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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

4.9
4.9
3473 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Please note when booking: Lunch at Lemaire ends at 2pm. From 2pm-5pm we offer a lounge menu. Full dinner starts at 5pm.

New American restaurant and bar that is inspired by the agricultural and coastal traditions and bounty of Virginia. Lemaire delivers the quality and service The Jefferson Hotel is known for, but in an accessible format without the pretense, formality or expense!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Bar and Lounge Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Bar Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 649-4629

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Patrick Willis

  • Private party facilities

    Lemaire is a New American restaurant and bar that is inspired by the agricultural and coastal bounties of Virginia. We are located inside The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, VA. We offer five different dining rooms and a dedicated event planner to personalize every aspect of your event!

  • Private party contact

    Melissa Warner: (888) 652-6750

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Self Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,473 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia

    Contemporary American

  • Richmond

    Best Overall

  • Richmond

    Best Food

  • Richmond

    Best Service

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Romantic

  • Richmond

    Special Occasion

  • Richmond

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my father’s 92nd birthday. The food was amazing, and the service was spectacular. They even printed a menu with “Happy 92nd Birthday “ on it. It was a magical evening!! My father will be talking about this special evening for a while.
  2. JC

    JonC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, solid service and historic atmosphere are a fantastic combination.
  3. CI

    CINDYB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful breakfast, service, and a lovely dining area.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a wonderful experience.
  5. SS

    SydneyS

    New Orleans

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great creative food, great service and ambience is top shelf. Unfortunately the food was served one dish at a time to our table of 3. But it will not prevent me from going back to this restaurant. Mistakes happen once in a while.
  6. JD

    JDP441

    Baltimore

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience, quiet in a beautiful evening Excellent service and well prepared quality meals.
  7. RB

    RobB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was great. Nice ambiance. Server Jacquie was excellent. Food was fantastic. Highly recommend
  8. S

    Susan

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Parent’s weekend at Richmond
  9. CS

    ChrisS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good. The service was excellent. I would recommend it.
  10. SF

    SaraF

    Washington DC

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was fabulous from start to finish, service, ambiance, food, presentation. I noted on the reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary, and the menus we were provided wished us happy anniversary - a very nice touch. We enjoyed crab cake and gazpacho to start and steak and scallops for our entrees - all great selections…
  11. W

    Woodson

    Richmond

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined at Lemaire for our 35th Anniversary. The service and the meal was excellent always. This is an establishment that does not disappoint.
  12. SG

    SilverGourmand

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual excellent! Great service, great food, and great wine
  13. GF

    GaryF

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An exceptional experience in all aspects - service, ambiance, room and location. The only place to stay in the area for a truly memorable time.
  14. GW

    GirlWednesday

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our girls evening out was an amazing experience - great food and exceptional service!
  15. S

    Sarah

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we've had in quite some time. Highly recommend it!
  16. M

    Marie

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very pleasant and timed everything perfectly. The food was delicious!
  17. JC

    JeffC

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Lemaire and everything was spectacular as usual.
  18. V

    Virginia7390

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Jacob was very attentive and personable. The food was superb and will definitely visit again.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top tier! Definitely worth the price!
  20. J

    Jill

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience! The fried oysters are the ONLY oysters my husband has ever liked :)
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best breakfast on this trip. Five stars
  22. LW

    LeslieW

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely sun-filled dining room set the stage for a relaxed, flavorful breakfast. Great servers.
  23. E

    Eric

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific, professional, and helpful service. A rare, grand dining experience of the past few years.
  24. RS

    RonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A wonderful experience worthy of repeating again and truly looking forward to.
  25. RC

    RobertaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Air vents are on the floor by the window seats. If you prefer warmer space ask for interior seating.
  26. TK

    TK719

    Hokkaido

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stayed at the Jeffereson hotel over Labor Day weekend attending a wedding. The food for the reshearsal dinner was outstanding, and our lunches were equally as good. The service was consistently good, and the atmoshpere and ambiance of the lounge and various dining areas adds to the experience. Highly recommend
  27. J

    Jabella

    Yorkshire

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant in a historic hotel. Breakfast was lovely. I had the French toast and husband had the eggs Benedict. Very quiet and bright, lots of windows.
  28. GW

    GabrieleW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    we very much enjoyed the experience. excellent job! thank you!
  29. P

    Pogo

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fried oysters, scallops, and red snapper were all phenomenal. Excellent wine list. Reasonable prices for the quality of food and service. Strongly recommend.
  30. CS

    CorinnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time eating here. The staff was friendly and attentive. The restaurant was beautiful. I enjoyed the food very much. Crab cake and salmon were amazing. I would recommend this place for any special date.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time and dinner!
  32. LW

    LoriW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything exceeded expectations. Not your average hotel restaurant
  33. a

    andreaa

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous, inventive food with a friendly, attentive waitress.
  34. IW

    IreneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was wonderful and helped pull off a surprise for my moms 70th birthday! It was amazing
  35. JI

    JimI

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite! Food- superb! (Crab cakes!) Ambience- cozy, romantic (library room!) Server - attentive, knowledgeable ( Jacquee) Loved every calorie!
  36. KM

    KarenM

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful evening with excellent food and superb service which made us feel truly appreciated.
  37. c

    cruzar

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food was so-so for it being super-expensive, like $45 for flank steak, and $18 for mediocre bowl of gazpacho. It was also incredibly noisy, impossible to converse with my wife without having to speak really loud, which everyone else was doing so decibels were beyond manageable. The server OK but just that, OK. The area where we were seated was packed which was likely why it was so noisy. And it was a Tuesday, not even a weekend. Too bad because we've been going to Le Maire for years and loved the food, the beauty and ambience of the place. It seems the management now decided to crowd up the place instead of providing an elegant, enjoyable dining experience.
  38. AS

    AlenaS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great for date night . beautiful place, excellent service
  39. F

    Foreverallison129

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mark is always a delight to have as our server. He is attentive and provides wonderful customer service.
  40. G

    Georgetowner

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous birthday night out! Lemaire’s went above and beyond to make everything perfect and special. I am deaf in one ear and they even seated me in an area that was technically closed so I would be able to hear my companion well! I was Blown away by that! The food was fabulous and the service excellent and very thoughtful. The perfect special night out. Lemaire’s totally does not disappoint in any way!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel is rated 4.9 stars by 3473 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Google Map for Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

101 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23220

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Bar and Lounge Daily 7:00 am–9:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Bar Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Self Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Patrick Willis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (804) 649-4629

  • Private party facilities

    Lemaire is a New American restaurant and bar that is inspired by the agricultural and coastal bounties of Virginia. We are located inside The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, VA. We offer five different dining rooms and a dedicated event planner to personalize every aspect of your event!

  • Private party contact

    Melissa Warner: (888) 652-6750

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