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Lemaire Restaurant

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American, French, Contemporary
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101 West Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
(804) 788-8000
Website
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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 194
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
A Relaxing Spot for a Drink

My girlfriend and I stopped by for an after dinner drink and were enticed by the dessert menu. She had a glass of wine, I had a wonderful cocktail with apple cider and bourbon, and we shared an apple bread pudding. All three choices were tasty. My girlfriend was disappointed that the bread pudding... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Burke
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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294 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Burke
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I stopped by for an after dinner drink and were enticed by the dessert menu. She had a glass of wine, I had a wonderful cocktail with apple cider and bourbon, and we shared an apple bread pudding. All three choices were tasty. My girlfriend was disappointed that the bread pudding was not served with a scoop... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Wonderful service. Creative menu. World class cooking. All in the majestic setting of the historic Jefferson Hotel, Richmond.

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Richmond, Virginia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lliving in RVA, whenever you feel the need for some elegance ,hospitality, and a step back into history, you need just go top the Jefferson and have breakfast lunch or dinner at Lemaire! another place in Richmond that sitting in the window on Franklin St. will give you the same feeling as sitting in the window of the Plaza in... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

An unexpected find! The food and service was excellent. Highly recommend the fried green tomato and crab cakes. Would definitely return next time.

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LA, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It’s easy to imagine the kitchen personnel at Lemaire having all had the same training as everyone else in today’s foodie scene: a sprig here, a sprinkle there, one glazed carrot with an inch of stem still attached, a slice of fennel, an ice cream scoop of polenta, all designed to please the eye, which of course these colorful touches... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Whether you sit in the restaurant or at the bar, this is a place of sheer delight. I prefer the bar for the seating and the view outside, but we did eat in the restaurant proper in December. We were not dressed as we should have been but were treated very well without any concern from the staff. My drink... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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146 reviews 146 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The food was excellent, the service exquisite, just like the rooms at the hotel. Absolutely loved it.

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Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We've found that the bar at Le Maire offers the full dinner menu and is not crowded if you come early in the evening. My wife and I love to drop in around 5:30 PM just on the spur of the moment and be seated at one of the tables with a great view of Franklin Street. The food is... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

beautiful medium sizing dining rooms with amazingly beautiful trim work, and high ceilings, very well maintained, good staff, we had the lamb special (excellent) and pasta special (very good), considerable wine list and many fine choices, hostess was not pleasant, sadly they don't have a dress code,

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Virginiaq
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The food is top notch, the service is attentive without being intrusive. Plan to spend some time and really enjoy a leisurely meal.

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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: American, French, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?