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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
Hickory 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 Bread & Butter Pickle, Cheese–Cheddar, Baby Swiss, Maytag Blue($1)
Add on's - Bacon, Pepper Relish Sherried Mushrooms, Fried Egg $1
Southern Steak and Cheese $12 *
Smoked Beef Tri Tip, Beer Cheese Sauce, Sautéed Onions and Mushrooms Crusty Baguette
Grilled Chicken Sandwich $10 *
Avocado, Toasted Kaiser, Swiss, Tobacco Onions, Lettuce, Tomato
VA Pork Belly Reuben $13 *
Pastrami Brined Pork Belly, Sauerkraut, Remoulade, Swiss Cheese, Uptown Rye
House Smoked BBQ Sandwich $12 *
Spicy Pepper Slaw, Jack & Coke BBQ Sauce, Sesame Challah Roll
Lump Blue Crab Cake $14
Lettuce, Tomato, Remoulade, Griddled English Muffin
Chickpea Grinder $10 *
Preserved Lemons, Crushed Chickpeas, Pepper Relish, Tahini, Yogurt Dressing, Arugula, Crusty Baguette
Sausage Craft Local Dog $13
Butternut Squash Ketchup, Spicy Mustard, Caramelized Onions
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
TJ's House Made Beverages
Basil Lemonade $5
Ginger Beer $5
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 *
Herbed Pilsner Butter, Roasted Pee Wee Potatoes, Sherried Mushroom Hash
Grilled Pork Chop $17 *
Sweet Potato Puree, Bacon Roasted Brussels Spiced Apple Onion Compote
Steak Frites $19 *
Grilled Flat Iron Steak, Blistered Asparagus, Frites, Red Eye Gravy
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