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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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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 254
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  • 71
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 18
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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
Food, Service and Ambience Excell

Lemaire is tasteful yet elegant. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable regarding menu and wine selections. Each dining course was superbly presented with taste to match. Dinner was unhurried and spacing of tables and low noise level allow for relaxing and private conversation. When in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Alan K
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lemaire is tasteful yet elegant. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable regarding menu and wine selections. Each dining course was superbly presented with taste to match. Dinner was unhurried and spacing of tables and low noise level allow for relaxing and private conversation. When in Richmond a trip the Jefferson Hotel and dinner at Lemaire is not to be missed.

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Chicago, Illinois
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810 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In the very elegant Jefferson Hotel. We wanted to have the early bird appetizer special, 3 for $20, from 4-7, at the bar along with some drink specials, before our dinner, but when we arrived about 6 on a Friday, the bar was packed and there were no seats. It was also extremely noisy. We were seated early in the... More 

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Thank chitownsam
Newark, Delaware
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went just for the 3 for $20 from the bar menu special. We called several days ahead to confirm, they said "yes, everything on the bar menu." We got to the restaurant, they informed us, no, only hot and cold, not the sandwich section of the bar menu. We ordered calamari, oysters, and pork quesadillas. When the oysters arrived,... More 

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Thank Delaware_Yankee
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't eat in the dining room, rather at the bar. This place is beautiful and delicious all in one. The bartenders were attentive, and the food came out correct. We had a couple cocktails, and a light dinner. We also took time after dinner to check out The Jefferson Hotel that houses the restaurant. Both are just exquisite, and... More 

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Thank RunawayCoco
Henderson, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I experienced a fabulous evening here! We started with drinks in the bar an later decided to dine. Our server, Jake effortlessly attended to all our needs. He offered great information about drinks and menu choices when asked. And he was spot on! An absolute must when visiting downtown Richmond!

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Thank Dianne F
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary with dinner at Lemaire. Let me start by saying the service was absolutely the best I have experienced. We enjoyed 2 apps,2 main courses, a bottle of wine, and shared a dessert. The food was wonderful. The setting at first seemed very formal but dinner was relaxed. Finished off the meal... More 

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Thank PRDoss
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went here for our Valentines day dinner (weekend before valentine's day). Busy, but not crowded. We had a reservation at a nice spot near the fire. Food was some of the best I ever had and the service was wonderful as well. All courses were served beautifully.

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Thank Meaghan M
Williamsburg, Virginia
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120 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

The food was both perfectly cooked and innovative. Service was stellar and the ambience is old school luxury (which we adore!) We look forward to returning soon and often.

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Thank zagnutmom
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and drink. Arguably one of the best burger I've had. Nice atmosphere and very good service.

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Thank Khalid M
Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

New Years day breakfast was great, the restaurant was light and cheery service was impeccable and the food was delightful. Great way to start the New Year.

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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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?