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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 visit to the English Inn was nowhere near as good as the last time we went. Maybe it was an "off" night? We are hoping they did not change owners or management.
We ordered the same appetizer as before (Baked Brie)...Last time it was deliciously drowned in a fruit sauce, fresh fruit, and came with a plate full of crackers to eat it with. This time the sauce was a tiny splash on the plate, 1/2 of what looked like a raspberry(?), and there were maybe 6-8 tiny crackers. Our waiter never checked on us (see below), so we broke them in half to make them last.
My wife ordered the Lobster and Beef Tips... The lobster was way overcooked and crispy (lobster should not be crispy). The beef tips were also overcooked. It also came with raw rainbow carrots, which didn't seem right, it seemed like they should have been cooked.
I ordered the Beef Wellington. It was somehow very tough...I don't know how a filet mignon can be tough. I was wondering if they had substituted a cheaper cut of meat. This came with obviously frozen green beans.
My wife and I both agreed that the mashed potatoes were the best thing on our plates (they were amazing!). This was painful since the bill was so high. We walked out feeling we didn't get anywhere near our money's worth.
We would have complained about the food...but, overhead another table complain about frozen fish. The Manager gave them a long explanation about how frozen fish is the same as fresh. We didn't think our comments would have mattered.
Our waiter was very nice, but seemed to have other things to do. We often saw him at the big tables asking them how everything was going. But, the side of the room we were on (mostly 2-seat tables) was only visited for taking orders, dropping off food, and the bill.
The other staff was awesome! Our waters were never low and we didn't have empty plates for very long.
My husband and I to The English Inn to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary, and everything was perfect. Service was superb, the food was excellent, and the ambiance was just right for our celebration. I know we'll be back in the future and I look forward to it!
We went to celebrate an engagement and for the lobster special. I had the lobster tail which may have been the best lobster I have had. Seasoned perfectly
My family had the lobster and beef tips and the 3 cheese pasta. All were outstanding.
Wait staff personal and congratulated my son and fiance several times. The English inn is my very favorite to go place for a special meal or just because it is so good. I have never been disappointed.
Food was great and the ambience terrific. The only issue I had was that they seated my wife and I at a small table that was squeezed in between the wall and another occupied 4 seat table. The waitress even had problems trying to get to us. The strange thing was that there were plenty of other tables available so there was no reason to seat us where they did. We made the best of it though and the rest of the experience was very good.
The Filet Mignon was amazing, the salad was also amazing. We ordered the appetizer mushrooms and I would not recommend them, they were cold and a little tough. The creme brule was ok not the best that I have had but I would go back and try other appetizers and I will be getting the filet again.
We have been trying to visit the English Inn for some time and finally managed it for our Wedding Anniversary. We had a great time, the food was excellent, we had the Chateaubriand for 2. My wife even managed to persuade our server David to arrange for our starter to be just a Yorkshire Pudding with gravy - my wife is a Yorkshire girl and she said it was "spot on".
As we both are from the UK originally and we loved the house and the gardens and especially that the conversation in the Dining Room was muted and low, it was a special occasion for us two and you don't want to hear everybody else's conversations - do you! Next time we will plan to stay overnight as well.
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.
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