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About Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

New American restaurant and bar that is inspired by the agricultural and coastal traditions and bounty of Virginia. The new Lemaire will deliver the quality and service The Jefferson Hotel is known for, but in an accessible format without the pretense, formality or expense!

101 West Franklin Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Bar and Lounge: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(804) 649-4629

Website:
http://www.lemairerestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking

Executive Chef:
Patrick Willis

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We offer five different private dining venues. We will provide you with a dedicated contact on our team to assist you in personalizing every detail of your event, including the menu, specialty drinks, wines, flowers, music and audio visual.

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Sun - Wed 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

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Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (78)
Romantic (74)
Good for a Date (72)
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Good for Anniversaries (69)
Quiet Conversation (50)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Notable Wine List (34)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Worth the Drive (33)
Local Ingredients (30)
Business Meals (28)
Handcrafted Cocktails (22)
Cozy (19)
Authentic (18)
Bar Seating (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Seasonal (14)
Great for Brunch (8)
Healthy (8)
Afternoon Tea (7)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Scenic View (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Organic (4)
People Watching (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great Beer (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (2)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

I strongly recommend Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel! Hubby's 71st b'day dinner was celebrated yesterday w/intimate table-for-two by the fireplace (wow), personalized b'day menu (whoa) & ultimately dedicated, non-intrusive, prompt, attentive, sincere staff (thank you Lauren, Breanne, so many others)!!~!! Respect to the chef who impeccably had it GOING ON w/salad of roasted beets & cracker meal crusted Chesapeake bay oysters to start, followed quickly I must add, w/certified Angus beef tenderloin, butter basted wild rockfish & additional comfort food side of mac & cheese (OMG); our mouths watered for all of the varied selections. I rarely eat everything on my plate but Lemaire had me join the 'Clean Plate Club'. I usually have hubby try a taste of this & that, so good, but all he heard from me instead was 'oh, ah, yum'. Hot foods were hot, cold foods were cold, my quartinet of Pinot Grigio maintained & served in portions like I have never experienced (Lauren again). For a positively scrumpdiliumptious dining experience, you will not regret Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel! Oh, the surprise Happy B'day plated bread pudding dessert was to die for!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Vegan
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·Dined 3 days ago

Very relaxef atmosphere, great food, great service (attentive but not overbearing), nice decor, beautiful hotel to walk through. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 5 days ago

We were first time visitors to Lemaire. Our experience was overwhelmingly positive. The staff from the greeter, the bartender, the waitress, literally everyone we interacted with were top notch delightful people. The food the wine the drinks everything was without fault. We were talking about our experience afterwards and realized that for the first time in a very long time we had absolutely nothing but praise for the restaurant and our experience there. Kudos to everyone at Lemaire.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

Wait staff, Nick was on point. Food and wine were phenomenal. Soup, garlic almond was so very good. It was a great evening.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined 6 days ago

We could not have been more pleased with our experience at dinner for our 50th wedding anniversary. The food was outstanding, our waiter was most professional, courteous & yet friendly and the ambiance was wonderful. We were treated like a King & Queen. We will definitely return & want to do the Sunday Brunch the next time.

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great room decor, outstanding service, excellent food

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The service was beyond excellent. Within seconds, there was a relation that was similar to that of a waiter who had served us a hundred times, offered just the right advice, and nodded at our reactions as if we were old customers. This enhanced our meal in a wonderful way.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

food quality was outstanding, plus ambience of restaurant makes for a great dinner experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Such a cozy and beautiful location. The food was great and the presentation was amazing.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We came across the restaurant by accident, looking for a place to eat before a show at the Theatre. It was excellent! The bar drinks were great (Green Gimlet) although if I had to pick one negative, the bartenders seemed busy and it was a little difficult to get a 2nd drink. For dinner, I had the tuna appetizer and my husband had the meatball appetizer with grits. It was really tasty. He chose the venison for dinner, said it was good but not great. I had the lamb shank and everything about it was delicious! I would have a hard time not getting it again if I came back. Also, the smores bread pudding at the end was perfect.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Amazing fine dining. Serving locally sourced food, everything we ordered had incredible flavor. The atmosphere is perfect for romance or for friends. The service was 5 star excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Dining at The Jefferson is always enjoyable in this historic gem. The Christmas season decorations are particularly a joy to behold. They delight the adults as well as the children and create a magical atmosphere. Richmond is fortunate!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Incredible food, beautiful place, wonderful service. Worth every penny.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great atmosphere and service! Main course and Desserts we're definitely worth the price. Appetizers we're good but not worth the price. Overall Good experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

First time to the Jefferson, but will definitely not be our last! Beautiful hotel, gorgeous bar/restaurant featuring very good food, at surprisingly reasonable prices. And the service was outstanding to boot. We just loved this place, and I am quite critical.
I had one last great surprise at the end of the evening. If you dine, valet parking was complimentary, and not $20.00.
We are planning another weekend trip to Richmond and will be going back for the brunch, which we were told if the best by far.

Btw....... a shout out to our server Matt! He was nothing short of perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Our fourth visit to Lemaire — once again consistently excellent across the board

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great experience, drink and food, will be back

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent environment, excellent attention to detail. I took my wife to Lemaire for her birthday. The hostess wished her happy birthday when we arrived, the menu had Happy Birthday printed on it, and her desert plate had Happy Birthday written with chocolate frosting in a beautiful script. Very well done!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 7, 2017

We have been there several times and when it is crowded it can be loud, but on this particular evening it was not crowded at all but they chose to sit other diners on both sides of us?

They did give us an anniversary menu and wrote Happy Anniversary on our dessert plate!

Food quality was very good only complaint might be it is on the salty side but somehow the experience didn’t seem as personable that evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing Place!!!! the food was Great, will go back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Seasonal, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had an absolutely fantastic experience for our daughter's 22nd birthday! The food was off the hook and the service was equally amazing! It's not an inexpensive place by any means, but for a special occasion you really cannot go wrong at all! The wine list was extensive and amazing as well! My wife and I also stayed at the Jefferson hotel that night and it was one of the nicest hotels we've ever experienced. Simply first class from A to Z!!!!!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great for any occasion. It was our 50th anniversary and well worth it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was delicious and the staff were very knowledgeable.

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A disappointing experience--we had high expectations for a special occasion from what is supposed to be one of Richmond's premier restaurants. Unfortunately, the food was just OK--my wife's lamb shank was so salty she could hardly eat it--and the service from the kitchen was poor. Even our server apologized twice because there was such a long delay in getting the food from the kitchen. He also commented, "I've seen it be even worse!" Given its reputation Lemaire was simply a disappointment. We'll stick with the many other good restaurants in Richmond.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Overall we had a great experience! I got tuna tartare for starter and beef tenderloin for main course, my boyfriend chose crab cake and lamb shank. Food was amazing! It’s been 2 days how we had dinner there, but my boyfriend still tells me how awesome his lamb shank was. Thanks to our server Nick for the recommendation! Also they do have the veil brewing co IPA! Definitely will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Fantastic dinner, excellent friendly service, wonderful ambiance. It was the perfect place to celebrate my mother's birthday.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 30, 2017

This was our first time eating at Lemaire and it was a perfect evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 30, 2017

I chose Lemaire as the place to celebrate my birthday with a special dinner ... it did not disappoint. From craft cocktails to salads and apps and entrees and finally dessert, it was as special as I had hoped. Our server was attentive and helpful but certainly not bothersome. The dining rooms are so beautiful, one can't help but feel something special is happening when having dinner at Lemaire.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Farm-to-table, delcious cocktails, validated parking with your reservation. had fried oysters starter- delicious batter and sauce/ham. 1895 (old fashioned) and 64East (aged rum/tropical drink) to drink. Lamb shank was awesome- even a non lamb lover would enjoy. Also enjoyed the scallops dish (3 Scallops)- may have ordered a family style side alongside if i'd known. Extensive wine list. Good service and value for a nice night out.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Lemaire has excellent food and service in a landmark building. It is no more expensive than the other nice restaurants in Richmond, many of which come and go. Both the bar and restaurant are lovely. The lighting in the restaurant is a too
bright, and noise from the bar is a bit loud, but otherwise a great experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Dining at The Jefferson is an elegant occasion. The food is wonderful (they could cook a steak a perfect well done for my boyfriend -- something many restaurants cannot seem to accomplish) and the service is impeccable -- and you can have a pleasant conversation in quiet, beautiful surroundings.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Celebrated our 49th anniversary and it couldn't have been nicer. They made it very special!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

While the ambiance & service are excellent, unfortunately the food left much to be desired! Soup was luke warm and flavorless, tuna tartare was extremely salty, meat was overdone and had to be sent back!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Phenomenal, as always!
The rockfish dish, of the fall menu, was perfect in every way. Lemaire always goes above and beyond in the dessert realm and the Earl Grey creme brulee was exemplary of that.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Organic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A wonderful seasonal menu- affordable and relaxed setting. The food is superb and the cocktails are just as delicious.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The beef tenderloin was the most tender I've ever put in my mouth! Crab cake also was very good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We wanted to celebrate our wedding anniversary and Lemaire was the obvious choice because the food and service are always excellent and the elegance of the Hotel Jefferson is unequalled in Richmond. Our server was Sean who was exemplary. Even the valet parking staff was friendly and super efficient. We recommend this restaurant for any occasion. They can help plan your wedding dinner or you can just drop into the bar after work. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We’ve always loved Lemaire. The service was wonderful tonight (as always). However, our food took an extended amount of time to come out. Once it did, it was obviously nuked and our waiter clearly agreed. I love the ambiance, however, I doubt we will ever be back. There are far too many excellent restaurants in Richmond.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent food, impeccable ambiance, great ambiance. Super for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Sean and Chauncey made sure we had a delightful, relaxing evening; food was superb, esp quinoa salad. Felt like visiting friends in a really cool home.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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