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TJ's at The Jefferson Hotel

679 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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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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Phone number
(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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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What 679 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEpicCurean (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipScarlett (New England)
4.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 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.

beth (Richmond)
2.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 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

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

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

Starface10 (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 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!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
2.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on October 5, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Great foood and service was excellent!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on August 2, 2017

Jonathan excellent server

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  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.

vipAwat (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2017

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

MikeJ (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on June 28, 2017

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

finediner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on June 14, 2017

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