TJ's at The Jefferson Hotel

4.7
704 reviews
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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.

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Mon - Wed 11:00AM - 11:45AM 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM

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L
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My colleague and I chose TJ’s for a “civilized” lunch destination. You can relax in the comfort of the upholstered chairs, actually hear each other speak in a normal voice, and enjoy delightfully professional service. We had the house salad with grilled salmon - generous in proportions, fresh and tasty. Jacquie was our server, and she was lovely - attentive, helpful, very personable, never intrusive. It was perfect in every way!

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EJ
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my birthday yesterday and it was perfect in every respect. So nice to be in an elegant place.
You will see us again, soon I hope !

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MM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Friendly staff and good food. The valet parking was a real plus!

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GM
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable.... Ggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

My wife and I had a late Friday lunch. The place was quiet. Service was good and attentive. She ordered a burger and I, crab cake on an English muffin. Tasted ok nothing to brag about. Jefferson is always an impressive place to go. We enjoyed the experience.

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ML
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the food is superb. And as always, the staff is impeccable--professional, attentive, kind, generous with suggestions, knowledgeable about menu. It is the GO-TO place for any one, any time. Thank you everyone for all of your preparations and hard work.

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v
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service by Kimberly; she is very pretty too.

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MS
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff did a great job. Food was very good and quick.

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E
Richmond
73 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, beautiful hotel, nice bar area where we ate. Service👍 👍 Crab cake and burger......👍👍

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JP
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to have lunch or dinner at TJ's - great place for a quiet lunch , dinner or cocktail.

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for a business lunch. Good food, great service and quiet.

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BS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, TJ's is great... food, service, easy parking!

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M
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I ate lunch at TJ’s at the Jefferson. Jonathan was our wait -staffer and he was extremely good! He knew we had put down that it was a special occasion and he asked us about it and congratulated us on our anniversary.
We started with a green tomato consommé which was really tasty. We each had sandwiches ( a cuban for my husband, tarragon chicken for me). Both arrived in short order.
The sides were really good, especially the french fries I ordered as a side.
Jonathan was very attentive, but did not interrupt. It was a very relaxing time. We spoke to the hostess, and a woman at the front desk as well, and they couldn’t have been nicer or more helpful!

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m
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch with good food, The veggie soup was outstanding. I was surprised at the over all cost because it was very reasonable. I will be back soon.

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B
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I stopped in for our first visit to discuss her upcoming wedding. We originally booked a table at TJ's, when she arrived we decided to eat in the bar area. It was perfect, the bartenders were very attentive and everything was perfect. We'll be back.
Ami

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m
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I enjoyed a very nice lunch of spinach salad with fried oysters at a quiet table near the window. It was well worth the drive to meet up and they offer free valet parking!

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FF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

TJ's is a great place for business lunch - upscale but not over-the-top. Casual plus.

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DS
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my Mother’s 76th Birthday and I wanted it to be special, that is why I chose your facility.

Everything was outstanding. All the staff we came in contact were very friendly and caring. I will be recommending The Jefferson to all my friends for any occasion where they are looking for a special place.

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AK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 5

My son and I went there for his birthday. We both ordered the burger. It took an hour, that's right an hour, for our food to arrive!!!! They did give us our meal for free but it was ridiculous that it took so long. Their excuse was they were out of the cheese that we ordered on our burgers so they had to get it from somewhere else. They could have given us another choice of cheese instead of making us wait so long. So disappointing, especially for my son's birthday lunch!

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LH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous work lunch with generous philanthropists. They described their experience as a "treat" in the middle of a busy week.

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MS
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was very good. The table was located very nicely. The staff was very friendly and The food was prepare very nicely

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EL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Buisness lunch; table ready when we arrived; great service; interesting lunch menu.

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NP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hotel lobby is spectacular and a nice lead to TJ’s. We really impressed our out-of-town friends.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The hotel is very nice, however the restaurant lacks some ambiance. The food was average which makes it seem overpriced.

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EC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One can get a lot of good work done over a veggie bene, grits, fresh juice and coffee regularly refreshed by the excellent staff. TJ’s never disappoints.

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S
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat in the bar area instead of the dining room. It was more pleasant and we could people watch and see the lobby with all it’s Christmas decorations. It was a lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went on Jan 1st hoping that the Christmas decorations had not been taken down in the hotel since we were unable to make reservations for an evening during Dec. We were pleased that they had not been and enjoyed our first day in the New year. The atmosphere was quite pleasant.

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b
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Disappointing After reserving months ahead of time, the decor was beautiful but the food was poor. Pork had to be taken back to the kitchen - lots of fat and cold. They gave us 10 percent off the but you don't go to a venue like that for a discount.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful memory at Christmas. We shall try to come every year from now on...Beautiful...and the service was excellent...Good Southern charm

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always visit the Jefferson at Christmas. Both the food and decorations are wonderful.

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S
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

We enjoy going to the Jefferson for the holidays; it truly cannot be beat for the environment. Everyone enjoyed their meal but don't order the crab sandwich. The crab has no seasoning at all, is all mashed up and is on an English muffin that you can hardly see or taste. I actually asked the waiter if there was a top to the muffin, and she pointed out it was hidden under the slice of tomato. We will return next year, and I'll try something else!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Ordered crab cake sandwich for lunch, it was the worst tasting crab cake. It was hard to taste any crab meat or crab flavor. My husband ordered a cheeseburger and he indicated it wasn't anything to talk about.
We both razed about the french fries.
I was very surprised because the food has always been very good at TJs. This was a disappointing lunch for us.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated birthdays with lunch at TJ's. Enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. Wonderful way to celebrate with friends.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We took good friends visiting from Canada to lunch at TJ's. Anyone who comes to Richmond must see the magnificent Jefferson Hotel. The service was excellent but the food was mediocre at best.

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MC
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great foood and service was excellent!

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OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great service and great food! I done here often and recommend highly!

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was kind of plain, but overall a very good experience with good value and great service!

Would recommend!

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

TJ's is an upscale hotel restaurant set in a national treasure of a building. The food was well prepared and the variety of choices was good.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary by having lunch at the TJ room at the Jefferson Hotel. We made reservations in advance. We parked in the free hotel parking lot. Once inside, we made our way downstairs to TJ’s.

The host greeted us immediately and ushered us to a table next to one of the floor to ceiling windows. Ben, our server, appeared quickly and provided us with ice water as he explained the special of the day. We reviewed the menu while Ben went to get our drinks. When Ben returned, we placed our orders.

I had the salmon entrée and he had the grilled chicken sandwich with a fruit bowl. The portion sizes were just right. We both had ice tea. Our food arrived in a reasonable amount of time. The meals were hot and appealing. My sandwich was expertly seasoned. Ben came by a few minutes after serving our meals to check to see if everything was okay. He also returned a couple of times to refill our drinks and ask if we needed anything.

The food, service, elegance, and atmosphere was everything we expected from an establishment of this caliber. We will be back for another enjoyable lunch.

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Charleston
55 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jonathan excellent server

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