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The Rickhouse Restaurant & Lounge

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112 Xavier Dr, Bardstown, KY 40004-1476
+1 502-348-2832
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Louisville, Kentucky
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to try this restaurant on our way back from Makers Mark distillery. Bardstown is a historic town so there is a sign ordinance which prohibits large signs. If you didn't know this restaurant was there you would drive right past it which we did several times. The restaurant is located inside of Spalding hall across from the municipal... More 

Thank Stacy C
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On April 12th, as part of my quest for the best Hot Brown, my husband and I thought this would be the perfect setting for a Kentucky experience. The Rickhouse is located in a lower corner of Historical Spaulding Hall which is also home to the Oscar Getz Whiskey Museum and Bardstown Historical Museum. After a tour of the museums,... More 

Thank Marylub15
Franklin, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Slow, maybe under staffed. My steak was over cooked. The sides were great. Sit at our table for 45 minutes with just water. Was told they would bring some bread out. That final came when our food did.

Thank Rod D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waiter knew less than nothing about the bourbon on the menu. We had two flights and we had to construct it ourselves. Not acceptable in bourbon country. Had the brownie and while it was cakey it was quite good.

Thank Julie S
Edgewater, Florida
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Get the cheese sauce. Good ribeye for the money. The cheese sauce is awesome. Cool little gem hidden under the museum. 11 cheese sauce. Good bourbon and cocktails. Really, get something with the cheese sauce. Nice ambiance. Pretty sure the shrimp grits and mac & cheese have the cheese sauce. So get that. Or maybe have them bring you a... More 

Thank Aquaman95
Rochester NY
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210 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Considering the hype that we heard about Rickhouse we expected an extraordinary evening. Our experience, instead, ranked at the low end of our dining rating scale. A forgotten side order (for which we were charged). Uneven service (rushed, then slow). Unimaginative menu items. A single, harsh and bright light bulb dangling above our table in a metal shade (which we... More 

Thank Visit-upstate-NY
Therickhouse, General Manager at The Rickhouse Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize for the discrepancies in opinion that you share with some of our other diners. First, we will begin with your title. We have a plethora of beautifully crafted cocktails, made (in most cases) with the spirit of your choice. It's unfortunate that you didn't visit our bar area, as it is a pleasurable and sometimes educational experience... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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96 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate at the Rickhouse for dinner based on recommendations by Bardstown locals. The cozy atmosphere, excellent bourbon tasting selection and tasty entrees made for a enjoyable dinner. Supposedly they have excellent steaks but we opted for the shrimp and grits, bourbon chicken and scalloped potatoes instead. All of our dishes were very tasty, rich and satisfying.... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to the Rickhouse to find that our reservation had somehow been omitted on Saturday March 25th even though we did have e-mail confirmation and spoke to someone on the phone. Amanda took care of us and got us a table, so all was well. Christopher was our server and was great. Drinks from George were excellent and our... More 

Thank Loree_L1965
Westfield, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for a weekend getaway and came across this hidden gem. At first we weren't sure based on the location but once we went inside we were amazed at the ambiance. Our server Christopher was outstanding and the manager on duty was very sweet and hospitable. Food and service were phenomenal. A must try for anyone in... More 

Thank mjschaefer
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Reasonable prices on a great bourbon selection....I think rock hill farms and Elmer t lee were about 8 bucks a pour....the steak wasn't the best I ever had but not bad, however the sides made up for anything lacking.. Best Brussel sprouts I ever eaten and scalloped potatoes...great service

Thank Jeff B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 Xavier Dr, Bardstown, KY 40004-1476
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bardstown
  • Phone Number: +1 502-348-2832
An elegant and unique restaurant located in the heart of historic Bardstown, Ky. We pride ourselves on our classic dishes with unique twists. We have an ever growing and expansive Bourbon collection, sold individually as well as in flights. We also have an extensive wine list, with something for everyone. For a memorable, and delectable meal and experience, please join us.

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