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Hondos Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.hondosprime.com
  • Phone: (804) 968-4323
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday Brunch Buffet:
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • 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 (804) 968-4323

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?Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Enjoyed my annual wedding anniversary dinner with my wife, Chris at Hondo's. Food was excellent, service was the best in Richmond, the only complaint I have is we were seated near some very noisy customers. If it had just been me, it would have been ok. Would have liked it a bit more quiet."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "This places is consistently excellent. The staff is professional and friendlt. I would highly recommend Hondos."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Service was great. The steak was good not great. I would go back but the dinner was good but not exceptional. Service was outstanding."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Enjoyed the background music during the Sunday Brunch. Server a bit over zealous with water refills. A bit unusual that patrons directed to tables by needing to walk by the front buffet bar and past the omelet station. Prime Rib - outstanding; beef ribs - great; Eggs Hondo - a bit "flat" in taste. Dessert offerings acceptable. Smoked salmon - EXCELLENT."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite special places to go for lunch! They have 'under $10' menu that is exceptional as well as a different menu as well. The food is always good and the wait staff is very professional. I LOVE the way the call you by name when you make an OpenTable reservation!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This restaurant always pleases from the door to desert. Waitstaff personable, attentive and efficient. The filet....melt in your mouth. Vegetables of the day...pleasingly cooked with a light spice mix and a touch crisp. Creamed spinach ...a serious side dish, heavy and creamy and cheesy, probably enough for 3!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food was mediocre and over-priced; steaks cooked perfectly but the NY strip cut was very fatty/chewy. Our service was great, friendly, and attentive. We'll go back for drinks and app but not worth $200..."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "My significant other and I love Hondos as a date-night option for special occasions or celebrations. It's a top contender for birthdays and anniversaries! I've always had a great dining experience at Hondos! Thanks for all the great work."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Twice in past two months, when I have ordered a gluten free salad, the salad either had a cracker tucked into the side, or a cracker and croutons. I specifically made the OpenTable reservation with a note that I was gluten free, asked for a gluten free menu, and specifically said gluten free salad when I ordered. The waitress offered to have salad remade, but I did not have time. My guests already had their food, and I did not want them to wait. I removed the top layer of my salad to try to remove any remnants of the crackers/croutons. I ended up with migraine later that day, which is my reaction to gluten. Very frustrating and disappointing."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The bone in Filet is truly outstanding. Service with Chris was terrific. Hondo's is the best Steakhouse in a Richmond."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Fist time at this sister restaurtant to Schlesinger's in Newport News and Opus 9 in Williamsburg, both of which we have been going to since each opened. Hondo's beats them both. Better service (more upscale) and the food was somehow prepared and served just a little better. This place is not cheap, but in my view you get what you pay for. We don't get up to Richmond that often, but I can see this becoming our regular place when we do dine in the river city."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I travel to Richmond about once a month and usually treat myself to Hondo's. The service is attentive but not oppressive or snooty. We started with the fried oyster appetizer and drinks. Love that they leave the martini shaker at your table. Our filet mignons were superb and they always check how it's cooked immediately when it is served. The scalloped gorgonzola potatoes are amazing. We ended with Bananas Foster that was a little soupy but very tasty. This is really an excellent restaurant where you eat in a library-like atmosphere with piano music to escape, relax and converse."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Our first visit a few months ago was much better due to the server, though the food was only fair. We arrived at brunch this visit near the end and food seemed to be out too long, everything (including ham and prime rib) were dry. Server was a young kid that left our glasses empty, dirty plates on the table, and brought our check half way through the meal. Won't be back anytime soon."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "There were several large parties at Hondo's the night we celebrated our Anniversary. I had requested a booth, but because of the large number of people at the restaurant, we had to sit in a booth in the lounge. The lounge was very noisy and the booth was "tight" for two large patrons. My husband and I ordered our steaks well done and the top of my steak was very "burnt." I do not fault Hondo for this, because it was my request. Next time I will order medium done. We did not enjoy the food or ambience as much as on previous visits, but our waiter, Brian did provide exceptional table service."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Once again Hondos delivered the best fried oysters around. Always a great luncheon spot."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Hondo's provides consistently good food - steaks - and a nice environment at a convenient (Cox Road) West End location."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I understand that it was a holiday (4th of July), however we have been there on other holidays. The service was no where near what we have come to expect from this restaurant. We waited long time just to get water and place our drink orders. The waiter was overwhelmed by the tables he had to serve. Bussing and crumbing the table, which are the norm here were forgotten. We had to summon the waiter to place a drink refill order. The food was as usual outstanding, but the service was not up to what you should expect at a high-end steak house."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Hondo's once again delivers a great meal...steak au poivre, French-pressed coffee and a wonderful creme brûlée. Had to ask for a bread basket, but other than that, the service was smooth and attentive. Just a nice, relaxing experience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Hondos has a good feeling about it. My wife and I love the Lamb chops and the house salad. The wines were affordable."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We have been to Hondo's on special occasions many times. It is a great spot for our anniversary, quiet and intimate. There is music in the background, but it is tranquil and relaxing. We enjoy it every time. The service is excellent, and the food never fails to be delicious. Their filets are my favorite and it is always a tender, juicy cut of meat."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Hondo's has a great ambiance to its atmosphere, cozy seating, upscale environment and clientele, and offers more privacy than most restaurant settings. Our service was extremely professional and not at all invasive, which we love. Plus the food is always amazing, down to the tiniest detail. We love Hondo's! Dinner, brunch... it's a perfect experience every time we go!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We have often dined at this restaurant and are always pleased with the experience. On this particular night we were offered a free steak of the same type as ordered in celebration of our anniversary. We thought this was a very nice gesture and appreciated it. Perhaps the highlight of the evening was one of the best members of the wait staff - Amie. She was extremely pleasant and accommodating. Receiving this kind of excellent service makes any dining experience even better."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Very disappointed in quality of food. Feeling shared by one other in my party (didn't ask everyone). We have eaten at Hondo's several times and have always really enjoyed the food but sadly not this time. Will probably try again but will grill the waiter on best choice (pun not intended). Service and atmosphere excellent."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great service from the moment we stepped through the door! Exceptional food!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "A truly great meal in a elegant, quiet, intimate atmosphere. A wonderful place to have a Fine Dining experience. The staff is attentive without hovering, and very knowledgeable about the menu. My second time there and it was as wonderful as the first. If you are looking to WOW someone- This Is The Place. The steaks are beef heaven and the lobster simply wonderful. The wine cellar is extensive and even the biggest wine snob is sure to be impressed, as mine is. I am sure to go back-Why eat out somewhere else when you can dine here?"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We dined here for our anniversary and the service was great and the food was wonderful. Everything came out nice and hot! I would recommend this restaurant to friends and family!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I take friend's to Hondo's as a treat frequently. This time I took my friend, Regina, to celebrate her 91st birthday at lunch. She is always impressed by the atmosphere and says it reminds her of places that her husband would take her. She had a beautiful shrimp cocktail and her lunch was on the specials list of the day. The waiter was divine, maybe the best we've ever had. However, the wait staff is always wonderful and the food is always way above average and cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The service was good and much more attentive this time...the prime rib was exceptional and I love good prime rib, eventhough it is hard to find nowadays...."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This was the perfect Father's Day dinner venue. Our semi-private dining room had a great ambiance, our servers were polite and helpful, and our food was cooked to perfection. This is a place I come for a grown-up dinner - no kids! LOL."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went here for our Anniversary Dinner last night to take advantage of the great discount (lesser-priced entree free) offered as being on the email list on your anniversary. That being said, here are my observations: Noise level - This is a VERY quiet restaurant. Ambiance - The "new" Hondos is a very beautiful space and enjoyable to be in. Service - Candace was very good. Bar - Holly was great, as usual. Food - We had a Porterhouse and a Strip. The Porterhouse was cooked fine and was good though a bit fatty. The Strip was under-cooked and had to be sent back. The cut had a fair amount of gristle in it. The au Poive sauce was excellent. The baked potato was mealy/mushy and lukewarm. Overall was good, not great. I expected exceptional."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "While the prices were a tad high the food was served well and the steaks were cooked to perfection."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "GREAT steak but very pricey. Sophisticated dining for that romantic anniversary."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Our table was waiting for us upon our arrival, at exactly the precise time. The food was outstanding, the waiter was very attentive and nice. what else is left to say? I would highly recommend your restaurant for anyone including business associates. Thanks for the great lunch! PAUL "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We had a wonderful lunch with perfect service at a very reasonable price. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "We enjoyed the outside dining and the fireplace when it became cool. The appetizers were sizable for sharing. Entrees a bit pricey but great atmosphere and service. It was quiet which was great as you could hold a private conversation. It was also very comfortable."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This is a very good restaurant with a reasonable lunch menu. One of our favorite places to take people for special occasions. The food is always good!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I had two visitors from Brazil that needed dinner. Knowing they are steak lovers I was hoping Hondo's would fit the bill - it was a hit!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Highly recommend this place the steaks were like butter, melting in your mouth and cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Hands down best steak around and cooked perfectly. Bartenders are incredibly friendly and cheerful. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Had never been here but heard about it being very good and it was exceptional. The food was excellent and Trevor T was great. It surpassed my expectations"
    Dined on 5/17/2014