A romantic dinner by a roaring fire is best enjoyed in a restaurant, and not around the neighbor's emblazoned wicker man. Retain your amorous appetite with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fine dining and drinks at The English Grill in The Brown Hotel. Voted Best Place for a Romantic Dinner by Leo Weekly readers, The English Grill teems with the Southern elegance of a bygone era, including breathtaking stained-glass windows, equestrian paintings, and a Coliseum-shaped moon bounce. The AAA Four-Diamond restaurant serves American cuisine with a Kentucky flair and sets it up on mouth-dates with more than 200 fine wines. Set off the evening's fireworks with a glass of Folie à Deux merlot ($12) and a romaine heart caesar salad with shaved manchego cheese and lemon-parmesan croutons ($9). But save your stomach's prime real estate for a Louisville tradition, The Hot Brown—roasted turkey breast and toast points covered with mornay sauce and parmesan cheese, baked golden brown, and finished with bacon and tomatoes ($22). The classic Angus beef filet mignon gives carnisseurs an alternative to poultry with roasted sweet potatoes, butter-pecan crust, broccolini, and green-peppercorn emulsion ($38). The English Grill's signature dessert, the Chocolate Striptease, finishes the feast on a sophisticated yet sinful note with a pile-up of white-chocolate mousse, double-chocolate-chip brownie, and bourbon-pear chutney.
TripAdvisors rank English Grill no. 2 of 808 restaurants in Louisville:
- One of my best eating experiences. Granted, the night was a slow one, but the waiter and helpers were simply fabulous. –lewwallace
- The English Grill is a wonderful place to dine. Since The Brown is the birthplace of hot brown, that's what I always order, and I'm always happy - with the food, service, and atmosphere of this wonderful historic hotel. – Elle16
The English Grill
A veteran of international hotel kitchens, newly appointed Executive Chef Josh Bettis upholds his philosophy of fine cuisine with fresh, quality ingredients while imbuing his upscale American fare with a local spin at The English Grill. The decor at his restaurant honors the elegance of the historic building in which it lives—the 90-year-old Brown Hotel—with varnished wood pillars, oak paneling, and stained-glass windows. In fact, Chef Bettis even cooks up the hotel's de facto trademark, the Hot Brown sandwich—an open-faced masterpiece stacked high with turkey, bacon, and a delicate Mornay sauce. Lauded by publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Southern Living Magazine, and the Travel Channel's Man vs. Food, the time-honored treat has been attracting guests for more than 85 years.
The Hot Brown isn't The English Grill's only epicurean triumph. Chef Bettis and his staff curate the seasonal menus with contemporary cuisine, complementing diverse flavors with the spicy corks of more than 200 wines. The English Grill has garnered a prestigious AAA Four-Diamond rating and impressed Esquire food and wine critic John Mariani so much that he has called it "one of the finest restaurants in the United States."
Central Business District
335 W Broadway
Louisville, Kentucky 40202Get Directions