The English Inn

4.8
790 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
•Distinguished Restaurants of North America(DiRōNa) award winner
•An award winning wine list
•Authentic English pub on the garden level
•Alfresco dining on our terrace during the summer months
• Major Credit Cards Accepted
• Reservations recommended
•Winner of Lansing’s Best of the Best Award
•The English Inn is a non-smoking facility
•Private Dining rooms available
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pandorak
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a great time, great food and a really nice place!

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TomS
Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy celebrating at The English Inn. We had a beautiful evening celebrating my birthday and wedding. anniversary. Thank you for making our evening special.

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BigG
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to get away from the busy city, food is always top notch!!!!

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Pete
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite fine dining restaurants.

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SrinivasK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect place to celebrate a family event. Very friendly staff, great service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful setting, excellent service. Desserts weren’t up to par. Will go again though.

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Wendy
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I came here for Sweetest Day! We really enjoyed our time thank you so much for making her day so special❤️

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DeborahS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The English Inn goes out of their way to make you feel like you are having an elegant, and safe, dining experience. The waitstaff was great and very attentive. There were so many great choices on the menu! The Baked Brie was a great warm start My husband and I had a hard time deciding our entrees but narrowed it down to 2 choices and shared at the table. Both were amazing and the perfect portion size. I had a couple of their specialty cocktails, trying something new, and they were unique and refreshing!

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DouglasB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine here for most of our special occasions and have never been disappointed. Outstanding food and service. Highly recommend them!

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DavideF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every respect! Great way to enjoy our anniversary!

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TaylorDaniels
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! My husband and I had an excellent time and our server was phenomenal! They also did an amazing job of making sure we felt safe/social distanced. 10 outta 10, would recommend!

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Portions were skimpy. Was just an OK experience. Staff was very nice.

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AlexL
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive staff, comfortable atmosphere, overall loved it

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CatherineB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere were both great. Really wish the restaurant would offer baked potatoes as an option. Mashed potatoes a bit dry and not much flavor. We ordered prime rib and garlic, butter large grilled shrimp. Neither of us though there much garlic or buttery taste to them. We have been there twice before and decided next time to try another place.

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JonH
Grand Rapids
9 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It exceeded our expectations. Wonderful atmosphere and very attentive, friendly staff. We will be back!

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Bonnie
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to the English Inn for special occasions. The food and service is always wonderful.

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CraigJ
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Nice ambiance, great food! A great place for a special dinner! Anniversary, birthday etc!

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KevinL
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Somewhat hidden treasure. Unique setting and atmosphere. Would consider coming back again.

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MichiganMatron
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I've been there several times and the Inn seems to be showing it's age. Peeling paint on the exterior. Interior luster is fading, too. I don't know if they've removed some pieces from the main floor and dining area, but the decor wasn't as elegant as in the past. Some centerpieces were in the transitional plastic containers you pick up from the gardening floor at Home Depot. The table flowers were browning. The table lamps looked like something you'd pick up in the Dollar Store and probably more important, the service wasn't that good. Our server was a bit brusque and didn't share Sunday Prix Fix info until asked. The entrees weren't plated as nicely as in the past either; smaller portions and the sauce had dried as though it'd been sitting in wait for some time before it made it's way to the table. Odd considering we were one of two tables at the time.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect and our server was really nice and explained the current "pandemic rules". Service was fast as well.

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JudithG
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal and evening very much and will be returning.

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IrishWolv
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved the grounds, room, service, and food during my first time experienceing the English Inn. I will be back and recommend to family and friends for a wonderful dining experience.

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JerryN
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always enjoyed the quiet and upscale ambience of the English Inn. Recommend that everyone try this restaurant at least once and tour the beautiful grounds.

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JeffM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food at The English Inn is fantastic. We have dined here twice before and it has been above expectations every time.

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AprilR
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful! Great experience! Will be back again!

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AnnetteF
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a perfect setting and meal to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The historic nature of the inn creates a warm, inviting setting to spark pleasant conversation. We were warmly greeted at the door and seated in one of the dining areas, where upon our server welcomed us to the Inn and explained the menu. Overall, she was friendly, helpful, and took care of us with just the right balance of checking on us, but not interrupting our meal. Our food, from the appetizer to the dessert, was delicious. I would recommend the Inn to anyone seeking a special dining experience.

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kfac
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food, great service and great ambiance. Been coming here for at least 20 years for our anniversary and always look forward to it!

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KlausH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was not our first visit to the Innn. Most probably due to the virus environment the service was slimmed down to be as efficient and safe as possible. Under n normal circumstances I would have ordered the filet [I don't care for red wine sauce but prefer Sc. Hollandaise or Bernaise] and whipped creamed potatoes are not my first [or second] choice. The Walleye I ordered was somewhat on the small side and there could have ben a little more if the pilaf. My wife's Beef Wellington was somewhat more rare than the M/r she ordered and the crust could have ben baked just a touch more.
Nevertheless we will return and hope that the old menu will return soon.
I personally would like to see a dress code or at least coat and tie≥

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JeffL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Even though everyone has to social distance, we still had a lovely dinner at the English Inn. It is a perfect location to celebrate a special event. Yet, the atmosphere is also relaxed and not "stuffy". So, it is also a great place to just enjoy a delicious meal in a beautiful setting.

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DoreenM
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous! We will definitely return! Food and service were outstanding. The menu is exceptional with a variety of wonderful choices. We took a small walk prior and the grounds are well kept and beautiful. There is a rich history with the location as well. All in all, top drawer and a place to celebrate something special or just a wonderful night out!

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JonC
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience a lot. The food was outstanding and the service impeccable.

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Wheelz
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My wife and I visited for our anniversary and it was a very pleasant experience. Overall, I would highly recommend the restaurant for a romantic night out. The price was a little high for what you get but not incredibly so. Would definitely plan another visit and possibly stay the night next time.

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JulieB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming and elegant atmosphere, quiet and intimate. Service quick to attend, tidy, knowledgeable and accommodating. Our server protected my spouse by letting us know that, while his food was allergen free, mine was not, so we ought not share. The food is always properly prepared and seasoned. I adore the English Inn.

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Service
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Though the food was good, we asked if our beef wellington had any pork and were told no. After we started eatting we realized it did. We made the waitress aware but nothing was done. We don't eat pork for religious reason. Everything else was great.

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kimg
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Romantic for an Anniversary dinner celebration

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AllisonP
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to the English Inn to celebrate our anniversary. It was our first time there and we'll certainly be back. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent!

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EdwinK
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service for any occasion you will enjoy it there

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SueP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and atmosphere very relaxing. We will definitely be returning.

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LaurenD
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duck was perfect as well as the beef Wellington. Appetizers were wonderful and the desserts were fantastic. No complaints. Booked another reservation in a few weeks

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DonK
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great dining experience. We make it our special anniversary location.

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The English Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 790 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.