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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

4.8
4.8
3895 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 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • 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 3,895 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

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Best Ambiance

  • Virginia

    Romantic

  • Virginia

    Contemporary American

  • Richmond

    Best Service

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Great for fine wines

  • Richmond

    Romantic

  • Richmond

    Good for special occasions

3,895 Reviews
  1. RileyD

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend Lemaire, everything was perfect!

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  2. MadeleineJ

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our evening at Lemaire was magical. Our server Lori was superb and the food was amazing. The ambience was very romantic.

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  3. RonM

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service. Food was excellent. Moderate portions.

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  4. Phenomenal

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, exceptional service. Ashlyn provided fantastic service!

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  5. JFD1

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic for an elegant dinner for two or small group. Pricey but worth it

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  6. JDP441

    Baltimore

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals we have had. Perfectly cooked delicious salmon and scallops. Great sides and sauces. They have definitely upped their game at Lemaire. Great service and atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back.

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  7. PaulaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Not too many things on the menu. Great seating, everything. Had a great time.

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  8. MichaelL

    Charleston

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service and fabulous food in an historic setting.

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  9. BruceB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lemaire is our go to place for special occaisons.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve always had a soft spot for The Jefferson. Another great experience.

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  11. MIAB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is always great. Service , staff and food were great and the setting was wonderful as usual

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  12. HOYA

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a wonderful delicious time! Service was excellent and ambience can't be beat!

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  13. Local

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant and delicious food in a beautiful environment. Service excellent.

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  14. Tchivai

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is not my first time eating at the Jefferson, both here and in the lounge and for tea, and I never fail to be delighted. I was very proud to be able to bring my friends from out of town to enjoy one of the landmarks of the city and a truly amazing meal. Thank you again to our waitress she was truly lovely. The food was excellent, the drinks were good and well balanced, and we kept one of the personalized menus as a souvenir.

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  15. TaylorF

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Food was ok but the wine list needs to be me updated and expanded.

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  16. MaryM122

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So convenient when staying at the hotel. They treated us so well. Food was very good. Portion size good. Service great.

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  17. Annie

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent -- so very fresh. I love the ceremony made of pouring the gazpacho into the bowl of vegetables ;--) Mare was lovely and kind.

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  18. AmyJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had not been in awhile and we took my Mom for her birthday lunch. Great service, great appetizers and the crab cake was delicious! Never disappoints and a great experience.

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  19. StewartA

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and attractive server. Food was scrumptious.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, ambiance is amazing. Good prices and the server was very friendly.

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  21. Edandlinda

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I have eaten here at least 6 times over the years and was a bit disappointed in the meal this visit. Both meals we had were a little generic, but the appetizer was delicious.

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  22. Luv2doWIne

    Richmond

    326 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    326 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent dinner here out with dear friends. Service was good, delicious food and old world charm while dining. Highly recommend for a special occasion. We will be returning. Great choice in downtown Richmond.

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  23. BriW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience with friendly staff and excellent food! We always enjoy going there for a meal.

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  24. LowcountryJim

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lemaire is a great experience, especially when one is staying at The Jefferson. The dining rooms have been impeccably restored during the Covid restoration. The service is excellent. The food is excellent. The wine list is extensive and fairly well-priced. The one soft criticism is that the menu has limited selections and I don't believe that it has changed since we dined at the hotel last year. However, all courses that my wife and I had were beautifully presented and more importantly, tasted good. We will return.

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  25. RustyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food in a beautiful historic hotel.

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  26. MiriamT

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is delightful !!! They always treat you like royalty!! Well done Jefferson !!

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  27. MikeSG

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special meal for a special occasion. Incredible service and excellent wine recommendation

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  28. Maria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful quality of food and service. We love it!

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  29. Eric

    Des Moines

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently ranked as one of the best restaurants in Richmond, Lemaire did not disappoint. We are slowly working our way through the list and Lemaire could be the best.

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  30. Susan

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent late afternoon lunch from the lounge menu. Crispy fried deviled eggs are a must have

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  31. Redelk

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lemaire is simply the best example of the combination of exquisite food, elegant ambiance and exceptional service. Certainly one of the finest restaurants in the mid-Atlantic

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  32. TammyD

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I both enjoyed our meal very much and. The waitress did a great job.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was excellent. Superb atmosphere.

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  34. BenjaminW

    Washington DC

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was first class, our server Jacob was fantastic and really was very attentive. The food was beyond our expectations. Wish I could give more stars. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, amazing service! The ambience is absolutely perfect. Even with many people in the restaurant, it still felt like we were alone having a wonderful dining experience.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience at a great historical hotel staff, food everything is outstanding

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  37. Webby2000

    Richmond

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What can I say – extraordinary experience. The food the service and the atmosphere was outstanding! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  38. DennisB

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lemaire never disappoints. It is always at the top of our list for special events. They have a nice happy hour as well. Our server Benjamin was very informative and congenial. Free parking across from the back entrance is a plus. We will be back.

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  39. JacqG

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food and Service were very, very good. Only complaint is the "sun room" section of the dining room is very noisy. Otherwise, a wonderful experience.

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  40. MoDe

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently fabulous! Still my favorite spot after all these years.

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FAQs

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel is rated 4.8 stars by 3895 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 27 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
  • 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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