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“A special spot for a special time”
Review of Lemaire Restaurant

Lemaire Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 1,603 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Hillsdale, Nj
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A special spot for a special time”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Lemaire is in the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, VA. The hotel has been around since forever and Thomas Jefferson stands in the center of the lobby. This hotel even has it's on museum. The crown of the Jefferson is it's top drawer restaurant, Lemaire. They have a lovely wine list but truly, the food is the star. The chef has created wonderful accompaniments to the fabulous crab cake appetizer. The duck entree was equally wonderful. Although pricey, for a special event it's really worth it.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Geri Z
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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149 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Traditional Southern Restaurant”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Take a walk back into history as you enter the Jefferson Hotel where this restaurant is located. Ambiance is quiet and reserved. Service was very good and our waiter was very well informed about the menu and how dishes were prepared. The wine list was respectable and reasonable. The dinners were prepared to everyone liking including the steaks which differed from other reviews you'll find here. All in all, the evening we shared with local friends at Lemaire was a very good experience.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank jtraveller23
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“Excellent hotel and restaurant”
Reviewed June 26, 2014

We have always enjoyed dining here. Wonderful place to stay as well. When we want to get away for a romantic weekend we book two nights at the Jefferson and dine one night at Lemaire and the other night at Bookbinder's, both excellent places. They will even shuttle you down to the latter so we can leave our car in the lot. The bar at Lemaire is comfortable and trendy, great drinks and food. The service is always top notch as well. Highly recommend!

  • Visited May 2014
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Washington, DC
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Fine Dining, Relaxed Atmosphere”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

We enjoyed our meal so much the first evening at The Jefferson Hotel that we ate there again the second night, and breakfast Sunday morning. It's just lovely. Great good, fresh ingredients, interesting/innovative menu, wonderful service. Thoroughly recommend it.

Visited June 2014
Thank Reviewer1966
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San Francisco
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice wine list, whimsical food”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

Very nice to see a restaurant hotel use only local ingredients where possible. Everything, aside from the fish, was an absolute delight. We especially enjoyed the cream of vidalia onion soup, maria's old fashioned jumbo lump blue crab cake, pan seared hudson valley foie gras a la "breakfast", and this fanciful dessert made of chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallow.

When our waiter didn't know too much about the local wines, they sent us someone who did, and walked us through what was available. All staff was very generous with their time, and friendly.

The fish was very dry.

Visited June 2014
Thank Roxyc100
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