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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

4.8
4.8
3348 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Please note when booking: Lunch at Lemaire ends at 2pm. From 2pm-5pm we offer a lounge menu. Full dinner starts at 5pm.

New American restaurant and bar that is inspired by the agricultural and coastal traditions and bounty of Virginia. Lemaire delivers the quality and service The Jefferson Hotel is known for, but in an accessible format without the pretense, formality or expense!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Bar and Lounge Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Bar Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 649-4629

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Patrick Willis

  • Private party facilities

    Lemaire is a New American restaurant and bar that is inspired by the agricultural and coastal bounties of Virginia. We are located inside The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, VA. We offer five different dining rooms and a dedicated event planner to personalize every aspect of your event!

  • Private party contact

    Melissa Warner: (888) 652-6750

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Self Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Specialties

served with stone-ground grits, crispy potatoes, or fresh fruit

  • Eggs Benedict*$16.00

    country ham, poached eggs, english muffin, hollandaise sauce

    • Eggs Florentine*$16.00

      wilted spinach, tomato, poached eggs, english muffin, hollandaise sauce

      • Smoked Salmon Royal*$17.00

        smoked salmon, poached eggs, english muffin, hollandaise sauce

        • Lemaire Breakfast Sandwich*$15.00

          over easy eggs, applewood smoked bacon, aged cheddar cheese, croissant

          • Three Egg Omelet$16.00

            select three of the following - spinach, peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, avocado ham, bacon, sausage, cheddar cheese, swiss cheese

            • Lemaire Breakfast*$18.00

              Two eggs cooked to your liking. Selection of - sausage, applewood smoked bacon, or country ham. selection of - sourdough, multigrain, marble rye, whole wheat, english muffin, or gluten free

              Sweet Classics

              served with crème chantilly, whipped butter, and maple syrup

              • Buttermilk Pancakes or Belgian Waffle$14.00

                selection of - plain, strawberry-orange compote, or banana with hazelnut-chocolate spread

                • Cinnamon Brioche French Toast$14.00

                  mixed berry compote

                  Lighter Fare

                  • Egg White Omelet$18.00

                    blue crab, spinach, goat cheese, fresh fruit

                    • Anson Mills Oatmeal**$9.00

                      brown sugar, golden raisins, toasted seeds

                      • House Made Granola$14.00

                        mixed berries, greek yogurt

                        • Mixed Berry-Banana Smoothie$9.00

                          • Cold Pressed Organic Green Juice**$9.00

                            kale, cucumber, lemon, celery, fennel, parsley

                            • Cold Pressed Organic Carrot Juice**$9.00

                              carrot, orange, golden beet

                              À La Carte

                              • Two Eggs*$6.00

                                • Stone-Ground Grits$4.00

                                  • Crispy Potatoes$4.00

                                    • Buttermilk Biscuits or Croissant$4.00

                                      • Sausage, Smoked Bacon, or Country Ham$6.00

                                        • Fresh Fruit or Mixed Berries**$6.00

                                          • Turkey Bacon$6.00

                                            • Toast with Whipped Butter$4.00

                                              Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                              What 3,348 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                              4.8
                                              4.8 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.8Food
                                              • 4.8Service
                                              • 4.8Ambience
                                              • 4.5Value

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                                              1. S

                                                Susan

                                                Richmond

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined today

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We always take my mother-in-law to Lemaire when she’s in town. The food, atmosphere and servers are wonderful!!

                                              2. RP

                                                RichardP

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food was fantastic! Service was great! Drinks were delicious! Ambiance was bright, inviting, and classy! We celebrated our anniversary and we had menus that read happy anniversary as well as being greeted with a happy anniversary. It was truly a memorable and fantastic experience.

                                              3. MW

                                                MikeW

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Really enjoyed dining here. Great food and service!

                                              4. f

                                                frankb

                                                Richmond

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Enjoyed our visit very much. Sara was excellent and we thank her for her service.....it was much appreciated

                                              5. J

                                                Janet

                                                Washington DC

                                                2 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                overall3food2service3ambience5

                                                I thought our lunch was a bit "underwhelming". Peanut soup sounded interesting but in my view didn't work at all. Would be curious to know if there are people who love that particular soup? A great chef prepares a great omelette, but the 3 egg omlette we had was dry and lacked flavour ( presentation was also very bland), my daughter's crab cake was served on a very soggy English muffin. I may be grading a bit on the harsh side but this is billed as higher end dining. I also felt that the wait staff were not very attentive for a high end venue. Again this may be unfair as this restaurant like many are probably having trouble hiring staff. On the bright side this venue's ambience is not surpassed anywhere in the area and mediocre food cannot kill that. Also one of our guests felt that the shrimp cocktail, the salmon entree and the dark chocolate cake dessert were great!

                                              6. A

                                                Angel

                                                Richmond

                                                3 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                overall3food4service2ambience5

                                                Service was poor. Delayed arrival of aftermeal beverages. Waiter appeared not well, although trying. A waitress actually shrugged her shoulders after a polite response from one of us patrons. She was bordering on rude. Shocked by this atypical experience, but very disappointing as I was entertaining out of town guests.

                                              7. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Washington DC

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Never disappoints- especially for special occasions! Best “chef productions” in Richmond!

                                              8. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food is always excellent. The atmosphere is always excellent. And are server Sean is outstanding. All the employers there are great and very friendly. Thanks for everything you do for myself and my family.

                                              9. TD

                                                TylerD

                                                Richmond

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We had a lovely experience at Lemaire! My fiancé and I enjoyed breakfast here before taking off from the Jefferson, and it was the perfect way to start the day. Lemaire knows who it is and they do it well. They aren't trying to be too much and through that approach, they are everything. It's really beautifully simple. They offer great approachable food & drinks, courteous service, an authentic atmosphere, and they treat you as anyone who spends their hard earned money wants to be treated - as though you're an honored patron. The little things add up: a free daily paper to skim while enjoying your breakfast, the pleasant French playlist dancing in the background, the light coming through the huge windows of the dining area, it's meticulously clean, and so many other great details. In all, Lemaire is our favorite spot in Richmond - hands down.

                                              10. RV

                                                RVAgirl

                                                Richmond

                                                9 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Everything was delicious. I highly recommend the fried oysters and a barnyard burger. Delicious as well. Cocktails were great. I have a valentine and it was lovely to look at and tasty to drink. Will definitely be back.

                                              11. KH

                                                KathrynH

                                                Dallas

                                                6 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Our server, (Kayleigh?) was very helpful and knowledgeable. Great service and a beautiful restaurant!

                                              12. HF

                                                HeatherF

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We had a great night at Lemaire to celebrate graduation. Travis took excellent care of us and made good recommendations for our dietary restrictions. The dining room is in the Jefferson Hotel which is gorgeous. Excellent!

                                              13. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                New England

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                Great food! Wonderful place to celebrate my wife’s first Mother’s Day!

                                              14. LJ

                                                LizJ

                                                Raleigh

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Exceptional service, High quality food. beautiful elegant decor . Extremely overpriced for small portions.

                                              15. LN

                                                LNCy

                                                Richmond

                                                30 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                30 reviews

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent restaurant and amazing customer service!! Sam was awesome!!

                                              16. KL

                                                KaitlynL

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The service was incredible. Great atmosphere. definitely recommend

                                              17. MM

                                                MichaelM

                                                Richmond

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                Definitely one of the best restaurants I have ate at. The food was delicious and the staff is great. I highly recommend.

                                              18. B

                                                Boocar

                                                Chicago

                                                16 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                16 reviews

                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We enjoyed our whole experience.

                                              19. RV

                                                RVAFun4us

                                                Baltimore

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We loved our server and perfect night out to celebrate our anniversary

                                              20. R

                                                Robert

                                                Richmond

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Not cheap but worth it. Everything was excellent.

                                              21. S

                                                Sallylaureen

                                                Charlotte

                                                1 review

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent Service and food. Great bar, atmosphere and decor. Pricey but worth it.

                                              22. JH

                                                JeffH

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                We had a birthday lunch and the food was excellent. Shrimp cocktail was best I've ever had. Lemaire burger was served on a delicious bun. Peanut soup and crabcake sandwich were also tasty. Service was accommodating, but SLOW. Self parking lot at hotel was extremely convenient. This is a great venue for a special occasion lunch.

                                              23. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Charlotte

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                overall2food1service5ambience2

                                                Service at Lemaire was great, but the dining experience was very lackluster. The food we received was either flavorless and so overly salted to render it inedible. Even the cocktails were disappointing. Our waitstaff were incredibly attentive and understanding, but that was not enough for us to consider coming back and give this restaurant another try next time we’re in Richmond.

                                              24. NJ

                                                NJskiers

                                                New York Area

                                                26 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                26 reviews

                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fabulous in every way. Decor, service, food. All 5 star.

                                              25. LB

                                                LenB

                                                Washington DC

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great service and excellent food. Perfect place for a birthday dinner.

                                              26. KG

                                                KarenG

                                                Columbus

                                                2 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                A wonderful meal in a beautiful setting. The crab cake appetizer with the smoked tomato broth was unique and delicious!

                                              27. O

                                                Olivia

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                wonderful ambience and exquisite service, our server tyler was delightful and knowledgeable and was so very thoughtful with recommendations. every plate that came out of the kitchen bore the mark of care, respect, and attention to detail.

                                              28. JL

                                                JamesL

                                                San Francisco

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                It was a great dining experience. The food and service was spot on!

                                              29. BC

                                                BethC

                                                Atlanta

                                                6 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We came to celebrate my daughters birthday. We were greeted with birthday wishes for her. Our server, Travis was attentive and responded promptly and politely to any requests. The food was excellent as well. Everything was done to ensure we had a perfect evening and we did!

                                              30. BS

                                                BruceS

                                                Montana

                                                14 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                14 reviews

                                                Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                A cannot miss experience in Richmond. The ambience, service and food were all superb.

                                              31. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                Great architecture. The hotel is beautiful and added to our dinning experience. Our garçon was so polite and professional. My mom and I had dessert and it was perfect, while my husband roast beef sandwich, he enjoyed it. Will definitely return.

                                              32. RS

                                                RichardS

                                                Washington DC

                                                4 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall3food4service5ambience3

                                                We were seated at a dinky two person table in what felt like an annex of the main restaurant probably used for private parties in the sort of rental chairs you would see at a wedding. It was uncomfortably quiet and we felt like we had to whisper to not disturb the other diners in the room. We were very disappointed we weren’t seated by the front window or at least in a “real” table in the main restaurant. Unfortunately it really detracted from our overall experience. It’s clear if this was because we were a table of two or because we booked through OpenTable. Next time I’ll definitely call to make the reservation and request a better table instead. Food was good as expected . Fried oyster appetizer was big and excellent and the scallops were buttery and delicious. The garlic and almond soup was very tasty. The peppered fettuccini (the only vegetarian entree option) was totally unimpressive and wasn’t enough food. The chocolate cake and ice cream dessert was fantastic. Service was great - Bruce was our waiter. With three glasses of wine it was about $200.

                                              33. L

                                                Laurasr

                                                Richmond

                                                15 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                15 reviews

                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                The service from several staff members were terrific, especially Kaylin. She offered great recommendations.

                                              34. ST

                                                SophiaT

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Took my husband to celebrate his birthday. Everything was outstanding!

                                              35. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                San Francisco

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We had a corner window table and the meal and service were superior. The halibut was excellent and the portions were sufficient. It’s definitely worth the expense!

                                              36. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                Great food. Somm wasn’t avaialable and the stand in (manager) was useless in helping with wine. Dissapoonting, that.

                                              37. J

                                                Jack

                                                Richmond

                                                13 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                13 reviews

                                                Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Lemaire is the place we go when we want to have a very special experience. It is our favorite restaurant in Richmond.

                                              38. KT

                                                KevinT

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great as always! Love Lemaire! Food and service both top notch! Can’t wait to come back next time I am in Richmond.

                                              39. B

                                                Beislandgirl

                                                Richmond

                                                5 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                80th birthday celebration! It was wonderful and the staff was so accommodating. Thank you to all the staff !!

                                              40. BH

                                                BernieH

                                                Philadelphia

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Wonderful service. Our waiter Theone did an outstanding job of explaining the different dishes and how they were prepared.

                                              Safety precautions

                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                              • Physical distancing

                                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                • Extra space between tables
                                              • Protective equipment

                                                • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                              • Screening

                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                • Staff temperature check required

                                              FAQs

                                              Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel is rated 4.8 stars by 3348 OpenTable diners.

                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                              Google Map for Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

                                              101 West Franklin Street Richmond, VA 23220

                                              Additional information

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Richmond

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Bar and Lounge Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Bar Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Contemporary American, American, Southern

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Elegant

                                              • Dress code

                                                Casual Dress

                                              • Parking details

                                                Complimentary Self Parking

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive chef

                                                Patrick Willis

                                              • Additional

                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                              • Phone number

                                                (804) 649-4629

                                              • Private party facilities

                                                Lemaire is a New American restaurant and bar that is inspired by the agricultural and coastal bounties of Virginia. We are located inside The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, VA. We offer five different dining rooms and a dedicated event planner to personalize every aspect of your event!

                                              • Private party contact

                                                Melissa Warner: (888) 652-6750

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