WowThis was the second time I had the pleasure to eat at Hondos. Both experiences were exceptional and delicious . I will recommend Hondos to Everyone I know. The staffs knowledge is extraordinary and the presentation is picture perfect.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNever DisappointsMy wife and I were there to celebrate our anniversary. The service was exceptional (Jeff is truly the best at what he does) and the Steak Hondo and Lamp Chops were great. Highly recommend.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMEvalOverall very nice restaurant. The email reservation worked just fine. The meal was great. I would have expected a sharp steak knife to come with the steak I ordered. It was sort of like cutting a steak with a butter knife. Just a suggestion. I liked the ground pepper on the table. From the bread standpoint, should that be served hot or cold? Not sure personally.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service. They payExcellent service. They pay attention to the details.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and Servicethis is a very frequent venue for us for special occasions, work events...or just because. The food was typically good and the service was excellent. We had Michael as a server, and he was attentive and present without being too present. The barramundi was incredible as a special and the filet mignon was also perfectly prepared. If you haven't tried Hondos you should...I don't think you will be disappointed!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMYippee Ki Yay Hondo's!It had been a long time since I had dinner @ Hondo's. I have had brunch several times & both are the best in town! The new locale is elegant & inviting.
Thank you for the 2 for 1 deal & for reminding me just how good your food is.
N.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst classThis was our first Hondo experience and it was very good. Even before our meal, we knew it would be good when real butter was piped onto the plate (no foil wrapped product - yech) and the steak knives were French cutlery. Soup was fantastic and the Cowboy bone in steak was cooked to perfection.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary Dinner for In-LawsMy husband and I dine at Hondo's frequently but we set up an anniversary dinner for my husbands parents lately. They had a fantastic time. They stated the steaks were superb and the wine was deelish! They also had shrimp cocktails which were very filling and 2 side dishes with there meal. They were very appreciative and enjoyed there 31st wedding anniversary. Thanks to the staff for accomadating and squiring away the bill with us by using our credit card over the phone. Who knows we maybe back in a few weeks to celebrate our anniversary:)5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat steaks and seafoodGreat place to entertain clients during week - special occasion on weekends. Bar is small but well stocked and fun5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, service and ambienceThe food, service and ambience are very good and never disappoint at Hondos. We visit often on special occasions and the staff go out of their way to make the visit special. We requested a birthday dessert for our adult daughter and they prepared a beautiful plate for her. Hondos is always our choice when we want a nice quiet evening out with excellent food.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMElegantWe 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 AMThis restaurant has movedThis restaurant has moved to a newly refurbished location in the past year. The ambiance is quite improved and, while it took away some of the smaller personal nature of the dining experience, it certainly gave them the ability to accommodate many more people, including large private parties. The food is equally as good as always but we do miss the intimacy of the table in front of the fireplace in the libary where the manager usually came and welcomed us.
The new restaurant space is beautiful, however, just not as intimate and we can never seem to get a table near their fireplaces.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMImpressedMany years ago we found a little gem of a restaurant called Rendevous Cafe that was perfect for date night. It closed after the owner passed away and we have been looking for a "favorite" date night spot since. We finally found it - Hondo's is it. Food, atmosphere and service were awesome - and they start to send you email deals once you get signed up. The deals will allow us to be able to afford to go more often and not break our dining budget.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful Meal - Again.On this trip, my husband and I brought a new employee and her husband for dinner and drinks. We enjoyed drinks on the outdoor patio, and had dinner at a table in the bar area. The bar area was not too noisy, which was surprising. We all had delicious steaks - filet, bone-in filet and bone-in ribeye - all were perfectly cooked and delicious. Loved the lamb lollipops and calamari, as well. Great wine list and cocktails. Very much enjoyed our meals and drinks - and Chocolate Punctuation, of course. Great way to start off a new working relationship.5/15/2013 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 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 AMhad reservations but got stuckhad reservations but got stuck in bar area.seafood platter was a disappointment. If I am only getting 2 shrimp and 2 scallops they should be awesome,not slightly larger than quarters and sauteed flavorless. I will stick with Mortons4/19/2013 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