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Lemaire Restaurant

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Mon, 3/25
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Go to Lemaire for happy hour and try some of their cocktail and appetizer specials. The bar and the Hotel are as elegant and richly historic as it gets. The grand staircase where Gone With The Wind was filmed is a must see.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank judeglass
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great meal. Great service. Great wine list. Oysters were in still in season, so I had to order them. The restaurant has its own oyster bed. Wonderful. The lamb was off the bone tender. The restaurant has recently undergone a menu up grade. Well worth...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jerry A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was better than the uniform fare typical of hotel restaurants. I began with a black eye pea bisque at the (excellent) recommendation of our attentive waiter, followed by the pork chop and with a kumquat gastrique, cippolini onions, sweet potato disks and greens. My...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank RachelRaven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are quite the food lovers and we love to go to fine dining restaurants when we can. This place made our top 5 fine dining restaurants out of the 15 we’ve been to around the country. The decor is not extra...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sourpatchK_18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful dinner, beautifully presented by a friendly knowledgeable staff. Our steaks were tender, the sides were yummy, and we shared a dessert because it was Valentine's Day. The bar offers excellent Manhattans.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Yolan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looking to treat yourself and your significant other? This is the place. Nestled inside the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, you wont be disappointed. Be advised, this is not your average restaurant, so be prepared to pay $100 a plate/meal with drinks. But trust me, if...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Eros719
Reviewed February 12, 2019

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 February 5, 2019

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 February 4, 2019 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 January 15, 2019

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
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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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