Chester's Chophouse & Wine Bar

4.6
519 Reviews
$50 and over
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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 519 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

A/C was out. They were up front about it when we arrived, but would have liked to have been called when we placed the reservation. It was hard to enjoy the food when it was that hot inside.

Everything else was great!

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KelliK
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was amazing. Food was Great. Air-conditioner was broken so it was way hot but they made the best of a bad situation.

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maxt
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The best thing was the service. We felt the food was just so-so. We had calamari to start with and it was tasty if a bit chewy. Our salads were good. My dinner partner had a filet which arrived on plate with nothing else on it. A sprig of parsley or something might made a better appearance. On the other hand, my trout was well decorated and look appetizing although the sauce on it pretty much masked the flavor of the trout. The creme brulee was excellent.
We probably won't go back any time soon.

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RichardE
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Food was great, service was good except for the dessert order took 25 minutes for a tumbleweed and 2 ice creams. The atmosphere was not so good. It was extremely warm inside with some kind of portable coolers and fans set up everywhere. This may have been related to the ongoing construction or maybe an HVAC failure. I would have preferred if we had been informed from the start that it would be that way and have the choice to come when the building was in better condition. Thank-you, Diane Elder

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was inattentive for a period. Food unremarkable.

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Lexi
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The good was fantastic. The service was excellent. The pricing on add ons was a little more than I thought it should be. I would for sure go back. The best filet and scallop I've ever had! The ceaser salad was amazing! Everything was great!

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KimberleyK
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Didn’t have our reservation, so they couldn’t accommodate our request for a booth. Sat us near the wait station & kitchen so it was noisy and lots of traffic. Service was very slow. Disappointed.

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BrandonB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food! A good place to go for an outstanding experience in fine dining.

RB
vipReneB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great Friday evening adventure at Chester’s thanks to our waiter Yonick who understands the nuances of food and drink ingredients and describes them in detail. Great filet and an inventive mahi mahi special we’ll remember. Good warm ambiance and excellently managed. We will be back soon!

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Peter
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was great—knowledgeable about special dietary needs. Very pleasant experience.

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vipSonjaB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter, Austin, was awesome. He made excellent recommendations. Loved the scallops! My husband got the 8-oz. filet which was also delicious. You must also try the charcuterie board!

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing!!!! Our waiter was so attentive and very helpful with this being our first time.

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TGrant
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Corbin was amazing. The food was incredible. Lovely evening.

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MaryT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server and food runners were darling. We really enjoyed them, and our overall experience was lovely.

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DavidS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great. Very attentive staff. I would recommend this restaurant for business entertainment.

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DavidP
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

As always, the beef (filet mignon) was top-notch. Service was excellent. One slight criticism of the food: the calamari was chewy and uneven in texture (in the past it has always been perfect, crunchy and very warm). The music should be stopped. Since it was crowded and loud talking, all we could hear in the music was the thump, thump of the bass line (we are musicians) - couldn't even hear the singer, or the words - so why bother? Just turn it off and let's have a nice meal. ALSO: I realize construction was going on but the A/C was not working properly; it was a very warm, toasty evening. I saw a fan blowing (why?) but then the waiters turned it off. Anyway, we will definitely return just to get that beef!!!

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ToddM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience for my birthday dinner! My wife, father and myself enjoyed our appetizer, salad, fish and steak. The service was solid. We will be back.
Thank you

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BobbyD
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It has been years since we have eaten at Chester's. Great food, awesome drinks, and incredible desserts.

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vipBSmith
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was AMAZING! EVERYONE was pleasant, kind and thoughtful! Our waiter was EXCELLENT! He was efficient, attentive, funny, and recommended the perfect, delicious French red Pinot Noire....that was NOT the most expensive! The food was OUTSTANDING! Try to save room for dessert and get a TUMBLEWEED! 🙌🏻❤️ Thank you for giving FANTASTIC dining experience to a girl from Kansas City! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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RobertM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a super especially our server Kot.

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MichaelS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Waited 20 minutes after being seated before any wait staff arrived to begin our order. Had to go up to the hostess stand for assistance.

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RobbieM
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing.
Our server was excellent, he seemed to be running a lot. Maybe too many customers at one time. Our service was very slow. We arrived @ 6:30 and left around 8pm. We didn't have appetizers or a salad and it took a long time for our food to arrive. we ordered cheescake for dessert ...amazing, but took a while to get it and we ordered coffee with it, fresh pot..we love the spice merchant...we were finished with the dessert before our coffee arrived.
I don't think these service problems are all on our server.
We loved that you support local businesses.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We always have a great experience but was not the case last night. Our steaks came out with no sides. Our server forgot to put them in
We then got our sides, we had left overs and wanted to take them home, our server forgot and we didn’t get the sides to take home.
Service was very slow. It’s just never been like that when we go to Chesters.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and outstanding food.

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Happyliz
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Dakota was amazing! Food was top notch!!! Couldn’t of dined at a better spot!! On top of my list for “date night”

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FirstMikeD
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filets cooked perfectly, green beans and grilled corn, delicious! The delicious bread and dipping oil starts the dinner and was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My husband and I were celebrating our 32 anniversary. The food and service was excellent, truly the best steaks we have had in Wichita. Not a lot of ambience, noise level moderate not necessarily a romantic atmosphere.
I don’t think the AC was working as it was uncomfortably warm and my husband was in a sports jacket.

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JudiG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night before we left our son for his first full time job and an early Father’s Day

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RyanM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Unfortunately, a large part of their air conditioning was down. They did what they could to make people comfortable. Our server was outstanding and the food was very goo. I will go back, but only if the AC is working.

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vipSKS66
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

It was our first time eating back at Chester’s for over a year due to the pandemic. Our waiter was great. He was friendly and very attentive. But, we were very disappointed in the food. My old school garlic salad had a faint back flavor of fish? The mozzarella cheese in another salad was incredibly salty. I’ve gotten the crab cakes for years which had gone through various evolutions. I was not able to eat the crab cakes. They were shiny with oil and difficult to cut. They almost had the texture of a sausage patty. I did discuss with the waiter and ordered the roasted chicken for my entree instead. The chicken was just ok. The carrot cake for dessert was a different take on carrot cake. It was a generous sized piece and very light in texture. The trout entree was reportedly very good by another person in my party. Chester’s used to be our favorite place to eat but I’m not certain we will be returning anytime soon.

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jamesh
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Made reservations to have 9yr olds bday at chester's he wanted a steak when our waiter found out we weren't eating steaks he lost interest in our table we hardly seen him the other waitresses refilled our drinks we wanted to leave then but we're waiting for Austin's cake for his bday it never came you would think that expensive of a restaurant would take better care of their customers I said something we got a piece of cake and a sparkler to take home just not the same

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GermaineM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great seat us quick because of our reservation love it

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Foodguy
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Pretty good food. Loved the service. Only complaint would be the music was too loud in the dining areas. Tough to have conversations without talking loud or leaning in to hear.

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JayR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful experience!! The food was delicious and the service was top notched!

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DeniseM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had the fillet, and it was cooked perfectly and very tender!
Will definitely go back!

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ShelleeM
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was very warm and humid. It did not feel like the AC was working. It made it difficult to enjoy a hot meal.

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Darryl
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Wichita. Amazing steak cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our experience was just OK. The restaurant was very warm, not sure if there was an air conditioning issue that was the problem but it was a full house & we were nearly sweating. Our server seemed very busy, maybe too many tables. We ordered salads that were never delivered, they were taken off the tab but it was disappointing. Our steaks were just OK, excellent quality meat and perfect temperature but the seasoning was very bland. We did enjoy the birthday firecracker sundae and tumbleweed to celebrate our son's birthday, it was a nice touch!

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MWilliams
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The AC was out and it was hot, luckily they were quick and the food was good.

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JohnO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not a good value for the price paid. We did not feel like anyone cared that much we reserved a table in the dining room for an anniversary and the hostess tried to seat my wife in the bar. We split a steak as they are very large and the plates have nothing on them but the steak, not even a garnish; i thought we were having dinner at the local diner by the presentation. They are not keeping up with much higher quality at far less expensive steak houses.

FAQs

Chester's Chophouse & Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (316) 201-1300.

Chester's Chophouse & Wine Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 519 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.