Repeal

4.8
391 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Repeal is Whiskey Row’s only oak-fired steakhouse, located at the birthplace of J.T.S. Brown & Sons Bourbon Company. 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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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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 391 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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vipTinaC
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything we had was delicious, from appetizers to dessert. Looking forward to going back soon

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vipDustin
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a rough day and wanted to get out of the house for a good meal. Our first time at Repeal was terrific and we will definitely be going back. The food was delicious, our server Emily was exceptional, and the aesthetic of the restaurant was relaxing and enjoyable. One of the best meals we've had in Louisville.

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Millertime
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my wife. Great dinning experience!

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had seafood and an entree. The food was great. Seafood was fresh. The steak was cooked perfect. Service was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprised my boyfriend for his birthday and everything was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always great!

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JonB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating there and have to say it’s our new favorite! We will for sure be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food we have ever had! From the appetizers to the cocktails to the bread to our steaks everything was excellence. Love the ambiance as well. Not crowded and felt safe dining from a covid perspective. We will for sure be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic steak! Great service! Key lime pie one of the best!

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JustinS
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

The food was outstanding, Wagyu Tomahawk was top rate. I will say the size of the steak was slightly smaller than advertised. A petite appetite by both parties would be required if sharing (as is advertised). Sides were on point, recommend the mashed potatoes and the mac and cheese. Our service left much to be desired. Server had a larger table than our party of four and thus we were left high and dry at times. They did make it right at the end of the night which does say something about their approach to service. Our server did recommend an excellent bottle of Italian Red that stayed within the budget that I gave him and that was greatly enjoyed and appreciated. All in all a solid dining experience and I look forward to visiting again.

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JOEandAndi
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ali was one of the best waiters we’ve had anywhere! Funny, knowledgeable, and engaging! The steaks were perfectly cooked. Hosted Jordan was sweet snd helpful explaining g the different bourbons in the case up front. We will be back but with another couple to enjoy with friends or family. The bread! That bread!

Repeal
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thank you for the nice comments! We will definitely recognize Ali and Jordan for their service. We will see you again soon! --- And yes, the bread is pretty amazing!

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vipChristopherK
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible evening! Thank you to the staff and chef for an impeccable night out, everything was perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best steak I have ever had. We were so taken care of at Repeal, and cannot recommend it enough!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Repeal was amazing. We reserved an igloo on the rooftop which required a minimum amount per person but it was worth it. We had amazing service and felt very safe with Covid regulations. It did take awhile for each course which put us over the time limit they gave us when we originally booked but they must have accounted for that because nothing was said. The food was great. Overall it was a great experience and the igloos allowed us to celebrate my spouse’s birthday safely during this pandemic. That was special.

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vipAnonymous
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch at Repeal has quickly become a family tradition! Jacob and Dylan do such a fantastic job at always providing exceptional service. They are true professionals!

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vipChicagoLMD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Ran out of the tomahawk steak. We were told the late reservation shouldn’t impact availability. Was a bummer- so we opted for other steaks which were fine. New Years is hard, I guess.

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MarkP
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was incredible. Service was helpful but not over the top. Definite recommend for a high class special occasion dinner

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vipHungry
Louisville
36 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first dinner experience at Repeal was top notch in every regard. Our food was excellent and the service was even better. We had left over steak and no place to store leftovers as we were guest at the adjoining hotel. Our server arranged for a mini fridge in our room to store the leftovers completely on his own volition. Top notch.

The environment was sophisticated, yet never stuffy. The steaks were as good as Jeff’s or Tony’s and the sides were a bit more imaginative than either.

Kudos to the team. We’ll be back.

Repeal
Responded on January 6, 2021

Thank you for the great comments! We are glad we could make your experience special! See you again soon...

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vipBill
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good, but not enough to wow us.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food was superb

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. Food was outstanding and service was great. Our server Josh was awesome and it’s always great to see the GM Jason working the floor with JoJo and team.

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ElliePie
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Our waiter had a wonderful personality but constantly pulled his masked off his face while talking very close to us.

Repeal
Responded on December 26, 2020

Thank you for your comments. We sincerely apologize for the actions of our waiter. We take the safety of our guests and employees very seriously. We will continue to stress the importance of following all of our health and safety protocols as we do on a daily basis. We are embarrassed that this happened, but assure you that it will not happen again. I sincerely appreciate your feedback.

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vipEarthBard
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall our meal was very good with only three exceptions. We were told by friends that the food service was slow and I would have to agree - most food items taking 2-3X as long as expected for this level of Steakhouse, but it was our anniversary and we were not in any particular hurry. I had a Manhattan straight up, but it was served in a warm glass (boo!) rather than ice chilled. For starters we split the shrimp cocktail which lacked any real flavor and was a bit mealy in texture, but the crab cake was superb. As a special occasion, we splurged and ordered the Tomahawk Wagyu for 2 only to find out that they did not have it so we substituted the Prime - although we ordered it Medium Rare it came to us somewhere between Medium and Medium Well. We noted it to our waiter (who was great!) but just let it stand as we were quite hungry by that time. I was surprised that it was not passed up the line to management. Mushroom side was nothing special, but the hand cut steak fries were the bomb. I wanted to so much like this place, but in totality, I don't think it exceeded our stand by further down Main Street. If it wasn't for a great waiter, my wife says it would have been a pass.

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vipkevind
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the third time I have dined at this restaurant and I still haven’t been disappointed. The service, food and drinks are top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! We went for a girl’s night dinner and Repeal did not disappoint. The food was excellent! The crab cake was the perfect combination of crispy and big chunks of crab without being too wet. The Golden best salad was exceptional! The shrimp cocktail wasn’t ideal but the cocktail sauce was some of the best I’ve had. The Dover sole was tender and flaky. The key lime pie is a MUST!! I’m still thinking about that crust! Our server was very friendly. He gave a great wine recommendation and because of this I am now a fan of Spanish white wine! We will definitely be back!

Repeal
Responded on December 23, 2020

Thank you for the nice comments! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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vipAnonymous
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Louisville’s finest restaurants. We are weekly customers and have NEVER had a bad experience. I can’t say enough positive things about Repeal - Zack Flanagan

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vipToddD
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. We could not have asked for more.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Louisville restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our steak dinner, our waiter was very engaging. He suggested at Malbec that was on point. Repeal steakhouse was a great dinner option while staying at the Hotel Distil!

Repeal
Responded on December 23, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel and dinner at Repeal. Hope to see you again soon!

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WilliamDean
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently one of our favorite restaurants and bars. We have always enjoyed Repeal and recommend it for many reasons, from a place to have a drink, have a date, or celebrate anything!

Repeal
Responded on December 23, 2020

William, thank you for the nice comments!

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vipSusie
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Repeal...my favorite restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After not eating out for months, we were pleasantly surprised at the entire experience, especially the food. That was the most important criteria. A little pricey but I won’t let that keep me away.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding from the moment we walked in the door. Food and service were the best I have experienced in Louisville.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
10 reviews