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About J Graham's Cafe
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.
Louisville, KY 40202
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
I was visiting Louisville and had heard about The Brown Hotel and the legendary Hot Brown so my daughter and I went to give it a try. Almost everything about J. Graham's Cafe was great.
It was quiet so you could have conversations without raising your voice at all. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating from the time we arrived.
The furnishings and decor gave me an old world feeling with almost an elegance and antiquity to it without feeling out of place as a casual patron.
I stopped analyzing the "what would you recommend this restaurant for?" categories because there are so many. There are probably more that could apply.
Both my daughter and I had the Hot Brown. While it obviously did not stop me from going or keep me from ordering it as I wanted to experience the original, I am not giving a high rating on value as it costs $17 for what, in my mind, is a modified hot turkey sandwich. To be clear, I enjoyed the Hot Brown very much. It is very good. I just feel it is over-priced and that's why I rated value lower.
Suffice to say, even with my view on the price of the Hot Brown, if you want to go to a restaurant for any personal event that isn't a "party" event or where you feel like you have to wear formal wear (although you certainly could dress like that here and it would fit in also) I highly recommend J. Graham's Cafe.
Breakfast-Brunch at the brown is phenomenal! We all enjoyed the Buffett and it was absolutely fabulous. The choices were incredible and everything on my plate(s) were delicious.
The service was great and lacked the snobbery you may experience in other higher end hotels and restaurants.
The price for the buffet was a steep $28, but nothing I ate made the price feel unjustified. Wonderful experience, I shall be back!
We were in town for Father's Day all the dads loved it. It is a beautiful place and the food was wonderful. I just wished there were more breakfast food choices on buffet. Example, bacon and pancakes. But the service was great and the free valet parking was a nice touch. I will recommend it to others.
Lunched there while in town for races at Churchill Downs. Arrived a few minutes before our reservations and were seated immediately. Ordered the iconic Hot Brown and Derby Pie. Did not disappoint! The food was delicious and service was very good. The drink and food prices were well within line for this type of resturant.
A must for a visit to Louisville, even if you are not staying at the Brown. Would recommend to friends and definitely eat here again.
We were visiting Louisville from out of town and wanted to try the famous "hot brown" in a hotel with old charm. The food, including the hot brown, was mediocre, bland, and overpriced. The service was poor, the food took over 25 minutes to arrive, and then we had to ask 4 times for hot sauce to go with our eggs. The setting was clearly grand at one point, but felt past its prime. I would not recommend it. There are much better brunch places in the city.
We did a whirl wind road trip to several states, Kentucky being on the list. We've always heard about the famous Brown Hotel and the Hot Brown they invented, so we had to visit and try it out for ourselves. The hotel is GORGEOUS and the food amazing! Our waitress was also wonderful and very helpful. If you want a really good Hot Brown you need to come here!
Loved the Hotel and restaurant. My Hot Brown was outstanding. Service was below my standards. Had a cappacuio but waitress would not come back to table to offer me another one. She seemed to have too many tables. Ate at lunchtime. Once again food is outstanding.
Disappointed with the brunch. Omelet was ok. No gravy for the biscuits. Asked for it and the bowl that was brought to my table was ice cold. Staff semed disorganized. Late getting food out. I didnt expect so many lunch items at 9:00 o'clock in the morning. The food was mediocre for the $28.00 charge.
Just stopped in for lunch on a quick visit to Louisville, and had heard of the famed "The Hot Brown', and have to say, it was Delicious! There's a reason why some things are famous, and this, IMO, lived up the billing. This is not your average turkey sandwich. Really, really good. The hotel looked lovely. Very glad I went.
Food was pretty good, but service was not. We were there for brunch and had to wait over 20 minutes beyond our reservation time and the waitress was not friendly. It was disappointing. Otherwise, it's a very nice setting - the service just put a real downer on things.
We made the mistake of getting the all you can eat Sunday buffet. Unfortunately it was way over priced, and although all of it looked amazing, none of it tasted amazing. Definitely not worth $28. The mimosa was $10 for a tiny tiny glass. If you're going to go here get what they are famous for: the hot brown. It looked phenomenal. We definitely blame ourselves for losing that opportunity and unfortunately spending way more on way less than satisfactory.
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