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Lemaire Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Contemporary
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101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
+1 804-788-8000
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed my husband's birthday dinner in the warm setting of the Lemaire Restaurant. The cuisine is local, farm to table with the wait staff well versed in the dishes offered. They had a "special" menu for my husband and later decorated his dessert plate with Happy Birthday, very nice touches. The food and wine were excellent.

Thank Judy W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent fine dining experience. Attentive, knowledgable staff, good menu choices. Would eat there again.

Thank Richard D
Yorktown, Virginia
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful ambiance, very romantic. Attentive staff. My husband had the hamburger, which was the best we have ever tasted. Really, really delicious. I had the steak, it was also extremely good. Drinks were well-mixed and generous. Very nice restaurant and would recommend. We also had breakfast there the next morning after our stay in the hotel and the selection was... More 

Thank Kate M
New York City, New York
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90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at The Jefferson on a rainy night and decided to eat at Lemaire. And we were glad we did. Lemaire features a beautiful old bar with tables in back with views of the street and a larger dining room. Menu is not extensive but the food was quite good. Charcuterie board had an excellent assortment of meats and... More 

Thank JAC197561000
Shanghai, China
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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the hotel on Dec 21 so the hotel was decorated for the holidays and it was absolutely gorgeous. The restaurant exceeded our expectations in every way. The meals we each had were outstanding and the service was impeccable. I cannot recommend highly enough. And it was good value for money. Not overpriced.

Thank Kateinshanghai
Richmond, Virginia
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to Lemaire to celebrate my husband's birthday, as we had not been there before and it was rated as the #1 restaurant in Richmond. Plus, I really wanted to see the Jefferson Hotel all decked out for the holidays. I made a reservation about two weeks in advance using Open Table, and even then, I did not get... More 

Thank OrangeReverie
Richmond, Virginia
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife made reservations for my birthday dinner on 12/18/16 and it could not have been more enjoyable. The service and the food were impeccable. My wife had the meal crusted oysters, scallops for the main and bread pudding for dessert. I had the tuna tartare, tenderloin medium and banoffee tart along with an Irish coffee for dessert. I could... More 

Thank Rod6760
Bumpass, Virginia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was sold out for the two weeks around the holidays -- for good reason. But there are no reservations for the tables around the bar -- where you can get the same exquisite menu. But my absolute favorite is the duck with bok choy. Spectacular. And you won't find it anywhere else in Richmond like this.

Thank moody1779
Yorktown, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided not to leave the Jefferson Hotel on a cold night and found a table in the bar at Lemaire but they served full menu. My wife's salmon was prepared perfectly. The salads were interesting and the service was very attentive despite being off the main rooms.

Thank Brian M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When staying in The Jefferson I ate here, it was a business dinner with a potential client. All went well and the meal was great.The service was brilliant and the drinks were good too. No complaints and will return. As a footnote the hotel is always beautifully dressed for Christmas, a must see!

Thank Mike P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-788-8000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?