About The English Grill at Brown Hotel
Louisville, KY 40202
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
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
This is a favorite restaurant for birthd ...
This is a favorite restaurant for birthdays, entertaining out of the area guests, adult family-member gatherings, or just as a treat for ourselves. The service is outstanding, as is the food. (We have been enjoying this restaurant for over 20 years, and it has maintained excellent standards throughout!)
What an AMAZING expericence we had. We w ...
What an AMAZING expericence we had. We were treated like roalty from the moment we stepped foot in. We had our 3 children with us ages 10, 8 and 7. The wait staff even Thanked us for bringing the children in. It was very memorbale and made our event fabulous. Food was amazing! Great recomendations by the wait staff. All the way aroun A++++
From entry to exit, the service was ques ...
From entry to exit, the service was questionable at best; Harold was the restaurant's only redeeming quality, and Nico, the valet's. Finally, the food: it lacked flavor distinct, 'twas rich in apathy, and devoid of mink.
My husband and I had a wonderful, speci ...
My husband and I had a wonderful, special dinner at the English Grill at the Brown Hotel! It was a unique experience for us - much fancier than what we are used to - but absolutely wonderful!
The hot brown truly is the best in Kentucky!
We will definitely be back someday!
My husband and I had a special after Chr ...
My husband and I had a special after Christmas get away to the Brown Hotel. We dined at the English Grill and had a wonderful experience. Everyone was so hospitable, friendly and kind. The food was fantastic and the atmosphere lovely. Nick, our waiter, did an amazing job and Harold offered the best in Southern Hospitality. We are from central Ohio, and Harold told us he had to make a good impression, because Louisville is the "northernmost point of southern hospitality". That he did. We have already told many of our friends and family about this place and would highly recommend it!
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and servi ...
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and service until the end of our meal. I had seen a skillet go by our table just after we were seated. I'd asked our server and he said it was bread pudding. It had ice cream and a cookie of some kind on top.
After our meal we had wanted to order the bread pudding, but our server said he would be back to get our order. We waited quite some time while he presented wine, made a Caesar salad and never returned. We had to flag him down and when we tried to place our dessert order he then told us it would take 25 min. to prepare. I really wish he had taken our dessert order earlier since we had waited much longer than the preparation time already. We ordered another dessert which was okay, but was much smaller and definitely not what we wanted. It was not the ending we had hoped for. We rarely order dessert out so it was a treat, but it turned out to be a huge disappointment.
I enjoy a nice relaxing night out, but this 2 1/2 -3 hrs. ended on a sour note. We just wanted to get our check and go.
We had dinner at the English Grill for C ...
We had dinner at the English Grill for Christmas Eve. It is always a wonderful experience. The service and food is always excellent. Troy Ritchie certainly knows his wine and presented an excellent pairing within the price I requested.
This was a most enjoyable evening. The a ...
This was a most enjoyable evening. The atmosphere was elegant, quiet and inviting . Our waiter was only in his second week but was thoroughly knowledgeable about the wine list and the menu. We dined on spare ribs and lamb shank. Both dishes were well prepared and beautifully presented.
The menu was a bit pricey but not exorbitant.
Great place. We will definitely go again when in Louisville.
My boyfriend and I went here to celebrat ...
My boyfriend and I went here to celebrate our one year and had the most incredible meal and overall experience! Whether you're celebrating or just want a delicious meal, The English Grill is divine! Wonderful staff and service all around.
A wonderful, traditional fine dining exp ...
A wonderful, traditional fine dining experience! Excellent food and service, beautiful atmosphere, very "clubby". The only downside to the evening was that they had run out of three menu items by the time we ordered (7:30 PM). Granted, it was a Thursday night and probably not normally a "busy" time but we did think it strange to have run out of three items. However, the chef himself came out to apologize and discuss alternative entrees, which turned out to be absolutely wonderful. We highly recommend the English Grill!
This visit was not nearly as nice as the ...
This visit was not nearly as nice as the last time. Service was slow, drinks were not refilled promptly, mashed potatoes were cold. Sea bass was good, but not great. The server was very pleasant, but had too many tables.
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.
Service was outstanding. From the minu ...
Service was outstanding. From the minute we arrived we were treated like we were the most important guests they had. The food was as pleasing to the eyes as well as the palate. Knowing it was my wife's birthday the Chef sent her out a beautiful delicious dessert. We liked it so much we are going back next spring to stay at The Brown Hotel and will definitely eat at The English Grill.
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.
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