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Menu

APPETIZERS‎
Pork Confit Spinach Dip
Manchego & parmesan cheeses served w/ crostini's & fruit
$10.00
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
Apple curry chutney, mango salsa
$12.50
Fried Oysters Rockefeller
Fried oysters atop sautéed spinach ouzo w/ béchamel sauce
$13.00
Crab Cake
Served on a fried green tomato w/ mornay, bacon, truffle oil
$13.00
Sweet Potato Steak Hash
Carmamelized onion, sweet potato mousse smoked gouda & a fried quail egg
$11.00
Arancini Di Riso
Risotto balls stuffed w/ fontina, bleu cheese, peas & articholes.Served w/ marinara & balsamic reduction
$12.00
Bruschetta w/ Eggplant Caponata
Goat cheese, pine nuts, arugula, w/ lemon citronette
$9.00
Soup Du Jour
Cup $4.00
Bowl $6.00
SALADS‎
House
Baby greens, diced cucumber, shallots, bleu cheese, spiced walnuts, maple balsamic vinaigrette
$6.50
Greek
Romaine & arugula, w/ pepperoncini vinaigrette, sundried tomato, kalamata olives, shaved red onion, cucumber, pine nuts & feta
$8.00
Caesar
Romaine hearts, aged parmesan, sourdough croutons, parmesan crisp, classic caesar dressing
$8.00
Wedge
Iceberg,‎ bacon, dried cranberry, shallots, tomato, peacans, pilsner ranch or new castle bleu cheese
$7.00
BLT Salad
Arugula w/ pilsner ranch, spinach w/ bacon balsamic vinaigrette, fried green tomato, bacon, egg, shaved red onion, smoked gouda
$9.00
PASTA AND VEGETARIAN‎
Pesta Cavatappi
Artichokes, red onion, spinach, grapes tomato, stuffed papadews in a pesto cream, w/ crispy basil & feta
$18.00
Shrimp $+6.00
Scallops $+6.00
Spicey Cantonese Noodles
A very spicey house specialty w/ stir fried veggies & chicken sauteed in sesame oil w/ a thai chili sauce, hoisin, & egg
$19.00
Shrimp $+6.00
Beef(vegetarian available) $+6.00
Risotto
Sweet potato, carmelized onion, kentucky sorghum, fontina, crispy brussels sprouts
$16.00
Shrimp $+6.00
Scallops $+6.00
STEAKS AND CHOPS‎
Filet Mignon
Cast iron seared, bleu cheese, borelaise sauce, potato of the day, asparagus
$32.00
Prime New Youk Strip
Four peppercorn encrusted w/ parmesan roasted garlic butter, confit mushrooms, crispy brussels sprouts, fingerling potatoes
$36.00
New Zealand Rack of Lamb
Coffee cocoa encrusted, bacon chipotle red onions compote, couscous, asparagus, balsamic reduction
$35.00
Pork Chop
Maple bourbon glazed, smoked gouda stuffed, sweet potato mousse, fingerling potatoes, crispy brussels sprouts
$26.00
FOWL‎
Bourbon Chicken Saltimbocca
Peacon encrusted, country ham stuffed, topped w/ fontina cheese & sage bourbon sauce, potato of the day, asparagus
$25.00
Country Fried Quial
Stuffed w/ our house sausage dressing, bourbon peppercorn gravy, potato of the day, sauteed spinach
$25.00
SEAFOOD‎
Crispy Fish w/ Hot Sweet Chili a Long Time House Specialty.
Tender white fish sauteed in sesame oil until crispy then smothered w/ bell peppers red onions in a oriental hot sweet chili sauce
$24.00
Grilled Scottish Salmon
Ancho chile spiced, sauteed spinach & fingerling potatoes w/ saffron aioli, topped w/ tomato jalapeno relish & grilled shrimp
$29.00
Pan Seared Diver Scallops
Sweet corn puree, roasted red pepper coulis, arugula country hamsalad, couscous
$28.00
About
Buck’s Restaurant & Bar Est. 1992 Welcome to Buck’s, we hope that any time you come in is a chance for us to make it special. When Buck started the restaurant, he wanted to create an experience for our guests that they would never forget. He had always admired “moon gardens”, which are all white flower gardens, so he painted the walls dark hunter green, added lots of candles and filled the restaurant with white flowers. Put that together with a fine continental menu, artfully mismatched china and nightly live piano music and Buck’s Restaurant was born. Buck’s is in the heart of Old Louisville and located in the historic Mayflower building. We are well known as the place to be for special occasions
PRICE RANGE
$25 - $110
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed March 15, 2020 via mobile

Our dinner last evening in Louisville was so wonderful. I recommend this locally owned restaurant highly. We walked in to find beautiful white flowers adorning the entire bar with nice lighting. A gentleman was at a piano playing nice music and the service was wonderful....More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

Stopped for dinner with the wife - started by splitting a wedge salad (no bacon??) - dressing was good. Lamb and fillet were both good - my couscous was a little mushy. Service was attentive - nice ambiance - had a piano player on a...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020

Beautiful presentation. Loved the music.The flowers and the black and white decor makes the ambiance.

Date of visit: June 2019
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RandyB184, Agency / Consultant at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed January 22, 2020 via mobile

A group of 6 visited Bucks on a Tuesday for lunch. It was not crowded and we had a reservation, since we were celebrating a birthday. Service was incredibly slow and unattentive. So different than from any other time I have visited. In the past...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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51lisai, General Manager at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2020

Wow! First of all let me apologize profusely! I am so terribly sorry for your recent experience at Bucks. We pride ourselves on great food, service, and ambience. Its quite clear you did not receive that stellar experience. Please allow me the opportunity to make...More

Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

The ambiance was amazing. The piano player was fantastic. The food was above average but not not great. The service was wanting. For a 5 star restaurant, I would expect the food to be delivered to the table and placed at the correct diner. Both...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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RandyB184, Agency / Consultant at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 19, 2020

Thank you so much for your feedback. We do strive for 5 star service but even the best of us can have an off night. I will pass along your comments to our staff and I hope you will come back to give us another...More

Reviewed January 5, 2020

My family and I recently had the honor of dining at Buck’s for my birthday dinner. The Lobster was superb! The Seafood pasta and Crispy fish dishes were also outstanding. Each dish was unique and perfectly executed. The service was next to none, the staff...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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RandyB184, Owner at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2020

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday with us. I'm so happy to hear you had a great time. We appreciate that you took the time to share your experience in this review. Come back and see us again!

Reviewed January 3, 2020

I went with a business group for a special occasion and the staff made the visit very special. The food was terrific, as always. A real diamond in our downtown dining scene. Thank you.

Date of visit: December 2019
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RandyB184, Owner at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2020

Thank you so much for the high rating. We're so glad you chose to celebrate with us. Happy New Year!

Reviewed November 29, 2019

Its a nice place in the old part of Louisville. Feels like it has been there for 100 years. Not necessarily avant garde food but its good and fair priced.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Randy B, Public Relations Manager at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2019

Thank you so much for posting this review. We hope you'll come see us again!

Reviewed November 19, 2019

Once again my husband and I enjoyed a fantastic meal with great service. Bucks never disappoints. Crispy Fish and Rack of lamb are our go to meals but everything is delicious.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Randy B, Public Relations Manager at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2019

Thank you so much. Two excellent choices. We hope you come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed November 3, 2019

dinner credit as part of apackage stay at Bourbon Inn, wasn't sure what to expect but very nice....busy, football weekend but service good.terrific cocktails, food presented nicely and very good...only drawback was the NOISE! terribly loud, settled down after 9:00 PM ...would like to try...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Randy B, Public Relations Manager at Buck's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2019

Thanks so much for the great review. We appreciate the feedback. Some nights are louder than others, especially in an old building. We look forward to seeing you again!

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