We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

J Grahams Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
+ Add cuisine
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202-2105
502-583-1234
Today
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 105 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Brunch Experience

We arrived in Lousiville Sunday morning and our first stop was J Grahams Cafe to try to the Hot Brown. Luckily the brunch buffet included the Hot Brown as well as all of the other breakfast fixings you can imagine along with a raft of desserts. If I had not been in town for business I might not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
ChanceMan00
,
Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
Add Photo Write a Review

105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We arrived in Lousiville Sunday morning and our first stop was J Grahams Cafe to try to the Hot Brown. Luckily the brunch buffet included the Hot Brown as well as all of the other breakfast fixings you can imagine along with a raft of desserts. If I had not been in town for business I might not have shelled... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
McHenry, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Got to try for the first time the famous Hot Brown Sandwich. Wow, what a delicious treat! Was with my sister and we asked our server if one order would feed both of us and he said most definitely. They were even kind enough to cook them in separate baking dishes so we didn't have to split the dish ourselves.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cary, North Carolina
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbia KY
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
90 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Evansville, Indiana
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Clinton, Indiana
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed J Grahams Cafe also viewed

 

Been to J Grahams Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202-2105
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 502-583-1234
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from J Grahams Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?