The Finest Dining in Louisville
From premier fine dining in the English Grill to the light and airy elegance of J. Graham’s Café to the jaw-dropping glamour of the Lobby Bar, the Brown Hotel is home to Louisville’s most exceptional and memorable dining experiences.
While every meal at the Brown is memorable, we’d be remiss if we didn’t suggest at least one “Hot Brown.” Indeed, it’s a culinary requisite on any visit to Louisville. “The Hot Brown” is a legendary dish invented at the Brown Hotel in 1926. It has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and dozens of other media outlets (and cookbook pages) since its baked-to-perfection debut.
If you’d prefer to drink in the history of Louisville, the Brown Hotel is the premier address on the Urban Bourbon Trail, a collection of bars and restaurants that know and appreciate bourbon. From bourbon cocktails like Ali’s Smash and Kentucky Cider to bourbon flights, the Brown Hotel is a requisite stop for bourbon enthusiasts.
"The Brown Hotel is now one of the outstanding contemporary hotels of the South or anywhere else in the U.S. And its' English Grill has emerged as one of the finest of restaurants."
Food Columnist for Esquire Magazine and Wine Spectator
"I believe that the graceful English Grill, with its varnished wooden pillars, stained glass windows, equestrian paintings, ceiling tracery and broad tables set with lovely little lamps, has emerged as the finest restaurant in the city right now."
"Perfection is Possible. It marks the first time I have ever given a Louisville eatery four stars in all three review categories. Such a rating implies as close to perfection as a restaurant can come, and that's exactly the dining experience friends and I enjoyed. Each entrée was a sonata on a plate. A simply exquisite dinner."