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TJ's at The Jefferson Hotel

4.5
684 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Southern
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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
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(804) 649-4609
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Patrick Ehemann
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking
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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

What 684 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
4.5
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4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

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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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

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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2.0Dined on December 23, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

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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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Great foood and service was excellent!

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5.0Dined on August 16, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2017

Jonathan excellent server

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on June 4, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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