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

Lobby Bar & Grill at the Brown Hotel

4.6
4.6
529 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

11:30 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.
  • Sunday Late Night Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Come enjoy a casual Sunday evening at the Lobby Bar, where we offer a wonderful but limited menu, which includes our famous Hot Brown, and other sandwiches, salads, and appetizers. Please note: At this time, we do not have a our full dinner menu available.

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What 529 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Louisville

    Contemporary American

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  1. PD

    PeterD

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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.
  2. HD

    HappyDiners

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.
  4. GB

    GloriaB

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful space and nice piano music. Wait staff very well trained. Nice experience.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. MW

    MaryW

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service, phenomenal food. LOVED their fries
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. DB

    DebbieB

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. 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!
  17. 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!
  18. 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.
  19. 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!
  20. I

    Indydiner

    Indiana

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 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 !
  21. 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!!!
  22. AH

    AimeeH

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Hot Brown was amazing!!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service and rich history in the Brown Hotel. We’ll be back
  24. M

    Mary

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite spots. Beautiful surroundings, variety but comfort menu, great service. Wonderful spot!
  25. MB

    MargieB

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    All enjoyed the meal and the Brown!
  26. JM

    JMercer

    Atlanta

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant in an iconic hotel with excellent food, drinks, and service!
  27. AR

    AndyR

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal in historic setting noise level is due to age and fact that it is all open to the lobby as well. Fodd and service was great.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in Louisville for a few days and had to stop in to try the Hot Brown and Derby Pie. The staff was great and the food was delicious. It is pricey but we knew that going in.
  29. 2

    25anniversary

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kris served us with perfection. Food was fantastic. Loved everything. Can’t wait to go back
  30. A

    Angel

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner! We went for our two years anniversary and they made it so special! They made us a cute complementary desert in the end! The atmosphere was amazing piano playing and an amazing historical place can’t go wrong! Have to try the hot brown when you are there it’s amazing!
  31. DC

    DonnaC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our week trip to Louisville started with a dinner at the Brown. We loved it so much we booked again on our last night. Fantastic!! A must visit.
  32. s

    stephazie

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    This place feels like a time capsule. I loved the live piano music and looking at the ornate architecture. The hot brown and derby pie were both fantastic!
  33. s

    scnyfamily

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous meal and drinks for a birthday celebration. Our server and all the staff were excellent and thoughtful touches made for a wonderful evening.
  34. C

    Cort

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful and delicious experience. We loved the ambiance, cheese plate, and the famous hot brown and derby pie.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday, hot brown was amazing! Excellent service, will be returning soon!
  36. f

    foodie

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience. Loved the historic look and feel of the hotel. The service was terrific from the very start to the very end. The prices are reasonable and the food was delicious.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place might feel pretentious and not welcoming at first based on the looks. It’s the exact opposite. Wait staff is friendly, welcoming and personable. Piano music played by a pianist in the background was a great addition to the experience. The hot brown was amazing and was better than expected. Get the smaller portion because the regular meal is too much for one person no matter how big of an appetite. This restaurant was everything promised and more.
  38. LD

    LostDeedee

    Naples

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining. Our servers Kris and Andrew were personable and knowledgeable. Thank you!
  39. DW

    DianeW

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very limited menu. Staff was exceptional. Bar selections were not consistent; same drink was sometimes very good and sometimes really not good.
  40. j

    jeotkl

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional! We stopped in to try the famous hot brown and it did not disappoint! The food was great and our waitress was kind and friendly. I would definitely recommend this place to others.

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 4.6 stars by 529 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 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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