The name Equus Jack’s Lounge derived from a multitude of factors. In 1985, Chef Dean Corbett purchased a suburban restaurant named Equus, which is Latin for “Horse.” In 2000, Corbett opened Jack’s Lounge and decided to name it after his his late father (and former business partner) Jack Corbett.
Often referred to as the “Dean of Louisville” when it comes to the restaurant landscape, the chef has spent the last 30 years building a reputation not only for his culinary skills but his philanthropy and involvement in the community. Corbett began his career in Dallas at the world-renowned Chandler’s Landing Yacht Club before moving back to Louisville in 1982. Over the years, Corbett has racked up an impressive amount of national accolades for his culinary expertise, including and induction into the Honorable Order of the Golden Toque, which is the highest recognition a chef can receive in the U.S.