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J Grahams Cafe

335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202-2105 (Central Business District)
502-583-1234
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Ranked #100 of 1,511 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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English first
Iowa
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103 reviews 103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

If you are in Louisville, you have to give this a try. It is located on the ground floor of the Brown Hotel ( a true bit of elegance) All three of us had a mint julep (very, very good, a hot brown and derby pie. Everything was very special, and it is a lot of food. They will give... More

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Centerville, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

When in Louisville, you have to have a Hot Brown and the only place to have one is at J. Grahams Café! The wait staff was incredibly kind and attentive. Our waiter/bartender made one of the best Bloody Mary's I have ever had (I like mine extra spicy and normally it's never spicy enough - here it was perfect!). My... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Amazing all the way around! First time here, traveled 2 hours, 30 minutes and can't wait to do it again! We had a table of four, the waitress was fantastic, and the food "The Hot Brown" was even better! WOW!!! We had never had or heard of the hot brown before and it was amazing!!! The hotel that this restaurant... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The Hot Brown is their signature dish; too many times I have brough an out of town guest here for this experience and the Hot Brown was not hot at all, but merely tepid. Add a tad of insult to this and the menu prices change without notice during a few times of the year, quite unannounced. Got the bill... More

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New York City, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Bucket list check off: -visit Louisville (check) -check out Brown Hotel (check) -have a mint julep (check) -try a hot brown (mega check) None of the above should EVER be missed, especially the the hot brown (seriously, your taste buds have not LIVED until you've dined on this mind-blowingly delicious dish). Bless the chef who created this masterpiece! The host... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Was not a fan, the food choices were very minimal on the buffet and the quality of the food was average. The syrup for the mushy pancakes was so odd, nearly perfume like it stuck with me all day (not a good thing).

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Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I arrived without a reservation on a Sunday morning looking for brunch. The host could not have been nicer, and really hustled to seat all of us who were arriving without reservations. And the room itself is lovely. Unfortunately, the experience went downhill from there. The brunch is decently priced, but the food was a little underwhelming. The assortment was... More

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Trenton, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Excellent service and the ?Maître d ran the front of house in an efficient and kind manner. Our food was delivered hot and was a good value.

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Greeneville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Had a the classic breakfast with grits. Hit the spot before heading out on the road again. The food and staff are top notch!

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Herndon, Virginia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Staying at the Brown and went in for breakfast - disappointed. they open at 7am, but they weren't ready, still setting up service at the buffet, cleaning some tables etc. That should all be done before they open. Musty smell mixed with some dish detergent smell. The Cafe needs to step up a bit to meet the level of The... More

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