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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

4.7
4.7
4011 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 34 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 4,011 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

    Good for business meals

  • Richmond

    Great for fine wines

  • Richmond

    Romantic

  • Richmond

    Good for special occasions

  • Richmond

    Contemporary American

4,011 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    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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  2. Keff

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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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  3. rronda

    Richmond

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  4. Idioticnicknamerule

    Washington DC

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  5. Kathy

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

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  6. MirnaB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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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  7. 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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  8. TimothyR

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. WayneR

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a really nice time and the food and service was good.

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  12. Gogo

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Erin was sweet, funny, and prompt with most things. Food was delicious and presently presented. We were in a side room and the ambience was lovely. Don't skimp on dessert, the Cookie Cheesecake was divine! 😍

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    anniversary

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  14. HenryI

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An esthetically pleasing experience due to the ornate facility and classic service. Food ordered was a bit long in arriving but the salmon was very good. The chicken was cooked perfectly but was a bit bland.

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  15. DouglasW

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything in about the dinner was first class. Just go!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner before Super Bowl Sunday at Lemaire. Nestled within the elegant confines of the Jefferson Hotel, this is a culinary gem that delights you from the moment you check in to the end of your meal. The warm greeting sets the tone for an impeccable dining experience, where every detail is meticulously attended. From the menu to the meticulously crafted dishes to the attentive service, Lemaire exudes excellence in every aspect. The food quality is outstanding, with each bite bursting with flavor and expertly executed presentation. The atmosphere perfectly complements the dining experience, striking the perfect balance between sophistication and comfort. Without a doubt, Lemaire is a destination where impeccable service, exceptional cuisine, and inviting ambiance converge to create an unforgettable dining journey.

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  17. Bertelli

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a great experience, excellent food and wines the service is first class

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific service, delicious food, nice atmosphere

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome! Perfect for an upscale relaxing get-away

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  20. EleenR

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The shrimp cocktail and sea scallops were excellent. Our server was amazing.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience with incredible food. The environment certainly reflects the hotel’s era, creating a Great Gatsby-like dining experience. The food was amazing. I truly don’t believe I have ever had steak before this meal. It was perfect. Even the desert (Oreo vanilla ice cream) was something I had to make room for after filling myself with the main course. It’s pricey but worth it.

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  22. MichaelB

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we ordered was well prepared and delicious, and the side pairings with the entrees (In our case the beef tenderloin and venison) were very inventive and flavorful. Our server, Erin, was friendly and well informed about the dishes. If she didn’t know something, she found out about it, which we greatly appreciated. It all made for a memorable evening we will long remember.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service. Great experiance. I plan on returning with family Mothers Day.

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  24. VinceF

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was very good and the service was outstanding. It was expensive for what we got.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at Restaurant Lemaire in the Jefferson Hotel was an unforgettable experience. The combination of exquisite cuisine, outstanding service, and a luxurious setting made for an evening that was truly exceptional. For those seeking a dining experience that goes beyond the ordinary , Restaurant Lemaire is a destination that promises to enchant and delight in every aspect.

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  26. McRa

    Richmond

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    LeMaire continues to impress. Great service from Jacqui who pointed out special items on the new menu to us. For appetizers our table enjoyed the short ribs, mushroom bisque, and the Little Gem salad. The short ribs were shared and arrived in separate plates. Mains included rockfish, chicken, and casarecce. No crumbs left behind! Excellent service and atmosphere. Reservations definitely recommended. Our seating preference, in the elegant Valentine Room, was accomodated.

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  27. JOHNP

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Elegant dining, great food, great service. A special place for a special event.

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  28. MaryG

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful salad and delicious entrees in a gorgeous dining room! Very special setting! Great service..

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  29. KathleenM

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner at LeMaire is always a delightful experience. The hotel and restaurant are beautiful. The food is delicious, and the wait staff are attentive.

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  30. FrederickM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, setting made for a very enjoyable dinner. Travis was a first class server. Thank you.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent and food was delicious. The wine selection was fantastic.

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  32. SharonS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Dave, was wonderful (as well as the other folks who brought dishes, etc.). He was friendly and professional. My only downside to the experience was that I was only able to eat 1/4 of my burger and my server was packing it up for me to take home the dish, but after a cup of coffee and dessert, it was forgotten! When I got home I realized he never brought it out to the table -- boy, I wish I had that today!! Overall, it was a lovely and personalized dining experience and I will be back!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service ! Will definitely return

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  34. MelissaZ

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hotel and this restaurants are extremely beautiful and well maintained. My husband has allergies (celiac and dairy) and they accommodate for him, he could even have a dessert.

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  35. CarrieH

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a winner ! We love coming into town and spending time last this iconic hotel and enjoy its restaurant :-)

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  36. Virginia2023Reviews

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had dinner there twice during our recent stay at the Jeferson as well as 2 breakfasts. Great food (as usual) and great service (as usual) for all.

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  37. Brunch

    Richmond

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service, delicious food, professional staff, and amazing atmosphere. Sara was an amazing and polite server. We will be back!

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  38. StephenH

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every human we encountered treated me and my wife with superb respect and kindness and service. They raised the bar accommodating us, thank you all! I'm just ragging against the "Machine"! Specifically, the electronic arm that stopped me from leaving the hotel parking lot before taking $20.00 out of my wallet. I find it offensive to be charged $20.00 by your one-armed security gate bandit for an hour and a half parking stay in your hotel parking lot. I'm sorry, but I feel it is the responsibility of the Jefferson to afford me a safe, well lighted parking facility while I support you by paying out $218.00 to dine in your facility supporting your hotel and the employment of your staff. Will I recommend Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel? Only those willing to park on the street and carry a sidearm on the streets of downtown Richmond after dark.

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  39. JoeP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent. A wonderful spot for a romantic evening or special occasion.

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  40. PaulD

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Dave was great and the lamb shank was a real treat!

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FAQs

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 4011 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 34 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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