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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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“sea scallops” (11 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 2 days ago

A beautiful venue in this historic hotel. Impeccable service and interesting, well-prepared meals. The menus are inventive without being too far out and fussy, with an emphasis on local provisions. Although super-casual dress is not appropriate, I have seen people here that were not at...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CalGalJerusalem
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Lemaire's on a Sunday evening in early January to celebrate a birthday. Our 5:15 seating was prompt...but for a 5-Diamond restaurant I was surprised to see excess chairs (from an earlier function?) stacked in the corridor leading to the main dining room. Melanie's...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JDWL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped late to have drinks, a snack, and make our Christmas visit to see the huge, beautiful Christmas Tree. The facility is fabulous, impeccable and the staff is wonderful. We decided to share two appetizers and split a hamburger with our drinks. The cocktails...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank georgeg417
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve reviewed the Jefferson and mentioned LeMaire. This is the third visit for my best friend and me. We’ve never been disappointed and this time was no different. The atmosphere is sophisticated and somewhere that business casual or dressy is perfectly fine. Bruce was our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Foodiein757
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Great place to grab a quick drink or a fancy dinner. Look nice to go here as it is a fun restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Katie B
Reviewed 12 December 2018

After a show at the Mosque (the Altria Theater if you are new to Richmond) we spent the night at The Jefferson Hotel - home of Lemaire...We enjoyed the atmosphere and the people there. The bartender was a very nice lady who was very attentive...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

A friend of mine had a small wedding and all 25 guests ate at Lemaire after the ceremony. The food was absolutely fabulous, the service was wonderful, the wedding cake they made was both beautiful and delicious. What a perfect way to celebrate a marriage!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Robin M
Reviewed 17 November 2018

It was so nice to find this lovely restaurant. Four of us from out of town had dinner on a Friday evening. The room is perfect for being able to talk with the people at your table. The service was expert and the food delicious....More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Marilyn F
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Lemaire is a restaurant that will remind you of the era of traditional fine dining. The wait staff was always present but never overbearing. The atmosphere was private and intimate but more because all of the guests were soft spoken and gentile. But where Lemaire...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mike60521
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

As I said in another review of the Jefferson Hotel, this place is amazing. When visiting RVA, and treating my clients to dinner, this restaurant is always on our list as it is convenient to their offices as well as where I stay. Great wine...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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5 June 2017|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
To feel comfortable sharp casual is fine.
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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