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The Rickhouse Restaurant & Lounge

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112 Xavier Dr, Bardstown, KY 40004-1476
+1 502-348-2832
16:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Santa Fe
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate in the bar where full menu is available. Enjoyed the shrimp and grits (again) and the salmon. Young, competent bartender fixed nice cocktails. The salads and salmon were quite good.

Thank girardot
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for a Friday evening dinner. The environment in the restaurant is very nice--old and historic, yet romantic and refined. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. We started with a bourbon tasting flight (very good selection) and the shrimp & gritz (very very good). I had steak tips linguine, which was excellent. Price was what should be expected for... More 

Thank Nathan S
Traverse City, Michigan
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their were six of us and everybody got steaks and although they all gobbled theirs down, mine was a tad bit chewy. Delicious sides, wonderful servers and great wine. I'd go back and try again!

Thank hclarkladd
Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sadly we went to Rickhouse per reviews on your site. Not only are the Bourbon mushroom greenbeans still on the menu,our waitress forgot to tell us they no longer make them. We also ordered the Brussels sprouts and scalloped potatoes. Lack of seasoning and a feeling that basic ingredients were used provided a lackluster taste experience. After trying a couple... More 

Thank MargoandDon
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The food is always great! Can't beat the grilled Caesar salad! The only reason I didn't rate it a 5 is that the last two times I've been there it was so noisy I could barely hear the people sitting at my table... go for the food-- don't sit in the back room... too many people make too much noise!

Thank Lanie2765
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We waited 90 minutes for our food which was mediocre at best. The vegetables (Brussel sprouts and green beans) were clearly frozen vegetables...not sure how a restaurant like this has survived this long. We are just visitors, but if i were a local, this would be one and done. DISAPPOINTING...

Thank Angie C
Bardstown, Kentucky
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is a MUST if you are in the Bardstown, Ky. Area. This is possibly the best meal I can remember. The food, service, pricing, ambience, comfort....all at one unique, interesting place. A little hard to find, but, well worth the effirt

Thank pennymac26
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to dine! Excellent menu selection. The atmosphere was very cool as it was in the lower level of a brick building. There desserts were great also. Normally I skip dessert, but they were too good to pass up.

1 Thank Tom I
Las Vegas, Nevada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Steak dinner with wild mushrooms that were bourbon infused, wild mushroom ravioli, 11 cheese MacNCheese, charred caesar salad was a fantastic meal and a great way to end our vacation. The portions are huge and so are the sides. Excellent service!

1 Thank kfrantel
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This Restaurant was outstanding. The Drinks were well made. I travel all over the country and the food here was as well prepared as The Capital Grille or Ruth Chris. The value was unbelievable. The steak I had was 55 to 70 dollars anywhere else. My meal for two was less than 70 bucks. Service was very good no problems.... More 

3 Thank Ken J

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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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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