About 211 Clover Lane Restaurant

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.

211 Clover Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday Brunch: 10:30am – 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Westport

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 896-9570

Website:
http://www.211cloverlane.com/

Parking Details:
A large private lot is adjacent to 211 Clover Lane.

Executive Chef:
Troy Schuster

Private Party Facilities:
211 Clover Lane offers semi-private space that can accommodate 15 to 20 guests.

Additional:
Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

211 Clover Lane Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (24)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Cozy (18)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Local Ingredients (15)
Romantic (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Good for a Date (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Authentic (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Business Meals (9)
Healthy (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Fun (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
People Watching (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a wonderful time. Our food was excellent. The entire evening was a little extra special thanks to Katie. She was just great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined 6 days ago

211 Clover Lane is my favorite Louisville restaurant.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This is without question one of the finest restaurants in Louisville!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Delightful in every wat

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We, and Louisville, are extremely fortunate to have 211 Clover. 211 is outstanding,
from the moment one is greeted for seating,
atmosphere is lovely, menu selection divine,
presentation delightful, meal spectacular and friendliness of staff is beyond wonderful.
We cannot express our true feelings about 211 Clover, the many wonderful times we enjoy, along with friends. We are grateful to the lovely gentleman who makes this possible for Louisville.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Healthy
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Terrific service, great food, interesting menu, great ambiance

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Absolutely wonderful!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Quiet , elegant - easy to park and never disappoints

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great food - only set back was they were out of quite a few menu items and it was only 8:30 p.m.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our party ordered three starters and four entrees. I sampled all the starters and three of the entrees and everything was superb

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always top notch
Creative menu
Staff always friendly and helpful
Lovely setting

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

wonderful can hear your table mates ecellent as always

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Best restaurant in Louisville by far.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Always reliable and classy in a relaxed sort of way. Well chosen & balanced menu items & excellently curated wine choices. Be it dinner, lunch or brunch - it’s hard to miss here - especially if you like a french or continental ambiance. The outdoor area is a great spot for eating or to just to view thru the windows from inside. This place is a delight in the very midst of St. Matthews but tucked into its own little world apart.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Had a wonderful time as always. Service was good and the
food was outstanding.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

211 has a great ambiance. the food is consistently delicious, especially the fresh trout. It has good wine list and plenty of cocktail choices. One of the nicest aspects of the restaurant is that it is quiet. You can actually hear the conversation at your table and there is plenty of distance between tables, and only a few tables in each room. Thus privacy and quiet are optimum which is rare these days as noise, loud music, and crammed together tables seem to be the fashion. I should also mention that the service is excellent as is the desert list. Definitely one of the very top restaurants in town.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 30, 2017

First time here, everything was awesome from the time we got there to the time we left. Food and Service was both amazing, Great place, great value, cozy and quiet enough for conversation but great vibe. I will make this a regular place to have a great meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 28, 2017

My family and I had a wonderful and the service was great

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 27, 2017

"211" never disappoints...my favorite is the Idaho trout...friends were quite impressed w/ restaurant and hoped to return soon.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Always god, dependable, good service and reasonable value.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 16, 2017

My husband & I were celebrating our 48 yr Anniversary. Made reservation 2 wks ago on Open Table. We arrived about 15 min early. We were seated @ the worst spot in the restaurant, very small table next to a wall! My fillet was rare instead of medium, my husband's meal was very salty. Katie was the best part of the experience! She didn't charge us for his meal. We were really disappointed! We like the restaurant, but this was the second time, celebrating an anniversary, that things went awry!!! Lunch time has been a better experience!

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

The food was incredible and the service was fantastic.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in Louisville! Beautiful, relaxing atmosphere, wonderful wine list and the food is so delicious and extremely consistent!!!! The service is also fantastic!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Lovely lunch! We were greeted promptly and seated quickly with a lovely window view. We tried the chicken salad and trout. Both were really good. This is a really lovely spot to meet friends. Service is very good and the food is excellent. This is worth your time and money.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Server Jesse was AWESOME! She was friendly, accommodating and exceeded our expectations. She is who made our visit worthwhile.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 26, 2017

As always, Andrew's hospitality is unmatched. Exceptional menu for varying tastes and impeccable service continue to make 211 Clover Lane a gem.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Lunch
My lunch Chicken dry
Salad soggy with dressing

Grilled cheese a heart attack of grease my 10 y/o
Sent it back

Replaced by fishy shrimp salad confirmed by me .. I would have sent it back but it was the second try.

My elderly mom are her trout without complaint

Peach dessert I got the bite with the pit .. Thank God I was now eating with caution

The service went something like may we have more water ? Our glasses were empty for quite a awhile .. May I have more coffee .. Long gone cold .. Do you serve bread ?

To another server .. Can we get the check from you ?

70.00 with tip I think

Seriously 211 could do a whole lot better

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Restaurant is consistently one of the better spots in town. Everything on the menu is done with fresh ingredients and great care. A farm to table restaurant that can compete with NYC, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco. Great atmosphere!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 9, 2017

A delight as always. The corn vichyssoise was a big hit. Service very good.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Outdoor area needs to be spruced up a little. Very attentive wait staff

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on August 5, 2017

211 is one of our go to's! It's always a wonderful meal and a great service. It's one of the only places you can have a conversation without yelling over music or chatter. When we're ready for a relaxing, tasty meal and long talks, 211 is our choice!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Our visit started with an encounter with less than polite server.
Food was mediocre and not worth the price.
Even the bread was provided as one small piece at a time and you have to ask for more.
The place was basically empty on a Saturday evening, which was a red flag.
Not to be repeated.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on July 22, 2017

My mother treated me to lunch @ 211 Clover Lane for my birthday! My daughter joined us! Wonderful day, special people, delicious food, & great service from Terry! Thank you!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Still the best kept secret in Louisville. Always fantastic. Andrew Smith continues to impress us with his seasonal menu items and charming ambience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2017

It's surprising to find such a unique and distinctive place in such an unlikely location - it's in a commercial area off of Westport Road but looks like it belongs in a pastoral setting in a quaint little town. I've only had lunch here a few times, but it's perfect for that! If you are looking for burgers and big sandwiches, this is not the place to go. Most of the lunch offerings are on the lighter size and the portions are not huge. Generally, the food is good but this time not everything was successful. My two sisters both ordered the vichyssoise, which was the soup of the day and would have been perfect for the 90 degrees weather. However, the soup was so watery and tasteless, both declined to eat it. When this was mentioned to our server he said he would tell the chef and removed the soups from the bill. One sister enjoyed the chicken salad immensely and my green salad with blackened shrimp, avocado and mango was very good. My other sister ordered the onion tart and commented that, not only was the portion quite small, but rather lacking in flavor. It really needed some herbs, cheese or something to improve the taste. As we were celebrating a birthday, we each ordered a dessert and the restaurant gave the birthday girl a complimentary slice of chocolate cake that was rich and decadent, but slightly dry. My creme brulee was lovely and the other sister's 'pot du chocolate' was creamy and fresh tasting. Overall, not an A+ meal, but certainly good enough to bring me back to 211 Clover Lane.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We had a late reservation at 9, which was available online. The kitchen closes at 10. We were given a table by ourselves in a side room, that was fine,I don't mind having an intimate setting.
The problem was there was no air back in that area. We all got extremely warm. The waitress was wonderful and eventually got us a small fan, which helped some. I get why they put us there we were going to close the restaurant and they wanted to prep the restaurant for the next day without distributing us. My complaint is don't' take a 9 o'clock reservation if the customer is going to feel slighted. This has always been one of my favorite restaurants in Lousiville and I probable will not return.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on July 14, 2017

211 Clover appears to be fading from what it once was. The restaurant's customers are loyal, but the business has not appealed to a newer generation. Very mature crowds at lunch. Service continues to be an issue. Insufficient staff = long wait times. In the past, I would overlook slow service as the food was excellent. Sad to say, lunch on Friday did not live up to past standards. The onion tart lacked any onion flavor and the vinaigrette on the greens lacked any acidic tones or seasoning. Might as well have just used straight olive oil.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 14, 2017

The table we were assigned< there was a three-some behind us. Thay got up and left, which I think we were too loud or we were too close to them anyway. I felt like we were sitting in their laps, so hard to have a quiet conversation. Otherwises I love 211, especially at a corner table.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 2, 2017

We found The Clover to be a very nice place tucked away off the road for a family Sunday Brunch. The food was excellent as we tried four different dishes each very tasty and good comfort. Our waitress accommodated us even to the extreme of trying to find a dish for our 18 yr old son could be satisfied with. The place was inviting and staff there was very helpful. My only complaint is the A.C. broke on one of the hottest Sunday afternoon to dine out however the staff accommodated us with fans that circulated a nice breeze.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Our food was great and our server terry gave us a good movie tip!

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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