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: (502) 583-1234 ext. 7180
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
J Graham's Cafe Ratings and Reviews
An historic restaurant in an iconic hote ...
An historic restaurant in an iconic hotel in Louisville, KY. The Sunday buffet had a wide selection of typical Sunday brunch food along with some unusual offerings such as smoked salmon (with onions, capers & egg), marinated asparagus and a good selection of salads. The place has a high ratio of wait staff to diners. There's a price to pay for this; it's a bit more expensive than some other area buffets. But for that special Sunday, it's hard to beat.
A beautiful historic restaurant that goe ...
A beautiful historic restaurant that goes the extra mile to make your visit special. My experience was perfect from the valet parking to the Derby Pie split between my friend and me. We chose the renowned Hot Brown for our entree. The menu stated it would require a 20-minute wait but it passed quickly. It was worth the wait. The entire menu looked appetizing but one must try the Hot Brown, at least on your first visit.
We went for Sunday brunch and while I ha ...
We went for Sunday brunch and while I had the original Kentucky Hot Brown, my husband opted for the brunch buffet. The Hot Brown was amazing and a very large portion so come hungry. My husband loved the brunch items, especially the smoked salmon. We will be returning to share our experience with our families next month!
Great service, great food , love the atm ...
Great service, great food , love the atmosphere of the place . Our server Justine was great, very knowledgeable of the food and history of the hotel. 2 of my friends had the buffet, they raved about it specially the tortilla soup. I had the hot brown and it was out of this world! The manager who runs it, Augustine , is cordial and very energetic, we saw him talking with all tables, always with a big smile. For sure we will go back.
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.
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