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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

The most unique, romantic Valentine's experience in Louisville. Treat the love of your life to an unforgettable dinner at the English Grill restaurant. Indulge in our four-course prix fixe menu. ❤️Menu will be served on Saturday, Feb 10, Tuesday, Feb 13 and Wednesday, Feb 14. Reg menu not available

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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (32)
Special Occasion (32)
Romantic (30)
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Quiet Conversation (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Good for a Date (18)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Business Meals (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Authentic (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Cozy (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Live Music (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Scenic View (1)
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Service was excellent-hot brown was not up to its expectation-just a lot of turkey which was very dry under the cheese-could not order off special event menu unless both of us did so-just too many do it our way or no way

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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Appetizers and food were beyond excellent! We have dined there several times and have never been disappointed. Our server, Kelly, was very personable and attentive...yet did not hover over our table. He was within sight frequently, if we needed anything. Desserts were delightful, as always. This is truly our favorite place to eat when celebrating a special occasion.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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food5
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had to order off of a fixed theater menu, this was ok and the food was good. Service was ok as well. Not my favorite but certainly not the worst place I have eaten.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was just good, not great for the price of our meal. It wasn’t bad, just not great.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Our group of 12 had a wonderful dinner at the English Grill. Everything was outstanding, especially our waiter Yassir. His service was spectacular.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Attentive, entertaining service. The restaurant has quite a history. Beautiful vintage feel.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Our waiter was a pleasure, very polite and accommodating. Our pork chop was dry, we asked for medium well , we should have asked for medium. Nice ambiance, we chose to sit in the bar & enjoyed the music & people watching.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food & service were exceptional. Beautiful restaurant & smaller intimate setting. Very much enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The English Grille went above and beyond!
The restaurant has a tasting menu. They table you actually in the kitchen! Very personal attention with the chef right there.
He came over a few times to describe our platings. The manager was also our sommelier and he paired each plate. Not one detail missed. An awesome experience and we will do it again! Lots of info about hotel from waiter which was great dinner conversation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Simply an outstanding experience for adults.

Very kind service, excellent food, wonderful Hotel.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Nashville)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food served in a very slow and relaxing way. An excellent choice for dinner if you are staying at the Hotel. The crabcakes are good, the filet is very good (exceptional!) and the desserts are very special and unique. The wine list is huge, the mixed drinks unique to the Brown are very good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Stayed at The Brown Hotel on Christmas evening and reserved a table for two for Christmas dinner at their restaurant. One of the few upscale restaurants open that day. A charming restaurant with a very good wait staff. My husband had the rack of lamb, which he said was excellent. I had the filet of beef, which was also excellent and done just right - and large! My only complaint, and it is minor, is that while the entrée is served by your waiter, you must leave to go into another room to get salads, seafood appetizers, soup, bread, and desserts. I didn't like that part of it. I thought a bread basket on the table would have been nicer. But the idea of seating times on a holiday is probably the reason for service this way. All in all, I would recommend this restaurant and point out that all of the waitstaff was friendly, efficient, and helpful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was a Christmas feast, our third 'annual' and it will continue, service was professional, food wonderful and the pianist delightful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Seasonal, Live Music
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food5
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for the Holiday Brunch. We had a wonderful waiter, great food and relaxing time.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

My wife and I have dined here several times. We have always had a great experience. The server, Yass?

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 22, 2017

It was absolutely wonderful from beginning to end...hot brown was excellent!

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

First time at the Brown for my wife and I. We came with our best friends, who had been there before, for a Christmas dinner. Excellent overall, though pricey for consistent dining. Food was delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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food5
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

The staff was accommodating in every way. Outstanding service for an outstanding meal. The Brown is a walk from the Palace theater which was perfect said we were attending a show.

Tags: People Watching, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

The ambiance is unsurpassed but my Hot Brown was way over cooked because my dinner guest had a pork chop which took a long time so I think they left in in the oven way too long. The food presentation was very impressive. The service was excellent and they were very attentive. The prices are very high for the food you are served. But you have to pay for the ambiance and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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food3
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 12, 2017

It was great! Loved the food, the atmosphere and the historical building!

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food5
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

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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·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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