Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

4.8
2451 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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!



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L
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect steak. The waiter was super enthusiastic, overall great experience

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CJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I appreciated the nice touches - writing happy birthday on the dessert plate and putting candle in the dessert as well!

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B
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Service & Great Food!

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DE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible! The service was the best we have experienced. All 5 stars!

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Y
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit was wonderful. Sean our waiter was extremely knowledgeable with exceptional service. He also has an excellent personality. We felt like we were very special. The food was delicious and everybody ate everything on their plates. Nice little surprise when Sean brought out ice cream with a lit candle for our friend's birthday. Terrific experience!!!

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LJ
New England
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very good meal. The service was relaxed and very capable. We would recommend this restaurant!

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KI
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fabulous! The food was soooo delicious, our waiter was very friendly and very attentive. Our daughter's 29th birthday was perfect, thanks to Lemaire!

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L
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had one of the best overall dining experiences at Lemaire. It was our anniversary and everything was perfect from the service, the environment to every course of the meal. It's not often that we both have a meal without any flaws but we will return to this gem of a restaurant.

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N
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Entree was full of good options. Wish the dessert menu and sides had more variety.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food service and atmosphere.
I would recommend lemon scented sunchoke bisque - profound taste.
Steak and pork choop were great.
I loved kale caesar salad- light and delicious!

Thank you.

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GB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best experience my wife and myself have had in a while. The perfect stress reliever. Will do it again no doubt. Thank you

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TB
Richmond
123 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superior customer service by Chauncey The Manager. Excellent service by the waitstaff. The food was exceptional and even did an off the menu request with ease. Simply the best.

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CS
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We’ve been coming to Lemaire for 10 years as a regular guest of the hotel Jefferson. It’s always creative, elegant and delicious. Unfortunately my husband dinner entree was inedible— a loin steak. I tried to tell him that this a tough cut of meat but he didn’t listen to me. Perhaps if our waiter had suggested another item on the menu my husband would have not ordered the loin steak. He ordered it “medium”. It came sliced but he couldn’t cut it and couldn’t chew it. At $34 it was very disappointing. He left the meat on the plate and ate the sides. The waiter didn’t question and my husband doesn’t like to complain (I would have). We will likely return to Lemaire but hopefully my husband has learned that just because something is on the menu and is pricey it doesn’t mean it’s good!

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j
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I ate a Lemaire to celebrate our birthdays. Michael, our waiter was fun, helpful, and had such a lovely personality. He helped make the dining experience warm and contemporary in a historically stiff hotel. Shawn assisted us in choosing a perfect wine for our meal. He gave us truly remarkable suggestions and we have now found a wine we want to buy a case of! Light and very complex. We can not wait to return.

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S
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, as always. Food and service were great.

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CL
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All food and service top of the line. We had a delightful meal and evening.

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TB
Richmond
123 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always and wonderful service

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C
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific place to dine. You feel like you are in New York City due to the opulence. 21 foot ceilings and Every room is different.

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D
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed meeting my sister-in-law’s new friend, celebrating with a wonderful dinner.

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RY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and ambience were outstanding. Service seemed overly complicated with all of the people coming and going, especially at the start. We wound up buying a $9 bottle of water we didn't really want (tap water would have been fine) due to confusion about who brings what. Main waiter was very helpful and informative but a bit too chatty for our tastes.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant place. It's not too huge. It's small, elegant, cozy and good for a special occasion. They have some amazing specials for a special occasion.

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GT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing. Had not been in 12 years and was just as wonderful as I remembered it!

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OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Great food. But our waiter Sean made the difference. Very professional. The Jefferson is a grand old Dame.

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Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For about a decade, if in town, we celebrate our special occasions!
We love it! The food is amazing, so is service and they make the best martinis in town!
Did I mention the personalized menus?

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BT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, scallops were undercooked but all other dishes were spot on.

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k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food & drink. Wonderful service. Ambiance was lovely...loved the fireplace with the alligator atop it. 😉

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TP
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lenaire is dependably excellent in all phases of the dining experience.

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NW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love this restaurant! When my mother came to visit taking her to Lemaire was a must!

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S
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant dining experience! We celebrated our wedding anniversary at LeMaire on February 19, 2019. We enjoyed a nice quiet dinner by a window. My wife had the Sable (like Codfish - from Alaska). I had the Rockfish. Both were excellent.

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DD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing food, presentation, and ambience!

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We stayed at the Jefferson over the holiday weekend and ate at Lemaire one of the nights. The service was great and the appetizers and entrees were very good. It was a very enjoyable experience

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KC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was amazing! Firstly the service was excellent, our waiter was friendly, attentive, and well versed in the offerings. The meal was delicious, the chicken fried oysters appetizer is a must.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love this restaurant.

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s
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been in a while but were extremely happy with everything. Michael did a great job of making recommendations and we thoroughly enjoyed it all.

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ZA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall awesome first experience. Great customer service and beautfil ambience.

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W
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines dinner here was amazing! Everything from the beef cheek app to the caramel apple cheesecake tasted so delicious. This place definitely exceeded my expectations!

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BC
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lemaire was a wonderful spot to celebrate Valentines Day! We were treated to exceptional service from Michael and wonderful food from the chef. Everything was prepared well and food was also presented beautifully. It’s hard to get steak that’s actually cooked medium rare and mussels that are boiled long enough without falling off the shell but we got both! Didn’t save room for dessert but they sounded delicious and we will be back again soon just for the dessert!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service was impeccable. Highly recommend.

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AN
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere, food, and drinks were second only to the service provided by Micheal. He was an excellent server and even if the food wasn’t amazing I would still go back because of his service. The lamb was delicious!!!

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XS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, gorgeous scene, exquisite food. Couldn’t have ask for more in any way. Definitely a place to come back when in the era.

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