Jefferson’s Restaurant & Bar

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Omni Homestead Resort
Southern American cuisine is on the menu at Omni Homestead Resort, where Chef Jason Brumfiel is now at the helm.

By Hope S. Philbrick

When you drive a few hundred miles to see what a chef is up to, it’s not only conversation you crave. It’s food you know will be so good that your mouth watered in anticipation throughout the whole road trip.

At Jefferson’s Restaurant & Bar, where Chef Jason Brumfiel is now at the helm, the food meets even these high, long-craved expectations.

The menu showcases true southern fare, a blend of classic and contemporary, a mix of pure Virginia with a coastal influence that even a Georgian will see as familiar. Local ingredients get honored billing, with options like Virginia homestead ham, Bath County greens, Highland County rack of lamb, and Allegheny trout. Dishes like fried green tomatoes, she crab soup, shrimp & grits, and others get tasty twists, while remaining true to regional culinary style. There’s even Brunswick Stew on the menu, a dish that both Georgia and Virginia claim to have created: We won’t settle that score today.

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The bar offers a more casual setting than the dining room, but nowhere is it stuffy and overtly formal. Service is attentive and the result is an ambiance that feels like a club where you’re a valued member.

Though we left the table stuffed and satisfied, our tasting left us craving more. The menu will change with the seasons, presenting new temptations to welcome return visits.

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Our advice: Order whatever most appeals, it’s not like you can go wrong. (Though you really should not miss the bourbon creamed corn!)

And plan to return. Things are bound to get even better as this chef grows increasingly comfortable in his new home kitchen.

More Information…

Jefferson’s Restaurant & Bar
The Omni Homestead Resort
7696 Sam Snead Highway
Hot Springs, Virginia 24445
800.838.1766

Read about Chef Jason Brumfiel

Read about The Omni Homestead Resort

Read about The Spa at The Omni Homestead Resort

– Jefferson’s dining room photo courtesy Omni Homestead Resort; food photos © HSP Media LLC

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HopeP_144Hope S. Philbrick is founder and editor-in-chief of Getaways for Grownups. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications nationwide. She’s reviewed restaurants for several Atlanta-based newspapers and magazines for more than 10 years. When not writing, she can usually be found on the road or savoring something tasty.

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