Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

4.7
2989 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Please note when booking: Lemaire serves a light fare "mid day" menu between 2:00pm-4:00pm. We begin our dinner service at 5:00pm.
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 2989 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SueB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During the pandemic we have been very careful about our dining decisions. This decision was one of our best. We celebrated a friend’s birthday. The food was delicious. The menu options were perfect. The attention to service was top shelf. We will return again soon.

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chuck
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is fantastic. True elegant dining, reasonable portions and great service

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FoodieSue
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful - the food, the service, the ambiance. Thank you for a perfect night especially during COVID!

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vipVAtraveler
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We were there for brunch/lunch on Sunday. Not sure if the pandemic has affected the overall experience, but it just wasn't what it used to be. The food was OK and the service was adequate, but the atmosphere was vapid. The servers seemed preoccupied and a bit overworked. The usually engaging wait staff was not engaged at all. Probably won't go back anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent, as always. My friend and I particularly enjoyed the chicken entree. The bird was cooked perfectly.

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Virginia
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family has eaten at Lemaire many times, and never had a bad experience. The servers are always attentive, the menu selections varied, and the food is delicious. Elegant atmosphere, and cozy ambience. Perfect restaurant for a special occasion.

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RandyW
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service by "Ty" and other staff was outstanding. One of the daily specials (baked Buttered Flounder) was very good. The duck, selected from the standard menu, was horrible. It had the texture of sausage.

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TomD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sophisticated food and service. I live 1 block away and the restaurant is my favorite.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

It was one of the saltiest meals I’ve ever had! Salmon broccoli ferro(all of which I love) were nearly inedible. Couldn’t even enjoy the wine because we needed to drink so much water. A very disappointing dinner at a beautiful hotel. Our waiter was very professional but we will not ever return to Lemaire.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Madeline Was amazing! She was very knowledgeable of Lemaire. She gave us wonderful recommendations from drinks to apps to dinner. She suggested I get the duck! It was delicious! She made our experience super memorable! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and lives up to expectations. The prices were very suitable and more affordable than some other restaurants in its league. Our waiter was Michael and he was very charming and welcoming. The truffles were some of the best I’ve had! The online menu isn’t always limited, for there’s a few extra executive dishes that change often.

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BethM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Disappointing service. Very limited menu.

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vipIgor
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and setting is outstanding and timely. Food flavors and presentation were all grade A with only one B thrown in. The oysters in the appetizer were crisp and tasty but the sauce accompanying them was almost tasteless. The chef has done better in prior visits.
Lemaires is still our favorite “night out” choice for food and ambiance.

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DeanM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, awesome food, incredible ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You won’t regret eating here! 15/10 experience. These chefs are so incredibly talented and the service is impeccable

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TalinaG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, loved the service, food, and ambiance. Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I went for Valentine’s Day dinner celebration and had a great time. It was beautiful and very elegant. The food was really well prepared and the service was great.

Enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was a beautiful place. We made a reservation on Valentine's Day. We were a little disappointed that there was a limited menu because of the afternoon time slot . If you want the main dinner menu- make sure the time is appropriate.

Food was very good and service was outstanding.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My husband and I brought our son for a nice lunch for Valentine’s day. It was as good as we remembered. The food was outstanding! It was nice not having a crowded dining room too.

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vipJustUs2
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely way to celebrate Valentine's Day!! Lunch at Lemaire was perfect! The oysters were the best I've ever had and hubby's BLT with Brie was amazing! The table spacing made it feel safe dining inside!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LeMaire is a great dining experience and the food is plated well. Due to COVID-19, we ordered room service and it arrived faster than expected. A wonderful meal on Valentine's eve.

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AmberC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great wait staff! We came from out of town and the waiter recommended a lot of local breweries for us to try.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful, service was wonderful, FOOD was impeccable and the OpenTable experience was unbelievably easy. As this followed pandemic regulations and restrictions; I was thoroughly impressed with this entire experience. Five stars!

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Robert
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Sean, was amazing! I felt so special on my birthday. The personal touches from the Happy Birthday message on my menu to the sampling of the special on the menu, were all just perfect.

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1lovesteak
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back after exactly a year! The waiter, Sean recognized us even with our masks on! He made my Bday delightful, as he did it the previous year! Food was excellent, as always! I consider ourselves regulars and we really missed this place !

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TomD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

visited LaMaire for the first time on my 76th birthday and the first anniversary of the death of my wife of48 years. Fantastic waitress, service and food. Have reservations to go back weekly. One of the memorable evenings of my old, globe-trotting life. Thank all of you !

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DonP
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and nice environment, I would go again.

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SarahG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They hit it out of the park again for my son’s 12th birthday. Wonderful service, ask for Michael!

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vipkailahlee
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch at Lemaire! The BLT is great (and huge) was a lot more food than I was expecting for what is normally a simple lunch sandwich

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vipstrawberry
Philadelphia
166 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with old world splendor. Everything we have tried here is excellent, both at breakfast and dinner. The menu has a nice varied selection. Service is excellent.

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ZachJ
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food. The ambiance of the Jefferson is a match made in heaven.

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CrystalS
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was AMAZING!!! They really made my husband's birthday special and intimate. I appreciate all the staff there that took care of us!

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VernF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting, excellent presentation;
Efficient service

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Angie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Smooth service with excellent victuals at reasonable prices define the dining experience at Lemaire. The crème brûlée was superb and paired perfectly with the Tokay!

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vipGaryinAlexandria
Richmond
44 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Elegant venue. Very good service. Food presentation was excellent. Little heavy handed with the salt on the scallops. A bit pricey, but they have to pay for that venue somehow.

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DoctorV
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining room seems back to its elegant self since reopened during covid pandemic. Fabulous food and service

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vipRichardB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love the Jefferson, and the food at Lemaire is wonderful. We stopped through on a Monday night, and I think the food was a touch below our past experience but still very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday

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HarrisonJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner!

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vip1WahooFoodie
Greensboro
17 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was friendly and attentive.

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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 2989 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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