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About Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel
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!
Richmond, VA 23220
Contemporary American, American, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Bar and Lounge: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet Parking
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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.
Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel Ratings and Reviews
First time to the Jefferson, but will definitely not be our last! Beautiful hotel, gorgeous bar/restaurant featuring very good food, at surprisingly reasonable prices. And the service was outstanding to boot. We just loved this place, and I am quite critical.
I had one last great surprise at the end of the evening. If you dine, valet parking was complimentary, and not $20.00.
We are planning another weekend trip to Richmond and will be going back for the brunch, which we were told if the best by far.
Btw....... a shout out to our server Matt! He was nothing short of perfect.
Excellent food, excellent service, excellent environment, excellent attention to detail. I took my wife to Lemaire for her birthday. The hostess wished her happy birthday when we arrived, the menu had Happy Birthday printed on it, and her desert plate had Happy Birthday written with chocolate frosting in a beautiful script. Very well done!
We have been there several times and when it is crowded it can be loud, but on this particular evening it was not crowded at all but they chose to sit other diners on both sides of us?
They did give us an anniversary menu and wrote Happy Anniversary on our dessert plate!
Food quality was very good only complaint might be it is on the salty side but somehow the experience didn’t seem as personable that evening.
We had an absolutely fantastic experience for our daughter's 22nd birthday! The food was off the hook and the service was equally amazing! It's not an inexpensive place by any means, but for a special occasion you really cannot go wrong at all! The wine list was extensive and amazing as well! My wife and I also stayed at the Jefferson hotel that night and it was one of the nicest hotels we've ever experienced. Simply first class from A to Z!!!!!!!
A disappointing experience--we had high expectations for a special occasion from what is supposed to be one of Richmond's premier restaurants. Unfortunately, the food was just OK--my wife's lamb shank was so salty she could hardly eat it--and the service from the kitchen was poor. Even our server apologized twice because there was such a long delay in getting the food from the kitchen. He also commented, "I've seen it be even worse!" Given its reputation Lemaire was simply a disappointment. We'll stick with the many other good restaurants in Richmond.
Overall we had a great experience! I got tuna tartare for starter and beef tenderloin for main course, my boyfriend chose crab cake and lamb shank. Food was amazing! It’s been 2 days how we had dinner there, but my boyfriend still tells me how awesome his lamb shank was. Thanks to our server Nick for the recommendation! Also they do have the veil brewing co IPA! Definitely will be back.
I chose Lemaire as the place to celebrate my birthday with a special dinner ... it did not disappoint. From craft cocktails to salads and apps and entrees and finally dessert, it was as special as I had hoped. Our server was attentive and helpful but certainly not bothersome. The dining rooms are so beautiful, one can't help but feel something special is happening when having dinner at Lemaire.
Farm-to-table, delcious cocktails, validated parking with your reservation. had fried oysters starter- delicious batter and sauce/ham. 1895 (old fashioned) and 64East (aged rum/tropical drink) to drink. Lamb shank was awesome- even a non lamb lover would enjoy. Also enjoyed the scallops dish (3 Scallops)- may have ordered a family style side alongside if i'd known. Extensive wine list. Good service and value for a nice night out.
Lemaire has excellent food and service in a landmark building. It is no more expensive than the other nice restaurants in Richmond, many of which come and go. Both the bar and restaurant are lovely. The lighting in the restaurant is a too
bright, and noise from the bar is a bit loud, but otherwise a great experience.
Dining at The Jefferson is an elegant occasion. The food is wonderful (they could cook a steak a perfect well done for my boyfriend -- something many restaurants cannot seem to accomplish) and the service is impeccable -- and you can have a pleasant conversation in quiet, beautiful surroundings.
We wanted to celebrate our wedding anniversary and Lemaire was the obvious choice because the food and service are always excellent and the elegance of the Hotel Jefferson is unequalled in Richmond. Our server was Sean who was exemplary. Even the valet parking staff was friendly and super efficient. We recommend this restaurant for any occasion. They can help plan your wedding dinner or you can just drop into the bar after work. Highly recommended!
We’ve always loved Lemaire. The service was wonderful tonight (as always). However, our food took an extended amount of time to come out. Once it did, it was obviously nuked and our waiter clearly agreed. I love the ambiance, however, I doubt we will ever be back. There are far too many excellent restaurants in Richmond.
Lemaire is tucked away in The Jefferson Hotel. The food is truly delicious and it’s abundantly clear this chef and his staff think carefully about bringing out the complexities, as well as the sublime simplicities, of the foods they choose to procure and present to their dining guests. Will absolutely go back to Lemaire when we’re next in Richmond.
Lemaire is such a special place ... it's beautifully decorated, the wait staff is attentive, friendly and eager for you to have the grandest dining experience you can have ... and the chef and kitchen staff prepare a delicious, locally sourced menu, plated with artistry and care. The pavlova with honey cream, fresh figs, black berries , raspberries, pomegranate seeds, and pistachios is beyond compare. (The appetizers are sized most generously.)
The perfect place to take your date, wife, or customer for a memorable experience. Ambient noise is minimal, which allows for easy conversation. The food is amazing, and the service is impeccable. The staff was very knowledgeable about both food and wine, and they bend over backwards to make sure your visit is enjoyable in every way.
The food was delicious and generously portioned! We went for a birthday and they were very accommodating at making the experience very special. The prices were fair for this fine dining experience and I would not hesitate to recommend Lemaire at The Jefferson to friends or family looking for a more sophisticated dining experience.
We were disappointed in the food quality and quantity especially for the price. In addition there was a very very loud woman at the next table who simply filled up the dining room with her loud voice, as if they were the only ones in the place. We last visited Lemaire when we lived in VA and were really looking forward to a nice quiet high quality meal but we left disappointed.
AMAZING! Lemaire is one of those restaurants that just NEVER DISAPPOINTS! My husband and I ate at Lemaire for our anniversary and the staff went out of their way to make it special. From the hostess and our server wishing us happy anniversary to being handed a custom menu with "Happy Anniversary" written on it, it was an anniversary to remember! The food was very inventive and delicious as always!
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