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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

4.8
4.8
3352 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Please note when booking: Lunch at Lemaire ends at 2pm. From 2pm-5pm we offer a lounge menu. Full dinner starts at 5pm.

New American restaurant and bar that is inspired by the agricultural and coastal traditions and bounty of Virginia. Lemaire delivers 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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Bar and Lounge Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Bar Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 649-4629

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Patrick Willis

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Self Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Specialties

served with stone-ground grits, crispy potatoes, or fresh fruit

  • Eggs Benedict*$16.00

    country ham, poached eggs, english muffin, hollandaise sauce

    • Eggs Florentine*$16.00

      wilted spinach, tomato, poached eggs, english muffin, hollandaise sauce

      • Smoked Salmon Royal*$17.00

        smoked salmon, poached eggs, english muffin, hollandaise sauce

        • Lemaire Breakfast Sandwich*$15.00

          over easy eggs, applewood smoked bacon, aged cheddar cheese, croissant

          • Three Egg Omelet$16.00

            select three of the following - spinach, peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, avocado ham, bacon, sausage, cheddar cheese, swiss cheese

            • Lemaire Breakfast*$18.00

              Two eggs cooked to your liking. Selection of - sausage, applewood smoked bacon, or country ham. selection of - sourdough, multigrain, marble rye, whole wheat, english muffin, or gluten free

              Sweet Classics

              served with crème chantilly, whipped butter, and maple syrup

              • Buttermilk Pancakes or Belgian Waffle$14.00

                selection of - plain, strawberry-orange compote, or banana with hazelnut-chocolate spread

                • Cinnamon Brioche French Toast$14.00

                  mixed berry compote

                  Lighter Fare

                  • Egg White Omelet$18.00

                    blue crab, spinach, goat cheese, fresh fruit

                    • Anson Mills Oatmeal**$9.00

                      brown sugar, golden raisins, toasted seeds

                      • House Made Granola$14.00

                        mixed berries, greek yogurt

                        • Mixed Berry-Banana Smoothie$9.00

                          • Cold Pressed Organic Green Juice**$9.00

                            kale, cucumber, lemon, celery, fennel, parsley

                            • Cold Pressed Organic Carrot Juice**$9.00

                              carrot, orange, golden beet

                              À La Carte

                              • Two Eggs*$6.00

                                • Stone-Ground Grits$4.00

                                  • Crispy Potatoes$4.00

                                    • Buttermilk Biscuits or Croissant$4.00

                                      • Sausage, Smoked Bacon, or Country Ham$6.00

                                        • Fresh Fruit or Mixed Berries**$6.00

                                          • Turkey Bacon$6.00

                                            • Toast with Whipped Butter$4.00

                                              Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                              What 3,352 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                              4.8
                                              4.8 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.8Food
                                              • 4.8Service
                                              • 4.8Ambience
                                              • 4.5Value

                                              NoiseModerate

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                                              • Virginia

                                                Contemporary American

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                                              • Richmond

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                                              1. AT

                                                AllThingsFood

                                                Seattle

                                                20 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                20 reviews

                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We got married at the Jefferson so dined there to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Everything was fresh, delicious and served immediately after preparation. The oysters were shucked perfectly - you could slurp them right out of the shells!! What made it extra special were the details - complimentary glass of sparkling wine to welcome us, "happy anniversary" printed on our menus, and a lovely personalized dessert to finish it off. Treat yourself to this fabulous dining experience - it's worth every penny!

                                              2. CN

                                                ChefNot

                                                Richmond

                                                19 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                19 reviews

                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                What a wonderful anniversary dinner my husband and I had! Every flavor of the foods we ordered were absolutely delicious. Our server ,Jacquie, added to the evenings delight. The only criticism we had was that artificial flowers were on the table. In such a historic and classy restaurant, one fresh single bud would have added elegance to the table.

                                              3. CL

                                                CorvetteLifetime

                                                Richmond

                                                43 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                43 reviews

                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                The service and ambience were as pleasant as usual, but the food had just a little too much salt. I might be sensitive as I'm avoiding as much salt as possible, so I can't say we had anything other than a lovely dinner. We expect to return ASAP.

                                              4. DB

                                                DeniseB

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lemaire never disappoints! Everything was absolutely perfect from the service to food.

                                              5. ME

                                                MatthewE

                                                Palm Springs

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                All sides and entrees were fantastic. The beef, the burger, the fish and all sides were perfect. Cocktails were spot on and the server couldn’t have been more attentive or sweet.

                                              6. B

                                                Behroz

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lamb and halibut were awesome. Pea risotto so good and dessert was delicious

                                              7. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The evening was lovely!

                                              8. TB

                                                TinaB

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We enjoyed a perfect and intimate bridal luncheon. Katy was absolutely incredible and made sure we were happy from the minute we arrived. Thank you!

                                              9. KR

                                                KatrinaR

                                                Washington DC

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined 5 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                My husband & I came back for lunch to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary. We spent our wedding night at The Jefferson & thoroughly enjoyed ot. Will return!

                                              10. S

                                                Susan

                                                Richmond

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We always take my mother-in-law to Lemaire when she’s in town. The food, atmosphere and servers are wonderful!!

                                              11. SB

                                                StacieB

                                                Richmond

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 7 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                LeMaire is a wonderful place for any occasion and especially for a special occasion. The atmosphere and food are top notch, staff and service staff are so helpful and accommodating. This was a small birthday gathering but I recently also attended a large retirement luncheon at LeMaire and both times everyone left feeling happy because of the holistically wonderful experience.

                                              12. RP

                                                RichardP

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food was fantastic! Service was great! Drinks were delicious! Ambiance was bright, inviting, and classy! We celebrated our anniversary and we had menus that read happy anniversary as well as being greeted with a happy anniversary. It was truly a memorable and fantastic experience.

                                              13. MW

                                                MikeW

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Really enjoyed dining here. Great food and service!

                                              14. f

                                                frankb

                                                Richmond

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Enjoyed our visit very much. Sara was excellent and we thank her for her service.....it was much appreciated

                                              15. J

                                                Janet

                                                Washington DC

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                overall3food2service3ambience5

                                                I thought our lunch was a bit "underwhelming". Peanut soup sounded interesting but in my view didn't work at all. Would be curious to know if there are people who love that particular soup? A great chef prepares a great omelette, but the 3 egg omlette we had was dry and lacked flavour ( presentation was also very bland), my daughter's crab cake was served on a very soggy English muffin. I may be grading a bit on the harsh side but this is billed as higher end dining. I also felt that the wait staff were not very attentive for a high end venue. Again this may be unfair as this restaurant like many are probably having trouble hiring staff. On the bright side this venue's ambience is not surpassed anywhere in the area and mediocre food cannot kill that. Also one of our guests felt that the shrimp cocktail, the salmon entree and the dark chocolate cake dessert were great!

                                              16. A

                                                Angel

                                                Richmond

                                                3 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                overall3food4service2ambience5

                                                Service was poor. Delayed arrival of aftermeal beverages. Waiter appeared not well, although trying. A waitress actually shrugged her shoulders after a polite response from one of us patrons. She was bordering on rude. Shocked by this atypical experience, but very disappointing as I was entertaining out of town guests.

                                              17. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Washington DC

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Never disappoints- especially for special occasions! Best “chef productions” in Richmond!

                                              18. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food is always excellent. The atmosphere is always excellent. And are server Sean is outstanding. All the employers there are great and very friendly. Thanks for everything you do for myself and my family.

                                              19. TD

                                                TylerD

                                                Richmond

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We had a lovely experience at Lemaire! My fiancé and I enjoyed breakfast here before taking off from the Jefferson, and it was the perfect way to start the day. Lemaire knows who it is and they do it well. They aren't trying to be too much and through that approach, they are everything. It's really beautifully simple. They offer great approachable food & drinks, courteous service, an authentic atmosphere, and they treat you as anyone who spends their hard earned money wants to be treated - as though you're an honored patron. The little things add up: a free daily paper to skim while enjoying your breakfast, the pleasant French playlist dancing in the background, the light coming through the huge windows of the dining area, it's meticulously clean, and so many other great details. In all, Lemaire is our favorite spot in Richmond - hands down.

                                              20. RV

                                                RVAgirl

                                                Richmond

                                                9 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Everything was delicious. I highly recommend the fried oysters and a barnyard burger. Delicious as well. Cocktails were great. I have a valentine and it was lovely to look at and tasty to drink. Will definitely be back.

                                              21. KH

                                                KathrynH

                                                Dallas

                                                6 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Our server, (Kayleigh?) was very helpful and knowledgeable. Great service and a beautiful restaurant!

                                              22. HF

                                                HeatherF

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We had a great night at Lemaire to celebrate graduation. Travis took excellent care of us and made good recommendations for our dietary restrictions. The dining room is in the Jefferson Hotel which is gorgeous. Excellent!

                                              23. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New England

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Great food! Wonderful place to celebrate my wife’s first Mother’s Day!

                                              24. LJ

                                                LizJ

                                                Raleigh

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Exceptional service, High quality food. beautiful elegant decor . Extremely overpriced for small portions.

                                              25. LN

                                                LNYg

                                                Richmond

                                                30 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                30 reviews

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent restaurant and amazing customer service!! Sam was awesome!!

                                              26. KL

                                                KaitlynL

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The service was incredible. Great atmosphere. definitely recommend

                                              27. MM

                                                MichaelM

                                                Richmond

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                Definitely one of the best restaurants I have ate at. The food was delicious and the staff is great. I highly recommend.

                                              28. B

                                                Boocar

                                                Chicago

                                                16 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                16 reviews

                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We enjoyed our whole experience.

                                              29. RV

                                                RVAFun4us

                                                Baltimore

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We loved our server and perfect night out to celebrate our anniversary

                                              30. R

                                                Robert

                                                Richmond

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Not cheap but worth it. Everything was excellent.

                                              31. S

                                                Sallylaureen

                                                Charlotte

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent Service and food. Great bar, atmosphere and decor. Pricey but worth it.

                                              32. JH

                                                JeffH

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                We had a birthday lunch and the food was excellent. Shrimp cocktail was best I've ever had. Lemaire burger was served on a delicious bun. Peanut soup and crabcake sandwich were also tasty. Service was accommodating, but SLOW. Self parking lot at hotel was extremely convenient. This is a great venue for a special occasion lunch.

                                              33. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Charlotte

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                overall2food1service5ambience2

                                                Service at Lemaire was great, but the dining experience was very lackluster. The food we received was either flavorless and so overly salted to render it inedible. Even the cocktails were disappointing. Our waitstaff were incredibly attentive and understanding, but that was not enough for us to consider coming back and give this restaurant another try next time we’re in Richmond.

                                              34. NJ

                                                NJskiers

                                                New York Area

                                                26 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                26 reviews

                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fabulous in every way. Decor, service, food. All 5 star.

                                              35. LB

                                                LenB

                                                Washington DC

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great service and excellent food. Perfect place for a birthday dinner.

                                              36. KG

                                                KarenG

                                                Columbus

                                                2 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                A wonderful meal in a beautiful setting. The crab cake appetizer with the smoked tomato broth was unique and delicious!

                                              37. O

                                                Olivia

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                wonderful ambience and exquisite service, our server tyler was delightful and knowledgeable and was so very thoughtful with recommendations. every plate that came out of the kitchen bore the mark of care, respect, and attention to detail.

                                              38. JL

                                                JamesL

                                                San Francisco

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                It was a great dining experience. The food and service was spot on!

                                              39. BC

                                                BethC

                                                Atlanta

                                                6 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We came to celebrate my daughters birthday. We were greeted with birthday wishes for her. Our server, Travis was attentive and responded promptly and politely to any requests. The food was excellent as well. Everything was done to ensure we had a perfect evening and we did!

                                              40. BS

                                                BruceS

                                                Montana

                                                14 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                14 reviews

                                                Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                A cannot miss experience in Richmond. The ambience, service and food were all superb.

                                              Safety precautions

                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                              • Physical distancing

                                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                • Extra space between tables
                                              • Protective equipment

                                                • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                              • Screening

                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                • Staff temperature check required

                                              FAQs

                                              Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel is rated 4.8 stars by 3352 OpenTable diners.

                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                              Google Map for Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

                                              101 West Franklin Street Richmond, VA 23220

                                              Additional information

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Richmond

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Bar and Lounge Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Bar Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Contemporary American, American, Southern

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Elegant

                                              • Dress code

                                                Casual Dress

                                              • Parking details

                                                Complimentary Self Parking

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive chef

                                                Patrick Willis

                                              • Additional

                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                              • Phone number

                                                (804) 649-4629

                                              • 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

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