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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%
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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 27 December 2017

Although we have eaten at Lemaire, this time we were just there for the very popular happy hour. It was the week before Christmas and A LOT of people were there enjoying their very good drink specials. The bar was overflowing but the staff was...More

Thank viajero5
Reviewed 26 December 2017

The food was great, the service was excellent, and I would go back again. My wife and I celebrated our 15th anniversary here. They provided a table in a quiet corner like I asked and they had menus printed out just for us, wishing us...More

1  Thank ian0222017
Reviewed 26 December 2017

We were so lucky to get a table on a Friday night! We stopped in to see the gorgeous Christmas tree and asked in the restaurant if there was a table available. We got a perfect seat right next to the window. The service was...More

Thank bakerm2290
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Make certain you have dinner reservations around holidays. This place is very popular and fills up fast. The menu over the Christmas holidays was limited but the specials for the day were very tasty and beautifully prepared and presented.

Thank jartman65
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Great dinner, authentic American food, perfectly cooked Salmon every single time (sustainable organic raised nonetheless). I also really enjoyed trying my boyfriends Cast Iron Seared Duck, also juicy and moist with toasted coconut, interesting combination that worked well. Elegant atmosphere, charming vintage decoration indoors.

Thank sunnybill9
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I had crab cakes at this elegant restaurant. I rarely order crab cakes out ,but they were wonderful. I also had a salad that was one of the best I've ever had. It was loaded with wonderful vegetable surprises.

Thank deb4013
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Went during happy hour on a Tuesday and it was packed! Guessing due to the holidays. We were able to find partial seating at the bar and while they did not have their 3/$20 appetizers, they did still have $5 drink specials of wine and...More

Thank 573tanyam
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

The good: service was personable. Room was elegant. Nice to see tablecloths. Beautiful hotel with massive footprint. Free parking! Friendly hosts. Flavors were very good with the exception of the Caesar Salad which was good but nothing unique or memorable—just what it sounds like. Roasted...More

1  Thank gastronaut2017
Reviewed 13 December 2017

I'd really like to give Lemaire 4 1/2 stars.... because it is top notch. It's been a couple of years since we dined at Lemaire, but I remembered previous experiences were excellent and so was this visit. Excellent service, nicely presented and delicious food. The...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Customer suggested another place to dine but, they felled to tell me I should've made a reservation. This place stays packed!!!!! I see why: Food is amazing, service A-1, BUT their bar..... The bar is primo. Drinks flying every which way and out fast and...More

Thank Harold W
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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