TJ's at The Jefferson Hotel

4.8
714 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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JC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service in an amazing setting.

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m
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a celebratory lunch here and the service was great as was the food. Of course the Jefferson Hotel is beautiful! Made the day very special.

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L
Richmond
45 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first visit to TJ's with these customers and we have another reservation coming in the near future. It was a very nice experience - excellent service and great food. Thank you!

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EG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought my 90 year old aunt to have lunch at the Jefferson since she enjoyed going so much in her youth. She was understandably slow, and the staff was very helpful getting her to her seat and taking her order. They listened to her reminisce and gave us fantastic service. The food was delicious and the ambiance was fabulous. I will absolutely go back when I visit Richmond again.

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DJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall experience. Would definitely return and recommend to others.

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DJ
Richmond
95 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

My yes is really a yes, BUT... We've been coming to the Jefferson and TJ's for years. It's were my wife and I had our first date over 25 years ago. This last visit was NOT representative of our previous experiences. The service was nonexistent until I finally got up and asked someone to help. The food came very, very slowly and when it arrived was not satisfactory. The saddest part is that we were with another couple that we have invited to join us for lunch. Their impression was not good at all and they are new to the community.

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FW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice setting...quiet,so able to talk.
Service was excellent & our lunches quite tasty...real peanut soup & a delicious hamburger. We will definitely return.

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NG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From greeting to "good-bye," service was impeccable. The food was as described (maybe a little better), well presented, and delicious. Service was impressive: attentive but not hovering. Staff was cordial, but not syrupy; eager to please. This was Valentine's Day and the tone was suitable for the occasion. This was my first visit to TJ's (my wife's second). It will not be the last for either of us. Thank you very much.

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TE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We love the Jefferson! Beautiful. Food was great except didn't like stems on spinach leaves. Possibly trim those as salad was mostly the leaves. Fried oysters and hush puppies were supper. Bartender knew what a champagne cocktail was. Server didn't. But can't know all drinks. Have a great day!!

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L
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
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
3 reviews
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
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

It took 25 minutes before we had any wait staff. I had to go over to the bar cart and get water for myself before anyone noticed. We never received an apology either. Extremely disappointed in this service.

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FH
Richmond
4 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
7 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
4 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
3 reviews
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
8 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
7 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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OT
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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OT
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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