Most Romantic Restaurants in Louisville Ky

One of the finest and most romantic restaurants in Louisville, KY is located inside the Brown Hotel at 335 West Broadway (Between 4th and 5th streets downtown.). The restaurant is called The English Grill Restaurant. It is a AAA four-diamond restaurant that features a wine list of more than 200 wines. The atmosphere is very pleasant and the food is absolutely amazing!

My fiance and I dined there last night and were immediately impressed. At the entrance to the dining room, a lady played the flute and a gentleman played the oboe. They were both from the Louisville Orchestra and they delighted us with classical, English songs while we enjoyed the fine food and drinks we were served.

The fresh caesar salad was a refreshing surprise. It consisted of a heart of romaine lettuce that was extremely crisp and fresh, freshly grated cheese, and a wonderful caesar dressing that was bold and rich without overpowering the salad. I also loved the thin, crunchy bread with a sprinkling of cheese.

The crab cake appetizer was also wonderful. It was cooked perfectly with just the right mixture of tender crab meat, light breading, seasonings, and sauce. It was served with a side of red and yellow tomato salsa that was light and had just a hint of garlic.

I’m not a big fan of turkey, but I tried a bit of my fiance’s entree and was shocked to discover that it was delicious! He ordered the house special which is called “Hot Brown”. It is hot carved turkey over toast points with slices of tomato and an incredible sauce. Last night was the most I’ve seen my fiance eat in months. He literally ate until he couldn’t hold another bite.

My entree was the shrimp pasta. I’m not a pasta expert, but I swear the noodles must have been made from scratch. They were wide egg noodles covered in an alfredo sauce with bits of ham, zucchini, carrots, and spinach. There was a very generous serving of large grilled shrimp on top. I wasn’t able to eat the entire portion, but I certainly enjoyed trying.

At the end of our meal, we wanted dessert, but we were just too stuffed. Since we were guests at the hotel, we decided to pay our bill and walk around the hotel for a while and return later for dessert. When we returned, we discovered that the restaurant does not seat guests in the main dining area for dessert only. Instead we were seated in an area just outside the main dining area, which is actually the corner of the lobby. It wasn’t the same atmosphere since there was noise from the adjacent bar and music bleeding down from a party up above. The dessert itself was okay, but there’s nothing at all romantic about eating in a hotel lobby.

So, I highly recommend the restaurant for a relaxing, romantic evening, but don’t bother if you’re just stopping by for drinks and a quick dessert. If you find that you have indulged too much during your meal to enjoy dessert right away, get an order to go. If you want to wander around and see the beautiful hotel for a bit, you might stop back by the full-service bar located just outside the main entrance to the English Grill for a casual drink or two.