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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
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.
We dined on a Monday, the restaurant was not very busy, and the service was slow. Several tables around us, who ordered after us, were served before us. Once the food runner dropped our meals, we had to ask for dessert, and the check. The food was great, especially the Hot Brown. The service was sub-par.
My husband and I ordered a hot brown and derby pie! Both were AMAZING! The complaints I have won't keep me from returning. Our waitress was late greeting us and our food came before our drinks came out. Then we left and we're taking pictures on the stairs in the lobby and the manager kept coming out asking if we needed anything else. Way to make us feel uncomfortable! We were visiting the famous Brown Hotel! We were taking pics!
Great location in the Brown hotel but that is where the "fun" ended. We went specifically to try the signature dish, the "hot Brown" only to discover that it is basically half a chicken dinner for a criminally priced $49.00. Of course it did include a soup, salad and desert bar but $49.00 but really.
When we asked to split the meal we were told that we couldn't so my wife had a $10.00 bowl of pasta for another $44.00.
We will never go there again and will tell all of our friends to avoid it at all cost and we are from LA so we are used to high dinner prices.
The restaurant was all around wonderful. I was seated the minute I walked in and no sooner did I sit down but the waiter came over to ask if I wanted a drink. The service was really impeccable. The waiter came by several times to make sure everything was ok and to see if I needed anything. The menu has a good variety of food choices but being a vegetarian, they only offered one entre of pasta. I would highly recommend
J Graham's, you will not be disappointed.
The maitre d' who greeted us was very nice. Things went downhill from there. It's the little things that matter: no pepper on the table and it took 20 minutes to get some. The table busser took my sister's coat and laid it on the window sill behind the table, which was fine, but it was soon joined by an empty dishwasher glassware holder and something else that shouldn't have been placed there. The omelet chef had no idea how to make an omelet. It took forever to get coffee, so we had to pour our own from the bus table (we were not the only ones). We were there for the brunch buffet...it was inconsistent. My sister's flank steak was so tough she couldn't cut it. They put a huge cut of smoked salmon out with no utensils to serve it with. All the selections in the chafing dishes were pretty heavy, old-style recipes that they've probably served for years. The dining room manager stepped in near the end and was very nice as we hadn't seen our server for a lengthy amount of time. She came by and apologized that she was given two big tables and had to serve them all drinks...okay, I get that as I've been a server, but management should have had extra staff as there was a special event in town that weekend...a yearly event, so it was nothing new. Just a disappointment...
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