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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
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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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Hor D'oeuvres

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Cold Hors d'oeuvres


Priced per 50 pieces
(Butler Passers are $50 each)


Beef
Blackened Beef Flat Iron with Herbed Brie on Toast Points $180

Chicken
Endive Spears with Tarragon Chicken Salad with Crispy Onions $170

Pork
Compressed Melon Napoleon with Surryano Ham Balsamic Caramel $170
Virginia Ham Biscuits with White House Rolls and Salted Butter $170
Prosciutto Wrapped Grilled Asparagus $170
Toasted Cheddar Semolina Bread with Pimento Cheese and Bacon $160

Seafood
Tea Sandwich Trio: Smoked Salmon with Capers, Tarragon Chicken Salad, Cucumber and Dill Cream Cheese $170
Smoked Salmon Tartar with Chive Neufchatel, Pickled Onions and Pita Rondelle $175
Sesame Ahi Tuna Corn Crisps Wasabi, Tobiko, Pickled Onion, Sambal Aioli $200
Dilled Cucumber Cups with Smoked Trout Salad and Everything Bagel Crumble $175
Hamachi Crudo Spoons with Chili Tobiko, Jicama Yuzu Slaw $175
Chilled Jumbo Shrimp with Sherry Citrus Cocktail Sauce $225

Vegetable
Artichoke, Basil, Sundried Tomato and Grilled Bruschetta $165
Stuffed Peppadew with Goat Cheese and Tempura Crisps $165
Endive Spears with Maytag Mousse, Toasted Pecans and Dried Pears $170
Herbed Goat Cheese and Arugula Crostini with Ancho Caramel $165


Hot Hors d'oeuvres

Priced per 50 pieces
(Butler Passers are $50 each)


Beef
Claret Braised Beef Wellingtons $185
Barbacoa Beef Empanadas with Salsa Ranchera $185
Korean Bulgogi Beef Brochettes with Puffed Jade Rice $185
Mini Lamb Koftas with Grilled Halloumi Cheese and Mint $180

Chicken
Maple Brined Fried Chicken with Crispy WafLle Toast Points $170
Mini Chicken Pot Pie $180
Madras Chicken Samosas with Tamarind $180
Pecan Crusted Chicken Tenderloin, Bourbon Maple Sauce $185
Miniature Chicken Cordon Bleu $165
Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kebabs with Harissa and Mint $170

Pork
Ham and Crab Puffs $170
Manchego Ham and Fig Rangoons $170
Vietnamese Style Crisp Spring Rolls with Nuac Mam $185
Ham and Brie Crisps with Pepper Jelly $165

Seafood
Miso Glazed Sea Bass on Ginger Snaps $185
Lo Country Shrimp and Grits $200
Mini Lobster Newberg $185
Scallops Wrapped in Bacon $225
Crispy Oysters Pickled Squash and Caper Aioli $185
Firecracker Shrimp with Yuzu Honey $170

Vegetables
Edamame and Collard Green Falafel, Smoked Tomato Chutney and Pickled Peanuts $170
Spanakopita with Tahini Dipping Sauce $170
Tomato Basil Shooter with Panko Cheddar Crisps $170


Seasonal Hors d'oeuvres

Priced per 50 pieces
(Butler Passers are $50 each)


Spring and Summer
Only Available from March to August
Andalusian Tomato Gazpacho Shooter witih Green Garlic Toast $170
Fried Green Tomatoes with Green Goddess $170
Wild Mushroom and Sottocenare Mini Tacos with Chive Crema $175
Al Pastore Pork with Grilled Pineapple $170

Fall and Winter
Only Available from September to February
Pulled Pork Bao with Carrot Daikon Slaw $190
Marinara Braised Veal Meatball Gratinee (available as a display only) $180
Garlic Bread Fritters with Burrata and Preserved Tomatoes $175
Caramelized Onion, Bacon and Fontina Mini Bread Puddings with Miso Butterscotch $175
Crispy Duck ConLit Tater Tots, Hoisin Shittake Kecap, Toasted Aioli $180


Prices do not include applicable taxes and service charge.