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TJ’s Tavern

58 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Special Occasion (45)
  • Good for Groups (39)
  • Great for Brunch (30)

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We cordially invite you to come enjoy TJ"s Tavern, located just inside the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Charlottesville, VA. Featuring a variety of Virginia wines and local brewery selections to enhance our fabulous regional culinary preparations! TJ's serves great food every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual relaxing atmosphere. We offer something for everyone, from a rendezvous for cocktails to a scrumptious meal, business meeting or a great family night out.

Enjoy our Fabulous "Good Morning" Breakfast Buffet, serving daily at 6:00 AM.

Visit TJ's Tavern on line to meet our Chef's, view special events, holiday buffets and monthly menu features!

We are sure you will agree…TJ's Tavern is a refreshingly unexpected hotel dining experience.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Steak, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 6:00am - 11:00am;
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm;
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm -11:00pm
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Phone number
(434) 529-8400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jim Moyer
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Private party facilities
TJ"s dining room can accommodate up to 70 people for dinner functions and social events.

We have multiple menu options to accommodate casual gatherings or fine dining. Our event services include: appetizer cocktail receptions, plated meals, full buffets, wine dinners, outdoor patio bar-b-ques and much more!

We routinely accommodate larger private functions in a variety of banquet venues for up to 500 people.
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Private party contact
Jim Moyer: (434) 964-4467
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Cross street
Route 29 (Seminole Trail) & Hilton Heights Road
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Parking details
Unlimited free parking
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Public transit
With in walking distance of front entrance
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Four Big Screen TVs with current sports and News
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 58 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.9  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoshuaM (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on August 5, 2016

It was dead when we went, but regardless the food was spectacular but a bit pricey

MarcW (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

We went to TJ's for their Mother's Day brunch and it was terrific. Large variety of breakfast and lunch items - made to order omelet's, prime rib, eggs Benedict, paella, and much more plus a mind boggling desert and cheese bar. The service was great. all in all made it a great Mother's Day.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

We were once again very pleased with the food at TJ's ..the Mother's Day buffet included an extensive array of breakfast foods, made to order omelets, fruit, cheeses, beef, pork, chicken, seafood, salads and desserts. Presentation was beautiful .. and everything was delicious. The six of us really enjoyed the multitude of choices. The room in which were seated was large and lacked windows and was therefore lacking ambience...but we did not ask in advance to be seated in the main room, which has all the windows! All staff were pleasant, helpful and anxious to be accommodating. The long stemmed red roses presented to moms was a very nice touch. Well done!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

In the past my family and I have throughly enjoyed TJ'S Tavern however our last visit we were very disappointed in the service. The staff was disorganized and we're not attentive to their tables. It took several intervals for us to obtain he correct drink orders. Then replenishing water and coffee was non-existent. Lastly , the wait staff commenting to each other on the patrons was tacky and unacceptable.

Pologrounds1 (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

Generous selection of breakfast foods and classic Easter ham and side dishes - the quinoa pomegranate salad was refreshing before finishing with a great desert selection- the Easter cupcakes had a homemade feel to them and staff member's young son dressed up as the Easter
bunny, visiting tables dispensing goodies and a smile - all for a very family friendly and gracious
Sunday brunch.

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

Food was delicious and priced well. The atmosphere was nice and the volume was low. My only complaint is that the servers, though very friendly, consistently took a LONG time to refill drink glasses -- both at mine and neighboring tables.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 21, 2016

Meant to make a reservation for brunch but ended up sitting down for the breakfast buffet. Good hotel food and good service!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

The seared scallops were fantastic!

CVilleBaron (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

The food (once it arrived) was actually very good. A ribeye, crab Mac n cheese and the cheese platter were all delicious. The service left a lot to be desired. Probably won't become a regular spot.

Dealers (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2015

It was nice to find such a nice place open on Christmas Eve. The bbq chicken skewers were tasty with the white glaze. Nice beer and wine selection too.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2015

Decided to take the family , parents, aunts, uncles and cousins out for Thanksgiving so we could all be together and for once no one would have to cook and clean.
I don't think I could have found anything better. The food and service was very good, the staff was very accommodating and pleasant. We will be back next year.

tps001 (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on November 26, 2015

In general terms, I am not a big fan of buffets for while the quantity of available food is typically very good, it is also typical that the food is average at best. TJ’s was on point in this regard. I thought the cost was a bit high as well. While on a certain level your options for restaraunts might be limited on Thanksgiving, I think you should at least expect an eating experience that is above average. TJ’s at least on this occasion, did not meet my minimal expectations.

Debbie (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2015

My son and I went for the Thanksgiving buffet. This had been a tradition for the past few years because my husband didn't want me cooking both Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. I love leftovers, so it was hard to give that up! This was the first year without my husband with us. He passed away on April 2 of this year and he was very much missed. My son and I had a great time however and enjoyed the wonderful food and holiday atmosphere.

HappyThanksgiving (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2015

My family and I go to eat out on regular basis, and it was so refreshing and wonderful to have our Thanksgiving dinner with you all. Everyone at the buffet was kind and polite. We asked for honey, for my daughter's tea, and for oil and vinegar for my salad, that weren't on the buffet; both requests were received with a smile and willingness to help us enjoy our overall experience there. Trust me, we don't see that very often, no matter the cost of the buffet you may be paying! We left your restaurant talking about finding a date when we all could come back to eat there again!
PS - My husband loved your Prime Rib and I loved your little crab cakes w/shrimp!

Thanksgiving15 (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 26, 2015

Servers were very friendly and somewhat prompt considering the crowd on Thanksgiving. One lady was bussing our table, however, and actually rested her tray on my baby's head. Seriously. The food was all good but we would have liked to see some macaroni and cheese and green bean casserole. Also, the guy carving the turkey was TERRIBLE at it!!! Our first go-round he gave us each giant, thick slabs of turkey. Way too big!!! The second time around he had a pile of gross-looking turkey shards he was trying to serve. I asked for a fresh slice and he was a little rude about it. Also, most of the buffet utensils were difficult to use. I saw a lot of people struggling to grab the green beans with the tongs and I saw many people having issues slicing the cheeses and getting their desserts because there was no place to set your plate and the serving utensils and serving plates created a two-handed situation. We really did enjoy ourselves though! We are just all in the service industry so we do pay attention to lots of details! ;)
Thank you though for providing an overall very good, fun experience for my family on Thanksgiving!

Ballerina (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on October 23, 2015

The only issue was that the waiter took a long time to come around to take our order, and we finally had to ask another waiter/waitress to do so. I suppose there was some party going on somewhere else even though the restaurant was almost empty. The food was nice.

CarysNightOut (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2015

We arrived a bit early in the dinner hour, 5 PM and found n one seating customers. That was the worst part of this whole experience. The service was excellent, no waiting, but then we were the only ones there. The menus were electronic and heavy. The options were very surreal. I had the salmon and shrimp. Both were done to perfection with the salmon done so well, I was tempted to order an a la carte to go. My hat is off to the chef on that. The dessert was excellent, Creme Brulee topped with slices of nectarine and whipped cream. The nectarine was not as ripe as I like, but it was good just the same. Would I return? Very definitely. As soon as I can afford it. Definitely a special occasion choice.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on May 16, 2015

The food and service was good. There was a miss understanding with our reservation that caused some initial problems. I called several days in advance to reserve a table. The date was May 16th - UVA graduation weekend. I ask for a table between 9-11 and was given 11 am. When I showed up with out-of-town visitors we were told the brunch buffet ended at 11. I told the servers present that the person who took our reservation told us that the brunch went passed 11. There were at least two other table of folks that came in at 11 and we told the same thing. We were finally able to order off the breakfast menu and everything was OK. I highly suggest you make sure in the future the person giving reservations and the cook/servers are in sync on meal times. I live in Forest Lakes and work at DIA and routinely take folks to TJs for meals. Thanks.

Beverly (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on April 5, 2015

Our group was very happy with our Easter Brunch experience at TJ's. The food was wonderful. A really great selection of dishes from starters to desserts. Will definitely be returning for another special occasion.

Mismith (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2014

T J' s made our Thanksgiving a wonderful family event. The food was excellent and the service was very attentive and friendly. I would recommend to anyone visiting or locally....