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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, 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
This is one of the finest restaurants in ...
This is one of the finest restaurants in the country. The food and service are the best you will find anywhere. My wife and I never pass up an opportunity to eat at the Lemaire, whenever we are in Richmond, VA.
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..
Service and ambiance was excellent. Two ...
Service and ambiance was excellent. Two of three entries were under cooked a lot, we sent them back ( do not usually do that) and they came back still unetable . I fed my dog a $30. Filet.
The experience was great. Food wonderfu ...
The experience was great. Food wonderful. Service perfect.
Food and service were exquisite. I'll de ...
Food and service were exquisite. I'll definitely be going back...once I save up some money.
The food was excellent especially the sw ...
The food was excellent especially the swordfish special. The vegetarian dish was well received as well. Highly recommend.
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.
Signature and memorable venue. Superb f ...
Signature and memorable venue. Superb food, presentation, service. A must dining experience.
I travel for work and live in NYC. This was one of the best salmon meals I have experienced. Cooked perfectly. For a city with no more charm and only restaurant's, this is the place to be.
Lived up to expectations
This 5-star hotel restaurant is just an outstanding place to have a special occasion meal. Our party of 4 each enjoyed our menu choices, and the wine selection was extensive. The setting is incredible. Next time I hope to be a hotel guest and enjoy the restaurant more then once.
Beautiful building, drink selection, gre ...
Beautiful building, drink selection, great food
A great dining experience the food was awesome and the a service was just as good. The patio dining area was a perfect spot to enjoy a great meal. My first time but definitely not my last time. See you soon!
Incredible food, french influenced south ...
Incredible food, french influenced southern comfort. ..wow! Incredibly attentive service and exceptional wine list. We will be back. Thank you Matt
Amazingly beautiful place to dine.
Amazingly beautiful place to dine.
I love the decor of the hotel, both inside and outside. The food was farm to table, it was our first experience with that concept. Great service, and very full of spices. Would definitely return!
I'm new to Richmond and had some friends ...
I'm new to Richmond and had some friends visit from out of town. I love the ambience of the Jefferson and wanted to try out this restaurant. the food was amazing. surprisingly two of us got the burger which was outstanding. the duck emulsion was so good. the waiter did a great job with wine pairing as well. can't wait to go back.
Great food & a great wine list.
Best wine list in Richmond. All three courses were perfectly prepared and in combination of tastes were outstanding.
Simply the best....
I am impressed again by the new chef. He is obviously inspired by Walter Bundy but his cuisine has a few more layers and is garnished a bit more. Love his pasta addition and the new take on the Tuna app...Very nice. Love the use of the seasonal mushrooms as well. His dishes seems to be lighter on garlic as well. NICE.
This was an absolute great choice for a ...
This was an absolute great choice for a romantic anniversary dinner with my Honey. The service, from valet to the kitchen, was pleasantly accommodating. This is a must do dining experience again!
Went here for an anniversary dinner and thoroughly enjoyed it. Service to food to atmosphere were all outstanding. Great value as well! Will definitely be back.
Entertained an internationally known sch ...
Entertained an internationally known scholar with sophisticated tastes. Four of us dined together and all reported that the food was outstanding including duck, scallops, beef and pork. Guests said the architecture of the room compared favorably with outstanding restaurants in Europe.
The restaurant is beautiful, but this is ...
The restaurant is beautiful, but this is to be expected at The Jefferson Hotel. The service is top notch and they came to the table just when needed, never too frequently and not seldom enough that you wondered what was going on in the room. The mix of southern food with French techniques creates an interesting mix of things that work well together and offer balance to two styles of food that can definitely be rich and over the top. The fact that the whole menu uses a farm to table concept shows that it is possible to have amazing food with fresh local ingredients. Overall the restaurant deserves its reputation and is an experience. It is definitely one of the best places to dine in Richmond.
My husband and I truly enjoyed our anniv ...
My husband and I truly enjoyed our anniversary at Lemaire. The staff was wonderful and they made it special by adding a lovely message to our dessert. We celebrated our anniversary there last year, and I'm sure we will be there again next year to celebrate.
Besides the fact that it was full of people much older than us, my boyfriend and I had a great time. The food was very very good but the selections are extremely extensive so check the menu before hand. The Jefferson is beautiful and a cool place to walk around after or before dinner!
We very much enjoyed a special dinner be ...
We very much enjoyed a special dinner before my son's graduation.
The food was pretentious, blend, and not ...
The food was pretentious, blend, and not well executed. Half of the mussels were even not cooked to open shells when they are served. Blend halibut wasn't generously bathed in sauce. I think the chef is trying to imitate European cuisine too hard, but only on the presentation level. It's mediocre at its best, definitely not worth the money.
Service & Food
Service and food was excellent. One of our favorite restaurants. Drinks and dinner were excellent. It was a relaxing evening, never rushed by the server. Everyone was friendly.
We highly recommend Lemaire as a romanti ...
We highly recommend Lemaire as a romantic , intimate dining experience. Our service was excellent and we followed our server's advice on wine and appetizers. The halibut was outstanding and the crab cakes were fresh, full of crab and not bread crumb fillers.
Everything was outstanding and as antici ...
Everything was outstanding and as anticipated at the beautiful restaurant and hotel. Food, ambiance, and service could not have been better.
top notch food and service
We arrived early and were able to be seated 15 minutes ahead of our reservation. While waiting we walked the Jefferson and enjoyed the art and architecture. The meal was very good. We skipped first course/appetizers. We ordered The scallops entree and the steak special with a family side of mac. All of the food came out cooked perfectly and well presented. My only misgiving was the lack of dress code. We were dressed in evening formal and the table we walked past to be seated was in jeans. It spoiled the otherwise romantic/formal ambience somewhat.
Good & average
Some of our food was very good, some average. My wife's mussels were very good- her strawberry ricotta maple salad was average. My Spring Lamb Porterhouse were very good & my hearts of romaine salad was good, but not outstanding. Her dessert, milk chocolate caramel bar , was not very good and she only had a couple of bites. My dessert, frozen blueberry cheesecake, was good but disappointing in that it was nothing like the cheesecake I was expecting. But all considering, the prices were not excessive.
Setting beautiful and historic restored ...
Setting beautiful and historic restored to period time the food was presented well great tasting meal would recommend the halibut and crab cakes
My fiancee and I dined here to celebrate our engagement and were extremely pleased with the wonderful and amazing food and service. The tuna loin, in particular, was out of this world, as was the shrimp tartine.
5 star dining at the Jefferson
We had a great meal at the Jefferson's LeMaire. Food and service were great! However, the rock and roll music piped into a speaker on the other side of the dining room seemed out of place. When asked to adjust the music to something more soothing and appropriate for the setting, say Frank Sinatra or John Coltrane, nothing was done. The halogen lights from the entrance to the hotel shined into my companion's eyes. The waiter remedied that by closing the heavy floor to ceiling drapes. All together, still a 5 star dining experience.
The best restaurant in Richmond
I must say I am a big fan of chef Bundy but the new chef is really great. You can see his influence from Bundy, but he is bringing on his own touch....his food has more layers and more garnish which can be good or bad...but so far it is great. Fabulous pasta dish and I love the use of the local mushrooms.
Wonderful food and service in a gorgeous ...
Wonderful food and service in a gorgeous setting!
Great experience, wonderful service.
We had the pleasure of dining at Lemaire for a special occasion of friends getting together after not seeing each other for years. It was a fabulous time. There was no rush to the dinner. Each course was delivered in a timely manner but allowed us to enjoy our company and time together. Although on the higher end pricewise it was worth it. A definite place to eat in Richmond, inside a glorious hotel.
Spectacular food, with amazing taste combinations! Lovely service, impressive surroundings! It was perfect for the birthday surprise I had planned.
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