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Midlothian Chef's Kitchen, Midlothian, VA

Midlothian Chef's Kitchen

4.7
4.7
603 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 31 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–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 603 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    American

  • Richmond

    Fit for Foodies

  • Richmond

    American

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  1. P

    Panda

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktails and interesting, tasty food Delightful, friendly service
  2. JT

    JohnT

    Richmond

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I gave this restaurant an outstanding review mainly due to their excellent food. This is not to discount every other aspect of the review as being very good, but most quality restaurants do very good with the other criteria. The staff were quite friendly and would take a moment every so often to converse with us, which was most pleasant. Their prices were reasonable for a quality restaurant which offered unique selections and in our case, all were delicious. Our next visit will involve one of their wine and food pairing events. We can't wait!
  3. AC

    AdrianC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the third time we’ve been to Chef’s Kitchen Midlothian. The food was great on our first two visits, but it was absolutely unbelievably fantastic on our third visit! Charcuterie board is always a hit, as are the pork dumplings, but the Rockfish, Pasta, and Steak dishes were by far the best I have had (wife and I split the 3 main courses as we couldn’t decide what to get!). I wholeheartedly recommend stopping by and diving into this culinary experience as soon as possible!
  4. EC

    ErnieC

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food!! We will be back!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really great, our server Carey was fantastic
  6. B

    Bill

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was exquisitely prepared. Not your typical restaurant food but a step above. Still talking about how good it was the next day. The atmosphere was relaxed and friendly. The wines were affordable. Planning to return again.
  7. HF

    HowardF

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We wish we had known about this amazing place here in Midlothian before now. Our dinner was superb with service to match. We were outside observing Covid precautions, but the heaters helped keep us very comfortable despite the cool breeze..
  8. AE

    AnnieE

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this restaurant and would highly recommend. The food was amazing.
  9. TV

    TonyV

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. Impeccable service (even when super busy), artistic plates with locally resourced seasonal ingredients that make for a truly great meal. Decent wine list and one of the most extensive bourbon lists in the RVA. Finally a restaurant in Chesterfield that can stand up to (and exceed) our Richmond and Henrico neighbors. My new favorite!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience overall, service was friendly and food was fantastic. Only issue and it was minor is drinks took a while to be replenished as there was a wine dinner also going on so I think they they were spread thin. Regardless we will definitely be back.
  11. JS

    JimS

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife was really impressed with the dill coated salmon. I had the rockfish, which was excellent. If you want a great dessert, the Peach-Strawberry cobbler was amazing. The entire dining experience was just what I wanted: Not too loud, excellent service and great food.
  12. N

    Newinnc

    E. Tennessee

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I was excited to dine here as the reviews on a FB group were excellent. 4 of us had dinner and only one walked away satisfied with their meal. Appetizers: salmon tartare was lackluster, local salad was ok, but the peach burratta salad was excellent. Dinner: 3 of us got the rockfish. The portion was ridiculously small. It was 4 bites of fish and honestly it wasn’t even that great. My husband enjoyed his filet. Dessert: The winner was the peach cobbler.. excellent. Skip the chocolate ganache if you’re chocolate lover..not worth the calories. The service was good and the ambiance great for conversation, but this is not a repeat for me. I did tell the waiter my thought on the entree and he said he would tell the chef, but no management came to speak with us
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our anniversary dinner ! The food was very good!
  14. SE

    SusanE

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was presented beautifully & tasted even better than they looked. Server was on time & friendly.
  15. N

    Nymaldo

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful brunch with bloody Mary’s. Music was nice.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We finally have a great restaurant on the southside !
  17. M

    Matt71

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Integrated dishes. Beautiful presentations. Great setting. Well worth return visits. Find dining has come to Chesterfield!!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous food and wine pairings, excellent service
  19. C

    Chris

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and presentation was awesome, my husbands martini and my wine were great and can’t say enough about the service!
  20. TC

    TanyaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've have been meaning to go to Midlothian's Chef's Kitchen for a while - our son's birthday & promotion finally got us in. We will be returning soon! It was great to celebrate at MCK but you do not need a celebration to go. David's food is creative, well executed but most importantly delicious. The service is attentive and servers knowledgable. The atmosphere is a great balance of comfortable and fine dining. Can't recommend MCK enough!
  21. DO

    DOUGandLYNNE

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Went to Midlothian Chef's Kitchen for the first time during brunch. Our coffee was served warm at best; however, our waitress quickly brought us a nice hot cup of coffee when we brought this to her attention. I ordered a Broccoli and cheddar cheese omelet with smoked bacon and potatoes. That is how it was worded on the menu. I was not happy when the bacon was IN my omelet. I chose to pick the bacon out instead of requesting another but I did let the waitress know about the wording made it sound like the bacon was served on the side as well as the potatoes. BUT the potatoes were fantastic; the BEST, a little crunchy on the outside nice and creamy on the inside and seasoned perfectly. Not impressed with the croissants and biscuits brought to our table. Bread should be served HOT not cold. The restaurant decor was well appointed and nice and clean. A little pricey but I think my husband and I are willing to give the restaurant a second try. Hope it goes better.
  22. TF

    TreesForAmerica

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had not been here for a couple of months and we saw they won the best restaurant award and best hidden gem award and we had to go!! The menu had some yummy new things and service was excellent. The restaurant decor is always lovely and this really is a gem of Midlothian, and of RVA. Can't wait to go back soon.
  23. KB

    KathleenB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was approximately my 5th meal at MCK. The ambiance is always warm and relaxing. The food is always fresh and delicious...never what you expect and tastes even better. I was dining with a friend who had never been and she thoroughly enjoyed her selections. Our server was attentive and made great suggestions. Definitely my go-to dining experience. Can't wait to take my husband there for his birthday!!
  24. f

    foodlover

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    We ate outside , chairs were not very comfortable food was very good but service Wes SO SLOW it took 45 min to get a drink dinner took way too long on hard chairs. Service staff were very nice but could not speed things up.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A gem!! Every bite perfectly planned
  26. AB

    AudraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our anniversary and they had a nice sign on our table and our server wished us a “happy anniversary”right away! We started with the amazing MCK cocktails, peach burrata salad, and pork and shrimp dumplings. For the main courses we had dill crusted salmon and pecan crusted pork spare ribs! We topped it off with the fruit cobbler and the whole dinner was amazing. The service was also excellent! We will be back for sure!
  27. DM

    DebiM

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Outside patio very pleasant but didn’t really need the piped in music. Rockfish portion very small. Salmon delicious. Three dumplings are apparently an incentive for couples to buy an additional serving.
  28. NO

    NOVA

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great charcuterie plate followed by delicious entrees.
  29. NN

    NoleNole73

    Richmond

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Have been many times- dinner, wine pairings & happy hour- and never been disappointed. So great to have a restaurant of this quality south of the James and not have to go downtown or west end. Thank you!!
  30. DB

    DaleneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was awesome. Food was amazing and the staff was wonderful!
  31. SA

    SusanA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Creative cocktails, fantastic food and friendly service. Reasonable price for the quality of food.
  32. SF

    ScottFranks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have celiacs disease. They offer lots of substitutions and are always courteous when I discuss menu options. I have never had a bad mean there. Wait staff is responsive and they have a great atmosphere overall.
  33. EC

    EricC

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Our wait staff was disinterested. He seems distracted & was on the phone when we need his attention.
  34. FD

    FionaD

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was excellent server gave good recommendations for wine Food was delicious and beautifully presented
  35. NN

    NoleNole73

    Richmond

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service spot on. Cocktails were top notch. Dined on their patio and it was very nice outside. Will definitely go again.
  36. VC

    VictoriaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We highly recommend Midlothian Chef's Kitchen. We loved our Anniversary Dinner... Their food is simply spectacular, and the staff was friendly and attentive. We will be returning again and again...a very special dining experience!
  37. G

    Gorbysva

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never a bad experience here - ever! Just GO
  38. GS

    GretchenS

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous time at dinner tonight. We arranged for a 10 course chef’s tasting & Chef Dunlap & his team did not disappoint. Each course was beautifully plated & described in detail & tasted AMAZING!! The restaurant interior is beautiful as well. What a great addition to the Richmond area! Looking forward to our next visit.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband’s birthday, he died 21/2 yrs ago and my widows grow as supporting me
  40. KV

    KristinV

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Our experience was overall not very enjoyable, mostly because the food was not that great (salt, seasoning, something was needed on every dish!), but also the service was subpar. And for the price, we were definitely NOT impressed. The drinks were delicious and the ambiance was nice. Just wish the food and service would have matched the expectation at that very high price point!

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 603 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 31 times today
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

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • 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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