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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 1 week ago via mobile

It was a busy weekend being Mothers Day, several weddings and many graduates and their families so perhaps it was too busy for the restaurant to provide top notch service. However it just felt like the servers had a little attitude and we almost felt...More

JenniferCrispPRMgr, Public Relations Manager at Lemaire Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for making us aware of your recent experience in Lemaire. Please accept our apologies that the food and service you received were not in keeping with our usual standards. We have direct messaged you with contact information for Lemaire's General Manager. He would...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food selections are vast and are prepared so that the true taste comes through undisguised by sauce and spice. The scallops and pork chop were absolutely fantastic, and delivered with great service.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was excellent and service great. Oysters - my husband said were delicious. Filet was cooked perfectly. Breakfast - Bacon Cheddar scones with tabasco honey butter - fabulous. Coffe was wonderful.

Thank catherine m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of Richmond’s finest. Beautiful historic hotel, very classy restaurant. Great service. Starters include oysters, soups, tuna, salads, and risotto. Main courses include pork chops, halibut, salmon, ravioli, scallops and tenderloin. Everything we had was cooked to perfection. Great for everyday dining and special occasions....More

Thank B W
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

What a lovely way to celebrate my husbands special day. The atmosphere is elegant and the service is impeccable. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. The lamb was prepared well. We started with tuna tartare and fried oysters which were amazing .The scallops were...More

Thank Taryn C
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Situated in the very impressive Jefferson Hotel (what a building) this restaurant is simply amazing. Had a business dinner for six here last night and the service and the setting was just great. The menu was extensive with some really exciting choices. I went for...More

Thank 1879fulham
Reviewed 23 March 2018

I was here on business and dined alone at the bar! First of the smoked peanuts served with cocktails are just addictive and sadly they don't sell them as I would have brought home a few pounds! I did enjoy the Seared Sea Scallops that...More

Thank BellBoys60625
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful food in an awe inspiring setting of the recently redone Jefferson Hotel. Exceptional service throughout especially with Matt, our knowledgeable and personable server. The food was spectacular and reasonably priced for the high quality. We particularly enjoyed the hangar steak and the organic chicken...More

Thank Campbell c
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

While the mains were solid, it was really in the apps that we were blown away with creative combinations or excellent execution. If you're going for a nice evening out, I have to recommend getting drinks, apps, and dessert, and skipping the mains (or getting...More

1  Thank lobsterabbit
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Had the rockfish, overdone but still ok, could have used a sauce Just ok, had chestnuts in it and was not very tasty., the risotto was sour tasting, overall I did not care for the dinner.

Thank Caylinsgranny
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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
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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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