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Lemaire Restaurant

101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
+1 804-649-4629
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef tenderloin” (19 reviews)
“sea scallops” (9 reviews)
“creme brulee” (16 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

No reply from LeMaire manager after emailing her about our experience on Sun. 11/5/17. Lemaire seems to be used for breakfast on Sundays because the big buffet is being prepared downstairs. Breakfast comes from the upstairs kitchen just a few feet away but our egg...More

Thank Fitwit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Lamaire with my husband for my Birthday. The service and Food were exquisite, the environment elegant, and overall a wonderful dinner experience. They offer vegan options and I strongly recommend the Winter squash risotto. It is delicious!! My husband had the Porcini...More

Thank Liliana B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was excellent!Food was delicious. Atmosphere was great! We really enjoyed ourselves.Great for couples.

Thank Ivy E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Lemaire. Usually their food is exquisite but this is not the place to go for Thanksgiving. We took our kids and their families for Thanksgiving 2016. Service was slow and the food edible but lukewarm, lackluster and less than celebratory. The quality did...More

Thank iterconsuasor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a birthday dinner---appropriately noted on the top of the menu. However, everything kind of went downhill after seating. Service was only OK. My wife's lamb shank for very salty--and lamb is a particular favorite of hers. My pork chop was no better than...More

Thank doctortv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful restaurant in the fabulous Jefferson Hotel. Five star dining and wonderful ambiance. Service was good, and the food was excellent. I had the Beef Tenderloin with Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and Broccolini. The tenderloin was so tender, it melted in my mouth. After dinner we...More

Thank Rich G
Reviewed 18 October 2017

It's not often one has a dining experience that exceeds all expectations. Lemaire is that restaurant. Ambience was wonderful -- warm lighting, well-spaced tables. Wait staff was knowledgable and friendly (Thanks, Shawn!). And best of all, the food was sublime. Be adventurous and take some...More

Thank jeff6
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Walking threw the magnificent Jefferson Hotel is worth the trip. The food and drinks at the Lenard Restaurant and Bar were very good and reasonable price considering the location and atmosphere.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Located in the Historic Jefferson Hotel - This restaurant is a 5 Star gem The bar is great and a who's who of East Coast can be seen there.

Thank william h
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Located within the historic Hotel Jefferson (a 5-star property) LeMaire is probably the best restaurant in Richmond. Beautiful antebellum surroundings, formal service and excellent service. Its bar scene is excellent and a draw for upscale local business types. Nice bar menu too, at a fraction...More

Thank Dave J
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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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, 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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