211 Clover Lane Restaurant

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603 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 10:30am – 2:30pm
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Phone number
(502) 896-9570
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Troy Schuster
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Private party facilities
211 Clover Lane offers semi-private space that can accommodate 15 to 20 guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Westport
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Parking details
A large private lot is adjacent to 211 Clover Lane.
Additional
Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.5
service
4.6
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Chicago
191 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Our server was so nice and professional. Had drink in bar with bartender James and he is the best! Food delicious I had the shrimp and grits. Wed night is 1/2 price bottles of wine!

MO
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was very good but service was bad. They had a large group and our server was in the other room most of the time. We were served by the young man in charge of refreshing water and serving bread. Had to ask when our appetizer was going to arrive.

OT
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

211 clover lane never disappoints.

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

Everything about the evening was wonderful. Only issue is that my second glass of white wine was room temperature but waitress resolved it by chilling bottle in ice bath and returning with proper temp wine a bit later.

f
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Delicious halibut and filet mignon, potato leek soup, and pot de creme. Average to poor service (not knowledgeable about wine or menu).

IA
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We stood for nearly ten minutes before being greeted/seated. After that overall the service was fairly slow, though decent and polite. The food was also excellent though portions seemed small for the price. I would recommend giving this place a shot, but not to have too high of expectations

SZ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server made a minor mistake on our order. He apologized profusely. The restaurant comped our drinks and gave us a gift certificate for our next visit. He did this even though we told him it was no big deal and we requested nothing. What great customer service. Will definitely be back. Food was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

I so much looked forward to a visit to Clover Lane. I recommended it to a group of gal friends as a place to enjoy a girl's day lunch experience after it was highly recommended by a friend. We were however, terribly disappointed with our meal and service. Please see the events leading to our disappointment.
1. We expressed a desire to eat outside but were told the flies would be a problem. We later saw white table cloths put out for other diners.
2. A friend asked for water no lemon. It was replaced with a plain glass of water no ice.
3. Two of 2 bacon sandwiches had burned crust. One was sent back and the replacement was acceptable.
4. Two Chicken Salad plates were clearly of different portions (one very generous, one very skimpy) amounts. When they were sent back to the kitchen a person from the kitchen brought them back and said they were the same (in a gruff manner). No change was made to the portions.
5. When asked about the soup of the day on the menu they said they had no soup (this was at 11;30 a.m.)
6. I had asked if a salad dressing came with the salad greens. The young lady said she would check on that but never came back with any.

As you can imagine I could never recommend Clover Lane to anyone.

SS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Server seemed overwhelmed, we waited too long. Expected larger slice of pie for $10.

JM
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - great times never anything to complain about

CM
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome once again!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for a birthday and they couldn’t have been more accommodating. Very eager to please, food was exceptional, wine was great - they ensured I was happy with my selection. Will definitely make this a regular visit!

EM
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a very nice time as usual. Service not up to their usual standard. A woman brought in a 5 or 6
year old child who was very very disruptive to everyone some guests even asked to be moved. No
place for a child for evening meal.

LR
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is the best. Been going her for over 20 years and it never disappoints. Fabulous service, ambiance and food. The bar is also fantastic, and Kevin, the bartender, is a divine alchemist!! Wonderful select of wines and spirits. Enjoyed an awesome bourbon tasting!

m
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was closed with no warning.. had planned class reunion

OT
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great experience. Took my 3 boys to dinner and had 3 incredible filets! This place has so much class and is a hidden treasure.

O
Orlando
23 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The service when we first arrived was suspect - no one at the front desk - and then when seated, a long wait for attention - water, menu, drink order, etc. - the bread serving was cold and old. Another wait person became involved and turned it all around - everything went fine from there on. Food was fantastic and the remainder of the meal was uneventful ...did get comped for the coffee......
Will definitely return.

CM
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Restaurant in Louisville! Katie makes it even better👍🏼😍

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k
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good but the service and ambience is great. Perfect place to meet friends and be able to talk

b
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food and beverages. The Halibut was fantastic and our friends who each had the steak offerings were very happy.
Our service was a bit slow though we were seated as soon as the restaurant opened. Our server was extremely pleasant however.
Other than that, Mr. Smith has a wonderful establishment.

SB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

What a disappointment! I've been eating here occasionally for years but I watched it go down and it's now hit a new low.

I took a friend for lunch today to celebrate her birthday - this has been a favorite restaurant of hers for years and she used to eat here often. Not only was the serving abysmal, but the food was very poor. We both ordered the trout, thinking we'd have our "big meal" at lunch and something light for dinner tonight at home. I've had this before, but this time it was awful. The fish was "fishy", it was oily, there were no lemon slices under it as their usually are, no lemon was served on the side, and it was tasteless except for that awful oily taste which will linger for hours.

One small stale piece of french bread was give to each of us. No dipping oil or butter was served. We asked for butter (when we could finally get the attention of the long-time waiter who appeared would have preferred being anywhere on earth than working that day). We finally got the butter after a 5 minute wait. The restaurant was nearly empty but there was a private party in the party room, so all their wait staff wass there.

We order the creme brûlée for dessert and the waiter did not bring my friend a spoon - she had to eat it with her fork as we could not get his attention.

Andrew (the owner) used to take such pride in this restaurant and it was well-deserved. I never see him there anymore and it always appears as if no one is in charge.

It was an expensive lunch and such poor quality. We will be looking for a new place to have our regular lunches. I will not go back.

K
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

211 was the perfect choice for an Anniversary celebration; diamond service!

D
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite server did her usual great job even over the power was out!

JR
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly and helpful staff and the food was amazing. We will definitely return.

L
Louisville
113 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom treated me to my birthday on Sunday. As always, the trout was delicious! Terry makes it even more special! Thank you for a memorable day! 😊

HS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic!!

Every year we visit 211 for our anniversary, and every year we are thrilled that we do!

B
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I grew up in Louisville and was celebrating lunch with friends and family. 211 Clover was my pick! Food, ambiance, and service top notch! One suggestion is to have better stock of wine they were out of 3 types we ordered as well as the soup or the day.

MC
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Halibut and Fried Green Tomatoes are excellent!

M
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived 10 minutes early. Upon arrival we said we knew we were early and we would wait in the lounge for our reservations time and the rest of our party. The maître d’ acted like he did know anyone had reservations. Oh he was our waiter also. The restaurant had a very musty smell. Once were seated ourselves a young man put one slice of stale bread on each person plate. Never to return. The waiter came in to take our order and announced “we have no soup today”, his announcement was very abrupt. I ordered the Salmon, it was very dry. I notice they had forgot the sauce. The waiter said they didn’t have it, asked if he could suggest a different sauce because the salmon was so dry. He brought a mustard vinegar something that was terrible and finally the sauce they put on the trout. One of the other ladies had the chicken that was dry also. One the chicken salad and the spring mix tasted old. The other two had the trout but left still hungry. The only nice thing was the small room with a round table and we were able to have nice conversation. I live in Michigan and was visiting family in Louisville. My cousin suggested this place so I am sure this is not your normal service or food. We were very disappointed.

R
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with friends, her birthday. Great wine great food and great service. Had a real good time.

TB
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, 211 Clover Lane was fabulous! Service is outstanding and the food delicious! My go to restaurant for a great meal and dining experience.

LK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I miss the Chocolate Brulee. I want it back!!! My sister and I come there every month or more, and we miss the C. Brulee.

R
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a 6 PM reservation and were looking forward to our first time at the restaurant. Over all the visit was good not great. Service was ahead of the food. Really didn’t think the food matched the price. The carpet and paint needed touching up. My entree was good . Mushroom sauce with a tubular pasta just right for the sauce to cling to. Bread was good but instead of giving a slice I’d expect a basket on the table. Salad was great. Desert was a piece of almond cake that the edges were stale. We had two scoops of a what was supposed to be a fresh peach ice cream that really had the taste of vanilla. A few adjustments and the restaurant could be great.

OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

211 Clover Lane is located in a somewhat scruffy area adjacent to an active railroad track but the atmosphere of the restaurant is quiet and elegant. Food and service are first class, as is reflected in the price, which is still a bargain by international standards.

R
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Outstanding service. Beautiful surroundings. Louisville at its best, and a St. Matthews neighborhood charmer. Popular with the neighborhood.

S
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Poor service, very limited salad dressings (2)

L
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite places and, as usual, the food was wonderful. I had the trout which was beautifully prepared with just the right amount of crispness. The service was impeccable without being intrusive. Our table was in front of french doors overlooking the garden, adding to the ambience. Wines are reasonally priced in comparison with other restaurants. Thumbs up to the staff for another great evening.

C
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food and service. Great staff. Half-priced wine night is our go-to.

E
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for quiet conversation in an elegant setting with excellent food.

MB
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

211 Clover Lane is one of our favorite Louisville restaurants. The food and service is consistently good. It’s also a great place to go if you want a quiet atmosphere.

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