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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!

  • Thirteen 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.), Clinton 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.

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Breakfast

Menu

FRESH BAKED FOR THE TABLE

Savory Bacon ‘n’ Cheddar Scones $7
Three House Made Scones, served with Local Honey and Tabasco Compound Butter

Pecan Monkey Bread $6
Baked Pull-Apart Rolls Glazed with Salted Caramel and Toasted Pecans

Warm Southern Style Muffins $4
Mini Strawberry and Rhubarb Muffins, Topped with Sparkling Sugar Crystals

SPECIALTIES

"Richmonder" $16 gf
Bacon, Potato, and Cheddar Egg Scramble, Hot Sauce, with Apple Butter Toast

Cheddar Baked Grits $15 gf
Bacon, Cheddar, Stoneground Grits, Two Over Easy Eggs, and Creole Gravy Served with Fresh Fruit Medley
Add Blackened Shrimp or Buttered Lump Crab for $4

Chesapeake Quiche $16
Deep Dish Quiche with Lump Crab, VA Ham, Peppers, Sherry and Muenster Cheese
Served with Fresh Fruit Medley


Pigs and Eggs $16
Two Eggs Sunny Side Up, Slow Cooked Pork, Potato Hash, BBQ Sauce, Choice of Toast

GRIDDLE

Vanilla Pancakes • French Toast • Waffle $12ea

S’mores Pancakes $15
Graham Cracker Harvest Grain Pancakes, Marshmallow, Chocolate Chips, with Maple Cocoa Syrup

Chicken and Waffles $14
Crispy Chicken Cutlets over Mini Waffles with Golden Apiary Honey and Tabasco Butter

Cinnamon Roll French Toast $13
Cinnamon Swirled French Toast with Spiced Rum Batter and Cream Cheese Icing

Ham and Cheese Hash Cakes $15
Mini Potato Hash Brown Waffles studded with Cheddar Cheese, Herbs, and Diced Ham, Topped with Two Over Easy Eggs

À LA CARTE

Build your own breakfast by choosing from selections below

$4 each
2 Eggs Any Style (gf) • Fresh Fruit Medley(gf) Spiced Apples (gf) • Crispy Potatoes • Local Grits (gf)
Two Slices of Toast
(White, Wheat, Rye, Bagel, or English muffin)


$6 each
3 Eggs Any Style (gf) • Bacon (gf) • Sausage Patties (gf) • Pork Hash • Country Ham (gf) • Mixed Berries (gf)
Two Buttermilk Biscuits
Udi's Gluten Free Bread or Bagel (gf)


OMELETS

Customize Your Own or Choose a Chef Specialty Served with Grits or Potatoes, Choice of Toast

Three Egg Omelet $15 gf
Choice of three ingredients:
Spinach • Peppers • Onions • Tomatoes • Mushrooms • Ham • Bacon • Sausage • Cheddar • Swiss • American • Goat Cheese • Blackened Shrimp ($4) • Buttered Lump Crab ($4)

Jefferson
Spinach • Tomatoes • Goat Cheese

Rivah (+$4)
Bacon • Crab • Swiss
 
Maymont
Spinach • Swiss • Mushrooms

Carytown (+$2)
Tomatoes • Peppers • Sausage • Cheddar

BENEDICTS*

One Choice of Grits, Potatoes, Fruit Medley (+$2), Spiced Apples (+$2), or Mixed Berries (+ $4)

Classic Benedict $15 gf*
Poached Eggs, Country Ham, and Hollandaise on an English muffin

Low Country Benedict $17 gf*
Poached Eggs, Pulled Pork, and Hollandaise on a Cheddar Bacon Scone

Veggie Bene $14 gf*
Poached Eggs, Seared Tomato, Sautéed Spinach, and Hollandaise on an English muffin

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE

TJ's Breakfast $14
House Made Granola, Mixed Berries, Greek Yogurt, and VA Honey

Smoked Salmon Plate $17 gf*
Toasted Bagel, Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese, Sliced Tomato, Marinated Cucumbers, Pickled Onions, and Capers

Triple Berry Smoothie $8 gf
Greek Yogurt, Milk, Banana, VA Honey and Three Seasonal Berries
Add Peanut Butter, Protein, Super Green, or Bee Pollen for $2 each

Anson Mills Oatmeal $8 gf
Served with Brown Sugar and Golden Raisins
Add Spiced Apples for $2

Breakfast Cereal with Mixed Berries $10
Choice of Cereal and Milk

BEVERAGES

Juices
Fresh Squeezed Orange or Grapefruit Juice $5
Cranberry • Apple • Pineapple • Tomato • V-8 $4


Royal Cup Coffee $5

Mighty Leaf Hot Tea $4
English Breakfast • Earl Grey • Decaf Earl Grey Chamomile • Tropical Green • Fancy Darjeeling African Nectar • Bombay Chai

gf = denotes gluten free or easily made gluten free
*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness