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Chez Max

4.7
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523 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Chez Max offers classical French cuisine and savory aromas drift from the kitchen as one enters the front door, giving a hint of culinary delights to come. The casual and comfortable, yet elegant interior of the restaurant is warm and inviting. A large stone fireplace adorns a corner in the main dining room, casting a soft glow around the room.

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Complimentary Glass of Champagne for Birthdays and Anniversaries

Starting Aug 10, 2020 · Sun 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Wed - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Fri - Sat 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Each guest at your table over the age of 21 will receive a complimentary glass of Champagne when celebrating an anniversary or birthday with us!

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
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 523 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMatthewF
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding - consistently. Really - really great food, excellent service & just always special. Highly recommend.

Chez Max
Responded 3 days ago

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Outdated, unsophisticated food. French cuisine a la Friday’s style.

Chez Max
Responded 14 hours ago

We are sorry you did not enjoy your experience at Chez Max. We certainly recommend that you take the opportunity to let the server or ownership know of your dissatisfaction on any of the numerous times they visited the table. We also have our menus available for view online in various locations that would have given you an idea on the cuisine we provide. We are certainly 'Unapologetically Classic'. We hope this advice helps when dining at one of the many fine restaurants in Richmond.

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JamesS
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I dined at Chez Max to celebrate our anniversary, and they went above and beyond. The ambiance was excellent. Our server Nic did an amazing job, he made a great recommendation on the lamb chops, which were delicious. The chef and kitchen staff definitely know what they are doing. It was our first time and needless to say it won’t be our last. Thank you Chez Max!

Chez Max
Responded 3 days ago

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LisaL
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & drinks were delicious - service good and not rushed.

Chez Max
Responded 3 days ago

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff and food were fantastic. The free glass of champagne for our anniversary was very good. I have no complaints other than the slight bit of noise outside but that’s not the fault of the restaurant, just a busy road itself.

Chez Max
Responded on October 18, 2020

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VSP1
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply wonderful. Everything was great. Food, atmosphere, and especially the service. We hadn't been here in quite some time, but can assure you we will be back! This is our new go to special occasion restaurant.

Chez Max
Responded on October 12, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The filet was cooked perfectly.

Chez Max
Responded on October 11, 2020

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Jack
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, good food & drinks. Will definitely re-visit.

Chez Max
Responded on October 11, 2020

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unsatisfactory
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our table was not what I expected - dark even with one candle could hardly read menu.

Chez Max
Responded on October 11, 2020

Thank you for your feedback and support of Chez Max! With current COVID-19 restrictions we have a few tables that are not as lit as they otherwise would be. Please do not hesitate to let us know and we will try our best to accommodate you! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipVAtraveler
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Chez Max in months (pandemic) and were delighted to be back! The food was exquisite, service excellent, and they did an admirable job with ‘distancing.’ We look forward to a return visit very soon! Thanks for a wonderful evening!

Chez Max
Responded on October 9, 2020

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vipDCBrunchers
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and even more incredible service. A gem in a very unexpected place. We will be back many times!

Chez Max
Responded on October 5, 2020

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BruceH
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went on Sunday 5:30 with GF to enjoy our Birthday dinner. Very nice dinner,service and wine list. Very professional but not stuffy. Many couples arriving after us but not crowded. Would go back(especially on Sunday half price bottle night on wine).

Chez Max
Responded on October 6, 2020

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Fred
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In every respect, the experience was excellent.
Look forward to our next visit.

Chez Max
Responded on October 6, 2020

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DianeJ
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Date night! We were greeted by the owner and seated right away. Our waiter was spot on and the food was delicious. I tried one of the new specialty cocktails and it was great. We had a wonderful night out at Chez Max and will be looking forward to our next dinner there!

Chez Max
Responded on October 4, 2020

Thank you Diane for your feedback and support of Chez Max! We always look forward to your visit and we hope to see you again soon!

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Mitch
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Chez Max. Has been a “Go-To” for YEARS

Chez Max
Responded on September 27, 2020

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Local
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable. Always great service. Always the best and freshest ingredients and put together with skill and imagination by the chef.

Chez Max
Responded on September 27, 2020

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CarolD
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was initially impressed by how our waiter Nick had paid special attention to my online reservation and provided us each with a complimentary glass of champagne, due to our birthday celebration. My guest and I shared a soup and appetizer in order to both experience the foie gras and crab soup, and were most pleased with our entrees of Dover sole and Orange duck, respectively. It was fun watching the waiter debone my friend's sole at the table before serving, and my duck was cooked perfectly to medium rare, as I had requested. I did find my roasted potatoes to be slightly overdone and dry, but overall, we were both very pleased with our experience at Chez Max. We followed the waiter's recommendation for the specific Pinot Noir that we chose, and both enjoyed it, as well. Because we had a specially prepared dessert at home to enjoy later, we skipped ordering dessert, but perused the dessert menu anyway, just for curiosity's sake. We plan to return to Chez Max again, since our experience made for a memorable special occasion. My only regret is that I hadn't eaten there sooner. I have lived only a 5 minute drive away from this restaurant for many years, but for whatever reason, have never gone. We definitely plan to return, hopefully when the weather is cooler and the fireplace is being used.

Chez Max
Responded on September 27, 2020

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rayl
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, perfect service from Erika, fantastic foie gras, onion soup, Caesar salad, and all entrees were delicious. Enjoyed a wonderful Bordeaux from the wine list. Can't wait to return, made us feel so welcome even with the social distancing. Thanks Chef Skip and everyone at Chez Max!

Chez Max
Responded on September 26, 2020

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vipMattM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous (5 star), along with the wonderful service.
Great time and hospitality

Chez Max
Responded on September 20, 2020

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BETHF
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food and service was amazing. The filet was the best I had ever had anywhere!

Chez Max
Responded on September 20, 2020

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GregZ
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again an amazing experience. The food was excellent. The escargot is always fantastic. the wine list is superb. Great wines can be had at a reasonable price. Great restaurants understand that great wine makes the food even better. The setting was quiet and elegant. Covid allowances were excellent. Our waiter is a professional. Thank you for a spectacular evening.

Chez Max
Responded on September 19, 2020

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vipJohnA
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been more than 10 years since we last visited Chez Max, but after this last meal we intend to make this our mainstay restaurant for special occasions and whenever we want a superb French meal. The escargot dish was fantastic. My wife and shared it, but next time we will each have our own. The Dover sole was even better than one I had years ago at Manhattan’s Four Seasons. My wife’s lamb dish was also superb. Chez Max is a gem!

Chez Max
Responded on September 14, 2020

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vipSteaklover
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An exceedingly good French restaurant. The dover sole is really, really good.

Chez Max
Responded on September 14, 2020

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding.

Chez Max
Responded on September 13, 2020

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vipFoodiesParadise
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and my wife had a wonderful birthday experience! Can't ask for anything more!

Chez Max
Responded on September 11, 2020

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naturalisa
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I made an online reservation when my father and I needed a night out for morale. As we do not have large appetites, we were happy that the menu specifies a charge to split an entree along with an extra order of the vegetable and starch. We thought our Duck with the traditional French l'orange sauce was delicious, served with redskin potatoes and haricots verts. The pinot noir the waiter recommended went with the entree perfectly, and my father was pleased that his shaken martini had spicules of ice in it. We hope to return on a chilly night when their fireplace is lit.

Chez Max
Responded on September 11, 2020

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RaymondM
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food as always. The escargot and lamb chops were to die for..

Chez Max
Responded on September 4, 2020

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vipDavidT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great evening out for a romantic date. Thanks Brian, keep it going!

Chez Max
Responded on September 3, 2020

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vipMattD
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time here and the food and service was excellent.
Nicholas did a fine job.
The interior could be updated a little so come for the food.
We will be back.

Chez Max
Responded on August 31, 2020

Thank you for your feedback and support of Chez Max! Renovations were scheduled for this year but put on hold. Hopefully when the pandemic ends. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JohnD
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great and loved the champagne for a birthday
service was excellent

Chez Max
Responded on August 30, 2020

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CharlieT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GOT ME IN TROUBLE! Was my date's 1st time there and she asked me why I hadn't brought her there before.

Chez Max
Responded on August 25, 2020

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vipHelen
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening!!

Chez Max
Responded on August 24, 2020

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DebD
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous crab cakes! Great service!

Chez Max
Responded on August 24, 2020

Thank you for your feedback and support of Chez Max! Thanks for sharing your birthday with us! You, Paul, Anne and Ray are very special to us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipVAVines
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enchanted evening with wonderful food, service, and French champagne. Will definitely return. Thank you.

Chez Max
Responded on August 21, 2020

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Local
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best cuisine and service in Richmond.

Chez Max
Responded on August 17, 2020

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazes. Perfect timing between courses. Great wines (great price point as well). Amazing cocktails. 100%

Chez Max
Responded on August 16, 2020

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Happy1
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time at Chez Max and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Chez Max
Responded on August 16, 2020

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vipDavidT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat her regularly, if you aren't - you're missing out! Great food, great atmoshpere, great service. Always something different to try and never disappointed.

Chez Max
Responded on August 11, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining and ambiance. One of our favorites.

Chez Max
Responded on August 9, 2020

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Gail
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a wonderful restaurant! The staff is professional and friendly. Food is, and has always been, great. We are dining there again tonight. Mussels appetizer is my favorite. Seafood was cooked perfectly.
They are abiding by all safety recommendations!
Treat yourselves to a special evening!

Chez Max
Responded on August 8, 2020

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FAQs

Chez Max offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 754-3464.

Chez Max is rated 4.7 stars by 523 OpenTable diners.

Chez Max does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://chezmaxva.com/gift-certificate/.

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.