Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

4.7
2342 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. 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!



Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Bar and Lounge: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(804) 649-4629
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Patrick Willis
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking
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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.

For all cake orders, please contact the restaurant directly within 72 hours of specified event.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2342 People Are Saying
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New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an outstanding meal at Lemaire on Friday evening. I was first impressed with how many gluten free options you had that didn't require nearly any adjustment, and then, how easy it was to make some adjustments if needed. I had the beef tenderloin, which was prepared perfectly, as was my husband's. My son had the scallops and said they were fantastic. Our server, Bruce, said he had been there for 18 years, and he was excellent. This is a must-do restaurant, especially if you are staying at The Jefferson Hotel.

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RG
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is excellent in every category. Whether dining for dinner, or with friends at the bar, it exceeds expectations.

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TB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you would like to have not just a meal, but an expierence then go to the Jefferson Hotel. If you get Shawn as your server, the evening will be perfect.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chicken fried oysters were EXCELLENT as was the rockfish.

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SW
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Service was decent but my dish was not as I ordered it. The salmon was not cooked completely on the inside. I asked it b well done. Outside was OK. I thought it should have been compted but instead the waiter told me the dessert would b free. I didn’t really want a dessert but got fir the table.
Not thrilled with the last few times I’ve been to Lamaire.

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J
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We so enjoyed the atmosphere, service and entrees....well done!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always classy and beautiful with delicious food

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RM
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had heard great things about Lemaire and am glad I was able to visit; not a local but enjoy working in Richmond.

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SH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was unbelievable and the service was great. Can't ask for more. One of my few favorite places in the area.

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KG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner immensely in the beautiful dining room of this magnificent hotel decorated beautifully for the holidays. Our waiter, Michael, could not have been more attentive. What a memorable experience!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was top notch and the food and wine were spectacular.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! First visit. Will definitely go again.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick was an amazing waiter.

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CP
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Food was ok but not wonderful

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TB
Richmond
118 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely as always!! Great decorations! Fabulous food and the staff is always stellar!

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PB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends & I have made dinner at Lamaire a holiday tradition. We love the food, service and atomsphere that always lives up to our expectations. Thank you & will be back next year.

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DR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

We attended the Grand Illumination Monday and reservations at restaurant for 830pm. Appetizers were great but out of the 5 having dinner, none of us thought it was worth the price. None of us ate it all. My tab alone was 180.00. This is our second year meeting at your Grand Illumination, we drove two hours or more and we decided not to return next year. I love your hotel and in the past the food has been excellent.

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TD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and extremely attentive wait staff (named Matt). Highly recommend for a special occasion or anniversary.

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OT
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent waitress that deserves recognition for her superb knowledge of all the food items in the menu.

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SF
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

All four of us enjoyed our dinner. Two had the beef, one scallops and I had the vegetarian lentils with cauliflower. My lentil dish was absolutely delicious and I ate every bite. For an appetizer, I had the mussels. I prefer the traditional presentation with garlic, wine and butter plus toasted french bread. It was just perfect.

The hotel has been decorated for the holidays, so make sure you have time to walk around and enjoy the decorations.

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r
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special place, all who can, should see

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GK
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice for a romantic evening. Casual attire was a plus

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Family gathering

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PH
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend this restaurant for it’s exceptional service from valet parking to warm reception unop entry. Our server Shawn was knowledgeable of the menu, warm and engaging in attending to our needs. I went with 6 of my friends to celebrate my birthday. We enjoyed our meal and A+ service. We will return soon.

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SL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best restaurant in Richmond with excellent food, variety of menu, non-intrusive servers and outstanding ambience!

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r
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

All previous experiences have been top drawer. An off night; it happens to the best of us.

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j
New York Area
151 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful room, excellent service, great food

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ME
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old world style, service and quality. Great wine selection, many reasonably priced.

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D
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Very nice place! While service was perfect, the food was mediocre. The scallops were burned on top and pork chop had a mustard sauce that just did go with the dish. Pork is a delight meat and thick mustard topping was overwhelming. Desert was excellent.

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RP
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It is a beautiful venue. The wait staff was attentive and not stuffy. The food was very good and perfectly prepared.

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GA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

There are certain excellent things about Lemaire at the Jefferson hotel that do not change: great decor, nice space, unique menu, outstanding and welcoming service. In that sense, everything was as expected this time. Couple of things need an improvement: even though the place was not busy (Tues evening) we waited quite a long time for meals being served. My second main concern, was about particular meals that tasted below expectation: pork chop was dry because it was simply overcooked, salmon piece was too elegant in its size. Creme brulee - pumpkin style, the worst one of I tried. The scallops/clams were good but not extraordinary. And as usually my compliments go to the chef for the duck breast: excellent taste/normal size and an appetizer: oysters on the shell with caviar-simply delicious. And almost forgot: I always admire as the mushroom soup is being served, very fancy.

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BA
Anchorage
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful champagne cocktails during happy hour; excellent service in both the bar and the restaurant; delicious, excellently prepared food.

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JN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did not disappoint. The Fried Oysters and Pork Chop were particularly excellent. Wine list had several great choices at relatively reasonable prices.

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H
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Lemaire and we were very pleased! The service was perfect and the food was very good. We loved the atmosphere of the restaurant as well. We most definately will return for another great meal!

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GC
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our go to place for special occasions. Atmosphere is classy and one of the few places left that does not actively pursue the "vibrant" crowd although a few times we have gone to the bar in the past it was crowded and noisy due to a large event. Food is typically excellent although the scallop dish I had this time was way to salty for my taste. It is generally a decent value for a very upscale restaurant and the only reason I rated it down for value on this trip is the specialty cocktails I had were mostly ice with very very little beverage. Certainly not worth the price paid and we will likely skip the bar next time.

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FD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

The Jefferson is a beautiful landmark and that is the main reason for visiting this restaurant. The restaurant itself is average, limited menu and the service is average.

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Richmond
100 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

In Richmond you can't beat Lemaire for fine food, beautifully presented, and lovingly served by attentive staff... in one of the most beautiful rooms in the city.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Such a cute hotel and restaurant.

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AF
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday. This was our first time here and we were very pleased with everything the delicious food and dessert was great. It made his bday very special and we had an amazing time dining here. Also the view inside this restaurant was breathtaking very gorgeous.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

all around wonderful!

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