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Lemaire Restaurant

101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
+1 804-649-4629
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef tenderloin” (20 reviews)
“sea scallops” (11 reviews)
“creme brulee” (18 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 13 February 2017

We have been to Lemaire several times, the last time we went I saw a burger on the menu, I was very surprised and thought I could never order a burger in such a great restaurant. It was by far the best I have ever...More

Thank Tommy S
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Went for my daughter's birthday last night, and it was just as good as the last time we went. The oysters I had were served with a fabulous champagne mignonnette, and my duck breast was cooked perfectly. My son and niece had gluten free options,...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2017

We went here for my wife's birthday. The food was generally good, but the entrees had sauces that were too thick and distracted from the excellent quality of the scallops I ordered and the tortellini my wife ordered. THE SERVICE WAS HOWEVER EXCELLENT, as was...More

Thank JaydeeHanson
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Business meal for 9. Service was excellent, not intrusive but there when needed. Food was great, oysters were disappointing though, about the size of a nickel. Tasty, yes, but all six together might make one good normal oyster.

Thank JS-VA
Reviewed 4 February 2017

After a long day, a quiet dinner in a handsome room was what we wanted. We were impressed by the quality of the food and the menu's variety. The farm-to-table emphasis worked beautifully, including some tasty twists to Southern classic dishes. Our major server Melanie...More

Thank Rose1920
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Lemaire is one of the restaurants in the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. Since we were staying at the hotel and had theatre plans that evening, we decided to have an early dinner there. The dining room is divided into several smaller dining areas, resulting in...More

Thank Normtf
Reviewed 1 February 2017

great happy hour. I have a hard time convincing people, because they hear "The Jefferson", and I think they automatically assume it's insanely expensive. the bar menu is reasonable, and there are still happy hour prices. it's all online. great service, great food, amazing ambiance....More

Thank Rachel O
Reviewed 29 January 2017

It's not just the food, but the whole package. Being in the historic Jefferson Hotel with the fabulous architecture and design lays the foundation to your dining experience. Next comes the staff, plentiful and nice. Follow that up with the excellent service provided by the...More

Thank Lance H
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

A bunch of us met at Lemaire as we had tickets to the Joe Bonamossa concert up at the Altria theatre,which is,within walking distance . Lemaire is one of my husband's and my favorite restaurants in the area so we were happy that everyone agreed...More

Thank Bornabrit
Reviewed 26 January 2017

A grand space in an historic hotel. Good menu choices. Food prepared very well. Prices quite reasonable for the setting. This will be my go-to place when I am in Richmond.

Thank Monty H
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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
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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