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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 228
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 16
    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
you will not believe how wonderful this Sunday Brunch is

I live over an hour away from this place--but I'll take my guests here as often as I can. It's delightful--wonderful--worth the money. Trust me--it's the BEST!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Yorkriver
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yorktown virginia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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yorktown virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I live over an hour away from this place--but I'll take my guests here as often as I can. It's delightful--wonderful--worth the money. Trust me--it's the BEST!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Atmosphere, service and excellent food!!!!!! We made reservations and when we arrived we were seated immediately. The menu was explained, questions answered and we were never rushed. Salads, entrees and desserts were beautifully plated and explosions of flavors with each. I had the Beef Tenderloin - finally - a chef who knows what medium rare is, and my husband had... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Decided to try based on the suggestion of the Concierge at The Jefferson, and the most delightful experience of many meals in Richmond. A diverse menu artfully prepared and presented using local foods. A broad wine list, and suprisingly, while listed as $$$, remarkably reasonable pricing.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Lemaire for our wedding anniversary. Dining on a Sunday night meant there was room in the dining room and although we made our reservations earlier in the evening, there were "Happy Anniversary" menus for us. The food was delicious and perfectly prepared. Our desserts came out with Happy Anniversary written in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were staying at the Jefferson so Lemaire was a must for us! The service was awesome and the food was to die for! We were in a food coma when we left. We had the Rockfish special and the cheesecake for dessert. Highly recommend eating here if in Richmond!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If there is a better restaurant in Richmond, Virginia, than Lemaire in the Jefferson Hotel, we haven't found it--and we've been visiting Richmond for several years. Since he was hired as the chef in 2001, Walter Bundy, a native Virginian, has been committed to providing upscale Southern cuisine. Lemaire, located off the main lobby dominated by the magnificent statue of... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Lovely venue in the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond.. A Grand Restaurant in a Grand old hotel. The rooms are beautiful and decorated in a late 18th century style. The food was good and service excellent.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My daughter and I went to Lemaire before a show at the Altria Theatre. The food was amazing. The service was unmatched. And we were able to easily want the few blocks to the Theatre. This hotel is elegant and so is this restaurant. Ask for a table in the new glassed-in room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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