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Lemaire Restaurant

101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
+1 804-649-4629
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef tenderloin” (20 reviews)
“sea scallops” (12 reviews)
“creme brulee” (16 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We typically stop somewhere in the Richmond area the first night as we drive to St. Simons. Looking for civilized and comfortable environment for a light meal, we headed to Lemaire in the Jefferson hotel in downtown Richmond. The interior of the historic Jefferson is...More

Thank Lars G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the Virginia Legislature in session, Lemaire is a restaurant where one would expect to find it filled with lobbyists. If lobbyists and legislators were present, they were most discrete. The lovely dining room was populated with couples and small groups of friends. Our service...More

Thank Kenneth R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for a birthday celebration and found Lemaire to be a perfect spot for something really special!! Our waiter, Bruce, was the ultimate professional while offering ideas and insight to make our meal truly memorable. From cocktails to dessert, each course was superb -...More

Thank Nonnie6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely meal and excellent service. The food was art and completely worth every penny spent. What a lovely evening!

Thank effieschmoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful getaway for my birthday and BREAKFAST included at the gorgeous Lemaire . I cannot say I have had anywhere a better breakfast..........my husband and I simply LOVED it all and Kimberly was a capable and excellent server...... PERFECT ending to our overnight

Thank jeannette y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A 2-block walk from the Quirk Hotel, where we stayed. Had a drink at the attractive bar first, good local beer but bar wine was poor for this quality place. Menu was appealing, and food was excellent. Wine list good, though overpriced. Service excellent.

Thank BunkyVA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm giving Lemaire five stars because the food was excellent, the ambience was elegant, and the service, while somewhat somber, was first rate. However, I was not as impressed with the front desk. We were staying in the hotel, and we went down to the...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Great food, excellent setting and flawless service. The scallop dish was excellent. The creamy leak base was divine and the potatoes cut in perfect cubes together with the pearl onions were perfection. The Pana Cota desert was very creative and excellent.

Thank Zela A
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We were seated in what may be described as the Library. Small intimate room with fireplace and shelves of old books. Perhaps seating for 12-16 people. My wife had delicious sea scallops, rep[utedly the best ever and she is expert on scallops. My beef tenderloin,...More

Thank ranger359
Reviewed 29 December 2017

This is the most beautiful place to be during the holiday season. Amazing decorations, incredible food, great service.

Thank Lori P
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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!
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
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$ 30
Drinks, 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, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-649-4629
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Lemaire is a New American restaurant bringing a fresh, modern culinary experience to one of Virginia’s most iconic attractions – The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Virginia. The menu features extraordinary Virginia grown ingredients and the Southern influences of Richmond's food culture. The unique structure of the menu will allow you to customize your experience each time you visit while our distinctive spaces - the bar and lounge, the patio and the dining rooms –make any occasion special. The innovative cocktail list features classic libations with a modern twist and fresh, handcrafted ingredients. The wine list of over 200 offerings, including a robust selection of bottles under $30 and wines by glass, will inspire you to experiment with the tastes of the New and Old Worlds.
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