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“Inconsistent” 3 of 5 stars
Review of TJ's

TJ's
101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
(804) 788-8000
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Ranked #75 of 1,379 Restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: TJ's is a Southern bistro providing a relaxed atmosphere perfect for lunch with colleagues, clients and friends, a mid-week breakfast or a late lunch upon arrival. Whenever possible, local produce, naturally raised meats and sustainably harvested seafood are featured. TJ’s beverage menu provides many options for guests to explore flavor by pairing their beverages with our cuisine! The beer program features a broad selection of Virginia breweries, as well as a seasonal, rotating microbrews by the bottle and on draft. The wine program shows young, fresh wines from the Old and New World at excellent prices. The inviting lounge offers a casual atmosphere for a gathering of colleagues or family. Enjoy a unique specialty cocktail or craft beer in the lounge while watching the big game on our “hidden” TV. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Wake Forest, Nc
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238 reviews 238 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
“Inconsistent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

TJs is "clubby" looking restaurant on the lower level of the Jefferson Hotel with a lovely setting. We have eaten there for a dinner that was average, a few months later for breakfast which was fabulous, and yesterday for lunch. Our party of four tried different things. I had a sandwich described as grilled chicken, avocado, Havarti, tomato and fried tobacco onions on a Kaiser roll. It should have been flavorful but it was fiery hot from chili flake on the chicken and the avocado, a guacamole type spread rather than a slice, was also hot in flavor. The heat drowned out everything else so it was a disappointment. Friends had the breaded fried pork chop sandwich with a fried egg and red cabbage sauerkraut. The chop was get dry and overcooked. Service Wake Forest cordial and attentive. So 3 trials but only one food experience i would rate as good versus average to disappointing. Food 2, ambiance and service 5.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria
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189 reviews 189 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
“Shrimp and Grits”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We were staying at the hotel and wanted to grab a bite to eat. I was interested in the Shrimp and Grits but they are only for breakfast. I inquired if it would be possible to get them for dinner, and they said of course! They were yummy. My sister had the Red Snapper for her meal, and devoured it. We were getting brunch the next day and our waiter took the time to find out where we would be sitting, and giving a little description of it. Everyone at the restaurant was kind, and very friendly.

Visited June 2013
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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82 reviews 82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Very good hotel restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We had breakfast here on our day of departure. Ambiance is what you would expect but the food was above average. The Eggs Benedict had a local flare with pulled pork instead of taylor ham and it was outstanding. The wife's meal came out wrong and they could a bit longer to bring out the correct one than you would have expected but they were very gracious and comp'd us the meal.

Visited April 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Pretty good value for the food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Drinks were great. I ordered the grilled chicken sandwich with avocado. It was delicious ! I sat at the bar and the bartender was attentive as well.

Visited April 2013
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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Enjoyed a lovely breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Food was yummy and waiter very attentive. Restaurant is comfortable and cozy. Many options for breakfast from delicious whole grain pancakes to omelets to southern specialties.

Visited April 2013
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