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Lemaire is considered one of the most romantic fine dining restaurants in Richmond, Virginia. While the ambiance is fairly casual, the food is highly rated and among Richmond’s best. Proposals, anniversaries, birthday celebrations and other occasions take place on a nightly basis at this restaurant in The Jefferson Hotel.
Revamped several years ago to include a more casual and modern feel to the cuisine, the restaurant itself is very much decorated in the Old South style. Composed of a main bar and a series of private and semi-private dining rooms, Lemaire was once the hotel’s original ladies salon. This was where women took tea after being dropped off by their gentlemen, who enjoyed cigars and drinks in the check-in area downstairs — now The Jefferson’s other restaurant, TJs.
Lemaire is the perfect choice for a date. Whether planning a fantastic first date an anniversary celebration or just a date night without the kids, Lemaire delivers on the romance. The staff is attentive but unobtrusive, the menu is perfect for sharing, tasting and exploring flavors for plenty of great conversation and the surroundings are breathtaking. The handcrafted cocktails and wine list are versatile and the knowledgeable staff can guide you through your selections.