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About The English Inn
•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
•Live pianist playing dinner music on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays
• 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
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827
American, French, British
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Dinner: Sunday: 12:00pm - 7:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
South of Columbia Hwy.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live pianist during Dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday
You will find three parking lots, each in very close proximity to our main building.
Private Party Facilities:
We offer four distinct dining rooms for private dining (2-55 guests) as well as our Medovue Ballroom with capacity for 200 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Adriana Flynn: (517) 663-2500
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The English Inn Ratings and Reviews
I took my wife to the English Inn for Valentine’s Day. It was our first visit, but it certainly will not be our last. The food was amazing, the service was second to none, it was wonderful experience to be able to have dinner with her someplace and not have to fight noise and be distracted by TVs on the wall. My only regret is that we hadn’t visited sooner.
Four of us went to The English Inn for dinner to celebrate my birthday. Overall, I love this place, but I'd say this was not our best visit. This mansion has old world charm. It's very romantic in a classic way. Lots of wood, rich colors, something that reminds one of Europe. We were greeted upon entry. They took our coats and were promptly seated. Server was very polite, nice, but maybe a bit too formal for me. Otherwise, she was very attentive and knowledgeable. Wine, beer, and cocktail list is robust. Would have been nice to have menus prior to ordering our first round so we could see the craft cocktails and other options available besides wine by the glass and beer. Food here tends to offer many of the classics. The menu has always been consistently good with a nice mix of steaks, fish, poultry, lamb and fowl. My wife ordered the lobster stuffed walleye with lemon risotto, house salad and lobster bisque. Her meal was very good. I tried the French onion soup and would say that it was just OK, not worth the $7 I paid for it. Broth wasn't as rich as it should be. House salads were fresh and tasty. The dressing is very light so you may want to ask for extra if you're into that, but most of us liked it as is. The rest of us ordered filet mignon in varying preparations which were all cooked properly. Good quality cuts, tender and delicious. Presentation was nicely done all the way around. Food came out hot. Was paced nicely. We never felt rushed.
My only real drawbacks to the night were the portion sizes being a bit small for the price. The filet Oscar didn't exactly have a lot of crab and could have had more sauce. My friend ordered a Tito's and soda and it came out with tonic on two separate occasions. I noted that it was my birthday on the Open Table reservation but it was never recognized. I ordered crème brulee and I'd say I've had much better.
We had a nice time and good meal. Worth the trip, especially in the spring.
We stayed at the English Inn for our 30th anniversary and dined there as well. It was a leisurely meal that lasted 2 hours but that was fine for our needs. I especially appreciated that they had several gluten free dessert options since I'm intolerant. I did feel a bit pinched for gf meal options only because of what I was in the mood for, but there were ample gf meal options available. Overall a very lovely evening....good food and beautiful surroundings with rich wood paneling and decorative ceiling. Wish we had gotten there a few minutes earlier so we could have sat close to the wood burning fireplace but we had a cozy corner table for two that was also very nice.
Our party of four was seated near the fireplace in the dining room closest to the entrance. Elegantly decorated, peaceful and quite, which is such a rate treat to find in resturants today.
The pacing of the courses was perfect, the service was quite good - non intrusive.
Food: The prime rib was generously sized and flavorful, the roast duck was dry and crunchy- way overcooked. The beautiful shrimp cocktail appetizer had large shrimp and a very distinct, spicy hot sauce. The other food items were fairly good and served warm.
We found out about the live pianist they hire for the Fridays and Saturdays leading up to Christmas in December and have now made this an annual tradition. The value is fantastic, service and atmosphere are exquisite. We split an appetizer, both ordered entrees and separate desserts and it was all wonderful. The pianist, decorations and fire in the fireplace make this such a romantic location for the holidays. For a night cap, the pub downstairs is open until 10 p.m.
Went to the English Inn for my son's college graduation and father's 92nd Birthday. One member of our party had never been there before, we raved about the French onion soup. Unfortunately and honestly very lacking, have made much better myself.
One lamb chop entree was served very rare and bloody had to send it back, but was fine after some additional cooking.
Lobster tail was just above room temperature had been sitting sometime before serving.
The potato side was dry and tasteless might as well not served it.
Server was outstanding and the tip reflected no reduction for the other shortfalls.
Hard to complain when your on these special occasions, special location and pricy location. Really wanted to, but just didn't want to stand out on this special with complaints.
Taking this under consideration for our next visit, want to keep The English Inn as a special go to place, but will be more free next time to get what we deserve for the price point......
Went for Thanksgiving. Had been on several other occasions and it was always good. This time, not so much. Food was subpar and rather disappointing. Husband got Turkey dinner and I got the lobster stuffed walleye. Walleye was very bland and the lemon risotto just doesn’t pair well. Turkey was a loaf, not carved and the sides were ok. Will eventually go back and try again but not for Thanksgiving. Just didn’t feel it was worth the price.
We were there for Thanksgiving. The only reason I didn't give the food a five was because of the salads we had. Every one of us thought the salads were poor and no one finished his/hers. The appetizers, rolls, entrees were excellent. We were seated on time, had good service and it is a lovely facility.
We were celebrating my wife's 50th birthday and we really had a nice time. The decor and atmosphere are very romantic (it is an old mansion after all) and we really liked the food. The menu is mostly traditional, but we liked that. Some places try too hard to be "creative" with their food choices, but the selection here is creative and tasty without being boring. The prices are only slightly expensive, but for once it is totally worth it. We'll be back for other special occasions in the future. Definilty worth the drive and worth your time to try it.
We had not been to the English Inn for quite a few years. The food and service were excellent. It was nice to eat in a place where you could hear one another talk. Not everyone likes to dine in a noisy place. The English Inn is also a bed and breakfast. We have stayed there in the past on two separate occasions celebrating a wedding anniversary. Very beautiful gardens all around. The Grand River runs behind the inn. Very picturesque for weddings, etc. We plan to frequent the inn more often! It is a very special place. Also, the English Inn is not too far from Lansing and Jackson.
Beautiful interior. Onion soup broth was great, although size was on the small side. House salad and dressing was fabulous. Beef Wellington was a bit tought and the dough was thin. Mashed potatoes were excellent. Desert was the highlight; really really good.
This visit to the English Inn was nowhere near as good as the last time we went. Maybe it was an "off" night? We are hoping they did not change owners or management.
We ordered the same appetizer as before (Baked Brie)...Last time it was deliciously drowned in a fruit sauce, fresh fruit, and came with a plate full of crackers to eat it with. This time the sauce was a tiny splash on the plate, 1/2 of what looked like a raspberry(?), and there were maybe 6-8 tiny crackers. Our waiter never checked on us (see below), so we broke them in half to make them last.
My wife ordered the Lobster and Beef Tips... The lobster was way overcooked and crispy (lobster should not be crispy). The beef tips were also overcooked. It also came with raw rainbow carrots, which didn't seem right, it seemed like they should have been cooked.
I ordered the Beef Wellington. It was somehow very tough...I don't know how a filet mignon can be tough. I was wondering if they had substituted a cheaper cut of meat. This came with obviously frozen green beans.
My wife and I both agreed that the mashed potatoes were the best thing on our plates (they were amazing!). This was painful since the bill was so high. We walked out feeling we didn't get anywhere near our money's worth.
We would have complained about the food...but, overhead another table complain about frozen fish. The Manager gave them a long explanation about how frozen fish is the same as fresh. We didn't think our comments would have mattered.
Our waiter was very nice, but seemed to have other things to do. We often saw him at the big tables asking them how everything was going. But, the side of the room we were on (mostly 2-seat tables) was only visited for taking orders, dropping off food, and the bill.
The other staff was awesome! Our waters were never low and we didn't have empty plates for very long.
My husband and I to The English Inn to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary, and everything was perfect. Service was superb, the food was excellent, and the ambiance was just right for our celebration. I know we'll be back in the future and I look forward to it!
We went to celebrate an engagement and for the lobster special. I had the lobster tail which may have been the best lobster I have had. Seasoned perfectly
My family had the lobster and beef tips and the 3 cheese pasta. All were outstanding.
Wait staff personal and congratulated my son and fiance several times. The English inn is my very favorite to go place for a special meal or just because it is so good. I have never been disappointed.
Food was great and the ambience terrific. The only issue I had was that they seated my wife and I at a small table that was squeezed in between the wall and another occupied 4 seat table. The waitress even had problems trying to get to us. The strange thing was that there were plenty of other tables available so there was no reason to seat us where they did. We made the best of it though and the rest of the experience was very good.
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