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About 211 Clover Lane Restaurant
211 Clover Lane is an intimate, hidden gem in the heart of St. Matthews. Using the finest ingredients from local purveyors & fish from both coasts. The menu changes weekly & the wine selections are all boutique. French country decor & beautifully presented dishes are found at 211 Clover Lane.
Louisville, KY 40207
Contemporary American, Continental
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 10:30am – 2:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
A large private lot is adjacent to 211 Clover Lane.
Private Party Facilities:
211 Clover Lane offers semi-private space that can accommodate 15 to 20 guests.
Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
211 Clover Lane Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
It's surprising to find such a unique and distinctive place in such an unlikely location - it's in a commercial area off of Westport Road but looks like it belongs in a pastoral setting in a quaint little town. I've only had lunch here a few times, but it's perfect for that! If you are looking for burgers and big sandwiches, this is not the place to go. Most of the lunch offerings are on the lighter size and the portions are not huge. Generally, the food is good but this time not everything was successful. My two sisters both ordered the vichyssoise, which was the soup of the day and would have been perfect for the 90 degrees weather. However, the soup was so watery and tasteless, both declined to eat it. When this was mentioned to our server he said he would tell the chef and removed the soups from the bill. One sister enjoyed the chicken salad immensely and my green salad with blackened shrimp, avocado and mango was very good. My other sister ordered the onion tart and commented that, not only was the portion quite small, but rather lacking in flavor. It really needed some herbs, cheese or something to improve the taste. As we were celebrating a birthday, we each ordered a dessert and the restaurant gave the birthday girl a complimentary slice of chocolate cake that was rich and decadent, but slightly dry. My creme brulee was lovely and the other sister's 'pot du chocolate' was creamy and fresh tasting. Overall, not an A+ meal, but certainly good enough to bring me back to 211 Clover Lane.
We had a late reservation at 9, which was available online. The kitchen closes at 10. We were given a table by ourselves in a side room, that was fine,I don't mind having an intimate setting.
The problem was there was no air back in that area. We all got extremely warm. The waitress was wonderful and eventually got us a small fan, which helped some. I get why they put us there we were going to close the restaurant and they wanted to prep the restaurant for the next day without distributing us. My complaint is don't' take a 9 o'clock reservation if the customer is going to feel slighted. This has always been one of my favorite restaurants in Lousiville and I probable will not return.
211 Clover appears to be fading from what it once was. The restaurant's customers are loyal, but the business has not appealed to a newer generation. Very mature crowds at lunch. Service continues to be an issue. Insufficient staff = long wait times. In the past, I would overlook slow service as the food was excellent. Sad to say, lunch on Friday did not live up to past standards. The onion tart lacked any onion flavor and the vinaigrette on the greens lacked any acidic tones or seasoning. Might as well have just used straight olive oil.
The table we were assigned< there was a three-some behind us. Thay got up and left, which I think we were too loud or we were too close to them anyway. I felt like we were sitting in their laps, so hard to have a quiet conversation. Otherwises I love 211, especially at a corner table.
We found The Clover to be a very nice place tucked away off the road for a family Sunday Brunch. The food was excellent as we tried four different dishes each very tasty and good comfort. Our waitress accommodated us even to the extreme of trying to find a dish for our 18 yr old son could be satisfied with. The place was inviting and staff there was very helpful. My only complaint is the A.C. broke on one of the hottest Sunday afternoon to dine out however the staff accommodated us with fans that circulated a nice breeze.
One of our top five go-to spots in Louisville. We adore Clover Lane. Andrew is great for recommended fabulous, undiscovered wines, and the seasonal menu is always delicious. We love that there is no intrusive music, and the conversation level is quiet. The perfect spot to relax!
First time visit. Couldn't find the entrance to the restaurant, Arrow pointed to the right, restaurant actually on the left. Very dark entrance way. Not very inviting, I had reservations, the person who greeted me was not very friendly.
I had the chicken salad which was dry. I think the chicken was overcooked. Not very tasty.
Don't think we will return.
A hidden gem in St. Matthews. Great food and classy ambience. This night, our waitress was exceptionally excellent! She offered suggestions, gave good recommendations and offered special accommodations such as splitting a salad but getting extra goat cheese. Best service I've experienced in quite a while. The two friends who went with me had never been before. Both raved about the food, service and restaurant ambience/location/decor. Both said they'd be back and would recommend to others.
Our server, Jessie, was wonderful and elevated the experience. Wine and bread were outstanding. My miso mushroom salad had too much vinegar and was off balance, and the diver scallops, only three, though delicious, seemed skimpy and the polenta they sat upon was heavy, made heavier by pesto and extra drizzling of olive oil. My husband's stuffed pork was filling, but the meat was a bit dry and the stuffing boring and heavy, more like a pesto. His beet salad was meager. Overall, a pleasant night, wonderful ambiance, but the food left us underwhelmed. I've come for lunch before and enjoyed it a bit better. Still a lovely experience once in awhile.
Every year, my husband and I have Valentine's lunch here because it was what we did for our first Valentine's Day together. I love the food, but sometimes I wonder if we should find a new tradition because the experience lacks. The service is not good here. You'll wait at the empty host stand for awhile, and then the service is not warm, and is conspicuously absent. This time, scones were slammed down on the opposite end of the table from where we were sitting as a server walked by. The area where we sat--looks almost like an addition at the front--was very cold so I ate in a full length winter coat. The trout is fantastic--I get it every time. Kale was substituted for the spinach on the menu without comment from the server, which is fine by me since I like kale, but was not the description on the menu. My husband's french toast was okay, he said it wasn't anything memorable. The scones were excellent. While there are nice touches like white table clothes at lunch, little details need attention like fraying carpet corners and lacking service.
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