ElegantWe had a very elegant evening for celebrating our anniversary! It was prom night, so it was a little noisy.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe new location of HondosThe new location of Hondos is great. The food was excellent. All of the staff were pleasant and helpful. Our waiter, Brian, was very attentive to our needs.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server Jeff was outstandingOur server Jeff was outstanding as usual ! Food was great ! Wonderful dining experience !5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulMy husband took me to Hondo for Mother Days (friday night). The hostess was warm and welcoming and the wait staff was wonderful. The food was amazing, the staff made sure all was well with us through out the night with out being intrusive. We had a very nice romantic dinner. Can't say enough, we will defenitely return!!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOff nightPetite filet was med instead of med rare. Queen prime had a lot of fat, but tasted great. Sweet potato was a little tasteless ( had before and it was great broiled with lots of brown sugar and butter. This time bland. Experience was wonderful and service excellent. Go place for special times. I think this just may have been an off night.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AM$50 steak was mediocre and$50 steak was mediocre and overdone...same experience past two trips. New location is wonderful.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness Lunchgreat place to take a client for a business lunch. good atmosphere, service and the 10 for 10 menu is in a reasonable price range. i take a lot of my clients to Hondos for lunch.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMNew Anniversary SpotI had always heard good things about this restaurant which leaves expectations high and often not realized. But that was not the case with Hondos. They did not disappoint! EVERYTHING was perfect. The steak was so tender, juicy and flavorful with the drizzled on "drawn" butter, the sides (broccoli, baked potato and baked sweet potato) all "just right". The personal attention by everyone was refreshing and the dessert, a chocolate tart was one of the best desserts I have ever tasted. I feel the value to price ratio at Honos was better than other comparable restaurants. Oh, I forgot to mention the French baguette with honey butter to start it all off. Again delicious!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!The food and service is always excellent. The atmosphere is perfect for any occasion. Love it!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDON'T LEAVE RICHMOND WITHOUT TRYINGRarely will you catch me writing a review about a restaurant, but THIS one deserves a review.
From the extensive wine list, to the excellent verbal explanation of the menu, the table service being flawless, the crisp, professional dress of the servers and waiters, and I could go on.
Now,the important part,the food-
We had the scallops for app-fantastic, as I was really surprised with the white pepper and demi-glace. My Cowboy ribeye was perfectly prepared, and aged to juicy perfection. My girl's prime rib was no different-perfect expression of the meal. We also shared Key Lime pie-great! If you like smoother-style cabs,with lots of fruit, try the Cherryblock Cab-perfect for the prime rib, light for the Cowboy cut, but very enjoyable4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOne steak was ordered med.One steak was ordered med. rare & it was definitely med. well. They asked but our guest said the people were so nice, he didn't
want to make a scene by sending it back. We were there early & their great customer service was almost a bit too much, as someone
was always asking if everything was alright.
Will go back again.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMHondo's - amazing!Been to Hondo's several times for special luncheons with co-workers (for which it is perfect by the way). The food is always great. I like that they have a small menu because I tend to become indecisive when there is a huge menu. And everything that I have ordered (from apppetizers like the baked brie, to entrees - their take on shrimps and grits is to die for, to desserts were great - I was amazed by the simplicity of three scoops of Haagen Das dark chocolate).
I happen to be a foodie so I eat with my eyes first: they can up their presentation a notch. But between a dish with a so-so presentation/great flavor and a great presentation/blah flavor, I would go for the latter in a heart beat. Of course it would be perfect if you had both.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent in preparationFood was excellent in preparation and taste, and service was attentive and aware of what is needed to keep the customer pleased and providing an enjoyable dining experience. This restaurant has, with one exception, provided us with special and memorable dining experiences over the past 10 years.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a birthday celebrationI have to admit, I wasn't too thrilled with the steak, but the other food they serve is wonderfully cooked. The fried oyster appetizer we got was the best oysters that any of us have eaten. Service was wonderful and loved the waiter. It was great for the birthday celebration.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific food and even betterTerrific food and even better service but wow , the prices. Their rent must have gone WAY up when they moved 200 yards !!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA Delightful Anniversary DinnerThe new Hondo's is fantastic! Every aspect is outstanding:food,ambiance and wine selections. Our waiter, Jamie Bryant, delivered a delightful experience - very attentive, knowledgable and friendly - we will ask to be seated at his table again. Our 26th anniversary dinner was as romantic as it was delightful. We'll be back!!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMReal Gem!Excellent food and priced very well for lunch. Love the decor too. It's the first time I had a chance to talk to the general manager before my client got there. I really enjoyed the conversation and his compassion and heart for what he does. He is an excellent asset to the company.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good, but serverFood was very good, but server mixed up salad order for one person and entree for another. He was very attentive though and great with the helping with our wine choice!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great experienceThis place is quickly becoming our favorite place in town. The new location is great!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMyou can always count on veryyou can always count on very good dinner no matter what you order known for great steaks but everything is great3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent dinner and great serviceExcellent dinner and even better service. Could use a larger wine list.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was the very bestThe food was the very best we have had and we have been to Hondo's many times. We had a most enjoyable evening.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday prime rib specialBest prime rib I've had in the Richmond area in many years!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat you'd expectMy family went to try the Sunday evening prime rib special. The prime rib was flavorful, if a little cool. To be fair, I'm sure the rhythm of our meal was disrupted by feeding our two-year old. The lobster scampi appetizer was nothing really special. The desserts were tasty. No complaints with the service.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came there for our anniversaryWe came there for our anniversary and it was wonderful the only complaint I have is that my husbands steak was over cooked but he should of said something and didn't. Everything else was wonderful. Thank you3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a business meetingThis was a business meeting with a client. It was also the first time I had visited Hondo's since they moved to their new location. The food and service are still outstanding. The addition of Valet Parking and a better entrance with some outside dining are very positive changes. The only negatives were that it is very noisy, which wasn't the case in the other building and I miss the John Wayne ("Hondo") pictures, which aren't visible from most places in the dining area.
I still believe this is the besy steak in the Richmond Metro area, and the best prepared. They give a great deal of attention to each diner and to making certain that the meals are perfect.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit toThis was our first visit to Hondos in their new location and it was an excellent experience. The interior is beautiful and very well planned for offering the most flexibility for differing party sizes. The staff members were very helpful and friendly and the food was delicious. This is the only steak house that we go to where the person who delivers the steaks waits for you to cut into them and provides light from a small flashlight to determine if they are cooked right. Most other establishments of this nature put the steaks down, leave, and return after few minutes--which is too late if you find that your steak is not cooked to your liking. This is the best steak house in the area, offering quality cuts and excellent service.12/24/2012 12:00:00 AMMy wife wanted a steak forMy wife wanted a steak for dinner. So what other place to go, but to a close restaurant. The waiter, Alan, was very attentive to our needs (although he disappeared a bit between the meal and dessert). The cocktails were superb. The steaks were simply fabulous. This is an excellent place to have a great meal, while it is pricey, it does provide a quiet setting to have a great dinner and enjoyable conversation.11/30/2012 12:00:00 AM