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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
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!
The service was just excellent. Fast, and right on the spot. My duck was excellent, but my wife's prime rib was a little tough, although the flavor was as she expected. That can happen.
I didn't expect my martinis' to cost $10.00 a piece, but they were very good.
Overall. we would not hesitate to come back for a special occasion as often as we could.
Went here with a few friends for my daughter's 20th birthday. Food was excellent, as was the intentive waitstaff. Well worth the money. I recommend the chicken, Beef Wellington, Brie starter plate and all of their desserts, especially the white mouse with raspberry and mango.
The salad is a joke, no free refills on soda, they call themselves an English restaurant, but they don't even have real potatoes, just mashed, even with the English meals like beef Wellington, the portions are small but the entrees are good and the setting is nice no
Birthday dinner date. Prime rib was well served but a bit cool. Pork with Scallops was great, gnocchi was less than adequate. Several large parties robbded the attention of staff.
Atmosphere and service were great. Asked for and received fireside table! Normally 5 star for every thing!
We haven't been here in a few years. We celebrated both our children's high school and college and law school graduations here some years ago. The inn is now run by Gary & Donna Nelson's son. It seems to have not missed a beat. Except for the misstep between my son's and my filet preparation(he received my rare(Pittsburg) and I his medium rare. Mislabeled in the kitchen we were informed but my dessert was gratis due to this slight inconvenience. The lobster stuffed walleye was very tasty according to my wife and the scallops and pork were also as tasty. This is not a 5 star gourmet restaurant but it is very good in a delightful setting worthy of your next special occasion or wedding gathering.
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