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Brown Hotel Lobby Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

Menu

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Bourbon Barrel Fries
Bourbon Barrel Smoked Spices
16
Cheese Plate
An Assortment of Artisan Cheeses
13
Flat Bread
Duck Confit, Caramelized Onions
12
Hummus
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Spicy Olive Mix
16
Lobster “Mac and Cheese”
Maine Lobster, Cavatappi Pasta Gratin Aged Kenny’s Cheddar
9
Chef's Daily Potage
Soup of the Day
13
Reuben Sliders
Pastrami, Swiss, Sauerkraut
13
Chicken Wings
Chicken Wing “Lollipops”
25
The Hot Brown
The Hot Brown…a Louisville tradition with worldwide appeal has been featured in: the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Southern Living, the Los Angeles Times, NBC’s Today Show, ABC News with Diane Sawyer, and Travel Channel’s Man v. Food as well as being a regular entry in many of the finest cookbooks.
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Organic Greens Salad
Cucumbers, Cherry Tomatoes
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Bar
FEATURES
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

such a beautiful space! ask the bartender for the history, so intresting. had the derby pie and champagne so fun. the pie is a classic here presented with fresh fruit and the most decadent whipped cream ever. big serving that tasted just as good later...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Tropicalmich
Reviewed 1 week ago

In town for a business conference, the lobby bar was a great meeting spot before we headed to supper or for one before bed. The whole atmosphere was fantastic. As we were in Kentucky, bourbon drinks were the drink on choice! The Kentucky Mule is...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank HBGfromSD
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Delighted to read that you enjoyed one of our 150 bourbons. Thank you for the nice thoughts on our atmosphere and service. Hope to have you back with us again soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

best place in Louisville to meet up with friends..not over run with 20somethings, great bar and service. BEAUTIFUL setting. My wife's favorite place.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank chb217
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Appreciate your nice thoughts on our lobby bar setting. Great to hear we have made it to 1st place with your wife. Please let me know if ever I may be of assistance. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super bar and restaurant with great food and lots of atmosphere. Best place to be seen st Derby to see all celebraties in town for Derby

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Barbara K
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Thanks so much for the nice thoughts on our food and atmosphere. Hope to see you with us at Derby. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drinks and staff wonderful. Nice location great design. Clean nice low key place for drinks and conversation.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank overton3030
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Appreciate the 5 stars! Thank you for the nice thoughts. Hope to have you back with us again soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly service, seated right away. Great food (shrimp & grits and derby pie). We were able to sit for over an hour and have a slow paced meal while we had an informal meeting. Never felt rushed by the staff.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank conferencehotel
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Guest, Delighted to see that you had a nice evening with us. Thank you for the notes on our friendly service. We hope to welcome you back for another visit! Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I never heard of this until this afternoon while driving south from Indy to Tennessee and talking on the speaker phone with an old friend. He said he’d always wanted to try it. When I pulled over at a rest area I googled and found...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Charles043
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, So sorry you did not enjoy your sandwich. Please let me know when your travels next bring you our way and I will reserve a nice table and have our Chef come out to take your order and ensure he provides one of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was all about the Hot Brown. Two couples each shared one salad and one Hot Brown: more than enough food, and the Hot Brown was excellent & delicious! Very attentive service. Beautiful sights in this historic hotel lobby.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Barry F
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Barry, Thrilled to know that you so enjoyed our attentive service and famous Hot Brown. We have thousands of guests each year drive miles out of their way to have one in our restaurants. Please let me know when your travels next bring you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came in search of the iconic hot brown dish made famous at this very hotel - the Brown Hotel. We weren't dressed for the dining room and the cafe was closed, but were directed to this beautiful lobby bar. It is just beautiful, with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Laurieuhoo
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Always great to read – everything was just immaculate. Appreciate the nice thoughts on our famous Hot Brown. Please allow me to handle your reservation when your travels next bring you to Louisville and I will block a nice table. Hope to have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to this beautiful, old, grand hotel for the famous Hot Brown. Walked upstairs to the beautiful lobby bar as the other restaurants were closed. Lovely atmosphere with piano playing in the background. Our waiter was fabulous and should set the standard of how all...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank msbeachgirl10
Brad W, General Manager at Brown Hotel Lobby Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thrilled to read your nice review of our service and famous Hot Brown. Please let me know when your travels next bring you our way and I will reserve a nice table and ensure we meet all your expectations. We look forward to...More

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Safari636654
October 30, 2018|
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Response from Shellsreviews | Reviewed this property |
An open faced turkey club with mornay sauce.
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linksters
June 13, 2018|
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Response from Umojabhe | Reviewed this property |
No. It’s really a bar with a menu, so no reservations.
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May 16, 2018|
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Response from mlewis600 | Reviewed this property |
We did not make reservation and where seated after a short wait. the short wait was well worth it, the meal was awesome. enjoy, you will not be disappointed!
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