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Lemaire Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Contemporary
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101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
(804) 788-8000
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can always be counted on for quality meals. From both a presentation and taste stand point it is one of the best restaurants in Richmond.

Thank Jim H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food and atmosphere at the bar are excellent. The main restaurant obviously has the same food, but is a little slow and drab, its the vibe at the bar that makes this place great!

Thank johnmU3822KX
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Start any evening in Le Maire Bar and enjoy food drinks, solid service and and outstanding and varied menu... All in a quality, casual ambiance. Since the evening was out Anniversey, my wife and I then joined some pals in "formal" dining room, yet not stuffy. All the positives of the Bar flowed into this area, and offered a delicious... More 

Thank David M
Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lemaire was closed due to renovation so we booked for the smaller restaurant inside The Jefferson Hotel, TJ's. Worth the visit to the Jefferson alone just to see inside! Going to be amazing once the work is finished. Food in TJ's was good though I ordered the beef tenderloin (filet in any other place) and although the meat was perfectly... More 

Thank shenandoah1506
Washington, DC
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passing through Richmond we looked for the best place in town and likely found it. The hotel is gorgeous though undergoing renovations. Real old world elegance. The Crispy Deviled Eggs were amazing, nothing you'd ever make at home. My wife said the Filet Mignon was among the best she'd ever had. I had the scallops which were perfectly cooked, nice... More 

Thank musicman1961
New York City, New York
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110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to get a fancy cocktail in beautiful surroundings, Lemaire is the place in Richmond to go.

Thank nyr38
Chillicothe, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I traveled here for business and all of the locals told me that this was the place to go and I was not disappointed! Everything from the time we were seated until the last bite of creme brulee was perfection. The steak practically melted in my mouth! Will definitely visit if I am ever in the area again!

Thank Caitlinn R
Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For all of the talk of Lemaire's swank and excellence (every bit true), the impression for me that stands the test of time is more pedestrian. The spoon-bread. Light. Buttery. Sweet but not too sweet. Fluffy. Worthy of seconds and thirds. My suggestion. Grab your phone now and make reservations for the Sunday Champagne Brunch. 804.788.8000. It's a feast as... More 

Thank TylerSnidow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service here was absolutely top notch. Our waiter was very professional yet friendly and helpful. We didn't have room for dessert but he brought us a small serving just so he could bring it on a special plate decorated with happy anniversary in chocolate piping. Lamaire certainly lived up to the reputation that it has in Richmond... More 

Thank jethro1200
Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Even if you don't eat at this shwanky restaurant, you can stop in and have a nice cocktail at the bar, the bartender made a perfect cosmo once when a group met after work. They do have some happy hour specials. The menu is very sophisticated. Expect warm customer service even as soon as you walk into the hotel. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (804) 788-8000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?