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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: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 216
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  • 64
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 16
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  • 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
Wonderful Anniversary Restaurant

Delicious food, prepared in interesting ways. The chef paired some spices and foods that I have never had paired, and they were delicious. I ordered the scallops and they were cooked perfectly. My husband's steak was delicious and incredibly tender. Portion sizes were also very reasonable- not the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Susan B
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Delicious food, prepared in interesting ways. The chef paired some spices and foods that I have never had paired, and they were delicious. I ordered the scallops and they were cooked perfectly. My husband's steak was delicious and incredibly tender. Portion sizes were also very reasonable- not the gigantic portions many places serve. Service was fantastic, right there to meet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Love this restaurant - great farm-to-table meals. Wonderful service. It's not stuffy, while still very elegant surroundings. We have never been disappointed here.

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Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The chef is outstanding. I have allergies to alcohol/wine/fruits and the chef always modifies the menu to accommodate this.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The restaurant is considered to be the best place to go in Richmond for a romantic, expensive night out. There is a dress code which one would assume would be at the very least business casual. The formal dining area which is all about southern charm, fine dining and proper etiquette had numerous patrons wearing flip flops, shorts, capri's and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Had lovely seat next to window. Dinner was amazing. Husband had striped bass with beans & pork belly. I had pork chop with coffee & maple glaze. Never had a pork chop EVER that was that good! Desert was cheese plate & lemon creme brulee. GREAT DINNER

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Hotel restaurants can either be great of not so great. Lemaire is in the great category. While it is a fairly expensive restaurant, the service and food are excellent. I would recommend this for a formal or nice occasion. The menu is not large, but it has a good selection of dishes.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

There were six family members celebrating the day after Christmas! We have eaten there many times and I don't think they can serve a bad meal! Everyone is always delighted with everything from the wine and cocktails to the divine appetizers,entrees and desert! The service is excellent and we love having it be only an elevator ride from our delightful... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We went to Lemaire for my husband's birthday and it was fabulous. The Jefferson takes pride in its service to its customers and that shows. I made a note in my reservation that it was my husband's birthday and it did not go unnoticed. When we were greeted at the front, the hostess wished him a happy birthday, our server... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Somewhat formal but not....No dress rules. The service is spot on and the food is divine. Old world charm that we love. The room filled up as we sat there but you don't feel crowded or closed in and we never wanted for anything. A must.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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Additional Information about Lemaire Restaurant

Address: 101 West Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
Phone Number: (804) 788-8000
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
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
Average Prices: USD $15 to $20
Cuisine: French, American, Contemporary

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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 to $20
  • Cuisine: French, American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?