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Equus and Jack's Bourbon Restaurant | Lounge and the Black Rabbit Speakeasy, Louisville, KY

Equus and Jack's Bourbon Restaurant | Lounge and the Black Rabbit Speakeasy

4.6
4.6
1167 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Phone number

    (502) 897-9721

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Eric Kalsch

  • Catering

    Equus specializes in any catering event from small intimate dinner parties to sit-down multi-course dinners for 500 guests.

  • Private party facilities

    Equus and Jack's Lounge offers 2 private rooms. The Chef Room accommodates up to 60 guests while the E.P. Room accommodates up to 30 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Ryan Arnett: (502) 897-9721

  • Neighbourhood

    St Matthews

  • Cross Street

    Oeschli Avenue

  • Parking Details

    Private lot for Mariposa Center.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Heated Patio Seating

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy the great outdoors on our patio. It's heated in the winter and we offer our full menu designed by Chef Reed Johnson.
  • Dining Room

    Multiple dates available
    Formal dining room with tables and booths serving our full menu designed by Chef Reed Johnson
  • Black Rabbit Speakeasy

    Multiple dates available
    A hidden speakeasy featuring craft cocktails, extensive wine list, and our full menu designed by Chef Reed Johnson. Due to high demand, we ask that you prepare for the following dining time limit: 1-4 guests- 2 hrs 5+guests -3hrs

Popular dishes

What 1,167 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Late-Night Find

  • Louisville

    Group Bookings

  • Louisville

    Romance

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment, food & service!
  2. EA

    EAnderson

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    There was absolutely nothing special about this experience. We were seated and forgotten. Although we were sitting next to the only entrance to the room. When we did order the night special drink, it took a long time to het. Ordered the fried calamari but am unsure why they call it fried. 2 drinks and one ap was $55.
  3. B

    Bluegrass

    Louisville

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dine regularly at Jack's, always "Lounge seating". This visit was great as usual. Food, service, drinks and ambience were all on point.
  4. HM

    HeatherM

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our 1st visit and we will be back soon! What a wonderful and amazing experience. We sat in the Black Rabbit bar, the staff was EXCEPTIONAL! Thank you so much for a absolutely great experience!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Will definitely make this a new favorite place.
  6. C

    Cindy

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Overall, we had a wonderful time and meals. The service was a little slow. We sat outside and wonder if the servicer had tables inside and out. Food was good, but my husbands dinner was not quite up to temp. Wondering if the food sat a bit due to a busy server.
  7. NC

    NatheadCohn98123456789bh

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    It was pretty good but when my food came out I wasn't as impressed for a thirty five dollar plate. They forgot my kale. It did not look as appetizing as the picture on their Facebook it looked totally different. But it tasted pretty good. Not impressed with their lounge cocktails.
  8. S

    Sarah

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our experience even though we had a hard time finding the entrance. (We know that’s the point) The service and food was excellent. Drinks were interesting. White rabbit was good, do not recommend the Kentucky Fog. Fun environment!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this experience was incredible! The service, the food, the drinks, the ambiance, the pricing was even reasonable. 10/10. We will definitely be back!
  10. R

    Robinf

    Louisville

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are long time customers of Jack’s Lounge and last night we had some of the best food in several years. The pot roast, fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and the pizza (and a couple of salads), were all hot, well seasoned and absolutely delicious. Lauren was a great server and everyone was friendly. If you haven’t been in a while, go because the is yummy.
  11. SW

    StephenW

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great ambiance. Food was very good. Great spot for a date night.
  12. RS

    RichardS

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Had reservations for the Black Rabbit. Great drinks in a relaxing speakeasy experience. Definitely a must if hanging out in the St. Matthew's area.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We really liked the casual seating and laid-back atmosphere. The ambience here is unique and worth experiencing..The food was very good, and we enjoyed our time here. We had a great service too.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our besties birthday and they brought the dessert (a cheesecake that was one of the best I’ve had) with a candle on it. It was sweet! All the food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect. We sat in the lounge and it was wonderful.
  15. T

    Tkmcp

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner in the Lounge. Extremely comfortable leather chairs. Attentive service despite the crowd. Aesthetically pleasing lounge room. Food was excellent.
  16. LR

    LoriR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It is very dark in the restaurant so it is hard to see your menu and your food.
  17. MC

    MarybethC

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have dinner in a relaxing atmosphere. We thought we made reservations for the Black Rabbit but we had reservations at Equus lounge area which was also nice.
  18. SV

    ScottV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great date night at the black rabbit. Good cocktails and apps!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A booking of 4. We all enjoyed the relaxed cozy feel and the food and service was excellent. We will definitely be back and will be sharing our experience with our friends.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to the black rabbit speakeasy for a bachelor party dinner. The entrance through the book shelf was something special. And our server Nick and the GM Johnny went above and beyond to accommodate any and every request we had letting us sample bourbons. And the food was top notch, and our steaks were perfectly cooked. Hands down couldn’t have asked for a better experience from these guys. If it was possible to give them more than 5 stars I would. We will be back anytime we are in the Louisville area!
  21. TD

    TerriD

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Nice change of pace. Excellent atmosphere. Drinks were delicious! Appetizers were great. Service was slow. Server did a great job and attentive. Apologized numerous times for the long wait for appetizers and entrees.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Not Dean’s Equus…slow service, lack of ambience, and menu lacks creativity. Underwhelming experience. Hopefully they can turn things around…
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic cocktails and excellent service!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing as always!!
  25. DM

    DMTLK

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding. Highly recommend!
  26. VW

    ValerieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. They were so accommodating. The drinks were delicious. The food was top notch. The price was great!!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance. We love Jack’s Lounge for cocktails and appetizers. Always a pleasant experience.
  28. s

    scottk

    Louisville

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new menu with lean, tender pot roast was great and the cheese cake very smooth.
  29. D

    Dee217

    Orlando

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    2 Burger dinners ordered, one was exactly the right temp, one was over cooked. Busy night in the Lounge, so I let it slide so as not to make companion wait for reorder in order to eat.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  31. DG

    DonGiovanni

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chose the Black Rabbit speakeasy the other night and glad we did. The food and drinks were excellent, the atmosphere was perfect, and the service was phenomenal.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Des Moines

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Last night in Louisville area after a week on the Bourbon Trail. This was close to our hotel. Cute place with outdoor seating which we requested as it was a beautiful fall evening. We were one of 2 tables seated on the patio and had to listen to the other table talk politics and criticize everyone and everything. Turned on our music through our phone to drown them out. Kitchen lost our ticket so took 45 minutes to get our salads. Main courses were very good. Steak was overcooked for medium rare but we waited so long we ate it. Waitress finally checked on us long after we would have sent it back. Then it took forever to get our check. Felt like we were trapped. We never stiff our servers but we were so frustrated and felt ignored so did not tip.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The place is very dark and low lit. We ordered the nacho appetizer and that was really good. But my entree was sadly not. I got the ribeye with mashed potatoes and asparagus. The ribeye seemed low quality (it was a very thin cut of meat) it came slathered in some kind of sauce. The mashed potatoes were really sour and the asparagus was over cooked. They almost looked dehydrated. Definitely felt like I over paid for that entree. My husband and I were there for a date night but the ambiance was not good for date night. If you’re looking for a place with great food and fun date night like environment, I don’t think this is the place. The one positive was the service, that was really good. Everyone who waited on us was excellent. So this review is not about them. It’s about the food.
  34. B

    Bluegrass

    Louisville

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy Jack's Lounge experience very much. Food, service and drinks were all on point. Love the lounge style dining setup.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Girlfriend and I went into the Black Rabbit not knowing what to expect. We knocked on the bookcase in the back and went into a beautiful back room bar. While the drinks were awesome, what really set this bar above it's competitors were the staff. We had Austin as a bartender, he made great drinks and was incredibly friendly. While we sat there with our cocktails we gradually met an increasing number of the staff all of which took the time to stop and have conversations with us, offering their advice at what we should do while we were in town. By the end of the night we didnt want to leave. A true thank you to the staff at Black Rabbit for giving us an incredible experience.
  36. C

    Connie

    New Orleans

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Christine was our server and was outstanding. We took friends who had never been to Jack's before. All food was good, pizza, salmon, pasta and Ceasar salad with crab cake.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the door to our table the staff was gracious and polite! The fooood was AMAZING! The pork loin with the wild rice was tender and favorable and perfectly tempered. I ate it slow to savor the look and taste. This was a great addition to our anniversary night!
  38. KE

    KEVINS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply outstanding. The rabbit hole is very secluded and sexy.
  39. SD

    SabD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a romantic evening here! We were out in the open of the cozies little place ever, but we loved it! You have to go in the door on the side of the building for Black Rabbit!! We recommend the Kentucky Fog and the Beer Cheese! We mostly went for the experience, but those were the tastiest things we ate! The tables are really low and not the best for a full meal, but if you are going for an anniversary, first date, or girls night, you're going to have a spectacular time! Enjoy it! We sure as heck did!
  40. AA

    AnonAppetit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved the ambience. The server was very knowledgeable and helpful with cocktails and food selection, all of which were excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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

FAQs

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

Equus and Jack's Bourbon Restaurant | Lounge and the Black Rabbit Speakeasy is rated 4.6 stars by 1167 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 p.m.


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Equus and Jack's Bourbon Restaurant | Lounge and the Black Rabbit Speakeasy

122 Sears Avenue, Louisville, KY 40207

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Oeschli Avenue

  • Neighbourhood

    St Matthews

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private lot for Mariposa Center.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Eric Kalsch

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 897-9721

  • Catering

    Equus specializes in any catering event from small intimate dinner parties to sit-down multi-course dinners for 500 guests.

  • Private party facilities

    Equus and Jack's Lounge offers 2 private rooms. The Chef Room accommodates up to 60 guests while the E.P. Room accommodates up to 30 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Ryan Arnett: (502) 897-9721

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