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J Grahams Cafe

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335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202-2105
+1 502-583-1234
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07:00 - 14:30
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New Albany, Indiana
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138 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I made reservations for what I thought would be brunch for Mother’s day as a special treat for my mom. Online, their menu states that brunch begins at 9. I made reservations for 9 as we couldn’t make the other available time slot. Well, I found out last minute that for Mother’s Day, brunch buffet doesn’t start until 10. We... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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413 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We knew we wanted to visit the birthplace of the Hot Brown and we were thrilled we did! Elegant decor in this beautiful historic hotel. Both ordered the Hot Brown and it was well worth the almost 20 minute wait. Service was friendly and we even enjoyed getting some fun facts from manager as to how many hot browns they... More 

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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the Brown half a dozen times in the last few years, each visit we have gone to the brunch here. Most days you will need to call ahead the night before or that morning, when there's a wait it isn't long. Cozy atmosphere and outstanding food.

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1 Thank CountdownTeam
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Minus stars very overpriced, cold old and few breakfast items Visit 5/7 730 am will not return. Go elsewhere maybe White Castle or Denny for breakfast the roast was old dry and the dinner, lunch and breakfast was lacking.

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Brad W, General Manager at J Grahams Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your thoughts. I received your Trip Advisor review as well as the personal email forwarded. Please accept my apology for your disappointing experience. You joined us on Kentucky Derby Sunday, our busiest day of the year. We served well over 300 breakfasts on Sunday. I was in the dining room at 7:30am and through the... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a fan of the old-time elegant hotel then you will LOVE The Brown. Our sole reason to go was to have the iconic Kentucky Hot Brown sandwich, which was developed at this early in the last century. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable- just what one would expect from an historic hotel that is... More 

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1 Thank amy e
Brad W, General Manager at J Grahams Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the 5 stars and good thoughts on our famous Hot Brown and “impeccable” service. The building across the street wraps up on the outside in a few short months. Hope to have you back with us soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Pottstown, PA
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179 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gat restaurant is located in the exquisite Brown Hotel in downtown Loisville. It is most famous for it's Hot Brown sandwich,which is an 'open-face' dish including toast, turkey, bacon, tomatoes, and cheese, cheese, and cheese. Very tasty and highly recommended togive it a try when in Louisville. The service was prompt and very courteous, in avery beautiful atmosphere.

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1 Thank noraden
Brad W, Guest Relations Manager at J Grahams Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, So pleased to hear that you loved the Hot Brown and received the excellent service you deserve. We hope to see you again soon! Regards, Kat Fulkerson Guest Experience Manager kfulkerson@brownhotel.com More 

Mtn Home, AR
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for Sunday Brunch and the Hot Brown Casserole, Well, they don't serve the hot brown casserole anymore. However they did prepare to order for me a serving of the legendary hot brown. The service at this restaurant was over the top. The food was fresh and delicious! The setting is elegant and nostalgic. I give J. Grahams the... More 

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1 Thank yakinman
Brad W, General Manager at J Grahams Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thrilled to receive your “highest possible rating!” Doesn’t get much better than that. We look forward to having you back with us again. Please let me know when your travels next bring you to Louisville and I will reserve a great table for you. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Simpsonville, Kentucky
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love the atmosphere of J Grahams Cafe and the Brown Hotel. The host whose name was Judd, made us feel very welcome and treated our entire party with gracious hospitality which made my Birthday Lunch so much fun! The wait staff were very attentive and we could not have asked for better service. The buffet was amazing and I... More 

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Brad W, General Manager at J Grahams Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Appreciate the nice thoughts on Judd, who is indeed a star for us. We look forward to becoming a “tradition” for you. Please let me know if ever I may be of assistance. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The host and waitstaff could not be more friendly and hospitable. The breakfast was delicious (I had eggs, grits, sausage), and the coffee was excellent. To top it off it's in a beautiful, historic hotel. Highly recommended!

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1 Thank Cheryl B
Brad W, Guest Relations Manager at J Grahams Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Guest: Thank you so much for taking the time to write, and for your kind words. So glad to hear you were pleased with your meal, and that our staff exceeded your expectations. We look forward to your next visit! Regards, Kat Fulkerson Guest Experience Manager kfulkerson@brownhotel.com More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The food and cocktails were very good. The Hot Brown, can definitely be a meal for two. Chicken salad was very nice. Very friendly and informative service.

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Thank Sarah F
Brad W, General Manager at J Grahams Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, Greatly appreciate your 5 star review and your nice thoughts on our history, service and Hot Brown. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:30
Monday
07:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:30
Thursday
07:00 - 14:30
Friday
07:00 - 14:30
Saturday
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202-2105
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 502-583-1234

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?