211 Clover Lane Restaurant

4.7
526 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
211 Clover Lane is an intimate, hidden gem in the heart of St. Matthews. Using the finest ingredients from local purveyors & fish from both coasts. The menu changes weekly & the wine selections are all boutique. French country decor & beautifully presented dishes are found at 211 Clover Lane.
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JC
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a grown up night out. Elegant but simple. No TVs or little kids. Other patrons were considerate. Food was wonderful. This is a go to for us knowing the trender places are more hectic

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OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Went to dinner for Valentines Day with my husband. We enjoyed a filet & fish dinner. The decor is nice & service was excellent.

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OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day: Menu was well done with several options. Food arrived timely and was wonderful. The waiter was helpful and the ambience was calm and enjoyable.

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F
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Too noisy. Trout entrée was excellent but slight on potatoes. Salmon excellent also. Salads fresh and tasty. Chocolate cake very good. Almond cake unacceptable, way past its day, and I should have sent it back.

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FM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our lunch and we shall visit them again.

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F
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service excellent. Clover Lane never ceases to deliver a great dining experience.

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J
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was attentive, prompt, and thoughtful. The way they space the tables keeps the dining area peaceful and quite...so it was easy to carry on a conversation
We had the pork chop with Sauce Robert. I had not had Sauce Robert since the days of fondue in the 70’s. It was sssooooo good.
I will go back so that I can work my way through the menu Plus the wait staff was exceptional!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing place. I took my daughter their for Father Daughter dance. They made us feel so special, food and service was amazing. Thanks 211 for making it a memorable night!

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OT
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch and outstanding service. Really enjoyed everything with our work team.

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JE
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and as always delicious lunch. We were seated in a private circular room which was absolutely perfect for meeting with cousins and aunts. We were able to converse comfortably and enjoy ourselves.

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OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening to celebrate a special occasion. Entire experience was exceptional!

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OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful servers

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DM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect winter evening. Excellent all the way around.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

211 Clover is one of my favorite restaurants.
The entrees are diverse, the presentation is lovely and the food is delicious.
They have fresh flowers and tablecloths on their table in a county french atmosphere.
They have an experienced staff who aims to please the customer.
It’s quiet and you can linger without ever feeling rushed in or rushed out.
211 Clover has a separate bar area as well as a space for a larger group.
My mom and I have been dining there for years and we love to dine at 211 Clover as it’s a true dining pleasure.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas lunch with my two sisters and daughter. Everything was wonderful. We all had good food and fun time. Never rushed at all.

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L
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

211 was very hospitable and the ambience was top notch

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l
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Every morsel was delicious and the service was perfect!

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OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for my daughters birthday. Staff is stellar, very attentive. Food was terrific.

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c
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to enjoy a visit with friends. The food was all delicious and the service was excellent. We had a long leisurely dinner and were not rushed. Our server was attentive, but not intrusive. It was a perfect evening.

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GD
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!

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BM
Richmond
68 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect, from the service to the food. Soups are a must & the trout was the best we’ve had.

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j
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Food was good and the restaurant was beautiful. The menu was very small. We went on a Thursday night; I guess we were hoping for a more lively night with a few more choices. Nevertheless we had a great time but likely would not return unless things significantly changed.

The cheese plate and the salads were amazing. Get the goat cheese. The filet was very well done and the red snapper was just ok. I am used to the meat speaking for itself. This filet was covered in a soy sauce-based sauce. I did not like it. My wife only ate the interior half of it. The snapper was also covered in a white sauce. It was very good but again, I am used to the fish being good by itself not relying on a sauce. The grits with the snapper were ok and not very tasty.

This would be excellent for an intimate dinner. They need to up the game on the entrees. The service was impeccable and the staff were very accommodating.

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WO
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service

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WB
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I went to 211 Clover Lane to celebrate my 15th Anniversary with my wife. We left after being in the restaurant for nearly an hour without ordering our meal. We were sat without a wine or cocktail menu, and when we asked for them we were told the wine menu was no problem but there was no cocktail menu because the bartender was new. However, the table next to us asked for a cocktail menu and received one. The waitress servicing the tables around us seemed very attentive to their needs. We did receive drinks, a cocktail and a glass of wine, but we were finished with them and at the table for more than 45 minutes before our server came to ask if we wanted to order dinner. I told him I wanted the check for our drinks. When he came back he noticed we were unhappy and did offer to comp the drinks. I informed him that I ordered them, drank them, and intended to pay for them. We paid and left the table. I went to the host stand to ask to speak top a manager and was told there by our server that the manager had taken the night off, 'to go to the game.' He stated that it was just himself, one other server, the host, and the bartender working the front of the house that evening. Really...on a Friday night in Louisville this is all the staff you have? I then asked him his name since he never introduced himself at the table...and recommended he do that going forward in this type of restaurant. He was polite, but soft spoken and inexperienced. He then offered me a gift card, to which my reply was that I would not be coming back. He did give me the business card of the owner and another friend tagged the owner in a post where I briefly voiced my displeasure on Facebook. I expected to hear from the owner via Facebook or through the reservation information the restaurant had from my OpenTable reservation, but I heard nothing. Very disappointing that a restaurant of this supposed caliber cares this little about the clientele.

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JH
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious with generous portions. Not a place to be in a rush but one where you kinda slow down and take it easy and everything takes its time...in a good way though.

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CS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend was from Fort Wayne and I wanted to treat her to a really special lunch. I immediately thought of 211 Clover. It is good food and cozy atmosphere. Thank you for a great lunch. Cheryl

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GF
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Always perfect for lunch or dinner. Elegant but not stuffy. Food and service are always excellent.

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JP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Nice quiet atmosphere . Good service

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PG
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always appreciate 211 Clover Lane for a nice lunch in a quiet environment. Great service. Very nice selection of interesting food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very nice. We will be back for dinner

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KG
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we eat here, we are amazed at how unbelievably good the food is, and the best ambiance in town. The friendly staff is also very professional. It's our favorite restaurant in Louisville!

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EO
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a good dinner!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Visited for lunch. Lovely setting. Clean and crisp decor. Service was good. My Cobb salad was well, a Cobb salad. Personally, I did not care for the champagne dressing, but I enjoyed the overall experience.

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W
Louisville
41 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again, 211 Clover Lane provided excellent food with superb service. Each of us was delighted with our food. The special Watermelon Gazpacho soup was world class.

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SB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food in town - - consistently. It has a warm, comfortable atmosphere that is appropriate for family, dates, special events or business.

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F
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was delicious. Prices are a little high, but they serve you a decent amount of food for the entree, not a small “artistic” sized serving. We were celebrating an anniversary and they did not do anything extra or special for us as some other restaurants have done in the past. It wasn’t expected, but that is always a nice extra gesture when it happens. We would definitely return to eat here again.

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GC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

The server was sweet ,the food was good,but it was boiling hot in the place ,I couldn't enjoy my meal because of it.

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JP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The noise level was not a product of loud music - unfortunately now standard in most restaurants. It was a group of excessively loud women who drowned out the conversations of others. Otherwise it is a perfectly wonderful place to eat. Great food with a nice, usually quiet, ambiance.

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W
Louisville
41 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This may have been our most delightful meal ever. The food was PERFECT! Even the leftovers were remarkable. Jesse is one in a million for service and care. A special night with special people.

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RF
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Typically I visit for lunch but we decided to have a small Birthday Dinner there. The resturant seemed like they were short on staff that night or maybe they just staff less at night. Nevertheless, service was slow and the food was drowning in sauces. The salads were completely dripping in dressing. I forgot to order it on the side but ordering the Heirloom Tomato Salad who would have thought that would have happened. The trout, abet very tasty, was covered in butter and possibly oil. It was to be lightly sautéed and was swimming. It is difficult to eat healthy these days. I would think they would offer some lighter fare. My husband had the pasta the was dripping in oil. My son had the Pork Chop which he was pleased with. The Charcuterie board was also a wonderful surprise. I asked for the names of the cheeses but the waitress never returned with them.

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