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Buck's Restaurant & Bar

425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
+1 502-637-5284
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
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Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were in town on the first night of our vacation, we made last minute reservations and arrived early and were promptly seated. We had such a beautiful evening thanks to the staff and atmosphere at Buck's! The food was delicious, the...More

Thank Robert P
Lisa I, Owner at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2016

I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your evening with us. I hope your vacation was as good as the review you gave us. Thank you, and we hope to see you back on the next vacation you take.

Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Food was just ok. I had a pecan crusted cocked stuffed with ham and cheese with a bourbon sauce. Sounded delicious but was overdone. The service was slow. It was Derby weekend but all hands should have been in deck for the busy night. They...More

Thank mschulkins
Lisa I, Owner at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2016

I am so sorry the service was slower than normal, we tried our hardest to get everything out as fast as we could but with Derby everyone comes in at once and everything gets backed up. We had everyone on deck that night plus a...More

Reviewed 4 May 2016

We were a group of 14, and were seated in the back room at 2 round tables. Our server was overworked, as we kept him running all evening, and he was perfectly up to the challenge. The food was spectacular. I had the filet mignon,...More

Thank laddie1
Reviewed 2 May 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch at Buck's. We enjoyed sitting outside under the shade of two wonderful Beech Trees. The interior of the restaurant was elegant and the staff was friendly and attentive. Our food had a unique Asian flare and was...More

Thank vickiannp
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The entire experience at Buck's was top notch, from the beef medallions marinated in bourbon and finished with a coffee glaze that were that evening's special, to the music, to one of the classiest desserts I have ever had - layers of baked meringue and...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Let's start at the beginning. We made our reservation 3 weeks ago, yet when we arrived on Sat night, the hostess took one look at our group of 5 ladies and decided we weren't dressed nice enough and suddenly could not "find" our reservation. We...More

Thank Stephanie D
Lisa I, Owner at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2016

I am so sorry for your experience, and would like to explain what happen. When you walked in I was unable to find your reservation, with Derby next week the phone has been ringing off the wall for reservations. My thought process was that someone...More

Reviewed 1 May 2016

I was part of a traveling group of friends and we had our final night's dinner at Buck's. It came highly recommended from locals as well as our B&B hosts. There are no words to describe the experience: the food, the service and the ambience...More

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We were a large group of 12 celebrating a 60th birthday. The service was spectacular. I recommend reservations, which we did have and were seated immediately. They were able to split our checks between couples. Very nice. The filet was delicious and the lamb also...More

Thank Kelley A
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Buck's restaurant is one of my favorite places for lunch in Louisville. They have good menu choices, which get updated regularly, and excellent service. I eat there at least once every month.

Thank Jamieky2
Reviewed 12 April 2016

This was one of my all-time favorite restaurant experiences! The description of the owner's intention intrigued me; it was realized. The first hint of a beautiful experience was the fragrance of white lilies in the outer foyer. Then, the door opened, and I was dazzled...More

Thank Sharon P
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9 September 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Katheryn, we also stayed at the Dupont and Buck's took great care if us. The back room is probably only seated on Holidays and during the Derby as needed but the place is well staffed and the staff well trained... More
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Response from B-A-FROSTY | Reviewed this property |
Dress shorts and a collared shirt. This is a classy restaurant, so keep it classy and enjoy!
15 May 2015|
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Response from Lisa I | Property representative |
Buck's has a quiet atmosphere. We try to give you a romantic experience when you dine with us. When we fill the place up it can get a little loud, but that is at any venue. It is a very romantic environment.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:15 PM
5:00 PM - 11:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 W Ormsby Ave, Louisville, KY 40203-3086
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Old Louisville
  • Neighbourhood: Old Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-637-5284
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