Schlesinger's Chop House
Schlesinger's Chop House

Schlesinger's Chop House

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.schlesingerssteaks.com/
  • Phone: 7575994700x
  • 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 May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (57)romantic (42)notable wine list (28)fit for foodies (21)great for lunch (16)great for brunch (14)neighborhood gem (12)good for groups (10)great for outdoor dining (8)hot spot (3)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • 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!
    • Food
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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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2disappointed
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    For our anniversary dinner, my wife and I both ordered small filet mignons to be cooked medium. When the food was brought to the table, the plates were excessively hot and the meat was still sizzling. Although extremely hot, my filet was cooked as requested. However, my wife's filet was well done. The waiter apologized for the overly cooked meat saying the warming unit was turned up too high. Later, the manager came by to ask how our meal was and was told about the well done meat. He made no offer to comp my wife's meal but did offer her a free desert. Schlesinger's has always been a place to go for special events but this was quite a disappointment. It will be awhile before we consider going back.
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  • Great time at Schlesinger's for
    topsteak
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had a great time at Schlesinger's for our 40 year anniversary. The food in which I got the Cowboy rib eye was wonderful, great taste and cooked the way I like it. My wife got the steak and seafood. The seafood was cooked just right and not over done. The waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good come back by staff
    vafirst
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    After being treated like we were something that she'd scraped off of her shoe and made to wait 15 minutes past our 6pm reservation, the hostess felt us worthy to be seated in an almost empty dining room. Her parting blow was to put our table next to a very large group that was celebrating something to do with being older than 62. I don't know if they couldn't hear or had been drinking but the volume from their table made it next to impossible to have any sort of conversation at our table. The manager and server could not have been nicer. They were very attentive, the food was good and well-timed. I just wish that the front service had been better. When you're shelling out $120 for dinner, you don't expect to be treated like garbage.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place for Special Events
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We love coming to Schlesinger's with friends to celebrate special events. The food is always outstanding, especially the seared tuna, fried oysters and the Steak and Lobster Tail special on Sundays. The service is always friendly and remembers us when we return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary dinner
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The food was fantastic. I recommend the key lime pie for desert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's day
    Catty
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took my husband to one of his favorite spots to celebrate Fathers Day. His usual filet was perfect and I chose a seafood medley of crabcake, scallops and sauteed shrimp with a red pepper coulis, excellent. I have done numerous reviews on this site for this restaurant and all have been A-1.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    1milliondollars
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I was so glad that I picked this restaurant for our 6th year anniversary. The service by our waitress was outstanding!!! Then also getting a little card and a cupcake to acknowledge our anniversary was really nice as well. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. 5 Star all the way!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steele
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The food and service is exceptional. We've eaten at their sister restaurant in Williamsburg (Opus 9) and love it. Wanted to try Schlesingers and weren't disappointed either. My only comment is that in spite of the excellent decor and food, we felt cramped. We had a booth and - folks, we're not big people here - but we felt the seating was cut about as small as they could and call it a booth. At least ours was. Bench seats could have been a little further back. PLUS when they moved some nearby tables around to accomodate a large group and the wait staff was attending to that table, we couldn't get out of our seats. No way possible. Bottom line, The food was fabulous and our waiter, Steve, was one of the best we've ever had.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food but pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Only recommend for a special occasion as the prices were high.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FineDining1587
    FoodCritic55
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Schlesinger's Chop House is one of the best restaurants in the state of Virginia. The food ingredients are the best, the food is fresh and the quality is impeccable. The chefs' know how to manipulate and transform the ingredients in a dish in respect to its essence, tradition and science. One experiences a real sense of harmony within themselves during this culinary experience. The atmosphere at Schlesinger's offers the appropriate lighting, eye catching interior design, people engaged in conversation and indulged in the fine dining experience, aromas, soft background music, excellent service, and such a memorable evening. Your experience at Schlesinger's will leave's you with total satisfaction.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    Angie22
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The restaurant was first of all beautiful. Our server was Katerina and she was excellent and gracious. Now the food was tremendous. From the bread, appetizers, main entrée, dessert and wine the food was unbelievable. My husband and I can't wait to visit Newport News again and we will definitely visit Schlesinger's again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great strip steak
    kgbearsfan
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Overall about what I expected. Best steak I've had in quite a while. Spent $200 on an appetizer, drinks, entrees and desert for two. (Including tip) Probably will not return, would rather try a new restaurant if I'm going to spend that kind of money.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    SteakLover
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Took my wife of 29 years here for our anniversary dinner. We have eaten here many times. Best steaks in Hampton Roads, including compared to Ruth's Chris in Va Beach. Service is great, quiet booth, manager checked on us twice while dining to make sure our dinner was great. Highly recommend this steak house!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT SERVICE
    BLESSED
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    The service at Schelsinger's was EXCELLENT and the food was SUPERB!!! We love dining there each and every time we have an opportunity to enjoy some great tasting food in a magnificient environment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service. Great Food
    Like2dine
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We enjoyed our special occasion at Schlesinger's. The food and service were great. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 630 reviews are from the Schlesinger's Chop House reviews archive.
  • lovely brunch
    closerthanbruttis
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Nice setting and dining for brunch. Live music was a little erratic. Food was tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful surprise
    RomanticEvening
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My wife found Schlesinger's Chop House for my birthday dinner after I expressed my interest for a one of a kind steak. The moment we arrived we were greeted by several staff members and were seated quickly and comfortably for the needs of my pregnant wife. After sitting down we were overcome by the loud rudeness of a big group who luckily were just leaving. This would have been extremely unpleasant if it weren't for the utmost concern of the staff after they showed us their deepest apologies. After that moment our experience was more than we could imagine to the ambiance, food, wine and surprise birthday dessert. We are looking forward to coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time diner
    Edith
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Hotel referred us to this restaurant for special occasion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day
    3nVA
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Excellent food and even better service. I took Mom there last year for Mother's day and she requested to go back this year. Anticipating another request next year.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening!!!
    CNUCaptainsTable
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Perfect setting for a dinner for 7 to celebrate my daughter's graduation from CNU. Food quality was outstanding and service was top of the line. I had the prime rib and it was the best prepared and seasoned cut I can remember having in many years. We would highly recommend this restaurant and we are sorry that we discovered it as she was graduating and moving on.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.