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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 221
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  • 66
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 16
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  • 4
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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
Simply the best restaurant in Richmond-don't miss an opportunity to dine here.

I have always considered this the best place in Richmond so i book many of my special occasion celebrations here. Last night was the 38th anniversary of my shop "THE PHOENIX" in Carytown so i wanted to celebrate. My first choice of Lemaire did not disappoint and in fact the dinner at Lemaire... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Klmccarthy1
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I have always considered this the best place in Richmond so i book many of my special occasion celebrations here. Last night was the 38th anniversary of my shop "THE PHOENIX" in Carytown so i wanted to celebrate. My first choice of Lemaire did not disappoint and in fact the dinner at Lemaire exceeded my expectations. The food was superbly... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great food ... Elegant and relaxing atmosphere. Stayed at the hotel and had dinner here once - visited the bar daily for drinks and apps. Highly recommend.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Absolutely fantastic meal. Fresh and delicious, simply prepared but truly unique. A real winner particularly for a hotel restaurant.

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Lee's Summit, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Liked everything. Our server, Mark, was amazingly knowledgable and excellent! Food was unique and delicious. Will absolutely return.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This a great find. A very imaginative menu leaves you with tough decisions. The ingredients are all local and very fresh and a lot to every dish. The wine list is vast ad despite the difficulty in the interpretation very well priced. Service does not match the food by a long shot

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New Bern, North Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If I just want nourishment I can go anywhere or just stay home. Lemaire exemplifies FINE dining. The decor is tasteful, refined and although NOT pretentious, the surroundings convey RESPECT for good ingredients, thoughtfully prepared and graciously presented. Staying at the Jefferson, we ate here on Thursday July 11 and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the attention of our excellent... More 

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Richmond, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lemaire shows on each visit just how it earned its stars and diamonds. The menus are inventive, the service is impeccable, pricing is fair, and the decor is terrific. From the moment you hand your car over for the free valet service until you claim it again, you feel pampered, The staff is superbly trained. The wine list features a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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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: Romantic, Doing business, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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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