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
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.
211 Clover Lane is one of my favorite restaurants in Louisville. The food is always delicious and the service is outstanding. Katie is absolutely the best server in the city and makes your dining experience fun. We love the bar as its very cozy, so make sure to come early and have one of their hand crafted cocktails before dinner. LOVE IT!!!!!
This is Louisville gem. The food sparkles. The ambiance, complemented with stunning glass pieces by Stephen Powell, is wonderfully restful. The service is professional and friendly without being obtrusive. The foodies in our group of five appreciated the emphasis on local, fresh food.
The server was mediocre. She did the basics but nothing beyond, including checking back with us. It seemed like she was just going thru the paces.
The kitchen was out of 2 of the entrees and the wine we ordered. Poor planning for a Saturday night when 1 of the items was chicken!
After desert was served and our bill we never saw the server again. When we left the restaurant there were no employees to be found, and we were not the last table.
I've experienced the same inattentive service at 211 previously. They just don't seem to be interested in their customers.
211 Clover Lane really needs to expand its wine by the glass options. There was one Pinot Noir option, one Merlot option, and no cabernet sauvignon choices. If I'm going out for fine dining, I am likely going to prefer a different wine for each course. Our waitress, while attentive and pleasant, didn't know the compact menu thoroughly. Our steaks had the appropriate internal temperature, but the exteriors were too well done.
Perhaps my wife and I have been spoiled by our experiences at Highland's Bar and Grill in Birmingham, but 211 Clover Lane just didn't measure up. The most frustrating thing was it obviously has the potential to really be a fine restaurant.
Enchanting. Quiet and refined. Easy to have a conversation, attentive service. Portions are just right , not excessive . Menu choices are elegant and interesting and always delicious. You won't regret choosing to book your next lunch, brunch or dinner here. Also, parking is a breeze because of its neighborhood location . 4 stars out of 4!!!!
Waitress started off by telling us no specialty cocktails b/c bartender wasn't there-someone was filling in. Bummer b/c they usually have good cocktails. No problem-so I ordered wine. Waitress then makes a joke about it being her 2nd day b/c she couldn't figure out what "bourbon, neat" meant when my dining companion ordered her bourbon. Not sure she was really joking. Ordered a pork chop that was partially undercooked. Not pink but almost raw. And, I and one of my dining companions ordered 2nd round of drinks to be had with dinner; the drinks didn't show up until the end of dinner.
I am a NY foodie moved down here about five years ago. Love the food scene and foodie vibe.
This was the best of the best so far. The dinners we choose were excellent. The waitress was wonderful at subtly steering the directions of appetizers and wine selection, the portions were generous without being overwhelming. Nice hush, no rush. Can't wait to bring other couples wit us next time.
Our dinner at 211 Clover was not up to their usual standard. My husband requested that his filet be prepared "Pittsburg style," which is charred on the outside, but the inside should be medium. The inside was rare. I ordered the trout, which as good but came with sautéed spinach and grits, so everything was soft. The dish really needed something crunchy on it. Presentation was not artistic or unique in any way. The best thing - as always - is the great bartender in the lounge.
another, always consistent, place here in town where a wonderful meal can be shared as a couple or a group of friends. The bar area is an excellent before dinner gathering place and the wine list isn't the overwhelming booklet we have come to know in some newer restaurants, but is very good in the selections they offer.
We had a dinner reservation to celebrate our anniversary and had never been there before. Our overall impression was that the restaurant is trying to be upscale and has the potential but not the level of service necessary to fulfill that potential.
We were surprised to learn there was no first course - just salads, entrees and desserts. My husband was disappointed that no domestic beer was available, nor did they have a beer list. I'm not sure where they got the one they served him.
We were offered one slice f bread before our salads were served but no more. The salads were good, as was my entree, a pork tenderloin. My husband enjoyed his ribeye but felt it was not worth the price. Despite the fact we did not order dessert, we were there an hour and a half. We only saw 3 staff members the entire time.
All in all, we were disappointed with the experience when compared to the price ($107 + tip) and the time we spent waiting for each course and the check. This amount of money is much better spent at Corbett's.
No matter whether it is lunch,brunch or dinner, 211 Clover is just about perfect. Portions
are just right, selections are varied and include local options and the atmosphere is like
being in someone's home. You can have conversations that can be heard without shouting.
It is a mini vacation.....a glass of chilled sparkling wine with lunch.......
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