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Lemaire Restaurant

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Tue, 2/19
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Shooting Point Heirloom Oysters on the Half Shell*
Champagne mignonette / lemon / pink peppercorn / cocktail sauce
Hearts of Romaine
Caesar dressing / parmigiano-reggiano / white anchovy / focaccia crouton
Fresh Ahi Tuna Tartare*
Cucumber / avocado / crispy lotus root / sesame seaweed salad
Jo and Rob's Manakintowne Farms Lettuces
Cherry tomatoes / pickled red onions / sheep's milk cheese / pine nuts
Shenandoah Valley Apple and Eastern Shore Bay Blue Cheese
Peppered bacon / caramelized cipollini bulbs / field arugula / walnut banana bread croutons / pomegranate reduction
Herb Roasted Chioggia Beet Salad
Curly endive / grapefruit / candied pecans / caromont farms cheese / tarragon crème fraîche
Grilled Shrimp Tartine
Rustic bread / chicory / red onion / orange / chile pepper / green goddess dressing
Prince Edward Island Mussels
Jim kite's country ham / saffron / white wine / garlic crostinis
Celery Root - Leek Bisque
Pumpernickel croutons / pickled mustard seeds / fresh chervil
Griddled Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
Parsnip mousse / bright lights swiss chard / red pepper remoulade
Oysters Weyanoke
Chicken fried barcat oysters / wolftown ham / baby arrow leaf spinach / southern cornbread / champagne hollandaise
All fish selections available simply grilled with extra virgin olive oil and garden-fresh herbs
Free Range Joyce Farms Chicken Breast
Country style pole beans / white beech mushrooms / chicken liver "dirty" rice / boursin sauce
Compass Winds Sorghum Glazed Pork Loin Chop
Sea island red peas / pearl onions / root vegetables / mustard greens / smoked pork broth
Garlic and Rosemary Grilled Beef Tenderloin*
Buttermilk-chive mashed potatoes / brussels sprouts / baby turnips / roasted chestnuts / brandy-peppercorn veal jus
The House Ground "Barnyard" Burger*
Pig bacon / sunny side up chicken egg / farmhouse cow cheddar / creamy mac-n-cheese / duck foie gras emulsion
Benne Seed Crusted Tuna Loin
Anson mills rice middlins / baby bok choy / hen-of-the-woods mushrooms / grilled pears / peppadew peppers / orange-ginger butter
House Made Farm Egg Fettuccine
Dave and dee's oyster mushrooms / roasted garlic / grilled scallions / thumbelina carrots / black truffle beurre blanc
Sustainably Raised Organic Loch Duart Salmon
Beluga lentils / winter squash / green leeks / slab bacon / fennel demi-glace
Golden Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops
Cannellini bean purée / broccolini / shaved ham / cauliflower / molasses
Cast Iron Seared Duck Breast*
Stone-cut oats / toasted coconut / cranberries / micro cilantro / apple butter
Creamy Mac-N-Cheese
Anson Mills Rice Middlins
Buttermilk-Chive Mashed Potatoes
Country Style Pole Beans
Lemaire is a New American restaurant bringing a fresh, modern culinary experience to one of Virginia’s most iconic attractions – The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Virginia. The menu features extraordinary Virginia grown ingredients and the Southern influences of Richmond's food culture. The unique structure of the menu will allow you to customize your experience each time you visit while our distinctive spaces - the bar and lounge, the patio and the dining rooms –make any occasion special. The innovative cocktail list features classic libations with a modern twist and fresh, handcrafted ingredients. The wine list of over 200 offerings, including a robust selection of bottles under $30 and wines
$15 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
American, Contemporary
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lemaire is a great environment. As if the Jefferson Hotel wasn't great enough, Lemaire is perfect for happy hour and gathering with colleagues after work. Also the manager, Chauncey Jenkins, is awesome!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Leslie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dining at Lemaire in Richmond's elegant and historic Jefferson Hotel is a special occasion. The Five Diamond restaurant features a large bar and three dining rooms. Walk from the Versailles-like grand hall with pillars and Gone With The Wind-inspired grand staircase, Thomas Jefferson statue and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love LeMaire for celebratory meals - great atmosphere and awesome farm to table food. Tonight was no exception. James was a fantastic server. Our meals were delicious - we both had fish, sheepshead and salmon. The beet salad was lovely. Dessert...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank rebekahe596
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A beautiful venue in this historic hotel. Impeccable service and interesting, well-prepared meals. The menus are inventive without being too far out and fussy, with an emphasis on local provisions. Although super-casual dress is not appropriate, I have seen people here that were not at...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CalGalJerusalem
Reviewed January 8, 2019

We visited Lemaire's on a Sunday evening in early January to celebrate a birthday. Our 5:15 seating was prompt...but for a 5-Diamond restaurant I was surprised to see excess chairs (from an earlier function?) stacked in the corridor leading to the main dining room. Melanie's...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JDWL
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

We stopped late to have drinks, a snack, and make our Christmas visit to see the huge, beautiful Christmas Tree. The facility is fabulous, impeccable and the staff is wonderful. We decided to share two appetizers and split a hamburger with our drinks. The cocktails...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

I’ve reviewed the Jefferson and mentioned LeMaire. This is the third visit for my best friend and me. We’ve never been disappointed and this time was no different. The atmosphere is sophisticated and somewhere that business casual or dressy is perfectly fine. Bruce was our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Foodiein757
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Great place to grab a quick drink or a fancy dinner. Look nice to go here as it is a fun restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Katie B
Reviewed December 11, 2018

After a show at the Mosque (the Altria Theater if you are new to Richmond) we spent the night at The Jefferson Hotel - home of Lemaire...We enjoyed the atmosphere and the people there. The bartender was a very nice lady who was very attentive...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank FrequentFlier645787
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

A friend of mine had a small wedding and all 25 guests ate at Lemaire after the ceremony. The food was absolutely fabulous, the service was wonderful, the wedding cake they made was both beautiful and delicious. What a perfect way to celebrate a marriage!

Date of visit: December 2018
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June 5, 2017|
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Response from Richard F | Reviewed this property |
To feel comfortable sharp casual is fine.
March 16, 2017|
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Response from JaydeeHanson | Reviewed this property |
I think they could do it very well. BUT ask them what else is going on at the Restaurant/hotel at the same. We were there at the same time as the University of Richmond ring exchange dance. Lots of rather noisy college... More
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Response from Bruce W | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I don't know. I recommend you call the restaurant.
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