Sunday was Three Kings Day, the official end of the holiday season. Sunday was also the last day the Jefferson Hotel hosted their Christmas brunch, so naturally, I had to attend. Although I’ve grown up in Richmond, I’ve never attended a Jefferson Hotel Brunch. The Jefferson Hotel has been a Richmond landmark since it opened its doors in 1895. It’s more breathtaking and beautiful than you can even imagine.
The beautiful and historic Jefferson Hotel used to be home to a small community of alligators. These alligators lived in marble pools in the Palm Court area of the landmark. Don’t worry; the last alligators left the Jefferson in 1948. However, a statue still sits in the front courtyard to welcome guests.
Jefferson Hotel Brunch
To get Christmas brunch reservations, you’ll need to make reservations six months in advance. Yes, six months. The experience and service are incredible, and the decorations are incredible. We made so many memories yesterday and ate more than our share of food.
Brunch at the Jefferson is all you can eat, with buffets that include a waffle bar, salad bar, brunch and a small selection of lunch items. But my favorite portion of the meal was the omelet bar.
The photo opportunities at the Jefferson Hotel are fabulous, and we took tons of pictures before and after brunch. The Jefferson Hotel Brunch is expensive, but its worth the experience. We are planning on making the Christmas brunch a new tradition.
What’s your favorite brunch spot in Richmond?
- Amanda is a native of Richmond, VA. She enjoys writing, blogging, traveling, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.