Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
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.
Louisville, KY 40202
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
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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, 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
The restaurant itself is beautiful, they do a great job keeping much of the history of the hotel alive. Service is good even though we did get the feeling that we were a little pressured for time. Our server had good knowledge of the menus and we were able to move some things around which was very much appreciated. Overall the food was ok, the pork and the salmon came out both too done. The flavor could have been better, I guess here we were expecting much more from this higher rated restaurant. We had 5 courses for our dinner, overall I would rate the experience good. The price was on the high end and therefore it was somewhat disappointing. We do not mind paying more as long it was worthwhile the experience.
After dining at The English Grill on three different occasions and experiencing delightful food and service, we were looking forward to a wonderful meal/evening. We were disappointed!!! We went to the bar for a predinner drink, sat down, and waited for 20 minutes before we saw a server.
Dinner started out okay with appetizers. My entree came with two plates! When I explained that this was what I ordered, not something we were going to share, the server looked confused. In a few minutes, our waiter came, apologized, and said my husband's entree would be out in approximately 1 1/2 minutes. At least 10+ minutes later, my husband got his food. We still don't know what the problem was . . . no explanation. By the time the second entree arrived, my food was cold because I had eaten very slowly, trying to wait on his food and my husband had lost his appetite. It took forever for our plates to be cleared! Needless to say, an evening we had looked forward to was not enjoyable.
We will think twice before returning!
When we want an elegant, quiet, special evening to celebrate something, we always think of the English Grill. We have been going for years and it is one of our favorites. The food is always great, the staff is professional yet personal, and the decor sets the mood just right. It is well worth the price.
Hosted several generations of my family for Mother's day Brunch while traveling thru Louisville. Great experience. Delightful buffet and menu chosen entrees - all prepared superbly. Good service in an elegant room. Highly recommended - experience the grace of the past with solid cuisine.
Wonderful atmosphere- fantastic service. Food options were plentiful and the tenderloin was amazing. It was a Mother's Day buffet and portions of the food selections were excellent others were just ok. Parking was complimentary and the music was superb. Expensive - should not have to pay for coffee and tea at 70 dollars a pop
We enjoyed our experience. The mint Julip was too strong. My husband enjoyed his Burbon tasting. Shrimp and grits was delicious. Spinach salad was ok. By the time the hot brown came, I was already full. It was very rich. Our waitress was friendly and cordial. The manager was very friendly as well.
Although early to our reservation we were seated immediately. The wait staff was prompt in getting our drink order and dinner order. We did not wait long for our appetizer or meal. The food was delicious and well worth the money. It had always been a wish to eat a Hot Brown at the Brown; worth every penny! My only request would have been our server been more attentive. While our needs were met, the tables around he had more attention and were checked on more frequently.
thought service was great and I love this restraunt, with one minor exception:
salad made at table had way to much dressing in qty terms....lettuce was simply drenched or sopped .....way too much. Be sure to ask for a light level of dressing made at table. (Caesar salad)
Overrated is the best word to describe this place. Our server was great, I will not complain about him. Food was very so -so, given the price. We should have just had Hot Brown's and chalked it up to a been there, done that experience - but it was a special occasion. This place has an incredible reputation, just didn't see how they earned, food wise.
Wonderful. Exceptional. One of the best dining experiences we've had the pleasure to experience.
Christa, Harold, and Kelly really provided truly outstanding service to us.
Kelly makes a delicious table side Caesar salad. You can't pass this up on your next visit.
Last , but definitely not least, the quality of our steak and seafood dinners were superb.
Hit this restaurant if you want a once in a lifetime experience
We were at the Brown Hotel for 3 nights for a birthday celebration. The dining room is lovely - comfortable chairs at the tables for lingering in a formal, intimate meal setting. The evening started with a good selection of bourbons/cocktails. Unfortunately, our waiter making the table side Caesar flung the whisk around so much that my dinner mate got spattered a few times. (The waiter didn't seem to notice.) The Caesar dressing was spicy and very good. Our meals took a LONG time to reach the table. No one said anything to us but the waiter walked by to fill our water a few times, sheepishly. Finally the meals came. The short rib and 1 filet were very good. 1 filet was overcooked and the fish du jour was also good. By the time we got our entrees, dessert was too much to do. Our waiter seemed to disappear as our meals came and after dinner we saw him in the lobby tending bar. All in all, English Grill seems like it does things well. Maybe we didn't hit it on a good night, but it could have been orchestrated a LOT better. We felt a bit like an afterthought.
The English Grill had an outstanding menu, a beautiful linen table setting, historic elegant feel, and impeccable service. The food was creative and everyone in my party of 12 raved on the quality of every entrée we ate. Highly recommended for entertaining clients!
Great food ambience. Good noise control. Menu and wine list encompassing. Knowledgeable manager on wines. Only issue was apparently new/untrained waiter. Didn't know what spinach salad looked like and recommended the lamb chops because had cute little bones sticking out. I had to repour all of our 80.$ wine bottle. That said was a nice evening and any concerns became a fun conservation shared!!
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.