“Great Find In Old Louisville”
Truly a great find in the old Louisville section of town, It is in the
Mayflower Hotel and brings back memories of elegant, leisurely old time
dining with live piano background music. It is a blast from the past. It
is like out of a 50's and 60's movie and quite similar to the better
more elegant European restaurants of today and yesterday.
food is truly among the best in town and we should know as we eat out
about 3 or more night a week and have frequented all the top rated
places in town over time. I rate it at 2 Michelin Stars or over 4 AAA
I am a beef guy and their filet done "Pittsburg Style" is
one of the best that I have had in quite a while. Great appetizers, like
the crab cakes and my wife likes the scallops. Salads are huge and
quite different. They feature a good variety of meat and sea food
entries. Very good wine selection as well.
Now that we found it , we will add it to our list of our regular places to eat at for up scale dining
“Bucking the Trend!”
This is a restaurant that never made it out of the 1950s/1960s. Buck's is
a lovely establishment in the part of Louisville called Old Louisville,
a district of Victorian and Edwardian mansions. It's in the middle of a
older residential area-it is a must for someone looking for an amazing
meal. The restaurant is tucked away on Ormsby in old Louisville in the
Mayflower hotel. They have a parking lot which is very helpful with cars
parking up and down the street. The restaurant's proximity to the
Filson Historical Society, with its exceptional art collection, is
They have beautiful fresh white flowers with dark
walls and a grand piano. The staff makes you feel as if you are a member
of the family from the first moment you step inside. Upon entry you
will realize that the management cares about china, glasses and table
cloths (shocking in 2013).
They have an excellent pianist at
night. They have a great adult beverage selection, extensive wine and
bourbon list. Service was very good and the food was flavorful. Great
appetizers and deserts and just a very relaxed atmosphere. Will
Article in USA TODAY October 11th 2013 issue:
your way though Kentucky's Urban Bourbon Trail It's impossible to visit
them all, but here are a few of the most celebrated establishments,
ones that offer real insight into Kentucky's bourbon... heritage.
Buck's in Louisville, Ky., the bar is always adorned with fresh, white
flowers. It's impossible to visit them all, but here are a few of the
most celebrated establishments, ones that offer real insight into
Kentucky's bourbon heritage.
Buck's Restaurant and Bar
you're serious about getting six stamps on your passport, don't start
at Buck's Restaurant and Bar in the Old Louisville historic district.
Once you settled in at the bar, it's hard to leave.
You may think
you will only have one drink, perhaps a shot of your favorite
single-barrel bourbon, but like so many before you, you will be seduced
by the ubiquitous white bouquets of flowers and the soft jazz music
trilling from the piano. When the bartender asks if you will have
another, you will.
After a while, you will inquire about that
delightful aroma wafting from the kitchen, and before you know it, you
are being escorted by a smiling hostess from bar to table, something you
never intended. Soon, you are feasting on delicious country-fried quail
stuffed with sausage dressing and bathed in bourbon peppercorn gravy.
far in the back of your mind nudges you to move along to your next
stop, but when the server suggests delicate Mocha Dacquoise for dessert,
how can you turn it down? She pours coffee.
Next thing you know,
you are sipping an after-dinner drink — bourbon, of course. You
sheepishly glance at your watch. Has it really been three hours since
that first drink?
No, don't even think of starting your bourbon odyssey at Buck's.
January 13, 2003 - A Valentine's Day, special occasion must go. Top drawer in every respect from the ambiance, service and food, highly recommended.
July 18, 2002 - You not only get great service and food, but you will get to take a beautiful flower home, highly recommended.
December 4, 2001 - You can't beat the atmosphere created by the live piano jazz, the abundant fresh flowers, the comfortable lighting and the relaxed attitudes. Entrees are consistently excellent, the bar is tops, and the escorted trip to the dessert bar is a must. And the cigar room is definitely worth a visit.
September 10, 2000 - This is my favorite restaurant in Louisville. It is a perfect place for an intimate dining experience. I especially enjoy the live piano music, the beautiful fresh flowers, the mismatched china (very chic). If that isn't enough, the food is teriffic too! I really like the pecan crusted trout. This is why I enjoy fine dining...it's not just a meal it is an experience!
January 29, 2000 - For that special occasion or important business dinner! Buck's is a little known wonder in Louisville. Service, Food, and atmosphere rank with any private club in our city.