Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel
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Lemaire is a wonderful restaurant. My wife and I thought the food was great and the wait staff was very friendly and helpful and knew how to make our experience 5 star. We thought the price was very reasonable compared to even lesser known, lesser quality restaurants.
Our waiter, Matt, helped make this outstanding restaurant even more so. Knowledgeable, personable, and experienced.
My husband and I came here for our anniversary dinner and we could have not been more pleased! Our waitress was absolutely amazing. She took time to explain to us what the restaurant was all about and whenever we had a question for her she was there and ready to answer. The food was spectacular! I grew up with a dad that travelled constantly and has very high expectations as far as food goes, which translated over to me and I had nothing to complain about at all. Try the more exotic things on the menu — you will not be disappointed. I could not rave about this restaurant and our experience there more! I DEFINITELY recommend!
Our Anniversary Dinner was everything we could have hoped for and more. Our waiter helped us select one of the best wines we have ever had and the service was impeccable.
Amazing experience! Food was incredible!
First time. Completely impressed. Food and service more than lived up to expectations. Dessert took way too long to arrive, the server acknowledged it before we could complain and apologized. Would have been a class move if they took it off our bill.
Love Lori ! And love the cuisine and ambiance. Chauncey was terrific and his gentle manner and wine suggestion were just out of the ballpark !!
Always amazing! Service is superb. Thank you for making the peaches and cream dessert possible!
We had a delicious meal and excellent service from James. The room and lighting could be improved.
Everything about Leisure at The Jefferson is simply superb. It is wonderfully elegant and quiet. The food and service are beyond compare. It is expensive, do it is a special occasion restaurant.
Loved it everything about it was great, the staff was incredible. Great location and the free shuttle was perfect. Will definitely come back. In fact we have already booked our next stay.
Given reputation, quite disappointing. First our party grew from 4 to 6 for biz dinner. Lit rally begged when told completely full. Arrive to be seated with several empty tables all evening.
Food major disappointment - okay but ok not expectation for Lemaire. Service?
One pass by the table to ask if all was good, after plates removed we waited almost 20?mins to get checked. When we finally flagged her down, her expression said it all - she’d forgotten us.
We hyped the hotel/dining rm in big way - will go elsewhere next time.
Wonderful atmosphere , amazing service, very regal and historic surroundings.
Dinner at Lemaire was outstanding, especially the quiet, unobtrusive attention of the servers. The birthday at our table was acknowledged with a free desert, but no fanfare - perfect! The room was lively, but quiet, allowing for easy conversation.
Absolutely delightful experience. Food, service, ambiance combined for my best dinner since coming to Richmond nearly three years ago and for several years before coming.
Had a wonderful dining experience -- celebrated Mother-in-Law's 92nd birthday! It came as a total surprise to her and was a GREAT ending to a perfect afternoon after we took her to the Glen Miller concert. Husband and I often eat here and were fortunate to have celebrated our son's wedding reception in your fine establishment. CAN'T SAY ENOUGH GREAT THINGS ABOUT LEMAIRE AND THE JEFFERSON!
I took my boyfriend here for a belated birthday dinner after coming home from deployment and every expectation I had was exceeded. We were warmly welcomed by the host and sat shortly after our arrival for our reservation. Our waiter, Rich, was extremely accommodating and knowledgable about the menu. All of his suggestions were spot on. Manhattans are my favorite cocktail and I tend to be a little picky about them. I had three here and every one was consistently the same and expertly crafted. The little things were really what wowed us though. Our menus had a custom happy birthday message on them, Chef Patrick and Brycen sent out a complimentary small plate of fried deviled eggs before our entree (which was incredible), and they sent out my boyfriends dessert with a birthday message and a candle.
Next time we're in Richmond we'll be staying at the Jefferson and can't wait to return to Lemaire.Thank you so much for the incredible experience!
Great food and service!
We enjoyed every aspect of our dinner experience at Lemaire. From presentation, to taste, to service to ambiance, the entire evening was a lovely experience. We always know we're in for a treat when we go to the Jefferson Hotel.
Great dining for a special evening out. Food was excellent in both taste and presentation.
Anniversary experience we will ALWAYS treasure!!
Main course (filet and swordfish) was the best we’ve ever had. The crab cake appetizer was overpriced for the 1 crab cake. It wasn’t as good as I was expecting. And dessert was good but nothing to rave about. Drinks were decent. We were seated in a plain side room with little to no decoration. Great for conversation but not the most entertaining atmosphere. Overall the main course made up for the rest!
Everything was wonderful! We’ll be back!
It was for a birthday. Everything was excellent
Wonderful service and food. Lovely ambiance. It is not an inexpensive evening but the perfect celebratory evening.
Lemaire’s is my favorite restaurant! The food is beyond words, with scrumptious presentation. The entire ambiance is perfect. For the first time, I felt rushed thru the meal, and the server, Lori, attempted to remove plates before asking first. I would prefer not to have her wait upon me in the future.
We frequent Lemaire for special occasions...this time an anniversary. We had an excellent server, Nick, who made our eveningt perfect. We have found, for us, it's better to use the starter menu...beginning with Gazpacho, followed by a salad, and then my husband had oysters and I had the crab cake. We used fried green tomatoes and mac and cheese for our sides and polished off the meal with a great cup of coffee.....no room for dessert. It's quiet and elegant and plenty of good individual attention.
Outstanding experience, in every way, as always. Surprisingly affordable; just cannot be beat.
Fabulous food and ambience, and attentive service from Ryan made a perfect birthday celebration!
Delicious food, superb and attentive service, and a thoroughly wonderful evening.
This was an anniversary dinner of excellent food and wonderful desserts, made better by the wonderful service that Andrew provided. We can't wait to come back to Richmond and Lemaire.
A gracious and relaxing meal in a lovely dining room. Service was outstanding.
The food was terrific and Jared is an exceptional waiter. He made every effort to help make our dinner a memorable one.
We celebrated our anniversary at Lemaire and were not disappointed. Our server, Melanie, and the entire staff did a great job of taking care of us. My husband and I both had the cobia. I had the jumbo crab cake as a starter and it was excellent. My husband ordered the fried green tomatoes and they were outstanding. We both had excellent wines--a Provence rose and a Malborough sauvignon blanc. We passed on the desserts since we were hoping for something a little lighter than the ones on the menu. A strawberry, key lime or lemon dessert would have been more appealing. We were delighted with our table for two beside the window and we appreciated the fact that there was no annoying music playing in the background that can often make conversation difficult.
Everything was wonderful as usual. It was my husband’s birthday and once again I found myself making reservations at The Jefferson’s Lemaire. It’s my go to place for any special occasion because I know it will be perfect. I have never been disappointed and this visit was no exception.
Great dinner to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Beautiful setting, great service, good wine and DELICIOUS food.
Beautiful, old world class, outstanding service. Food was delicious , and presented in an elegant manner. Will definitely return again.
This was my first time dining here and I have already made plans to return. The food was outstanding. Our waiter, Michael, went out of his way to make our evening so special! Everything from the valet service to the concierge was so helpful. Thank you!
The restaurant's alcohol selections weren't great. We ordered a drink with peach schnapps and also a drink with Fever Tree Ginger beer, neither of which the bar could provide. For the price of dining there, they should have a better selection than this.