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Thank you for choosing The Jefferson Hotel! This summer we will completing the final phase of our renovation project. While enjoying our beautiful, newly-constructed guest rooms, you will see first-hand the magnificent restoration occurring in the Rotunda lobby to maintain its historic beauty and preserve it for generations to come.

The indoor pool will also be closed through August 26, 2016. Pool and guest privileges will continue to be available at the Greater Richmond YMCA directly across the street.

Lemaire will be providing dinner service from their summer menu in TJ's Restaurant while the Lemaire kitchen and dining rooms are being refreshed. Sunday Champagne brunch service will resume on September 11.

We look forward to your visit! Please call our
reservations team at 800-424-8014
for immediate assistance.

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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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Plated Desserts


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Plated Desserts

 (All Plated Desserts are included in the Entrée pricing unless noted otherwise.)

Aalst Orchid
(Available in a Plated Hemisphere or in a Glass)
White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Red Velvet, Lemon, Raspberry, or Strawberry

Chocolate, Vanilla, Red Velvet, Neapolitan, Oreo, Toffee Caramel, Snicker’s, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, or Kit Kat

Fruit Sorbet
Trio of Lemon, Raspberry and Mango Fruit Sorbets

Bourbon Chocolate Pecan

Dark Chocolate and Pecans baked in Caramel Filling with Bourbon Caramel on a Shortbread Crust

Red Velvet Opera Torte
Layers of Flourless Chocolate Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Cream Cheese Icing and Glazed with Dark Chocolate Ganache

Green Tea Mousse Cake
Green Tea Sponge Cake Layered with White Chocolate Mousse and Green Tea Mousse

Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake
Chocolate Buttermilk Cake Layered with Dark, Milk, and White Chocolate Mousse

Nutella Opera Torte

Layers of Flourless Chocolate Cake, Hazelnut Joconde, Nutella Mousse, and Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Cinnamon Truffle Torte

Rich Flourless Cinnamon Cake with Espresso Anglaise and Cranberry Chutney

Chocolate Cherry Blossom Fudge
Dark Chocolate Fudge with Macerated Cherries

Chocolate Silk Torte
Rich Flourless Chocolate Cake with Grand Marnier Syrup

Trio of Plated Miniatures (select three)
Key Lime Bar; Lemon Curd Fruit Pie; Ginger Spice Cake;
Blueberry Soup Shooter; Strawberry Soup Shooter
Red Velvet Cupcake; Chocolate Cupcake; Carrot Cake Cupcake;
Cookie-Style Whoopie Pie; Oreo Mudslide Bite; Miniature Pecan Bite;
Panna Cotta; Virginia Peanut Pot de Crème;
Vanilla Cheesecake; Chocolate Cheesecake

Seasonal Desserts

 (All Plated Desserts are included in the Entrée pricing unless noted otherwise.)

Fall and WinterOnly available from September to February

Seasonal Mousse
Pumpkin Spice Mousse with Bourbon Caramel and Candied Pepitas

Seasonal Cheesecake
Apple Cinnamon Streusel Cheesecake Topped with Caramel Apples and an Oatmeal Crumble

Stuffed Lavender Poached Pears
Lavender Poached Pears with Walnuts and Apricot Coulis

Caramelized Fig and Walnut Cake
Rich Fig and Walnut Cake with Brandy Syrup and Cream Cheese Icing

Pumpkin Tres Leches Cake
Moist Cream Steeped Pumpkin Cake Topped with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting and Roasted Pecans

Spring and Summer

Only available from March to August

Seasonal Mousse

Cherry Mousse with White Chocolate Stripes and Fresh Berries

Seasonal Cheesecake
Lemon Meringue Cheesecake on a Sugar Cookie Crust

Strawberry or Blueberry Soup
Chilled and Garnished with Crème Fraiche and Crunchy Granola

Coconut Pineapple Sponge Cake

Coconut Cake with Pineapple Mousse, Raspberry Sauce and Fresh Berries

Peach Melba Cream Cake
Classic Yellow Cake with Cream Cheese Icing, Peaches, and Raspberry Sauce


Prices do not include applicable taxes and service charge.