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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
1138 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 23 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

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What 1,138 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Late-Night Find

  • Louisville

    Group Bookings

  • Louisville

    Late-Night Find

  • Louisville

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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.
  2. C

    Connie

    New Orleans

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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!
  4. KE

    KEVINS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    SabD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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!
  6. 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.
  7. LH

    LindsH

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable and top notch. The menu has something for everyone. All of the diners at my table enjoyed their meal. The fried chicken is one of the best fried chicken I've ever had. We were also celebrating a birthday. They did a great job making it a special evening and even gave us a free dessert on the house. Overtime this has become one of our favorite restaurants in Louisville!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Reserved online- SpeakEasy bar/lounge. Unique entrance which makes your think your in for something special which is so NOT the case. The vibe is great! The bartender was very nice, the drinks were weak and over way priced. The wings, even with kind bartenders advice to ask for light dry rub was still comparable to a salt lick. They looked good, but looks we're sure deceiving in this case. Maybe anything w/o the dry rub would be okay. But won't be back to try. I got the $23 charcuterie board, which looked great, olives, mustard a little something sweet too....until I realizing one of the meats was a glorified baloney. That should be an embarrassment to serve let alone at that price point. We didn't even bother to stay for dinner. Maybe the restaurant experience would be different but doubtful. The mixed reviews and the empty parking lot on a Saturday night should have given me a clue. Lesson learned, great website but soooo disappointing and WAY OVERPRICED for the quality of food!!!
  9. DE

    DestinyE

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cute first date idea
  10. LB

    LoriB

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love the Black Rabbit. Cool vibe and excellent cocktails.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our hostess helped us with a last minute reservation and our server was wonderful. The patio was quaint and great for an anniversary dinner. The food was delicious. Thank you.
  12. PK

    PatrickK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server didn’t just have great hair and beard but his skills, kindness and service was above and beyond. Fantastic experience and when you’re truly looking for a SpeakEasy experience this is top notch. All around good time for our bachelor party and everyone had a good time with a full belly.
  13. D

    Digger

    Las Vegas

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food took a long time to get. Main courses were good. Don't order the nachos. You get 9 individual Doritos with toppings.
  14. g

    garz

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The back room was a great for a quiet dinner for two. Our Server Nick was outstanding, along with the genius bartender, and everyone else was great. Tasty charcuterie board fresh salads and Tomato soup and even thin crust pizza were next level.
  15. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The ambiance at Black Rabbit can't be beat. It's intimate, dimly lit, and interestingly decorated -- everything you would want from a speakeasy. I was there to celebrate my birthday with 11 of my friends, and, despite the number of people, the service was top notch. The drinks were amazing (especially the one-night-only Circle Game cocktail!) and the food was incredible (the fried chicken is a must-have). In short, this is an excellent choice for a special evening out. It is on the pricier end, but it's well worth the cost for the experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We were looking for a nice intimate restaurant for our anniversary. The place was cute, dim lights, with candles. I looked the menu over before we made reservations as I’m pretty picky, I had planned on getting the flier mignon which to my surprise when I got there you guys no longer carry. I ordered the pesto Alfredo and it was okay. It was dry with very little flavor. The drink menu was nothing special either for there to be a speakeasy as well. I wouldn’t go back Or recommend to others for a special occasion.
  17. DC

    DanC

    Louisville

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I especially liked the pork chop special with au gratin potatoes and broccolini
  18. TC

    ToniaC

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food was not hot and not very tasty. The drinks were just ok.
  19. s

    scottk

    Louisville

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fried chicken was exceptional, very crisp and pairing with the greens was great. Strongly recommended
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice. Quick responsive service. Excellent drinks and food was yummy. Will be back. It was a birthday occasion although I put it on the reservation nothing was acknowledged at the time. ☹️
  21. WK

    WilliamK

    Louisville

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive and prompt service!
  22. VP

    VickyP

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for a true dinner experience, this is the place!
  23. TS

    TaraS

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Very bad experience. It took the server 15 mins to ask us for our drink order. It took another 12 mins to get it. The atmosphere was stale with no music & the lights were up way too high. We left to go to another restaurant.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Austin was great
  25. PM

    PaulM

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Shrimp & grits was fantastic. The cinnamon maple old fashioned was a bit heavy on the cinnamon but fun and very good. Ginger snap drink was also very good. Patio seating was nice and chill, indoor looked inviting as well.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a friend’s 70th birthday. Sadie was our server and she was excellent, informative, available but not hovering! She was overall lovely. The ambiance is consistently good, always inviting . Cannot wait to return and dine on the patio when the weather allows. Food and drink was excellent. Love 1/2 price wine, that was an unexpected but nice touch.
  27. R

    Rodney

    Denver

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Love the ambiance.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was super dimly lit, really romantic and the staff was so nice and the food was amazing.
  29. c

    cprsailor

    Key West

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were visiting the Louisville area and liked what we saw on OpenTable so we decided to give it a shot. It was a great decision. The service was fast, friendly, and efficient. The food was excellent and the prices were very fair. Without OpenTable, we never would have found this place and we are glad we did!
  30. z

    zeus50

    Hawaii

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are at the White Rabbit speakeasy and the drinks, food, service and atmosphere were incredible. We will definitely be returning.
  31. CB

    CarolB

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was delicious but the young waiter in charge of filling water glasses was superb. He was so attentive and dedicated to the task at hand. We really appreciated his attention to a table of four older ladies.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great birthday. Was surprised with a piece of cake. Awesome
  33. G

    Goya

    Kyoto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the bar, I go every time I’m in town. The cheese grits are amazing 🤩
  34. AL

    AnnLOD01

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The dining room is sooo dark making hard to read the menu or see the beautiful food.
  35. E

    Eric

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food! One of the gems in St. Matthew’s.
  36. SS

    SusanS

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly had a wonderful time. Made reservations for after a widows support group meeting with lady friends and this was a fabulous spot to gather and enjoy ourselves.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  38. DC

    DawnC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Good was great. The speakeasy was a surprise. Really enjoyed the quiet fun atmosphere.
  39. WJ

    WilliamJ

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a special night for my wife and I; leaving for 2 weeks and won’t see her. Hands Down, the best place for closeness and intimacy. The atmosphere and ambiance is nothing but spectacular. This is our 2nd visit and we are hooked! We love the private entrance, the food (and value), and our little spot in the couch together. Even though the music was a little loud, this place is awesome for connection with your significant other. We will back on the night I come back into town!
  40. B

    Bluegrass

    Louisville

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I frequently go to Jack’s and we always have a great experience. This time was no exception. Food, drinks, service - everything was on point.

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 1138 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 23 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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