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Lemaire, one of Richmond’s finest restaurants, is located downtown, inside the Jefferson Hotel at 101 West Franklin St. Part of the hotel, Lemaire is blessed with an equally sterling reputation. Revamped several years ago to include a more casual and modern feel to the cuisine, the restaurant exudes an old Southern style. Lemaire comprises a main bar and series of private and semi-private dining rooms; the space the restaurant occupies was originally the hotel’s ladies’ salon, where women took tea after being dropped off by their gentlemen, who enjoyed cigars and drinks in the check-in area downstairs, where you’ll now find the hotel’s other restaurant, TJs.
In recent years, Lemaire has drawn acclaim for its modern takes on Southern cuisine and emphasis on fresh, local and sustainable ingredients, nearly all sourced from farms and purveyors within a 90-mile radius of the restaurant.
Lemaire is a New American restaurant bringing a fresh, modern culinary experience to one of Virginia’s most iconic attractions — The Jefferson Hotel in, Richmond, Virginia. Located at 101 West Franklin Street, in the heart of downtown Richmond, Lemaire is easily accessible from anywhere in the city.
Guests of Lemaire are invited to use The Jefferson Hotel’s valet or self-parking conveniently available from the main hotel entrance at the corner of Franklin and Adams Streets. Parking is complimentary to Lemaire guests and parking stubs can be validated by a server or the hostess.
Upon entering the hotel, Lemaire can be found to the right of the Thomas Jefferson statue and through the arch.