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Lemaire Restaurant

101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
+1 804-649-4629
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea scallops” (12 reviews)
“creme brulee” (16 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 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great location and nice settibg... but, in Richmond there are many amazing restaurants and LeMar does not compete well. I am not a fan as a local.

Thank bobRuthazer
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Easily the best meal I had all year. We have visited Richmond Magazine's top 10 restaurant picks for 2016, Lemaire was at the top and they were right. My steak was excellent, the service perfect, everything was delicious. You can't go wrong with this Richmond...More

Thank JenniferGS2014
Reviewed 12 January 2017

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...More

Thank Judy W
Reviewed 11 January 2017

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

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 8 January 2017

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...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 7 January 2017

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...More

Thank JAC197561000
Reviewed 7 January 2017

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....More

Thank Kateinshanghai
Reviewed 28 December 2016

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...More

Thank OrangeReverie
Reviewed 28 December 2016

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...More

Thank Rod6760
Reviewed 28 December 2016 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...More

Thank moody1779
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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!
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
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$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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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