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Lemaire Restaurant

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French, American, Contemporary
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101 West Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
(804) 788-8000
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 207
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic Food, a Bit Stuffy

Let me just say..the food was simply spectacular here. My husband took me for my 26th Birthday while vacationing in Richmond. The only downfall was our waitress was a bit condescending. When I ordered a drink she said

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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313 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Let me just say..the food was simply spectacular here. My husband took me for my 26th Birthday while vacationing in Richmond. The only downfall was our waitress was a bit condescending. When I ordered a drink she said

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Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

To start the Jefferson Hotel is a gem all on its own, Lemaire is one of the restaurants in the hotel, and it is superb. Excellent menu, exquisite service, MARVELOUS bar and barkeeps with extensive drink knowledge. If you have any issues with any part of your meal the chef will personally attend to you and make sure everything is... More 

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Maryland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We dine here every time we are in Richmond , probably 3-4 times a year. For the past several years, we are always extremely satisfied. Varied menu, twists on preparation without being bizarre , huge portions (too huge for travelers , would be in Heaven at home because I love leftovers!), proper servers who lighten up when they realize it's... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews 75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We stopped in Lemaire for drinks and appetizers before going to dinner elsewhere in Richmond. The lounge has some very comfortable seating areas and our server was very good. The appetizer sampler - with local meats and cheeses - was excellent.

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Santa Barbara, Calif
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140 reviews 140 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

As we said in our review of the Jefferson Hotel, one reason to stop in Richmond is the hotel and this very fine restaurant. (Clearly it is a special place for local diners as well as we travelers.) The menu varies according to the season. We typically each order a different starter and main, and share. We have had three... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The service, atmosphere, and food were just wonderful. This was our first time here and it was a memorable experience. Just walking around the hotel itself is an amazing spectacle. If in Richmond, do not miss going to the Jefferson Hotel and Lemaire Restaurant.

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DC
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Lemaire's at the Jefferson Hotel was probably one of the best premier restaurant experiences for any large brand hotel chain, bar none. The service and food entrees this night were spectacular. As soon as we walked in the staff catered our every needs. There were numerous large families gathered this evening enjoying Richmond's finest restaurant faire at comparable prices. It... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We have always enjoyed our Lemaire experiences over the years for special occasions. The bar is as good as any with excellent drinks at reasonable prices (e.g., gin and tonic with house gin for $6.00 and cosmopolitans on special for $5.00). And if you want to go more upscale, they have the total array of adult beverages. The bar service... More 

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New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Located inside the grand old hotel, the Jefferson in Richmond, Lemaire benefits from the decoration, the setting and the atmosphere of the old world charm. You may not feel you are walking into another era but the formal and genteel atmosphere of the premises will make you feel you are going to grandma's house (in the old days) - you... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My husband surprised me with reservations here for valentine day. Truly a great experience. Wonderful food and exceptional service. We felt very important. We will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 West Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (804) 788-8000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: French, American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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