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The Rickhouse Restaurant & Lounge

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$$ - $$$
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112 Xavier Dr, Bardstown, KY 40004-1476
+1 502-348-2832
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Winfield, AL
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This restrurant has great food with an unusual twist. Many of the dishes are common favorites but they are prepared with a different and quite delicious flavor! The setting is somewhat offbeat but still cozy and romantic. The bourbon barrels common to the decor tied into the region well since it is in the heart of bourbon country! Would highly... More 

Thank Carol H
Dayton, OH
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160 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on a Saturday night, we had reservations. We waited a bit to be seated but that was not a problem. The food was just ok. No homemade salad dressings. Two had the salmon -it was served with a dried out couscous. I also had he green beans, they were mushy. Two had steaks they seemed to enjoy. One... More 

Thank lejustice
Sandwich, Illinois
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43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an upscale romantic place for dinner and a cocktail! The steaks are great and George (in the bar) can mix you up a perfect drink.

Thank Tee-Kavee-ten
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Finding the place is a little hard, but so worth it. Not very well lit outside to see the sign going into the place. However, it's underneath Spalding Hall. We had a big group and I ordered the Blueberry Salmon. OH,MY.... Was I so glad I did.... it was wonderful!!! I'm always nervous when ordering salmon, but man this was... More 

Thank Amy T
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Echoing an earlier review, the Rickhouse isn't the easiest place to find, especially at night. However, the diligence was worth the effort. We got there a little late, without reservations, but the wait wasn't long. The food and service were excellent (most of us had steak, but one had the pork chop and it was well reviewed). I recommend the... More 

Thank Barry M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rustic, old and historic - it did not disappoint. We both chose steaks that were prepared perfectly. Different cuts and both tender and flavorful. Service was spot on. It was a very enjoyable night - great ambiance.

Thank BobbiJG
Buffalo, New York
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious dinner at the Rickhouse while staying in Bardstown. Although a little tricky to find, I simply called the restaurant and asked for help with getting there. The woman who answered knew exactly where I was and how to guide us to where we needed to be! The food was amazing and we particularly... More 

Thank ckmc07
Bardstown, Kentucky
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful meal . Cut filet with my butter knife , the brownie dessert with ice cream is a must ! Server, Eliza , was very charming ! The Rickhouse is in an old building , very much historical .

1 Thank Coco1218
Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice Restaurant with very large servings. I had the 20 ounce pork chop and I must say it was one of the best pork chops I have ever eaten. Too much for one person so make sure you share with someone.

Thank missohioladi
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207 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate dinner on Thursday night, we did need reservations so make them on the website. I had the crab cakes and the rest of my party had steak. I wouldn't recommend the crab cakes too much filler and not enough crab. The steaks were great. One side was enough for two people, so plan accordingly. Service was knowledgeable and... More 

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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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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