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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

4.8
4.8
3548 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 37 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 3,548 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Richmond

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  1. JP

    JohnP

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal at an outstanding restaurant! Kudos!
  2. KJ

    KristinaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was impeccable. The food was amazing. Perfect location for a date or special occasion. Highly recommend!
  3. PH

    PatriciaH

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lemaire has a beautiful atmosphere and the food was cooked perfectly. Dessert was interesting and delicious!
  4. MC

    MarthaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was imaginative and well prepared. Service was extraordinary and very attentive; wait staff was very knowledgeable. Great ambiance, and the Christmas decorations added to the experience. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously.
  5. ZH

    ZiaH

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It was so so
  6. B

    Brett

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fantastic service, food, and ambience... well, most of the time. While I'm not for classism or being exclusionary through dress code, I do think they should maintain a minimum level required dress. Choose your own adventure is great, but having a baseline norm for a place isn't a bad idea either. Maybe the line should be drawn as to not permit cargo shorts and a graphic t-shirt as with the fellow at the table next to us last night? Back to the food, at the recommendation of the waiter, I had the lamb shank and fall vegetables last night. The lamb was absolutely exceptional. I recommend it while it's on the menu!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    My husband and I were there for the weekend celebrating my birthday and our anniversary. We had breakfast at Lemaire Saturday 11/26 and dinner the same night. The food at both times was excellent and we enjoyed both meals. However, the service was inconsistent. At breakfast we had a delightful waitress who was efficient and attentive but handling many tables. The manager on duty quickly filled in when she was not available making the service seamless. He also took the time to chat with us and made us feel very welcomed and appreciated as customers. The service at dinner on the other hand was quite different. We were quickly seated by a very gracious hostess and our waiter (Bruce) approached our table in a timely manner. He took our drink order and eventually returned with mine but not my husband’s. When I was finally able to flag him down and ask again for his drink he made no acknowledgement at all that it had not been delivered. He took our food order which was delivered by another waiter and at no time did he return to our table to ask how everything was or if we needed anything even though he was continually roaming around the section. He came back for our dessert order and to deliver the check but we didn’t see him at all after that. A manager returned with our credit card and receipts. The waiter appeared disinterested and remained inattentive for a good part of the meal. This is definitely NOT the quality of service that we are accustomed to at Lemaire and the Jefferson Hotel.
  8. MB

    MicheleB

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Went for Thanksgiving Dinner, beautiful decor. Polite, professional staff. Dinner took awhile but was delicious and generous serving! Definitely recommend for special occasions.
  9. KE

    KathleenE

    Richmond

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner here with amazing service. It was disappointing to only have one choice of dessert and be charged extra for changing our choice on a pre-fix menu.
  10. DD

    DandridgeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Courteous and attentive staff, comfortable seating and temperature and delicious meal.
  11. DW

    DanyangW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dark chocolate cakes were really delicious, not too sweet to eat. Also, the ole gentleman who served us gave me a very good impression.
  12. PB

    PamelaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent oysters, squash bisque, and rich chocolate dessert. Lovely view. Great service. Only thing, is that I was cold throughout my visitation Lemaire. Perhaps they could have a little heat on that area with windows
  13. MB

    MichelleB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    We were a group of four adults looking to enjoy brunch at Lemaire. The ambiance was exactly what we were hoping for, but when I booked the brunch I had no idea that the brunch at the Jefferson that everyone raves about was downstairs. So we walked past the excitement to the upstairs restaurant. The service was poor and we had a meal forgotten, waited a long time for the bill and for the cards to be charged. The food was eh. The menu offered very few brunch items, only one vegan item that wasn't very good. Overall I would not recommend.
  14. G

    Georges

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten there many times and the food has been consistently excellent.
  15. B

    Bruce

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic Richmond go-to for anniversarys or birthdays!
  16. LM

    LoisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    My girlfriend and I enjoyed being at Lemair for a birthday lunch. We were seated in a very small side room off the main part of the restaurant. Not too happy about that. Food prices seemed expensive especially for a salad etc. Wish we had had more ambiance. Try again and hope to be pleased
  17. RE

    RoxyEats

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lemaire is one of our favorite restaurants in RVA. The food, service, ambience is always perfect for our annual pre holiday tradition!
  18. JG

    JoeG

    Seattle

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The attentive service was above and beyond the standards for fine dining, and the food was superb. Even more impressive was the inventive dessert menu- a 5 star experience from start to finish- I can’t heap enough praise for an outstanding job by both the front and back of the house
  19. KO

    KathyO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant. The waiter was excellent. We wanted sweet tea and he brought over a tiny little pitcher of simple syrup to sweeten our tea with. We did not want an artificial sweetener… We enjoyed the pimento cheese app, the chick salad croissant and the BLT. We chose the side salad as a side but didn’t want balsamic dressing. They subbed in a ceasar salad which we were happy with. The waiter was just perfect in his demeanor and timely service. High expectations for this restaurant were met and exceeded.
  20. TX

    TXLovers

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    The food was mediocre yet expensive. The waitress did a wonderful job. I ordered rockfish with Brussel sprouts and squash. The rockfish was a small piece maybe 4 oz and there was one Brussel sprout and 2 tablespoons of squash all for $38.
  21. GC

    GloriaC

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lemaire is always a delight. The food is consistently good and the service friendly and quiet. Shout out to manager Brian Evans who did me a good turn with the chef! He's wonderful (and so is the chef!) :) If you haven't been there, you owe it to yourself. It's grand.
  22. s

    stetsoninc

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stayed at The Jefferson Hotel and had both dinner and breakfast there. The service is top of the line and the food was both tasty and interesting. The prices were not low but a very good value these days.
  23. SS

    SydneyS

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have never been disappointed with the service and the food selection. Each dish has its own special sides and no two dishes have similar sides. Not sure which was better, the appetizers, the main courses or the deserts. The server, Bruce, was outstanding as well.
  24. MD

    MDavis

    Richmond

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Our server was sweet, but she was either very new or very spacy. I ordered coffee but had to ask for a spoon after I had asked for sugar. the coffee and that flatware were consistently placed on the incorrect side. When I noted that my coffee was cold she looked a bit bewildered but another server quickly said she'd make a fresh pot. the food was delivered quickly, but it also was not hot enough. My grits required a LOT of salt, but the crab cake, though small, was tasty, as was the spinach underneath. the desserts (a companion and I shared two) were just weird. Loved the quiet room!
  25. JM

    JulieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and Service were AMAZING! Would love to return!
  26. FW

    FrankWR

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waitress was awesome !!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had dinner and breakfast, they made sure everything came out perfect and were willing to redo anything that wasn't up to standard. They definitely made our anniversary special.
  28. CC

    ClarkC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both Lemaire and The Jefferson Hotel were exquisite. The evening was perfection from beginning to end.
  29. MR

    MikeR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and ambience. I would recommend it highly for a very nice, romantic dinner.
  30. JR

    JamesR

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Getting together with my brother
  31. TP

    TomP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal for our anniversary. We felt very taken care of and the food was outstanding.
  32. d

    dharvey

    Richmond

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Of course, the Jefferson is such a beautiful hotel, and Lemaire carries over that elegant experience. Ben was a wonderfully attentive server, and the efforts of Sam, the event planner (personalized menus) and Rick @ Blooms (floral arrangement) made this a lovely anniversary dinner surprise for my wife. The food and drinks were exquisite! The chef clearly prepared them with passion and care. What a memorable evening!
  33. A

    Anna

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, a fantastic atmosphere, exquisite food, and an impressive wine list. Service was also professional and attentive. A good experience
  34. KT

    KateT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wine and service. Our waitress was personable and attentive.
  35. ME

    MorganE

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just so appreciative of everyone at Lemaire for making my mother's 80th birthday dinner so special! As always, the food was delicious, the service impeccable, and the atmosphere lovely. Thank you for a great evening!
  36. m

    marlac

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Sarah- the hostess was wonderful to help me show my out of town guests around the hotel and the city! Very friendly and knowledgeable.
  37. CT

    CindyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a wonderful dining experience! Food was very good the service was OUTSTANDING!! We will be back!
  38. LP

    LuccaP

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant. Great food, great service, and custom printed menus can make the occasion truly special.
  39. B

    Brooke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love eating here! A great experience and amazing service!
  40. W

    Wally

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Jefferson Hotel delivers WOW through their service from the front door to the top floor!

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 3548 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 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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