The English Grill at Brown Hotel
Best HOT BROWN I've Ever Had...This is a pretty fancy place, not cheap, but worth the experience. It very quiet and romantic for us, but we went fairly late on a Tuesday night.
The cocktails were made perfectly. The appetizer of Gnocchi was delicious, and of course, their famous Hot Brown was amazing. I couldn't put my fork down. My girlfriend ordered a Hot Brown from a brewery in downtown Louisville the night before, so I tried it, and there was no comparison.
The service was great as well. The server seemed a little short with us at first, but as the night went on, he opened up and chatted our ear off and gave us our dessert on the house. The bus boy was very friendly too. Highly recommend this place.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA Derby CelebrationI surprised my wife with a trip to the Kentucky Derby. It was the first time we had been there. After doing a little homework, I made reservations on line at The English Grill. Of course, Derby Day was booked but Thursday was available, so we took it. Everything was perfect. The beet salad, the pork chop, the salmon, the flaming chocolate dessert, the service- all spectacular. Even the reservation person was extremely helpful on how to get there, where to park and how best to fight the traffic. The parade finished at 7:00 and dinner at The Brown immediately following. Life is good.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMKentucky Derby Fantasy!Don't miss this experience! It was the dining highlight of our Derby trip! We landed in Louisville and headed straight to the Brown Hotel. Although we were delayed by parade traffic they held our reservation until 9:30PM! We were amazed by the hospitality- the hostess was so obliging and our waiter was polished and a pro! We met the General Manager of the hotel and The young new chef at the English Grill gave us a tour of his kitchen and served us herbs from his own organic farm. Cuisine: the meal was one of the best I have ever eaten! Simply a great, world-class dining experience.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fabulous time atWe had a fabulous time at the English Grill. We had initially intended to have the famous Kentucky Hot Brown where it was invented, but found they were having a Derby tasting menu preview with wine pairings. We couldn't resist after the server showed us the menu. It was outstanding. Since we visited during the start of the Derby celebration, it was probably a special time for tasting and not something that would be occurring often.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe will be back. Rooms areWe will be back. Rooms are just right. Phillip at the Grill took good care of us as he has others for 37 years. We must stay longer next time.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA Cut Above All!As first time diners, we were amazed with the professionalism of the entire staff from the dining room manager to the bus staff! Kudos! The menu choices lives up to the legacy of The Brown and The English Grill! The superior wait staff added exuberance to the complete dining experience!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointed in theNever disappointed in the service or food at the English Grill. We have been going there for several years and each time is better than the last.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMImpeccable service. It isImpeccable service. It is good to know that there is still fine dining that lives up to the old standards. The atmosphere was eloquent but not over done. The food was incredible! The beet and goat cheese salad was outstanding as ell as the salmon and sea bass. The Brown hotel has a real gem with the English Grill! This was a great dining experience!!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMHIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!The food is so good!!!! The only thing I didn't like was the crepe dessert. But the dinner and appetizer FAR made the meal worth it. That and along with the server Kenneth. It was great being pampered!!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent bar and bourbonExcellent bar and bourbon list. Soup was excellent, entree was good but not great. Maitre d and Manager were very friendly and offered amenities. Server didn't come back to check on food but one time. Great bar for a bourbon drinker. Every other upscale restaurant I've been to in Louisville has much better food than this one.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were celebrating a birthdayWe were celebrating a birthday and an anniversary. We were surprised with two beautiful flaming desserts that we all enjoyed and which made the occasion a memorable one. Our waiter, Phil, was attentive and helpful and made sure we had whatever we wanted!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM