Hondos

4.6
1619 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Hondos is Richmond's prime destination for great steak. Hondos features a variety of perfectly aged cuts, broiled to your request and served sizzling. The menu features three different cuts of filet mignon, a cowboy rib-eye and a 24oz porterhouse. Hondos also specializes in fresh seafood with such favorites as jumbo lump (absolutely no-filler) crabcakes, South African lobster tails and a daily "fresh catch" to name a few. Whether a romantic evening for two or a business dinner, Hondos is sure to surpass your highest expectations in food and unparalleled service. Why not join us tonight?
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JM
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Except for my steak being overcooked the meal was fantastic. Nice place and service was excellent.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A+++ Service, food/presentation, ambiance

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HE
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my date to dinner and she was so impressed with the food and the service. She told me that I had good taste.

Thanks to Hondos

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BM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was poor and some of the food came cold.

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g
Richmond
40 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

EXCELLENT as ALWAYS!!
Hondo's never disappoints! The food is excellent and the service is always good. It was the first time my friend had been there and absolutely loved it. That means a lot to me. Our lunch was delicious and the server was very attentive. They even served us something that we wanted that was not on the lunch menu because they had the ingredients to prepare it. We'll be back!

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N
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Hondos is our go to restaurant for special occasions. It is pricey, but well worth it. The food is wonderful and the service is impeccable!

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CS
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! Our server, Ethan, was stellar! Made our celebration even better!

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KN
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have, for years, enjoyed Hondos. As a rule it is a little pricey for our budget but we have so appreciated 2 for 1 specials on birthdays and anniversaries and special days.

We did enjoy the New Year's Eve buffet and felt it to be a very good value.

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F
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Beautiful ambiance but disappointed with the food on this visit. We have enjoyed great meals in the past, so we will return in the hopes that this was a one off.

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TB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place ever, quiet, low lighting and excellent service!!

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KL
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

If I’m going to pay over $100 for two people to dine, I expect that my steak is cooked to perfection. With that said, mistakes happen. Unfortunately, my steak was too raw and when I sent it back, they burned it. I wish the restaurant had offered free dessert or at least had taken money off the meal. By the time I got my burnt steak back, my boyfriend was nearly finished with his meal. I will not be returning.

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e
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

My FIRST visit restaurant was not THAT crowded in dining room (BAR ACTUALLY WAS MAXED OUT WITH DINERS) so we were surprised in the SLOW SERVICE. Several entrees were returned because they did not meet our requests and those entrees weren't returned to the table until most of us had finished eating. Our reservations were for 7 pm, we were all there on time, and we left the restaurant around 10:15 or 10:30 --- most of that time was spent waiting for our food. PRIOR TO THIS RESERVATION I HAD HEAR NOTHING BUT RAVE REVIEWS FOR HONDOS ---- DO NOT PLAN ON RETURNING AND DO NOT PLAN ON RECOMMENDING ANY OF OUR FRIENDS OR FAMILY TO DINE THERE!

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H
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Just OK, but kind of a disappointment for our anniversary dinner. Our waiter seemed less than thrilled to be there. The steak was pretty good. But the salad was fine and my baked potato had been cooked hours earlier. Small filets and average house salad, just ok potatoes, 2 drinks for $140 before tip.

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S
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Ahi app and porterhouse were fantastic. My wife raved about her fillet. We look forward to going back.

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EH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cuisine is outstanding, and the service is excellent - efficient, courteous, knowledgeable and professional.

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BW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class fine dining restaurant. Every single detail was perfect. Highly recommend!

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DP
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Average service, waiters and manager not working the room.

Steak was well-cooked but quality of meat was poor.

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D
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good, but I would expect better for the price. The service was excellent.

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G
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

There on a very busy day before Christmas with clients for a business lunch. Waiter was excellent and food was good but wait for food was very long (waiter was extremely apologetic) . There were several large parties there and it didn't seem like the kitchen could keep up. Noise level was extremely high. I have eaten here before with clients not during holiday rush and had a much better experience.

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CF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With my budget, Hondos is a restaurant usually reserved for special occasions. I love their filets! However, I met some friends for lunch and they have a special lunch menu with featured meals under $10. I was pleasantly surprised by the choices (mahi mahi blt, steak wrap, shrimp and grits) for under $10. Generous portions. I will not be reserving Hondos for just for special occasions anymore!

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal I have had in a while. Appetizers, Ahi Tuna and Raw Oysters were exceptional. Table of Four, we had the NY Strip, Filet, Rib Eye and Flounder Special, All were really great. Nice surprise with the Sunday night wine discount. I highly recommend Hondos, I will definitely be back!!!

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J
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Hondos food is always great. The Christmas parties made the noise level louder than normal.

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KE
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit and everything was exceptional.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was phenomenal! This is one of my favorite restaurants and never disappoints!

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MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the the food was outstanding and the service impeccable.

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BB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lunch menu is great. Hard to decide between the available options. Both our meals were very good. Service was good.

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a
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised to find this gem in Glen Alle. I actually work nearby and I had no idea it was there! The noise level was a little higher because of holiday parties but otherwise seems like a great place to have a date or special occasion. Prices are on the higher end (as expected), but what you get for the money is fantastic! Most of their entrees (at least the steak we ordered) came with a side and a choice of side salad. Almost any other high-quality steak restaurant would charge extra per side. The wine and service were also great. We look forward to having another date night at Hondos!

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P
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great waiter. The food was very good and the ambiance was great.

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KO
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and venue. Steaks were cooked to perfection! I would highly recommend.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch!!

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EF
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We went to Hondo’s to celebrate my birthday and my father-in-Law’s birthday. We have dined at Hondo’s numerous times and have found the service and food impeccable. This time, however, the service was terrible. We sat for about 20 minutes (conservatively) before our waiter ever came over. When he did, he filled our water glasses with barely a word (even my father-in-law’s after my father-in-law told him he did not want any), plunked down his card, and abruptly left. He did not introduce himself (we read the card and discovered his name is John), nor did he ask if we wanted anything else to drink. About 20 more minutes went by before he finally returned and took our appetizer order. He almost left again but we quickly stopped him and gave him our drink order. He took a long time with the drink order (two sweet teas, a coffee, and a soda). His service was so inadequate that we STILL had not placed our dinner order when the appetizers arrived. We had to stop him and tell him we were ready to place our dinner order. I had to ask him to remove the wine glasses because he never did so and we needed the space. We had to ask for bread, which again, took an extraordinarily long time to receive. He was abrupt and not the least bit welcoming. As we were eating, the next table over apparently told him that their steaks were not cooked properly. He argued with them at length before getting the manager. The whole situation was absolutely ridiculous. As I mentioned, we have dined here many times and found the service to be wonderful. Unfortunately, we will now be taking our business elsewhere. When you go out for a nice meal at a higher end restaurant, especially for a special occasion, you expect the wait staff to hold themselves to a gold star standard. If we risk such lackluster service, it makes no sense to return.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservations made, and we were seated immediately upon arrival. The staff was exceptionally polite, and the food was delicious.

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CW
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great evening. The staff was great. The food delicious. A little pricey, but the atmosphere and staff made up for it. It was a perfect place to have a business dinner. Highly recommend!

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S
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hondos is consistently in my top five Richmond area restaurants. The experience is always excellent. Two of us had prime rib, one had the bone-in filet and the other enjoyed the chicken dish. All four meals were cooked to the exact temperature as ordered. The meal was served at a relaxed pace and every element of our experience was ideal.

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p
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The four of us had a lovely meal. The food was prepared to our specifications and presented nicely. John, our waiter was helpful and attentive. We hope to come back!

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NL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Rawls, was very attentive and professional. My steak was grilled exactly as I like it and was an excellent cut. It was the perfect evening for our anniversary.

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w
Richmond
171 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Still one of the best West End restaurants Richmond has to offer. Steaks are of the highest quality available.

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JT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stephen helped us and was great.

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CR
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I ordered the steak au poivre, something I order frequently at steakhouses. My steak was over cooked, they took it back and by the time they brought me the new one, everyone else had finished their dinner. The au poivre seasoning was inedible. I had 3 bites and that was it.

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CA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

Appetizer was cold.For the price was not
anything special steak was average.Thought over priced.

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