About Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel
Richmond, VA 23220
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
first time there for supper. the place ...
first time there for supper. the place was not busy, yet we were put in a corner, so about all i saw of the place was the pillar behind my friend. not impressed with that. i had scallops for dinner. they were not brought out piping hot. nothing less impressive than just warm scallops. could the kitchen be too far from the dining room or did my dinner sit in the kitchen too long before it was brought out? doubt i would go back again for anything but Sunday brunch.
The beautiful historic dining room was o ...
The beautiful historic dining room was our setting for a lovely dinner with delicious fresh local food prepared with a modern twist. I love that I got a unique, generous combination of vegetables with my salmon meal and the preparation was light, healthy and so flavorful. The romesco cauliflower appetizer was fabulous. Scallop entree was delicious also, said my husband. Our service by Matt was perfect. I give the new chef and Lemaire a 10!
We had a wonderful New Year's Eve dinner ...
We had a wonderful New Year's Eve dinner at Lemaire while we were staying at the Jefferson Hotel. Our server, Matt, was very knowledgable about the menu and made good recommendations. I had the fried oyster appetizer and they were among the best I've ever had! All four of us thoroughly enjoyed everything about our evening.
This was truly fine dining at a reasonable price, since all entrees are under $ 30.
We will certainly be returning.
My girlfriend and I spent the weekend in ...
My girlfriend and I spent the weekend in Richmond for New Years and the Jefferson was at the top of the list of places to experience. The setting of the Jefferson was out of this world. Wish I could go higher than 5 stars. Phenomenal. The food was average - my duck was overcooked, but the mussles appetizer was very good. After dinner we went to the bar downstairs (closed early) and then the bar upstairs. The Service in the restaurant and at both bars was VERY good. The value of the food / drinks and the people watching was unreal. Overall, even with average food, the Jefferson was OUTSTANDING.
The ambiance of the Jefferson Hotel is w ...
The ambiance of the Jefferson Hotel is wonderful, and the restaurant's service was outstanding. However, the food, while good, was over priced for what it was even at around $30 per entree. I think you are paying for the location more than anything. I would recommend the setting for special occasions but not for regular dining.
For the last several years, my husband a ...
For the last several years, my husband and I have taken my family to Lemaire in celebration of Christmas while we are with them in Richmond for the holidays. The atmosphere, quality of the food and service, and overall experience was outstanding once again. The wine list includes several bottles of white and red "Discoveries" priced at $30 and below -- the mark-up is very low/reasonable for a restaurant of this calibre. We took advantage of the value by ordering three different bottles to share. Upon request, we were seated in the library in a corner table for 6, away from the hustle and bustle of the bar. Service was expert with salads/soups all arriving simultaneously and timing of entree delivery spaced out perfectly. We plan to return again next year!
This is definitely a 5 star restaurant! ...
This is definitely a 5 star restaurant! From ambience, service to an outstanding menu.
It is a wonderful experience . This year we had an outstanding waiter, Michael!
He was so attentive, and knowledgable , he made the evening perfect!
Went for an anniversary dinner. The plac ...
Went for an anniversary dinner. The place is fantastic and the service was outstanding. Unfortunately the food was below expectation. We had mussels and scallops and while the food was fresh, the preparation was average, no fantasy, no passion, just regular taste.
Dinner was as lovely as LeMaire has been ...
Dinner was as lovely as LeMaire has been every single time we have ever been, and there have been many, many times. It's precisely why we return over and over. Nothing like the Jefferson and certainly hope guests dont feel like they need to venture out for a superb dining experience, because it's right inside at LeMaire. Thank you again for a lovely time..........cant wait until March!
Expected more for the price. Service wa ...
Expected more for the price. Service was slow but the restaurant was not full. The bar service was not up to a five-star hotel. The cosmopolitan was terrible, they did not know how to make a blue martini! The pork dish was over cooked. The tenderloin was excellent but for the price ($30) expected more on the plate. We thought they changed the chef but were disappointed. Will not return.
We had a wonderful experience at LeMaire ...
We had a wonderful experience at LeMaire. My mother's 88th birthday celebration was memorable. The ambiance, service and food were all outstanding! The Christmas decorations beyond expectations! Thank you for a lovely evening !
Our first time--high expectations since ...
Our first time--high expectations since it's rated #1 in Richmond. The appetizer--cracker crusted fried oysters were excellent and so were the salads. Dave's pork chop, which apparently is a signature dish, were really good. My scallops were...boring. The brussel sprouts on the plate were underdone, yuck, and the other flavors on the plate didn't come together. Nothing delicious about it, esp. give them the cost. If I were to go back, I'd get a salad and maybe two appetizers instead of an entree.
Our reservation was 6:15 and we were run ...
Our reservation was 6:15 and we were running late. I called and let them know. The staff couldn't have been nicer. We had our granddaughter and her roommate from VCU with us.
We all enjoyed our selections. It was a lovely evening. Looking forward to returning.
Went to Lemaire on Monday when I arrived ...
Went to Lemaire on Monday when I arrived in Richmond. Beautiful hotel and beautiful restaurant. I was seated promptly and the staff was very courteous and very attentive. My starter was the:
Marinated ahi tuna tartare /castelvetrano olive tapenade / cured egg yolk / lavash crisps / tomato vinaigrette
It was delicious with lovely flavors and a generous portion. My entrée was:
Wildflower honey glazed duck breast/carrot-ginger puree / bok choy / shiitake mushrooms / virginia peanuts / naval orange jus
Also very nicely done. Service is top notch and definitely a dining gem.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.