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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!

  • Thirteen 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.), Clinton 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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Carving Stations

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CARVING STATIONS

Minimum of 25 guests
(All carving stations include White House Rolls.
$75 per carver. One carver per 100 guests is required.)

Smoked Turkey Breast
(Each order serves 20 guests)
Brown Gravy, Mandarin Orange and Cranberry Chutney
$240

Bourbon Glazed Virginia Ham
(Each order serves 65 guests)
Whole Grain Mustard
$350

Bacon-Wrapped, Herb-Brined, Roasted Pork Loin
(Each order serves 30 guests)
Apple Brandy Compote
$225

Brown Sugar Crusted Crown Rib Roast of Pork
(Each order serves 30 guests)
Bourbon Plum Jus
$265

Roasted Suckling Pig
(Each order serves 20 guests)
Mustard Vinegar BBQ Sauce, Cole Slaw, Pickled Squash
$350

Pulled Pork Supplement
(Each order serves 25 guests)
Only available in conjunction with the Suckling Pig Station - may not be ordered as a stand-alone item.
$125

House Smoked Atlantic Salmon
(Each order serves 20 guests)
Scallion Mustard BBQ Sauce or Horseradish Neufchatel
$250

Salmon and Shrimp Coulibiac
(Each order serves 20 guests)
Old Bay Hollandaise
$275

West Coast Style Beef Tri Tip
(Each order serves 40 guests - three pieces per guest)
Herb Garlic Butter
$250

Roasted Baron of Beef
(Each order serves 60 guests)
Garlic Herbed Aioli, Horseradish Sauce, Dijon Mustard
$400

Hickory Smoked Eye of Round
(Each order serves 30 guests)
Pepper Onion Brown Gravy, and Tarragon Dijonnaise
$185

Roasted Prime Rib of Beef
(Each order serves 40 guests)
Horseradish Sauce and Au Jus
$400

Slow Smoked New York Striploin
(Each order serves 30 guests)
Red Onion Marmalade
$345

Tenderloin of Beef
(Each order serves 20 guests)
Roasted Shallot Jus and Horseradish Sauce
$375