J Graham's Cafe
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Lunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday: Breakfast Buffet 7:00 am -11:00 am
Sunday Brunch: 10a-1pm
Let's be honest: everyone goes to J. Graham's for the hot brown. If you get the hot brown, it's great, 5 stars all the way. If you don't get the hot brown, however, it's a different story. My spouse got the hot brown, I got some pasta dish. It was not good. The pasta and veggies were swimming in a bland cream sauce that made the entire dish unappetizing. I barely ate any and did not take any leftovers home. My spouse's hot brown was GREAT. Also, big thumbs up on them using Harney and Sons tea. The restaurant had a nice atmosphere and the service was very friendly and prompt. A little expensive, especially for lunch.
Stevie was an energetic and wonderful server! She took great care of us without having to rush around.
The Hot Brown definitely tasted the best out of any Hot Brown that I have tasted
Wonderful food. Dont worry about the calories. You arent going to eat here every day. Bloody Marry - best ever. Hot Brown? Awesome. Sunday Brunch Buffet is flawless.
The only place to go for a "real" and original Hot Brown when visiting Louisville. Only available for brunch or lunch. Excellent, old style Southern setting, service and hospitality in a classic hotel.
The service was outstanding, everyone was so nice and hospitable. We went to have the "original hot brown", which was definitely big enough to share with someone.
I had a wonderful time. My Hot Brown was excellent! I hope to go back again someday.
Do read the menu thoroughly, my husband did a quick read and was surprised with a glaze he could not eat. The waitress did notice him not eating and offered him another meal.
Excellent experience and delicious food! Amazing in every way!!
The restaurant was overcrowded at Sunday brunch. The floors were littered with food and the service was very slow. We had to wait 15 mins for a table even though we had reservations. That being said, the chef at the omlette station was wonderful and I really enjoyed the eggs.
Fantastic food as always. Nothing beats their "Hot Brown". Service was excellent.
J Graham's was wonderful! We drove from Cincinnati for a birthday celebration so my friend could enjoy a real "Hot Brown". Immediately, they asked about who was having the birthday! Service was impeccable!Beside the Hot Brown, we also experienced the buffet. Everything was very fresh and delicious. For dessert the birthday girl received a complementry derby pie with a "Happy Birthday" chocolate.
Our breakfast order was very delayed due to the high volume of guests in the Cafe. The hostess and waitress were right on target; they comped us two fruit bowls. Very accommodating behavior. Thanks. The ambience is pleasant in a lovely old hotel. Definitely a go to. I don't live in Louisville, but was really pleased with the whole experience.
Great place for Sunday brunch. Yes, I miss the Seelbach, but brunches here range from good to fairly spectacular. This week was a particular winner, with an incredible shrimp salad and nicely prepared salmon, amongst plentiful other offerings. The desserts are always a treat.
If you've enjoyed Hot Browns at other restaurants, you must feast upon the Hot Brown at The Brown Hotel. J Graham's Cafe provides the perfectly thriving ambiance to dive into this signature dish at the place where it originated!
We come here every year on our anniversary and have lunch. It's become our favorite tradition. The staff always wishes us a very happy anniversary, and even treats us to a complimentary dessert. I'm already looking forward to next year.
The staff members are super friendly. They gave warm greetings and took good care of the dining area and us. My friends from Colorado were impressed by the food, place, and people.
Outstanding Hot Brown and good service. Free valet parking is a nice touch.
The food and service were great as always. I appreciate the friendly staff and the hot brown did not disappoint.
Amazing food and staff! You come to this place a guest and leave as family.
Great service great food the hot brown was as advertised very delicious overall a great dining experience
Service was okay. Went from being bombarded with the staff waiting on us but then descended down as the meal went to where we were waving the staff down for service at the end of the meal. The food was good, but definitely not great. This was our first time to J Grahams Cafe and we were expecting better tasting food. Wife had the eggs Benedict which was good. I had the Hot Brown for the first time ever and it was okay. Maybe it wasn't really my thing as my expectations built on years of hype led me to expect some kind of legendary cuisine. We felt bad for our children who both got the pancakes with strawberries (frozen). The pancakes were the worst ever. Though we all arrived hungry the kids only ate a little of their meal. Wife and I tried the pancakes and couldn't believe how terrible they were! They had a really weird taste and texture like mushed cauliflower. Sad to say but I couldn't recommend this place to anybody, well, anyone that I care about.
Highly recommend trying hot brown! Also recommend walking around the lobby!
Your staff did a wonderful job making my mom's birthday luncheon so special! Food was great too, a lot of attention to detail.
Great experience! Kentucky Hot Browns are the best!
We had a lovely breakfast while a dear friend was visiting!
The food was wonderful & the service was fabulous!
In town for a wedding and we stayed at The Brown. The brunch was amazing! After five plates of food, ranging from Caesar salad to sea bass to omelettes to bourbon bread pudding, I didn’t need to eat for the rest of the day. The mimosas were also delicious- basically orange juice tinted champagne! We definitely got our money’s worth!
Amy was great! Food was delicious. Came for the Hot Brown and it did not disappoint.
We waited for our reservation for 30 minutes and were finally seated. I believe they forgot about us. The brunch buffet was beautiful, but food was mediocre. Service was definitely lacking at such an upscale restaurant. I would not recommend it or return.
Food was delicious. Our waitress was only interested in obtaining s bigger tip by swaying my wife and I away from more moderately priced dishes for more expensive. She was also not very friendly
It was awesome as always.
Service was tremendous. Waitress and host were extremely friendly and helpful. Overall experience was fantastic.
The people were nice and the food was good. However it seemed the staff was having problems with communication. Several parties including ours set for quite some time with staff walking right by and not greeting us. Overheard staff arguing about who's tables belonged to who. I only had one cup of coffee I was asked if I would like more but it never arrived. I won't go back if we stay at the Brown again. Again staff was nice but not efficient, should have been much better service for the money spent.
WONDERFUL!!! Great food, great atmosphere, great staff. Delightful. Best Sunday brunch I ever had. Would definitely go again.
Our group of 7 enjoyed the local delicacy of the Hot Brown sandwich and appreciated getting reservations as we were in town for an event. Lovely service and atmosphere. A bit pricey for the Hot Brown but we enjoyed trying it!
We always enjoy the Brown for Sunday brunch. The staff is great and the food delicious. The only negative was the music. It got in the way of conversation with people who are hard of hearing.
Waitress may have been very busy but never made it back to our table, never even refilled coffee, until the Host (who was very nice) had been to our table three times and was starting to clear our dishes himself.
Fabulous brunch buffet. Nothing compares to the quantity and quality. I am very picky and critical of everything. There was nothing for me to comment on other than how wonderful everything was!
My mistake had us arriving an hour early .... the maitre d' acted like this happened all the time, seated us and checked on us a couple of times while we had the Sunday buffet brunch. Service was attentive and timely without being overbearing, the food was good and plentiful.
Most of the food was like warm if that.. they did correct the problem however old and stale items were available
I was visiting and had brunch here. Cafe was awesome, the staff was friendly and accommodating. The Hot Brown was amazing. It was fulfilling and left me full all day. Definitely one of the best restaurants I’ve been to by far.