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, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, 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 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
One of the Best Restaurants in Louisville
I had an opportunity to try out the English Grill under chef Bettis. The crab cake was the best in the city. Lots of fresh crab with no filler. Great fish selection - I ordered the salmon which had a great flavor and was cooked perfectly. My husband had the sole which was also delicious and had a great presentation. He also ordered the salad which was prepared tableside. I really like that you get to select 2 side dishes with each entree. The mushroom risotto and cauliflower worked great with the salmon. They had an interesting wine list that had a good selection from around the world and not just the US.
The housemade ice cream and chocolate strip tease were delicious desserts without being too heavy.
Overall this was a great place with a great atmosphere. The service was top notch! I loved the old style Brown Hotel building the restaurant was located in which was very 1920s. As expected it is expensive but I would highly recommend it for a special romantic dinner. The food was excellent but very small on the portion side (probably a good thing).
Valentine's Day dinner at the English Grill
I have been a guest several times at the Brown Hotel and eaten at the bar in the lobby, but had never eaten in The English Grill before. My wife and I had the Valentine's Day fixed price dinner. At $80. per person it wasn't cheap, but it was delicious and ample. The service and ambiance were also excellent.
what I expected which wasnt worth the price
the good: service was great, matre'd was fantastic
the bad: food was average in flavor, duck was under cooked short ribs lacked flavor and were not tender, NY strip was average as was the bread pudding probably would recommend going once for the decor and novalty of a vintage hotel
Excellent dining experience!
My wife and I had a memorable dining experience at the English Grill at Brown Hotel on Jan. 29, 2016. The meal was prepared with particular attention to detail. Our server was pleasant, professional, engaging, skillful in relating to us, knowledgeable about the food and wine, and paid attention to the timing of presenting us with the respective portions of our meal. Lastly, he "waited" until we were finished with our meal before presenting us our bill.
What a touch of class. Instead of slapping the bill on our table half way through our meal, only to hear the words, "No rush. This is just for your convenience.", these folks take pride and time in allowing you - the one paying their wages - to enjoy your meal without feeling like you need to rush so your server can get another table with new customers.
They made us feel very welcome. First class service with grace, and interest is us as well.
if you are considering a sports bar environment or a place filled with the ultimate experience of stimulating overload the The English Grill is not for you. Think quiet, slow paced, intentional dining where you can "enjoy" your dining experience with care and attention to your satisfaction in mind.
I was in Louisville for a conference and was alone. I went to dinner at 6:00 PM and was the only person in the dining room. The servers and management were very attentive and professional. I had the Dover Sole which was excellent along with sides of brussel sprouts and mushroom risotto. Both were very tasty.
The hot brown was amazing, but..
Went there for the first time to celebrate New Years. We had decided to split entrees since we are both new to the area and we were just enjoying the atmosphere and wanted to try things. Of course we had to have the hot brown. It was amazing. We also ordered the NY Strip. I could have went to the grocery spent a fifth of the cost and cooked it at home and it would have been better. The only thing positive I can say was that it was cooked to the right temperature and the presentation was nice. The steak had zero flavor. That is why they serve you sauce with it. It was a steak I would expect at McDonalds. I truly believe that a steak should have flavor and adding sauces and such is a negative for the chef. However even with the sauce it still wasn't great. We left half on the plate. The only reason we ate so much was because of the price we paid.
Stick with the hot brown :)
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