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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” (21 reviews)
“sea scallops” (11 reviews)
“creme brulee” (19 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 6 days ago

We went to celebrate a major birthday. It was elegant and just perfect for the occasion. The Menu we were given also indicated we were celebrating a birthday. Staff acknowledged our event, all were attentive. Bar had a great vibe and very reasonable decent happy...More

Thank jennsinger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Lemaire at the Jefferson Hotel many times and am just getting a review done based on my experience this Labor Day weekend when we chose to celebrate a family birthday there. I've come to expect excellence and found it again on this...More

Thank kelphxpdx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to eat in restaurant but receptionist was a bit off. Even though I was early she did not offer me a table in Restaurant. Pretty sure I would have been out before next reservation. So I had the menu at the bar. Service...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The aristocratic atmosphere of the Lemaire fits perfectly with the impressive and newly renovated historic hotel Jefferson. As one would expect prices are high, but still adequate - with very reasonably priced wines. Service was impeccable with lots of waiters around, and food good or...More

Thank Prizzis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food at this restaurant was excellent, and the service was superb. We had a party of six and everyone said the same thing.

Thank jimjY4403DX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We haven’t been recently but planning to go mid September. We’ve been several times and it was always awesome. Bringing family from England this time. Time to show off 😎

Thank karinnash
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There aren't too many choices on the menu but the two items we had were delicious. The only minor criticism we might have was that all the desserts sounded cloyingly sweet. We had the "Vietnamese" style brulee (similar to cafe sudat) but we would have...More

Thank HappyTravellerNC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We finally got to Lemaire after 14 months in Richmond. It was my wife's birthday and it was a good meal with good service. We arrived at 6:30 p.m. on a Saturday with a reservation, but did't need one. I had a cocktail called the...More

Thank Bookdmdano
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Exquisite space, elegant atmosphere, good service and wonderfully prepared food make Lemaire my favorite restaurant in Richmond. Food courses are well paced, not hurried. Food is plated so beautifully that I had to photograph. And all taste well. Eating in this restaurant makes us feel...More

Thank ebfk
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This is a really fine restaurant in a lovely hotel. I had the salmon and was most impressed. Service was quite good as well.

Thank Kim T
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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
1 December 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
USD 15 - USD 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, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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