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Repeal

4.7
4.7
1321 Reviews
$30 and under
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

11:30 PM


Booked 61 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–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

  • Neighborhood

    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 PM - 9:30 PM,Fri - Sat - 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    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 1,321 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Steakhouse

  • Louisville

    Steakhouse

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Birthday celebration
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This’ll be my second time at repeal and I loved it all over again. I went with my girlfriend and we were immediately greeted by Andrei, our server, who was the sweetest. He did well leading us through the experience everything was paced perfectly. Andrei was great with checking in when necessary and gave us great recommendations about bourbon and entrées. Repeal is my favorite steakhouse and I recommend it to anyone who asks. :))
  3. U

    Username

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    It was a complete disappointment. I have eaten at repeal several times pre Covid and had excellent service and food. Our waiter, Eric, was a slacker. He spent more time socializing and parroting a grilling process that didn’t happen. His manager in the orange shirt and purple suit was doing his usual table tour to check on patrons. When we didn’t give him his desired response about the steaks, he froze and did nothing but to suggest to cook our steaks further. The steaks were cooked perfectly, but they arrived cold due to our social butterfly waiter, Eric. The steaks needed to be tossed and started again... no luck. As a favor, they took off the tuna tartare, which was the best part of the dinner. It’s a complete shame that this happened to a great restaurant. Perhaps we should take Eric up on his recommendation to go to Ruby’s
  4. MP

    MonaP

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dining experience was with a friend from out of tow. Not only was he impressed with the food, service, ambience, but even commented on how shiny the stem ware was!

    RepealResponded 3 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!

  5. JK

    JKELL

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Rebecca was wonderful - friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Our dinner was delicious, steaks perfectly prepared. Overall a very enjoyable evening.

    RepealResponded 3 days agoThank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We will pass your complements on to Rebeka and hope to host you again very soon!

  6. SA

    SARAHv

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always delicious. Service is exceptional.

    RepealResponded 3 days agoThank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We're so pleased you've enjoyed your experiences and look forward to hosting you again very soon!

  7. TL

    TimL

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was very good. Service was ok. The cost was expensive.

    RepealResponded 3 days agoThank you for dining with us and for this feedback! We certainly hope you will choose to dine with us again as we would appreciate the opportunity to truly wow you!

  8. DG

    DerekG

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You must try Repeal for brunch. Every item was delicious !!

    RepealResponded 3 days agoThank 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!

  9. S

    Sheena

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow what an experience! Christian our server was excellent. This may be one of the best dining experiences we have ever had for a date night! We will for sure be back! Food was amazing. Nothing else to be said! Manager was super nice and came out and introduced himself to the tables. Very nice touch!

    RepealResponded 3 days agoThank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We will pass your complements on to Christian and look forward to hosting you again very soon!

  10. MP

    MichelleP

    Louisville

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really wonderful steaks! Our spinach side and appetizer were not hot when brought to table and needed to be sent back for warming… But steaks were amazing, service wonderful, and ambiance perfect. Will return!

    RepealResponded 3 days agoThank you for dining with us and for this feedback! We certainly look forward to hosting you again very soon as we would appreciate the opportunity to truly wow you!

  11. KK

    KentuckyKerri

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Oysters Rockefeller, filet, scallops and Mac n cheese were all delicious!! We also had the hibiscus margarita, repeal signature old fashioned and the pineapple mule…..they too were delicious! We will definitely be back!

    RepealResponded 3 days agoThank you for dining with us and for this feedback! We certainly look forward to hosting you again very soon as we would appreciate the opportunity to truly wow you!

  12. MK

    MsKayWild

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    WOW is the best word to describe this place! I’ve been to many restaurants up and down the east coast and this was my favorite. Everything from the food, ambiance, and staff/ management- everything was top notch romantic! The hardest part was remembering what my husband and I were talking about because with each bite we were teleported to another world and forgot what we were saying. Our server Ibrahim made our night wonderful and we can’t wait to go back

    RepealResponded 3 days agoThank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We will pass your complements on to Ibrahim and look forward to hosting you again very soon!

  13. MP

    MPllou

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful experience at Repeal. Andre was able to answer all of our questions and more. He had great recommendations too. We enjoyed the petite filet and the ribeye. The horseradish whipped dipping sauce was delicious with just the right amount of heat. Their home made bread was amazing too! We both tried old fashions and were glad they used Kentucky Ice instead of smaller cubes. The dining area is noisy but the food helped to make up for it.

    RepealResponded 3 days agoThank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We will pass your complements on to Andrei and hope to host you again very soon!

  14. MK

    MissyKat

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must try the hibiscus margarita! Our server was fabulous, enjoyed our meal tremendously. It was nice to get a “real” birthday dessert!

    RepealResponded 3 days agoThank 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!

  15. KJ

    KentuckyJack

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal with friends Thursday night at Repeal. The waitress was exceptional, giving us great detail about the food, specials, drinks, etc... She was prompt and our food was fast and spectacular. She mentioned the sides were big portions, which was a big help. To the bartender, outstanding job on the Old Fashioned's you made.

    RepealResponded 3 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!

  16. S

    Stoutjr

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. Delicious food and fantastic service!
  17. SH

    ScottH

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would go back just to get the bread, made in-house and melts in-mouth.

    RepealResponded 3 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

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Absolutely terrible experience. Food and service was poor.
  19. F

    Foodie

    Fort Lauderdale

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and our waitress Amber was awesome

    RepealResponded on August 2, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We will pass your complements on to Amber and hope to host you again very soon!

  20. MK

    McKenzieL

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat us before our reservation, and Everything we ordered was amazing! Will definitely be back!!

    RepealResponded on August 2, 2022Thank 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!

  21. MA

    MatthewA

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Waiter was amazing and reccomended good options. Will not frequent due to prive but worth it for special occasions!

    RepealResponded on August 2, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience and hope to host you again in the future!

  22. PF

    PrestonF

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful lunch. The cocktails were creative and wonderful. We shared the Wagu Burger, Chicken Fried Chicken and the Crab Benedict. All were amazing. Service always very good. We highly recommend!

    RepealResponded on August 2, 2022Thank 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!

  23. JP

    JustinP

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent. My only issue was the 12 oz bone-in filet seemed to only have about 5 oz of actual steak. Drinks were well crafted, other than small ice cubes for my Old Fashioned (I prefer a large single cube). Wine was fantastic. We had key lime pie, chocolate mousse, and bread pudding, all of which were delicious.

    RepealResponded on August 2, 2022Thank 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!

  24. RS

    RoseS90

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been here a few times now. It’s my go to special occasion restaurant. The crab cakes are wonderful, the steak melts in your mouth, and the sides are shareable portions. I always leave pleasantly full and satisfied.

    RepealResponded on August 2, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We're so pleased you've enjoyed your experiences and look forward to hosting you again very soon!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience and amazing food.

    RepealResponded on August 2, 2022Thank 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. ND

    NicoleD

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding and the high point. The food was a little lackluster. The bread they serve was the best part of the meal. For an $85 ribeye we were expecting a phenomenal steak and it was over cooked and wasn’t seasoned properly. Everything else was yummy but not enough to drop $200 on. We probably won’t return.

    RepealResponded on August 2, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for this feedback! We certainly hope you will choose to dine with us again as we would appreciate the opportunity to truly wow you!

  27. j

    jake44

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    dry aged steak...get it you will not have any regrets

    RepealResponded on August 2, 2022Thank 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!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Variety of steaks loved by everyone in our party. Best Old Fashioned ever (signature) Loved it!

    RepealResponded on August 2, 2022Thank 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!

  29. WK

    WilliamK

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic server and staff. We live around the corner and Repeal is going on our list of regular places!

    RepealResponded on July 27, 2022Thank 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!

  30. HH

    HammieHamHam

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Joshua did a phenomenal job. He was polite, courteous, knowledgeable, and thorough. The food, as usual, was beyond delicious. The drinks were delightful. The dessert was superb.

    RepealResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We will pass your complements on to Joshua and hope to host you again very soon!

  31. VF

    VisitorFromRaleigh

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Gage was awesome! Great food, service, drinks, and time! If you want to dine in the Louisville and have a great time, come here :) It was our last meal in the city and one of our favorites. Had the filets, mashed potatoes, asparagus, and a few of the drinks off of the menu. Loved it all. If you go, ask for Gage and he’ll go above and beyond!

    RepealResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We will pass your complements on to Gage and look forward to hosting you again very soon!

  32. KC

    KendallC

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The service was great. My only complaint about the food was that it was mostly under seasoned. We ordered the scallops, braised beef, Mac & cheese, asparagus, crab cake, & sweet potato casserole. The two most seasoned and flavorful dishes were the crab cake & the scallops.

    RepealResponded on July 27, 2022Thank 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!

  33. R

    Rdugirl

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Filet was delicious. Would definitely return.

    RepealResponded on July 27, 2022Thank 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!

  34. CB

    ChrisB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary. The waiter was fantastic. We have had him before. He went the extra mile for us.

    RepealResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you for choosing Repeal to celebrate your anniversary and for 5 stars! We're so pleased you enjoyed your experience and look forward to hosting you again very soon!

  35. A

    Artie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and had a great time. Food and service was fantastic.

    RepealResponded on July 27, 2022Thank 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!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    SW Indiana

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time dining at Repeal and we absolutely enjoyed everything

    RepealResponded on July 20, 2022Thank 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!

  37. M

    Matt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    sooo good. best steak in town. 10/10 recommended.

    RepealResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for 5 stars! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience and hope to host you again very soon!

  38. KH

    KellyH

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful brunch! Something for everyone! Wait staff was in it!

    RepealResponded on August 2, 2022Thank 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!

  39. RT

    RebeccaT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The four of us were in town on a business trip and Repeal was suggested to us. The food was amazing from start to finish. The only complaint that we had were the drinks. The Repeal old fashioned had several ice cubes instead of a block of ice which watered down the drink fast. We make it down to Louisville often and will definitely be back for the food but not the drinks.

    RepealResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for dining with us and for this feedback! We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience and look forward to hosting you again very soon!

  40. VW

    ValerieW

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 12 year anniversary, and it was wonderful. Could be more spacing between tables for private conversations, but that’s the only thing that I could criticize. Our server was so sweet and on top of it. Food was incredible. This was my second visit, and will definitely be celebrating there for years to come!

    RepealResponded on July 20, 2022Thank you for choosing Repeal to celebrate your anniversary! We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience and appreciate the feedback you've shared! We are looking forward to hosting you again very soon!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized 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 1321 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 61 times today
Google Map for Repeal

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

Additional information

  • Cross street

    1st and Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu–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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