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 Dining, 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
Went for Thanksgiving dinner. Food was ...
Went for Thanksgiving dinner. Food was good but not great, we were trying to find a dinner that wasn't a buffet and thought we had found one. Turns out entree was made to order but the rest was a buffet. For a dinner of this price and at this location we didn't want a buffet and really think that with most buffets the quality of food drops. To be fair the quantity does go up if this is what you are looking for.
Service was ok but also not great. I would expect with us getting up to get everything but the entree that the wait staff would have a lot less to do but ordering drinks took a long time.
We thoroughly enjoyed our thanksgiving d ...
We thoroughly enjoyed our thanksgiving dinner at the English grill and our subsequent brunch at j Graham's. The food was good and of particular note was the maitre d of j Graham's, Nicholas. He greeted us with an authentic warmth and graciousness that is often missing in the restaurant experience. He has a great attitude and was engaging in a very appropriate way. This type of experience invites you to come back.
We had made reservations for four peopl ...
We had made reservations for four people. We drove in from the Knoxville, TN, area and my sister and her boyfriend drove down from Chicago. We had the best time. Our 1:45 reservation was perfect as it was not overcrowded. The appetizers were varied and plentiful and the three choices for an entrée were positively wonderful. Last year we went to Chicago to the Palmer House. Our meal with you was much better. Thank you for the wonderful experience!!
The vast majority of the meal was well d ...
The vast majority of the meal was well done.
The deserts left much to be desired, cake was dry, pies were tasteless. Their definition of medium well for beef dish is more towards medium, very red and bleeding all over my plate.
Service by the waitress was slow and prompting for beverages was constant.
Fantastic restaurant with warm, friendly ...
Fantastic restaurant with warm, friendly service. Excellent selection of wines to compliment dinner. A small group of friends look forward to dining here every year we come to Louisville. It is truly a dining experience that no one should miss.
Four of us dined together prior to the s ...
Four of us dined together prior to the start of a conference. We were looking for a pleasant dining experience prior to what was going to be three hectic days. What we got was one of the best dining experiences imaginable. From the menu selection to the food to the ambiance otheprofessional and friendly staff, it would be impossible to identify anything that was less than perfect. I would especially mention the sommelier Troy. I cannot remember ever receiving better or friendlier service in any restaurant anywhere. The evening made the entire weekend. My only regret is that I cannot return on a regular basis. Eight hundred miles is a bit far to travel for a meal, even if it would be worth the trip.
Very disappointing for a party of six. ...
Very disappointing for a party of six. A special occasion for us, I called 3 times and personally made a trip up to the hotel/English Grill to assure our event went well. Service was dreadful, had to enquire when our dinner would arrive and than our dinner plates left on table until we had to request them removed and the dessert menu brought to us.
This was my first visit to the English G ...
This was my first visit to the English Grill and I was very impressed. The staff was courteous and attentive from beginning to end. The food was delicious, including the best Caesar salad I have ever had. The dining room is elegant and quiet. The service was quick, yet not rushed. It is pretty expensive, so is not someplace to go if you are counting your pennies, but well worth every penny.
Thank you for making our anniversary eve ...
Thank you for making our anniversary evening so special. The service, our waiter and Harold were excellent. The Hot Brown was gorgeous and tasty. Our wonderful flaming dessert, free for the occasion was appreciated and delicious. Lovely evening and the music, piano player out in the bar area, came through because they opened the doors and the music was wonderful.
Service was beyond reproach. Our server, ...
Service was beyond reproach. Our server, Charlie, was well informed about the menu, and his recommendations were spot on. Food was excellent, cooked to perfection, with a beautiful presentation. We highly recommend the table-side Caesar salad.
Restaurant was sparsely occupied, which ...
Restaurant was sparsely occupied, which is sad because the food was excellent, as was the service. The room is beautiful and worth the experience. Lots of energy in the lobby area adjacent and we could hear the piano player which added to the ambiance. Presentation and taste of food was superior. It won't be a cheap date, but it will be worth the price.
...from the first step into the English ...
...from the first step into the English Grill you will realize you are in for wonderful experience, from the side table Caesar Salad, a little something special from the Chef to alert your palate to what is yet to come, your main course and then the out of this world desserts, presentation and taste are fabulous. They welcomes you, with" we're are so glad you are here and we are here to make your dining a memorable evening." not only the dining but the entire Brown Hotel family should be proud of their business, they make you feel as if you are staying at your home away from home!!!! We stayed in the beautiful Historic Hotel 2 night, escape and relax Luxury King package. and would not have done anything different, the stay was perfect!!!! This Missouri family would highly recommend the Historic Brown Hotel.
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!!
THE BROWN is solid Gold This restaurant ...
THE BROWN is solid Gold
This restaurant is well more than the reviews spoke. We certainly did not expect to be wowed. IT was hands down the most romantic dinner since we relocated to the South. .The food was brilliant. The service was sublime. When we paid our compliments regarding the kitchen we didnt expect what happened next.. the Chef came out to our table to thank us. I was amazed. I have had this experience in Los Angeles and in NYC, Paris, London etx... but not in the South. Certainly not with this same sincerity. For quite a young man (tattooed on the forearm) I did not expect his genuine courtesy. I have bragged on this restaurant a million times since I returned home to Nashville. As I look towards my wedding anniversary I am thinking Louisville and the Brown. No one is more happily surprised than this writer. Thank you very much and congratulations on a kitchen above par.
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.
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