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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!
Richmond, VA 23220
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: (888) 652-6750
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
Beautiful old hotel, lovingly maintained. Staff capable and friendly. Service was a bit slow that night. Food was excellent though I wouldn't say "wow" to those accustomed to fine dining. Expensive, but I wouldn't say overpriced. One has to expect a location like this to enter into the price, as opposed to a hole in the wall somewhere.
We hosted two friends celebrating their birthdays. The service was swell and the staff attentive to our celebration with greetings on the menu and verbally. We enjoy Lemaire as a place we can take friends and have conversation. The pace of the drinks and food delivery was perfect.
I have eaten at great restaurants all over the world, but only a handful of meals would surpass this one. Beautiful venue inside historic Jefferson Hotel, friendly and knowledgeable server (Melanie) who not only knew the wines on the list well, but offered to bring tastes of two reds I asked about (even though I was just ordering by the glass since dining alone). Imaginative menu, much of the food locally sourced, nicely presented. A bit pricey, but worth it.
One of our family favorites, Lemaire never disappoints. Our server, Nick, was friendly but never intrusive. The staff is well trained, and they handle all the little things quietly and quickly without you having to ask. It is my favorite place for a special family dinner, because we can just sit and have an unhurried delicious meal with all the trimmings. Yes, it's an expensive meal--however, it is worth every single penny. A great value, and an unforgettable experience.
I have been going to Lemaire for many years, and it is always fabulous. The food is wonderful especially the crab cakes and fried oysters. The seasonal soups are delicious as well and appealingly served table side from a silver pitcher. While there are old favorites on the menu, there are frequent enough changes to keep it interesting and seasonally appropriate. The cocktails are imaginative and the wine list a treat. The Spanish albarino is especially delicious with the seafood . The service is excellent at Lemaire - professional without being stuffy and it is never intrusive.The timing of drinks and courses is always perfect. Special occasions are recognized with a little something extra with the marvelous desserts. And all of this in a beautiful historic space that enhances every occasion. Lemaire is hands down the most special restaurant in Richmond- a great place for visitors to have a memorable evening as well as the perfect place for lucky Richmonders to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and holidays.
Lemaire Restaurant was chosen because I wanted to be treated special. We were celebrating 21 years of marriage. We now have a great memory to share and have already told many friends and shared pitures of this beautiful place. Our food was delicious! The presentation was phenomenal. The setting was so romantic. Our service was impeccable.
Lemaire was a bit disappointing. It wasn't bad, but it didn't wow. The appetizers were average , entrees above average, desserts outstanding. We expected Lemaire to be outstanding across the board.
The crabcake appetizer was not nearly as good as Acacia's or several others in town. The soup had us wondering if it had gone "off" a bit. The fried oysters were fine, but not as good as Pearl Oyster Bar. The tuna tartare was very weak, with small diced pieces of tuna.
Scallop entree was delicious. Cobia and salmon were very good. Pork chop was fine.
Creme brulee and chocolate cake were outstanding.
Attentive service and beautiful surroundings.
Wonderful dining experience in an amazing, historic hotel in downtown Richmond. Waitress (Lori) was fabulous and very knowledgable . The food was amazing and fabulously prepared (looked GREAT and tasted even better). Nice library room where we dined was very comfortable and quite. Would encourage anyone looking for an elegant dining experience to try this restaurant.
I had been looking forward to my first visit to LeMaire since my husband has been several years ago for business. The rooms and restaurant are lovely and elegant. The food for the starter and main course were great. We purposely did not finish because we wanted to have dessert. The bread pudding was overcooked and the tablespoon of ice cream was skimpy for a HUGE portion of pudding. I brought it to our server's attention and he walked away.
We had requested our leftovers from the main course but, sadly, when we opened the box the next day, I was disappointed that mine was not there. No lunch for me. So, we paid $30 for 5 scallops and 2 clams.
We were also very disappointed that there is NO dress code whatsoever. Kids in t shirts, flip flops and cargo shorts sat nearby. A woman sat next to me in shorts and a tank top. LeMaire is suppose to be fine dining. They have a more casual restaurant downstairs, which is where they belong.
There are many great places to eat in Richmond now so I don't need to return. I'm sorry I didn't go in the "glory days" when my husband's colleague was offered a "loaner jacket" for dinner. Additionally, I cannot remember the last time a server did not give me my food to take home. I believe his name was Bruce.
Just in Richmond for a day trip what better place to have an early dinner than the Jefferson's Hotel Lemaire restaurant. A must if you want to enjoy Southern cuisine in a refined atmosphere at prices which are fairly reasonable. Everything perfect, the food, the drinks, the desserts and above all, the service. Not to be missed.
Wonderful experience once the hostess seated us at a decent table (we had reservation, were guests at the hotel, and asked for a nice table at hostess desk but were given the absolute worst-I sometimes wonder what they are thinking as we immediately refused it and were then seated at a quite nice table). Loved the food. Service started strong but did slow down toward the end of the meal.
Headed further south in VA and decided to stay in Richmond. Did a little research and we were NOT disappointed. Food that is well thought out, our waiter (Andrew) could describe the food preparation in in way that made it just that more delicious. Try the Cabernet Franc from VA really good bottle of wine
I can see why it is always ranked towards the top of best places to eat in Richmond. The Jefferson Hotel is a beautiful place and the ornate details in Lemaire follow in suit. Service was above and beyond, they even stepped up for me when I failed to get flowers delivered to the table in time for my wife's birthday.
Food was everything we hoped for, so delicious and fresh. We did several appetizers, then split a main, and of course capped things with dessert. Everything was great.
Will absolutely come here again and will recommend to friends fo sho.
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