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“Very Good but Noisy”

Brown Hotel Lobby Bar
Ranked #1 of 1,770 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
New York City, New York
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206 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Very Good but Noisy”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

Scoring a table in the lobby bar area is not that easy. When we got a table, it was pretty noisy. There's a piano player playing the standard ballads. Order a Hot Brown. The Brown is where the sandwich originated. It's very rich, so 1 is good for 2 at lunch.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Wonderful classic atmosphere”
Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Classic, cozy, time-portal to the past. Cocktails, Kentucky Bourbon, delicious food...happiness. I want a three piece suit, a monical, and a silver plated cane...relaxed and classy. Its hard to leave and return to the 21st century.

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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3 reviews
“Went out of their way to make us feel special”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

After overhearing our conversation with a couple getting married the next day, the bartender/wait staff surprised us with a wonderful anniversary dessert and rose. It made us feel special and added to a perfect celebration.

Visited May 2014
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York, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Get the brown!”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great place for drinks. Great upper scale atmosphere. The desserts are delicious. Definitely a must do to get the hot brown, which is a Louisville creation!

Visited May 2014
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New York City, New York
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951 reviews
547 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 404 helpful votes
“Relax, have dinner or a mint julep”
Reviewed May 23, 2014

We asked a local person where to eat, having enjoyed the Bristol and Proof on Main. We were told we had to visit the Brown Hotel and at least have a mint julep. We arrived at 5:30 pm before the English Grill opened and were told that if we wanted dinner, we could order from the bar menu or the English Grill menu in the lobby bar.
Don't visualize bar. Visualize a cozy but grand hotel lobby. Perfect ambiance with a choice of tables or couches, a pianist, and doting wait staff.
The mint julep was wonderful. Passed on the hot brown ( too many calories) and went for the mussels, fries, and spinach salad. Topped it off with sorbet. It was all very good and very relaxing. The lobby bar menu portion sizes were not too small, and the prices were very reasonable. The dining room would have cost us a fair chunk of change more. Very happy about the visit.

  • Visited May 2014
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