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Lemaire Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, French, Contemporary
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101 West Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220-5009
(804) 788-8000
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Michelle H
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent fine dining, service was great, food was expertly prepared. I ordered wine by the glass. The waiter came with an unopened bottle to show me the label and opened a bottle of wine to pour a glass of wine. This has never happen in any restaurant! Very often a glass of wine is poured at the a service bar... More 

Thank Paul C
Stafford, Virginia
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a Sunday night for dinner and it was perfect. The waitstaff was friendly and attentive, the lamb and the tenderloin were both juicy and flavorful, the fried deviled eggs with red pepper jelly were weirdly delicious, the rosemary bread was warm and smelled amazing, and above all the hotel was gorgeous. If you love history and/or... More 

Thank Stephanie R
Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Creme Brulee ever. We always have employee birthday lunches there as a special treat. What a treat!

Thank 987kathy
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lamaire is the best place in Richmond to experience outstanding food, service, ambiance, and accommodation. The food has never disappointed and service is attentive without being oppressive. Take the opportunity to enjoy the bar scene before dinner. They prepare a terrific martini and the bar menu is a great way to have your first course.

Thank Chip J
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I celebrated our 35th anniversary with a dinner at Lemaire. This was our first visit to the fine dining offered there. We were not disappointed! The wait staff was excellent without being overbearing; the food was excellent and the atmosphere was top notch! The evening was a relaxing success with a fine dining experience. We will NOT... More 

Thank John M
Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lemaire restaurant is the formal dining room located in the historic Jefferson Hotel. The food, service, staff, and accomodations are as good as it gets but $$. You do not have to stay at this hotel to enjoy dining there, but you need to book early, and especially early around holidays as this is where we locals go for... More 

Thank Truck_Camper
Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I occasionally treat myself to their Sunday Brunch. The food is good and the atmosphere is amazing! Sit down for a lovely and relaxing meal in beautiful surroundings.

Thank blk813
Richmond, Virginia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Lemaire recently because they will be undergoing a major renovation and wanted to enjoy the existing facilities before the transition occurred. We chose a reasonable priced wine (they offer wines in "less than" blocks which makes choosing very easy), followed by a couple of delicious appetizers, then our main entrees, which also were fantastic. The service was exceptional,... More 

Thank John T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Had dinner with friends who were also staying for a wedding. Glorious restaurant, superior food, wine, service and setting. We go the added bonus of pre-prom dinners with stunning gowns and equally handsome escorts.

Thank J_J-Aweigh

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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, French, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
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 West 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?