Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Been here half a dozen times great bar and drinks
Oyster appetizer vinegar sauce was so strong you could no taste the oysters
Pork cheek appetizer great flavor and tender but too salty
Entrees scallops and duck. Both good flavors but again too salty
Will be back but hope the salt levels decrease dramatically
I thought that the menu was a little limited but the food preparation was very good. The service was immaculate.
Great food, wonderful friendly staff, great ambience
Amazing experience! Service was excellent. Knowledgeable staff.
From beginning to end the experience was first class. Best of all was the amazing food, the presentation of said food and the delivery from our server and his team. Thanks to all.
First of all, the ambiance in the restaurant is quiet in a beautiful setting. The service was excellent and the wait staff was very attentive. Second, the food was delicious and presented in an appetizing way. The appetizer salad, with arugula, nuts, ricotta, blueberries and peaches combined wonderful flavors. The salmon and scallops were equally delicious. Will definitely eat here again.
Great experience with a very refined menu
Recently hosted a small group for a business dinner at Lemaire. The hotel lobby is absolutely beautiful and worth taking the time to explore. We waited in the bar area while the rest of our party arrived and were quickly greeted by a bartender. He was courteous and was happy to recommend a few key selections for my guests. Drinks were very well prepared and tasted great. Our table was ready, but the hostess did not pressure us to leaving the bar and allowed us to finish our drinks in the bar area.
Dinner was also excellent. The dining room is very nice and was very quiet even with most of the tables filled. Our server was attentive, offered suggestions for wine and appetizers, and thoroughly reviewed the menu. He suggested we order our appetizers and dinner at the same time so that there would not be a lengthy wait between courses. This worked out better than expected, but the food was not rushed. Every meal was delicious and well portioned. Prices are a bit high, but not unexpected for the level of excellence.
Great food, wonderful service, and very nice ambience.
What does this say about our opinion of this restaurant? The manager came to our table to ask if we realized that this was our 100th visit to the restaurant since the early 2000’s. He also took $50 off our tab in acknowledgement. I had flounder and my husband had the pork chop. Both were delicious. We plan to go another 100 times!!!
My husband and I went for a special meal on our anniversary. The service from start to finish was outstanding. The menus said "Happy Anniversary" and everyone who interacted with us said the same. The cocktails were creative and tasty. The food was very high quality and good portions - much better than we had expected. In fact, my husband and I are on our third meal with using the leftovers we brought home with us. We were pleasantly surprised by the prices as well. Very reasonable for what we got. Would highly recommend.
Lori our server was outstanding!! Very helpful with our selections!!
Food and Service was great, especially Shawn, the wine sommelier.
The only negative fact was that the airconditioner at the window table was blowing so cold, that even with linnen to cover the openings on the floor it did not help much. The result was a cold that lastet for several days. We would not reccomend to sit near the window unless you wear winter clothes. Is it really necessary to have the a/s set at such cold level?
When my wife and I want to treat each other to a special dinner to mark an important occasion, the Lemaire at the Hotel Jefferson is always our first choice. The service is excellent, the atmosphere is sophisticated, yet comfortable, and the food is prepared by superb chefs and brought to one's table in style. It is our special place!
The cuisine does not live up to the venue. One of the most beautiful settings I have ever seen, the menu is so regional as to be contrived. My pork chop was a beautiful word picture on the menu but underflavored and chewy. The catfish appetizer was delicious and the flounder impeccably freah but the experience was overwhelmed by pole beans and grits and collards. Cocktails in the next room are superb! A couple of pops and you can overlook the shortcomings!
We celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary at Lemaire. They went above and beyond what I had expected. The service was unbelievable and experience they gave my parents was unbelievable. First, they made a custom menu for my parents. Second, every server and waiter who helped at the table wished my parents a happy anniversary. Third, they even wrote “happy anniversary” on the dessert plates. Oh and the food was unbelievably good too.
Excellent food served professionally in a great setting. The cocktails were well crafted and the food servings were generous. The chicken fried oyster starter was the best fried oysters I have ever been served anywhere. The beef tenderloin was cooked to our liking and the accompaniments complemented the dish. Overall, an outstanding and memorable meal!
One of Richmond's hidden gems. Everything on the menu is excellent. Ask for Ryan as your waiter. He will see to it your night is perfect.
We absolutely love Lemaire! My husband and I have gone to Lemaire for special occaisions in the past and decided to take my grandmother for her would-be 70th anniversary with my grandfather who passed a year and a half ago. It was the perfect choice! The food was fantastic and our server, Lori, was wonderful. She made my grandmother feel so special and the anniversary dessert was a great treat. I will cherish the memory for years to come! I would HIGHLY recommend Lemaire for any special occasion or if you're craving a wonderful dinner in a classy location.
Exquisite space, elegant atmosphere, good service and wonderfully prepared food make Lemaire my favorite restaurant in Richmond. Food courses are well paced, not hurried. Food is plated so beautifully that I had to photograph. And all taste well. Eating in this restaurant makes us feel special.
My husband’s only complaint is that he would prefer warm bread. I didn’t care because I prefer to save my appetite for the food.
The Jefferson hotel, in which Lemaire is located, is beautifully ornate as an 1895 classic should be. After or before dinner walk through the lobby. The hotel adds to the experience.
The dining space adds to the meal.
The only reason we went to Richmond was to eat at Lemaire. It definitely is my favorite restaurant in Richmond.
Excellent meal and service. Food was quick. Sugar toads appetizer (pufferfish) were excellent. Pork tenderloin was outstanding so was my wife's flounder. Good vegetables, too. Chocolate dessert was good. Not too rich as in sc one restaurants. Wine from sommelier's list was great value to avoid the high priced items. Valet parking was excellent, friendly staff.
We celebrated my parents 28th Anniversary on a whim because we’re from out of town. I made the reservation the night before & everything was amazing! The food is the kind where you clear your plate each dish, the drinks are well made, carefully crafted, and delicious, and the server we had was so sweet and attentive. The only thing is I wish we’d been able to dine in the Library instead of the outer room just because the outer room ambiance is a bit brighter than what we were looking for, but there was a party in the library, so completely understood! DRINK THE B.O.B, thank me later.
excellent food and location in the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond VA
Excellent service and food.
I took my mother to Lemaire for her birthday and it was wonderful! Lori was our server and she made our dinner and celebration very special. Everything was just perfect, the food, the service, the staff, the beautiful dining room and the fabulous birthday cake the pastry chef made for my mother! Thank you!
Excelent service! Finely crafted food
Our server, Jessica, was great, attentive, but not hovering. The steak, scallops, mussels and salad were all good. The brownie was good. Great experience.
Our 50th anniversary was made very special by the Jefferson.
We had a special menu, just printed for us. We had a special
dessert that was beyond "good." It was a very special evening.
All was good and the price was right!
Best meal (dinner) I've had in ages. Every bite was perfect! Our server was perfect, too, and we enjoyed this exceptional experience in a most elegant dining room.
A great place for those seeking a genteel atmosphere, classic service and well executed and presented food.
Tried and True! Been around a while and still holds strong even after departure of James Beard nominated Chef.
Exceptional service. We felt special and taken care of.
The veal chop was good but a little on the fatty side… The dessert was made with canned peaches not fresh… since peaches were in season I figure they would be fresh… And since this is supposedly a farm to table restaurant… I did not expect canned peaches, I certainly would not of ordered that if I would’ve known. That was a little disappointing. Good service but the meal was a little on the cold side, i’m one of those weird people that likes my food warm.
Excellent service. Delicious food. Great ambiance.
I wish I remembered our server's name. He was FANTASTIC! Made the whole evening even more wonderful. Food was delicious, too! :)
Bruce was our waiter and as always does an excellent job making us feel welcomed. He has thorough knowledge and mastery of his domain.
We had a delicious 40th anniversary dinner, with exceptional service by our server Sean. The hostess Sara was also very welcoming. With most area restaurants being so loud it was delightful to actually be able to sit quietly and talk to one another without shouting to be heard. We had a wonderful evening at Lemaire.
Excellent place for a GOOD meal especially for special occasions. Loved it. We have been to LeMaire several times over the last few years. Never any complaint.
A most memorable meal made perfect by our waiter, Nick. Were I a Richmond resident I would be here as often as I could. Outstanding variations on some standards. Great wine selection too.