Eat & Sleep Package
Join us in Lemaire for a satisfying Southern-inspired dinner.
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Did You Know?
The Jefferson Hotel was supposed to open on November 1, 1895, but at the last minute it was realized that November 1 was a Friday, and it was considered bad luck to start anything on a Friday. So the hotel was opened on Halloween instead.
From the time the hotel opened until 1937, rooms were just $1.50 per night. A room with a private bath was $1 more per night.
The Thanksgiving Day Dinner at the hotel in 1949 cost $2.50.
When Elvis stayed at the hotel in 1956, he brought his own television and the hotel manager was shocked that Elvis ate his bacon with his fingers.
In the mid 1950s, the hotel had a pink limousine to drive guests throughout the city.
The Jefferson has been in several movies including My Dinner with Andre (1981), First Kid (1996), HBO's Ironed Jawed Angels (2004), The American President (1995) and the recently discovered Rock and Roll Hotel (early 1980's).
Alligators once resided in marble pools in the Palm Court Lobby. Richmonders would vacation in Florida and bring the baby alligators home as pets. As they outgrew sinks and bathtubs, residents would bring them to live at The Jefferson. Tour the hotel’s public area and see how many alligators you can find today!
Twelve US Presidents, including Harrison, McKinley, Wilson, Coolidge, Taft, both Roosevelts (Theodore and Franklin Delano), Truman and Reagan, both Bushes (George H. W. and George W.) and Obama have been guests at The Jefferson Hotel.
Legend says that Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was discovered by his life-long agent while dancing across the dining room at The Jefferson Hotel.
Frank Sinatra once entertained guests in Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel with an impromptu performance after enjoying his dinner.
Artifacts from over a century of the hotel’s history are housed in a museum at the bottom of The Grand Staircase, including a photo of Elvis at the hotel's old lunch counter.
The priceless statue of Thomas Jefferson that stands watch over the Palm Court lobby has only left his post on one occasion. In the 1902 hotel fire, he was rescued from the building only to have his head bumped on the cobblestones. He took a brief vacation to Edward Valentine’s art studio where his head was reattached.
The Grand Staircase at The Jefferson Hotel has long been rumored to be the staircase featured in the iconic film, Gone with the Wind.
The Jefferson Hotel is often cited as one of the finest examples of Beaux Arts architecture still in existence today.
Bar & Lounge
TJ's Hot Potato Chips
Caramelized Onion and Garlic Dip 6
Tempura Battered Onion Rings
Whole Grain Mustard & Stout Dipping Sauce 6
Ham, Crab, and Artichoke Hearts, Creamy Gouda Dip 9
Slow Smoked Pulled Pork with Jack and Coke BBQ, Slaw, Fried Pickle 7
Smoked & Fried, Jack and Coke BBQ Sauce 9
Legend Brown Ale Tempura Battered Shrimp, Roasted Peanut Aioli 13
Romaine & Spinach, Crispy Poached Egg, Cherry Tomatoes, Edwards Bacon, Herbed Croutons, Horseradish & Pommery Dressing 8
TJ's House Salad
Sweet Lettuces, Cherry Tomatoes, Rye Croutons, Grapefruit Hefeweizen Vinaigrette 6
Chopped Romaine, Billy Bread Croutons, Parmesan Reggiano 8
Virginia Peanut Soup
Shaved Celery, Boiled Peanut Hash 7
Lump Blue Crab Cake
Lettuce, Tomato, Remoulade, Griddled English Muffin 14
Pork Belly Reuben
Pastrami Brined Berkshire Pork Belly, Sauerkraut, Remoulade, Swiss Cheese, Uptown Rye 13
TJ's Burger 12
Lettuce, Tomato, Onion with a Bread & Butter Pickle
Add On's - Cheddar, Baby Swiss, Maytag Blue (1)
Bacon, Pepper Relish, Sherried Mushrooms, Fried Egg 1
Crushed Chickpeas, Preserved Lemon, Pepper Relish, Arugula, Tahini Yogurt Dressing, Crusty Baguette 10
RVA Sausagecraft Dog
Butternut Squash Ketchup, Spicy Mustard, Caramelized Onions 13
Grilled Flat Iron Steak, Garlic Spinach, Frites, Red Eye Gravy 24
Smoked Atlantic Salmon
Herbed Pilsner Butter, Roasted Pee Wee Potato and Sherried Mushroom Hash 20
Grilled Pork Chop
Sweet Potato Puree, Bacon Roasted Brussels, Spiced Apple Onion Compote 22
Butterscotch Crème Brulee 6
Butter Pecan Toffee
Fried Apple Pies 6
Brown Sugar Ice Cream, Candied Walnuts, Caramel
Chocolate Trinity Cheesecake 6
Oreo Cookie Crust, Raspberry Sauce, Fresh Berries