Repeal

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Steakhouse
Repeal is Whiskey Row’s only oak-fired steakhouse, located at the birthplace of J.T.S. Brown & Sons Bourbon Company. 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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vipFreshisbest
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved this restaurant

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VanessaM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our server was excellent. We did seem to have a lengthy wait for our entrees but management offered complimentary desserts as good will gesture. Those things happen. We'll be back. Love Repeal.

Repeal
Responded on 19 March 2020

Vanessa, Thank you for the nice review. We'll see you once the restaurants are operational once again!

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lisac
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A pretty typical Louisville restaurant fare focusing on steak of course. I would have loved to see a more unique menu. But the service is great, the food is good and the atmosphere is very nice with windowed ceiling covering most of the restaurant.

Repeal
Responded on 19 March 2020

Lisa, Thank you for your nice comments. We are always evolving as a concept so look for new menu items in the summer!

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HopeM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good spot for a date. Atmosphere is chic and "sexy". Drinks are good. Food is good is good but a little pricey for quantity and quality. Steak was slightly overcooked but not enough to warrant it being sent back to the kitchen. I'd go back, but for drinks and apps only.

Repeal
Responded on 19 March 2020

Hope, Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again once operations return to normal.

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vipCarynM
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ! Our entrees were a little too pricey. Dover sole $42 Steak for $53 however they were very good. Only disappointment was the desserts. Just average . Everything else was outstanding . The shaved veggie salad was awesome! Definitely will be a repeat customer!

Repeal
Responded on 19 March 2020

Caryn, Thank you for your nice comments. We hope to see you soon, once operations return to normal!

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AleaP
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate like kings here! They struggled to get us a table right away. But they were very accommodating and friendly. The food and ambience is top notch. Love that they have bread for the table that's truly made from scratch.

Repeal
Responded on 19 March 2020

Alea, Thank you for the kind feedback. We look forward to hosting you and your guests once again, when operations resume as normal!

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LiliaE
Western KY
12 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very modern. Small, intimate space with open kitchen layout. Excellent drinks with very friendly and knowledgeable bar staff. Definitively will return.

Repeal
Responded on 19 March 2020

Lilia, Thank you for the nice review. We look forward to seeing you again when the restaurant operations return to normal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Our server was decent but not quite as attentive as I would’ve liked. Luckily she had a co-server who, though less polished, was very friendly and quite attentive to our needs. The food was pricey but well prepared.

Repeal
Responded on 19 March 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We are always looking to improve and will use your comments to coach our staff members.

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vipChristineC
Louisville
53 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great lunch. We first came on Saturday for brunch. Wonderful food options and great service and a beautiful venue. My hubby had a great old fashioned (classic) to begin. The crab roll was very good and his short rib hash was as well. We had the bourbon bread pudding and it was amazing. We took the key lime pie home as well and it was one of the best we have had.

We joined Repeal the following Friday and it was equally wonderful. This time it was lunch and I had the onion soup which was amazing and also the beet salad which was also very good. We shared the chocolate mousse for dessert and again one of the best we have had.

Engaged staff and management. We will be back soon.

Repeal
Responded on 19 March 2020

Christine, Thank you for the great comments! I will share with our team. We look forward to seeing you again, once operations return to normal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Maximilian was absolutely wonderful! He was personable, informative and extremely knowledgeable. It was a very pleasant experience.

Repeal
Responded on 19 March 2020

Thank you for you nice review and kind words. We will definitely recognize Max for creating a great experience for you!

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vipfoodie
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Second experience at Repeal and for a steak place was shocked to get two bloody steaks that were supposed to be medium well. They sent them back and took another 20 minutes to get them back. Sides were cold by then, the other 2 people had already finished their meals. Not a good experience. No adjustment to the check either. Offered free desserts, but we had to leave because we were heading to a show and the re-do steaks took sooo long. Hoping this is not the norm, but thought I'd post in case it is!

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CharlesG
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly the best restaurant in Louisville. Not at all moderately priced, but regardless it was a fantastic experience and I will be going back in the future.

Repeal
Responded on 13 March 2020

Thank you for the great comments! We will see you soon!

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vipEricL
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best steakhouse in the area

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall very good-had to wait even though had reservations. A little expensive, but food was good

Repeal
Responded on 11 March 2020

Thank you for the nice review! We will do our best to be more prompt with our seating times.

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KathyB
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet absolutely delicious. Very tender, perfectly cooked. The Mac and cheese was the best we have ever tasted. The wait staff were very friendly and accommodating. We will definitely be back.

Repeal
Responded on 11 March 2020

Thank you for the nice comments. The mac and cheese is delicious! We will see you again soon!

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vipwines123
Montreal
279 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant, lots of action at the bar area. Steak was really good as was the wine list. A definite "go to" when in Louisville.

Repeal
Responded on 19 March 2020

Thank you for the nice review. We hope to see you once operations return to normal!

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vipQuiMarie
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience ever! Food Amazing! Our server Max absolutely theeeee BEST!!!!!!!

Repeal
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you for your great review! We will definitely recognized Max for his outstanding service! See you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, and service was top notch! Went for a business dinner. Had the crab cake appetizer and it was one of the best we’ve ever had. Steaks were perfectly cooked, and the bread pudding desert was amazing!

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vipKateK
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service slow as was after a basketball match, probably a good idea to plan for this and to have more bar staff. Main course arrived when we were still eating our starter. Waiting for drinks at the table for too long. Our server though was really helpful and did her best under the circumstances. Would book again to give it another try but not after a match. Good ambiance.

Repeal
Responded on 11 March 2020

Kate, Thank you for your feedback. We strive to provide the best overall experience to all of our guests. We do apologize that your experience wasn't as intended. Game nights can be a little hectic for us, but we are usually always prepared for the volume. Thank you once again for your comments and we hope to see you again soon.

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SusanS
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

I made reservations for our First Wedding Anniversary (March 1 2020) looking forward to Mimosas, Oysters and a nice brunch, but was very disappointed. I thought the place was beautiful and I read good reviews. We were promptly seated by the hostess. Not even brought water. Waited twenty minutes. There were only a few other seated tables, so not busy at all. Waitresses and waiter were moving about but I couldn't get their attention. Hostess looked directly at us a few times. After 20 minutes another group of three loud women were seated right next to us and were waited on immediately. At that point we were so insulted we just got up and quietly left. The hostess and waiter watched us get up and leave but said nothing. I wish I could say the food and service was great but we were never given the opportunity to even place an order let alone be served. I will not be suggesting this place to anyone else.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Excellent food

Repeal
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you for the nice review!

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vipFenderDoc
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! One of the best filet steaks (Repeal Style) I have had in a long time. They advertised the filet as an 8 ounce. When they brought it out, it was more like a 10-12 ounce. I was not disappointed with that surprise.

The bread they brought out was wonderful and fresh.

The appetizers were great. We ordered the crab cake, tuna tartare, and burrata. The burrata was good, but will probably pass on it next time.

The salads are good but nothing to write home about. We are not going to order them next time we go.

We were going to order the lobster bisque, but the waiter talked us out of it. They said it was not really a "bisque" and that other customers complained that it was too watery so we skipped it.

The side of mushrooms were perfectly caramelized.

The wines were good, but the pours were weak. The bacon old fashion was awesome. I ordered two of them.

My wife’s chicken was very moist.

The desserts were good. I ordered the Banana Bourbon Sundae. My wife reports her bread pudding was good.

Repeal is another great addition to Louisville’s fine dining reputation.

We will definitely be going back.

Highly recommended.

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MikeN
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food! We loved everything we ordered. The French onion soup was warm, not hot, but still delicious.

Repeal
Responded on 3 March 2020

Hi Mike, Thank you for the great review! I appreciate your comments. Thank you for the private note as well.

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BethS
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server,Ali, was excellent! Knowledgeable about the menu, he made good recommendations. My meal initially was not as expected, and they made corrections immediately. So glad my server asked, once corrected it was fabulous!!! I would highly recommend Repeal on all fronts, great food, service and ambiance.

Repeal
Responded on 3 March 2020

Beth, Thank you for the great comments. I will definitely pass your review on to Ali. I'm glad we were able to recover the meal accordingly and to your satisfaction. We hope to see you soon!

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vipIntlRRTraveler
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks, Louisville restaurant week. I would never have known about Repeal’s wonderful dining room and cuisine. I’ll be back for sure!.

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robinnf
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional ambiance, service, food, drink!

Repeal
Responded on 3 March 2020

Thank you for the nice review! We pride ourselves in all of those areas! See you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic steak flavor and sweet potato casserole! My new favorite meal!

Repeal
Responded on 3 March 2020

Thank you for your nice review! The Sweet Potato Casserole has been a favorite! See you again soon.

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Elaine33
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

I had lunch with a friend. We were looking forward to the lunch with much anticipation as I have been wanting to try the restaurant. I must start by saying the crab cakes were excellent. Other than that my experience was only marginal. I asked for a quiet table and was seated facing the serving area. My only view during lunch was the staff preparing food. There was so much hustle and bustle coming from the kitchen that it was distracting. It would help if they would close the curtain. Our waitress was nice but very forgetful. I asked for simple syrup for my tea; it did not come. Refills were very slow. My friend asked for her dressing on the side, and, when the salad came with dressing on it, had to wait 20 min for a replacement. I wanted to love the restaurant as it was recommended to me by a friend. However, I will have to think over whether or not it is worth coming for dinner. If you take one thing away from this review, ask NOT to sit at the table for two near the entrance to the kitchen.

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AmandaE
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and the rest of the wait staff were wonderful. Made great recommendations and allowed us space for our meeting.

Repeal
Responded on 6 March 2020

Amanda, Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you choosing us for your business meal!

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CameronF
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great addition to Louisville! Best steak I’ve had in a long time!

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AdamG
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Can tell the food is quality - they love their butter which was great in most dishes, but they also love their sea salt. Most food we had was over salted. Outstanding Service!!!!

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RickW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great night celebrating two birthdays!!!! Everything about the night was great and we will be going back.

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JohnS
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Went to Repeal for dinner on Monday to take advantage of their Restaurant Week participation. RW website info for Repeal said they were charging $26 for lunch or dinner. Our waitress rudely informed me that the price was $46, even after I showed her the information on RW's website. I asked for the manager and he bluntly said the website was wrong and the dinner choice would be $46
Besides having a rude waitress, she was also training someone. Not a good sign for a well-managed restaurant, when there are so many other good choices in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Josh was a great server. Best Tartarre in town right now.

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LanceG
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb meal and service was impeccable. Also, the wait staff were very helpful with making suggestions on choices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipTarheel94
Raleigh
32 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked through the doors, we knew we were in for a treat! Completely blew us away! Everything from service, amazing food and drinks and electric atmosphere, makes us excited to return!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to many fine dining steak places across the country. This definitely ranks near the top for me! Had the bone in filet (wine jus) sauce was incredible. From the appetizers to the sides to our waiter, everything top notch! Look forward to going back next time I'm in town!!

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vipBrad
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time eating at Repeal, and it did not disappoint. One of the two best steakhouses in all of Louisville! Highly recommend!

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vipKCCC
Louisville
28 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Based on the yeast rolls alone it's worth a trip to Repeal! They are outstanding. If you are wanting to have a conversation you will really have to work at it - it's very loud at dinner.

Steaks were good and well seasoned but the sides (mashed potatoes, broccoli) were average. Waters were only refilled once in nearly 2 hours. French onion soup, Caesar salad and Chocolate Mousse were good. (our waiter suggested the mousse was very small - perhaps to encourage us ordering two desserts - but we found it to be plenty for two and actually didn't finish it)

Highlight was the amazing light warm yeast rolls served with salted whipped butter. YUM.

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Repeal is rated 4.7 stars by 223 OpenTable diners.

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