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J Grahams Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
+1 502-583-1234
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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful family meal here to kickstart the Thanksgiving break. The buffet and the Hot Browns were fantastic. Our compliments to Nicolas and the cafe team.

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Thank VanW303
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had spent the night at The Brown Hotel and part of the package I purchased included breakfast at J Grahams Cafe. The restaurant was lovely and overall the food was good but not great. Our service was a little slow. We had to ask for coffee and water refills. My husband had cheese grits which were... More 

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

Dear Dawn C, Thank you for your overall positive commentary. I also appreciate your constructive thoughts. Please let me know when your travels next bring you to Louisville and I will reserve a nice room for you, and personally see that our Café service, grits and potatoes are the finest you have ever had. Please allow us another opportunity soon.... More 

Gainesville, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All meals were taken at the hotel in group settings. All meals were excellent. The Brown Sandwich was great.

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

Dear Charles W, Many thanks for the 5 stars! Please let me know when your travels next bring you our way and I will reserve a great table for you and ensure we meet your expectations. Hope to hear from you in the near future. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Ohio
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71 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed both breakfast and lunch at J. Graham's Cafe during my stay at The Brown Hotel. I enjoyed both meals -- the food was excellent and the service was impeccable. The price is reasonable as well.

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

Dear BCDOhio, Pleased to read that you enjoyed the Café and joined us several times. Always nice to receive “impeccable.” Please let me know when your travels next bring you our way and I will reserve a great table for you. Hope to hear from you in the near future. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic chef-created buffett that includes salad, sides, entree, and dessert. The menu rotates day to day and is well worth the twenty dollar price tag as it includes a drink with excellent service. I like to arrive early-ish (11AM) and get a spot near the window for people watching on 4th Street.

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

Dear Jim S, Thrilled to read your review. Thank you for all the nice thoughts on our buffet and view tables. Hope to have you back with us soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a wonderful breakfast in J. Graham's Cafe. Service was excellent, I had the Belgian waffle which was covered with fresh berries and well-presented. Since I had a wonderful dinner in the English Grill, I was unable to enjoy the Sunday buffet which looked amazing. I would recommend trying both, but not back-to-back!

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

Dear dwisland, Pleased to read that you enjoyed both our English Grill and JG's Café. Please let me know when your travels next bring you our way and I’ll reserve a great table for you. Hope to have you enjoy Sunday Brunch on your next visit. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

At J Grahams Café you must have The Hot Brown sandwich and the Derby Pie. Experience these dishes where they were born. The food is unsurpassed and the service friendly and efficient. For a three-hour drive from Columbus, treat yourself to an unequaled experience.

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Thank R R
Chicago, Illinois
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128 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Very nice location on the ground level of historic landmark downtown "Brown" hotel. Excellent service and very friendly people. Maybe, for that reason, my expectations were to high. Breakfast buffet was just average. Bread selection was limited and what was on the table was dry. Toaster didn't work. Also, there wasn't any cheese to be offered as a choice.

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Thank mirdob
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We went to this café in the Brown Hotel for lunch. The hotel itself is a glamorous older hotel with an interesting history. The café fits in well with the hotel itself with nice décor. The staff was very attentive and eager to please. We got the Hot Brown for lunch and it was well worth it. The offering is... More 

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Thank Leon L
Wooster, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Have to stop in and have the Hot Brown. Here they make the famous sandwich that will make your mouth sing with guilty pleasure.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 502-583-1234

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?