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.
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
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet Parking
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
TJ's at The Jefferson Hotel Ratings and Reviews
Our lunch at TJ's was spectacular! My da ...
Our lunch at TJ's was spectacular! My daughter and I enjoyed the special of the day, a fried oyster poboy. My husband also loved his salad. The pimento cheese appetizer was also delicious. The Jefferson Hotel is gorgeous and we would all highly recommend a little exploring after your meal.
We brought our daughter her for her VCU ...
We brought our daughter her for her VCU accomplishment of having her dissertation proposal approved, and wanted to visit this historic icon of the city. We were pleasantly accommodated by everyone we met, from the valet parking to our hostess at TJ's. It was a Monday afternoon so it was a very quiet enjoyable lunch to say the least. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. I will bring all my family members who will be visiting from out of town. The hotel in itself is so worth the visit. Thank you all for a pleasant experience.
The service was GREAT, the food choices ...
The service was GREAT, the food choices were out of this world for the Brunch. Love the location. Our server, Jacquie was on the ball, wonderful!
1st Visit to Celebrate Birthday
Was so glad to have made the reservation for the Brunch. Was not knowing what to expect with seating. We were placed up on the 2nd floor and with older couples that can be difficult with going downstairs to get food. That was probably my only disappointment of the visit. Staff was great!!!!!
The Sunday Brunch (June 5, 2016) was absolutely outstanding. For the second time, we had the pleasure to have Jackie as our waitress. She was absolutely wonderful! To celebrate my birthday, a special dessert was offered and the musicians played "Happy Birthday". The entire experience was well worth the cost.
The food was wonderful, we sat in the bar area, which was GREAT. Jackie (sorry for spelling) was fantastic along with her partner. We had a great celebration - one couple on their retirement, and the other couple 41 years together. Thank you Jefferson, for a great time and great food!
Very nice and clean
We had a reservation for 4 but ended up with 6 in our party. They never hesitated or made us wait. The food was good and the service was great. Lovely place to dine in a historic piece of Richmond.
The Sunday champagne brunch at TJ's has ...
The Sunday champagne brunch at TJ's has always been our favorite restaurant for Sunday Brunch before we were parents. This time we brought our two children along as we have moved out the area, and it still the best.
Enjoyable, beautiful think everyone shou ...
Enjoyable, beautiful think everyone should visit ,I have had the Sunday brunch, Mothers Day brunch, Thanksgiving luncheon, bridal luncheon , Christmas ..what can I say The Jefferson is great ! Thanks for another great Sunday Funday !
Food was terrific and service was wonder ...
Food was terrific and service was wonderful! We celebrated our 10th anniversary there and they made it very special.
We celebrated Mother's Day here on Satur ...
We celebrated Mother's Day here on Saturday. All of the food was delicious. Server was very attentive to our table and needs.
Food, staff, ambiance
The food was very good; the staff was professional and responsive and our server was very congenial and knowledgeable. The ambiance of the restaurant was casual and friendly and the tables were spaced to enhance the privacy of conversations. And, the noise level was moderate so it was not necessary to raise our voices.
This is where we go to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and everything in between.
The Jefferson Hotel is beautiful. This is a casual dining option with great service and delicious burgers and house chips.
Great Sunday Brunch
Great selections for breakfast and lunch. Reasonable. Make reservations way ahead. Easier to cancel than to get them especially near holidays and special occasions.
Amazing experience! I loved it!
Fabulous experience! Husband, nine year old, and I all thought food was amazing and service was beyond compare. Truly a must do Richmond experience!
Sunday brunch was great - easy to see wh ...
Sunday brunch was great - easy to see why it often sells out. Be sure to make reservations in advance! There was a great selection of both breakfast and lunch foods. Service was a little slower than expected but that's likely because it was so busy, and everyone was friendly and accommodating. I would definitely recommend this for a special occasion brunch.
We stayed at a neighboring hotel in downtown Richmond, but wanted a nice breakfast before heading home. We made a reservation at TJ's only 2 nights before we wanted to have breakfast and got a reservation on a Saturday morning with no issues. EVERYTHING was DELICIOUS!!!! I can't wait to go back and try something new on the menu. I highly recommend trying the products that are fresh made (like the honey butter made with the bee hives the Jefferson maintains on their very own roof! So cool!).
Best Brunch Buffet Ever
The Sunday brunch at the Jefferson is a thing of beauty. The room itself is gorgeous and the food is every bit as worthy. A bit pricey, but it is all you can eat, so go HUNGRY!
Lunch was good However the bread on the ...
Lunch was good However the bread on the Turkey Rueben was sort of "soggy". Also, I thought since it was my wife's birthday there would have been some sort of a mini desert. Since when the reservations were they wanted to know if it was a special occasion. But that will not keep us from coming back again. We have reservations for March 23, 2016 at Lemaire to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary.
Excellent service (Bruce). Food was fant ...
Excellent service (Bruce). Food was fantastic. From valet parking, to host seating, to individual attention at our table (Bruce), this is our ' go to ' place
Always a great time at Sunday Brunch at The Jefferson Hotel! A Richmond jewel spot!!
The "Lunch" food and line was OUTSTANDIN ...
The "Lunch" food and line was OUTSTANDING!!! The "Breakfast" food line was very LONG as they only had one person cooking the egg dishes. My wife, she is a vegatarian, she stood in the Omlett/Fried/Scrambled egg line for over 30 minutes and then as she was ghungry she stepped out of the line to get something to eat. That was very bad for my wife. :( Please make sure there are more cooks for the egg line or have a batch of scrambled eggs in the breakfast line.
It was my first time there. I thoroughly ...
It was my first time there. I thoroughly enjoyed everything.
Great lunch place
TJs offers several delicious salads, perfect at lunchtime. You get to choose what to put on top, grilled or blackened salmon, grilled or fried chicken, shrimp, fried oysters, or steak. The greens are fresh and the fish & meat always prepared just right. It's quiet and sunny in the restaurant and a great place to join friends or have a business lunch.
We (4 of us) went to lunch prior to pedicures in the salon in the hotel. Our hostess was friendly and responsive and our waiter was attentive and informative. We started with the smoked gouda dip that was devoured in minutes! It had a distinct flavor and was the perfect temp. We each enjoyed different dishes from the delicious crab cake (great size) sandwich to the peanut soup. The grilled chicken sandwich was excellent and the side of fries were addicting. The chicken salad was perfectly seasoned with tarragon. The truly outstanding choice was the peanut soup. Adding the crunch of the pork rinds and bacon was perfect, and it worked! Our first thought was "what?". The entire experience was wonderful, the serving sizes were perfect and the wait staff were personable and informative. Loved it!
TJs offers great salads with fresh greens and toppings ... you can add grilled salmon, shrimp, chicken or fried oysters. Yum!
I am always pleased when I dine at TJ's. The staff is always pleasant. The service is always great. The food is consistently wonderful.
Lunch at TJs
We were hoping to have brunch on Sunday at the Jefferson but were on the waiting list. Thinking that would probably not work out we decided to stop for lunch on Friday on our way to NC. Interior décor of the hotel is incredibly beautiful, the oyster po boy was delicious and both Jonathan, our server, and the hostess were very attentive, including checking to see if we might be able to move up the waiting list for brunch! Happy to say we were able to stop for brunch on our way home on Sunday - lovely atmosphere, amazing amount of food, very enjoyable.
TJ's at The Jefferson - What's not to like!
Courteous, pleasant and professional staff combined with excellent luncheon fare put TJ's at the top of our list. Thanks!
Lovely birthday luncheon!
I wanted to surprise my mother with a special day to celebrate her birthday. We traveled from Franklin, arrived at the Jefferson (much to her delight as she had never been), and had 11:30 lunch reservation at TJ's. After a leisurely walk around the lovely hotel, we spent some time in the shop adjacent to TJ's and then headed in for lunch. We were attending the Motown Musical at the Altria theater a few blocks away for the matinee show and had plenty of time for a leisurely lunch. What a wonderful experience! Deborah and her team provided incredible service with great attention to detail. Our group consisted of my sister, my Aunt, Mom and I. Three of us ordered mimosas - and Mom was going to just have water as she didn't want any alcohol. Deborah surprised her with a fruit drink beautifully decorated - such a nice thing to do! We ordered black bean soup (mom), sweet potato bisque (sis) and the grits and oysters (Aunt and I shared). Everyone loved our appetizer course. We all ordered salads - which were beautifully prepared. I had the Cobb with crispy chicken - the green goddess dressing was wonderful and just the right amount on the salad. The chicken was so tender and delicious. We then ordered coffee and two desserts for us to share....the cream brulee and the cheesecake. Both were amazing - such a talented bakery staff. Everyone agreed the cheesecake was truly the best we had ever had. Even the coffee was wonderful. Everything about our lunch was exceptional. We look forward to our next visit - as we most definitely will return!
Beautiful hotel w/ great ambiance & deco ...
Beautiful hotel w/ great ambiance & decor. TJ's: The hostess/waitress that seated us was rude, appeared to hate her job and was either unwilling or unable to answer questions about the restaurant. The menu choices sounded unique & tasty but all of the four lunch items we tried (one of which was the special) were only mediocre. All were a bit bland. The homemade crossaint on the chicken salad sandwich was burnt & the apple slices & pecans were too large for comfortable bites. The mushroom panini didn't have many mushrooms at all. The fries were good. Our waiter was personable, well-versed on the the menu, appropiately attentive to our service and did an overall great job.
Amazing New Year's Eve dinner! Lively entrance, beautiful decor, and a quiet romantic dinner!!! Great server and delicious food!
As usual, everything was done with flair and grace. My mother has limited mobility from a stroke and everyone made certain she was comfortable navigating from the valet service to the dining room staff--we were grateful she was treated with respect and all made easier for her. The food was superb--we had the salmon for lunch and a chocolate dessert, which we shared, and it was well-prepared and had the most fresh taste. Well-done all the around!
Unsat service, overdone steak, food not hot. Poor value in a prestigious, high end hotel
After Christmas Lunch at TJs
It was nice to come downtown after Christmas to enjoy lunch at TJs which was delicious. I had soup and sandwich as it was a chilly, cold rainy day and it hit the spot. We got there earlier than our reservation time and was seated at once. The waitress was helpful with the menu and we didn't have to wait very long for our lunch to arrive. We also had dessert which was delicious as well. The overall atmosphere and food was great! Thank you.
If you have not been to the Jefferson at Christmas, you really should. The hotel is decorated beautifully: the outside, lobby and the multistory tree are all stunning. Dining is delightful. Service is attentive. It is a Richmond icon for a good reason.
There were two of us dining at TJ's.
Everything was good the service could have been much better My impressions were that he was more attentive to the larger groups thinking of a much higher tip.
Great dinner, great atmosphere and would recommend this hotel to all my friends.
Not for a women's group
The food and atmosphere were divine. The coffee was lukewarm. I complained and they brought me lukewarm coffee again. It was more important to them to serve from a silver pitcher than to serve it hot. Six women went for a holiday dinner. They wouldn't give individual checks. EVERYONE gives six women individual checks. They totalled the bill and split it equally six ways. I don't understand if they could do that, why they couldn't simply give us our own check! They added 15% gratituty. I always tip at least 20%.
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