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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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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Moreno Valley, California
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122 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had breakfast here. Angie, our server, mentioned that I could order a half Hot Brown, so I did. It was perfect! My husband had a traditional breakfast, which he enjoyed. Lovely place.

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Franklin
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203 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've always wanted to eat here and have the authentic Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich. I'm so happy to finally have had this meal. It was wonderful and nothing like the sad imitations I've not enjoyed in the past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Louisville for the first time and knew we wanted to visit the Brown Hotel to try the famous Hot Brown. The service, the hospitality, and the food lived up to the expectations. Danny O, Dionna and the wonderful hostess went above and beyond to give us a memorable dining experience.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dining experience from start to finish. The Hot Brown and Derby Pie were amazing! Staff was super friendly and helpful. Beautiful dining room! Can't wait to return!

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Thank Tigrlily76
Brad W, General Manager at J Grahams Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Tigrlily76, Thrilled to read you can’t wait to return. Thanks for the 5 stars and kind thoughts. Please let me know when your travels bring you our way and I’ll reserve a great window table for you. Hope to have you back again in the near future. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Vancouver, Canada
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157 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favourite place to have a fancy breakfast or brunch in Louisville. It is set in the beautiful historic Brown Hotel, the decor is elegant and the service is excellent. It does get busy so on weekends you will probably have to wait for a table. They serve the best Hot Brown I have tried, and their other... More 

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

Dear septemberfalls, So pleased to read your review. Appreciate your notes on our service and décor…and of our famous Hot Brown. Good to hear we are your favorite in the city. Hope to have you back again soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Raleigh
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142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were quickly greeted by Sue who was so friendly and welcoming! Nick was our waiter and did an excellent job. My husband had their Brown Manhattan which was delicious. We started with cups of the soup of the day - a burgundy wine and mushroom bisque that was delicious. Then - we shared a Hot Brown. OMG. I never... More 

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

Dear Jeana P, Many thanks for 5 stars and your note on Sue and Nick, who most appreciate your comments. Always nice to hear great things from a guest as well traveled as you. Great to hear you enjoyed our famous Hot Brown. I never miss one during the week! Hope to have you back soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice... More 

Saint Peters, Missouri
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where to begin......not only is the restaurant beautiful and the service outstanding, but the Hot Brown is truly the star here.......absolutely delicious!

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

Dear Harry T, Thrilled to see you enjoyed our famous Hot Brown. I certainly agree – there is nothing like it and nowhere else to get, but at the Brown. Hope to have you back with us soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe is located in the beautiful, historic Brown Hotel. Service and atmosphere are outstanding! We enjoyed a light berry salad and shared the famous Hot Brown sandwich. The portions were divided in the kitchen and were ample for my husband and myself. We also shared the Derby Pie! The presentation and portions are generous and delicious. The food definitely... More 

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

Dear Gayle S, Delighted to know you enjoyed our service and atmosphere. Our famous Hot Brown brings guests from miles away. I make sure I never go a week without one! Good to hear we will be on your list when you return to Louisville. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Spring, Texas
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we travel we love trying the local cuisine, we heard about the hot brown and derby pie. First, the service is outstanding! The hostess is so sweet. The hot brown did not disappoint, creamy savory and served piping hot! The derby pie is decadence! Going during lunch the items are cheaper and a casual ambiance. The waitress gave us... More 

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

Dear Shelly H, Thrilled to read you enjoyed your lunch with us. Good to know you enjoyed our famous Hot Brown. It is a great sandwich…I never go a week without one. Hope to have you back soon. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

Washington Nc
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128 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in town for the weekend and looking for a new place to eat breakfast . We had heard of the Hot Brown before but had no idea how delicious it is.First off this place is Elegance at it best and the staff is great and try to meet all your wants to enjoy your experience here. Our food... More 

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

Dear Trueeasterner, Many thanks for your 5 stars! We love to hear “elegance” and “over the top.” Hope to have you with us again on your next visit. Please let me know when your travels next bring you our way and I’ll reserve our best table for you. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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 40202-2105
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?