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Midlothian Chef's Kitchen, Midlothian, VA

Midlothian Chef's Kitchen

4.7
4.7
1186 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Voted Best Restaurant in Chesterfield by Richmond Magazine, and Dine Like a Local Award by The Scout Guide for Best Restaurant for Dinner. Midlothian Chef's Kitchen is a New American Restaurant by Award-Winning Chef David Dunlap. Enjoy a friendly atmosphere with indoor & outdoor seating, & local, hyper-seasonal Virginia ingredients. This is a full service restaurant & bar with thoughtful dishes that evoke memories.

Chef Dunlap was previously the Executive Sous Chef at The Inn at Little Washington and the Corporate Executive Chef of Quirk Hotels (Quirk Hotel RVA & Quirk Hotel CVille). He was named as 1 of the 32 Restaurant Stars on the Rise in 2020 by FSRMagazine, Rising Star Chef of the Year by Two Roads Hospitality Worldwide, and has won Best Dishes at Broad Appetit 4 years in a row.

Enjoy special events such as Wine/Bourbon Pairing Dinners, Private Dining/Event Space, and a Chef's Table Experience. This is a local, family-owned business, owned by Chef Dunlap & his wife.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (804) 893-3562
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    David Dunlap
  • Catering
    Please call or email us to cater an event.
  • Private party facilities
    Please call or email us to host a private event.
  • Neighborhood
    Midlothian
  • Cross street
    Courthouse Road
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,186 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    American

  • Richmond

    Best Food

  • Richmond

    Innovative

  • Richmond

    American

1,186 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals you will find in the state of Virginia

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  2. AnissaDo

    Richmond

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our second time and both visits provided a wonderful dining experience. On this visit there was a Valentine's prix fixe menu. I usually steer clear of these type of set menus as they are often very limited in options; however, the multiple and varied items for each of the three courses made it difficult to decide what to choose. Each item- starter, main or dessert was delicious and beautifully plated. The wines by the glass are also a good value for the quality. Keri provided attentive, friendly and professional service throughout a lovely evening. So glad we have discovered this RVA dining gem.

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  3. ChrisT

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Have been several times and food is always spectacular. Service is outstanding, variety of food is great, and drink selection is fantastic. One complaint. We sat in the booth by the kitchen. The bench was extremely uncomfortable; there was a support on the seat or just lack of cushioning, regardless it was not a very comfortable seat.

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  4. Pops

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered lamb rack rare, but server said it could only be medium or well done. Wine we ordered was unavailable. Duck was unpleasantly tough. Salmon was good. Rest of meal ordinary. Overall, not up to the level we'd expect from an Inn at Little Washington alumnus.

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  5. PaulaG

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always exceptional! Unique flavor combinations, creative texture profiles, and subtle seasoning to accentuate the natural qualities of a full range of ingredients from the mundane to the truly decadent. Chef Dunlap is a true master!

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  6. Dissapointed

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I wanted to like to like this restaurant. The Prie Fixe menu sounded wonderful and I had been recommended here by a good friend. Unfortunately, the experience didn't live up to our expectations. I had booked through OpenTable and noted on the reservation that we were celebrating our anniversary. However, that fact didn't seem to be communicated to any of the staff. No one from the hostess to our server ever mentioned it. I was left asking the question, "Why even ask if it's not going to be taken into account?" Our server was very pleasant and courteous but didn't seem versed on the menu. She was asked a question by my wife and didn't know the answer. I found this unusual because not only were there only five items on the menu for each course but this Prie Fixe menu had been served for almost a week. She should have known every item and hopefully had tasted them as well. During this first interaction, I had placed an order for a glass of wine. I did not receive that glass until I was almost through my second course of food. Unacceptable. Many of these things could have been overlooked if the food had been on point, but it wasn't. The bread was very good, but the butter came to the table frozen. Both my wife and I ordered the sweet potato soup for our first course and the filet mignon for the second. The soup was the best of the two. The duck confit was delicious and the soup's sweetness was very well balanced. The filet appeared to have been cooked to a perfect medium rare, but the gravy/sauce that was on top was not very good. There was very little flavor, and it went down as bland. The sides were broccoli rabe and a baked potato. We both liked the broccoli but the potato was entirely forgettable. The desert was a highlight of the meal. My wife ordered the chocolate grenache and I had the coconut almond cake. We both enjoyed our selection and shared. In conclusion, given the price point ($75 per person) we won't be going back.

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  7. LoveLamb

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Never disappoints. The Valentine menu was superb, the sweet potato/duck confit soup was to die for! The rack of lamb and peas with beans - perfect and the raspberry pot de creme, YUM! Also, get the smoked old fashioned - don't be detracted by the chocolate bitters, it is amazing.

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  8. BARBARAD

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Midlothian Chef's Kitchen does not disappoint. The food is thougtfully and creatively prepared and is delicious. Chef David and his team provide a foodie oasis in Midlothian!

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  9. DIANNAC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Husband tried the duck which he has never had or the pork belly. OMG we are going back for more. I went for what I knew but will go for that salmon next time!!! Anniversary date coming up. Both will get the pork belly.

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  10. AlexanderR

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Such a great and under-the-radar dining spot off the Courthouse/Huguenot corridor. Food is really top notch, creative, and unique.

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  11. RaymondM

    Richmond

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An incredible dining experience. Staff was friendly, prompt and attentive. The pace of the service allowed us to truly enjoy in dining experience - never felt rushed, The presentation was only surpassed by the flavors. Definitely loved the experience!

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  12. foustart

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Creative menu beautifully prepared. Friendly and attentive staff. Can't wait to visit again!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down, this place is the best restaurant in Midlothian.

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  14. Fantastic

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I've had in a long while. Excellent food with attentive and courteous staff. I will be back, without question.

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  15. LindseyEB

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved the food and music. Great service too! We were seated at a 2 top that was so close to the people beside us that it was uncomfortable and awkward. We were on a date but having a private conversation was nearly impossible. We could hear the people on each side and they could hear us.

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  16. Rgtstf

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Valentine special evening . Ben was an outstanding waiter with food prepared exactly as requested and of excellent quality. Highly recommend

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  17. ScottZ

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is excellent, but I would not recommend sitting at the bar.

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  18. pbab

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The environment of the restaurant was very comfortable, even relaxing. The service was top tier and the food was excellent. We will go back. Only advice is arrive a little early because parking is difficult.

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  19. GiniB

    Richmond

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had an amazing time, as always. Dad was visiting from out of state, so it was his first time. He loved it. I highly recommend the chestnut soup and butter poached filet mignon, but I've never had a bad meal here.

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  20. TammyW

    Richmond

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and experience! Highly recommend!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved it! Our server, Aiden, was attentive, friendly, accommodating and personable. The food was exquisite - we had the poached filet and the rockfish. Now the only question is when are we coming back! Also, my wife recommends updating the interior photos because the ambiance is far more elegant than we expected. 10/10, will return.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the filet mignon which was amazing. My friend has the homemade pasta with short ribs and bolognese. She was very impressed. Our waiter was attentive and experienced. Overall, another great experience at MCK.

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  23. KristineB

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our meal was fabulous. We have dined here many times. On our most recent visit I tried the chestnut soup, duck, and apple crisp. All were outstanding. I had never had that soup before and I would order it again. MCK knows how to prepare duck! I have sent it back at other restaurants, but not here - delicious combination and plated so artistically. The apple crisp had cheddar ice cream - perfect combination! The wine selected from Willamette Valley was a wonderful pairing. We will be back! Well done Chef!

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  24. JoyH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Midlothian chef kitchen is 5 star spectacular. The service is fine dining level and the price is very appropriate for the quality.

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  25. Pattu

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is on point. Well portioned and simply delicious

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  26. KennethD

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall decent experience. Had the duck and chicken entrees and they were delicious! The appetizers and dessert portions weren’t really worth the price. Time wise, it took two hours from being sat to pay, which was a bit longer than we like but it was also a Saturday night. We’ll be back to try more entrees.

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  27. rvamark

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Busy Saturday evening started out well. Drinks and first course out in 30 minutes. Staff attempted to bring our main course immediately as finished our first course but it was not our meals. I believe the restaurant mistakenly thought we had been served bc it was an hour and 15 minutes before we had dinner. Aloof Waitress ignored us for about 40 minutes until we tracked her down needing more water and questioning our order. No apologies. Came back and said it would be out soon - likely the order was placed again. (most of tables cleared out for the evening before we were served). Very disappointing visit as we entertained friends visiting from out of town - this was 3rd time dining in 6 weeks. It will be a while before we go back.

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  28. GDun

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Very poor service. Waited 20mins for initial drinks ordered, 30 mins for 1 small appetizer. We ordered appetizers and entrees all at once. After more than 1 hour of waiting for our entrees, we had to grab the wait staff, finally received food. During our wait for entrees the wait staff never came to table once to check on us, replenish drinks, or update us on our meals.

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  29. JaquesdeBoys

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best dining experiences we've had in Richmond in 30-plus years. This will be our new go-to spot without question.

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  30. melissaC

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We might give this restaurant another chance only because the food was very good. Our service was poor, from having to wait 20 minutes passed our 7:00pm reservation and then not being promptly served at the bar while we were waiting and my drink was made inconsistently by the bartenders. After being seated at a nice table our waitress was nice but not very attentive to my husbands request for black pepper, which never came and when the server brought out his beer which took 15 minutes, it came with out a glass. Every restaurant can have a bad night , but overall the service was underwhelming.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had 7 pm reservations- arrived at about 6:50 . We were told our table was not ready. We then noticed several people who came in after us being seated. We had a reservation for 2 - as did these other people. After about 15 minutes we questioned a lady who appeared to be the manager and were told that when you make a reservation that they assign you a table so if that table is still occupied you have to wait . So people who come in after you get seated before you if their table becomes available. I have eaten at hundreds of restaurants all over the world and have never heard of this - it only makes people angry. If you come in as a reservation you should get the first table that fits your party size . Also due to the fact they are trying to be an upscale casual restaurant they should have replaced silverware and brought more water when ours was almost empty. I will say Food was very good so issues seem to be in the front of the house .
    Midlothian Chef's KitchenResponded on January 29, 2024
    This system provided by OpenTable, is called "Mapping". Everyday we check all our reservations, read special requests, special occasions, allergies, booth and table requests, etc - then our guests that dine with us every week have servers they request. We take all these requests and we do what's called "mapping" the restaurant with those reservations first. We put celebration notes and champagne on the tables w special occasions. The kitchen gets a list of the table numbers that have allergies so that they can be prepared a head of time. On a Saturday night, the night you came, we were fully booked at over 200 reservations, and we have to stick to the "mapping" for our servers, for the kitchen, and for our guests. Sorry for not understanding and appreciating this effort on our end.

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  32. RobD

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed our meal. The food was wonderful.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very busy on the Saturday we were there. Took awhile to get a drink at the bar. Once we were seated 30 min after our reservation…everything was great. Our waitress Olivia was lovely. Food was really good! Will be back in a few weeks!

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  34. Jeremy

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    not as good as it usually is. steak was overcooked. pasta was also over cooked.

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  35. CHRVA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent! It was a little crowded and noisy. The service was good, long wait times for the food and drinks. Bar was so backed up I didn’t get one drink for 30 mins. The food was really fantastic though.

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  36. russell

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It definitely held up to its strong reviews. We will be heading back swooner than later. It was a wonderful experience.

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  37. Momonthego

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I have dined at MCK for the past three years, and we have only had good experiences. Likewise, our most recent putting did not disappoint. I was pleasantly surprised to see a few new dishes offered. While you can, try the rockfish and salmon belly rolls - terrific! Shout out to Olivia who was our server. She did not miss a beat, making sure every dish and drinks were timed perfectly.

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  38. willd

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great. All the food was excellent, creative menu, with a wide variety of choices. Highly recommended

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  39. JosephS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was outstanding and really added to our experience!!

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  40. JaDeSc

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time! Drinks are always interesting and well done. Love Hot Girl Sh*t and Sweater Weather. Yum! Our server, Shawn, was very sweet and attentive. Food is always A+. Love MCK!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Midlothian Chef's Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 893-3562.

Midlothian Chef's Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 1186 OpenTable diners.

Midlothian Chef's Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Midlothian Chef's Kitchen

11501 Busy St, Midlothian, VA 23114

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Courthouse Road
  • Neighborhood
    Midlothian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    David Dunlap
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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