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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

4.7
2173 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Bar and Lounge: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(804) 649-4629
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Patrick Willis
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2173 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

friendly and professional service in an elegant dining room. creative seasonal menu with fine use of local items.

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

The venue is beautiful! Unfortunately, the food quantity and quality does not match the price point charged. Each entree was served with odd combinations of inedible vegetables and grains, the salmon and scallops were slightly under done, and the tenderloin was not medium as requested. Kudos to the pastry chef as the desserts were top notch. Our meal was delayed due to a large event being held in the room next door, and we waited 45 minutes after ordering for our food. In the meantime, the assistant server, Andrew, brought us a Pimento Cheese platter. Jessica our head server was excellent, and we understand that she was not responsible for what was happening in the kitchen. Again the venue is wonderful, but the food does not match the hype.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

As always, Lemaire provides the utmost dining experience in all aspects.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The food was amazing, as was the service. Located in the beautiful Jefferson Hotel. Worth a trip.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Always a great time. Bruce, our server, was wonderful too! Request him if you can.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Another outstanding dinner at Lemaire! Menu was incredible (always changes and does not disappoint). Taste was just wonderful! Well done.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Love Lemaire for the atmosphere. The duck breast appetizer special and the beef tenderloin were both excellent. The thumbprint cookies with rhubarb ice cream, which we split, was disappointing -- cookies too hard to cut and very dense/chewy, though the ice cream was delicious. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Your restaurant was the perfect place to take my friend for her 50th! She noticed every detail was very surprised and pleased. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Wonderful dinner. Food, wine and service were flawless.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food and service were great but the elegant decor was the best.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Excellent service, loved loved loved the service
Food was well plated and tasted very good.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Service was not great. Sat us next to. Loud table when the dining room was empty. Food was very good

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

For my wife's birthday, she and I both thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Everything from the service to the meal exceeded our expectations. We will definitely return for another special occasion!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Lemaire has regained the class and wonderful taste of southern haute cuisine, with ambience and service to match.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Outstanding service exceptional food, a perfect experience we want to repeat.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary at the Lemaire on May 1, 2018 and were extremely pleased with the service, food, and ambiance. Our waiter, Ryan, was amazing. While never hovering, he was able to read cues and be there for whatever your needs were. We started with the Rhubarb and Strawberry salad which was absolutely delicious. My wife then had the beef tenderloin for her entrée and when it arrived it was perfectly cooked, and absolutely delicious. I had the cast-iron seared scallops and they were wonderful. For dessert we opted for the cheese platter which contained several cheeses, flatbread crackers, fruit, and wine jelly. These foods did not disappoint. I most strongly recommend the Lemaire for those special occasions as the atmosphere, food, and service truly make the visit worth your while. Valet parking was also easy and extremely convenient.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We usually go here for happy hour and absolutely love the food and ambience, but this time we went for my mom's 60th birthday. The food was terrific, the server was very professional and very attentive and efficient, and the atmosphere was very quiet but not stuffy. She had a great experience and we were all very happy. The fries, friend oysters appetizer, burger, and wine were fantastic. Highly recommend for happy hour or a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Although we have lived in Richmond for over 20 years, this was our first visit to Lemaire. It was as wonderful as everyone says. Our server, Matt, was knowledgeable about the menu and our wine selection. He was attentive without being overbearing. He asked if we were dining for a special occasion, and my dessert came out with a candle and Happy Birthday written around my plate. Very nice!

The food was wonderful. The duck breast was delectable and the halibut as good as what I had when in Alaska. This won't be our last time to dine at Lemaire. We were looking for a special experience, and we found it.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

I have been visiting the hotel since 1948, The only thing that is missed is the Alligators!
The ambiance and the beautiful architecture and interior are as beautiful as ever. The food and service is impeccable.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Nothing better anywhere. Food, service, and ambiance are all exceptional. Best place for romantic dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Food was excellent and service was extremely good too.
A family member was celebrating a birthday and they created personalized menu's for the event and wished him a happy birthday when we arrived .

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

We had a lovely anniversary dinner at Lemaire. Service was prompt and exceedingly courteous, our meal was delicious and the wine we chose was very affordable yet tasted exceptional!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

New menu- salmon dish entree was excellent and the crab cake appetizer, all gluten free. Very nice.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Outstanding as usual. This is one of my favorite places for happy hour and dinner. They have a wonderful Sunday brunch as well.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It is located inside the Jefferson Hotel which looks and feels every bit of the historic site that it is. Very nice, but un-pretentious. I feel that the staff makes a deliberate effort to make guests feel comfortable as a counter balance to this places ambiance.
The food was very nice, not great, but very nice. I was a bit surprised by the wine list; nice selection at very reasonable prices. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about every dish on the menu and able to answer any and all questions.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The Lenaire is always a joy. Delicious food. Attentive, polite service.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We went to Lemaire to celebrate my husbands birthday. The food was excellent and the service superior. It was a lovely atmosphere in a beautiful hotel. Everything we ordered was delicious and beautifully presented. Will definitely come back when we are in Richmond.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Went to Lemaire to celebrate our daughter's birthday. Entrees were perfectly prepared - from the appetizers (mussels) to the hanger steak and tenderloin (entrees) to dessert (creme brulee). Wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu options. Definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Our waitress, Leigh Anne, was very professional, courteous and friendly. We enjoyed having her as our waitress!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

First class service and food with a decent wine list.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Everything was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Beautiful location in the ornate Jefferson Hotel. Great service and good food. Not inexpensive.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Excellent food. Large and small tables. Would go back in a minute!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Lovely setting, delicious food, quiet and elegant atmosphere and great service. Exactly what we needed for our birthday celebration!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We splurged on this historic venue for a combination Easter and Anniversary dinner with my son and his girlfriend. The service was impeccable, the food was wonderful, and the ambiance was elegant. It's perfect for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food service and ambience.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very enjoyable, excellent food, service and
ambiance...will definitely will return

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

LeMaire is a great place to eat. The decor is beautiful in an old world charm carried throughout the hotel. Food was delicious and creative combinations made it worth trying new things each time.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Lemaire is our favorite restaurant experience in Richmond. The steak I had this evening was amazingly tender and delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

New York quality food in Richmond. Complete upscale experience when combined with a stay at the renowned Jefferson Hotel.

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