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About The English Inn
•Distinguished Restaurants of North America(DiRōNa) award winner
•An award winning wine list
•Authentic English pub on the garden level
•Alfresco dining on our terrace during the summer months
•Live pianist playing dinner music on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays
• Major Credit Cards Accepted
• Reservations recommended
•Winner of Lansing’s Best of the Best Award
•The English Inn is a non-smoking facility
•Private Dining rooms available
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
American, French, British
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Dinner: Sunday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
South of Columbia Hwy.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live pianist during Dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday
You will find three parking lots, each in very close proximity to our main building.
Private Party Facilities:
We offer four distinct dining rooms for private dining (2-55 guests) as well as our Medovue Ballroom with capacity for 200 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Adriana Flynn: (517) 663-2500
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The English Inn Ratings and Reviews
There are few more remarkable settings. This is a former mansion in the style of an English country estate house, converted into an inn with wonderful overnight rooms and dining areas. There is a pub downstairs that offers drinks and lighter fare, including outdoor seating. The view is spectacular, especially the back view of the terraced gardens going down to a small river with woodlands behind. Overnight guests get breakfast with the room, and we thus enjoyer both dinner and breakfast with our overnight stay. We look forward to our next visit.
We have always enjoyed the warmth, feel and charm of the English Inn, and this time was no exception. The waiter - Kevin - was sharp, prompt and unobstusive. Diner was good. Not exceptional as in the past. The kitchen seems to be slipping. The selections were super, and the combinations enticing. Just the quality - for example my main was prime rib and a lobster tail. The lobster tail was exceptional. The prime rib cooked to perfection, but almost cold. These little things began to add up.
We adore the English Inn. It's one of the most romantic places we've ever been. Plan to spend a few hours exploring the grounds, grabbing drinks in the pub, and enjoying a luxurious meal with outstanding service. We plan to go back every year for our anniversary!
The meal was wonderful. The staff great. And of course the surrounding beautiful.
However I was disappointed when I used the restroom and the wastebasket was over flowing with paper towels. There are cleaning supplies to rid the sink of lime and rust in the sink. The window covering had caught some bugs in between the layers of curtains. The soap dispenser did not work. Not a good representation of the inn.
We were very pleased with everything! The Buttercup Cabin was wonderful and I noticed all the high end everything! The porch was a nice relaxing ending to our gorgeous afternoon!
I had been here a couple times in the past but it was winter so the weather was a wonderful change in June!
I would highly recommend you!!
The prime rib was horrible. It was embarrassing because we were celebrating a birthday party and had guest from out of state with us. We told them how wonderful this place was and all 5 of us were so disappointed with our food. We go to the English Inn all the time and have never had bad food but this time it was horrible.
The English Inn is a lovely old manor house in a beautiful setting. The food was good but it is on the expensive side. What was the biggest disappointment was the terrible service. Although my husband and I were seated early prior to our guests arriving, we were not approached by a server for a drink order even though we were provided with the wine and drink menu. After the rest of our eight person party arrived, we were totally ignored for 35 minutes. My husband finally had to seek out the host and ask for a server. I don't expect that poor of service in a restaurant with this high of a reputation.
We celebrated our anniversary with dinner and an overnight stay at The English Inn. We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The duck sausage in the puff pastry was delicious. The dark and stormy was a great cocktail. Our beef dishes (prime rib & fillet) were cooked to perfection. We finished our meal with a delectable crème brûlée. The pianist provided a lovely atmosphere. We just wanted to sit and enjoy after our meal.
This was our third visit, and probably our last. The service was excellent as was the environment, but the food , well ,was okay, our prime rib was grisly and the veggies weren't cooked enough, when asked if we wanted coffee after the meal we said okay, then the server brought the desert selection (which lead us to believe that desert was furnished) but cost us another thirty five bucks. The dinner for three started out to cost around seventy dollars but with the coffee, tea and desert and tip came to $154.00.
We have been going to the English Inn for over five years. This visit was not quite the same. It was Mother's day. The tales were filled. My wife had to ask to have her wine glass refilled; she had to ask the server for bread three different times. An associate came later with two rolls for the two of us when our meal was finished. Not good. Just annoying but not enough to get upset over. Perhaps with the occasion and the lack of a complete staff, service was most likely less personal than normal.
One of us had the rack of lamb, which was very good. The other had lobster stuffed fish which was not good at all. The lobster bisque was not very flavorful and had few lobster pieces in it. The onion soup was okay, but nothing special. The house salad did not have dressing on it and we needed to ask for extra dressing. The bread rolls were soft and fluffy and not very tasty. The server was inexperienced and forgot requests. Overall, the experience is not worth the high price. It used to be much, much better.
The food was just awful Ive been there before and I can only say they've done a 180.
Chintzy wine glasses.....poor wine list, lamb was tough and old.Prime rib should have been medium - came out rare. when asked to have it cooked more, they MW'd it and it came back grey - ugh! Embarrassing as we were with friends who we had raved to.
Salad was on a hot ugly plate and besides being petite it was not dressed properly and was awful.
Their prices are not cheap but the quality of the food didn't measure up.
Perhaps they are under new cost-effective management or a new chef.
I have a reservation for Mothers day - probably won't go.
Another wonderful meal! A little off the beaten path, but the historic charm and great food make it well worth the trip - we make it an periodic pilgrimage and are never disappointed. The setting is fabulous and the food is always well prepared. After cocktails in the quaint pub, we moved to the dining room. There we started with the Beef Tartar and Duck Sausage for appetizers - the latter being a nice flavorful surprise. We then ventured into a dinner of Risotto Morel, Lobster stuffed Walleye, and the Duck plate, all shared over a bottle of Michigan's own Brengman Brothers Pinot Noir. All fantastic, and well proportioned - no one went home hungry, no one felt overstuffed.
This was our second experience here and they did not fail to impress us. We drive from Dearborn for this dining experience and it is well worth the drive. Our first visit was our anniversary and our second was my husband's 60th birthday. our waiter and the manager were welcoming and attentive. The food was out of this world. I would recommend this place for any special dining experience. It is a dining experience not just eating a meal.
Ambience of the inn was very lovely. The coffee was very good, the ice cream scoop of whipped potatoes where the best tasting potatoes I ever had. The server was very cold and not very friendly, All of the staff was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed but that was all. They did not go out of the way to be friendly. Not even sure our server smiled! I'm glad I got to experience dining at the English Inn but I will not recommend it and I am sure I will not return.
Good food and we usually love it here. This time, was disappointed that the hostess didn't seat us further away from other people. The dining room wasn't full; to seat us immediately next to a party of three seemed... uncharacteristically unaware. Normally a very quiet romantic place... but sure enough, on this night, adjacent loud talk of good local gynecologists was... distracting. This of course had nothing to do with the service staff... beyond being a worst case scenario that would be avoided by sprinkling guests around the room. Yes, we could have moved... but for all we knew, it was going to be a packed house. The hostess knew otherwise (she had the reservation list) but still shoehorned us in. It's the role of service staff to proactively head off situations that could be less than comfortable. Other issues: the service staff allowed empty wine glasses to be empty a bit too long, but were too quick try to clear the plates. Requests were always polite, but for the love of humanity... after the third "are you finished" (within a span of five minutes) my wife was finally worn down and let them take it away. We felt a little rushed all night... a tragedy because this place is built to be "an event". Don't let the staff push you to the next thing. My point is, there shouldn't be a push at all. Instead of three people asking redundant questions (which is kinda annoying)... how about one person that is fully aware & able to balance service and subtlety?
We always go to the English Inn to celebrate birthdays or a special occasion in the family. On Sun days they do a 4 course special that is a great value. It's definitly our favorite time to go. It's a very nice place to go for a relaxing, leisurely dinner. I highly recommend!
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