Chez Max - Richmond VA

4.7
535 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Chez Max offers classical French cuisine and 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.

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Complimentary Glass of Champagne for Birthdays and Anniversaries

Starting Aug 10, 2020 · 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 535 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RayRay
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

not a note out of place - perfectly chilled and seasoned tuna tartare, rich and delicious crab cakes -
Half price wine night (Sunday) and a fire in the fireplace in a room already inviting . Brian and his staff somehow manage to pull off perfection every time. Restaurant and chef Best Of awards well-deserved. Always a pleasure

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Perkee
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, cozy and delicious. Thoughtful service, personable server, congenial owner. Loved 1/2 price wine nite. Tres Bon!

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Responded on November 17, 2020

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vipDebD
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I don’t get to eat at Chez Max at least once a week I start having crazy cravings that move from the filet to the crab cakes to Dover sole to veal....it is all wonderful. Brian, Skip, and all the folks who work there make it a special time every time.

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Responded on November 17, 2020

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JuanG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was good but I was expecting a wow moment with my food, I did not get that.

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RickT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, the owner and staff were oriented on graciousness and service. The owner took the time to find a French wine that went perfectly with our meal. This was not just a meal, it was an experience.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on November 10, 2020

Thank you for your feedback and support of Chez Max! Always great to see you both when you come into town. I'm blessed with a fantastic group of people who share my passion for service. I'm biased but I feel they are the best in Richmond! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JohnW
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Max continues to deliver time-honored superior service, quality food, wine and an overall beautiful dining experience - from the owner knowing your name when you walk in the door, to excellent servers who remember your favorite drink orders to offering up wonderful daily specials/recommendations - even in covid - this place is special and hasn't skipped a beat - truly the epitome of what finer dining needs to do to do it right! We love the restaurant - constantly wonderful and such a lovely place to celebrate our anniversary with a special table by the fireplace...thank you to all and the wonderful job you do!

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on November 9, 2020

Thank you for your feedback and support of Chez Max! It was wonderful to see you both and that you have been safe during these trying times! I can speak for my entire staff when I say we are grateful for such wonderful guests and friends supporting us. We are thankful to be able to provide an outlet for escape and normalcy. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Gobelins
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We had been to Chez Max under the previous ownership. We thought it was fine. We now think it is overpriced and underdelivered. Food only ordinary for this price range. For the money we spent we'd rather go to Lemaire downtown. In addition, there is no longer the 7% advantage to being in the county rather than the city because of the infernal meals tax. The place seemed freezing on a 55 degree evening outside. Fortunately, we had adequate clothing and survived. It's an ok restaurant with a fine history, but the wines and everything else are overpriced. And to top it all off, that 40 dollar bottle of Vouvray was just not very good.

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vipFoodiesParadise
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, fantastic service, all around we had a wonderful time. Look forward to returning.

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Responded on November 9, 2020

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vipMathis
Phoenix
51 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Takes covid safety seriously!
A great find in Richmond with starters of escargot just wonderful and plenty to share. The foie was perfectly cooked and the fruits and greens a great accompaniment, but small. French onion soup is a must with the broth rich. Steak was quality meat and cooked perfectly. Veal tenderloin sliced thin was a bit tough but sauce with mushrooms well achieved. Swordfish special was also correctly cooked; not over. All vegetables were fantastic. Homemade tart was on pount while creme burle needed vanilla and was not as good.

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Responded on November 3, 2020

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vipVAVines
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal at Chez Max and appreciate the half-price bottles of wine on Sunday. The Dover Sole, which is filleted tableside, was wonderful. However the duck was disappointing as it was overcooked. We look forward to returning to Chez Max.

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Responded on November 3, 2020

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KVollero
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for a good 'Special Occasion' restaurant, this is the place.

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Responded on November 2, 2020

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vipJoAnn
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the waiter was fantastic!!
Great experience!!!

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Responded on November 2, 2020

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vipMatthewF
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding - consistently. Really - really great food, excellent service & just always special. Highly recommend.

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Responded on October 25, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Outdated, unsophisticated food. French cuisine a la Friday’s style.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 27, 2020

We are sorry you did not enjoy your experience at Chez Max. We certainly recommend that you take the opportunity to let the server or ownership know of your dissatisfaction on any of the numerous times they visited the table. We also have our menus available for view online in various locations that would have given you an idea on the cuisine we provide. We are certainly 'Unapologetically Classic'. We hope this advice helps when dining at one of the many fine restaurants in Richmond.

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JamesS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I dined at Chez Max to celebrate our anniversary, and they went above and beyond. The ambiance was excellent. Our server Nic did an amazing job, he made a great recommendation on the lamb chops, which were delicious. The chef and kitchen staff definitely know what they are doing. It was our first time and needless to say it won’t be our last. Thank you Chez Max!

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Responded on October 25, 2020

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LisaL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & drinks were delicious - service good and not rushed.

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Responded on October 25, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff and food were fantastic. The free glass of champagne for our anniversary was very good. I have no complaints other than the slight bit of noise outside but that’s not the fault of the restaurant, just a busy road itself.

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Responded on October 18, 2020

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VSP1
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Simply wonderful. Everything was great. Food, atmosphere, and especially the service. We hadn't been here in quite some time, but can assure you we will be back! This is our new go to special occasion restaurant.

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Responded on October 12, 2020

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The filet was cooked perfectly.

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Responded on October 11, 2020

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Jack
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, good food & drinks. Will definitely re-visit.

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Responded on October 11, 2020

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unsatisfactory
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our table was not what I expected - dark even with one candle could hardly read menu.

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 11, 2020

Thank you for your feedback and support of Chez Max! With current COVID-19 restrictions we have a few tables that are not as lit as they otherwise would be. Please do not hesitate to let us know and we will try our best to accommodate you! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipVAtraveler
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Chez Max in months (pandemic) and were delighted to be back! The food was exquisite, service excellent, and they did an admirable job with ‘distancing.’ We look forward to a return visit very soon! Thanks for a wonderful evening!

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 9, 2020

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vipDCBrunchers
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and even more incredible service. A gem in a very unexpected place. We will be back many times!

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Responded on October 5, 2020

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BruceH
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went on Sunday 5:30 with GF to enjoy our Birthday dinner. Very nice dinner,service and wine list. Very professional but not stuffy. Many couples arriving after us but not crowded. Would go back(especially on Sunday half price bottle night on wine).

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Responded on October 6, 2020

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Fred
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In every respect, the experience was excellent.
Look forward to our next visit.

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Responded on October 6, 2020

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DianeJ
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Date night! We were greeted by the owner and seated right away. Our waiter was spot on and the food was delicious. I tried one of the new specialty cocktails and it was great. We had a wonderful night out at Chez Max and will be looking forward to our next dinner there!

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on October 4, 2020

Thank you Diane for your feedback and support of Chez Max! We always look forward to your visit and we hope to see you again soon!

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Mitch
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Chez Max. Has been a “Go-To” for YEARS

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Responded on September 27, 2020

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Local
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable. Always great service. Always the best and freshest ingredients and put together with skill and imagination by the chef.

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Responded on September 27, 2020

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CarolD
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was initially impressed by how our waiter Nick had paid special attention to my online reservation and provided us each with a complimentary glass of champagne, due to our birthday celebration. My guest and I shared a soup and appetizer in order to both experience the foie gras and crab soup, and were most pleased with our entrees of Dover sole and Orange duck, respectively. It was fun watching the waiter debone my friend's sole at the table before serving, and my duck was cooked perfectly to medium rare, as I had requested. I did find my roasted potatoes to be slightly overdone and dry, but overall, we were both very pleased with our experience at Chez Max. We followed the waiter's recommendation for the specific Pinot Noir that we chose, and both enjoyed it, as well. Because we had a specially prepared dessert at home to enjoy later, we skipped ordering dessert, but perused the dessert menu anyway, just for curiosity's sake. We plan to return to Chez Max again, since our experience made for a memorable special occasion. My only regret is that I hadn't eaten there sooner. I have lived only a 5 minute drive away from this restaurant for many years, but for whatever reason, have never gone. We definitely plan to return, hopefully when the weather is cooler and the fireplace is being used.

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Responded on September 27, 2020

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RayRay
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, perfect service from Erika, fantastic foie gras, onion soup, Caesar salad, and all entrees were delicious. Enjoyed a wonderful Bordeaux from the wine list. Can't wait to return, made us feel so welcome even with the social distancing. Thanks Chef Skip and everyone at Chez Max!

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Responded on September 26, 2020

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vipMattM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous (5 star), along with the wonderful service.
Great time and hospitality

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Responded on September 20, 2020

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BETHF
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food and service was amazing. The filet was the best I had ever had anywhere!

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Responded on September 20, 2020

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GregZ
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again an amazing experience. The food was excellent. The escargot is always fantastic. the wine list is superb. Great wines can be had at a reasonable price. Great restaurants understand that great wine makes the food even better. The setting was quiet and elegant. Covid allowances were excellent. Our waiter is a professional. Thank you for a spectacular evening.

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Responded on September 19, 2020

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vipJohnA
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been more than 10 years since we last visited Chez Max, but after this last meal we intend to make this our mainstay restaurant for special occasions and whenever we want a superb French meal. The escargot dish was fantastic. My wife and shared it, but next time we will each have our own. The Dover sole was even better than one I had years ago at Manhattan’s Four Seasons. My wife’s lamb dish was also superb. Chez Max is a gem!

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on September 14, 2020

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vipSteaklover
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An exceedingly good French restaurant. The dover sole is really, really good.

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Responded on September 14, 2020

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding.

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Responded on September 13, 2020

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naturalisa
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I made an online reservation when my father and I needed a night out for morale. As we do not have large appetites, we were happy that the menu specifies a charge to split an entree along with an extra order of the vegetable and starch. We thought our Duck with the traditional French l'orange sauce was delicious, served with redskin potatoes and haricots verts. The pinot noir the waiter recommended went with the entree perfectly, and my father was pleased that his shaken martini had spicules of ice in it. We hope to return on a chilly night when their fireplace is lit.

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Responded on September 11, 2020

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vipFoodiesParadise
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and my wife had a wonderful birthday experience! Can't ask for anything more!

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on September 11, 2020

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RaymondM
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food as always. The escargot and lamb chops were to die for..

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on September 4, 2020

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vipDavidT
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great evening out for a romantic date. Thanks Brian, keep it going!

Chez Max - Richmond VA
Responded on September 3, 2020

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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 4.7 stars by 535 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.