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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:
$31 to $50

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, 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

4.4

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (92)
Special Occasion (91)
Good for Anniversaries (83)
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Good for a Date (75)
Quiet Conversation (48)
Creative Cuisine (48)
Good for Birthdays (43)
Notable Wine List (41)
Local Ingredients (37)
Fit for Foodies (35)
Worth the Drive (33)
Business Meals (29)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Cozy (25)
Seasonal (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Authentic (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Happy Hour (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Afternoon Tea (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Great for Brunch (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Healthy (8)
Organic (8)
People Watching (8)
Scenic View (8)
Fun (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Casual (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

Phenomenal in every aspect!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Whenever I am in Richmond, I make sure to have dinner at Lemaire. The Jefferson is a gorgeous hotel, and Lemaire has great ambiance, and exemplary service and food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Hotel dining has almost died out in the US and in many other countries due to the proliferation of so many fine restaurants in cities. In general, the restaurants in city hotels have been relegated to aging dowagers in various states of disrepair and seediness, frequented mostly by nostalgic old-timers. Lemaire, situated in arguably the finest hotel in Richmond, the lovingly restored Jefferson is extraordinary in many regards. The public rooms including the dining room are at their neoclassical best featuring the extraordinary workmanship of a past era. This alone would almost be enough, but the restaurant really surpasses expectations by serving truly excellent and creatively prepared dishes like the three luscious scallops suspended in a broth containing shrimp and vegetable puree. It seems that you cannot miss with anything with the Chef's skill and love coming through. The wine selection offers a broad choice of styles and prices with many reasonable priced bottles and glasses. Service was thoroughly professional, non-intrusive, helpful and efficient. This may be the only hotel restaurant that I am aware of that is worthy of a journey rather than the default place to eat during inclement weather.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We were a group of 12 having dinner prior to the governor's inaugural ball. Leigh Anne was our server and took exceptional care of us. We had a wonderful time and everyone enjoyed their meal. The short rib appetizer received especially high praise.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Our salad, dinner, dessert and wine was excellent.

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great experience, would highly recommend it to friends and co-workers.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Romantic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Our anniversary dinner at Lemaire was wonderful!! Lemaire never disappoints. Our usual table wasn’t available due to a private party, but the table reserved for us was even better. Our server even arranged to have a bottle of champagne that our friends dropped off taken up to our room and chilled for after dinner. We look forward to many more wonderful evenings at The Jefferson and Lemaire!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food and Ambience was great, service left quite a bit to be desired. I think they need an upgrade in the wait staff.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Awesome experience across the board. Beautiful spot, great food, great service!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Love that it is quiet and you can talk in a normal voice! Service and atmosphere were perfect for our anniversary dinner. Menu choices were so so, nothing too exciting. Food was prepared well with very nice garnishes, accompaniments! Only bad was I had the special, Kobe beef, and it was stringy, with unchewable fibers! Nothing like the Kobe I've had before.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 5, 2018

celebrated my birthday at Lemaire. I am gluten free and appreciate the numerous selections available and some can be modified. The service was attentive without being over bearing. The food portions were just right, beautifully presented and delicious. I like the smaller dining rooms that provide a quieter atmosphere for conversation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Overjoyed is the word that describes our feelings when we entered the hotel and saw that the seasonal decorations were still surrounding us as we waited for our table. We purposefully arrived two hours early to enjoy hot chocolate and the ambiance that is the Jefferson Hotel. When it was time for dinner, we were seated by the fireplace and enjoyed an exquisite meal! This is our favorite restaurant for celebrating our anniversary.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food was delicious! Atmosphere is luxurious. Waitress was great!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Wonderful setting, smart service, great food and prices that are reasonable given the food and setting.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Magnificent and atmospheric dining venue and bar in a beautifully decorated hotel. Pre-prandial drinks at a cozy and comfortable bar and then dinner in one of the restaurant's small dining room with fireplace. The food is well-conceived and prepared and served by waiters knowledgeable about the dishes and their ingredients. A fine time!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I know it was New Year's Eve and expectations should be moderated, but this experience was a lot less enjoyable than we had anticipated. Service was extremely slow. We sat in the bar area and there was no heat. (The tiny space heater on the floor was laughable.) The food was just OK. Although the hotel was beautifully decorated for the holidays, our dining experience was barely festive. We left as soon as we could just to get someplace warm.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our 7th New Year celebration with you always a pleasure

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food and service were terrific. Atmosphere is excellent.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We have been coming to Lemaire for special occasions for years, and it is always the best. Fabulous food, perfect service, and a romantic ambience in a gorgeous historic space. During the holidays Lemaire and The Jefferson are magical with beautiful decorations to delight young and old. We look forward to our next “occasion “ to enjoy the uniquely Richmond and very special experience of Lemaire!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food and service great as usual.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great dinner experience; room was beautiful and table was the best with outside view so you could see the beautiful Christmas lights. Quiet so you did not have to shout your conversation to each other. The server, Mark, was very professional and very knowledgeable of the menu items and answered questions and made recommendations when asked. The food we ordered was surprisingly very good. I have had previous meals that did not meet my expectations, our food was cooked to perfection. We took a tour of the beautiful decorated hotel and was truly impressed with the Airplane Ginger Bread display and all of the other decorations throughout the hotel. We will be back and hope to try the Sunday Brunch the next time visit. Thank you and the Jefferson staff; a very nice beginning to bringing in the New Year.

Tags: Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The Jefferson is a magnificent hotel and Lemaire fits right in with that glamorous style. I would recommend it for all those wishing to enjoy a special night out. I would suggest arriving early and enjoying the hotel before dining.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

His was for our 35th anniversary and was a treat. The food was excellent as was the service. Seating was in a small setting - 6 to 8 tables in the rooom we were in; other seating in other rooms. Alll looked very nice. Ours was quiet and very enjoyable.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This place never disappoints! The service the food the atmosphere are top notch! It's the most elegant dining you'll find in Richmond.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

As has been our Christmas tradition for the past several years, my husband and I took my family to Lemaire for dinner on December 23rd during our visit to Virginia. My request for the circular table in the library was granted (we had 5:30 reservations) and Shawn provided expert service. All appetizers, entrees (5 had the beef tenderloin and I had the lamb shank), and desserts were delicious. While food choices are pricey (but fair for the quality and quantity), bottles of wine are more reasonably priced than usual for an upscale restaurant. For an overall top notch experience in terms of food, service and atmosphere, it would be difficult to find a better option than Lemaire.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We enjoyed the restaurant and our stay at the hotel. Food was fresh and well presented. Some of the dishes have too many ingredients and simple would be better. The cherry torte was too dense for my tastes. Dishes should be less salty. Overall, a great experience with wonderful fresh vegetables and fish and seafood.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Organic, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Great service and good food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Lemaire restaurant is in The Jefferson Hotel, a beautiful historic hotel in Richmond VA. The service, and food was excellent and affordable. We had such an enjoyable Christmas dinner there. The place was decorated so tastefully with plants and lights.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Authentic, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

We were taken to our table early (we were just checking to see if the reservation was running on time, but they were ready right then). The service was attentive, but not overbearing. The food was outstanding, and reasonably priced.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 21, 2017

It was a delightful evening. Everything was delicious.

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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on December 20, 2017

They have set up a bar/lounge in the entry to Lemaire. The result was a gaunlet to navigate and in the adjoining room where our table for two was situated, the noise level from the holiday after-work gatherings prevented having a romantic setting for a 50th anniversary dinner. The food, service and grand architecture of the Jefferson was everything it has been for many prior visits and dining experiences. Like many places, it ain't what it used to be except for being expensive. That remains in place.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We celebrated my spouses’ birthday. The food, service, and wine was exceptional.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had steaks, rockfish, and salmon. All were cooked as requested and were delicious; as were the sides. Desserts were all very well done. Dinner was pricey, of course, but not a bad value when considering the quality of the food. Notably, the restaurant is nearly overwhelmingly loud on entry - the bar area - such that you can hardly be heard; the dining areas, though, were only moderately noisy. Too bad the restaurant is configured in such a way as to potentially drive away some diners.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

It is always a treat to eat here, especially during the holidays. The Christmas decorations never fail to impress; the gingerbread Santa's airplane was very cute this year. Go a little early for a drink under the Christmas tree. We like the recent change to organic and locally sourced food, along with the selection of yummy small plates.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food and service was outstanding. The Jumbo Lump Crab Cake appetizer and the Certified Angus Beef Tenderloin was fantastic. The ambiance was great and the service was great. Our waitress was very helpful selecting drinks and food. She also was very prompt without being intrusive. The noise level was also very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food and service exceeded my expectations.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 17, 2017

People in the bar area were a bit loud but overall, food was great, service was great and the decorations were amazing.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The Lemaire remains a true Richmond tradition. The atmosphere is classic and the food is incredible. If you are looking for a special occasion restaurant, you cannot beat the Lemaire!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food and service but the bar adjoining the restaurant was so busy it took away from the ambiance of the fine dining. Great wine list too!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Annual trip to begin our holidays! We enjoy the decorations, food and room.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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