About J Graham's Cafe
Louisville, KY 40202
J. Graham's is the home of the legendary "Hot Brown" and offers guests a bistro-style option for casual dining in the hotel and features the freshest local produce. Open for breakfast and lunch, the Cafe offers guests a contemporary a la carte menu or full buffet option (available Tuesday-Friday) including gourmet soups, salads and entrees and a decadent dessert display. Non-smoking.
Hours of Operation:
Open Everyday 7 am-3 pm
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday: Breakfast Buffet 7:00 am -11:00 am
Sunday Brunch: 9-1
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet parking available at the 4th Street main entrance to the hotel.
On the corner of 4th and Broadway are East, West, (23 & 17)North & Southbound (4) stops.
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining room available to accommodate up to 22 people comfortably.
Private Party Contact:
Judd Gibbs: 5025831234x7180
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
J Graham's Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Great atmosphere, wonderful service. Lit ...
Great atmosphere, wonderful service. Little cold by the window, and kale salad had no kale in it, from what I could tell, but otherwise, lovely. Fine Louisville institution, and really a can't-miss for those interested in Kentucky.
My boyfriend was in town and had never h ...
My boyfriend was in town and had never had a hot brown. He'd seen on a tv program about this restaurant and the hot brown. So while he was in town I made reservations. It was delicious. We also enjoyed the hot tea and complimentary valet parking. Our experience was very memorable and when his mom visits in the spring, we will be back!!
We enjoyed our Christmas brunch at the ...
We enjoyed our Christmas brunch at the cafe. We love coming to the hotel Lobby bar also. It's a beautiful place and very elegant. We enjoyed the gingerbread house and the other decorations too. I highly recommend the hotel to my friends and family.
I enjoyed the J. Graham Brown Café for C ...
I enjoyed the J. Graham Brown Café for Christmas brunch.
While the food and selection was excellent, it was the entire staff
that made it feel special and added warmth to the ambiance and occasion.
I will definitely return, and talked with others , afterward ,outside the café
who agreed it was a special experience. (Perhaps, I shouldn't have written this
and perhaps just lost an available seat in the future!?)
We were celebrating Christmas Eve for a ...
We were celebrating Christmas Eve for a family of 8, and had excellent service by Lamar. My mother is in a wheel chair, and they were very thoughtful in setting us at a nice roomy table. We ordered the Hot Browns which were incredible as always. Not sure who was working that day in the kitchen, but they were AMAZING! Had some wonderful Bloody Mary's too! Very piquant and delicious. Thank you for making us enjoy our Holiday. Every time we stay, or visit the Brown, the entire Hotel is full of wonderfully gracious employees.
I love the warmth and thoughtfulness that the staff uses through and through.
The food was great and the service was o ...
The food was great and the service was on point without being overbearing. The staff was willing to do anything it could to make our annual holiday brunch for 6 friends a special event. We appreciate their attentiveness and good cheer.
The Sunday brunch was fantastic. The ch ...
The Sunday brunch was fantastic. The choices were great but even more impressive was the quality of the food, especially for a buffet. The service was great with both staff and managers making sure the buffet was freshly stocked. Everyone was friendly and efficient and our food was delicious.
Most pleasant experience from beginning ...
Most pleasant experience from beginning to end. The warm and friendly staff definitely made the visit much more enjoyable. The menu is a bit pricey but wanted to check something off my bucket list. Thank you for a beginning to a wonderful day.
Awful wait service. Mass confusion on ...
Awful wait service. Mass confusion on the part of servers and who was responsible for which table. One waiter spent all his time drooling over 2 woman enjoying their mimosas. Waited an excessive amount of time to have our order taken. However, the Kentucky Brown was delicious. we split the order, and there was just so much food!
The famoous "Hot Brown" certainly lived ...
The famoous "Hot Brown" certainly lived up to its reputation. Ever so good. We were celebrating a dear friend's 91st birthday and the wait staff made her feel very speical. Just cannot say enough good things about the Cafe. One thing is for sure - we will be back the next time we are in Louisville. It's not a place to be missed.
Heard about the Hot Brown from Travel Ch ...
Heard about the Hot Brown from Travel Channel. When my wife and I had to come to Louisville, we thought we would try it. It was excellent, very well made and lots of flavor. Comfort food. Service was very friendly and decor was nice. We had a window seat but unfortunately there was construction right outside across the street which was the only slight mar on an otherwise excellent lunch.
I rated this low because of the name "Ca ...
I rated this low because of the name "Cafe" - it is not at all a cafe. It is a very elegant, formal, expensive place for breakfast. The word cafe connotes a cozy, small moderate to low priced venue. Very disappointed when we got there. I'm sure it's perfect for atmosphere on a romantic date or special anniversary.
It was awkward when time to pay bill. ...
It was awkward when time to pay bill. I had spoken with the waiter privately and said it would be one check and I would pay. We had a gift certificate with $207 on it. The waiter came back to our table and asked if there was enough to pay the bill on the certificate ($111.00) after he took the bill back to the cashier. As the waiter was coming back to the table - everyone took a deep breath thinking he was going to say it didn't go through. Then there was the question was the tip going to be placed on the certificate or would it be cash. We were embarrassed. Other than the waiter having to make two trips back to our table to ask questions about the bill - we didn't want to put our guest in this awkward situation. Because now, it is apparent I was paying the bill. I wanted to just pay the bill quietly and not make a production out of it. It was a great meal...but I have to add the "big but" to it - it was awkward.
We were seated 15 minutes late for our r ...
We were seated 15 minutes late for our reservations then waited 20 minutes for our server to take our drink order. We ran out of time to order from the menu, so we had to get the buffet. By that time food was gone, no bacon or fruit was left. The buffet was uninspired, mostly bread choices. We will NOT be returning.
We had another wonderful dining experien ...
We had another wonderful dining experience at J Graham's Cafe. The Hot Brown is absolute perfection in a dish. The original Hot Brown is by far the best ever. The service is outstanding. We were celebrating a birthday and was treated to a delicious piece of derby pie. We will definitely return to J Graham's Cafe when visiting Louisville.
Had an hour for lunch before heading bac ...
Had an hour for lunch before heading back to the airport, and we ate, perused the Brown Hotel lobby and were back to our car in the adjacent garage in 55 minutes. Lovingly cared for old hotel ambiance, nice dining room. We both had Hot Browns and mint juleps… so Kentucky it hurts. Having only read about the Hot Brown, I figured we may as well get one from the source. Thick cuts of very tender turkey breast on Texas toast, bacon, grilled tomato to the side and a heavenly creamy, cheese sauce that I want to fill a pool with and swim in. Filling without being too much. Perfection in a broiler dish. 10/10 would unhesitatingly recommend.
One of the best Sunday brunch buffets I ...
One of the best Sunday brunch buffets I have ever had. My sorority sisters and I made a last minute, large-party reservation and we were completely accommodated. Our waiter was very funny and kind, having perfect timing for refills, collecting plates, etc. The food was phenomenal and had a wide range of choices between hot breakfast dishes and desserts. Would highly recommend to everyone.
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