About Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel
New American restaurant and bar that is inspired by the agricultural and coastal traditions and bounty of Virginia. The new Lemaire will deliver the quality and service The Jefferson Hotel is known for, but in an accessible format without the pretense, formality or expense!
Contemporary American, American, Southern
Hours of Operation:
Bar and Lounge: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet Parking
Private Party Facilities:
Lemaire is a New American restaurant and bar that is inspired by the agricultural and coastal bounties of Virginia. We are located inside The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, VA. We offer five different dining rooms and a dedicated event planner to personalize every aspect of your event!
Private Party Contact:
Melissa Warner: 8886526750
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer five different private dining venues. We will provide you with a dedicated contact on our team to assist you in personalizing every detail of your event, including the menu, specialty drinks, wines, flowers, music and audio visual.
Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel Ratings and Reviews
The Fried oysters were spectacular, only ...
The Fried oysters were spectacular, only to be surpassed by the crab cakes (and we live in Virginia Beach and have come to expect excellent crab cakes). The entrees were excellent, although my fish was rather plain.
The total experience was one of the best ever.
An overall great experience from reserva ...
An overall great experience from reservation to evaluation via Open Table. On day of special occassion dinner, I called to ensure we were place in the celbrators favorite small dinning room.
As I stated my name and reservation day/time, the hostess replied, "Yes, Mrs Boysen we have and are holding a table in the room requested." Meal & service was very good. The table next to the fire place (5 of us)... the pink,salmond, peach room.. is difficult since it is on the path to/from the kitchen and to the lobby. Made it a bit more noisey and awkward than desired.
Lovely experience overall.
We have dined at Lemaire for many years ...
We have dined at Lemaire for many years for many special occasions. It continues to be a place we choose when we think of those special times. The food, service and ambiance are impeccable. Thank you again for another exceptional dining experience.
My husband was somewhat apprehensive abo ...
My husband was somewhat apprehensive about coming to Lemaire, having had a negative experience with what he denotes as "fru-fru food," at another restaurant. Lemaire gave us an exquisite food and dining experience as well as an engaging waiter who added to the evening, totally negating any previous apprehensions. From the appetizers to the main course, every morsel was fantastic. We had so much fun, and such a delightful evening, that we will be returning....soon.
While we have enjoyed the Champagne Brun ...
While we have enjoyed the Champagne Brunch at the Jefferson Hotel previously, this was our first visit to Lemaire and we were not disappointed. From the first contact with our waiter to the last, everything was top drawer. Waiter was attentive and professional but not pushy and was genuinely concerned that he was meeting our expectations for a wonderful dining experience. The dining room, as explained by our waiter was recently redone and provided a very comfortable environment for an enjoyable dining experience. We felt the food was outstanding and the prices were very reasonable for the quality and presentation of the food from appetizer to desert. We enjoyed the salmon and beef tenderloin that were both prepared to perfection. My wife and I both agreed that we would place Lemaire in the top three of our all time dining experiences!
Birthday celebration for my wife. Just t ...
Birthday celebration for my wife. Just the two of us. Service, food, surroundings all first rate. A little bit pricey though... especially the wine list (just a couple bottles on their 'discovery list' under $30; then page-upon-page of $50 > $300 bottles).
Overall, well worth it; will go again.
I come to Richmond 2-3 times a year to v ...
I come to Richmond 2-3 times a year to visit my friend. We have gotten in the habit of having dinner here. The staff always know my preferences including where we sit, wine we pre-order, fact that my friend is a vegetarian, and that I don't like to be pestered during our time together. They have gone out of their way on several occasions to make our evening memorable.
Great food, great service. Our waiter Ja ...
Great food, great service. Our waiter James was wonderful. My only complaints are the tables are very close together, and our table was right above the AC vent so it was very cold. By the time we were leaving, we had numb legs.
The meal was exceptional; great quality ...
The meal was exceptional; great quality ingredients, food was full of flavor and beautifully presented. Our waiter was very courteous and concerned for our needs. We were not rushed through the meal. The temperature in the room was good. I mention this because it is sometimes a concern with older people. We enjoyed a wonderful celebration of my mother's 80th birthday.
Though I'm not your typical "fine-diner" ...
Though I'm not your typical "fine-diner" - on occasion - I do try and enjoy a very-deliciously prepared meal. It goes without saying that there is also the hope of a simultaneously enjoyable atmosphere. Years ago my eyes were opened to the tangible difference one can expect when searching for an amazing dining experience, but unfortunately - my trial & error approach, ever since, has consistently come up short of that amazing "first time" experience; until now!
The food at Lemaire was AMAZING! Our waitress was equally as impressive. My dish was the chicken breast entree, and my wife had their crab cakes. I cannot vouch for her opinion, but personally -- I never knew chicken could taste so good! I don't even remember all that supplemented the plate, but trust me - it was worth every penny...
The restaurant is also conveniently located in a hotel. We didn't stay at this particular hotel, because we didn't know anything about the area, but if we ever go back to Richmond - the Jefferson will be our first choice.
If you're ever in the Richmond area looking for a "must have" dining experience, give them a try. They were much better than ANY "brand" name restaurant I've ever been to, and currently tied for 1st place among all of my personal dining experiences...
Had an amazing Anniversary dinner at Lem ...
Had an amazing Anniversary dinner at Lemaire while staying in Richmond. Our server was pleasant, on point, but far from overbearing. The watermelon gazpacho was a mind blowing way to start the meal, and their local beer list was great.
While visiting Richmond, my family had d ...
While visiting Richmond, my family had dinner at the Lemaire. The food and service were wonderful. My son has a dairy allergy and they were very helpful in putting together a meal that he could eat. The dining area is beautiful. The wide spacing between tables is rarely seen anymore even at expensive restaurants. My son particularly enjoyed the panzanella appetizer, beef tenderloin, and creme brulee. I liked my gazpacho soup the best and my husband enjoyed the pineapple cake the most. We also had some very good cocktails.
I am very impressed with the new chef... ...
I am very impressed with the new chef....the Sea Bass was fabulous...and the raw oysters are not to be missed...loved the gazpacho but would love more watermelon in it....the pasta dish is amazing but could due from a little less garlic cloves....
And of course Bruce is one of the top waiters in Richmond...if you are lucky enough to get him you will see what true costumer service is all about..in the old school european method. Fabulous
Went to Lemaire with GF for a special oc ...
Went to Lemaire with GF for a special occasion on a Sunday night, it was not crowded and it was quiet. First off, the staff are well trained and attentive, which can be rare nowadays. Considering that this is fine dining I think the value is excellent, you can certainly pay more for food that is not as good. We had appetizers (tuna and hierloom tomato special) both were perfectly prepared and good. The entres - halibut and salmon were again perfectly prepared and good-sized servings
Dessert was really good, we had the milk chocolate caramel bar and it very yummy can't go wrong with that. I highly recommend.
We were dining for a special date night. ...
We were dining for a special date night. Both of us have eaten there before and noticed a decline in quality. This night we ordered a tuna appetizer and a shrimp appetizer. The tuna was low quality and chewy. The shrimp was basically unsauced shrimp on a dry piece of bread. The steak was visually offputting but tasted ok. The one redemption was the dessert which was fantastic. The wine service from the cellar was quite slow, and our steak got dropped off while we sat waiting with empty glasses. It is disappointing to see this is that current state of Lemaire.
Our waiter Andrew ,was very good, his br ...
Our waiter Andrew ,was very good, his bright disposition set a positive mood for the excellent meal and service that followed. The service I repeat was excellent, food and drinks were served promptly , fresh and correct temperatures. It was a pleasure . We tried some new dishes to us , and his description was right on . We eat out often but believe the chef did a fantastic creation of spices with a great presentation..
Lemaire never disappoints and our dinner ...
Lemaire never disappoints and our dinner in June was wonderful. We started with unique and delicious craft cocktails. My friend selected the swordfish special and was utterly delighted with it. My salmon was equally perfect. Service and ambience are just as excellent at Lemaire.
An amazing experience - I now understand ...
An amazing experience - I now understand what true gourmet food is about. The flavor nuisances of each dish - ahi tuna tartare, sunchoke bisque, cracker meal crusted chesapeake bay oysters & pineapple upside down cake - were a true delight.
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at th ...
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at the Lemaire restaurant at The Jefferson Hotel. We were made to feel welcome from the minute we arrived. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. Each of our selections was delicious. I look forward to out next visit to Lemaire.
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