Hondos
Hondos

Hondos

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hondosprime.com/
  • Phone: (804) 968-4323
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch Buffet:
    10:00am-2:00pm
    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner:
    Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Paul Wielt
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Four areas of the restaurant are available. Private areas include:
    The Board Room up to 16 people
    Occasion Room up to 30 people
    The Library Room A up 44 people
    The Library Room B up to 44 people
    Both Library Rooms can be combined to accommodate up to 88 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Toni Peebles 8049684323x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broad St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Hondos
Hondos is Richmond's prime destination for great steak. Hondos features a variety of perfectly aged cuts, broiled to your request and served sizzling. The menu features three different cuts of filet mignon, a cowboy rib-eye, 24oz porterhouse, two cuts of strip sirloin including a popular Kansas City strip. Hondos also specializes in fresh seafood with such favorites as jumbo lump (absolutely no-filler) crabcakes, South African lobster tails and a daily "fresh catch" to name a few. Whether a romantic evening for two or a business dinner, Hondos is sure to surpass your highest expectations in food and unparalleled service. Why not join us tonight?
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Hondos reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (103)romantic (80)notable wine list (53)good for groups (47)fit for foodies (43)great for lunch (33)neighborhood gem (27)great for brunch (20)vibrant bar scene (8)great for outdoor dining (8)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Not so good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Overall, overpriced with mediocre service topped off with average food. Buckhead's is comparable or cheaper with 5- star steaks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not as good as usual.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The 3 of us had a small filet, mashed potatoes etc. The steaks had to go back because of too rare and the butter wouldn't melt in the potatoes---too cold. And then the 2 lattes weren't hot---thought maybe the milk wasn't properly steamed. Too bad. We love this place but not up to usual standards.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hondo's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My husband and I went here to celebrate his birthday on Saturday and were very disappointed. Our $200 meal left much to be desired. The lamb lollipops were chewy and smothered in a "balsamic glaze" that tasted like someone had dumped a bottle of Kraft Balsamic dressing over them. The steak hondo, said to be served with a hollandase, had the same sauce and was topped with what looked and tsted like canned crab meat. Service was fine but would've liked a little more attention--maybe we would have received it if our table hadn't been tucked in the back corner of a room and blocked by others.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MacL
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Great restaurant and food...portions too large for older folks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    great service as always! The bone in filet is the most flavorful steak I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch find.
    Nickscotti
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    A surprisingly inexpensive lunch menu from a high end steakhouse. If you want to do fine dining but are on a budget, come for lunch and have a great meal for a great deal!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining on Halloween
    ClydeCat
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We made reservations for dinner because of receiving a great buy one - get one coupon. We always enjoy going to Hondo's even if we do not have a coupon. The food was wonderful! We love the fact that when the steak is delivered, the server always makes sure it is cooked to your liking before leaving it. This is definitely a great service offered. Our server was attentive but did not hover. All the food came out at the proper timing. We really enjoyed the meal and the entire evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great steak
    gastronomer
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Tonight we had great steaks, great service, and an overall great experience. Hondos has improved considerably since our first visit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    Curt
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Great experience as usual! Pre-Halloween dining was great and not overly crowded. Had the Seafood Trio...have had it before and requested that the scallops have a good sear on them! Unfortunately they came more steamed looking with no sear! Sent back and much better the second time around. This seems to be typical of Hondo's scallops...the only con to the evening. Everything else was great! Wife had petite fillet mignon...which was cooked perfectly for her! Michael on service was great! Thanks All!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Choice!
    Taryn
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I chose this restaurant for my birthday, last minute due to the proximity to the hotel where my husband and I were staying the night. It seemed pricey, but it was well worth it. Sometimes you really get what you pay for. The ambience is outstanding. It didn't get 5 stars simply b/c it is so dark, but there is a light over each table so you can see to eat. It is very private, even in the open dining room and quiet enough to enjoy the meal. The food is fantastic and professionally prepared. The chefs are exceptionally wonderful with presentation. The steaks are some of the best I have tried. I had the ribeye, cowboy style, and my husband had the filet. Both excellent. Also recommend the brie appetizer, and the creme brulee. Wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steaks
    luvShoes
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We always enjoy our dinner's at Hondo's, the steaks are amazing. Our service has always been great as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Went here for our anniversary dinner. The waiter was professional and courteous and checked in on us to see how we were doing, take orders, need more drinks, etc. the perfect amount. The bone-in fillet, cooked medium, came out perfect as did my wife's 8 oz filet also cooked medium as requested. The noise level was moderate but we could talk to each other in normal voices and the setting was very romantic. The only thing I would have changed is having a little more light. Other than that, perfect dining experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience once again
    1stimer
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The best steak around, I wasn't all that hungry after our party had the great shrimp app, the awesome pecan / Brie, and crabcakes - but I could not stop eating the filet until it was all gone. As good as it gets - period
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hondo's 10/12/2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Excellent dinner, as always. Had the dinner special deal with two small filet medallions and a small lobster tail. Came with salad and dessert for fixed price of $39. Steak was super tender. Added a full-sized lobster tail and split it between the two of us. Both small and larger lobster tails were cooked perfectly. Scallops appetizer was incredible. Many visits to this facility and always very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Bash
    Birthdayguy
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We celebrated my 70th birthday with wonderful food I am allowed to eat on rare occasions and we were not disappointed in any way. This is our restaurant of choice for all of our special celebrations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hondo's
    peteone
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was excellent! As good a steak as we have had (strip & filet) Service was supurb and everything was great. The dessert (special chocoate w/icecream) was very good but the ice cream was not memorable. It lacked creaminess. Pricy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excels
    BocaBoomerVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I travel to Richmond once, maybe twice a year. This is an obligatory stop while in town. Hosted three client lunches and a dinner during my week there. As a high end steak house one would expect to give high marks for the ambience, food and service. Hondos hits this 'trifecta' on every visit. There is a certain competitive advantage in being a local versus national chain. No 'stuffiness' or 'pretnetious' attitudes here, just a wonderful dining experience whether it's at noon or 8pm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Extremely noisey, food overcooked, served incorrect order. First visit and will be the last. Too many other better overall quality restaurants to spend our time and money.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great value for lunch
    DeanVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Given the quality of the restaurant I was very surprised by how reasonale the lunch menu prices were. A number of items under $10 and I got a filet and 2 sides for a great price.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not only for dinner but lunch, too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Hondo's has long been recognized as an outstanding chop house with great dinner steaks. But don't overlook lunch! There are many lunch specials for $10 and a lunch steak for around $12, far less than you would pay at dinner and a great value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place!
    diamondgroupVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Took my friend there for her birthday and they made her feel very special! The salmon is excellent as well as the steak!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    This is a favorite lunch spot. Friends and I have been there numerous times and always found it to be outstanding. We've tried other restaurants but none is comparable with this one overall. It is always elegant dining.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inaaccurate Website
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Although we had a very nice evening, Hondo's website advertised a prime rib special for Sunday nights. When we asked both the hostess and the server about it, we were told that no such special existed. I checked the website on Monday morning and the prime rib special was clearly there. I called and spoke to the manager who confirmed that the prime rib special was advertised on their website and that no such special exists. Blame was placed on the website developer. The manager was very nice, but there was nothing even approaching an apology - just shifting blame. There really shouldn't be suce a disconnect between the information on a restaurant's website and reality. Be cautious when relying upon the information on Hondo's website.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food - relaxing
    HappyCouple
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Been there many times and always excellent service and delicious fresh food
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exceptional food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I made reservations for dinner on 9/26 for my 16th Anniversary with the intent of allowing my wife the opportunity to experience a great meal. I have eaten at Hondo's on a couple occassions while entertaining customers but this would be my 1st trip with my wife. While had explained to my wife how great the food would be, i had no idea how great the experience would accually be. Our server Jon was exceptional and made the entire experience a major hit. Thanks Hondo's and Jon for making me look so good on my anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dress code
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Baseball hats are to be worn outside not while having a meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, lousy service.
    MotaVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Hondo's waiter had a tough day and just couldn't seem to juggle water, bread, cocktails, menus and timing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant
    Jean
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We are never disappointed in the service, food or wine when dining at Hondo's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    DateNight
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had an 830 reservation on a Friday evening, were seated promptly. The waitstaff was helpful and knowledgable. Our appetizer was delivered promptly. The waiter waited, flashlight in hand, for hubby to check the temp of his steak. The waiter saw it was overdone before we could even say anything and promptly had the item re-fired! The ribeye was awesome.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This was our 3rd year that we celebrated our wedding anniversary at Hondos! We had a wonderful evening & the food was outstanding! I would have appreciated our server, Amy, if she would have clean our table before she brought out our Anniversary cake. We had to help her move our dirty dishes for her to sit the cake on the table! Thanks for another Great evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, service and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Come to Hondos every year while attending the race at RIR, see you next year....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classiest place around
    Boscoe
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The friendliest service, best atmosphere, and extraordinary food make for a terrific experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never A Dissapointment
    BoneIn
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I Have been going to Hondo's for years. Great Steaks and wine! Be sure to ask for Jeff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great steaks
    gastronomer
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Hondos has only gotten better with time. The steaks were perfect and we really enjoyed our dinner here.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Restaurant
    NotFromBoston
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Hondo's has amazing food, the atmosphere is relaxing, the lighting is dim, but plenty bright enough to enjoy your dinner party, and the service is outstanding. This is my favorite restaurant by far. The price that you pay matches the quality of the food and service you receive. I would recommend Hondo's to anyone who is looking for a high class place to eat that is worth the money.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    Nayy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our first time here. We loved it. The waiter (Jamie) was very knowledgeable, the food was great. Atmosphere was awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • MotaVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The perfect spot in Innsbrook for a quiet business lunch or a romantic evening. Beautiful restaurant with very attentive service. If you do want quiet, ask for a table or booth towards the rear of the restaurant . The front of the place tends to be a bit noisy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    cbsouthside
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Having been to Hondos for dinner, I was expecting the same great service and food as before. However, the Sunday Brunch was very disappointing. They had only one "chef" attending the omelet station as well as trying to carve the prime rib and ham, while also trying to make belgium waffles which he burned several of them. He would only do one thing at a time and did not even acknowledge you when you were waiting there. The whole setup was awkward. The buffet portion was in the bar. The bar was near the entrance. So there were flies landing on the desserts and salad. The desserts were dried out from sitting there uncovered. I think it would have been much better if they set it up in one of the private rooms. Disappointing brunch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Great Food
    shady219
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went to dinner for our Anniversary. Had the pan seared tuna for an appetizer, delicious, as was the bread and butter that was served. Husband had the 8 oz filet, au gratin potatoes, and a Caesar Salad. All was perfect. I had the seafood trio, grilled vegetables and a house salad with balsamic vinagarette. Everything was cooked perfectly and delicious. Bryan was our server and was very attentive. We also had drinks, husband had dirty martini and I had vodka and water with lemon. Everything was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Upscale Restaurant
    BP042014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    A class act. Great place for business, family, or special events. Noise level is low so it is easy to carry on a conversation. Food, location, and service are excellent. The self playing piano sounds great and is a treat to look at for kids of all ages.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.