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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

4.8
2199 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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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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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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 2199 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined a day ago

Great meal. Perfect ambience

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very good overall; suggest that waiter inform guests that medium rare for beef will actually be rare - enjoyed it though since it was a good cut of meat, but all three in my party agreed that it was the rarest medium rare they have experienced. Fried oysters very good; suggest going for the happy hour for better deals on food. Always a beautiful place to visit.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Anniversary- wonderful evening!

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great food and service. Quiet and upscale experience. If seated by a window, ask to have the a/c floor vents covered

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Much better than expected. Food was very fresh and locally sourced. Not overly prepared. They really let the ingredients shine through.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great bar. Excellent food and service. Impressive decor.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Great meal. Excellent server. AwlwYs a treat to enjoy fine dining in such a special place.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

This was our second visit to Lemaire and we sat at the same table as had the same amazing waitress,Melanie, as we did 2 months ago. Melanie is a true asset to Lemaire - she is efficient, pleasant and well versed in her kraft. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. This visit my son had the steak, my husband the scallops and I had the saffron pasta. Dishes were all well prepared and delicious ! We also had breakfast at Lemaire and it was also delicious and beautifully presented with wonderful service! I recommend that anyone visiting Richmond pay a visit to The Jefferson - absorb the ambiance,the hospitality and the devotion to excellence of the staff !

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

As usual Lemaire provided the perfect venue for a family get together. The food was delicious, the atmosphere beautiful and the service impeccable.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

good ambiance, great service

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The meal was wonderful. The atmosphere was great. I was surprised about parking when I arrived. In the past, valet parking was free if you were eating at the restaurant. This time I was told parking was only free if you had a drink at the bar. I found that surprising.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Fabulous as always! A real Richmond gem! Don’t miss it!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

It's nice to be reminded what a 5 Diamond rating really means. We had a lovely dinner, but there was a bit of a snafu with the appetizer round that we were graciously compensated for in a way that most high end restaurants have forgotten how to do. Cudos to the management and staff. This restaurant is a real class act that those of us that are raised correctly will notice and remember.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We always enjoy special-occasion dining at Lemaire because it always offers an excellent culinary experience and a wonderful atmosphere steeped in local Richmond history...

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We felt well cared for by the waitress and other staff. The food was magnificent. The setting was elegant and comfortable.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

We were told when we made the reservation that they were sold out so we could not get in until 7:45. We arrived st 7:15 just to see and there were like 4 tables taken. Dead! We got seated right away.

The service was the highlight of the evening. Salads were good but not stellar. The bread was blah but again not bad. The halibut was presented nicely but not a lot of flavor.

The Fluffanutter candy bar dessert was great .

Overall for a $160 meal could have had more unique flavors .

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Lovely evening to celebrate our anniversary

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

Like my experience with this restaurant a decade ago, it was superb. I live out of town and had not kept up with reviews of Lemaire. Although there are many competitors for outstanding dining in Richmond, this one stayed at the top of my list. The menu offered interesting and varied choices, the staff was attentive to food allergies with a call the day before, and the service was outstanding. The server neither hovered but also didn't ignore, anticipating our needs. It was truly a memorable meal and I will look forward to returning whenever I'm in Richmond.

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Lovely dinner for my birthday. The halibut was fresh and deliciously seasoned. Thank you

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

The food was delicious, and our waiter was awesome. It was our first time dining there, and we loved every single note and sip. It was a great experience, from waking into the hotel, to leaving the dining room and exploring the hotel lobby. Will definitely come back!!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Our waiter, Matt, was outstanding. However, the kitchen delayed our main course 20-25 minutes. Generously, to make up for that delay, was an offering of a free delicious dessert, which was appreciated.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Food was fantastic! We had chicken fried Chesapeake Bay oysters followed by beef tenderloins. Desert was a Vietnamese coffee creme brulee. Our waiter Nick was attentive and professional.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Outstanding in every way. An enjoyable, lovely dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We have always heard very good things about The Jefferson, so we had very high hopes and expectations for our dinner experience. All of those expectations were highly exceeded by our wonderful anniversary dinner we had Sunday night! All of the food was fantastic and our drinks were delicious.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The ambience is European elegance.
Great service, exceptional cuisine.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

friendly and professional service in an elegant dining room. creative seasonal menu with fine use of local items.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

The venue is beautiful! Unfortunately, the food quantity and quality does not match the price point charged. Each entree was served with odd combinations of inedible vegetables and grains, the salmon and scallops were slightly under done, and the tenderloin was not medium as requested. Kudos to the pastry chef as the desserts were top notch. Our meal was delayed due to a large event being held in the room next door, and we waited 45 minutes after ordering for our food. In the meantime, the assistant server, Andrew, brought us a Pimento Cheese platter. Jessica our head server was excellent, and we understand that she was not responsible for what was happening in the kitchen. Again the venue is wonderful, but the food does not match the hype.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

As always, Lemaire provides the utmost dining experience in all aspects.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The food was amazing, as was the service. Located in the beautiful Jefferson Hotel. Worth a trip.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Always a great time. Bruce, our server, was wonderful too! Request him if you can.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Another outstanding dinner at Lemaire! Menu was incredible (always changes and does not disappoint). Taste was just wonderful! Well done.

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Love Lemaire for the atmosphere. The duck breast appetizer special and the beef tenderloin were both excellent. The thumbprint cookies with rhubarb ice cream, which we split, was disappointing -- cookies too hard to cut and very dense/chewy, though the ice cream was delicious. Will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Your restaurant was the perfect place to take my friend for her 50th! She noticed every detail was very surprised and pleased. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Wonderful dinner. Food, wine and service were flawless.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food and service were great but the elegant decor was the best.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Excellent service, loved loved loved the service
Food was well plated and tasted very good.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Service was not great. Sat us next to. Loud table when the dining room was empty. Food was very good

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

For my wife's birthday, she and I both thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. Everything from the service to the meal exceeded our expectations. We will definitely return for another special occasion!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Lemaire has regained the class and wonderful taste of southern haute cuisine, with ambience and service to match.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Outstanding service exceptional food, a perfect experience we want to repeat.

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