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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 Oysters $14
Cornmeal Crusted Oysters on Cheddar Jalapeno Grits with a Tasso Ham Gravy
Smoked Gouda Fonduta $8 £
Caramelized Onions & Apples topped with Creamy Gouda Dip with Toasted Crackers
Jefferson Peanut Soup $7/$5 £
Olive Oil Fried Nuts, Rosemary
Parsnip & Sweet Potato Bisque $8/$6 £
Marshmallow Fluff, Turkey Confit
Seasonal Soup $7/$5
Served with Fresh Fruit, Pasta Salad, or French Fries (Salad or Soup $2 more)
TJ’s Grassfed Burger $13 £
Lettuce, Tomato, Onion with a Pickle, Cheese–Cheddar, Baby Swiss, Maytag Blue
Add on’s - Bacon, Pepper Relish, Sherried Mushrooms, Fried Egg $2
3 Little Pigs $15 £
Black Forest Ham, Applewood Bacon, And Capicola. Topped with Smoked Provolone, Olive Relish and Arugula on a Toasted Sub Roll
Grilled Chicken Sandwich $12 £
Avocado, Toasted Kaiser, Havarti, Tobacco Onions, Lettuce, Tomato
House Smoked BBQ Sandwich $12 £
Spicy Pepper Slaw, Jack & Coke BBQ Sauce, Sesame Challah Roll
Mushroom Panini $12 £
Herb Roasted AM fog Mushrooms, Spinach, Banana Pepper Relish, Sottocenere Cheese
Lump Blue Crab Cake $14
Lettuce, Tomato, Remoulade, Griddled English Muffin
Crispy Turkey Confit Grinder $15 £
Twice cooked Turkey, Apples, Bacon, Smoked Cheddar, Pepper Jelly, Whole Grain Mustard
Grilled Chicken $6, Fried Oysters $10
Grilled Salmon $8, Flat Iron Steak $12
TJ’s House Salad $7 £
Sweet Baby Lettuces, Shaved Radishes, Pickled Onions, Marigolds, Toasted Almonds, Bold Rock Hard Cider Vinaigrette
Caesar $8 £
Chopped Romaine, Pane Paisano Croutons, Parmesan Regganio
BLT Salad $8 £
Romaine and Spinach, Crispy Poached Egg, Cherry Tomatoes, Edwards Bacon, Herbed Croutons, Horseradish and Pommery Dressing
Grilled Chicken Paillards $20
Harissa Roasted Cauliflower, Pistachio Cardamom Cracked Wheat, Vadouvan Yogurt
Sweet Potato Crusted Salmon $24 £
Pimento Cheese Grit Cakes, Bacon Brussels Chips, Herbed Butter Sauce
Grilled Flat Iron $22
Shallot & Blue Cheese Whipped Potatoes, Garlic Braised Greens, Am Fog Mushroom Gravy
Pumpkin Ale Brined Pork Loin $23 £
Red Flannel Hash, Grilled Asparagus, Mustard Green Persillade
Ricotta Gnocchi $18
Roasted Butternut Squash, Mushrooms, Red Wine Braised Pearl Onion, Truffled Pea Emulsion
£ = gluten free or easily made gluten free;
Sandwiches can be served on gluten free bread
We cannot separate checks for groups larger than 6ppl