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TJ's at The Jefferson Hotel
TJ's at The Jefferson Hotel

TJ's at The Jefferson Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jeffersonhotel.com
  • Phone: (804) 649-4672
  • Hours of Operation: BREAKFAST: Mon - Fri: 6:30am - 10:00am; Sat: 7:00am - 11:00am;
    Sun: 7:00am - 12:00pm
    LUNCH: Mon - Fri: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Sat: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    DINNER: Thurs - Sat: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    BRUNCH: Sunday seatings: 10:30am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 1:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Patrick Ehemann
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking
A word from TJ's at The Jefferson Hotel
Enjoy a causal or business lunch with us at TJ’s Lunch Room and Bistro. TJ’s is focused with you in mind; enjoy a causal get together with friends or a quiet business lunch where you can get work done and enjoy delicious cuisine. Enjoy dinner service in a contemporary bistro but historic setting. TJ’s is a Southern Bistro featuring fresh local flair including seasonal items such as southern shrimp and grits and fried green tomatoes with hand pulled mozzarella. Enjoy the view and grandeur of the rotunda while you dine. Beverage service includes a focus on craft breweries, hand-made cocktails and a rustic wine list. We are committed to featuring local produce, naturally raised meats and sustainably harvested seafood wherever possible.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "My family attends the Sunday Brunch one Sunday in July every year to commemorate family birthdays in one swoop. It is something my family looks forward to. While everything is wonderful, this year's sausage patties were not quite as done as they should have been. While we had to work to keep our coffee cups filled this year, we are looking forward to this annual family event next year."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We made the reservation to celebrate both our anniversary and the arrival of my sister from NY and her birthday. The room was absolutely beautiful and tasteful. We had requested a room on the lower level and that was accommodated with no difficulty. The food was completely amazing both in presentation and taste. We cannot wait to come back!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Commendable food, always- perfect service, enough space between tables to actually get some work done, respectable pricing."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The atmosphere was pleasant and the food served was delicious. My family of nine enjoyed visiting the various tables and selecting/tasting from the variety of choices. We especially enjoyed the curry fish dish and the eggs Benedict."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This gluten-sensitive diner really loves your Angus burgers and appreciates so much that you carry GF bread. Our "Birthday Girls" like having our lunches at TJs for all the reasons I five-starred in this review."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Very elegant location with superb staff. Unbelievable amount of food to choose from and everything was excellent. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Having been to your nice establishment before, (last 6 yrs) You have NEVER let me down! I have always tried to eat there for Fathers Day, and end of the school year for my daughter (mid June) as combined celebration. The Hotel & dining facility (TJ's) is a dining experience that one never forgets... Your staff is to be commended : Always friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. Often times I WISH other eating establishments around the Richmond area would follow your example. But, have learned that the Jefferson is just one of those places that a person comes to expect a higher standard than most. NICE JOB !!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Everyone went above and beyond the call of duty to make our 37th anniversary extra special. The service was perfect as was the food. The flowers on our table were a wonderful and appreciated surprise. Thank you all so very much."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great food, just the perfect amount of attention from wait staff. The ultimate way to celebrate any special occasion."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Our table was excellent being on the main floor or balcony overlooking the buffet. While going down to select my brunch entrée I notice the musicians. Being our reservations was 1:30 pm I assumed they were finished playing. Then later, while eating I thought I heard them playing. It seemed that the music was not consistent or where our table was we did not hear the musicians. So I would only add that having them play in a location that all could hear them or for the later reservations would have been enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "My husband and I and another couple visited TJ"s for bunch on Sunday for a friend's birthday. The seating was perfect on the balcony in the center, great food, service was great, very relaxing. I would recommend TJ's to anyone for your special occasion or just going there for a romantic dinner, or anytime to enjoy the great food. The price is very affordable for the amount and quality of food you get, if you leave hungry it is your own fault."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "It's been several years since we last visited The Jefferson Hotel for brunch. Impressive as always. Warm, friendly service. The young man at the waffle station was especially nice. Excellent selection of food options (especially the shrimp and oysters on the half shell). We miss the big smoked food section from days past and the array of desserts did not seem as expansive as it was previously but there was still more than we could ever consume. The hotel is beautiful."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I was looking to go to TJ's, specifically for brunch. So when I booked the reservation two weeks out, it said the day was free. The week of we were scheduled, got a call stating they had a conflict because an event was going to be there. That date should have been blocked off. Anyway, the young lady that left the voicemail stated I can choose any other time to have brunch at TJ's and I chose a Saturday. Well I get to the Jefferson and go to TJ's and I don't see the buffet stations. Get to the front and the hostess says oh we only do brunch on Sundays. Well I was very disappointed and so was my mom and sister (this was their Mother's Day gift). We ended up staying for lunch, food was not good and sad to say we won't be going back."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Although a little pricey for the food you get, the overall experience was delightful. The Moroccan Eggplant sandwich appeared to by nothing but lettuce and mushrooms. If there was any eggplant in the sandwich, I totally missed seeing or tasting it."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We took my mother to the champagne brunch for her 86th birthday. It was a delightful experience. I think we'll make it a tradition as long as she is up to it."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "If you want a congenial restaurant for catching up with friends over a good meal, TJ's is the place. Not noisy, so you can talk. Tables not so close that others can overhear private conversations. There were three such midday gatherings (that I know of) when we were there and everyone seemed to be having a great time. We enjoyed ourselves so much that the next day I made another res for a second women-friends' group. Loved the quality hamburger with GF toast and, of course, my fave, The Jefferson's stellar creme brulee."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "I had a blast at TJ's. My siblings and I took my mom out for lunch as an early Mother's Day gift. She loved it, and the food was great! My brother had the grilled ham cheese. So much flavor. The large plate salmon dish is amazing as well. Thank you Jonathan for being an efficient waiter!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our waitress (an older brunette) was clumsy and rude to us. The experience should have been better to live up to the location. I expected better."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "the fries were reheated and not fresh, the bread on the panini was thin and looked like regular cheap plain white bread not what was expected from the Jefferson or any high end restaurant. It was my husband's birthday and I asked for something special for the occasion but nothing extra was done. It was a waste of time and money."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "With all the reviews I read, I expected the brunch to be the best I ever had. It wasn't. The food is average and you are paying for the name. Service is great and they don't skimp on the champagne. It's one of those things - been there done that."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Me and my sister always goes here for Easter brunch and it's always exceeded our expectation ! Very classy ! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Always a treasured spot for lunch. Never been disappointed. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We try and attend the Jefferson Brunch at least twice a year. It is undoubtedly the most memorable experience we have had in dining of any place we have visited, both with the food and the historical atmosphere. "
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My husband and I had been looking forward to dining at the Jefferson Hotel for Sunday brunch for several weeks, what a DISAPPOINTMENT!!!!!!!! The space was large and very noisy, the food was terrible, the "hot" dishes were lukewarm at best, the "cold" dishes were room temperature, and the food was bland and flavorless, and this meal was way OVERPRICED! I will definitely not be going back, and will not recommend the restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "There are almost no restaurants left in Richmond like Lemaire use to be or TJ's. Gone are the days of elegant dinning at The Miller & Rhodes Tea Room, Thalhimers Richmond Room, Mrs. Morton's Tea Room, etc. I have held Bridesmaid luncheons in the Ginter Room in Lemaire but that is not open for lunch now. The Tea's in the Lobby are nice but we would really like to go to a separate Tea Room with a table to sit at instead of in the public lobby. I hear these same comments from many many people. We have the money to spend on something nice but there are limited places to go. We are getting tired of coming to just TJ's even though it is a great place. The Jefferson is the most classic place in town, but give us a few more options!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We celebrated my birthday with a special breakfast at TJ's, and left feeling as though we'd been on a mini-vacation! Everything was top-notch, and I couldn't have asked for more. Triple chocolate pancakes are a special occasion treat, and the service was all one could expect."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "From valet parking to the lobby of the Jefferson, you feel like you are in a special place. It whispers class. My friends and I enjoyed great food and great service in a quiet uncrowded room at TJ's. We topped off lunch with a stroll through their unique gift shop. Richmond is blessed with many good restaurants, but this one is not just about good food and good service, it is about creating a peaceful respite from the busy and noisy world."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Our first experience with Sunday Brunch at the Jefferson. We were not disappointed! Needed another empty tummy to completely do the menu justice. So we'll have to go again!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Buffet has abundant choices with many wonderful and tasty offerings. Our server was extremely personable and helpful. We had free dessert for our birthday observances which is a pleasant touch. The combo even played "Happy Birthday" for us."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Would go back again for lunch or brunch with friends."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Everything about the Jefferson's brunch is outstanding."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Lunch at TJ's is always a comfortable experience. The dining room chairs are very comfortable and the carpeting keeps the noise at a gentle level. Food is always excellent, and the service attentive."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Yes, the Sunday Brunch is expensive but well worth it for the service, variety of foods, beautiful ambience and the endlessly flowing champagne and orange juice. The breakfast items, especially the Eggs Jefferson and carved ham are the standouts. The rest of the brunch items rotate weekly and can be hit or miss but there is something for everyone. If you have room left, the dessert buffet can satisfy every sweet tooth desire."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We ate there for lunch and the food was good. The waitstaff was great! The history and elegance of the hotel is not matched in Richmond."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The atmosphere and service were top notch. Beautiful hotel and dining room. Very attentive server. The food was a huge disappointment. My salmon was good but the grits were dry and clumped together and fried. Not at all what I expected. My daughter's barbeque was also really dry. I understand that it was Carolina barbeque (although not specified on the menu) and that it was vinegar seasoned rather than with barbeque sauce, but it was just not good. So super disappointed. I was hoping that the Jefferson would be our go-to restaurant when we visit our daughter at VCU. Not so much."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I reserved a month ago for a group of four. I didn't love the idea that time choices were limited to 11:45a and 12:15p."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The location, service and food are excellent for a confidential conversation with colleagues."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I travel a lot and have the opportunity to eat/stay at a lot of places -- this will go down as one of my all-time favorites. Great food; great service; jaw-dropping architecture; a great experience overall!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "I was really looking forward to a Saturday lunch with my husband...I had decided before we left home that I wanted the flank steak. It arrived luke-warm so they heated it up...food was so salty that you could not taste the food. The server took the cost off the bill so all was well. I do love this restaurant but note to the chef is that most people salt their own food to taste."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "My 3 girlfriends and I have been doing the Sunday Brunch since 2007. We love it we love the food but it would be nice if they would change the food menu every once and a while. I tried the waffle sundae for the first time it was great. I especially love the deserts. Everyone is always so very nice."
    Dined on 1/5/2014