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335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202-2105 (Central Business District)
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Ranked #46 of 1,524 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Neighborhood: Central Business District
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
boca raton, fl
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Well, if you want to eat the legendary hot brown there is no better place than where it was invented, the Brown Hotel in downtown Louisville. The meal was a bit pricey, but then one pays for the experience and ambiance as well as the meal. I have made hot browns, mornay sauce over slice turkey on thick toast with... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Just enjoyed a lovely breakfast at the Brown Hotel. My husband had the classic and I enjoyed a light lemon poppy seed muffin fresh from the oven. Service was excellent as was the coffee.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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220 reviews 220 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We were looking for someplace to have lunch on Christmas Eve and J. Graham's was one of the only place open in the downtown area. Our last visit simply wasn't good. This time it was great. The service couldn't have been better. My wife and I had burgers that were not only very tasty, but visually impressive, too. My son... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Part of the allure of the Brown Hotel is the eponymous Hot Brown. I chose to enjoy mine at J Grahams Café, on the ground floor level of the Brown hotel. The service staff was more than friendly and helpful. Also, they have a wonderful brunch buffet which I would highly recommend.

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Columbia KY
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117 reviews 117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

MY wife and I enjoyed the buffet lunch at this spot last week. They offer free valet parking at the door, and the city atmosphere can make you feel as if you are in New York with much better service and friendliness. Many of the reviews seem to emphasize the breakfast and the hot brown, however the lunch buffet in... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is my must stop when in Louisville. The "Hot Brown" is one of the best sandwiches I have ever had, although not cheap at $16. Follow up with a slice of "Derby Pie" and you will leave satisfied. Also try the buffet when available. It is well worth it. Overall, the food is very good, but the prices are... More 

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Clinton, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We ate from the Saturday Breakfast Buffet. The buffet was well stocked and our service was great. It is located on the ground floor of the hotel and a convenient place to eat while staying there.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

see review on Brown Hotel This is the restaurant which is noted for the notable Hot Brpwn mentioned in connection with its inception in Louisville.

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Georgetown, Kentucky, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Wonderful service! Great food. Clean dining area and cozy atmosphere. Bailey was our server and I could talk with her forever. I had the famous Hot brown and if you should dine here, you have to try this. It was awesome .

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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202 reviews 202 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We went very late in the day around 2:30p and I think they close at 3p. We went specifically to get the Hot Brown sandwich because this is where it all started - at the Brown Hotel. BTW you can also get the Hot Brown in the other restaurant here, the English Grill and in their Bar area. We split... More 

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Additional Information about J Grahams Cafe

Address: 335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202-2105
Phone Number: 502-583-1234
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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