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  • 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.

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Breakfast Buffet




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BREAKFAST BUFFETS

Minimum of 25 guests.
Prices are based upon one hour of continuous service.
Additional $5 charge per guest if guarantee is fewer than stated minimum.

PLANTATION BREAKFAST BUFFET
Diced Fresh Fruit,
Creamy Scrambled Eggs and Cheddar
Cinnamon French Toast with Maple Syrup
Choice of Bacon or Edwards Country Sausage Patties
Choice of Russet Breakfast Potatoes or Cheddar Grits
Assorted Mini Muffins
Multigrain Bread for Toasting
Whipped Butter and Jams
Apple, Cranberry and Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Tea
$28


SIGNATURE BREAKFAST
Orange Blossom Fruit Salad with Raisins and Cranberries
Choice of Creamy Scrambled Eggs and Cheddar or Sausage, Egg and Cheese Strata
Applewood Smoked Bacon and Edwards Country Sausage Patties
Stone Ground Grits with Smoked Gouda
Multigrain Pancakes with Strawberries, Whipped Cream and Maple Syrup
Assorted Cold Cereals or Apple Muesli with Dried Berries
Multigrain Bread for Toasting
Whipped Butter and Jams
Apple, Cranberry and Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Tea
$32


BREAKFAST BUFFET ENHANCEMENTS
Russet Breakfast Potatoes
Blueberry Pancakes
Cinnamon French Toast
Johnny Cakes
Cheddar Cheese Grits
Anson Mills Toasted Oatmeal
$4

Baby Hash Brown Cakes
Canadian Bacon
Crispy Chicken Biscuits
Ham or Sausage Biscuits
Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
Country Sausage Patties
Crisp Bacon
Sausage Links
Turkey Sausage
$6

Eggs Jefferson
Sausage, Egg and Cheese Strata
Applewood Smoked Bacon
Fried Eggs, Ham and Hollandaise
Apple Muesli and Dried Cranberries
$7

Omelet Station
Waffle Station
$9
($75 Attendant Fee)