The English Grill at Brown Hotel

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901 reviews
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A Louisville landmark since 1923, with English Renaissance architecture and Southern grace. The English Grill is the Brown Hotel's AAA Four Diamond signature dining room serving American cuisine with seasonal and regional influences.



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We are offering a bountiful buffet seating times from 11a till 4p -- the cost for the buffet is $71

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

great service food was good history was rich fillet was a little tasteless but could have been a cultural difference

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KC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, attentive service and a beautiful setting. The hot brown is to die for!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! The best duck I've ever had and the Hot Brown is a must have in Louisville!

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T
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first meal here and we very much enjoyed everything.

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RV
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful room. Good was wonderful my whole group had a wonderful experience.

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M
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

English Grill is the last of the fine real Kentucky cuisine. Old world beautiful restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely best meal in Louisville!!!!

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MD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant lived up to its reputation in all ways. The food was delicious, the wait staff outstanding, and the ambiance perfect for a special evening. It was quiet enough to easily carry on conversation with our table mates, and the spacing of the tables ensured privacy from other diners.

I had the hot brown, which far exceeded my expectations based on other restaurants’ preparation of the same dish—there was no comparison! My son had the duck, his first outside Beijing Duck on a trip to China, and he thought it was delicious. He also said the Brussels sprouts with which it was served were cooked and seasoned perfectly. My daughter-in-law ordered the braised pork shank, and declared it the best thing she’d ever eaten! Finally, my 15-year-old daughter, for whom the entire weekend was planned, had the Verlasso Salmon and ate every bite with relish, including the side vegetables and legumes.

The meal was in celebration of my daughter’s adoption day (we call it her Gotcha’Day) and I had indicated that fact on my reservation. We were overwhelmed when Brad appeared with a bottle of sparkling apple juice, compliments of the chef, in honor of the occasion; and as he filled my daughter’s glass, he told her the chef would also be sending out a special dessert at the end of the meal for the perfect ending to her celebratory dinner. He made her feel very special, which meant the world to all of us at the table. She was delighted when the Chocolate Striptease arrived and our waiter, Kelly, set ablaze the center of the chocolate cup, and it melted evenly over the top of the cake, each side falling away in a manner truly reminiscent of someone taking off items of clothing. This was all presented in a decorous manner, appropriate for a 15-year-old girl.

Our waiter, Kelly, was wonderful. Very attentive to our every need and delighting us with stories of the restaurant’s colorful history. We couldn’t have asked for better service. Our experience was perfect!

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AB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four old friends gathering for a marvelous dinner and superb service. We will be back later this year to celebrate our friendship again.

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KG
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience at dinner! Enjoyed the original Hot Brown

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j
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The English Grill is an amazing restaurant experience. From George who greets you and all the wonderful waiters it can not be beat. We have never been treated more graciously. The food was exquisite!! A must for anyone wanting the best service and food ever. They go above and beyond to please you!!

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BM
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great, historic place to have an incredible meal. You have to arrive early to enjoy a drink or cocktail in the lobby bar. It has a nice feel to it and fine selection of wines and spirits - some very rare liquors. Dinner is fantastic and the service was outstanding.

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JP
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Waiter very good. Server Harold was great. Food fairly priced.

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OT
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was great! Beautiful restaurant packed with history, wonderfully attentive staff, and spectacular food. We each ordered a hot brown, seeing as it was invented here, and underestimated the portion size quite a bit. Very large servings, and overall a wonderful time!

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RG
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The only place in Louisville to get an authentic Hot Brown. Beautiful dining room. Informative and courteous staff.

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D
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

THE Hot Brown was worth a trip from North Carolina, however the waiter, Kelly, made the dining so much fun. The staff is par excellence.

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D
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High school reunion

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A
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive and delightful staff, delicious and beautifully prepared food.

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OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall excellent!

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MF
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was not crowded. Sommelier knew his information. Meal was cooked perfectly.

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JL
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were reliving a time five years ago, when we ate here and thought it was one of the best restaurants we had ever eaten at. You didn’t disappoint, a wonderful meal with wonderful service. Thank you!

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SS
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like classy atmosphere, outstanding service and fabulous food you will enjoy the English Grill!

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GH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A magic evening start to finish! The service was just over the top fabulous. Everything was beautifully prepared, fromthe amazing appetizer, the tableside Caesar salad, the entre, and the incredible flaming chocolate striptease dessert. The whole experience was beautiful, memorable, flavorful, and magic. Thank you!

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LC
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the food, the ambience and the service was outstanding, We had the Caesar salad, duck and Hot Brown, delicious! What a wonderful restaurant and the price was reasonable. We can’t wait to go back!

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B
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Best service ever but the food was very salty
Caesar salad was too mustardy and too sharp but they did replace it
Dessert and coffee delicious.

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MT
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a delicious meal at the English Grill! Two of us ordered the filet, and the other two ordered the scallops special, which was done to perfection. We also ordered the caesar salad which was made table-side and absolutely delicious! The star of the meal was the Derby Pie, which was sinfully good - don't miss it! Everything was outstanding. We highly recommend the English Grill.
The bar in the lobby has a pianist playing which is fun to catch on your way in or out.

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MC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We saved this as our final night dinner in Louisville. Wish we had gone sooner as we'd have dined there twice. Everything was above our expectations

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PG
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our second time back in 8 months, and it was just as memorable and excellent as we remember. Troy Richie and his staff do an outstanding job making the evening into beautiful and memorable event. The food is incredible, and staff is both inviting and eager to make the evening fun. We will definitely be back.

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A
Indiana
43 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional dining experience in all aspects. The menu choices were excellent and the service was impeccable. I couldn't have asked for a more special evening.

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MC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at the English Grill. Jamal and Harold did a greet job taking care of us. The food was excellent. First time having A Hot Brown and Mint Julep and I would definitely recommend. The restaurant is beautiful and so very relaxing. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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SB
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed Emerald and Harold, most of all.
I had the scallops which were just ok. My wife had the fillet and I sampled a bite. It was very good.
We were in a bit of a hurry and will come back and take our time. I especially enjoyed the quietness.
We could hear the piano from the lounge just enough to make it a nice background.
We will be back.

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JC
Louisville
41 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I thought that the presentations were often a bit pretentious. The service was slow. The steak that I had was overdone and somewhat tough. I would not recommend this restaruant other than for someone who wants to be in a quiet environment.

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MW
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The freshest food I've ever eaten outside of Europe.
The braised pork shank brought back memories of my childhood in Germany.

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JB
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific Mothers Day celebration! Exceptional food, service and atmosphere! Could not have been better. Thank you to all of the staff and chef that created such a great day for our family!

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n
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day brunch was superb! Everything was perfect and presentation was lovely. Service was friendly and prompt. For me, the desserts were the highlight! Highly recommend.

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OT
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for the mother’s day brunch and the food and service was top notch. It was expensive, but well worth it.

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VR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

George was my server and he was just exceptional and well-versed on the menu offerings. All of the staff were extremely professional and friendly, never shying away from eye contact and a warm smile. Kelly was full of stories and entertainment and provided insight as to the historical background of the hotel and its relationship to the Seelbach Hotel. What a great combination of staff flitting about.
The food, oh my gosh the food. The meal I had here was the absolute best I’ve ever had. I had lemon-butter seared scallops with carrot/rutabaga purée, fruit salsa and chive oil, as well as the sautéed morel mushrooms with roasted cauliflower...in addition to the hot brown. The dishes were beautifully palatable not only to my mouth, but to my eyes as well. I would be loathe to miss another visit here the next time I’m in the area. What a truly wonderful experience.

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K
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience. George our waiter was awesome. We will definitely revisit.

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R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top-notch food and service. The pace was perfect; relaxed but not slow. The menu was not large but was varied, and everything we ordered was delicious and prepared exactly as requested.

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JN
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the staff! Everyone we came in contact with was amazing and knowledgeable! Love the whole experience especially our entrees’ and desserts

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