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Lemaire Restaurant

) #1 of 1,273 Restaurants in Richmond €€€€ American, , Vegetarian Friendly
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” (8 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 days ago

You are in great hands at Lemaire Restaurant. When I made the reservations one month before our visit, they casually asked if it is a special occasion. It was our anniversary. When we arrived, we were made to feel special and the entire team greeted...More

1  Thank James C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can certainly see why this restaurant is rated number one in Richmond. From the manager, Chauncey Jenkins, who was professional, welcoming, and wonderful to the bar tenders, to our waiter, everyone treated us so special. The food was spectacular. I just can't say enough...More

Thank Jackie V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here in February for dinner and had an exceptional meal with exceptional service. Never been disappointed at Lemaire and I believe that they are getting better each time we go. The menu changes constantly so it is like a new retaurant each time.

Thank jlmVirginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have enjoyed many special meals and happy hours at Lemaire over the years, and the experience is always top-notch in every aspect! Most recently, my husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary with a delightful dinner at Lemaire. From the special menus with...More

1  Thank Juliana T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lemaire is probably my favorite special occasion go to place in ALL of Richmond. Food and service are always top notch and it's such a beautiful historic place. Love this place for so many reasons!

Thank JoRanck
Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting is formal and impressive. The restaurant in in the Jefferson Hotel which provides a spectacular entrance, which begins the experience. It is designed to impress and does it extremely well. If you want to make your dinner special for someone who is special...More

1  Thank Alden Bruce B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard so many good things about LeMaire I was expecting something really special. The room is lovely, the staff was professional, but the food was just average. It was fine, but didn't live up to its stellar reputation. It actually bordered on boring.

Thank Joyce K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While staying at a nearby hotel, I wondered in one evening to see this iconic classic hotel. Absolutely gorgeous! Classic beauty. I went downstairs to the Jefferson lounge/bar area for a classic manhattan cocktail. Unfortunately that bar was closed, so I went upstairs to the...More

Thank SouthernTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First the staff was great, our waiter was very helpful and let me taste several wines which I appreciated. My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary, looking forward to a great meal in a beautiful setting. The dining room is beautiful, unfortunately the food...More

1  Thank 2-treat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had reservations for 6:45, but needed to catch a show at 8:00, so we arrived early and explained our situation. They found a wonderful spot for us. I let the waiter know that we were in a rush to get to a show, and...More

Thank Coston C
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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$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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