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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
TJ's at The Jefferson Hotel Ratings and Reviews
We have been to the Jefferson for brunch ...
We have been to the Jefferson for brunch before. The food is amazing. The atmosphere is sophisticated. We enjoy taking our time because there is so much food you need to pace yourself. It is beautifully decorated for Christmas, however, you need to book well in advance. When we booked for October 23rd, November, December and beginning of January were already full.
I was told I could not get a reservation ...
I was told I could not get a reservation at the requested time and had to take an alternate time. When we arrived, the restaurant was practically empty and remained so. In fact, at the time we left, there was only one other table of guests. The service was slow. I had to ask three times for cream for the coffee. The oysters in the Po'Boy were undercooked and there was no "pineapple slaw" as listed on the menu. I have eaten at the Jefferson for years. This was a let-down.
We were confused by the menu and read th ...
We were confused by the menu and read the Summer menu (it's October) instead of the Winter menu so we went in expecting the wrong food. When we got there, the hostess and waitress did their best job at apologizing and explaining the menu. The food was still delicious and it's not everyday one dines at such a fancy place. Plus, the game was on while we were there, so we got to watch that. I think TJ's should make it more clear that there is NO BRUNCH ON SATURDAY and explicitly put it on the website to avoid further confusion.
Our server Jackie made the whole experie ...
Our server Jackie made the whole experience wonderful and very special for my wife's birthday weekend. The dining hall was very elegant and the food was delicious, not to mention the abundant champagne. The Sunday Brunch experience was exactly what I was hoping for,
thank you to all the staff, especially our server and the the Jefferson Hotel!!
By the way, nice alligator!
Our party of 8 was seated at a comfortab ...
Our party of 8 was seated at a comfortable round table for lunch. Those who ordered the turkey Reuben and crab cake sandwich were very pleased with their selection. My husband enjoyed his falafel sandwich and my TJs alas was good although not worth the price ($10 up charge for 6 small oysters making an average salad cost $17).
Server very courteous. However, had to a ...
Server very courteous. However, had to ask for cream for coffee, then had to ask for a spoon to stir coffee with. Water glasses were not filled until we requested late in the meal. Got the impression server might have been new.
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.
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!
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, 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.
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!).
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.
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.
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