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Attractions: The Brown Hotel is within walking distance of many downtown entertainment venues, including the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts and the Actor's Theater of Louisville. Also nearby are several museums, including the Louisville Slugger Museum and the Frazier International History Museum. The Brown Hotel is also located two blocks from 4th Street Live!, Louisville's downtown shopping and entertainment district. Click here for a complete list of attractions.
The Brown Hotel is home to two restaurants, the The English Grill and J. Graham's Cafe. J. Graham's features the legendary "hot brown," a famous Kentucky recipe. Click here to visit the Brown Hotel's dining webpage for more details.
Downtown Dining There are several fast-food and casual-dining restaurants at 4th Street Live! (just two blocks from the Brown), including the Marker's Mark Lounge, the Ri Ra Irish Pub, J. Gumbo's (fast-food Cajun), and a budget-friendly food-court. Visit the 4th Street Live Dining webpage for more info and options. Also downtown: the Old Spaghetti Factory (a bargain at 235 W. Market St), Safier (641 South 4th St, inexpensive Mediterranean Deli), Cunningham's (630 South 4th St, American-pub style), and Bearno's Pizza (a Louisville tradition) at 131 W Main St.
Fine Dining Louisville is proud of its nationally-recognized fine-dining scene. Esquire magazine's John Mariani recently called Louisville "one of the emerging food destinations in the U.S." Of particular note is Seviche, a Latin restaurant located at 1538 Bardstown Road (a short taxi ride from the Brown), where Chef Anthony Lamas has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation as a Rising Star of American Cuisine and is a 2010 James Beard Semi-finalist for Best Chef: Southeast. Within walking distance of the Brown Hotel is Proof on Main, a New American-style restaurant located at 702 W Main Street. Proof on Main has received national attention from Bon Appetit and Esquire magazines. Also located at Proof on Main is the 21c, a free modern art museum that can be perused before or after a meal at Proof. Also nearby are Saffron (131 West Market, upscale Middle Eastern) and Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse (325 W. Main Street). Anther notable downtown restaurant is The Mayan Cafe (813 E. Market St), where Chef Bruce Ucan presents a modern version of Yucatan cuisine using many locally-grown ingredients. 732 Social (732 E. Market Street) is open late and is known for its farm-to-table foods, organic wines, and charcuterie plates.
More Click here for an exhaustive list of Louisville Restaurants, along with reviews from Louisville food-writer Robin Garr.