Lobby Bar & Grill at the Brown Hotel

4.8
135 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Contemporary classic meets Old World opulence at The Brown Hotel’s spectacularly beautiful and surprisingly unstuffy Lobby Bar. A popular spot for the next generation of Louisville merrymakers, this glamorous, gilded space balances its history with modern touches and sophisticated tastes. Ever attune to the dining desires of its clientele, patrons can enjoy the English Grill menu items from the comfort of the Lobby Bar. Indulge in classic comfort food and kick back with a hand-crafted cocktail. Our Signature Hot Brown and Derby Pie pair perfectly with our hand selected bourbon flight.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 135 people are saying
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vipBarbaraC
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at the Brown Hotel is excellent in all areas! We like the Hot Browns so much we ate in the Lobby Bar & Grill twice! Knowledgable servers were smooth and friendly. Terrific food, especially the Hot Browns and the fries!

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DeannaG
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed suggestions and attentive wait staff. Very friendly. Food was fantastic.

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AngelaB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Hot Brown perfection!!! The Old Fashion was on point!! Great service, love the atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of town friends

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dddd
New England
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rob, Harold and the entire staff were excellent. SO happy we ate there

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit to Louisville

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vipDANL
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, ELEGANT DINING, CLASSIC MENU...A MUST FOR FOODIES IN LOUISVILLE. HOT BROWN AND SHRIMP AND GRITS.

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KimB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing! Food great! It was a lovely afternoon.

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vipMary
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a very good Easter brunch! Our server was fun to talk to and very attentive.
Could make the brunch an annual event!

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PatrickH
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I can not fairly say one way or another IF I would recommend. The short ribs had no flavor. The carrot cake was wonderful and the appearance and presentation was great!

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brucab
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a short late dinner there in a beautiful setting. I would return there

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We went to the lobby bar because I heard they make the best mint julep In Louisville. I never had a mint julep and assumed it was a froufrou drink. It’s not; I learned that it’s pretty much all bourbon with a little sugar-water and mint leaves. It was good but I didn’t know what to compare it to as I staggered back to the hotel.
The ambience was classy but the staff didn’t judge us for being dressed like tourists.
The food was alright. They had kids food (chicken tenders). The ambience and Regina the server more than compensated.

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KellyS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable experience, especially during COVID. Very safe and the food was great!

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ScottC
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was very good. Service was good. We had the hot brown and was not disappointed. Ambiance was the best. You can't find this setting just any where. Drinks were top notch. We loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Sam, was fantastic. He anticipated our every need and took great care of us. The manager, Chris, was personable and checked on us throughout our meal. We were celebrating a birthday, and they surprised the birthday girl with a flaming dessert and extra attention. Thank you for making our afternoon at The Brown one we won’t forget.

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MHOK
Tulsa
20 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hot browns! What else can I say? We had a Sunday morning brunch reservation and we were seated immediately. Service was great, the food was exceptional. We did have a long wait to get our food but other than that we enjoyed the visit and the experience.

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LaurenG
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was the best part of our trip to Louisville. Troy took excellent care of us, Elbert was a phenomenal waiter, and Harold and Jamal were helpful and on their game the entire night. The food was perfect, and the drinks were just right. If we’re ever in Louisville again, we will certainly be stopping at The Brown.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Loved the hot brown and the cocktails were spot on! Our table was by the hostess stand and felt wayyy too close for comfort with Covid restrictions.. Most importantly, despite being an easy and friendly group of 4, our waitress was a grump and didn’t even TRY to check in/make suggestions despite being asked. Including “well I don’t like bourbon so I can’t help you” when asked about a few cocktails on the menu. Called the manager later that day and he didn’t seemed too concerned about the poor experience

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful hotel. Outstanding service. My husband and I had breakfast during our stay. It was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If youre visiting louisville definitely need to try, everything from the drinks and the french fries to the signature hot brown was delicious!

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vipLuvRam
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The staff was great! They are doing an amazing job during this tough time. I wouldn’t hesitate to go back.

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Cameron
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a spot. You have to order the hot brown. Servers are top class.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best waiter ever!! Jamal is AMAZINGGG he made our experience so much better. Great recommendations, fantastic food.

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Patrick
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice experience, the service could have been more attentive for the price and the portions left much to be desired. Especially the scallops. They should have it listed as an appetizer based on the portion size. It was $35 and you only get 4 scallops. The restaurant and hotel are beautiful and the ambiance is unmatched!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here for our 21st wedding anniversary. My only regret is not staying at the hotel while we were here. The food was beyond amazing and the staff and ambience were perfect. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Lobby Bar & Grill at the Brown Hotel
Responded on March 15, 2021

Dear Guest, Pleased to have you with us for your all important 21st! Always great to see “amazing” and “perfect.” Please let me know when your plans next bring you our way and I will reserve a nice room and ensure we meet all your expectations. Hope to have you back for your 22nd. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager

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KathrynS
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely enjoyed my experience. First time there and will definitely go back back again. Met up with some friends from out of town and they had an excellent time also.

Lobby Bar & Grill at the Brown Hotel
Responded on March 15, 2021

Dear Kathryn, Delighted to see you and friends had a great experience. Please let me know when your plans next bring you our way and I will reserve a nice table and ensure we meet all your expectations once again. Hope to have you back with us again soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager

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KevinB
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We caught up with friends over dinner in the lobby bar on a recent Friday evening. The hotel is practicing distancing and masking for COVID. The normally beautiful bar was not stocked (the bar service came from another bar.) And the menu was limited. Service started a little slow but once we had our server’s attention, he was excellent. I wish I remembered his name. His tag said he was from NYC. He took photos of our group and was warm and friendly. We never waited for drinks and the food was fabulous. Our table ordered the Caesar salad, salmon and scallop entrees followed by the chocolate strip tease dessert. Not one of us was disappointed, and the dessert was a show stopper. I highly recommend this place! We will definitely be back.

Lobby Bar & Grill at the Brown Hotel
Responded on March 15, 2021

Dear Guest, Pleased to have you with us for your all important 21st! Always great to see “amazing” and “perfect.” Please let me know when your plans next bring you our way and I will reserve a nice room and ensure we meet all your expectations. Hope to have you back for your 22nd. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager

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Seantizzle
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience with good food and service by our waiter Rob who made it that much more enjoyable.

Lobby Bar & Grill at the Brown Hotel
Responded on March 15, 2021

Dear Sean, Many thanks for the 5 stars and the great comments on Rob, who does a wonderful job for us. Please contact me when you next plan to visit and I will block a nice room and ensure you have Rob once again. I do hope you’ll return soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager

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JerryW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We have frequented the Brown for many years, as it is always a relaxing way to turn back time for a couple of hours, to some semblance of the way life should be. The food, service and surroundings are simply wonderful!

Lobby Bar & Grill at the Brown Hotel
Responded on March 15, 2021

Dear Jerry, Delighted to see that you have visited us for many years. Always great to read – simply wonderful! Please let me know when your plans next bring you our way and I will reserve a nice table and ensure we meet all your expectations once again. Hope to have you back with us again soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager

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KellyW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Hot Brown-very good-they even allowed us to split it as it is a large item. Drinks were good as well. Very welcoming staff and waiter shared some interesting stories of the area and hotel. Would have liked to have more historical info available-like a pamphlet or something.

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Danny
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the Hot Brown...................................

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JenniferF
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to The Brown during our visit to Louisville to have a Hot Brown. It was delicious and service was attentive.

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JeffreyW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a unique experience to have a drink and a meal in such an elegant setting. The service and food quality are excellent, with the famous Hot Brown never disappointing. On this visit, we were struck by how delicious the coffee was, both in the evening meal and that came with room service the next morning.

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vipJoeF
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brown is such a classy old place, and even now the Lobby was well-appointed. Limited menu but excellent preparation. Very good cocktails and wine list. Troy and his helpers do a FIRST RATE job. Worth going even if you're not staying there.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible

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LisaV
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, historical spot. Recommend the Hot Brown with a Kentucky mule.

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Sarahm
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were traveling and it was the hotel dining room. We wanted a place that adhered to the Covid guidelines and the Brown Hotel Lobby Bar & Grill did an excellent job.

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Total excellent evening, excellent service, food and ambiance, will be back.

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LabeatS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

To expensive for the food u served
300$ dinner ..

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ChrisC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine Dining at its... Finest... Great Food and Service.

FAQs

Lobby Bar & Grill at the Brown Hotel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 583-1234.

Lobby Bar & Grill at the Brown Hotel is rated 4.8 stars by 135 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.