Schlesinger's Chop House
Schlesinger's Chop House

Schlesinger's Chop House

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.schlesingerssteaks.com/
  • Phone: (757) 599-4700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday Brunch:
    11:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Schlesinger's offers a wide variety of Hors d' oeuvres for any size party. From seafood to mouth watering beef tenderloin.
  • Private Party Facilities: Need a private dining room for a family or business event? Two private dining rooms are available for parties of 12-40 people. Special menus are available or one can be customized to fit your needs. Or maybe a smaller gathering of 6-8 people for semi-private round table? We can help you plan an event you will be proud to have.
  • Private Party Contact: Flo-Ann Weaver 7575994700x
  • Entertainment: The spectacular SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET features live local acoustical guitarist, and a wonderful assortment of offerings. Enjoy made to order omelets, Belgian Waffles and carved Prime Rib. Other features include, assorted salads, bagels, smoked Salmon, cheese grits, bacon, surry sausage and a variety of other breakfast and lunch items. End it all with a wonderful cup of coffee and a visit to the irresistible dessert bar.
    We look forward to seeing you.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Loftis Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Schlesinger's Chop House
Schlesinger's Chop House located in Charming Port Warwick in Newport News, offers the finest Midwestern, corn fed, aged beef and the freshest seafood available along with an award winning wine list. The elegant yet casual decor and impeccable service has made Schlesinger's one of the best restaurants on the Peninsula. Come join us for a wonderful dining experience.
Schlesinger's also offers a full bar and patio dining.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Schlesinger's Chop House reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (58)romantic (43)notable wine list (25)fit for foodies (24)good for groups (22)neighborhood gem (19)great for brunch (13)great for lunch (13)great for outdoor dining (4)hot spot (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    They used to serve their steaks on a metal plater inset into a dish. With the butter that their steaks were prepared and served with, the steaks actually "sizzled" when they were brought to the table. They have changed and no longer use the metal platers. While the steaks are still served on a very hot plate, we miss the metal platers. Also, when our server described how the steaks are cooked for each level of doneness, he ended up talking each of us into ordering the steaks a grade more of doneness (I.e. medium rare instead of rare). But when the steaks were served, ALL of them were cooked more than we prefered.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Schlesingers - A Delicious Food Choice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We celebrated my birthday last Friday night at Schlesingers and it was absolutely wonderful!!! The food was spetacular. I had my usual Prime Rib and my husband had Rock Fish. Both of us were VERY pleased with our meals. We enjoy celebrating special occasions there, not only because of the fabulous food and service, but the atmosphere is also first class! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I love the relaxed feel of this place – I definitely would return for lunch or dinner. I did not particularly enjoy the buffet.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place for business dinner
    Fudee
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    It's a good place for stakes...Not very vegetarian friendly menu options...Overall it's a good experience and a good place to host business guests...Our server was very good and she knew her wines !!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Occasion Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Very good, our waitress was excellent. Prices are a little high, so not a place for children. We really enjoyed and definitely go back. However, they do offer many specials and we plan to take advantage.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    David
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Once again Schlesinger's Chop House exceeded our expectations. We celebrated a special occasion Friday evening and all couldn't have been any better. The steaks were tender and done to perfection; the wedge salad and Schlesinger's potatoes were great. And our server, Nick, was fantastic. Thanks!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • spot on
    foodie4life
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I have been to this restaurant a few times. This time was simply the best, my wife and I both had the ribeyes. The steaks were cooked to perfection haven't had steak this good in a few years. We will definitely be returning very soon. Tis place is definitely an asset to the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful ambiance
    MikeLowery
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I took my wife here for her birthday and she LOVED it! Actually we both did. The food was delicious and the service was stellar. It's definitely somewhere you want to go if you like steak and/or seafood. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We enjoy this restaurant for special occasions and have never been disappointed! The food is fabulous, plenty of it, the service is outstanding, there is nothing to improve upon - everything is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • itistheplaceforme
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    It is one of my very favorite restaurants and is perfect for celebrating any special occasion. It's also on my list of places to go for lunch with friends on a regular basis, but groups are treated equally as well as testified by the fact that my garden club has had its annual luncheon there for years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    tesie
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Had a lovely time here with good friends. Attentive but not intrusive server. Only negative was slightly overcooked steak. All else was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Experience
    HoneyCat
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Enjoyed superb steaks and sides in attractive, comfortable atmosphere. Even as restaurant filled up, noise level was low. We were traveling through Newport News and we highly recommend it. Prices are what you expect for top quality steak restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not going back
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was our 2nd visit and I am sure it was our last visit as well. The 1st time my husband and I got the Tomahawk steak and seafood trio, he enjoyed his steak but my seafood and Vegatable were horrible. Then I thought well this was a steakhouse and I should have got a steak instead of seafood. So during our 2nd visit I ordered a cawboy cut ribeye steak. This time my husband's steak was burnt and mine was dry, chewy and tasteless. I could not believe how a good chef could make a ribeye steak so dry and tasteless. Unfortunately my husband never complaint about his food in the restaurant instead he simply says that we would not go back. I could have spent that $200 somewhere that I could actually enjoy my meal.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!
    WVUAlum
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    My wife and I went to Schlesinger's Chop House to celebrate our one-year wedding anniversary. I had a NY Strip, Au Poivre and she had the stuffed shrimp. Everything about this dining experience was fantastic, from the restaurant itself, the waitress, and, most importantly, the food. No complaints at all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What A Restaurant!
    12Awesomedining
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I have been in the hampton roads area for a few years and had no ideal we had such a nice restaurant in the Newport News area. I was very impressed by the professionalism of the staff, the service, the appearance of the restaurant. The food was excellent and now I'm a customer for life.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steakluver
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Excellent food! Great steaks! Perfect for special intimate occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great atmosphere and delicious food
    PartyOfTwo
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    My wife and I went here for our second anniversary and the food was incredible. They offered a wide variety of wine and the Pinot Noir we had was perfect. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a romantic spot to celebrate or even just for a nice dinner. The menu is pricey but the food was absolutely worth it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Filet Mignon and Sweet Potato
    pastorterry
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Sierra was a great waitress. The food was great. I enjoyed a well cooked Filet and baked sweet potato. The 8 ounce filet was cooked medium and it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Two wishes...
    Franee
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    That Schlesinger's Chop House was closer to my home and that I could afford the luxury of dining there more often. Probably one of my favorite all time places to dine. Must return for the prime rib; though it wasn't my selection, our dining friends raved about it. They are both excellent amateur chefs and don't rave lightly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 100 stars
    tbone
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    food outstanding, service outstanding, what more do you want? FANTASTIC! our server went above and beyond to make a birthday grand for our 89 year old foodie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Hidden Gem
    zoo76
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Tucked away amongst a diverse residential and business section of Newport News, Schleshinger's Chop House is an amazing establishment. Top quality service, the staff is professional and personable. The menu provided great variety and choice options, and the food is incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect special evening!
    Dinewithyou
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had a truly wonderful evening at Schlesingers. They accommodated my request for an intimate table as we were celebrating a college graduation. We started off with 2 appetizers to share, the scallops and a Brie with toppings and a lovely Shiraz that was recommended. Two of us enjoyed the Sunday night surf and turf special, chose a salad with our entree and the best chocolate cake! Everything served was prepared perfectly and so delicious. Gina gave us terrific service. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business dinner
    weatherrock
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Out of town customer appreciation dinner. Food and service was great. Crab cake and shrimp appetizers, soup and salad, and steak entrees were all very good. Service was attentive and appropriate. I would recommend this establishment.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rude, Abrupt Attitudes By Staff
    MayoplanVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    On my wife's birthday, i made an reservation and was greeted with inexperience by my server, then abrupt treatment by management and then rude behavior by a staffer cleaning who gave us the "bums rush". They took my reservation for 2:30 on a Sunday and insisted on serving me bacon and eggs in a place that supposedly serves "chops". Worse yet, even if we wanted eggs (and we didn't) the server said we had 15 minutes to eat before staff would break down the breakfast buffet. The manager treated us in an arroggant fashion and had no excuse for taking a 2:30 reservation on opentable and not being able to serve a decent lunch at this time of day. We, of course walked out. This was the worst experience. Go to FiN across the street. Nicer people.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Eagan dining
    Nubndva1
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I had heard so many wonderful things about this restaurant & my dining experience was exceeded my expectations. The food was scrumptious, the wine was superb, and the service was first class.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks!
    Euterpe135
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We received a gift card to Schlesinger's...the food was excellent, but a little pricey. We would only go back on special occasions. The location was very nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfectcelebration
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My husband and I went to Schlesinger's Chop House for our anniversary. We had a wonderful time - very attentive service and great food. We plan to go back... soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best on the peninsula
    cab02
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    consintly excellent in every aspect.The food has always been fantastic,aymosphere and service top-notch.you owe it to yourself to enjoy a terrific dining experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 658 reviews are from the Schlesinger's Chop House reviews archive.
  • Food was Outstanding
    jrandy
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food was Outstanding, table services as Very Good, the bar area was cliquish, if you expect good / friendly bar service you need to be a regular.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding service
    Irongate
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We went for lunch. Wonderfully delicious food. Great place for business lunch. Our server was most attentive and polite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant!
    synergy727
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My husband and I came back here to celebrate our first anniversary. As always, the food was superb and the service was excellent. We were even surprised with a decadent chocolate cupcake for our anniversary. I am definitely looking forward to dining here again!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Frequent diner and love this place. However the omelet bar line for brunch is now too long at times (greater than 10 min). Other than that, everything was fantastic (service, variety and ambiance). Thanks.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try it Once
    Dkp2
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Service was amazing, waiters go out the way to make you happy. Food was overall good. Steaks are definitely their specialty, both my wife's and mine were cooked perfectly. The appetizer (seared scallop) was small, but tasty. The lobster with the steak was rather plain, but cooked well. The dessert was phenomal (chocolate lava cake). Very good wine list with reasonable prices. All that being said, the food was definitely not worth the price we paid. For some reason this place is very expensive, and the food (taste, presentation, flavors, timeliness) is not comparable. It's a nice place to try once.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great service, great food! A little on the pricey side, but great for that special night out...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good!
    BBFbirthday
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The dinner was to celebrate a birthday with a surprise guest's arrival. The entire staff was extremely cooperative in helping pull off the celebration and Jim, our server, was awesome. He took care of each guest to perfection without being intrusive. Food was great as always. We love to go to Schlesinger's!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • undercooked steak
    unimpressed
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Surprised to see that a place that charges 50 BUCKS for a steak can't cook a medium temp. Sent it back but still under cooked...my wife ate it anyway so we didn't have to wait any longer. Blah!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    we had a large party of elven and dined in the back room with the fire place. we had an excellent time. the food and the delicious and the ambiance was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome place
    foodie4life
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The restaurant was delightful our server Brittany was a gem the food was superb. The atmosphere was wonderful and inviting. The manager was awesome . We have been there before a few years ago, don't remember it being this great I will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced overall,steak overcooked
    TomfromCO
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The server was quite attentive and the manager said hi when we entered and enquired about our meal after we were done. We had the lobster appetizer and it was good but a little small. Our salads were good along with the bread. My fiancee had the seafood trio and the shrimp and scallops were good but the crabcake was over salted. I had their signature NY steak and requested medium rare and got well done. Because we had a movie to catch, I didn't send it back. We were there on the Thursday before the 4th of July and the place was less that 1/5 full. For $50 I would hope that they could get my steak right on a slow night, but I guess not. I would not recommend this place unless you like your steaks over cooked.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful location for anniversary
    Satiated
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We celebrated our 32 anniversary at Schlesinger's Chop House in Newport News. It was absolutely amazing start to finish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet