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Repeal

4.7
4.7
1230 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Repeal is Whiskey Row’s only oak-fired steakhouse, located at the birthplace of J.T.S. Brown & Sons Bourbon Company in Louisville. A stylish departure from a traditional steakhouse, Repeal uses a wood-fired grill stoked daily with reclaimed American Oak bourbon barrels. Repeal is a tribute to the Repeal of Prohibition – a place to see, be seen and celebrate the rich tradition of the building in which it resides.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 59 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 716-7372

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Brian Steger

  • Private party facilities

    The Barrel Room, highlighted by vaulted barrel ceiling, barrel-lined walls and private bar. Seats up to 14 for dinner, 25 for cocktail reception.

  • Private party contact

    Karyn Napoli: (502) 716-7372

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Cross street

    1st and Main Street

  • Parking details

    Hotel Valet is available on the front drive, directly in front of the restaurant entrance.

  • Public transit

    TARC, located across the street from Repeal at 1st and Main St.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Sip & Savor Each Monday

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM,Fri - Sat - 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    On Mondays from 5-10 p.m., explore Repeal’s extensive wine list from around the globe with half-priced bottles of wine each Monday evening. Includes all bottles originally under $150.

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What 1,230 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Steakhouse

  • Louisville

    Special Occasion

  • Louisville

    Steakhouse

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  1. SD

    SharonD

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most enjoyable evening from start to finish. The service and food were a 5-star experience. French onion soup, steak, Dover sole, and desert all delicious. Our waiter was Abraham and will request his table next visit!
  2. KA

    KimberlyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely my favorite restaurant in Louisville!! I highly recommend it ! Best NY Strip I have ever put in my mouth!
  3. HC

    HungryCouple

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here to celebrate my mom's 70th birthday. The food was excellent! I don't eat red meat, but I had the oysters, tuna tartare, and scallops and it was all really delicious. My husband loves ribeye and said his bone in ribeye was amazing. Dinner was pretty $$, but we got the outstanding meal in a really cool atmosphere that we were looking for to celebrate my mom's milestone birthday. We'll definitely be back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in the heart of the bourbon section. Great experience.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Food outstanding
  6. MA

    MaryA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food but the cost is way too much like any other high dollar steakhouse.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Slow service. Ordered a bottle of wine to enjoy with my steak and never received the wine. Management offered to bring me a glass and it took 20 min for that to happen. Ordered the tomahawk steak for $180 and it was cold.
  8. GR

    GaryR

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The bone in filet had too much fat content. It wasn't presented as a Waygu filet so it should have been very lean. Steak made the whole meal disappointing. The ambience and scene was top notch. The building was beautiful. Service perfect. The pineapple ginger mule was yummy! I'd go back, but I'd try a different meal

    RepealResponded 5 days agoThank you for dining with us and for this feedback! We certainly regret that your steak was not up to the standard you were hoping for. It is always our intention to offer the highest quality dishes to our guests, and it certainly sounds like we fell short in your case. We hope that you will choose to dine with us again very soon as we would appreciate the opportunity to truly wow you!

  9. BH

    BobH

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous time at Repeal last night! We were celebrating my husband’s 72 birthday and everything from The service to the food exceeded our expectations. Our server was Loreal and she went above and beyond. My salmon was a little overcooked and she and the restaurant manager immediately took care of it and checked to make sure it was cooked as ordered when it was returned. We haven’t received such courteous, prompt and personable services in months. Thanks to everyone at Repeal for making my husband’s birthday so special and memorable and we look forward to our next visit!

    RepealResponded 5 days agoThank you for choosing Repeal to celebrate your husband's birthday and for this feedback! We will pass your complements on to Loreal and look forward to hosting you again very soon!

  10. BP

    BrandonP

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing! Signature Old Fashioned, Oysters Rockefeller, Repeal style Filet Mignon, and Bread Pudding. Nothing to scoff at and I'll definitely be back.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father day. Was the best season steak that I had in Kentucky so far, it was cooked to where I wanted it and was still juicy, plus the side’s was good as well, 5 star from me must try

    RepealResponded 5 days agoThank you for choosing Repeal to celebrate Father's Day! We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience and hope to host you again very soon!

  12. EO

    EatinOut

    Louisville

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    First, 2/3 initial items we wanted to order (blue crab bisque & gulf shrimp & lump crab cake), they were out of- would have been less disappointing if I’d known that after looking at my menu for >20 min, so back to the menu 🫤 In the end, there were several other long drawn out waits ending with trying to pay my check as soon as the tab was brought to my table but I “wasn’t heard” & it ended with me having the hostess gain the attn of my waitress to pay my tab. Food was good.

    RepealResponded 5 days agoThank you for dining with us and for this feedback! We sincerely apologize that we were unable to offer a number of menu items during your visit. We always strive to offer the best possible experience for our guests, and it certainly sounds like we fell short for you. We hope that you will choose to dine with us again soon as we would appreciate the opportunity to truly wow you!

  13. m

    mmcw

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is fabulous. Crab legs were possibly the best we’ve ever had. Service is truly excellent. Megan and Tim at breakfast were friendly, attentive and efficient. Andre at dinner and Ibrahim at breakfast are in a class by themselves. Not only exceptional servers, but very personable with impeccable timing.

    RepealResponded 5 days agoThank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We will pass your complements on to Megan, Tim, Andrei and Ibrahim and hope to host you again very soon!

  14. JH

    JHinojosa

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It is ok but
  15. B

    Brentk

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had been looking forward to this place for a long time and it did not disappoint! From our drinks to our entrees it all tasted amazing! For starters we had the lump crab cake and oysters on the half shell, beet salad was refreshing and sweet, steaks were cooked perfectly, and our son went with the salmon and he cleaned his plate. We will definitely return when we get a chance!
  16. TB

    TaylorB

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and even better service by Josh!

    RepealResponded 5 days agoThank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We will pass your complements on to Josh and hope to host you again very soon!

  17. JF

    JeffF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Our meal took forever and food came out lukewarm. The servers walked around avoiding eye contact with diners looking at empty tables. An $85 ribeye came to the table at room temperature. Very disappointing.
  18. FE

    FunEats

    Orlando

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food and service , with an excellent selection of whiskeys.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lunch before seeing Hamilton.
  20. E

    Eater

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great restaurant. The service is wonderful and the menu has lots of interesting choices. I had the Wagu burger and a perfect cocktail. I plan to go again.

    RepealResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience and hope to host you again very soon!

  21. MS

    MikeS

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as usual. Not a single complaint

    RepealResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience and look forward to hosting you again very soon!

  22. r

    rugbeechick

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Everything we had was delicious and, in terms of the steak, cooked exactly the way we asked for it. The server was very knowledgeable and even offered to look up tasting notes for wines she wasn't familiar with when we asked about them. Due to it being attached to a hotel, there is a diverse crowd both at the bar and in the dining area (couples on a date, families traveling, etc.). It was a little louder than I was expecting but was still fine for our romantic night out. The prices are a little high, but if you know what to expect going in and know you are getting amazing food, it makes the blow to the wallet easier to take.
  23. KL

    KerryLuLou

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service great food.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an experience. The ambiance was perfect, our waitress Loreal was ON POINT. AMAZING SERVICE, AMAZING FOOD, you can't go wrong.

    RepealResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We will pass your complements on to Loreal and hope to host you again very soon!

  25. RG

    RobertG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service in a Louisville hotel. Great collection of bourbon and other whiskies. Pricey but no more so than steak houses. Special occasion place.

    RepealResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience and hope to host you again very soon!

  26. HJ

    HelenJ

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Was seated at a 4 top which was great but needed to move as the ac vent was directly above the table. Was moved to a two too next to kitchen. Asked to be moved to a booth and was told it was reserved for a 6:30 reservation, I said am a 6:15? She said she could moved the 2 2 tops together, I said that would be fine for the 6:30 reservation and she had to get the Manager. Made no sense at all

    RepealResponded on June 15, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for this feedback! We certainly apologize that you did not fully enjoy your experience and certainly hope that you will choose to dine with us again very soon. We would appreciate another opportunity to truly wow you!

  27. MI

    MICHELLES

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome restaurants. Before being seated we had drinks at the bar and the bartender even made us drinks we've never had based on our likes and they were fantastic. Would definitely eat here again.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a amazing experience here ! The food, ambiance and service was wonderful !
  29. TJ

    TabithaJ

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and ambiance are amazing to start off the experience. The food is definitely pricey but it is delicious. The onion soup, steaks, creamed spinach, and fries are all phenomenal. The house bread is to die for. We loved our drinks as well.
  30. v

    vtc2

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Our son gave us a gift card to visit the restaurant. Prices are way beyond our means. Appetizers, salads, all good. Steaks cooked backwards, I requested medium and my wife requested rare. Wound up that I got the rare, and she got the medium. I think our server wrote it down correctly, but must the cook must have got mixed up. Even though not cooked to our liking, they were still tasty. Desserts were good. For an "up scale" restaurant the music was way too loud. I think people were trying to talk about the music, which made over all noise level, rather unpleasant. We were sitting right next to the kitchen which also added to the noise level.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Our meal was delicious, the portions were nice enough to share and not get overwhelmed by the amount of food. Only complaint was our server wasn’t very friendly unlike the next table as she was suggesting and telling the patrons about the menus and what makes them different. I got more from next table than our own server.
  32. VR

    VincentR

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there celebrating our anniversary and it could not have been better. The food and the ambiance were perfect. And our server, Mikaela was outstanding. Repeal is our new favorite restaurant.
  33. H

    Harrison

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best steak I have ever ate! We were celebrating my birthday and it was a great meal. The waiter and all the staff were so professional. I had the wedge salad, strip and mushrooms. My daughter had a Caesar salad and said it was the best she has had. The baked Mac and cheese was delicious too.
  34. RB

    RonaldB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great steak decent price great ambiance nice staff
  35. SC

    SusanC

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! It was a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary. Thank you!
  36. K

    Karmin

    Cleveland

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EXCELLENT all around!!! Best crab cake & steaks we’ve ever had and the oysters Rockefeller…… OMG!!!! INCREDIBLE!!!! Wonderful service & impeccable all around! Can’t wait to return !! 🤗
  37. DN

    DwightN

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Justin was our remarkable server. Took care of any and every question
  38. SH

    ShannonH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow is all you can say! Outstanding steakhouse, impeccable service, delicious food… a must go in Louisville!
  39. WS

    WendellS

    Dallas

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Perfect companion.
  40. JH

    JudeH

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Our waiter was excellent and seems really committed to service, but there was no “team approach” I was expecting. The food was warm at best, and presented in a mundane manner. Tasted fair but certainly not what I expected given the difficulty getting a reservation. Ambiance equally fair

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Repeal is rated 4.7 stars by 1230 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 59 times today
Google Map for Repeal

101 West Main Street Louisville, KY 40202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1st and Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Valet is available on the front drive, directly in front of the restaurant entrance.

  • Public transit

    TARC, located across the street from Repeal at 1st and Main St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brian Steger

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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