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Repeal

4.7
4.7
1570 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 p.m.


Booked 59 times today
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Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Unspecified

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.,Fri - Sat - 5:00 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
    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 1,570 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Central Kentucky

    Romantic

  • Central Kentucky

    Steakhouse

  • Louisville

    Best Ambience

  • Louisville

    Romantic

  • Louisville

    Steakhouse

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  1. JS

    JeanneS

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful Anniversary dinner at Repeal. The food and the service were both outstanding!
  2. S

    Sandra

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, the waitress offered very good recommendations, the food was cooked to perfection and delicious. The cocktails were very creative and the dessert was my favorite part of the meal experience. Got to get the bread pudding!

    RepealResponded todayThank 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!

  3. S

    Samuel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious food, the best experience yet.

    RepealResponded todayThank 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!

  4. R

    Redfox

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There has never been a time when we have donned hear that we have not had excellent service and food!

    RepealResponded todayThank 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!

  5. LA

    LANE

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the best experience ever. I will be back to eat there again
  6. BM

    BogeyMan

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I had reservations to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We arrived an hour or so before our scheduled time so we.could sit in the bar area and enjoy our time together. The atmosphere was very romantic, although it was somewhat noisy, but overall fantastic. The food, service and overall evening was spectacular. Will definitely revisit again!

    RepealResponded todayThank you for dining with us and for this feedback! We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience and look forward to hosting you again very soon!

  7. D

    Dome2

    Louisville

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The BEST steak, seafood restaurant in the city, hands down…NOT a chain ( like Capital Grill, Ruth’s etc) but a true authentic experience. So many excellent menu choices, and a fabulous bourbon and wine list ! Great atmosphere for any occasion !

    RepealResponded todayThank 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. DJ

    DrJim

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Most recent visit my medium rare steak came out well done, very surprised. They quickly made it right, but will admit I was surprised by this. Also, we were still finishing our wine and the manager was trying to get us to leave offering a free drink so they could sit someone else, left is a little speechless. Overall, still one of the best places to get a steak in town, but I we will not return as something has changed and it has going in a bad direction.

    RepealResponded todayThank you for dining with us and for this feedback. We certainly apologize that you did not have the level of experience you've had in the past and expected to have once again. We hope you will choose to dine with us again, despite this, as we would appreciate another opportunity to truly wow you!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about our experience was excellent. Highly recommend.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  11. CL

    CherylL

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Our Food was delicious, our waitress and managers that came around to check on us were very attentive and polite. Overall a great experience! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.
  12. W

    Wilson1911

    Atlanta

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Michelle was fantastic. Her suggestions and descriptions of dishes were excellent. The steaks were delicious, the filets and strips. Likewise, the sides of asparagus and mushrooms. The variety of sauces were also delectable. We paired the steaks with a Matanzas Creek Merlot. So good!

    RepealResponded todayThank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We will pass your compliments on to Michelle and hope to host you again very soon!

  13. RB

    RickB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed an igloo on the rooftop. Can’t say enough, just a super experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    there is not one single negative to say. everything we ate was delicious, staff was so informative and friendly. drink list had something for everyone. best crab cake i’ve had!
  15. CH

    CHRIS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutley amazing. From the Old Fashion through every bite was absolutely delicious. Service impeccable and accomodating. 10 out of 10. A little pricy as my bill was just over $200 for just me.
  16. JM

    JaneM

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was great! Didn’t care for the mac and cheese but the baked onion soup, filet, and key lime pie was all superb. We are on the second floor in one of the igloos. I was very intimate, quiet and cool. 10/10 would recommend.

    RepealResponded 6 days agoThank 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!

  17. S

    Sharkbaitgirl

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I started with three Oysters which were fresh and delicious. Second course was the lobster bisque. Wished the soup was hotter but it was great to see large chunks of lobster claw meat. Very good. Third was the scallops. Fresh, tender and delicious. Last course was the bourbon bread pudding. So good! Highly recommend this restaurant.

    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. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don’t pass up this treasure

    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. DD

    DeeDee

    Western KY

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything went smooth. Nothing more I could ask for. Reservation easy, requested a booth, easy, server, great, food, outstanding, and everything was timely.

    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. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience. Our waitress was amazing and attentive. They were super accommodating with food sensitivities as well.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious and our server Kevin was amazing!
  22. KH

    KathrynH

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed my experience at Repeal. I loved the ambience, the service was great and the food was delicious. We had the burrata which was really flavorful. The table rolls are the best I’ve ever had, and I didn’t get steak this time but the short ribs were so tender. We were celebrating a friend’s birthday and got to share a special treat. Get the bread pudding with ice cream, you will not regret it!

    RepealResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you for choosing Repeal to celebrate your friend's birthday! We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience and hope to host you again very soon!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Service was great. Food was good but overall price was extremely high compared to what I expected. At those prices food should be exceptional

    RepealResponded on January 20, 2023Thank 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 another opportunity to truly wow you!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food ! My wife and I agree , probably the best steak we’ve had in Louisville….

    RepealResponded on January 20, 2023Thank 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!

  25. ST

    SixThrees

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Louisville. Highly recommend it.

    RepealResponded on January 20, 2023Thank 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

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to celebrate a birthday! Amazing food and incredible service. One of the best dining places in Louisville!

    RepealResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you for choosing Repeal to celebrate your birthday! We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience and hope to host you again very soon!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are local and foodies. Repeal continues to be our favorite restaurant in Louisville. This was our first visit for the brunch menu. The crab Benedict and russet potatoes, as well as a chocolate mousse sizable enough to split, were all phenomenal. Strawberry mule was a great drink choice. We didn’t get one but the crab and shrimp sandwich on brioche looked magnificent - and huge.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Always love food at repeal. Unfortunately due to staffing issues, service was very slow. Took over 20 minutes for mimosas and bloody Mary’s.

    RepealResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you for dining with us and for this feedback. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for the extended wait time for your beverages. We certainly hope you will join us for brunch again in the future as would appreciate the opportunity to truly wow you!

  29. T

    Travis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience all-around. My girlfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary, got there a bit before our reservation, and received quick service at the bar. Our waiter, Ibrahim, was very knowledgable about the menu and restaurant history. made some great recommendations on sides and sauces. Wagyu steak was the highlight of our night, and it was so good that we had to order a second! The executive chef even came out to meet us and show us a bit of the kitchen. Looking forward to coming back for every anniversary!

    RepealResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you for choosing Repeal to celebrate your anniversary! We will pass your compliments on to Ibrahim and look forward to hosting you again very soon!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had reservations for 630 pm. Arrived a few minutes early and was seated almost immediately. Service was great. A bit of a wait for drinks from the bar but it was pretty busy being a Saturday night. Pecan Old Fashion was phenomenal! Our server kept us updated on drinks and food and was very attentive. We started with a wedge salad split between two of us. At $15 this is the perfect portion to be split. The pickled onions really set this salad apart from others I’ve had. Our filets were great, cooked perfect, and very tender. We also shared the billionaire potato and Mac and cheese. I would recommend skipping those two and getting the mashed potatoes. Finally the real reason anybody comes…. The bread pudding!!! Best I’ve ever had!! 10/10 would go again!!
  31. FL

    FoodLover97

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrated our anniversary here and both the food and service were spectacular!
  32. KG

    KathrynG

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The All American Breakfast was classic and delicious!

    RepealResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you for dining with us for brunch and for 5 stars! We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience and hope to host you again very soon!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful first visit to Repeal. Amazing food and our waiter, Andre, was so great. He was fun, funny and made our experience so enjoyable. We will definitely be back.

    RepealResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We will pass your compliments on to Andrei and look forward to hosting you again very soon!

  34. KH

    KarinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant we ate at in Louisville! The food and service is incredible. The history of the building adds to the feel. Keith was our server and he was amazing! Anytime we’re back in Kentucky we will be back to Repeal.

    RepealResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We will pass your compliments on to Keith and look forward to hosting you again very soon!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pinehurst

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I’ve had in a long time!!! Drinks and food are amazing! Service is on point, and atmosphere is loud but energizing! Highly recommend!
  36. CC

    CCMA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Our department was hosting a out of town guests. Upon arriving, 1 additional guest joined our party, taking our reservation from 4 to 5. We COULD NOT Be accommodated for 1 additional guest. Our Director ending up leaving so the guest could be with the other faculty members. The room was too loud to have a conversation. When the bill came, the establishments refused to accept our tax exempt certification. It was printed on the physical card and the tax form is on our website, available for the demanded proof from the staff. Absolute embarrassment all around.

    RepealResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you for this feedback and sincere apologies for the situation you've described. Unfortunately, with our intimate dining room, we do need to closely monitor our guest-counts. This can sometimes prevent us from accommodating last minute additions. We certainly hope you will choose to dine with us again in the future as we would appreciate the opportunity to truly wow you!

  37. MS

    MalayaSimpson

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal and atmosphere! Our server Loreal was amazing and she created the best experience we've ever had eating out. The steak was 10/10, her serving 10/10! We will definitely be back and request her for next time couldn't have had a better time:)

    RepealResponded on January 12, 2023Thank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We will pass your compliments on to Loreal and look forward to hosting you again very soon!

  38. IL

    InkedLibrarian

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Food was average at best. They overcooked a petite filet twice, with the manager acknowledging that it was not right and (as such) he did comp the steak and offered to prepare something else. At that point, having been there 90 minutes, I was no longer hungry. Excellent service despite the kitchen snafus. Other food: the bread was delicious, the lobster bisque was bland despite the flourish In presentation, the mashed potatoes were mashed potatoes, and though the steak was overcooked (twice) though the lobster butter served with it was delicious (but not enough to save the filet).

    RepealResponded on January 12, 2023Thank 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!

  39. HS

    HaleyS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first visit to repeal and it was AMAZING. Our server was out of this world helpful and amazing. The food is very high quality, dare I say equivalent to the likes of Jeff Ruby. Tuna tartar appetizer was the perfect contrast with warm fried rice bites and cold tuna. The sides were superb, I recommend the Mac and cheese and whipped potatoes. The filet was perfectly cooked to my desired temp and the overall vibe nothing short of a classy relaxed ambiance. I will be visiting again

    RepealResponded on January 12, 2023Thank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience and look forward to hosting you again very soon!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first time at Repeal and we were celebrating my birthday. The food I had - the lobster bisque, wedge salad, tomato braised short rib and cheesecake with blueberry compote - was delicious. The bread was to die for! The service was outstanding. I highly recommend Repeal for a special occasion celebration!

    RepealResponded on January 12, 2023Thank you for choosing Repeal to celebrate your birthday and for 5 stars! We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience and hope to host you again very soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised 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 1570 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 59 times today
Google Map for Repeal

101 West Main Street, Unit 101, Louisville, KY 40202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    1st and Main Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, 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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