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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

4.8
4.8
3653 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 47 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Bar and Lounge Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm 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 Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 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 3,653 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Contemporary American

  • Richmond

    Best Overall

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Good for special occasions

  • Richmond

    Contemporary American

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  1. JO

    JOHNP

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great romantic getaway. Have been here before and will be back.
  2. WT

    WorldTraveler

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The good is great, but the lunch menu needs more healthier options.
  3. TC

    TeresaC

    Richmond

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We had to ask for almost everything when dining for breakfast. No butter, jelly served with toast. Our server was nice but for the quality of restaurant, we should not had to ask for more water and coffee.
  4. BC

    BrandiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our lunch was absolutely amazing. I enjoyed the peanut soup the most. Very tasty. Lovely atmosphere and impeccable service.
  5. CD

    CoastalDiner

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Was fairly disappointed in this visit. To say service was SLOW is an understatement. There were only about 5-6 tables of diners for lunch and we were constantly overlooked or forgotten about. We all asked for coffee once we attracted attention of the server yet my father didn’t receive his until about 20 mins later. Food was ok but not fabulous. I arranged as a treat for my father who hadn’t been to the Jefferson in many years.Took nearly 2 hours for lunch that was 3 sandwiches. Meh.
  6. a

    anitat

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice choice of appetizers and salads for an early before the theater dinner.
  7. SA

    StaceyA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday breakfast for my mother. Everything was great, food was delicious and the staff was amazing!
  8. MC

    MarkC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Crispy Oysters were the big surprise at how good they were. Great experience and we paid what we expected.
  9. AB

    AnnaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic restaurant with a sprinkle of creative cuisine. I really appreciated the presence of vegan options for all courses, including dessert. House cocktails are highly recommended.
  10. KS

    KathrynS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have wanted to dine at Lemaire for many years. This was our first time staying at The Jefferson Hotel and dining at Lemaire. We had a wonderful weekend. Our dinners were delicious (perfectly prepared and presented) and the service was excellent. We also enjoyed a lovely Sunday breakfast. We’re looking forward to our next visit!
  11. SM

    SteveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got engaged in Lemaire after a wonderful dinner. Thanks
  12. JF

    JonathanF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent experience at Lemaire. We celebrated our Anniversary here for the second year in a row and it was perfect. Will be back next year!
  13. EA

    EAPW

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful staff and excellent food makes LeMaire a wonderful lunch spot.
  14. DH

    DarinH

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Absolutely wonderful experience
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding menu and service
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, and fast waiting staff.
  17. VI

    VenkatI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, ambience, & food quality was excellent. Melissa (manager) helped us with our dietary considerations and worked with the chef & team to come up with a few additional options on a customized menu to celebrate our milestone day. Travis (server) ensured that we got great service and attention. Overall, my wife & I walked away very happy - a bountiful meal and a lifetime memory.
  18. HF

    HeatherF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I enjoyed our dinner for our wedding anniversary. The appetizers, entrees, and dessert were delicious. The service and ambiance were relaxing and comfortable. We enjoyed looking around the lobby after we ate to stretch before driving. We enjoyed our experience and would recommend visiting.
  19. C

    Clint

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant looks great and was very clean. The food and service were both excellent.
  20. MM

    MinouMinou

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sean our waiter in the restaurant was terrific, as was Jared our waiter in the bar.
  21. JB

    JeffB

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great dining experience
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Server was a bit prickly. Food ok. Lemaire seems like it has aged and felt dated
  23. C

    Catherine

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a lovely environment, excellent food and great service.
  24. DW

    DavidW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The crab cake entree was fantastic and quite filling. The shrimp cocktail had 6 large shrimp. The staff was very friendly. The tables were close and I could hear the conversations of both parties next to us. The architecture was elaborate and yet welcoming. I would recommend Lemaire for special occasions, business lunches, or just as an indulgence.
  25. CA

    ChrisA

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner with an amazing lady (date night). This was a perfect atmosphere to get a little dressed up and participate in some fine dining. We had the crab cakes for an appetizer, they were the best I’ve ever had! The butternut squash soup was heavenly, the entrees we had were the steak and rockfish (both perfectly cooked and delicious), and the dessert…OMG, we had the pumpkin one and the chocolate one…superb!!! Kudos to the chef, best meal we’ve had in Virginia! Had an old fashioned and a Chardonnay for drinks, both great as well! If anything “could” top the meal it would be the service, our server (Morgan) was phenomenal…we appreciated everything the Lemaire did to make date night something we will not forget!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Belated Christmas Dinner with my parents before the hotel decorations came down.
  27. V

    Vicky

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hope to make this a Holiday tradition. The food was delicious and the Jefferson is Beautiful!
  28. MC

    MargaretC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time in the Jefferson and it was amazing! Highly recommend getting a reservation because they were promptly ready. The restaurant was so pretty and it was very quiet and intimate. I went on my birthday and when I got my dessert they wrote happy birthday in chocolate icing and lit a candle for me. It was so sweet.
  29. KN

    KenN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We came for lunch and to see the Jefferson Hotel all decked out for Christmas. Lunch was good, but there were a few things that made me give 4 stars instead of 5: The Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with spinach and grits entree was delicious, but there was too much spinach, and for a $24 entree, it was missing something.... a bit more bearnaise sauce? Some finishing touch - even a sprig of herbs? Son had the Roasted Chestnut Fettuccine, and this was uninspiring - the chestnuts were ground so tiny. The Butternut Squash Bisque was good, but nothing 5-star. Now for the winners: The Crispy Chesapeake Bay Oysters were absolutely 5-star, only comment is there was not much ham as we shared this appetizer. The Hot Honey BLT was also 5-star, with a fabulous salad as the side. The cocktails were excellent! Also, the staff was very helpful in accommodating our dairy-free diner.
  30. CG

    ChristopherG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  31. MH

    MichaelH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For a special evening and dinner, try Lemaire and the Jefferson Hotel.
  32. S

    Shan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious and perfect sized portions. Definitely a great date night.
  33. KH

    KimmyH

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    I was disappointed in the food and our waitress. We have been the last 3 years and this year was far from where they were.
  34. KL

    KenL

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a very nice experience. Food was excellent and our server, Lori, made the evening even more charming and fun.
  35. J

    Jasper

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and elegant place to dine! Arrived a tad early so we ordered some drinks at the bar, Reginald was professional and attentive. We were seated early and David took great care of us. The ambiance scored points with the wife and the food was exceptional.
  36. KD

    KatieD

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful dinner as always and many thanks to David for making us feel special and for the wonderful recommendations!
  37. JM

    JoMarie

    San Diego

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrating my daughter’s birthday! Oysters were delicious, almost as if just plucked from chilly waters. Salmon and crab cake entrees were beautifully presented and scrumptious. The chef is marvelously restrained so that seafood flavors shine not accompaniments!
  38. S

    Shannon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service & food! Perfect way to celebrate the end of our holiday break.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were looking for reservations in December, to go enjoy the decorations and a beautiful date night. I’m sure we all know you don’t just randomly decide to get a reservation in December (lol) I clicked January and was shocked to find a lunch and dinner reservation available for New Years Day. So we chose dinner, and arrived early to walk around and take everything in. The hotel was beautiful and quiet, and fairly empty. We went to the restaurant early to sit at the bar and grab some drinks before dinner, and the host offered to seat us early if a table opened up. The drinks were phenomenal, and everything smelled incredible. Everyone was so delightfully friendly. We were seated early and grabbed two appetisers (the trumpet royale mushrooms, and the farro and apple salad, and they could have both been meals!), two entrées (the rockfish and the lamb shank. The rockfish was the real winner.) and then we grabbed dessert. We got the vanilla almond mousse, with apple sorbet and nuts. Absolutely spectacular. I dreamt of it last night. Highly recommend the espresso with a shot of baileys, or an old fashioned, to pair with that dessert. Always such a wonderful experience. Thank you to the incredible hosts, bartenders, and servers!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lemaire at the Jefferson never disappoints! Our food, service, and experience were flawless. We love choosing Lemaire for special occasions.

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 3653 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 47 times today
Google Map for Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

101 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23220

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Bar and Lounge Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm 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 Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 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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