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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.
Baked Jack Knife Clams $12
Razor Clams baked with Ham, Braised Greens, Parmesan and Brioche
Served on Mustard Greens Persillade
Crispy Oysters $14
Cornmeal Crusted Oysters on Cheddar Jalapeno Grits with a Tasso Ham Gravy
Butternut Squash Hush Puppies $8
Pumpkin Seed Romesco
Smoked Gouda Fonduta $8
Caramelized Onions & Apples topped with Creamy Gouda Dip with Toasted Crackers
Pickled Shrimp Cocktail $14
Marinated Poached Shrimp served with Pickled Vegetables & Chipotle Cocktail Sauce
Soups & Salads
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Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Oysters $10
Grilled Salmon $8, Beef Flat Iron $12
Jefferson Peanut Soup $7/$5
Olive Oil Fried Nuts, Rosemary
Parsnip & Sweet Potato Bisque $8/$6
Marshmallow Fluff, Turkey Confit
Seasonal Soup $7/$5
Virginia Green $8
Sweet Baby Lettuces, Shaved Radishes, Pickled Onions, Marigolds, Toasted Almonds, Bold Rock Hard Cider Vinaigrette
Frisee au Lardons $9
Frisee Lettuce, Asparagus, Pickled Mushrooms, Toasted Barley, Hazelnut Soil, Bacon, Truffled Vinaigrette, Crispy Fried Egg
Chopped Romaine, Pane Paisano Croutons, Parmesan Regganio
Peanut Wasabi Crusted Chicken $24
Udon Noodles, Garlic Braised Baby Bok Choy, Chili Soy Butter
Ricotta Gnocchi $24
Roasted Butternut Squash, Mushrooms, Red Wine Braised Pearl Onion, Truffled Pea Emulsion
Sweet Potato Crusted Salmon $27
Pimento Cheese Grit Cakes, Bacon Brussels Chips, Herbed Butter Sauce
Pumpkin Ale Brined Pork Chop $26
Red Flannel Hash, Grilled Asparagus, Mustard Green Persillade
Grilled Pave Cut Striploin $28
Shallot & Blue Cheese Potato Gratin, Sautéed Baby Greens, Marrow Butter
Butter Basted Scallops $28
Harissa Roasted Cauliflower, Pistachio Cardamom Cracked Wheat, Citrus Relish
Curried Lamb Stew $26
Tender Braised Leg of Lamb, in a Tomato Sauce with Eggplant, Basmati Rice, Spiced Yogurt and Toasted Pita Chips