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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
My trip to J. Graham was to celebrate my sister 70th birthday. We both love hot browns and there wasn't a better way to celebrate than with the original hot brown. The service and atmosphere was beautiful. The seating was a little to close for my liking, only because it makes you feel like you can't talk to each other without interfering in other people's conversations.
Food and service was excellent to superb. I was dissatisfied with having to look at the beverage/service area. This should have been screened off!! Also, the air intake panels above the beverage/service area were disgustingly filthy. There was at least a quarter of an inch of dirt and grime on the vent slats. When I spoke to the manager on duty, he said he would have that attended to tomorrow. Not at all satisfactory in my book. I wish I had taken a few photos, but had guest and didn’t want to be obvious with my obvious displeasures. Interestingly enough, the head chef of the restaurant was socializing with friends and wasn’t the least concerned with everything around him!
Top Service, with an amazing Hot Brown!!!
Your care was outstanding. The private dinner room with the children able to sit together at one table and the parents at the next while all in one room was so enjoyable!!
I believe a new Christmas tradition has begun!!
We bring my Mother here for Christmas Eve, and other special occasions because it's close to the nursing home she is in, and we are able to walk down the street. It was outstanding this year. The staff is always friendly and welcoming from the moment you walk in. The buffet is delicious, but the Hot Brown is all of our favorites, along with the bloody Mary's. Iconic hotel, with incredible people and service is always with a smile.
On Dec. 23 there was a group of 6 of us that had our annual pre Christmas brunch at the JGraham Brown Cafe in the Brown Hotel. Consistent with the last several years since we started our tradition, the experience was wonderful! Some of always enjoy the Hot Brown and this year it was a good as ever!
I think the brunch is overpriced.. A toaster that would not work for the customers trying to use it was unacceptable. Taking away the Brown Sandwich, that had been there last Christmas, was a major disappointment to our party of eleven. If it was price, there could have been some of the other dishes taken. What do you go to eat at the Brown but the Brown sandwich.
We had always wanted to try a Hot Brown, so we added J. Graham's to our itinerary for our getaway to Louisville to experience the magic of Lights Under Louisville. The meal was so scrumptious!! I would definitely order it again. I loved the classy yet comfortable ambiance, especially the low key background music, which made it possible to carry on a conversation.
Shared the Hot Brown with my wife and both of us were very impressed with the amount of food for splitting the meal but the taste was excellent. Service was very good and our food was prepared quickly. My only less than stellar visit was the coffee was just average at best.
My husband and I visited Louisville for our anniversary. We wanted to try some authentic food from Louisville so we decided to go to the Brown hotel to try the famous hot brown dish. It did not disappoint! The dish was delicious and the hotel was beautiful. Valet parking is complimentary when dinning with j Graham which made the meal feel extra special. Our waitress was very attentive and nice. I look forward to returning to this restaurant when I visit Louisville again.
Really beautiful building with a lot of history!
It was a Sunday brunch and busy! Our server seemed a bit rushed but she was pleasant when she managed to get to us and it took about 10 minutes to get cappuccinos and waters.
My partners Hot Brown was excellent but my breakfast wasn't ; the grits were really under seasoned and my over medium eggs had runny whites.
Overall we enjoyed it but they could be better with the consistency of the food and have more staff.
We went there to have the renowned Hot Brown, it was $17 but certainly enough for two people. It was absolutely scrumptious! My husband had French toast which was excellent. Coffee was surprisingly good. If you enjoy Historic Hotels this is a great dinning experience .
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