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About The English Grill at Brown Hotel

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.



335 W. Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Fourth Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 583-1234

Website:
http://www.brownhotel.com/the-english-grill.htm

Entertainment:
Pianist performing in the Lobby Bar

Parking Details:
Valet parking is complimentary when dining in The English Grill. There is a city-owned garage next to the hotel, however, we do not validate for self parking.

Public Transit:
We have the Downtown Louisville Trolley that loops every 15 minutes. There is TARC public busing system.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The English Grill is Kentucky fine dining at its best. As much a part of Louisville's history as The Brown Hotel itself, the English Grill offers an incredible dining experience. For smaller, intimate parties, join us in our Private Dining room.

The English Grill at Brown Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (25)
Special Occasion (23)
Romantic (19)
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Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for a Date (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Business Meals (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Authentic (5)
Cozy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Live Music (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Worst service I've ever had. I am a regular customer and don't know what happened. Talked personally with Mr. Sousa.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

What a lovely place to celebrate special occasions and George our server was over the top amazing
We will return for yet another special time of dining

Tags: Romantic
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The menu and preparation was superb. The wine list was excellent. The tablseside Caesar salad was the best ever enjoyed

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Went to the English Grill for a night on the town before Actors Theatre. I'd always wanted to try an authentic Hot Brown at (where else?) The Brown Hotel. The wait staff was truly professional and very helpful. The wine list and bourbon list are extensive, our waiter's recommendation of a sauvignon blanc wine to pair with the turkey hot brown was perfect. The farmer's salad was fresh and crisp, just the right size. The hot brown arrived in a huge ceramic dish, with giant bacon strips across the top. It was fantastic, the portion size is large so count on getting a to-go box. We did not sample the dessert menu but it had many choices. Not a cheap restaurant--2 entrees, 2 salads, 2 glasses of wine was $101 and we left a $22 tip. However...you get what you pay for in the best service, fantastic food with large portion sizes, and a very upscale experience. The staff is very polite and engaging, quite knowledgeable about events and things to do in downtown and also they offer free valet parking with dinner reservations. Overall a true 5-star experience, will definitely visit again. For those coming from out of town, the Hot Brown is the signature dish of the Louisville Metro area and it was invented right here...it's worth the drive!

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Love The English Grill. Great traditional atmosphere makes special times memorable

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

For our 8th year in a row we had dinner at the English Grille and as usual it was an outstanding experience. The food, ambience and service for all wonderful and made it a great experience! The staff alone makes the meal worth it, they sure that everything is perfect for your dining experience.

The restaurant is great no matter when you visit but for a holiday it even surpasses its normal level of service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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food5
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Took son and grandson to the English Grill for Thanksgiving. The guys were pleased with the beef tenderloin and I was pleased with the turkey. Dressing was very tasty, but dry. I would have preferred to have had the salads, deserts presented at the table. Otherwise very good dinner.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We came here for thanksgiving and it was the best time ever. Will come back every year.
They treat you like you’re a celebrity....the food couldn’t be better. Apps were a buffet with everything from cracked crab and oysters on the half shell to mini hot browns. The Main was off menu....dessert an incredible buffet. Just delightful. Valet parking was a nice perk.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Kelly was outstanding at our table, he was very entertaining and knowledgeable. He was also very kind to my son, whose 5, which meant a great deal to me. Thanksgiving at The Brown, and The English Grill, is beautiful and unforgettable. It’s a very special place, especially during the holiday time of year.

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Other than the price, which seemed quite high, everything was wonderful. Thank you

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent food and service from everyone. All were enthusiastic, welcoming, friendly and very professional. We plan to visit more frequently.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We enjoyed an excellent meal at the English Grill. The service, by George, was terrific, and the food was very good, although my wife was not totally impressed by the Hot Brown. We found it especially nice that the restaurant kept our leftovers in their refrigerator while we attended a show at the Brown Theater. We'll be back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a group of 8 and were set in a privat room across from the main dining room. The atmosphere was beautiful and we could hear the player piano out in the bar area which added to the elegant ambiance.

Menu options are limited & were different than the menu online (not an issue for our group). The wine list was extensive with the average price per bottle around $50. We tried all of the appetizers: the gnocchi was quite good, the others were fine, all were nice sized portions. The main courses were truly delicious! The steak & duck were my favorites. Desert was also delicious (the highlight was the warm and seasonally spiced bread pudding).

Our server was excellent and ever present in one area of the room or another. He was nearly invisible when not making sure glasses were never empty and plates were quietly removed as they were emptied. It was wonderful to never have to flag down a waiter.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Louisville)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This was my first time eating at the English Grill even though I lived in Kentuckiana for 24 years. My wife and I ate there for our anniversary before going to see a show at the Palace. George was our server and he was incredible. Harold brought food to the table and stopped by to check on us. They were both amazing people and had fantastic stories about the Brown, English Grill, Louisville, and life in general. The manager was very nice and wished us a happy anniversary on multiple occasions. The whole experience was terrific. We had the crab cake appetizer and they were delicious. Of course we both had the Hot Brown for our main course and it was nothing short of amazing. The most perfect comfort food imaginable. Our dessert was a chocolate mousse cake with a chocolate cup on top filled with rum that George lit on fire and the chocolate draped around the cake. One of the coolest things I've ever seen for a dessert. No doubt I would recommend both the English Grill and the Brown Hotel to friends. Everyone made it a wonderful anniversary weekend!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Was a very unique experience, the older architecture makes the atmosphere quite interesting. The meal was excellent!!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

A must for a Louisville visit! Usually a groupon available

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Great atmosphere. Excellent ribeye Delmonico. Wonderful staff paired with piano.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wonderful ambiance food service would return next time in Louisville

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

When in Louisville, we always make this the highlight of our trip with friends. The service and food was spectacular. The wine list offered a variety of choices and prices. We started out with a Caesar Salad for the table of 6. Everyone raved about its taste. It incorporates a brown mustard sauce that adds a distinctive taste to the salad making it probably the best Caesar Salad the six of us said we ever tasted. The salmon was moist and melted in your mouth. Others had the halibut, scallops and The Hot Brown, an epicurean turkey delight (enough food for two hearty eaters). I can't even begin to describe the desert but I will try. It is a decadent chocolate that has a liquor in the center that is lit at the table causing the surrounding chocolate to melt into the center crater. If you are a chocolate lover, Don't miss this desert.

The English Grill Manager, J. Troy Ritchie remembered us from our previous visits and stopped by the table to assure everything was perfect. I can't forget our waitress who made this one of our most enjoyable dining experiences.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Go. Great food, setting and service. A real classic.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Portions of the excellent entrees are so generous that we (two ladies) opted for three shared appetizers. Wow! Shrimp and grits; squash salad; crab cakes, all first rate. Our server, Jessica, was wonderful, as was her assistant ( ? ) Harold.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Terrific Service and food as always! One of my favorite places for drinks--the best Manhattans and Old Fashion anywhere!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Always the best hot browns anywhere. We love come here before going to a theater, But the grill is good enough to stand alone with no other activity involved. Just make a night of it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent food and ambience. Located in the Brown Hotel, a wonderful classic hotel in downtown Louisville. II would have rated it excellent overall except the some of the wait staff later in the evening got very loud and was distracting as we discussed business.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Somewhat limited menu but excellent preparation and outstanding service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great experience! Had bourbon flights at the bar prior to dinner. Enjoyed the Hot Brown for dinner and was ended with one of the best chocolate deserts I have had in a longtime. Will definitely go back when visiting Louisville!!

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Louisville)·Dined on October 14, 2017

One of the last 5 star old world Resturant’s in Louisville.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were greeted by Jennifer the hostess who showed us to our table. She was so kind and friendly. Our serve was Justine. She was absolutely amazing. We ordered cocktails (recommend the Ali's Smash) and for dinner had the Caesar Salad for two prepared at our table by the wonderful Kim Ellen. I don't think I will be able to have another Caesar salad unless it is prepared this way...to die for. I, of course, ordered the hot brown and my boyfriend ordered the salmon. These dishes we exceptional! Also really loved how all the staff came to check on everyone and helped each other out, even the manager was so helpful and tentative. We will definitely be back and maybe next time we will have enough room for dessert 😁

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The wait staff in the restaurant was wonderful, the food was excellent! Everyone in our party had a great time and awesome food!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 10, 2017

We had an incredible, interactive meal. The staff was wonderful, the food was top notch, and it was an awesome capstone to our Louisville vacation.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had an excellent server, Kelly, and a great first time experience at the Brown. Had the famous Hot Brown which is a must, and though it's pricey it's a great evening out

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Ambiance, food and service were all excellent. Like a vacation.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great restaurant. Exceptional service. It's an old building so don't expect quiet little corners but it didn't matter because the food was great and the service was phenomenal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The English Grill did an excellent job Saturday night providing me with a perfect romantic setting for a romantic evening with my now Fiance. They helped out engagement go smoothly and provided extra commodities for the occasion. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was perfect, and the staff were incredible.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Service was great! Food was prepared just as we liked. They also accept groupons. Will come back for another special occasion.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 21, 2017

This was a nice dinner to celebrate my wife's 5 year anniversary of her cancer diagnosis - she has been cancer free!
The Brown Hotel and The English Room made our trip and dinner very special.

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·Dined on September 15, 2017

The signature dish of the English Grill is suppose to be the Hot Brown. So, I ordered it. A terrible decision on my part. It was the worst Hot Brown I have ever had. It appeared to have been seating under a heat lamp for way too long. The toast was totally mush. The Mornay sauce was not even recognizable. In addition to being burned from sitting under a heat lamp, it was the consistency of poorly prepared instant oatmeal. The bacon was also over-cooked probably due to the heat lamp treatment. The service was as poor as the food despite only three other tables with customers. The whole experience was extremely disappointing!!

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

The restaurant was not busy. It took over 20 minutes to get our drinks after we ordered them. The waitress, Karen, was not attentive. Our food took forever! We ordered two sides of fries. She brought three. The fries were the more expensive kind. I guess there is a few dollar difference if they put seasoning on the fries! When she brought the bill, I told her about the extra order of fries, which we didn't even eat. She said that she would take it off our tab, but didn't. I was done and wanted to leave, so I paid the $10 for the fries. The food was delicious. We all had Hot Browns. The restaurant and hotel were beautiful.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

We went for our 25th anniversary celebration. They brought my meal out and completely forgot my husband's meal . The manager did come over but offered no solution except to prepare another meal for him. He didn't even offer an apology. It really was inexcusable. Our meal was excellent but the service was terrible especially for a $150.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

The service was outstanding! Everyone was attentive and kind.Great date night atmosphere. The crab cakes were AMAZING! Definitely worth the visit!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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