English Grill

Louisville's Most Elegant Dining

OpenTable has ranked the English Grill among the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America!

The Brown’s signature dining room, the English Grill serves contemporary American cuisine with a Kentucky twist.  Dark oak paneling, lead glass windows, tracery ceilings and equestrian paintings give this refined room the atmosphere of a private club. Exceptional service and an extensive wine list have earned the English Grill the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award.

Etched in the memories of generations of guests, the English Grill is as much a part of Louisville history as the Brown Hotel itself. From graduation dinners and Derby Day celebrations to wedding anniversaries and birthday parties, the English Grill is widely considered Louisville’s finest dining. Contemporary foodies especially enjoy the English Grill’s two unique Chef’s Tables: the Classic Chef’s Table accommodates four to eight guests for a seven-course dinner while the Theater Chef’s Table is a cooking school-style event for up to 30 guests with small-plate dining and beverage pairings.

The English Grill menu offers an eclectic selection of appetizers, homemade soups, salads and entrees—all crafted by our talented culinary team led by English Grill Executive Chef James Adams. Save room for the Chocolate Striptease, a signature dessert finished with flaming Bacardi 151 Rum.

Contemporary foodies especially enjoy The English Grill’s two unique Chef’s Tables. Named a Top 10 Chef’s Table experience by Forbes Traveler magazine, our Chef’s Tables are once-in-a-lifetime experiences that connect guests with the Brown’s stellar culinary team. Perfect for special occasions, the Classic Chef’s Table accommodates four to eight guests for a seven-course dinner while the Theater Chef’s Table is a cooking school-style event for up to 30 guests with small-plate dining and beverage pairings.

The English Grill is open Monday through Thursday, 6 – 9 pm and Friday and Saturday, 5 – 10 pm. The English Grill is closed on Sunday. The Grill hosts special events featuring winemakers and visiting chefs throughout the year.

Reservations are recommended. The restaurant is nonsmoking. Business Casual attire is highly encouraged. Men: Slacks or dress jeans paired with dress shirt or knit shirt with collar is required (jackets optional.) Women: Dresses, slacks, dress jeans or skirts paired with blouse or finer knit shirt required (jackets optional). Cell phone use is not permitted.

Valet parking is complimentary when dining in The English Grill.


The English Grill Private Dining

If you would like the style of the English Grill but in a private setting, please inquire about our private dining room that accommodates 10-40 guests. This elegant extension of the English Grill is the perfect place to have rehearsal dinners, dinner parties, and hold business dinners that might require privacy, as well as audio visual presentations.

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Chef's Table

When you reserve a Chef’s Table experience in the English Grill, you embark on a true culinary adventure. Enjoyed right in the restaurant’s kitchen alongside the Brown Hotel’s Executive Chef James Adams, these special seven-course prix fixe experiences give guests an opportunity to dine in the Hotel’s main kitchen while enjoying a lively conversation with Chef Adams on topics ranging from ingredients, wine and cooking techniques to the art of making five-star cuisine.

The English Grill Features Two Uniquely Different Chef's Tables:
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01. Classic Chef's Table

The seven-course Classic Chef's Table, a Louisville tradition known as "the ultimate dining experience," is a gastronomic indulgence complete with wine pairings, and is $150 per person plus tax and gratuity. The minimum number of guests to reserve the Chef's Table is four and the maximum is eight. As a courtesy, guests living in Louisville may request to be picked up or dropped off by the hotel van (available for parties of eight). Diners view the work on the kitchen line—guests are encouraged to walk the line to inspect the offerings from the culinary staff, making the celebration an even more enjoyable event. Business event attendees, guests celebrating birthdays, couples celebrating anniversaries and visiting dignitaries have all been guests of the Classic Chef's Table. The seven-course meal is prepared with wine pairings from the English Grill's Sommelier.

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02. Theater Chef's Table

The Theater Chef's Table is on the working side of the kitchen. This table accommodates up to 30 guests and incorporates the concept of small-plate dining, complete with four distinct beverage pairings—a bourbon cocktail, red and white wine, and a sparkling wine for dessert. Here, the table resembles a cooking class, and Chef Adams is only a few feet away from guests as he prepares the cuisine.

Please reserve 48 hours in advance for the Chef’s Table by calling the English Grill, 502-583-1234.