The Rackhouse Tavern

4.4
56 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Enjoy regionally-inspired cuisine at the newly renovated Rackhouse Tavern. Open for dinner, this Lexington favorite housed in our hotel serves a fusion of traditional and innovative dishes inspired by local Kentucky heritage. As a proud member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, we feature an amazing selection of over 300 bourbons and local brews on tap.
Our Bourbon Bar offers samplings of over three hundred varieties of bourbon ranging from the classic Woodford Reserve to the exotic Pappy Van Winkle. Join us at our Outpost Café and Market where you can enjoy a great cup of coffee and grab a quick pastry, breakfast sandwich or choose from a large variety of other snacks.

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
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 56 people are saying
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vipJaneT
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French Dip sandwich I’ve ever had!!!

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SSIandJH
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met at the Campbell House for a 2 day visit and ate ate The Rackhouse. Food was great, ambience is outstanding and the bourbon selection is top shelf. I would highly recommend dining here

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vipCinniethepooh
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I’m not sure why people are raving about this place. It’s a decent hotel restaurant, and the space is nice, but it’s crazy loud, the tables are too close together, the drinks are meh at best and they are wildly overpriced. I paid $15 for a vodka lemonade that was nothing special. The bourbon selection was large, but it was nothing very original - more like anything you can buy at Liquor Barn. I ordered the risotto and I had to ask for items to add to it like Parmesan and salt and pepper to make it taste decent, but all the food we shared was just ok. We also ordered a salad and it came out after our dinner too, so fortunately they didn’t charge us for it. The live music was so loud, we had to shout at each other and repeat things often. Maybe save the music part for later in the night after dinner hours?! Overall, especially for the price, I’d recommend several other places in Lex over this one.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice atmosphere. Good service

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vipJamieL
St. Louis
19 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great environment!

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TroyA
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Happy. I got the salmon delicious. Wife got wedge salad with salmon looked very nice. Waitress was a pro. Atmosphere was great. Live music was nice as well. Me and my wife will be back.

AK
AK1441
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Great service. Food was okay. Drinks were okay. Both overpriced.

JD
JDLEX
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - fast, friendly. Pork chop and Mac and cheese were excellent.

KF
KathyF
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really beautiful restaurant, they were not busy at all being the 23rd of December, food was really good, we will definitely come back.

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vipClarenceE
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Definitely not hotel restaurant vibe. What an amazing space. This place has been set up nice. The food was also fantastic. Large portions and well prepared. Blown away!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent.

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vipRachelS
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had a good meal. We have eaten here several times. I wish they would add some specials to their offerings. This time, band got too loud and service was a bit slow so we wrapped up dinner and left.

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vipJulieV
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Didn’t understand that this restaurant is in a hotel when I made reservation. Not great atmosphere. Good burgers but cold fries, salads came same time as entree. Will look elsewhere for next Lexington visit.

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LocalFoodie
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food did not blow us away but the service, the ambiance, and the live music will bring us back, no doubt. Great spot to grab a drink and hang out before or after dinner. Would recommend to others and glad they brought a new look to an old Lexington staple at the Campbell house.

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Kymom
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time at Rackhouse Tavern. Our server, Ellen, was wonderful and friendly and cheerful. The food was delicious.
We were able to sit outside in early December and it was plenty warm enough. We will be back.

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sondrac
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful experience! Beautiful surroundings, excellent, flavorful food, fresh ingredients, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat for us. Over 300 whiskey offerings then great smoked and glazed delicious wing appetizer to start. Opted for the French Dip with raw onion vs grilled which was right on point. Could not stop eating the fresh cut skin on fries. Ambiance in the bar was outstanding while enjoying Sunday evening football. Can't wait to come back for another stay. Such a great relaxing fabulous stop.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Tasty meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Cuban and Cajun pasta. Huge bourbon list. Great live music.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I ordered the Salmon which was very good. My friends ordered gamblers and another sandwich. They all said their meal was fantastic. For Pros: dinner great, live music was awesome and decor is masculine m, warm and overall nice. Cons: Skinny Margarita was so terrible that I had to return, server brought out checks without asking about desert. We asked another server, who promptly apologized and took our order for blueberry cobbler a la mode. 20 minutes or more later, we all received apple cobbler a la mode, which honestly was not good at all. We inquired, then another 20 minutes later, we received what turned out to be warm blueberry compote in a to go container.

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LaurelC
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was less than ideal. Food was ok

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall great experience. Definitely have two top tables too close together. It’s awkward and distracting. Beautiful place. Food was pretty good. Craft cocktails way too pricey. I had a cucumber martini that was $15. My husbands hamburger and fries was $16. That’s a bit absurd. Overall, I’d go back

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vipDavidT
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time back to the Campbell House in a long time and I'm glad I did. If you haven't seen it long time you won't believe the transformation it has undergone. Let's start with the appetizers. We had the deviled eggs and beer cheese. The deviled eggs are delicious. We should have ordered two orders of those. The beer cheese is one of the better beer cheeses I have had in a restaurant setting. We also some really good meatball and rice soup. Think chicken and rice without the chicken. Had to order it due to it being brought to another table and as it went by the aroma smelled so good. For dinner we had the French Dip and Salmon. Both were so good. Glad we came and we will be back.

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JamieM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! The atmosphere is very welcoming. The staff are always friendly and the service is on point. The food is outstanding! The live acoustic music makes for great time!

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vipSteveC
Louisville
108 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First dinner, we split the Caesar salad and burger, all were very good.

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vipLetitiaM
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our casual dinner at the Rack House. The service was great and the food was very good.

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DavidY
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding, food was great, and the ambience was awesome.

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MatthewB
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here three nights in a row while staying at the Campbell House. Each night my service was above and beyond, from the host station to my waitress to the bartenders and all others in between. Food was consistent and I swear only got better each night. Highly recommend for the expansive bourbon collection, the food and most of all…the great service.

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vipTonyaP
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall good. The live music was great but a little loud to talk. There were a few people smoking cigars “outside” the garage door but still very close to the dining area. We were unable to enjoy our dessert due to the smoke irritating my allergies. Had to end out date night early due to having issues breathing.

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DavidL
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience at The Rack House last evening was exceptional. We all ordered something different and everyone was happy with their meal. The service was excellent and will definitely return!!

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Shoelover
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good! The collard greens amazing. A really nice atmosphere. Laid back. It was great!

AK
vipAshleeK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and fun live music!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here was absolutely phenomenal. All of our needs were met promptly and kindly. The entire environment at The Rackhouse Tavern was welcoming and the attention to detail was beautiful. This is the perfect place for a casual dinner or if you’re looking for a more upscale experience. I was very impressed with the food, drinks, service, and how this establishment could so easily fit for a casual night out or a fine dining experience!

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LauraD
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really loved my first experience at Rackhouse Tavern! The food was scrumptious, the servers (Andrea) was great, Shaun the bartender was amazing & a special thanks to Ricky the restaurant manager.
I observed the manager working in many roles that night, from host to busboy. He did a great job keeping everything flowing & definitely led by example.
The ambiance & live music was awesome.
I will definitely be back soon. Thanks for a lovely evening!

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guest
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Comfortable environment. Server helped us celebrate a night out with champagne.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!!

RS
vipRuthS
Louisville
44 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Rackhouse. We were in a bit of a hurry and the server was very understanding and efficient. Food and drinks were both excellent. This is becoming one of our go-to spots!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Would have rated 0 of 5 Stars, looked like a nice place. However after being seated we waited about 10-15 minutes, never saw anyone from the restaurant staff to take our drink or dinner order. We left and took our party somewhere else. We’d recommend Malone’s Steakhouse for excellent dinner, drinks and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating; delicious food and beer offerings, superb service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a reservation on patio and was sat in complete darkness. From there it continued to go downhill. We sat for over 20 minutes and NO ONE even said hello much less bring a water, a menu, ANYTHING. We flagged a waitress down finally and she Sid she’d been sat the entire patio SOLO and that she was overwhelmed. She apologized and offered to help us but we decided to leave and not add to her stress. A W F U L. If you’re short staffed -don’t take reservations. Stop putting profit over customer service.

FAQs

The Rackhouse Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 255-4281.

The Rackhouse Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 56 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.