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Lemaire’s tables seat a total of 139, with 16 seats in the bar, 33 in the lounge and 90 in the dining rooms.
The largest dining room, the Valentine Room, overlooks Franklin Street and the main entrance of The Jefferson Hotel. With its original wood crown molding and hand-blown glass custom chandeliers, this room is sure to dazzle guests. It’s named after the famous sculptor and Richmond, Virginia native Edward V. Valentine, who was commissioned in 1895 to sculpt a life-size, marble statue of Thomas Jefferson. This statue still stands in the hotel’s Palm Court lobby. The Valentine can accommodate up to 60 guests at round tables.
The adjoining room to the Valentine is the Gibson Room. This room can be accessed from either the lounge or the Valentine. The original “pocket doors,” often found in historic Richmond homes, were preserved and now provide privacy for groups. The Gibson can accommodate up to 18 at one table or 24 at separate round tables.
Lemaire’s dining room is a delightful configuration of four different dining areas, each with its own special character and charm. The largest of the rooms is the Valentine Room which has fifteen tables. The adjoining Gibson Room features windows overlooking historic Franklin Street and a total of six tables. The Astor Room and The Library also each have six tables. The Bar and Lounge in Lemaire also provides five tables in the lovely Conservatory that are available for full service dining, in addition to the nine lounge tables suited for cocktails and small plates. An additional fifteen seats are available at the bar. Seasonally, guests can also enjoy our charming overlook of historic Franklin Street. Tables fill fast, particularly in the spring and fall months, and are first come, first served.