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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

4.8
4.8
3370 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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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 3,370 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

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  • Virginia

    Special Occasion

  • Virginia

    Contemporary American

  • Richmond

    Best Overall

  • Richmond

    Best Food

  • Richmond

    Best Service

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Romantic

  • Richmond

    Special Occasion

  • Richmond

    Contemporary American

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  1. SS

    SydneyS

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    For me this is the best first class restaurant in Richmond. The servers who took care of couldn't do enough. The food came out hot and each dish was creative and extremely tasty. Desserts are absolutely unique and wonderful.

  2. JD

    JanineD

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sean was our server and he was excellent!! Food was incredible as usual. Chocolate dessert was outstanding!

  3. WF

    WilliamF

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was very attentive. Halibut almandine was delicious (although my wife’s was a little dry.) Natalie did a fine job serving. Appetizer, fried oysters were delectable.

  4. K

    Kettlemom

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed a wonderful seafood lunch at Lemaire for our anniversary. Jacob was an attentive server, very polite and friendly but he did not disturb us at all. The food was delicious, we especially enjoyed the oyster starter. Food was beautifully presented and 4 of the 5 items ordered were the appropriate serving size. We split the dark chocolate cake and it was a wonderful way to end the meal.

  5. MH

    MinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's lucky to get to know the restaurant manager Nate and courtesy Cole, and had a private short tour. There is a lot of history about this hotel. You can stop in the small museum to learn some interesting stories. The food is amazing.

  6. D

    Diana

    Richmond

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Fresh produce made a fresh, delicious salad! And our serve, Jacob, was the perfect mix of informed, cheerful, and attentive. And he made perfect Old Fashions so we could celebration National Bourbon Day.

  7. J

    Jack

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was wonderful! We came the evening of our morning wedding and it was perfect. The food was delicious, but most notably the environment was calm and welcoming. I would highly recommend this for a special occasion

  8. F

    Fritz

    Richmond

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dining at Lemaire is always a great pleasure. If it isn't the last restaurant in Richmond that offers quiet elegance and excellent cuisine, I'd like to know where the other ones are.

  9. BD

    BrittanyD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect fancy dinner date — traditional style luxury — elegant music, pleasant service, tasty meal and drinks.

  10. GB

    GregoryB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We both enjoyed the exquisite filets. The brocollini was delicious and the chocolate, caramel, raspberry dessert was decadent.

  11. SP

    ShaunaP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dined at the Jefferson for the first time. Halibut was delicious as well as the scallop entree. Service excellent. A real treat for an anniversary celebration. Highly recommend

  12. ES

    EricaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My partner and I went to Lemaire for our anniversary and they really go all out! The server immediately said “happy anniversary”, which was also printed on our menus, written in chocolate on our desserts and hand written on the check! They really made us feel special and the food is amazing. My partner is vegan and he loves their vegan dishes. We both talked about how it was the best restaurant we’ve ever been to and told each other “it doesn’t get any better than this!” It is now a yearly tradition!

  13. S

    Steve1249

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lemaire and the Jefferson Hotel is one of our favorite birthday celebration destinations; only one hour from our home in Williamsburg. Because it was Margie's birthday, not only did we get upgraded to a suite (thank you Maria), but the Lemaire staff, especially Lori, made every effort to make our meal very special! Lori's knowledge of the menu and the wine list resulted in the perfect pairing of the halibut entree with Sauvignon Blanc, and the special birthday dessert presentation. Also want to thank Concierge Jeanita for the expert advice regarding area attractions, and to Bakar our favorite bellman we remembered from two years ago who is so much fun.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amaze-o everything! Lamb was super good. My mom is picky and she loved it!

  15. A

    Andrew

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waitress was very attentive, and food was well-presented and delicious. Cannot wait to return!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious! Great service and an overall lovely experience.

  17. A

    Andrew

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ryan was very attentive at our 10th anniversary dinner! He made it very special for us. Food was delicious and well-presented. Very thankful we made the decision to come to Lemaire for our anniversary.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We celebrated our wedding anniversary here while staying at the hotel. Staff was attentive and pleasant. They even gave us personalized menus as an added touch, which was thoughtful. Food was top notch, especially the Strawberry Leches Cake!

  19. C

    Craig

    Richmond

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent experience and food My chicken dish with creamed Swiss chard was a little salty but very tasty. Would hope less salt would be used in future visits but very good and interesting food.

  20. f

    foodislove

    Raleigh

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We stayed at the Jefferson for a long weekend. The overall experience was outstanding- every element of the stay- the accommodations, service and quality of dining exceeded expectations;and they were high given hotel rating. The dinner at the Lemaire was memorable. The wild rice with apricots and cod was the best combination I’ve had since moving to NC from CT. My husband’s said the black pepper pasta and shrimp was delicious and his strawberry angel food cake w strawberry sorbet was pure spring flavors at their best. Our server was terrific, she even brought me a hand written list of local stores I might like in follow up to a conversation about our first visit to Richmond. We also ate 2 breakfasts there- all fabulous starts to days we walked for miles exploring the city and museums and gardens. The Art museum is worth a weekend trip!

  21. IU

    IU1957

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding! Is all respects.

  22. DD

    DennisD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Table for 3 reserved well in advance. Table was in bar area which was OK since it was quiet but a room away from the bar would have been nice. The table was set for two not three. Waitress quickly set a third place. Seems that a hotel of this quality would have the table properly set given the advance reservation. Food was good and we had a nice lunch. It was quiet that afternoon. We at dinner at Lemaire on Friday night. We were accommodated without a reservation. Our plans to eat at a different restaurant were wrecked by a storm that knocked out the power to the other restaurant. We came back to the hotel, changed out of wet clothes and were seated at Lemaire. Had a great dinner and were very well treated. Thank you

  23. 1

    1lovesteak

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We’ve been dining here for about 16 years now and I have to say that last night was one of the best experiences! Sean is truly amazing, recognized us right away and treated us like royalty! Big shout to Chef Austin! Everything was delicious and cooked to perfection!

  24. SM

    SummerM

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our Anniversary dinner here. I especially liked the crab cake and the Strawberry 3 Leches Cake was so light, delicious and perfectly created. Our sever, Theron, was knowledgeable, friendly and a true delight!

  25. O

    Olivia

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service, it's 5 star for a reason. Cannot wait to go back

  26. S

    Stephanie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Quiet breakfast. Menu was minimal yet comprehensive at the same time. I ordered a mimosa. Mine came in a standard champagne glass while all other patrons had theirs in a standard wine glass.

  27. T

    Tessa

    Richmond

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Impeccable service. Delicious food & peaceful eating environment. Gorgeous decor made our dining experience wonderful.

  28. AT

    AllThingsFood

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We got married at the Jefferson so dined there to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Everything was fresh, delicious and served immediately after preparation. The oysters were shucked perfectly - you could slurp them right out of the shells!! What made it extra special were the details - complimentary glass of sparkling wine to welcome us, "happy anniversary" printed on our menus, and a lovely personalized dessert to finish it off. Treat yourself to this fabulous dining experience - it's worth every penny!

  29. CN

    ChefNot

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    What a wonderful anniversary dinner my husband and I had! Every flavor of the foods we ordered were absolutely delicious. Our server ,Jacquie, added to the evenings delight. The only criticism we had was that artificial flowers were on the table. In such a historic and classy restaurant, one fresh single bud would have added elegance to the table.

  30. CL

    CorvetteLifetime

    Richmond

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The service and ambience were as pleasant as usual, but the food had just a little too much salt. I might be sensitive as I'm avoiding as much salt as possible, so I can't say we had anything other than a lovely dinner. We expect to return ASAP.

  31. DB

    DeniseB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lemaire never disappoints! Everything was absolutely perfect from the service to food.

  32. ME

    MatthewE

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All sides and entrees were fantastic. The beef, the burger, the fish and all sides were perfect. Cocktails were spot on and the server couldn’t have been more attentive or sweet.

  33. B

    Behroz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lamb and halibut were awesome. Pea risotto so good and dessert was delicious

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The evening was lovely!

  35. TB

    TinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed a perfect and intimate bridal luncheon. Katy was absolutely incredible and made sure we were happy from the minute we arrived. Thank you!

  36. KR

    KatrinaR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband & I came back for lunch to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary. We spent our wedding night at The Jefferson & thoroughly enjoyed ot. Will return!

  37. S

    Susan

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always take my mother-in-law to Lemaire when she’s in town. The food, atmosphere and servers are wonderful!!

  38. SB

    StacieB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    LeMaire is a wonderful place for any occasion and especially for a special occasion. The atmosphere and food are top notch, staff and service staff are so helpful and accommodating. This was a small birthday gathering but I recently also attended a large retirement luncheon at LeMaire and both times everyone left feeling happy because of the holistically wonderful experience.

  39. RP

    RichardP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was fantastic! Service was great! Drinks were delicious! Ambiance was bright, inviting, and classy! We celebrated our anniversary and we had menus that read happy anniversary as well as being greeted with a happy anniversary. It was truly a memorable and fantastic experience.

  40. MW

    MikeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed dining here. Great food and service!

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 3370 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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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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