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Lemaire Restaurant

101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
+1 804-649-4629
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef tenderloin” (19 reviews)
“sea scallops” (9 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 2 October 2017

If you want to go first class with a dining experience then you can't go wrong if you go to Lemaire. Wait staff is excellent along with the food and the ambiance. Not inexpensive but worth the money.

Thank Hokie69
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The food is always above average as well is the service. The steaks are tender and cooked as requested, The soft shells were cleaned completely and were not overly fried with cornmeal. you can always count on good food.

Thank Cindi E
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We have dined at LaMaire several times in the past five or so years, for both dinner and brunch, but we have no plans to return. The last evening we were there, our service was nothing short of horrendous. The server never checked on us....More

Thank 250scottt
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

At least if you know they have worked at the restaurant for a while. I overheard our's before we ordered telling another couple that she had worked at Lemaire for over 3 years, so I knew I could rely on her recommendations for food and...More

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

My family of four went for my husband's birthday. The fried oyster appetizer was delicious! Thirty minutes after we ate the oysters and the heirloom tomatoes (which had a very sour, unappealing dressing), our entrees finally arrived. The filet and flank steak were ok, certainly...More

Thank Tracy L
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Our family tries to get a reservation each year six months in advance of Christmas Holidays so we can enjoy the festivites. However, Lemaire is their signature restaurant on-site upstairs that is perfect for a breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is wonderful to look out...More

Thank loist51
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I have to recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Richmond. When I went to college at VCU in Richmond, VA, I worked in the hotel and for many years Lemaire's has been the place to go. They have touched the opulence of the Jefferson Hotel...More

Thank JSowell879
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Great locally sourced food and good charcuterie. Don't be scared off by the formality - it is very comfortable inside and the service is wonderful. The crowd can be a bit staid, so bring your seersucker if it's hot out and you'll fit right in....More

2  Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great service, good food, great Creme Brulee. Went for lunch on an employee birthday when I worked downtown, always enjoyable.

Thank Kathryn L
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Lemaire is a lovely restaurant that is suitable for special occasions. It is a bit pricey....hence my rating of four stars.

Thank joelspncr
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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: +1 804-649-4629
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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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