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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

4.7
4.7
4116 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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Southern
  • Hours of operation
    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 Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–11:30 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

What 4,116 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Contemporary American

  • Richmond

    Great for fine wines

  • Richmond

    Good for special occasions

4,116 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great service with awesome staff. Been there, done that, and will come again

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  2. DeniseB

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We come to Lemaire every year for our anniversary. And Lemaire never disappoints. The service is impeccable. The food is amazing. The atmosphere is lovely. We thank you all so much for always making our day very special.

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  3. JPabloC

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time and the menu was an amazing detail , thank you so much my friends loved it .

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoyed dinner and breakfast at the Jefferson. The dinner menu was varied. My wife and I both opted for the seafood selections and were very happy with the quality of the entrees and the presentation. We enjoyed our dinners very much. Breakfast was equally delightful. We were both pleased with the offerings at LeMaire.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall a great place, but the service at the bar is lacking. Just not nice and not very helpful or efficient.

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  6. Culinack

    Wilmington

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific service and food! Very nice place to celebrate.

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  7. Landscapeexec

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is beautiful and the service was very good. I'm sorry, We've eaten here several times over the years and every time we are done so we've come to the same conclusion, the food is simply mediocre. The menu choice is non existent for anyone vegan and almost the same for anyone vegetarian. While accommodations are made, it's certainly surprising in this day of age that a chef would not be more aware of the need for this on his or her menu. Our meal was simply underwhelming and I believe that there will be no more visits.

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  8. TerryY

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always like Lemaire's food and ambience. This time we had great service and extra care with waiter David. Again, we enjoyed it again with our visiting son from west coast. We will certainly do it again when occasion arises.

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  9. unsatisfied

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Did not meet our expectations, especially the food.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The amabience is lovely, the service impeccable and the food delicious. Perfect for a special occasion or any time.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner to celebrate our anniversary! Food was outstanding and expertly prepared. I had the halibut, and it was probably the best I have ever had. The service was outstanding … our waitress was knowledgeable, attentive but not intrusive. The setting is beautiful! We will be back again!

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  12. Henry

    Richmond

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was as always very good. We are regulars and will Keep it that way.

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  13. PartyonHeels

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Server was fine, the table next to us was super loud, having a cell phone conversation for the 1st 10 mins of our time at the table. 

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  14. BillT

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Happy hour made it a little loud. Beef entree was below my expectations by quite a bit.

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  15. MDavis

    Richmond

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great, as always. Fried oyster appetizer was outstanding.

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  16. KathleenS

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It has been several years since I have diner at LeMaire and my guests and I were pleased to find it is as excellent as we remembered. I started with the red pepper bisque, which was lovely and beautifully presented, while they had fresh oysters. We shared a very nice bottle of Prosecco with our appetizers. Our entrees were equally as good: spring pea risotto with butter-poached lobster (ordered this appetizer as an entree and it was so generous I took half home with me); crab cake; roasted lamb loin. Service was on point, attentive yet unobtrusive and the space is gorgeous.

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  17. Craig

    Richmond

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another perfect meal and service. We love this place.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was entertaining an out of town guest and she loved it.

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  19. SusanW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a wonderful time at Lemaire! This was our first time, which I relayed to our server Travis. He gave us a short history of The Jefferson, including the alligators. We have lived in the Richmond area for 50 years, and attended several events at The Jefferson. So, we were really happy when our children gifted us with a gift card for our anniversary. Since, when I made my online reservation, I noted the "occasion" was an anniversary, that was recognized all along the way. Seeing "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate sauce on our dessert plates was a very nice touch. The food was all great! I had the rockfish and my husband had the Green Circle chicken breast. All was cooked just right and tasted wonderful. Our desserts were also a lovely ending to our meal. My husband had the chocolate mousse and I had the bread pudding with apples. Yum! Travis took care of our every need and made our experience enjoyable. Thank you, Lemaire! We won't wait so long to visit again.

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  20. PeterS

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hotel was beautiful, our room was spacious and well appointed and the restaurant served a fabulous dinner. The scallops in particular were exceptional. All of the staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. We would definitely go back again.

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  21. JDMGA

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice to grab breakfast on a Friday morning! Food was delicious and we were taken care of by very attentive server.

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  22. JR123

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food and the service was impeccable. Each staff member was very kind and experts at their craft. Everyone made us feel specia. It was delightful.

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  23. LisaM

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. Only hitch was they now charge for valet parking (self parking for diners is free) . The parking lot was directly across the street. Since we were already at the valet, I asked specifically how much the valet was. We were told it was complimentary for Lemarie diners. When we finished dinner, the same person told us no, only for self parking and refused to correct mistake. It was $18.

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  24. MichelleL

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lemaire was amazing. The food was decadent and really was a value! Portions were perfect!

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  25. HoraceD

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am very disappointed at the lunch that I received April 1, 2024. I ordered the scallops for an entree at $28.00 and I only received 2. This seem inadequate to me. I inquired and did not get a satisfactory answer...

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  26. BenjaminW

    Washington DC

    79 reviews

    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner here is always a top notch experience! The food and service are both exemplary at this restaurant. When I’m traveling to Richmond this restaurant is always on my list of places to eat.

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  27. DWATT

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great breakfast. Server, Tully, was pretty good, but chewing gum while working. Being a restaurant owner I know the challenges with staff, but that is definitely a no-no 

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  28. Diego

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked a reservation at 11am expecting to breakfast, but we were told that we had to order from the lunch menu, as the kitchen shifts at 11am. I wish this were stated on the interface or website. What we ordered was great, but it was just not what we originally wanted.

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  29. Grover

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were pleased overall with our lunch at the Jefferson. The food was very good - fresh and prepared nicely. The service was OK, but we expected better at a fine dining room. The waiter wasn't highly attentive - we shouldn't have to ask twice for something, and the table cloth should have been brushed between courses.

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  30. AdrianneA

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    This is the 3rd time in a row that we have planned a date night at Lemaire and then been seated right next to a large family with unruly misbehaved children. It kills the date night vibe when the kids are screaming and running through the room standing on chairs and throwing things. The food and service are always excellent. The beautiful atmosphere is not enhanced by the children misbehaving in the dining room. Perhaps you could consider seating adult parties of 2 away from large family groups. It will be some time before we return here. Just not a nice date night location anymore.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. JunieW

    Jacksonville

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great setting and good was above average. It’s not elite but very good. Servers were very friendly

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  32. KathleenM

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The salmon appetizer, chicken entree and chocolate mousse were all delicious. The restaurant is always beautiful.

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  33. PlipA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lemaire continues to be a restaurant we will go back to for both the food, service, and experience. The only negative to this visit would be that I wish managers would address patrons having phone conversations and video calls while seated at dining tables. It is incredibly loud, rude, and ruins the ambience. There is a very large lobby outside the restaurant where patrons could take these calls.

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  34. switters

    Orlando

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service were very good. The room is quite spacious so it has little ambiance. Will try sitting in bar area next time as that seems more inviting.

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  35. SusanF

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Royal Eggs Benedict with salmon was amazing! We had cocktails & appetizers the night before. Was extremely disappointed in the oysters on the half shell. Would remove them from menu until they improve. That was our only complaint.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant. There’s know better restaurant to eat at.

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  37. newbies

    Minneapolis

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were disappointed. Lemaire has lost some of its luster. The food and service was good, but not spectacular. The bathrooms were dirty and the dining area could use a deep clean.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    David W our waiter is s delight. Lovely meal. Parsnip Risotto and Mushroom soup to die for.

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  39. vollylobby

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very lovely lunch. Food was fabulous and the service was excellent. We will make reservations to eat again

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  40. powhatan

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another exceptional evening at Lemaire! Arrived a little early to enjoy the beautiful architecture/decor of the main lobby/grand hall, and then had a lovely time at the bar for a cocktail before sitting for dinner. We were celebrating some family birthdays and had a terrific time. As always, the service was outstanding and the meal was excellent. We never feel rushed & we always feel special. Lemaire continues to be a wonderful experience for a special night out! THANK YOU.

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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 4116 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

101 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23220

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Richmond
  • Hours of operation
    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 Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–11:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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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