Hondos

4.5
2355 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse

To Our Guests:
Seats at the bar itself are not able to be reserved- they are very limited and are first come first serve. If you book the bar tables on Opentable- the reservation will be for the tables in the lounge that are located behind the bar.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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vipAndrewP
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is there such a thing as too good service? The check-ins were a bit too many for a lunch date, but 99% of the time I appreciate that.

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kimb
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The steaks were amazing - very high end. Service was impeccable, other food items were delicious. Our only complaint were the au gratin potatoes. (I suppose we’ve gotten spoiled with Ruth’s Chris’ au gratin potatoes…) But overall, a wonderful dining experience - especially if you’re a steak connoisseur.

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Gargi
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25th Anniversary

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PeggyD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best lunch menu and venue in the area!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Recommended by our hotel on a stopover in the Richmond, Virginia, area. Steak and chicken entrees, preceded by very good fried oysters. Generous portions. Very friendly staff, but a bit too pushy on the push to have us order and the upselling. Liked it enough to return on the trip back through!!

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Zacke
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

1st, the service was excellent. 2nd, the food passable as the filet I received was not a top cut of filet. My wife's was great. You need to work on the garlic potatoes as you use this recipe a lot. Lastly, the FF are wonderful, and the salad was fine.
We eat out a lot and we eat at Honda's a lot, well a couple of times a month. I should have gone with the Chicken Marcella as it's always a good choice.

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MarieD
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The service was slow even though we were the only ones in there. The food was all cold unless we ordered an omelet that was made to order. There were 4 of us and we all were disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice evening!!

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madeinrva
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a special date night at Hondos. Jeff took very excellent care of us. The host was so excited to give us escort to our table. The manager checked on us to see how our experience was as well. We ordered amazing food. Jeff let us know about a special dessert that was wonderful. Our meal ended with a delightful dessert allowing us to enjoy our evening from beginning to end. It really was a super evening at Hondos.

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VictoriaM
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was top notch. Service was impeccable as always. Chris is the best! We look forward to our next visit.

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RachelE
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this place. I enjoyed every moment there. Thank you

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xsnowman99
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous. Luke and Ben were great servers. It was a perfect evening with good friends

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MaryB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are elderly. The Sunday/Monday specials are perfectly proportioned for us. As every other day in the week, the food is fabulous. Well prepared and well served.

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PatriciaC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were treating good friends and it was important to us that it was a great experience. Hondo's didn't disappoint! They had a four course meal special which was a great value. Our server, Ben, was extremely pleasant and attentive. He was just the right balance of professional and personal. All four courses were delicious and we were not rushed. I highly recommend Hondo's.

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vipAmyH
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the pandemic and staffing shortages, we have continued to enjoy Hondo’s for a consistently delicious steak.

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JimC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful brunch that included a background of jazz music. We can’t wait to co again for the Sunday brunch!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb service

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a quiet early NYE dinner for 2. As always, everything was excellent. Food, ambiance, and service were top notch. Started off with shrimp cocktail and pecan Brie. The shrimp cocktail is small but fresh with great sauce. Brie app is fantastic and good for sharing. I had the Caesar salad and my wife had the Wedge. Hers was better than mine but both were delicious. Large filet and bone in ribeye were cooked perfectly. I highly recommend the mushrooms to accompany the steaks. Really enhanced the flavor. “Loaded” baked potatoes were fantastic. No room for dessert this time! Hondos is consistently great and we look forward to returning soon.

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DevinL
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

The experience was great the food wasn’t so great a lot of the food was bland the crab cakes were the best the salad had no taste the dressing was watered down my salmon was crunchy no taste

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ReneL
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Ben is very nice and also met all of our needs

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RamosM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. We had steak and seafood, all was cooked to perfection. We received the food without a long wait time.

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JoeN
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was great….when it finally arrived. 30 mins to get drinks. 1 hour to get break. 2 hours to get our entrees. Had to take dessert to go or we would have been over 3 hours. I get that staff is short due to covid - don’t seat so many tables. It was a poor experience for everyone; particularly those that had other plans on Xmas Eve.

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ShelleyJ
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

I don’t recommend bar area seating. We were not made a priority. We had to ask for water, refills, and bread. Things other table received as they sat. Very dissatisfied overall- expected more for the price.

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DebraG
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great place to eat, great for special occasions. Food was excellent and so was our service. Would definitely return.

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Penny
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved the experience. Jeff, our server made the night!

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Eatz
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

The waiter's most used words were "I'll be right back," after realizing he forgot something or worse, being reminded that he forgot something. Good kid, just not what one would expect at $120 for two lunches.

That pales in comparison to the single occupant booth across from us with an open laptop and a phone conversation going full and loud for fully half our time there. Seriously? Who's minding this store?

Which followed being seated in an otherwise empty dining room next to a very loud party of eight folks busy reengaging with each other for holiday revels. Good grief.

Steak was good, warm, not hot, but good. Veggies crisp.

Recommendation will have to include the above.

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vipLadyWhoLunches
Richmond
73 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Very slow service (although not very crowded; 1:45pm reservation). Way too much dressing on the salad. Extremely tough filet that got cold while waiting for sauce. Mashed potatoes arrived at room temperature. You know it’s a bad day in the kitchen when the hottest and tastiest thing on the plate are the steamed vegetables. Have dined at Hondo’s many times over the years, and this was a disappointingly sub-par meal.

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TriciaA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

My favorite side, the augratin potatoes were very dry and too peppery hot--not at all consistent with what I have been served before.
I splurged to order the lamb chops which were tender and juicy but much too salty--After a few bites I had to stop eating because the flavor was masked with so much salt. I took the chops home and ate them the next day with plain potatoes and unseasoned peas to counteract some of the salt flavor.

Too bad about the extremely highly seasoned food because our server was one of the best we have had. He was kind to give me a piece of cheesecake as a gift to take home with my over seasoned food.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding!

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Katy
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

It’s a lovely atmosphere- we chose Hondos because in the past it has always been a special lunch destination. We (4 of us) were there for over two hours and one of those hours was spent waiting for our meal. Meanwhile, our server was nowhere to be found. Other than being with friends, it was a very disappointing afternoon.

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StaceyA
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

If I based my review solely from the poor service and food quality we experienced last night, I would not recommend Hondos to a friend.

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Culinarius
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Crowded into bar table
Hour wait for food
Holiday large groups caused this experience for 4 friends
Lesson learned..choose another day, not a Friday 8 days before Christmas

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KeithH
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Josh, was fantastic! Even though he was very busy with a large holiday party he did not overlook us! He was attentive to our needs and made our special evening perfect! As always the food was outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
98 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our food was very good but our sever was just awful. She kept forgetting everything. One of our guests had to wait for his cocktail past dinner arrival.
I’d go back but I would make sure we had a different server.

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SallyA
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always an enjoyable dining experience. Service was superb.

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Pumpkin
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lobster tails in all of the metro-richmond area!

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vipEMILY
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service was poor but the food and management was really good would recommend again.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing . The staff was very pleasant and the food was delicious.

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Casualdiner28
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience3

We really wanted to love our meal. We have eaten at Hondos many times before but this was the first time in a couple of years. My wife and I both ordered the four course dinner for $75.99. The seafood bisque was outstanding. But the rest of the meal, including the steak, was just average. Our server was friendly and attentive. I understand that supply prices are on the rise, but dinner out with friends with one moderately priced bottle of wine shouldn't cost nearly $.500

Hondos
Responded on December 13, 2021

I am glad to read that you enjoyed the service. I am sorry, however if you found the food to be nothing special. Please, if ever any part of your meal does not delight, let us know when you are here. We will do all that we can (up to and including replacing a dish if need be) to ensure you leave happy. We are committed to exceeding your expectations every time you dine. I hope you might join us again so that we may serve you a meal as beautifully prepared as it is presented.

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Hondos is rated 4.5 stars by 2355 OpenTable diners.

Hondos does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thegiftcardcafe.com/cart/select.php.

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.