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J Grahams Cafe

335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202-2105
+1 502-583-1234
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202-2105
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

Inviting decor and nice ambiance. Our servers were very friendly and helpful. Our food was hot, fresh and very tasty. We ordered the Brioche French Toast with fresh berries and warm maple syrup as well as a spinach omelette with shiitake mushrooms, Kalamata olives and...More

1  Thank derbyfan2016
Brad W, General Manager at J Grahams Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2017

Dear Guest, Thrilled that you enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for all the nice thoughts. Hope to have you back with us for the 144th Derby. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com

Reviewed May 15, 2017

I made reservations for what I thought would be brunch for Mother’s day as a special treat for my mom. Online, their menu states that brunch begins at 9. I made reservations for 9 as we couldn’t make the other available time slot. Well, I...More

Thank Martyk74
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

We knew we wanted to visit the birthplace of the Hot Brown and we were thrilled we did! Elegant decor in this beautiful historic hotel. Both ordered the Hot Brown and it was well worth the almost 20 minute wait. Service was friendly and we...More

1  Thank Amy T
Reviewed May 10, 2017

We have stayed at the Brown half a dozen times in the last few years, each visit we have gone to the brunch here. Most days you will need to call ahead the night before or that morning, when there's a wait it isn't long....More

1  Thank CountdownTeam
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Minus stars very overpriced, cold old and few breakfast items Visit 5/7 730 am will not return. Go elsewhere maybe White Castle or Denny for breakfast the roast was old dry and the dinner, lunch and breakfast was lacking.More

Thank James S
Brad W, General Manager at J Grahams Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your thoughts. I received your Trip Advisor review as well as the personal email forwarded. Please accept my apology for your disappointing experience. You joined us on Kentucky Derby Sunday, our busiest day of the year. We served well over...More

Reviewed May 4, 2017

If you are a fan of the old-time elegant hotel then you will LOVE The Brown. Our sole reason to go was to have the iconic Kentucky Hot Brown sandwich, which was developed at this early in the last century. The food was delicious and...More

1  Thank amy e
Brad W, General Manager at J Grahams Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for the 5 stars and good thoughts on our famous Hot Brown and “impeccable” service. The building across the street wraps up on the outside in a few short months. Hope to have you back with us soon. Regards, Brad Walker...More

Reviewed May 3, 2017

This gat restaurant is located in the exquisite Brown Hotel in downtown Loisville. It is most famous for it's Hot Brown sandwich,which is an 'open-face' dish including toast, turkey, bacon, tomatoes, and cheese, cheese, and cheese. Very tasty and highly recommended togive it a try...More

1  Thank noraden
Brad W, Guest Relations Manager at J Grahams Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2017

Dear Guest, So pleased to hear that you loved the Hot Brown and received the excellent service you deserve. We hope to see you again soon! Regards, Kat Fulkerson Guest Experience Manager kfulkerson@brownhotel.com

Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Came here for Sunday Brunch and the Hot Brown Casserole, Well, they don't serve the hot brown casserole anymore. However they did prepare to order for me a serving of the legendary hot brown. The service at this restaurant was over the top. The food...More

1  Thank yakinman
Brad W, General Manager at J Grahams Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2017

Dear Guest, Thrilled to receive your “highest possible rating!” Doesn’t get much better than that. We look forward to having you back with us again. Please let me know when your travels next bring you to Louisville and I will reserve a great table for...More

Reviewed April 22, 2017

I love the atmosphere of J Grahams Cafe and the Brown Hotel. The host whose name was Judd, made us feel very welcome and treated our entire party with gracious hospitality which made my Birthday Lunch so much fun! The wait staff were very attentive...More

1  Thank swimkj
Brad W, General Manager at J Grahams Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2017

Dear Guest, Appreciate the nice thoughts on Judd, who is indeed a star for us. We look forward to becoming a “tradition” for you. Please let me know if ever I may be of assistance. Regards, Brad Walker Vice President & General Manager bwalker@brownhotel.com

Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

The host and waitstaff could not be more friendly and hospitable. The breakfast was delicious (I had eggs, grits, sausage), and the coffee was excellent. To top it off it's in a beautiful, historic hotel. Highly recommended!More

1  Thank Cheryl B
Brad W, Guest Relations Manager at J Grahams Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2017

Dear Guest: Thank you so much for taking the time to write, and for your kind words. So glad to hear you were pleased with your meal, and that our staff exceeded your expectations. We look forward to your next visit! Regards, Kat Fulkerson Guest...More

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Mark P
May 26, 2017|
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Response from derbyfan2016 | Reviewed this property |
On Sundays, a Sunday Brunch Buffet served 9 am – 1pm. Not sure if this will change due to the holiday weekend. May want to call ahead to check. 502-583-1234
August 24, 2016|
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Response from Brad W | Property representative |
Hello jim-murray666, Thank you for contacting The Brown Hotel on Trip Advisor! We currently offer cheddar cheese grits on our Breakfast menus. They are delightful and savory! We hope to see you soon!
April 3, 2016|
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Response from Marcy C | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do! It's like 12 or 15 dollars. You can also order off the menu! It's fantastic...ask for Nick he will take care of you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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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