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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.9

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (75)
Romantic (73)
Good for a Date (69)
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Good for Anniversaries (69)
Quiet Conversation (45)
Creative Cuisine (39)
Notable Wine List (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Fit for Foodies (32)
Worth the Drive (32)
Local Ingredients (31)
Business Meals (25)
Cozy (21)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Authentic (19)
Happy Hour (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Seasonal (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Afternoon Tea (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Fun (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Healthy (7)
People Watching (7)
Organic (6)
Scenic View (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Casual (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent choice for Christmas, decorations were beautiful and dinner was very peaceful. Sat by the window and watched the snow come down. When I want to get dressed up and feel special, I always go to the Jefferson.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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food5
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service5
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·Dined 5 days ago

What a wonderful time thank you for the great service and a warm hospitality and to our server Bruce thank you

Tags: Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour
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food5
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Wife's filet was one of the best she's ever had. My much more expensive special Wagyu steak was not good - several bites were not edible. We were comped a dessert for this. Service by Laura was as perfect as it could be. And The Jefferson at Christmas is a joy!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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food3
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value3

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Absolutely wonderful. The food, service and decor are all first class. WE had asked for a quiet table and were seated in a small quiet area of the restaurant. Their wine list is extensive and interesting. The Christmas decor at the hotel is beautiful to see and to have such a great meal added to the experience. The price, for us, would make it a special occasion restaurant, but I am hoping for a lot of special occasions so we can go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

There’s nothing like The Jefferson Hotel at Christmas.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Truly enjoyable experience!! Met or exceeded our expectations.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, People Watching
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I had read all the reviews and they are accurate. 5 Star Restaurant in a 5 Star Hotel.
GF had rockfish and I had the steak that melted in my mouth.
We will return!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Romantic
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food5
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was fantastic. I had fish and my wife had the filet. Both were amazing and the sides were as well. The desserts were also amazing. We had the chocolate torte and the bread pudding. I thought the bread pudding was a little better.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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food5
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Wonderful meal and piping hot as we like it! Delicious beautifully displayed food served elegantly.
Attentive and informative service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Fantastic from greeting thru dessert

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food5
ambience4
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

My friends & I planned this evening months ago and we really enjoyed the dinner, the service, and the beautiful Christmas decor that only the Jefferson Hotel can do. We plan to make this our holiday get together every year. Thank you all.

Tags: Special Occasion
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food5
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

The staff at Lemaire were extremely professional, friendly and helpful. The food was delicious, exquisitely presented and well portioned. Superb dessert, the chocolate raspberry torte was like no other. We enjoyed the beautiful decorations for the Christmas season as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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food5
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Le Maire is fine dining at its best: terrific food; wonderful variety; excellent service and warm, inviting ambiance. The decor is gorgeous, and if you like history and/or architecture, it’s a feast for the eyes as well as your tummy! I can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

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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food5
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

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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food5
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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food5
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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food5
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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food5
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vip
 (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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food5
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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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food5
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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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food5
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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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food5
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service4
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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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food4
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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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food4
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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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food5
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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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