211 Clover Lane Restaurant

4.7
505 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.
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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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
What 505 People Are Saying
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j
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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
5 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
9 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
38 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
38 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
4 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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LC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Lovely private room was perfect for my friends’ group. The only drawback was very slow service. It seemed that the restaurant was understaffed at busy lunch time.

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M
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service of a wonderful lunch! My third time there and I come from Lexington!

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L
Louisville
98 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother brought me here to celebrate my birthday! It’s our favorite restaurant. I usually get the trout, which is amazing! Terry made it a memorable day. Thank you.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and our clients had a lovely time.
Only complaint is we wish the chicken salad portion was slightly larger.

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JF
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great for a special night out. The menu is limited but everything is very fresh and very well prepared, with good variety. Service is excellent. Quiet, cozy dining rooms make you feel almost like you are in your own home.

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C
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is really delicious. It is quiet and comfortable. The service is always good. So, what is not to like?

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g
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were extremely happy with all aspects of this restaurant: ambiance, service, food, etc. I had the filet and my wife had the pork chop. Both were outstanding. Its clear why they are still in business all these years. It is a little hard to find but it worth the effort.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meet a friend who I’ve not seen in awhile & we were given a nice table by a window facing the outdoor dining area ( way to hot to sit outside ). I had their BLT which is fabulous, steps above traditional BLT’s, friend had 🥗, both were great! Nice wine list & craft cocktails 🍸. I’ve not dined for dinner yet but have no doubt it would be wonderful !

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LS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my mother-in-law here for lunch to celebrate her birthday. The food was fabulous. I had planned to order the salmon, but when I saw the Idaho trout being served to the table next us, I changed my mind. It was absolutely delicious! This is one of our favorite Louisville restaurants for a quiet, elegant and tasty dining experience.

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k
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

I realize the web site menus are not always accurate and are subject to Chang but the four of us had each picked a different entre we wanted to try. None of these options were available. Actually nothing on the menu excited me . We did have good service and the food was tasty and well presented but not what we expected.

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BH
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect -- food was delicious and beautifully presented, service was great and it was quiet enough that our group of six could talk.

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OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect favorite restaurant

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection!

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C
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

211 Clover Lane never disappoints! Such a great venue with creative menus and unparalleled service.

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L
Louisville
98 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating Father’s Day with my husband & daughter visiting from NY. Wonderful meal with excellent coffee! Service couldn’t have been better! Thank you! 🤗🤗🤗

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

211 Clover Lane is THE go-to restaurant or special occasions, and the chef and the staff never disappoint!

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OT
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual

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G
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food, service and environment. Unlike many restaurants today we were able to quietly speak to each other in conversational tones.

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UL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

party of four. cocktails, wine salads wonderful. one exception, beef tenderloin seasoned too salty

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AP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always good, have eaten there several times and it has always been excellent and they make great Sazaracs

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C
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite, 211 Clover Lane never disappoints. The service is unparalleled and the food consistently creative and delicious. Great location and lovely atmosphere.

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