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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

4.7
4.7
4097 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

7:00 PM


Booked 21 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 4,097 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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Richmond

    Great for fine wines

  • Richmond

    Romantic

  • Richmond

    Good for special occasions

4,097 Reviews
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. HoraceD

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    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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  6. BenjaminW

    Washington DC

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 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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  7. DWATT

    Pittsburgh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 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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  8. 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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  9. 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.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. AdrianneA

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    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

  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. switters

    Orlando

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. newbies

    Minneapolis

    38 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    38 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Jbasz

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Stayed at the Jefferson for a mother-daughter weekend. I made reservations for an early dinner at 530 on a Saturday evening. Risotto was absolutely delicious and the hazelnuts were divine. However when my mother asked our server if they were indeed hazelnuts, she said no they were chestnuts. My mother had the salmon and she said it was quite good. I ordered the casarecce and while the sauce and pasta were fine, the duck confit was inedible. It is tasted like old, cold turkey. We had a mojito, old fashioned and wine, which were all delicious. We then ordered a paloma, which is one of my favorites and it was so bitter it was undrinkable. When were finished and asked for the check the server asked if we were staying at the hotel. We said yes and she replied: well then have a good night! And she walked away. I have eaten there countless times, but have never stayed so I thought perhaps gratuity was added and charged to the room. We went up to our room to relax and go check out the pool only to be contacted that we had “walked on our bill” and we had to go back to the restaurant to sign the check. My mother’s first experience at Lemaire was not great.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rockfish and fried oysters delicious! Great service and beautiful ambience.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s been a while since we’ve been to Lamaire, in the past we stayed at the hotel and enjoyed cocktails at the bar and then dinner. Now that we’ve moved an hour away we decided to try lunch. It was just as enjoyable and delicious as we remembered. We’ll be back.

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  24. KingCavalier

    Detroit

    138 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Love the Jefferson hotel … would return again but Lemaire was disappointing. Service was slow and the menu is limited. My wife tried the fish and it was not to her liking. I had the pasta and it was average. Disappointing for the premiere restaurant but we did enjoy the hotel.

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  25. ElizabethK

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding and service well paced. An excellent venue for an enjoyable time

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  26. NatalieV

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful space, good service, somewhat underwhelming fare.

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  27. happydiner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    wonderful restaurant with great food and excellent service!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always, very tasty good and wonderful service. I love the restaurant

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  29. WilliamP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service Parking was convenient and was provided an umbrella to keep us dry

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good for special occasions, over all presentation is good,It is quiet and food was good. Desert were nice but don’t choose the bread pudding, it is not the best one . The expresó coffee was a disappointment. Overall nice experience if you looking for a quiet place .

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food took to long to arrived and the food was okay.

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  32. Keff

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect from beginning to end. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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  33. rronda

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We all had seafood. Mine was undercooked. The sides ok, but not spectacular.

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  34. Idioticnicknamerule

    Washington DC

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Jacquie had our table (assisted by Julianne, who tolerated my quirky sense of humor well), and made sure everything was perfect, including making sure we were not late for our show later in the evening. Can testify to the excellence of the venison, as well as the Phoenix Feather. You should definitely try this drink!

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  35. Kathy

    Washington DC

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely atmosphere Limited menu Excellent service from Lori

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  36. MirnaB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ideal setting for an elegant lunch and the food will always be consistent and delicious.

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  37. BouillabaisseLover

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfection, from beginning (the entrance/host) to the very end (I'm still dreaming about it and telling everyone so has it ended?). This dinner was part of our romantic staycation weekend at The Jefferson. We were sat in one of the rooms to the side where there are only 4 tables (maybe 5), so it was very intimate and the noise level was perfect. The service was amazing, funny, attentive, great suggestions. THE FOOD was TO DIE FOR!! We had the Rockfish and the Sea Scallop Bouillabaisse with Collard Greens. Listen to me when I say that the Sea Scallop Bouillabaisse is probably the best dish I have EVER had, or at least in the top 3. I wanted more and more and more of it. Get it! Don't look at the menu, just get the Sea Scallop Bouillabaisse! The drinks were great, too. We are having another weekend staycation here in May, but we are definitely not waiting until then to go back for dinner. 10/10. Five stars. Amazing! Can't wait to see you all again!

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  38. TimothyR

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Erin was an amazing server and the food, ambience and section couldn’t be better!

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  39. LindaG

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time there. The food was amazing. We also had an excellent waiter named Jared. We will definitely come back

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful old charm, with delicious food. The short rib appetiser was our favorite. We’ll be back!

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FAQs

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 4097 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 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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