Chez Max - Richmond VA

4.8
621 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Bienvenue Chez Max!

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.

We are Richmond’s premier French dining experience. Our menu is a collection of dishes cultivated by a Master French chef. We offer an array of fine wines from around the world, 23 are poured by the glass. Our mixologist boasts an impressive range of signature crafted cocktails and guest favorites.

As we are often fully seated on Fridays and Saturdays, we can only hold a reservation for 15 minutes without advanced notice. We allocate 2 hours for parties of 2 to 5, 2 ½ hours for parties of 6 or more.

Support Chez Max - Richmond VA during COVID-19

Offers

  • Complimentary Glass of Champagne for Birthdays and Anniversaries

    Multiple dates available

    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
  • Contactless payment available
  • 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 621 people are saying
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StephanieM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mussels and brie salad were amazing, the service was fantastic, and the atmosphere/ambience was great. Would definitely come here again.

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vipDateNight
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner and service was impeccable. We were in and out in an hour, so I look forward to when things get back to normal and we can enjoy longer dinners together on a date night. :) Thank you!

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Responded 11 hours ago

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vipAlwaysburgundy
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Traditional French done really well. Great wine list and the dover sole is exquisite. Highly recommended.

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StephenM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I think this is my new fave in Richmond. Great food and service...loved it.

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celebratelife
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Service and food are exceptional. Happy that they have gluten free available as well.

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Responded 7 days ago

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CharlieT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants, the food is ALWAYS wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service , food and environment!

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Responded on May 9, 2021

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AlstonK
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Chez Max is a special restaurant where you can immerse yourself in a fine dining experience. After 15 months of missing the food & ambiance we were able to come back again thanks to Covid19 vaccinations. A great dinner! Both wines and the champagne were top notch. Our meals were excellent

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Responded on May 8, 2021

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vipNicci
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, service, and atmosphere. My teenaged son and I enjoyed a special night out together. He ordered the avocado and Brie salad and crab cakes. He enjoyed both. I ordered escargot and lamb. Everything was wonderful! I enjoyed a glass of Quilt wine, which is one I hadn’t tried before. My son ended the meal with the chocolate lava cake which he raved over. I’d recommend this to anyone looking for a special night out.

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Responded on May 3, 2021

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vipwilliaml
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best high class restaurant in Richmond. Food and service impeccable.
Only complaint is that table chairs are small an somewhat uncomfortable.

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Responded on May 3, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Service was impeccable and we will definitely be coming back.

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Responded on May 2, 2021

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Eleanor
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Moved to this area of RVA from out of state and am so delighted to find such an excellent restaurant less than five minutes away! The ambiance is very nice and our service was top notch. I marked the food at 4 Stars because my veal scallopini was tough. The sauce, however, was sublime! We had the whole works: appetizer, salad (don’t skip the avacado & Brie salad), entree and dessert. Except for the veal, everything was perfect! My friend had the lamb chops and they were excellent! This restaurant really is a treat - I’m looking forward to returning often! Formidable! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Responded on May 1, 2021

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vipAllenT
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there with some extended family. The service was outstanding. Our waiter was fairly new, but very knowledgeable. He had some great recommendations. Every entree ordered was delicious! Escargot were out of this world. We will definitely return!

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Responded on April 30, 2021

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Clayton
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every menu item is stellar. Even got married there in private dining room

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Responded on April 27, 2021

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MurrayW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great French food and wine and quite private. Excellent for a special occasion.

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Responded on April 27, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and definitely will come back. Very nice place, good food and excellent service

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Responded on April 25, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have dined here before....never disappoints! Oliver our waiter was very engaging and did a great job! Food was yummy! Would definitely recommend!

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Responded on April 27, 2021

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MaiteA
New England
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice food and presentation. IT was our anniversary, the "aperitif" was offered for the occasion. The food was amazing, the service was great.

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Responded on April 25, 2021

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HRDiner757
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. Prices are reasonable.

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Responded on April 24, 2021

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MayaM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Good service. A bit pricy for quality.

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Responded on April 20, 2021

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Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved the comfortable, elegant atmosphere with great food at a reasonable price. My Creme brûlée
Was delicious! We plan to return often!

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Responded on April 19, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I will never eat at this restaurant again. We arrived at 5:o’clock and the restaurant was virtually empty except for one other couple in the main dining room and the hostess was rude and had a cow when we asked not to be seated at this ridiculous table right by the front of the restaurant next to a broken window with a view of the parking lot. I can’t imagine why the hostess would be so rude I’m assuming she is related to the people that owned the restaurant, but we will not be going back and it overshadowed the entire rest of the experience and it’s sad...... After I wrote this review someone from the restaurant left a threatening unhinged message on my voicemail at 8 AM on a Sunday telling me I’m no longer welcome in the restaurant. So bizarre. My review was about how rude the hostess was the second we walked in the door and especially around not accepting that bizarre table by the window. The rest of our dinner was fine and normal and the staff was very professional and polite. I’m assuming that the restaurant management thinks they are threatening me even further by using what they think my full name is in their response to the review even though OpenTable does not use peoples full names on reviews. Get a life.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on April 18, 2021

Mr. Michael Moore. Changing tables is not that simple. We have a number of specific requests each night and the hostess was doing her job to make sure your change did not impact any other guests. It is a shame the additional 4 minutes to seat you caused you such angst. We certainly do not wish to cause you more stress. We hope that you enjoy the other fine restaurants in Richmond. The broken window will cost $2000 to replace and not currently in the budget as we are still in a pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious lamb chops and fish, attentive server, very nice wine selection.

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Responded on April 18, 2021

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tommichele
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Check Max is always excellent. Great food, outstanding service. My wife and I have been patrons for over 15 years.

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Responded on April 19, 2021

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MaryB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and great service. Outstanding mussels for starter as well as rockfish entree. Love their selection of wines. We like to support local businesses.

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Responded on April 16, 2021

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible meal at Chez Max this evening. The service was superb, the wine was bold and even offered in 2, 4, and 8 oz pours. Plus, they even had some special Blanton’s. We started with tuna tartar, then French onion soup, followed by Dover sole prepared table side and calf’s liver. We loved it.

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Responded on April 12, 2021

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ScottW
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening. Great food, very good service

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Responded on April 5, 2021

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BenB
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the excellent food at Chez Max.
The service is also excellent, thanks to the owner maintaining the same waitstaff, over several years.
Not only do we like to go there for casual occasions,; we also go there to celebrate special occasions -- birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

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Responded on April 5, 2021

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vipNone
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There isn't much to add to great food, service, surroundings - you can't go wrong, give it a try!

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Responded on April 2, 2021

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vipBreezy26
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Last time we were there it was after it was sold. At that time we were very disappointed as the menu changed. Decided to try for my birthday and were happy to see that old Chez Max was back!! It was great food, service and ambiance!!

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Responded on March 29, 2021

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AlexZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was good service, but food taste and quality was medium for the price... Way too expensive...

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on March 29, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. Sorry you were not completely satisfied with your experience, Richmond has many great restaurants and we hope you find some that are more toward your palette and price.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday here. Food was delicious, ambiance was intimate, service was superb. We will definitely return.

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Responded on March 30, 2021

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vipLuv2dine2
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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Responded on March 28, 2021

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vipwineman
Richmond
216 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Still Richmond's premier French Restaurant. Dover Sole is outstanding!!!!

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Responded on March 30, 2021

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Annl
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food, and great wine suggestions, made for an outstanding Sunday evening. The starters - all different for the four of us -were presented at the same time, all perfect. Best tuna tartare anywhere. Entrees, especially the lamb chops, delicious (especially with recommended Pomerol wine). Chef Skip has a gift for making great sauces and the kitchen turns out everything in a timely manner. Service is impeccable. Highly recommend.

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Responded on March 24, 2021

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vip1WahooFoodie
Greensboro
20 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had high expectations. The bourbon and wine offerings were excellent. The lamb and veal dishes were perfectly cooked and well seasoned. Unfortunately, the she crab soup was disappointingly underseasoned and lacked depth. Desserts were good, but unremarkable. Overall, we enjoyed our meal, but several of our dishes could have been better executed. With that said, we would return for another visit to see if there is a difference in dining experience.

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Responded on March 20, 2021

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AWLS
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service and a very warm and comfortable atmosphere.

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Responded on March 19, 2021

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Rayann
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of celebrated a birthday on a Sunday night - half price wine night! - and all orders were perfect and delicious - from tuna tartare and onion soup to Chef Skip's fabulous crab cakes and the best tenderloin steak in town. The wine menu is outstanding and bartender Erika has an encyclopedic knowledge of cocktails, and uses that knowledge very artfully with wonderful results. Can't wait to go back

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Responded on March 16, 2021

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BarryR
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Married couple, booked reservation to celebrate husband’s birthday. Recognition of special occasion consisted of a Happy Birthday greeting by hostess on arrival and by waiter upon first appearance table side. No additional acknowledgment. Food was traditional and well prepared. Server was courteous and attentive. Table spacing was good as was appropriate mask etiquette. Good dining experience overall, just probably wouldn’t select to celebrate a special occasion.

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Responded on March 15, 2021

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vipCMiller
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, awesome service. Never had a bad meal at chez max

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Responded on March 14, 2021

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FAQs

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

Chez Max - Richmond VA is rated 4.8 stars by 621 OpenTable diners.

Chez Max - Richmond VA 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.