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“A dying breed - sadly”

Buck's Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #21 of 1,817 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Louisville
Reviewed March 7, 2013

This is a traditional upscale restaurant located in the old section of Louisville and upon entry you will realize that the management still gives a damn about china, flatware, glasses and table cloths and that is worthy of commendation.

We felt a little under dressed but again this is America so anything above shorts and flip flops is probably welcome! The welcome was genuine and gracious - liked the look of the bar but I don't think this establishment is looking for bar flies despite the extensive spirits selection on display.

Seated at moderately comfortable chairs but a well sized table for our part of 3. Decent wine list but nothing particularly unique - wine glasses were the only notable concession to economy with the glass thickness on the heavy side - probably for durability.

Home made soup was good if surprisingly spicy for an Italian vegetable. Good salad though. Filet and potato cake was spot on, Salmon good, scallops well cooked but a little busy with toppings and too much balsamic vinaigrette.

Service was decent - as expected, familiar american style.

All in all a good visit, well run and has an old familiar feel to it that very few restaurants have anymore. The kind of place the older generations appreciate yet still appeals to anyone that actually takes note of the hardware and work that goes into such an establishment. Nice extra touches included a pianist (surprising for mid week) and ornate traditional tea pots (although served with half and half instead of milk and that negatively affects flavor). Definitely return.

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Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

We arrived a little underdressed (jeans and dress shirts), but that didn't faze the front of house staff, who made two tired, hungry travellers feel welcome.

Very nice setting for a great filet meignon with bleu cheese, perfectly prepared; the waiter made an excellent suggestion for a wine pairing. Enjoyed the piano stylings that accompanied the meal, too. This would be a perfect place for a special birthday or anniversary dinner!

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We have been to Bucks several times. The food is always good and the atmosphere is very relaxing. It's our go to spot when we stay in Old Louisville.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

The first time we ate at Bucks it was actually our wedding reception. There were only 14 of us. When we made the reservation we mentioned that it was our wedding 'meal'. They really went out of their way to make it extra special. They put us in a private dining area (at no extra charge) and even decorated! The food is EXCELLENT! Perfectly prepared gourmet meals. They have an excellent entertainer in Rick Bartlett who plays a baby grand piano and 'seranades' for the perfect ambiance. We are from Ohio, we got married in 2009- and have dined there on our anniversary every year since...and even that very first year- they remembered us! The wait staff have been there for years, they are so friendly and welcoming...feels like going home. We will continue to make Bucks a part of our anniversary celebration for the forseeable future!

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

My husband and I walked in and quickly realized we were under dressed( we thought) Lisa welcomed us and we soon
Had the BEST meal,wine,dessert and dining experience we have had in a very long time.We are here from Virginia and will certainly be back!

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