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Chester's Chophouse & Wine Bar

4.5
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349 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
An iconic Wichita steakhouse overlooking the lake at Waterfront. Chester's serves classic steaks and fresh seafood specialities, complemented by signature desserts, classic cocktails, and an extensive wine list. Comfortable dining rooms, inviting bar and a beautiful lakeside patio all designed to make you comfortable. Our Lake Room is available for private functions and is equipped with state of the art multi media capabilities. Whether you are enjoying a business meal or dining with friends and family, your experience will be unforgettable.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 349 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Needfood
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Very, very loud. Seated in the bar. Fat guy standing up at the booth next to us using f bombs ever other word. Waiter acted extremely busy, but got little done. $84 for a one in ribeye. Not worth the pain of the experience. The small filet was prepared good for $38.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was great with the exception that they allow smoking on the patio at the dining tables.

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Delicious
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, Great service and Great food!!!!

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SethP
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was amazing as always Except for the king crab cakes......oil was not hot enough as they were not crispy on the outside. They just absorbed the oil and were mushy......tasted ok. Also our particular server didnt offer us the specials as she was doing every other table and she seemed annoyed when my girlfriend asked for a wine suggestion. Other than that the service was fine.

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Nevets
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Best steak I have ever had......

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MarnieF
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our waiter didn’t offer the days specials or bring us bread until we asked for it after our meals were served. (Asian guy) Hecwas very friendly and upbeat, but seemed a little rushed even though the restaurant was pretty empty.

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Disappointed
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Maybe it was an off night but the food was mediocre at best. Steak came out way rare, sent back and the outside was the burnt and very crusty. For the price it was not worth it at all. There are much better local options.

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LCL49
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, from the Bankok Calamari to the Citrus Carrot Cake! The service was professional but friendly. Highly recommend.

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vipJasonY
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply put, best dining experience I’ve had in a long time. Incredibly accommodating, had a high chair waiting for arrival, service from Michaela (sp?) was nurturing without hovering, and they did a remarkable job with the social distancing of the tables.
My wife had the halibut special, I had the NY Strip, and crab cakes to start. All. Were. Divine.
Great experience, great staff, and I gladly give all the stars.

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vipBrentR
Dallas
68 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in Wichita - was worried with new ownership that quality would drop off. Kept staff, menu, and high quality food.

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JoshC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chester’s steaks are the best in Wichita. Service is always great.

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JacquelineH
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was superb, we were treated very special and the food was excellent. Our takeaway dessert was so beautifully packaged. It was a wonderful relaxing evening!

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DavidP
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We love a great steak and Chesters always comes through (albeit at over-the-top prices). Our main objection is that the 3 times we've eaten there the background music is unnecessary - it's always annoying and too loud. When a restaurant is at low capacity (under 25 last Sunday night) the last thing the patrons want is music to interfere with their conversation. But it also begs the question: why is there ANY background music in a steakhouse restaurant? In a bar, I understand, in a nice, sit-down restaurant, I don't understand.

Just my humble opinion. But the steaks are SUPERB!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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Marshall
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience, would highly recommend to anyone!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, as always!

JR
vipJohnR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with great service!

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RichardE
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was great. Would have preferred if they kept guests at tables at least 6 ft apart.

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DelenaN
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I looked on your site, and noticed you had creme brulee. It was my 25th wedding anniversary, I was so looking forward to this. My husband could have eaten all the steak you had, the sweet potato was delicious but I just wanted the dessert. I was devastated that it was taken off the menu. It made the rest of my evening sad. Even my husband commented on the look on my face when we found out.

The waitress was so sweet and kind and efficient. I enjoyed talking with her and her recommendation on food.

today is not a good day for me to answer about returning, because I had waited for the creme brulee for over a month, it is hard to say about returning or recommending this place to family and friends.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about their food and drinks, the food was amazing too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food came out quickly but properly coursed. Waitress was amazing.

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RichardH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff members were wonderful and very professional.

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DeanS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain. Thanks

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hsjfache
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Our recent dinner at Chester's would not have come close to meeting our pre-pandemic expectations. But, we are experiencing the "new normal", at least for the foreseeable future and find ourselves in the peri-pandemic period. Therefore, we realize that lower expectations, at least for now, result in fewer disappointments. That being said, there are a few things that need to be addressed at Chester's immediately. First, social distancing is still absolutely necessary and restaurants like Chester's are, in no way, unique exceptions. While there are at least six feet separations between tables and tables and booths. There is no more than 2 feet of separation between booths and, on Monday evening, several customers were being grouped in adjacent booths - probably to accommodate the wait staff. We won't accept a booth again when we dine there, at least not until the post-pandemic period. Second, they are still using their traditional menus and wine lists that should be cleaned between customers. Better to switch to disposable during this period so customers don't wonder if it's actually being done. Third, the small bottle of hand sanitizer on each table is a nice touch but a reusable bottle that is more than half empty is not the best idea - again, in this period. A small, disposable bottle guests can take with them or that can be discarded would be better. The same applies to the pens provided to guests to sign their checks. While we always use our own pens, and have for years, using single-use pens would probably be better. Finally, blaming a new owner for menu changes is poor form. When we ask about the "Bag of Donuts" on the dessert menu, our waiter informed us that Chester's has a new owner and he didn't like that item and had it removed. We were just there less than 3 months ago, 5 months after the new owner took over and ordered the "Bag of Donuts". Wouldn't it have been better to simply say that they no longer have that item on the menu?

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RobertK
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, had the veil chop that was cooked to perfection.

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RKG1
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are consistently top notch at Chester’s. We are never disappointed by visiting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Love going but very disappointed that no servers or wait staff were wearing masks and no social distancing of tables.

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JenniferG
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service have yourself a tomahawk steak!! Yummy!

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TerriR
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating was spaced to provide comfy social distancing; waitress was very pleasant - food portions were great

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DanT
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience1

I'm from Fort Worth. I came in for the quality of the food with a coworker. Ordered an $80+ bone-in ribeye (medium rare), $90 bottle of wine, the corn and mushrooms dish, and lastly the creamed spinach. The ribeye and corn side were impeccable. The creamed spinach wasn't worth getting even it was free. The wine was tasty; but with all wine, the quality depends greatly on the environment. We were in the inside dining room and there was rowdy bunch of guys at the long table (maybe 18 guys). It was so loud, and crude, that I couldn't hear myself talking to my buddy 3ft away from me. Rochelle, our server, was kind and professional...and those guys were one of her tables. She was embarrassed and apologetic. Whomever was the manager dropped the ball. He was more concerned about their $2,000 tab than my $320 total. We picked our bottle and glasses and went to the bar. Totally unacceptable. If those guys wanted a bar, they should have went to one. Either that or Chester's should take their overpriced steak profits and build a private room...with closable doors.

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VondaU
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Our steak was so tough that we couldn’t eat it. However the chicken was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. My salmon was cooked perfectly and to order. Service is always impeccable. Great job!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never can go wrong at Chester’s! Wonderful food and awesome service!

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AmberH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michaela provided us with top notch service, the food and drinks were AMAZING, couldn't imagine a better place to spend our anniversary! ❤️

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richards
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and for the money it was delicious and cooked just right the service could not have been any better very responsive always helping one another and clearing the table and filling the water is exactly what I like. Our waiter Taylor was unbelievable very upbeat and happy and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Hostess was rude, we stood to be seated for a few minutes as he looked at us multiple times before seating us. First thing out of his mouth was do you have a reservation in a rude tone. we were the first customers there at 4:30pm with nobody behind us so why even push the reservation so hard? Server seemed very unorganized with explaining the menu and drink menu. Food was OKAY nothing to craze about especially for the money. George’s French bistro blows this place out of the water. George’s $38.00 ribeye blows Chester’s steaks away. Odd seeming how George owns both places. Anyway $185.00 later definitely not worth the price. Unfortunately will not be back, if you want fine dining seek George’s French bistro.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Beginning to see the effects of new management. No more delicious crackers, but sparse sour dough bread. Special salad was just mediocre. Ordered salmon done medium but it was dry and overcooked. Service was attentive. As usual, dining at a table puts a diner in the middle of a mild roar and it is difficult to carry on conversation.

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BradP
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food was outstanding and staff was perfect. Lemon cheesecake was delicious too.

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fredw
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive. Thanks Josh. Food was delicious. Great place.

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ShawnM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Isaac was amazing and totally professional. Couldn’t tell ANY difference from new ownership. Still the BEST steakhouse in Wichita!

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Chester's Chophouse & Wine Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 349 OpenTable diners.

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