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Lobby Bar & Grill at the Brown Hotel, Louisville, KY

Lobby Bar & Grill at the Brown Hotel

4.7
4.7
547 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Come enjoy the historic lobby of The Brown Hotel in our Lobby Bar and Grill. Contemporary cuisine meets historic opulence at The Brown Hotel’s spectacularly beautiful, and classic lobby setting. A popular spot for the next generation of Louisville merrymakers, this glamorous, gilded space balances its history with modern touches and sophisticated tastes. Our menu includes a mix of classic and contemporary dishes, but our signature Hot Brown is rated as Kentucky's most popular dish. Enjoy our Hot Brown, and other signature items with a classic Old Fashion. Our bar features well-crafted cocktails and an highly rated bourbon menu. Finish your experience with Louisville's original dessert, the Derby pie.

Reservations are for the Lobby Bar and Grill. Currently, the English Grill is not open, nor accepting reservations.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 583-1234

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Cross street

    Parking: Paid Self Parking in the connected, city garage. Valet Available

  • Parking details

    Self Parking in the connected, city garage. Valet parking available by the Brown Hotel staff.

  • Public transit

    On the corner of 4th and Broadway.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Late Night Menu

    Multiple dates available
    After 9 pm, we offer a wonderful late-night menu of our favorite bar-driven items.

Popular dishes

What 547 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Contemporary American

  • Louisville

    Contemporary American

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  1. SE

    ScottE

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific staff. Great venue and service. Hot Brown a classic. Hope to return.
  2. CT

    CharlesT

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Great Bar
  3. PH

    PH13

    Portland

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding ambiance, food was great and the service was good. Beautiful historic hotel.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family vacay.. beautiful historical building. Ceilings and decor restored beautifully and the food was great!
  5. TD

    TDKemp

    Atlanta

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was great and enjoyed the wait staff. Food to table took a bit longer than anticipated. Definitely will come back.
  6. EP

    EvaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Special birthday dinner & we enjoyed the experience
  7. r

    riri

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved the experience. Service was ok but food was amazing. Of course had the Hot Brown and Derby Pie. 3 of us split one large Hot Brown. Pianist was talented and entertaining. Great to walk some calories off after around the hotel soaking up the rich history.
  8. VA

    VANNESSAD

    Springfield

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacationing in Louisville— Dined at the Brown with our Besties!
  9. P

    Paul

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely a wonderful dining experience. Service was 5 Star!!
  10. RK

    RKVille1

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and food. You can't go wrong with the Hot Brown! The rest of the menu has been elevated as well.
  11. T

    Tammy

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Traveling thru and heard about the Hot Brown. It was delicious as well as the Derby Pie.
  12. LA

    LeslieA

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was good Service was fine Hotel is gorgeous
  13. f

    frederickf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our servers, Andrew and Harold were excellent. We actually remembered Harold from our last visit. Andrew offered an excellent review of the drink menu with us. Harold spoke with us when my husband talked to him about sports in Louisville. Both gentlemen are very well versed in their jobs. Good training comes from above. Thank you Yaser, we remember you also from years back in the English Grill. The Brown is tops!
  14. FF

    FlaFoodie

    Cincinnati

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Original Hot Brown is worth the trip snd the Derby Pie is another ivonic must-have. The Brown Hotel is a lovely historic place to visit.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting... Lovely piano music!!
  16. M

    Mallory

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the meal and our service. The piano player was outstanding. We are still thinking about that hot brown! We will come back the next time we are in town, for sure!
  17. ME

    MEganS

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and the food was exceptionally delicious. We got their famous hot brown dish which did not disappoint. Their menu was full of great choices. I wish I would’ve been able to try them all!
  18. JH

    JohnH

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The surroundings are elegant, and the ambiance was welcoming and warm, with some nice live piano background music. The liquor list was extensive, particularly for bourbon, and while the menu wasn’t as long, it had a good variety of choices. The food was great, and the service was equally up to their high standard. Very glad we went!
  19. PD

    PeterD

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Caesar is a truly classic Caesar. The burger and steak frites were both very good. The Bourbon barrel fries taste like the best bbq potato chips you ever had.
  20. HD

    HappyDiners

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service are excellent, recommend the Hot Brown
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service from Grace and Harold. The hotel is beautiful and the food was the best that I have had in a long time. My husband and I shared the Farmers market salad and the Hot Brown. My son had the steak frites and my daughter had mac and cheese. We DEVOURED the Derby pie too fast to get a picture. So glad that we ate here and we hope to be back for a hotel stay as well.
  22. GB

    GloriaB

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful space and nice piano music. Wait staff very well trained. Nice experience.
  23. NR

    NancyR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous!!! Wild highly recommend. Jamal was an outstanding waiter
  24. L

    Liza

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I went full tourist with this meal. I'm not sure I'll ever seek out a hot brown again (too much gravy for the quantity of turkey), but the derby pie and bourbon cream cocktail were excellent. And the pianist playing what I am pretty sure a majority of the other clientele in the elegant interior would not have recognized as Metallica and Linkin Park just made the experience.
  25. MW

    MaryW

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service, phenomenal food. LOVED their fries
  26. GB

    GBAK

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Hadn't been there in five years and all aspects of the restaurant had fallen substantially-I will not return
  27. c

    ccubed

    Nashville

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Robert Elmore was our server and was wonderful! The beautiful interior and food did not disappoint.
  28. MS

    MonicaSokolik

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There’s something magical about The Brown. We love sitting in the lobby enjoying dinner with out of towners and locals who enjoy the downtown hotel gem.
  29. s

    sencar

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an overall great experience. Great food, great service in a warm dining environment. I highly recommend.
  30. MW

    MarkW

    Columbus

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kris did a great job taking care of us for our first visit. Food was exceptional but the service and ambiance took this visit over the top.
  31. DB

    DebbieB

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hotel & lobby bar was beautiful. Our server and all the service we had was fantastic. The food is absolutely amazing!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great environment: classic hotel with piano playing in background.
  34. AG

    AllaG

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very traditional meal in a beautiful historic hotel. Pricey, but not insane. Moderate portions, but well prepared dishes. The pianist was amazing!
  35. F

    randallF

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Justin (Y.B.) made our 20th wedding anniversary a very special occasion. He was very interactive with our dining experience not to mention the delicious dishes he prepared.The manager also checked on us to make sure everything was grand. Service was excellent as well. Highly recommend. Awesome dinner and evening!
  36. BD

    BastaDomani

    Cleveland

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Andrew made it special. We will be back for a full meal next time. Drinks, Ali Smash and a Brown Manhattan. The smash was better. A couple of apps and a hot brown. The piano player was a nice touch. I hope the next generation sees some value in these iconic spots rich with history.
  37. F

    Flamingo

    Chicago

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience! The setting is so lovely, the service was great and the food was amazing!! Had my first "Hot Brown" - but it won't be my last!
  38. I

    Indydiner

    Indiana

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and family gathered to celebrate 40 years of love and friendship. The Restaurant and hotel was a perfect place to celebrate!! I think the staff was amazing and so fantastic especially Our waiter !
  39. JM

    JackiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Andrew was awesome! He even took time to take several photos of us after our meal. We had mint juleps, Father's Salad, bourbon barrel fries, the Hot Brown, and Derby Pie. It was all delicious!!!
  40. AH

    AimeeH

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Hot Brown was amazing!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Lobby Bar & Grill at the Brown Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 547 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Lobby Bar & Grill at the Brown Hotel

335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Parking: Paid Self Parking in the connected, city garage. Valet Available

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Louisville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Self Parking in the connected, city garage. Valet parking available by the Brown Hotel staff.

  • Public transit

    On the corner of 4th and Broadway.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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