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Lemaire Restaurant

101 West Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
(804) 788-8000
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Ranked #5 of 1,279 restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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240 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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Alexandria, VA
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520 reviews 520 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
317 helpful votes 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is in the Jefferson, the best hotel in Richmond. The staff has expertise that will be sure to please you. The food is well prepared and tasty. Importantly, there is a lot of space between the tables to ensure intimacy in conversation. We really enjoyed our two breakfasts in this fine dining room!

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

There is no doubt with main courses at over $30 this is going to be relatively expensive. Portions are small, but well cooked. We thought some of the combinations were odd, or perhaps interesting and adventurous, depending on you point of view. poor coffee. cocktails too limited in choice. plenty of space between tables, attentive and ppleasant service, but for... More

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Hillsdale, Nj
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Lemaire is in the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, VA. The hotel has been around since forever and Thomas Jefferson stands in the center of the lobby. This hotel even has it's on museum. The crown of the Jefferson is it's top drawer restaurant, Lemaire. They have a lovely wine list but truly, the food is the star. The chef has... More

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Chicago, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Take a walk back into history as you enter the Jefferson Hotel where this restaurant is located. Ambiance is quiet and reserved. Service was very good and our waiter was very well informed about the menu and how dishes were prepared. The wine list was respectable and reasonable. The dinners were prepared to everyone liking including the steaks which differed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We have always enjoyed dining here. Wonderful place to stay as well. When we want to get away for a romantic weekend we book two nights at the Jefferson and dine one night at Lemaire and the other night at Bookbinder's, both excellent places. They will even shuttle you down to the latter so we can leave our car in... More

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Washington, DC
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82 reviews 82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We enjoyed our meal so much the first evening at The Jefferson Hotel that we ate there again the second night, and breakfast Sunday morning. It's just lovely. Great good, fresh ingredients, interesting/innovative menu, wonderful service. Thoroughly recommend it.

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San Francisco
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Very nice to see a restaurant hotel use only local ingredients where possible. Everything, aside from the fish, was an absolute delight. We especially enjoyed the cream of vidalia onion soup, maria's old fashioned jumbo lump blue crab cake, pan seared hudson valley foie gras a la "breakfast", and this fanciful dessert made of chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallow. When... More

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Middletown, NJ
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The room was decorated beautifully, wonderful feel to the room. Our server was very attentive and helpful by explaining some of the choices. I had the scallops which were delicious. My husband had the steak special, done to perfection. We started with a salad that they split for us, very fresh. We shared dessert with the basil ice cream, highly... More

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Hinsdale, IL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had 2 dinners here and both were excellent. Loved their oysters on half shell. Breakfast choices were very creative and good tasting.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had the pleasure of dining at Lemaire which is located in the picturesque Jefferson Hotel in downtown Richmond, VA. My whole experience was top flight from the bar staff, the wait staff, and of course the food. The three entrees we sampled were the duck, the rock shrimp, and the swordfish. The food was perfectly cooked and reasonably priced. Our... More

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