Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

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2779 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
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RS
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best filet mignonette we have had for many years - far better than NY steak houses’. The pork loin was outstanding also. Decent wine list, attentive service. We will be back.

m
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing outstanding!

TB
Richmond
130 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The new menu is wonderful. I like the option of the shared plate apps. Service and food was wonderful as always. Was disappointed that the windows have been frosted. I love sitting at a window table to see the outside.

JK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniverssary

MM
Denver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have dined and some of the best restaurants in the US and Lemaire is in that league. The Jefferson Hotel is always a pleasure to visit.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Richmond restaurant. The way dining out should be.

AR
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Competent service. One misstep that the manager made right.

ZG
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for our anniversary dinner! They took special care of us and even gave us a special “happy anniversary” message on our dessert and menu!

RS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Lemaire. Both experiences were fantastic. Our waiter Michael was amazing. We will definitely come back.

DW
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner at Lemaire after equally enjoyable cocktails in the Lemaire bar. We have found Lemaire consistently outstanding whether for dinner in the dining room or for special events in private dining rooms.

P
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent whole oysters crispy fried appetizer; boneless braised short ribs had excellent reduction and were very tender, but quality of beef was not prime; both pecan crusted halibut and rockfish were first rate. Special wine by the glass (coravined) was disappointing, in bottle too long and poor QPR (rated 84 on cellar tracker)

Surroundings and service were exceptional and very fine on that order

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my dads 70th birthday which I put in the reservation notes. They had specially printed menus that said “Happy 70th Birthday” written on top! They also brought him out a dessert with a candle and “Happy birthday” written beautifully in chocolate on the plate. The staff (Bruce in particular) was so attentive. SO glad we chose such a clsssy place to celebrate!

MD
Richmond
40 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated at a lovely quiet table, as requested. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful and not at all intrusive. The food was superb.

VG
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Victoria was phenomenal. Great service and delicious food. If your in Richmond, you must go to the Lemaire.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

January 9 my daughter and my best friend and I were at the Jefferson as we were on our way to see dancing with the stars. We dined at Lemaire as it was convenient in the hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our entrées and plan to return yearly!

QP
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

The food was bland, unremarkable, and something I would expect from a standard American diner. As a former member of the culinary profession and a New Orleans native, I was woefully unimpressed by the overall experience of eating at your establishment.
The waiter was very friendly and attentive and the only remarkable thing aside from the building’s architecture.

d
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The table wait staff and kitchen were outstanding. The dining rooms are spacious and elegant, with plenty of room between tables. Our waiter was just the right amount of attentive without being intrusive. The food was beautifully presented and cooked to perfection.
The only blemish on our evening was that the hostesses were perfunctory verging on unwelcoming and the table service in the bar (where we had to wait because we were 15 minutes early - yikes!) was slow, albeit personable when they did arrive.
All in all, a great dinner in a memorable restaurant in an exquisite setting.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our evening. Level of service was awesome. Food, atmosphere, everything great.

RH
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, wine and service were simply excellent. Food quality, presentation and timing of the courses were world class. Extremely helpful and experienced waiter. I would highly recommend Lemaire.

d
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere, service, and food are always excellent at Lemaire. It is my favorite place for a celebration and I highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting our daughter

SR
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The table clothes were wrinkled. When I wear A black cocktail dress I expect a black napkin so I don’t have white stuff all over my dress from a white napkin. I would recommend you to my clients only because of the Richmond experience. The brunch is hands down fantastic!! But Lemaire is ok. I have not experienced the high tea but I hope I have a better experience

IS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first time dining at Lemaire and everything was delicious! I ordered the filet mignon and my husband had the scallops. Both were excellent. We will definitely return to dine here soon.

JC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a big hit with my family members to honor a special occasion. The food is always delicious and the service exceptional. I appreciate the complimentary parking. Our return is guaranteed.

L
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The service was lovely but a bit slow.. nothing to fret over .. just a bit slow. The presentation was beautiful. The salad and crab cake was delicious.. my husbands filet mignonette was prepared perfectly but my chicken was like warm which was disappointing. That’s why I needed to reduce the stars to 4.

B
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening to start the New year!!!

DS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !!! Our server was such an amazing person !!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service and food were excellent. They took special care for the birthday occasion and made it a wonderful experience.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Christmas celebration.

BH
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my and my wife's 50th wedding anniversary dinner, and it could not have been better. Our waIter was super, the food absolutely wonderful and the ambiance was spectacular. A truly wonderful and memorable evening.

FN
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time and our server Rich was the best. He took great care of us and was very friendly

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We take our children for dinner every December 26, and it never disappoints.

M
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Christmas Eve dinner. We were the last seating, and the wait staff was so gracious. Rich served us and was great. I look forward to dining there again!

e
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lemaire was absolutely the perfect restaurant to have reservations for Christmas Eve. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.

n
Greensboro
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One word... exquisite.

CB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We arrived with our family from
Out of town for a special
Once a year dinner. We were promised two tables next to each other

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance, and service as always. Highly recommend. We will be back!

TP
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting for a holiday celebration! Our meal and service exceeded our expectations. Salads were fresh and deliciously blended. We both chose the Broiled Flounder and loved every bite, very light and well seasoned . Plate presentation and eye appeal was fabulous. Shared a delicious Bread Pudding topped with homemade ice cream for dessert.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always an enjoyable evening at Christmas! Sorry that the Lemaire’s dress code has eroded to street clothes, but we will continue to dress appropriatly so long as The Jefferson continues to “dress” that gorgeous tree and present their beautiful manger scene and gingerbread creations!

E
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a delightful dining experience during our Christmas visit. I wasn't as pleased with all the food as previous visits. I thought the entree choices were a bit sparse so we chose appetizers instead. The kale soup was just so-so. However, I love dining here and will do so again.

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