The English Grill at Brown Hotel

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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

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

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

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OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ate at the English Grill for the first time last night- we had a great experience. We each started with the soup of the day, recommended by our waiter, and it did not disappoint. I had a perfectly cooked filet and my husband had the hot brown. Both were delicious. We weren't going to get dessert (we were stuffed) but the espresso creme brulee was recommended, and once again we were not disappointed. Definitely will return in the future.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true dining experience with a classic feel.

RM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do not know when I have enjoyed a meal more. The wait staff was terrific; the food delicious; the ambience relaxing, comforting, joyous, all at the same time.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. The entire experience was unique and OUTSTANDING. Very enjoyable formal dining that a highly recommend. All of the staff quietly and smoothly work to ensure a proper dining experience.

H
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Normally the service is exceptional. However, our group of 6 arrived an hour earlier than expected and we experienced a kitchen delay. Our waitstaff and manager went far and beyond what you would expect to make us happy. The food, wine and desserts are always the best. We make this a common event every time we come to Louisville for the Kentucky Colonels function. We will definitely be there again next year.

You must order the Caesar Salad. It is so delicious and like nothing you have ever eaten before. End the meal with the Derby Pie, which is to die for.

A great restaurant,great staff and great food. A must when you are visiting Louisville.

OT
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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RN
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening with my wife! We were treated like royalty.

RG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, food and service were wonderful! Will definitely be back.

PO
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice experience. The building is beautiful, delicious food and a unique service. I went with my husband and although we don't speak English very well, the staff was very friendly and tried to understand us.

SK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Highly recommend. We will definitely be back.

AC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George, the Mgr. Came to our table twice to check on our experience. He also shared some history with us! Our waiter was also very attentive. I loved my Hot Brown!

GB
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Everyone was so friendly and took the time to make you feel like royalty. Pricey, but worth every penny.

OT
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty much a guaranteed perfect meal every visit. A really special place.

TH
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

A great setting. Old school white table cloth charm. Our waiter was attentive knowledgeable, and pleasant. We were treated to a few tastes of wine and an appetizer. However our filets took an exceptionally long time to arrive. And once they did, one of the filets was too over cooked to be enjoyed. The management was understanding and accommodating. We would definitely try it again.

L
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveling thru Bourbon Country and was told we need to have a “Hot Brown”. It was fabulous. The decor at The Brown Hotel is beautiful and the service was outstanding. Dessert was over the top!

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants! Table side Caesars salad, hot brown and bourbon!

E
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The English Grill for my husband’s birthday and was delighted by the ambience, delightful staff, and delicious food. We suggest the crab cake, shrimp & grits, duck, and filet. Complimentary valet parking was lovely due to being in the heart of Louisville with very limited on street parking. Will definitely return!

AA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fantastic. Everyone was friendly and gave us interesting historical facts about the hotel and restaurant. The food was a good as the service!

RD
Wilmington
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A high class old time dining experience with elegance, superior food and lovely waiters who made the dining experience delightful. An eclectic menu with something for everyone. The mint julep cocktail was fabulous. Our waiter Yassir, was very informative and did a great table side preparation of our Cesar Salad. Lovely old wood and comfortable chairs made this dining experience one that we would repeat.

BM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and quality. A truly memorable experience. Highly recommended for that special occasion. The staff went above and beyond.

RA
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always....we were treated like Royalty. Our Guests from out of town were treated to a great History of the Brown Hotel by our waiter. He was gracious and very helpful with suggestions and recommendations. A wonderful evening of fine wine and excellent food and will be repeated.

e
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The Hot Brown for which they are known to have created, was cold and tasted like it was left over from luncheon. No sauce on two of the three orders. The scallops were served with a pea puree and mushrooms. Tasted terrible. Service was slow. We sat for almost 20 minutes before he asked if anyone wanted something to drink. Brought bread for table right before he served us our dinner. Terrible experience. Never will come again.

PC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food gets a 4 in a city where great food exists everywhere. But, the experience...the experience was unbelievable. One of my greatest dining experiences in the last decade. Considering it was my Anniversary, it made me look like a Superhero. Every one on the staff made us feel like the entire restaurant was ours.
Thanks to the Brown Hotel.
I'll have the Hot Brown next time!! It will be very soon.
Oh, and the best Bourbon Mule anywhere.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The Caesar salads were disappointing. They were made in front of us, but no input from us was requested. There was too much dressing. The entrees were good to very good.

GB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and outstanding service. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Louisville, KY.

JS
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so attentive. Throughout the dining experience, the service was great. The food was exceptional, delicately prepared and cooked perfectly.

GC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too five meal of all time. The service was first class and the food was outstanding. Anyone visiting Louisville should plan a night out here.

OS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, atmosphere and service! A true classic!!

RD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Jamal was excellent as usual and my wife birthday was a pleasurable experience.

TC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The restaurant is a fine dining staple within Louisville and the room is quite reminiscent of the years of history in the building and on the property. Oak paneling, light fixtures, cloth panels, and portraits of former Derby winners and horses are all around the room. The food selection was great and was prepared to perfection. The servers were a little behind with several of the dinner guests all being seated at a similar time, but overall it was a very nice dinner event. I will look forward to going back again for a nice evening at The English Grill.

E
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful hold out to old European style ambient and food. Top rate service and really good food. More than just the world-famous Hot Brown. Perfect for a real treat or romantic spoiled night out.

RM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience2

We heard about this place from the review. It was supposed to be the must try bucket list place in each state. What a shock how run down this place is. The food was OK, nothing special. The service from our waiter was good but the supporting staffs talk more than offering actual service. What a disappointment!

A
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining! Service was exceptional. Enjoyed the steak and lamb entrees.

k
St. Louis
31 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were impressed with the impeccable service and thoroughly enjoyed the table side preparation of the Caesar Salad. Yasar was a terrific waiter.

JB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place for a nice date night! Great service and excellent food! The dining room is beautiful too!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time here. It truly was an excellent dining experience.

JS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes. The restaurant is lovely and the food was fabulous.

t
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful from start to finish - the hot brown is a must have. This was the very best Manhattan I’ve ever had in my life. The bread pudding was to die for. Had I been able to eat another thing - there were plenty of options. Highly recommend this experience if you’re in the area.

GW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Would have been a more wonderful experience if the bar service had not been so slow. Am used to sipping on a cocktail while ordering dinner.

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