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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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Late Night Menu



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Each item requires a minimum purchase of (50) servings.

Popcorn Machine with Choice of Cajun Salt, Cinnamon Sugar, Cheddar Chipotle Salt
$4 per serving

Loaded Potato Skins: Cheddar, Bacon, Sausage, Sour Cream and Scallions
$3 each

Heaven and Hell Chicken Drummies - Half with Honey Mustard and Half with Buffalo Chipotle
$4 per serving

Mini Corn Dogs with Creole Mustard and Smokey Sambal Tomato Ketchup
$3 per serving

Crispy Chicken and Biscuits with Honey and Hot Sauce
$7 each

Artisan Sliders - Choice of One:

Bacon and Bleu Cheese

Sherried Mushroom and Swiss

Smoked Beef and Cheddar

Falafel and Tatziki
$5 each

Tostados Bar with White Cheese Sauce, Ground Beef, Pickled Jalapeños, Rotel, Sour Cream
$4 per guest

Tater Tots Duo - Regular and Sweet Potato Tater Tots, Ketchup, BBQ Sauce and Sriracha Aioli
$4 per serving

Mini Cheeseburger Sliders
$3.50 each

Mini Pizza Bites
$160 per (50) pieces