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Repeal

4.7
4.7
1390 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 57 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Unspecified

  • 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 1,390 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. L

    Labarber02

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First experience at this steakhouse, the setting was absolutley beautiful, food was great, waiter was awesome!!
  2. QN

    QuangN

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Tomahawk Ribeye was cooked to perfection. A la cart sides (creamy mash potatoes and spinach) were a bit on the small size but very tasty. Repeal old fashioned with Old Forrester was delicious. Our service was impeccable.
  3. AS

    AnthonyS

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We loved everything except our food was cold when it came out. Very disappointed.
  4. C

    Christieh

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best filets I’ve had! Beautiful texture and cooked perfectly! The food never disappoints here!
  5. DW

    DavidW

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and first class food quality. Awesome cocktails as well. Highly recommend to anyone especially for special occasions.
  6. FH

    ForrestH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome service and flavorful food.

    RepealResponded 3 days agoThank 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!

  7. JW

    JamesW

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit was a wonderful one! Food and service were great.

    RepealResponded 3 days agoThank 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!

  8. AS

    AliciaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Steak was great, the sweet potato side was heavenly. Bread pudding for dessert was good. The wine list was a bit different, some off the beaten path reds, but good overall.

    RepealResponded 3 days agoThank 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!

  9. d

    dale

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amelia was amazing as always!

    RepealResponded 6 days agoThank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We will pass your complements on to Amelia and hope to host you again very soon!

  10. K

    Kevin

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service from Ibrahim!

    RepealResponded 6 days agoThank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We will pass your complements on to Ibrahim and hope to host you again very soon!

  11. JM

    JakeM

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great restaurant and hotel for anniversary night.

    RepealResponded 6 days agoThank you for choosing Repeal to celebrate your anniversary and for 5 stars! We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience and hope to host you again very soon!

  12. BR

    BradR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great dinner. Christian and Keith were very professional and hospitable. Great restaurant.

    RepealResponded 6 days agoThank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We will pass your complements on to Christian and Keith and hope to host you again very soon!

  13. RQ

    RosemaryQ

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Attentive service…good food although at 5pm they were out of two items. Nice ambiance and somewhat reasonable prices. Good experience.

    RepealResponded 6 days agoThank 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!

  14. ST

    SandraT

    Cleveland

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pleasant servers. Food delivered in prompt manner. Courteous waiter was very helpful with good suggestions. Tomahawk steak prepared just as ordered. The bread and special whipped butter was delicious. Yukon whipped potatoes were a great accompaniment with the steak. Very creamy and buttery.

    RepealResponded 6 days agoThank 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!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been there 3x. Easily the best steak house in Louisville

    RepealResponded 6 days agoThank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We're so pleased you've enjoyed your experiences with us and hope to host you again very soon!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was top notch. Christian (sp?) was excellent, attentive, and engaging. Next time we dine here, we hope to have him as our server. Very must worth waiting to be seated in his area.

    RepealResponded 6 days agoThank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We will pass your complements on to Christian and look forward to hosting you very soon!

  17. BA

    BrandonA

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Repel is an excellent choice for a special occasion or just for a nice dinner. The food is amazing and service is by far the best in town.

    RepealResponded 6 days agoThank 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!

  18. TS

    ThomasS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect restaurant great food and great vibes, highly recommend

    RepealResponded 6 days agoThank 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!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and cocktails.

    RepealResponded 6 days agoThank 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!

  20. JL

    JessicaL

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic! Steaks were perfectly cooked and sides were yummy.

    RepealResponded 6 days agoThank 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. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    When we arrived we were notified that the water was off to the building understandably not their fault. I would have thought they would have noticed us since they had the reservation contact. But there was still no empathy not even we appreciate your patience, or thank you for understanding, nothing from the time we walked in to the time we left. It was two of us and right at two hours. Although I will say the steak and side was good, the service and care factor was not good. I am not from here and based on recommendations had booked two reservations for 2 of the 10 nights in town. I have since canceled the second.

    RepealResponded 6 days agoThank you for dining with us and for this feedback. We sincerely apologize that you did not receive notification or empathy regarding the water issue. We certainly hope that you will choose to dine with us again in the future as we would appreciate the opportunity to truly wow you!

  22. J

    Jessi

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The Parker House rolls were amazing! Wine list was underwhelming but it’s a bourbon place… Sides were just OK both of our steaks were undercooked to the point of I had to send my cool steak back to become medium. But the service was good and they accommodated a birthday dessert to go! Reservations were at 7:30 had to go ask to be updated and didn’t get finished with dinner until 945. Busy on a Tuesday and super friendly server but I’m not sure if I will be rushing back anytime soon.

    RepealResponded on September 15, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for this feedback. We certainly hope you will choose to dine with us again as we would appreciate another opportunity to truly wow you!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    We arrived 15 min early for our dinner reservation that we couldn’t get in until 8pm. It took over an hour to get an appetizer, 1 1/2 hours to get a salad and over 2 hours to get our dinner so it was after 10pm before we ate on a Monday night, not even a weekend night. This was a business dinner and after a travel day my guests did not get back to the hotel until after 11:30pm since it took so long to get our meal. For a $700 bill for 4 people the steak was only mediocre. The mashed potatoes was the best thing about the meal. This restaurant receives great reviews and friends have spoken highly about it, unfortunately I had a very bad experience and questionable whether I will return.

    RepealResponded on September 15, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for this feedback. We would like to offer sincere apologies for the underwhelming evening you had with us. We certainly hope that you will choose to dine with us again as we would appreciate the opportunity to truly wow you!

  24. MB

    MichaelB

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    First, my server was outstanding and made the dinner experience great! However, the only downside was my filet mignon. It was fairly tasteless and was served lukewarm. Food was disappointing to say the least. Server was great!

    RepealResponded 6 days agoThank you for dining with us and for this feedback. We certainly hope you will choose to dine with us again as we would appreciate another opportunity to truly wow you!

  25. A

    Amber

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our experience was amazing!!! the manager there was so nice to me and my 2 yr old looking back definitely not the best place to take a 2 yr old but me and my bf rarely get a break or nice dinner but our daughter had a little bit of a outburst and the manager asked if i wanted to show her the grill from a distances obviously but it made her little day so it was greatly appreciated for sure The service and our food was amazing as always too

    RepealResponded on September 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. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so good we ate here all three nights of our business trip.

    RepealResponded 6 days agoThank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We're so pleased you enjoyed your experiences and hope to host you again very soon!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience! Definitely plan to return! Get the Mac and cheese and add bacon! Drool-worthy!

    RepealResponded on September 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!

  28. MI

    MICHELLE

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our Anniversary and it was a wonderful experience. The food and ambience was top notch and our server Loreal was above and beyond.

    RepealResponded on September 15, 2022Thank you for choosing Repeal to celebrate your anniversary and for 5 stars! We will pass your complements on to Loreal and hope to host you again very soon!

  29. BT

    BrianT

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the crab cake (excellent), wedge salad (excellent- but if you want the bacon crispy, ask for it), filet and lobster tails (excellent), and Mac and cheese (I wish I would have asked to brown the top a bit more). Key Lime pie for dessert was fantastic!!

    RepealResponded on September 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!

  30. RM

    RosemaryM

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yes, food and ambience are great. However, the service at this restaurant is exemplary. Exceptional service elevates the dining experience here. And the cocktails were perfect!

    RepealResponded on September 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!

  31. LJ

    LoriJay56

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was pricy but delicious and our server was lovely. It was so noisy in the room that we couldn’t hear each other speak, and that did put a damper on the evening.

    RepealResponded on September 15, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for this feedback. We certainly hope you will choose to dine with us again soon as we would appreciate the opportunity to truly wow you!

  32. RS

    RandyS

    Baltimore

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was very good. Wine list is a bit pricey. While our server was excellent, the food coming out of the kitchen was a bit slow, so make sure your time considerations factor in a longer time at Repeal.

    RepealResponded on September 15, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for this feedback. We certainly hope you will choose to dine with us again soon as we would appreciate the opportunity to truly wow you!

  33. JC

    JimC

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak I have ever had. Salad, sides, and dessert were amazing.

    RepealResponded on September 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!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a friends birthday with our first, their umpteenth, visit to Repeal on Whiskey Row. We entered through a revolving door into a chic hotel restaurant. (It is attached to Hotel Distil.) The leather-bound menu hinted at how serious this place was about the contents. The menu was varied but not exhaustive. I started with a Sazerac, which was the stuff dreams are made of. Don't believe me? Go try it! Birthday girl got the Bee's Knees cocktail. We each had the sliced veggie salad with lemon vinaigrette as a starter. I loved how thinly sliced the veggies were but it was a bit too tart for me. Definitely a great way to get in my rainbow of vegetables for the day though. I had the Crab Bisque as an entree. The meat was delicious and there were large, tender chunks in the soup. Those bites were amazing. The soup without the meat was not outstanding IMO but I guess it wasn't supposed to be. The rest of the table got the Burger, Chicken with green beans, Salmon with added sides of Asparagus and Whipped potatoes. Those side items are $10+ each so heads up. For dessert we shared the Key Lime Pie and Bread Pudding. Both were scrumptious. I will definitely need to come back!

    RepealResponded on September 15, 2022Thank you for choosing Repeal for this birthday celebration and for 5 stars! We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience and look forward to hosting you again very soon!

  35. H

    Harry

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Environment is beautiful. Food overall was great. Hotel staff was amazing, but restaurant staff seemed less than enthusiastic to be there. From the bartender to our waitress, they just didn’t really seem to care much.

    RepealResponded on September 15, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for this feedback. We certainly hope you will choose to dine with us again in the future as we would appreciate the opportunity to truly wow you!

  36. DB

    DavidB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Prompt and food was delicious.

    RepealResponded on September 7, 2022Thank you for dining with us and 5 stars! We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience and hope to host you again very soon!

  37. AP

    AshleyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was an amazing experience! We loved the crab cake and the oysters for an appetizer! Our waiter Keith was fantastic and very knowledgeable. We will definitely be back when we are back in the area!

    RepealResponded on September 7, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We will pass your complements on to Keith and look forward to hosting you again very soon!

  38. MS

    MikeS

    Louisville

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best in the city. What more can be said?

    RepealResponded on September 7, 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!

  39. TE

    TiffanyE

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    Food was good but service definitely needs work. Appetizer came out and we had no plates…got two from the table next to us. Server never came back after that was dropped off. Manager brought out our food and I had to ask him for drink refills and more bread. Expect to be there for a while because everything seemed slow

    RepealResponded on September 15, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for this feedback. We certainly hope you will choose to dine with us again soon as we would appreciate another opportunity to truly wow you!

  40. CJ

    CJST

    Louisville

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience! Food was excellent and prepared exactly to our requests. Our server, Rebecca, gave us impeccable service. The entire staff was courteous, prompt and efficient to a fault. Thanks to all for a great evening. Will definitely be back!

    RepealResponded on September 7, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We will pass your complements on to Rebeka and hope to host you again very soon!

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 1390 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 57 times today
Google Map for Repeal

101 West Main Street, Unit 101, 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, Unspecified

  • 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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