The English Grill at Brown Hotel
The English Grill at Brown Hotel

The English Grill at Brown Hotel

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.brownhotel.com/the-english-grill.htm
  • Phone: 5025831234x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Joshua Bettis
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining room is located across from the English Grill and can accommodate up to 40 guests. We do have a minimum food and beverage expenditure.
  • Private Party Contact: Brandon Shafiei 5027362998x
  • Entertainment: Pianist performing in the Lobby Bar on Thursday and Friday evenings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fourth Street
  • Public Transit: We have the Downtown Louisville Trolley that loops every 15 minutes. There is TARC public busing system.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet parking. There is a city-owned garage next to the hotel, however, we do not validate for self parking.
A word from 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.

Valet parking is complimentary when dining in the English Grill.

Please accept our appreciation for your adherence to and support of our dress codes.

Business Casual
Men: Slacks or dress jeans paired with dress shirt or knit shirt with collar is required (jackets optional.)
Women: Dresses, slacks, dress jeans or skirts paired with blouse or finer knit shirt required (jackets optional.)
Not Permitted: Athletic apparel (including hats), printed t-shirts, ripped or worn denim, shorts, sandal type footwear and athletic footwear.

We look forward to serving you.
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The English Grill at Brown Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (42)romantic (33)fit for foodies (25)notable wine list (21)vibrant bar scene (4)neighborhood gem (4)good for groups (2)scenic view (1)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • excellent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The service was over the top. The food was excellent. An awesome experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time, will return
    mcwill07
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Very accommodating. Great service and great food. We took our mother there for her birthday and everything was better than imagined. They even brought out a chocolate mousse dessert for her birthday (and it was fantastic). We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flawless
    Rick628VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great room, interesting menu, excellent cooking, fine service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and Service Hard to Find
    Marie
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The English Grill is an exceptional restaurant that has fabulous food with a level of service rarely found into today's world. Harkens to the time when dinner was a sit down affair. Go - take your time - enjoy!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent experience from a Hoosier
    MrBelvedere
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The experience I had at the English Grill was everything I would expect when dining at an upper scale restaurant. I am from the Indianapolis area, and found the English Grill to be equal to St. Elmos, the Capital Grill and the Columbia Club. Our server was Derek, and he did an outstanding job. And I would also say that for the entire staff, as they all made our dining experience a very rewarding experience. We stayed at the Seelbach Hotel, but ate at the Brown both Friday and Saturday evening. Next time we will probably stay at the Brown.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and great service
    trchase
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It has been a while since I dined here but the quality of the food and the service has not changed at all. It is still one of Louisville's top restaurants. Great wine and spirts list as well. Our waiter provided great recommendations. I always appreciate when the servers are enthusiastic about the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy and delicious!
    JubsandtheLoo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The English Grill was outstanding! The food was incredible, very rich with surprisingly generous portions. I had the pork chop which was delicious and tender. My husband had the Hot Brown and would not stop talking about how great it was. The service was very attentive and very knowledgable about the food. They also had an extensive bourbon list, which was great. The only thing to remember is that the English Grill is not a casual environment, which may not appeal to everyone. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    CountryMouse
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    From beginning to end our visit was first rate. Our waiter was completely knowledgeable about the fare and the wine list and was ready and eager to answer my questions.It is not often at all that my husband and myself have a chance to dine at such a fine restaurant and sometimes can feel a little intimidated by the offerings. The ease and friendliness which exuded a refined Southern charm is what put this restaurant over the top for me. Lots of restaurants can offer very appetizing food but do so in such a cold, stuffy manner that the experience is dampened. Our waiter was truly pleased when we were pleased. That is exactly how it should be. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent as usual
    ukiefromkcVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    As is always the case, food was terrific (scallop appetizer and scallop entrée were outstanding) and service was impeccable. They need to start selling that flatbread at retail somewhere. it's addictive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DandL
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dinner was ok service was excellent, loud patrons made for a very in uneventful evening . Food was good but not excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was our first time to The English Grill. We wanted to try the original Hot Brown. It was outstanding. We were not disappointed. The dining room is elegant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mostly good
    KatinkaVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Appetizers of apple/butternut soup and green salad were very good. Filet and scallops very good. Mushroo ravioli way too salty. Excellent wines. Service excellent. Lovely, warm room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top notch!
    Aucarmen
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The hot brown was one of the most amazing things I have ever eaten. Everything, including the drinks, was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I took my family for dinner. The dining room is beautiful, the service and food extraordinary. It was wonderful to sit and talk in a normal tone of voice without screaming at one another, then straining to hear. It was a wonderful evening altogether and we highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The hot brown was outstanding. The service was great and the ambiance was great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice! Delicious!
    tryingnewthings417
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great service and great food. We started with the Duck Confit appetizer and it was very tasty. My husband had the Hot Brown (which was invented by this restaurant) and it was the best he had ever eaten. Huge portion he couldn't eat it all. I had the Filet and it was melt in your mouth and the sauce was mouthwatering. We both finished with cappuccino and shared the Chocolate Striptease. Most of which we had to take home as it was so rich. The restaurant was nice and quiet and the atmosphere was lovely. They have a huge list of bourbons and an excellent wine list. I can't wait to visit there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • golfing
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We like the English Grill, because we love the hot brown, they use real turkey in it and it is really good, it's a little pricey at $22 and that's all you get with it, the iced tea prices are absurd, $4 for a glass of iced tea is way off base, we would love to eat here more often but it's just too pricey, if you like wine and spirits you would like it because the wine list is at least an inch thick and the menu for food is only 2 pages.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, not great service
    AngieInBoerne
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    This is a historic, beautiful restaurant, so I will admit my expectations were high. But from beginning to end I was disappointed. No one answered the phone when I tried to make a reservation (I called 3 times around 5:30 pm). I was finally able to book a reservation online through Open Table. When we arrived at 7:00 pm, there was no one at the hostess stand and the restaurant was practically empty. If we hadn't seen one table in use, we would have thought it was closed. The service was OK, but they forgot to bring our appetizers. Overall, the food was good, but not exceptional. And, though I usually appreciate smaller amounts, the portions left even the children at our table still hungry. Definitely not worth the money!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very attentive staff full of southern hospitality. Ambiance great for romance or business. Awesome architectural details throughout property. Food prepared to perfection even with special dietary requests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Return visit
    retnaco
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This was our second visit to the English Grill in the past year. Both visits were outstanding in food quality and service. Very relaxing evening. We look forward to our next visit on our next trip to Louisville.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you Victoria
    DiningOutVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had a lovely 39th anniversary dinner. The food was prepared perfectly as was the service. The presentation of each course was beautiful. The dinner matched the beautiful decor of the historic hotel.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly attentive staff!
    ryce72
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My husband and I had an overnight away from our children, and the English Grill made us feel like royalty. They were extremely kind, helpful, attentive, and eager to please. They are extremely professional without being stuffy. I had a question about the ingredients of my entrée, and the chef himself (I assumed he was the chef) came out to consult with me before he prepared my food. Amazing! If you love quality hand crafted creative dishes and are willing to try new pairings and presentations, this place is IT! I had the monkfish with curried bananas and a chickpea cake and carrots. Fantastic! The chef also sent out free little appetizers, a cleansing of the palate type thing, before our meal. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shorts and tee shirts...no way
    tootall
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    My wife and I went there for our Anniversery and were seated in the dining room next to a table of 5 men. Four were wearing tee shirts with writing on them. Two were wearing shorts and one gym shorts. Apparently they made a fuss when told about the dress code and it was a slow night. I complained and they moved us so I would not have to look at their redneck clothing while we dined. The staff and service was good but they cannot allow this if they want to keep their standards. It's not about the rednecks, it's about the other customers.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Elegant, friendly evening...
    NancT
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Perfect spot for having a dining experience before an evening out on the town. Good service, good food, great atmosphere... couldn't be better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    Codycinsy
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The English Grille at The Brown Hotel is beautiful. Classic. The service was excellent The food was fabulous. We would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TurnerTeam
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We have celebrated our anniversary for 20 straight years at the English Grill. The food is always phenomenal. The serve is incredible. The menu has the freshest selection from the soups, salads, seafood, and steaks. There is always a delicious vegetarian option. The staff provides the finest service and no request cannot be achieved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • persnicketydiner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was all that reviews said it was. Our server was very attentive but not smothering. Really appreciated having complimentary valet parking especially considering the amount we spent for the meal. Wonderful experience and we'll definitely eat there again when we are in Louisville the next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • judyd
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We were celebrating our 35th anniversary. The restaurant was lovely, the service impeccable, and the food very good. Will come back if we are ever in the Louisville area again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed it
    lizisgreat
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Traditional/old fashioned atmosphere. Very good service. Food was great. The scallop benedict appetizer was my favorite.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We took our son and his Grandparents to the English Grill for a post-graduation dinner. Our waitress joined in the celebration and served our son first and made sure he was the center of attention. The food was amazing. The service was attentive. It was the perfect way to celebrate his success.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a winner, afteralltheseyears!
    Wishbone
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    A beautiful night out. Thomas was an excellent, responsive server. Every single dish was perfect! I had to try the classic Hot Brown at its home. It was clearly the freshest, most delightful I have ever had. My companions also were impressed by the lamb and the filet. A lovely night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprisingly good
    ChicagoAnnieVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We stayed at the hotel while on a road trip, and it was a spur of the moment decision, so when we decided to dine at the hotel our expectations were low. What a pleasant surprise! Good service, good food, good wine list. Selections were not extensive, but there was something for everyone. We had a fish and a filet mignon, both were well presented and prepared, and the salad was unique and fresh. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 225 reviews are from the The English Grill at Brown Hotel reviews archive.
  • Classic
    DilorenJ
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We dined at the English Grille since we were staying at The Brown. The menu is a tad limited but each dish is composed excellently. The chef allowed for a substitution which was appreciated. The scallops were rich and well prepared, the filet also perfectly cooked. Lively crowd. The diners dressed more casually than I expected given the formal dining room. The waiter made an excellent wine selection. A classic Louisville experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day dinner
    Slatts
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The restaurant did a great job accommodating our party of 13. Very impressive the way they handled kids!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior dining experience
    Indianlou
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    One of our top 10 dining experiences. Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food. Service was fantastic. We will certainly make a return visit the next time we are in your city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary night
    everynitedine
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    We spent our 37th wedding anniversary evening at the English Grill. First, we sat at the bar in the huge and beautiful lobby for a martini. The atmosphere was classy and ornate - like going back in time. Then we had a wonderful dinner and bottle of wine. The appetizers were exquisite, the filet was perfect and my wife's scallops were excellent. The service was 5 star and on the spot, but not annoying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chance
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Very good. Ryan was fantasic.... They all made everyone feel special.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing service
    dmfrank
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    When I made my reservation through Open Table, I noted that we were celebrating our 15th anniversary. The maitre d and our waited each wished us a happy anniversary. Dinner was wonderful! Great food. For dessert we were presented with a special chocolate dessert, with Happy 15th Anniversary written in chocolate around the plate! It was truly special!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Restaurant, Superb Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The English Grill was a very nice restaurant with excellent service. My wife and I were out for a romantic evening without the kids. The ambiance was nice and service was great. However, there were no elements that set this restaurant apart from other restaurant experiences. The food was good but not outstanding. From being in the hotel/restaurant industry it was apparent that this classic hotel dining establishment is struggling to keep up with the new food and beverage scene in town. I would recommend the English Grill for a nice quiet night out but I would love to see this restaurant brush up on it's details.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    PK15601
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Probably the best service I have had in a dining establishment ( excluding 4 Season's which had 5 waiters per table which was a bit much). Our server was awesome, pleasant, and went over and above his duties.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.