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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

4.8
4.8
3778 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 24 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

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What 3,778 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
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Best Ambiance

  • Virginia

    Contemporary American

  • Richmond

    Best Overall

  • Richmond

    Best Service

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Great for fine wines

  • Richmond

    Romantic

  • Richmond

    Good for special occasions

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  1. MDavis

    Richmond

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just lovely, as always. Service was professional, friendly and accommodating and the food delicious. The risotto with lobster and English peas appetizer was fabulous. For mains two us had halibut, which was very nice, and one had scallops that were velvety and very tasty.

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  2. JamesS

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was amazing overall….will definitely return for another occasion.

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  3. JennyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful! The staff was amazing and the food was Devine!

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  4. AdamH

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great farm-to-table menu with a decent broad wine list. Excellent service in an historic setting.

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  5. Brunch

    Richmond

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner. Our server Sophia was so polite, patient, kind, and professional. The hostess was so nice too. Our meal was delicious and we will be back!

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  6. JenniferS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Lemaire for lunch and food was amazing! I was expecting the meal to be a lot more expensive than it was because it was at the Jefferson Hotel but it was actually very reasonable. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. We will be going back again.

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  7. Star

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Bruce was AMAZING!!! He was sweet and polite. The food was delicious and very fresh. Can’t wait to return

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  8. Phenomenal

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First class all the way! Wonderful memories were made celebrating a birthday. Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food and top notch service. Sean was fabulous! Looking forward to the next time we can go back!

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  9. Rapunzel

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always love going to Lemaire! The food is outstanding, the service is unfailingly excellent - and so very considerate. We are still Covid cautious and they went out of their way to be accommodating. And it is quiet!! It's possible to have a conversation without straining. We do go early - 5 pm for dinner - and I'm sure it gets somewhat noisier when it's more crowded, but the background music is fairly low and their are carpets and drapes, so sound gets absorbed. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Richmond.

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  10. EattoRun

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All excellent - appetizers, entrees, desserts, drinks. And service!

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  11. StevenW

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an exceptional dining and service experience at the Jefferson. Service was professional and attentive but we did not feel rushed. Original cocktails were tasty and neither weak nor overly boozy. The appetizers (mushroom bisque and pea risotto) were excellent with bright flavors. The scallop entree was tender and accompanying vegetables complemented it. Butterscotch creme brulee for dessert was tasty and had a nice crust. Price was consistent with a meal of this quality.

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  12. JOHNP

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect ambience and menu for that special occasion (our anniversary).

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Did not start off well. I asked the young lady at the front desk where the bathroom was. She pointed and said under the exit sign. Following her instructions I found a sign indicating that the room was not available. Thankfully a second person saw my issue and quickly helped me find another rest room. This was unusual for the staff. The rest of the evening was outstanding. Our waiter was extremely attentive and added to our experience. We have frequented the Jefferson for years and will not let the earlier experience keep us from coming back. Perhaps the young lady was new to her position.

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  14. JimG

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb atmosphere and a beautiful venue in historic hotel. Fantastic service and truly awesome food with great suggestions by the wait staff

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  15. RantaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the service was attentive and professional . And the setting is just lovely.

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  16. KarenC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our anniversary at Lemaire and enjoyed great food and service. The menus were personalized with happy anniversary. We sat at a lovely table in a room were other guests were also celebrating anniversaries

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  17. stephenp

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply all excellent. Superb cuisine and spot-on service. Outstanding "reserve" wine by glass offerings. Cannot wait to return!

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  18. DeniseB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We go every year to celebrate our anniversary. Everything about Lemaire is elegant and the food is perfection. The staff couldn’t be nicer. They make us feel like we are the only couple they are serving. Thank you for always making our time at Lemaire most special!

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  19. Veganfoodie

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    The food portion is small. The scallop entree came with 3 scallops and 3 "slices" of potatoes. The potatoes equaled approx. 1/3 of a potato. The pasta dish, chicken dish and burger were all portioned accordingly. Had to order fries for the table after dinner due to still feeling hungry. Overall, I will still recommend Lemaire to friends and family, hopefully, the small portion size is due to the new menu and will not remain for long.

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  20. KarlaH

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had two amazing evenings at Lemaire and food was on point delicious. Celebrated my Mom’s 80th birthday and they made her feel extra special with the extra birthday details on menu and dessert plate. Best service I have ever experienced!!!!

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  21. JoyceC

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time there and our anniversary. The food was great and our waiter. The food was delicious.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    I love going back to Lemaire for sentimental reasons and the food execution has always been on point. I’ve come to expect the best as I’m used to the highest standards set by the restaurant and what I’ve come to expect. Last visit though was disappointing. Lows: My main course was cooked to my liking (med -pink center) but ate very dry. The salad on the side seemed like an afterthought and the tartness of the vinaigrette dressing did not compliment the rest of the dish. Sub par prep and execution - not Lemaire quality. Also the service seemed rushed. Our waiter while friendly seemed too busy to engage in conversation as we asked about the menu and specific details of the menu. Quote “I’m really busy but let me give you the quick take”. The pecan sandies accompanying her crème brûlée dessert were exceptionally dry. Highs: Pea risotto was beautifully executed. What a stunner! The wine selection was excellent and the Rosé recommendation was on point. Also appreciated the history and description provided by the sommelier. Best part of our dinner. Overall we will most certainly be doing there again. Hoping their standards stay as high as the expectations they have set.

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  23. Nerdman

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely meal, friendly and efficient service, though server wasn't aware of what a few terms on the menu meant. Food was excellent, and it was overall a very nice meal. Scallops and Salmon were outstanding, as were the creme brulee and the fruit tart.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lemaire was very accommodating to my gluten allergy and the service was impeccable. 10/10 recommend! Perfect for our Mother’s Day celebration:)

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  25. pchrtnd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Creative and well presented dishes with excellent service.

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  26. IshamR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were awesome but wish they had steak or pasta on the menu

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a graduation celebration which they personalized the menu with a congratulatory message. Our overall dining experience at Lemaire will surely be a celebration to remember.

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  28. MarcK

    Montreal

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Twice yearly we pass through Richmond and make a point to stay at The Jefferson Hotel, have a drink at the bar and enjoy dinner at Lemaire. Once again, all was outstanding. The ambience is old American south elegance, and the service everywhere is attentive and gracious. Bar drinks are very fairly priced and arrive with marinated olives and smoked peanuts. Thank you, Reggie. Dinner to follow was great. My wife thought the fennel scented broth with her mussels was the best mussel prep she ever had. Fried oysters were great. Their stacked up Barnyard Burger makes quite an entree. Deshaun was our knowledgeable and friendly server. We look forward to our next trip there in the fall.

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  29. MikeB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lemaire does not disappoint! We went for my wife's birthday and the service was outstanding. The food was great! 10 out of 10.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Menu can be updated. No too much privacy. I visited every two weeks for a meeting and can be improved

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  31. DonaldW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great, a little pricey, but thats to be expected for a 5 Star experience!

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  32. Pwheelerrva

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience all around. Service was on point, food was amazing and of course the hotel and restaurant were gorgeous. They were also really busy for a Tuesday so others agree as well.

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  33. BeataS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious . Staff is exellent. Highly recommended .

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  34. RichmondFoodie

    Richmond

    131 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection! Wide variety of gluten free options. Excellent selection of wines by the glass.

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  35. Adam

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my husband for a birthday brunch, they made it spectacular with his name on the menu saying happy birthday and the same for his desert with a candle. All the little details were so thoughtful and magnificent. Can’t say enough how every visit is always amazing. Excellent staff and amazing chefs. Highly recommend.

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  36. StephanieL

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was amazing!! Can’t wait to come back again and thank you for making my husbands 60th birthday so special.

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  37. shortpumpdiner

    Richmond

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth the trip in from Short Pump! Husband had the halibut special and I had the crab cake appetizer, which was plenty, for dinner - all of it very yummy!

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  38. ArchieB

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    IT WAS PERFECT!!!!! GREAT SERVICE AND GREAT FOOD...

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  39. Everett

    Cleveland

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First and foremost, if calling in the reservation, ask to sit at Jacquie’s table. She is a hoot and a fine server. We both had the duck special and an excellent Sancerre and loved them. I have not had coconut ice cream this good since Seattle. A must for those who love fine dining and bygone atmosphere!

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  40. SteveS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our anniversary celebration and Lemaire was a nice treat. We ordered cocktails, appetizers, mains, and dessert. Everything was really worth ordering. Our waiter recommended an appetizer that was outstanding. We made unique dinner choices which were well worth trying. A shared dessert was light, fresh and gone quickly. Overall Lemaire was a great choice for our celebration.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel is rated 4.8 stars by 3778 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 24 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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