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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

4.8
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2855 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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!



Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2855 people are saying
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BrookeB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant! Food couldn’t have been better, especially the crab cake! The Jefferson Hotel that the restaurant is in is amazing. We enjoyed walking through and looking at the artwork/history after dinner. Highly recommended!

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AimeeC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, service and experience!

We had the butternut squash soup to start then the lamb shank & rock fish for entrees. Everything was spectacular including the wine pairing suggestions.

Very happy to have spent the last night of our weekend getaway here!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

20th anniversary

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TimothyN
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m not a person that goes for expensive experiences specially when it comes to food. I usually believe I can make the same food for 1/5th the cost. With that said I set this up for my girlfriends birthday. Wow we’re we both suprised at the experience. The food was fantastic. The way was fantastic and the service was top notched. When we were leaving we were greeted by an employee who ran us through some great history and honesty I believe he was the true reason the night was so memorable. We don’t plan to do it again because we’re poor people, but the money actually felt well worth the cost

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AutumnM
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here on the first nights of our honeymoon. Such a wonderful experience. Friendly staff and great Covid safety precautions.

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TonyaS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The phenomenal rendition of what some know as "Food", can not be described with words. You must taste, smell, and see this artistic representation! Salmon; that literally melts in your mouth! Excellent Service as well. If I were to say one bad thing in regards to our experience, it would be directed towards the ambiance. The Jefferson is as known for its history as it is the Lemaire. I assume, due to Covid, we were not allowed to walk through and see the historical sights; which was quite disappointing!

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JohnP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Especially liked smaller menu that had something for everyone. Chose from the a la carte section which provided precisely what I wanted. Service was great in that it was not overly attentive. Great atmosphere.

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vipLTPNYC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely classic French meal. Perfectly prepared ingredients. Look forward to next time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience1

There was a truly
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LouisA
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner in the Time of COVID. We were so excited to be able to return to one of our favorite places. It's been too long. We were served by a lovely waiter (embarrassed I forget his name!) who was attentive but not overwhelming. Could not have been better. We both ordered the filet mignon with port au jus, and almost licked our plates! Serving was so generous we took half our steak home. It was superb beef even 2 days later, killer presentation. Great drinks and wines.
The Hotel and LeMaire are stunning, but a bit sad at the partial emptiness. We are devoted fans.

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ceser
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipfundad30
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Michael was greatly

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food and service were excellent as usual. I always enjoy this restaurant.

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KirkC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch food and service. A must for a special occasion.

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Shelbyp
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time! We will definitely be back. The fried green tomatoes where the best we have ever had!!!

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Anglea
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The ambiance is beautiful here, there are few places that could compete with it. The menu is small, which is a good sign because the dishes have been perfected. The service was impeccable and the food great. I only gave the food 4 stars instead of 5 because it was safe. It was good but not spectacular, this place has the potential for a Michelin yet it is so far away in terms of presentation and ingredients that compliment each other. It is a great place for a date and I’d highly recommend touring the hotel afterwards.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Jefferson was very serious about the COVID precautions. We felt safe dining inside. We had a wonderful meal & excellent service. We plan on going again soon.

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vipmusicman
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be back. Favorite place

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food. Brought a few of our clients in for a business lunch. Food quality was amazing. The Johnny Walker helped a bit too.

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was to die for. We went for our 1 year wedding anniversary and just the little details that the hostess and waiter brought to the table were super sweet. But the food, holy moly! So so good!

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Angie
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Each course was perfectly seasoned and presented. Also each course was timed well. My friend and I both commented "best meal in a long time"

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vipGaryinAlexandria
Richmond
43 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I realize that you have been open less than 2 weeks, but I was hoping for the quality of the food to be closer to what I have experienced at Lemaire in the past. Service exceeded expectations. But Fried Green Tomatoes were less than roadside diner quality and fried oysters were really pretty substandard. Like Howard Johnson's fried clam strip in the 1950s. Gazpacho was very good. Filet was ok, but lacked the tastiness I had experienced previously.

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Jacobb
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best dining experience I’ve very had in Richmond at lemaire. The food was delicious and thought out. The courses were perfect size. The service was outstanding. The ambiance of the restaurant was excellent. I had some of my favorite dishes I’ve ever eaten in my life. Chef Austin is a beast! Would recommend to all!

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KayeH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having dinner at le Maire was a delightful evening out, just what we had hoped. Our food was delicious, tasty and beautifully presented. The service was excellent. We look forward to our next visit.

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JozsefS
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife's 73rd birthday. WOW! Every aspect of our Jefferson Hotel experience could not have been better. Thank you, Jefferson Hotel and LeMaire restaurant for all of your attentiveness and caring.

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ThomasR
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner at Lemaire! Great to have them open again. Tasty appetizers and entrees were comprised of very effective combinations of flavors. Safe inside eating!!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent and the atmosphere was great, They did a nice job adhering to COVID restrictions !

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LoriF
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, delicious food, elegant atmosphere. 5 stars ⭐️

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kishas
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time staying at the Jefferson Hotel for our Anniversary. Will definitely visit again.

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and staff was top notch as expected. My wife and I will be returning.

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Brenda
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful dining experience. I look forward to my next meal there.

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JayInNorfolk
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I split an appetizer of rabbit cassoulet. It was divine! The broth was light and full of flavor and the dish had ample portions of vegetables and rabbit meat, including four bacon-wrapped rabbit loins on top. It was a generous serving and plenty for two. Our dinners were delicious as well. My husband had the rockfish and I had the fettuccine. For dessert, we split a creme brûlée. All of it was top notch!

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KevinW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Lemaire many times and it never disappoints!

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vipTheBaroness
Richmond
131 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. And saw extra precautions for corona virus. Great experience, food and waitstaff. Trying to support local restaurants

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PattiC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All excellent. Stick to wine over cocktails. Otherwise, no complaints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there celebrating my wife’s birthday. Everything was perfect.

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KDub
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rockfish was excellent. It was a little pricey, but almost worth it... which is pretty incredible. I can't wait to return!

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vipWren
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Anniversary

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Scallops and Rockfish were fantastic. If you have not yet had the crispy fried deviled eggs, give them a try.

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StuartB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional in every way.

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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel is rated 4.8 stars by 2855 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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