About The English Grill at Brown Hotel
A Louisville landmark since 1923, with English Renaissance architecture and Southern grace. The English Grill is the Brown Hotel's AAA Four Diamond signature dining room serving American cuisine with seasonal and regional influences.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Pianist performing in the Lobby Bar on Thursday and Friday evenings.
Valet parking is complimentary when dining in The English Grill. There is a city-owned garage next to the hotel, however, we do not validate for self parking.
We have the Downtown Louisville Trolley that loops every 15 minutes. There is TARC public busing system.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The English Grill is Kentucky fine dining at its best. As much a part of Louisville's history as The Brown Hotel itself, the English Grill offers an incredible dining experience. For smaller, intimate parties, join us in our Private Dining room.
The English Grill at Brown Hotel Ratings and Reviews
I had a special friend visit me from Ral ...
I had a special friend visit me from Raleigh, North Carolina and he told me he had read and heard about the Brown Hotel. Myself, a native of Louisville but had never been to the Brown Hotel. We had a reservation on a Thursday night. It was a magical evening, perfect atmosphere and fabulous food!! A wonderful memory was made!!
Food was great. Service was flawless. E ...
Food was great.
Service was flawless.
Everyone on staff was friendly and engaging.
Table side preparation on salad and coffee was fun.
Ambiance was rich and classic without being dark and stuffy.
Great place for special occasion.
The restaurant is in the Brown Hotel, an ...
The restaurant is in the Brown Hotel, and old but very charming place. We were seated promptly and had a server at our table just moments later. The staff is very attentive and always checking back with you in the right amount of time. We each had an old fashioned which was excellent. I had the Hot Brown. I have had this dish before, but this was was the best. My wife has the Sea Bass. While very tasty, it was quite overpriced at $48. Overall a very quiet and relaxing dining experience, with great food, drink and service.
Perhaps in the marketing for the English ...
Perhaps in the marketing for the English Grille they hyped it up too much by describing it as one of the finest restaurants in the US. I'd like to know how old that review is. The service was EXCELLENT, and the food was good, but none of the food was unbelievably good or worth going back for, which isn't a point in their favor with the expensive prices. Their wine list was extensive but they did not offer many options for wine by the glass. As I was the only one at the table wanting to drink wine, I went with a cocktail instead.
We had a reservation and there was hardly anyone in the restaurant but we were still seated at a table right next to the entrance of the restaurant where all the guests at the hotel would look in at us when they walked by and where we could hear the maitre d's phone ringing constantly. Speaking of the maitre d, he would stand in the entrance to the restaurant every few minutes, which was close to our table, and survey the dining room. Since we were some of the only people there and closest to the doorway, that often meant he awkwardly stared at us while we were trying to have a romantic date. He also came over at one point to say hello, which is appreciated and expected, but then kept the conversation going when we were obviously wanting to have some time just the two of us.
The music was very relaxing. Too relaxing. Between the dark stuffy room and the relaxing music I felt like I was going to fall asleep. We skipped dessert and a second round of drinks because I had to get out of there.
In conclusion. Food was fine. Waitstaff service was excellent. Atmosphere was very sedating. There are MANY other wonderful restaurants in Louisville to pick from. I recommend picking one of those. If you want to try the Hot Brown from the Brown Hotel, just get room service. We did that for lunch the next day and it was delightful.
You have a dress code but don't enforce ...
You have a dress code but don't enforce it, and I think you should. Two couples were dining when we were there, some wearing shorts. They were unusually loud, and probably being permitted such casual dress signalled an ok for their loudness.
We had the hot brown, which was good but ...
We had the hot brown, which was good but we wouldn't order it again since it's not our type of food. We were going to order their lobster but they had taken that off the menu. I give it high marks for the staff. This is an expensive place but the staff make you feel comfortable. I've noticed staff at expensive restaurants tend to be snooty and obnoxious but not here.
Absolutely wonderful. Every dish we exp ...
Absolutely wonderful. Every dish we experienced was unique and out of this world. Will definitely return whenever in the area. We celebrated our Anniversary there, but it is a dining experience we would recommend for anytime you would want a combination of great food, service and stunningly decorated restaurant.
From the moment that you walk in the doo ...
From the moment that you walk in the door the atmosphere is amazing. We were extremely well taken care of, the food was amazing, and the new chef has created a fresh, vibrant menu is delicious. We definitely look forward to returning!!
The English Grill is a lovely restaurant ...
The English Grill is a lovely restaurant in the Brown Hotel in Louisville. My husband and I both had the 8 oz fillets. I had mushroom risotto, he had carrots, we both had white asparagus. The fillets were among the best we've ever had. We both agreed that we enjoyed the asparagus nearly as much. It was cooked just perfectly.
You can hear the piano from the lobby bar during dinner. It was all very nice.
Beautiful dining room, great service, good food but not the best. I tried a good watermelon-mozzarella appetizer/tasting, their homemade bread was good, and the classic Hot Brown was good but the flavors weren't as strong as I was hoping. My colleague enjoyed their gin and tonic. I might come back sometime just for the beautiful, classy environment and cocktails.
I was incredibly pleased with the Brown ...
I was incredibly pleased with the Brown Hotel's dining experience in general. The atmosphere of the historic hotel was truly an experience rather than just a place to go eat! The staff at the English Grill were courteous, attentive, and actually seated us well before our reservations. As for the food, I would most definitely recommend the Hot Brown, a Kentucky dish that originated at the Brown Hotel. Though I do not drink, I noticed they had an extensive selection and the Lobby Bar was located just outside the English Grill for diners who wished to linger. Also, the desserts were excellent. Another great perk of dining at the Brown Hotel was the complimentary valet parking, which is a godsend in downtown Louisbille! Overall, this is a fabulous restaurant with an enlightening and educational ambiance and attentive staff. I would definitely recommend to a friend.
Sophisticated elegance but not intimidating.
Had a lovely evening in this beautiful restaurant. This restaurant is located in The Brown Hotel (which has a gorgeous lobby) and the dining room doesn't disappoint. I had a filet which was a bit pricey but delicious. My husband had the lamb chops although he said more fat on them than he's used to seeing. The sommelier was very attentive and helpful even though we were just have a couple of glasses of wine. They offer a variety of salads including Caesar prepared tableside and also side dishes. We had the brussel sprouts with pancetta which were very good. We would definitely go back to this restaurant when we are in town again.
We were staying at the Brown and had read reviews that led us to believe the English Grill was better than what we experienced. Everything was fine, but uninspired with very few highlights. I had to make a wise crack for the maître'd to begin asking my wife how things were and not just me. The remaining service was friendly and fairly attentive, but it seemed as if fine dining was a new experiment, and they needed to explain many self-evident things. There is an impressive whiskey list, and the wine list had some notable values - beverage service was solid. The breads and one appetizer (a scallop-lamb bacon-quail egg riff on eggs Benedict) were excellent. The salmon, sides, and short ribs all seemed surprisingly industrial. The ravioli appetizer was bland and quite under-cooked. I'm sorry we didn't go someplace else.
Excellent service. Had minimal time to eat prior to attending a downtown concert. Server did a super job making sure that we would have enough time to make it to our concert. We opted for the Hot Brown, the signature entree so we didn't have an opportunity to try any of their entrees. Food was excellent. Definitely will return.
Did not live up to hype!
Very disappointed with the food in the English Grill.
With their high star rating, the expectation was for perfectly prepared and presented dishes.
Presentation was lacking and the food was so-so.
For the price, would not eat there again.
Absolutely Magical Experience
My wife and I went to the English Grill for a date night. I have to say our was an absolutely breath taking, magical experience. Thomas, our server was curtious, and respectful. The decor created romantic ambience. Our meal began with the crab cake appetizer. For our entries, I had the New York Strip. My wife chose the lamb rack. Every mouth watering morsel seemed sent from Heaven. This restaurant deserves 6 stars
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