Chez Max - Richmond VA

4.8
646 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 646 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipStevenW
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and an elegant atmosphere. Wonderful to see so many people celebrating Father’s Day.

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vipMaryJean
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great Father’s Day dinner! Chez max never disappoints. A Richmond tradition that is always wonderful. Our party enjoyed the veal dish and rock fish. Excellent. Their house made salad dressing is to die for. I wish they sold it by the bottle.

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Foodrich
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our most recent visit to this restaurant. There have been changes, generally positive. They are operating with less staff but those that are there are attentive and knowledgeable. The food was well executed and delicious, service from Erika was great, and we had a wonderful experience. We need to support this neighborhood gem more often.

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CharlieT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful night out, having a glorious dinner, a bottle of wine and quiet conversation.

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RobertK
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were delighted to find this restaurant. We are fairly new in Richmond. The food was outstanding, and we enjoyed the ambience. We will certainly be back.

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vipPatS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Server was very attentive, but not overbearing; Rockfish the best ever, very original combination of flavors. We sat in the bar area, very relaxing.

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CarolineM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Delicious main course of dover sole, but overpriced.

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JohnT
Richmond
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took some friends over to Chez Max for dinner as they had never been there and were interested in the restaurant. Well, we were quite pleased at both the excellent service and entrees. I am sure they will return by themselves in the future.

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BeachBum
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was really good. We were celebrating my birthday and each got a free glass of champagne that we enjoyed. We had the escargot appetizer that was excellent and our dinners were excellent. We shared a dessert that was also excellent. Our server recommended a wine that paired well with our meals. Service was also excellent.

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Responded on June 14, 2021

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vipwineman
Richmond
225 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Chez Max is one of the few restaurants in the Richmond area that serves Dover Sole which is outstanding.

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vipVAVines
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal including the tuna tartare, rockfish ambroggi, and soft shell crab. Wonderful service including wine selection advice. We were initially thinking of a Napa Chardonnay but landed on a Burgundy Chablis (Chardonnay) that went very well with our meal after a thoughtful discussion with Brian the owner. Thanks for a memorable meal including the wine education!

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Responded on June 10, 2021

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deep2see
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has upped its game during the Covid-19 shut dow. The best meal we have had in Richmond in years. The Mussel Pot appetizer was phenomenal and the Duck a l'orange was perfectly cooked medium rare and the sauce was perfect.

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Responded on June 5, 2021

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Max was a delight. Personable and charming from the moment we arrived. We celebrated our anniversary there and could not have been more pleased. Comp champagne and a rose on the table when we were seated . Brian, the owner, was genuinely nice and he cared about every detail. Oliver, our waiter was the best and the chef provided marvelous food.

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Responded on June 6, 2021

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vipNandN
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful meal with low noise and great service. It’s nice to be able to carry on a conversation talking in a normal voice.

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Responded on June 3, 2021

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Trout
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

First time I've hit Chez since new ownership and I was slightly disappointed. Why? Food was very good, but at Chez, I'm used to outstanding. Nothing actually wrong with our dishes, but just did not have that wow factor that I've come to expect.

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Responded on June 12, 2021

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GregZ
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always the best. The ambiance is special, the noise level is low, and the food is dependably fantastic. The escargot is amazing as is the Dover Sole. Both are hard to find and never as good.

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Responded on May 31, 2021

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Max is our favorite restaurant, and also the favorite restaurant of the other couple we were dining with. We had a great time. We love the ambience, the food (I had the Dover Sole which was fileted right at our table), the staff, etc. We were celebrating wedding anniversaries (same date for both couples), and they even gave us complimentary glasses of champagne.

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Derf
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great evening for birthday celebration! They were busy but no let down in service or quality of food.

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Responded on May 28, 2021

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NancyH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend - delicious food, good service and nice ambiance!

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Responded on May 24, 2021

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RobertL
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find!! We were visiting the Richmond area and since my wife loves French cuisine, I was looking for a nice French restaurant. The staff and food are one-of-a kind. Based on our experience, my wife and I seriously discussed moving to the area just so we could come to Chez Max on a regular basis. We were also quite impressed that the restaurant’s owner Brian stopped by our table upon learning this was our first visit here and took the time to talk to us. Our waiter Rollin’s knowledge of the menu and wine-pairings were spot-on!!

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Responded on May 26, 2021

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Foods and service excellent

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Responded on May 22, 2021

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ArlandJ
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was cooked to perfection, and the service was friendly, prompt, and efficient.

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Responded on May 21, 2021

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there in several years. The food was excellent, the service was excellent, an overall wonderful evening. Would definitely go again.

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Responded on May 21, 2021

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Local
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a stand out place to take guests. Food service ambience always excellent. Highly recommend for special occasions or tines when you need a treat.

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Responded on May 20, 2021

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BruceS
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in the Richmond area! Always a great pleasure to dine there.

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Responded on May 17, 2021

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StephanieM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
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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Responded on May 17, 2021

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vipDateNight
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
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 on May 17, 2021

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vipAlwaysburgundy
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
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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Responded on May 16, 2021

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StephenM
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Responded on May 15, 2021

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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 on May 10, 2021

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CharlieT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Responded on May 10, 2021

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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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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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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 646 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.