The Brown Hotel

Hotel · Central Business District
335 W Broadway (at 4th St.), Louisville, KY 40202, United States
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    Shannon W.
    "I hear the hot brown sandwich is delicious."(3 Tips)
    "Loved the derby pie! Staff was very friendly!"(2 Tips)
    The Wall Street Journal
    "English Renaissance architecture"(2 Tips)
    "... restaurants, the English Grill."(2 Tips)
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  • Daniel B.
    At 899 calories, The Hot Brown is not only obviously delicious, but slightly irresponsible in the vain of Paula Dean. Good dish if you're not moving that day and if you've cleared it with your doctor
    Daniel Barnett · October 19, 2014
  • The Wall Street Journal
    Built in 1923, the English Renaissance architecture retains its Old World grandeur with all the comfort and convenience of the present day. Its English Grill offers some of the finest dining in town. Read more
    The Wall Street Journal · August 3, 2014
  • Paula H.
    Absolutely gorgeous. We didn't stay here but it was so interesting to walk through the lobby and learn the history of such a beautiful hotel. The theater was amazing and we had a great time!
    Paula Heisler · March 12, 2015
  • Brad H.
    BEAUTIFUL historical hotel, very nostalgic, decor is nice. Friendly, attentive staff. GREAT food especially the hot brown. Good piano bar on the 2nd for, great martinis, nice clientele 😄👍
    Brad Hager · April 6
  • Just Add Bourbon
    Ask your server or bartender for your Urban Bourbon Trail Passport! Try the traditional Mint Julep, made with Maker's Mark and homemade mint syrup, or ask for the "Julep Tea".
    Just Add Bourbon · May 2, 2011
    The English Renaissance architecure helps establish the historic and elegant ambience at the Brown Hotel, which features one of Louisville's finest restaurants, the English Grill. · February 3, 2012
  • Lydia A.
    The legendary Hot Brown sandwich was born here~it's not a trip to Louisville if you don't indulge! This is a classic old school hotel built in 1923~I wish these walls could talk & tell me stories!
    Lydia Ammosova · October 30, 2010
  • Ed C.
    The originator of the "Hot Brown", basically a really good turkey club with mornay sauce. Definitely share-able... but in my defense, I was pretty hungry.
    Ed Cantu · June 7, 2013
  • Kate
    Food was delicious! Loved the derby pie! Staff was very friendly! Hotel is very nice enjoyed walking around after we ate.
    Kate · October 11, 2015
  • Saving Places
    In 1926, chef Fred Schmidt served the first “Hot Brown” sandwich to guests, hungry after an evening of dancing. This delicious treat is featured today in many cookbooks.
    Saving Places · April 22, 2012
  • Jake S.
    See Gerald at the cafe bar. He's a great guy and has all the insider tips you could want about Louisville, the Derby, and the New York Yankees.
    Jake Smith · May 5, 2013
  • Maggie H.
    Order the old fashioned and sit at the piano on the second floor bar. You will feel like Daisy Buchanan!
    Maggie Hinklin · August 14, 2011
  • mr w.
    they have bugs there saw a roach in the bathroom of my room other than that the place was awesome for the price
    mr wonderful · December 9, 2011
  • Traci
    You MUST have The Hot Brown sandwich. Any other restaurant is a fake - this sandwich was born here!
    Traci · March 8, 2010
  • Jean Ann D.
    The menu at the bar is great, and much less expensive than the main dining room.
    Jean Ann Douglass · January 12, 2014
  • Sofia P.
    Fantastic service from the moment I stepped out of my cab. Love the beautiful lounge.
    Sofia Papastamelos · June 21, 2015
  • Terry R.
    Photo from lobby area. Feels like you went through a time warp back to the 1920's. What a special place
    Terry Rogers · February 1, 2013
  • Travel Channel
    “Get the hot brown- more delicious and more effective than Ambien. Zzzzzz.” --Adam Richman, Man v Food Nation
    Travel Channel · August 3, 2011
  • Julie K.
    On Fridays they have Hot Brown on lunch buffet. It is Amazing!
    Julie King · March 26, 2011
  • Kathleen
    The car valet only costs $4 dollars more per night. Definitely worth it when the temperature is subzero.
    Kathleen · February 6, 2015
  • Shannon W.
    I hear the hot brown sandwich is delicious. Looking forward to trying it!
    Shannon Wallace Jr · March 14, 2013
  • Daniel H.
    The breakfast is incredible! Great spot for an anniversary or weekend getaway.
    Daniel Hurd · December 20, 2011
  • Laura B.
    Aaron makes an amazing mint julep! I like the creme de mint/sugar rim.
    Laura B · May 9, 2011
  • Mary E.
    The hot brown is priced a little less on the J Graham lunch menu
    Mary E · September 19, 2013
  • Nancy Q.
    Try the hot brown and derby pie...awesome!
    Nancy Quincy McDermott · May 4, 2013
  • Jean Ann D.
    Grab a seat at the piano and a Hot Brown.
    Jean Ann Douglass · January 12, 2014
  • Stephanie M.
    1015 is a suite room with a flat screen over the headboard of my bed
    Stephanie Myers · April 11, 2012
  • Evan[Bu]
    "Elizabethtown" was filmed at The Brown Hotel.
    Evan[Bu] · January 6, 2014
  • Las Vegas M.
    The hotel was built in 1923.
    Las Vegas Mannequins · September 23, 2011
  • Brian B.
    Restaurant has an awesome lunch buffet. Read more
    Brian Blankenship · May 8, 2010
  • Evan[Bu]
    Be sure to crash the big Chuck and Cindy wedding.
    Evan[Bu] · January 6, 2014
  • Courtney S.
    Go to Brown Hotel Bar. Sip on a Manhattan and make like a gangster.
    Courtney Sandora · January 12, 2010
  • Jason L.
    Must try this!
    Jason Lok · June 23, 2012
  • Dirk H.
    Try the Hot Brown.
    Dirk Holsopple · July 18, 2010
  • TV Food Maps
    Check out Brown Hotel as seen on Throwdown with Bobby Flay Read more
    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
  • Monica🚒 .
    Buy a hat at store!
  • April K.
    Gotta get the famous Hot Brown.
    April Kimmel · August 14, 2012
  • Jessica P.
    Great place for brunch
    Jessica Perkins · November 21, 2010
  • Guía P.
    The Brown, opulencia en el corazón de Kentucky Read more
    Guía Planeting · September 9, 2014

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