely will not be our last! From the secret entrance, being seated on the “Rabbit hole”, and the incredible service, this is a place you need to put at the top of your list! The food and cocktails were delicious as well! Thank you for a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience and atmosphere

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vipErinF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I went to Black Rabbit on Friday. We were the first diners of the evening and had the opportunity to chat with our waiter and the bartender. Our waiter was awesome and had the kind of timing that only comes from years in hospitality. The bartender was great and when I told him that a Bourbon Smash is my favorite drink, he recommended that I tried his version of an Old Cuban for my second round- I may have a new favorite! My husband got a gin cocktail that had a shrub and simple syrup in it that were made in house, it was beautifully crafted and well balanced.
For dinner, my husband got the filet. It was perfectly cooked medium rare and he ate everything on his plate, a rarity. I got the pappardelle with shrimp, the pasta had a great bite and the shrimp were well cooked.
Overall, we will be back again! The food was very good, but the atmosphere and drinks were fabulous. Our waiter and the bartender are a credit to the hospitality industry.

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scottk
Louisville
29 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best pizza in town and always excellent service. The new menu is a refreshing change.

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Heather
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to the speakeasy and it was just as good as the first. The drinks and food were consistent and the service was great. We really enjoyed the crab cakes and the charcuterie board. The signature cocktails are delicious. We will definitely continue to frequent the Black Rabbit.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Bolognese was a little dry.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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ToshE
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with a very cool speakeasy that makes you feel like you're breaking all the rules in the best way. Knowledgeable staff, especially the manager regarding whiskey/bourbon. The food was amazing, highly recommend the fig and goat cheese burger - it will change your life. So glad we happened upon this place through searching OpenTable for places near us!

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Spears
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for a 53rd anniversary dinner. No crowd and good service on a weeknight as well.

MS
vipMaryS
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service as always. Needs some music or something to softly create some ambience. It was distracting to hear other diners conversations all around the room.

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vipTonyaY
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely love this place! Has become one of my go-to’s!

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GaryH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food. We will return with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Black Rabbit Soeakeasy was a fun experience, very nice! The service staff was too notch, friendly and always on point with drink refills and food service; they did a great job managing the table and flow. Great experience. The food was very good! Cooked exactly as ordered and expected. This was our first time going to this place and we will definitely be back! Adding this one to our top notch place to take out of town family and friends. Perfect experience!

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SteveU
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable and delicious. Looking forward to returning.

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Bentley
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food and cocktails were fantastic however our server rseemed extremely out of it and disinterested. Since they all smelt of a dispensary I would imagine that was the issue. The restaurant was not even half way full however it took almost 35 minutes to get our first drink. Once we received our drinks they were great and so was the food however I haven’t had such poor service in a very long time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had. Wonderful Evening, thank you!

GB
GeriB
Western KY
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual, comfortable, excellent drinks & good too!

KG
KarenG
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place!! The bartender Will was a perfect host! I cannot say anything negative! Wednesday is half off bottles of wine and Will talked me into the Seveche which I had never had before. I was not disappointed 😀. This place is the best!!!

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MikeK
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere
Love the lounge seating option
Open but private
Outstanding vale - food and bourbon
Anthony is the best !!!

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JerryW
New England
50 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All was good.... appetizer, salad & entrees. I had the fried chicken and it was delicious. My dare had the papardelle & it too was delicious. Portions were fair a we left full. Cocktails were good but I found the wine list by the glass to be lacking

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 827 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.