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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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Dinner Entrées

All Entrees Served with choice of First Course, Bread and Butter, Dessert,
Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Tea

Bacon And Bleu Cheese Tenderloin
Bacon Bleu Cheese Crusted Beef Tenderloin, Picquant Chili Butter Sauce
Horseradish Red Bliss Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus

Grilled Beef Tenderloin
Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Sawmill Gravy, Buttermilk and Scallion Stone Ground Grits
Balsamic Roasted Root Vegetables

Scallion Crusted Flat Iron Beef
Scallion Crusted Flat Iron Beef with Teriyaki Glaze and Pepper Ginger Coulis
Garlic Sriracha Mashed Potatoes, Sesame Glazed Broccolini

Hickory Smoked Heart Of Ribeye
Hickory Smoked Heart of Ribeye with Sauce Espagnole, Roasted Corn Flan
Tomato Leek Hash and Braised Rapini

Ginger And Black Mustard Marinated Salmon
Ginger and Black Mustard Marinated Salmon with Saffron Vin Blanc
Garlic Whipped Potatoes, Melted Leeks and Zucchini

Hickory Smoked Salmon
Hickory Smoked Salmon with Almond Cranberry Chutney
Cream Cheese Chive Whipped Idaho Potatoes
Grilled Green and White Asparagus

Lemon Dill Brined Atlantic Salmon
Lemon Dill Brined Atlantic Salmon with Lump Crab and Tomato Relish, Beurre Fondue
Olive Oil and Herb Crushed Yukon Potatoes
Braised Baby Bok Choy

Pumpkin Seed Crusted Salmon
Pumpkin Seed Crusted Salmon with Butternut Butter, Spoon Bread
Virginia’s Olli Pancetta Braised Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Halibut
Roasted Halibut Topped with Piquillo Pepper and Tomato Sugo
Fontina Risotto, Braised Escarole and Haricot Verts

Panko Crab Cake
Panko Crab Cake with Tabasco Corn Butter
Low Country Risotto with Pimentos, Corn and Surry Sausage
Buttered Cabbage and Onions

Herb Brined Pork Loin
Herb Brined Pork Loin with Natural Jus
Southern Greens, Goat Cheese Potato Au Gratin

Herb Multigrain Crusted Chicken
Herb Multigrain Crusted Chicken with Red Eye Gravy
Twice Baked Triple Cheese Potatoes with Sweet Corn, Asparagus

Artichoke Chicken
Chicken Stuffed with Spinach, Artichoke and Fontina
Forest Mushroom Risotto, Lemon Scented Braised Rapini and Pomodoro

Tian Of Barbequed Eggplant
Tian of Barbequed Eggplant and Southern Greens with Pepper Herb Coulis
Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes, Baby Root Vegetables

Chickpea Tagine
Chickpea Tagine with Bulgur Wheat and Blilstered Green Beans

Grilled Beef Tenderloin And Seared Salmon
Smokey Sweet Pepper Butter Sauce
Horseradish Red Bliss Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus

Grilled Flat Iron Steak And Smoked Salmon
Black Pepper Maple Demi
Buttermilk and Scallion Stone Ground Grits, Balsamic Roasted Root Vegetables

Grilled Beef Tenderloin With Herbed Chicken
Natural Jus, Garlic Whipped Potatoes, Melted Leeks and Zucchini

Molasses Seared Salmon And Multigrain Baked Chicken
Red Eye Gravy, Twice Baked Triple Cheese Potatoes with Sweet Corn, Grilled Asparagus

Blackened Chicken, Shrimp and Grits
Blackened Chicken and Seared Shrimp, Creole Red Sauce
Stone Ground Grits, Balsamic Roasted Root Vegetables


Prices do not include applicable taxes and service charge.