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Lemaire Restaurant

101 West Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
(804) 788-8000
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Ranked #5 of 1,361 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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New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My wife and I was visiting Richmond for our anniversary. In choosing a restaurant I want someplace that would not only service good food but would be a good tourist stop as well. I found it at the Lemaire Restaurant located inside the historic Jefferson Hotel in Downtown Richmond. First off the Jefferson Hotel is absolutely beautiful. They do valet... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

What a great hotel, the food was local sourced and perfectly cooked and presented. Stephanie gave great service and price was good value.

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Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I can't say that I have eaten a dinner at Lemaire, but I have been to its bar on many occasions, primarily because: • They have different $4-$5 cocktails from 4pm-7pm each night, all of them unique, delicious creations. • Their local craft beers are only $2 each from 4-7pm. None are on draft, but the St. George pilsner from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The bar makes a delightful French 75 and offers a "make-your own Manhattan" which is lovely. Definitely highly recommended!

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Richmond, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

So I must say that I am probably not giving an unbiased opinion as this was the evening my now husband proposed... The waitstaff were very friendly and accommodating, presentations were nice. I was surprised however that other customers seemed under dressed for the venue. The bar setting is nice, food was good and excellent selection of drinks. This restaurant... More

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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155 reviews 155 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The best restaurant in Richmond. The service was impeccable and the food was very good. Scallops were grilled to perfection ($30.00). Hamburger for my grandson was declared tasty ($18.00). The fried pickles were a fun appetizer for the four of us to share. The rhubarb dessert was delicious ($7.00). The room is very attractive as is the hotel lobby. Don't... More

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Alexandria, VA
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525 reviews 525 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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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153 reviews 153 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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