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Equus & Jack's Lounge Restaurant Review: Equus & Jack's Lounge is an upscale version of Cheers. Leather sofas and coffee tables or overstuffed armchairs and side tables invite patrons to settle in for the duration. Servers know most of the regulars by name, and the signature cocktails are almost all based on bourbon. Bar bites include savory pulled-pork wraps of meat and lettuce, beer and garlic steamed mussels, and smoked salmon tartare served with a quail egg. The mushroom fumé is one of the richest soups you will ever savor. Favorite full meals include fried chicken with kale and cornbread, shrimp Jenkins (which involves bourbon and mashed potatoes), and a rib-eye from a local producer accompanied by locally grown vegetables. The modest, but well-chosen, wine list is very food friendly. Nice selection of craft draft beers, too. The place tends to be packed during happy hours and dinner hours. After nine, the vibe is much more relaxed.