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.
Small Plates and Bowls
Crispy Fried Barcat Oysters $12
Maytag Blue, Homemade Buffalo Sauce, Celery Carrot Slaw
Chesapeake Dip $9 *
Crab, Country Ham, Artichokes, Creamy Gouda Dip
TJ's Hot Potato Chips $6 *
Caramelized Onion and Garlic Dip
Mason Dixon Mezze Platter $8 *
Lima Bean and Smoked Tomato Hummus, Pickled Vegetables, Toasted Billy Bread
House Smoked Wings $8 *
Served with Pickled Celery & Onions, Tossed in BBQ or Hot Sauce, With Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
Jefferson Peanut Soup $7/$5 *
Shaved Celery, Boiled Peanut Hash
Crab Chowder $8/$6
Butter Poached Lump Crab
Sandwiches and Such
Served with Fresh Fruit, Pasta Salad, or French Fries (Salad or Soup $2 more)
The Presidential Burger $14 *
Seared Grass Fed Beef topped with Candied Bacon, Caramelized Onions, Gouda Beer Sauce
TJ's Burger $12 *
Lettuce, Tomato, Onion with a Dill Pickle, Cheese–Cheddar, Baby Swiss, Maytag Blue($1) Add on's - Bacon, Pepper Relish Sherried Mushrooms, Fried Egg $2
House Smoked BBQ Sandwich $12 *
Spicy Pepper Slaw, Jack & Coke BBQ Sauce Seasame Challah Roll
The Club Pit Boss $12 *
Pit Roasted Berkshire Ham, Carver Board Turkey, Onion Relish, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Swiss, Cheddar, Toasted Billy Bread
Chickpea Grinder $10 *
Preserved Lemons, Crushed Chickpeas, Pepper Relish, Tahini Yogurt Dressing, Arugula, Crusty Baguette
Frito Pie Dog $14 (or Plain Jane for $10) *
Saturday Nite Dog with Homemade Chili Topped with Fritos... Get some!
Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Oysters $10
Smoked Salmon $8, Flat Iron Steak $12
TJ's House Salad $6 *
Sweet Lettuces, Cherry Tomatoes, Rye Croutons, Weizen-Grapefruit Vinaigrette
Caesar $8 *
Chopped Romaine, Billy Bread Croutons, Parmesan Regganio
BLT Salad $8 *
Romaine and Spinach, Crispy Poached Egg, Cherry Tomatoes, Edwards Bacon, Herbed Croutons, Horseradish and Pommery Dressing
Ploughman's Salad $12 *
Iceberg Lettuce, Diced Turkey, Bacon, Aged Cheddar, Diced Pink lady Apples, Hard Boiled Eggs, Green Goddess Dressing
Smoked Atlantic Salmon $18 *
Rosemary Yukons, Braised Brocoletti, Chunky Saffron Tomato Sauce
Oysters and Dumplings $17 *
Mini Dumplings, Poached Oysters, Spinach, Country Ham, Sherry Cream
Steak Frites $22 *
Grilled Flat Iron Steak , Blistered Asparagus, Frites, Red Eye Gravy
The Party Animal $18 *
Beer Can Turkey with Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Bacon Brussels, Apple Onion Gravy
Maple Brined Pork Loin $19 *
Sweet Potato Mousse, Spiced Pistachios, Braised Cabbage and Apples, Red Eye Gravy
TJ's Lump Crabcakes $24
Succotash, Cheddar Grits, Homemade IPA Vinegar Tartar Sauce
Farmer's Pick (3 for $15)
Can be ordered separately for the table
Rosemary Yukons, Sweet Potato Mousse, Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Succotash, Braised Cabbage and Apples, Asparagus, Braised Brocoletti
TJ's uses grass fed beef, pasture raised pork and sustainable seafood in all of our cooking.
* = gluten free or easily made gluten free;
sandwiches except for the crab cake can be served on gluten free bread