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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
The food was great and our server was fabulous. The only thing we didn't care for we were seated near the brunch buffet. We ordered off the menu. The staff started breaking down the buffet at about 1:40, just as our food arrived to our table. They were removing food, service items, and decorations at a rapid pace giving us the distinct feeling it was time for us to leave the restaurant. We felt rushed by the activity and noise. In our party were 4 (of 6) who had never been here before. We learned to never go back for a 1:15 Sunday lunch reservation again....
This was the best service I have experienced in years. Our server, Justine from Traverse City, MI, was phenomenal. So attentive, so polite, so professional. She was the epitome of a well trained server. My family went for lunch on a Wednesday. It was my daughter's 14th birthday and the staff went above and beyond to make her feel special. Justine was so thoughtful with my two children. Never rushing their comments or questions, but genuinely listening and commenting back appropriately. The food was excellent. I had the famous Hot Brown, which is a legend in Louisville. It was the first time ordering one and it did not disappoint. My husband had pulled pork sandwich, my girls had kid's cheeseburger and chicken strips. Both child selections came from kids' menu, but were large enough portions for them to have split one order of something. I can't begin to tell you what a treat it was to eat here. We felt so well taken care of. The server and hostess brought out an "on the house" dessert for my 14 year old and a second one for my other daughter, who's birthday was later that week. Totally unexpected as we did not really make a big deal about her upcoming birthday. The icing on the cake is complementary valet parking with a validated ticket. If you're in Louisville, this is a spot that is well worth your time.
Brunch at J Graham's was very good. The buffet has a wide selection of items from breakfast food to dessert. The restaurant has an open, casual feel and is well laid out for a comfortable, fairly quiet dining for such an open space. Good food, comfortable seating and good service. Worth the visit.
We went for Sunday brunch after a Saturday evening event held at the Brown. It was the best brunch in Louisville that I've found! Delish and worth the heafty price! It's the home of the famous hot brown and the hot brown casserole is the stuff cravings are made of!
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.
First of all, the staff at J Graham's are probably the nicest I've ever encountered. We eat here very often as it is a short stroll from my Mom's nursing home. They are always helpful and attentive to our requesting a disabled table. My big disappointment is the menu. While the hot brown is a standout, sometimes one would appreciate some lighter fare that is good. We have tried the salads, and they basically had no toppings and were shy on dressing. Additionally, we sampled the BLT-way too heavy and greasy! The Barbecue sandwich was dry and flavorless. I think it would be nice to add some new healthier options to the menu. The Derby Pie and Hot Brown are the true winners!
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 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 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.
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!!
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 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.
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