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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel
Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lemairerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (804) 649-4629
  • Hours of Operation: Bar and Lounge: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Walter Bundy
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Lemaire is a New American restaurant and bar that is inspired by the agricultural and coastal bounties of Virginia. We are located inside The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, VA. We offer five different dining rooms and a dedicated event planner to personalize every aspect of your event!
  • Private Party Contact: Melissa Warner (888) 652-6750
  • Special Events & Promotions: We offer five different private dining venues. We will provide you with a dedicated contact on our team to assist you in personalizing every detail of your event, including the menu, specialty drinks, wines, flowers, music and audio visual.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking
A word from Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel
New American restaurant and bar that is inspired by the agricultural and coastal traditions and bounty of Virginia. The new Lemaire will deliver the quality and service The Jefferson Hotel is known for, but in an accessible format without the pretense, formality or expense!
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Diner Reviews
  • "We recently celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary and Lemaire proved to be our best experience in quite some time! The food was amazing as was the staff!!! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food is good with a beautiful presentation and amazing service. The best meal of all is the steak."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Everything about the evening was perfect. My elderly friend has had health problems that caused me to cancel our reservation the previous week and also made us almost an hour late for this reservation. When I called to say we would be late and would take our chances on seating, the hostess was most kind and assured us it would not be a problem. Service was impeccable, and our meals were great, from the oyster appetizer to our main courses of duck and scallops to the fabulous Meyer lemon dessert with a birthday candle. The birthday girl had grown up dining at the Jefferson frequently, but had not been to the hotel since Lemaire was remodeled and adopted a more comfortable style. She was delighted. Thank you so much!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We were visiting Richmond and found this hotel & restaurant on the internet. The hotel is filled with history and is gorgeous to tour. We have not stayed there yet. Lemaire was classy without being stuffy and our waiter knew everything about everything. We enjoyed it so much. It will be a must-do the next time we're in Richmond. Do yourself a favor and go!!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food here is always amazng. The staff is very attentive and the wine list is great. We all ordered different salads and each one was delicious. By chance we each also ordered the tenderloin and all were cooked as ordered, three different ways. The warm brown plum butter cake, at Chancey's recommendation was truly amazing, worth coming back just for the dessert!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My dinner was exceptional. Perfect for the special occasion it was meant to be."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "In addition to the beautiful room, the service was very good. Scallops grilled to perfection. Hamburger very tasty. Fried pickles were a fun appetizer for four of us to share. The rhubarb dessert was delicious."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "It isn't often that you find a true 5 star restaurant that lives up to its billing! Lemaire is one of those rare gems that combines great food, an excellent wine list and impeccable service in a lovely setting. A wonderfully enjoyable experience!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "THe Jefferson Hotel is exquisite and should have a fabulous restaurant and it does. Lemaire was all that we had hoped for. The chef has done a wonderful job of combining different textures and flavores. The wine selection was nice but the service was only adequate. A sile thing like the waiter spreading your napkin raises the level. Having said all that, if you have a special occasion to celebrate this is the place."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I would have given it 5 stars however when we got coffee at the end of our meal the first cup they brought us was warm and not fresh. I did not say anything but thought for as much as I paid for the meal including a bottle of wine, appetizers and dessert I should never have been served coffee that had been sitting. Got a 2nd cup and this was freshly brewed and hot. This confirmed my thoughts about the 1st cup."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food and service great. Had put anniversary on reservation and everyone we encountered wished us a happy anniversary. On the desert plate it was written in chocolate. What a. Nice evening."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The menu had a wide variety of offerings to suit most tastes, and when the food arrived (soft shell crab, mussels apetizers, then sabel fish and Rib-eye steak) they were very well prepared and had some interesting ingredients and sides that you do not see every day. The service was about the right speed and very polite, the room itself was very grand and a wonderful place for us celebrating our wedding anniversary. This price was about right for the quality of food. We will go again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Loved the experience! Bruce was an outstanding waiter with great suggestions! The food was outstanding! The local influence was wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The Lemaire is a delightful restaurant with fantastic food! The wine specials are spectacular and a great opportunity to try a bottle of wine at a very low price. Service was excellent and our waiter had a terrific personality and catered to our every need. I would highly recommend having dinner at this lovely restaurant."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The food was impeccable. Chef Bundy & team did a wonderful job with a farm to table approach to fine dining. The ambiance and setting in such a beautiful hotel was great."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Travelled to Richmond to take my daughter out for her birthday and chose Lemaire at the Jefferson Hotel. What a great time we had! The food, service, drinks, and atmosphere made for a memorable night. The staff could not have been any more attentive to our every need. We had the duck, swordfish, and rock shrimp and each entree was perfectly cooked...definitely will be back again!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "My wife and I recently visited Lemaire to celebrate our wedding anniversary. After living in Richmond for two years now, we are kicking ourselves for not visiting sooner! What a tremendous experience! Exceptional food, personal service, a unique venue, and reasonable pricing makes Lemaire one of our most elegant dining experiences. We're definitely looking forward to many more visits in the future."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Just go with the chefs recommendations and let yourself be pampered. There's nothing to do except enjoy the atmosphere and food ! The well-priced "discoveries" section of the extensive wine list is a bonus."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The food here is wonderful with interesting pairings of ingredients, however not so foodie that you don't recognize the ingredients or know the ingredients as is the trend in many "foodie" restaurants. The style leans towards southern with a fresh farm to table feel and beautiful presentation. The bar area is noisy and can bleed over to the side rooms. The tables are elegant and this is a great place to bring a client, special date, etc."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We celebrated our 46th Anniversary with a Great dinner over the weekend. Great customer service. Great food. Beauriful ambience. A bit expensive but we gad a great time."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I went here for a birthday celebration and the entire hotel look so regal. It made you feel very important. My table was nice and the noise level was very low. My food arrived on time and was delicious. The waitress was very pleasant and the service overall was nice."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Decided to try the Jefferson on a trip north. Hotel was a museum worth a stop. Lemaire was a very nice experience and our waitress Allison made the evening something truly exceptional. Her knowledge of the menu , professional service and charm made the t he evening one to remember. Keep the chef, keep Allison and we will be back. R Long"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Very good choice of food selection. Presentation was excellent. Love the Virginia Farm-to-Table emphasis for local foods. The service was impeccable with great timing."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We visited Lemaire for our anniversary. Sean our waiter was both formal , efficient and friendly. The food was definately fresh and we appreciated the farm to table approach to serving in season food. Definately will return!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Excellent experience. We dine here quite a lot because of the consistent excellent experience. On this occasion we had one of our favorite waiters, Sean. He makes you feel so welcome and takes excellent care of you. The food was excellent and I was appreciative of the fact that the chef was willing to substitute the accompaniments of another dish with the dish which I ordered. We go no place else in Richmond where we are made to feel so welcome by the staff and where the staff is so attentive to our preferences."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Lemaire made the special evening of our daughter's graduation perfect. It was absolutely lovely, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a fantastic meal as a whole evening's entertainment. The food was very, very good, and the setting stunning."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Everything about our dinner was truly 5 star. There were four of us that dine together often on travels, and this was the first time in quite awhile that every meal was flawless as was the service and the beautiful environment. The crab cakes are to die for."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The finest available in richmond..the food is amazing and the staff is perfect..."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We had a "date night" planned and it went well. Great car valet service, no charge when validated at the restaurant so that was nice. Sat at the bar for a drink before our reservations and they came to see if we were ready to move to our table. We were and table was good, server EXCELLENT and ambiance in dining room (once some guests left) was wonderful. Had a great conversation with visitors to Richmond and enjoyed the personal aspect. Food was good - Vidalia onion soup the best. Salmon good, little salty, duck very good. Good experience but honestly, would not choose it as my "place to go" above all else. There is nothing like the Jefferson for history and beauty if that is what you want."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Our party of 5 enjoyed a Birthday Celebration at Lemaire and found it to be relaxing and enjoyable. The service by our waiter, Matt, was beyond excellent. All enjoyed their delicious meals which included a unique Vidalia onion soup with crab and bacon, beef tenderloin with fiddlehead fern, grilled rockfish, duck breast and creme brûlée. We will surely return to this wonderful restaurant in the future."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Lemaire for the first time on our 10 year anniversary. Not only was it very classy, but the staff were friendly and very accommodating. The food was amazing. I ordered the salmon, which was perfectly prepared and the best I've ever had. I also really enjoy recommendations from my waiters for a wine that goes well with my meal. Our waiter nailed it. Every course had so many different flavors and they all combined for a fantastic experience. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We had a very good time while we celebrate 4 years marriage... The service, food and environment are great."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Had another great dining experience at Lamaire. Always the best in every way. I had the tuna appetizer with roe, rockfish and cobbler desert. Service excellent, ambience great. Noise level low. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "The food was outstanding! Loved the mussel appetizer and the tuna tartar appetizer, the bread was housemade and excellent. I had the special shrimp with sqiud ink pasta- amazing combination of flavors. Chef Bundy is extremely creative!! The service was wonderful from otis the bread server, to our waitress, and kudos to the bartender who made us awesome and interesting cocktails!! Loved the whole experience. Wish Chef Bundy had a restaurant in Baltimore."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "All good, except that the restaurant allowed a group of 30-plus to celebrate a private event in the main dining room. The flash photography, toast, and singing were entirely inappropriate. Greed over good manners, it seems. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My friend from Harrisonburg was visiting and she had never eaten at The Jefferson and she had said she would like to. So this was a perfect time to make reservations since she was planning on visiting over the Holiday week-end. All five of us liked everything we ordered and my friend said it was probably the best meal she had had in a long time. And she travels all over the world."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Lovely meal and my clients always love staying at the hotel and the Lemaire always impresses....It was great...."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Had some brand new clients who drove in from Pennsylvania for first time meeting my company. We made OT reservation for them at Le Maire. Le Maire staff was very helpful in terms of taking credit card information, asking all the right questions to make it a special experience for our new clients. Next day by 8am the clients had e/m and said they had a WONDERFUL dinner, food was delicious, The Jefferson was certainly a special place and they felt pampered by Le Maire team."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Lovely evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Eating at Lemaire Restaurant is an enjoyable experience. Service staff is very professional. Food is very good. The cheddar grits were the best grits I have ever eaten. My only complaint of the restaurant is the music. The music was jazz oriented, mainly wind instruments, like trumpets. At times, the trumpets were ear-piercingly shrill. The restaurant definitely needs to change their dinner music choice. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014