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Lemaire Restaurant

101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
+1 804-788-8000
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea scallops” (7 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 4 weeks 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

3  Thank Wenovo
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 20 May 2017

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 17 May 2017

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 14 May 2017

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
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We celebrated my mother's 90th birthday here. We could not have made a better choice in Richmond. We were all treated like royalty. Everything was delicious, from the fried oysters, scallops, fish, salads, and wine to the gorgeous cake I ordered in advance for the...More

1  Thank Tim B
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Beautiful surroundings. Interesting menu made it hard to decide what to order. Service was friendly and impeccable and the food, from first course to dessert was all perfection.

Thank levermontois
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What is the dress code for Lemaire
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!
Looking for a special 50th anniversary dinner place for my wife and I. A nice private setting, would this fit my wishes?
16 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?
30 November 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$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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
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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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