J Graham's Cafe
Visiting Louisville for the first time and had to visit this historic landmark. Got a hot brown and it was delicious! Thanks to our server, Victor, for recommending a half portion!
My husband had seen a food show which spotlighted the Hot Brown and the Brown Hotel in Louisville. Everything was to my expectation and more. Our waiter, Victor, was so on point with our needs and pleasant to chat with. The Hot Brown was out of bounds delicious as well as the Derby Pie. Would recommend to anyone visiting Louisville.
Staff is fantastic. You really do feel like you are part of the “1%” here. Food was good, but the waiter told us there was beef tenderloin at the buffet...no beef when I got there. I wish I would have ordered the burger because it looked FANTASTIC! My wife really enjoyed here Old Fashioned and Hot Brown.
Absolutely our most favorite Sunday brunch spot. Seeing all the BEAUTIFUL Miss Kentucky contestants was a huge treat!!
Best dinning experience ive ever had!! The staff is excellent and food is outstanding!!
Great location, service and food. You should visit and have a meal. The Kentucky Hot Brown is delicious.
We took family from out of town. We had wonderful service and delicious food.
The Lobster mac n cheese was amazing!!! The Hot Brown was good but get the half portion it's so much food.
Very friendly wait staff, quick and attentive service, and very clean. Thought the brunch buffet was overpriced.
Great food great service
Our absolute favorite.
We love everything about this hotel and the restaurant inside it is the best gem in the heart of Louisville
Great service! I recommend the Kentucky Hot Brown. SO good!
Usually a very safe bet for a great Sunday brunch (and since the Seelbach stopped serving brunch, by far the best place to go in downtown Louisville). Great selection of hot foods, salads, smoked salmon (although really horrid bagels), carving station and desserts. Incredibly reasonably priced for the quality and quantity of foods.
Old and touchy surroundings
Wanted to have a hot brown at the Brown Hotel where it was invented. It was even better than expected
While at the Brown Hotel, we had to try the famous Kentucky Hot Brown. It did not disappoint.
The staff were attentive and thoughtful. We give our experience five stars and highly recommend J. Graham’s Cafe!
The food off the menu was mediocre - the blt was overall sweet with no aioli or other type of dressing - just dry. Fries were limp and seemed like they were from a frozen bag, not fresh. The brunch was a nice variety and fine for $32 a plate, there wasn’t anything that seemed to really stand out though and we were charged for a $4 for 1 cup of black coffee even though that was supposed to be included in the brunch price. It was removed promptly when pointed out, but happened to both checks at our table. I was certainly expecting more based on the yelp ratings. We won’t be back.
Wonderful Hot Brown, we will be back
Had a fantastic meal there with my girlfriend. Our server was wonderful and very friendly, talking with us both and making jokes with us (which I loved) and at one point the host came over to see how we were doing and chat with us. The food was wonderful. I had the steak and she had the hot brown. We both had mint juleps. Everything was delicious!
Great! Had a good meal!
Best place for a hot brown! We always celebrate Mom's birthday by having a family lunch at J Graham's Cafe. The food always meets our expectations, the speciality drinks are wonderful, and the service excellent! We'll keep coming back for special events or just a casual lunch during the week.
Food and service were both great. Our food came quickly even though we were there at a very busy time.
Service was amazing! Brian was our server, and he was great!
From our arrival to our departure, all the staff at J Graham's were extremely attentive to our needs and very personable. We had the Sunday Brunch, and everything we had was very good. The made-to-order omelet was cooked to perfection! We ate mostly breakfast foods, but did try the carving station offering, which was extremely flavorful, tender, and juicy. Loved the way the fruit was diced into bite-sized pieces. The desserts were presented beautifully and were really tasty. Our server, Brian, knew just when to check on us and when to let us enjoy our food. Overall a wonderful experience and a great choice for celebrating a birthday.
Enjoyed a girls group outing for lunch and everything was perfect! Atmosphere food seating view waiter(Brian) greeter valet parking shopping... everything was perfect place for our outing!
Everything about this experience was amazing!! It was our anniversary. All expectations were met and exceeded. We will be back!!
Food was very good . Service was excellent. We went there for a belated Christmas party and would return. We were not rushed . It was lovely.
Our server Amy was amazing! Very personable, warm and kind. She really made the experience welcoming. Also a gentleman waiter named Victor checked in on us a few times and was so welcoming!
Everything was fine except the lunch buffet ran out of bread!
This cafe is charming and has excellent food. Wait staff was outstanding and had solid recommendations. It was a great find.
We had a post wedding reception here & were given a private area with amazing service and good food so everyone could converse. It was perfect & they were so accomadating to meet everyone's needs. Would definitely recommend for any special occasion
Excellent experience in Louisville. Located in a great historic hotel and the food, service and ambiance were great. We came for lunch but on Sunday they had a brunch. Delicious and very enjoyable. Staff all around were polite, attentive and made our brunch very memorable. Well done staff of the restaurant. Even the omelette chef came by and asked us how everything was. Highly recommend.
Try the original Hot Brown open-faced turkey sandwich, a Louisville tradition invented here in the 1920's. The traditional decor of J Graham's and the Brown Hotel lobby contribute to the historical ambiance. One full size sandwich was enough for my husband and I to split. We also shared a salad, cup of lamb vegetable soup (delicious and hearty), and an order of Derby pie. Everything was excellently prepared and came out quickly. Wait staff was upbeat and helpful.
My family met here for Christmas Day Brunch. The quality of the food and service were both good but nothing exceptional. My only true criticisms would be that they should consider staggering their reservation times so there are fewer people in the buffet area at the beginning of the reservation time. It was extremely difficult to get access to the food due to so many people being in the buffet area. The crowd thinned after 20-30 minutes or so but the serving dishes were then empty or very nearly empty. Secondly, my family all agreed the dessert selection was not very appealing. Of the six of us, no one found anything of interest.
Everything was perfect
This place never disappoints! The food is wonderful, as is the service.
Love this cafe/restaurant!! Went with my husband and best friend and they had never had a hot brown before...they loved it. The decor is beautiful, right out of Mary Poppins. I couldn’t be happier, it’s one of my favorites.
Outstanding place to eat... You won’t be disappointed.
Hot brown was excellent as expected. Service was great. Would have been nice for there to be rolls on the table but then maybe there would not have been room for desert! Bread pudding is fantastic. Small serving size but it was just enough to satisfy my sweet tooth. Only draw back was that it was a bit noisy. Would definitely return.
M husband’s order, Hot Brown, was definitely worth the wait—crispy, thick bacon, wonderful cheese, and delectable, thick slices of turkey.
I loved the lunch buffet.