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Lemaire Restaurant

101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
+1 804-788-8000
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“sea scallops” (6 reviews)
“creme brulee” (14 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had drinks at the bar serval times; always top notch and very friendly. Nice looking crowd, too... def will come back!

Thank ConcourseMike
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lemaire is located in the historic Jefferson Hotel. My dining partner and I had an exquisitely prepared meal with excellent service in a beautiful, old-Richmond environment. It's hard to find food and service of that quality in an environment where you can have a quiet...More

3  Thank Charles R
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed a fabulous dinner here during our stay in The Jefferson hotel. We made reservations well in advance knowing that this is one of the best restaurants in Richmond. Bruce was our server and from the start to finish he made sure that our...More

2  Thank Wenovo
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lemaire is still one of the best (if not the best) restaurants in the greater Richmond area. I have had the luxury to dine and some of the world's top restuarants and for any special occasion, Lemaire is my first choice!

2  Thank heathervalentine
Reviewed 5 days ago

The atmosphere and service is superb. The experience is one you'll want to repeat. My Husband and I were celebrating my birthday for dinner once. I've been there for brunch also. They have a fabulous Christmas brunch everyone will love.

1  Thank shelia h
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent restaurant with impeccable service in a very elegant surroundings. Food is good enough for "foodies" with a very good veriety. You can go for main course or smaller dishes and both will be delightful. The wine selection is very good as far as quality...More

2  Thank VG73
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food is actually quite nice, but you show up to the front and the attendant tells you to seat yourself. The tables are dirty and when I politely (!) asked for them to be bussed the staff repeated my request to each other before...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed wine and appetizers in the bar area of the Jefferson Hotel. A very pleasant experience. Suggest a walk through the main level of this historic property.

Thank 684patricka
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of the Jefferson hotel is not what this review is about or is it ?Lemaire is the place to be seen in Richmond in one of the worlds historic hotels but it is not going to be the best food experience ever.Most dinners...More

1  Thank pugwash26
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking into the Jefferson is always a treat, but paired with Lemaire is beyond perfection. From the almond garlic soup, to the freshly made bread with sourgham butter to the swordfish and sea scallops, it was a treat for the senses. Richmond has so many...More

Thank Love2Travel804
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Looking for a special 50th anniversary dinner place for my wife and I. A nice private setting, would this fit my wishes?
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
Does this restaurant have gluten-free options?
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.
Where is a great place for a high school graduation party
2 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
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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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