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Lemaire Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
+1 804-788-8000
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Lemaire several times, the last time we went I saw a burger on the menu, I was very surprised and thought I could never order a burger in such a great restaurant. It was by far the best I have ever had. Every meal we have had there is over the top.

Thank Tommy S
Yorktown, Virginia
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for my daughter's birthday last night, and it was just as good as the last time we went. The oysters I had were served with a fabulous champagne mignonnette, and my duck breast was cooked perfectly. My son and niece had gluten free options, which our waitress took a lot of time to verify for us. Service was, as... More 

Thank Hsteinmiller
Arlington, Virginia
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for my wife's birthday. The food was generally good, but the entrees had sauces that were too thick and distracted from the excellent quality of the scallops I ordered and the tortellini my wife ordered. THE SERVICE WAS HOWEVER EXCELLENT, as was the Viognier wine from Michael Shaps winery near Charlottsville, VA.

Thank JaydeeHanson
Chesterfield, Virginia
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174 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Business meal for 9. Service was excellent, not intrusive but there when needed. Food was great, oysters were disappointing though, about the size of a nickel. Tasty, yes, but all six together might make one good normal oyster.

Thank JS-VA
Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long day, a quiet dinner in a handsome room was what we wanted. We were impressed by the quality of the food and the menu's variety. The farm-to-table emphasis worked beautifully, including some tasty twists to Southern classic dishes. Our major server Melanie and the chef ably worked around my food issues. Melanie was backed up by other... More 

Thank Rose1920
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lemaire is one of the restaurants in the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond. Since we were staying at the hotel and had theatre plans that evening, we decided to have an early dinner there. The dining room is divided into several smaller dining areas, resulting in a pleasantly quieter environment. The setting was somewhat formal and nicely appointed--a nice place for... More 

Thank Normtf
Arlington, Virginia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great happy hour. I have a hard time convincing people, because they hear "The Jefferson", and I think they automatically assume it's insanely expensive. the bar menu is reasonable, and there are still happy hour prices. it's all online. great service, great food, amazing ambiance. have a drink, dinner, and take a cocktail or coffee downstairs to the Palm Court... More 

Thank Rachel O
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153 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's not just the food, but the whole package. Being in the historic Jefferson Hotel with the fabulous architecture and design lays the foundation to your dining experience. Next comes the staff, plentiful and nice. Follow that up with the excellent service provided by the staff and you are ready to have one of the best meals ever. After salads... More 

Thank Lance H
Richmond, Virginia
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962 reviews
603 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bunch of us met at Lemaire as we had tickets to the Joe Bonamossa concert up at the Altria theatre,which is,within walking distance . Lemaire is one of my husband's and my favorite restaurants in the area so we were happy that everyone agreed to dine there. My husband and I really enjoyed our meals which were perfectly cooked.I... More 

Thank Bornabrit
Alexandria, Virginia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A grand space in an historic hotel. Good menu choices. Food prepared very well. Prices quite reasonable for the setting. This will be my go-to place when I am in Richmond.

Thank Monty H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?