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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/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 205
    Excellent
  • 62
    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
Truly gourmet dining experience.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Oski80
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Santa Barbara, Calif
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Santa Barbara, Calif
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
Senior Contributor
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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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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Richmond, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food was terrific and the service was friendly and professional. This is our go to place in Richmond.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant is worth a visit only if you are on an expense account. Sure, it is grand and formal (one might even argue it is borderline stuffy, except for the raucous bar area), but there are far better options in Richmond with a more exciting menu, fun settings and certainly more "bang for your buck".

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Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great food and nice atmosphere. I went during Christmas season when the Jefferson is decorated. Definately recommend.

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good happy hour drink prices - $5 for house wine which was a very good red and white blend. Caesar salad had WAY too much dressing on it ($12 I think). My monkfish dish was just okay at $28.

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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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?