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Chesapeake Restaurant

4.6
24 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Where New England seafood meets southern comfort. Beginning summer 2020, Chesapeake Restaurant at the Tides Inn has a new look with refined touches indoors and out. Guests enjoy new terrace seating, seasonal menus and culinary guest experiences. Indulge in fresh, locally-sourced dishes for breakfast, lunch or dinner and enjoy live music on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday during the summer season, weather permitting. Chesapeake Restaurant provides you with exceptional water views and a unique spin on coastal cuisine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 24 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Wait-staff very attentive. Delightful surrounding's.

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JaeY
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Ambience is nice but overpriced food and doesn’t taste that good

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SharonB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipRVAFoodE
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Everything about dining out is different with COVID-19. Wait help tends not be as attentive. The Tides uses this room for three meals a day so the ambiance beyond the great view is nothing special. We enjoyed the fried oysters app, rock fish catch of the day and beef carpaccio. The carpaccio seemed to be more about all the Arugula piled on top.
Great wine list.

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Meems3
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Small portions high prices, ie three pan seared scallops for $38. You get the idea. If you like garlic, they use lot’s of it. Tomato and burrata salad had one small piece of mozzarella cheese and over ripe small heirlooms. My oysters on the half shell had been shucked much earlier and were refrigerator dried out. They also added gratuity for a party of two. I don’t mind paying for a good quality meal, but this was not it. Sorry.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were wonderful ! The crab cake sandwich is the best i have ever eaten.

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vipWahoo
Richmond
97 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

There aren't that many dining options in the area so the Chesapeake ought to be the top choice for a nice dinner. It was certainly a rewarding change from the disastrous meal we had at another local eatery the previous evening. There are sufficient options on the menu to satisfy most people. The food was excellent & nicely presented. All the servers were friendly & helpful, but the lack of fine restaurant experience on the part of some of them was evident (while the lack of a deep pool of experienced wait staff in this area is understandable, management could do a better job of training). They were all quite attentive however. Sufficient COVID precautions were in place and most diners wore masks when not at a table eating. Overall, this was a very good dinner & we recommend it as the place to go when in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary and the tenderloin was absolutely divine!

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Lchevron
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tides Inn was sold out for the weekend, but we were glad to stay close by and join for a dinner


We enjoyed our dinner with a two month old, and appreciated how accommodating all of the staff were. The pianist was a nice touch!

Lisa was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all the way around. Handling COVID precautions and excellent service with ease. A great setting that the food matches. The rice cake bed for the seared Tuna (catch of the day) was a triumph. The talented chef came out to our table to thank us personally for the compliments we sent via the wait staff. A birthday evening to remember. Thank you Tides Inn team.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was good

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EileenR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beautiful scenery and ambience. Menu is limited and pricey. Steak was well worth it. The music was too far away from the diners, which would have made it almost perfect.

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LarryM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good food, friendly service and attentive staff. Only complaint is add on cost for salmon in entree that was not disclosed on the menu pricing.

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They set up a table isolated at the window for a great water view. Scallops, calamari and octopus were perfectly prepared

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jenniferB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Perfect place to celebrate

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TDMD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute MUST! LOVED the restaurant and LOVED the food! Absolutely delicious and a gorgeous presentation. Our server, Martha, was fantastic and make the entire experience amazing! Would highly recommend!

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vipWillM
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some really wonderful new changes at the Chesapeake. We had a really fabulous dinner on the terrace. An exceptionally talented chef and a very service oriented staff that raises the experience. Bravo!

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queenk
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Wonderful menu and wine list.

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LynnH
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Expensive, poor service food pretty good but definitely not worth the price. Dinner shouldn't take 2.5 hours with most of it waiting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful get away with my husband during this difficult pandemic summer! The dining experience was amazing & food was delicious!

Chesapeake Restaurant
Responded on July 18, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed your experience! Shawna Fitzgerald Director of Outlets

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David
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Overall the food was good. A few menu items looked creative but many looked fairly standard, if not unoriginal. I would have preferred more unique dishes to match the beautiful location.

The service was just OK. For example, we ordered an expensive bottle of wine and were eager to start drinking it, but we waited close to 15 minutes to receive it. In fact, we received our first appetizer before receiving the wine, which is a big pet peeve of mine. If I order a drink to go with the meal then I want to have received the drink by the time the food arrives.

Chesapeake Restaurant
Responded on July 18, 2020

David, I am very sorry to hear we missed the mark during your visit. Thank you kindly for your feedback, we will use it to improve our operations. We hope to see you again. Sincerely, Shawna Fitzgerald Director of Outlets

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vipRochelleT
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fathers Day Brunch! We ate on the patio, it was wonderful! beautiful day, wonderful view. The food was excellent! Tasty, on point as described. We will definitely return.

Chesapeake Restaurant
Responded on July 18, 2020

RochelleT, We appreciate your candid review, thank you for celebrating a very special occasion with us! We hope to see you again very soon! Shawna Fitzgerald Director of Outlets

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vipWillS
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Sesame-crusted Spicy Tuna special, fried green tomatoes and a corn veloute'.

This was the best meal I have eaten in 2020, and was on par with the meal I enjoyed Inn at Little Washington back in 2013.

Chesapeake Restaurant
Responded on July 18, 2020

WillS, Thank you so much for your five star review! I will give your compliments to our Executive Chef, Alex Pasco. We will be rolling out our fall menu next month and hope to see you then! Shawna Fitzgerald Director of Outlets

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Anniversary dinner

Chesapeake Restaurant
Responded on June 20, 2020

Thank you for celebrating your Anniversary with us! We hope to see you again soon. Shawna Fitzgerald Director of Food and Beverage Outlets

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FAQs

Chesapeake Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 438-4457.

Chesapeake Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 24 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.