Lobby Bar & Grill at the Brown Hotel

4.8
274 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 274 people are saying
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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mamagina
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such wonderful ambience and the service was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best wait staff!

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Robert
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ticking a longtime local tradition off your to-do list as a visitor is almost always a bit on the disappointing side, more a matter of obligation than anything else. In this case, it was an absolute delight. The ambience, the food, and particularly the excellent service, combined to make our dinner a joy from beginning to end. Come for the tradition, but stay for the experience of a great meal.

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CathyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 10 had an outstanding meal and service. The bar and dining areas are so beautiful and make you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipMaggie
Cincinnati
38 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a delicious lunch at the Brown Hotel. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. We ordered the Hot Brown and the BLT sandwiches which were very tasty. Can't wait to go back.

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MarkS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice and the food was excellent! The only complaint is that you have to make reservations and that there is no room service, if this is open.
The service was very good.

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DirkD
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best things we did in Louisville. Will be back on my next trip there.

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TheresaV
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipJamesB
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely room with high ceilings and old world charm. The server was great and provided lots of info on the food choices. I had the shrimp & grits which was excellent. The shrimp were plump and not overcooked with a hint of natural sweetness and served with a spicy sauce which was so good. One of the best I’ve ever had.

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Jenn
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobby Bar was nice and elegant. The hot brown was delicious and perfect amount of food. The old fashioned on the menu was also a really good old fashioned. And my server, Kris, was very attentive and helpful when deciding what to order. Definitely recommend!

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TrishaB
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hot brown is hot and absolutely delicious! Cocktails are very tasty also.

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tarac
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our server seemed a bit disinterested and was not attentive at all but I noticed the other servers helping other tables seemed different and much more helpful to their tables so it was probably just our server, rather than an issue with the restaurant.
Thankfully, the food quality made up for it.

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justaspoonfulofmeg
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was outstanding. Romantic atmosphere with darker settings, candlelight and live piano music! Will return soon!

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LisaK
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Brown did not disappoint. It certainly lived up to expectations.

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Lindsay
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks, service and atmosphere were all wonderful. The hotel dining areas are beautiful, plus there was live piano music which was an added bonus. The staff here is extremely friendly and accommodating.

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Mark
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Overpriced. Gorgeous architecture and excellent service. Piano is a bit loud for the space. Menu does not live up to the prices.

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susanv
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Would definitely go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have ask for a better experience. Everything was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening. A few bourbon cocktails, shared a Hot Brown, and saved from for dessert! Service was excellent, drinks rocks and the food was even better than we expected!

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DebraK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hotel/restaurant was recommended to us by a friend who grew up in Louisville. She told us that we HAD to have The Hot Brown. It was definitely worth it!! We can't wait to return.

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vipUnclemaude
Dallas
49 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Hot Brown is a must-have when in Louisville, and the Derby Pie is too! The ambiance is wonderful and elegant! My kind of dining!!!!

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SheliaC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Great to feel like everyone was happy to be there. Everyone seemed to have a genuine caring smile and attitude. It was a great experience.

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MollyT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A spectacular find! Absolutely wonderful food, drinks, and ambiance! The “Hot Brown” is out of this world!

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SueM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ordered the Hot Brown and Derby Pie. We were not disappointed.

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Kiersten
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, beautiful music, and the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous from the service to the food!!!!

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The iconic hot brown was delicious. The cocktails were top notch. Our waiter was very professional.

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JanetC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Fantastic staff and they had a great atmosphere . Went for the Hot Brown and it was ok glad to have the experience . Next time I would try something different. The dessert was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

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DonM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hot brown is legendary for a reason! Also don't miss out on the derby pie!!

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StaceyK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone from the hostess to the waitress was very nice and polite. The food and service were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and cocktails. Very friendly and attentive staff. Classy atmosphere. Recommend the hot brown and derby pie.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the original Hot Brown and it didn’t disappoint. The service, however, was even more exceptional. I would highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wouldn’t change a thing. As, Grandma (1944) was our guest of honor & it was everything she wanted!

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vip50th
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hotspot is beautiful and full of history. The service was top notch! The “Hot Brown” was as delicious as they say! The Derby Pie was amazing! Remarkable dining experience.

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vipFlawLESS
Indiana
74 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful lunch. Impeccable service, Hot Brown was great but huge, the salmon added to the salad with the pear, cherries, and pecans was the star. Whoever is on the fish/meat station is classically trained, the salmon had the perfectly crisp top you get from leaving it down in a buttery pan for the ideal amount of time without moving it, and then flipping. I love it when chefs get fish right, and this was it! Major props. Some hotel meals are an afterthought, especially at lunch, but not here. Fine dining early.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a pleasant solo lunch. The service was exceptional. Patrick even showed me the rooftop.

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Vogelindsay
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To say "outstanding" is an under-statement! Everything about our experience was perfect and remarkable! We went for our 5th anniversary dinner while we visited Louisville. The staff made it so special! They were gracious, friendly, funny, personable and truly enhanced the experience. The food was DIVINE! We will be going back, for sure, and I would highly recommend anyone considering eating here to go!

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vipCarlosY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always a great place to visit. The food is always excellent and first rate service.

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NancyL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered a Hot Brown and my sister said it was one of the best things she has ever eaten. It was yummy and just like I remembered it from 5 years ago. Beautiful hotel, beautiful lobby. Wish we could have stayed there, but it was all booked with a convention.

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 274 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.