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About 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.

101 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Southern

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


BRUNCH: Sunday seatings: 10:30am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 1:30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(804) 649-4609

Website:
http://www.jeffersonhotel.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking

Executive Chef:
Patrick Ehemann

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

TJ's at The Jefferson Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.8

ambience

4.9

value

4.5

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100% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (7)
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Great for Brunch (5)
Business Meals (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Healthy (1)
Casual (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Cozy (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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Seasonal (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great foood and service was excellent!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 16, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 8, 2017

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)·Dined on August 5, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Jonathan excellent server

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·Dined on July 25, 2017

We had an excellent meal and our server, Jane, was a doll. The food was delicious and plentiful. Overall a wonderful experience in a beautiful place.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 20, 2017

The service was perfect. The food was perfect. I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Outstanding service and great food! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and can't wait to return.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Out of town guests to see Richmond and wanted to dine somewhere special

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Other than food, everything was great. My salmon was overcooked (ordered for medium rare) and not fresh. I left most of it on the plate. I hope the kitchen studies what is left on the plate to get a cue on what went wrong.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 11, 2017

The food is just a step above. They go the extra mile to make sure the food is top quality and taste out of this world.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 11, 2017

We came for my Mother in Law's 70th birthday. I asked (late) to be placed in the Rotunda because she has difficulty walking and our request was granted. We had 2 children, 9 and 5, and they were treated exceptionally well by our server, Mark. I would like to commend him on his friendliness, attentiveness and professionalism. I was a Banquet Captain for 4 years at the Jefferson and felt very proud of the service, cleanliness, ambiance and overall experience for my family last Sunday. Thank you! Job well done!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Sunday brunch at the Jefferson - always a special treat. Wide selection, great food and excellent service. The eggs Jefferson and the Jefferson spoon bread are "must try" offerings.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Very nice and the service was great. The music was a nice touch. Food was plentiful.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We were on vacation, had taken a tour and the Jefferson Hotel was highly recommended in the tour. My husband even ordered what the tour guide had suggested: Peanut Soup and a Caesar's Salad with Fried Oysters. The tour guide Steven's recommendation was spot on - now we highly recommend it also!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 25, 2017

We took our Boss here for lunch as she doesn't get to see much of Richmond when she comes in for a visit. She was completely in awe when walking through the Jefferson Hotel and was thrilled with the food and service at TJ's. Nice middle of the day escape from work. Absolutely perfect, highlight of her trip here!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Hailey was a professional server--efficient, polite and appropriately friendly and attentive. Delicious Cobb salad.

Tags: Comfort Food, Healthy, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 21, 2017

We are from out of town and were taken to the Jefferson by our daughter who is a graduate student at VCU. We had a phenomenal brunch! Not only is the hotel beautiful and stately, but the food was outstanding--all of it from the breakfast to lunch/dinner fare!! And our waitress Sheila couldn't have been any nicer or more accommodating! I would HIGHLY recommend this brunch! What a wonderful Richmond treasure!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Usually very good service but it was Mother's Day & we had to waive down the staff for coffee refills. Staff was friendly but over stretched! Won't go for brunch on a holiday but will go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Tea
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The lunch portions were very small for the money. We ordered from the lunch selections, not small plate. Crabcake ws small, steak frites for $20 was overcookedand on a lunch plate of fries. No greens or veggies included. Food took iver 30 min to arrive and the resteraunt ws not full. Waitress was very sweet and did a great job.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Our service was fantastic, thanks to Rachel. Overall a wonderful lunch

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Called TJ'S to let them know that we were celebrating the 80th birthday of my friend and asked them to make it special for her. There was nothing special except for a pink striped child's birthday candle in her dessert. Come on TJ'S, you should be better.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Enjoyed the experience, but service was slow (not enough waiters), and the pulled pork sandwich was as dry as the Gobi. Terrible.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Amazing. I've lived in Richmond for a few years now. The Jefferson's champagne brunch is legendary and for good reason! The food is delicious. The ambiance is sophisticated, historic, and unparalleled in Richmond. Excellent food, unlimited champagne and a great atmosphere. I absolutely can't wait to go again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The food and server were great! I would recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 5, 2017

It was not crowded, quiet. Wait staff were excellent. Iliza was a very pleasant young lady. We enjoyed her service immensely. The food was marvelous. I enjoyed the comfortable chairs.
I love The Jefferson! My youngest daughter was married there 4/13. I celebrated my birthday there during Sunday brunch 2/26/17. We all had so much excellent food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 1, 2017

My daughter and my favorite quiet get-together in an upscale gorgeous historic location!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Bar Seating, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Such wonderful salads and your choice of grilled or blacked chicken or fish or fried oysters -- delicious fresh ingredients and delicious dressings. The atmosphere is lovely and you can actually hear your dining companion and carry on a conversation.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Have dined here before! This was not our best experience. Cold fried oysters on a caesar salad - really? that wasn't the only thing.. just a little disappointed but will come again but probably not on business. As it turned out the looooong lunch was a good thing for visiting with my associate. we were not in a hurry that day. Thank you for opportunity to vent.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 19, 2017

We had an absolutely fabulous experience at The Jefferson. The brunch was incredible and very good value for money. Would and have highly recommended the brunch. Variety of food and quality excellent. Service impeccable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Outstanding Value
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Wonderful waiter and delicious food in a quiet atmosphere

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 12, 2017

Excellent service overall. Best in Richmond! I recommend highly.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Took my mom to TJs for lunch and really enjoyed the ambiance and good. We sat in the lounge and had a great view of the foyer.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Wonderful experience for Sunday brunch. Food was great, service was super!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Absolutely fantastic dining experience. Food, price, ambiance, service and value are top notch. Absolutely will return again. Waiter was attentive but not hovering. Food was magnificent and came out in excellent intervals. My party did not feel pushed in spite of our business meeting.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 1, 2017

There was really very little meat on your red meat sandwich.

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