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“The birthplace of the Hot Brown” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brown Hotel Lobby Bar

Brown Hotel Lobby Bar
355 West Broadway, Louisville, KY
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Ranked #9 of 1,515 Restaurants in Louisville
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Detroit, Michigan
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“The birthplace of the Hot Brown”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We went to the Lobby Bar specifically to try the Hot Brown. And it was worth it! Service was impreccable, prices on par for what we expected.

Visited September 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
bloomington, il
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Overpriced for slow service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

After two visits to the Lobby Bar at The Brown Hotel, I can advise against it...I expected a high tab, but the wait was almost 20 minutes for a 4 drink order. One small bar, one bartender on a Friday evening...it's not going to work. Stopped down after a wedding reception the next night and a slightly larger order was another wait and came without one of the drink orders. Next time, I wll walk across the street to Blue Grass Brewing Company or next door to Market Place.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Tucson, AZ
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Hot Brown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Great comfort food. Wait staff was a little distant. Couldn't eat the whole portion but certainly tried because it was so expensive. $18 made it the most expensive sandwich on the menu.

Visited September 2013
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Hot brown sandwich”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

If you have been to Louisville KY and have not tried the hot brown sandwich the at the Brown Hotel then you need to go there again. One of the best places that serve the famous Louisville invented sandwich.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Anderson, South Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Dinner at The Brown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Excellent food and drink in a bit less formal setting. I love sitting in a room with two story ceilings. Especially ones that are as ornate as the lobby of The Brown.

Visited August 2013
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