Equus and Jack's Bourbon Restaurant | Lounge

4.6
698 Reviews
$30 and under
American
New Year's Eve, we will be featuring two unique Entrées from Chef Erik Kalsch:
An 8 oz. Filet Mignon served with Pommes Anna, Honey Roasted Heirloom Carrots, Bordelaise and Sauce Vert.
A Seared Duck Breast paired with a Smoked Gouda Grit Cake, Herb Salad, Roasted Beat and Hericot Vert

For the Black Rabbit we will be hosting a ticketed event. $50 per person which will include passed Hors d'ouvres, champagne toast, and a complimentary house made cocktail.

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

  • Choose: Lounge, Dining Room, Patio or Black Rabbit

    Multiple dates available

    Lounge- Casual couch experience w/ low seating and coffee tables. Full menu available Dining Room- Booths and tables for a more formal experience. Patio- Outdoor seating that is heated in the winter! Black Rabbit- A prohibition style lounge featuring craft cocktails, extensive wine list, and our full food menu.
  • 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 698 people are saying
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CassandraM
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had reservations for

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celiab
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the atmosphere, but we felt like the food was overpriced and not necessarily outstanding. We felt like the quality and uniqueness of the food weren’t worth the price.

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TrinaM
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, price was amazing as well for such a great experience!

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Erik
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many thanks to the staff and management at the Black Rabbit who made our anniversary night so special with roses and complimentary champagne! Incredible food + an intimate atmosphere, would definitely recommend for a great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ambiance, unique speakeasy experience! Definitely worth the trip from Texas.

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SubirB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Ryan, amazing short rib. lol king forward to the next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful lounge vibe with great food and drinks

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vipJenniferS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was very accommodating, and we felt safe and well taken care of. The staff was amazing, and the food was quite enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thomas Barnes and his staff were amazing from start to finish!

Thank you for another great experience!

Eric Torsch

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JEFFM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Black Rabbit was the perfect spot for our New Year's Eve dinner. Great food, service, and atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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Moore
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and atmosphere. Our server, Jacob, was absolutely amazing and the general manager, Ryan, was great as well.

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CalebS
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Went for NYE 2021 to the Black Rabbit Speakeasy. Drinks were good, food was good, price was fair and the people were super nice. The overall organization of the staff was a mess. We will definitely be back, but more for casual cocktails and appetizers. Super cool place, definitely check it out.

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RachelM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My husband and I went in for dinner on New Years Eve. We sat in the lounge which we loved. It comfortable and romantic. Food was good, it is a little on the expensive side. Service was great. I would recommend it to others.

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JustinG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Fantastic place to eat, grab some drinks and relax with friends and family. The Manager, Ryan, does an awesome job with the service. The atmosphere is relaxing and the owner is continuing to make some new and fun renovations that is adding to the overall value.

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Scstaff2
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. We sat on the enclosed patio because the dining room was closed but it was warm and the staff was doing a great job of maintaining the atmosphere. The food and drinks, as always, were great. Looking forward to returning soon!

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vipJasonH
Western KY
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The black rabbit had a very nice atmosphere..If you are looking for a different dining experience..this is the place!!!

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RichardW
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Black Rabbit a great relaxed atmosphere. Michael our waiter and Will the bartender did an outstanding job. To go with the amazing burgers we added the asparagus and Brussel sprouts, delicious. As were the specialty drinks you will not get anywhere else in town. A must to enjoy an evening with friends.

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vipTinaS
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always our food was relish! Our waitress was one of the best. We have had her before and she goes with the flow.

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KristieP
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So very pleasant and enjoyable and relaxing. It is my hideaway.

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vipLaurence
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipPatriciaF
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Social distancing practiced, service was great and food was tasty! Very nice evening. Will visit again.

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vipDebraG
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating a special occasion! Fantastic food, drinks, atmosphere and customer service. Very cool vibe as a speakeasy.

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LoriS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a lovely dinner for two all around. Such a lovely atmosphere....friendly and welcoming. We’ll definitely make it a regular on our date rotation.

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Fred
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, and cheerful staff, always a good experience.

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vipPatty
Naples
99 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We had a 6:30 reservation tonight. Four of us. We ordered drinks, which took a little time to get to us, but we were OK with it because we were enjoying the evening. We ordered our dinner, which also took a pretty long , but again we were Ok with it. About a quarter til eight a man came to our table and told us we would have to have leave, he said he needed our table for an 8:00 reservation. We later we found out it was the MANAGER, Ryan Lindauer!!! We couldn’t believe that we spent well over $200.00 for dinner and were kicked out! It ruined our nice relaxing evening. This restaurant will never have our business or any of our friends business again. We will definitely spread the word.
Open Table should make sure their customers see thia😡😡😡
On top of that, I didn’t get my OpenTable points!!

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JJackson
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Terrific evening out with very good food (recommend dry-rubbed chicken wings), nice selection of libations and extraordinary Customer Service.

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LynnW
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed our cozy nook in The Black Rabbit!

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Robert
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

From the appetizers to the cocktails, everything ordered was delicious. We shared the appetizers and the entrée and had plenty for leftovers. Generous portions. Service was attentive and enjoyable. No feeling of being rushed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan the GM was great! He called us ahead of time to help us select a seating option. We could choose from the outdoor heated patio, indoor lounge, regular dining room or their speak easy lounge.

We choose the regular dining room since we were there for dinner. If we come back for just drinks and apps the speak easy would be great!

Our group started with the crab cakes and dragon shrimp. The spicy marg an Moscow mules were on point!

Dinners selections for us included the shrimp and grits, 2 servings of the blackened Mahi Mahi and the fish sandwich on rye.

Everyone enjoyed their dinner. We would definitely return for another visit here!

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PiperS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

such a unique find! perfect for people who want a memorable 21st birthday ;)

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vipDuck
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This was one of my regular places for many years but has fallen on hard times. their outstanding pizza was cremated!

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JamesW
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We visited the new Black Rabbit Lounge for a friend's birthday. It was the perfect spot to sit and enjoy good conversation, drinks, and food. The service was great! Will definitely visit again and tell others about it.

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TonyW
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We had a 7:00 reservation, were not seated until after 8:15, didn’t receive our food until after 9:15. Never again.

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JoleneB
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the kitschy way you entered the "Speakeasy". The ambiance was spot on, complete with a candlelit chandelier. The food was yummy, great cocktails and good service. Will look forward to a return visit!

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vipAmyMattS
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cool place for small plates, good drinks and talk.

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vipmarshav
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tori was an outstanding server. Outside dining was pleasant. Food was prepared very well. Definitely return.
Only side note: smoking was permitted at some tables, which was quite offensive. Some patrons were quite loud during our visit. Obviously, that can’t be controlled, but at this nice establishment,one would hope for more polite manners. Overall a pleasant experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I’m very disappointed as this as always been a favorite place for us. I’m very unhappy about the limited menu since reopening after covid. It is essentially all bar food now with no fine dining.
The dishes that are available are no longer being prepared as before and are not nearly as good (pasta primavera)
There was only 3 occupied tables during our stay and my husbands food was way undercooked and had to be sent back.
Service was very slow.
It was my 2 adult children’s birthday and the server surprised us with 2 desserts we did not order. We thought that was very nice until we realized we were charged for them.
I probably will not return until covid is over.
If things don’t improve then we will no longer be loyal customers.

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vipdonnak
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a GREAT choice for dinner. Food is consistently excellent

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LauraK
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, comfortable atmosphere, great food and our server was awesome. Will be back!

FAQs

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

Equus and Jack's Bourbon Restaurant | Lounge is rated 4.6 stars by 698 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.