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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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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 via mobile

Lemaire is a restaurant that will remind you of the era of traditional fine dining. The wait staff was always present but never overbearing. The atmosphere was private and intimate but more because all of the guests were soft spoken and gentile. But where Lemaire...More

Thank mike60521
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As I said in another review of the Jefferson Hotel, this place is amazing. When visiting RVA, and treating my clients to dinner, this restaurant is always on our list as it is convenient to their offices as well as where I stay. Great wine...More

Thank WeekendTraveler606
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Without a Doubt This Is #1 for Your Restaurant & Hotel in Richmond,Va! 1st Impressions Are Lasting Impressions! The Splendor of This Iconic Richmond Structures goes deeper than the Roots of this Gorgeous Hotel & Restaurant! Do yourself a favor & dine at LeMaires!

Thank JudyAndersonReviews
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We love having a relaxing drink and small plates at this spot. Throw in a great digital validation valet service and it’s a win in our book. Nice choice of bourbons and always a unique draft. Delicious olives and smoked Virginia peanuts! This is a...More

Thank luigi B
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I have been here for business dinners, family dinners and celebrations. Never a complaint from me as everything from the atmosphere, service and food are impeccable. In addition, they always have an interesting vegetarian selection which is important to me. Also, consider coming for tea...More

Thank charleenchambers22
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This is an elegant place that is very much where you want to celebrate an anniversary or birthday or other special event. Outstanding service. Chandeliers and gilt edged edifices in a magnificent hotel.

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 30 September 2018

With friends on a Thursday nite. All enjoyed their appetizers and dinner. 2 bar drinks- very good. Service was superb. The oyster appetizer was exceptional. Nice restaurant and we need to visit again soon. Bruce did a fine job as our waiter.

Thank Bear H
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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 7 September 2018

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 2 September 2018 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

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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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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