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Lemaire Restaurant

) #1 of 1,268 Restaurants in Richmond ₹₹₹₹ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
+1 804-788-8000
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
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Reviews (548)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lemaire is back. Had dined here some years back, so expectations were muted. Obviously, decor is amazing, sparkling marble everywhere. Seated on time, greeted right away. Very friendly server, Matt. A wealth of choices and pretty amazing bread to boot. My oysters (fried, with crazy...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Michael, our server made the Jefferson grand beyond its reputed beauty. He was warm, charming and very competent with his recommendations for dinner. Salads were artfully plated and equally delicious, almond garlic soup a unique surprise and fried oysters with Edwards ham a delight. Worth...More

Thank S W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I dined here while staying at the hotel and were not disappointed. From the moment we were seated until we finished our delicious meal everything was perfection. Service, the food, the atmosphere, everything added to a wonderful dining experience. It's definitely a...More

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is pretty and the service is excellent. Our waiter was friendly and very knowledgable about the wine list, which is enormous. My sister and I were staying at the Jefferson and decided that we should try Lemaire, even though there are many outstanding...More

Thank ferjill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here based on reviews. The food and service were excellent. I did call for a reservation and told them we had been touring all day and we were likely underdressed but they were very welcoming and accommodating. We had the beef tenderloin and...More

Thank Carterclan5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Near us were two other couples celebrating their 30th anniversaries. Food was spectacular, from the flavored butter for the bread to the cold appetizers of oysters and ahi tuna tartare to the lamb shank to the dessert. Just too much to eat. Food was delicious....More

1  Thank ebfk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Jefferson Hotel on a romantic getaway over Memorial Day weekend and had dinner in Lemaire or first evening. What a great choice! This is a world class restaurant. The menu is both local and sophisticated. Service is impeccable; ambiance superb. We...More

Thank dejindc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had drinks at the bar serval times; always top notch and very friendly. Nice looking crowd, too... def will come back!

Thank ConcourseMike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lemaire is located in the historic Jefferson Hotel. My dining partner and I had an exquisitely prepared meal with excellent service in a beautiful, old-Richmond environment. It's hard to find food and service of that quality in an environment where you can have a quiet...More

3  Thank Charles R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a fabulous dinner here during our stay in The Jefferson hotel. We made reservations well in advance knowing that this is one of the best restaurants in Richmond. Bruce was our server and from the start to finish he made sure that our...More

3  Thank Wenovo
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What is the dress code for Lemaire
5 June 2017|
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Response from Charles R | Reviewed this property |
We were in business casual attire. Some were in suits, but we felt very comfortable in dress pants and dress shirt, but no jacket or tie. Hope that helps!
Looking for a special 50th anniversary dinner place for my wife and I. A nice private setting, would this fit my wishes?
17 March 2017|
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Response from JaydeeHanson | Reviewed this property |
I think they could do it very well. BUT ask them what else is going on at the Restaurant/hotel at the same. We were there at the same time as the University of Richmond ring exchange dance. Lots of rather noisy college... More
Does this restaurant have gluten-free options?
30 November 2016|
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Response from Bruce W | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I don't know. I recommend you call the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-788-8000
  • E-mail
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