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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

4.8
2154 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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(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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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 2154 People Are Saying
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4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Nothing better anywhere. Food, service, and ambiance are all exceptional. Best place for romantic dinner.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was excellent and service was extremely good too.
A family member was celebrating a birthday and they created personalized menu's for the event and wished him a happy birthday when we arrived .

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We had a lovely anniversary dinner at Lemaire. Service was prompt and exceedingly courteous, our meal was delicious and the wine we chose was very affordable yet tasted exceptional!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

New menu- salmon dish entree was excellent and the crab cake appetizer, all gluten free. Very nice.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Outstanding as usual. This is one of my favorite places for happy hour and dinner. They have a wonderful Sunday brunch as well.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It is located inside the Jefferson Hotel which looks and feels every bit of the historic site that it is. Very nice, but un-pretentious. I feel that the staff makes a deliberate effort to make guests feel comfortable as a counter balance to this places ambiance.
The food was very nice, not great, but very nice. I was a bit surprised by the wine list; nice selection at very reasonable prices. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about every dish on the menu and able to answer any and all questions.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The Lenaire is always a joy. Delicious food. Attentive, polite service.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We went to Lemaire to celebrate my husbands birthday. The food was excellent and the service superior. It was a lovely atmosphere in a beautiful hotel. Everything we ordered was delicious and beautifully presented. Will definitely come back when we are in Richmond.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Went to Lemaire to celebrate our daughter's birthday. Entrees were perfectly prepared - from the appetizers (mussels) to the hanger steak and tenderloin (entrees) to dessert (creme brulee). Wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu options. Definitely recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Our waitress, Leigh Anne, was very professional, courteous and friendly. We enjoyed having her as our waitress!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

First class service and food with a decent wine list.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Everything was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Beautiful location in the ornate Jefferson Hotel. Great service and good food. Not inexpensive.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Excellent food. Large and small tables. Would go back in a minute!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Lovely setting, delicious food, quiet and elegant atmosphere and great service. Exactly what we needed for our birthday celebration!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We splurged on this historic venue for a combination Easter and Anniversary dinner with my son and his girlfriend. The service was impeccable, the food was wonderful, and the ambiance was elegant. It's perfect for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food service and ambience.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very enjoyable, excellent food, service and
ambiance...will definitely will return

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

LeMaire is a great place to eat. The decor is beautiful in an old world charm carried throughout the hotel. Food was delicious and creative combinations made it worth trying new things each time.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Lemaire is our favorite restaurant experience in Richmond. The steak I had this evening was amazingly tender and delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

New York quality food in Richmond. Complete upscale experience when combined with a stay at the renowned Jefferson Hotel.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Our waitress, Melanie, was fantastic! Very attentive and made our dining experience even better.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food here is incredible. The chef updates the menu frequently so there is always something new to try. Service is attentive but not intrusive. Beautiful, historic hotel . You will not be disappointed!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

What a gorgeous hotel!! Such awesome glass ceilings and woodwork..just breathtaking..
Food was an added plus!!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Outstanding....
See you in May for our Anniversary
Can’t wait

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Took my teenage boys and my brother for an early Sunday night dinner as a celebration. Service was exquisite, the food was divine and beautifully presented. Standouts included the Pork Belly, Salmon, Scallops and the burger with incredible Macaroni and Cheese. We ended our meal with the Chocolate Torte which was decadent and delicious. We were seated in the smaller dining room just off the bar which was very nice, but the larger room might be nicer. The rooms are so elegant, very tall ceilings and lovely furnishings. If on a date/anniversary etc (which Lemaire is perfect for!), I would recommend asking for a window table. Not an everyday dining place for our family but we'll definitely be back for another special occasion. Always a pleasure to be in this elegant and historic hotel.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Wonderful experience! We took our daughter there to celebrate something, and they paid wonderful attention to her and made our evening completely enjoyable. The food was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Absolutely delicious food with such amazing flavors. Never disappointed when eating at Lemaire.

Truly a gastronomic delight!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our server, Melanie, could not have been more professional, friendly, and attentive. She was wonderful. She stopped and chatted with us, answered our questions, but was not at all intrusive. We were celebrating our fiftieth anniversary, and it could not have been more wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The squid ink pasta dish was one of the top five meals I’ve ever had. Well executed. Will definitely return for future special occasions.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Lovely setting, Nice for special occassions. Restaurant was pricey for what was served.
We had a 5:15pm reservation as a pre-theater dinner. We were largely alone in a small room for most of our meal, yet the service was rather lacking and we waited too long between courses The waitress made little attempt to see if we needed something more--for example, the mussels bowel we shared as an appetizer was flavorful, but only one spoon was offered on a shared dish, and bread was offered only after the mussels appetizer was removed from the table., so only the single toast each was available for dipping.
Further, wine was not offered after our glasses were empty...Food was nice although my medium steak was served nearly raw in the middle, so that I and my partner at separate times while my steak went back for more cooking.
At this price , it is really all about the service...and this just missed the mark---It was not a five star experience-, even though we enjoyed the ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We went there for happy hour before our dinner reservations and it was fantastic! Everything we had was wonderful and they even printed our menus to say 'Happy Birthday'. I would definitely go there again soon!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We had a very special dining experience. Everything was first class. Thanks for making our anniversary dinner just beautiful.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Fine dining at its very finest!! Just amazing!! Our server Matt, was just perfect...informative & attentive. We will go back.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

My two Grandsons ages 10&8 enjoy fine dinning and it was time for them to experience the history of the hotel. My Son and Daughter-in-Law agreed and the reservation was made. The food and service was outstanding. Matt the server treated the boys like the gentlemen their are and the meal was delicious. What is the saying: What memories are made of....I say the Lemaire at the Jefferson Hotel.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Lemaire has always meant something special in food and service. Well, the service was there as our waiter, Andrew, was at the top of his game. He took care of my allergies and service was prompt. However, the dishes, although good, were not spectacular, which, quite frankly, we have come to expect from The Jefferson Hotel and Lemaire. I got brussel sprouts that were slightly blanched and hard as rocks. I told Andrew about them, but there was little he could do. I segregated them on my plate. The chef send out some brussel sprouts that were cooked a bit more than the originals, but they too were way too hard and under cooked. My complementary birthday dessert was very nice and unexpected.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Terrific meal with wonderful service. It was our 27th anniversary and Lemaire did not disappoint. Our server, Melanie, was attentive and fun, made great recommendations but allowed us to enjoy an unhurried late dinner. We had drinks, appetizers and main course. Everything was perfectly prepared and each item very special. My wife thoroughly enjoyed the white sweet potato bisque; I had the incredible chicken fried oysters as a first course, followed by skirt steak and my wife the rockfish. All-in-all a perfect meal.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Was an amazing meal with great service!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The food was absolutely superb and our waiter was terrific. All in all, a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Wonderful dinner. Appreciate The Jefferson Give back to the community through the 15% return to the SPCA.

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